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Stamping Around The World — May Tutorial Bundle

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Hello stampers and paper crafters!  Spring has arrived, bringing May flowers, plus, a BRAND NEW collection of Tutorial projects designed by the Stamping Around The World Design Team.  The Tutorial Bundle Design Team has sprung into action and designed another wonderful set of projects using current Stampin' Up! products from both of our current catalogs...the Annual and Occasions.  If you are not aware of our team, let me explain...at the beginning of each month from January – June, 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!Tutorial Bundle-Header

Here is our team of 12 designers  —

 

May2019-DesignTeam-CollageI'm so blessed to be working with an incredible group of talented demonstrators from "around the world" and we know that you will love collecting all the tutorials that are released.  There's a 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...everything noted with full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions and measurements for both Imperial (inches) and Metric! 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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Stay tuned! We will have a special Blog Hop celebrating this month's Tutorial Bundle.  You'll want to make sure to stop back and check it out on Tuesday, May 21st.
 

 
Purchase the May Tutorial Bundle only
$15 US
All currencies accepted.  Paypal will do the conversion for you
 
*Your tutorial will be emailed to you within 48 hours*
 

 

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Poppin' Birthday

Welcome-welcome Stampers and Papercrafters to our fun 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 March monthly kit named "Poppin Birthday". 

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Every year, Paper Pumpkin celebrates its birthday with all subscribers...always with a little surprise gift, too.  This year was no different...everyone received an additional stamp set with their regular kit supplies.  How fun is that?!! 

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This kit was loaded with supplies to create 8 really cute pop-up Birthday cards.  All of the pieces were die cut, ready to punch out, stamp and assemble.  Comes with a wide variety of adhesives, too...dimensionals, glue dots, and Tear and Tape strips!!  You don't even need a pair of scissors for this one...can't get any easier than that.

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I love that there are quite a few extra pieces/die cuts that come in the kit.  These cute little bows were perfect for the layout of my card.  The polka dot patterned paper is actually part of one of the decorative card bases.  Eeek!  Yep! I cut up a card base to create my projects today.

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Look at all of those supplies that came in our kit!!

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The ink color this month was Poppy Parade.  I stamped the sentiment onto a Vellum cardstock circle and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder so that it would stand out more.  I backed it with a Whisper White smaller sized circle die to avoid the patterned paper causing a distraction with our eyeballs.  teehehe.

 


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I took one of the patterned card bases and cut it down to measure 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Using my Envelope Punch Board, I created a little treat box that measures 3" x 3".

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FUN TIP: To create a closure for the envelope flap, use a Mini Glue Dot under the paper bow.


To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the March 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.

List of Hop Participants

 

 
WANT A SNEAK-PEEK FOR THE APRIL KIT?
Gifting Paper Pumpkin to a friend or family members couldn't be any easier.  Simply select one of the prepaid choices (1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month), designate the recipient and delivery detail and the rest will be handled by Stampin' Up! and the postal service.  Each month, for the designated prepaid subscription, your loved one will receive a box filled with goods to create that months projects...perfect for making sure your crafting is covered for any occasion. Everything is included and will arrive at your door!  Don’t miss it, subscribe by April 10! You won’t want to miss this kit! ...subscribe with me today! 
 
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In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!

In April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be treating you and your customers to something extra-special: Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® stamp images.

Deadline to subscribe is April 10, 2109.  During Sale-A-Bration (runs through March 31, 2019), earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month Prepaid Subscription.
 
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How do I know if Paper Pumpkin is right for me?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution for you!

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Go ahead....give it a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month test drive and get in on all the FUN!!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for almost 5 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**

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DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO EARN FREE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is drawing near to a close for the year!  Check your

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  • Level 1 Sale-A-Bration —  Earn FREE products for every $50 you spend.  Includes 1st, 2nd & 3rd releases (new).
  • Level 2 Sale-A-Bration —  Earn FREE products for every $100 you spend.  Includes 1st, 2nd & 3rd releases (new).
  • Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products —  Purchase these exclusive products that frame and coordinate with many Sale-A-Bration FREE items.  Available for purchase today (March 1 – 31; or while supplies last!)
 
Need an idea? Start with my Paper Pumpkin Poppin' Birthday card and box:
 

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

March'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, Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  My project is featuring the Painted Seasons Bundle (stamps, paper and now, the brand new Four Seasons Framelits!).

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this adorable Birthday card and Envelope Treat box? 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 Blog Hop — Part Of My Story

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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 so you see all of the amazing creations.

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Do you ever have any of those crafting moments where you have a vision (or dream) for a card design, but that darned thing just won't come out of your head in a timely manner?!!  OMGolly!  This one was like going through child labor...it took DAYS for me to get this beauty out on cardstock.  Part of my problem is the fact that one of my favorite things to do is to create something 'unusual'—to stray away from the 'traditional' way of design.  Geeesh!

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I already knew that I wanted to play with the Painted Seasons Bundle of stamps, framelits and designer paper (yes, I know...one more time) and the More Than Words stamps, but the coming up with something non-traditional was my struggle. Both of these are FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration, which by the way, ends on March 31st.

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My card measures 4-1/2" wide by 4-1/4" tall.  I took advantage of my Stamparatus to create the Granny Apple Green leaf wreath that was stamped on a 4" square Whisper White panel.  The Poppy Parade sprigs were die cut and adhered in place.  The sentiments come from the More Than Words (Free with a $50 order) and has many more awesome sentiments where those came from.  The large variety of fonts, sizes, and sayings are super cute!  It will be a keeper for me long after it retires. You know how I love dimension, so after garnishing the sentiment panel with Silver Metallic Thread and Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon, it was set in place with Dimensionals.

Would you like to create this card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it 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 what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 

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ROLL CALL LIST

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Sandra Mastello (Violet vs Purple Paper Craft)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Lori Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

 


IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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  • Level 1 Sale-A-Bration —  Earn FREE products for every $50 you spend.  Includes 1st, 2nd & 3rd releases (new).
  • Level 2 Sale-A-Bration —  Earn FREE products for every $100 you spend.  Includes 1st, 2nd & 3rd releases (new).
  • Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products —  Purchase these exclusive products that frame and coordinate with many Sale-A-Bration FREE items.  Available for purchase today (March 1 – 31; or while supplies last!)
 
Need an idea? Start with my Painted Seasons Birthday Wish card:
 

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

March'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, Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  My project is featuring the Painted Seasons Bundle (stamps, paper and now, the brand new Four Seasons Framelits!).

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this card? 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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OSAT Blog Hop — Bring On The Birthday Cheer

Hello stampers and paper crafters!  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I want to welcome you to my blog and the March One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  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.

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This month's theme is "Bring On The Birthday", and it couldn't have been any better timing for me.  My husband and I have a good sized set of friends that have been together for over 30 years, and we are all getting to that 'golden' age in life.  You know the ones — they always have a big fat "0" as the 2nd digit!  haha!

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To calm the anxiety of our friends recently celebrating the big 6-0, I thought I would add a little fun Birthday Cheer. So far, it is the men/husbands who are reaching this ripe age, and I wanted to have the card a bit larger than the traditional 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", so that there was enough space for everyone to write a note and sign.  So, I pulled out one of the cards from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack.  The larger sized card base when folded measures 4-1/4" x 6-1/4"; and the Night of Navy base was perfect to help show off all of the Gold Foil and Basic Black layers.  Oh, and it lends itself as more masculine, too. *grin*

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The Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies is so cute and can dress up a birthday card for any age.  To really drive the "golden age" home, I added a large Scallop Circle to the sentiment layer and pieces of Gold Foil paper attached to the back of each present.

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To add a subtle glam and to tone down the Night of Navy cardbase, I embossed a piece of Vellum cardstock with the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.  I think it really fit in with the numbers that were hand cut from one of the patterns of paper found in the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  Overall, I think it turned out spectacular, don't you think?

 


Coordinating Birthday Cheer Treat Box

No golden celebration can go unnoticed without a little bit of Nebraska-native Melt Away chocolates wrapped in a shiny gold foil!!  I love dressing up our little acetate Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  They make a perfect gift ensemble for any occasion — even for the men in our lives who are turning 60!  teehehe

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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.


 
IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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  • Level 1 Sale-A-Bration —  Earn FREE products for every $50 you spend.  Includes 1st, 2nd & 3rd releases (new).
  • Level 2 Sale-A-Bration —  Earn FREE products for every $100 you spend.  Includes 1st, 2nd & 3rd releases (new).
  • Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products —  Purchase these exclusive products that frame and coordinate with many Sale-A-Bration FREE items.  Available for purchase today (March 1 – 31; or while supplies last!)
 
Need an idea? Start with my Birthday Cheer card & treat box projects:
 
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FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

March'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, Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  My project is featuring the Painted Seasons Bundle (stamps, paper and now, the brand new Four Seasons Framelits!).

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this card and treat box? 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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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Celebrating Sale-A-Bration

Welcome stamper friends! I'm so excited that you've stopped by during your travels through the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of February! We are all having so much creating projects with our new Sale-A-Bration goodies...I'm struggling to keep up with all of my dreamy ideas!  I'm sooo happy with my project that I can't wait to show it off to you!!

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You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop.


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Did you know that there is a 2nd release of free goods to earn during Sale-A-Bration?  Yeppers!  The new Painted Seasons stamp set is a new cling set that is filled with Distinktive images....all of them are amazing!  It is bundled with a gorgeous pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, too.  **squeal**

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For my layout, I chose one of the Powder Pink subtle patterns as the background layered on a Whisper White Thick cardstock base.  The flower image was inked up in Mango Melody and Poppy Parade and die cut with the 2nd smallest Stitched Circle Framelit.  Aren't these colors bright and refreshing?  We woke up to a dump of 5" of snow last night, so anything with bright flowers is very welcomed right now.  :)  To add some dimension, I popped up the Poppy Parade flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set found in the Occasions catalog.  It was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto a strip of Powder Pink.  The Linen Braided Ribbon was knotted on each end and added to the back of the sentiment before popped up on a Stitched Rectangle Vellum piece.  The whole ensemble was attached to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The Painted Seasons stamp set and designer paper come as a bundle and is one of the free selections in the Sale-A-Bration catalog with a $100 product purchase.

If you are wondering what supplies I have used to create my card, I've listed all of the ingredients at the bottom of this post.  Click on any of the items and you'll be directed to my online store and add any of them to your shopping cart.  I sooo appreciate your business and for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

 

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product)!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.


 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing the assigned sketch.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will not disappoint...she'll have a beautiful creation to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my Painted Seasons Birthday card project:
 
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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

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February's Tutorial Bundle
10 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  YAY!!  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 catalog.  My project is featuring the Forever Lovely stamp set! 

 

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful Painted Seasons birthday card? 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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OSAT Blog Hop — Simple Stamping Itty Bitty Birthdays

Happy New Year stampers and paper crafters!  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I want to welcome you to my blog and the February One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  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.

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This month's theme is "#simplestamping".  First off, I gotta tell you that simple stamping is REALLY hard for me.  And, how the heck do I create something without my Big Shot!  ACK!  It's always attached to my hip and is my bestest crafty friend!  I'm a multi-layers, texture and embellishments kind of crafter.  After that minor heart murmur, I do have to say I think I did okay.  Let's take a peek and you be the judge.

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I love that this butterfly image in the Butterfly Gala stamp set is all one image because then it was one less image that I had to line up.  Is that lazy, or what!  Well, if I'm going simple, I think it's good to be a tad lazy.  Haha!  There are several designs of butterflies, but I liked this one best because of the solid tails...I think it went better with the theme of my card.

 

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There were several different colors of ink pads on my table...definitely making this whole project super simple!  All of the little butterflies were inked with Balmy Blue, while the larger butterfly wings are a mix of Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, and Lemon Lime Twist.

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The sentiment comes from the wonderful Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  There is a good mix of traditional birthday wishes and fun sayings, but, like this one, there are several 'smarty-pants' type sentiments.  My siblings always razz me about being the oldest in the group, so this one fits them perfectly.

 


Coordinating Bookmark with Butterfly Gala

Since I had accomplished one simple stamping project, I thought I'd create a little gift to coordinate with the card.  This little bookmark is perfect for marking any special section in your Annual or Occasions catalog, don't you think?  Well, I suppose you could use it for a regular fiction novel or romance story book, too.  Clean and simple stamping, and sooo cute!!

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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.


 
IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my Itty Bitty Birthdays card project:
 



For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 

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Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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What supplies do you need to create this card and bookmark? 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


Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle Design Team

Tutorial Bundle-HeaderIt's a new year for a BRAND NEW collection of Tutorial Bundles and a new Design Team — Stamping Around The World.  Starting February 1, 2019, the Tutorial Bundle Design Team will be creating amazing projects using current Stampin' Up! products.  At the beginning of each month from January – June, 2019, each of us will be creating a full-color, step-by-step tutorial that will create a bundle of 10 tutorials. What does that mean for you? Well, it means YOU will receive lots of variety, inspiration, and so many fun and exciting ideas to help you stamp your dreams!

Here is the team of 10 designers –

 

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It is such an incredible group of talented demonstrators and we know that you will love collecting all the tutorials that are released.  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...everything noted with full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions and measurements for both Imperial (inches) and Metric! YAY!!

 

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There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 10 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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Purchase the February Tutorial Bundle only
$15 US
All currencies accepted.  Paypal will do the conversion for you
 
*Your tutorial will be emailed to you within 48 hours*
 

 
Stay tuned!  We will have a special Blog Hop celebrating this month's Tutorial Bundle.  You'll want to make sure to stop back by and check it out on Thursday, February 21st.
 


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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Meant To Be Sharing The Love

Good evening my stamper friends! I'm so happy that you're traveling the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of January! This months theme is geared towards Sharing The Love!  This does not necessarily have to revolve around Valentine's Day, so I created a project that can be used for any celebration of love or appreciation.  I can't wait to share with you!!

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You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop.


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So, to start off this post, I have a confession to make.  I have never created a project using our LOVELY Gable Boxes!  GASP!!  They come in both Lustrous White and Silver, both of which, I have in my stash, but haven't found the right moment or need to dress one up.  Well, here we go because that is going to change!

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I am in the middle of designing several different projects as prototypes for my daughter to give little gifts to her bridesmaids later this year.  Yes, if I don't start early, I'll be freaking out later.  These boxes measure 4" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" and can hold quite a few small thoughtful items. The Meant To Be stamp set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits aren't just for creating Valentine gifts and cards.  I have found this bundle to be very versatile and fitting for many occasions.

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My new fav product to use in my creations is the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  That Stitched Scalloped edging is to 'die' for; and the pillow effect from the Tufted embossing folder is super cute embedded within the scalloped heart die.  I am having so much fun playing with the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper, too.  It comes in a pack of 6 sheets (3 Grapefruit Grove and 3 Lovely Lipstock) and is one of the free selections in the Sale-A-Bration catalog with a $50 product purchase.

All of the ingredients for my card are listed at the bottom of this post.  Click on any of the items and you'll be directed to my online store and add any of them to your shopping cart.  I sooo appreciate your business and for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

 

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product)!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.


 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing the assigned sketch.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will not disappoint...she'll have a beautiful creation to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my Meant To Be Gable Box project:
 
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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 

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January's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  YAY!!  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 catalog.  My project is featuring the Forever Lovely stamp set! 

 

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

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.



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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful Gable Box? 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


Greek Isles Blog Hop January 2019 — Amazing Life

Hello Stampers and friends!!  The excitement to share my creation for the Greek Isles Achievers blog hop is here! I love joining the hop with other Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world.  This particular group has achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to go on the Greek Isles Cruise this coming July!  **squeal**

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Each month, we will be hopping together to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up!® products from any of the current catalogs. I am native to Nebraska (U.S.), and I would love to help you, inspire you and answer any questions that help spark that creative vibe going through your veins.  And, no, you don't have to be creative to stamp!!  True statement!

Here is the card that I designed for our hop today!

 

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One of my favorite perks as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the opportunity to buy from the new upcoming catalogs before the catalogs actually go live for the general public.  I have a mix of products from each of the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog, but this is the first time I've played with the Amazing Life Bundle (Amazing Life stamp set and coordinating Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies)!  Beware!  This stamp set renders lots of fun coloring aspects...I used Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends and a touch of Balmy Blue Stampin' Write marker on the cake, but you can definitely have fun with the Aqua Painter and Watercolor Pencils, too!! This particular sentiment in the Amazing Life stamp set has lots of potential for coloring or paper piecing, but I chose to keep it without color so that the focus was on the cake.

 

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I am in LOVE with the new Whisper White Flax Ribbon...it provides me with another way of using it...a subtle embellishment.  I cut the ribbon edging to use the loosened strands as "baker's twine" that has more of a rustic appearance.  The Gingham check pattern is really popular right now and we are gifted with 5 different colors in the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" designer series paper pack.  To give the Balmy Blue a little flare, I trimmed it with a strip of Pineapple Punch cardstock die cut with the Be Mine Stitched Edgelit.  Adding this trim is like icing on the cake when paired with the Rectangle Stitched die cut for the sentiment, don't you think?

 

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I am sooo thankful for each and everyone you!

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 joining us today - we are so happy that you are taking part in our blog hop. Make sure that you don't miss any of the creations being shared...there are some incredible designs you are going to see today to inspire you.  You are currently at my blog - Lori Mueller at Stampin' Dreams, so check the list below to see who is after me and follow all the blogs around.

 
 

 
IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my Amazing Life Birthday card project:
 
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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 

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Thank you for Shopping with Lori

Host Code

  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).
 

 

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.

 

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

Product List


January's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
JanuarySneakPeekBundle-Collage

This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using products from the Stampin' Up! OccasSale-A-Bration catalogs.  YAY!!  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 catalog.  My project is featuring the Forever Lovely stamp set! 


OSAT Blog Hop — Sale-A-Brate Every Occasion with Hello Cupcakes

Happy New Year stampers and paper crafters!  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I want to welcome you to my blog and the January One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  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.

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This month's theme is "Sale-A-Brate Every Occasion".  So what better way than to show off brand new goodies from both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There are sooo many wonderful stamps, paper and embellishments to play with that it was really hard to narrow down my "Sale-A-Bration" occasion.  I need lots of birthday cards, so my upcoming plans sort of outlined my creative occasion.

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I love the "scratchy" scribbles on the cupcake and liner...images from the Hello Cupcake stamp set (get it free with a $50 purchase).  Super cute...and, fun to cut out the cupcake frosting layer and pop up with dimensionals to give the cupcake a partial 3D effect.

 

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There's a whole 12" x 12" pack of Designer Series paper in the Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can select with a $50 order, too.  I chose to use the black and white strips to give a bit of contrast with the Gingham Gala patterned designer paper.  I struggle having just plain, no patterned, cardstock on any of my creations, so I ran the piece of Sea Foam Mist through the Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Embossing folder.  A nice subtle look to the design.

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There are a variety of sentiments with this stamp set (only available as a free selection with a $50 order), but this one.  To compliment the thin strip of Botanical Butterfly designer series paper (striped piece), I heat embossed the sentiment with Black embossing powder and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 


 
IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my Hello Cupcake card project:
 

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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 

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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

 

ThankYou-ABigThankYou

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.


 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

Host Code

  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

 

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.

 
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What supplies do you need to create this card? 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