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5-19-2022 - Newsletter - What's New Wednesday!!

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What's New Wednesday!!
Hi Crafty Friends, We have lots of fun products today--primarily from Find It Trading and Take Your Time Holland! We also have a new card blank choice from Card Deco. These blanks are between the weights of our previous choices. They are not super heavy and are not super light. They are 240gsm--just between the two sizes. LINK Quilling classes continue and we are having GREAT FUN! If you don't have a kit, you are not too late. We assembled more today! LINK You only need a few basic supplies to get started. You need:
  • Quilling papers in a variety of colors,
  • A slotted quilling tool,
  • A quilling needle (like a pokey tool for getting in small places,
  • A sizing tool
  • Gue (we strongly recommend a needle tip glue bottle)
We also recommend having:
  • A Cork Board
  • Pins
  • Fine Detail scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Gems and Beadies or Prills for flower centers (if desired)
All of these supplies plus a few extras are included in our Quilling Kit. We also include supplies to make two sample cards. Get your Quilling kit HERE
Because we didn't get as far as anticipated last Saturday, we will be adding an extra Quilling session next week. The topics for this week include:
  • A Brief Review
  • A fish
  • A shell
  • Seagrass
  • Baby Footprints
  • More Flowers
  • More Vines and Curls
  • Making Flowers Using Die-cut Flower shapes
We will push our next Quilling Class, "Quilling with Carta Bella," back one week. In this fun class, we will create 12 cards from our inexpensive Carta Bella Kit, which can then be decorated with our new quilling techniques! I made up the full paper pack and I think I got 17 cards from the papers supplied in this kit. The twelve cards we will complete cost $1.41 each (plus the cost of any quilling we add to them.) You will have a dozen fabulous cards for less than $2.00 each! Need Help ordering, call me at (503) 684-8109. If I am not available, please leave a message. We are here for you! Your Simply Special Crafts Team, Debbie, Bryce, Brittany, Margie, Ashley, and Teddy
CLASS SCHEDULE
Today Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (7:00 Eastern Time) Live Stream - IndigoBlu Mixed-media Special Issue 3 - Use Your Stash Kit During this Live Stream, Debbie will be using this exciting box kit from Indigoblu to create cards. This is just the box kit as sold and you will need to bring in supplies from your stash to create along with us. We recommend having handy:
  • a hybrid stamp pad,
  • something to color with (colored pencils, watercolor markers, or alcohol markers),
  • stamp pads (she used fire coral and peacock green),
  • and some type of blender.
This 68-page issue of IndigoBlu Magazine & Kit Mixed Media Special gives you plenty of tips, tricks, and ideas from IndigoBlu amongst others. This magazine comes complete with an exclusive 21-piece A4 stamp set, 6in x 6in backgrounds stencil, 3-piece Bloom dies set, and a 32-page A4 paper and topper pack.
Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time) -- Part 2 Quilling!!!
During this class, we will continue our Introduction to basic quilling techniques. shells, fish, seaweed, bubbles, and other shapes that can be used in a multitude of ways. You will then combine the things you have to make one underwater card and a variety of flowers. Come join in on the fun! Quilling Kit: 6 packs of quilling paper 1 pack of Die-cut Quilling Flower Strips 1 Flower Guide 1 Cork working board and sizer 2 pairs of scissors (1 detail pair) 1 wheel of Pearl Head Pins 1 Curling Coach 1 Pair of tweezers 1 Needlepoint glue bottle (empty) 1 Nuvo Tape Runner 1 quilling needle 1 quilling tool Additional Supplies Included: 2 A6 Card and Envelopes 2- 4.25 x 5.5 Silver Holographic Ripple Paper 1- 6x6 green paper 1- 5x7 Pink Graphic paper 1 silver Happy Birthday Sticker Pink Beadies Gold Beadies 32 gems in a variety of colors Other recommended supplies: Wax paper tape to assemble cards and glue to fill the empty bottle
Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time) Live Stream Quilling with Carta Bella!!! During this class you will take techniques learned in the basic quilling class to create beautiful cards featuring the collection Flora from Carta Bella embellished by quilled accents. We are making 12 cards but you can easily make more. Many of these wonderful cards feature beautiful sayings. Includes: 6- 12x12 papers in the Flora collection by Carta Bella 1- Chipboard in the Flora Collection by Carta Bella 10- A6 Cards and Envelopes 1- 5x7 Pearl Card and Envelope 1 6x6 Card and Envelope NOTE: You will need the Quilling Kit from the Basic quilling kit class to make these cards.
Reviewers will also receive one entry per review submitted in our Giveaway Drawing. Three lucky winners will receive account credits toward future purchases. On Wednesday, June 1st, we will announce the winners of: One, Third Prize: $20 account credit One, Second Prize: $30 account credit One, Third Prize: $50 account credit. There are a couple of basic ground rules: 1.You must have purchased the product from us at any time in the last three years. Not all products will still be on the site, but if they are, you can reach back to review them. Check your order history. 2.Reviews must be genuine and should reflect your opinion of the product. We do ask for at least a brief statement explaining your rating. 3.I must be able to identify the reviewers. If you want to participate, I will need your name (Do not use your email as your name. We don't want to expose email addresses to misuse.) 4.Reviews that appear to be spam, will be deleted 5.There is a limit of one review per purchased item per customer. Five of the same sticker sheets will not qualify for five review entries, but five different sticker sheets do! 6.To leave a review, go to the item. Click REVIEWS, Click on LEAVE REVIEW and fill out the little form. Email addresses in the email field are not public. The information in this field just helps me to identify you as a customer.
GET FREE SHIPPING on Eligible Internet Orders! Standard US Shipping is $6.95 (regardless of the number or weight of the item purchased) Standard US orders over $69 ship for FREE. Orders over 16 ounces ship by Priority mail, Certain large or especially heavy items may, at our discretion, ship by Parcel Post or UPS. International shipping is available for most orders over $100 US. We charge USPS rates for a USPS Medium Priority Flat Rate box at the time of order. Then we pack your order as economically as we can and adjust the shipping total to the actual cost. The price charged at order time will usually cover charges. If not, we will contact you to make decisions about the items in the order or pay any difference. USPS prices vary based on the size and weight of the box, and the destination country. We know that shipping is a BIG issue for our valued customers. Now you can buy the items you want and take full advantage of specials without worrying about the shipping total. We hope this no-hassle shipping program and our very cost-effective shipping rates provide you with a great shopping experience! 

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