Hello Little One

In my monthly card class – Quick & Cute Cards – I try to always have an option for a baby card – with both a blue and a pink option.  I guess maybe I need a neutral option too.  Do people still wait for the surprise to find out at the birth if it is a boy or a girl?  My oldest is 27 years old and we waited until he was born so it was a surprise.  But my two younger ones we knew before they were born that they would be boys.  I wonder what young parents are doing these days.  Anyway I thought I’d share with you the card that I currently have in my card class.

I love the Little Elephant stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  It comes as a bundle with the Elephant Builder punch – that’s a 10% savings! For these baby cards I paired the bundle with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Baker’s Twine.  You could easily switch the Pool Party and the Petal Pink and use the Soft Sea Foam print that comes in the paper pack for a neutral gender card.  Pair that one with the silver and white Baker’s Twine instead of the colored ones that I used on these cards. 

Supply List

  • #148340 Little Elephant Bundle = stamp set + Elephant Builder Punch
  • #146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
  • #146286 Twinkle Twinkle Card Stock pack
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White Card Stock (I use this for the card base)
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock (I use this for the tag, circle and stamping the elephant
  • #147118 Gray Granite Classic ink
  • #147107 Pool Party Classic ink
  • #147108 Petal Pink Classic ink
  • #146288 Silver & Petal Pink Bakers Twine
  • #147015 Silver & Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • #145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • #143730 Wood Crate Framelits (that’s where the tag is from)
  • #141705 Layering Circles Framelits
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

This set can be used for more than baby cards.  It has a variety of greetings included – for friendship, thanks, and celebrations.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Upcoming Events

For some reason my events calendar doesn’t seem to be showing up on my blog.  Yikes! So I’m adding this post to show what I have coming up until I can figure out what is going on.  The registration page still seems to be working.

February Events:

  • Wednesday Feb 20 – Cocktails & Card Making @ Tavern at Towne Lake 7:00 pm
  • Friday Feb 22 – Quick & Cute Cards 10:00 am
  • Friday Feb 22 – Quick & Cute Cards 7:00 pm
  • Sunday Feb 24 – Stampin’ Birthday Bingo @ Tavern 2:00 pm – THIS IS FULL

March Events:

  • Saturday Mar 2 – BUMC Scrapbook Crop 9 am – 9 pm – I will be a vendor at the event
  • Tuesday Mar 5 – KSU card class – private event
  • Fri/Sat Mar 8/9 – Stampers Club
  • Wednesday Mar 13 – Cocktails & Card Making @ Tavern at Towne Lake 7:00 pm
  • Mar 15-17 – Spring Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat
  • Saturday Mar 23 – PAWS Team meeting
  • Friday Mar 29 – Quick & Cute Cards 10 am
  • Friday Mar 29 – Quick & Cute Cards 7 pm


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Plaid Deer Treats

Did you know you can make plaid deer?  Use the Buffalo Check background stamp.  And good news – it’s one of the stamp sets that will be carrying over from the Holiday catalog into the new year.  Yay!  Check out these quick little treats…

I folded some card stock – measure the bottom to fit the width of what you are putting inside and add a flap at the top to fold over the front.  I punched two holes and tied the braided linen thread through.  The top flap has been stamped with Buffalo Plaid stamp and so have the deer die cuts.  Aren’t they cute?  Even though it looks like black I actually used Basic Gray for all of the stamping.

Supply List

  • Buffalo Check stamp
  • Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies
  • Christmas Pines stamp set
  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Basic Gray ink
  • Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Metallic Pearls
  • Braided Linen Trim
  • 1/8″ Handheld punch
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Stamparatus
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine

In case you are wondering what is inside mine – well it’s Walker’s Shortbread Fingers.  They are packaged in a plaid wrapper and coordinated perfectly with this project.  I was able to find some at Tuesday Morning.

Merry Christmas to You!

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Clearance Rack has been Updated

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack today.  You can get some great deals on previously retired items.  Including FAST FUSE adhesive and refills. Everything is while supplies last and items are selling out fast – these are great deals.

Remember if you earned Bonus Coupons in August redeem them on your order before the end of September. 

Order online here – use host code SCH7WNEU for September 2018.

Orders over $50 in product will receive a gift in the mail from me.  You must use the host code.  If your order is over $150 in product – don’t use the code so you can redeem your own Stampin’ Rewards.  I will also send you a gift in the mail. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

Upcoming classes

Wed. Sept 19 – Cocktails & Card Making

Fri – Sept 21 – Card Maker’s Class

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New Catalog Kickoff

The exciting brand new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is coming!  It is a beautiful catalog packed with lots of new products.  I’m hosting a catalog kickoff event on Sunday, June 3rd at my studio in my home.  If you are local to me I hope to see you there – the details are below.

Catalog Kickoff Party

It’s time for a brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!
Join me for a Catalog Kickoff Party.
Come by between 3 and 6 pm on Sunday, June 3rd.
We will be playing with brand new products and colors from the annual catalog.
Cost is $20
Make & Take Projects with brand new products & Colors
Color swatch sample of all of our cardstock colors (53 colors)
A copy of the new 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog
An In Color Book mark featuring our new 2018-2020 In Colors
A coupon towards an order placed at the party
Yummy snacks
Be sure to RSVP by May 30th so I have time to prepare everything for you.


If you can’t make the party and you still want all the stuff – completed make&take projects, the card stock sampler, the NEW catalog and book mark – I can mail them to you after the party for an additional $7.25

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Card Maker’s Class

Come join me for my monthly Card Maker’s Class on the last Friday of the month.  For May it will be on Friday, May 25th.  There are two class sessions – one at 10 am and one at 7 pm.  Both held in my studio at my house in Woodstock, Georgia. 

Each month you get an assortment of different cards to choose from allowing you to make what you need.  There are typically 10-12 different choices of cards and many of those can be for various occasions – you just change the sentiment.  Others may be specific – for example in the samples above the card with the 2018 is designed and meant for a graduation card.  While the other two cards could be birthday or thank you cards by changing the sentiments.  Many stamp sets have various greetings and if needed we can pull something from a different box. 

This monthly class is perfect for all levels of stampers from the brand new to the advanced.  Everyone works at their own pace.  I can spend more time helping those that need guidance while a more experienced stamper works on their own.  Each card will be set up inside it’s own box – with all the supplies and prepared pieces inside.  You select the box you want to work from and then take it to your table to complete.  Then return the box and choose another. 

Plan ahead for the next month by bringing a list of what you need for the upcoming month and make those cards all in one sitting.  The class fee includes your choice of six cards but if you have time you can make additional cards priced by the card.  If you are local I’d love for you to join me for class this month or in the near future.  Visit my calendar of events to see the schedule and RSVP. 


RSVP for Card Maker’s Class

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