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Beyond Papercrafting

Just a few weeks ago my Stampin’ Up! order was delivered. For some reason, I included a package of window sheets in my order. Window sheets are a great resource for making shaker cards, which really aren’t my favorite type to make. I put the order away and forgot about the window sheets which I knew I most likely won’t use – at least not any time soon.

One day, as I ‘m watching the news I keep hearing these inspirational stories of people who are sewing face masks or using 3D printers to print PPE and I thought to myself I wish I could do something to help. Suddenly – I had a light bulb moment – I have a sewing machine, some bias binding and WINDOW SHEETS! I bet I can make a face shield with those!

So I grabbed my sewing machine, my bias binding and my window sheets. It took a little bit of trial and error but I think I figured it out. The window sheets come in 12″ x 12″ sheets, which I trimmed down to 7″ x 12″, I sewed some bias binding along one 12″ edge and used my detailed trio punch to round the corners of the (now) bottom 12″ edge. And voila! A face shield that can be donated to those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you want to make some you can order the window sheets here. The sheets are sold in a package of 2 for $5. Let’s see how many we can make to help those who are doing so much to help us! Happy crafting!

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Making a Difference – The COVID 19 Product Give Back

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in its global communities and caring about people first. As part of its Making a Difference program they are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

For just $12 you can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. Your purchase will help support The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. You can learn more about WHO here and more about United Way here.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! You can use the download in your card making and paper crafting projects. Simply print the imagery on card stock and cut it out using Stampin’ UP!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are all physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

You can purchase your Share Sunshine PDF here until June 2, 2020.

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Under My Umbrella

Hello Stampers!  I hope this finds you well.  I know we are all going a little stir crazy but I hope you are finding time to craft and send cards to friends and family.  I know heading down to my workshop and creating cards is so relaxing and helps me forget about my worries for a little bit.  I miss all my stamping friends and can’t wait until we can be together again to have some fun.  In the meantime, to keep you crafting, I have created a “To Go” class that you can order and complete from the comfort of your own home.  The class features the new Under my Umbrella Bundle and I think you will love it as much as I do.  Check out the details below.

Order your Under my Umbrella To-Go Class.  Class includes half package of Designer Series Paper, bolt of ribbon,  package of rhinestone gems, and a package of Stampin Dimensionals PLUS all card stock and envelopes needed to complete 8 beautiful cards along with a compete step by step tutorial. Only $33 includes shipping. Add on the Under My Umbrella Bundle (stamp set and matching punch) for an additional $30.50 . RSVP and pay by April 15th.   Class Kits will be mailed by April 26th.  Click on the link below to complete the Google Form to order your TO-GO CLASS today.

https://forms.gle/jJ3QpRdx7gu3L6jK7

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LIVE! On You Tube

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing some tutorials for my You Tube channel – Crafty Klock – but just never seemed to find the time (and OK I was scared to death to try it!). Well it’s amazing what a little “Stay at Home” time can do. I finally took the plunge and did my first tutorial. I’m not going to lie – it’s rough but it’s a start. My goal – for now – is to try to do two a month. Hopefully as time goes on I will smooth out the rough edges and get better at it. Take a look at my first tutorial and leave a comment (be kind I’m learning). Happy Stampin!

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Something Old/Something New

This old saying isn’t just for weddings.  I love it when I can take my “old” craft supplies and pair them with something new!  I absolutely love Stampin’ Up’s Tropical Chic stamp set – it’s just a fun, happy design and who couldn’t use a little fun and happy right now?  I also like Stampin’ Up’s new Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP) and so I decided to pair my “old” stamp set with the “new” DSP.  I also love making fancy fold cards that look difficult but are secretly very easy (SHHHH!  Don’t tell anyone).  This fun double gatefold card is sure to impress your family and friends. See directions and supply list below.  Let me know if you make this card and how it turned out!  Happy Stampin!

PS – You can order all the supplies needed to make this fun card and lots more by clicking HERE to reach my online store.

Double Gatefold card

Supplies:

Tropical Chic stamp set and matching dies

Tropical Oasis DSP

Grapefruit Grove Cardstock

Mint Macaron Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin Pad

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin Pad

Pretty Label Punch

Simply Scored

Snail Adhesive

Glue Dots

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mint Macaron 1/8” sheer linen ribbon

Paper Snips

Measurements:

Card base  – Grapefruit Grove cardstock cut to 5 ½ x 8 ½ and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 1/8  

1st Layer – 2 pieces Mint Macaron cardstock cut to 4 x 2 ½

2nd Layer – 2 pieces Tropical Oasis DSP cut to 3 ¾ x 2 ¼

Scrap of Whisper White cardstock for sentiment

Scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock for leaf

12 inches of ribbon

Optional – 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Whisper White cardstock for inside of card

Instructions:

1:  Fold cardbase along score lines; use paper bone to crease

2:  Adhere DSP to 4 x 2 ½ card stock; repeat for 2nd strip

3:  Attach one strip to upper left of card base; Attach one strip to bottom right of card base

4:  Stamp sentiment in Grapefruit Grove on scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punch using Pretty Label punch.  Optional:  roll edge of punched label on ink pad to add a touch of color.  Adhere to upper left of card front with Stampin dimenstionals

5:  Tie ribbon in a bow and attach over top of label with glue dot

6:  Stamp leaf in Mint Macaron on scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock.  Use matching die to cut out or fussy cut with paper snips.  Adhere to bottom right of card front with Stampin dimensionals

7:  Optional – adhere a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Whisper White card stock to inside of card.  Stamp along left edge with one of the background stamps from the Tropical Chic stamp set

Double Gatefold card