Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and hope 2016 is a great year.  I won't be blogging for a few days so I can take the time to relax with my family and friends, but wishing all of you the best this holiday season, and I hope you like the Christmas card I sent this year.  Merry Christmas and I will be back in 2016 with new and exciting products and projects.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Classic Rock Birthday

If you don't recognize the sentiment on today's card it might be because the stamp set "Bombs Away" is not in any catalog, but can be found at my Online Store.  In the past, Stampin' Up! had released some Photopolymer Stamp Sets every few months and while they didn't make the catalogs, they are still available for purchase.  It might be a good time then for you to check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets and you can see them here at my Online Store.  Some of they will look familiar because they are in either the Annual or Holiday Catalog, but you will also find a few that you might not of known existed.  

I saw a similar card posted awhile back and don't know who to credit, but I made the top of the card look like records and made them by using circle punches.  I layered them onto coordinating card stock and designer paper, added my ribbon and sentiment and I have a very oldie but goodie birthday card perfect for a friend who just turned 60.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Time to Chill!

I saw this cute idea for the Snow Place stamp set and the credit goes to Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tami White.  The inside has a sentiment for a birthday, and it is perfect for those celebrating winter birthdays.  

My card base of  Whisper White Card Stock was stamped with snowflakes using Lost Lagoon ink.  I also sponged some of the ink over the layer to soften the background.  My igloo was cut out using a Circle Framelit and embossed with the Brick Wmbossing Folder.  To make the opening on the igloo I used my 1 1/2" circle punch, and then placed the igloo onto my card using Dimensionals.  I stamped and cut out my Penguin using the coordinating Framelits.  

There is still time to purchase the Snow Place Stamp Set and Framelits, but don't wait too long because the Holiday Catalog expires January 4th or while supplies last. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

December Paper Pumpkin

Have you seen the latest Paper Pumpkin kit.  It's a cute calendar for 2016.  What a nice way to keep your important dates right in front of you, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Stampin' Up! has refills for subscribers who want to order more.  I think these will make really cute gifts too.

If you were thinking about trying Paper Pumpkin, if you subscribe during Sale-a-bration which runs from  January 5 - March 30, 2016 and sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription you will qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration products.  If you are a current subscriber you can also add a prepaid subscription to qualify for the free products.  Read to the end of the post to see details about prepaid subscriptions during Sale-a-bration.

Here are some details:

If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, and do not already have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator you can click the link in the upper left hand column of my blog.  You can sign up for one month to try it, or get a prepaid subscription for 3, 6, or 12 months too.  If you don't know a lot about Paper Pumpkin read below. 

What is Paper Pumpkin?

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

  • Each month Stampin' Up!  sends you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (They have even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you  30-minute creativity escape.
  • Your Paper Pumpkin should arrive on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on August 10th, your kit will be sent around August 15th. If you sign up on August 11th, your first kit around will arrive around September 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

  • You can also do a prepaid subscription:

    ItemPaper Pumpkin Prepaid SubscriptionPrice (Shipping Included)
    137858 1 month$19.95
    137859 3 months$59.85
    137860 6 months$113.70 -- save $1 per month
    137861 12 months$215.40 -- save $2 per month

    During Sale-a-bration if you signed up for a 3 month prepaid subscription you earn l FREE Sale--a-bration product.
    6 month prepaid earns you 2 FREE Sale-a-bration products.
    12 month prepaid earns you 4 FREE Sale-a-bration products plus $21.54 in hostess dollars to be spend on any Stampin' Up! products in any of the current catalogs and Clearance Rack.

    E-mail me or leave a comment if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or how to sign up.

    Friday, December 18, 2015

    Into the Woods Birthday Card

    I am going to miss the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, so I made sure to stock up on some extra before it retires at the end of the year.  I love the beautiful backgrounds and didn't need much more to make my card.

    My card base of Rich Razzleberry Card Stock was layered with Mossy Meadow Card Stock and a piece of the designer paper.  I also tied on some coordinating Into the Woods 3/8" Cotton Ribbon. My large birthday sentiment from the hostess stamp set "Happy Birthday, Everyone"  was cut out with an Oval Framelit, and I also added a few small flowers that I punched with the opposite side of the paper. Some coordinating Candy Dots finished the card.

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Winter birthdays

    The Winter Wishes Stamp Set, which will be available until January 4th, is a great set for winter birthdays or occasions.   If you are like me and have a lot of winter birthday cards to send, this set has really nice images to use.  A very nostalgic set which reminds me of a lot of fond winter memories.

    To start I embossed my Tip Top Taupe card with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I then stamped one ice skate onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that I cut out using a Deco Label Framelit.  I then cut another skate on another piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with my paper snips so I could layer it on top of the first skate.  I tied on a piece of Linen Thread and added some Candy Dots, stamped on my sentiment and placed this on with a dimensionals.  A simple card, but one that wishes a very wintery birthday wish.