Humming Along and Home to Roost

Humming Along and Home to Roost

Even in the Deep South, it can get downright cold in January.  Since I love Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends and Watercolor Pencils, what better way to while away the long winter days than color!  The Humming Along Cling Stamp Set and the Sale-A-Bration Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set were the perfect stamps for my projects.

HUMMING ALONG CLING STAMP SET

This was one of the stamp sets that was demonstrated at OnStage Orlando in November, and I loved it at first sight.  There’s a beautiful flower, a hummingbird (we love hummers!) and sentiments to complete the project.

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I stamped the hummingbird in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the colored it with Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I used a strip of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the sentiment is from the Humming Along Cling Stamp Set, stamped in Memento.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White Cardstock for this one, since it adds just a touch of shimmer.  The hummingbird is stamped in StazOn Ink, then colored with Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  The Red Rhinestones were the extra touch of bling I wanted.  The Stitched Labels Framelits Die gave a touch of texture to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base.

 

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Shimmery White Cardstock, stamped with StazOn Ink then colored with our Watercolor Pencils.  I also used the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and the Everyday Label Punch for the sentiment from the Humming Along Stamp Set.

But there’s also a gorgeous flower with this stamp set!  This is one of Stampin’ Up’s new Cling Stamp Sets, found in the Occasions Catalog.  Three great sentiments, too.

 

For these two flower images, I used Memento Ink, then the Watercolor Pencils, and the Blender Pen.   The blue flower is Pacific Point and the pink flower is Flirty Flamingo.  I used the light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blend to add contrast around the flowers and make them pop.

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The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper is the perfect background!

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I stamped the flower in Versamark on the Pear Pizzaz Cardstock.

Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set

One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration Items is the Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set.  This stamp set is one of the FREE Items you can choose with any $50 Product Order.  Look at the great sentiments!

I used Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper for these,  stamped the images in StazOn Ink, then used the Watercolor Pencils and the AquaPainter to color them.

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For these I used Whisper White or Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the colored with Stampin’ Blends.    I used the Stitched Labels Framelits, and the Pinewood Planks and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

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One of the items in the new Occasions Catalog that I used is the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  One of my VERY favorites that is already getting a lot of use!

Lots and lots of Framelits in this incredibly versatile set!

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SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 31ST!

There are three ways Sale-A-Bration is a real celebration!

  1.  SHOP during Sale-A-Bration and with each $50 or $100 Product Order, you get to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item, and there are MORE Items coming February 15th!
  2. HOST during Sale-A-Bration and get EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards to redeem for FREE Products!  Let’s get your party booked TODAY!!12.05.18_HOST_SAB_PREEARN_US
  3. JOIN Stampin’ Up! and the Crafting on the Hill Team during Sale-A-Bration and get $175 in Product of your choice for just $99, shipping included, or add on the beautiful new Craft & Carry Tote for just $129, PLUS your $175 in Product.

Just click on the Join the Fun tab at http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net, or better yet contact me and we’ll get together to sign you up!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

Stampin’ Up’s Fabulous Kits

Stampin’ Up’s Fabulous Kits

One of the first things I always look for in any new Stampin’ Up! Catalog are the Kits.  There are always some really great options.  There are two types of Kits, Project Kits with a coordinating Stamp Set, or All Inclusive Kits, which include the stamps and everything you need to complete the Project.

Made to Bloom All Inclusive Card Kit

The Made to Bloom All Inclusive Card Kit has EVERYTHING you need to make 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs.  Here’s what’s included:

Kit includes:
* Set of 7 photopolymer stamps
* 2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″  clear stamp block
* 12 printed card bases
* 12 coordinating, printed envelopes
* Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Spot
* Printed die-cut accents
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls
* 6″ x 4-5/8″ x 2″ printed acetate storage box with belly band

This Kit was remarkably quick and easy to assemble because everything is cut and ready for you!

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Go to my online store at http://www.craftingonthehillstampinup.net to order or just contact me!

Incredible Like You Project Kit

The Incredible Like You Project Kit coordinates with the Incredible Like You Stamp Set and this Kit makes some stunning cards!  Here’s the Kit and what’s included:

* 16 printed card bases
* Laser-cut card front overlays
* 16 printed envelopes
* Glimmer, printed, and silver foil die-cut accents
* Grapefruit Grove Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive dots
* Adhesive-backed rhinestones
* 6-5/16″ x 5″ x 2-5/16″ printed polypropylene storage envelope

These are the cards you will create with this Incredible Like Project Kit.

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INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU KIT CLASS

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM

This is going to be a FUN night of assembling one of the NEW Card Kits from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I’ll have the assembled Kit and alternatives. You will use my Incredible Like You Stamp Set as well as Stampin’ Ink Pads to complete your stamping and at least one of each card in the Kit. Cost is $32, which includes your Kit to complete 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs with matching envelopes and a lovely storage envelope. Please bring scissors and any additional adhesives you may wish to use. RSVP by January 13th with payment to allow time to order Kits! Credit Cards accepted.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio. Directions will be given when you RSVP.

 

Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

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Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30-8:30 PM

This monthly Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful Fast and Fabulous handmade cards. For this class you will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

We’ll be using the NEW Butterfly stamps, punch and Designer Series Paper from the NEW Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs to make these beautiful cards.

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New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of all current catalogs.
**Class is $12 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order placed with me.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, January 13th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.

Bring a friend new to me and you AND your friend get 5 FREE cards from my cards stash.

JOIN STAMPIN’ UP! DURING SALE-A-BRATION and CHOOSE FROM TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS!!

That’s right–$175 in Stampin’ Up! Products OF YOUR CHOICE for just $99!  OR get $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products OF YOUR CHOICE AND the new Craft & Carry Tote for just $129!  Just go to www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click on the “Join the Fun” tab or contact me and I’ll be happy to help!

SHOP DURING SALE-A-BRATION AND

EARN FREE PRODUCTS!

Place a $50 or $100 Product Order and Sale-A-Bration rewards you for shopping!  With 2 earning levels, you receive FREE Products with qualifying orders, and there’s no limit to how many free products you can earn!

Here’s a FREE Kit you can earn as a Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 Product Order.  It’s the Precious Parcel Card Kit.

 

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It’s going to be an exciting month, so come join in on the Stampin’ Up! FUN!!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

Beautiful Blizzard

Beautiful Blizzard

At the October Christmas Cards Class, we had some fun with Shimmer Paint and the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set.  This Stamp Set makes gorgeous Christmas cards quickly and easily!

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I decided to use a combination of Pool Party and Night of Navy.

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First we stamped the “sploosh” from the Beautiful Blizzard Stamps Set onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  In a Stampin’ Spritzer filled about 2/3 with rubbing alcohol, I added a couple of drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint.  We lightly spritzed the “sploosh” images with that mixture, then set it aside a couple of minutes to dry.  After it was dry, we stamped the snowflakes in Night of Navy.  I also stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy.  For another “sparkly” layer, I added a couple of rhinestones. Lots of snowy beauty!

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I also used the Pool Party and Night of Navy color combo with the second card.  The snowflakes are from the Colorful Seasons Thinlits Dies set.  I used Champagne Foil paper.  Sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and punched out using the Everyday Label Punch.

Beautiful Blizzard is a perfect holiday stamps set, and it has a coordinating die to create even more projects!  Get the Bundle on my online store and save 10%!

 

 

Cableknit Christmas

For this card, I decided to go with the classical elegance of red, black and white.  I used Real Red Cardstock for the background, then the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the top layer.  The sentiment from Timeless Tidings is stamped in Real Red and mounted on Real Red Cardstock cut using the Starburst Punch.  Red Rhinestones and Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon were the perfect finishing touches.

Festive Farmhouse DSP Christmas

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is just perfect for fall and Christmas projects, and I love this plaid!  I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Cardstock to add some depth and dimension.  The sentiment from Beautiful Blizzard is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Christmas Card Club Class

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Come join the fun at the LAST Christmas Card Club Class (for this year!) on Thursday, November 1st, 6:30-8:30 PM.  You’ll create 8 gorgeous Christmas cards, envelopes included.  Cost is $15.  RSVP by Tuesday, October 30th via phone, email or Facebook so I can be prepared for you!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Tin Tile and Shimmer Paint

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Lots of fun cards at the October monthly Fast and Fabulous Cards Class.  We used two new products found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  Crafty, creative FUN!

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I used a 5″ X 3 3/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It was beautiful just like that, but I really wanted to use the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to make the pattern pop.  I mixed a few drops of Soft Suede reinker and a couple of drops of the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, then used a Sponge Dauber to sponge it randomly over the Crumb Cake.  Love the shine and shimmer it created!

I mounted it on a 5 1/4″ x  4″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, which was mounted on a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base.  The sentiment is mounted on a piece of the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.

We used Lovely As A Tree, one of Stampin’ Up’s oldest stamps sets, to create another fall card, stamped with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.

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Again, I used the Sponge Daubers in Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight for the fall colors on the trees, then sponged Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake for the grass.  It’s mounted on Cajun Craze Cardstock.  The Rooted in Nature Designer Series Paper at the bottom is mounted on Mossy Meadow Cardstock and the Petal Palette Sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow.

For the third card, I went with something totally different and totally vintage.

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For many years, I’ve loved blue and white china and even have a blue and white plate inherited from my maternal grandmother, which I still treasure.  So when I first saw this lovely Very Vintage Hostess Stamp Set in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, I knew I had to stamp it in blue.  The new InColor Blueberry Bushel is the perfect blue!  I stamped off the lace images, but stamped the flowers and sentiment full strength, then mounted it on a piece of scalloped oval Blueberry Bushel.

This Very Vintage Stamp Set is available to order with any $150 order, OR if you host a party for me and have $150 in sales.  Contact me to talk and get your party on the books!

November Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

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Tuesday, November 13th, 10 AM-12 Noon or 6:30-8:30 PM

This is my monthly Cards Class held the second Tuesday of each month. Come join us for the November monthly Fast and Fabulous Cards Class.  Make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, envelopes included.  Cost is $12 or class is FREE with a $20 Product Order placed through me.  Please bring scissors and all adhesives.  I do have SNAIL double sided adhesive available for purchase.  RSVP by Monday, November 12th!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Finally FALL!!

Fall weather is frequently a long time coming here in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.  But when it does arrive, oh how spectacular!  We’re finally getting our first taste of cooler (below 90 degrees!) temps and it’s wonderfully refreshing.

One of the things I most enjoy about cooler weather is sipping on hot tea.  Guess it’s my British and Scottish heritage, but hot tea has been a favorite my entire adult life.  I even have an small collection of lovely china tea pots that just make me smile.  So, naturally, one of my favorite suites is the Tea Room Suite.

TEA ROOM SUITE CARDS

Recently I held a Tea Room Suite product based class, and the ladies really enjoyed creating with this beautiful Suite.

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This 4 x 4 card was made using Coastal Cabana Cardstock and Stampin’ Ink.  The flower was stamped in Calypso Coral.

 

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I really wanted to feature the Tea Room Designer Series Paper in this card.  The Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack is the perfect accent!

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The Tea Room Stamp sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana and the tea cup is stamped in Calypso Coral.

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The Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder coordinates so perfectly with this Suite.

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This was an alternate idea I made using the Colored Doilies.

This is one of the Bundles in the Annual Catalog, which means that you can save 10% on this set that’s already coordinated for you with the stamps and beautiful dies!  Item 148410

Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper

The coordinating Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper coordinates perfectly!   Item 146894

There are even adorable Copper Tea Tins that coordinate.  Image ©Stampin’ Up! 2018.   Item 147034

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Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack

The coordinated Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack made it quick and easy to coordinate even more gorgeous cards!  A bargain at only $10!

Coordinated Tea Room 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Pack  Item 146895

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE

I will be a vendor at the Holiday Market Place here in Jasper on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th.  Come see me to get a FREE gift!marketplace

PAPER PUMPKIN NOVEMBER KIT

This beautiful November Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to be a spectacular “One-Stop Box for the Holidays!”  Go here to subscribe by November 10th to get YOUR Kit!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Why I joined Stampin’ Up! And August Specials!

Why I joined Stampin’ Up!

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My papercrafting journey began 11 years ago when I first started (and fell in love with!) scrapbooking.  My Stampin’ Up!  journey began about 6 months later, when I first started using (and fell in love with!) Stampin’ Up! products.  I  joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator about 2 ½ years ago, and what a great choice it was!  So why did I finally take the plunge and decide to become a Demonstrator rather than a customer?  Several reasons!

  1. The Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit and the opportunity to get $125 in product of my choice for $99, shipping included. What a deal!  Plus, a free Paper Pumpkin Kit and a 20% discount on all product purchases.
  2. Everything is coordinated for me! One of my biggest challenges has always been coordinating all the design elements, whether it was cardmaking, scrapbooking or a 3D project.  Stampin’ Up! solves that for me because everything is coordinated for me!  The cardstock, the “pretty papers,” inks, markers, dies, embellishments, stamps—everything!  It amazed me how much more quickly I was able to design and complete my projects when I didn’t have to spin my wheels trying to coordinate all the products I was using. Plus I get a discount on all my purchases!
  3. I immediately joined a community of stampers, absolutely one of the very best things about joining Stampin’ Up! I had been in Stampin’ Up! Stamp Clubs, but when I joined as a Demonstrator, it took the connection to a whole different level.  I quickly started my own Cards Classes and now have my own Team Members. It has really made this a joyful journey to have the opportunity to be with others who want to regularly get together for some fun stamping time.  So many new friends!

So why should you join Stampin’ Up!?  Why not?!?  Let’s get you started on your Stampin’ Up! journey today!  You can join by going to www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click the “Join” tab, or just contact me and we’ll set up a time to talk!

August Specials!

The Color Your Seasons Bundle is still available, through August 31st or while supplies last.  You can really create some beautiful projects with this coordinated stamps and dies set.  And get new Watercolor Pencil colors exclusively with this set!

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Create spring cards.

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Summer cards.

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Fall cards.

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Christmas cards.

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All with this one remarkably versatile Bundle!

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Go to my store at http://www.craftingonthehillstampinup.net to shop today before they’re gone!  Purchase this Bundle and you could earn Bonus Days coupons!

BONUS DAYS!

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Through August 31st, EVERY $50 Product Order (before shipping and tax) you place earns you a $5 Bonus Coupon you can spend in September (HINT: the new Holiday Catalog will be released September 1st!).

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

High Tide and Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

High Tide and Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

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We had such fun at the July Fast and Fabulous Cards Class creating these two cards using the High Tide Stamp Set.  So summery!  Of course, these are just two of the three designs we make in this monthly Cards Class.

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This is one of the very first stamp sets I thought about when I first heard about the Stamparatus.  It really helps stamp these perfectly!

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The Stamparatus is TRULY one of the best stamping tools ever!  We use it at almost every event, so come try it out if you want to know more!

This card was created using Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock and Stampin’ Ink Pads.

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I added a small strip of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper because it coordinated so perfectly with this waterfront theme.

For the second card, I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Ink for the 2 step lighthouse stamp.

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The Pacific Point Cardstock is stamped with a stamp from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set from the Garden Impessions Suite.  The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point.  I love this sentiment!

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High Tide is a fabulous stamp set with beautiful images and great sentiments!

FAST AND FABULOUS CARDS CLASS

Come join the fun at the August Fast and Fabulous Cards Class!

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Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Crafting on the Hill Studio

This monthly Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful Fast and Fabulous handmade cards. For this class you will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of all current catalogs.
**Class is $12 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, August 12th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.

Bring a friend and you AND your friend get 5 FREE cards from my cards stash!

BONUS DAYS IN AUGUST!!

For EACH $50 product order (not including shipping and tax) that you place in August, you’ll receive a $5 BONUS COUPON to spend in September!  But this offer is only through August 31st, so get those orders in now.  This is a great time to stock up on cardstock, inks and adhesives!

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Come join Stampin’ Up and the Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®