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Baseball Birthday Card

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Friday was my nephew Ethan’s 7th birthday, and he is a big baseball fan, so I thought this card would be super cute for him for his birthday card this year. It was super quick to make thanks to the Big Shot, the Circle Card Thinlit set (which included that cute mini chevron shape that worked perfect for the baseball), the 2 1/2″ circle punch, the new mini star punch from our new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, the only tricky part was attempting to line up the edge of the piercing template to follow the curve of the ball (I just hand cut that curve from the punched circle).  Saw a card similar on Pinterest, what would I do without that website?

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Ethan really seemed to like his card, it was super quick to make.

 

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I had a super weekend with lots of fun with Ethan for his birthday dinner and then the next day his birthday party. I forgot how funny a group of 7 year old boys could be.

Thanks for everyone who signed up for the ribbon share- the order went in last night, I’m so excited to get my hands on all that new ribbon!

I sent my next newsletter out via Mail Chimp, let me know if you’d like to be added to my e-newsletters!

*Don’t forget to save the date- next Monday June 30th from 4-8 pm is our HUGE Indoor Retired Stampin’ Up! and Other Craft Supplies Garage Sale!

Address is 2810 Curry Road, Schenectady NY 12303 (This is the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary building).

Please help us spread the word! Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by today to read my blog, I always appreciate your visits and comments! Happy Monday!

~Lynn

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Cyber Monday SALES Today Only!

Hi there Stamping Friends!

How was your Thanksgiving? I had my family over and have to say we had a delicious meal, wonderful day together after the big meal I even made a huge pot of turkey soup which was delicious and I even froze some. Enjoyed playing games and spending time with everyone. Friday I took my niece and nephews for a hike in the woods nearby, they helped me put up my Christmas decorations, we did crafts and had an awesome time together.

I also had two Stamping Up get togethers this weekend, a great tag party Saturday night, and fun Christmas Crafts day at the firehouse yesterday.  Here are a few action shots:

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Today is the last day of our awesome Holiday Sale, and we have 6 new items listed as a CYBER Monday Sale!

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You will get the best deals if you use this Hostess Code when you are checking out: XFM343XF in my online store at http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Have fun cyber shopping today!
Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!

Christmas, Thinlits, washi tape

Christmas Stamp a Stack was Great!

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Today was my 4th Annual Columbus Day Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class. As always, it was a full house (for me that’s 8 stampers in my craft room). We were running down to the kitchen to use the 2nd big shot and heat embossing gun used on this card. This card is a CASE from Anne Kennedy, one of my wonderful sidelines. I just changed the embossed snowflake to pool party here. There were dazzling diamonds (aka glitter) everywhere!

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This card is modified from one I saw online made by another demonstrator, Ann Schach, a Stampin Up! demonstrator who specializes in vintage cards. Ann hand cut out the wreath and used lots of pearls to accent her card. Her base was done in very vanilla, whereas I used Garden Green to tie in the color of ink pad from the wreath. My little holly berries weren’t totally dry before I touched them, and I didn’t have time to go back and make another sample card. I think this helped everyone remember to be careful when using the dazzling details. Also, I’d like to point out that the key to using these new expression thinlits dies is to use a double layer of wax paper between the thinlit and the cardstock, run through big shot backwards and forwards (two turns under the steel die) and carefully remove the wax paper from thinlit before next use. This ensures you have a crisp word each time. The “poky” thing to the rescue today- what a marvelous tool to use with these dies.


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This card was a swap I received over the summer from swap I did by mail, made by demo Wendy Knowles. I was lucky that my friend Judy loaned me the stamp set and punch, as I don’t own it yet. This was a fast and simple card, made all the more easy by the fun and wonderful washi tape. The ladies enjoyed using the washi.

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This card is modified from some that were on pinterest, but it’s so hard to know who made the original, as there was no watermark on there. I love this new little snowman set. It was much easier to use than the snow buddies we had last year. This card was a breeze with the whisper white craft ink. It also pointed out the new striped embossing folder that many people said they didn’t even notice in the mini catalog.

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Last but not least, is the card that was my own design. I actually CASE-d from myself- from my swap earlier this month (remember the mini squares?) anyway, I knew I wanted the ladies to have fun with the new Circle card thinlits. Then it was just a matter of incorporating matching paper- which I did with the Winter Frost DSP (designer series paper).

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Here  is the inside of the card. Sentiment is stamped in new Silver Encore Metallic ink pad.

What one is your favorite?? I love reading your comments! Thanks for visiting with me today, and I hope you had a wonderful Columbus Day weekend! I know I sure did!

Have a great week!

Lynn Streifert

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Pop and Place Kit (and October club close up)

POP & PLACE HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS AND STAMPS

Stampin’ Up! has introduced another wonderful new product, just in time for Christmas!

Our new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs. These tags are perfect for this season, especially for new stampers who may not know what punch or die shapes they are interested in buying to make their own tags.

There are four different options to choose from depending on your needs:

  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set item# 134623  $13.95
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book  item #134975 $9.95
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle item #135921 $19.95  includes:
    • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
    • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle is item# 135290 $24.95  includes:
    • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
    • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
    • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Clear Block C

Here is a handy flyer with some close up photos: Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tag Flyer

Also- I forgot to include some close-ups yesterday of the October club projects I offered my club members this month. They learned how to decorate a candle with our Simple Created Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit from the Holiday Catalog. (You can not leave this on if you decide to burn the candle). I also taught them how to stamp on tissue paper and transfer it to a wax candle using the heat tool. A little melting and wax paper as transfer paper, they came out really cute.

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You might be wondering why the snowflake one is burned, I wanted to lite the candle to be sure it didn’t catch on fire with the tissue paper added. It burns nice inside a glass votive holder I got at my local dollar store.

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My Thanksgiving card features the new Circle Card Thinlits Die, Best of Autumn stamp set and Tags 4 You stamp (“Happy Thanksgiving”). What do you think? What’s your favorite?

Do you think these look like fun projects? I am starting up new clubs in January- we meet once a month. You get all the club projects for free when you place a minimum $25 product order the day our club  meets. I offer make-up sessions called “UFO” classes- UFO stands for “unfinished objects” and will be scheduled with the people who miss a club for whatever reason.

Let me know if you’re interested, I might even be able to add another club if enough interest. Right now I have one Saturday morning and one Monday night club.

Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog!

Lynn

~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 new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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Christmas Stamp a Stack- Deadline is Almost Here!

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Hi there Stampers,
There is a lot of work that goes into our Stamp Camps that we offer at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge in Ballston Lake. We purchase stamp sets and supplies and prepare our samples weeks in advance (these cards we made in early August)…. We set our price to include a room rental fee, door prizes and Grand Raffle Basket, plus the card stock, ribbons, embellishments, envelopes, and supplies (like grid paper).

It can be tempting to wait until the last minute to register for our events, but what you should know is we do have a minimum number of stampers we need at each stamp camp. Would you please help me out by passing on our stamp camp info to others who love to stamp? We welcome children ages 8 and older, if they are interested in crafting and can follow directions. (We have enjoyed many mature young ladies who have done most of the stamping/card making, with just a little help needed).

How much would you spend for a night out with friends? We priced stamp camps this fall at $25 each (there is a discount of $10 if you register for all three stamp camps at once by September 15th).

You will not be disappointed! In addition to making 2 each of these 4 one-of-a-kind, precious Christmas cards shown at the top of this post, but you will also receive from me a very special thank you gift for attending this event:

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(Colors may vary)

Do you like? If so, then please register today! Would love to stamp with you! We ask for registrations by September 15th.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the gifts you will make at our October 29th Stamp Camp:

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Can you see the adorable ornament peeking out of the custom stamped window box? You will love making this- perfect gift for a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, family member, or hey- keep it for yourself!

We did finish the planning for our October 29th Camp, and made up the samples this weekend, are you ready to hear the line up? 2 stunning Pop-n-cut Gift Card (or money or gift certificate) Holders, an Ornament in Gift Box, A Hot Beverage themed muslin bag (we’ll give you some candy to put inside, but the bag will hold other gifts as well) with matching gift card holder (note: we picked some blues and neutral colors), and 10 Christmas Tags and a cute little Envelope Pouch to keep them all in.

I will be working on the October flyers to send out next week.
Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to stamp with you soon!

Lynn

~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 crafting kit called Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com (be sure to type in my name as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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New Stampin’ Up! Thinlits and August “Best of”

WOW- August is off to a great start! Yesterday we launched the new 2013 Holiday Catalog, and we also launched a new product- Thinlits! How easy it will be to make those “swing” cards. Here is the flyer with the two different types of thinlits available! I’m sure these are going to fly off the shelves, like the magnet platform did! Order yours today!

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http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/thinlits_flyer_demo_7.17.13_US.pdf

Check out this awesome You Tube Video on how to use these new Thinlits!

What other new items do we have to offer? This month’s 25th Anniversary “Best of” stamp sets is Best of Halloween! Just in time! I am planning a Halloween framed art class in September and this set is going to be featured for sure!

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http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/NA_25Year_Best_of_Stamps_flyers_best_of_halloween_NA.pdf

DON’T forget our awesome Holiday Stamp Camp that is Next Friday August 9th! I still have room for you- contact me by Sunday if you’d like to register. This is a great way to “kick off” this Holiday season!

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This Holiday Stamp Camp will be held at the Clifton Park Elks. Stamping Start time is 6:30 pm. Stamp at your own pace, rotate around the room as you create these 4 exclusive projects. Please arrive by 7:30 pm to ensure you can finish these projects. Registration is $20 and that price includes the supplies to make these four projects. Door prize drawings all night long and a Grand Prize drawing with $100 value of new Holiday Catalog Products and hand stamped items. Contact me at LStreifert@nycap.rr.com to register!

Have a wonderful Friday! Happy Stamping!!

~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 new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share