Christmas in July … Oh my!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are one of those crafters that can’t wait to get started on their Christmas cards …. I have some fun project ideas and holiday sale items to share with you today!!  As you saw yesterday, Stampin’ Up! has added “Stamp Sets” to the Clearance Rack and there are some great items on there to start working on your Christmas Cards early, plus there are papers and embellishments you can get at a discount as well … Crafting on a budget, love it!!

Let’s begin with the Beautiful Baubles Photopolymer Stamp Set (147765) Price: $17.00 $12.75

Deck the halls and everything else with beautiful baubles, bursting with color and delight!

The Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies (147924) Price: $31.00 $18.60

Looking for an answer to quick -n- easy Christmas Cards … Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (149903) Price: $11.00 $4.40

Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel. Check out these cute card samples ….

Did I mention … the Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits (140278) Price: $30.00 $18.00 are also on the Clearance Rack!!

Create your own die-cut Christmas scene with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies …

You can see that the Dashing Along Designer Series paper and the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies are a pair made in crafting heaven ….

So … I’ll let you get busy at your cardmaking and I’ll get back to setting up for my next class … I’ll be sure to share some of that with you tomorrow.  Thank you for dropping in.

Have a wonderful day ~

Here is a list of all the items on the Clearance Rack …

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Stamps on the Clearance Rack!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I just had to let you know that for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—but I want to make sure you’re aware so you can get these great stamp sets at a discount!

The stamp sets on the clearance rack are while supplies last!. Here are a few of my favorites …

Illuminated Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
147833 / Only $15.75

Here are some beautiful samples made with this stamp set …

Oh my … one of my favorites that was gone before I really got to use it 😦 What’s great about this is the coordinating die is also on the clearance rack!!

Beautiful Blizzard Clear-Mount Stamp Set
148562 / Price: $23.00 $17.25

Here are some samples for you … LOVE IT!!

I’m also sharing this video so you can see how beautifully the stamp set and die work together, and some neat tips …

The Beautiful Blizzard stamp set includes images, sentiments, and is perfect for creating that winter snow storm. The Blizzard Thinlets die is a great way to give your project snowflake embellishments. Don’t wait, find them on my website www.lindaluvs.stampinup.com or give me a call 262-334-1009 and get your Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.

Here are a few more samples ….

There are many more on the clearance rack that I’m sure you’ll fall in love with too … One of my Halloween stamp sets (and coordinating dies) are on there as well.  Check it out, and please, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow.

Have a lovely day ~

 

 

 

Mini Pizza Boxes … All Decked Out!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well.  It’s finally warming up here but it’s coming with rain … however, I’ll take the rain over the blizzard conditions to the west of us!! Stay warm my friends!

Today I’d like to share another Sale-a-bration item … The Mini Pizza Box and the many different ways it can be decked out (and stuffed) Did you know two good sized cookies fit in there!!

First lets team up the Pizza Box with another Sale-a-Bration item, the “Home to Roost” stamp set.  How cute are these two items together.

Next … I would like to share one of my mantle gifts from a past Stamping Retreat.  I turned the pizza box into a “gift box”… and I embossed the top flap!! Did you know that you can use your folders to emboss the cover of the pizza box.  I decked it out with a silver glitter bow on top and rhinestones on the front … they were so pretty!

A project that our attendees made were these festively decorated pizza boxes with three gift tags tucked inside.  These also made a cute little gift, whether they wanted to share them or keep the gift box with tags for themselves … we had a blast making them and they were pretty easy to make.

Let’s move away from Christmas and head over to a birthday celebration … this cute box is surely filled with lots of happy surprises and birthday wishes.  The pizza box is paired up with the “Postcard Pals” stamp set, and I know of few of my grandchildren who would love to get this for their birthday ….

If you don’t have little kids or grandchildren to deck out one of the pizza boxes … why not try the “One Wild Ride” stamp set with it.  What a fabulous way to deck out a gift card, certificate or hey … cash!!

I hope you enjoyed the five fun ways to decorate your pizza boxes … they’re so cute I wonder if they’ll even care what’s inside!  With just a $50 order, you can add these to your goodies for FREE.  Or … if you have more supplies you need to stock up on, you can add that handsome Rooster as well.

Thank you so much for spending part of your Wednesday with me …

Have yourself and awesome day.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas Eve …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I have been MIA (missing in action) … I have been working extra hours at the store and finally got to do my Christmas shopping and getting ready for the holiday.

I hope your Christmas Season is filled with happiness, family and friends…

Merry Christmas Eve …

Hugs to you,

Linda

 

Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

Thank you for spending a part of your Thursday with me …

Enjoy your day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

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Simply Sunday: Christmas Cards Made Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share beautiful yet simple cards that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

If you want to step it up a bit …

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front.

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper adds a beautiful layer to your card with ease. This pattern reminds me of poinsettia’s.  You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! This amazing laser cut paper has Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

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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