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Penguin Christmas Card

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you this adorable Christmas card that I came up with last year, and I loved it so much that I had to bring it back this year for my Christmas Card Classes!

Blog 845 Isn't it the cutest?  The penguin body is made with the Top Note die and the Big Shot!  Here are the rest of the supplies that I used:

  • 114916 All Holidays stamp set
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113463 Top Note die
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 102851 Basic Black cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 102837 Only Orange cardstock
  • 107217 3/4" circle punch
  • 107305 Large Oval punch
  • 107304 Small Oval punch
  • 110714 Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

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Christmas Card Friday!

Hello Stampers!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  How many of you got up and went shopping early this morning like I did???  I was actually walking out the door this morning with my mom, sister, and sister in law at 3:30 a.m.!  Is that crazy or what???  We do it every year though and we love it!!  Leave me a comment and let me know how many other crazies there are out there besides us!!!

Blog 844 Isn't this a cool card?  I made this using the Lattice die and the Big Shot Die Cut machine!  This was one of the cards that we made during my November Christmas Card Classes.  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 115958 Lattice die
  • 115364 Holiday Best stamp set (hostess level 1)
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad
  • 101610 Stamping Sponges
  • 105538 Bold Bright Stampin' Write markers

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

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Happy Thanksgiving Turkey!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!  I hope that you are spending some time enjoying your family!  I am taking a small break from mine to make this post!  And taking a break is not easy to do!  There are 12 of us at my house right now!  6 of which are kids!  Now and until Saturday!  We are having a blast though!  Wouldn't trade it for anything!

Blog 932 Isn't this a fun box?  I received this as a swap at convention this year!  He was in pieces and I just put him together!  His feathers are made from the scallop circle with the Big Shot.  His body is the 1 3/4" circle punch and his head is the 1 3/8" circle punch.  Enjoy your day!

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Advanced Punch Bunch

Hello Stampers!  Today I want to show you one of the cards that we made in my Advanced Punch Bunch club for this month!

P1040488 Isn't he cute???  I saw him on somebodys blog (sorry I can't remember who's!) and he was on a scrapbook page.  I thought he would be a really cute birthday card!  He is done with all punches! 

If you are interested in joining my Punch Club, just let me know!  I have a new club starting in January!

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Cold & Cuddly Medallion

Hello Stampers!  WOW what a weekend it was!  I got a lot accomplished, and I came home tired!  I'm already looking forward to going again in the Spring!  First though, I do want to give you the supplies I used for the card that I posted in the last post on Christmas Card Friday.

Blog 842 To get the red on top of the embossed piece, I used the snowflake looking stamp from the Delightful Decorations stamp set.  I just inked it up and stamped it on every raised image.  It turned out really great!

  • 110370 Holy Triptych stamp set
  • 116517 Delightful Decorations stamp set
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut machine
  • 116824 Petals-A-Plenty textured impressions folder
  • 110714 Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad

If you would like to order any of these items, hot on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.

Blog 928 This fun card is a card that we made at a party I did last Thursday.  Isn't that penguin stamp from the Cold & Cuddly stamp set just the cutest?  And I love the Meallion stamp!  I do so many things with that stamp!  Here's the supplies I used for this card:

  • 116523 Cold & Cuddly stamp set
  • 115322 The More the Merrier stamp set
  • 115223 Medallion stamp set
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 102067 Tempting Turquoise cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 101731 White craft bad
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad
  • 100052 Real Red stampin' write marker
  • 100077 Summer Sun stampin' write marker
  • 100082 Basic Black stampin' write marker
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 112004 1 3/4" Circle punch
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 116630 Modern Label punch

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

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Christmas Card Friday!

Hello Stampers!  Just wanted to add a quick post for my Christmas Card Friday! I'm getting ready to leave for my scrapbooking retreat weekend!  I'm so excited!  I always get so much done on these weekends since I don't have to cook, clean, or answer to "Hey mom" for the whole weekend!

Blog 842 Isn't this  a pretty card?  This uses the Holy Triptych stamp set.  I also used the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder to emboss the background paper, then I stamped over the top of it!  Too cool huh???  I'll give you the supplies in the next post!

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The More The Merrier card

Hello Stampers!  I have a really cute Christmas card to show you today!  I didn't get to stamp for fun much today.  I STILL have a sick kid at home!  Can you believe that today is DAY 8 of her fever!!!!!  She is feeling a little better, we just can't seem to get that fever to break!  Still no school tomorrow for her.  I also have been getting ready for my Scrapbooking class tomorrow and my party with Linda tomorrow night!

Blog 840 If you click on the pic to make it bigger, you can see the glitter on the snow and on the snowmen!    That is easy to do!  Just use your 2 way glue pen to put glue where you want your glitter, and sprinkle it on!  It's that simple!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 115322 The More the Merrier stamp set (Level 3 hostess)
  • 102125 Kraft cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 101697 Glorious Green cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113449 Snowflakes #2 set dies
  • 104336 Silver brad
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 116630 Modern Label punch
  • 105538 Bold Bright Stampin' Write markers
  • 100425 2 Way glue pen
  • 102023 Dazzling Diamonds glitter

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

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Punch Bunch items for November

Hello Stampers!  Where has the time gone?  What in the world have I been doing?  Sunday was my Holiday Vendor Fair!  We had a great time!  We didn't have a ton of people show up, but we did have some who were here to do their Christmas shopping, and they did!  I was really tired when it was over, so I didn't get a post done.  I can't even tell you what I did yesturday!

Today I want to show you a couple of the punch items that we did in this monmth's class.

Blog 925 Isn't this a handsome Pilgrim? 

Blog 926 And isn't this a pretty Native American girl?  I found both of these on LeeAnn's blog!  I think they are great!  We are also making a Pilgrim girl and a turkey!  Every month we make four different punched items that are placed on a Top Note card.  These can then be placed into our Punch Bunch books!  If you are interested in joining my Punch Bunch club, I will be starting a new one in January!  Just let me know if you need some more information!

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Christmas card Friday on a Saturday!

Hello Stampers!  Yes, I did it again!  I am doing my Christmas card Friday on a Saturday!  It has been crazy around here with a new puppy, sick kid, and getting ready for my Holiday Vendor Fair tomorrow!  I will run around tomorrow morning and sterilize everything in sight!

Blog 911 Here is my card for the week!  Isn't it fun?  I saw a similar card on Elisabeth's blog and thought it would be fun to make.  This is one of the cards at this month's Christmas Card Camp.  The cars are done with the Time for a Tree wheel.  I sometimes forget about my wheels and have to keep bringing them back out to play with!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 104524 Time for a Tree wheel
  • 102971 stampin' around handle
  • 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • 115060 Short & Sweet stamp set
  • 115676 Holiday Lounge designer series paper
  • 102125 Kraft cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 102030 Ruby Red cardstock
  • 101584 Taken With Teal cardstock
  • 102259 Ruby Red stamp pad
  • 104581 black standard cartridge
  • 105539 Earth Elements stampin' write markers
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 116630 Modern label punch

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.

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Happy Birthday Amie!

Hello Stampers!  Well, yesturday was my baby girl's birthday!  She is now officially a teenager!  And do you want to see how she spent her day?

Pimp09 002 Yep, she stayed home from school sick with the flu!!!  She is not a happy camper!  You can tell that Emmie liked her being home though!  She is still sick today so we have had to cancel the family party and friend party plus she missed two soccer games today and practices Wednesday and Thursday evenings!  She is tired of being sick!  I did make her a birthday card which cheered her up some though.

Pimp09 001 Amie loves elephants!  So when I saw this on a blog, I knew I had to put it on a card for her!  He's so cute!!!  Here's the punches that I used:

  • 112004 1 3/4" circle punch
  • 113693 Full Heart punch
  • 113694 Heart to Heart punch
  • 112082 Wide Oval punch
  • 104400 1 1/4" square punch
  • 104390 1/2" circle punch

If you would like to purchase any of these punches, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

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On the 6th week of Christmas...

my true love gave to me, a holder just for my candy!

Hello Stampers!  This week I want to show you how to make a really sweet Hershey's kisses holder!  You can have it just sit, or add a hanger on it for an ornament!

Blog 923 Isn't it fun?  Here's how I made it!

Blog 920 Start off with a piece of cardstock that is 4 1/2" X 2 3/4".  I ran mine through the Big Shot in my Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  I love that folder!  I then scored it at 1 1/4", 2 1/4", and 3 1/2".

Blog 921 Fold along your score lines.  It should look like this!

Blog 922 I placed a row of sticky strip along the bottom edge for my Hershey's kisses and I added a cord so that it can be used as an ornament.  Fold it up and adhere it together in a triangle using sticky strip.

Blog 923 Decorate the outside as desired.  I used my Jumbo Snowflake punch with a Real Red brad in the center.  I made a banner using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  Here's all of the supplies I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 116824 Petals-A-Plenty textured impressions folder
  • 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad
  • 116628 Jumbo Snowflake punch
  • 106957 Bold Bright brads

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Christmas punch tags

Hello Stampers!  I finally got a little bit of stamping done again today!  I have been sick with something for the past three days, so I haven't felt like doing a whole lot.  Plus......

Mega09 020 we have a new family member!  I know, it has only been about a month and a half since we lost Maddie, but we were all missing having a dog around so much, that we had to have another one!  My daughter Casie just insisted that we get a rescued puppy, she found a rescue site that has small puppies here in St. Louis.  I gave her this whole list of things that I wanted in a puppy, thinking it would take her quite awhile to find one that met all of my criteria, but darned if she didn't find one right away!  The girls and I went to look at her Monday evening, and I knew full well that there was no way that I could walk out of that place without a puppy in my arms!  So... this is Emmie!  She is a Cava-poo.  She is absolutely adorable!  I will be showing you more pics of her later too!

I also made some Christmas tags today to sell in my Vendor Holiday Fair and at my craft fairs.

Blog 916 The snowman ones actually open up and To:  From:  are inside.  I used the Christmas Punch stamp set on both of these sets.  Tags just always seem to sell well at these things!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 115366 Christmas Punch stamp set
  • 115320 Melon Mambo cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 102125 Kraft cardstock
  • 115658 Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
  • 115656 Melon Mambo stamp pad
  • 101731 White craft pad
  • 102122 Green Galore stamp pad
  • 100814 Tempting Turquoise stamp pad
  • 102717 Yoyo Yellow stamp pad
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad
  • 108264 Small tag punch
  • 105934 Tag punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 115611 Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon
  • 109034 Real Red grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to purchase any of these items, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

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Autumn Splendor card

Hello Stampers!  Don't you just love the new fall stamp set in the Holiday mini catalog, Autumn Splendor?  I love all of the veins in the leaves and I knew the minute that I saw it that I had to have it so that I could do the baby wipe and reinker technique.  Let me know how you think it turned out?

Blog 915 Don't you just love the look with all of the different colors on the leaves?  This is one of the cards that we made at a party I did on Friday.  They loved doing it!!!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 116503 Autumn Splendor stamp set
  • 115060 Short & Sweet stamp set
  • 102030 Ruby Red cardstock
  • 100946 More Mustard cardstock
  • 101650 Vanilla cardstock
  • 101962 More Mustard ink refill
  • 105229 Pumpkin Pie ink refill
  • 100532 Ruby Red ink refill
  • 102059 Garden Green ink refill
  • 104199 Linen thread

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.

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Christmas Card Friday!

Hello Stampers!  Tonight was my monthly get together with my Dancin' Gals club!  We made a gorgeous card which I saw in one of my last issues of my Stampin' Success magazine.  Every month, as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, we receive a magazine which is packed full of samples, business articles, techniques, and tons of ideas!

Blog 914 Isn't it pretty?  And I love these colors together!  Are you wondering how I got the cording behind the ornaments?  They were actually stamped on a separate piece of cardstock, then cut out and attached to this card with dimensionals.  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 116722 Tree Trimmings stamp set
  • 114916 All Holidays stamp set
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 102030 Ruby Red cardstock
  • 101650 Vanilla cardstock
  • 112091 Scallop Edge punch
  • 111368 Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.

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