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Monday, July 25, 2016

Grandma's Rocking Chair - July 25, 2016 - Warped Big Shot Cutting Plates

Does your Big Shot Cutting Plates Warp?  Mine does.


This is my plate from using the precision plate. Does your look like this?

Well this week I found 2 videos to help prevent this.  Even though my other cutting plates don't look this bad they still warp.  I keep at least 3 sets of plates - one for the cutting surface of my dies, one set for the top of the sandwich that does not touch the cutting edge and one set just for embossing folders.  I also have 2 cracked plates.  They cracked after 8 years of use and I now keep them handy to use with the precision plate, because I hated mine warping.
  So I found a video that Sizzix made on how to use the plates so they don't warp.
This is

Extend The Life of Your Sizzix Cutting Pads With These 3 Tips




Even though I turn mine a lot I seem to always cut in the same place since a lot of mine you really can't place different places because of their size.

Now here is one with just the Precision Base Plate.


I hope this helps you I am going to try this to see if it helps.



Do you know that the Holiday Catalog will be out soon?  Would you like a copy of one.  Just e-mail me your mailing address and e-mail and I will send you one.  I must receive it by July 28th to get it in for the mailing.  Click here to mail me your information.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Thursday, July 21, 2016

There's A Card Thursday - July 21, 2016 - Large Numbers Birthday Card

Another Birthday Card and Let's Make it Big.
I really love the Big Number and Letter Framelits and it just jumps out at you when you use them for special occasions.

Let's Take a look at this one.



Product List
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
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It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
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Big Shot
Big Shot
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Don't you love it.

If you like my videos please purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies form me at http://bit.ly/1oIInG0

Thank you


Don't forget just a few weeks left for Bonus Days.



Hurry! We only have a few weeks of Bonus Days! Stampin’ Up! has never done anything like this before: You’ll get a $5 coupon (via email) by spending $50 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $50 you spend. The sky’s the limit! I recommend using this time to stock up on essentials or splurge on your wish list items. Once August rolls around, you’ll get to have fun shopping again with all your Bonus Days coupons.


Click here to shop and earn your rewards  Please use the hostess code EMNPGMVJ for orders under $150 for a nice gift.


Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!

NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.

*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).

Details

An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.

We strongly recommend that you save both emails containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.

You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.

All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.

All order types qualify for this promotion. FOR FAX AND MAIL ORDERS, email addresses must still be provided in order to qualify for Bonus Days coupons during the promotion period. During redemption, be sure to include your coupon codes on your fax and mail orders.


Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Happy Stamping
Mary




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - July 19, 2016 - Layering Squares Framelits

Today I would like to show you the New Square Layering Framelits we have.

Price: $35.00
Create die-cut squares in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

* 19 dies
* Largest image: 4-1/8" x 3-3/4" (7.6 x 7.6 cm)

* Use with Big Shot

Click here to order yours today.

So let's take a look at these great Framelits.



Don't you just want them now?  Click here to order them now.

July Specials Don't Miss out

Free Monthly Project
With purchase of $50 of Stampin' Up! product from Mary Trautner, you will receive instructions on how to make this month’s project.

For the Month of July you will receive instructions for a Shadow Box.
You must order at the minimum $50 of Stampin' Up! products before taxes and shipping.


 Orders must be received by 10 PM MT on the last day of the month. Only one free project per month.
 Click Here to make your order.  Please use the Hostess Code EMNPGMVJ

If you would like to see any specific project please let me know and I will try and include it in an upcoming month.

Purchase Rewards
Receive a reward Circle for every $30 order (before taxes and shipping) that you place with me, either on-line, phone, e-mail or in person.  Fill your punch card (15 punches) and receive a FREE stamp set of your choice or one item $25 or less of your choose. If you choose an item more than $25 I will pay up to $25 and you will have to pay the rest plus shipping and taxes. With your first purchase I will send you a tracking sheet for you to use to track your purchases.  With each purchase you will receive a Handmade Thank you card in the mail. 

Click Here to order now  Please use the Hostess Code EMNPGMVJ

Class Rewards
Receive a punch for every class that you pay for.

Fill your punch card circles (10 Circles) and receive a FREE non pre-paid class (class that does not include special purchase for class).

Special Monthly Stamp Set

Order the Monthly Stamp Set and receive a free card made with that stamp set, plus supplies to make that card yourself using your stamp set.  Use these cards as a template for making more cards or send them to your friends.
July 2016 the Stamp Set is Painters Palette


Price: $18.00
Splash some color onto your cards! This stamp set is a work of art. It’s a great way to express your love or wish someone a happy birthday.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 9 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, e, g, h

Click Here to order today Please use the Hostess Code EMNPGMVJ 

Happy Stamping
Mary

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Grandma's Rocking Chair - July 17, 2016 - Vacation and projects

Been on Vacation and really had a good time.  We were gone for over 3 weeks. Started out camping but towards the end the trailer broke so then we had to cut the vacation short and hotel it for awhile.
We started out visiting Colleges for our youngest daughter we hit, University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Northwestern, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Michigan Tech.  Then we visited my brother for a few days in Cadillac.  We then dropped our youngest off at Michigan State Where she had a Engineering Camp and Don and I went touring Western Michigan.  Camped at Grand Haven and visited the area around there.  Then we were heading to our last campground to see our oldest daughter and the trailer would not pop up.  It was just before the weekend and we had to go get our youngest daughter and could not find anyone to fix it. So dropped it off at my cousins and made hotel reservations.  We were expecting five days of having fun and playing games and hikes and swimming and spending nights around the fire.  Just not the same in a hotel.  We did get to see the Detroit Institute of Art, which was very nice.  We went to a movie in the best movie theater I have ever been in, the Emagine, it had lounge chairs to sit in you didn't have someone directly in front of you and you could put your feet up and head back and almost fall asleep, and I had a Margarita and Don had beer and popcorn.  We did enjoy the movie also Fining Dory and it was cheaper than our movie theaters here.  I would always go to a movie if i could go that way.

We left earlier since we couldn't take the fair across Lake Michigan, Visit with our daughter was nice but not what I expected or hoped for, would have loved the 5 days camping. Oh well.  I got back and had some new toys to play with.  I just want to show you some of the things I hav ebeen making.





I am working on some more things I hope to have done tomorrow.  Don't forget the Bonus Days.


Hurry! We only have a few weeks of Bonus Days! Stampin’ Up! has never done anything like this before: You’ll get a $5 coupon (via email) by spending $50 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $50 you spend. The sky’s the limit! I recommend using this time to stock up on essentials or splurge on your wish list items. Once August rolls around, you’ll get to have fun shopping again with all your Bonus Days coupons.

Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!

NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.

*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).

Details

An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.

We strongly recommend that you save both emails containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.

You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.


All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.

Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Click here to order now and get your Bonus Days Coupons.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Thursday, July 14, 2016

There's A Card Thursday - July 14, 2016 - What I Love

I know this is an old set from Sale-A-Bration but I didn't get it up before the end.  Just in case you have this set called What I love, you will be able to make this card.





Product List


Hope you enjoyed it if you did please purchase your stamping supplies at my website by clicking here.

Hostess Code

This Month's Hostess Code until July 31 is EMNPGMVJ. If you use this hostess code for orders under $150 I will send you a Handmade thank You Card.  Click Here to order now.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - July 12, 2016 - You're So Lovely Envelope Pouch

So another way to use your envelopes  make them into pouches.  you can put cookies or other goodies in them.  I used an envelope from the You're So Lovely Kit.

You can use any envelope for this even those you make yourself.

So let's See how you do it.




I just think these are so cute.

If you like my videos and blogs please purchase your paper crafting supplies by clicking here.

#imbringingbirthdaysback

How many of you love getting a real card on your birthday,  not an electronic card, or the Face Book Wishes even though I love them also, but a real love to go to the mail box, open an envelope and wonder what great thing is inside?  I love getting birthday cards,  this year I only got 2 (I am sad).  Then I realized that I don't send out as many cards I have done in the past and I make them for a living. 

What can I do about this, I am joining a movement started by Stampin' Up!s own Shannon West #imbringingbirthdays back. You can join also.  Just send your friends birthday cards, really to goodness birthday cards.

To make this even better e-mail me your birth date and address to send a card and I will send you a card for your birthday.  I can't guarantee it will arrive exactly on your birthday but I will mail it the month your birthday is.  Click here to e-mail me your information.

I can’t wait to get started.

Happy Birthday to you all.


Don’t forget to e-mail me your information

Happy Stamping
Mary

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bonus Days Are Here!!!!!

What can be better than getting money when you spend money?



Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!
NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). Click here to order now and collect your Bonus  Coupons

Details
   An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.

We strongly recommend that you both save emails containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.

You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.All order types qualify for this promotion. 

Coupons can be redeemed on any order type. 

All order types qualify for this promotion. FOR FAX AND MAIL ORDERS, email addresses must still be provided in order to qualify for Bonus Days coupons during the promotion period. 

During redemption, be sure to include your coupon codes on your fax and mail orders.

Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.


Also Don't Forget about my Specials this month.

Monthly Special
In July Purchase a Bundle of your choice and receive an extra 5% off (If ordering on-line I will send you a check for the 5%). Valid from July 1 until July 31 2016.  Please use the Hostess Code EMNPGMVJ for tracking.
Click Here to see and purchase any bundles.


 Free Monthly Project
With purchase of $50 of Stampin' Up! product from Mary Trautner and the use of the Hostess Code EMNPGMVJ for orders under $150, you will receive instructions on how to make this project.

Every month there will be a new project available, if you purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products from me either on-line or by e-mail.

For the Month of July you will receive instructions for a Shadow Box.




You must order at the minimum $50 of Stampin' Up! products before taxes and shipping.

 Orders must be received by 10 PM MT on the last day of the month. Only one free project per month.

 Click here to order now.

If you would like to see any specific project please let me know and I will try and include it in an upcoming month.

Reward Circles

 Receive a reward Circle for every $30 order (before Tax and Shipping) that you place with me, either on-line, phone, e-mail or in person.  Fill your punch card (15 punches) and receive a FREE stamp set of your choice or one item $25 or less of your choose. If you choose an item more than $25 I will pay up to $25 and you will have to pay the rest plus shipping and taxes. I will e-mail you a tracking sheet once you place your first order.  With each purchase you will receive a Handmade Thank you card in the mail.  Please use the Hostess code EMNPGMVJ for orders under $150.  Click Here to order now.



Hurry! We only have a few weeks of Bonus Days! Stampin’ Up! has never done anything like this before: You’ll get a $5 coupon (via email) by spending $50 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $50 you spend. The sky’s the limit! I recommend using this time to stock up on essentials or splurge on your wish list items. Once August rolls around, you’ll get to have fun shopping again with all your Bonus Days coupons.

Don't miss out on all the great specials

Happy Stamping
Mary