Lisa Bennett, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator * Draper, Utah * (925)330-4643 * Lisa@stampinghut.com

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

White Craft Pumpkins

I found this white craft pumpkin on sale for 60% off at my local craft store ... so I brought one home and added some Spooky Things Decor Elements and Black Flourish Designer Jewels from the Holiday Mini Catalog!  It took just a couple of minutes to decorate.  I actually spent more time driving to and from the store!

Happy Halloween!!!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Photos for November 2, 2010 Card Class - Sign up Now!

Here are the cards we will be making at the next card class, which will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:00 PM.  I think I wore everyone out last time with the Reinker Spread technique, so we're going back to basics this week! 

The first card features the Butterfly Prints stamp set, which is available in both wood and clear mount.  To get the Blushing Bride background behind the butterflies, I inked up my Clear Block "D" and used it as a stamp!  To clean the block, I just rinsed it with tap water and towel dried it.  (Note: Don't try this with your waterproof or permanent inks because you might end up with a permanently stained block!)



The second card is a variation of a card we made at the 2010 Convention in Salt Lake City.  This card features the Masking technique and some simple sponging with the Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, and Daffodil Delight ink pads.  The mask was created using the Circles #2 die for the Big Shot Machine.  I also used the Square Lattice Embossing folder to add some texture.  Next, I punched two flowers using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and curled up the edge of each petal using my fingernail.  Shiny Rhinestone Jewels were added to the center of each flower to finish off the card!


The third project we will be making on Tuesday Night is a Criss Cross pocket card.  If you are attending this class, please note that the patterned papers you will receive will vary, but they are all from the Jolly Holiday designer series paper collection.


The insert is designed to slide in and out of the pocket.  The little tab was created using the Round Tab punch.  (If you attended last week's class, you might remember we used that punch to create Frankenstein's nose.)  The stamped images are from the Christmas Greetings and A Cute Christmas stamp sets.


Another option is to use it as a gift card holder!



I hope you enjoyed the preview of the cards for the November 2nd card class!  Be sure to contact me to sign up and reserve your seat!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

- Lisa



Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials will be provided.  If you forget to bring your adhesive, SNAIL will be available for an additional fee.

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Card #2 and #3 for Tuesday night card class on October 26, 2010

Here are two more cards for Tuesday night's card class.  As of right now, 7 people have signed up, so we still have a few more spaces left.  Please see my October 20 blog entry for more information on my weekly card classes and a photo of the other card we will be making!


Frankenstein Card
This adorable Frankenstein card was made with the Sizzix Big Shot machine and the Top Note Bigz die.  This card was inspired by a tutorial by BJ Peters that was on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website last year.  If you were reading my blog last Halloween, you might remember that I made a card very similar to this one.  But I changed the color scheme and made a few changes to his eyes and I think he looks even cuter now!  The gold brad allows the card to swing open, revealing the message "a tasty sweet for trick or treat!" from the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set. 


Mittens Punch Art Card

Here is the Christmas card we will be making on Tuesday night! The "winter wonderland" sentiment is from the Bright Christmas stamp set and the snowflakes on this card are embossed using the Big Shot and the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I was inspired by the row of hanging mittens in the A Cute Christmas stamp set (shown below for reference). I originally wanted to stamp those mittens on this card but I kept thinking the mittens were too small relative to the size of the embossed snowflakes.  So to solve this problem, I made a larger pair of mittens using my oval punches and Real Red card stock!  Then I added 5/8" silver tinsel and Candy Cane designer series paper on the trim. 


Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sign up Now for the next Tuesday Night Card Class: October 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Hello stamping friends!  Do you live or work in North Orange County or the surrounding areas?  If so, I've love to have you join us at one of my weekly Stampin' Up! card classes on Tuesday nights!

The next card class will be held on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM.  The first card we will be making features the Reinker Spread technique and the Fifth Avenue Floral and Elements of Style stamp sets.  My understanding is that this technique was first demonstrated by Crystal French at a Stampin' Up! regional seminar in 2009!  It is a such a fun and beautiful technique for watercoloring.



To do the Reinker Spread technique, first stamp your rose with Versamark ink onto Shimmery White card stock and then heat emboss with white embossing powder. Next, using a spray bottle, spray your card stock liberally with water until the water starts to pool. Dip your Aquapainter into a drop of ink from your reinker bottle and then use it to color your image. I used a combination of Rose Red and Regal Rose reinkers on this card.

Here is a close up of the flower.  Don't you just love how the colors blend together so nicely?



Thanks for visiting!  Come back tomorrow for more photos of what we'll be making on Tuesday.  Below is the information on the next card class!  Contact me to sign up!



Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials will be provided!  *NEW SERVICE* If you forget to bring your adhesive, SNAIL will be available for an additional fee.

*Referal bonus* Bring a friend who has never attended one of my classes and you'll get to make a FREE second set of cards! Be sure to mention how many people you are bringing when you RSVP. 

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.

New product bundle added to the ABC Holiday Promotion

Great news!  Stampin' Up! has added a new bundle to the current Holiday promotion!  Save 20% when you order the Tags til Christmas stamp set along with the coordinating Ornament Punch.

You must use these item numbers for the 20% discount to be reflected.

Wood Mount (Item 124478, $38.32)
Clear Mount (Item 124477, $31.92)



Local customers - Save on shipping! Do you live or work in North Orange County or the surrounding areas?  I gather orders throughout the week and enter them into the ordering system on Tuesday nights.  Depending on your order total, you may save on shipping if you pick your order up from my house in Yorba Linda instead of having it delivered directly to your home.  For example, if you ordered the Tags til' Christmas clear mount set and Ornament punch bundle, shipping would be $3.19 (10% of the merchandise total) if you pick up your order from me versus $6.95 to have it sent directly to you.  Call or e-mail me if you have questions!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday



Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season --at a 20 percent discount!





Things to Remember:
  • This offer is available online or through individual customer or workshop orders. Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.
  • Promotion ends Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM (Pacific Time)
Call or e-mail me to place an order!  Or shop online!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stampin' Up! Craft Fair Booth Display

You know how there are people who have to get new hard drives on their computer because they have too many photos stored on it?  Well, I am the opposite of that!  I always forget to bring my camera with me.  So the only picture I have of me at my craft fair booth was taken with my husband's cell phone and it didn't have a flash.  And I'm blinking in the picture!  Oh well!

Hope you're having a great weekend.  Don't forget to sign up for the next Tuesday night card class!



Friday, October 15, 2010

El Dorado High School Holiday Boutique: Saturday, Oct 16

Visit my booth at the El Dorado High School Holiday Boutique!
Saturday, October 16 from 9 AM to 4 PM
1651 N. Valencia Ave, Placentia, California

Admission: $2
Students (ASB card): $1
Children 11 and under: FREE


I'm doing a "trial run" of my booth set up in my living room.  Here is my display of purse gift card holders!  I learned how to make these purses from Angie, one of my uplines.  I am very excited about them and I hope they sell well tomorrow.  I have standard greeting cards for sale on a different display.   I'm also booking workshops, taking sign ups for classes and Stamp Club, and taking product orders from the catalog!  Tomorrow is going to be a blast, I just know it!  Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday Night Card Class: October 19, 2010

Hey everyone! Here are the cards for the next card class on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM. This week, the focus is on playful pinwheels that are sure to put a smile on your face! You’ll also get to experience one of the newest trends in card making – using fabric as an embellishment to add a soft texture. Contact me to sign up for this class!





Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials will be provided!

*Referal bonus* Bring a friend who has never attended one of my classes and you'll get to make a FREE second set of cards! Be sure to mention how many people you are bringing when you RSVP. 

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

OC Divas Women's Social Group Card Class: Thurs, Oct 14 at 6:30 PM

On Thursday night, I am doing a special card class for the OC Divas Women's Social Group.  Most of these Divas have never made cards before, so I took that into consideration when designing the cards for this class.  I can't wait to share these projects with them!  We will be using the Wicked Cool, Bright Christmas, Dasher, and Upsy Daisy stamp sets.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday Night Card Class: Oct 12 at 7:00 PM

I had a super productive stamping day!  Here are the 3 cards we will be making at my next card class on Tuesday, October 12 at 7 PM.  Call or e-mail me to sign up!  See class details at the bottom of this post.


  Sparkly Bats Halloween Card

I just got a new package of Designer Series Paper - it's called Nite Owl and it is perfect for all of your Halloween projects!  I should have ordered this earlier because it has a lot of Basic Gray in it - - and I have been using that color a lot lately!

The bats did not photograph very well, but they really sparkle and shine. I'll show you how to use the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets along with the Bitty Bat punch and black glitter.

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink Pad: Whisper White
Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Nite Owl (Holiday Mini)
Punches: Bitty Bat, 1-1/4" Circle
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Galaxy Fine Stampin' Glitter - Black, Powder Pals, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (Holiday Mini)

3-D Scallop Flower Card

A few people have asked me how to make these 3-D flowers ... so I thought it would be fun thing to do at card class!  You can use the scallop circle punches but I discovered it's much easier to use the Scallop Edge border punch.

Stamps: With All My Heart
Ink Pad: Baja Breeze
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Greenhouse Gala
Punches: Scallop Edge Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1" Circle (You can't see the circle, but it's adhered on the back of the flower with Sticky Strip)
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Other: Basic Pearl Jewels, Sticky Strip


Tinsel Ornament Card


Here is the Christmas card we'll be making.  We are using Cherry Cobbler, which is my favorite red for Christmas.  I wish I could buy this card stock by the ream!

Did you notice the tiny scalloped border?  It was done with the Scallop Square punch!

Stamps: Tags til Christmas (Holiday Mini), Bright Christmas (Holiday Mini)
Ink Pad: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Deck the Halls (Holiday Mini)
Punches: Scallop Square, Ornament
Other: Silver Tinsel Trim (Holiday Mini), Sticky Strip

Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials will be provided!

*Referal bonus* Bring a friend who has never attended one of my classes and you'll get to make a FREE second set of cards! Be sure to mention how many people you are bringing when you RSVP. 

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.

Clearance Rack Blitz! Oct 5 - Oct 18

Yesterday, over 200 new items were added to the Clearance Rack! These fabulous deals are only available online while supplies last, with savings up to 80%!  Visit my online store at http://stampinghut.stampinup.net

Friday, October 1, 2010

Card #3 for Oct 5 card class

Here is this week's Halloween project for our card class on October 5.  The intricate raised spider web was dry embossed using the Sizzix Big Shot! 

The top of the card features the Faux stitching technique.  Pierce two rows of holes using the Paper Piercer and Mat Pack and then connect the dots using a White Gel Pen.  It really looks as if you used a sewing machine to stitch onto the card!



Batty for You Card

Stamps: Batty for You
Ink Pad: Basic Gray
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Designer Series Paper: Wicked Fun Specialty
Punches: 1-3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle
Big Shot: Spider Web embossing folder (Holiday Mini)
Other: Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Mat Pack