Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Facebook Live: So Santa Card

Today on Facebook Live, I made a quick card using the So Santa stamp set. This set is so fun, and perfect for those of us who live in warm weather this time of year! Here is my card:

That sentiment is my favorite! My thoughts exactly on snow, haha! The card base is 4 1/4" x 11". The Whisper White piece is 5" x 3 3/4", and the Bermuda Bay mat is 1/8" larger at 5 1/8" x 3 7/8". All the supplies are listed below.

Stamps: So Santa
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Stampin' Blends - Dark Real Red, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Soft Suede, Ivory, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, All is Bright Paper Clips

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Traditions Punch Box: Inspiration from the Catalog

Today's cards are inspired by those pictured in the Holiday Catalog.

I used the colors Real Red and Call Me Clover, and the 6" x 6" DSP Stacks as the base for my cards. Add a few coordinating ribbons and embellishments, and the cards are done! I love finding inspiration in our catalogs!

Stamps: Christmas Traditions
Ink: Call Me Clover, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Regals 6 x 6 Paper Stack
Accessories & Tools: Rhinestones, Red Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Call Me Clover 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Christmas Traditions Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Facebook Live: Quick & Easy Gift Bag

On yesterday's Facebook Live, I showed how to make a quick and easy gift bag using two sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and one 12" x 12" sheet of Designer Series Paper. I followed the instructions from Ronda Wade's video here. You can watch my demonstration here. Here are a few measurements to help you out:
Score each piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock down the long side at 1 1/2" on both sides. Score each piece at 2 3/4" down the short side, just on one side. Cut up your score line to the 2 3/4" score line on both sides to make two flaps.
Cut 4" off the top of the DSP. Then cut at 5 1/4" twice so you have two pieces of DSP that measure 5 1/4" x 8".

I am also linking up with two design challenges this week, TGIF Challenges - Anything But a Card, and Global Design Project - Tis the Season.

The tags on the bags were stamped and punched using the products in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box, on sale for only $27.00 right now! All other supplies are listed below. Please note that I used retired gold tinsel trim on one of the bags. I would recommend the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon as the perfect substitute!

Stamps: Christmas Traditions
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP (sold out), Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil, All is Bright DSP
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Christmas Traditions Punch, Versamark, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon, Gold Tinsel Trim (retired), Stampin' Trimmer

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Facebook Live: Nothing Sweeter Card Box + a Bonus Card!

Yesterday's Facebook Live featured this cute Acetate Card Box and the Nothing Sweeter Bundle.

Here are the measurements for the cardstock:Call Me Clover 5 1/4" x 4"
Real Red 5" x 3 3/4"

There are SO many things you could put in here to give as a gift - Russel Stover's marshmallow Santas, Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas trees, Dove chocolates (haha, I'm sensing a theme here!), or handmade cards.

Speaking of cards, here's a bonus card that uses the tree die from the Sweetly Stitched Framelits. The stamp is from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box. I love the look of the vellum and sparkly trees!

Stamps: Nothing Sweeter, Christmas Traditions
Ink: Call Me Clover, Real Red
Paper: Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, In Color 2018-2020 DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Acetate Card Boxes, White Baker's Twine, Red Rhinestones, Christmas Traditions Punch, Real Red 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, Coming Soon!!!

Stampin' Up! is doing their Online Extravaganza a little differently this year, and you can get almost everything in the Annual Catalog on sale!


Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off!  Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24
  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape
Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale:  November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 25–26
  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits
Ordering Deadline for the Stamps & Kits Sale:  November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28
  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases
Ordering Deadline for the Tools & Ink Sale: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

WOW!!!  That’s 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog!!!!
If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store during the sale timeframes!  Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.  After that, the only thing left to do is shop!
Additional Information:
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • Includes customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
    • Click here for a full list of the exclusions from the Online Extravaganza Sale
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to help! Otherwise, start making your wish lists and get ready to shop starting Friday! If your order is less than $150, please use this month's host code, WMQGBMFP.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas Card Club: Timeless Tidings

It's time for the last month of my Christmas Card Club already! Don't worry though - I've got a few more Christmas-themed classes to go planned between now and Christmas.

This month's class features the Timeless Tidings stamp set. With your class kit, you'll receive the stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount, a roll of Braided Linen Trim, and the supplies and instructions to make 15 cards (5 each of those pictured below), plus envelopes. You supply your own ink and adhesive. I used Mossy Meadow ink to complete these cards.

But wait, there's more! This stamp set goes with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit, and if you'd like to add it onto your class, I will throw in 5 bonus cards (the one pictured below)!

The cost is $61 plus $7 shipping for wood mount, and $52 plus $7 shipping for clear mount. If you'd like to add on the project kit, ink, or adhesives, just let me know and I will adjust the cost for you. Per Stampin' Up! policy, you must email me for a link to purchase this kit. The deadline to purchase is November 23, and I will mail the kits out by November 30. However, if you purchase early, I will do my best to get it out sooner to you!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Facebook Live: Snow is Glistening

Are you ready for some Christmas crafting? No, not yet? Let me tell you a little secret. I craft for Christmas all year! I love to make my own Christmas cards, and we have close to 150 people on our list, so.... I need to start early! On my recent Facebook Live, I shared a card using one of the cute little Galvanized Buttons as a Christmas tree topper.

Curious about the stamps used on this card? They come from the set Snow is Glistening, which is a limited time product available to customers in November. That snowflake Christmas tree is so pretty!

You can see how I put this card together here. Thanks for watching!

Stamps: Snow is Glistening
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Accessories & Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Galvanized Buttons, Braided Linen Trim, Softly Falling EF, Big Shot

Happy Stamping!