A Walk through the Winter Woods …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sometimes we look for holiday cards that are a little on the simple side, earthy, more masculine … well, today is the day for you. I have a wonderful card to share with you that I created using the Winter Woods stamp set.

I started this card using Very Vanilla cardstock … base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ background that I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds such a nice texture to the card.

I stamped the birch in Soft Suede on a piece of 2-3/4″ by 3-3/4″ Very Vanilla and then I tied a bow around it … to keep the natural look of the card I used the Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart!! Love the way it adds so much texture to your card.

I chose to mat the tree with the beautiful Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (Merry Merlot) and measures 3″ x 4″, just to add a little holiday color -n- sparkle.

The greeting comes from the Winter Woods stamp set so no need to look any further, and is stamped in Merry Merlot to coordinate with the glimmer paper. To finish it off, I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

A nice simple layout with touches of texture and dimension to bring our nature scene alive… and a touch of holiday bling!!

Thank you for taking a stroll in the woods with me today, hope you enjoyed the view!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper Anne T.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was made by one of my Holiday Retreat attendees for our annual Attendee Swap!!   This magical card was made by Anne Tonsor … We begin with the background which was created using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The Christmas was cut from the beautiful Gold Shimmer paper and comes from the Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle as does the stamped “wishes”.  Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope your Sunday is a good one.

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Christmas Wishes my Deer …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you someone who loves the look of nature yet wants to bling it up for the holidays?  I have something that may just interest you.  Today I have a card to share that I created with two awesome bundles …. Dashing Deer and Winter Woods.

This card gives you layers of dimension which starts with the color on color stamped in the background … My color choice is Shaded Spruce (with Shaded Spruce ink) which really gives you depth and is matted with Silver Foil.

Bringing you closer to the deer is the addition of the Vellum Cardstock trees … it added a nice touch of a wintery color and is then framed in Whisper White.

Before attaching my deer we needed to stamp our greeting … We used the “Happiest Christmas Wishes” from the Dashing Deer stamp set and omitted the “Happiest” to give you Christmas Wishes in Shaded Spruce.

The deer was cut from this Silver Foil and mounted with dimensionals in the center and I glued the ends onto my frame. The silver turns this natural card into a stunning holiday card … see how easy it would be to turn it down a bit with natural colors and add a Birthday Wish instead?!

This card may be layered but it was really easy to create … now you have the pattern so you can make some for yourself too.

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me.  Have a wonderful Saturday!

I’ll see you tomorrow with my Simply Sunday share.

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It’s Your Day!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card that I created using the second of the two stamp sets offered in the Snowflake Showcase

The stamp set is the Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set. This set also coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

For my card today I’m using a technique called the “Wreath” or “In the Round” technique. I’m not really showcasing that today … I am working on a video to show how this is done, and it is done using the Stamparatus. This is the card we made at my Advanced Stamparatus Class …

The background was embossed with the “Layered Leaves” Dynamic embossing folder.  This is one of my favorites because it goes with so many different stampin’ styles.

The floral wreath was done in Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry with a touch of Pear Pizzazz … these colors were also used in my cardstock layers.  We used a template created to make our wreath and with the Stamparatus the flowers are inked and stamped in perfect placement.

Each of the flowers has a Rhinestone but to jazz it up we colored the rhinestones to match the colors we used, but put the opposite colors on the flower … so light on dark and dark on light.

Greeting is also included in the stamp set and was simply stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and was punched with our circle punches.

With the use of the Stamparatus … this card is super simple to make. I’m hoping to have a video for your soon. Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Enjoy your day today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Last 2 days to purchase the Snowflake Showcase products.

 

A Blizzard of Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I see you made it through Monday!! lol  Me too … now we can get on with the rest of the week, and another Snowflake card!!

I have to admit that when I first saw this come out, I thought, another snowflake stamp set??? But WOW … this is so different from the others, first there is the cool stamp that sprinkles down the snowflakes! Let me show you …

See how my Tranquil Tide snowflakes gently fall from the top of the Pool Party cardstock? That is the stamp … nothing fancy from me!! I just fell in love with this (the other reason I bought it will be featured on tomorrows card).

There is nothing lacking on the beautiful snowflake die either, especially when its cut from the new “Sparkle” Glimmer paper. If you thought the Dazzling Diamonds that retired last year was pretty … wait till you see this!

The little snowflake is cut with the White Velveteen paper (Sold Out) and backed with the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper and topped off with a Clear Faceted Gem. If the layering of snowflakes didn’t add enough texture to my card … I added the Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon as well.

The greeting is included in the Snow is Glistening Stamp set and is stamped in Tranquil Tide.  Don’t you just love this color combination!! Hope you enjoyed my Snowflake Card and that it “melts” your heart!

Thank you for dropping in for a visit today!

Have a good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you like what you’ve seen and would like to purchase any of the items to create this card, just click on the photo, it will take you to my online store.  Remember that a purchase over $50 will qualify your for my Virtual Rewards points – when you collect 10, I will send you a card allowing you to pick any stamp set of your choice! Let me know if you need any help.  Thank you ❤

 

Simply Sunday: Snow is Glistening

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ahhh … we really do enjoy life on a much simpler note don’t we? And why not, that gives us more time to do the things we really enjoy. I do enjoy my stamping but I still like simple, and pretty … and today I have both for you in one card.

Today’s card features the Snow is Glistening stamp set, which is only limited until the end of the month, and I will be showing your more cards in the next few days.

Today’s card is fully embossed in gold … a simple technique that creates stunning results. You can get your glam on and texture in one shot.  The back piece, the tree and the greeting are all embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the heat gun.

  1. Rub your cardstock with the Embossing Buddy. This will absorb any oils left by your fingers, and eliminate static. Both of these can hold unwanted embossing powder onto your cardstock
  2. Ink up desired image (the tree) with VersaMark™ and stamp onto your cardstock.
  3. Sprinkle your embossing powder over the VersaMark™ ink, and tap off excess embossing powder.
  4. With the heat gun, hold the gun over the embossing powder until the dull embossing powder turns into a beautiful gold.

The embossed pieces have the Gold Foil cardstock as a mat which adds a little more shine and elegance to your card. I’m using Very Vanilla cardstock with my gold today.

The greeting was also embossed in gold and then punched out with the circle punch and coordinating scallop punch. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some added dimension and your card is complete.

If you love the simple elegance of this card, then this is the technique for you. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful stamped in various colors as well, but the gold is stunning.

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you stop back as I will be sharing more cards with the Snowflake Showcase product suite.

Enjoy your Sunday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you’d like what you see and want to purchase any of the items used, you can begin by clicking on the item … this will take you to my online store. Any orders over $50 (before Shipping & Handling) will qualify for my Stampin’ Rewards.

 

 

Two beautiful cards & One spectacular promotion!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the details for the Online Extravaganza, plus 2 stunning Christmas Cards I want to share with you!! The cards are a combination of the stamp set “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog and the beautiful Graceful Glass 6″ X 6″ Designer Vellum from our Annual Catalog… the big one!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS
* Bags
* Brads and Buttons
* Cards and Envelopes
* Cardstock
* Designer Series Paper
* Embossing material
* Glitter
* Ribbons
* Twine
* Specialty Paper
* Tags
* Washi Tape

November 25–26
STAMPS & KITS
* Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
* Project kits
* Card kits
* Kit refills
* Memories & More
* Punch box kits

November 27–28
TOOLS & INK
* Adhesives
* Applicators
* Cleaners
* Cutting tools
* Embossing folders
* Framelits and thinlits
* Ink Pads
* Ink refills
* Markers
* Punches
* Scoring Tools
* Stamp blocks and cases

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this sale, or if you will need any help placing your order.

As I shared earlier in the post, the cards you are about to see are a combination of the stamp set “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog and the beautiful Graceful Glass 6″ X 6″ Designer Vellum from our Annual Catalog… and the Vellum will be on sale November 23rd and 24th!

Aren’t these cards just stunning! I love the look of stained glass in combination with the “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog. The O, Holy Night card is my favorite.

The vellum is subtle and uncolored on this card but it still makes a statement.  The beautiful star that draws your eye to the card and then the use of the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies as it highlights the Three Wisemen… I love it!!

The “Hope” Card is beautiful too with it’s colored vellum. This card also used the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies and the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. What’s neat about this card is, you have a beautiful layout now, and you can transform it just by switching color pallets … the blues would be gorgeous too.

Remember … The dies, folders, and designer papers from the Annual Catalog will be on sale. Save 10% on the majority of the products needed to create these cards.

Let me know if you need any help placing your order, or if you just have a question about it.

Thank you for the visit today,

Hope your day is a good one.

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