Let’s Trim the Town …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my collection of cards that I created using the Coming Home Bundle / Trimming the Tree Product Suite. The “SUITE” includes …

the “bundle” at a 10% savings, the designer paper, ribbons, and embellishments. The bundle includes the stamp set and dies … 10% savings! Lets take a look at all you can do with this product suite!

My first card highlights two of the patterns in the beautiful Trimming the Town Designer Series paper. I complimented this with the Beautiful World Bundle. The designer paper says holiday greetings in many languages … thus the world! Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to mix and create with several bundles.

My next card is a pretty quick -n- easy card to create. The background is our designer paper, the snow is cut with the dies, and then I hand stamped and colored a cozy cabin in the woods. This would also make a cute birthday card!

Ready for fun and a “waste not” card? The snow scene was created with the die and I flipped the middle one over so the curve was opposite of the others. Then because the dies actually cut out images from the designer paper … I cut out the ones on the bottom that were “not” full houses and buried them in the snow!!

I used the designer paper with the multi-language greetings again to highlight my Snow Globe Ornament. This was actually very easy to create and makes for a FUN card for the recipient!!

I loved using the Trimming the Town Designer paper to decorate the “other side” of the Christmas Countdown kit! The kit comes with everything you need to create a Christmas Countdown calendar, so … when they took out the candy and flipped the little boxes around … the created a cute winter scene!!

Here is my version of the “Slimline” Card … so easy to create when you are working with a designer paper that already has the perfect scene on it!!

This card highlights the designer paper … the background, tree and “layered” house are all cut from the designer paper. This card also features the “Foam Adhesive Sheets” … these are so cool to create with, it’s a double sided adhesive sheet that you can die cut!!

Here (above) is my “Shaker Card” created with an envelope … You heard that right, a clear envelope! It is FUN … Easy and you can Learn How when you CLICK HERE and watch my video! More of that amazing designer paper!! Here is another that would work perfectly as a snowy Birthday card!!

Ahhh … yes, my hand built retreat house!! This card shows how you can layer the houses to build on as big as you would like. I wanted a nice big one so I could invite you all to stamp with me!!

Last but not least is my simply pretty card that showed you how the new Blending Brushes can create a background to highlight your focal point. This card was showcased on yesterdays blog post.

I hope you enjoyed going through all of my “Coming Home” cards … this suite / bundle is fun and easy to create with. You still have two more days before it is gone forever. I listed the supplies below.

Thanks for hanging with me today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥ 

Happy New Year! Sharing 2 Cards today …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy New Year to you and your families. I think we are all looking forward to a happier and healthier New Year! I have 2 cards I’d like to share with you today, and a video I recorded while making them … explains my train of thought while creating.

I am using the COMING HOME Bundle which retires in 3 days 😦 The Holiday Mini catalog ends on January 4th, 2021 so if you are interested in anything in the catalog, you will want to get it before then! Let’s take a peek at what I was up to …

I had to chuckle when I discovered you could “layer” the houses!! Sometimes we just miss the obvious … lol. For me, it just created more excitement as do even MORE with this bundle than I thought. One thing I didn’t mention in the video is “why” I colored my building red … I wanted it to look like a big lodge in the middle of a beautiful … calm … forest. The perfect spot for my Retreat House!!

Of course … it’s also a perfect place to retire (for other people) lol. I dream of owning my own retreat house so we could gather and stamp whenever we wanted to!!

My next card highlights the new Blending Brushes and Foam Adhesive Sheets ….

The Blending Brushes created a soft glow around my die cut circle as to highlight it, and the Foam Adhesive Sheets turns anything into a dimensional sticker!! I am having a ball playing with them. Think what you could do on your scrapbook pages!! Mind blown!

I also shared a great little tip on how you can still stamp your cardstock if you put your dimensionals on first! I’ve said it a million times … there are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to embellish (or get creative!).

Hope you enjoyed my little video and cards today. Thank you so much for spending the first day of the New Year with me!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥ 

Ode’ To My Stampin’ Friends ~

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing the card I made last night (and updated!) and the video. I changed up the card just a bit … because I had shared how to use the Foam Adhesive Sheets, I thought that you should see how it looks on this card! The layers are amazing and I can’t wait for you to see it …

Yes … I popped up the tree as well and I die cut my greeting using the Foam Adhesive Sheets!!

I will be sharing the card with the hand stamped houses tomorrow along with the little die cut house which will include a video!! Here is the video from last night for those who missed the Facebook LIVE ….

To view the video … just click on it.

There was a lot of information to share, and I was a bit under the weather but I hope you enjoyed the stamping tips and the New Foam Adhesive Sheets and how you can use with the dies!! I love that 🙂

You many have noticed that I used dimensionals to pop up the tree as well had how we popped up the layers to our house last night. You can also see that I did find a place for the heart … but that was after I decided to try cutting the “miss you” from the “Well Written” Dies from the Annual Catalog.

I was amazed and thrilled at how wonderfully my die cut greeting cut out of the foam and really turned out. When I pulled the die from the foam, the die cut foam remained in the die, so I I left and then pushed out the centers to expose the word. Because the back was already off, it exposed the adhesive so I laid it directly onto my card and then pulled the die off.

You do see the little marks from the die so I used “Wink of Stella” to not only highlight my greeting but to distract they eye from those little marks … it worked!! I also put Stella onto the heart … it darkened the color a little and gave it the sparkly sheen we all love from stella!! It just really makes the card pop!

I’m thrilled at how our card turned out and I thank those of you who helped out last night! The greeting is an ode’ to you … my stampin’ friends. I truly “Miss You” and stamping with you in person, whether it was in Club, Classes or at my Retreats … I Miss You!!

Thank you for following my blog posts, for hanging out with me on my Facebook LIVES and joining me during my LIVE Stamp Parties!! I have another coming soon, and will be posting the information shortly.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the “stamped” houses and a video!

Enjoy your New Years Eve ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥ 

Ho Ho Ho … Look at the Snow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

They say third time is a charm, so today is my third and last (for now) in my series of cards from the Trimming the Town Suite Collection. Today I’ll be using the dies from the bundle with focus on the Trimming the Town designer paper.

Our back ground is Pool Party and Snow … well, Whisper White cut into hills of fluffy layers of snow.

The dies not only cut out the stamped images but they also cut the house images on your designer paper … now that is what I call extra value.

I have another great tip that will bring even more value to your bundle … when cutting out the images on your designer paper (yes, you can cut out the trees too!) Don’t forget to cut the partial images as well … this is what I used, and hid them behind the snow!!

With our partial buildings and trees deep in the snow banks, I couldn’t help but add those sweet little Adhesive-backed Snowflakes.

This next picture shows a spattering of the “Wink of Stella” … this is done by tapping it onto a marker or such…

Just a reminder ….

When you purchase the Coming Home Stamp set individually or as part of the bundle or suite … $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥ 

From My Home to Yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the second in my series of cards from the Trimming the Town Suite Collection. Today I’ll be using the dies from the bundle along with the designer paper.

The Trimming the Town designer series paper is the backdrop to the card … with the forest of trees and a sprinkling of snow, it’s the perfect setting for my cabin.

I stamped my cabin on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Momento ink and then colored it with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Real Red for the Door and So Saffron for the Windows.

The snow was cut from the die included in the Coming Home Bundle… The greeting comes from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

The “Warm Wishes” greeting fits perfectly in this serene setting. I have fallin’ in love with this bundle… besides being an amazing bundle/suite, you can make a difference with the purchase of the set …

When you purchase the Coming Home Stamp set individually or as part of the bundle or suite … $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit me and learn about this opportunity to help others. Please let me know if you have any questions …. I am available to help.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥ 

Christmas Town …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to share with you a very special suite, and one that I showcased last weekend at my Holiday Catalog Virtual Retreat Party. Over the next couple days I will share some that will give you a glimpse into this versatile suite …

Capture the feel of a hometown holiday with the whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings in the Trimming the Town Suite Collection.

The Trimming the Town Suite Collection includes:

  • Coming Home Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Home Together Dies (10% off)
  • Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper
  • All the Trimmings Embellishments
  • All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack

Product colors: Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

This Christmas card features two patterns from this heartwarming designer paper and since the bottom design featured holiday wishes from all over the world … well, I thought I would add the “world”. I put a piece of Pool Party behind the Gold Foil die cut to create a more worldly effect!

The greeting was stamped from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies. All the pieces were brought together with the pretty “All the Trimmings” Olive ribbon, edged in gold.

Whether you purchase the Coming Home Stamp Set individually or as a part of a bundle or suite collection, $3** will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You will be making a difference in the lives of those who benefit from these charities.

You will receive from me a very special “Thank you” card from me for your purchase.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, I’ll see you here tomorrow for another of my “Trimming the Town” suite.

Have a great day, and enjoy this beautiful weather.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥