Bingo Fun and Give-Away!

Hi everyone, how are you? I was teased last night at my monthly bingo night that I never post the pictures of this fun event. So I wanted to create a post for you to show you the projects that we made, and the prizes that were given away. Stampin’ bingo is a super fun event!

There is a lot of time, preparation, and set up that goes into my monthly bingo event. In order to fit 14 ladies comfortably I put one table in my living room and the rest fit at my dining room table. I sit in the archway between the two rooms as I call out the bingo.

My customers really enjoy this fun night out, and typically fill up the next month’s Bingo as I give them first dibs on the seats for the next month.

Here are the prizes that I purchased with their $20 registration fee that is paid in advance:

There are seven bundles valued between $30 – $40 sometimes one is even a little bit above that. We play six games of bingo and the winner of each round picks one of the prizes. Then the seventh bundle is for the raffle tickets, they earn a raffle ticket for attending, bringing a snack/beverage to share, placing an order with me that night, booking their own party/class, and if there is a bingo tie, the person who did not win the bingo/off as well as anyone who wins another game of bingo then they receive extra raffle tickets. Last night we had three games were there were ties so we had to have a playoff/bingo off. And we also had two duplicate winners. Hope that makes sense.

Here are the make and take projects that we did last night. I was so excited to show them these adorable little copper tea tins in the whole teatime suite.

The three little note cards also included the extra DSP, so everyone got six swatches of this beautiful paper. It may be hard to see but I also use the copper stickers and the colorful paper stickers from the memories and more collection. I also included three organic green tea bags. This is a perfect little gift or inspiration piece for your craft room.

One of the cards I featured was a slight case from one of our make and takes at Onstage. I wanted to feature the stained glass Vellum and the new blends. Unfortunately the new colors are not available yet but I was lucky to get pineapple punch and lovely lipstick Onstage. I took pictures of the ladies’ cards when they were finished, as everyone used different color schemes and there were two different square patterns in the pack … and as you can see no two cards are alike. Great job everyone!

Here are the winners of the six games of bingo. And the last bundle was drawn at the end of the night and this artistic expressions bundle is going out to Susan B. (Nancy said she is going to be in touch with you about getting this to you so you will have your prize.)

I forgot to take pictures of the food table, but once again these ladies did an amazing job of bringing some yummy snacks, a sign up in advance so that we don’t have duplicates. We had a veggie tray, fresh fruit, hummus and pita, cookies, delicious veggie pizza, amazing lemon blueberry cake, nuts, chips and salsa, chips and dip, popcorn, cheese and crackers, beer and wine. It was a smorgasbord.

I am so very thankful that these ladies love my monthly bingo event, thank you so much for your support!

Don’t forget that I am doing a comment contest, for everyone who leave me a comment on one of my blog post this month will be entered in a drawing to win this great little bundle of goodies. The gold ribbon and the metallic doilies are now retired. But the mini notecards are a new size in our catalog that you will enjoy. Just leave me a comment and be sure to include the hashtag #lynnzcrafters

Thank you so much for reading this post today I hope you have a wonderful day!
If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Creative Inking Spooky Fun!

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Hi there friends,

Life has sure thrown my family and I some major curve balls… It has been an emotional roller coaster and to think one month ago today my mother went to the hospital because she was feeling nauseous and had back pain. It is scary to realize that she is filled with cancer. Her hospital bed arrived yesterday, and we are so thankful that her nursing services, home health aide and other hospice services have begun. Then, with my sister-in-law’s recent hospitalization with a severe Crohn’s flair-up, I have not had much energy or time for stamping. Thank you for those who have contacted me and are keeping in touch. We appreciate your kind words, prayers and sweet gestures. So, although I haven’t created recently, I didn’t want to miss another blog hop with these wonderful ladies, and I remembered my swap card I made for a recent swap by mail which fit the theme “Spooky Fun”! I hope you enjoy my card.

 

 

 

I had fun watercoloring our shimmer white paper with old olive reinker on the bottom, and smoky slate on the top of the piece. Then I stamped the haunted house from “Halloween Scares”  in memento black ink when it was bone dry. I colored in the windows and doors with a Stampin’ Marker.

 

I also used a scrap of the Shimmer white for my vampire and “headstone” with the greeting from the stamp set “Suite Seasons”. I love how the elegant eggplant is so deep and rich, and goes well with the pumpkin pie, old olive and delightful dijon markers to color in each word on the stamp. The new cookie cutter punch made this a breeze to pop out.

 

You can see that I added a witch and some ghosts, this time I used the stamp set “Spooky Fun” to pull in the other elements.

 

You can’t forget to decorate the inside- I made a mummy (From “Cookie Cutter Halloween”) and added bats and the saying from “Spooky Fun” .

 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today- if you need to see the supplies I used, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.

 

Also, I am organizing a fund raiser for my sister-in-law Kathy, you can read more about it here: https://www.gofundme.com/kathystreifert

 

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has prepared for us, then click the next button below:

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If you need to go back and revisit Kristine’s blog, please click the previous button:

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s projects:

Thank you for reading my blog post, for your support and understanding.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: N32RY9MD

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Saying Goodbye

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Hi there stamping friends! Welcome to another month with the Creative Inking Blog Hop team! This month we are featuring stamps and products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog and the 2016 Occasions Catalog. There are so many great stamps, inks, punches, dies, colors that are leaving us- I’m sure you’ll enjoy this “Last Chance” blog hop- to see things you might want to buy before they are gone forever! It’s hard to believe it’s time to say “good-bye” to them!

I decided to feature these three cards at my May Clubs this month and for this blog hop, don’t you love it when you can “kill two birds with one stone” (where did that saying come from, lol?)

 

This card is a case from a demonstrator from the Netherlands who made it in yellow. Thanks Anja!


This card is my own design featuring the retiring set Hey Girl…

 

Which one do you like better the blonde or the brunette?

I saved my favorite for last, I am so sad that By the Tide is retiring, I absolutely love this coral and all the stamps in the set actually.


Here are some close-ups of the elements on this card. I used our shimmery white card stock for the base and that was beautiful to watercolor, I used crumb cake for the sandy bottom, and then Bermuda bay with some pool party to make the ocean water.

Well what do you think of my retiring offerings? I love to read your comments! Thanks so much for visiting, if you’re ready to go to the next blog to see what Sandy has in store for you,  just click the button below:
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Or, if you want to hop back and see what Colleen has come up with, click the “prior” button below:

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Hot off the press:

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June is an epic month! For each event a host has with $350 USD/$400 CAD or more in sales, that host will receive $35 USD/$40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  Let me know if you want to book your very own New Catalog Launch Party!! I have several dates available!

 

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Also- don’t forget that my team and I are having our next BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Sale on Wednesday June 8th from 6-9 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church (816 Route 50 in Burnt Hills). We will have 7 demonstrators there selling their retired Stampin’ Up! stamps, ink, paper, punches, tools, ribbon, embellishments, dies and much more! The way our BOGO works is this- you go shop around the room, pick out all the things you want, you go to the check-out table and we total up your retired purchases. Then we give you your total to go sit at a New Catalog table and you get to pick out the equivalent in NEW catalog products!! WIN-WIN! (we just add tax/shipping on the new). This is our 5th time offering this sale, and it goes really well! We prefer cash for payment as it really helps us divide up the orders at the end of the night. We have a free gift for paying in cash- Hope you can make it!! 🙂

 

If you are thinking of orderinlynnsignatureg anything from my online store this month, please use Hostess Code: 92GFRW4G

I have a special Thank You card and surprise to mail to everyone who orders from me in May!

thank you for your support, I appreciate YOU!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking in June: Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

 

Black, White, & Whatever You Like, Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends “Black and White and Whatever You Like” Blog Hop! If you arrived from Deana’s Blog, thank you for continuing with the hop! Don’t forget to click the Next Button below to check out Carolina’s  amazing creations. PLUS, keep reading for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty presents!

This month we are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers that you should definitely check out:

1. Cindy Waldroff
2. Barbara Welch
3. Angela Carter

 

Ready to get started with my projects? The theme this month is “Black and White and Whatever You Like”…  there are so many awesome color schemes that coordinate nicely with black and white. I knew I wanted to use our brand new Sale-a-bration recent release of Pedal Pusher, and the last time I was on a bike was when I went to California in September on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip and we rented beach cruisers to ride along the boardwalk. One of the bicycles was this dreamy mint macaron color, so that’s what I decided to go with for my “whatever I like” color.  Once I started this idea, I started noticing this color trio everywhere!

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So this was my inspiration for my card creation for the blog hop!

 

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Luckily, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I was able to pre-order the three new releases earlier this month, and had time to play with them all- and I just had to incorporate all three into this blog hop.

 

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I knew I wanted a pop of color, and our gorgeous washi tape did the trick!

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I knew I wanted it to be a birthday card, so the mini balloon punch and “It’s my party” enamel dots helped spruce it up.

 

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Then decided at the last minute to add some mini pearls too… what do you think?

Now to create a coordinating gift card holder…

 

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The new Metallics Glitter tape is a breeze to tear and use- no scissors needed! I love the shimmer and sparkle it adds to the mini treat bag holder.

 

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At first I planned to turn the bag on it’s side, but I didn’t really care for this orientation, so I turned it:

 

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Much better, don’t you think?

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Now for the inside- had to use the brand new set “Party Pants”… don’t you love that sentiment “put your party pants on”??? I love it!

 

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See what I mean? Black, white and mint are everywhere! (don’t you love this gorgeous kitchen? I am putting this on my bucket list!)

 

I hope you liked my projects today, don’t forget to enter to win our Mystery prize- giveaway:

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Continue on the hop and increase your chances of winning by commenting on everyone’s post! (be sure to include the hashtag: #SFFebHop in your comments! One lucky winner will receive the prize from all 15 of us bloggers (we will mail you the prize!).

 

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If for some reason the links don’t work correctly- here is the master list of everyone in the blog hop this month:

  1. Lynn Streifert — https://lynnzcrafters.com/2016/02/18/black-white-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop/
  2. Carolina Evans – http://studioevans.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop-black.html
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne — http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2016/02/18/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  4. Kirsteen Gill http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/stampin-friends-february-hop
  5. Leanne Johnson http://literallymyjoy.blogspot.com/2016/02/sending-smiles.html
  6. Steph Jandrow — http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  7. Barbara Welch – http://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-white-whatever-you-like-stampin.html
  8. Kathie Rotti – https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-sf-hop/
  9. Melissa Thomas- http://stampinbythesea.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-blog-hop-with-black-white-and-whatever-you-like
  10. Sarah Devendorf http://lovelettersillustrated.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-february-hop.html
  11. Andrea Tucker http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-black-white-and.html
  12. Angela Carter  http://angelasinklink.com/blog-hop/
  13. Cindy Waldroff  http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-and-white-and-whatever-you-like.html
  14. Kim Smith – http://craftingbuddy.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-white-and-whatever-you-like.html
  15. Deana Benson – http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/02/stamppin-friends-black-white-whatever.html

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: TAWCQ9DC

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

lynnsignature~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

**I have openings for many events, including: Sip & Stamp Parties, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Also, think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

We Create Blog Hop-January 2016

 

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! The Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in the “We Create Blog Hop” are back for another round of amazing inspiration for you all.. Bonus- today is the day the NEW 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs both launch! How fun to create using all new products! Another perk of being a demonstrator- I’ve received my products in early December  and made my December birthday cards with the all new adorable birthday suites. Want to see what I made for my nephew’s birthday on Sunday?

In this blog hop we do one project and then another version is “stepped up”, this time I started Blake’s birthday card and thought I was done, but realized the other day I could use this to showcase a “stepped up” version of a birthday card:

 

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So I decided on the new jumbo pack of Designer Series Paper called “It’s My Party” (48 pages of 12″ x 12″) item #140552

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I knew I was going to put 10 candles on his cake- so easy with the new mini punch trio called “Party Punch Pack” (YES- it’s a bundle with the stamp set I used!) I love that they have a balloon, cupcake and candle punch! To create the realistic candle- you know with a yellow flame- it is impossible to put these tiny pieces together with anything else… only the new Fine-tip glue pen did the job!

 

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Here was my first version of Blake’s birthday card… This stamp set is called “Party Wishes” and is just fabulous!  It is part of the new birthday suite called “It’s My Party!” and I LOVE how everything coordinates!!

 

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I knew I could “Step it up” some more, so I went to work and added the number 10 from the new stamp set called “Number of Years” which is an awesome photopolymer stamp set- so easy to see through and stamp. Then it is die-cut with the new “Large Numbers Framelits” these dies are expected to be a huge seller- you might want to order these today before they go on back order- I guess Stampin’ Up! didn’t realize how popular they would be amongst demonstrators.

 

 

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I also decided to “step it up” some more, and added a balloon from the new SaleABration set called Honeycomb Happiness. This is an adorable set- but the honeycombs are also expected to be backordered soon- so if you love it, hurry and order it today!

 

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Since the honeycomb would become flattened inside an envelope, I decided to design a gift bag to hold his card and gift card together…. love the new “Hello” limited time SaleABration item (this stamp set is only available until February 15th, 2016).

 

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I had to decorate the inside… love those balloons again! So what do you think? I hope you like it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, if you’re ready to hop over to Julie’s blog to see what she created, go ahead and click the “next” button below. If you need the supply list or a link to the catalogs, scroll down as I put all that info at the bottom of this post. Thanks so much, have an awesome day!

~Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

 

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Here is a link to the new 2016 Occasions Catalog:

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Remember that this is our most wonderful customer appreciation time of the year! We have an exclusive catalog full of products you can ONLY get with each $50 order (before tax/shipping). It’s called Sale-A-Bration and this year there are a few items (near the back of the catalog) that are only available for the first 1/2 of SAB (only available until February 15th, 2016). Then there may be some new offerings for the last half of SAB which ends March 31, 2016. I love to see my customers earn as much FREE product as they can!! Did you know that during SAB they also offer more to people who want to buy the starter kit?? YES! that’s right! You get an extra $30 in free products, so the starter kit is just $99, free shipping (that is a $10 savings) and you pick a total of $155 in products! What a great way to get MOST of what you want from the NEW catalog, right?? Let me know if you’d like to join my team! We have a lot of fun together and we welcome newbies with open arms!  Here is the link to the SAB Catalog:

 

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I hope to have my widgets (those cute buttons on the side bar of my blog) all updated by tonight- I didn’t want you to wait to see the new stuff! If you’d like a paper catalog- let me know, I’m happy to mail them out to you.  Also- one more thing- I have an opening in my Monday night clubs- we start up for another round on January 11th at 6:30 pm. Contact me if you’d like more info. Thanks!

 

 

Here is the Supply List (click any item you want and it will take you directly to my online store):

Stamp a Stack sign up by Friday!

Hi There Stamping Friends!

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my dad, he came home yesterday and is doing well at home. We feel so blessed for his excellent care he received at Ellis and Sunnyview and although he has a long road to recovery, we are so glad he is home now. Let the healing begin! Thank you for your prayers!

I’m slowly getting my schedule together and hope to have a newsletter out by the end of the week with all my classes and events. But wanted you to know that the sign up deadline for the next Stamp-a-Stack is this Friday:

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While I think the little black cat is a perfect accent on this new window framelit, if you don’t like cats- you can leave this off your cards! I’m trying something new- just showing you a hint of the card- what do you think?

Save the Date Tuesday September 1st from 6-8:30 pm for our next Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale (Buy One Get One Free) event. We will be selling our retired Stampin’ Up! and other craft supplies (stamps, punches, ink, paper, big shot dies, tools, ribbons, embellishments and much more). For each dollar you spend in retired products, you can shop from the new Holiday Catalog that goes live that day (or the Annual Catalog). This sale is going to be held at the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Northeast Branch  2810 Curry Rd, Schenectady, New York 12303. Help us spread the word to all your crafty friends and family, thanks!

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today! Let me know if you need help placing any orders, or if you have any questions about the products used in these 5 cards. Also, you can always shop my online store and please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

Have a great day!

Lynn

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Birthday Bash!

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Hi there stamping friends! I hope you are having a great week! This month our group is featuring Birthday cards for our blog hop! I can’t wait to see what the others are featuring this month.

As many of you know, the past 11 days have been anything but normal while my father has been recovering from his accident, hip surgery, some undetected heart attack(s), and life on oxygen plus helping my mother who has had some chronic health issues herself, plus being short-handed and working long hours at my work has made life very stressful lately… but- there’s good news-my dad is recovering nicely and is more and more “himself” every day. He was just moved to Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday and we are hoping his recovery goes smoothly while he is there. He has a vigorous schedule of OT and PT, and we are so very blessed and thankful for the amazing medical care he has received. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers, our family appreciates them so much!

Since I have not been home much, nor have I done much stamping lately, I was a little stumped at where to begin when I was preparing for this blog hop, so I thought of one of my favorite new stamp sets … called “Build a Birthday” found on page 11 of new 2015-16 Annual Catalog (item #138646). This set has been so versatile, and really fun and easy to use since it is one of our amazing photopolymer style stamps. That means they are clear- you can see right through them- which makes stamping a breeze! The coordinating products used in these featured cards include the new 2015-17 In-Colors, the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape (item #138384) and Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (item 3 138443). Also, the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim ribbon is a real show-stopper, it makes every card look more elegant, and is so easy to tie!

 

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*If you don’t own this Bow Builder Punch, it is a Weekly Deal good until August 24th! (25% off regular price!)

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This last card has a fun belly-band that slides off so the gate-fold card closes easily.

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In case you need to see our Weekly Deals, these 6 items are 25% off until Monday August 24th.

 

Which card did you like the most? I’d love to hear from you- do you own this set yet? If not, it’s a must have- and easily a gender neutral stamp set- it’s nice to have this stamp set so you can make up a bunch of birthday cards to have on hand!

 

Ready to see what the phenomenal  Phyllis Shepherd has for you? Just click the “next” button:

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Or, if going back is your thing, go check out what the creative Colleen Vassos has to show you, click the “prior” button:

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Save the Date Tuesday September 1st from 6-8:30 pm for our next Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale (Buy One Get One Free) event. We will be selling our retired Stampin’ Up! and other craft supplies (stamps, punches, ink, paper, big shot dies, tools, ribbons, embellishments and much more). For each dollar you spend in retired products, you can shop from the new Holiday Catalog that goes live that day (or the Annual Catalog). This sale is going to be held at the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Northeast Branch  2810 Curry Rd, Schenectady, New York 12303. Help us spread the word to all your crafty friends and family, thanks!

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today! Let me know if you need help placing any orders, or if you have any questions about the products used in these 5 cards. Also, you can always shop my online store and please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

 

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!