There are No Mistakes in Stamping …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a cute card that I created from a “boo boo” that I made during my Color Your Season Class on Thursday night.  On our first card we stamped the floral image and colored it, on the third card we use two of the dies to create some layers …. however, I cut the die shapes out, out of my floral image Oh my …  so I created a form of the eclipse card!!

Can you see the beautiful layering? From a boo-boo it turned out pretty cool … lol.  My card front it popped up with the dimensionals, the second layer is adhered directly to the base of my card and the center is popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals as well… giving this card a very unique look.

It was created on Whisper White cardstock and was stamped in Momento Ink using the floral image from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set. I used the New set of Watercolor Pencils to color in my image and the blender pen to give it a more watercolor effect. Our class also used the Stampin’ Blends and Aqua Painters to create cards with this bundle and the new Watercolor Pencils (they are amazing) this whole bundle is amazing!!

Our colors of the Watercolor Pencils were Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. Oh yes, and Crushed Curry for our flower centers.  Simply color just like you did as a kid, then use the Blender Pen to soften the look!  After layering the pieces I added the new Glitter Dots to the card to take up just a little of the white space.

See … there really are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities unfolding!! Hope you enjoyed todays card and that it inspires you to create outside of the box. Or at least, not to throw your boo-boo’s away!!

Thanks for checking in on my today, tomorrow I will share my “Sneak Peek” into the holiday catalog with you.

Have yourself an awesome day!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Simply Sunday: Blooming Savings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several projects I’d like to share with you. Each comes from our Paper Pumpkin kits … What can be simpler than that? Right now your first month is 50% OFF for new subscribers … this way you can take it out for a test drive!!

Want to make amazing projects without the prep work? Meet Paper Pumpkin—a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up! Because sometimes the best way to get creative is INSIDE the box.

Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, papercrafting project. Everything is precut and ready to go. Skip to the fun with us—sign up by CLICKING HERE!

 

I love having the kits on hand because then I’m ready if I need a quick card, or sometimes it’s a great afternoon project to do with my grandkids!!  They love it and I don’t have to drag out all my supplies.

These 3 cards came from the February Paper Pumpkin kit … and they are my alternative to the cards that was in the box.  I do this and share it with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to give them a few more ideas to do with their kits!

This was a quick -n- easy card that looked like I worked so hard on yet the beautiful lazer cut card front was done for us!! I just added the Dazzling Diamonds behind the design and a little pop of color with the ribbon and mat.

This was one of my favorite months and you can tell because it was so easy to play with and come up with additional designs. In fact, I bought myself and extra kit because it had those kit little pillow boxes for treats … Yummy Fun!!

Here are the alternative projects I made from last months Paper Pumpkin.  This one was fun because it coordinated with the Broadway Bound product suite …

How are you liking all the amazing stamping projects? Are you ready to try it out? You may contact me with any questions you many have (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) or message me below.

You may cancel your subscription at any time … or just put it on hold and then restart when your ready again. It’s fun and it’s flexible!!

If you’re ready to Skip to the fun and begin enjoyed your monthly stampin’ kit delivered directly to you — just CLICK HERE to get started!

Thanks for the visit today! I hope you think about this amazing offer, and please know I am here if you have any questions.

Enjoy your day ~

Simply Sunday … Simply Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today for my Simply Sunday post, I thought we could have a little fun!

First we will review some of the cards that I have created and shared here with you, then I’d like you to join me in a little poll … I’d like to see which Bundle of the bundles listed is your favorite in the Occasions Catalog! OR do you have a different favorite?

#1. Lift Me Up Bundle …

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 #2. Sealed With Love Bundle …

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#3. Dragonfly Dreams Bundle …

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#4. Special Reason Bundle …

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Thanks so much for joining in today, I appreciate that you stop by to check out my blog and that you took some time to join in on the fun.  I’ll share the results along with another card tomorrow.

Have an awesome day ~

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED PRODUCTS … Click to view more information or to begin your shopping experience.  Don’t forget with a $50 purchase, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

 

What did we do “before” the … BIGSHOT!?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What DID we ever do before we got out BigShots? Some of us did the fussy cutting and the dry embossing but it was a lot of work! Today I’m here with two great video’s that will explain how easy the BigShot is to use and some great tips! It will explain “when” to use each of the plates “magnetic” and “precision” and which cutting dies to use with them. Then I’ll share 3 cards that I had made.

Say hello to your crafty friend—the Big Shot. It’s a manual, multipurpose die-cutting system that you can use to quickly and easily create die-cut or embossed shapes, tags, and 3D items. It’s portable; no electricity required. And we offer a huge array of dies and accessories to make your crafting fun and easy. 

 

Flourish Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!

My second video is a fabulously fun bundle to work with using your BigShot! Put down those scissors—there’s an easier way to cut detailed flowers and images! Using the Flourish Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot, you can make multiple die-cut flowers in minutes. Watch as we show you how.

Some of you already have this beautiful stamp set and thinlits but if you don’t, just click on the item’s picture below for full details and to begin your shopping.

Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration is in full swing and for each $50 you purchase before shipping & handling, you choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  If you don’t have a SAB Catalog CLICK HERE to view.  (SAB = Sale-a-bration)

You will also receive your “Virtual Rewards” points from me for each $50 you spend.  Speaking of Virtual Rewards …

CONGRATULATIONS to SANDY H.

Sandy chose the stamp set: Celebrate Today for her FREE stamp set! Enjoy Sandy and Thank You!

If you want to learn more about my Virtual Rewards program, just click on the “LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM” logo on the right side of your screen. If your on the phone, it may be above the post or below… or just message me and I will fill you in.  🙂

Thank you for taking time out of your Friday to visit my blog.

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend!

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Kicking Off the Holidays …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Some of you may be on holiday yet today … that is awesome.  I have to go into work this morning to set up our chocolates table and decorate the window for Christmas. For those of you who don’t know, I also manage a Candy Store besides working on my Stampin’ Up! business.

After I return home from work, I plan I going into my Stampin’ Studio and begin creating samples for the upcoming Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalogs.  This morning however, I have a cute card to share with you that I created with the November Paper Pumpkin.

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My technique clubs learned how easy it was to make “Shaker Cards” this month … so today I’ve combined the November Paper Pumpkin with the technique of the Shaker Card!!

During the OnLine Extravaganza, when you purchase $50 (before shipping & handling) with me, I will have a gift for you: The cards we created for Technique Club and the 6 x 6 Technique Sheet (instructions) and tip sheet for making the cards!  You also qualify for My Virtual Rewards point …

BEST DEAL YET – Today “BLACK FRIDAY” and on “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” … I will DOUBLE  your virtual rewards!!  This offer is only good through me, Linda Schnabel.

This is the perfect time to stock up on those items you need, or better yet … give the gift of creativity with any of our wonderful products!  Below are all the items on the “Extravaganza” list and our “Clearance Rack” … Here we go!

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Soar Above the Rest …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared a trio of cards from our 2016 Holiday Stamping Retreat. Today I’d like to share a picture that I took during our retreat …

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Hmmm … why would I show that? Well, if you are a follower of my blog, you know that I spent last weekend with my downline, fellow demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! We did stamping, celebrating and …. Exploring the NEW Occasions catalog!!

Well … I can’t show you that right now, but I can give you a sneak peek, and when I do you will totally understand the correlation between the two!! 

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Oh wait … that’s not it either! Are you catching the “theme” of these photos yet? I am excited to introduce to you a Sneak Peek of the  “Lift Me Up!” bundle …

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I can’t wait to share this awesome bundle with you … Isn’t this awesome!!  A fellow demonstrator created this card, many cards we displayed so that we can get a good look at the new goodies!

Thanks for dropping in today~

Hope your day finds you “Soaring Above the Rest!”

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Star of Light Trio of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Happy Veterans Day” … a big THANK YOU to all our current and past military men and women who put their lives on the line, and those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms here at home. I U.

Today I want to share 3 beautiful cards that we made at our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog … the Star of Light stamp set and Thinlits.

At Retreat and all my stamping events …. it is my mission to show the versatility of the stamp sets or bundles. Here we went from a simple card to beautiful elegance …

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Let’s begin with the center card, created using Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. Simple but pretty and it highlights the stamps, ink and greetings with just a touch of bling to draw your eye to the focal point of the card, the star.

The card on the left uses Pool Party and Island Indigo a fun color combination turned elegant when we sponged the background and used the Silver Foil paper for our star, topped with a beautiful die cut. (This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator) I wish the photo would have reflected the silver so you could see how stunning it really is. We also used the new Metallic Enamel Shapes on the card which works so well with the Silver Foil paper … this was one of our “All attendee Gifts”(also known as Pillow Gifts as they get a package of goodies on their beds as a Thank You for joining us)

Our last card on the right seems to be everybody’s favorite. It was really quite simple to make, but so elegant when done in Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The Enamel Shapes were also used on this card – the package comes with both Silver and Gold.  The designer paper we used comes from the Annual Catalog called “This Christmas”. It’s a specialty designer paper because it is a little thinner than our normal designer paper… but you get more!!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, I would love it if you would please “LIKE” this post at the bottom if you did, and then tell me which one is your favorite!! The key ingredients to make these cards are listed below.

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

I hope you have a marvelous day!

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Stitched from the Heart … Begins tomorrow!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an awesome announcement to share with you …

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Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Now you  have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

 
Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30 No discount
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Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27 $20.25
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Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19 $14.25
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Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75
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Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35 $26.25

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Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23 $17.25
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Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17 $12.75
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Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75

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Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28 $21

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Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20 $15
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Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75
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Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26 $19.50
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Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75

AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.

 

 

With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. This incredible early-release set of 12 dies coordinates well with the stamp sets and these stamp sets will bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off!

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.

 

Thanks so much for checking out our announcement today. Let me know if you have any questions about the new Stitched from the Heart framelits … or the discounted stamp sets.

Hope you are having terrific day!

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A Special Note …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Saturday … and for some of us, an extra long weekend! No work on Monday 🙂 Happy Face!!  I love when I can spend more time in my stamping room and play with my new stampin’ stuff.

Today, I have a beautiful card to share with you. We made this card during my “Floral Phrases” class. The focus of the class was to illustrate the different ways that you could use this awesome bundle.

This card was simple to make but looks extravagant. We begin with the Night of Navy cardstock – cut lengthwise. The inside white and white for the front are both cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.

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Place one of the white sheets on the the New BigShot platform and topped with the Precision Base Plate. The Precision Base Plate will deliver improved performance with this detailed die, giving you the extra fine cut. Place each of the floral dies at the end of the cardstock … there will be a space between them.

Once cut, I used the Die Brush to remove the small cut pieces from the dies. I applied the cut piece to the front of the card using my Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped my greeting from the stamp set onto a 1″ strip of Whisper White and attached it directly to the card. Add a few Pearls and your done with the front … that quick and easy, with beautiful results.

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The inside of the card has a strip of the coordinating Designer Series Paper – Floral Boutique and another of the greetings/verses that come with the Floral Phrases stamp set. This is the first bundle that caught my eye when I first got my annual catalog … I love it!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine (I hope it’s shining by you too).

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Blue Hydrangea …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I am going to share another card I created to display at my THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES class. You will also get a peek at the 3 cards that we made …

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During class our stampers learned several tips on how to use the stamp set and coordinating dies … I will share that with you tomorrow so be sure to stop back. Today I’m showing you how simple it is to create a beautiful Hydrangea card.

We begin by simply sponging some Marina Mist onto Soft Sky … it gives beautiful multi-color blue hues for your flower. Once dry, and it doesn’t take long at all, we placed our framelit over the sponged area and cut out our flower … SIMPLE!

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We embellished the flower with the smallest of pearls from the Basic Pearls sheet. I love the Pearls and the Rhinestones … they are simple to use, and very inexpensive to add a touch of bling / beauty to any card.

The background was done in Whisper White and embossed with the “Sparkle” embossing folder. There are so many folders you could use! Another would be the “Petal Burst” … experiment and have fun.

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We attached our flower by “rolling” the glue dots … they hold beautifully and when rolled, they give a little lift to the flower and adds a bit more dimension to the card.

The greeting comes from the THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES stamp set. I can’t say it enough, if you love “Lovely As a Tree” … you will definitely want to add this bundle to your collection! Just click on the link below to purchase and I will send you a “Thank You” gift in the mail.

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Please let me know if you have any questions on this beautiful “Limited Time” bundle, or anything else. I’m here to help.

Thank you for stopping back today, I hope yours is a good one.

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TO PURCHASE ITEMS USED ON TODAY’S CARD … Just click on any of the images.

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Simply Sunday: Congratulations

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a card with you, that you may find surprising to find on my Simply Sunday post. But just so you know, what looks like you put so much time into, it was quite simple!

Let’s begin with our “Floral Boutique Suite” …This is one of the cards from my Floral Boutique class.

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You’ll find the entire product suite on page 76 and 77 of our annual catalog. Our core colors are Whisper White and Night of Navy, so make sure you pull out the cardstock and coordinating ink.

You’ll cut your cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half to create a “tent” fold. You will also need to cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ to slide behind the front of your card. You’ll emboss the spray of flowers folder from the “Floral Affection” tolder set.

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Next you will cut the smaller piece of the die set at the bottom of your card, this is where the Navy goes – behind the design … just watch those beautiful flowers pop. Before you secure that down, be sure you add your white ribbon.

Now you’re free to stamp all your images, inside and out. The greeting “Congratulations” fits so nicely between the two swags of flowers … Love it!

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I wanted to add even more texture so I punched out the butterflies using the coordinating Designer Series Paper – “Floral Boutique” and vellum.

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I added a string of pearls to my butterfly for the body and to complete the card I just added one of the beautiful “Metal Rimmed Pearls” to highlight the beautiful die cut. It is so delicate, so pretty.

I hope my card inspired you to explore the beauty of this product suite, either to use yours to the fullest or to purchase one.  So many ways you can use this.

Thank you for taking time out of  your Sunday to stop by.

Have a beautiful day!

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TODAY’S PRODUCT LIST …

You can click on any item to find out more about it or to begin your shopping. Thank you.

 

The Smallest Things …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s card is created with the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and coordinating punch. This is one of the bundles you can purchase and save 10% right off the top!

Don’t forget that the Bonus Days are going on now and all purchases of $50 (before Shipping & Taxes) will get you a coupon worth $5 to spend next month!

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A simple card really, I began with a Whisper White base and a Soft Sky mat. The stem and leaves were stamped with Garden Green. I then set out to create my flower.

The flower was punched from Whisper White … 3 larger petals and 2 smaller petals. The center of the flower was punched from the smaller petal on the punch out of Crushed Curry cardstock. And finally the base of the flower was punched out of Garden Green from the star like image on the punch.

I put a dab of adhesive onto the bottom part of each of my 3 larger petals, put them together and fanning them out slightly to create the back of my flower.  With a dimensional… I added the Curry petal in the center.

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I then began the front piece of the flower … the two pieces were adhered together and  fanned it out to cover the center piece and then popped them up with dimensionals as well.

To complete the flower, I wrapped the star like image around the front and the back of my flower and curled up the sides as much as I could so it appears the flower is sitting inside of it. This image really shows the dimension of the card nicely, including our banner.

The banner was punched from our triple banner punch and stamped in Garden Green with the words from the “Layering Love” stamp set. I love the wording in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, however I wanted to use this verse because it fit so well with just a single flower. The banner was anchored with 2 pearls to complete the card.

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Hope you enjoyed. Please feel free to leave a comment, I love to hear what you think.

Thank you for checking in on my blog today…

Have a good one!

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STAMPIN’ SUPPLY HIGHLIGHTS …

These two items will qualify you for the “BONUS DAYS” Coupon!

Throwback Thursday: Tea Anyone?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Had a wonderful night stampin’ with my Technique club last night. A wonderful group of ladies and it was just what I needed … I’ve been working hard in my stampin’ studio on my retreat and it was so nice to interact with my stampin’ friends face to face. Wish I could have you all over!

Today for Throwback Thursday, we are going back to March 2012 to the “Tea Shoppe” stamp set … oh I loved this set! Here are some of the cards that we made using this set!

Today we have the “A Nice Cuppa” stamp set, and you can bundle it with the “Cups & Kettles” Framlits Dies…. What did we do before them!? Lots of fussy cutting! Ugh!  I LOVE FRAMELITS & PUNCHES!

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This fun layout and color combination is what I really loved with this next card! Early Espresso (what else) and Pool Party … so nice together.

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There were so many cute cards created with this set but this will be my favorite. Did you notice the corner of the card front is tucked behind the “you suit me to a tea” …. hmmm!

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That’s because it locks the fun fold together. It’s like a card inside of a card (sorry for the poor photo quality) and the back is embossed to highlight the inner card. Unique and fun.

Now with the fun designer paper from the “Have a Cuppa” product suite … it all coordinates including the stamp set, cardstock and embellishments!  Check it out on page 34 and 35 of the Occasions Catalog. (click on the catalog on the right to view).

I hope this inspired you to create some fun projects using our new “tea cup” stamp set!

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Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.

Have a good one ~

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Beware of Black Cats!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another cute Halloween card to share and just in case you missed them yesterday … the Weekly Deals will also be featured.

My card today highlights the fabulous bundle; Happy Scenes stamp set & Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, and it that isn’t fun enough … I’ve lured the black cat over from the Festive Fireside Framelits too!

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I wanted my black cat to be peering out the window on Halloween night, and what would one expect to see but a creepy little spider and a full moon! The full moon was created with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and the masking technique. I sponged on So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Perfect Plum to create my All Hallows Eve effect.

I wanted a nice sturdy house to protect me so I used the “Brick” embossing folder. To create the weathered look of the brick, I simply dragged my VersaMark™ pad across it. So simple but it really creates an awesome effect.

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 To complete my card I finished off the inside and wished you all a Happy Halloween! And Many More … is the stamp set my greeting comes from.

Thank you for stopping by my Halloween home and meeting my little black cat!

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Here are the weekly deals and below I’ll have the ingredients for today’s card …

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 TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

If you liked the card you saw today and would like to purchase the supplies, just click on any of the products to begin shopping.  Thank you!

 

 

Delicate Ornaments …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With the release of the new 2015 Holiday Catalog, I wanted to share with you some of the amazing new products! I’ve already shared sneak peeks of Fall and Halloween cards, so today I’m going to bring you Christmas …

I want to focus on the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die and the new Precision Base Plate. This steel plate delivers improved performance with more detailed dies, giving you extra fine cuts.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back to watch this video explaining how it works …

The beautiful card shown in the video is the same card as shown in the Holiday catalog on page 14 – there is where you’ll find the Precision Base plate.

The Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies are on page 15, and can be bundled with the Embellished Ornaments stamp set to save 15%. You’ll be seeing more of these in upcoming blog posts.

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Today I’m using the Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies with the beautiful Winter Wonderland Designer Paper stack and Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

I wanted to use Early Espresso cardstock with my gold paper, but please note that you may need a shim to cut out the delicate ornament even with the Precision Base plate … it is a lot thicker and each BigShot is different. So this is just a “heads-up”.

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I cut the gold paper with the solid image to back my Espresso … the color really gets pulled out when combined with the Winter Wonderland Designer Paper stack. I really loved building this ornament, can’t wait to sit down and “really” play with these.

The fine tip glue pen works wonders when layering these images! I even used it to adhere my designer paper… just put a dot of glue behind the dots on the designer paper. Once dried you can bearly see it.

The greeting comes from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso. I then popped up my ornament to give the card some dimension, the ornament itself give you beautiful texture.

I finished it off with a couple of little pearls and the gold thread. I love the way this card turned out!

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