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November 2016

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Time! Fantastic 1-day Deals...TODAY ONLY!

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Hello stampers and crafters!!  For all of my U.S. readers...Happy Thanksgiving week!  I hope you will be able to spend the day (or entire week) with family and friends. As you know, the Extravaganza beings TODAY!!  Stampin' Up! is offering lots of GREAT items...some are new bundles specific to TODAY only.  Check it out....

 

ONE DAY ONLY — Monday, November 21, 2016

Shop these deals to save 20-40% off 

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!!

 
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#146002 (must use this bundle code!)
 
All 5 packs! Brights, subtles, regals, metallics, neutrals and 2016-2018 In Colors 
Regularly $43, now $27.95
 
 
 
Ombre Pads Bundle — 30% off! 
#146003 (must use bundle code!)
 
Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, & Basic Black Ombre Stampin' Pads
 Regularly $45.00 total, now $31.50
 
NOTE:  Basic Black and Emerald Envy are retiring with the Holiday catalog! 
 
 
 
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Detailed Ornaments Bundle (includes thinlits and stamp set) 20% off!
Wood Mount #146004
regularly $57, now $45.60
 
Clear Mount #146005
regularly $49, now $39.20
 
NOTE:  the bundle is exclusive to this sale! 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Do you have tons of paper? Turn those leftover stacks of Designer Paper into super cute boxes and bags! 
 
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regularly $20 now $14
 
 
 
#135862
 
Regularly $20, now $14
 
 

 
FREE BUNDLED GIFT FROM ME WITH ORDER!!
 
For everyone who places an order (at least $25.00) through my store, you will receive 2 handmade cards in the mail WITH a special bonus embellishment!
If your order is over $50, then I will DOUBLE that and you will get 5 cards and TWO embellishments in the mail!
(All gifts will be mailed to you the first week of December)
 

Click here to shop online — use Hostess Code D4VQNFDU to receive your free bundled gift from me!

 

 

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HOLIDAY HELPER -- 13 days of Christmas Projects

Have you signed up?  If you haven't, it's not too late!  The holidays are getting closer and the days are getting shorter.  YIKES!!  These tutorials will surely put you in the holiday mood, and help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.  See a sneak peek and all the deets on this post.

Each day, for 13 days, you will receive a brand new project tutorial in your inbox that includes:

  • Project tutorial .pdf  with full color photographs for each daily project.  Each tutorial is at least 6 pages with full written detail including:
    • Full color photo of the Project of the Day
    • Step-by-step tutorial with photographs that shows you exactly how to do the project
    • Complete Supply List
    • **Tutorials are not to be sold or passed on to others.  This is my gift to all of the wonderful customers who support me with my small business

My 2016 Holiday Helper is absolutely FREE!...this is my holiday gift of appreciation to you.  However, you must sign up for the special emails.

The fun will begin on November 10th and runs for 13 days, with the last one hitting your inbox on November 22nd.  If you join after November 10th, your Holiday Helper will begin within a day of when you join.

 


 

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Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Handmade for the Holidays

 

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Hello my crafty stamper friends!  Welcome to my stop on the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of November! I am very, very thankful you are here to visit me and to check out what creative share I have for you this month.  Sooo, this month's theme is "Handmade Holidays", and the timing of this theme is perfect.  A co-worker asked me for some ideas with some Thanksgiving table setting decorations, primarily the napkin rings.  The vision was to incorporate some leaves, but that's where the project idea had stopped.  My comment was "I have the perfect stamp set....let me create a prototype to see what you think."  It wasn't long and the Vintage Leaves stamp set, along with several Fall-type ink colors, created a finished project.  Very quick, easy, and will be the talk of the day once the guests arrive.

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the talented Sandy Mott's blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.

 

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Napkin rings make for a warm and inviting table setting.  The Fall season is my favorite time of the year, so my mind automatically envisions the Vintage Leaves stamp set for anything related to the season.  This set can be used to stamp a background or add some texture and dimension to a card, a gift box, or home decor.  LOVE it!!  In my opinion, this set is a staple to your arsenal of stamp sets.

Creative Tips:

  • The "ring" is made from a toilet paper tube.  Cut into thirds and wrap with your favorite textured fabric or a strip of Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper.  This project uses Burlap and a strip of designer paper from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  To adhere the ends together, use something that will hold and not come apart like Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Or, you can use Multipurpose Liquid Glue, too.  Either adhesive will hold strong.
 

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  • The leaves are inked in Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green and stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  This project was easy to put together because the stamp set has a coordinating set of framelits called "Leaflets Framelits".  LOVE it when I can work easy and quick!
  • After die cutting each leaf, sponge the edges with Soft Suede ink.
  • For beautiful fall-like texture, crumple each leaf to desired texture.  Arrange the leaves and adhere together before gluing to the napkin ring holder.
  • The fibers are from the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon tied around the stems, and then tied into a bow.  I love this ribbon....another staple item (must have) in my stamping stash!  Use it as a ribbon accent or use the strands for smaller, daintier accents...beautiful either way.
     

I am in love with how these turned out.  I have several toilet paper tubes, so I think I will whip some up to decorate my Mother-in-Laws table setting this coming Thursday.  I hope you have been be inspired to create something special for your holiday gathering.  It is so much fun to hear the little chitter-chatter and ooooh's and ahhhh's while you are working on the last little preps.

Now, the next stop on the hop is Linda Bauwin ...I know she will have some amazing creation to share with you, too.  Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  If you get lost or sidetracked, please come on back and follow the list of participants shown below.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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Creative Inking Blog Hoppers

1. Sue Lehrer  
8. Lori Mueller <--You are here!

 
From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love all of the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share my love for papercrafting and invite your friends to stop by.  Click on the subscribe button to my blog (within the sidebar) so that you don't miss a single post.  I love what I do; and, I can't express enough how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.
 

Get the biggest bang for your buck when you shop and combine any of the specials/sales with your non-sale items.

Online Extravaganza Sale!


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Click Here to see the list of items available (.pdf file)

Details

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
        The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
          through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
        The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
          runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

All products that are while supplies last have been noted in the Online Extravaganza deals list.

 

Promotion Deadlines:

Phone: November 28, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 28, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

 

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What supplies do you need to create this project? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

 

Product List

Stamp It Blog Hop -- Christmas Holiday

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting today; and Welcome aboard the November Stamp It Blog Hop!  This month's theme is related to anything regarding the Christmas Holiday. As a crafter, that topic can make my head explode due to all of the fun ideas that quickly migrate and take over.  Outside of creating cards, I quickly think about tree ornaments, decorations and banners, treat packages, teacher gifts, home decor and upcycling jars, canisters, boxes....the list of possible creations is endless!!  **squeal**

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, you may have come here from my dear friends, Oksana Semenska's blog.  If this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

 

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My creative MOJO has kinda been slipping into hibernation lately; and, I'm sure it's due to my busy schedule with my full-time job.  When I sit to create, my mind just spins like the proverbial wheel that spins on my ancient laptop...it moves slower than molasses most times.  Ugh!  So, to jump start my stamping therapy, I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card out of the Holiday Catalog.  My Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits bundle have been begging to see the light of ink and hang out with the Big Shot.  haha 

Creative Tips:

  • Color selections are Crumb Cake cardbase, Vellum Cardstock, Pool Party cardstock for the stars, and Marina Mist Classic Ink.  All non-traditional Christmas colors.
  • The Starlight Thinlits are very versatile....cut out stamped images, layer solo die cuts, and use die cuts as background images.
  • To adhere the Vellum Cardstock without having the adhesive show through, squirt a small amount of Multipurpose Glue to an area on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Take a Stampin' Sponge and tap-tap-tap into the liquid glue, then lightly sponge onto the back of your Vellum Cardstock.  Because you are distributing the liquid glue lightly across the area, it will not show through to the front.  SUPER COOL!!

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  • VersaMark ink is a 'must have' when you want to give a stamped image a raised texture.  Melting the Whisper White Stampin' Embossing Powder with a Heat Tool is the perfect detail to make the largest image pop off the card. The Linen Thread gives a slight rustic touch to this clean and simple design.
  • Ink the sentiment with Marina Mist Classic Ink, stamp onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock and pop it up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Easy-peasey card to help me accomplish a little (desperately needed) stamping therapy.  Check out the card I CASE'd on page 9 of the Holiday Catalog.  I always forget that there is nothing wrong with creating the cards that Stampin' Up! shares within the many of pages of each catalog.  I hope you will resort to creating any of the sample illustrations whenever your creative MOJO takes a small vacation....that's why they are there.  :)

For more Christmas Holiday inspiration, make sure you visit the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Stitched With Cheer Card Kit with a Bonus...this give away includes the stamp set!  Sew up the holidays with hand-stitched cards in festive designs. Kit includes enough supplies for 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs, and 18 kraft envelopes and envelope liners. You are going to LOVE this predesigned, precut, all accessories included kit.  PLUS, there are always leftover supplies to extend your creativity...make a scrapbook page, note cards, gift tags, or whatever your creative MOJO inspires you to create.

 

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Don't forget...when you leave your comment for your chance to win this amazing kit, I love to read them.

Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

 

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Product List

 


OSAT Blog Hop -- Let It Snow

 

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to our One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop for the month of November!  Can you believe that Fall is *still* in the air??  I know that that white stuff is going to be flying around here soon, but for now, I am really happy that it's not!  With that said, I am so happy and thankful for your visit today. This may be your first stop on the hop , or you may have come from the previous stampers blog. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post.

The theme for our hop today is "Let It Snow"!  And, I'm saying "please, nooooo!"  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper pack has a couple of designer sheets that make wonderful cut-outs.  One sheet is full of Gingerbread houses with snow covered roof tops; and another sheet has little mittens, Christmas trees, Gingerbread shapes and stars.  Ooooh, I couldn't help but add some, okay, I mean *a lot* of Red Glitter embossing powder, too.  Let's go check out the projects.

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Creative Tips:

  • The card base is Whisper White cardstock, measuring 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4". 
  • Lay the Seasonal Decorative Mask (stripes) on the front of the cardbase and apply the VersaMark ink pad direct to the cardstock.  Be sure to cover the area well so that the Red Glitter embossing powder sticks to it.  Set the Heat Tool on high to set the embossing.  NOTE:  the glitter embossing powder does not set as quickly as the non-glitter powder; therefore, you will want to move the heat tool across the area very slowly.  If you rush it, your glitter will flake/fly off the cardfront.

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  • Hand cut a Gingerbread house and set in place using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Use the Real Red, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso markers to color the sentiment.  Huff on the stamp before stamping it onto the Whisper White panel.
  • DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version?  Yep!  I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses".  haha

 

Candy Cane Lane Clear Treat Box Project:  I am soooo excited to give you a sneak peek of the new Stitched from the Heart framelits!  Look at that detail...it really sets off the focal point and dresses up the cute little clear treat box!

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 Creative Tips:

  • Hand cut the little figures from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series sheet.  Add Stampin' Dimensionals and add to the Stitched Whisper White circle.
  • Banner cut a strip of Real Red cardstock and layer between the Whisper White stitched circle and the Scalloped Crumb Cake circle.
  • Garnish with Whisper White/Red Foil Baker's Twine, add dimensionals, and add to a strip of Candy Cane Lane Designer paper that is wrapped around the clear box.  You'll want to fill with your favorite little candies before adding the belly band.  ;)

 

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Andrea Tracy-Tucker’s blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something adorable to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Rick Adkins’ blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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Blog Hop Participants

  1. Anna Smith
  2. Melissa Davies
  3. Wynne Grob
  4. Kim Smith
  5. Kelly Acheson
  6. Kayla McGinnis
  7. Marisa Gunn
  8. Maria Willis
  9. Renee Ondrajka
  10. Tina Rackley Riddle
  11. Megan Thompson
  12. Sara Levin
  13. Jeanna Bohanon
  14. Rick Adkins
  15. Lori Mueller <-- You are here!
  16. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  17. Pam Staples
  18. Justin Krieger

 

I am very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me... I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

 


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

 

Product List for Glittery Card

 

Product List for Tiny Treat Box

 


HOLIDAY HELPER -- 13 days of Christmas Craft Projects

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HOLIDAY HELPER -- 13 days of Christmas Projects

Each year I share a free program called Holiday Helper.  What is this?  It is creative ideas delivered to your inbox!  The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a wonderful opportunity just for you!  It is normally 12 days of Christmas Projects with full tutorials, but this year, I'm going for the baker's dozen...13 days of Christmas Projects!!  Lots of love and time goes into preparing for this event every year, and I offer it completely free as a "thank you" to you from me.  These tutorials will surely put you in the holiday mood, and help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.  See a "sneak peek" below.

Each day, for 13 days, you will receive a brand new project tutorial in your inbox that includes:

  • Project tutorial .pdf  with full color photographs for each daily project.  Each tutorial is at least 6 pages with full written detail including:
    • Full color photo of the Project of the Day
    • Step-by-step tutorial with photographs that shows you exactly how to do the project
    • Complete Supply List

 

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My 2016 Holiday Helper is absolutely FREE!...this is my holiday gift of appreciation to you.  However, you must sign up for the special emails.

The fun will begin on November 10th and runs for 13 days, with the last one hitting your inbox on November 22nd.  If you join after November 10th, your Holiday Helper will begin within a day of when you join.

 

 


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

 

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New Stampin' Up! Product Release -- Stitched from the Heart!!

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Hello my stamping friends!!  I have some GREAT news!!

There is a new product being released today...Stitched Shapes Framelits, a set of 12 dies in a combination of squares, circles, and ovals called Stitiched From The Heart. Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Starting today, you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog.  PLUS, you can get 25% off coordinating stamp sets! With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. There are nine (9) stamp sets that bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off! And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.

 

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AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.


Details

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
  • November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off

 You can order any of these items starting November 1st through my online store, or send me your Wish List and I'll place your order for you. 

 

Check out this adorable commercial featuring a handmade card illustrating the new Stitched from the Heart framelits.

 

 

This product video has some great tips on using the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.  It's amazing how much a little framelit can change up the overall appearance of any creation.  I'm in LOVE with them!!!

 

 

 


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.