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!

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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.

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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?

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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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It’s A Holly Christmas!

Hi!  Back today with another Christmas Card!

For this one, I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I stamped the holly in Memento Black Ink and used the new Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive to color the leaves.  These markers are fun to play with!  The berries and Sentiment are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

I used the Layering Circles and coordinating Stitched Shapes for the stamped image and Cherry Cobbler mat.  Behind the panel are two strips of Design Series Paper – the Cherry Cobbler piece from the Be Merry pack, and the Old Olive from the

I kept the card Clean and Simple (CAS) to make it easy to mass produce.

Tomorrow, Dec 1, Stampin’ Up! is kicking off their Year End Sales Event!  I’ll be traveling, so won’t be able to check it out until late in the day.  You will find it in my store starting Dec 1 – just click the Shop Now button on the right to get to my store and check out the great end of year deals!  This will include the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog.  One final note, some quantities will be limited  – so shop early!!

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Flurry Wishes

Hi!  I am so sorry for being absent from my blog for most of November.  I ended up catching a nasty virus that put me down for over two weeks.  I am doing much better and hopefully back in the saddle!

I did a Facebook LIVE for this card back in early November – right before I got sick – and never got around to posting it here.  So, I’ll kick off with this quick and easy Christmas card.

If you’d like to see how I made this card, then hop on over to my Facebook page and check out my video on November 7.

The stamp set used for this card is Flurry Of Wishes.  The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray.  I colored the Rhinestones with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.   The stamped panel is layered on a Smoky Slate layer.  A piece of Pool Party Shimmer ribbon is tied around the base.  The matted stamped panel is attached to the base using dimensionals.

This card is quick and easy to mass produce if you are still looking for a Christmas Card design for this year.

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Jingle Bells

Hi!  Breaking up the fall cards to pop in this adorable Christmas card using the little deer from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.

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He is just so cute!  The Merry Medley Designer Series Paper has a sheet with Jingle Bells and I thought it perfect for my background.  The deer is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  His antlers, spots and hooves are colored with Chocolate Chip marker, the ears with Pink Pirouette, the bow with Real Red and the bell with Crushed Curry.  While you can’t see it in this view, I colored over the bell with the Wink of Stella marker.   I used the coordinating framelits to cut him out – so quick and easy!

The sentiment is from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  A little gold ribbon to finish him off.  A pretty quick and easy card to make if you need to mass produce your cards.   He is one of the cards that will be available for attendees to make at the Sept 30 Stamp Buffet.

If you haven’t yet, there is still time to join my Holiday Catalog Facebook party!  Just click on this link to join the group!  It all starts at 7pm Tuesday, Sept 12th!

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Time for an Eclipse

Hi!  No, it isn’t a solar eclipse!  It is a new technique I tried and LOVE! and will be sharing at a workshop this afternoon.

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We won’t be making this exact card – this is one of the cards, tho, that folks can make at my Stamp Buffet on September 30th.

Here is how you make an eclipse card (or atleast, this is the way I did it):

  1. Stamp a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Whisper White with the pine tree from Lovely as A Tree in Garden Green ink.  I stamped the image twice before reinking – so I’d get some depth to the trees.
  2. Stamp berries on the trees in Real Red to make ornaments.
  3. Die cut NOEL using the Large Letter Framelits from the Whisper White panel.
  4. Remove the letters and apply adhesive to the back of the panel and adhere to a Chocolate Chip mat that is 4 1/16 x 5 5/16.
  5. Set the “O” back in the opening and use that to adhere the center of the O to the mat.
  6. Tie a piece of 1/8″ Real Red ribbon around the bottom.
  7. Adhere the Chocolate Chip mat to a Garden Green base.
  8. Place mini dimensionals or strips of foam adhesive to the back of the letters and adhere in the openings to pop them up.

Other versions of this technique are to die-cut multiple letters and adhere all together to get the thickness you desire and then place the letters in the openings.   You can also offset the letters a little bit in the opening so you see the mat layer peeking through.

I hope my guests today enjoy this technique and those attending the stamp buffet on the 30th choose this as one of their cards.

Don’t forget today is the last day for new subscribers to save 50% on September’s Paper Pumpkin.   You can sign up here.

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Christmas in August

Hi!  Yes, I know, it is usually Christmas in July – but Stampin’ Up! is giving YOU the opportunity to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle this month – and I wanted to give it a little love to help entice you!

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I made this shaker ornament using the coordinating Card Front Builder dies along with the Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes framelits.  I just love that little deer!!   The trees and deer were die cut using the Card Front Builder framelits.  The remainder of the ornament uses the Circle and Coordinating Stitched Circle framelits.   I did use the retired Mica Flakes from last year’s Holiday catalog – but GOOD NEWS!!  – they are still available on the Clearance Rack!!  You will find them here.

If you are looking to get started on your Christmas cards or little gifts, I highly recommend ordering your bundle today!!

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To make the ornament, you will need the largest Stitched Frame Circle, matching Layering Circle and the next size down Circle.  Center the smaller of the two circles inside the Stitched Frame Circle and run both through the Big Shot together.  This will give you your outside frame.  Die cut the larger Layering Circle from solid Cardstock for your background as well as from a Window Sheet for your front.    Attach the Window Sheet to the Stitched Frame circle.   Die cut your trees from Garden Green card stock and your deer from Chocolate Chip.  Adhere the trees to the background circle with Snail and use a mini dimensional to adhere the deer.   Apply Foam Strip along the backside of the Stitched Frame circle leaving no gaps so the mica flakes do not fall out.  Remove the backing from 2/3rds of the foam strip leaving the top 1/3 covered so that you can add your Mica flakes.   After adding the flakes, make a loop/hangar using Whisper White 1/8″ ribbon and attach between the foam strip and the background circle when sealing the top of the ornament.   Make a bow and attach to the top with a glue dot.  No stamping involved and such a cute ornament!!

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A Little Sparkle – Team Stamp It! Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Christmas in July Blog Hop!!  So excited to be hopping with you today!  I just love how this turned out and it is so easy to do!

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Let me show you a close up of the tree – and then explain what I did:

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Do you see all that sparkle?  I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the Embossing Paste and then swiped it over my stamped image!  IRL it looks like it is snowing!  With just a thin layer of Embossing Paste, the glitter sticks and looks so pretty!

As you probably guessed, I used Lovely As A Tree for my image.  I colored the tree with Garden Green and the trunk with Chocolate Chip.  Once it dried, I covered the entire layer with the mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Embossing Paste.  The paste dried in no time!

I layered the image on Basic Black.  I tied silver thread around the top and then layered the panel on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Be Merry DSP pack.  That was then layered on Silver Foil and finally onto a Garden Green base.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White then die cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  This was popped into a banner of Garden Green using the same die.  Lastly, a scrap of SIlver Foil was used again with the same die, cut in half and adhered to the back.

I’d love to know what you think of this card.  I’ll be making some of these for my cards this year as I am just so happy with how it looks!

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Dazzling Christmas Tree

Hi!  Today I have a sparkly creation for you – I hope you like it!

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I just love how this tree sparkles like it is in the midst of a snowfall.  To achieve the look – stamp your tree (I colored my tree with markers – Garden Green and Chocolate Chip) and stamp it in the center of your card stock.  Without reinking, stamp again to the left and right.  Sponge Night of Navy around the tree for the sky.  Next, apply Versa Mark over the entire image by running the pad directly over the paper.  Sprinkle Heat & Stick Powder to the VersaMark and then heat gently to melt.  Quickly sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds glitter, tap off excess and then heat gently to adhere the glitter.  Pretty simply and oh so pretty!  I did use a retired die from the Apothecary Accents set to die cut my tree  but you could easily do this with the Layering Ovals set and/or if you were able to purchase them in November, the Stitched Ovals.

If you still have a crafty friend to buy for this year, consider giving them a gift of Paper Pumpkin – this is a sweet box that arrives once a month to their door filled with a little crafty break – complete with stamps, ink, papers, card stock and embellishments.  Each month is a different kit.  Subscriptions can be for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.  Stampin’ Up! will even send you an email with a gift certificate that you can print out to give to your recipient!  Can’t get any easier than that!

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