Foxy Friends

By | September 23, 2016

It’s Foxy Friday!  Just made that up- how dorky am I?  I was also thinking I could call this “Foxy Cleopatra” like on the Austin Powers movie- but then changed my mind.  TOO MUCH COFFEE!!!!  Okay, deep breaths people.  Check out my foxy friends card below.

Foxy Friends

It’s stinking adorable isn’t it?  This little dude is awesome.  And then, add the Fox Builder punch to the mix and you’ve got yourself one heck of a cute card.

I used the Neutrals Designer Series Paper, which is highly underrated in my opinion.  The designs are adorable and the neutral tones work with every color of the rainbow.

The stamp set itself called “Foxy Friends” has so many options for creatures.  Now I’m not going to take any credit for what’s on Pinterest, but some people have serious skills when it comes to making paper animals.

Foxy Friends

What about this enamel heart?  Do you love it?  It’s self adhesive so you don’t have to worry about fussing around with liquid glue or glue dots!  They come in all the colors that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  I am a big fan of these too and of course- everything we sell is color co-ordinated.  Don’t you love that you don’t have to worry about matching up your stuff?  Yes sir, we sure do!

I hope you enjoyed this card today.  If so, please leave me a comment below and tell your friends.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Jar of Love

By | September 20, 2016

Here fishy, fishy, fishy!  Check out this adorable card that I created from a sketch.  I used the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelits!
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What really ties this card together is the paper, don’t you think?  It’s called “By the Shore” and you can find it by clicking on it down below.

Jar of LoveOnce you stamp, having the matching framelits just makes life so much easier.  Of course you could always use a handy dandy pair of scissors to cut out the fish and jar, but I had gotten the bundle and put them to good use.  By the way, you save money when you purchase the bundle!  Who doesn’t love a great deal?

 

 

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Owl Card

By | September 16, 2016

You guys! Can you even stand how cute this owl card is?

My 13-year-old has always loved animals. When he was a wee little thing, he used to say “Owls are my favorite nocturnal animal”. I didn’t know you could choose favorites between nocturnal and otherwise, ha ha.

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Anyway, this is a combination of some product you may not have thought of before. I used the guy greetings stamp set with the owl builder punch. This owl is the cutest little thing isn’t he?

IMG_5309 What I love about this card is that the owl looks like he’s popping out of a tree. To do that, I first punched out all the pieces to the owl and assembled him.  Then I glued him onto a piece of Black card stock.  Once he was on there, I punched the whole thing out with the circle punch, trimming off his teeny tiny feet.  (Sorry Mr. Owl).

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The background paper was created using the “Hardwood” stamp.  Thank god it didn’t retire.  I use this stamp A LOT!

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Layering Love

By | September 12, 2016

Hi Friends!

I hope you have all had an amazing summer and have settled smoothly into an Autumn routine. One of my favorite cards from the Annual Catalog this year has been the Layering Love stamp set.  I really like the sentiments AND the different fonts.

You all know how hard it is for me to stay away from the Pool Party cardstock since that is my favorite color ever in the entire universe.  Something you might not have thought about was using the “Pop of Pink” designer series paper with Pool Party cardstock.

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Don’t let the word “pink” throw you off. As you can see, this background paper is strictly black and white. This means that you can use it with any color, hence my POOL PARTY card. I stamped the sentiment on whisper white paper and then punched it out. All the supplies used in this card can be found below.

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The ribbon is retired, but the rest is not. The cutest thing about this card is the little flowers I made using the Itty-Bitty Accents punch pack. You can add these little flowers to any project add a little bit of pizazz.

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Creative Retreat

By | September 7, 2016

Creative RetreatI have been working on something for a few months and I’m excited to tell you about it today. Registration is now open for the Fall Creative Retreat.

The creative retreat is when you get together with other crafters for an entire day of fun. Doors will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM and you will have 4 feet of table space to work on your crafts. That could be scrapbooking, making cards, knitting, sewing, etc. Whatever your creative project is, I have a space reserved for you.

What is that going to include?

  • Well I’m glad you asked. This creative retreat will include your food for the day. That’s lunch and dinner as well as a candy buffet.
  • In addition everyone gets a goodie bag filled with great new products.  Each person is going to receive at least three pillow gifts and there will be door prizes too.
  • Anyone that places an order for new product prior to that day will get extra chances on door prizes.

What is the cost?

  • Well, it is half the price of most retreats.  For a full day of fun, meals, and new goodies… It’s only $65. If you would like to bring your own food, it’s only $45.

How do you register?

  • Simply click on the link at the end of this post to print your registration form. You can email back to me or snail mail it as long as it is received by October 8. That is when registration closes.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE!!! Sign up right away if you plan on attending.

If you’re going to mail it, send to Angela Carter

PO Box 567

West Brookfield, MA 01585

If you’re going to email it, send it to Angela@angelasinklink.com

It’s always more fun to craft with other people and to get your food delivered and goodies on top of that is just a bonus! I hope to see you there.

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Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2016

By | September 1, 2016

Hi Friends,

Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2016It’s finally here, the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2016!  It’s so exciting.  I hope you were able to join me for my live Facebook broadcast where I went over a ton of new projects inspired from the catalog.  If not, take a peek below.  I promise it’s only sideways for a short time!  Technology!!!!


The direct link to the video is here.

If you need a catalog, please fill out this form here or you can view it instantly online by clicking here.

You can also order all of your goodies here.

For the first time, I’m going to be offering some product shares!  These are a super easy and affordable way for you to get a sample of everything on your budget.  I’ve got 3 options for you:

 

2016 Holiday Catalog Paper Share $24

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Each share needs a group of four.  Once the group is full and I receive the product, I will sort, cut and ship the product out in a padded priority envelope to you ($7) within a few days.

Email me to reserve your spot!

 

2016 Holiday Catalog Accessory Share $16

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Each share needs a group of four.  Once the group is full and I receive the product, I will sort, cut and ship the product out in a padded priority envelope to you ($7) within a few days.

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2016 Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share $8

Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2016

Each share needs a group of four.  Once the group is full and I receive the product, I will sort, cut and ship the product out in a padded priority envelope to you ($7) within a few days.

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Of course, I can combine shipping if you order more than one!

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Pocket Card

By | August 26, 2016

Pocket Card


This is an adorable pocket card. The inside is a piece of whisper White cardstock that slides right out.

To begin with I used the Mini Treat bag die cut on the Big Shot machine and some brand-new Emerald Envy designer series paper.  Once you cut this out, it’s very simple to adhere together with any adhesive. Then you can decorate the outside of this pocket.

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I chose to put a piece of cardstock on the inside, but this also works well for treats- like a cookie.

The decorations I chose would be awesome for a teenage girl, don’t you think? It’s got the thick melon mambo bakers twine and dazzling diamonds star.

The sentiment comes from the stamp set called Friendly Wishes and was stamped in black archival ink on Whisper White cardstock. I’ve used scissors to cut the pendant shaped on either side of that sentiment and then adhered it with Stampin dimensionals.

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This is a close up of the pocket card.  Isn’t the star adorable?  It’s shiny and sparkly and all good things.

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You’re going to be seeing a lot of green projects for me in the next week or so as we transition to the new holiday catalog. If you do not have a catalog or a demonstrator, please call me at 508–736–7149 and I will be happy to get that out to you right away.


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August Paper Pumpkin

By | August 22, 2016

August Paper Pumpkin


Today’s project starts with a sketch from Mojo Monday. You can see that sketch by clicking on this link.

I wanted to show you an option for the August paper pumpkin. I really like this stamp set mostly because of the fonts.  I also like how the leaves accent the fonts. You can make really cool looking circles out of these stamps.

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Take a look at what I’m talking about. These are some of the cards from the August kit.

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Now take a look at the card that I have for you today. I use the Affectionately Yours designer series paper. I used the matching embossing folder for that paper called Floral Section. The stamp set went perfectly with all of it.

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Stamp the sentiment in Navy and  the leaves in Crumb Cake.

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And if you’ve been on the fence about describing to our monthly craft kit called paper pumpkin, then I suggest you get in on the BOGO  event that’s going on now.  Purchase one kit, get the second free.  You can read more by clicking on the “BOGO” picture below.

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By | August 19, 2016

It’s a First! A Paper Pumpkin Bogo!

NOW, first time subscribers can grab a a free month of Paper Pumpkin- the monthly crafting kit delivered to your door!

I love a great BOGO deal! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE!  #PaperPumpkinBOGO

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This offer is valid through: October 10, 2016

Subscribe HERE and use the code BOGO.  You will pay for your first month ($19.95) and get your 2nd month free.

When you use promo code “BOGO” at checkout, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then will get the November kit free.

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Join Stampin Up

By | August 16, 2016

Hi Friends!  I just want to share some cards today that came from my Team meeting this past weekend.  It was a great time, with great food and lots of great folks!

So once we fill our bellies with yummy food, we sit down to learn something new in Stampin’ Up! world.  Then prizes and awards are given and we exchange swaps before working on our Make-N-Takes.  Our theme this month was “summer”.

These are some of the swaps from the girls on my team:

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Kim's Card

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Jeanne's Card

Jeanne’s Card

 

Chris' first card ever!

Chris’ first card ever!

Shirley's Card

Shirley’s Card

Didn’t they do a great job?  You can see my swap card here on this previous post.

In addition to swaps, they were able to create some cute stuff from the new Holiday Catalog that comes out September 1st. Here’s what we made:

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This candy holder below holds small Kit Kat’s.

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If you are interested in joining my team, I would love that!  Please email me today to get started!

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Jar of Love Class

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Live class or purchase the kit to go with stamp set!

Deadline to register: August 30th

In this class, create 6 gorgeous cards using the Jar of Love stamp set (included).

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Jar of Love

By | August 14, 2016

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Jar of LoveJar of Love Class  with “Kit To Go” Option

RSVP By: August 30th

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Welcome to the “Jar Of Love” card class!  Not only am I featuring the stamp set in this class-the stamp set is included! (stamp set is included in the “kit to go”)

 

In this class, you will make 2 of each card.  There are 3 card designs all using your new stamp set!

Early bird registrations will make these two BONUS cards (Grab kit to go by the Early Bird deadline (8/21) and it will include these bonus cards). 

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The class kits will mail in a USPS Priority Envelope and will be ready to ship by September 10th (or earlier!) I prepare all the classes at once after the deadline and will ship them as quickly as possible. (Most kits ship the Monday after the live class)
If you already own the product, you can substitute for another product (please email me any changes.)

Thank You Card

By | August 12, 2016

Thank You Card


It really doesn’t get much easier than this folks.  This card is a no-brainer.  Simple and elegant.  Easy to create and mass-produce and yet still looks so elegant.  If you are in the mood for a Thank You Card, then look no further than this one right here!

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I used Whisper White card stock for the base and then cut another layer 1/8″ smaller all the way around.  This is also way cool if you are worried about messing your stamped images because you can just turn it over and use the other side and you still haven’t ruined your card base!  Tada!

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The leaves are from the Garden in Bloom Stamp set.  Stamped in Cucumber Crush and then Emerald Envy to create the lines in the leaves.

The sentiment comes from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and is stamped in Emerald Envy on Crumb Cake card stock.  Then, using paper snips, just cut out a pendant on each side and adhere using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ribbon is retired but you can use any ribbon you have on hand.  I hardly ever use ribbon and you should SEE the massive amount of ribbon I have in stock.  I have to start using it up! LOL

The Washi tape is from the Affectionately Yours Washi tape pack and I just LOVE it.  It’s hard to tell, but the dots on the gold tape are copper colored.  It’s stunning.

You can see all the products I used below and even click on them if you are inclined to purchase one or two.

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Swirly Bird

By | August 8, 2016

Swirly Bird


Welcome friends.  In today’s post, I’m going to show you an adorable card using the Stampin’ Up! set or bundle called Swirly Bird.

I will tell you right now that when it first came out, I scrolled right on by.  I saw a bunch of cool geometrical shapes but had no idea what to do with it.  That is, until I saw what creative folks were doing with it.  OH. MY. WORD.  The creations are endless.  From kites, to sailboats, birds and eggs, flowers, etc.  There is so much you can create with this set and matching thinlits!Swirly Bird

I started by choosing the colors I wanted.  I used the Foxy DSP as a starting point.  Even though I chose the grey side of the patterned paper, I took the color combination from the rest of the paper pack.  You see, when you flip the paper over, it’s all these colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

I honestly wanted to do a black card base, but didn’t have enough on hand. GASP!!!  I KNOW- right?  How did I let that happen?  OMG.  So, I went with Basic Grey instead and I think it works just as nice.

Then, I moved on to the stamping and cutting.  The only thing die cut on this page is that adorable nest-looking thing, for lack of a better word.  I think it’s so pretty and so modern.  Gorgeous.  I wanted a non-traditional nest, so I went with the coral color.

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Now, even though I didn’t have enough black to make the card base, I still have a TON of scraps going on in this mess of a craft room.  So I grabbed a slice and stamped the sentiment on here with Versamark ink.  I then poored the embossing powder over it and melted it using the heat tool.  I think this just makes it pop off the paper.  What do you think?

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Below is a list of all the products I used in this card.  You will notice that I added the swirly bird stamp and thinlit sets separately, but also included a link to the bundle since it’s cheaper to buy both at the same time.  Also, make sure you scroll down farther to see all the goodies in the clearance rack this week and stock up!

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Thoughtful Branches

By | August 6, 2016

Thoughtful Branches


This month Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive stamp set and matching die cut called Thoughtful Branches.  You can choose just the stamp set or save some moola and grab the bundle.  It’s only available until August 31, 2016.

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I’m going to shoot you straight.  I used to hate having to pick all those little pieces out of the intricate dies like this one.  I mean, what a pain in the neck, right?  That’s why I absolutely love and cannot live without 2 things right now.  The Big Shot Die Brush and the Precision Base Plate.  LIFE SAVERS!  When you use these two things together, you will save SO much time and don’t have to worry about your images not coming out.  It makes it so easy!

This is a great stamp set for making Thank You cards.  It’s got some really great sayings in addition to a curly font, which I love.  I admit it, I am a font junkie.  Anything that looks handwritten or “cursive” as us old school folks say, is my type of font!

Some of the sayings  in the Thoughtful Branches stamp set include, “I hope you feel appreciated”, “You’re kindness makes a difference” and more.

If you are leaning toward grabbing this stamp set, just remember 2 things.

1.  It’s only here until August 31st.  2.  It’s less expensive as a bundle!

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Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

By | August 5, 2016

Balloon Celebration Stampin Up


Back on this blog post, I showed you how to use catalogs to get a start on your card making.  Whether it’s to create the exact same card, or use it as a starting point.  Today’s post is another example of that.  I am using the stamp set Balloon Celebration from Stampin Up on page 24 of the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

 (If you do not have a catalog yourself, please click here)

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Isn’t this card adorable?  I took it straight from the catalog.  The only difference was the background gold foil polka dots.  I didn’t have the newer paper so I used my retired stash.  I’m sure you all have tons of paper laying around just waiting to be used, right?  Use it up, I say!

The balloon was stamped using the gold Wink of Stella pen.  I just colored directly onto the stamp using my pen and then stamped it.  Isn’t that a cool idea?  It really makes it stand out and sparkle in person.  Then I took that same pen and went over the word “Champagne”.

If you really want to make your life easier, I highly suggest the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  And who doesn’t need more balloons in their life, right?  I find myself using this punch ALL THE TIME (as you will see below) not just with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.

This is the awesome stamp set!  Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

This is the punch that coordinates!  Isn’t it awesome?

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Below are more card samples using this same stamp set.  I did a live broadcast on Facebook, creating these stinking cute cards that you can watch below.

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