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Sneaky Peeky at the Holiday Catalog

This is a literal sneak peek!

Have no idea how the emojis got on my screen but there is no going back. Now that the catalog is live I thought this was worth a good giggle!

But I do talk about some good information. I redid the video a few days later. Will post that separately.

Oy. Technology at times really, well it just really!


Make Your Projects Stand out with Faux Leather

Did you know that you can make faux or fake looking leather with just a piece of cardstock, ink pad, sponge, and embossing folder? Why yes you can. I have helped you by creating the folders, inks and cardstock I think give the most realistic look. But I saw a Lemon Lime Twist couch the other day so, the creative world is your oyster on this one.

If you try this technique, send me a picture. I would love to post it here and give you full credit, of course.
FAUX LEATHER TECHNIQUE Stampin’ Up! Products Sandy McManuswww.NeedsARibbon.com
Essential Supplies Big Shot Machine 143263   $110.00   page 214 AC* Stamping Sponges  141337   $3.50 for 3 pack   page 203 AC Metallic Pearls for “studs”   146282  $7.00   page 197 AC Basic Pearls for tufted buttons   144219   $5.00   page 197 AC Clothespin 
Embossing Folders pages 222-223 AC Garden Trellis  143741   $7.50 Layered Leaves  143704   $9.00 Basket Weave   146841   $9.00 Petal Burst  141493   $7.50 Petal Pair   145656   $9.00 Quilt Top  144687   $8…

Spooky Treat packaging from Stampin' Up!

The Toil and Trouble Product Suite on pages 48-51 of the Holiday 2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog features all the crafting goodies you need to make your home spooky ready and treats packaged. The Baker Boxes offer food safe packaging for your holiday treats, any holiday. Need to send home a slice of pie to Aunt Betty? No problem. Valentine cookies? We got you covered. Linda's secret Christmas fudge? Sure thing.

The boxes are easily sponged or spritzed to color coordinate with your occasion or packaged goodies.  Just grab one of the Stampin' Up! Spritzers, an ink refill and water or rubbing alcohol. There is no magic amounts or formula. You mix to your preference. Usually just a few drops of ink refill in the tube is enough. I like a mix of water and alcohol. The alcohol dries faster but you get no way to move that ink around then. 50/50 works best. You get some of the play with having water without turning your creation into a soggy mess.

Learn about all the great products in t…

Send Someone Love Today!

This is a silly video, no makeup, in workout clothes, don't care. I wanted to share with you how to make a difference in someones life. Send them a card, and handmade greeting card. We are overcome with dumb mail these days. The art of sending personal birthday or anniversary or congratulations by traditional snail mail has been lost to impersonal social media messages. While still nice that you are honoring them, nothing beats someone taking the time to write a short message and sticking a postage stamp on it and mailing it. You never know when it might be too late to send it.

At a recent Team meeting, Lisa, a friend and team member spoke about making sure you send a card before it is too late. Her personal story, but the bottom line is make sure you are actually sending those cards you are making. She encouraged us to send, maybe 10 cards a month. I sent 15 that following Monday. And had sent about 50 the previous month. And now I am behind again. A friend, and fellow demonstra…

Embossing Gable Boxes and Big Shot Embossing Folder help

Video on how to emboss a box

Did you know you can emboss Stampin' Up!s Gable boxes (silver foil and lustrous white)? Why yes you can!

Products

Gable Box in Lustrous White 146961 $8 for 12 countGable Box in Silver Foil 145568 $8 for 12 countEmbossing Folders for the Big Shot, not ever folder works for this techniqueTear & Tape Adhesive $7 rollBig Shot Die-Cutting Machine 143263 $110Letter opener or scissor
To get started we need to get that box opened up flat. Using a letter opener or a scissor, along the boxes folded tab that closes the box, gently pry it open so it lays flat. You may tear up the tab a bit. None of it will show when you are done.

Place half of box into your folder, with folder right side up. THIS IS THE SIDE THAT IS LABELED. I do show below the right and wrong side images of the folders we had in April 2018. Products change, same idea.

Run half box and folder through your Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Place folder on other half, folder right side up and run throu…

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