Monthly Open House

Hello friends, are you coming to this month’s open house?  I’m open this Thursday, October 3rd from noon until 7 p.m.

Everyone who RSVP’s to Open House gets to make this card.  It is a cute as a bug in a rug, I’ve been having fun creating with this set.

Have you attended an open house before?  If so, I hope you will attend again.  If not come on by and check us out.

The open house event is intended to give you a very flexible time to come over to my shop and create.  You can bring your crafting supplies and work on projects you have been meaning to complete or you can come with your adhesive, scissors, bone folder and acrylic plates and use my supplies to create.  Each card that you make using my supplies will cost $3.00.

I will have coffee and dessert, ideas to share AND all orders collected today Oct. 1 through Oct. 3rd at 7 p.m will NOT be charged shipping.  My shipping gift is my way of starting off the Stampin’ Up! year with gratitude.  Thank you for allowing me to be your creative coach.

I hope to see you on Thursday!  Please RSVP by leaving a comment here or email or text.

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee
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Do Your Heart A Favor part 2

Hello and happy Friday!

Yesterday’s open house was a GREAT TIME!  So many came and seemed to enjoy themselves.  We enjoyed ourselves so much that I closed a little late.  Some times time just flies by and suddenly you look up at the clock and ooops, it’s time to go.  Well, that is what happened last night, but it was worth every minute.

My customers LOVE LOVE LOVED the make and take.  I taught each one how to make this cute heart favor.  However, I didn’t give out written measurements just because I promised I would give instructions today on this post.  So here we go.

  1.  You will need a piece of designer series paper cut at 3-15/16 (which is one line under 4″ on your trimmer) X 5-14/16 (which is two lines under 6′ on your trimmer)

Now for the scoring.

With your dsp laying on your paper trimmer portrait style place the left end of the dsp on the 3-1/2 mark and score lightly.

Next, slide the end of the dsp to the 1-3/4 mark and lightly score

Now holding your dsp portrait style simply fold it in half.

Burnish all of your score lines and then open it up flat.  Next, you will fold over the smallest scoreline

The next step is to add Multipurpose glue to that thin tab.  Once you have the glue on the tab, fold the dsp closed at the center score line.

You are ready to create the rounded heart humps.  Using a 1-3/4” circle punch or die cut out a circle.  Place that circle on one end of your dsp tube and draw a half circle.  Do that to both ends.

After drawing the half circles cut them out using your snips.

Your tube will now look like the image below

Turn your tube so that you are looking at the glued seam and press in lightly.  The center score line will give in and the two ends will fold up towards each other to make your heart shape.

Your heart shape should be formed like in the picture below.  Gently pinch the bottom.

Our next task is to make the heart stand up on its own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a front and back to your heart.  Working with the back of the heart pinch the bottom and fold the tip back towards the seam on the side.  Once you have folded it back pinch the score light tightly.  Then fold it to the other side and pinch the scoreline tightly again.

Open your heart back up and you will notice a V shape at the bottom.  Push in on the center score line and the two other score lines will go in also.

In the picture below I’m showing you where to place the tear and tape.  Burnish the tape well and pull off the tapes protective paper.  Gently push the heart pieces together.

Place your heart on your table leaning it on the back V that you made and it will stand on its own.  If it does not stand, just keep gently pressing on it until it molds and stands alone.

Embellish as desired.  I use the stitched Shapes and the Layering Circle Dies for the white and the Rococo Rose circles.  The ribbon is the 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Rococo Rose Linen Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the stamp set  Country Home.  Lastly, I cut a little flower from a scrap of dsp and layered that onto the white circle.

I know these instructions seem lengthy but the project is really pretty easy.  If you need my help, let me know.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

To A Wild Rose and OPEN HOUSE

Good day, my friends.  I would like to start this post by taking a moment to say welcome to my new subscribers.  I’m thrilled that you want to spend a little bit of your time with me.  Thank you ALL for joining me.

Today I’m featuring the new stamp set, To A Wild Rose.  You can find this set and the coordinating dies in the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog on page 141. If you don’t have a catalog yet you can click on the catalog image on my sideboard to view it and if you do not already have a demonstrator let me know that you would like to become one of my customers and I will get a catalog into your hands.

I made the card you see here using one of the new In-Colors Rococo Rose.  The bundle created the images and the subtle folder along with heart shape epoxy elements help accentuate the look.

Isn’t the rose color beautiful? I believe I will be using it a lot.  The new In Colors are stunning, I’m very happy with all of them.  As for the bundle, it was one of the first items that I selected to purchase.  I especially love the word BLESSED in the set.  I love its font, the size and of course, it’s meaning.

Tomorrow is OPEN HOUSE and everyone who attends will be making this card.  I open at noon and close at 8 p.m.  All you need to do is RSVP to attend.  Bring your clear acrylics to use with the Big Shot.  Each card ( other than the make and take) that you make using my product is $3.00.  Or, bring your own product and get caught up on your projects.

My DOLLAR SPOT opens tomorrow too, so be the first to get your hands on those cards.

Hopefully, you can attend tomorrow.  YES bring your friends.  See ya then.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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Today’s Open House

As you all know I host an OPEN HOUSE on the first Thursday of each month.  At the open house, you are free to create anything you want to CASE my work, finish your projects and or work on anything you need to work on.   You can use my tools, inks, and stamps.  You also get to make one card called a MAKE AND TAKE for FREE.  So come, check this event out and bring a friend.  I’m open from noon until 8p.m.

Here is today’s MAKE AND TAKE…  This card was made with the NEW release designer series paper from the suite called “SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE”.  Come on over and make this card.  What I love most about this dsp is that the patterns all seem to work together.  I have two favorites though and they are these two.  I keep thinking what is it about this dsp that I love so much.  Well, first its the coordination of color.  It coordinates so well with crumb cake card stock and I happen to LOVE crumb cake card stock.  The dsp also shimmers and shines. There is a ton of sheets in the pack and it has images in some of the patterns that you can cut out and use on your cards.

 

I have at least 8 cards made with this Suite already so come see.  Now about the stamp sets in the suite.  I love the way you can stamp the flowers in black (as I did on this card) and then stamp the color you want the blooms to be right on top.  Super quick and easy and a very pretty look.

This card is soft and sexy.  SEXY? really I said that?  Yeah, I did.  I think maybe soothing is a better word, lol you decide.

The little clip comes from the accessory kit that’s in the suite. I simply tied a bit of lace ribbon onto it.   The clip is just the right size.  It’s noticed but not overwhelming or bulky.

I need to run now, my time with you and my coffee is over.  I need to get ready for work (open house).

Today is a beatiful day.  Thanks for visiting and remember, LIVE LOVED my friends ~ Beverlee

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April’s Open House

I can not even believe that it is April already!!!  I do love the weather we are having in April though.  Here in CA, we have sunny days in the mid 70’s then it will rain for a day or two off and on, and then back to the sun.  This weather makes all the flowers and the lawn in our yard very happy.  The aromas are amazing, I just love sitting out back and enjoying God’s creations.

 

Now for my creation.  I saw a post where Debbie Henderson made a cute Easter card using this layout.  So I cased her layout and created a card.  This card was designed for all my guests who are attending OPEN HOUSE tomorrow.  I love OPEN HOUSE, it’s always a fun day of stamping.  My customers come and look around, eat snacks, drink coffee / bottled water or tea and create away.  They bring projects that they want to catch up on or they come and case projects.  The open house day is what I call a WHATEVER DAY.  You come and do whatever you want to do.

I hope you can make it and please feel free to bring a friend.  We love meeting your friends. I know that JoNell, Liz, Penny, Rhonda, Susan, Rose, Mona and her friend ( WHOOHOO) are coming.  So come join us.

 

I will have everything you need to make this card ready for you tomorrow.  So let me know if you are coming.

I love this designer series paper and this bundle together, it’s all just gorgeous.  When you put them together you can’t help but make a beautiful card.

I hope to see you tomorrow.  I open at noon and I will close at 8.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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March 1st. Open House

Good day my friends.  Today I want to let you know that if you are attending OPEN HOUSE on Thursday March 1st you will be making this card.  The technique you will be learning is called Faux Stainless Steel.  I must give credit where credit is do.  Linda Heller is the amazing demonstrator who thought up this great technique and shared it with the stamping world.  Thank you Linda, I love it.

Look behind my card and you will see the Designer Series Paper in it’s orgininal state.  YES, it is already beautiful, but look at how you can completely change the look using this new technique.

 

 

 

I’m so excited about this technique because it’s beyond simple to do and it’s gorgeous. Come on over on Thursday.  I open at noon and close at 8p.m.  PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTANDANCE SO THAT I CAN MAKE YOUR PACKET.

Here is the inside of the card…..

Have a great day, it’s a good one. Here in CA we can see snow on the mountains in the distance, it’s beautiful!  I wish I could go for a ride and then hike up there.  But for now I find comfort in just looking at it.

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee

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