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Create sunshine with Flowers of Friendship

Every so often a stamp set or bundle comes out that just makes you smile. The new Flowers of Friendship bundle is one that makes my heart happy and makes me smile. As soon as I saw it in the catalog, I knew I had to get it and design a class with it. This past weekend I held my monthly card class featuring the Flowers of Friendship bundle and what a great time it was. I love the camaraderie of these events and how even new participants are made to feel welcome. Stampers are some of the friendliest people I know and are so supportive of each other.

The highlight of the evening was getting to create 8 beautiful cards (two each of four designs) that are sure to bring a smile to all who receive them. The Flowers of Friendship stamp set and coordinating punch make it so easy to create fun, colorful cards that pop. When paired with the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP), there is no end to the colorful creations you can make; the only limit is your imagination. Here’s a peek at my designs.

What I love most about this bundle is the simplicity of the different elements. You can start out very simply with just stamps, ink, and paper and then add elements such as die cuts, embossing folders, embellishments, and more to really step up the designs.

For the Basic White card, I started with an 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Thick Basic White cardstock (scored at 5 1/2″). Then I stamped the largest floral image (the one with three flowers) in Evening Evergreen and added the sentiment, also in Evening Evergreen. I than stamped three large flowers and one small flower on the Hand Penned DSP and punched out the images with the coordinating punch. Once the flowers were punched, I used Stampin Dimensionals to place the three large flowers over the stamped image. I used a mini glue dot to layer the smaller punched flower over the large flower in the center and added 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the center of each flower for a little pop of bling! Quick and easy but oh so pretty!

If you want to create cards like the ones above you can order the supplies from my on-line store – https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2184563 – check out the supply list below. If you order the Flowers of Friendship bundle, I’ll send you the class tutorial for free as a thank you gift! And be sure to join my Crafty Stampers VIP Group to stay up to date on all the happenings at Stampin with Crafty Klock.

Flowers of Friendship Class Supply List

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The time is now…….don’t wait any longer!

Stampin’ Up! released the new 2021-2022 annual catalog on May 4 and it’s full of fun stamp sets, beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP), and gorgeous new In-Colors. I’ve spent hours looking through it and have a wish list as long as my arm. Do you have a big wish list too? Want to know a little secret?

Well it’s really not a secret but it is the BEST deal in the catalog and through the end of May it’s an even better deal! Yup – I’m talking about our fabulous starter kit. If your wish list is more than $99 this is the deal for you because right now you can get $155 in Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 plus tax (and FREE shipping) when you sign up. That’s $56 in FREE merchandise. AND you can continue to get a 20% discount on all future purchases as long as you stay active.

How does this work you ask? It’s easy – first you pick out the products you want (up to $155) then just click on this link https://www.stampinup.com/join?demoid=2184563 and sign up! Not only will you fantastic Stampin’ Up! products you’ll also be joining the Crafty Foxes family. We’re a group of stampers who like to have fun and support each other through life’s up and downs.

Some members of the Crafty Foxes team having fun at OnStage!

So you may be wondering what a starter kit looks like. That’s the beauty of Stampin’ Up! You can customize your kit with products YOU want, not products we pick for you. Here’s an example of a kit you could put together:

Sample Starter Kit

So what are you waiting for? Join us today – we’re waiting for YOU! Happy Stampin’

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Playful Zany Zebras are sure to bring smiles to all

Everyone once in a while I find a stamp set that just makes me smile and Zany Zebras does just that! These adorable images are whimsical and playful, creating cards suitable for all ages! I had so much fun playing with this set that I created a class to go featuring these Zebras!

Last week I did a quick YouTube video to introduce this stamp set and demonstrate how easy it is to create birthday cards for everyone on your list.

My March Class to Go highlights the Zany Zebras with four fun designs. Class fee includes a goodie bag with over $20 in new Stampin’ Up! products, all the card stock and envelopes to create 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), color tutorial, Zoom class, and priority shipping to get your class kit to you. This class will introduce our water color pencils and is suitable for all experience levels. You can register for my class here.

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How to create beautiful cards with Hydrangea Haven

As soon as I saw the lovely Hydrangea Hill Suite in the new January – June mini catalog I was transported back to my childhood. My maternal grandmother had a reputation gardening, whether it was vegetables or flowers, and our yard was always blooming with something. Gorgeous azalea bushes framing the front of the house; pink and red roses adding their fragrance to the back yard, and beautiful blue and pink hydrangea bushes lining the sidewalk on the side of the house.

The new Hydrangea Hill Suite is one you will most definitely want to add to your collection. The colors work so beautifully together and set you up for success right out of the box. Check out my YouTube video and see how easy it is to create with the products in this suite.

The new Hydrangea Hill Suite from Stampin’ Up!

These products will be available beginning on January 5th! You can check out my store for more info and to place an order. Click here. I’m also featuring this suite in my February Stampin’ Bingo class! This is a fun event where we make four projects and play some old fashioned bingo for fun! It’s always a good time and lots of laughs! You can register here.

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Sometimes it’s just all about the FUN factor!

I love it when I can escape to my home studio to spend some time doing what I love – crafting! I find it relaxing to take paper, stamps, and ink and transform them into beautiful cards and gifts I can share with others. I also love all the gadgets and tools that make crafting easy. But most of all, I LOVE when I can play with new items that are just plain fun – like the new Gilded Leafing Embellishment featured in the Stampin’ Up! January – June mini catalog (and oh yeah, getting to play with it before it’s released to the general pubic is just ONE of the many get perks of being a demonstrator – but I digress). As soon as I saw it in the catalog I just knew I to order it to play with it and boy was I right.

The gilded leafing adds a new dimension to card making and paper crafting plus it’s just plain fun to play with. Using just a Versamark stamp pad, some Heat & Stick powder and a heat tool, it’s easy to add the Gilded Leafing to your projects. But be warned – once you open the jar, there’s no getting it back in so have a plastic tub with a lid handy to store it in.

The Gilded Leafing embellishment is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite of products which includes Art Gallery Bundle (Art Gallery stamp set and matching dies), Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate, Fine Art Ribbon, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, Heat & Stick Powder, and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. You can order the entire Suite of products beginning on January 5, 2021 – just about one week from now!

Check out my YouTube video where I demonstrate this Suite of products and be ready to order yours on January 5th. Plus when you order the Fine Arts Floral Suite you’ll qualify for two FREE Sale-a-Bration items! Now that’s a sweet deal! You can order here beginning on January 5, 2021.