Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Treat Package

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted*.
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP, Christmas Presents*.
Ink: Real Red.
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Best Yet (Retired).
Punches: Ticket Corner, Scallop Edge .
Ribbon: Real Red Grosgrain, White Organza*.
Misc.: Stampin' Dimemsionals.
* Non-Stampin' Up materials.

Hello there,
I saw this idea on the workshop wizard and tweaked it just a little since I don't have the Two Tags Bigz die... yet. :) These are quick and easy projects to make and the treat possibilities are endless. From sweet treats to little gifts, either way your recipients will feel special and loved.

Thanks for visiting,

Shoppers Foot Soak

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up.
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Autumn Traditions DSP.
Punches: 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle, Wide Oval.
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Gold Cord.
Misc.: 3"x5" Cellophane Bag, Very Vanilla Envelope.

This was Kathy's little goodie we made a while back at a Demonstrator swap, and I can't wait to use it. If only we had scratch and sniff on our computers, you'd be measuring out the bath salts as we speak... It smells heavenly! Good job girl. I'm thinking it would make a nice treat for all of my friends and family who brave shopping on black Friday, and what better way to end the day!
Hope you give it a try!


Note: SOME of you have suggested that we merely intended to taunt you with the idea of soaking your tired, aching feet, while withholding the recipe for the foot soak! Leverage, I say...

Here's what I did: Put about a cup of Epsom Salts (reduces swelling and aches) in a clean glass jar. Add some dried peppermint
leaves (rejuvenating, alleviates headache) and/or lavendar (relaxing, alleviates headache). These look interesting and mysterious, too. Add a few drops of peppermint and clove essential oils (invigorating, seasonal smell - big improvement over shut-in foot smell). I get this stuff at the Merc, our local health food store. If you like, put in just a drop or two of food coloring to tint the salts. Shake like crazy. Incorporate a little dance routine if you like, it's a great way to stop your family from taking you for granted.

I used the 4x4 envelopes from the SU! Elegant, Pendant and Fresh-Cut Notes (big catalog p. 168) because I have other plans for the notes themselves - stay tuned. The soak - 1-2 tablespoons worth - is stapled inside a medium clear cello bag (p. 159) which is then inserted into the envelope (square of designer paper applied, oval punched right through the envelope first). Seal the envelope, punch a couple of holes and tie your ribbon through. Attach the tag(s) of your choice with metallic elastic cord that coordinates. This cord, incidentally, is one of the truly GREAT deals we offer (cost it out per foot/yard and compare). I am making sure I end the holidays with a roll of each color intact, because it's so beautiful tied together with other ribbon on things like wedding and anniversary cards, or alone when just a little touch of bow or sparkle is called for.

SO, there you go, Kimberly! I stayed up late tonight to divulge my little secret just for you! Kathy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Garden Greetings Gift Set

All Materials Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases, Garden Greetings
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Soft Suede CS, Crushed Curry CS, Dusty
Durango CS
Ink: Classic Soft Suede, Classic So Saffron, Classic Certainly Celery
Accessories: -
Soft Suede & Bermuda Bay 1/2 " Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Filigree Designer Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Enjoy Every Bite/Halloween Treat Card

One last Halloween post for the year! (From me, at any rate.) Using the Sweet Centers Halloween stamp and Celery classic ink, I made a touchdown on Naturals White. I trimmed it down with the scoring blade to grunge it up a bit. Punch the center out with the 1 3/4" circle and paste that on the inside of the card for the message. Attach a strip of celery card stock with two brads. Fill your treat cup, slip it through the punched square, peel off the waxed paper strip and stick it to the card base by holding both above your head to center (or you can trace the placement with a pencil before adhering if that's easier, since the rim will be covered when you're done). Remove the stamped panel, place adhesive on the back, and glue in place. Done!

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Certainly Celery classic
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Naturals White
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Sweet Treat cups, two brads, 1/16" handheld circle punch

Here's a little quickie treat. I had a box of fancy paper clips from the local discount city. I removed the paper liner/label from the packaging and trimmed off the tab used to hang it. This left me with a nice little clear box, which I filled with Reese's Creams (Have you tried these yet?! Wow!). Then I cut a strip of DSP to wrap around the box, and made a label for the front by layering my white stamped image onto blue and black card stock. Before I glued it down, I took a "bite" out of the corner of the stamped panel with my circle scallop punch!

Enjoy all the treats that October brings to you, Kathy

All Materials Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Twick or Tweet
Ink: Basic Black classic
Paper: Day & Night DSP, card stock scraps in whisper white, brilliant blue and black
Accessories: scallop circle punch, 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bloomin' Jellies Sunflower Pitcher

I have had more fun with the Treat Cups that SU! introduced in their holiday mini catalog! I wanted to post this one while we could still recall sunflowers growing...

I love it when I can reach for my scrap pockets to complete a project. Feels like "free"! I pulled out some yellows and greens, and stamped seven petals from the Sweet Centers stamp set in Durango and two or three leaf sets in Olive for each flower on green. I trimmed these out, leaving a 1/8" margin around the outside (makes cutting faster because it requires less detail, and gives a finished look to the project besides). Using the Circle Scissor Plus that Jessica donated to the studio, I also cut 2.5" backing circles to use as a base for the flowers.

Fill your treat cup with whatever you wish (I used pear flavored Jelly Bellies), being careful not to overfill lest they pop apart before their time! Remove the white waxed paper layer from the rim of the treat cup, and center onto a base circle. I held both above my head so I could see what I was doing. Run a line of Tombow Multi-Purpose glue (you're working with both plastic and paper here) around the edge of the treat cup, then lay one petal at a time onto the glue. Be sure the inside curve of the petal is against the side of the treat cup so that the rim is fully covered by the time you finish. I overlapped the petals just enough to cover the rim of the treat cup. Attach leaves to the back of the base circle. To attach the skewers, put the flowers face down and run a line of Tombow Multi on the back. Lay the skewer in this and weight down for a couple of hours until set. If you wish to adjust the height of the skewers, do so before glueing.

A few other helpful details: The neck of the watering can is smaller than the base. If you use a styrofoam egg you can insert it using the narrow dimension, then turn it sideways once it's in and wedge it into the bottom of the can to provide a base for your flowers. Add "grass" or shred to conceal the styrofoam. Due to the curvature of the watering can, I recommend Sticky Strip to adhere the sentiment label and leaves to the side of the can. The striped ribbon is tied to the handle with the polka dot ribbon.

Have fun making autumn last just a little longer! Kathy

All Materials Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Sweet Centers, Great Friend (sentiment)
Paper: scraps in yellows and greens
Ink: Dusty Durango and Old Olive classic
Accessories: Treat Cups, Dusty Durango 1/2" polka dot grosgrain, Chocolate Chip 1 1/4" striped grosgrain, Curly Label punch. Tombow Multi-Purpose Adheseive, Sticky Strip (from local craft of discount stores: egg-shaped styrofoam, galvanized watering can, wooden skewers, "grass" or shred, treat cup filler)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

To You From Me Candle

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up.
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry.
Stamps: Leaves Awash Wheel.
Punches: Small Tag, Tag and Scallop Edge.
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain.
Misc.: Tissue Paper, Cellophane Bag.

Well hello there,
Thanks for stopping by. For today's post, I was needing a gift for a friend and came up with this little candle gift package. Now that the weather is turning cold, I love to burn candles, so I made this one up for her using the Leaves Awash wheel. They're easy to use and with just a roll, a little heat, a few punches and a bow... ta da! You're done!

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Flatware Caddy

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up
Paper: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, DSP -Autumn Traditions.
Ink: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke and VersaMark.
Stamps: Autumn Splendor.
Ribbon: Silver Elastic Cord.

Hello all,
I saw this idea in a magazine over the weekend when I shopping with my Mom and thought it would be a great addition to our Thanksgiving table setting. Ya know, now that I think of it, a stamped napkin would make a nice touch tucked in behind the flatware. Looks like I need to do a little more playing!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Matchbox Trio

I recall seeing a Faberge Egg for the very first time at a museum in Europe. Amazing. Such detail, such craftsmanship, such luxurious richness compressed into one small package! A gift fit for an empress, and it all began with an ordinary egg...

Monique and I got together one evening and began with an ordinary matchbox, die cut from textured blush blossom and chocolate chip card stock. We added details such as layered ribbon, punches, embossing in white and silver, glitter, stickpins and pearls. We filled each box with wrapped sweeties in coordinating colors (my favs are the chocolate toffee almond nuggets).

When the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, the miracle is sometimes simply a way of seeing. Kathy

Silhouette Stamps Class November 7 or 10

I love the bold graphic images that are characteristic of silhouette stamps, but you know me! Once I've tried something "as is" I start looking for ways to play with it! Here's one example using the Medallion stamp, just one of several techniques I'll be demonstrating to those who attend the November class (deets on my business web site and on the very first blog post). Time to sign up! Kathy

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spider Swirls

I love working with my girls in the studio. They are often willing to try things that don't occur to me, and of course have different ways of looking at things. Ginny came up with this very spooky look recently, and I thought you might enjoy giving it a try.

Take a cotton ball and pounce it onto a white craft ink pad. On a dark base such as black, touch down and twist, creating a random pattern of "mist". When you have the coverage you want, ink up your stamps with black craft. Place images here and there. Gives the effect of a resist, or a ghostly creature in the mist...

I really do detest spiders. Wonder why we torture ourselves with them on Halloween?!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Page Corner Bookmark

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Old Olive DSP.
Classic Ink: Basic Black and Old Olive.
Stamps: Very Punny (Retired).
Punches: Scallop Edge, 1 1/4 Circle, 1 3/8" Circle and Trio Flower.
Ribbon: Melon Mambo.
Misc.: Brad and Metal Edge Tags.

Hello again,
I found this idea in the July 2009 Stampin' Success magazine in the back under Workshop of the Month. It was super quick and easy to make, not to mention cute. It would make a nice personal touch tucked into a book given as a gift. My niece is going to love it! I hope you enjoy it as well and give it a try.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rectangular Rub-on Card

If you've never worked with rub-ons, it's time. This card was so quick and simple to put together! I cut the base, then a piece of floral DSP slightly smaller. The flower is a single rub-on, the message a single stamp punched out and tucked behind a piece of white Hodgepodge Hardware. Done! How much simpler could it be?!

Perhaps by now you've realized that you don't recognize the paper or the rub-ons. Both are on p.18 of the IB&C in the Lovely Flowers Level 3 Hostess bundle, and are only available to you for free! If you haven't seriously considered holding your own workshop, perhaps you should. Your friends are beginning to think about gifts, and wouldn't it be nice to offer them a chance to sit down and make something beautiful while enjoying each other's company and checking several people off their lists - all without the aching feet that so often go with that? Moreover, SU! is presently offering some pretty nice hostess bonus options over and above the usual benefits, so you can work on your list at the same time! Talk to your demonstrator about details.

Keep your toes warm, Kathy

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Lovely Flowers Hostess Bundle
Ink: White craft
Accessories: Rub-ons from Lovely Flowers Hostess Bundle, Designer Label punch, Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Vanilla

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tab Punch Punkins

I'd like to feature the work of a guest designer in my second post this week. My youngest daughter, Ginny, created these pumpkins using the tab punch after seeing the adorable little red apples that Monique made for a demonstrator swap earlier this fall. Ginny and her sister are preparing for a Halloween party later this month.

To make one of your very own, you'll need 10 tab punches (if you want to stamp your paper for some additional appeal, do this before punching), a very thin strip of brown or green, and a little rectangle of brown for the stem. Wrap the green strip around a pencil to make the curlique, then slide it off the end to maintain the coil. Fold all the punched pieces in half (or if you're doing a lot of these, create a score line using your paper cutter and center your punches along this line). Glue these pieces back to back as shown. You'll end up with a little "hole" in the middle. Before you glue together the last two sides, stick your stem and curlique inside with a little extra glue.

These little cuties garnish (dry) food, liven up table settings, and elicit oohs and aahs wherever you tuck them. Enjoy!

All materials Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: assorted scraps in shades of orange, green and brown
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic
Accessories: tab punch, Tombow Multipurpose adhesive

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Announcing: The Comment Function

It's unlikely, but if any of you are as new to blogs as I am, you may be unaware of the "Comment" function. At the upper right corner of each new post is a small colored line of text that says something like "0 comments". Now, for those who post, this is a sad, sad thing. It means that no one is letting us know what they think of all the time and hard work we've been putting in to this project for you! Of course, some days you just have time for a sip of coffee and a quick peek - we understand that. But if you could take a moment every now and then to let us know which projects you love, or if you have questions, or... that you're out there somewhere, it would be grand! Kathy

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thankful for you...

I've been thinking about place settings for holiday tables, even though the "big event" for Thanksgiving is at my sister's house. I love taking traditional color combos and adding a "wild card" color, or substituting a less common shade of a frequently used color (for example, taking the typical Christmas red and green and changing to burgundy and celery). SU! seems to have a similar idea, because Autumn Traditions designer series paper in the IB&C features eggplant, and Autumn Meadows (in the mini) throws in teal!

I wanted to start early so that I could craft a personal message to each person with whom I will be sitting at the table. I've been learning some interesting things about what happens to us when we habitually express appreciation. Our brains actually change, we see a more beautiful world, interpret the same events more positively, and enjoy life more. Sounds good to me!

I designed this slightly oversized place card to feature a segment of our exclusive Tulipe die, and intentionally hung it over the edge a bit. The Lots of Tags die cut my DSP, and I ran our Very Vanilla through my laser printer for quick calligraphy, then punched out ovals. Inside is another phrase generated by my laser printer: I am thankful for you because... I cut this rectangle out using my scoring blade for a homespun look (just press firmly and go over your cut line several times, then pull apart for rough edges). Now I'm ready to spend a few quiet moments thinking about those I love so that I can give each of them the gift of knowing that they are appreciated.

By the way, a set of place cards makes a great hostess gift!

I appreciate each of you, too - thanks for stopping by!


All supplies Stampin' Up!

Paper: Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions DSP
Accessories: Tulipe and Lots of Tags dies

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Snowman Gum Pack

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Whisper White, Bordering Blue.
Ink: Bordering Blue.
Stamps: Holiday Line Up, Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays.
Ribbon: White*.
* Non Stampin' Up product.

Good afternoon,
I hope you all had a great week, I sure did. I finished it up yesterday with the Stampin' Up Regional in Wichita, KS and what a great time it was. It was my first Stampin' Up event and now I understand what all the "buzz" is about! :) It was full of great ideas and projects one of which I'm going to share with you today. This idea comes from Mynnette Kitchen of Derby, KS. Thanks Mynnette! I made this in the Christmas theme but I think it would also make great birthday party favors too! Hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 9, 2009

No Trick all Treat

Materials: All materials Stampin' Up.
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant; Specialty
Designer Series - Night and Day.
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft; Stampin' Write Marker Elegant Eggplant.
Stamps: Batty for You, Autumn Apparitions (Retired).
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Slit.
Ribbon: Black Gingham.

I came up with these while trying to figure out what kind of treat to bring to a Halloween party that the kids and adults alike will enjoy. I love the "Happy Boo to You" on the inside and the stamped address labels around the Hershey Nugget makes a nice finishing touch.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Springy Spider

Aren't these little guys cute?! (I can't imagine saying that about any other spider.) I can't recall where I first saw them, but a number of crafters have posted versions. They're a great way to use up scraps and kids just love 'em! Briefly, for each spider you need two black scallop circle punches, four black large photo corner punches and four small brightly colored photo corner punches, some SU! elastic cord in gold or silver, good strong adhesive such as Sticky Strip or Tombo Multi-purpose glue, two googly eyes and a peppermint patty. Layer the small photo corner punches onto the large ones for legs. Attach one set of legs to the back of the spider front, the other to the front of the spider back (both sets of legs are on the inside next to the mint patty). Use sticky strip to attach a loop of cord to the inside of the spider body, then glue or sticky strip to attach spider front and back to the mint patty. Add googly eyes to the spider face, and voila!

All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Paper: Basic Black and assorted scraps
Accessories: Scallop Circle and Photo Corner punches. Googly eyes from discount/craft store.

Misc: peppermint patties

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hi There! Matchbook Cover

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

Paper: Kraft,Very Vanilla.

Classic Ink: Soft Suede.
Stamps: Circle Circus, Fundamental Phrases, Three Little Words.
Adhesive: Tombo Multi Glue.
Punches: 1 1/4" circle punch.

Misc.: Candy, Stapler.

* Non Stampin' Up products.

This is one of my Simple Swap for my Up coming Regionals for Stampin' Up!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tiny Treat Jar

One of the things that I love to do is re-purpose or restore what might otherwise be headed for the landfill, so on occasion I'll be showing you projects that use "trash". I've had this half-size baby food jar in my stash of containers-with-a-future for some time, and decided it would make a perfect little offering of candy for a nephew. I put sticky strip around the edge of the lid to hold the ribbon in place. A leftover circle from the 3D Circle Ornament fit the lid, and I added a scallop punch and part of a goofy little stamped pumpkin guy (for my goofy little nephew). The front is a double layer of ovals with the sentiment "you make me smile" - and it couldn't be more true! Love ya, Liam. Aunt Kathy

Stamps: Twick or Tweet (Holiday Mini)
Basic Black classic
Basic Black CS, Dusty Durango CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Almost Apricot CS Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch,, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Dusty Durango 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
Misc: Reeses Pieces

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mummy Treat Box

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black.

Craft Ink: Basic Black; Stampin' Write Marker: Creamy Caramel; *Zig Marker.
Stamps: Batty for You.
Adhesive: Dotto.
Punches: *1/8", *1/4" and 1/2" circle punch.
Brads: Black
Embossing Powder: *Clear.
Misc.: Candy

* Non Stampin' Up products.

Isn't he cute! I just love this little guy. This gift box is roughly 3"x4" and is the perfect size for a little 'trick or treat' for that special ghost or goblin in your life. It's an easy and fun project to make, as each mummy takes on a character of his own.

Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Merry Christmas Treat Matchbook

Materials: All materials used are Stampin' Up.
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, and Kraft; Old Olive Designer Series Paper.
Classic Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip; Stampin' Write Markers: Real Red, Old Olive.
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Holiday Best.
Adhesive: Dotto, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Punches: Curly Label, Scallop Edge.
Ribbon: Mistletoe Ribbon Originals - Old Olive Taffeta, Real Red Double Stitched.
Misc.: Candy

Hello there and welcome to Idyllwilde Studios!

I hope you enjoy my Merry Christmas Treat Matchbook. I made it for a Demonstrator swap last month and am really pleased with how it came together. I love the Stampin' Write markers, they made the stamping for this project a breeze. Hope you'll give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by!


Retrospective Walk in the Park

Why would I be showing you a project made with retired items? Besides the fact that I loved this paper and the simple layout that highlights it so well, I wanted to bring to your attention a new feature that Stampin' Up has just added. If you go to the company home page at and click on the "Online Store" button, you'll see a list of categories on the left side of the page. "Clearance Rack" offers you retired items at a serious discount - and we all love a sale! You can order these items in the ordinary way, or 24/7 through your demonstrator's Business Web Site (click on the tab at the top of the page for a direct link). Check back frequently as the selection will change often! Kathy

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Great Friend
Old Olive classic, Pixie Pink and Bashful Blue Stampin' Write markers
Whisper White CS, Old Olive CS, Walk in the Park DSP
So Saffron 1/2" grosgrain ribbon (Sale-a-bration item)

Tough Guys! Card Class

Are you registered for Saturday's class? I've got just a couple of spaces remaining. Here's a little sneaky peek at one of the cards I'll be demonstrating. The teen and early twenties audience is especially hard to design for, but fortunately we have some great new options this year! I can't wait to show you the rest of the projects on Saturday...! Kathy

Be-Witching Hat

I wanted to share something special with you for my very first post, so I created a project just for you! As I was looking at the 3D Circle Ornament die, it occurred to me that by folding two of the tabs on three of the circles in instead of out, I could make this little witch hat that conceals a single Rolo candy inside.Clothespins provided the "extra hands" needed to hold everything in place while the glue dried. A knot of Razzleberry polkadot grosgrain ribbon through a ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware completes the look. If you want to learn all the little tricks, come to the October work night at the studio and I'll be happy to show you! Kathy

All materials used are Stampin' Up

Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Other: 3D Circle Ornament die, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" polkadot grosgrain ribbon, Styled Silver ribbon slide, gold elastic cord, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
Misc: Rolo candy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Adventure Begins

Well, here we are, beginning a blog. Imagine! Some of you are waaaaay ahead of us, but hey! Some things are better with friends. And now that there are three of us on board, we'll have lots more to show and tell you when you visit. Our goal is to post six days a week (we'll take Sundays off and let you catch up!) and since each of us have different interests and abilities, you'll benefit from this team effort.

We'll be adding new features and information as we learn about them, so bookmark our site and check back often to see the latest.

Thanks you for your patience and support!

The Idyllwilde Studios Design Team
Kathy, Lori and Monique

Idyllwilde Studios Class Schedule Fall/Spring 09/10

Idyllwilde Studios Class Schedule

Fall/Spring 2009/2010

I love to meet people. Bring someone new to class and receive a coupon for $3 off your next class!

Tough Guys! ($12) Saturday, October 3, 9-11:00am. No matter how great they are, when you sit down to make a card for that special guy, it's hard! But I've collected a set of ideas that are sure to please, including the fascinating “Neverending Card”, a “teen-to-twenties grunge” look, and more.

Silhouette Stamps ($12) Saturday, November 7, 9-11:30am or Tuesday, November 10, 7-9:30pm. In love with silhouette stamps like Upsy Daisy and Medallion? Want to learn more ways to use them?! This class will focus on several techniques that will make you feel like you just got a whole new array of stamps! Stunners!

Birthday Stamp-a-stack Saturday, January 2, 10:00am-2:00pm. Get that birthday card box ready to go for 2010! We'll prepare a variety of designs that can be completed in 10-15 minutes, and you can make as many of each as you need for just $1/card (envelopes not included). Your “to do” list looks shorter already!

Asia Inspired V ($18) Saturday, February 6, 9:00am-noon. I can hardly wait to show you more of the marvelous projects from my Asian idea stash! We'll use Dream Gardens (p. 104), punch a family of darling little girls, and … well, I've got lots more up my kimono sleeve! These projects are so very versatile – don't miss this one!

Both Sides Now ($15) Saturday, April 3, 1-3:00pm. Isn't Stampin' Up! 2-sided designer paper wonderful?! If you're like me, it's hard to choose which side to show – and now, you don't have to! I'll show you how to feature both sides at once in these great cards for all occasions.

Button it Up! ($15) Saturday, May 1, 9-11:00am. Buttons can provide just the accent you need, whether new or “vintage”. I've collected some surprising ways of using these little gems, plus a few other items you've likely got tucked away in some dark corner of your sewing basket. Your Mother or Grandmother will just love these...

Register for classes via telephone or e-mail – but it's your payment that reserves your spot!

Prefer a different date for a past or present class? Gather five or more participants and we'll set something up! I also offer a variety of “kid classes” appropriate for classroom or party activities. Call me if you have any questions at all:

Kathy Nace, Independent Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!

1012 Pennsylvania, Lawrence, KS 66044


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Note: We reserve the right to cancel a class if less than five persons register. In this event, a certificate for alternate class attendance will be issued to those who have pre-paid.