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Snow Friends Retirement Card

Snow Friends Retirement Card

 Hello Friends,

Retiring is a momentous occasion and deserves a hand stamped card.  These fun little Snow Friends with their large candy cane and ice cream cone say Happy Winter Retirement oh so well and the dots and stripes continue the playful Retirement Theme.

Winter Retirement Card

 A dear friend is retiring after 30 some years.  This card is for her.  The Happy Retirement stamp is one of 24 stamps from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Snow Place Snow Friends

 The playful snowmen and all their accessories are stamps from the Snow Place Stamp set and the coordinating dies are the Snow Friends Framelits Dies.

Freshly Made SketchesThanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch.

Stampin' Up! Year End CloseOut Sale

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! Our Year-End Closeouts include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.

• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
• Hundreds of products up to 60% Off can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of my Online Store.
• Add Year-End Closeouts items to Stampin' Up! Starter Kits.

Note: Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21,
          after which they will be only available while supplies last.

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Santa's Sleigh Easel Card

Santa's Sleigh Easel Card

Hello Friends,

Have you ever ridden in a sleigh?  There is just something about sleighs that is charming and quaint.  And the font in the Places You'll Go Stamp Set is just so playful and fun.  Put them both together to make an Easel card that is warm and cozy with a hint of delightful!

The sleigh was made with the fabulous Santa's Sleigh thinlits dies.  Rich Early Espresso contrasted Whisper White and a pop of Real Red make a sleigh that is clean and classy.

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The Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies make fabulous Christmas Cards, but they can be used for so much more.  What occasions would this card cover?  Retirement?  Graduation?  With the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, it could be either.  

Let's talk about how to make an Easel Card!

How to Make An Easel Card

How to Make an Easel Card 101

Start with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of card stock for your card base.  Score at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".

You will also need a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock in the same color as your base.  I used Crumb Cake.

For this card I also cut two additional front panels.  The Real Red Mat is 5" x 3-3/4" and the Whisper White front is 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".

To make the easel stand up, you will also need a smaller panel popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper is 1-3/4" x 3-3/4" and the Whisper White mat is 2" x 4".


How to Make an Easel Card

Fold both score lines facing the same direction to form the Easel and apply adhesive to the bottom section only.

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Lay your card flat and apply your card face.  It will only stick to the bottom panel where you applied your adhesive.  Easel Cards are fun because they can be easily displayed standing up.  And they a practical because they fold flat for mailing.


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Time to Chill Retirement Card

Time to Chill Retirement Card

Some of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator are Sneak Peeks and Preorders.  Oh how I love the excitement of seeing a catalog for the first time and hopping to the front of line ordering.  Some of you have been asking about the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Here's the skinny.  It starts September 1.  I have ordered catalogs for all my preferred customers (those who placed an order with me in the last year).  It's fabulous and my preorder should arrive Monday!  Watch for Sneak Peeks next week.

While I'm waiting for my order to arrive, I thought that I would pull out one of my favorite stamp sets from last year's Holiday Catalog-Snow Places which coordinates with the Snow Friends Framelits dies.  It's been a very hot, arduous summer, so I needed to think cool.  I am so looking forward to the cooler weather.

Handmade Retirement Card

The Time to Chill card theme makes a fabulous Retirement Card.  My trusty Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set includes 24 stamps and one of them is "Happy Retirement".  I placed it on a banner from the Birthday Banners Stamp set and cut it out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

Know what one of the best kept secrets of the Stampin' Up! Catalog is?  Designer Series Paper Stacks.  Can you believe that each stack has 40 sheets of two sided beautiful paper?  It pops up everywhere-lining envelopes, jazzing up card insides and adding pops of color to so many projects.

Snow Place Stampin' Up!

Are you cooler yet?  Scroll to the bottom of today's post for a complete list of supplies.

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Want to do something really cool?  Treat yourself to the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.  Choose up to $125 in Stampin' Up! product for just $99 and start enjoying all the privileges of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator including Sneak Peeks and Preorders.  

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