Sunday, February 17, 2019

Birthday Never-ending card!!!

Hi all - this past Friday we celebrated my youngest Grand-Daughter's 9th birthday. I had promised each of my grandkids a never-ending card for their birthdays after they saw my Christmas card HERE!  And she was the first grandchild birthday of the year - so she gets the first card.   Happy Birthday Zamarah!!  Love you to the moon and back!

We had made these originally in my technique clubs, and I learned that you need to use good adhesive; and cut and glue and score straight.  Other than that - they are really pretty easy!  So here is her card - this is what you see when you pull it out of the envelope -
Then you open from the center to the top and the bottom to get this view -
Next you open from the center to each side and get this -
and finally from the center top to bottom to get this - the white panels were left blank so that I could write her birthday wishes.   After you open this layer from the center side to side you go right back to the first picture of the card and start over - thus the never-ending card name :)
One of my amazing customers, Janet, from one of my Technique  Clubs came up with this adorable little poem insert to put in with the cards to help people know how to open them - she has given permission for anyone to use.  Thanks Janet, for sharing your creativity with us all.
I also used Stampin' Up!'s envelope punch board to make her matching envelope out of the DSP.  The card ends up being 6"x6" - so the punch board made it easy to create the envelope for that size card -
and here is the envelope open -I love how the 2 sided DSP creates it's own lining.
And finally with the card slid in. 
I really love how it turned out and she seemed to love it too.  Now I just have 7 more to go this year with 3 of them in March - so I'd better get busy.  There are tons of great tutorials and videos out there on how to make these - just search Never Ending Card - and try it out.  It's a fun and interactive card for all ages.  Hope you liked it!  ~Maureen
Remember it's currently Sale-a-bration where you can earn FREE merchandise with every $50 purchase.  Just click HERE for full details; and then click on SHOP NOW to see the catalogs.  Or if you'd like a hard copy of our Annual catalog, Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalogs mailed to you, just let me know.  If ordering online please use my current hostess code - 
 Thank you!
Click on any image below to go straight to my online store -

Monday, February 4, 2019

FREEBIE during Sale-A-Bration

So I've been talking a lot about Sale-a-bration - but today I want to share one of the FREE items you can get with a $50 purchase during SAB.  This set is called Hello Cupcake and is just so cute!  It has lot of fun images and some awesome sentiments to go with them -
Here is just one example of an adorable card you can make.  It uses our coordinating Gingham Gala DSP from the Occasions catalog. 
There are so many more items you can also choose from FREE so be sure to check them out.   In fact the ribbon package was soooo popular it is no longer available (bummer).  There will also be a new release of some additional free options coming on February 15 - so watch for that.  As well as some framelits you can purchase for both the cupcake set above and the froggie set shown below, coming on March 1.
Just click HERE and then click on SHOP NOW to see the catalogs.  Or if you'd like an Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog mailed to you, just let me know.  If ordering online please use my current hostess code - Thank you - Maureen
Click on any image below to go right to my online store -

Saturday, February 2, 2019

More Occasions Catalog Fun!

So I am simply in love with this beautiful stamp set from page 13 of our new Occasions catalog.  Beauty Abounds is a wonderful name for it - and those BUBBLE images - wow!  Took me only a few minutes to make this beautiful set of notecards - and the impact is amazing.  This notecard size is perfect for this image and these layers.
After stamping the bubble image a few times back and forth (note this image gives you all those different depths of colors with one inking) - I took my Momento Black and stamped the flourish image right over the top of the bubbles - then added the "hello".
Next I took the coordinating marker color and colored in just the flowers to really make them the focal point.  After that, all it took was a few gems and some colored layers on black (which really make the layers stand out) and voila - all done!   These would make a great gift set for a friend, and I can always use "hello" cards!
Hope you got some inspiration for #simplestamping here.  You can check out our catalogs online to see all the great products, as well as what you can qualify for free through March 31, 2019 during Sale-a-bration.  



Just click HERE and then click on SHOP NOW to see the catalogs.  Or if you'd like an Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog mailed to you, just let me know.  If ordering online please use my current hostess code - Thank you - Maureen
Click on any image below to go right to my online store -