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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Cards, and Projects, and Tags … Oh my!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a totally cute card from Guest Stamper Jennifer. It’s a sweet little piggy with a Santa hat!! lol  He even has a candy cane for you!

Today I’m going to share a dazzling parade of cards and holiday projects that you can create with the items found in the Clearance rack.  Let us begin with the …

Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies …..


Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies ….

 

Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies …..

Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits ….

Many times we find ourselves a little tight around the holidays, so shopping the Clearance Rack can be the solution and a great way to save money (even it we’re not on a budget).  These make great stocking stuffers for your crafting family and friends.

I also have Gift Certificates available if you’d like to let your friends pick out their favorite products (the new Occasions catalog will be here January 2nd)

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you to help you in your holiday gift giving / shopping.

Thank you so much for dropping in today.

CLEARANCE RACK … Just click on image to view details or begin shopping.

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Peace On Earth Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you the second reason why I had to have the Snowflake Showcase …

If you’re looking for something a little different and that will take that ordinary “snowflake” up a notch, then you too will “melt” over this combination. Yesterday (and the day before) I shared cards that featured the big so today I want to bring back the tree, and the die that turned my head.

WOW … this pretty card was done in the new Soft Seafoam and white – simple. Do you see the “swoosh” of snowflakes? That is one cut with this die … I love this unique shape! I cut this from Vellumn cardstock so you get a soft look.

Each snowflake was highlighted with a rhinestone gem except the large one which I used the snowflake trinket.

This simple yet pretty card could be done in any color and the snowflake swoosh is the centerpiece of the card.  This stamp set and die are only available for a few more days, and then it will be gone.

I hope you enjoyed todays card, I will be back tomorrow featuring the second stamp set in the Snowflake Showcase.

Thanks for dropping in …

Enjoy your day.

Today’s Stamping Supply List …

 

Guest Stamper: Margrethe Hooper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend, got your shopping done or started and maybe a few decorations hung. I worked extra hours, enjoyed an nice Thanksgiving dinner and had some well needed downtime and for all of it, I am grateful.

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was created by my friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator; Margrethe Larsen Hooper. We found each other on-line … Pinterest to be exact, and Stampin’ Up! has made us sisters!

We finally got to meet in person a few weeks ago at the 30th Anniversary Stampin’ Up! OnStage event and it was so much fun to hang out together!

Margrethe’s card was made using the Snowflake Showcase which I will be featuring all week long. This beautiful product suite is only available through then end of November, and when I saw Margrethe’s gorgeous card, I asked if she would allow me to share it on my blog …

I really can’t resist this snowflake … it is so beautiful, and Margrethe’s color combinations and designer paper really bring it to life. The Linen thread and the Subtle textured embossing folder gives the card an organic feel, while the pretty Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle added a touch of elegance.

I hope you enjoyed Margrethe’s card as much as I did… such a beautiful combination of color and textures and it truly highlights the Snowflake Showcase products.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will continue sharing cards from this product suite.

Have a marvelous Monday!!

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Two for Tuesday: Carols of Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you! Today I have double the “Carols of Christmas” from the Merry Little Christmas Product Suite, one of which is the winner from our 2017 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.

Let’s start with the card that I cased from Dawn Olchefske (a fellow demonstrator who does beautiful cards). I was drawn to Dawn’s card right away by the beautiful simplicity of the card …

The “Merry Little Christmas” Designer Series paper is the backdrop to this card. The focal point is created by cutting the trees from the “Card Front Builder” Thinlits Dies out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper … the deer in black to coordinate with the rest of the card.

Next, I’d like to share with you the Winner of our Attendee Swap at our Holiday Retreat this year … Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Our retreat attendee’s vote for the swap cards they like best and the winner receives a Gift Certificate from me to do a little extra Christmas Shopping from the catalog.

Cindy used the “Carols of Christmas” bundle from our Holiday Catalog … stunning! I love the Night of Navy tree’s behind the Silver Glimmer trees, it appears as a shadow and really makes the silver pop!

If you can’t get enough of the Merry Little Christmas product suite which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle … head on over to my website to see more samples! CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Thank you for stopping by today, hope your day is double the fun!

 

 

Two for Tuesday: Star of Light / Guest Stampers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my card from the Brightly Lit Christmas bundle, and said my greeting came from the Star of Light Stamp set … Today, I have 2 beautiful cards to share with you from our Holiday Stamping Retreat!

Both of these cards were created using the Star of Light Stamp Set and the Starlight thinlets, and were done by two of our retreat attendees!!

Our first card was created by our first guest stamper: Peggy…

I love the simplicity of this card, the Night of Navy and Whisper White, highlighted with the Silver Glimmer paper really does create the “Star of Wonder”.

In addition to the stamp set and dies, Peggy used the Gently Falling Embossing Folder to add some texture to the card … it’s just so pretty.

My second guest stamper is Kathie …

Kathie’s card was created in what we call the “Z-Fold” card. This gives your card a real wow factor but it’s Kathie’s placement of her stamping and die cuts that bring out the real beauty of the card.

Kathie also used the Night of Navy and Whisper White, highlighted with the Silver Glimmer paper.

Both of these cards are totally different and showcase the elegance and beauty of this Stamp Set: Star of Light. Don’t forget the Starlight Framelit Dies … Simply beautiful!!

I thank you for joining me today and hope these beautiful cards have inspired your holiday card making.

Have a bright, beautiful day ~

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Warmth of the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hearts Come Home for Christmas bundle … one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.  You’ve seen the video, you saw Kris’s swap and now I have one of our Retreat cards to share with you.

My color pallet was simple; Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Silver…

I also used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to create the snow effect. The silver glimmer paper was used behind the houses and in our snowflake.

The ink coordinates (Cherry Cobbler) with our designer paper … and the greeting comes from the stamp set that is included in our bundle.

Simple layout with stunning results!  Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve done with this bundle… it will really shake things up!

Till then …

Have an awesome day!

Guest Stamper: KRIS H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share another one of the cards that my Retreat Attendee’s made for their swap. I’m so glad that I did not have to vote, because these cards were awesome.

My guest stamper today is Kris H. She used the “Hearts Come Home” bundle and teamed it with the “Hearth and Home” dies! Clever … right!!

I love the look of this card and the warmth of the season that it that it illuminates.

I think I’ll have to pull out my Hearth and Home die and create a few of these myself.  Can you image using the Santa stamp from the “Hearts Come Home” stamp set and having him soaring through the sky while looking out your window!

The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today.

Have a warm and wonderful day ~

 

The Warmth of Mittens …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine in my Stampin’ Studio with a club on Saturday and then a whole lot of stampin’ and creative juices flowing to complete my Holiday Retreat. I’m so excited!

The last couple days I have shared creations from the Snowflake Sentiments bundle … an elegant one, a quick -n- simple one, so today I thought we should have some fun!! I’m going to warm your hearts with some cute little mittens!

I love this fun card because it also look nostalgic … the beautiful edge framelit reminds me of a doily! The little holes are part of the framelit. I layered it with Garden Green to pull that color out of the mitten pattern from the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper.

I love how the snowflakes cut out and fit right into the shape of the edgelit die … there is also a snowflake stamp that fits in there as well. Just had to add a little sparkle to my snowflakes so I brought out the Rhinestones and topped off the card with the “Quilted Christmas” 1/4″ ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed that touch of home with this fun and nostalgic card … stop back tomorrow to see what I’ll come up with! It will be the last of my Snowflake Sentiments showcase.

I know it’s Monday … but have a great day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List ….

 

Ready for Christmas!? Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Quick post today to share a video introducing an amazing bundle in the upcoming Holiday catalog!

Grab your cup of coffee, kick back and relax while we introduce you into the “Ready for Christmas” bundle …

That was Bonnie, Director of training at Stampin’ Up! sharing some of the many festive combinations you can create with the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

Now you can get ready for Christmas with the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies! Even better–buy them together in a bundle and save 10%!

My stampin’ customers’ Holiday Catalogs are on their way to your homes!

If you’re new to my blog or newsletter and would like me as your creative coach (demonstrator) … all you need to do is place a $35 order and I’ll send you a Holiday Catalog and “Welcome” Gift as well!

I want to thank you all for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post … I’m working with the tasty Coffee Café bundle for an upcoming class, so I’ll share one of my creations!

This bundle is so fun to work with… I had no idea all of the neat cards you can make with the Coffee Café bundle!!

Thanks again and I’ll see you tomorrow ~

Have an awesome day!

Wishing You a Season of Wonderful ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a really cute card to share with you. If you attended my 2016 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat, you may recognize part of it! We made a set of tags using the “Hang Your Stocking” stamp set and “Christmas Stocking” Thinlit Dies (143512 – Bundle & Save 10%) … and with all the demands of the Holidays, I needed a quick card so I used one of those tags ….

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I apologize for the poor quality of the photo (my camera died) What next? Oh wait … Don’t ask!! Positive thoughts only 🙂  The color pallet of the card is Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and the new Emerald Envy.

I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the white background and the Lucky Star’s on the tag … a nice contrast but not over powering. The tag is just a simple 2″ wide piece of cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punched at the top.

When cutting the stockings out … I just layered the dies on one color and cut them out, then I switched colors and repeated, this way you can mix and match colors! It’s a lot of fun and a great family project. Have some fun with it, make tags, make cards …  Make Memories

Thank you for taking time out to check out my blog today.

Wishing you a Season of Wonderful ~

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Rudolph & Santa’s Sleigh …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today with the second of my two December Club Cards …

I used Santa’s Sleigh bundle.  I began with the Real Red base and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper for my background. I then stamped Rudolf with Soft Suede onto Soft Suede cardstock …. then cut him out with the coordinating framelit…

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The sleigh was created by layering two of the die cuts … the main part of the sleigh was cut from the Gold Foil paper and then the ornate outside was cut from Real Red cardstock.

Rudolph’s reins were made with the Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine … it connects the white from the background and the red from the sleigh so everything coordinates.

We did a partial tree using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, another thinlit from the bundle.  We finished off the card with our Greeting from the stamp set, the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a Rhinestone colored red for Rudolph’s nose.

Thanks for spending a part of your Saturday with me!

Enjoy the day ~

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Star of Wonder … Star of Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh baby … It’s Cold Outside!

Today I’d like to share a card with you that we made in our December Technique Club.  December is usually when we hold our “Club Christmas Parties” so we pass on the technique and just stamp 2 cards.

Today I will share the first of two cards.  On this card we used the “Star of Light” bundle … one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog. I must say that it is very hard this year to pick a favorite, there are so many awesome sets and bundles from this holiday catalog.

 

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This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator, it was too pretty not to share with everyone else!

I began with the new In Color “Dapper Denim” and the “Silver” Glimmer Paper with a touch of Whisper White. We stamped the spray of stars on the front with the Craft Whisper White, then the small stars in
Dapper Denim.

Our silver piece is 4 x 5-1/4 and you will cut your star from the center of this piece … this will also be the “mat” for the Dapper Denim piece you’ve just stamped on, which was cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  I used “glue dots” to hold the majority of the pieces together.

The Whisper White was cut into a banner and stamped with one of the beautiful greeting.

I will be back tomorrow with the second of my 2 cards.  This one I designer myself … and just remember that you can receive these cards along with a special little treat from me when your purchase an order of $50 or more before shipping and Handling ~

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!

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Simply Sunday: A Merry Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the delay … I don’t think I”m going to get the option of waiting until January to get my new computer!

But let’s get to the fun part!!  Yesterday you got a chance to see the new November 2016 Paper Pumpkin and as promised I am going to show you a little bit different version!

It’s always fun to open up the box each month and discover what resides inside!  I was happy to see the beautiful die cuts, but loved that we got 2 stampin’ spots and a really nice stamp set!

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Not sure if you could tell by the video yesterday, but these are “Note Card”size cards, which are perfect for gift giving, but if you’d like to turn these into beautiful cards to send … I have a simple answer for you.

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I simply added a Island Indigo mat to the layered card (skipped the vellum) and embossed the 1/2 of what used to be the card!  I then mounted that onto a Pool Party card base. I chose the Island Indigo mat to coordinate with my greeting.

There’s nothing simpler than Paper Pumpkin, even it you are changing it up a bit!

Sign up today with a 3-month (or more) paid subscription and get a FREE cute little Paper Pumpkin tote from me! It holds 2 Paper Pumpkin kits easily so you can grab them a go to a friends to stamp, I love stamping with others…. it’s just more FUN!

Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me…

Have a wonderful day!

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Wonderful Winterland …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve teased you long enough, and shown you the outside of the new Paper Pumpkin box, now it’s time to open it up and let the fun escape!

 

The weather outside is wonderful! It’s time to get cozy by the fireplace with some hot chocolate and the Wonderful Winterland Kit. With gently falling flurries and houses nestled on the hillsides, this picturesque project is sure to warm your heart. The kit includes all the supplies you need to make eight cards and spread.

Thanks for checking out my blog …

Stop back tomorrow and check out what I’ve done with this cute kit!

Have a great day.

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