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Card Class - July 2011

July Card Class Date: Saturday July 2, 2011 Time: 10-3 Place: Hobby Lobby - Parker CO Cost: $35 Includes - Class Kit (everything you need to complete the following 10 cards)  Lunch and of course chocolate on the table to snack on ***Please bring your bone folder and basic adhesive*** email me at to reserve your spot today Card # 1 - Sweet Celebration Card # 2 Take Care Card # 3 Fishy Card Card # 4 - Rose Red Card # 5 Silhouette garden Card # Happy Birthday Monkeys    Card # 7 Many Thanks Card # 8 - Floral Fantasy Card #9 - Happy Birthday Card # 10 Pirate Birdie

StazOn Cleaner - Old Set Cleaned up Example

StazOn Example Okay here is a stamp set I bought from Tish my Stampin Up upline. She used it on a Christmas card the year before I moved to Colorado in 2005 maybe even earlier and again in 2006 & 2007. I bought it from her in 2008. It was used in many and I mean many classes prior to me buying it and I have used it in a few classes as well. **Now I want to step backwards on some thoughts. Cleaning my stamps is my preference and fully cosmetic. This set has looked just like this and has done a bunch of beautiful cards. So looking like its been through the proverbial ringer does not mean it is not going to stamp a beautiful card. (The exception would be if it has a build up of versamark on it.) This is the photo I took just after I put the StazOn Cleaner on the stamp set After the cleaning. It is AMAZING!!! I know the blocks are a bit stained still. StazOn doesn't really work on the wood just the stamps This set looks great. I am so impressed.

Stamp Cleaning Photo's

The Process.. Important tools Stampin Scrub Stampin Mist Baby Wipes White Eraser Brush Stamp Set I started on This one isn't too bad I had already put the StazOn cleaner on the stamps before I took the picture This was mid way through the process When I finished the set looked almost new This is a well loved set Like I said in the earlier post this stazOn cleaner is AMAZING! I got it at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 I did use the eraser as well as the brush so in conjunction you are looking at about $8 to start with but it is worth it to get your stamps clean and this is only 1 set the kit you are creating will do so many more. Can't wait to hear how many sets you guys get cleaned up.

Stamp Cleaning Basics

You might be saying I know how to clean my stamps but even I forget to get back to basics so a refresher every once in a while is a good thing… Basic kit for cleaning stamps: Baby wipes or Stampin scrub (or both) White eraser paint brush dry cloth For cleaning your Stampin Scrub Oxyclean Baby Bottle parts holder (optional) So as I was creating the July class this week I turned on some of my Paper Crafter Library video’s and did another refresher in the stamp cleaning sections. * If you use baby wipes they have lanolin and Aloe in them and after time you will get build up on your stamps. You will need to get a good white eraser or the adhesive remover (available through Stampin Up) and run it over the stamp to remove the build-up then use a stiff brush to remove the residue. The reason for this is that the areas of build up will not hold the ink and your stamp will not stamp evenly. *The above will happen with incorrect cleaning of versamark ink also and again use the er

Christmas in June - Card Class samples

Christmas Cards 2011 Card class on 6/12 with an additional class on 6/26 1st class we will complete 1 of each card.  2nd class is for completion or starting the remainder of the 2011 Christmas card needs Christmas Card # 1  Seasons Greetings Christmas Card # 2 Fancy Ornament Christmas Card # 3 (version-1) Holly Jolly Christmas Christmas Card # 3 (version-2) Holly Jolly Christmas Christmas Card # 4 Happy Holidays Christmas Card # 5 (cover picture) Merry little Christmas Christmas Card # 5 (open Picture)  Merry little Christmas Christmas Card # 6 Joy at Christmas Christmas Card # 7 Be Merry Stamps: Dasher, Warm Words Christmas Card # 8 Seasons Greetings Ornament Christmas Card # 9 Merry Christmas Penguins Christmas Card # 10 Seasons of Joy

Fathers Day card Choices 2011

Card # 1 Hoppy Fathers Day Card #2 Dad with Stars Card # 3 U are the best - Gift card holder Card # 4 Mr. fix it - tool box card This card can hold a gift card in the tool box on the cover or more tools cut out Card # 5 Fathers day Golf theme Card # 6 BBQ themed - you're the best! Thats it for this year. I was trying to get another sports themed one but just couldn't find a die or stamp I liked so the cards are closed for this round! Let me know what you would like and I will get your order to you this week.

Card Class - May 2011

Card #1 Thinking of you Card #2 Get Well Soon Card #3 Wedding Card #4 Graduation Girl Card # 4 Graduation - Boy Card #5 Birthday Fun fold Card #5 - side view Card #6 - Thank U or Celebrate U Card #6 Celebrate U option Card # 6 open slide shown Card #7 Birthday Wishes Card #8 Happy Birthday Card # 9 Thought Away Card #10 Cupcake