17 Mar 2017

10% OFF OF EVERYTHING GREEN!


I've just traced my ancestry back to Michael Burns 
in Kilkenny, Ireland, 1776!

To honour my IRISH Heritage I'm offering

10 % OFF EVERYTHING GREEN 
IN THE STAMPIN' UP! CATALOGUES 
UNTIL MONDAY NOON, March 20!

That includes paper, ink, ribbons, embellishments and 
whatever else you can find that is green!

Contact me at: carolmatthews@ns.sympatico.ca

Happy Stamping!

5 Feb 2017

Valentine Cards for my Granddaughters

As some of you know I have two wonderful granddaughters, unfortunately they live 3,000 miles away from me in Alberta. So they are the recipients of many of my cards.

These are the ones I made for them for Valentine's Day this year:

They both use the Sealed With Love Bundle found in the Occasions Catalogue!

The first one is for Becca, and the colours are Very Vanilla, Real Red and Blushing Bride.


The bundle has everything you need! There are 27 photopolymer stamps and 14 dies. There is a die that cuts out those cute little envelopes and tags that go inside.

The second one is for Bella and uses the really neat edge die that cuts out the hearts, and more of those adorable little envelopes. The colours are Whisper White and Real Red.


The cards are really easy to make, they're a standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base, with a front piece that is 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

I used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack to make the envelopes and add to the front of the second card.

All of the supplies required to make both cards are listed below.

Happy Stamping!


Product List

4 Feb 2017

FUN Sale-a-bration Products!

Have you had a chance to order any Sale-a-bration products yet? There are some really terrific ones this year, and I'm sure there's at least one you would like!

Here are some samples of what you can do with the products:

The first is Avant Garden - a stamp set with 10 photopolymer stamps including images and sentiments.





And here's a cute set called Tasty Trucks with sixteen stamps in the set!



You can make a whole variety of sweet cards, and even 3D favour items!



If you like to colour there is a whole package of 12x12 sheets with beautiful images called Inside the Lines.  You can see a video showcasing it here.



   

There's also a kit with everything you need to make 8 Thank You/Hello cards. I made up this kit with my granddaughters after Christmas - they used them to send their thank you notes! A fun and easy way to teach the importance of thank you cards.
    

 There's another eight products to choose from, and they are all FREE with a $60 purchase.

 If you're not sure how Sale-a-bration works, just click here.

Happy Stamping!

5 Jan 2017

Stampin' Up! Video of my Favourite Bundle!

Now that the new catalogues are out, and the website is working again, I want to share with you my favourite bundle from the new Occasions Catalogue. I ordered it today and can't wait for it to arrive so I can play!!

It's called the Balloon Adventures Bundle...


And another thing I like about this bundle is that it allows you to earn a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue!

So I chose this one (Free with any $60 purchase of other product):


Aren't they adorable?!! I'll have some handmade samples for you soon!

If you would like a catalogue you can see them on-line by clicking on the links on the right hand column ->

Or you can contact me to pick one up at my Stamping Studio.

Happy Stamping!

4 Jan 2017

Stampin' Up! Website Down But Here's a Fun Video

Stampin' Up! is having some problems with their website today, so we haven't been able to place any orders from the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochure.

But we can still dream!! Here's a video that will give inspiration and anticipation for the Stylish Stems/Special Reason Bundle (#144720- Clear Mount  $59.25)


Enjoy!

3 Jan 2017

The 2017 Occasions Catalogue is Here!

Although I agree that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the (crafting) year, January has its own special delights, and one of them is the 2017 Occasions Catalogue!

Combine that with the annual Sale-a-bration promotion, and it's a wonderful time indeed!

Here are some hints of what you will find in the Occasions Catalogue:


Contact me if you'd like to pick up a copy of your own Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues!

Happy Stamping!

Sale-a-bration starts Wednesday, January 4th!

It's Sale-a-bration time again! 

This is how it works:

shop!

for every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product, that means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.



host!


Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $330 CAD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $35 CAD more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $135  and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

Contact me to get your Sale-a-bration brochure, AND your new Occasions Catalogue!

Happy Stamping!

16 Dec 2016

Christmas Wishes Across The Miles

Today I am sharing a card I made for a contest: Paper Garden Holiday Card Challenge.

The supplies are all from Stampin' Up! and are listed below.

This is a 5"x 5" card which I don't make very often. I'm not sure why because I always love the results, something about a square card is very visually pleasing.



Of course then I have to make a special envelope as I don't have that size on hand, but it's really easy with Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board - you can make dozens of sizes!

I hope you are more ready for Christmas than I am... but somehow it all turns out OK, as long as our family is together!

If you like the card, you can vote for me here: http://www.paper-garden.ca/pages/2016-holiday-cards.html (And if you do, thank you very much!!)

Only nine more sleeps until Christmas! As my granddaughters say.

Happy Stamping,


Product List

1 Dec 2016

Christmas Themed Cash Gift Holder

Happy December!

And the ground is white! We got about 10cm (2 in.) of heavy snow yesterday, driving was terrible in spots, but spirits were high!

Today I want to share with you a cash/cheque gift folder. I received an order for five (all the same) and here is what I came up with.

It is sized specifically for cash or cheque at 7 inches wide. (more details below). It is kept closed with a belly band (wouldn't want any of those dollars to fall out!)


Remove the band and open to the pocket and sentiment.


I made an envelope to fit the card as well.


Here are the details if you want to make one too!

Supplies:
Stamps: Oh What Fun, Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Dies: Lots of Labels Framelits
Designer Series Paper: This Christmas

Directions:
Card:
Cut Cherry Cobbler 7" x 8 1/2". Score on the 8 1/2" side at 3" and 6"
Cut Designer Series Paper at 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" x 2 1/8"
Cut Cherry Cobbler for belly band 1 1/2" x 8", score at 3 1/8" and 6 1/4"

Fold along scorelines and burnish with a bone folder. Cut the bottom of the 3" section on an angle as shown in photo above. Using strong glue or two sided tape glue the angled section along the two outside edges to the 3" section.

Add Designer Series Paper - angling the edge of the 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" to match the cardstock on the inside, and using the smaller piece of DSP for the cover.

Create the belly band by folding along the score lines and then placing it around the completed holder and attaching the ends with strong glue or two sided tape.

Cut the Very Vanilla using the Lots of Labels Framelits to the size of your sentiment. Stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink.

Cut the Garden Green cardstock the next size larger of the Lots of Labels Framelits. Use it to mat the Very Vanilla piece. Attach to the belly band.

Envelope:
Cut Very Vanilla cardstock to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". Using the Envelope Punch Board punch and score at 2 3/4", turn 180 degrees (opposite side) and punch and score again. Then line up each score line with the score guide, punch and score.

Fold on all score lines and burnish with a bone folder. You will need to cut the points on the larger sides (see finished envelope above). I simply cut them straight across. Once they are folded - one large side at a time, you will be able to judge where you need to cut.

Add two sided tape to the bottom sections of the small flaps. Attach to the large bottom flap.

Stamp sentiment to outside of top flap.

Add two sided tape to the inside straight edge of the top flap for later closure.

Remember you can use other colours/framelits/punches/stamp sets to make this project too!

Happy Stamping!
 

23 Nov 2016

Photos of On-line Extravaganza products!

I know that even as a demonstrator I can't always visualize a product simply from the name on a list. (Especially after almost nine years of catalogues!!!)

So here are all the items that are on sale this week until Monday, November 28th, plus the items on the Monday only flash sale. Please remember that some items are "while supplies last".

Have fun looking!
















The 10% off List

139682s
$23.50
$21.15
141694s
$12.00
$10.80
142032s
$9.25
$8.33
142071s
$26.00
$23.40
142136s
$35.00
$31.50
142139s
$25.00
$22.50
142182s
$26.00
$23.40
142202s
$32.00
$28.80
142806s
$32.00
$28.80
142994s
$42.00
$37.80
143146s
$26.00
$23.40
143164s
$25.00
$22.50

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The 20% Off List:


134576s
$4.00
$3.20
138393s
$8.00
$6.40
138394s
$6.75
$5.40
140569s
$8.00
$6.40
140622s
$41.00
$32.80
141471s
$11.25
$9.00
141474s
$35.00
$28.00
141632s
$17.00
$13.60
141635s
$10.75
$8.60
141647s
$10.75
$8.60
141659s
$10.75
$8.60
142000s
$10.50
$8.40
142098s
$35.00
$28.00
142101s
$25.00
$20.00
143040s
$25.00
$20.00
143138s
$26.00
$20.80
141212s
$10.00
$8.00
141574s
$10.00
$8.00
142002s
$6.00
$4.80
142059s
$26.00
$20.80
142128s
$35.00
$28.00
142131s
$25.00
$20.00
142134s
$32.00
$25.60
142184s
$21.00
$16.80
142186s
$36.00
$28.80
142189s
$27.00
$21.60
143022s
$21.00
$16.80
143026s
$27.00
$21.60
141488s
$35.00
$28.00
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The 30% Off List:


137415s
$29.00
$20.30
140276s
$41.00
$28.70
140279s
$50.00
$35.00
140550s
$6.75
$4.73
140592s
$10.00
$7.00
140612s
$23.50
$16.45
140619s
$41.00
$28.70
140621s
$33.00
$23.10
141433s
$10.75
$7.53
141472s
$23.50
$16.45
141838s
$41.00
$28.70
141841s
$40.00
$28.00
142001s
$12.00
$8.40
142014s
$17.00
$11.90
141831s
$10.00
$7.00
141833s
$10.00
$7.00
141998s
$12.00
$8.40
142024s
$10.00
$7.00
140786s
$21.00
$14.70
139650s
$10.00
$7.00
142529s
$10.00
$7.00
142648s
$10.00
$7.00
142650s
$21.00
$14.70
142004s
$14.50
$10.15
142693s
$24.00
$16.80
142695s
$24.00
$16.80
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The 40% Off List:


141469s
$23.50
$14.10
141843s
$23.50
$14.10
142012s
$32.00
$19.20
141347s
$10.00
$6.00
141834s
$35.00
$21.00
141837s
$34.00
$20.40
141848s
$8.00
$4.80
143256s
$10.00
$6.00



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And these are the Stamp Sets on sale for 25% off that Stampin’ Up! has identified as coordinating with the Stitched Shapes Framelits – which sadly, are sold out and the ordering button has been turned off until they receive a new arrive date on the next order.



142069s
$35.00
$26.25
143269s
$25.00
$18.75
142114s
$26.00
$19.50
142049s
$43.00
$32.25
142142s
$30.00
$22.50
142145s
$22.00
$16.50
142180s
$26.00
$19.50
142206s
$36.00
$27.00
142209s
$27.00
$20.25
140386s
$26.00
$19.50
141859s
$32.00
$24.00
141784s
$26.00
$19.50

If you want to place an order on-line, simply click HERE.
If you want to email me with your order, click EMAIL.

Happy Stamping!