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October Stamp It Blog Hop -- Thanksgiving

 

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Good Morning stampers and paper crafters!  I'm so excited to have you visiting me. Welcome to my spot on the Stamp It Bog Hop for the month of October.  This month's theme is Thanksgiving.  I have a dear friend who has been taking lots of pictures of the change of leaves in her area.  The time lapse showcasing the change in color has been breathtaking; thus, the outcome of my card project.  I have several friends struggling with health complications and/or have lost a loved one...they could use a little extra special love sent their way....beautiful happy mail to put a smile on their face and in their heart.

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

 

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I love creating cards that stray away from the traditional A2 card base size (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").  There was a left over piece of Kraft cardstock sitting in the Merry Little Christmas 12" x 12" Cardstock pack that was only 4" wide.  **squeal**  Perfect opportunity to create something 'unusual'.

 

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My favorite time of the year is the Fall season and the leaves dies that come in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits die set are sooo much fun.  When I was figuring out an arrangement of the Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie colored leaves, I decided to leave the little pieces in the large intricate pieces.  As the leaves fall from the tree, they are still whole, but as we rake them into a pile, some will have little hallowed areas as the dried areas crumble.

To add some balance, the large scallop die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits helped with the Old Olive matte layer attached to the Pinewood Planks Very Vanilla layer.  The sentiment comes from the coordinating stamp set called Colorful Seasons...die cut from the Lovely Laurel Thinlits die set.

For more Thanksgiving themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Pam Nichols's blog and all the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this awesome Season of Whimsy Hostess Stamp Set. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to our September Blog Hop Winner!

Carol Kirchgesler

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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
 
 

 
GET IN ON THE BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE!!
 
There are some amazing choices of designer series paper packs that you can get with this amazing deal.  Stock up for your holiday cards, birthday invites, all occasion, home decor...any crafting project.  Special deal ends October 31, 2017.
 
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DO YOU LIKE TO GET SOMETHING FOR FREE?

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 in sales by October 31, you’ll earn the FREE Merry Patterns stamp set.

 
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PLANNING FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH PAPER PUMPKIN MADE EASY!
 
 
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Dates: September 11 - November 10, 2017

Want the perfect gift for someone new to paper crafting?  Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin but are still waiting to hit the Subscribe button? Well, now is the time to do it with our "A Season of Style" coordinating kits.

The Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make our customers and demonstrators happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite. Knowing this, we decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience that can be shared with everyone as the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.  Soooo, with that said, Welcome to a Season of Style!

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. What does that mean for you?  Two matching kits means two months of having everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. Plus, you will have more creative options that allow you to get that handmade holiday touch out to family and friends without all the fuss.  Let me just say....you won't want to miss these unique kits.




Thank you for Shopping with Lori


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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!

 

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Stamp It Blog Hop -- Halloween Spooky Boo Eclipse


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Hello, hello there stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to my spot on the Stamp It Bog Hop for the month of September.  This month's theme is anything related to "Fall" or Halloween.  I have been making a lot of Halloween cards the last few weeks, so I thought I would put together a cute and FUN piece of home decor.  So, my project is a Halloween 3D (5"x7") picture frame wall hanging featuring my most loved stamp set...wait for it...can you guess which one?  I know you know...yesss, I'm showing off the Spooking Cat stamp set found in the Holiday catalog.  Trust me, you are going to LOVE my project!...sooo stinking ADORBS!!

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

 

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It has been a long time since I have created anything using a Sponge Brayer and ink.  eeek!  Once I added Pumpkin Pie to the center portion of the Glossy White Paper, the technique flowed well.  It's like getting back up on your bicycle (or in the saddle).  The top and bottom were brayered with Perfect Plum Classic Ink.

The witches hat was inked with Archival Basic Black ink, clear embossed and set with a heat tool.  The cute little kitty full of words was inked with Versa mark, embossed with gold powder and set with a heat tool.  The owl was inked with Smokey Slate ink, but no heat embossing.  I wanted him to stay a little more subtle among everything else.

 

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I chose to die cut the word "SPOOKY" with the Large Letters Framelits Dies because it had an even number of letters that fit nicely in the picture frame.  I wanted to make sure that the letters were die cut across the Pumpkin Pie and Perfect Plum gradients, too.  Instead of adding dimensionals to the letters, I die cut 2 sets of Basic Black letters and glued all 3 layers together.  The letters with dimensionals would not fit behind the glass pane, so I added Fast Fuse to the letters and I set them in place onto the glass pane with the main 5"x7" panel behind the glass pane.  The end result was to achieve the "Eclipse" look, which worked out quite nicely.  :)

For character, I added some Striped Wired Ribbon, Vintage Crochet Trim, and a long strand of Gold Mini Sequin Trim to the corner.  Oh, and don't forget this little Rats!  They are harmless on paper, so stamp, cut and adhere all you want...they won't bite!  :)

So, tell me your thoughts on this framed artwork?  Is it something that you would give a try to make? I'm curious to know.

For more Fall or Halloween themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Linda Cullen's blog and all the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this awesome Oh Happy Day Card Kit...this give away includes all of the precut/pre-scored supplies to create 20 beautiful and unique cards.  PLUS, the kit includes the coordinating stamp set, too!  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to our August Blog Hop Winner!

Donna Sicafuse

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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
 
 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO GET SOMETHING FOR FREE?

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 in sales by October 31, you’ll earn the FREE Merry Patterns stamp set.

 
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PLANNING FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH PAPER PUMPKIN MADE EASY!
 
 
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Dates: September 11 - November 10, 2017

Want the perfect gift for someone new to paper crafting?  Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin but are still waiting to hit the Subscribe button? Well, now is the time to do it with our "A Season of Style" coordinating kits.

The Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make our customers and demonstrators happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite. Knowing this, we decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience that can be shared with everyone as the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.  Soooo, with that said, Welcome to a Season of Style!

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. What does that mean for you?  Two matching kits means two months of having everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. Plus, you will have more creative options that allow you to get that handmade holiday touch out to family and friends without all the fuss.  Let me just say....you won't want to miss these unique kits.




Thank you for Shopping with Lori

 


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

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

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

  

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What supplies do you need to create this 3D Framed Home Decor? 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

 


Stampin Friends Blog Hop -- September Starts Fall Season

 

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Good morning to everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!  I am excited to have you here!  **squeal**  The September theme arrives on the first day of Fall...that's today!...so what better creative topic than anything related to the Fall season. Now, get ready to be WOW'd because I know you are going to love what I have created for this hop.

This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from Lynn Streifert's blog. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post; or, their name found in the blog hop participant list.

 

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Ever since the amazing Solar Eclipse occurred on August 21, 2017, a new creative technique called the "Eclipse" came to life.  I couldn't resist but giving this technique a try myself and am so happy that what I envisioned in my head really did develop with cardstock.  The Woodland Textured Embossing Folder and the Large Letters Alphabet were a great pairing to work on the Fall-ish type theme, as well as, create a spooky Halloween card.

 

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It is very important that you die cut the alphabet letters first, then put the Whisper White layer along with the new alphabet die cuts into the Woodland Embossing Folder to make sure that dry embossing holds all of the full texture.  If you emboss first, then run the alphabet dies through the Big Shot after, the framelits will smoosh the embossed texture around the edges and steal away from the full effect of the Eclipse appearance.

The sentiment comes from the...you guessed it!...the Spooky Cat stamp set.  I know, I know, but I love that I'm getting lots of creative time with that set.  When you get yourself such a fun stamp set, you want to give it lots of love.  :)  It was inked with Archival Basic Black ink and clear embossed to add a little shine.  It was hard getting the camera to capture the texture of the clear embossing and compliments the new Black Rhinestone Jewels. The black Vintage Crochet Trim is dainty and delicate, and is the perfect touch to finish the card. 

 

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What are the chances that I could find a little jar that has a rubber ring to coordinate with my Spooky Cat Lemon Lime Twist tag?  How fun is that, right?!!  :o)  The tag and sentiment images come from the Spooky Cat stamp set and is popped up onto the Lemon Lime Twist banner die cut was done with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.:)  I couldn't resist adding some Black Metallic Thread in between the cardstock layers.  I love dimension and adding a little bit of whimsical character.  Filled the jar with Roasted Pumpkin Spice Peanuts and you've got yourself a super cute gift!

 

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So, tell me, what do you think of my projects?  Do you think you will try your crafty hand at creating an Eclipse card?  It really is a fun (and extremely easy) technique.  I'd love to have you share with me when you do play and create.

 

 


 

STAMPIN FRIENDS BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will be randomly selected to receive this retired (but super fun) Hello Life Project Kit.  This makes for a perfect gift for a young teenager in your family; or for any crafter to use to display handmade items during a craft and vendor event.  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stampin Friends Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#SFbloghop2017 with your comment letting me know what you thought of my project shares.

 

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For more Fall-ish type creations and inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Kathie Pinard Rotti’s blog and all the other Stampin Friends Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share. You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something beautiful and precious to share with you.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 

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Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss  
2. Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher  
3. Melissa Thomas  
4. Raquelle Clifton  
5. Lynn Streifert  
6. Lori Mueller  
7. Kathie Rotti  
8. Sue Vine  
9. Steph Jandrow  
10. Cindy Waldroff  
11. Kim Lamos  
12. Barbara Welch

 
 
Don't forget!  You'll want to leave your comment (with hashtag #SFbloghop2017) for your chance to win this super cute Hello Life Project Kit.


Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love all of the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share 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.
 

 
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Dates: September 11 - November 10, 2017

Want the perfect gift for someone new to paper crafting?  Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin but are still waiting to hit the Subscribe button? Well, now is the time to do it with our "A Season of Style" coordinating kits.

The Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make our customers and demonstrators happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite. Knowing this, we decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience that can be shared with everyone as the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.  Soooo, with that said, Welcome to a Season of Style!

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. What does that mean for you?  Two matching kits means two months of having everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. Plus, you will have more creative options that allow you to get that handmade holiday touch out to family and friends without all the fuss.  Let me just say....you won't want to miss these unique kits.

 

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.



 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori


 

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

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

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

  

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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

 


Stamp It Blog Hop -- Fall Pumpkins

 

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Hello, hello there stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to my humble blog abode to take a peek at my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. This month's theme is anything related to "Fall".  I was in need of a cute project to attach to the Holiday catalogs that are heading out to my customers this weekend.  I do believe I hit the nail on the head with this one...sooo stinking ADORBS!!

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

 

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It had been a long time since I have created anything using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies.  So happy that I pulled them out and dust them off because they really worked for the tag idea I had in my head.  You are also getting a sneak peek at some beautiful Fall-ish designer series paper.  Wait until you see the full sheet...it won't be long!  Teehehe  The Coffee Cups Framelits dies are my focal point that sports a Garden Green ribbed sleeve and the sentiment inked with Early Espresso.  The sentiment comes from a new stamp set coming out in the Holiday catalog, and is fitting for how I am always feeling about my customers and friends.  I can't wait to get their copy of the Holiday catalog in the mail this weekend and into their crafty hands.  Sooo adorable!

 

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So, tell me, which tag do you like better?  The one with the pumpkin tucked behind the coffee cup?  Or, the one with the full pumpkin showing off in front of the coffee cup?  I'm curious to know.

 

For more Christmas in July themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Rachael Rife's blog and all the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this fun and versatile In the City Stamp Set.  This is a Hostess set and is available with a $150 workshop.  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

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Don't forget...when you leave your comment for your chance to win this super cute stamp set, I get very excited to read them.


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

 
 
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Dates: August 11 - September 10

Want the perfect gift for someone new to paper crafting?  Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin but are still waiting to hit the Subscribe button? Well, now is the time to do it with our Fall into Savings promotion. You'll get our gorgeous, autumn-themed September kit delivered straight to your door at 50% off when you subscribe during the promotion from August 11-September 10.
  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber's first kit. After that, the price for each month's kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
Remember:  This promotion is for NEW subscribers only (the system will recognize email addresses that have been used in the past) and is not valid on Prepaid subscriptions.  This awesome discount is only applied to one kit for the first month of subscriptions, and after that the creativity keeps coming at $19.95 (until you cancel).

Don't forget!  Enter the Promo Code HALFOFF0917.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori


 

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

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

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

  
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

Stamp It Blog Hop -- Christmas in July

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for stopping by to check out my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. When I first thought about this month's theme "Christmas in July'", I wasn't fully in the mood to stamp a Christmas card because of the high heat and humidity here in Nebraska.  Buuut, as it turns out, today is going to be in the low to mid-80's.  Cooler weather sure does help steer the mind to craft with Christmas spirit.  Fa-la-la-la!

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

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Are you wondering to yourself, "what stamp set is this?  Oooh! and, how did you do that quilting?"  Teehehe  Well, one of the wonderful pillow gifts I received in Thailand was a brand new bundle that will be coming out with the new Holiday catalog.  The "Christmas Quilt" stamp set and coordinating "Quilt Builder Framelits Dies" is part of a new suite of products that you are going to fall in love with.  I know I have.

Creative Tips:

  • The color combination includes Real Red, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Pool Party all topping a 3x3, Whisper White cardbase.  Using the Quilt Builder Framelits and the Big Shot, I die cut the quilt from each color.  Separate the pieces from the frame of the quilt pattern and rearrange the colors and piece them back into the quilt frame to your liking

 

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  • The focal image is made up of a Lemon Lime Twist scallop circle die using the Layering Circle Framelits and the Big Shot.  Stamp the flower image with Pool Party Classic Ink and die cut with coordinating framelit.  Adhere to the scallop circle with Fast Fuse.  Stamp the sentiment with Real Red Classic Ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock and add with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Dress it up with a small strand of Mini Silver Sequences and a Whisper White Baker's Twine bow.

 

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  • Since there were 4 colors used, it made it very easy to create 4 of these adorable 3x3 note cards.  Super CUTE!!

For more Christmas in July themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Rachel Nichol's blog and all the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this adorable A Little Wild Stamp Set.  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

 

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Don't forget...when you leave your comment for your chance to win this super cute stamp set, I get very excited to read them.


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

 
YIPPEEEE!!!  The crazy popular Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock, but will probably be only for a short time.
 
 
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Thank you for Shopping with Lori


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

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

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

 

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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

June Stamp It Blog Hop -- A Patriotic Summer Love

 

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. When I saw this month's theme "Summer Lovin'", I immediately thought of a flower bouquet.  So, what do I do with a flower bouquet?  Well, here in America, we celebrate the Fourth of July, so why not go Patriotic?!!  Summer and the Red, White and Blue equals a Beautiful Bouquet, which just so happens to be the name of the stamp set, too. Lots of fun!!

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

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So, what do you think?  I decided to make this a birthday card because the flower images made me think of those large firework sprays...some splatter in all directions and lots are nice big round blooms.  Do you see it, too?  LOVE it!

Creative Tips:

  • I'm in heaven when a stamp set is loaded with a bunch of images, but even better when there is a coordinating set of framelits to help you quickly create a bouquet with dimension.  Thank heavens for the Bouquet Bunch Framelits!!  NO fussy cutting (aka hand cutting the flower images using scissors).  Eeek!

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  • To add a little sparkle to my Fourth of July summer theme, I decided to add some of the Silver Mini Sequences to the center of the large Real Red flowers.

 

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  • Another favorite thing of mine is to use our Stampin' Write Markers to hand color the sentiments.  It is a definite WOW factor and really adds to the color coordination and appeal of the design.

 

For more Summer Lovin' themed inspiration, make sure you hop onto Rachel Nichol's blog and all the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this adorable Pieces and Patterns Stamp Set.  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

 

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Don't forget...when you leave your comment for your chance to win this super cute stamp set, I get very excited to read them.


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

 
YIPPEEEE!!!  The crazy popular Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock, but will probably be only for a short time.
 
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If you've been waiting to get your hands on this fun stamp set and coordinating punch, then you'll want to shop as soon as possible.  When the stock runs out the next shipment will arrive the end of July.  Order your bunch through my online store using Hostess Code RQPQHZHW by Sunday night and receive a free embellishment from me.
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori


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

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

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

 

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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


Stamp It Blog Hop -- Celebrate Father's Day

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop.  First question of the day...do you struggle to create a card for the men and boys?  Well, if you said 'YES', then you are not alone!  I, and a whole lot of other crafters, battle the same fight.  Sooo, you are in for a crafting treat, because this month's theme is all about creating something masculine.  YEAH!!

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

 

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Second question of the day...how many men do you know that LUV to fish?  Oh my gosh!  I know quite a few, and they are as crazed about their fishing as us crafters are...well...about crafting!  Teehehe  I chose to highlight the Seaside Shore stamp set because I had my nephew in mind.  I'm not sure that he is much of a fisherman, but he is out on a boat serving in the Marines.  Hmmm, I wonder if he is even allowed to throw a lure over the side?

Creative Tips:

  • Following the colors coordinating with the Designer Series Paper, the cardbase is Mint Macaron, the designer paper is matted onto Dapper Denim, and the sentiment is stamped and matted on Dapper Denim cardstock, attached to the Calypso Coral Scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits using dimensionals.

 

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  • To build on the boat and fishing theme, the Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine was tied in a slip knot and slipped behind the panel on both sides.
  • The fish was inked in Calypso Coral and stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out and popped up using dimensionals.
  • Using Stampin' Write markers to color in various words or phrases of a sentiment adds the perfect WOW factor.

 

UPDATE:  The By The Shore Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron cardstock, and Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine are all retiring at the end of this month...last day is May 31st.  And, everything is while supplies last.  In fact, the By The Shore designer paper must already be sold out as I could not find it, but the other two items I listed are still in stock.  Don't delay....order from my online store today!

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

 


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this awesome Oh Happy Day Card Kit...this give away includes all of the precut/pre-scored supplies to create 20 beautiful and unique cards.  PLUS, the kit includes the coordinating stamp set, too!  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

 

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

CONGRATULATIONS to our April Blog Hop Winner!

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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.
 

 
 

Don't Pass Up the Savings with Your Very Own Eastern Palace Bundle!

Special pricing ends May 31, 2017


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See everything retiring in one spot!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring 10% Off Bundles

Retiring Tools, Accessories & Everything Else

View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.




 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori


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

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

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

 

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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!

Seaside Shore Card Product List


A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop -- A Sara Thing Kit

 

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Hello Stampers and Papercrafters!  Welcome to our very first A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!  A number of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the monthly kit.  This month's hop features the wonderful "A Sara Thing" kit.  I am a culprit of habit, and don't always get my box opened, and when I do, it is to create the projects in the way that the instructions are laid out.  So, I am super excited to be a member of this group so that I can make myself 'think outside the box'!  *giggle*  Let's see how I did.

 

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I knew that I was going to do something with the embossed heart, but in my head it looked more like a diamond.  I am very fortunate that I have two jewels in my life...my Mom and my Mother-in-Law!  Both are amazing women and I would not trade them for anything.

I used most of the supplies that came in the kit, but added a few things that weren't.  The Whisper White layer is matted to a piece of Cucumber Crush; and I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper from the Brights Paper Stack.  Shaker cards are always a fun, so I cut out the center of the embossed heart with a Sweet & Sassy heart framelit and backed it with a piece of Window Sheet.

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The kit came with a free set of 4 Watercolor Pencils, so I stuck with coloring the entire embossed heart with Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped the "You" sentiment with Archival Basic Black ink onto the Window Sheet before adding Foam Adhesive Strips to the back to create the shaker component.  Add a piece of Delicate White Doilies for a more feminine appeal and top with one of the Rich Razzleberry flower accents and leaves.

Grab your retired items fast....everything is while supplies last!  My Paper Pumpkin card project used the following items that are on the Retirement List.  The last day to purchase what remains on the Retirement List is May 31, 2017.

  • Cucumber Crush Cardstock
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Confetti Hearts Border Punch

For more alternatives to "A Sara Thing Kit", make sure you visit the other Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 


 

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BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Paper Pumpkin Card Kit. To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 


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

 

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List of Hop Participants

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

 

 
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See everything retiring in one spot!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring 10% Off Bundles

Retiring Tools, Accessories & Everything Else

View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP: Stampin' Up! Retirement List online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code X4EBSSZN to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • 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 additional supplies do you need to create this project? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

 

Product List

 


Stamp It Blog Hop -- Touches of Texture for Mother's Day

 

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. This month's theme is recognizing Mother's Day.  I live several hours away from my Mom, but this year I will get to share the day with her as we will be attending my niece's graduation that same weekend.  Score for me!!

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

 

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My project share today displays the wonderful Touches of Texture stamp set showing off the beautiful 2016-2108 In Colors...Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, and Sweet Sugarplum.  The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set that was inked with VersaMark onto Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed with White embossing powder.

The Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and coordinating Washi Tape are both on the Retirement list.  If you want them, you really should run to your computer and place your order because everything is only while supplies last.

 

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

 


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Watercolor Wishes Card Kit...this give away includes the stamp set, too!  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop Post....AND, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest.

 

 

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

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

 
 
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See everything retiring in one spot!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring 10% Off Bundles

Retiring Tools, Accessories & Everything Else

View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.


 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | : Stampin' Up! Retirement List
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code RX4NRP7T to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • 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 these projects? 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 for Mother's Day card

 


Stamp It Blog Hop -- Celebrating Birthdays!!


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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. This month's theme is one that everyone can use lots of ideas and inspiration...who doesn't get excited about Birthdays?!!  There are so many ways to celebrate a birthday...with a card, banners, treat boxes, cupcake toppers, party favors...you name it.  Birthday's are so much fun to share with family and friends.

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

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I have a number of girlfriends that are sassy and spunky; therefore, they are the focus of my Birthday card.  When I got a first peek of the Sale-A-Bration catalog, the "Hey Chick" stamp set was the first one I wanted to put on my order.  It's free with a $50 purchase! If you don't have your copy of this set yet....you need to add those sassy chicks to your arsenal of rubber stamps.  Super CUTE!

Creative Tips:

  • I haven't played with a 'fancy' fold card in a while, so the traditional 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cardbase has 2" cut off the front panel.
  • The color palette originates from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper pack.  This is another item you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  There are a ton of colors to work with in this pack....Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White.
  • The Watermelon Wonder cardstock layer showcases the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder available in the Occasions catalog (page 47).  I was raised on a farm with lots of chickens that I could not pass up transforming it into a 'chicken wire' appearance.


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  • I am so in love with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Whisper White focal layer is sized 2-1/2" x 3", which does not match any of the stitched framelits.  I used the largest framelit to help me create a stitched impression on all four sides.
  • Did you hear that the Watercolor Pencils are back in stock?  Not for long, though, so you will want to get your set real soon...the second round of stock is estimated to be sold out within the next couple of weeks.  I used Blender Pens to do my coloring with the Watercolor Pencils...everyone needs to try out a Calypso Coral hairdo, right?!!  haha.
  • Even though Valentines Day is here and gone, the Mini Paper Clips found with the Sending Love Suite (Page 15 in the Occasions catalog) came in handy to accent the Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine.

 

There are several different sassy chicks with sentiments available in the Hey Chick stamp set that I could have used in the lower corner of the card, but this one fit the bill for a birthday celebration.  Don't you just love it when you have the freedom to create how you feel?  LOVE it!

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


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Designer Tin of Cards Card Kit with a Bonus...this give away includes the stamp set!  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop Post....AND, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest.

 

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Blog Hop Participants


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

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

 

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
Need an idea?  Start with my Hey Chick card project:
 

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Do You Want to Celebrate Sale-A-Bration with me?  All of the details for my exclusive Sale-A-bration Celebration can be found in this blog post
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code VCPPZPRY to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • 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 these projects? 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 for Hey Chick Birthday card