Organize your everyday life with the Everyday Happenings Designer Calendar (item 126913) and case (item#127033) which is featured on page 22 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini. The sheets of this designer calendar are ready for your own personal touch or embellishment and slide into a plastic display case. Why not personalize with important dates to remember and give as a gift? Love MDS/MDS2? Don’t fret – there’s a 2013 Quotable Calendar Digital Template (item 128138) available that fits perfectly into the calendar case.
Stampin’ Up!’s mission statement, called its Statement of the Heart, reads: “To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference.”
To help fulfill this statement, Stampin’ Up! launched its Making a Difference program in 2003. Did you know that through this program, for every Moving Forward (item# 126322 clear, 126320 wood) stamp set purchased, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity?
To date, more than $95,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.
Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.
Here’s a picture of the stamp set and a couple of great ideas to get you thinking of all of the great projects you can make with this set!
Love it and gotta have it? Order through me and I will match Stampin’ Up!’s donation and also donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Just leave me a comment to let me know your online order is complete! It’s a great way to make a difference!
The Crop-a-dile (item number 108362) is a must have for your craft tool kit. It is easy to use and punches holes through card stock, chipboard, fabric, leather, and other thick materials. You can punch holes through the top of a tin bucket then thread ribbon through for a great new look. You can also add eyelets to a leather belt or or snaps to your latest sewing creation. It’s also great for punching a hole in an iPod case that you can then thread your headphones through! But have you ever thought about using it to dry emboss?
Here’s a fun tag made with Wisteria Wonder and the Tea Shoppe Stamp set from our Occasions Mini. Can you spot the dry embossing made by the crop-a-dile around the edges? All you need to of is use the eyelet setter and press indents into the card stock.
Here’s some other features & benefits of the Crop-A-Dile:
Silent eyelet setter and heavy-duty hole punch
Punches 3/16″ and 1/8″ holes
Punches easily through card stock, chipboard, fabric, leather, and other thick materials Top block includes
3/16″ eyelet setting spring-loaded post with concave setting surface
1/8″ eyelet setting spring-loaded post with flat setting surface Base block includes
3/16″ eyelet flare Medium flare 1/8″ eyelet flare
Be sure to read the instructions that are packaged with the Crop-A-Dile. Failure to follow usage instructions can damage the Crop-A-Dial and may void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Make sure you use the correct settings when you set eyelets (see the instructions that come with the packaging to see the proper way to set eyelets). If you put the eyelet in upside down and then set it, it will crimp onto your Crop-A-Dile instead of onto your card stock.
The Crop-A-Dile will punch through materials such as chipboard, leather, and thin tin, but won’t punch through stronger metals, such as stainless steel.
The top block is lettered, and the base block is numbered. For setting A1 for example, you would set the top block to A and the base block to 1.
The hole punches have adjustable guides so you can set the depth that you want to punch holes, from 1/8” to 1” from the edge of your paper. Simply turn the screw on the hole punch to loosen the guide, slide the guide to the desired depth, and then tighten the screw.
What’s your favorite use for the Crop-a-Dile?