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September 25, 2013

An Apothecary Thank you

Taking a break from holiday and Christmas cards, today's Creative Wednesday is a thank you card. We all need to remind ourselves that Thanksgiving comes first before we get into the Christmas mood (but don't forget Halloween).
Apothecary Art Thank You card by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
I used the Apothecary Art stamp set and colored the stamp using different colored markers. The coloring on the medium sized stamp took a bit of time. Luckily for the huff-and-puff technique, there is no worries on having the ink to dry before I actually stamp on the cardstock.

Apothecary Art Thank You card by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
 Apothecary Art Thank You card by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver

The cardstock colors I used: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral

September 28 OPEN HOUSE: Don't forget about my Holiday Open House this Saturday! 12noon - 3pm. RSVP required.

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September 23, 2013

Layers of Festive Flurries of the Season

The Festive Flurries stamp set is clearly my favourite and top pick from this year's Holiday Catalogue. I love any stamp set that is versatile and has a coordinated Big Shot Framelits set. And the best part is getting 15% off with the Festive Flurries Bundle.
Festive Flurry Layered Snowflakes by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
These intricate snowflakes when layered together brings out a dimension that is unique and makes a marvelous Christmas greeting card. Another quick and simple 5 minute card.
Festive Flurry Layered Snowflakes by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
Want to see more holiday ideas? Don't forget about my Open House on September 28. RSVP here.

Butterfly stamp set and punch promotion ends September: Love savings? Just another week left to save 15% off the Butterfly stamp set and punch bundle. Get the savings here.

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September 19, 2013

Wahoo! September My Paper Pumpkin

My new most anticipated time of each month is now mid-month. My Paper Pumpkin arrives with delightful surprises each month right at my doorstep. Yesterday was my doorstep surprise.
The September My Paper Pumpkin kit came with 2 stamp sets, a Midnight Muse mini ink pad and all the supplies to make 4 of the cards with envelops shown on the right in the photo below.
September My Paper Pumpkin by Ida Chan, Stampin Up! Vancouver
Of course I always need to make my own variation of the card. I only had time to put together 2 cards yesterday. So here is my take on card number 2.
September My Paper Pumpkin by Ida Chan, Stampin Up! Vancouver
I didn't do too much of an out-of-the-box variation. I merely added a few strips of cardstock to embellish the top left corner of the card and and Hung Up Cute Clip underneath the word Wahoo!
September My Paper Pumpkin by Ida Chan, Stampin Up! Vancouver
Want to join in on the My Paper Pumpkin excitement? Find out more here.
Members who subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin with me will receive a free gift from me after the 3rd month of subscription. All members are welcome to a free drop-in to craft your kit with me on the 4th Monday of each month! My next meet up is on September 23.
Don't miss out and join now!

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September 18, 2013

Festive Flurry Creative Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! It's mid-week and I'm here to celebrate with this week's Creative Wednesday project. I'm trying my best with keeping on top of my Creative Wednesday blogging. I apologize for having been late or missed with the last few weeks' Creative Wednesdays.
Festive Flurry by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Vancouver
Today's card is another clean and simple 5-minute Christmas card using the Festive Flurry stamp set and last year's Greetings of the Season stamp set that is still available. I kept the colors subtle by using Pool Party on Whisper White.

Festive Flurry by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! VancouverFestive Flurry by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Vancouver
The Festive Flurry stamp set also has a coordinating Big Shot framelits set that die cuts the shape of each snowflake. I had 2 snowflakes cut out and layered the 2 on top of each other and finished the snowflakes off with pearls on each hand of the snowflake.
Bundle the Festive Flurry stamp set and framelits save 15%!

133285Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle$57.95
131781Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Stamp Set$36.95
132193Festive Flurry Framelits Dies$30.95

Many of you are unaware that there are a number of items from last year's holiday catalog that are still available to purchase. You can view the list of carry over items here. Last year's popular Ornament Keepsakes stamp set is still around!
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September 13, 2013

A Blowout Garage Sale

As most of you know, last weekend was my 4th annual Garage Sale. I had boxes of craft supplies to sell off and 7 other vendors had items for sale too. It was the largest sale yet to land on my driveway. And I hope to grow it even more in the years ahead.
Ida Chan's Stampin' Up! Garage sale Vancouver
There were 2 early-bird customers who won a free pass by (1) liking my Facebook page and leaving a comment and (2) signing up for My Paper Pumpkin. Be sure to Like my Facebook page for chances to win free prizes from me!
The early-bird shoppers got 30 minutes of private shopping time before the rest of the crowds could enter. 
Ida Chan's Stampin' Up! Garage sale Vancouver
The sale started at 11am and there were a handful of dedicated shoppers who arrived early to line up before the sale opened. Within 60 minutes of the garage sale, more than half of the items were sold to happy and satisfied shoppers. There were definitely good deals!!

My next event is my Holiday Open House.
Saturday, September 28 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Stop by anytime during my Open House to see new product demonstrations from the Holiday Catalog! Try out new products and get festive ideas for your 2013 holiday season.
Make a fun make and take project and meet new friends who hold the same interest as you do. CRAFTING!
Door prize is available as well as prizes to those who book a workshop with me or sign up for my stamp club.
Enjoy demonstrations of the new product as well as a make and take project.

Every $25 you spend at the event, you'll get an entry into a draw to win the hostess benefits!

RSVP before September 21 to secure your free make and take project.

Can't make it to the event?
You can place online orders to enter for the hostess benefits draw from September
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September 12, 2013

Bargain Hunters, act fast!

Bargain hunters, act fast! Stampin' Up! just updated their clearance rack and stock is limited!
take advantage of items up to 80% off! Hurry because stock is limited.

I will be placing an order this Friday night (Sept 13), so if you have your list ready, submit it to me so I can help you save shipping. The earlier I have everyone's list in, the earlier I can place the order.


Here are my Clearance Item top picks:

Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Regular Price: $9.95

Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Regular Price: $9.95

Blossom Petals Xl Punch
Regular Price: $22.95

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September 11, 2013

Christmas Stamp-a-stack card class I

Every year, I encourage everyone to start their Christmas cards early. This year I'm a month late. I'm hosting my first Christmas Stamp-a-stack on October 4. October is still not too late, let alone early! 
Just like my previous years, I'll be doing 3 different Christmas Stamp-a-stack classes every month until December. Each class we will make a total of 9 cards of 3 designs. So by the time Christmas is here, you will have a complete set of Christmas cards.
Stamp-a-stack I October by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Vancouver
Christmas Stamp-a-stack I
This class will be offered at my home in Vancouver (Killarney area)
Price: $25 supplies included
FREE if you place a $35 Stampin' Up! order the day of the class

If you cannot make it to the October 4th class, please contact me to arrange another date and time.

*Please bring your own adhesives to this class. Adhesives available for purchase in class.

Stamp-a-stack I October by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Vancouver
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September 8, 2013

Christmas and Glitter on Thinlit Card Die

Stampin' Up! New Thinlits Card Dies

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Stampin' Up!'s amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

Thinlit card with Festive Flurry by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Vancouver
I may have been late to jump on the bandwagon with this new thinlits card die. It's been so busy but I've finally made my first card with the new thinlits card die. I love how the die cuts and scores right onto the card. Makes a 10 minute card in only 10 seconds!

Thinlit card with Festive Flurry by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! VancouverThinlit card with Festive Flurry by Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Vancouver
I kept my card simple by using the Festive Flurry bundle from the holiday mini catalog with Very Vanilla cardstock, coordinated with the Marina Mist color along with Silver Glimmer Paper. This card took no longer than 10 minutes. I love it!

There are 2 types of Thinlits Card Dies available. Both type comes with additional accessories that lends a hand in completing the perfect cards.

133479Label Card Thinlits Die$40.95
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$40.95

View a video of the Thinlits Card Die here

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September 1, 2013

A Beautifully Baroque Wedding

As we wind down to a 2013 season of summer, I was running out of ideas of quick and simple wedding cards. So I picked up the Beautifully Baroque bundle to put together this elegantly pleasing wedding card. 
Beautifully Baroque wedding card by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
The Beautifully Baroque stamp comes only in wood but if you bundle the stamp set with the coordinating Beautifully Baroque Big Shot Textured Impressions Embossing folder
With the bundle, you save 15% than purchasing the items separately.

Beautifully Baroque wedding card by Ida Chan #StampinUp Vancouver
I started with choosing Very Vanilla as my card start and embossed the bottom layer and stamped on the top layer. I also used the One in a Million stamp set both inside and outside.

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