Christmas in July Pop-Up Envelope Cards

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For a July 2016 challenge, we were asked to create a “Christmas in July” themed “some-thing-or-other” (no one ever says you have to just make cards). While spending time brainstorming, my 7 year old grand daughter popped in and asked if she could help me and this project was born!

For full instructions, click here: Mini Envelope Cards

My grand daughter made the penguin and the snowman!

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For all your Stampin’ UP! needs, please visit me at Brenda LaBattaglia, Stampin’ UP! Independent Demonstrator.

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NOTE: Stampin’ UP! no longer sells the 2.5″ circle punch but to make this product large enough for a gift cards, you could purchase the Layering Circles.

If you would like to see a ‘how-to’ on any type of paper crafting project, send me a note and I will add it to my tutorials.

Check back here soon for more Artful Inspirations!

Ciao for now!

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Heartfelt Sympathy

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I like to keep several cards on hand for birthday’s, thanks, just because or thinking of you’s but there is one sentiment that I simply have a hard time creating — a sympathy card. It means someone has experienced a loss so great and heart is broken and creating and giving a card with this sentiment just never seems enough! But, even with that, I sure do hope that receiving such a heartfelt card offers some solace for their loss! What are you favorite cards to have on hand? Least favorite? Or do you make each card as needed?

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Pleated Sympathy Card – .pdf Instructions

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Pop-Up Slider Card

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Here’s a little Christmas in July!

Stampin’ UP! launched a new catalog in June and I’ve been playing around with a few of our new products. Here I used our new Serene Scenery Designer Series paper pack along with Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends Framelits Dies.

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Download our Pop-up Slider Instruction .pdf here

I would be so honored to be your Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator!

To order any of the products used here, visit my store

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Taking it Old School

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I am going to be telling my age here but there was a time in my life when smart phones, cell phones, Blackberry’s or iPhone’s didn’t exist. My family moved to Florida and away from my cousins and grandmother and the only way to keep in touch was through letters and cards. There wasn’t any texting or FaceTime available like there is today.Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE that we have this new technology because I can send quick notes to my family and friends but I sure do love making and sending handmade cards. Here’s a few samples from a recent creative time in the art room!

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I would like to challenge you to make and send a card today! Surprise a far away friend, a close neighbor, or to resident’s in a nursing home. To be sure — you will brighten someone’s day!

You too can go back Old School and save some money while you’re at it!

Come join the Stampin’ UP! team in June and get 2 FREE stamps sets in your starter kit. That’s right! That is an added value of up to $104, depending upon the stamps sets you chose. You already get $125 worth of any Stampin’ UP! Product for only $99 plus a $50 business supply pack — everything you need to get started. SO add all that up and you could get a total value of $279 for only $99. You have to hurry though…offer ends midnight on June 30th.

Click here to see the new catalog and to Join the Fun!

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