by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Saturday, June 4, 2011

June Stamp Camp Projects

For June's stamp camp, I thought it would be fun to feature the Celebrations Quick Accents and Designer Series Paper.  It so bright and cheerful, who could resist it?  Each stamp camper will receive their own package of Quick Accents, 8 cards backs in 4 colors with envelopes and all the materials needed to create a fun matching box.  All the cards are created using different elements for the Quick Accents sheets; flowers, circles and border strips.   I chose 3 of my favorite retiring stamp sets to give the finishing touch to each card.  

Stamp Camp Dates:  Friday June 24th 6-10 pm (only 7 spots remain) 
                                Tuesday June 28th 1-4 pm (only 5 spots remain)
Cost: $15.00      
Registration Due Date:  June 20th, 2011

Please note: These Quick Accent kits are on the retiring accessories list, so if you think you will want to attend camp or would like any additional kits, please let me know as soon as possible so can order more if needed.  Once the kits are sold out, I won't be able to get any more!

June special deal:  Place a $30 order during the month of and you'll receive a FREE 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog filled with all kinds of new products on July 1st!

So are ready to see the projects?  Here they are!
                                      Created by Stacey Cogswell
                                        Copyright Stampin'Up!

If you like what you see and would like to attend camp, please let me know right away so I can save you a spot!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

May Thank You

Created byStacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

About one year ago, I thought it would be nice thing to add (or send) a hand made "thank you" card to every customer that places an order.  I really enjoy the time it takes to create something special each month and I use a post-it note inside, so the card can be used again.  It's my way of giving each customer a little "gift" as a thank you for ordering.  I create cards as I receive orders, so some months every customer might receive a different card.  This month after seeing an idea on the blog Inking Idado (see link on right side bar), I came up with this sweet little card that five of my customers received.  It measures 3" x 3".  I used the largest scallop square on the double square die to make the base of the card out of Chocolate Chip CS.  I then took a white piece of card stock that was 3" x 3 1/2", scored it at 1/2" on three sides and adhere it to a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Regal Rose.  This was then adhered to the Chocolate Chip scallop square.  The little inside card measures 2 3/8" x 2 3/8".  Staple a ribbon to the top egde and stamp the greeting.  The front was decorated with four 1" x1" squares rounded on two opposite corners.  Sorry the paper I used is retired, but I thought this was a great way to use some of those little scraps of designer series papers I can't bare to throw away!  Two small punched circles and a brad were added to the center for a finishing touch.  Pretty cute!

Hope you like it and for those of you who placed an order in May....Thank you so much!

It's that time year when we have to say goodbye to some our favorite Stampin'Up stamp sets and accessories.  Many of them are 25%-40% off!  You only have until June 30th.  All of the retiring stamp sets will be available until this time, but the accessories are are only while supplies last.  Any item with a * in the availability column means it's sold out.  Don't might miss out!  To view all the retiring product lists click here.  If you see anything you would like to order, please let me know.  If you like to shop at your own convenience, my website is available 24/7 for ordering.