Saturday, August 11, 2012

August Stamp Club: Flip Card

I received a "flip" card at Convention...definetly wanted to try it here's our project for this month's club project.

Cut cardstock to 7 1/2 x 4 1/4
Score at 2 3/4 and 3 3/4

Using Tab 2, place the Labels Framelit on the 2 3/4 crease (a sticky note can be used to hold framelit in place).  Place the Cutting Plate on top, but only up to the crease, and then run through the Big Shot.  Without lifting the Framelit, flip your card around and place the Cutting Plate on the 3 3/4 crease. 
This is what it should look like....

Crease and fold...stamp...embellish.

Happy Stamping! Bye for now, Maria

August Stamp Club Swaps

Card Swaps from August Stamp Club

Punch a butterfly out of the front of a card...use to decorate the inside!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Treat Holder

At Convention, Stampin' Up! had a Demo Resource Center where we got to look at, touch, and try out some of the new products.  This little treat holder was shown with the Simply Scored Tool, and is similiar to the Tea Bag and Cookie Holder we made in March (see previous post).  However, it lays flat rather than standing upright, and is even easier to make.  It will hold a tea bag or a Ghirardelli chocolate square.  

You will need a 6x6 piece of DSP.  Using the Simply Scored Tool with the Diagonal Plate, score down the center diagonally. 

Score at 2" on both ends opposite of the center score (this would be perpendicular to the center score line).

Fold up and crease all your scores with a bone folder. 

Holding the two flaps together at the top, punch holes.
Thread with ribbon to hold closed.

Add a piece of cardstock (2 1/2 x 3) with rounded corners.  Stamp as you wish, and add your treats. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Convention 2012

Here we are at Stampin' Up's headquarters in Riverton, Utah.
Just a short bus ride from Salt Lake City.
Stampin' Up made all the arrangements for demonstrators to tour their facilities.
We were able to visit the corporate office and distribution center. 
The building, and its surroundings, is beautiful.
I would move to Utah if I could work at Stampin' Up.

We had so much fun, learned lots of new things about rubber stamping and how to run our business--another thing I love about Stampin' Up--you're in business for yourself as an Independent Demonstrator, but you're never alone in your business.  They share so many ideas and techniques so you can be successful.  How about you?  Do you have fun on your job?  Are your corporate events something to look forward to each year?  Are they fun?  I really do love my job as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator!  If you need a little fun, or creativity, in your life, you should consider becoming a demonstrator.  I would be honored to have you on my team.  You can get started for less than $100.  
And...we walked, and walked....alot!  And, I was informed I'm a fast walker--who knew?!  At convention there is so much to see and do--I was just trying to get in as much as possible!  Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria