Calm Christmas with Deb Valder and Stampin’ Up!

Hidy Ho Stampers,

It's so much fun being a crafter.  But when you are crafting for holidays, you have to be ahead of the game.  So here on this August 13th afternoon with the temperature at 82 degrees, I'm here making CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!!  I'm NUTS!!!!! 


Anyway….I have a Christmas Stamp a Stack on Thursday so I'm getting ready for it now.  If they decide to come each month for the next four months, they will have 40 cards to send out.  WOO HOOO

All as nice as this one…

calm christmas

What do you think?

Stamp Set:  Calm Christmas (my favorite this week)!

Ink:  Metallic Encore Silver

Card Stock:  #132178 NEW Silver Foil Sheets (they come in gold too); Whisper White; Old Olive and Red Glimmer Paper

Accessories:  #132175 NEW Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Ovals Collection Framelits; Silver Fine Embossing Powder; Owl Builder Punch (for the berries); Bird Builder Punch (for the leaf)

I stamped the bird on the silver foil paper and embossed with silver embossing powder – WOWOWOWZER!

calm christmas closeup

Here's a closeup. I amaze myself :0) ha ha ha

duct tape

Okay so are you wondering what these super cute things are?  Some of you may know but for those of you that don't know, these are PENS made from Duct Tape (hope the spelling is right on this one – it's not Duck Tape is it?)  Oh well….

duct tape pen

Isn't this the cutest thing?  Last night I had one of my clubs.  My groups are just so amazing, so much fun and so good to me.  Betsey was the hostess and her daughter, Mary, was here from Seattle, Washington.  Their whole family is so crafty, they STAMP, they sew, the do everything and the grandchildren are following in their steps!  So Olivia and Katie (Mary is their mother and Betsey is their grandmother) made these for all the club members out of Duck Tape.  HOW SWEET WAS THAT!!!!  So a great big shout out to Olivia and Katie for doing this (everyone had a pen to fill out their order forms YIPPPEEEE)!  They are going back home on Friday :0(  We will miss you guys.  They were both super troopers at one of my stamp a stacks…they out-stamped some of the regular stampers! 

Anway…….just a reminder that your time is running out to be part of the drawing for the New Envelope Punch Board – only 4 days left …..

Reminder: Do you want to be one of the first to get one of our NEW Envelope Makers soon to be known as The ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD??  DIRECTIONS for ordering, Hostess Code Directions – SPECIAL…it is important that you use that hostess code!!!!!

New Envelope Maker

Yes, you will be able to make ANY size envelope.  This was my most favorite announcement at Convention.  I was sooooooo hoping they were giving this away as a "give-away"!  (I know I know all of you that were there were thinking the same thing so don't say you weren't!)  We didn't get it but it's coming soon.  I will be giving ONE away (as soon as they come out).  To be eligible, you need to

1.  place an ONLINE order with me between August 2nd and August 17th

2.  YOU NEED TO USE HOSTESS CODE CD46B222 (after entering that code in, make sure you see my name in the Demonstrator section or you will NOT get preferred pricing.)  DIRECTIONS for ordering, Hostess Code Directions – SPECIAL…it is important that you use that hostess code!!!!!

3.  Your order has to be at least $35 (how easy is that)! AND this order will get you one point on your Deb's Loyalty Program (see the Deb's Loyalty Program button on the right side of my blog for details and the downloadable form) start tracking your orders now!

4.  If you place your order online USING THE HOSTESS CODE,  I will enter your name in the drawing.  It's that simple.  Good luck!

Okay, this is going to make our card-making so much easier because we can make ANY size envelopes.  I do a lot of wedding invitiations and we are always searching for envelopes, NOT TO WORRY, we can MAKE them and it's SOOOOOOOO easy and fast.  You guys know I'm all about fast and easy, this fits right in! 

Oh that was so much fun!  Stop back often and time is getting closer to the end of this special offer from me, August 17th so hurry!…..

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