Masculine card featuring Card Front Builder Thinlits

Have you ever noticed that sometimes we only think of using a product in the way it was shown to us.  We sometimes have a hard time thinking outside of the box.  I think the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies is one of those products.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits, Stampin' Studio

Since the Holiday catalog features this set of Thinlits with Christmas paper and stamp set and embellishments, that tends to be the way most people view it.  But wait, there’s so much more you can do with it.  Check out this masculine birthday card which features the pine trees and deer from the Card Front Builder Thinlits.  I paired the thinlits with the Buffalo Check print from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and added the birthday sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamps set.

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Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies 144674

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas DSP, Stampin' Studio

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 144621

Both the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies and the Merry Little Christmas designer Series Paper are retiring and are available only while supplies last, so don’t drag your feet…get them now while they’re still available.

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Stampin’ Up! Style Bingo

I nearly forgot to post about my Bingo night last week.  We had a blast and everyone received a special gift from me;  the Stitched Felt Embellishments wrapped up in a bag with a pretty gift tag and a coupon for $5 off an order that night.

Stampin' Up! Bingo Gifts, Stampin' Studio

These Stitched Felt Embellishments are the perfect way to finish off a card, or a package or a gift tag.  They’re so cute and festive and they don’t add much bulk to the cards.  Gotta love that!

Stampin' Up! Bingo Prizes

We played 5 games of bingo with fun prizes which consisted of Stampin’ Blend Markers, stamp sets and Framelit Dies as well as a gift certificate.  We were all blown away by the fact that Colleen won every single game!

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer DSP, Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, Stampin' Studio

Not only did we play bingo, we also stamped 4 cards and made 10 gift tags.  Here is one of the cards we made.  This features the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (which is retiring- get it now before it’s gone) and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.

Delicious Triple Layer Fudge

I served Hot Cocoa and Triple Layer Fudge which is heavenly.  Here’s the recipe:

1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup (6 oz) white chocolate chips
1 cup (6 oz) milk chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons of butter
14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

NOTE: a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk contains approx 1 1/3 cups. You’re going to divide the can into thirds, so make each third a little less than 1/2 cup and you’ll come out alright.

Line an 8 inch square pan with wax paper or line it with foil and spray the foil with a non-stick cooking spray.
Melt the following together:
1 cup semisweet chips
scant half-cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter

Stir to make sure everything is melted and then spread out in the bottom of the 8 inch prepared pan. Let sit on counter until it’s cool and slightly hard to the touch and then…..

Melt the following together:
1 cup white chocolate chips
scant half-cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter

Stir to make sure everything is melted and then spread the 2nd layer on top of the semisweet layer. Let sit on counter until it’s cool and slightly hard to the touch and then…..

Melt the following together:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
scant half-cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter

Spread this third layer on top of the other two, smooth it out with a rubber spatula, and let harden in the fridge for at least two hours (overnight is even better and that’s what I did).
Turn out onto a cutting board and cut into bite size squares and enjoy life, stamp something and eat chocolate.

Don’t forget to reserve your Stamparatus today!

Get more details on this HERE

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Get Ready, the Stamparatus is coming!

Did you miss out on reserving a Stamparatus stamp positioning tool in November? If you did, you are not alone.. the reservation window closed in about 15 minutes due to the popularity of this amazing new stamping tool!!!  Well, I’ve got some great news…. The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided Stampin’ Up! with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that Stampin’ Up! has decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.

Stampin' Up! Stamparatus, Stampin' StudioAs was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 starting at 2:00 MT  however, during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes: 

  • Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Get more information on the Stamparatus

CLICK HERE to to see how to reserve your Stamparatus starting on Dec. 5th, at 2pm MT through Dec. 30th, 2017!!  Reservations made during this time frame will be begin to ship on March 19, 2018 in the order they were reserved, so reserve early to ensure timely delivery!

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