Friday, August 23, 2013

From the Stampin' Up! Blog

Thought I would share this entry from Cindy B. Sr Staff Writer.

Hand-Painted Chalkboard Tags, Etc.

I happened across some lovely, hand-painted tags on Pinterest the other day and thought: “I could do that!” (Do you ever say that while browsing Pinterest?) Well, it turned out that I really could do that—and you can, too!
Just cut out some 3" x 6" tags from Basic Black Cardstock, get out your Blender Pen—which for me worked better than a paint brush—and paint some simple flower shapes using acrylic paint.
The roses were so easy. Just paint a white circle—and apply the paint thickly. Swirl in a little bright orange, bright red, and some rosy pink. Add a tiny dab of golden yellow. Let the paint dry for a few minutes, then add a few more bright accents . . . and you’re done!
The leaves were just as easy. Paint a curved line in lime green. Paint some ovals for leaves. Add a little white and golden yellow. Done. Add a few turquoise dots, and you have a lovely tag.

I made a few fabric necklaces to put inside my gift box. These were super-easy, too. Use a strip of 5" x 44" for short necklaces and 5" x 50" for long. Finish the ends of the fabric strips with a small hem. Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together, and sew using a 3/4" seam. You now have a fabric tube. Turn the tube right-side out. Fold the fabric tube in half to find the center, and drop a wooden bead inside. Tie knots on either side of each bead.  I used three large, six medium, and six small beads.

Here is another view of the fabric necklace – which can also be used as a teething necklace!

And here is another view of the Extra-Large Gift Box. Notice the fun bow made using Basic Black Cardstock, the Big Shot, and our brand new Gift Bow Bigz L Die from the holiday catalog!

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 2013 Newsletter

Traci Khan
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Hello There!

Hope you are enjoying your Summer.  It certainily is going by quickly.  I have heard from many of you how much you are enjoying the new Holiday supplement.  It has been quite dangerous for me.  so many wonderful new products I can't wait to create with.  There are also some new products that are not in the supplement such as the new Thinlets Card Dies (awesome), and the stamp carving kit "Undefined" (my fav). Both will add a definite uniqueness to your handmade creations.  There will be creative opportunities for you to enjoy so that you can see or play with these great new tools.
Upcoming Events

Getting to Know Stampin' Up! Dessert Social
Saturday, August 24, 2013
2:00-3:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what being a part of the Stampin' Up! Family was like?  Here is your opportunity to find out.  Stampin' Up! has something to offer everyone...from the career minded demonstrator, who wants to develop a sustainable in home business, to the hobby demonstrator, one who would love to sustain their craft.  There are fabulous benefits to both and alot in between.  With the kit only being $99.00, the possibilities are endless, and with lots of perks too!  Until the end of the month, if you join the Family, you'll get a Project Kit of your choice for free!  You'll be able to see some of them at the social.  May be even give them a try.  If you attend this event, you will be able to attend the next day workshop  "Cards That PoP!" for 50% off.  If you join, you can attend it for free! (as well as all of my other workshops)  Please RSVP no later than August 20th.  This event is FREE.

Cards That PoP!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
2:00-5:00 pm

We have great new products in our newest Idea Book and Catalog as well as additional prouct releases.  For those of you who have enjoyed the Terrific Technique Classes, here is one of a different dimension.  In this class we will focus on the use of the "Pop n' Cuts" Dies and the new "Thinlits Card Dies". If you have your technique journals, bring them for technique notes, but you will complete projects for this class.  I am so excited to present this class to you.  I'll try to contain myself, but a "Cards That PoP 2"  might be necessary. :)
  Spaces are limited for this event, so please register early.  Complete registration (registration and class fee) is due no later than August 20th.  Class fee:$22.00.  (remember, if you attend the "Getting to Know Stampin' Up! Social, this workshop will be 50% off, or free, along with the rest of my classes if you join).

The Paper Pumpkin Club

Have you checked out the new Pamper Pumpkin Promotion?  If you sign-up at MYPAPERPUMPKIN.COM by August 31,2013, you can get the first two months for $10.00 a month.  Please use the code:  PUMPKINDEAL, and make sure you use me as your demonstrator.  If you join, you will be eligible for my Paper Pumpkin Club where we will gather to create and share.  For more information on the Paper Pumkin Experience go to MYPAPERPUMPKIN.COM.

New Color Single Markers Available

Are you wanting to get new core line markers just released?  Here's your chance. The Stampin' Write Marker  New Color Kit (130034-$28.95) is now available.  In addition, the colors are availble as singles as well for $3.50.  Here's the catch...they are only availble till October 31,2013.  Please refer to my website for more information and to order.
If you need an artistic lift, please make sure you visit my Stampin' Up! website: for information on new products, events, promotions, and of course shopping.  And don't forget the blog for all of the above project samples, as well as project and technique videos.
Are you interested in hosting an in-home workshop, class, demo, or catalog party?  I can develop an event to meet your needs. Dates are filling quickly. Give me a buzz so that we can have fun creating together.

If you need any assistance with your creative needs, let me know...I would love to help.  I have wonderful resources that could make venture an inspiring success.

Well, that's all for now...I hope to be creating with you real soon.

Traci Khan, Creative Consultant


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fabulous Kits for You...The Stampin' Up! Way

Stampin' Up! has fabulous kits to make creating amazing projects even easier!

 These fabulous products are available in our newest Holiday Catalog.  You can view all of our catalogs here on m blog



Friday, August 2, 2013

Convention Swaps - Card Fronts

One of my favorite parts of Convention is trading with fellow Demonstrators from around the world.  Here is what I shared with them...Photographed straight from my hotel room :)

Set:  Regarding Dahlias.  Paper:  Summer Starfruit CS, Strawberry Slush CS, Both In Color DSP Stacks.  Accessories:  Summer Starfruit Ribbon.  Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit.


Sets:  Beautifully Baroque, Million and One.  Paper:  Whisper White CS, Crushed Curry CS, Coastal Cabana CS, Eastern Elegance DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper. Accessories:  Bermuda Bay 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Beautifully Baroque Folder, Rhinestone Jewels. Ink:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay.



Sets: Million and One, Flower Shop.  Paper: Basic Black CS, Real Red CS,Whisper White CS, Polka Dot Parade DSP.  Accessories:  Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dot Folder, Rhinestone Jewels, Pansy Punch. Ink:  Real Red


*DSP=Designer Series Paper, CS=Card Stock*