Hi, Stampin' Up! Friends! I am so excited about this promotion from Stampin' Up! -- just in time for your holiday crafting projects! Be sure to check out my website http://nancyamato.stampinup.net for all of the details!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Hi, Stampin' Up! Friends! I wanted you to know about the GREAT DEALS on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. All of these items have been discontinued, so Stampin' Up! can offer them to you at reduced prices. So, be sure to go to my website http://nancyamato.stampinup.net and look at the Clearance Rack. You will save money by ordering online through my website -- what could be better? Happy Shopping!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Hello! I attended the Stampin' Up! Regional Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday! I learned LOTS of new stamping techniques, and I can't wait to try them out. Plus -- since I attended the Regional Meeting, I can offer you a special offer on the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. From now until October 17th, if you join my team, you will receive a brand new, not-yet-released stamp set called "Eat Chocolate." This stamp set will be featured in the next Mini Catalog. PLUS, you will receive the incredible Stampin' Tote, a $39.95 value! But, you must join by October 17th. The Starter Kit is $175 and contains products that total $310! I like to call the Starter Kit the "I Want It All Kit!" You are under no obligation to sell anything, and you can keep all of the contents of the Starter Kit. However, the opportunity is there to be an active Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or to buy your Stampin' Up! products at a discount. I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 6 1/2 years ago, and I can honestly say I LOVE what I do. I have met so many wonderful people through my Stampin' Up! business, and they have become my friends. If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit my Stampin' Up! website http://nancyamato.stampinup.net/.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Today's project is a fun, Stair Step Fold Card. I did a lot of sponging for this card to look vintage. I even sponged Crumb Cake ink onto the Victoria Crochet Trim! Sponging is a great technique for giving extra dimension to your images. I just love the way Crumb Cake ink gives your projects an "aged" look.
Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 10 1/2". Score along the 10 1/2" side at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 1/4". Fold along score lines, "mountain & valley style" (up & down) to make the card base. I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the base card and sponged Crumb Cake ink along all sides and along all folds. I used the Welcome Christmas stamp set, and stamped the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the "Season's Greetings" image in Cherry Cobbler ink, cut it out, and then layered it onto a Cherry Cobbler punch out using the Decorative Label punch. Again, I sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla and the Cherry Cobbler cardstock with Crumb Cake ink. Next, I stamped the family decorating the Christmas Tree image in Always Artichoke ink, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink, then layered it onto Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I made the poinsettia with Cherry Cobbler cardstock. It is two punch outs of the 5-Petal Flower Punch. Again, (you guessed it!) I sponged the cardstock with Crumb Cake ink. I used the new Silver Glass Glitter to make the center of the poinsettia. This Glass Glitter is so sparkly -- I love it! I attached the poinsettia to the corner with a Stampin' Dimensional. I used 3 different patterns of the Deck The Halls Designer Series paper to decorate the base card before attaching the stamped images. I hope you like this card!
Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by. I have enjoyed making these projects for this blog tour, and I have made a goal of posting to my blog at least 3 times per week. So, I hope you stop by again soon!
Here is the supply list for this card:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas (120597, $19.95 Clear-Mount)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (119685, $6.95), Always Artichoke (105119, $6.95), Very Vanilla (101650, $8.50), Crumb Cake (120953, $6.95), Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (120810, $9.95)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669, $5.95), Always Artichoke (105219, $5.95), Crumb Cake (121030, $5.95)
Accessories: Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch (120907, $16.95), Silver Glass Glitter (120995, $3.95), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481, $6.95), 5-Petal Flower Extra-Large Punch (119880, $16.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430, $3.95), Stamping Sponges (101610, $3.50)