Monday, November 30, 2015

Sheltering Tree

I am posting a card project today, but also want to remind you that the Online Extravaganza ends today.  Check out my prior post for the list of products, and you also don't want to miss out on the new products added for today's Flash Sale.

Now for today's card:


I think the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set is one of the most versatile sets Stampin' Up! offers.  You can change your tree to fit any of the seasons, and then add the sentiment that fits the occasion.  For today's card I framed my winter tree using Oval Framelits, added some snow flakes to fit the season and made it a Thinking of You card so it could be used for a variety of occasions.  When spring arrives I can just start adding some buds and leaves to trees, and continue to change it for the upcoming months ahead.

To make my frame I took two Oval Framelits and placed them together on my *Magnetic Platform. By cutting them out at the same time, the leftover piece that was between the framelits created my Oval. This can be done with your Square and Circle Framelits as well to create all sizes and types of frames.  

In addition, I embossed my Pool Party layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalog. Note -  This cute snow flake embossing folder will be retiring January 3, 2016 or while supplies last.  

*Magnetic Platform available on the Online Extravaganza at 40% off.  The list price if $40.00 but on sale for $24.00.  Sale ends today!




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Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Vellum Christmas Card



The Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum has three designs, all perfect for your holiday cards and projects.  I just added a layer of the snowflake vellum to a Smoky Slate Card Stock base to create my background.  

For my sentiment, I embossed the  Merry Christmas with Silver Embossing Powder, and then tied a bow made with White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon.  I used dimensionals on the back of my sentiment, and glue dots on the back of my ribbon.

If you don't want to emboss your sentiment, you could stamp it with  Cherry Cobbler or Real Red ink to make it stand out and add more holiday color.




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rejoicing with you...



Rejoicing with you...  What a simple, but beautiful sentiment for Christmas.  I thought it said enough so I just layered some Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper around it to make my card.

The inside sentiment reads, ...And Wishing you Every Blessing As We Celebrate The Birth of Jesus Our Lord.

If you do send religions Christmas cards, this sentiment is perfect.  It is from the Versatile Christmas Stamp Set, which also has sentiments for those who like a card without a religious statement. 


Monday, November 16, 2015

Retiring Holiday Catalog Products




Yes, a lot of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog will be retiring by January 4th, or while supplies last.   You can see the complete list here.  You can also go to my Online Store by clicking the Order Online shopping cart in the left hand column of my blog to place an order for any products you want to purchase before they are gone.

A few more details:
  • Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until December 28 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). 
Feel free to contact me with any questions about the retiring list or if you would like me to place an order for you.  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Alternate Uses for the Spider Web Doilies

I love the Spider Web Doilies in the Holiday Catalog, and have used them for a lot of Halloween cards.  Since I still have some left I was really happy to see the video put out by Stampin' Up! showing some really cute alternate uses for these doilies to make them useful for other projects.  I hope you enjoy watching.



These doilies were so popular that for awhile they were on backorder.  Thankfully the backorders have been caught up and you  can still order them and create more cute projects.  You can go to my Online Store here to order.

Note -  I will be leaving tomorrow to go to a Stampin' Up! On Stage Event in Baltimore, Maryland so won't be posting again until Monday.  I can't wait to see the new Occasions Catalog, learn a few new techniques and get together with other demonstrators from all over to share, learn and create.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Square Pillow Box Christmas Treats



The Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die is much larger than the Pillow Box Die Stampin' Up! used to carry.  This box can hold a lot of sweet treats or goodies, and I filled mine with Hershey Kisses.  They will make nice gifts for teachers, co-workers, family and friends.

I used some retired paper to cut the box, and tied it with  Whisper White 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. I added my sentiment and cut that out with  a retired snowflakes framelit.  I added Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details around the snowflake for more embellishment and put it onto the box using Dimensionals.

The Square Pillow Box Thinlit can be purchased in a bundle with the "A Little Something" Stamp Set.  The set has images and sentiments for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Thinking of You.


Monday, November 9, 2015

Tea Bag Christmas Gift



I have made these little tea bag treats for the holidays before, but thought this year I would change the way I made them.  I decided to put the tea and some chocolates into a Mini Muslin Bag instead of the paper holder I have used in the past.

I tied my sentiment onto the bag using some Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon that you can still purchase on the Clearance Rack for $2.79 (not the price listed below). You can go to my Clearance Rack here.   I added my Christmas Tree from the Peaceful Pines Stamp Set, that was inked in Mossy Meadow and cut out with my Big Shot and a Perfect Pines Framelit.  The stamp set and coordinating framelits can be purchased in a bundle to save you 15%.  

Note - I placed my tree onto the bag with dimensionals so it could be removed and the bag could them be used again.  You could stamp directly onto the bag, but wanted to give people the option to reuse the bag.  

These would be cute gifts for co-workers, teachers, or anyone who likes tea.  They are easy to make and I think the Muslin Bags are a nice choice.  


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