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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Goes Live!



The Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog 2014 Products become available today!

Do you have your copy?

email me today to receive your's
(U.S. only per Stampin'Up Policy )

strobel@softcom.net

Earn FREE Merchandise not just stamps with
Pam's Frequent Buyer Bonus....
start earning points for each $25.00 spent
CLICK HERE for PLAN

Here are some of my Favorites

Gift Box Punch Board

New Box Punch Board

Mingle All the Way Clear-mount Stamp Set
MINGLE ALL THE WAY

Festival of Trees Photopolymer Bundle Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set
             Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp set and SAVE 
15% on the BUNDLE


For All Things Wood-mount Stamp Set
FOR ALL THINGS

COLOR ME AUTUMN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

Would You Like to See New Catalog Products in Person?
How about Make 4 Projects using those New Products?
If you are in the Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom or Surrounding
Areas please join the FUN of Creating from the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG
on Sunday Sept. 14th 1:00-4:00

Details and R.S.V.P. HERE



WEEKLY DEALS CLICK HERE

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Give Thanks" Wreath Tag & Tutorial



"Give Thanks", something we should think about every day!
When the cool weather comes it seems that all the fall traditions follow with it.
Sweaters, warm soup, falling leaves and baking homemade goodies.

If you are like me, bringing a freshly baked pumpkin bread to those Holiday 
get-togethers is a treat enjoyed by all.

Your packaging can steal the show (lol) when you include a festive tag on your wine bottle, baked goods or basket of home grown veggies.
(BOW Tutorial below)

Start with a wreath made with the Floral Frames Collection and a 
Big Shot Machine
(pg. 224 & 231 of the Annual SU Catalog)
Die cut the largest size while placing the 2nd smallest size in the middle of the largest one....check positioning  before cutting.

Big Shot  Floral Frames Framelits Die

For a Brighter look I choose Tangerine Tango card stock to make my wreath.

The next items are from the Holiday Catalog, with products available Aug. 28th.......yahoo, it just days away!

The GIVE THANKS sentiment is from the Holiday Invitation Polymer stamp set # 135074 (14 stamps, $21.95)

You can bend the Polymer sentiments on a clear block to fit the shape of a cut out item. Because you can see through the block and the image it's fairly easy to line up the stamp, check it's positioning and then ink and stamp.

I stamped my image in Mossy Meadow to match the green in the Color Me Autumn Designer Paper

All of the leaves on each side of the bow are fussy cut from the DSP. They are EASY to cut out when you leave a touch of the vanilla background color around each leaf.

Now are you ready for the BOW????

In Addition to the Designer Paper You will need...

Extra Large Oval Punch and Mini Glue Dots (contains 300 qty.)
click on images for product details
Extra-Large Oval Punch Glue Dots


Punch 3 Oval, cut one in half and 1- 1/2" strip x 2"


Place glue dots and ROLL DSP over and connect, don't fold in half


Place a couple of glue dots on the underside of the DSP strip


Attach the 2 folded pieces at the center of the strip and 
ADD a glue dot to the end of the strip.


Fold up the bottom of the strip and then fold the glue dot end over the top.


Place glue dots on the 2 half oval pieces at the round end.


Tuck pieces under the bow and attach


This is how mine looked on the back side


Now you can take the ties of the bow and slightly bend them to create 
more shape.


Grab a little bit of shimmery light with the addition of a wee piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper.

new to using Glimmer paper?
try clicking on these for inspiration




Finish your tag with a Gold Metallic Bakers Twine tie through a

FYI, the Floral Die cut Framelits are 15% OFF when bundled with the matching Stamp Set
DAYDREAM MEDALLIONS
through Aug. 31st ONLY

I hope I had a chance to inspire you today. Take some time this week and get a little INKY, .......Giving Thanks for YOU, Pam

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Simple & Elegant Festival of Trees..WOW!



Happy Sunday, Is it too Early for Christmas? 
I'm certainly enjoying the fun, creating Simple and Elegant looks with the FESTIVAL of TREES stamp set. It's from the upcoming Stampin'Up Holiday Mini Catalog. Yep it's almost here! (**products available starting Aug. 28th)

That gives you plenty of time to make your cards for the 
Christmas Season, right?

FYI, all of my customers will receive their Holiday Mini chocked full of INSPIRATION in the mail in the next couple of Days , yahoooooo! 

O.K., now be sure and turn to page 24 to view this 13 stamp Polymer set! 

In the meantime ,you can see how Today's sample 
is Simple and Easy to make in just 20 minutes.

1.   Make a Vanilla card base cut 5 1/2" x  8 1/2" folded to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
2.   Cut a vellum panel 5" x 3 3/4". (see inspiration link below)
3.   Cut a Red "Under the Tree" DSP layer 3 1/2"x 2 3/4".
4.   Wrap the red panel with Gold Metallic Bakers Twine and secure 
      on the back with glue dots.
5.   Cut a Mossy Meadow layer 3" x 2 ".
6.   Cut a Vanilla layer 2 3/4 x 1 3/4.
7.   Stamp fir tree with Mossy Meadow classic ink on vanilla panel.
8.   Gold emboss tree balls with the second step stamp 
      over the top of the fir tree. This is EASY to do because of the Polymer.
9.   Gold emboss the tree base on Brushed Gold card stock and cut out
      with Paper Snips. Glue base to bottom of the tree.
10. Attach Vanilla panel to Mossy panel, pop up entire panel with dimensionals.
11. Apply panel to Under the Tree DSP panel with the bakers twine.
12. Apply dimensionals to Red DSP layer before applying to the Fancy Foil
     Vellum layer.

Did you see yesterday's sample? It uses most of the same products. LOVE that!

I'm never disappointed when I use Gold Embossing....it always makes such a statement. Your card receiver just can't help but want to touch the unique look and feel the shiny and raised surface it creates.



check out all the details on this card by clicking HERE

I have MORE VELLUM inspiration that you will LOVE...
click these




How can I find more Gold Embossing?
try these....





Products for Today's Card include:

    (available in Spanish and French)
Vanilla C.S. # 101650


    New to EMBOSSING ? CLICK HERE for TECHNIQUE


Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil  Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!Brushed Gold 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock
Gold Baker's TwineHeat Tool  Versamark Pad
Gold Stampin' Emboss PowderEmbossing Buddy

What a JOY it is to show you a little bit of my day through the cards I so enjoy making.  Thanks so Much for visiting, Pam

Friday, August 22, 2014

Embossed Festival of Trees-Holiday sneak Peek


I always find myself looking at the Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog and asking

" WHICH SETS WOULD LOOK GOOD IN GOLD EMBOSSING"?

FESTIVAL of TREES fits the bill, yes who knew that such a basic set with it's 5 different tree images, plus sentiments ,could look so GREAT in GOLD!

I bet you would love to have someone send you a card like this, Right?

Holiday Product **Ordering Available starting August 28th

**Festival of Trees  Photopolymer #135059 $15.95  13 stamps, 2 step
(available in Spanish and French)
Mossy Meadow C.S. # 133676
**Under the Tree Specialty DSP #135825 
Brushed Gold C.S. # 102935
Vanilla C.S. # 101650
Cherry Cobbler C.S. # 119685  Ink # 126966
Punches, **Tree #135859 
( bundle with the stamp set and save 15%, #137640)
1 1/4" Circle # 119861, Scallop Tag Topper # 133324
Gold Metallic Bakers Twine # 132975

Embossing Supplies: Heat Tool # 129053, Versamark Ink Pad # 102283, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Stampin' Buddy # 103083

    New to EMBOSSING ? CLICK HERE for TECHNIQUE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No Glass Slippers @ the Paper Pumpkin Party



No Prince, No Glass slippers but we sure had a ball 
at our Paper Pumpkin Party Last Night!

Thanks to the organization of my Stamp and Stretch teamers,
Paula Strang and Sally Strohm making everyone feel like the belle at the ball!


It was a FREE EVENT for attendees to find out about that Special Little orange box that comes to your door every month. It was a time to meet new stampers, laugh with and at each other, eat pizza and draw for door prizes.

It's a unique all inclusive kit, filled with pre cut, scored and ready to go Stampin'Up products to create cards, 3-D projects and more.
"MY PAPER PUMPKIN"


Paula explained the advantages of being a Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriber, even opening her August Kit to reveal the surprise of goodies.

Paula loves the surprise she gets when the box comes to her mailbox 
each month.
(reminds us of Christmas )
Stampin'Up even notifies you when they ship on the 11th of each month so you will know when to expect it's arrival.


Sally loves the fact that the kits are PERFECT for subscribers who are limited on space and don't want to have a bunch of extra supplies sitting around.


Everyone had the pleasure of assembling their own pre cut and scored striped box. They had fun decorating it with white satin ribbon, matching tags, stars and hearts. Everyone enjoyed the convenience of the pop out tags, the peel and stick items and their choice of sentiments using the Polymer sentiment stamps and small Blackberry Bliss ink spot.


They also had fun  creating a matching card , both the box and the card are from the July Paper Pumpkin Kit.


I mentioned that I LOVE getting a new color of INK SPOT each month.
In fact the whole kit is soooo convenient to grab and take it on the go.
Just bring my adhesives and scissors, no glass slippers required!

Some ladies contemplated their card design while others just dove right in!


We also revealed all the contents and samples of the AUGUST KIT and let them know that they could get their first 2 months subscriptions for ONLY 50% off of the regular price of $19.95. 
Hurry though because the August kit is only available for a few more days!

 
Check out these cute cards and matching closure envelopes


And you can make Mini note cards also
FYI....bonus...these little envelopes fit a gift card...yippee!


2 of each of these laser cut sentiments are included for cards


Here are all the pre cut pieces and fun embellishments


Plus you receive a Hello Honey Ink Spot and these 
Polymer stamp sentiments
( FYI, you will receive a clear block with your first kit that you will
use with all the other kits )



An instruction book comes with each kit on how to assemble the products.
However I LOVE to S T R E T C H my products, so I made a whisper white card base and a few pieces of the kit to make this extra card.

SO ,HOW can you become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber yourself?


It's Easy and it doesn't take magic to get started 
        just go to www.MyPaperPumpkin.com

Use code HALFOFF2     select PAM STROBEL as your demonstrator
You probably have questions, so text me any questions  at   916 849-1235



Sunday, August 17, 2014

JULY PAPER PUMPKIN revamp



Today is about revamping the July My Paper Pumpkin kit..... 
I mean I'm ALL ABOUT S T R E T C H I N G my  Stampin'Up products so why not My Paper Pumpkin Kits also.

All I did was ADD a few extra products to make this 
fabulous Coordinating Birthday card and Gift Box !

1. Old Olive card stock
     2. Old Olive Baker's Twine
                            3. Heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents pack

Like My Color choices ? it fits the
 Fun Color Challenge at Connie and Mary this week

CCMC316


There are so many fun elements to choose from when making this card,.......remember everything is already die cut and ready to go in the Paper Pumpkin kits. I especially like the die cut letters that I can position anywhere I like. Yeah for the adhesive backing already on them. The silver foil stars are part of the kit also. I just added the Old Olive stars using the Heart Punch. The sentiment and tiny stars are part of the Polymer stamps that comes with the kit. Inked in Blackberry Bliss, also included in the kit ( small ink spot ).


I think my favorite part of today's project is the adorable striped Gift Box. These cute Blackberry Bliss striped boxes are all ready die cut and EASY to assemble, seriously there are 6 printed boxes in the kit. Talk about a quick gift idea.


Let me tell you how EASY this tag was. The tag was punched out of a sheet of 12 tags. The blue Heart was pulled from 1 of the 2 sheets of hearts and stars. The sentiment is part of the Polymer stamp set included....hmmmm see how it's curved?

TIP.....did you know you can bend your polymer sentiments !??

1 Old Olive star was punched as above. The Silver Foil star was pulled from the sheet of stars. The 5/8" White Satin ribbon was cut from the roll of 6 yards included in the kit. And last is the ADD ON bow using Old Olive Baker's Twine.


I was dying to pump up the cuteness factor on my box, look out she has a punch in her hand. O.k. well we know where the Old Olive hearts are coming from but what about those blue ones. You've heard of scraps ??? Well the left over frame from the die cut blue Hearts and Stars were just sitting there doing nothing. Bingo..punch more Itty Bitty Punch Pack Hearts. Maybe the best part is that they already have a peel off sticky back....now that's a real time saver since I put them all the way around the box. I have to say I fell in Love with the coordinated look.


 Find out how you can SAVE 50% off your first two months subscription

Even though this is the kit for July you can purchase the JULY 2014 REFILL KIT for just $7.95 + shipping if you start your Paper Pumpkin subscription NOW!
(refill kit only available while supplies last)
Call or text Me and I can get you started Today
916 849-1235 pacific time

REFILL KIT INCLUDES
6 white card bases
1 sheet of gray striped border stickers
2 sheets blue stickers
1 sheet silver foil stars
12 round die cut round tags
6 printed boxes
White 5/8" Satin Ribbon (6 yds)
White Bakers Twine ( 7 yds )
6 white envelopes

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