Monday, August 29, 2016

Stitched with Cheer Project Kit - Stampin' Up! Video

The Stitched with Cheer Project Kit comes with materials to complete 18 cards.  Not only are the cards unique with their stitched stars, snowflakes, and trees, they are also a very economical way to make your Christmas and holiday cards.  I will be offering this kit in a class in November, and I thought you might like to watch this video by Stampin' Up! that gives you more details.

Note -  In my class I will be offering different Christmas stamps than the set that coordinates with the kit.  I have a lot of sets that I knew would work, so I purchased the kit but not the stamp set.  As you can see from my samples, there were just a few changes. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Home Sweet Home for Halloween

Yesterday I posted a video showing the Home Sweet Homes Thinlits Dies.  Here are just a few of the "Haunted Houses" I made for Halloween.  I put two Kit-Kat bars inside each one and closed the bottom using just a Dimensional so the bottom could be opened without ripping the house apart.

Note - I used retired Halloween paper and retired Candy Dots for the door knob, but all of the other products are current.

For the roof I cut 6 of the shingle layers for each side.  I placed the bottom shingle on first and then layered the others on top.  I trimmed the sides for a finished look.

Bottom of the house closed with a Dimensional

Side of house showing window with Vellum backing an shingles.

The following were used:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sweet Home Stamp Set and Thinlits Video

Pretty soon you can order your own Sweet Home Stamp Set and coordinating Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies when the Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st.  Until then, you can watch this video by Stampin' Up! that shows you just some of the cute projects you can make.

I started making a few of my own and will post my creations in a few days.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Peace this Christmas

Yes, the new Holiday Catalog will be live on September 1st, but just in case you wanted to start getting your Christmas cards finished a bit earlier, Stampin' Up! has some holiday stamp sets in the Annual Catalog as well.  

My card base is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock that I layered with a piece of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, also offered in the Annual Catalog.  I tied a piece of Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon around my layer, and then stamped my images onto Very Vanilla Card Stock.  This was cut out with a Banner Framelit.  I added a piece of Gold Sequin Trim for a bit more embellishmene to finish my card. 

The following were used:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Seaside Shore

Living in a state that has four seasons, and with summer almost over, I wanted to make sure to make a few cards with the Seaside Shore Stamp Set while I am still thinking of beach days.   I also love the coordinating By the Shore Designer Series Paper.  This whole grouping of products, all of which can be seen on page 92 of the Annual Catalog are just great.  I didn't use the Seaside Texture Embossing Folder for this card, but it goes well with these products too.

My card base is Dapper Denim Card Stock that was layered with a piece of Calypso Coral and my designer paper.  I added some Dapper Denim Ribbon and then stamped my sentiments using Dapper Denim Ink.  Oval Framelits cut out the large sentiment, and my Happy Birthday was cut out using a Bunch of Banner Framelit.

The following were used:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Spooky Fun - Sneak Peek!

The holiday catalog goes live on September 1st.  I'm sure some of you have already received your catalog through your demonstrator* and have had a chance to get your wish list ready.  If you do not have your own copy, here is a sneak peek of some of the new Halloween products.

The bundle I used is the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and coordinating Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies. Such a fun set to create those halloween cards and projects with.

*If you do not have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to receive a copy of the holiday catalog, leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to send you a free copy. 

When the catalog goes live I will be able to list the product numbers. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Touch of Texture

I don't know why I like cards that have a textured background, but for some reason they just seem so soft and sentimental to me. So, when I saw the Touches of Texture Stamp Set in the new catalog I knew I wanted to add it to my collection.  Just let your creativity flow and stamp away and you can come up with many designs.

My card base of Peekaboo Peach Card Stock was embossed with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. My textured images were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock using Peekaboo Peach and Blushing Bride Ink and my flowers were stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.  I added a piece of Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape to the top of this layer.  To finish the card I stamped my thank you from the Hostess Set Basket For You, cut it out with the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits and placed this onto the card using Dimensionals.

The following were used: