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Stamping Around The World — Christmastime Is Here for Sharing Handmade Gifts

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Hello, and good morning!  If you've been traveling along the Stamping Around The World Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. 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...you definitely want to make sure you  see all of the amazing creations shared by the design team.

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It's craft fair season, which means that I am crafting up a storm preparing beautiful gift items for purchase in my booth.  One of my favorite things to do is repurpose items I find in Dollar bins, clearance shelves, and any recyclable jars/tins/boxes that come through the doors of my home.  I found a few chipboard notebooks that were perfect for 'redecorating" the plain-jane covers.  And the timing of our new Christimastime Is Here Suite of products couldn't have been better.  It is filled with lovely papers and embellishments that stem from a two-part stamp set and coordinating set of dies. LOVE it!

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The Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper is absolutely stunning.  You get 4 each of 3 double-sided sheets with one side inlaid with gold foil and the other is a subtle, muted pattern.  I love the fact that there are 4 sheets to help me mass produce more of the same project.  I held my Facebook Live presentation showing how to convert a simple notebook into a remarkable thing of beauty...simple and easy!  You can watch my step-by-step demonstration here:

Christmastime Is Here Altered Notebook Facebook Live video

 

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I'll tuck this gem into a cello bag and secure with more Gold Shimmer ribbon tied into a bow and offer these notebooks as the perfect gift for any school teacher, colleague, BFF, or relative.  I hope you'll give this project a whirl...you'll be sooo happy you did! :)

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Here's a sneak peek of my project for the November Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle.  It was my inspiration when designing my card...a match made for a beautiful gift to give.


 

Would you like to create an altered notebook using the Christmastime Is Here Suite of products?   I've listed all of the supplies I used at the bottom of this post; and, it's all set up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  For more beautiful inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamping Around The World members' blogs to see all of the amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

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November's Tutorial Bundle
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

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These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Holiday catalogs.  My project is featuring the Christmastime Is Here Suite of products (stamp set, dies, designer series paper, and embellishments).


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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful Altered Notebook using the Christmastime Is Here Suite of products? 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!
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Pink Awareness for Stamp Out Breast Cancer FUNdraiser Retreat

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October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I'm a Breast Cancer Survivor going on 10 years now! **squeal**  So, each year, I invite many friends, customers, and their friends and family to join me in a fundraising 2-day weekend retreat to "Stamp Out Breast Cancer". This event is super important to me because at the time I joined the Stampin' Up! family 11 years ago this month, I was diagnosed 4-1/2 months later.  I tell you what...I buried myself in my stamps, paper and ink and crafted like no tomorrow.  It's what kept me sane and my mind off of the ugly I was going through.  So, to offer a retreat for others who have gone through what I experienced, or knows of someone (family, friends, co-workers, etc.) that battled Breast Cancer means the world to me.  It's designed for us to have lots fun; and a fulfilling way to support a loved one battling breast cancer, to raise money for further research and increase awareness of the disease. 

We collectively gathered our favorite crafting supplies and converged for two full days of mental therapy (aka FUN), whether it be stamping, scrapbooking, making jewelry, painting, quilting, knitting/crocheting, making cards...whatever it was, we brought it all with us (by the wagon loads) to relax and melt the worries away.

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One of the things I love to do for each event is to search for fun bags and gift items for each registered crafter.  This year, I found these super cute thermal lunch bags, which made it a fun way to house all the Stampin' Up! product goodies they received.  Don't they look so pretty all lined up?  Like a small field of flowers in my kitchen!

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I'm sooo thankful that Stampin' Up! continued to carry the Support Ribbon Dies (Item #143749) in the Annual catalog!  If it ever retires, this is one set of dies that I can NEVER let go of.  A definite must-have to create for all kinds of color recognition.  The Stitched Nested Labels Dies have gotten a lot of use with my crafting.  It was the perfect background layer for the tag.  The Designer Series paper is from the Bird Ballad pack, but the cardstock for the Ribbon die cut and ruffled ribbon bow are retired.

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Typically, I create a tag with each registrants name and tie it to the bag.  But this year, these coordinating notebooks with the lunch bags were the winner to making the retreat extra special and personal for each crafter.  Again, the Stitched Nested Labels Dies set the background stage to their name printed on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.

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Each year, I'm on the lookout for any candies and snacks wrapped/adorned in any shade of Pink!  Snacks of all kinds...salty and sweet...are needed to encourage the creativity of our craft we bring with us to work on.  I also hunt for special items to raffle off — all proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  I didn't quite meet my fundraising goal of $500, but we made a dent (raised $320)!  I'm happy to host the event and have sooo many wonderful friends (new and old) join me in the fight to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

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I love the strong commitment to Pink Awareness demonstrated by Panera Bread.  They create "Pink Ribbon Bagels" during the entire month of October.  I was a lucky recipient of a donated supply of these wonderful, delicious, and fresh out of the oven baked goodness!  This is the 2nd box, so you can see, these were a huge hit of yummy-ness!

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Special THANKS to Sam's Club for their donation and creation of this ginormous Chocolate Chip cookie cake featuring my Stamp Out Breast Cancer event logo. YUM's for the sweet tooth!

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And here you have it...the wonderful group of ladies (missing a couple) who joined with me to fight and Stamp Out Breast Cancer. We had an awesome TWO days to do what we love to do — make greeting cards, preserve pictures in newly created scrapbook pages, play with string and create Dreamcatchers, or create fun little gifts and treat packages for friends and co-workers.  Whatever you love to do to keep your hearts happy, mindsets relaxed, and our crafty fingers crafting beautiful things...that's why we joined together, to do what we love and share with others.

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My heart is full and overflowing when some of my friends and members of my Lori's Dream Team join with me for this retreat. I don't get to see a large number of my team very often (we are spreading wide across the states), so we make the best of the two days to chat about our daily lives and families, stamp and papercraft, and talk about Stampin' Up! news and bounce stamping techniques and ideas off of each other. We definitely have an amazing time — LOVE them all!

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I don't know about you, but my least favorite part of any travels or events is the unpacking!  One positive, though, it was a lot easier to get everything to fit into my vehicle for the ride home than it was to stuff everything in on Day 1.  Oh, there is a 2nd positive...NO LAUNDRY!  haha!!

 


 

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OSAT Blog Hop — Welcome To Our Wonderfully Wicked Holiday Catalog

Hello-hello stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop.  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I'm super excited to have you visiting me today.  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.  We've got some amazing projects to share with you!

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This month's theme is to show off products available in our wonderful Holiday catalog.  It's a beauty and looking through it made me realize that Halloween is next month!  Eeek! Sooo, I'm here to share with you the fun I've been having with the new stamps, dies, and cool designer series papers.  Since Halloween is on the brain, that's what I'm sharing with you today.

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Back in my day, I remember the phrase "Wicked fun" in our regular conversation.  The new Wicked Dies are "Wicked cool" and helped me roll with my theme and pair up with the sentiment found in the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set.  These two come as a bundle and will save you 10%..."Wicked awesome", right?!!

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The Monster Bash Designer Series Paper does not include the color of Gorgeous Grape, but in my mind, purple is a staple color to bring out the best in Halloween.  Don't you think so, too?

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The Wicked Dies is a wonderful scripted tool all by itself, but I have been anxious to use the Shimmery Crystal Effects since I first spotted it in the Holiday catalog. The photo captures a bit of the shimmer and shine.  As usual, the true reflection is better when seen up close and personal.

 


Monster Bash Tag

This little creation all started with the Crushed Curry circle die I had in my stash.  Tags are fun to make and can really render the use of whatever scraps you have leftover from other ideas and creations.

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At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

Blog Hop Participants

 

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  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. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


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What supplies do you need to create this Wonderfully Wicked Halloween card and coordinating Tag? 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!
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Seasonal Sampler Printer's Tray Home Décor — Monthly Club

 

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If you love to create and decorate your home or office for the holidays and seasons throughout the year, then this FUN Printer's Tray is going to be the exclusive home décor piece for you. Each month, we'll gather to create new inserts for the next month's upcoming holiday/season.  The first month's club fee will include the Printer's Tray; therefore, the class fee will be more than the following months.  You'll receive all of the supplies needed to make the inserts, plus, a free accessory and extra supplies to take home with you.

IN-PERSON CLUB DETAILS

I will supply the stamp set(s), any dies, punches, embossing folders and ink pads needed to complete your monthly project inserts.  You'll bring your own favorite dry and liquid adhesives, Tear and Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Take Your Pick Tool, tweezers, etc.

 

IN THE MAIL CLUB DETAILS 

Each month I will send you a sorted and organized package in the mail (by the 27th of the month) with the supplies to create 7 independent panels that fit into the Printer’s Tray compartments. I will do all the dry embossing, die cutting, and punching for you (except what needs to be done with your new dies or punches).  Each month will feature a really awesome bundle or stamp set. Your package will include $20-$25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product and the supplies needed to complete the projects. (Does not include the bundle/stamp set, dies, punches, embossing folders or ink).  You'll have the opportunity to purchase the featured products and adhesives through my online, or use what you already have.

The home décor club kit will include the $20 Printer’s Tray (overall size 11" x 13") in the first months club fee only. The kits will include full color, step-by-step tutorial PDF. If you stay a part of the Seasonal Sampler Club for 6 months I will also give you $25.00 in FREE product of your choice! What a bonus!!! 

 

Seasonal Sampler Printer's Tray Home Décor options:

Option #1 — $95, plus, $20 Printer's Tray = $115

This is the October full Sampler Club Kit.  In Person and Club To Go kit includes:

  • Spooktacular Bash stamp set and dies bundle (a $48.50 value)
  • 1 Set of Wicked Dies (a $15 value)
  • 1/2 Package of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (6" x 12")
  • 1/2 Bolt of Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon (5 yards)
  • 1/2 Pack of Monster Bash Enamel Shapes
  • 2 Sheets Black Stampin' Dimensionals (1 each large and mini—FREE)
  • 1 Memories & More 12" x 12" Page Protector
  • Supplies to create 7 tray inserts
  • Full step-by-step PDF

 

Option #2 — $35, plus, $20 Printer's Tray = $55

This is the October full Sampler Club Kit for those who already own the Spooktacular Bash Bundle and Wicked Dies.  You will need the stamps and dies to create this project, so only choose this option if you already own them. Your In Person and Club To Go kit includes:

  • 1/2 Package of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (6" x 12")
  • 1/2 Bolt of Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon (5 yards)
  • 1/2 Pack of Monster Bash Enamel Shapes
  • 2 Sheets Black Stampin' Dimensionals (1 each large and mini)
  • 1 Memories & More 12" x 12" Page Protector
  • Supplies to create 7 tray inserts
  • Full step-by-step PDF

 

OPTION #1 AND #2:  The Seasonal Sampler Club To Go Kit will ship for $15 using a Medium Flat Rate Priority box for the first month you start the Club.  This is to cover the shipping of the actual Printer's Tray and supplies.  Subsequent Priority shipping will be $8.  Includes tracking and insurance.

All kits and included product will be ordered and prepared together after the deadline.  This is a preorder only and per Stampin' Up! policy, I do not have product on hand ready to ship.  Due to this policy, it takes about 1 week after the deadline for me to order, cut, prepare and ship all the sampler kits.  Sampler kits can only be mailed within the United States.

 

Registration will close on September 20, 2019.

Expected shipping date of Printer Tray and all kits will be on or before September 27, 2019.

 


OSAT Blog Hop — End of Summer Bloom & Grow

Hello-hello stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop.  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I'm super excited to have you visiting me today.  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.  We've got some amazing projects to share with you!

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I can't believe that August has arrived, which means that Summer is getting closer to ending...county fairs have started and families are shuffling around to get school shopping done.  This all fits with our theme this month...End of Summer.

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I haven't been very good about using any of the background stamps that I've got among my collection, so I thought I would crack open a case and show it off as my background 'designer paper'.  This Crackle Paint Background stamp was inked with Old Olive and stamped onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  They call this stamping technique 'tone-on-tone' stamping.  Granted it hasn't reached the triple-digits in temps where I live, but the crackle easily resembles a drought season where the grounds are thirsty.  To add a little softness to the card, I trimmed off the two edges using the Be Mine Stitched scallop die.

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The Bloom & Grow stamp set is a another new stamp set that I've pulled out to use and failed.  Not this time! HA!  The floral image was inked with Sahara Sand, stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die found with the Budding Blooms dies set.  I love the images in this set because they render all different kinds of coloring mediums.  I chose to use my Aqua Painter to add ink color, but you could easily use Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Blends, or Blender Pens. The photo doesn't reflect the little bit of sparkle of Wink of Stella added the center flower. In real life, it is really pretty.

 


Bloom & Grow Candy Bulb

These plastic light bulbs are super cute and fun to fill with all sorts of candies.  Shake some jelly beans and you have quite the rattle.  The tag was created using one of the heart dies from the Be Mine Stitched dies.  Stamped the floral image using Sahara Sand ink and topped with the sentiment that is trimmed out using the negative from the Old Olive card panel.  Before stamping the Old Olive inked sentiment, I took my Aqua Painter and 'washed' a light layer of Sahara Sand ink across the Whisper White strip.  The key to making the ink lighter is to squeeze water from the Aqua Painter to the ink pool in the ink pad lid.  My theory is knowing that I can always add ink, but I can't take it away. :)

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At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

Blog Hop Participants

 

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  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. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


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Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Floral Essence stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful Thank You card and coordinating Candy bulb? 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!
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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — On My Mind

Hello Stampers and Papercrafters! and, welcome to our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the July Paper Pumpkin kit.PPHop-HeaderGraphicThis month's kit is inspired by THREE different product suites found in the Annual catalog:  Come Sail Away, Woven Threads and Garden Love.  Based on these wonderful kit projects, I couldn't tell you which one is my favorite.  Although, I will admit the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper is my ultimate favorite pack, right now.  The rustic colors and scratchy, aztech-y (totally made up that word) patterns really speak to me.

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Every month, the kits include enough supplies to create the designed projects. And, that is what I primarily focus on using on my alternate projects to share with you, but this month, I was more drawn to using only the stamp set.  I loved the designed card projects in the kit that I did not want to chop up any of the card bases, envelopes, or steal the dies and embellishments to create an alternative.

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I love to create the non-typical sized card.  Yes, I have to be different, but if truth be told, I had a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that was in my scrap folder measuring 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" — perfect for a square card!

 

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I'm certain the stamp set included in the kit is going to get a lot of attention from me to create a variety of cards.  I mean, look at those lovely sentiments!  Very versatile and has "all occasion" written all over them. :)  A definite keeper, plus, a bonus from the kits — you build a small collection of stamp sets and ink spots that doesn't break the bank and will give you endless hours of creations.

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The instructions sheet that comes in the kit always lists the coordinating colors that go with the included supplies.  Since the cards were featuring three different product suites, there were a lot of colors to choose from, but I managed to narrow down to Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron, and Seaside Spray to stamp the medallion.  Someone might ask if I used the Stamparatus to stamp the medallion image so evenly...my answer would be 'not this time'.  Since the stamp sets are photopolymer, I felt pretty comfortable stamping the image with my old eyeballs and a pair of 'cheater' glasses.  LOL!

 


On My Mind Dove Candy Holder

I'm on a mission to use up some Sahara Sand cardstock scraps, so this 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" strip was my inspiration to hold a nice piece of Dove chocolate.  I scored it at 2-1/8 and 2-5/8" and fancied up the top using the Delightful Tag Topper punch.

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To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the July Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

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Now, it’s no secret that subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you (and me!) generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

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Today’s the day you can start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in August! Grab a 3-, 6- or 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin—YES, you can earn $5 coupon(s) with your prepaid subscription!  YAYAYAY!!  There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2019-2020 annual catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31, 2019.

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FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

July's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!


Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To A Wild Rose stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create these lovely 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!

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Stamping Around The World — July Tutorial Bundle

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Hello stampers and paper crafters!  It's July, which means there is a BRAND NEW collection of Tutorial projects designed by the Stamping Around The World Design Team.  We have designed another wonderful set of projects using current Stampin' Up! products from the brand new catalog released last month. I'm super excited to share with you! Tutorial Bundle (2)If this is your first time visiting me and you are not aware of our team, let me explain...at the beginning of each month from July – December 2019, each of us will put together a full-color, step-by-step tutorial that will create a bundle of 12 tutorials. What does that mean for you? I'm sooo glad you asked.  It means YOU will receive lots of cards and gift/treat packaging ideas that are fun and exciting — all of this to help you stamp your dreams! YAY!  Here is our team of 12 designers  — a baker's dozen this month!

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I'm so blessed to be working with an AHHH-mazing group of creative and talented demonstrators from "around the world" who love stamping as much as I do; and we know that you will love collecting all the tutorials released each month.  Besides having 12 designers, there's another bonus!! These tutorials are available in both metric and imperial (inches).  So, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase these tutorials from me to make great projects and gifts!

Check out the sneak peek of my project in this month's PDF bundle...all tutorials are noted with full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions and measurements to help you enjoy a smooth and worry-free session of stamping!  YAY!!

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Want to know how to get this great bundle?  There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)
 
  1. Receive it for free with an online order through my store of $50, or more in the month
  2. Join my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) — they always get this bundle as a gift each month!
  3. Purchase this month's tutorial bundle (PDF) for $15
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Demonstrators are welcome to purchase these tutorials for classes and workshops. We just ask that you don't forward the PDF to anyone but send them here to purchase them.
 

 
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Subscribe and be billed $15 for each of the next five months and receive your sixth month for FREE (December 2019 will be the free month)!  You will receive the PDF files delivered directly to your inbox the first week of each month, July 2019 – December 2019.
 
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Stay tuned for our special Blog Hop celebrating this month's Tutorial Bundle.  You'll want to make sure to stop back and check it out on Tuesday, July 9th.
 

 
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For The Love of Felt — Stamp & Scrapbook The Longest Day for Alzheimer's fundraiser

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What is "The Longest Day"?  It is the day with the most light — the summer solstice, which is June 21st.  This is a time when thousands of participants from across the world — including my team of papercrafters — fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity, and in our case, stamping cards and creating scrapbook pages.  Together, we use our creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

This will be my 4th year participating in The Longest Day to show my love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease.  This weekend (June 22-23), I am joining others around the world doing what I love, to honor people living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, and those lost to the disease, while raising funds and awareness to advance the care, support research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.  I am doing this in honor of my dear friends' Mothers; and in memory of Jerry Johnson, a dear Colleague who lost his battle to this disease in 2015.

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Each participant receives a goodie bag with a personalized name tag.  Last year, I was obsessed with the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions die set.  I continue to crave using the Stitched Shapes dies on almost every project...in all sorts of colors!  LOL!

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Do you recognize the stamp set and tool I used to create this beautiful bouquet?  Yessss!  It is the Daisy Delight stamp set and regular Daisy punch.  I'm mixing up this year's center piece, so stay tuned for it's reveal in a later post.  Sooo excited!

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There's always a lot more fun at any event when you provide supplies for a Make-n-Take card project.  My die cutting machine got quite the workout prepping...so did my right arm!  Haha!  I'm very happy the Stitched Labels and Layering Ovals dies were carried over into the new Annual catalog.

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I have been fortunate to be awarded a nice donation of baked goods each year from Sam's Club.  When we sit down to papercraft for long periods of time, we need an adrenaline boost loaded with sugar!  Can you tell, I'm a papercrafter?  I even had to put my spin on a 'card layout' for the Bakery staff to decorate this yummy cookie.  They did awesome, don't you think?!!

HOW CAN YOU HELP US END ALZHEIMER'S?

During the 2-day crafting retreat, participants have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and slip them into the bucket representing the prize(s) they hope to win!  Prizes range from various Stampin' Up! product bundles, Roskag cart, and the biggest prize is a weekend retreat for a group of friends!  100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales go directly to the Alzheimer's Association.  Our team goal is to raise $1,000.

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I want to do more to help End Alzheimer's!  The new For The Love of Felt stamp set and Project Kit really speaks to me this year...maybe, it's because it is a phrase that I'm familiar with growing up as a kid..."for the love of..." and then we'd finish "why are there so many bugs"? or whatever the inquisitive situation was at the time.  Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and 16 million are serving as their caregivers. Sooo, "For The Love of Felt", why are sooo many people diagnosed with Alzheimer's?  What is happening to our brains?

I want to help End Alzheimer's, and could use your help because these numbers will only continue to rise unless we take action.  For each For The Love of Felt stamp set (Item #149650) and Project Kit (Item #149507) purchased together through my online store using Host Code 9JSHGF7Z, I will donate $10 of that purchase to the Alzheimer's Association. PLUS, with your purchase, your name will go into a drawing for a wonderful Stampin' Up! bundle...Above The Clouds stamp set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch.  Offer valid June 16-30, 2019. Drawing to be held on July 1st.

**This special donation event (The Longest Day) is not sponsored by Stampin' Up!, it is solely valid through me, Lori Mueller.

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NOT A PAPER CRAFTER, BUT WANT TO HELP END ALZHEIMER'S?

That's awesome!!  Visit our Team page to submit your donation.  Your donation to the Alzheimer's Association for The Longest Day is 100% tax deductible.  Under the United States tax law, the Alzheimer's Assocation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization.  Donors who write a check made out to the Alzheimer's Association, or who give by credit card online and include their name and mailing address, will receive a receipt once the donation has been processed.

DONATE NOW TO END ALZHEIMER'S

 

To see what the For The Love Of Felt kit is all about, click on the video I did during a Facebook Live session. It's a beautiful set of cards that is perfect for a new papercrafter, as well as, the casual and avid crafters.

 


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OSAT Blog Hop — Something Old with Something New — Daisy Punches

Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop.  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I'm super excited to have you visiting me today.  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.  We've got some amazing projects to share with you!

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This month's theme is to create "Something Old with Something New"!  YAYAY!!  I knew exactly what I wanted to play with, but the project took a bit before I found just the right piece to put it all together.

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It's been quite a while since I've created a Home Decor piece, and I'm totally in love with all of the new 2019-2021 In Colors that were released with the new Stampin' Up! catalog earlier this month.  The little shadow box measures 10" x 4" and is 1-1/8" deep.  The back wall to the shadow box was black with some script, but I'm more in love with the new Woven Threads Designer Series paper and couldn't wait to show them off.  Isn't it just soooo pretty?!! and, it coordinates so well with the daisies!  Each daisy center is adorned with the new Perennial Essence Floral Centers embellishments.  They look very real because of their fuzzy top...a true mimic of a flower center that a butterfly or bumble bee might mistakenly swing on by.  Teehehe

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The Daisy Lane stamp set is a new release, as well as, the Medium Daisy Punch.  The something old is the larger Daisy punch and it teams up quite nicely with both new items hot off the rubber mold press. I'm super excited with how this turned out...what do you think?

 


Collection of Daisy 3x3 Cards

After creating the Home decor piece, I couldn't help but create some more of the In Color Daisies to create some really cute and simple 3 x 3 cards that can be slipped inside of a little gift bag, or a quick note to a customer when delivering their order.

 


At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

Blog Hop Participants

 

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  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. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


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Check out our AMAZING Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundles
12 (+1 Bonus) amazing tutorials to inspire you each month
June offers a Bonus tutorial (Baker's dozen)
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 +1 bonus tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To A Wild Rose stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful home decor piece? 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!
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NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is Live and Beautiful

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Click to View 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog (PDF)

YAYAYAY!!  Today is the day!! The anticipation to order from our beautiful NEW 2019-2020 catalog has finally arrived! As always, Stampin' Up! does an amazing job organizing and tweaking each catalog inspired by suggestions and ideas from customers and demonstrators across the world.  I'm certain you find a number of new features a huge blessing...all based on our feedback!

Take a peek at this fun video for a look at some key products offered behind that cover!

DO YOU NEED A CATALOG?  Contact me to get details on how you can get one!

My current Stampin' Dreams customers (those who have placed an order with me (at stamp class, online, or for a party) in the last 6 months and have listed me as their demonstrator in their Stampin' Up! profile have automatically been receiving both the annual and seasonal catalogs.  This is my "thank you" for their support of my business!  Your new annual catalogs have been mailed or hand-delivered and should have arrived in your mailbox.  Please reach out to me as soon as possible if you have not received your complimentary catalog.

 

INTRODUCING THE NEW 2019-2021 IN COLORS!! I am really loving this year's selections because of their subtle hue...gives off that country, rustic feel.  I'm super anxious to pair them up with the other the other families of color.  Stay tuned for a gallery of inspiration!  Click the image to see what products are offered in these beautiful shades of color.

 

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DO YOU LOVE COORDINATING PRODUCTS AT A DISCOUNT? There are brand new stamp sets that have a coordinating set of dies or a punch.  Bundles are the way to go...purchase them and save 10%

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IS YOUR WISH LIST A MILE LONG?  I suggest that you give some thought to purchasing Stampin' Up!'s Starter Kit.  If you are happy shopping for wonderful Stampin' Up! products, why not be an extremely HAPPY shopper and get a discount on all of your purchases?!!  Click HERE for more details.

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WHY SHOP WITH LORI DREAMS STAMPIN'?  Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!

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Check out our AMAZING Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundles
12 amazing tutorials to inspire you each month
June offers a Bonus tutorial (Baker's dozen)
$15
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