Sneak Peek: Occasions Catty Goes Live tomorrow!

I am so excited about the newest Occasions catalog that will go live on Jan 5th,

 I do LOVE a gift with purchase, don’t you?

It’s time for Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale a Bration!   (and perfect timing, the new Occasions catalog begins tomorrow also!

There are 11 freebies to choose from and more coming in February.  For every $50 order, you choose one free! I will be posting the catalogs online once the clock hits midnight January 5th.

Extra perks during SAB:

Orders over $150 qualify for host rewards AND if over $250, you earn an extra $25 in  rewards!  You can do it alone or buddy up and put your orders in together.


Join Stampin’ Up as a Discount Shopper or to share stamping with others – you choose!  During SAB (jan 5-march 31)  choose $155 of products AND free shipping for only $99 +tax!  

JoinChart_SAB2016_Dec0315_USCall or email me to chat about it or on Jan 5th,

Here’s a video from the SU corporate office with Shannon West. She shows one of the new SAB freebies called  Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack! 

These 6×6 Vellum sheets are FREE during Sale a Bration!  They are embossed with white printing make gorgeous accents, invitations, and overlays. Or layer it over your favorite cardstock or Designer Series Paper to add color. In the video below, SU employee Shannon West shows how they overlay over the Botanicals designer paper in the Occasions catalog!

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I have used Party Wishes Bundle for  this card. This card is a Bendy Fold  that is a 3D card that stands bended, but easily can be placed in an envelope for mailing.Happy-birthday-Bebdy-card250

Bendy Fold How To Step by Step

•Cut 2 pieces of cardstock, 5 1⁄2”x 4 1⁄4”. Cut the 2nd piece at 2 1⁄2” making 2 small pieces 5 1⁄2” x 2 1⁄2” and 5 1⁄2” x 1 3⁄4”.

•Score 1⁄2” in from one end of both smaller pieces .

•Make a notch by trimming away 1⁄4” of the end of the cardstock.  The notch is about 1/3 of the way down, measuring approx 3/8”.

•Don’t worry too much on the size of the notch, you will make your slit to fit the notch so it’s hard to make a mistake with it at this point!

•On the left hand side of the card, attach the 5 1⁄2” x 2 1⁄2” flap to the back as shown. Measure 4” from the fold to the right hand side of the centre-back piece. Make a light pencil mark and, using the flap as your guide, mark the top and bottom of the notch on the line. Now make a slit between the top and bottom points using a craft knife. I made 2 parallel cuts about 1/16” apart.

•The left hand fold should bend and the notch should fit into the slit to make a perfect arch as shown.

•Take the remaining, narrower piece and do the exact same thing except this time you will be attaching it to the right hand side of the card. You will see again from the picture that I’ve made the notch by cutting away 1⁄4” from the outer edge, leaving a small section to form the notch.

•Attach this piece to the centre-back of your card.

•To make the 2nd slit, you will close the deeper flap across the centre-front of the card.

•Your notches and slits should match up to form a card

•You can move the slits to make a more bowed front, or a slightly flatter front, that’s completely up to you!

Now  decorate your card!

Some Supplies used 

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Making an impression one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

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Tag a Bag Gift bags (131370} are a fun way to give a treat to someone special. Kraft bags with White chevron ombre print.

* 10 bags, each 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″
* Food safe

Combine these with the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (131371 in one bundle and you can’t go wrong! It has everything you need to make treats extra-special. Coordinates with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango. Includes:

* 10 food-safe Kraft bags with White chevron ombre print, each 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″
* 10 large base tags
* 10 medium builder tags
* Baker’s Twine, 20′ each of 3 colors: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay
* 10 mini clothespins
* 5 Smoky Slate self-adhesive strips, each 12″
* 40 Stampin’ Dimensionals