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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

StampNation Members Get a Discount!

A Very Trendy Holiday Card Class at StampNation

It’s getting closer and closer… that time to begin making all of your holiday cards to send to all those special people on your holiday mailing list!

Join the StampNation Dream Team and a number of super talented cardmakers in the industry to explore all the fun trends in Christmas cards!

Join StampNation today and receive a discount code for $10 off your “A Very Trendy Holiday Card Class 2.0” class!

Registration begins TOMORROW for StampNation members!!!!!  The class goes LIVE for everyone else on Thursday!!!!  This is a class you won’t want to miss…

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with Copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!

Here’s a little sneak peek for you…
A Very Trendy Holiday Card Class 2.0 at StampNation

I'm lucky enough to have a one  
FREE CLASS REGISTRATION 
to giveaway to one lucky commenter!  

Leave a comment below and tell me what card trends 
you'll be following for making your holiday cards this year.  
Please leave your first name and email in your comment so I know 
how to get a hold of you if you win. If it's not there, I'll choose another winner.

A winner will be chosen at random and posted 
here on my blog on Saturday October 25th

Hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 Card Class at StampNation!

We are thrilled, proud and EXCITED to finally be releasing this class to you so you can get ready for your holidays this year. Here are a few details that you need to know:

We aren’t ready to tell you all about the class just yet, but here is a peek at some of what is happening in there....
With FIFTEEN video tutorials, written tutorials and more than 50 samples to inspire you, this class will have you running to grab your ink and stamps and get started right now on this year’s holiday cards.

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with Copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!
This class features projects top designers in the industry: Catherine Pooler, Maureen Merritt, Kristie Goulet, Heather North, Gayatri Murali, Virginia Lu, Allison Cope, Jean Manis, Tracey McNeely and Kristy Dalman.

I hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pop Up Sweets!

Howdy all!  Welcome to another Peep of the Week over on the Power Poppy Blog!

Today I’m featuring the sweetie and tasty stamp set, “Frosted Gingerbread”.  This adorable set has the cutest gingerbread house and all kinds of delicious holiday treats in it!  Today I decided to use quite a few pieces of this stamp set to create my fun and interactive card, a “surprise pop up” card.

Here’s a look at the card when it flat (and perfect for mailing!)…
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

It’s actually got a lot of sparkle on it…
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

When you pull up that little red heart ribbon at the top of the card, it reveals a message on a tag…
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

But it also reveals a hidden message below that gingerbread house too!
"Frosted Gingerbread" by Power Poppy Allison Cope

Now, why not join us.  Here’s how… click HERE to check out the Peep of the Week contest and how YOU can participate with us!

And… you won’t want to miss seeing what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today as well!  Happy clicking!

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Frosted Gingerbread)
cardstock:  Recollections, X-Press It Cardstock
patterned papers:  Authentique (Believe)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Ribbon Tags)

ink: Copic Markers
gems:  KaiserCraft
other:  Stickles, thread.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two Great Reasons to Join StampNation!

Join us at StampNation TODAY!  We’re finishing up our World Card Making Day event this weekend! Yup... we're still going hard over there!

You still have TWO full days left to join StampNation and take part in the fun!

You might even win one of our AMAZING prize packages.  Look at all our amazing sponsors…


At StampNation, we offer all kinds of cool classes that you can sign up for at ANY time.  Catherine Pooler and the Dream Team are hard at work putting their finishing touches on another fabulous class for you.  This is a class for card makers, from beginners to the pros, no matter your skill level!  More details coming soon!
http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1586497

Hope you’ll join us!

~ Ally ~