Card Making Fun Folds with Eden's Garden

Here is the replay of Tuesday, November 2nd FB LIVE where I demonstrated two FUN FOLD cards.  Who doesn't love a fun fold?!

Card 1:  Card Base-5 1/2 X 11  score 9 3/4, 5 1/2, 1 3/4

Using the 3" piece that was cut from base cut down to 1 1/4 X 9 3/4 use as belly band

Fold in half with the larger scored section on top. Fold back on top of card-then fold bottom over top of card

DSP 3 1/2 X 5 1/2, 1 1/2 X 5 1/2 & 1 X 5 1/4

Basic White 4 X 5 1/4 for inside

Cut two layers for sentiment one out of coordinating CS and Basic White

Card 2 Base 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4, 2 1/8

DSP 2@ 1 7/8 and 4 X 5 1/4

Using two nesting dies cut two smaller ones out of Basic White and one larger out of Basic White-decorate.

Lay smaller die centered on front fold, Using the cutting plate and lay over the left side of die up to fold.

This will only cut the portion under plate.  (See video)

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5 Easy Steps For Beginner Card makers

A lot of beginner crafters/card makers tell me I'm not crafty-"I can't do what you do". And guess what? I felt the same way when I first got started. This video will show you how a few key paper cutting and layering techniques along with using the proper adhesives will have you creating cards that make you look like a pro!

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If you have further questions or need assistance email me at dawn@shallwestamp.com

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Easy Holiday Cards-Season's Blessings

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Season's-Blessings-Bundle_Grouped-Samples_No-Text_2Are you getting ready for the holidays? I am! As a crafter, one thing I look forward to is making my own Christmas cards. But I don’t have tons of time, so I’m always on the lookout for cards that are quick and easy to make but still look fabulous. That’s why I love the Season’s Blessings Bundle!


The Season’s Blessings Bundle includes the Season’s Blessing Stamp Set and the Seasonal Basket Dies. Stamp a basket and poinsettias, then cut them out with the dies. Adhere them to the card base and add a sentiment. It’s that easy—your card is ready to send!

When you purchase this bundle, you’ll save 10%—that’s another thing to love!
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National Coloring Day

Did you know today is National Coloring Day?

What does National Color Day mean? It means appreciating this little thing of being able to see the planet differently! The life of every person is under the influence of the colors.

For our stamping friends Stampin' Up! has quite a few coloring tools such as: Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Blends (Alcohol Markers), Stampin' Write Markers, Blending Brushes and Soft Chalk Pastels for coloring. Take a look on page 126 of the annual catalog.

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Expert Cutting using Paper Snips

Do you have a favorite product you use when you're crafting? I have quite a few but today I want to talk about Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips. They are a great tool for expert cutting even in small areas and something all paper crafters should own!  Why not purchase two pair, tie a ribbon around the handle of one to use only for cutting ribbon.  Get yours today!

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Struggle With Clear Images?

Do you struggle with stamping clear images? If you do the "Stamparatus" is a must-have tool for all. It helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

StamparatusThe Stamparatus was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want.

* Compatible with red rubber cling and photopolymer stamps
* 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
* Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
* 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
* Multiple hinges for more placement options
* 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
* 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer stamps
* 1 base with grid
* Magnet storage areas built in underneath the base

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Back To School and Stampin' Up!

Back to school SU itemsDid you know we carry quite a few items that are back to school related.  Did you know that we carry Markers, Water Color Pencils. alcohol markers (Stampin' Blends), Chalk, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer and Adhesive.  

So remember the next time you place an order for stamping supplies don't forget to add extra of the above items to your order so you or the kids don't run out. 

For your convenience you can visit my On-Line store for your school needs.


Patriot Day

Share your story in the comments below of 9/11 or reflect on the meaning of this day.

FB 911 I was on my way to work when I heard the news on my car radio. As soon as I got to my office everyone was talking about what just happened and in disbelief.  We wanted to be able to watch what was happening so I immediately got in my car and drove home to pick up a small 13" TV.  When I returned we placed it on the table in our conference room and everyone on our floor was coming through to watch as things were unfolding.  It was hard to continue working and finally they let everyone go home in the early afternoon.  I went home and took a seat on the couch where I stayed for the rest of the day and night glued to the TV.

Where were you when you heard the tragic news?

 


Throwback Thursday

Throwback thur-back to schoolSince it's back to school time I thought I would challenge you to post a picture of you in school.  I posted this picture as it reminded me of my high school years being in the marching band where I played the clarinet.  Those were fun times and we learned a lot.  Discipline, teamwork and more importantly to make sure you knew how to play your instrument!  

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National Read A Book Day

Natl Read a Book dayToday is National Read A Book Day.  Do you enjoy reading?  What type of books do you read?  Romance, Thrillers, Adventure, or Comedy-I enjoy a good thrilling adventure and stories that are funny.  One of my favorite authors is Carl Hiaasen who lives in Florida and writes these crazy funny stories of people and things that happen in Florida. If you haven't read any of his books check them out.

Leave me a message with your favorite readings!