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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Who Loves COFFEE?!!!

not me... he he he
COCOA, on the other hand...
I am quite addicted to!


How stinkin' cute are these
teeny tiny "cocoa cups"?!

SO stinkin' cute, right?!

They are 4oz in size and can be
ordered from the webstaurantstore.com

They are the perfect gift holder
for items such as
candy, jewelry, cash, nail polish...
even a baby onesie!

I've been told the 8oz cups
make great "gift card holders."


And check out this super duper,
crazy fun, easy to make
"Mini Cocoa Cup TOTE!"

Adorbs, right?!
Wanna know how I made it?


First, how about I give you
a great little tip on how to
cover those teeny tiny little
"COCO cups..."


Using a hobby blade,
trim the TOP RIM from the cup.

Then trim away the bottom rim.



Next, simply trim right at the cup seam.


Open the cup and voila! your pattern!!!

Keep it the way it is to cover
the entire cup OR
trim about 1/4" or 1/2" from
the edge to have a "cup sleeve."

(NOTE: I free-handed my 1/2" trim.)


To create the TOTE...

Begin by trimming TWO
circles of scrap card stock
with the Circle Framelits and
the Big Shot Machine.
Use the FIFTH Framelit
FROM THE CENTER.
Set the circles aside.

Score a piece of card stock or DSP
measuring 6" x 12" at 4-1/2".
Turn the the paper around and repeat.

Next, center the trimmed circles
onto the scored paper.
Layer the Circle Framelit onto
the pre-trimmed, centered circle dies.
Run through the Big Shot Machine. 



I then punched the 6" edges with
the Scallop Edge Punch
and folded at 3/4" on each edge.

Fold and adhere scallop edges.

Score each scallop edge at 2".

Create "handles" by punching with
the Largest Oval Punch.

Decorate and embellish as desired.


Here's a little helpful hint
to getting the most out of your
precious stampin' time...

Using the new "Fall Fest" set
layer all of the leaves at once
onto the H block and ink away.

I like to to first use a light
color like Crushed Curry and then
(without even cleaning the stamps)
move to a darker yet similar
color like Tangelo Tangerine.
Then I will sometimes move
to an even darker color
(without cleaning)
like Blackberry Bliss.

Be sure and stamp TWICE.
(You will find out way later.)

Do you see what I've done there?
By inking and stamping
lighter to darker,
I've eliminated TWO STEPS
of cleaning after inking.
Hey, I'm a busy gal...
every second counts! 


I really enjoy using the Woodgrain stamp
to "KISS" my darker inked leaves.
Instead of an actual
"woodgrain" effect on the images,
they actually looked distressed.
I love that!


Alrighty then...
THIS is why I instructed you
to stamp TWICE!

By using the H block,
all four of the leaf images
line up perfectly.
By stamping TWICE,
the leaf Framelits can be
alternated so that none are touching.

Yesterday was
NATIONAL COFFEE DAY
(or something like that).
Do you LOVE coffee like I
LOVE cocoa?

Visit my Facebook page,
and you will find a link
to hundreds of super fun
"coffee ideas"
for your paper art creativity.

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings always,
Kelly

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fry Box Tutorials Now Available!


Now is your chance to have
ALL SIX TUTORIALS
for one low price of $24.95!
(That's like getting ONE FREE TUTORIAL!)

Learn how to use the
FRY BOX DIE
and the Big Shot Machine
to create all six projects seen here...

FRY BOX MINI ALBUM
FRY BOX GIFT CARD HOLDER
FRY BOX ACCORDION ALBUM
TINY FRY BOX HOLDER
FRY BOX BOOKLET
FRY BOX GREETING CARDS

Each private video tutorial
will soon be made available for
individual purchase.
GET THEM ALL NOW
AND SAVE!


Fry Box Bundle
six video tutorials
$24.95




Want a CREATIVE KIT to
go along with your tutorials?

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY...
Purchase the
Fry Box Bundle
(PayPal link above)
and receive
ALL SIX CREATIVE KITS
FOR JUST $25
(s/h $5.75)



Fry Box Creative Kit Bundle
$25
(plus s/h $5.75)




Each Creative Kit contains everything
needed to create
ALL SIX ITEMS SEEN HERE.
(excluding stamps, inks, adhesives)
(large tools such as dies, scissors, etc not included)


Do you need to purchase the
FRY BOX DIE
and BIG SHOT MACHINE?
How about the stamp images seen here?
Just visit my
ONLINE STORE
where you will find all your
creative needs and more.

And if you have ANY questions at all,
feel free to email me...

kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

I am stamping2serveU!

Blessings always,
KellyJean











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
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3
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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
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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
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Make It
Monday 7pm

18
19

20
21


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23
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24
Ministry Monday 9am
Make It
Monday 7pm
25
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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