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Create sunshine with Flowers of Friendship

Every so often a stamp set or bundle comes out that just makes you smile. The new Flowers of Friendship bundle is one that makes my heart happy and makes me smile. As soon as I saw it in the catalog, I knew I had to get it and design a class with it. This past weekend I held my monthly card class featuring the Flowers of Friendship bundle and what a great time it was. I love the camaraderie of these events and how even new participants are made to feel welcome. Stampers are some of the friendliest people I know and are so supportive of each other.

The highlight of the evening was getting to create 8 beautiful cards (two each of four designs) that are sure to bring a smile to all who receive them. The Flowers of Friendship stamp set and coordinating punch make it so easy to create fun, colorful cards that pop. When paired with the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP), there is no end to the colorful creations you can make; the only limit is your imagination. Here’s a peek at my designs.

What I love most about this bundle is the simplicity of the different elements. You can start out very simply with just stamps, ink, and paper and then add elements such as die cuts, embossing folders, embellishments, and more to really step up the designs.

For the Basic White card, I started with an 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Thick Basic White cardstock (scored at 5 1/2″). Then I stamped the largest floral image (the one with three flowers) in Evening Evergreen and added the sentiment, also in Evening Evergreen. I than stamped three large flowers and one small flower on the Hand Penned DSP and punched out the images with the coordinating punch. Once the flowers were punched, I used Stampin Dimensionals to place the three large flowers over the stamped image. I used a mini glue dot to layer the smaller punched flower over the large flower in the center and added 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the center of each flower for a little pop of bling! Quick and easy but oh so pretty!

If you want to create cards like the ones above you can order the supplies from my on-line store – https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2184563 – check out the supply list below. If you order the Flowers of Friendship bundle, I’ll send you the class tutorial for free as a thank you gift! And be sure to join my Crafty Stampers VIP Group to stay up to date on all the happenings at Stampin with Crafty Klock.

Flowers of Friendship Class Supply List

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Playful Zany Zebras are sure to bring smiles to all

Everyone once in a while I find a stamp set that just makes me smile and Zany Zebras does just that! These adorable images are whimsical and playful, creating cards suitable for all ages! I had so much fun playing with this set that I created a class to go featuring these Zebras!

Last week I did a quick YouTube video to introduce this stamp set and demonstrate how easy it is to create birthday cards for everyone on your list.

My March Class to Go highlights the Zany Zebras with four fun designs. Class fee includes a goodie bag with over $20 in new Stampin’ Up! products, all the card stock and envelopes to create 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), color tutorial, Zoom class, and priority shipping to get your class kit to you. This class will introduce our water color pencils and is suitable for all experience levels. You can register for my class here.

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Enjoy the Beauty of Butterfly Bouquet Today!

As I sit here watching the snow melt, I am happy to realize Spring is just around the corner! Only four more (short I hope) weeks until we celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Thinking of Spring brings to mind flowers, budding trees filled with the chirping of birds and of course butterflies! Stampin’ Up! is bringing Spring early with the introduction of the new Butterfly Bouquet suite! This beautiful suite launches to customers on March 2 BUT you can get yours TODAY when you sign up to join my team! Once of the best perks of joining Stampin’ Up! (in addition to 20% off all supplies) is the ability to purchase new products before they are released to the general public! It’s so fun to be the first “kid on the block” with the newest toys!

When I started this journey four years ago, I never thought it would bring me so much joy. I’ve always loved to stamp and create pretty cards and packaging so signing up to get the discount was a no brainer. What was unexpected was the wonderful people I would meet and the friendships I would develop along the way. I have met some truly wonderful and creative women and men on this journey. The love and support this community has for each other is amazing – we are always there for one another – celebrating the happy times and offering support during the difficult times. We’re always open to having new friends join us and we want YOU! Come join the Crafty Foxes team – you’ll get so much more than just stamping supplies – you’ll get instant friends, laughter, creative ideas, fun events, and of course the #1 reason we all joined – the DISCOUNT! Use this link to sign up today http://www.stampinup.com/join?demoid=2184563

And when you sign up by February 28th you’ll receive a bonus gift of 200 sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP) FREE – just for signing up during Sale-A-Bration. And you can customize your kit to get the products and supplies you want – including the new Butterfly Bouquet Suite! Check out my YouTube video where I showcase this beautiful stamp set! What are you waiting for? Your time is NOW!

Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set Wobble Card

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How to create beautiful cards with Hydrangea Haven

As soon as I saw the lovely Hydrangea Hill Suite in the new January – June mini catalog I was transported back to my childhood. My maternal grandmother had a reputation gardening, whether it was vegetables or flowers, and our yard was always blooming with something. Gorgeous azalea bushes framing the front of the house; pink and red roses adding their fragrance to the back yard, and beautiful blue and pink hydrangea bushes lining the sidewalk on the side of the house.

The new Hydrangea Hill Suite is one you will most definitely want to add to your collection. The colors work so beautifully together and set you up for success right out of the box. Check out my YouTube video and see how easy it is to create with the products in this suite.

The new Hydrangea Hill Suite from Stampin’ Up!

These products will be available beginning on January 5th! You can check out my store for more info and to place an order. Click here. I’m also featuring this suite in my February Stampin’ Bingo class! This is a fun event where we make four projects and play some old fashioned bingo for fun! It’s always a good time and lots of laughs! You can register here.

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Creative projects you’ll love delivered to your door!

I love getting surprises in the mail! And my favorite of all is my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up! Each month this fun little kit arrives on my door step with everything I need to make that month’s project. Whenever it arrives, it’s like an old friend has come to visit. I can’t wait to open the box and see what is waiting for me!

November’s kit – Jolly Gingerbread – has everything I need to make a variety of projects -gift card holders, Christmas cards, or gift tags. I had so much fun making some of each. Check out my YouTube Video to see how easy it is to create beautiful handmade cards and gift tags.

Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin

If your looking for gift ideas for the crafty types on your gift list, consider a subscription to Paper Pumpkin! I know they’ll love it!