Valentines Class 2017

By | January 20, 2017

Valentine Class 2017

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It's here. The next class opens today!

 Valentine 2017 Class

Welcome to the "Valentine 2017" card class!

In this class, you will make 3 cards and a sweet purse!

Early bird registrations will get a $5 discount!

A portion of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life!

**BRING A FRIEND THAT'S NEW TO ME AND pick 5 free cards from my card rack.  You AND your new friend!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Can't make it- grab the kit to go or purchase the tutorials!

Saturday,  February 11th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is  January 20-27

February 1!

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I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don't mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

********************************************** Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.
In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!
     

Balloon Adventures

By | January 16, 2017

Well, have I got good news for you today!  The Stitched Shape Framelits are BACK!  They were so incredibly popular, they went on backorder and then we weren't supposed to be able to order them again until the new catalog comes out in June.  But alas... the craft gods have heard our pleas.  Woo hoo!

Click here to go grab yourself this awesome package of dies!  They are my absolute FAVORITE!  Like, EVER!

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Today's project features these framelits.  I can't get enough of the stitched edging.  It adds so much to each project without overwhelming it, don't you think?

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set

And, I'm using the new stamp set Balloon Adventures, which of course has lots of regular balloons, but I like the fonts and the sentiments most in this set.  And although this paper was not "made" to coordinate with this set (it goes with the "Lift Me Up" stamp), I love the colors and images for all occasions!  The best part about this paper is that it's FREE!  With every $50 you spend, you can grab yourself free product from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure!  You can see the brochure here.

Balloon Adventures

See this stinking cute ribbon?  Yep, that came from the matching Balloon Pop-Up thinlits to this stamp set.  Sweet!  You will love these die cuts as well because they create a pop-up effect on the inside of your card.  I didn't create that with this card, but you can click on the product below to see some great examples.

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2017 Spring Occasions Paper Share

By | January 4, 2017
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Hi Friends!
I am now offering a paper share for the 2017 Spring Occasions Catalog.  You can see all the paper and sizes on the picture here.
 
The Paper Share is $25 plus $7 shipping. 
 
If you would like to grab a share, please email me the following:

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Email address to send the Pay Pal invoice (Invoices will go out Jan. 18th)

 
I am going to order the products on January 20th. I should get them in approximately a week.  Then I need a week to cut, sort and ship. I will ship them to you in the mail February 3rd (or sooner if I can get my boys to help!)
Your invoice must be paid in order for me to order product on the 20th.
 

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Join My Mailing List

By | January 3, 2017

If you're not signed up for my newsletter, you missed the directions on how to make projects like these!

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The newsletter is filled with content that does not appear on my blog.

 Be sure not to miss another newsletter by signing up today!  In addition to all of these awesome projects, I'm going to let you in on a few crafting secrets!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

"If you would like to request specific videos, posts or classes that show you how to do a new technique, email Angela today! I love getting requests"

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Birthday Bright

By | December 28, 2016

Birthday Bright Class

Birthday Bright

bonus5 & 5 for January!

When you register for this class you can choose 5 cards with envelopes off my rack PLUS grab 5% off all January product purchases!  (offer not valid on future classes)

Birthday Bright Class January 14th 11 AM to 1 PM
Southbridge Savings Bank, Sturbridge, MA
Deadline to register -January 7th!
Class includes a cute storage box, 12 beautiful cards with envelopes, 12 gift tags and tons of embellishments including an envelope address stencil  for just $39.95!
The Stamp Set is sold separately.  If you would like me to add it to your order, just email me (angela@angelasinklink.com)!
 This class is perfect for beginners to advanced stampers.
Go to my Calendar (above) to sign up today!
 

All I Want For Christmas is…

By | December 22, 2016

I mean, can we get real for a moment friends?  How often do we really get what we want for Christmas?

For example I would like everything in the new Stampin' Up! Spring Occasions Catalog. (It goes live January 4th). As usual, gorgeous gorgeous stuff!!  What's a girl to do?

It's easier than you think.  Especially starting January 4th!!! When you purchase the starter kit, you grab yourself an additional $30 in free goodies.  PLUS- you get to join my team 🙂  Read more about that here!

This past weekend was my team Christmas party.  We shared food, drinks and lots of stamping!  Take a gander at some of the pictures!IMG_9067

For those that live near me, we celebrated by each making something to eat for our potluck!  We shared eggs, sausage, cranberry bread, hashbrown casserole (THE most delicious I've ever tasted), fruit, yogurt and granola!  It was YUMMY!!

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Once the girls came, we sat down to eat and share conversation.  Then, we moved into the dining room where they were surprised with little gifts from me.  I made them tissue holders and gave them each an ornament.

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We each brought a shoebox swap.  This is where you design a card and then put all the cut paper and embellishments in a shoebox for everyone to re-create!  It's so fun to see everyone's designs.  Those that couldn't make it, sent in their swap cards and we created their cards for them.

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And if you are interested in the DELICIOUS Hashbrown casserole, here it is:

Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole

INGREDIENTS 1 bag (about 30 – 32 oz.) Frozen Hash Browns, thawed 1 stick Butter or margarine, melted 1 (10 1/4 oz.) can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 small or 1/2 cup Onion, chopped 2 cups Grated or Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 1 cup (pint) Sour Cream   DIRECTIONS Grease 9×11″ baking dish. Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl mix onion, soup, black pepper and all but one cup of the shredded cheese. Add sour cream and mix well. Add hash browns and melted butter. Mix well. Transfer to prepared dish. Top with remaining cup of grated / shredded cheese. Bake 45-55 minutes until bubbly.

The Legend of the Candy Cane

By | December 5, 2016

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Okay folks, apparently there are stories to Candy Canes that I was totally in the dark about!  Have you heard any?  As I was crafting today and looking through my designer series paper, I had one with Candy Canes on it.  I wanted to create a beautiful Christmas card but also wanted it to have some meaning.  As I browsed "The Google" as my kids call it, I came across stories about Candy Canes.  I was intrigued to keep reading. To completely abbreviate the story I liked, Candy Canes were designed to remind folks what Christmas is really all about.  (Besides shopping and stuff) According to legend, this candy was designed back in the 18th century where in Europe, it was forbidden to show any signs of Christianity.  A Candy Maker wanted to make a candy as a way to teach children the real meaning of Christmas without getting in trouble and that's how he came up with the Candy Cane. Whether you are Christian or not, whether you believe the story or not- it's still very interesting so I wanted to share how the Candy Maker supposedly came up with the Candy Cane.
  • The shape is supposed to look like a Shepherd's staff- Jesus was a shepherd. It's also in the form of the letter "J".  (for the man himself)
  • Jesus is a rock- so the candy is hard to remind the children that "Jesus is their rock"
  • The stripes- White for purity and holiness, red for the crucifixion.
  • Peppermint was chosen because it was very similar to "hyssop" which was used for sacrifice and purification in the Old Testament.
  • It's to be given as a gift- representing the love of Jesus when he gave us the gift of salvation.
Isn't it interesting?  I hope you enjoyed my little research project today.  And that brings us to today's card, which has Candy Canes on it 🙂 I decided to use the Tin of Tags Project Kit and the matching stamp set 'cuz they're so stinking cute! Tin of Tags The Legend of the Candy Cane The Legend of the Candy Cane I hope you enjoyed this project and will come and visit me again! Thanks for stopping by. Product List

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Class
To Go
Deadline to Register - December 7th!
$28
Your class fee includes the supplies to make 6 cards, envelopes, 2 Treat Boxes and as always- a step by step PDF Tutorial.
You will need to supply your own ink and stamps for this class.  If you need any of the ink's or supplies, there is a link to purchase those below.
All Class kits will ship together on or possibly before December 14th. They will all ship flat rate and you should receive them in about 3 days.

Stampin Up Sale Year End Closeout

By | December 1, 2016
You are not going to want to miss this! Stampin Up is having a sale of up to 60% products while supplies last. It's the year end closeout!  Check out the details below. YearEndCloseout_Shareables_ENG_2

Here is the link to the clearance items in the store!

Here is a list of the retiring holiday products!

PLUS, when you shop with me and use the hostess code for December, you'll grab a package of rhinestones for free! dec16host   Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. • High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price. Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:         • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21,           after which they will be only available while supplies last.         • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.          Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items           will be discontinued after January 3. • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts. • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders. • Items and discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.  

Square Christmas Card

By | November 28, 2016

Square Christmas Card

I want to show you how to create this super cute embellishment for your cards!  It's crazy easy to do as you will see in the short video below.  So, let's get started with how to make a square Christmas card! Square Christmas Card To start out with this card measures 5" x 5".  I began by cutting my cardstock to  5" x 10" and folding it in half.  Next, I embossed the Vanilla cardstock layer using my Big Shot and an embossing folder.  There are pictures below to all of the products I used- and you can even click on them to order if you like. The Vanilla layer measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". square christmas card IMG_8663 I created this bow using the bow builder punch.  It really makes bows pretty easy, especially if you're not a fan of tying ribbon! square christmas card Finally, this is the inside of the card.  I added a layer of the Designer Series paper to the inside.  I cut that to 4 3/4" square. The Vanilla layer is 4 1/2" square.  Because this stamp is rubber and not see-through, I used my "Stamp-A-Majig" to make sure I  stamped exactly where I needed to. I hope you enjoyed this project and will come and visit me again! Thanks for stopping by. Product List

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  Bling It Out
Class
To Go
Deadline to Register - December 7th!
$28
Your class fee includes the supplies to make 6 cards, envelopes, 2 Treat Boxes and as always- a step by step PDF Tutorial.
You will need to supply your own ink and stamps for this class.  If you need any of the ink's or supplies, there is a link to purchase those below.
All Class kits will ship together on or possibly before December 14th. They will all ship flat rate and you should receive them in about 3 days.

Candy Cane Lane

By | November 21, 2016

Candy Cane Lane

This paper is just too cute!  It's Monday- I am in my happy place and this is the cutey patootie card I've got for you today.  It all started with a sketch that you can find here, and then I decided to delve into the Candy Cane Lane cardstock that I hadn't really used yet.

It is super cute and I love the warm colors together.

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Candy Cane Lane

The colors look great together!  Real Red, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  Of course, there's always going to be some Whisper White in there.  You know, I was surprised at how little people know about our Whisper White cardstock?  It's the best around!  SERIOUSLY.  It not only is super sturdy at 80lbs. but if you stamped this same image on a lesser quality paper, the ink wouldn't look as bright and it might bleed a bit.  I can't recommend the Whisper White cardstock enough folks.  Don't waste your precious pennies on the crappy stuff- you want your cards to look crisp and fresh!

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Bling It Out
Class
To Go
Deadline to Register - December 7th!
$28
Your class fee includes the supplies to make 6 cards, envelopes, 2 Treat Boxes and as always- a step by step PDF Tutorial.
You will need to supply your own ink and stamps for this class.  If you need any of the ink's or supplies, there is a link to purchase those below.
All Class kits will ship together on or possibly before December 14th. They will all ship flat rate and you should receive them in about 3 days.

Jolly Friends Stamp Set

By | November 15, 2016
Welcome!  This week I want to share a card with you that I think is so cute. The funny part about it is, I didn't like this paper at all when I first saw it. The word HATE is a strong word, so we'll just stick with...I really didn't like it. But I decided to start my week with another challenge and these colors were part of it. I also had broken out my "Jolly Friends" stamp set yet and I thought- what the heck... let's use up some of this paper!!!Jolly Friends

Jolly FriendsWell, wasn't I surprised!!!!  Okay, like I said I started with a challenge. I took a sketch from here and a color challenge from here. I realized that lately I haven't been thinking outside the box as far as different folds for my cards so I'm going to start trying to do that. Rather than cut the card base at the usual 8 1/2" long, I trimmed it down to 8". I still made the score line 4 1/4". That way it left a little bit of space on the right-hand side. Just for a different effect.

Jolly FriendsI gathered up all my awesome tools and got to work. The first thing I knew I absolutely had to start with was the Stitched Shapes Framelits. OH my Lord!  These are the best things Stampin' Up! has come out with in years. Am not kidding. I absolutely love these things to death. Look at how flipping cute the stitching is? Love love love love it.  All you do is run it through the Big Shot machine in the same way you do with all the other framelits and it puts the stitching on there for you.  LOVE!

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Now I've got to talk to a little bit about the sentiment. I have a love/hate relationship with the White Craft Ink. I love that we can stamp white on a darker cardstock. I don't love how long it takes to dry. So because I have zero patience, I threw some white embossing powder over it and used my heat tool. This made sure to capture any of the ink that was still wet and then heat-set it so that it was dry to the touch. That's why the sentiment looks brighter in some parts and shinier and others. It's a pretty cool effect don'tcha think? Now if I wanted it all to be uniform, for lack of a better word, I could've let this dry or just kept heating it with the heat tool. Like I told you earlier, mama doesn't have any patience.

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I stamped the envelope too!

Everything else is pretty self-explanatory. If you want to check out what I'm talking about for the new framelits, scroll down below. This is an early bird special. This means that they are available in the month of November and then won't be available again until the new catalog comes out in June. So if you are as in love with them as I am, don't wait. Grab them now.

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Designer Series Paper

By | November 8, 2016

Designer Series Paper


Let me tell you why Mondays are my favorite day of the week. My kids go to school and my husband goes to work. I go into my craft room and design cards and projects for whatever is coming up in the next week or two. If you are here on my website, then I assume you are a fan of making crafts yourself. It is my release, my mental health break, my walk on the beach, my yoga class, my glass of wine, my ice cream. You see where I'm going with this don't you? I love it. I absolutely love it. So I logged into my computer this week after spending a wonderful weekend in New York City with all my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators and decided to start this week with a challenge. I found a challenge and got to creating. I wanted to feature one of the amazing packs of designer series paper that Stampin' Up! offers. I settled on Petals and Paisley's and an autumn theme and got down to business.Designer Series Paper Designer Series PaperHave any of you been in New England or New York City in the fall? It's absolutely breathtaking and stunning and I wanted to capture those colors in this card. The main focus I decided, was going to be on the Petals and Paisley's designer series pack of paper and to the Vanilla and Polka Dotted Paper.  It's gorgeous.File Nov 08, 1 18 31 PM One of the awesome demonstrators at our event this past weekend talked about how we should add a little extra to our cards by embossing our designer series paper. It's a very quick and easy step adds a lot of the wow factor. Couldn't agree more so I had to try it. I took the birch tree embossing folder and embossed this paper. Just wow is all I can say. Designer Series PaperThe stamped images came from the September 2016 paper pumpkin. If you don't know what paper pumpkin is, click here. I love getting my surprise in the mail every month with gorgeous products that coordinate and I don't have to think about anything. Just sit and create. Happy place! The oval cut outs came from the layering oval framelits that are used on the big shot machine. The pumpkin I cut out using paper snips and then added some metallic thread and a piece of brand-new ribbon that is coming out this spring.  As demonstrators, we get a sneak peek at all the new products coming out in the spring. Which is crazy to think about considering we haven't even a Christmas. Right? Petals and PaisleysI hope you enjoyed this project.  You can scroll down below to see all the products I used except for the paper pumpkin stamp set – which is no longer available. If you are interested in signing up for this gorgeous kit every month, make sure you do it by November 10 to get the special holiday edition coming soon. Thanks for tuning in today & have a great day!
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Stitched Shapes Framelits

By | November 1, 2016

Hi Friends!  Well, another year of Trick or Treating is in the bag (so to speak).  We had a fantastic night- our town goes all out and it's one of my favorite nights of the year!  My kids dressed as a T-Rex dinosaur and a Sumo Wrestler.  It was hilarious!

So now that Halloween is over... folks are going to switch into Christmas mode!  Oh no!  Don't worry- I've got lots to share to help you out. One of the the items I'm most excited to use are the new framelits that were made available today.  I am in love.  BIG LOVE.  I have been wanting the stitched effect for my framelits for years!!!  This set will come out in the next catalog, but you can order it early in the month of November! The only thing that could make this fantastic early bird sale better is a sale on coordinating stamps!  OH- but wait... THERE IS!

Stitched shapes Framelits NOVEMBER SALE

25% Off!

You can see all the stamps on sale and framelits here.

Below are the upcoming deadlines for November classes.


Tin of Tags Class

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Tin of Tags Class November 17th 10 AM to 12 PM or 6 PM to 8 PM
My Home
Deadline to Register - November 9th
$30.00

We will work together to create these gorgeous gift tags.  Tags are a must-have for gift-giving and treat-taking.  This kit includes enough supplies for 30 tags, 3 each of 10 designs. Complete the kit using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180). The adorable red tin comes with this class!  Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately.

 If you need any of the supplies not included in the kit, you can click on the pictures below to order.


Stamp-A-Stack (To Go)Stamp A Stack

Stamp -A- Stack Card Class
To Go
Deadline to Register - November 15th!
$28
Get going on your Christmas Card making with this class!
Your class fee includes the supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), envelopes, and as always- a step by step PDF Tutorial.
You will need to supply your own ink and stamps for this class.  If you need any of the ink's or supplies, there is a link to purchase those below.
All Class kits will ship together on or possibly before November 23rd. They will all ship flat rate and you should receive them in about 3 days.

Paper Pumpkin Posse!

Pumpkin Posse

November 18th 11 AM to 1 PM Applebee's in Sturbridge

Deadline to Register is November 10th

 This is a great time to grab your friends, your Paper Pumpkin Kit and have lunch while we work on our kits together!

Starting in October, I am hosting a monthly lunch called "The Paper Pumpkin Posse" !

We will meet at Applebee's in Sturbridge for lunch (11-1) and work on our kits.  It doesn't have to be the current kit, you can bring whatever kit you have!

If you just want to try it out or bring a friend, just RSVP by emailing me- by the 10th of the month!  The charge is $20.

If you are a current subscriber, it's free!  Don't want lunch? No problem- just order a drink!

Make sure you RSVP by the 10th of the month.  See you there!

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Christmas Card Class

By | October 27, 2016

 Christmas Class

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Christmas Card Class November 12th 11 AM to 1 PM
Southbridge Savings Bank, Sturbridge, MA
Deadline to register - November 1st!
6 beautiful cards with envelopes for just $35!
You also will receive your own brand new pack of "Warmth & Cheer" Cardstock from the Stampin Up 2016 Holiday Catalog.
 This class is perfect for beginners to advanced stampers.
 This class generally fills up quickly, because we are making Christmas Cards. An additional date will be added if all spaces are filled.
 

Halloween Treat Box

By | October 23, 2016

Halloween Treat Box


You are never gonna guess how I made this Halloween Treat Box!!!  Ready?  I used the envelope punch board!!!!  I know- you're saying NO WAY- Get OUTTA here.. but it's true.  It was a snap to put together! Halloween Treat Box Halloween Treat Box Directions: To begin with, you need a piece of 6" x 6" piece of paper and duh- an envelope punch board.  🙂 Line up the left edge to the 1 3/8" mark and punch. Without moving the paper, place the tip of the scoring tool that comes with the punch board inside the opening.  Touching the side of the little plastic pointer thing, press down and score along the entire length of the paper following the diagonal groove on the punch board. Next, slide the paper so the left edge is at the 4" mark.  Score along the score line again without moving the paper. You should have TWO punches on one side of the paper.  Rotate your paper to the left. Line up the first score line on your paper to the little plastic pointy thing at the top of the punch board.  (We are not worried about the ruler anymore) With the pointer lined up to the previously made score groove in the paper, punch. Score it again. Slide the paper to the left so that the pointer is lined up with the next score line and repeat the process. Do this on all 4 sides. Use the built-in corner rounder punch on the board to round all of the corners. You are now going to cut on the top and bottom of your soon-to-be box. Cut up the left score line next to the wide triangle.  (Choose any side to start)  Stop cutting when you come to the intersecting score line. Repeat cutting on the  right side of that square and cut up to the intersecting score line again. Repeat this process on the OPPOSITE side of the paper (but not on all sides). Fold on all of the score lines. Use a 1" Circle punch to punch out a handle on the top of those tabs you just cut. Place adhesive on one flap and fold it on the score line. You will see that it will cross in front of the box. Place more adhesive in the corner of the other flap- attach it to the other flap so they cross over one another. Fold the remaining tab out for a contrasting look or tuck it in to the inside if you don't want it to show.   That's it, you're done!  I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and stop by again soon!  Take care.