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Want to do a bit of Christmas shopping?


Join the Girlfriend Getaway Vendors

Saturday, October 6 from 2 pm to 4 pm


Drury Inn Arnold MO

  • Emily from LulaRoe
  • Melanie Schwartz, Mary Kay Cosmetics: Mary Kay Cosmetics Link
  • Mary Meyer:  Page Kits & Jewelry
  • Amy Crawford: Rustic GIraffe Page Kits & Jewelry: Rustic Giraffe Etsy Store Link.   The Rustic Giraffe has a great selection of page kits, die cuts, and one of a kind jewelry. Amy adds new kits to her Etsy site all the time and is giving you the opportunity to preorder your favorite kits before they sell out. Simply use the coupon code OCT2018GETAWAY at her The Rustic Giraffe Etsy shop between now and Oct 4 and she will bundle your kits for your convenience and deliver them to you at your crop. She is working on adding her die cut titles to the shop and to her Facebook page, too.
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts: Gina will not be setting up a store front at the crop, but will bring orders direct to you on Saturday October 6.  Order from her website (gslcuts.com) no later than October 3. Use code GFGShip for free shipping and she will deliver to you on Saturday, October 6.
  • Shannon Meyer, Masseuse (and Mary's daughter-in-law) will be available on Saturday for hand, neck and back massages. $1 per minute - cash only please. Sign up sheet will be available on Friday.
  • Katherine Anderson, Stampin' Up! will be with us all day Saturday with SU goodies and a demo.
  • Kim Torgerson from Damsel In Defense.
  • Candace Meyer Brinker: Rodan & Fields.
  • Nancy Wethington: Pre-made mini albums + other goodies at discount prices. 
  • Button Farm Club: You know these mini-book kits and love them and gratefully, we have Laura Doss from Button Farm joining us on Saturday. YES! The Button Farm!
  • Pampered Chef

Halloween tags display booklet . . . .

MAM OCT 2018 A

Today is the 1st of the month and that means a new set of Mini Album Makers Challenge blog posts from the Design Team.

I'm featuring a set of Super-X tags from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

But this is a mini-album blog so I'm turning them into a mini-book of sorts.

I wanted them staggered so I cut a 2" piece off the bottom of the first tag and 1.5" off the bottom of the second tag.

Then created a binding as follows:

  1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 5" wide (the width of the tags) X 11".
  2. Score as follows: 1" -  1-1/8" -  2-1/8" -  3-1/8"  -  3-5/8" -  4-5/8" -  5-5/8"  -  5-3/4" -  6-3/4" -  7-3/4" -  8-1/4" -   8-3/4"  -  9-3/4" -  9-7/8"

Each tag is 1/8" thick.

Here's the goal:

Tag 1

Begin with the shortest tag:

  • Glue the very bottom (the 1/8" width) of the tag to the 1/8" margin
  • Tag 2


  • Glue the 1" first margin to the bottom front of the tag.

Tag 3

  • Glue the next 1" margin to the back of the tag.

Tag 4

  • Fold the next 1" margin down on top of the last 1" and glue down.

Tag 5

  • The next gusset is the 1/2" margin between the two tags. Do not glue this!
  • Continue glueing the second 1/8" wide tag to the 1/8" wide margin and then the front 1" and the back 1" to the 2nd tag until all 3 tags are glued in.

Cut a piece of chipboard (I used the chip from the cut tags):  5" X 1.5". Glue to the bottom of the assembly, stabilizing the tags.

Tag 6

Ready to decorate!

MAM OCT 2018 B

 I wrapped a piece of cardstock around the bottom of the tag booklet and created a pocket for tag #1.  Details of the 1st tag:

MAM OCT 2018 E

Tag #2:

MAM OCT 2018 D

Tag #3:

MAM OCT 2018 F

And when all finished and tied with black & cream striped ribbon, this tag booklet stands up by itself:

MAM OCT 2018 B

Take a look at what my fellow Design Team Members have created

for the

Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

And while there, why not play along for a chance to win

this fabulous prize


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