Aug 18 2009

Card Published and Designer Paper Shares!


I received notice a couple weeks ago that I had a card published in Stampers Sampler Magazine for August/September 2009.  It is always exciting to actually receive the publication and see your card in print!

I used one of my favorite Halloween sets, Eat, Drink & Be Scary (#111764, $18.95) and combined it with Good Friends (#113740).  But my challenge was how to make that cute little bird scary enough for Halloween!  I know!  Turn him into a crow with Black Chunky Essentials Glitter for his body!  I used Heat & Stick Powder adhesive so the chunky glitter would really stay on! 

The hat was stamped with Black Craft and cut out.  I added a band of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  And I stamped the Eat, Drink & Be Merry with Black Craft on Whisper White, and punched it with the Curly Label Punch.  I also punched two black Curly Label Punch pieces and placed them behind the white one for a layered look.

The three different kinds of Designer Paper are retired from a couple years ago (still one of my favorite Halloween papers, but easy enough to replace it with other DSP).  The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie.  I had a blast making this card…hope you enjoy it!  If you’d like to order the sets or materials used to make this card, use my SHOP NOW online ordering system or email me!

Wow…did you know that there are just TWO more days (August 20) until the Tour de Freaks?  Be prepared to have your socks knocked off this month with awesome cards and projects featuring the In Colors!  Blog Tour brought to you by your Control Freak swappers! 

I’m also offering a Designer Series Paper Share for a limited time.


The NEW Stampin’ Up! ’09-’10 Idea Book & Catalog made its debut on July 1st! True to Stampin’ Up!, there are many new stamps, designer papers, colors, embellishments, ribbons, and more!  I know it is hard for us all to purchase our entire wish list at once! That’s why I’m offering designer paper shares from the new catalog. Shares are a great way to get a sampling of the new products at a fraction of the cost. You can purchase all, some, or one of the shares. Order as many as you like! (I can do a full 12×12 sheet share, too!)

DESIGNER PAPER SHARES: There are 12 new designer paper packs in the new catalog, and 6 designer paper packs returning from the previous catalog. These Designer Paper Shares include designer paper packs on pgs. 160-163, excluding the Patterns Designer Series Paper Packs.

Each paper share includes a 6" x 6" sampling of each pattern from each pack (each pack is cut to make eight shares). The Write Stuff Specialty Designer Paper Pack includes 3 die-cut sheets. You will receive four miscellaneous diecuts.

I’m offering a choice of TWO designer paper shares:

DESIGNER PAPER SHARE #1. INCLUDES the paper packs returning from the previous Idea Book & Catalog (Pink Flamingo, Tea Party, Flock Together, Bella Bleu, Jackpot, and To The Nines). You will receive 105 – 6" x 6" designer paper sheets from 18 packs + 4 die cuts from The Write Stuff Specialty Designer Paper.
$30.00 plus Shipping $5.00.

DESIGNER PAPER SHARE #2. Does NOT include the returning paper packs (Pink Flamingo, Tea Party, Flock Together, Bella Bleu, Jackpot, and To The Nines). You will receive 69 – 6" x 6" designer paper sheets from 12 packs + the 4 die cuts from The Write Stuff Specialty Designer Paper.
$20.00 plus Shipping $5.00.

HOW TO ORDER: Email me. Include your name, e-mail address, shipping address, phone number(s) and a detailed summary of your order. I will email you a Paypal invoice (add $1.50 for Paypal fees) or give you instructions for mailing a Cashier’s Check.  (You can save the shipping costs in you live in the Dublin, Ohio area and want to pick it up!)

I will order the paper packs shares on or after August 24 or as soon as groups of four are complete (you will be added to a group when I receive your  payment). Backorders and shipping time from Stampin’ Up! to me are out of my control, but you can trust that the cutting, sorting, and mailing will be turned around as efficiently as possible on my end.



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12 People have left comments on this post

Aug 18, 2009 - 11:08:16
Kimberly Johnson said:

Congrats on getting your card published. What a thrill!
Please the post and shares coming on your blog. I just LOVE it!!!

Aug 18, 2009 - 11:08:54

Congrats! And thanks for sharing your adorable card!!!! Patty

Aug 18, 2009 - 12:08:37
Pam Browne said:

Congratulations on being published! Well deserved, it’s an adorable card!

Aug 18, 2009 - 12:08:39

Congrats on getting your card published. I love what you have done with this cute little bird!

Aug 18, 2009 - 02:08:41
LeAnne said:

Well, Connie, you deserve to be published, cuz this is CUTE!!! Congrats!

Aug 18, 2009 - 03:08:18
kim howard said:

Congrats on getting published!!!

This card is adorable! Love the paper and the bird combo!

Aug 18, 2009 - 06:08:22
Lynn said:

This is just way too cute!!!
I love how you turned this bird into a crow with the chunky black glitter…so clever!
Congrats on the publication!

Aug 18, 2009 - 08:08:26
Julie S said:

Connie, congratulations on the card being published! I LOVE your card!!! Very clever!

Aug 18, 2009 - 09:08:45
Lisa Bohler said:

Congrats on your publication!!!! Excellent card!!!

Aug 19, 2009 - 03:08:46

This card is just the cutest! Easy to see why it was chosen to be published. Congrats!

Aug 19, 2009 - 07:08:44
Sue said:

That is the cutest card! Congratulations!

Aug 19, 2009 - 09:08:06
TABray said:

Congrats, Connie! I can see why they picked your card. It’s adorable!