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Holly Jolly Penguin – Stampin’ Up! Card

Hello There,
It’s a chilly morning here in West Alexandria, OH.
Luke had decided to stay warm and toasty in his bed while I create today’s chilly card.
Check it out I used the owl punch to make this cold penguin.  Put a snowy background around him and you have a fun Christmas card.
You can find the supply list and how to the get the tutorial for this project free or by purchase below.



The complete tutorial for today’s project along with all of the card tutorials I create from October 16, 2013 through October 31, 2013 (at least 8 tutorials) will be e-mailed to my customers who place an order anytime between October 16, 2013 through October 31, 2013 free of charge.
Shown below are the tutorials I have created so far for this period.  :)

Note:  All orders over $10 qualify for the free tutorials.

All you need to do is place your order online using me as your demonstrator and the tutorials will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours and keep coming until October 31, 2013.  :)  Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.  This is not the only customer perk I offer to my amazing customers, check out the rest at the bottom of this post.


If you wish to purchase the tutorial for this card or check out the monthly subscription option.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.


Holly Jolly Penguin card- Supply List

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Tags 4 You (131820 wood or 131823 Clear) and Gorgeous Grunge (130514 wood or 130517 clear)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Season of Style DSP scrap
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Perfect Plum, Midnight Muse, Pacific Point and Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430),  Brayer (102395), Sponge (101610), Label Bracket Punch (132153), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon (130012), Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902), Big Shot Machine (113439), paper snips (103579) and post it note


May your day be warm and toasty!
Until my next post. . . . . .
Huge Hugs!

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The new Mystery Hostess Code is YVUADHJR and this is how it works:
Place an merchandise order of $10-$149 order from October 16, 2013 through November 5, 2013 and use the current Mystery Hostess code and your name will go in a drawing and you could be the winner of $120 in free Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including highly sot after hostess stamp sets.
So let’s get started on this Online Mystery Hostess Workshop!
Simply use the Hostess Code below and place an order in my online store by 12:00 pm on November 5, 2013.
Important: To be part of the Online Mystery Hostess Workshop, once you add your first item to your shopping bag the hostess code must be entered just below the Special Offers section and it should say Michelle Zindorf as the Hostess.
Once all the orders are placed, on November 6, 2013, I will draw one winner.

Your Mystery Hostess Code is: YVUADHJR

Please do not put the hostess code in if your merchandise order is $150 or more.  You would lose your hostess benefits that you would have coming already.

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Don’t miss out on my Customer free stamp set program. Check it out!  For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token.  Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc.  After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $30 or less.
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Additional items on sale through October 28th.

Sweet Press Cookie Handle Item # 132290
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Stampin’ Up! Owl Card – Tutorial #566

Hello There,

The chill is in the air here in Ohio for sure.  We are suppose to see single digit temps in the next few days, burrrrrrrr.   This card should warm someone up though, at least their heart, right?

I made 30 of these and the Stampin’ Up! owl punch made quick work of it.   One thing about the owl punch that I don’t show here is that you can really customize your owl.  I’ve seen the owls created with designer paper and they are super cute.  I’m sure there are so many combinations of colors and DSP that you would never get tired of using this little guy.


Here is the link if you wish to enter for a chance to win this great set.  CLICK HERE

Winner will be selected on Saturday, January 19, 2013.


Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Take Care (item #126312) and Netting background stamp (item#122655)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Cajun Craze

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponges, ruler, Stampin’ Up! Owl Builder Punch (item #118074), Piercing tools, Soft Suede and Basic Black markers


Punched the pieces for the owl using the Owl Builder punch.  As you see I am making many of these cards today.   I punched the large circle for the eye and the chest piece using Whisper White card stock, the owl in both Cajun Craze and Lucky Limeade, the medium circle using Basic Black card stock and the heart using Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I wanted a design on the chest piece so I inked up my Netting background stamp and put the chest pieces on it and then put a piece of scrap paper over the stamp and rubbed gentle.   I did half of the pieces using Cajun Craze ink and half of them with Lucky Limeade ink.   I then sponged the edges with the same color they were stamp in.

For the sky, I used the direct to paper technique and quickly smeared the ink with the ink pad directly on the card stock.   The card stock is 3.5″ x 4.5″ Whisper White.  Every background you do with this method will look different.

Stamped the limb using Basic Black ink.

Using a ruler I added the swing seat using a Soft Suede Marker.  I drew it to be 2.75″ wide.

Removed the ruler and made the swing seat a bit thicker with the marker.


added the swing ropes using a ruler and a Basic Black marker.

Sponged Basic Black ink around the edge of the card stock and assembled the owls and adhered them to the card stock.  I tilted the owl on the right so it looks like it is snuggling up with the one on the left.

Added a 3.75″ x 5.25″ piece of Old Olive card stock and then pierced the right and left side of the Old Olive panel.

Added a Tempting Turquoise card base measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ folded in half.

Here is the finished card.

May your day be spent with someone you love.

Check out all the great things happening at Stampin’ Up! below.

Until my next post. . . . . .



Weight loss in 2013:  6.6 lbs


It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Check this out, you can now get a monthly kit called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! that includes exclusive stamps and everything you will need for a great project.  You can get more info on this great product at www.mypaperpumpkin.com They even have a try me kit!  You won’t want to miss out on even one of these kits. . . . . . .

Also. . . . . . .

There is now a great stamp kit, Dude Your Welcome,  for the men in your life.  Check it out!

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Guys don’t always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You’re Welcome! kit, they’ll have

  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4″ x 6″ postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.

This set can be purchased now with item number 132807.  Great gift idea!





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