Butterfly Shaker Card

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I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned while in New York the last few days.  I learned from two of the industries best and today I bring you my very first encased shaker card. I bet that blew your mind…LoL.  I’ll tell you all about it below, but in the meantime, I share with you two photos from my unforgettable New York trip.

New York Trip

Michael Trent & Justin Krieger greeted me with open arms.

New York Trip

Putting together the gorgeous baby book taught by Michael Trent.

SIP #7

Today’s Stamp Ink Paper #7 color challenge combined with my recent New York trip has officially brought me out of my shell.  Justin introduced me and trained me with a new tool called the Fuse.  It’s basically a heat tool that seals shaker cards.  I’m in love with it and you’re sure to see many more different type of shaker cards real soon.

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MAGGIE MADE TIPS
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  • Encased Butterfly.  Yes, the stamped butterfly is inside of the butterfly shaped shaker card along with the silver sequins.  Here’s a video that shows you how to use the Fuse tool and make a shaped shaker card.

July On-Line Orders.  Receive a sample (one of each design) of the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.  Use it to make envelopes or on a card or scrapbook background.  Simply place an order via my on-line store and use Host Code:  9YXKNX3R.

Awesome Offer…Paper Share.  The offer will continue until they are all gone (I have 4 left).  What you will receive?  One of each of all our DSP papers cut 6″ x 6″.  Perfect for cards, such as this one for that perfect size background.  Save the scraps for another day.  Why spend over $100+ just to test them and see which is your favorite.  Get your sampler pack for only $25 with FREE shipping here.

Something Special:  I have a super-duper great announcement coming in August and you definitely DO NOT want to miss it, so if you’re not on my blog and/or newsletter subscription get on it now or you’ll miss it!  Let’s just say it’s gonna be a give-a-way worth $100!

My Arms Wide Open.  This week I had a conversation with a friend who expressed her desire for a discount on her paper-crafting supplies, but fear a committment or a penalty if she signed up just to receive constant reminders about making sales or holding workshops.  I told her that my team is a non-hassle, non-committment, no sales requirement team.  What does that mean?  Read it  here.

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It’s a Baby with Pals Paper Arts #261

Baby

Good day New York, how I’ve missed you!  I’m writing you live from the Big Apple!  Well, actually I’m in Staten Island with my brother from another Mother Justin Krieger (jkcardsonline.com).  I came all the way out here to participate in special training from the man himself….and from Michael Trent (worldofmichaeltrent.blogspot.com), the Crazy American artist living in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  He’s in New York teaching and I had to get some “training time’ in with two of my all time favorite artists.  I’m going places my friends and then I’m going to bring their fabulous training back to my local friends.

First stop is Scrap-A-Latte, where Michael is teaching his famously most cutest Baby Book.  I can’t wait to put this album together and show it off to you tomorrow.  Oh my gosh, I’m so excited I can’t sleep!

PPA 261 Jul 23

The Pals Paper Arts #261 sketch challenge couldn’t have had better timing!  A baby card to go with the book that I’ll show y’all tomorrow.  I loved this sketch because it challenged me to come up with something original that I had never tried before and I love new exciting challenges.  So folks, I’d love for you to try this at home…make something different with this awesome sketch by Nicole Watts.
New YorkI had just arrived and my two best buddies greeted me with open arms at Scrap-A-Latte. Michael Trent, me (duh), and my BFF Justin Krieger.

340.3 Baby Baby

Maggie Made Tips:

  • Shaker Card: My very first shaker card…only took four takes (LOL).  All I’m going to say is I’M HOOKED and practice is going to make perfect.  When learning something new and you become a little frustrated, all I can say is NEVER give up!

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A Card with Tic Tac Toe

ThanksToday I conducted research on the power of a hand-written note and I had no idea that there is actual scientific research that proves the power of sending a hand-written note improves fine motor skills and expression‘, but it makes the receipt to feel valuable and worthwhile. Imagine that!  Seriously, when you receive a hand-written note how does that make you feel?  Leave a comment telling me how you feel when you get a special note in the mail.

When I go through the junk mail and find a note, my heart speeds up as if it’s going to explode if I don’t hurry up and open, talk about an immediately dose of sunshine on my face, and I almost get paper-cuts trying to rip it open just to read the words.  Thank you Rose for the beautiful heartfelt card you sent me (pictured below).

Challenge 6

It’s that time again for another Stamp Ink Paper Challenge and this time it’s Tic-Tac-Toe!  Call me slow, but when I first saw this challenge it took me a while to understand it.  Blame it on my first language…yes, I spoke English when I was eight years old…LOL.  But it was easier than I thought and if you’re anything like me all you do is choose a winning combination and use the square requirements to make your card.  I used the middle, Embossing, Patterned Paper, and Thanks!

ThanksMAGGIE MADE TIPS:

  • Embossed Elegance.  Nothing says style like gold embossing.  It’s the easiest and fastest way to show fine lines and softness in an image.  Nothing else is needed, not even an embellishment, at least not in my eyes.  It doesn’t get any easier than this my friends.
  • Yesterday’s Window Frame.  As promised below is the How-To video on the window frame. Please forgive my big head…LoL… it got in the way for a moment.

July On-Line Orders.  Receive a sample (one of each design) of the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.  Use it to make envelopes or on a card or scrapbook background.  Simply place an order via my on-line store and use Host Code:  9YXKNX3R.

Awesome Offer…Paper Share.  The offer will continue until they are all gone (I have 4 left).  What you will receive?  One of each of all our DSP papers cut 6″ x 6″.  Perfect for cards, such as this one for that perfect size background.  Save the scraps for another day.  Why spend over $100+ just to test them and see which is your favorite.  Get your sampler pack for only $25 with FREE shipping here.

Something Special:  I have a super-duper great announcement coming in August and you definitely DO NOT want to miss it, so if you’re not on my blog and/or newsletter subscription get on it now or you’ll miss it!  Let’s just say it’s gonna be a give-a-way worth $100!

My Arms Wide Open.  This week I had a conversation with a friend who expressed her desire for a discount on her paper-crafting supplies, but fear a committment or a penalty if she signed up just to receive constant reminders about making sales or holding workshops.  I told her that my team is a non-hassle, non-committment, no sales requirement team.  What does that mean?  Read it  here.

FullSizeRender-2 copyI received this card in the mail this week and it made me feel so appreciated and loved by my sweet friend Rose.  My hands couldn’t open it fast enough because I had no idea why I even deserved it.  Thank you Rose for warming my heart and making my day!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me how you felt the last time you receive a hand-made card or letter in the mail.

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