Hedgie Hugs

Hi!  How are you today?  In need of a hug?  Well, I have just the card for you!

Hedgehogs, Hugs, Love, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Occasions2018

Aren’t these little guys adorable?  This is the new stamp set Hedgehugs in the Occasions Catalog.  How cute would this be for a Valentine’s card or to wish someone a Happy Birthday?

The base of my card is Crumb Cake and the little flowers were stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  The Hedgehogs were stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White card stock.  I used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil to add some shading on his body and then blended it with a Blender Pen.  The little flower he’s holding was colored with a Real Red Marker.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede as well.  The flower is colored with Real Red and Old Olive markers and stamped next to the sentiment.  It was punched out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/4″ Soft Suede Circle.  I added a thin strip of Burlap Ribbon to finish him off.

What do you think?  Could you use a hug?  If so, email me your address at: teresa.howe@verizon.net and I’ll send you a hedgie hug!

Don’t forget – we are still Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up! which means FREE goodies for you!  Shop my on-line store and earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase (US – prior to S/H and tax).

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Simply Amazing

Hi! Today I have a card for you featuring the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration set and coordinating dies.  Both of these products are FREE with a purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

Amazing You, Celebrate You, Stampin' Up!, SAB2018, SU!

I had seen a card very similar to this one in my Stampin’ Success magazine (a perk from Stampin’ Up! for demonstrators) and just love it and decided to make one.  I did change up a few things from the card I CASE’d, but not much.

This card has so much texture to it – from the Hexagon Embossed Fresh Fig Layer, to the Eclectic Layers Die Cut star in the bottom right.  The Bermuda Bay leaves are also die cut from the Eclectic Layers set.  The stamped panel is die cut using the Lots of Labels framelits.  The word “amazing” is die cut from Champagne Foil (yes! these carried over from the Holiday Catalog!).  And the colors are just so happy!

All supplies to make this card can be found in my on-line store.  The Amazing You Stamp set is FREE with a $50 purchase and the Celebrate You thinlets are FREE with a $100 purchase.  (You are not able to choose both with a $100 order -but you can get both with a $150 order! – plus at this level, you’ll earn Stampin’ Rewards of $15 – so more FREE goodies of your choice!)

Shop today to take advantage of this great time of year!

Sale-A-Bration offers 3 great opportunities for YOU to save:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Ready to place your order?  Shop here by January 15! Use Hostess Code: WTMEDAAN and earn this tutorial FREE with a $50 purchase!  (If placing an order of $150 or more – do not use the Hostess Code – instead choose more FREE goodies for yourself!).

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Epic Celebration

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope 2018 is starting off on a good note for you!  Today I have a card featuring the Epic Celebrations Sale-A-Bration set.  You can earn this set FREE with a $50 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax).  It is a great set for the teens and males in your life!

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I do tend to struggle with masculine – especially teen – cards.  I think this set will make it much easier!  I’ll keep playing around with it and sharing my creations with you.  For this card, I used Dapper Denim, Lemon-Lime Twist and Real Red for my color blocks.  The images are all stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  These are layered on Whisper White and I went with Basic Gray for my base.  I added 3 Metallic Enamel Stars to finish off the card.   Pretty simple and straight forward.

I’d love to hear what you think!

Don’t forget to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration!  Three great ways to save on the products you love!

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Ready to place your order?  Shop here by January 15! Use Hostess Code: WTMEDAAN and earn this tutorial FREE with a $50 purchase!

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A Little Panda Party

Hi!  Happy New Year!  I hope the end of 2017 was good to you and that 2018 grants you health and happiness!   The end of the year was a bit busy for me, sorry I haven’t posted in a few weeks.

Stampin’ Up! kicks off 2018 with a new Occasions Catalog (we had to say goodbye to the Holiday Catalog) and to our Favorite Time of Year – Sale-A-Bration!   You’ll find links to both catalogs in the sidebar to the right.

Today, I have a card using the Sale-A-Bration set, Party Panda.  I love this set!

Birthday, Party Panda, Stampin' Up!, SU!, SAB2018

Isn’t this little guy just adorable??  I actually did a Live Facebook Demonstration on how to make this card if you are interested.  You’ll find it on my page here.

My colors are Lemon-Lime Twist, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The base is 4 1/4 x 11″ score at 5 1/2″.  The Designer Paper strips are from Pick a Pattern and are 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  The Lemon Lime Strips are 5/8″ x 5 1/2″.  The Panda was stamped in Black Archival Ink and the balloon was colored with the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  The sentiment is also stamped in Basic Black  Archival ink on a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  The flag end was punched with the Triple Banner punch.  The stars are from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack.

The stamp set is FREE with a $50 (prior to S/H and tax in the USA) purchase.

Sale-A-Bration offers 3 great opportunities for YOU to save:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Ready to place your order?  Shop here by January 15! Use Hostess Code: WTMEDAAN and earn this tutorial FREE with a $50 purchase!

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A Little Treat Pouch

Hi!  Today I have a little treat pouch, also called a self-closing bag, for you!  This is another of the gifts that we made at the Gifts class earlier this month.

Treat Pouch, 3D, Gift, Merry Little Labels, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This features the Merry Little Label bundle in the Holiday Catalog.  This bundle, and the stamp set, are retiring on Jan 2nd.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, just click on the product below to be taken to my store so you can order it before it is gone.

I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog for my pouch.  The directions to make this are as follows:

Large Box:  (fits 5 Lindt Truffles)

Designer Series Paper 6 x 8 1/2″

  1. Score at 1″ and 5″ on the 6″ side.
  2. Score at 4″ and 8″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off the 1/2″ x 1″ corners and angle cut the center tab.
  4. Cut at 4″ score line to the 1″ score lines on the top and bottom.
  5. Cut on one side only (tab will be on your right) at 2″ and 6″ to the 1″ score line”
  6. Place the paper on top of the pierce mat.
  7. Using a stylus and a ruler, score a diagonal line from the left hand side of the paper at the 5″ score line to the 2″ cut line on top and from the 2″ cut line  to the 4″ cut line on the bottom.
  8. Then make diagonal scores from the bottom 4″ cut line to the top 6″ cut line and from the top 6″ cut line to the bottom 8″ score line (right edge  by tab).
  9. See picture below – the score lines are dotted, the cut lines are solid.
  10. Fold on all score lines.
  11. Use Tear and Tape on the tab and fold on 4″ score line to adhere the tab in place.
  12. Use tear and tape on two opposite tabs to form the bottom of the box.
  13. Decorate as desired.

Once you have made a few, they go pretty quick and are a great little treat for the postman, neighbor, co-worker or friend.   If you are hosting Christmas dinner, you could even make one for each place setting.

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A Quick Gift Idea

Hi!  Today I am sharing a quick gift idea if you are like me, and haven’t finished those gifts for teachers, neighbors, family members and friends.

Card Set, Floral, Stampin' Up!, Floral Phrases, SU!

This is one of the projects attendees made at the Gift Class last week.  They are very quick and easy.

  1. Cut Basic Black card stock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.
  2. Cut Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside.
  3. Cut Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink card stock at 4 x 5 1/4″.
  4. Stamp sentiment across the bottom – this one is from the Floral Phrases coordinating stamp set.
  5. Run these panels through the Big Shot with the Details Floral thinlets.  Use the Big Shot brush and foam pad to remove the little pieces.
  6. Adhere panels to front of cards.

We did 2 of each color for a total of 6 cards.  The sentiment on the second set was from the Dragonfly Dreams “To a wonderful friend….”   These were then boxed with 6 envelopes in the clear card cases found in the Holiday Catalog.

If you need to make multiple sets, cut all your card stock, stamp your sentiments, then die cut.  Adhere all your layers and package with envelopes.

I am off to The Nutcracker with my daughters – they only have 3 shows left this weekend.  Hard to believe we are at our final weekend already.  I’ll show you what we made for the cast members in a future post.

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Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

Flowers, Thank You, International Highlights, Wild About Flowers, Burlap BG, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will click the link above and check out the other entries and vote for your favorites!

 

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A Snowman Treat

Hi!  Today I have an adorable little snowman to share with you.  We will be making these at tomorrow night’s Gifts Class!  I am super excited for my last class of the year!

Christmas, Gift Bag, Snowman, Gift Bag Punch Board, Punches, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Isn’t he just adorable?  The box  is made with the Thick Whisper White card stock and the Gift Bag punch board.  I did a small size – and started with a 4 1/4″ x 10″ piece and followed the directions on the punch board for making the small board.  I did not punch the holes – as  I was not planning on adding handles.

The mouth is punched from the Cookie Cutter builder punch and eyes are punched with the 1/2″ circle punches.  The nose was hand cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  A White Chalk Marker was used for the eyes.

The hat itself uses two retired punches.  The holly on the hat is created with the Holly Builder punch.  Watercolor pencils were used to draw the lines on the leaves and on the nose.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was used for the band on the hat.

Here are the contents in the bag:

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A pack of tissues, a lip balm and a mini hand sanitizer.   This would make a cute gift for coworkers and neighbors or even kids.  They are pretty quick to make as well.   You could also switch out the personal care items and fill with chocolates or a few coffee pods and a gift card.

If you don’t have the punches for the face, you could stamp a face using the Work of Art stamp set similar to what is seen on this card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!  Leave a comment if you did!  I’d love to hear from you!

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Time for A Tag

Hi!  Today I have a few little tags to share with you using the Merry Little Labels set from the Holiday Catalog.

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I love this stamp set and am a little sad it isn’t carrying over. If you don’t ahve it yet, just click on the bundle in the supply list to get yours before it is gone!

It so easy to make such fun tags to personalize your Christmas gifts this year.  I went simple with my tags – I stamped three of the sentiments in Basic Black Archival ink – two on Crumb Cake card stock and one on Whisper White card stock.  The For/From tag, I used markers to color the stamp so that the holly would give a little color.   I used the coordinating Label Punch (which is carrying over) to punch out the tags.   I cut the small gold and silver doilies in half – so one doily for 2 tags and tucked this to the left of the tag.  These were then mounted on scraps of Designer Series Paper from the Merry Little Christmas pack.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of this layer.  I also cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock (easiest to see it peeking out behind the just For You tag) the same size as the Designer Series Paper and punched out with Scalloped Tag topper.   This allows you to write a little message – or who the gift is for on the inside of the tag.

The tags are tied together with the gorgeous Basic Black shimmer ribbon and finished off with the silver and gold metallic thread.

A little bit county, a little bit elegant, right?

If you aren’t busy tonight, join me over on my Facebook Business Page here at 7:30pm EST for a LIVE demonstration of a Christmas card!

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Winter Elegance

Hi!  How are you?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a card for you that I just love how it looks!

Winter Elegance!  I a little gold foil and gold embossing and you have a very elegant card!

This card features the Card Front Builder Dies and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  The Card Front Builder dies  are on the retirement list for the Holiday Catalog.  If you haven’t gotten them yet, order soon!!  The items on the retirement list are while supplies last – and these will go quickly!

I used the dies to die cut the trees from my Whisper White panel.  I then ran the panel without the trees through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder to make it look like it was snowing.  I mounted the Whisper White embossed panel on a piece of Gold Foil.  I then attached the die cut trees using dimensionals and off set just a little bit so the foil layer could  be seen.   The deer was die cut from Early Espresso card stock and attached with mini dimensionals on his legs.

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

While there are a few more steps to this card, it would still be easy to mass produce.  Here are the card stock dimensions if you would like to make your own:

  • Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil – 3 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

What do you think?  Elegant or not enough?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

As mentioned above, the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog has been released.  You will find this in my Stampin’ Up! website here.

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