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3 Surprise GiftsMy Mailing List Subscribers receive two free tutorials just for signing up! My Mailing List is free to join. I also send out surprise free gifts every so often!

Join now by filling out the form at right. You’ll be sent an e-mail to confirm your subscription. Your free gifts will arrive after you click the link in the message. Now’s the perfect time to join because there will be a big free gift starting next month!

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Did You Do Any Traveling This Summer?

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If you did any traveling this Summer, you probably took a lot of pictures. Nowadays, they’re also probably on your phone or stored on your computer from a digital camera! I know mine are!

The easiest way to get those photos organized is to put them into a digital scrapbook. This also makes them easier to share! I started a page for a Travel Album with My Digital Studio (#130647, Disc; #130646, Download). I used the included Travel Log Kit (#126022) to select a 12” x 12” page template. This page has all portrait or vertical photo boxes, which is perfect for photos taken with your phone! Most of those are vertical, usually because you can share them on social media better. If I take a landscape or horizontal photo with my phone, it comes out sideways when I share it. You can see an example on my Facebook Page, http://www.facebook.com/the3amStamper.

Everything on this page comes included in My Digital Studio. There are other patterns of Designer Series Paper as well as other Stamp Brushes for you to use to personalize your pages. Insert your photos by drag-and-drop or double-clicking. You can crop the photos in place. Once you are finished, you can print your pages (minimum of 5 pages or 5 copies of 1 page) through the My Digital Studio Printing Service or a commercial printer if you don’t have a printer capable of 12”x12” pages. You can also just export the page or pages digitally as .jpeg files and share them through posting on social media or sending via e-mail.

So your Summer traveling photo records will turn out easier to save and share than ever with digital albums for your photos. My Digital Studio is a fabulous help for you.

To order My Digital Studio (#130647, Disc; #130646, Download), just click the Order Online Button in my right sidebar or any of the product links in this article. You may download it immediately and start playing! You may also try it free for 30 days!

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Which Are Better, Dies or Punches, Part 1?

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I’ve been asked the question: Which are better, dies or punches? My answer is: Since both tools have a job to do, it makes sense that one is not better than the other, in general. It totally depends upon what you want to accomplish! Because today’s feature is Sizzix on Saturday, we’ll talk about dies! I’ll talk about punches in my Tool Time on Tuesday feature.

The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) is a very versatile tool: it cuts shapes from multiple pieces of card stock or paper with less-detailed designs; it cuts and scores certain dies (Designer Rosette Bigz™ XL #125594 or Petite Purse Bigz™ L #125606) on single sheets; it cuts shapes from Framelits™, Edgelits™ and Thinlits™ on single sheets; it cuts and embosses with Embosslits™ on single pieces; it cuts more detailed designs from single sheets or pieces with Sizzlits™ and it embosses with Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders or Texturz™ Plates.

The Big Shot cuts a variety of materials and is best for die-cutting Glimmer Paper. Punches have a hard time cutting through Glimmer Paper and can quickly go dull if they do cut through it. Big Shot Dies don’t dull as readily. The Big Shot can also cut through thicker materials than punches.

I’ve been playing with my new Four Feathers Bundle (#137629, wood; #137630, clear), which includes the Four Feathers Stamp Set (#135050, wood; #135053, clear) and the Feathers Framelits™ Dies (#135852). This week, I covered Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (#101650) with Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (#133000) and stamped on it. I didn’t have to stamp, I could have cut out feathers without the images, but I wanted to tie together the colors. Besides, I was experimenting, as you can read about in my Tips for Using Washi Tape post. The Framelits™ cut out the shapes through the Washi Tape very well. Punches wouldn’t be able to get through the thickness.

It’s very easy to line up images inside Framelits™. The Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) holds the die in place as long as your Cutting Pads (#113475) are unwarped. You also should only use one die at a time. However, you can use more than one die at one time if you are not worried about lining up with images or if you keep the Framelits™ lined up with the images by holding them down with Post-It™ Notes. Securing the dies with Post-Its also lets you use warped Cutting Pads, but the Framelit can sometimes go out of alignment anyway.

Other Supplies Used in Example: Good Greetings Stamp Set (#135014, wood; #135017, clear – only available free to Hosts with a $300 or more PlayShop); Pool Party (#122924), Island Indigo (#122923) & Brushed Gold (#102935) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (#130135); Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad (#126986); Island Indigo 1/4” Cotton Ribbon (#134557); Fast Fuse Adhesive (#129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

To summarize, Dies are better than Punches for:

  • Cutting through thicker materials
  • Cutting a stack of card stock or paper (3 to 5 sheets max)
  • Lining up stamped images with the matching or coordinating Framelits™

To order what you need to play with your own Big Shot Dies, and see for yourself which is better – dies or punches, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $30 purchased. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order exceeds $150.  As a bonus, from now through October 31st, you’ll receive the free Good Greetings Stamp Set for a $300 order or PlayShop!

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Have You Tried Paper Pumpkin Yet?

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If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months subscription! With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! You could even start a Paper Pumpkin Club where your friends gather to put together their kits with you!

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription program where you receive a surprise kit every month containing materials to complete a project. There is everything you need to create it, including directions. You only need to provide scissors and maybe adhesive. The projects can be something like 5 gift bags, 4 cards with envelopes, 24 pinwheels, or 6 gift boxes with greeting cards. Most projects take only one-half hour to complete the entire quantity included. Plus, you get an exclusive photopolymer stamp set and Classic Stampin’ Spots that you can re-use.

Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

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Laundry-Inspired Monochromatic Color Scheme

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It’s been a few days now (OK-a week) since I promised you a project using my laundry-inspired color combination. It turns out that Bermuda Bay is close to the teal color, so I have a Monochromatic Color Scheme! The colors are all in the Green-Blue group: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and I also added Island Indigo for greater contrast.

I could have used Basic Black or Early Espresso (my Go-To’s for most contrast issues) and just stayed with my laundry colors. However, I had Island Indigo out for another project, so I included it. Island Indigo is a deep tone, almost a shade of Green-Blue, which means it would work perfectly.

Supplies Used: Perfect Pennants Stamp Set (#133227, wood; #133230, clear); Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad (#126986); Bermuda Bay (#131197), Lost Lagoon (#133679) & Pool Party (#122924) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Chevron Border Punch (#132154); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Banners Framelits™ Dies (#132173); Arrows Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (#132187); Bermuda Bay 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (#131206); 1/8” Circle Handheld Punch (#134365); Sponge Daubers (#133773); Fast Fuse Adhesive (#129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

This project is one example of the class material you may see as part of your Online Bonus Class when you join the 3am Stamper’s iClub.  Become a 3am Stamper’s iClub Member now and start with next month’s session.  Club orders are due the 10th of each month!  To find out more, just click on the preceding link or on the link in the drop-down menu on the navigation bar, “Events & Classes“.

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Tips for Using Washi Tape

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Washi Tape is a colorful masking-style tape that originated in Japan. It is strong and translucent, so if you use it on patterned paper, the pattern will show through. Stampin’ Up!® makes Designer Washi Tape in colors that coordinate with its Color Collections of Card Stock, Classic Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers and Designer Series Paper.

You can use Washi Tape as a tape to hold things together, to bind pages of a card or mini album, to secure a box, or just tape strips randomly to a background or even wrapping paper. Use plain kraft or white wrapping paper so the Washi Tape will show up.

You can tape over a strip of ribbon to make “paper” bows. The Washi Tape will stiffen the ribbon so you can create loops and attach them to each other.

Washi Tape, like masking tape, is repositionable and removable to some degree. If you are removing or repositioning, be sure to pull gently but firmly. The tape can tear, which is great for the Shabby Chic look. It tears easiest lengthwise. Crosswise tearing takes a bit more effort.

I was able to line up the striped roll of Epic Day Designer Washi Tape (#131269), more or less, and cover a piece of Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (#101650). I stamped a feather image from the Four Feathers Stamp Set (#135050, wood; #135053, clear) on the taped card stock and die-cut it with Feathers Framelits™ Dies (#135852) and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439). One thing I found: the stripes on the Washi Tape are a teensy bit wider on the right edge, so they won’t line up perfectly. But the feather image stamped with the Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad (#126963) makes it a little less obvious.

Tip for stamping on Washi Tape: if you use water-based ink such as Classic Stampin’ Pads, you’ll need to let it dry a few minutes, then blot off the excess. Heat-setting won’t work and Washi Tape is not heat-resistant.

Got a question about a product or tool? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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How About Some Extra Cash for School Clothes?

Purse of Mondy… Or for school supplies – extra cash is extra cash! As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you can easily pick up some extra cash for household bills while you are doing something that’s fun and that you like to do!

Right now, your investment is an even better deal! For the next few days, through August 28th, your $99 Starter Kit allows you to receive $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! Product instead of the usual $125. You get to choose whatever you want (up to $150) and can really get your business off to a great start! If you like, I can help you select products to make the most of this deal for you.

Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Owl Grad Page Peek-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comMy newsletter, 3am Thoughts, is a monthly compilation of news, tips, tricks and fabulous tutorials delivered right to your inbox. If I were selling it, it would be valued at $25.00 per issue. However, it’s yours free every month just for signing up!

The upcoming issue will feature projects from the new Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog plus the latest news and special offers! Join now so you are in on the latest!

To join my Mailing List and receive my monthly newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with news, tutorials, tips & tricks, fill out the form at right. You’ll also collect 2 free tutorials (valued at $7.95 each) just for signing up!

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Flamingo Lingo Summer Bright Page

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It’s an overcast day with no sun break in sight (and no rain, which we desperately need here). Just the day to make a “cheer up” scrapbook page with colors from the Brights Collection! Colors from this collection make a nice, bright, Summer’ day page!

The page features images from the Flamingo Lingo Stamp Set (#134303, wood; #134306, clear). By the way, Flamingo Lingo is this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities set. When you purchase this set, Stampin’ Up!® donates $3 to RMHC.

The images are stamped on Whisper White 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (#100730) with a Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad (#126948). As usual, I stamp first, then punch or cut. The Scallop Oval Punch (#119856) fits the scalloped oval bouquet darn near perfectly. The Bitty Banners Framelits(#129267) will die-cut both styles of banner for the phrase images with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439).

The page itself is an 8” x 8” piece of Daffodil Delight 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (#119683). I really wanted a sunny Summer page to counteract the gray day outside. I cut the photo mats 4” x 3” from Bermuda Bay 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (#131197) and used scraps to mat the flamingo and the saying. Tip on matting the wavy banner: adhere the die-cut phrase to another scrap of card stock and trim around it with Paper Snips (#103579). You can make points in the mat for the banner ends easier than by tracing around the outside of the Framelit (my usual trick).

The photo mats and flamingo piece were adhered with SNAIL (#104332) or Fast Fuse (#129026) Adhesives. The rest of the embellishments were put on with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430). I like using Dimensionals when I’m not putting in the photos first because you can slip the photo underneath easily.

Remember there is a special offer on the Big Shot this month. When you buy your Big Shot, you can pick a Bundle (worth up to $60) free! If you already have your Big Shot, you can purchase the Bundles by themselves at a 15% savings. I’ve got all the details for you in my “Stop Fussy-Cutting” article. This offer is good through August 31st.

To order what you need to make your own Sumer Bright Page, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $30 purchased. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order exceeds $150.

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Color Craft in a Laundry Lesson

Pile of Aqua Towels-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comI forgot all my laundry lessons (both Mom’s and my Home Ec Teacher’s) and washed some teal blue towels along with my other towels. I forgot to put in a color magnet and also forgot that new, dark colored towels would bleed. It’s like a law.

At least they weren’t red! I’ve done that!! I liked the new colors so much, I did a second load with the rest of these towels. I wonder how long the excess dye will last – can I do another load?

The teal turned the white towels a lovely tint of aqua! It’s close to Stampin’ Up!®’s Pool Party. The other towels were a Sea Foam green – now they’re a Sea Foam blue-green, a tint of Lost Lagoon! The new towels are almost exactly the same color as the retired Taken With Teal, one of the base colors in my banner and logos. You can print pages of retired colors using My Digital Studio (#130647, Disc; #130646, Download), by the way, so the retired colors aren’t really gone!

This combination is inspiring me to create a summery card using Pool Party and Lost Lagoon. I might also do a digital design using Taken With Teal along with them. I will post them here in a few days, so check back!

Would you like to try out Color Craft techniques yourself with a group of your friends? Let’s plan a PlayShop together (PlayShop stands for first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop!). You can earn free catalog merchandise (including exclusive hostess stamp sets and accessories) as well.   Give me a call at (707) 695-3571 or e-mail Mary Varley at mary@3amstamper.com and let’s chat. I look forward to tailoring the project to you! If you’re out of town, don’t worry, I also do Online and Teleconference PlayShops.

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Get Hot with Hot Glue

Hot Glue Gun on Silicone Craft Sheet-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comMy classes lately have featured components that really work best if I use hot glue to adhere them. I actually used to be afraid to use hot glue, but I’ve conquered that fear! My upcoming classes will also be using hot glue (probably along with my Go-To Adhesives).

All you need is a small or compact hot glue gun that includes a stand to keep the tip off your work surface and allow it to cool when you’re finished. My photo shows one with the stand attached. I’ve found it much easier to use than one without a stand, which means you need to buy a separate piece or rig something.

The hot glue gun shown cost me under $3.00 – and it wasn’t on sale at a discounted price! The glue sticks to go with it cost a little bit more. I keep my supply in a Wood-Mount Stamp Case (#127551, Full-Size; #127552, Half-Size). The glue sticks are handy and I can see how many I have.

An essential tool when working with hot glue is the Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853). The 6” square is perfect for the compact glue gun and it’s easy to move around. The Craft Sheet will catch any drips of glue and let you easily remove and dispose of them when it’s cooled. It’s great for keeping excess glue off your work surface, particularly when you have to hold something closed and wait for it to set. The rosettes I’ve been doing lately spring to mind.

The Craft Sheet really was the thing that convinced me to give hot glue another try! I knew it would be a good base for me to keep rosettes together while I’m waiting for the glue to dry. I also knew that hot glue sets up and dries quickest of all the crafting glues. Since I was doing several projects, I plunged right in and gave hot glue another go! Give hot glue a try yourself and see how you like it!

Got a question about a product or tool? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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Do You Like Glitz With Your Spooks?

Frightful Hallowe'en Wreath-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comDo you like glitz in your Hallowe’en décor? How about this Hallowe’en Wreath? It’s loaded with both glitz and spooks! And… you get to make it yourself in my Frightful Hallowe’en Wreath class!

We’ll make the Frightful Hallowe’en Wreath with dangling spider or ghost options – you get to pick when you arrive! The spider option is shown in the photo.

Payment must be received by the deadline and made through PayPal on the link below the class description.  Class fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable after the deadline.

Date: September 13, 2014

Time: 2:00-4:00pm PDT

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Early Bird Registration: $59.95

Early Bird Deadline: August 26, 2014

Registration after 8/26/14: $69.95

Registration Deadline: September 3, 2014




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Fall Holiday Treat Bags Class Deadline Today

Fall Treat Bags-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comSince this is Color Craft day, I was going to talk about Black and Orange, the usual colors of Hallowe’en. However, today is also the deadline for my Fall Holiday Treat Bags Class, so I need to mention that… and I couldn’t work just Hallowe’en in.

In the Fall Holiday Treat Bags class, you will make three treat bags, one of each design for Back-to-School, Hallowe’en and Fall/Thanksgiving. You will also receive a sheet with Christmas and Hanukkah designs.

Date: August 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm PDT

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Registration: $49.95

Deadline to register: August 13, 2014

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Remembering Robin Williams

I was shocked to hear that comedian and actor Robin Williams, my “neighbor” in the San Francisco Bay Area, had died yesterday. The circumstances are sad, but sadder still is the loss of his amazing artistry. (Let me just comment that depression is a very sneaky disease!) A glance at his filmography shows the wide range of his talent. My top three favorite movies of his are Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage.

A family friend owned a computer and software store several years ago and Robin Williams would come in the back door close to closing time. He could pick up his orders or do his shopping without being mobbed, and my friend protected his privacy. My husband and I would see him once in a while as we were leaving the store, but we never made a fuss. A simple nod was fine.

This is one of the better news biographies that came out this morning: Fox News Article

Project Life by Stampin' Up!-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comSince you never know what can happen, it’s a really good idea to get your memories written down. Remember, you don’t need photos… you can add some later. This is where the Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® System comes in. The Card Collections make perfect tools to write down your memories! You can even use them to write about your feelings when an event like this happens.

I’ve also thought I should have written about the movies I’ve seen and decorated the cards with the ticket stubs. I’ll be using this idea in the future. My journaling plan is:

  1. Movie Title
  2. Date Seen
  3. Why I Picked It
  4. What I Thought About It
  5. Who Was With Me

I can use this formula when I come across ticket stubs I haven’t thrown out (as long as I can identify them!). Thanks to DVD and Blu-Ray, it’s not too late to go back and recall feelings, emotions and opinions!

I found these Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® Card Collections to be nice and any- or all-occasion:

There are plenty of cards in each Card Collection to allow for multiple pages of journaling. This is especially useful for me, because my handwriting tends to be large. There are also coordinating Accessory Packs for each Card Collection. You can use them later on… the most important thing is to get your memories written down!

Got a question about a product or tool? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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Do You Like Birthday Gifts?

 

Birthday Club Certificate - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comMy Mailing List Subscribers are entitled to join my Birthday Club and receive a free gift on the first day of their Birthday month! You can join in, too! All you need to do is fill out the form at right, confirm your subscription and then join my Birthday Club! (Don’t forget to enter the month of your birthday when you do!)

When you join my Mailing List, you’ll also receive my monthly newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with news, tutorials, tips & tricks. In addition, you’ll collect 2 free tutorials (valued at $7.95 each) just for signing up!

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Fancy Fans Brighten Your Walls

Fancy Fans-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comThank you for your patience while I wrestled with my photos, as I told you yesterday. I finally was able to edit a presentable photo to post. My inspiration for these Fancy Fans that mount on the wall was the Spring Wreath I made (Burlap & Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit), from the 2014 Occasions Mini Catalog. The colors are nice and Spring/Summer-y, so I wanted to choose a Designer Series Paper to go along with them. The best choice was also from the expired catalog: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. These are no longer available, but there are some great patterns to use in the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper package (#133698). You could also try Lullaby Designer Series Paper (#133695) or one of the others if it suits your décor better.

Make your Fancy Fans with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die (#125594), the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439), the Extended Cutting Pads (#113478) and the Extended Premium Crease Pad (#117630). I used one 6” x 12” piece of Designer Series Paper for each fan. You need to line the DSP up carefully to make sure you cover the whole die. You can make a fuller fan by die-cutting one piece lined up with one edge of the die, then a second piece of the same pattern lined up with the other edge of the die. Trim away unneeded folds and join with Sticky Strip (#104294).  Make sure you only cut one piece of paper at a time.

Pleat the rosette piece along the score lines, alternating mountain and valley folds. Smooth out the rosette, turn it over and attach Sticky Strip along the tops of the pointed edge. I put my adhesive close to the reverse “V”. After you do that, crease the folds again with your Bone Folder (#102300), including the Sticky Strip. Remove the red liner and adhere the pleats together. You have the start of your Fancy Fan!

Tie 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon in a bow around the taped end, catching the ribbon on the adhesive, and let the ribbon ends dangle. Tie another piece around the knot for a second bow. Fold out the rosette into the fan shape you wish. Attach to your wall with removable poster mounting strips or removable adhesive putty. (You’ll be able to see all my wall decorations in my Color Craft feature on Wednesday.)

To order what you need to make your own Fancy Fans, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $30 purchased. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order exceeds $150.

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Do You Ever Long For Adult Conversation?

Leadership 2012-Jen & I

Do you ever long for adult conversation… with adults outside the home? Does your schedule require you to make a choice between adult conversation and taking time for you and your crafting? I know exactly what you mean! I’ve babysat two of my grandchildren ever since they were born and, even with my husband helping, it’s hard to hold a conversation or take a moment to get out my supplies and craft.

My solution was to become a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator! I can hold classes or parties (I call them PlayShops: first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop) in my home or in a host’s home. I have the opportunity to interact with fellow crafters – and it’s all on an adult level! I can also make extra cash… enough to pay off a bill or buy something extra or even put some extra money away!

Owning my own stamping business allows me to interact with fellow crafters who are also Demonstrators. We have opportunities throughout the year to get together at Demonstrator-only events and exchange ideas, share projects and techniques, and answer business questions. The photo is from the annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in 2012.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business and making time for your crafting and adult conversation while you “work”? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out even more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Make Some Fall Holiday Treat Bags and Be the Hit of the Block

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You can be the hit of the block (and the coolest mom or grandmom ever) when you get your Trick-or-Treat bags ready and fill them up just before you hand them out!

In the Fall Holiday Treat Bags class, you will make three treat bags, one of each design for Back-to-School, Hallowe’en and Fall/Thanksgiving. You will also receive a sheet with Christmas and Hanukkah designs. Note that the photo shows an example from a previous class – yours will be somewhat different.

Date: August 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm PDT

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Registration: $49.95

Deadline to register: August 13, 2014

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