Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Pals Blog Hop - School Tools


Thank you for joining us for the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects made with the Stampin' Up! tools we love. 
You should have just left stop number 16 on the Pals Hop - Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations. 

There are so many great tools to choose from and I love them all.  Some of my favorites include the Texture folders.  For a minimal cost you can dress up any project easily.  Also our  punches and framelits which coordinate with our stamps sets are the best.  With the bundle pricing you can even 15%.   LAST BUT NOT LEAST--our paper trimmer and envelope punch board are the best.

At convention this year , Stampin' Up announced the NEW Envelope Punch Board.  I just received mine last week and I am just learning what it can do.  I am excited!  This is a "gotta have it" tool.  At $19.99, it is a deal.

Here are a few things you need to know:

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score.
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it along. It's small and light enough that you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.
The inspiration for my card today came from a youtube video done by Patty Bennett.  She demonstrated how to make file folder cards using the Envelope Punch Board and the Stampin' Up Trimmer.  We made this card at Card Club last week.  Check it out!

 Card Details
Stamp Sets:  Tags 4 You, and Magnificent Maple
Paper:  Sweater Weather, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry,  and Early Expresso
Cool Tools:  Envelope Punch Board and Stampin' Up Trimmer, 2 3/8" Circle Punch, Bracket Punch, Artisan Punch
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon, Designer Pearls

 Here are a couple more samples of file folder cards.  Check out the Washi Tape!  It is a quick way to decorate a card.

 I used one of the new thinlits dies to cut out the "Thankful for...." sentiment.  Each of the dies for the new Flip Cards comes with several dies which can be used on any project. 

 To place an order for any of these great products visit my online store now!

And this is just the beginning!  You can even use it to make different types of cards.  Let you imagination run wild. 

The next stop is , Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...stop number 18 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Check out the wonderful projects from the fabulous Pals!
  1. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  2. Shirley Sumption at Look at My Cute Stuff
  3. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  10. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  11. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  12. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  22. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  23. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'

Thanks for visiting! 
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  1. Beautiful, Sherrie. I love this idea!

  2. I am soooo loving these file folder cards. I haven't tried it yet; but, hopefully this weekend. I like the little folded over tab on the pull out pocket card. Very nicely done on all three cards. Thank you so much for sharing! Lynn G.

  3. Pals are so enabling! Now I need to purchase the Envelope Punch Board so I can make cute cards like these. Lucky for me I held off on placing my order so far this month - it will go in by tomorrow morning. Love all of your cards!

  4. Rockin' the file folders for sure! So cute!

  5. Isn't the Envelope Punch Board the best! Love your creativity Sherrie!

  6. So cute! I need that darn punch board! I love them all so creative!
    Shirley Pumpkin

  7. Sherrie.... these folder cards are to die for. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  8. These are all adorable! You did a wonderful job with your folder cards. TFS

  9. At least I am not being enabled as I have already purchased the envelope board but I certainly just got INSPIRED! How fun are these? TFS!

  10. Love these, and made them in stamp club with Sherrie! So simple, but then I did have a great instructor!!!

  11. Great job Sherrie! These are so nice!

  12. Beautiful, fun and functional all at the same time! I did a file card the other day and loved it...but I will say, I am going to give yours a try...I like how you "tabbed" the piece to pull darn clever! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Very cute! Great use of DSP! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Thinking I am favoring the Fall card best...just not ready for Holiday cards yet...but all are lovely!

  15. All are very lovely and so clever!

  16. Sherrie, I went thru the blog hop so quickly on Tuesday and am now savoring the projects. And I love the file folder technique! Have not tried it yet but will soon. Love the papers and colors for these projects.