Creative Cards by Pat

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Check out the weekly deals offered by Stampin' Up!

The reduced prices of the cardstock is an AWESOME deal.

For the beginner stamper, check out the Ready, Set, Send product!

Click the followng link to shop with me:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Card Class January 16, 2014

Creative Cards by Pat

Join me at Plymouth Generation Center, January 16, 2014!

We will be making the two cards shown ( and you will make two of each) during class that will begin at 6:30. All supplies, envelopes and tools are provided! (The sentiment on the cards can be changed to suits your needs) There is no expectation that you purhcase anything but the cards shown unless you are a stamper and want to purchase Stampin' Up! product. 

This class is a great way to get together with friends and enjoy an hour of relaxation! The great thing is that anyone can do this (believe me....If I can do this so can you:) ) So grab a friend or bring your daughter and JOIN US! 

Sign up by contacting me at or by signing up at Generations. 
The fee for the class is $10.
Prepayment is required. 

Make checks out to Pat Schultz W1908 Cty HH, Malone, WI 53049 or drop the check off at Generations

If you are unable to attend after signing up you can either sign up for another class or I will send you the supplies to make the cards on your own..we look forward to seeing you there!

Looking ahead, we will hold the same type of class on February 4th and February 20th! Mark your calendars and reserve your spot! Watch for another update in Generations February newsletter!
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Click CLEARANCERACK to shop!

Products are selling fast so shop now!

Just received my latest Stampin' Up! order.

The bottom two cards preview the Decorative Dots embossing folder from the Sale-a-bration catalog that will be available soon!! 

The Petite Petals shown on the bottom right card is from the Occasions catalog!  

Let me now if you would like an Occasions catalog!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Door Buster SALE! 3 items 30% off!

Diagonal Score #125586 Originally $11.95

Stampin' Trimmer #126889 Original Price $29.95

Stampin' Write Markers #131264 Original Price $109.95
SALE PRICE: $76.97

Today ONLY pick up any one of these 3 awesome items:
Save $30.00 OFF the Set of the markers!! 
Save $10.00 off the new fabulous Paper trimmer!!

Think presents for your family members, and think presents for YOU! 


The rest of these items are 20-50% until December 2nd!
Click on this document for all the sale items!! 

When you place online orders by December 10th and 
CLICK on the hostess code below you will be entered to win the hostess benefits
and to be directed to my Stampin' Up! ordering page:

Remember to enter the Hostess Code before starting your order!
But, don't worry - if you forget to put the hostess code in - 
I can now go back and add it for you after you've placed your online order!!!


Is it to soon to say "Happy Holidays"? 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas will be here before you know it!

Are you looking for Christmas a gift idea for someone? 

A teacher, a babysitter, your grandma, your co-worker??? 
The list could go on forever...your hair stylist your child's God-Mother???

I've got just the thing for you! 

I have put together some really cute gift sets containing a variety of 6 greeting cards 
with envelopes packaged in a cellophane bag
topped with a festive ribbon for just $15!!

Gift sets sizes can be customized to fit your needs. 
Larger or smaller just let me know. 

If you would like to make your own greeting cards, 
gather a group of your friends for an evening or Saturday morning of fun and relaxation! 

My schedule is fairly flexible:) 

Here is a picture of the sets I have put together:)

Email me if interested!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers

I've had a few days off and used that time to make some sympathy cards! 

The first one I have to show you uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set #128655 Wood and #127793 Clear.  This set is one of the most purchased and most used Stampin' Up! sells:)  

I used a brayer to achieve the shaded background.  
This is my first attempt at using a brayer, but I'm pretty OK with the way it turned out.

 A brayer is a rubber roller with a handle...kind of like a paint roller.
Brayer #102395  $12.50

Choose a couple of Classic Ink pads with colors that coordinate and can be used  to blend.  
For my card I chose Crushed Curry #131173 and Cajun Craze #126965.  
When Braying you always start with the light color and work into the darker.
My intention was that you would see more of the Crushed Curry at the base 
and behind the trees and then have the Cajun Craze blend up toward the sky.  
My Crushed Curry got lost under too much Cajun Craze:(

As I said, this is by first attempt at using a brayer.  
Even though this card didn't turn out as planned, I really do love it:) 

Give using a Brayer a shot!  Order yours today.
Click the following link to order now

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Best of Snow

Would you just look at this stamp set!!!  It is so stinkin' cute!

The hedgehogs are the greatest.  I just placed my order for them today and can't wait to get my hands on them to start making cards!

Get yours today by clicking the this link:  ShopWithPat

Best Of Snow Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134387
Price: $14.95
Is it winter yet? Even if snow isn’t on the ground yet, you can still celebrate the first snows of winter with some of our favorite snow images from the past 25 years! With the Best of Snow set, you also get the never-before-seen Let it Snow image which coordinates perfectly with the Bracket Label Punch.

The Bracket Label Punch is item is item number 132153 and sells for $15.95.  This item and more can be found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  You can view the Holiday Catalog by clicking the catalog icon in the right sidebar!

Check it out and join the fun today!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Photopolymer...The Choice is Clear!

Stampin Up! has introduced another set their photopolymer stamps.  This set has enough Christmas stamps that you will not need any others!

Photopolymer stamps are extra clingy so you don't have to worry about them sticking to your acrylic block!  They are also non-yellowing which means they will look as nice after many uses as they did when you first got them.

Just look at the great snowflake patterned stamps!  And the greetings you can create are endless:)

I just love combination of fonts used for the stamps too.

Creating a handmade Christmas/Holiday card means so much more than sending the boxed cards yu can pick up at your local department store.  Why not give it a try?  Orders yours today by clicking the following link:  ShopwithPat

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags

There are a few different options for customers to choose from:

So put that personal touch on your Christamas packages!  
Order yours today by clicking the following link!

Shadow Stamping

Simple yet effective!

Shadow stamping gives your images that  3-D appearance.

For the card shown below I used the Blooming with Kindness stamp set, Stazon Black Ink, Illumniate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad and the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  

I cut the card from Basic Black cardstock 8.5" x 5.5" and folded it in half.
Then I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4" x 5.25"

After inking the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder with Basic Black ink I ran it through my Big Shot.

Taking another piece of Whisper White card stock, the Black Stazon Ink and the flower stamp
from the Blooming with Kindness set I stamped a black flower.
Stamp another black flower with the Basic Black ink pad (DO NOT USE STAZON FOR THIS STEP as it will permanently mark the Imaging Sheet that comes with your Stamp-a-ma-jig).  

Clean the black ink off your stamp and tap it into the Illumniate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad.

Position the Imaging Sheet with the black flower directly over your stamped image for your card.
Shift the Imaging sheet slight up and to the right.  Then place the Stamp-a-ma-jig tool over the top left corner of your Imaging Sheet.  Remove the Imaging Sheet and place your stamp into the corner of the Stamp- a-ma-jig tool and press down.  By using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to slightly shift the spot you will stamp you've created a shadow effect with the Glimmer Watermark Ink!

Punch the flower out by running it along with a proportionate non-scalloped cirle from the Circles Collection  Framelits.  Then run a piece of Basic Black through the Big Shot along with the coordinating sized scalloped circle.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 3.75" x 1.5"
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3.75" x 1.25"...stamp this piece with any sentiment you choose!
Assembly your layers!

Order your supplies by following this link to my Demonstrator Website!

Shopping List:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Basic Black Ink Pad #126980
Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #126422 Clear 131961 Woodmount
Illuminte Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad #126857
Circles Collection Framelits# 130911
Stamp-a-ma-jig # 101049

This is so much fun to put together!  Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GET $25 More in Hostess Benefits!!!

Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a $250 party this month! That means it’s easier than ever to earn even more free products. 
$250 party/order = $40 +25 = $65 
$300 party/order = $50 +25 = $75 
$400 party/order = $65 +25 = $90 +half-priced item 
and so on… 

AND does include online orders of $250 or more!! 
Contact me at to schedule your party. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hobby Lobby Card class

Hello Friends! 

I'm planning my second Hobby Lobby card class.
Anyone interested in attening please shoot me an email:)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's Been a Busy Day!

What a rainy day we had today! 
It gave me a perfect chance to sit down and get busy with my card making.

Below are some of the cards I made.  
Don't let the date stamp at the bottom of the Thanksgiving card fool you.  
I couldn't figure out how to set the date on my camera:(

Each of these cards was made using Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot.  

The Big Shot is my most used Stampin' Up! tool...I just love it. 

The Big Shot along with the Apothecary Accents framelits were used to cut out the decorative oval shape on the Halloween card and on the Birthday card.  It was also used to cut the oval and the scalloped oval for the pumpkin on the Thanksgiving Blessings card.

Have you ever wanted to be able to have and use all the awesome Stampin' Up! 
products you see used on so many blogs?  You should seriously consider joining Stampin' Up!  

Here is your chance...Join for only $25.

Dates: October 7-21, 2013

The Fine Print:

This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away! 
During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; 
the regular $99 starter kit will not be available. 
The $25 Starter Kit includes: 
$26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax) 
Business pack which includes 
A box of annual catalogs 
A package of the current seasonal catalog 
Getting Started DVD 
Customer Order Forms 
Customer postcards 
Everything you need to get started! 

First Workshop Perks 
If you place your first workshop order of at least $150 within 
30 days of your start date, you can: 
Choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog 
(redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December). 
Receive 30% instant income on your first order and any 
eligible hostess benefits if you host your own event. 

Jump into your new role as a demonstrator and start building 
up your stamping supplies. 
As a new demonstrator, you'll get an extra 10 percent discount on your first
order of $150 or more when you place your order in the first 45 days of being 
a demonstrator. That means you can use the money you saved on the $25 
starter kit to get 30 percent off your first order of Stampin' Up! goodies! 

But wait, there's more you will also get two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) This is a website that your customers can go to when they want place an order.

You are not obligated to keep the DBWS after your two free months. However, having the 

DBWS makes it so easy for potential customers to order from you.

I have had my DBWS since I started with Stampin' Up! and have had two customers who 
I don't even know order off my DBWS. I would not have gotten those sales if I didn't have 
my DBWS.

WOW!!  That was a lot of information!

If you are interested and need someone to talk to send me an email at
I will get back to you asap!

If you're convinced this is a great deal, sign up now.  

Use my name, Pat Schultz, when you sign up!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Goodie Bags

Double bubble toil and ha ha ha!

Is Halloween your favorite holiday? (Not sure you call it a holiday:/)

Check out the cute little Halloween goodie bags I put together for an upcoming party.  (Candy doesn't last long in our house... hence the pasta in my Halloween goodie bags.)  Anyway,  Stampin' Up! has so many cute ideas for Halloween cards, decorations, treat bags and more!  Holiday stamps, framelits and cardstock are found in the Holiday catalog.  

Christmas Favorites

Photo: Some of our favorite Christmas stamp images, back together just in time for your Christmas projects!

Some of our favorite Christmas stamp images, back together just in time for your Christmas projects!

Are you working on your Christmas cards?  It's time to get at it!  A handmade Christmas card 
is much more personal than the ones you can buy.  Order some supplies and start getting crafty!

I just love the Santa stamp here!  Order yours today:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Push the Envelope

The Envelope Punch Board has been available for a month now.

I don't have one, but plan on ordering soon.  I've heard that it's pretty cool. 

Order yours today at

Friday, September 27, 2013

There's a New Kit in Town!

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Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!  The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.
Order it today in my Online Store at use Item #134797
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The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box

Friday, September 20, 2013

Layered Labels - Simple but Classy!

Classy Thank You!

I just love this Thank You card.  It is simple yet very classy.

To create this card I started with Always Artichoke
card stock cut to the standard size base of 5.5" x 8.5" folded in half.

The second layer is cut 5.25" x 4" from Sahara Sand card stock.

The third layer is cut 5" x 3.75" from a piece of Always Artichoke Designer Series Paper.

I set these pieces aside for a while and grabbed a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  I then used the largest stamp from the Layered Labels stamp set and stamped the image onto the Sahara Sand card stock with Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad.  Using my Big Shot (the most awesome machine ever) I ran the stamped Sahara Sand card stock along with the coordinating Framelit from the Apothecary Accents set through.  The Big Shot cuts the image out with crisp clean lines!!!  I love it!

Because I needed a Thank You card I decided to add another layer.
I took one of the stamps from the Four Frames stamp set and stamped it onto a piece of Always Artichoke card stock with a Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad.
The Four Frames stamps have enough space inside the stamp to add a sentiment.
I used the "Thanks so Much" stamp from my Six-Sided Sampler stamp set...again using the Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' fit just perfect!  Punch this image out with the Decorative Label punch.

Now you are ready to begin assembling your layers!!  This is the exciting part:)  I love seeing how the layers I've created come to together!  Assemble the first three layers one on top the other ...making sure they are straight and square.  To add dimension and a little interest use Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the last layer off the card a little.

Add a little bling and WOW...look at this awesome card!!  Simply but Classy!

My supplies list is shown below!  Click any item to begin shopping!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

50 New Items on the Clearance Rack!

We've added over 50 new items to the Clearance Rack,
including the Petal Card Double Punch!
Photo: We've added over 50 new items to the Clearance Rack, including the Petal Card Double Punch!
Simply Click the "Clearance Rack" Icon on the left side of my blog.  Awesome Savings:-)

Six-Sided Sampler

With the rainy weather we had on Sunday I was able to sit down be creative!

Here is one of the cards I made!

What could be more simple...I used Marina Mist (seems to be a fav of mine lately) 
Whisper White and Coastal Cabana card stock.

Using the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and the coordinating punch
 ( you guessed it!!! I bundled these items when I bought them:))
 I stamped and punched out the  hexagon shapes.
 Set these aside for a minute.

Using Marina Mist ink and the Off The Grid stamp create a background for the card.  
Use you imagination... stamp off the edges of the card stock...give the card some character:)

Next layer your card stocks and apply the hexagons as you like.
Lay the hexagons out on your card stock and see what different patterns catch your eye.  
I find that I like a very symmetrical look when I put things together.

Oh ya...the cute little "thanks much" stamp is part of the Six-Sided Sampler stamp 
set and is made to fit perfectly inside the blank hexagon!!

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Logo at the top right corner of my blog :)
Happy Shopping!