Welcome to "Always Stampin'" where you are sure to find paper art inspiration and quite possibly a bit more! Please contact Kelly Gettelfinger, Stampin' Up! Manager of Sellersburg, IN for more information on anything seen here... kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com
"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Here's what's stampin' THIS FALL...

September 26 (Friday)- OPEN STAMP NIGHT 6:00-10:00pm
Come when you like. Stay as long as you like. Stamp anything you like.
There will be a FREE MAKE & TAKE GIFT ITEM so try and attend by 6:30 when the presentation begins. You MAKE it. You TAKE it. It's your's to keep...  no obligation! Honest!
OSN is just $5 or free to "All Access Pass" members... ask me how to become a member.
RSVP is required.

September 29 (Monday)- MINISTRY MONDAY 9:00-10:30am
Enjoy a relaxing time of fellowship with and service to others.
Join us at Coffee Crossing to make cards for our service men and women as well as local churches and charities in the S.IN area.
This is a FREE EVENT so grab your friends and enjoy a bit of stamping while sipping something warm and yummy from Coffee Crossing.
NO STAMPING EXPERIENCE NEEDED. That is absolute honest truth! I would love to make cards for your church and my church and the soldiers and and and... I simply can't do it all alone.
Please (please) join me.

 September 29 (Monday)- MAKE-IT-MONDAY 7:00-8:30pm
Enjoy creating a FRY BOX and coordinating FRY BOX MINI ALBUM at this fun weekly class!
Create two other items (TBA) just in time for "Fall Gift Giving!"
The class fee is $15 and includes all supplies needed for each item to be made.
RSVP is required.

Class Kits are available by mail when requested at least two days prior to the class date.

kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com



October 2014 Stampin’ Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Friday
Sat




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Stamp Club & Big Shot Club
2:00-5:30
6
Make It
Monday 7pm
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Make It
Monday 7pm
14
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OSN 6-10pm
Get A Life Class
7-8:30pm
18
19
20
Make It
Monday 7pm

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37 Ministry Monday 9am
Make It
Monday 7pm
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November 2014 Stampin’ Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tues
Wed
Thur
Friday
Sat









1

Stamp Club & Big Shot Club
2:00-5:30
3
Make It
Monday 7pm
4
5

6
7
8
10
Make It
Monday 7pm

11
12
13
14
OSN 6-10pm
Get A Life Class
7-8:30pm
15
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17
Make It
Monday 7pm

18
19

20
21


22
23
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24
Ministry Monday 9am
Make It
Monday 7pm
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26


27
28
29


Open Stamp Night is FOUR HOURS of your very own creative stamping time.  This is YOUR NIGHT of creativity.  Have access to ALL of Kelly’s exclusive stamp sets, tools, and templates as well as thousands of samples (bring your camera!)  Pay for individual nights ($5 each) OR a one time "All Access Pass" ($50 with gifts and just $25 to renew each year) which allows you to attend any and all of the Open Stamp Nights for an entire year!

Stamp Club is FREE to everyone!  While attending Stamp Club, each stamper places a minimum ($15) catalog order and creates a fun FREE Make & Take project to keep as their own.  Membership is not required.  Members receive FREE STAMPS & FREE MERCHANDISE!

Big Shot Club immediately follows Stamp Club. Come to one or BOTH events! Everyone creates THREE PROJECTS for one simple class fee ($15).  No membership required.  Members receive FREE STAMPS & FREE MERCHANDISE.

Get A Life Class is for every one who wants to keep record of the amazing memories in life without all the time, financial investment, and over stimulation of traditional scrapbooking. Introducing PROJECT LIFE, Stampin' Up! Style. This great way of record keeping is quick, fun, and affordable! Come give it a try! Class fee begins at $15/four memory pages.  

Make It Mondays is a weekly class for you to create three incredible gift items at each gathering. A class fee of $15 includes all supplies needed for all three items. Check the "Always Stampin'" blog each Monday for the upcoming class projects.

Ministry Mondays is always the last Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at Coffee Crossing in New Albany.  Come help us create greeting cards and memory albums for Hospice of Southern IN as well as local churches and charities in the area.  This is a FREE event!  Please RSVP.

Visit “Always Stampin’” at http://alwaysstampin.blogspot.com for photos of class projects and more details.   

To register for any of these classes or to schedule a Card Cafe of your own, contact...
Kelly Gettelfinger, Stampin’ Up! Manager               (812) 246-1964               kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

Friday, September 19, 2014

Video Tutorials are BACK!


I'm so excited to KICK OFF
my latest series of private video tutorials
with this super fun (and FREE)
FRENCH FRY CARD
video tutorial!

I've been a little hung up lately
on how to make my videos
look a bit more "professional"
and thus held back in making
any videos at all :(

I personally like videos that are


...hehehe... just like MOI!

I just don't have time to watch
videos with big fancy openers that
seem "so professional."
I literally look for video times
that are FIVE (5) minutes OR LESS.

Too much chatting and SELLING
makes me hit the "stop" button.
Here's the way I see it...

you KNOW I am a
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

you KNOW I would love
nothing more than for you to visit
and place your orders with me.

and you KNOW I
appreciate you simply stopping
by my blog and videos
whether you ever choose to
purchase from me or not... evah!!!

So why make a video that
goes onandonandonandonand...
you get the idea, right.


For the next several days,
I will be offering (for purchase)
Private Video Tutorials
featuring the
FRENCH FRY BOX DIE.

To kick off this fun video series
is a FREE VIDEO TUTORIAL of the...
super cute
FRENCH FRY CARD!

Did you leave a comment on
yesterday's post about the
"French Fry Box Mini Album"
with the hopes of winning
access to the private video tutorial?


Here are the winners...

MARYJO
LAURA B
CHRISTY
(Winners please email me with
your email info so that your free
private video tutorial can be
sent your way when it has
been completed and posted.)

All comments are monitored
and are now posted.
THANK YOU ALL
SO VERY MUCH FOR
YOUR SWEET WORDS OF
COMPLIMENT!!!

And finally the moment you've been
waiting for...



Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have a creative day!
KellyJean

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fry Box Mini Album


Coming soon...
VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THE
FRY BOX MINI ALBUM!

This little album works perfectly
for wallet size photos OR
simply use it as a super fun
BIRTHDAY CARD
as seen here.

Want to know how to create
this fun little mini album?
The FIRST THREE PEOPLE
to leave a sweet comment
ON THIS POST
will receive free access
to the private video tutorial
when it is completed.

It's so stinkin' cute!
I can't wait to share more!!!

Thanks for visiting today!
KellyJean

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wonderful White Cards


Whisper White Cards are
so WONDERFUL for so many reasons!

1. They are very inexpensive.
2. They are super quick and super easy.
3. When created with the following tips,
they are absolutely gorgeous!


Tip #1
COLOR COLOR COLOR

What's so great about cards that use
colored card stock is... the COLOR.

So when creating White Cards,
the color which usually comes in the form
of card stock is now going to come
in the form of INK.

I recommend at least THREE ink colors
and no more than FIVE.


Tip #2
SPONGE SPONGE SPONGE

Usually White Cards look "open ended"
which is why it looks nice to
add a mat of colored card stock around
the white part of a card.

So instead of "framing" the
White Card with a mat of card stock,
sponging adds a quick and easy
mat of color without the expense
of colored card stock.


Tip #3
TECHNIQUE ADDS TEXTURE

When I am finished making a card
and sit back to look it over,
I sometimes think... "It needs something."
When in doubt... I always add ribbon.
Ribbon adds a bit of texture and let's face it,
it's just PRETTY!
But ribbon adds expense as do
all other embellishments.

So to add texture without adding
expense to our White Cards,
add a fun TECHNIQUE to the stamping.

In the case of this card with a
floral patterned cross,
I used the "Baby Wipe" technique.
This technique makes the image
really POP without having to
add any kind of embellishment.




Tip #4
MAKE IT POP!

Trimming or punching an image
and then adding Dimensionals to pop
it up on our White Cards
is a simple and inexpensive way to
add depth and interest without
having to spend a ton of money on
embellishments or other details.



Tip #5
SEAL IT WITH A KISS

Well... maybe not an actual "kiss"
but a few inked images on
the envelopes of our White Cards
really make a statement in
"announcing" what the recipient
is about to discover within.

So stamp up those envelopes!



Someone was a bit jealous of
the time I was giving to these photos
and she was way too cute
for me not to share her
sweet hugs with you.

LOVE!


There you have it!
Being creative doesn't mean you
have to come up with some
crazy amazing artistic
cards and/or gift items.
And rubber stamping doesn't cost
a ton of investment
(whether time or money)
to be affordable and save us money.

Contact me and we'll meet at
the next CARD CAFE
to make the cards seen here.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Let me show you how
EASY
FUN
and
AFFORDABLE
Paper Arts really is.


Thanks for visiting today!
Let me know you stopped by with
a little "hi" in the comments.

Kelly

Monday, September 15, 2014

And the winner is...


Did you miss your chance to be in the
drawing for some awesome
BLOG CANDY?
You could have won everything seen here
(well except the handsome helper below!)
No worries!
Always be sure to stop in at the
beginning of each month
and there will be a fabulous
BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY!
There is always NO OBLIGATION
to order or join a club or anything
like that to win... simply leave a comment
or share or follow or you get the idea.

Is the suspense just eating you up?!
With the help of my super awesome son...
THE WINNER IS...



NICOLE!!!
(no last name was made available)

Thank you to EVERYONE who left
a comment or shared or followed!
There is normally very little chatter here at
"Always Stampin'"
so it was very nice receiving your
sweet comments!
Thank you!

Nicole, please contact me with your
full name and snail mail address
and I will pop your prize into
the mailbox for you...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Candy Anyone?

This BLOG CANDY is now over.
Thank you to EVERYONE
who left such sweet comments!


It has been such a long time since
Blog Candy has been offered
here at Always Stampin'!
I say... IT'S TIME FOR MORE!

Would you like to receive
the ensemble seen here?
Want to WIN IT?
Here's what to do...


That's it!
I sure would love it if you
became a "follower" of the
And I would love love it
if you would "like" the
Facebook page.
Do either or both of these and earn
A SECOND CHANCE TO WIN!

If you already follow the blog and/or
the Facebook page
(currently or new)
let me know
that in your comment and
you will earn
A SECOND CHANCE TO WIN!

This Blog Candy drawing
will take place on
SEPTEMBER 15th!
That's soon so leave your comment
TODAY!

(Please NOTE: This Blog Candy will be
delivered the least expensive way.
I will try my very best to pack it
so that nothing is bent or crumpled
but please be understanding of the
condition in which it may arrive.)

US residents only.


What a fun little photo album!
Ready for fall photos
and lots of room to journal!



Who couldn't use a sweet & simply
"Thank You" card?!


This "Fold-Out Mini Album Tote"
is sooo very fun to use
as a brag book or give it as a gift!




Thanks for visiting!
Tell your friends about the
BLOG CANDY!
If they mention you in their
comment, you will earn
ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN!

Fall blessings,
KellyJean

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Triangle Christmas Tree Card


Um... IKR... SO cute?!
Not braggin'... don't get me wrong.
Usually, when I make things all about me,
they go completely...
(insert fart noise made with lips!)
Yup... so when something
does turn out right... or nice...
I know, without a doubt,
it's the
WORK OF THE SPIRIT
through me!

Did you catch
yesterday's FREE TUTORIAL
on how to make these
super duper cute
and

Keep scrolling or just click
on the underlined words above.


To create my "tree" card,
I simply trimmed 1/2" off the bottom
of my nearly finished card.
Added a stump
(be sure it will fit into the
Triangle Envelope
and close adequately)
and VOILA!
Super cute!
Super fun!

Thanks for dropping by!
Kelly

PS... Do you know the Spirit
I talked about in this post?
1 (800) NEED HIM

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gatefold Triangle Card


I am totally addicted (in the best way)
to these sweet little paper gems!

GATEFOLD TRIANGLE CARDS
with coordinating
TRIANGLE ENVELOPES

They super cute little note cards
measure "about" 3" x 4-1/4"
and work perfectly atop
any kind of gift in place of
the 3" x 3" square note cards.
OR
Simply tuck them into a gift bag
along with the gift.
OR
They are so uniquely cute,
you KNOW they would be
well received all on their own
placed right onto someone's desk,
into someone's locker,
or any surprise location you can think of!


With the card stock for the card
measuring sweetly at 4=1/4" x 4-1/4",
FOUR of these fun notes
can be created from just one
piece of card stock!


I literally am in love with
TRIANGLE ENVELOPES!

Listen, if you have yet to purchase
the 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" 
Designer Series Paper Stacks
from my ONLINE STORE,
you are missing out!

These sweet little pieces of paper
are the perfect size to create
ONE envelope and
ONE card...
from just ONE piece of paper
from the DSPS!!!


How about a little tutorial?
Ya ready?


To create the card,
begin with card stock measuring
4-1/4" x 4-1/4".


With the RIGHT SIDE EDGE to the
GROOVE of the paper trimmer,
pencil mark the card stock at 2-1/2".


QUARTER TURN the card stock
TO THE LEFT and
SCOOT IT TO THE RIGHT
so that the pencil marked edge is now
lined up at the 2-1/2" measurement.
Pencil mark the TOP EDGE at
the GROOVE of the paper trimmer.


Line up the pencil marks
in the paper trimmer.


Trim from pencil mark to pencil mark.


SCORE from one pencil mark
to the corner
FURTHEST AWAY
from the pencil mark.


Repeat the previous step
with the opposite pencil mark.


This completes the base of the
GATEFOLD TRIANGLE CARD.


To create the envelope,
begin with DSP measuring
4-1/2" x 5".
(NOTE: Save the piece trimmed
away from the piece of
4-1/2" x 6-1/2" DSPS...
instructions to follow.)

SCORE the 5" length to 4-1/2"
as shown in the photo
(scored area marked with pen.)


Trim away ONE CORNER
at an angle of the
SCORED TAB AREA.


Add adhesive TO the tab area of the
SIDE YOU WANT TO SEE MOST
on the outside of your envelope.


With the tab folded so that
the adhesive is AWAY from the
SIDE YOU WANT TO SEE MOST,
match the STRAIGHT EDGE of the tab
up with the point which is
DIAGONALLY ACROSS
from the straight edge of the tab.


NOTE: You will be tempted to
fold and flatten at this point.
DO NOT FOLD AND FLATTEN!
The envelope should now
look like a CONE.


Lay the cone so that the
opening can clearly be seen.
Flatten the OUTER EDGES
of the envelope down
with the seem in the
MIDDLE
of the flattened envelope.

Insert decorated
TRIANGLE CARD
and fold down the top
pointed part of the envelope
for closure.
How fun is that?!

Now... remember that piece
of DSP you trimmed away
from the Paper Stacks piece?
Bring it back.

Trim it at 3-1/2" and
then trim
CORNER TO CORNER.
Voila!
The mat pieces you will use
to decorate the front of your
GATEFOLD TRIANGLE CARD!

Now THAT'S fun!!!

I hope you have a creative day!
Kelly