Simply Sunday: Seasons Greetings Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card featuring the So Many Stars stamp set from the So Many Stars bundle. This simple card layout works perfectly to fit any occasion such as a birthday or welcoming a sweet new baby … so many possibilities.

One of the easiest ways to create a card is to bring out your designer paper and use it for the background. Today’s card features the Monster Mash designer paper … that’s right! The beautiful filigree pattern of the Monster Mash designer paper lends itself well to any occasion card. (Do you see a theme here … Our bundles and papers are very versatile).

The card is done in Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla taken from the designer paper. The star image was stamped onto the vanilla and was cut out using the Layering Squares Dies. Now if you are just getting into stamping, you won’t need the dies, just cut them out with your paper cutter. The cute rhinestone in the center comes from the Holiday Rhinestones!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to highlight your greeting than a quick punch in the corner with the Detail Trio punch … don’t you just love that cute little accent and of course I needed to add a little bling!

If you’re giving a friend a beautiful card and want to give them a small gift to show your appreciation, why not use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies … a yummy truffle fits perfectly in there, or you can use your imagination. Just something to have fun with.

When creating cards … use what you have (even if it was originally for a different holiday). Remember simple patterns work well … just change out the color or the stamp set and the card looks totally different, and you’ll have a stress free stamping day!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today …

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Good news: three days of savings starts next week with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. I just had to let you know about this upcoming sale, and check back on November 18 for more details.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

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Star filled Christmas Wishes Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautifully unique card that I designed for my Holiday Stamping Retreat.  It features the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate which has a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.  This unique acetate highlights our So Many Stars Bundle.

The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from in the So Many Stars Stamp Set. Create galaxies of projects that dazzle like the cosmos. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want. It contains 21 photopolymer stamps so you can let your creativity flow! On this card I used one of the many greetings …

Our greetings were cut out from the Layering Ovals Dies. I used the Whisper White and the Seaside Spray cardstock and ink pad.  I love this new color … one from our newest group of our In-Colors.

The greeting is our focal point to the card but is highlighted with our swag of stars and and a sprinkling of outlying stars.  These Stitched Stars Dies create various custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more in record time!  There are a whopping 23 stars dies … amazing! This bundle is definitely a must have for your stamp collection … perfect for birthdays, graduations, new promotion, sweet little baby … just to name a few.

Just wanted to share a different view of this card (above) … it highlights the layers and shows how the Seaside Spray color comes through the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet. Our pretty stars are then adorned with the Rhinestone jewels just to add another layer of sparkle and texture … so pretty.

Inside you also get a little peek of the stamped stars … don’t want to leave the inside plain as there are so many star stamps to choose from, and don’t forget to stamp your envelope too!

This was a favorite of many as they were thrilled to be able to use the new Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, and it turned out beautiful.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me and got to sit in for a minute at our Holiday Stamping Retreat. YOU should really think about joining us this Spring! 

Save the date: April 24th – 26th, 2020!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Seasons Greetings / Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another beautiful card today from our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat using the remarkable Feels Like Frost product suite. Cindy Plzak made this card for our Attendee Card Swap and it is stunning!

You can create custom winter and Christmas die-cut frames in record time using the Frosted Frames Dies, and Cindy did just that in Night of Navy cardstock and highlighted it with the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  It frames one of the beautiful scenes from the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The greeting comes from the Still Scenes Bundle. The Still Scenes Bundle includes the Still Scenes Cling Stamp Set and the Snow Globe Scenes Dies… the proud buck posing in the wintery scene is also included in this die set.

Cindy’s card is a beautiful representation of how Stampin’ Up! stamp sets/bundles coordinate with each other. This takes our card creations to a whole new level … as seen by Cindy’s swap card. So, so pretty!

Thanks for sharing part of your day with Cindy and I today … it is appreciated. I hope you enjoyed Cindy’s card as much as I did. All of the attendee swap cards were beautiful!

I’ll meet you back here tomorrow, till then … Have an awesome day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Wishing you … God’s Peace this Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that my November Stamp Clubs made with the Stained Glass Glitter Window technique.  I did not create this technique but you know if it’s got glitter … I’ll find it!!  The first time I saw this done was a card shared by fellow demonstrator Dawn Griffith.

Before I begin, I’d like to share Kathie’s card again from yesterday.  I set up my little photo booth and captured the real essence of this card (I am also replacing the pictures from yesterday’s blog post so if you go back to it, you’ll see the card in it’s glory) ….

My stamp clubs this year are focusing on Techniques and Unique Card Folds while we incorporate all the new products Stampin’ Up! has to offer … it’s a great way to be able to play with the new stuff (before you buy) and learn some cool stuff!

This month we did the Stained Glass Glitter window technique … window because I believe we are using window sheets, and that is where we begin.  I chose to highlight the beautiful God’s Peace stamp set!  The image and greeting are stamped directly onto the Window Sheet using the StazOn™ Ink.

I also used my Stamparatus so the alignment was perfect every time.  When using StazOn™ with the window sheets and Stamparatus, make sure your pad is inked nicely so you don’t get a “pull” when you remove the stamp from the window sheet … it can be a little sticky!

Make sure your ink is completely dry and then you will “FLIP OVER” your window sheet and color from the backside. If you color on the inked side, the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based and will SMEAR the ink! I love coloring on the backside … helps me stay within the lines a little better …. lol.

Once your coloring is done coloring … I used the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs, place glue dots behind some of your stamped images to hide them and then attach your window sheet to the Sparkle Glimmer Sheet.

Those little white dots you see on the colored images are actually the glitter showing through. I tried several times to capture the way the glitter comes through the colored areas but the window sheet reflects the light. This technique is really simple and your results are stunning! My camera definitely cannot see what the eye can. I’ll work on that.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique. You will be amazed at how easy it is and how beautiful your results are. All you need are Window Sheets, StazOn™ Ink, assorted Stampin’ Blends, and the Sparkle Glimmer paper … in fact, you can use Silver Glimmer paper as well.

Thank you for joining me today …

Have a beautiful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

 

Guest Stamper: Kathie D.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was made by Kathie Demmon at our 2019 Holiday Stamping Retreat for our Attendee Swap.  It was one of my favorites because of it’s uniqueness; you see, Kathie used the Layering Circle Dies to create a wreath … how stunning is this card!

In Silver, Gold and White Glimmer paper this card is absolutely stunning.  The circles in silver and gold create the focal point and draws your eye right in. It is accented with silver and glimmer foliage and snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers dies.

The Merry Christmas comes from the Half Full stamp set (Retired) and cut with our Layering Oval dies.  A few dots on the background using her Chalk pen and a couple of Rhinestones and the card is complete…  Completely stunning!

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit my blog today. I hope you enjoyed Kathie’s card as much as I did. I will get a better photo and share it with you tomorrow along with another beautiful card.

Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow ~

Have a good day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Something for Everything …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share a sneak peek from Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin …

When sharing special occasions with special friends, it’s nice to have choices. That’s why Paper Pumpkin is delivering Something for Everything in the month of December. This smartly designed, versatile kit includes supplies for 12 full-sized cards and envelopes as well as a 13-sentiment stamp set you won’t want to miss. Visit my Paper Pumpkin page and sign up today!

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

Check out this video for a fun sneak peek of December’s super-versatile card kit from Paper Pumpkin!

This kit delivers supplies for 12 cards and a stamp set with 13 all-occasion sentiments. Don’t miss out. Subscribe by December 10!

Let me know if you have any questions about this versatile kit … I’m thinking this is one you don’t want to miss out on, so if you’ve ever thought of checking out Paper Pumpkin … Give December a try!  It’s also a great month to “GIFT” Paper Pumpkin!!

Thank your for dropping by today … I’ll be back tomorrow with a little more from my Holiday Retreat!

Have an amazing day ~

Loyal & True: Guest Stamper … Gloria

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Today is the day we honor and salute all our brothers and sisters who served this country … whether retired, active or those who gave all, we celebrate their bravery and dedication. So today, I have a very special card made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Gloria Helmbrecht.

She is also served our country (THANK YOU GLORIA) and created this card for our Leadership event this spring (and she gave one to me)!!  Gloria used the Loyal & True stamp set …

I loved the swooshes of red so I asked Gloria how she did it, and she said she just sponged the background … Love it!!  It gives a lot of movement to the card, like the flag is actually waving.

The simplicity of the card really makes a statement … Today is the perfect day to share this card with you, as we honor the men and women who served our country and defended our freedoms… true hero’s. Here are my family members that came to welcome home Art’s Honor Flight this past Saturday …

Carl, Randy, Rita, Sam, Jereme, Richard, Sheila, Carla, Andy, and myself.

What an amazing experience it was to be able to welcome home all of these HERO’S … Makes me want to be there for each and every Honor Flight. Not sure I can do that but I’m thinking of some ways in which I can do something to help more soldiers make that flight … and I’ll be asking for your help.

My brother-in-law Arthur Schroeder is in the third row … far right.

Thank you to all the Veterans past and present We appreciate all you have done for us.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day,

Today’s Stampin’ Supplies …