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November 29, 2012

DT Thursday

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Julie Koerber.  She has a really fun and beautiful card for us.  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE.  When you get back you can check out the details of our next challenge.

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Our Next Challenge

On December 6, we start our "Celebrating The Holidays" (Anything you would see or do with or without family/friends).  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, December 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the December 6 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on December 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 12/06 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps,  and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Our yearly sale in our online store is over and we want to thank you all for your business.  Don't forget if you didn't get our emails about it to sign up for our newsletter.  Go to the online store home page and down the left hand column to under Tea Bag Folding.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

November 27, 2012

25% Off Everything & Tuesday T&T

The sale will end tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
This year the sale is 25% off the ENTIRE SITE!

Mitra has an update for you. See below:

SALE UPDATE

Hundreds of you have placed your orders already - THANK YOU! 

  • We have had a few incidents where people have said that their baskets keep emptying and won't keep items in them. If this happens to you, try clearing out your cookies in your browser. That should solve the problem.
  •  Also, the box where you enter the coupon code is on the page where you enter your payment and is says "Coupon Code". And remember that there are only TWO DAYS LEFT for this year's sale. It ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday night. If you missed this email the first time, read below for the details of our annual website sale.
  • To see all of the details go HERE.

 

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This was a really fun and quick card, partly because I had some of it already done.  I had created the background for another project and then changed my mind.  :-)  Here is what I did:

Images:

  1. Stamped Twinkles (he also comes as part of a clear set) on white cardstock with Memento Gray Flannel, painted him with Memento markers (any medium will do),  sponged around him with dauber and Memento Summer Sky. Used a glue pen and glitter over the tiny snowflakes. Used the outer most die cut from Circle Shaker die set to frame him.
  2. Stamped Blessed Christmas with Memento Blue Danube on white cardstock.  Trimmed into a rectangle with a paper cutter and rounded the corners with a rounder corner punch.

Background: 

  1. Stamped Cover-A-Card Snowflakes on white cardstock with Blue Danube.   Trimmed to 4"X5.25" and mounted to a 4.25"X5.5" white piece of cardstock.

Assembly And Embellishments:

  1. Used 3D pop dots to mount Twinkles and frame.
  2. Did the same with the sentiment.
  3. Added bow.
  4. Added the holly leaves and berries, from Twig Wreath die set, with a glue dot and Glossy Accents.  When done added glitter to catch any excess glue and sparkle!

That's it for today. 

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  Don't forget the sale!  It ends tomorrow night.  If you want details about our next challenge go to the bottom of the post HERE.   See you back here for DT Thursday!

 

 Shirley

 

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November 22, 2012

ANNUAL WEBSITE SALE IS ON!

If you haven't already received Mitra's email or are not on the email list, here are the contents of her latest news letter with all of the wonderful sale details.  Mitra's message:

Greetings!
To all of our American customers, I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families. I am very thankful to be closing out another great year at IO, one that has seen fabulous new artists, tons of new products, and as always, wonderful interactions with our customers both online and in person at shows and events.

Once a year we have an online sale to clear out excess stock and to get organized for the upcoming year of new product releases. This sale is a big THANK YOU to ALL of our customers for the many years of support. For more details, read on...
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The sale begins NOW and will end next Wednesday, November 28 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
This year the sale is 25% off the ENTIRE SITE!

We have updated the site with a TON of clearance stamps (really, a TON...more than we ever have):
  • 80 clearance clear sets,
  • 541 red rubber cling stamps, and
  • 406 wood mounted stamps. (Some of these are in EXTREMELY limited quantities. These stamps are already marked at 50% off and with the sale code you will get AN EXTRA 25% OFF for the next week!)
  • And as an extra incentive, I have lowered the Free Shiping a (in the US and Canada) threshold to only $30!
Follow these steps when checking out:
  1. To receive the 25% sale pricing enter the code THANKS at checkout.
  2. Just type in THANKS and click on the button that says "Click to Redeem" and that's it!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Click here to go to our website:

To sign up so you don't miss out again, it is on the store home page, left hand column, below the Tea Bag Folding tab.  Like Mitra, I hope  your day was wonderful.  See you back here next Tuesday for Tips & Techniques.  For details on our next challenge,  go to the bottom of the post HERE.

 

 Shirley

 

DT Thursday And Our Challenge Winner!

The winner of our "A Gift For You Challenge" is Greta H. at GG Creations.  Congratulations,  Greta.  Thanks for joining in the fun and happy shopping too!

DT Thursday

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Vicki Garrett.  She has a beautiful layout for saving any of our Christmas memories.  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE.  When you get back you can check out the details of our next challenge.

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Our Next Challenge

On December 6, we start our "Celebrating The Holidays" (Anything you would see or do with or without family/friends).  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, December 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the November 15 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on December 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 12/06 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps,  and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Stay tuned!  Our yearly sale in our online store should start this weekend.  I will post it here when it starts.  Also, your can sign up for our email list to get it that way.  Go to the online store home page and down the left hand column to under Tea Bag Folding.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

November 20, 2012

Tuesday T&T It's About The Tape!

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I've had the sentiment for a while and really wanted it to be central to the card when I used it.  I love the words.  I wanted a little sparkle but not too much so I used my tape **'technique'.

Background:

  1. Stamped Cover-A-Card Dots with Olive Pastel ink on white cardstock.
  2. Cut a piece of Bazzill Swiss Dot Irish Eyes cardstock to 4.25"X5.5".
  3. Cut the Dots to 4.0X5.25" and mounted to Swiss Dots.
  4. Cut a piece of white cardstock and Irish Eyes to 2.75"X6". 
  5. Lined up the border die from Border Duo 2 on each side of the white piece with the points along the edge on each side for die cut as shown.  Measured out 5.5" of piece. 
  6. **Turned it over and used Gold 2 sided tape down the sides of the eyelets.  Mounted to the Irish Eyes piece.  Poured Glamour Dust glitter over the showing tape.
  7. Used an 7/8" piece of organdy ribbon with another piece of 3/8" two tone ribbon.  Attached them with 2 sided tape down the middle of the organdy.  Mounted to the die cut lace.
  8. Made a bow after attaching the ribbon the same way!

Sentiment and Embellishments:

  1. Stamped Blessed Be The Season on white cardstock with Dark Peony.
  2. Ran a Scalloped Labels One die through with Swiss Dots Irish Eyes.
  3. Used the same die over the sentiment as a stencil.  Trimmed around it and mounted to the Swiss Dots die cut.
  4. Mounted to the ribbon.
  5. Attached pearl stickers to the corners.  The bottom is a little 2mm white pearl heart.
  6. Added a white pearl pin with a white pearl heart bead to the bow.

It took longer to tell you than to make!!!  Hope to see you back here on our 'Turkey Day' for DT Thursday.

 

 Shirley

 

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November 15, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all Challenge

Let's take a look at what the IO DT did with this challenge by checking out their links below!  Grab some inspiration, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post.

Challenge Information

This challenge starts on November 15.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, November 21, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of this post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on November 22.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps,  and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

November 13, 2012

Tuesday T&T Embossing With Dies

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I fell in love with the elegance of the Vintage Ornament Die Set.  I also really like the swirl of the Fancy Ornament Die Set too....so I decided to use them both for my card.  Here is what I did:

Embossed Ornaments:

  1. Die cut  2 Vintage Ornaments using white remnant cardstock.
  2. Turned the top side down in the Fancy Ornament die and embossed them both.
  3. Used a Glue pen and glitter to high light the swirls on each.
  4. Die cut 2 tops from some left over gold foil paper.
  5. Attached to each ornament with Glossy Accents.

I knew I wanted a pine branch for them.   To see how much of a branch I needed I created the background for my card front:

  1. Mounted a 4"X5.25" piece of white cardstock to a 4.25"X5.5" piece of red cardstock.

Pine Branches:

  1. Die cut 2 Pine Branches with green cardstock.
  2. Laid them out to see how I wanted to attach them.
  3. Added the branch on the right with 2 sided tape on the back.
  4. Added the branch on the left over that with 2 sided tape.
  5. Added glitter to the top to keep tape from attaching to the envelope later + it looks nice too!

Ornaments And Sentiment:

  1. Attached the ornaments with 2 sided tape.
  2. Cut the merry christmas in two, so I could layer the merry on top, then inked with Warm Red and stamped.
  3. Added 3 gold foil dots, left over from the ornament tops die cuts, to the lower right hand side.  To me, when I see 3 dots at the end of words, they mean there is more to come...in this case on the inside!!
  4. Added remnant red satin picot ribbon bows to the tops of the ornaments.  BTW, it matches IRL.  :-)

That's it for today.  Our next challenge begins on this Thursday and the details are below.

Happy Fall Y'all Challenge

This challenge starts on November 15.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, November 21, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the November 15 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on November 22.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 11/15 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps,  and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Hope to see you all at our challenge next Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

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November 08, 2012

DT Thursday and Our Challenge Winner!

The winner of our "A Gift For You Challenge" is Diane Hover at Nellie's Nest.  Congratulations,  Diane.  Thanks for joining in the fun and happy shopping too!

DT Thursday

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Dina Kowal.  She has a great treat for us.  It's the same project she shared last week, just with steps to create the box out of an empty tape roll.  How cool is that?  So take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE, then head on back here to check out the details of our next challenge!

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Our Next Challenge

On November 15, we start our "Happy Fall Y'all Challenge".  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, November 21, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the November 15 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on November 22.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 11/15 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps,  and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Hope to see you all at our challenge next Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

November 01, 2012

"A Gift For You" Challenge

I have had questions like, "do we make a gift" or "is it a card to give with the gift?"   Either one will be great.  Now let's take a look at what the IO DT did with it.   As soon as this posts I'll be off to see what they did and you can too by clicking on their blogs below.  Grab some inspiration, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post.

Challenge Guidelines

Hope to see you back here with your own creations by the latest, Wednesday, November 7.  Additional details are below and at the end of the post with the Inlinkz.

  • Ending time for this challenge is a week from today, Wednesday, November 7, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of today's post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on November 8.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

If you have questions on how to take part or start a gallery or blog to post your card, email me and I will be glad to help if I can.  If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card/Die Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to the stamps, their DT posts!

Challenges For December

  • 12/6 - Celebrating The Holidays
  • 12/20 - Sending Love

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

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