Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Shutter Scrapbook

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend.  I had a great time with my family and friends.  It ended with a big celebration for my youngest son.  He turned 10 years old!!! 

We had a white Christmas!!!  It was so beautiful here!!!


Here is a cute Christmas Shutter Scrapbook we made at my Scrapbook Club.  We also made a Halloween version of this in October (click HERE to see it).

It's a 4" x 12" scrapbook when closed.  It has three shutter panels that expand for photos and journaling.  So adorable and fun to make!!!


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Monday, December 14, 2015

Square Pillow Box Tote & Note Cards

Today I would like to share one of the projects we made in my Big Shot class a few months ago.  It makes a great handmade gift and does not take hours to make!!!  Oh yes.  Trust me on this!!!

This adorable tote was created using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies and is large enough to hold three 3" x 3" note cards and envelopes.  There are so many ways (click HERE to see my cool card) to use the Square Pillow Box Dies.  Make sure to get it while it's still available for purchase.....  I am sad to tell you it's retiring at the end of the Holiday Catalog Season or it's sold out before then.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Year-End Sale

Stampin' Up! has just announced their Year-End Sale and it's huge!  It includes many products from the Holiday Catalog too.  With more products on clearance and discounts up to 60%, you will want to take advantage of this great opportunity!!!

Year-End Sale
  • Promotional Dates - December 10 - January 4, 2016
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchange on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
Weekly Deals
Did you know the new Precision Base Plate is on sale this week?  Make sure to get it while it's on sale!!!  SAVE 25%!!!

Make sure to take a look at these amazing deals!!!
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Flurry of Wishes Christmas Card

Here is one of the projects we made in my Card Club workshops this holiday season.  I love the Gold accents on this card.  How about the Snowflake Wooden Element?  It's so pretty!!!

We stamped and heat-embossed the greeting on a piece of Filter Paper.  Then we tore the edges and secured the piece with some Washi Tape.  The snowflake images are also stamped and heat-embossed with White Emboss Powder on a piece of Shimmery White Paper.  To add some color to the Shimmery White Paper we used an Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink.  The Shimmery White Paper is so perfect for this technique.  It holds water nicely and dries fairly quick.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Sleigh Ride Edgelits Ornament Card

Here is one of the projects we made at my Big Shot Class last month.  Isn't it gorgeous???  I love the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies and totally agree they are one of the best-sellers in this year's Holiday Catalog.  I can't believe it's retiring soon... So grab it while you still can if you don't have it!!! 

I strongly suggest you use the new Precision Base Plate to die cut with these edgelits to get extra fine cuts.  I'm sure you will love it!!!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Festive Flower Grateful Scrapbook

Here is a fall scrapbook we made in my Scrapbook Club in October.  When I saw the Festive Flower Builder Punch in the Holiday Catalog for the first time, I knew I wanted to make a beautiful flower for the front cover of my scrapbook.  So here it is.....

It's so fun to build flower shapes using this punch and the coordinating Reason for the Season Stamp Set.  Yes, you can bundle them together and SAVE 15%!!!  How about the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments in the center of my flower?  So pretty!!!

I designed this scrapbook using 4 lunch bags to create pockets for photos and journaling space.  This provides more space to document your memories.

To add a decorative design I punched out the four corners of my card stock on the right with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.


How about the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper?  It's so pretty!  We made a cool card using this paper pack in my Card Club workshops in October too.  I will make sure to share it with you soon.


Finally, here is the last page spread.  Can I tell you it was a lot of FUN to create this scrapbook?  And I can't wait to add my family photos to it!!!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Among the Branches - Autumn Wishes Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I want to share a simple card I made using the Among the Branches Stamp Set and the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I really hope you had a chance to grab the Woodland Embossing Folder while it was still available for purchase.  I'm sad to say that Stampin' UP! has depleted their inventory to offer this amazing embossing folder:)

You might be wondering where these cute leaves came from???  They are diecuts using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies (139657/140858 or 140859 bundle) which is also retiring.....  Grab it while you can!!! 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wonderland Christmas Card

Happy December!!!  Here is one of my favorite Christmas cards I have made this year featuring the Wonderland Stamp Set.  This stamp set has been really popular among my customers and I can't believe it's going to be retired soon:)

Normally I would pick Cherry Cobbler, Real Red with Old Olive ...... for my Christmas cards but I just love this gorgeous Gold with Basic Black color combo.  It's so classic and pretty!!!

I love this Vellum Banner accent!  It was my solution to stamp this long greeting somewhere on my card front without covering up the beautiful tree image.  So I stamped the greeting on a piece of Vellum Card Stock in VersaMark and then heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder to make it more visual.

So my next challenge was how to adhere this Vellum piece to my card front?  My tree piece is adhered with Dimensionals on the card base so I applied one Dimensionals on the back of my Vellum piece on the left to adhere it on the card base.  Then I adhered a Gold Metal Button with some Mini Glue Dots to cover up the Dimensionals which you can see through the Vellum.

Here are the measurements for you:
  • Basic Black (card base) - 4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Winter Wonderland DSP - 4" x 2"
  • Shimmery White Paper - 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Vellum Card Stock - 4 1/4" x 1"
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Day of the Extravaganza Sale

Today is the last day of the Holiday Extravaganza Sale and is also the 24-hour Flash Sale which features a few special products. 
  • Project Life Bundle (30% Savings) - Memory keeping is super simple and beautiful with Project Life card collections.  Just slip these designed cards into Photo Pocket Pages for instant color, design, and jounaling space.  Dress up your Project Life pages with the accessories in this pack.  There are also great for more than just Project Life; use on cards or traditional scrapbooking pages too.   In your bundle you will receive the Striped 12 x 12 Project Life Printed Album, Variety Pack 2 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages, This is the Life Project Life Card Collection and This is the Life Project Life Accessory PackAll four of these products for only $39.90 (Regular $57.00) - amazing!!!  Click HERE to check it out!!!
  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Bundle -  Bundle and SAVE!  Buy these coordinating products and SAVE 20%!!  This bundle includes Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Extravaganza starts TODAY!!!


November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza!!!  But remember:  Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!!!

To make it even better, there will be FLASH SALE that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30.

See the savings now!
  • Click Here to shop now and view all the items on sale!

 

  • Buy 3 select Designer Series Paper and Get 1 FREE!  
  • Up to 50% off Select Items
  • Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit - 50% off!  Sale $8.50 (Typically only available with Paper Pumpkin subscribers but available to everyone during sale)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Don't wait too long!  They have set aside a particular number for the sale and these prices are only available while supplies last!!!  Have a great day!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Retiring List Released Today

Stampin' Up! has announced the items retiring from the amazing Holiday Catalog.  I am sad to say there are some shockers ("must-have" in my opinion!) on the list!

Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last.  Due to high demand for retiring stamps,  Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until December 28.  Retiring accessories are available only while supplies last.

Holiday Retiring List
The Holiday Retiring List is updated every business day to show the availability of all retiring products so check back regularly.
Here are some of my favorites from the Holiday Retiring List.   There are many more on the list so make sure to check them out before they are gone......



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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Square Pillow Box Grateful Card and Winners of September & October Free Stamp Sets

Hello Stampers!  Here is a unique card we made at my recent class using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies. Did you know you can create projects other than boxes using this "box" die???  I have been playing with this 'must-have" die set and have been amazed to find out what you can make!  Possibilities are endless.....

For this card I die cut 2 pieces of card stock using the base die and cut off the arched sides with a pair of scissors.  I ran one die-cut piece with the Woodland Embossing Folder for my card front and adhered both pieces on the tab section with Snail Adhesive.  Then punched two holes to thread through some Baker's Twine for a bow.  Easy and Quick!!!
 
Enjoy this video from Stampin' Up! to learn more about the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies!




Winners of September & October Free Stamp Sets
 I know it's already almost half way through November but here we go....  Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in September and October.  I drew one winner for each month from all of the online and phone/email orders and the lucky stamper for the month of September is ... Winona W.  from Philadelphia, PA to receive Antique Tags Stamp Set.  The lucky stamper for the month of October is Cindy B. from my Wednesday Night Card Club to receive Six Sayings Stamp Set.  Congratulations Winona and Cindy!!! 

The free stamp set for the month of November is Antique Tags Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next!!!

Antique Tags Stamp Set

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Scenes Halloween Cards


Happy Friday everyone!  Can't believe tomorrow is Halloween.  I have two Halloween cards for you today from my recent class featuring the Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  Love this stamp set!!!

The first card above is fairly simple with a great masking stamp technique.  All you need to get the cool moon image in the background is an ink pad, sponge, and a 1" Circle punch-out.  Follow these easy steps:
  1. Place your circle punch-out on your card stock.
  2. Grab your sponge and ink it up.
  3. Carefully sponge around your circle punch-out making sure not to move your circle.  Repeat until you are happy with the ink coverage.  
To stamp the tree/pumpkin image, I used the new Archival Basic Black Ink Pad and then use the Tangelo Twist Marker to color the pumpkins and leaves.   This piece is adhered with some Dimensionals to the back of a window frame die-cut.

This card is my favorite Halloween Card this year!  The window portion of the card front opens up and it expands to the inside of the card.  I added a little tag for easy opening - just pull it to open.  How fun!!!

The window die-cut is a shaker filled with some Metallics Sequins and stamped spider die-cuts.  And this piece is adhered to the folded part of Vanilla card insert.  The bat is a punch art using the Elegant Butterfly and the 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch.  This card is really fun to make!!

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