Happy Easter Everone!

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He there stamping friends!
I hope you have had a blessed day! I took my dear old mother to church this morning, then came home and whipped up two very delicious veggie dishes (maple glazed carrots and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto) then off to a fun family Easter dinner. We had a delicious ham dinner and a fun day together.

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Do you like the cute jelly bean holder at the top of the page? isn’t it an adorable example of how a little stamping can add a nice decorative flourish to anything? Even an old egg carton?

Well, this is a short but sweet post. I need to make some new cards and 3-D objects for the week! Wishing you blessings this Easter.
Until tomorrow, happy stamping!
Lynn Streifert

Single Stamps here until July 31! (And more Easter)!

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Hi Stampers!
Are you all ready for Easter? I found myself pulling out some of my favorites from last year, like this cute punch art bunny on our petal cone die! It’s one of my favorite Easter projects of all time, and we made it last year at a demo get together, thanks to Anne Kennedy.

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Now this punch art bunny was something I quickly put together for a workshop, it really was fun to see kids punch and assemble these!

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This card was inspired by Mary Fish, another demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! I just adore this little bunny’s backside.

Before I forget, did you see my title? The single stamps are here until July 31! Yeah! And to celebrate that good news, here are a couple cute and quick cards to make with the single stamp called “Towels for Two” item 132665 for $5.95

 

 

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Wishing you all a very blessed Easter!
I have a post all ready for tomorrow, until then- happy stamping!
Lynn Streifert

Serene Silhouettes

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Hi there Stampers!
I hope you had a wonderful Friday, in fact a blessed Good Friday! I know I did!
I wanted to share with you a card I made a few weeks ago, I was contemplating using Serene Silhouettes stamp set for our Spring Fling Event that we had last week. One of the tricky aspects of planning an event not in my home, is making sure there aren’t too many steps involved with one card. As much as I love this card, I didn’t think it would work at the firehouse event as this card requires two big shot steps done separately. It would make a great workshop card- I’ll have to see if any of my new hostesses want to make this at their home card party. But for now, I get to share it with you. What do you think?
The textured elements are lightly sponged with three different ink colors (gumball green, Primrose Petals, and Raspberry Ripple) which are also the colors used in the card stock and ribbon layers.

Don’t you love how the framelit fits perfectly around the stamped image? I love that the apothecary accents framelits cuts this sentiment from World Treasures stamp set and that it coordinates so well with this card layout.

Here are the details on this stamp set: Serene Silhouettes in Clear Mount is item #127324 is $17.95 this four piece stamp set gives you dozens of stamping options for all four seasons and coordinates with our 1- 3/4″ circle punch too. The wood mount set is item #127322 for $24.95.

I’m not quite sure why, but I gravitate to this card for my sympathy cards…. here are a few additional cards I’ve made with the Serene Silhouettes stamp set:

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sereneAnd here are the four stamps included in this set- so you can see the dozens of potential cards you can make with this set.

Well, that’s all for tonight.

Until tomorrow, happy stamping!
Lynn Streifert

 

Fabric Headband Directions

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Here are the sale prices:
126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $14.98
126983 Floral District Designer Fabric $4.98
126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric $4.98
125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $4.98
125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric $4.98
122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $4.98
122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $4.98
124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric $4.98
122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric $4.98
129308 *Tea for Two Designer Fabric $4.98
129307 *More Amore Designer Fabric $4.98
*Spring Catalog

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Supplies needed:
corduroy button
Sizzix Big Shot
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
Fabric
Needle and thread
Headband

Instructions
Die cut 10 large scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die. Cut off eight of the scallops from each scallop circle. Gather together across the flat side about 1/4″ from edge, gathering all 10 circles on the same double-thread. Tie off.
Die cut eight small scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die. Gather the circles across three of the scallops on the same double-thread. Tie off.
Die cut four small scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die. Fold circles in half, then in half again. Gather together across the bottom, gathering all four circles on the same double-thread. Tie off.
Layer scallop circles and sew together.
Attach Corduroy button through center.
Die cut small scallop circle using Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die. Adhere to bottom of layered fabric pieces.
Cut two strips of fabric and adhere over headband to secure scallop circle flower to headband.

Here are some other cute fabric ideas:
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My friend DeAnna made these cute little pillows and I won them at our demonstrator team Holiday party grab bag last year. I love them!

Well, that’s all for now. Only a few more days of the sale… Get your fabric from my online store before its all gone! Http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

I am having a monthly contest for all my online customers. One the first of every month, I will put all the names of those who ordered the prior month, and will pull one winner, and I will ship your prize to you. Prizes can include cards, product (new or retired), I will post winners here on this blog.

Have a great day, thanks for reading, until tomorrow, happy stamping and crafting!!
~Lynn Streifert

Say Yes to the Dress Class

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On Tuesday April 23rd, 2013, I am planning a new class called “Say Yes to the Dress”. This class will feature our new Pop and Cut sizzix dies, dress framelits, All dressed up stamp set, plus pearls, rhinestones, print poetry designer paper, and more. These cards should come with a warning label “Addicting” as once you’ve played with this set, you’ll want to keep playing with paper dolls. I love making these cards and everyone I have given one to has just loved it. No two cards are ever the same. Come have fun with paper dolls!

When is it? Tuesday April 23rd, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm at my home
Cost is $15 and includes all card supplies and envelopes. You bring your own adhesives and scissors. **If you place a $25 or more order with me that night, you will get $10 off the class fee. Please RSVP by 3/17 so I have time to prepare for the class.

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email me at Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com to reserve your spot. Class is limited to 8 stampers.

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I hope you can join me!

feel hot check out more samples on my Facebook page: Lynnzcrafters, and my online store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

Until tomorrow, happy stamping!
~Lynn

Fabric Frenzy Video

Stampin Up’s Fabric Frenzy Continues….while supplies last!

Check out this awesome, and quick, video… Stampin Up really has some great ideas! I can’t wait to try making those flip flops!

Did I tell you that the 50% off discount is only while supplies last? I just ordered 10 packages… I’m sure I’ll regret not getting more, but I still have some unopened ones.
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Here are directions on how to make this awesome tote:

Accessories and Tools
Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric:
Lining: 14″ x 24″
Outside bottom: 10-1/2″ x 14″; two at 7-1/2″ x 14″
Handles: two at 4″ x 28″
Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
Big Shot
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die
Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die
Beige thread
Sage thread
Cotton batting
Beige fabric
Décor-Bond by Pellon

Directions:
Zigzag-stitch sides of the crochet trim together until you have created a big enough piece of fabric to run through the Big Shot.
Run crochet trim “fabric,” beige fabric, and cotton batting through Big Shot using Flower Folds Bigz XL Die cutting one 3-3/4″ flower, one 3″ flower, and one 2-1/2″ flower. Sew crochet trim “fabric,” cotton batting, and beige fabric together to create three 3-D flowers.
Iron Décor Bond to wrong side of each piece of 4″ x 28″ fabric. Fold in half with right sides facing and sew along long sides, making handles the width you desire (ours are 3/4″ wide). Turn fabric; iron flat and top stitch.
Create three ruffles for each side of bag by cutting four layers of each of the Deck the Halls fabric using the Big Shot and Perfect Settings Bigz XL Die (cupcake liner). Sew two ruffles together for each ruffle and sew to each side of the bag.
Sew Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim on the top of the bag.
To create outside bottom of bag, sew a 7-1/2″ x 14″ piece to each side of 10-1/2″ x 14″ piece to create a 14″ x 24″ rectangle. Iron Décor-Bond to wrong side of outside bag bottom.
Iron Décor-Bond on the inside of bag top. Sew bag bottom to bag top.
Fold lining in half and sew the side seams. Sew across corners at 2-1/2″ to create gusset for the bottom of the bag. Repeat for the outside of bag. Turn outside of bag right-side out and slide lining inside. Fold the top of the bag down and top stitch closed, adding the handles as you do this.
Crisscross piece of Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim through Big Designer Button.
Attach flower to base of handle using Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim.

For a shabby chic look, wash and dry.

Well that’s all for now, I need to go finish my lesson plan for tomorrow night.
Until tomorrow, happy stamping, scrapping, and sewing!
Lynn Streifert

Simply Sent App now available for Android!

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This is an example of a Simply Sent birthday card I sent to my niece.

Hi there stamping friends! Do you ever remember a friend or family embers birthday and want to shoot them more than a text? Well do I have the solution for you! And it’s free! It’s called Simply Sent, an application for first iPhones and now Android phones!

Last November, Stampin Up announced that they had created and launched a card-making application-Simply Sent-for iPhone. Today they announced that we now have a Simply Sent for Android as well!

The Simply Sent App is not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give you a taste of what you can create when you buy MDS. We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin’ Up

We hope you’ll get excited about it as well and that you’ll do the following:

From your Android device, go to the Google Play Store. Search for Simply Sent, select the application, select install and follow the prompts.

As a reminder for iPhone: Download it from iTunes or the App Store.

For both devices, we hope you’ll love it, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the Play Store and iTunes stores.

well, I’m off to pick out the fabric I want, at half off, I don’t want Stampin Up to run out before I buy mine.

Until tomorrow, happy stamping and crafting!

Lynn Streifert