Christmas

Elegant Evergreen Trees

I have to admit that the Holiday Catalog is always my favorite one of the catalogs! BUT I saw the Evergreen Elegance Bundle, I had to have it! It coordinates so well with the Tidings of Christmas suite! It’s funny that I am playing with this set after getting all the new Holiday sets in last week!.

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class, so it needed to have simple elements that wowed! This card used 2 punches, a stamp set, some inks, and DSP! (Oh and ribbon)

The card base is an A2 card (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) of Evening Evergreen. I used a sheet of the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP for the background. Next, you will cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler to 3 1/4″x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Basic White 3″x 5 1/2″. The stamping was simple. I used all 3 sizes of the trees and stamped them full strength with Evening Evergreen, THEN I stamped again without inking! You can get more bang for your buck by not reinking your stamp! It gives you a nice lighter hue of your color! I used the Label Me Fancy punch for the Noel from the Tidings & Trimmings set. (I only used the Evening Evergreen ink for this card).

To add some shimmer and pop to the card, I punched some Gold Metallic Specialty paper out with the Evergreen Border! I glued that on top of the Gold Shimmer ribbon and that was it!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now has Sale-a-Bration TWO times a year?? The second one started August 3rd with the Holiday Catalog! Soooooo, that means you get FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog when you order the qualifying amount!

It is also a great time to join Stampin’ Up!! They are offering a FREE stamp bundle from the list on the back of the Sale-a-Bration catalog! Or see it here:

For just $99 plus tax….you will get to CHOOSE up to $125 in current product, business supplies (really just catalogs to share with your crafting friends), PLUS the FREE bundle! That is an amazing deal! Try it-there is no obligation or events unless you want to. Hobby demos are highly welcome! Then you can enjoy your personal 20% coupon off your purchases after that! Your first FULL quarter minimum will be due 12/31/21!!! What are you waiting for? We have a great team too!

Product List
Evergreen Elegance Bundle (English)
$40.50
Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Evergreen Border Punch
$23.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$18.00
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Christmas

Christmas in July!

Is this year flying by for you too?? I just made my first Christmas card of the season! I actually purchased this on my pre-order in April-it was so cute and the coordinating items that go with it! We were at our craft retreat celebrating a milestone birthday for me (yikes…let’s just say my AARP application was in the mail!)!

A great tip that always saves me when I need to come up with a color combination is to look at the back of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. It lists all the colors that coordinate with that paper! I used Soft Succulent as my card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) and creased it in half. Next, I used the Tidings of Christmas DSP pack and chose 2 designs that complimented each other. (Cherry Cobbler DSP piece 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″; Evening Evergreen DSP piece 3″ x 5 1/4″) Then I used a great find in the back of the Annual Catalog, Gold & Rose Gold Specialty paper! It added that “pop” I was looking for! I used it for a 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ strip in between the two DSP pieces. The star was cut out using the Gold Specialty paper too.

The tag was cut out with the Stamp, Cut, and Embossing Machine (SCEM) using Tailored Tags Dies with a scrap piece of Soft Succulent. The sentiment was from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set as well as the tiny star and the ornate star that is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink. Dimensionals were used to pop up the tag and the ornate start (after it was cut out using the Christmas Tidings dies). To finish the card, I added some Gold Gilded gems and some 1/4″ Gold Shimmer ribbon on the tag!

I am sooooo excited that my Holiday Catalog pre-order is finally on it’s way! Do you need a Holiday Catalog shipped to you? Let me know! I will pop one in the mail! (Customer ordering starts August 3rd) AND it will kick off the 2nd Sale-a-Bration catalog too! You guessed it! You can earn extra items in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with qualifying purchases! And there will be a sign up special and perks for hosting a party!

If you can’t wait until August 3rd, you can sign up and pick the new items from the Holiday Catalog as your CUSTOMIZABLE kit! Just $99 plus tax and you pick up to $125 in pre-order or current catalog items! You will have a whole quarter to meet your minimum! Sign up in July 2021-you have until December 31st! Click on the button below to join today!

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Product List
Tidings & Trimmings Bundle (English)
$40.50
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Christmas Trimmings Dies
$27.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Gilded Gems
$7.00

Christmas

Using a Tea Light with Vellum

I can’t believe that Christmas is in days!! Wow! But I think we can all agree that 2020 can see it’s self out! It has been crazy busy in our house these past couple of weeks! And now it is cold (finally) in Texas-we may see a few stray snowflakes too! So this card was a perfect pick for today!

For today’s card, I used products from the Snowflake Splendor suite! One of the many reasons I love Stampin’ Up! is that they are on top of the latest trends in style, colors, and pattern combinations! The Snowflake Splendor DSP has a whimsical blend of blues and grays with a pop of purple to shake up this nontraditional color scheme. It makes for quick card making too! I just look at the back of the paper pack and the colors are listed right there for easy reference!

  1. I used Stampin’ Seal on a piece of the Snowflake Splendor DSP (4″ x 5 1/4″)and placed it top of the front of the Misty Moonlight card base. (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded in half).
  2. I then ran two from above through the SCEM with the label die from the So Many Snowflakes dies. I ran it through a second time to get it to cut all the way through both layers.
  3. Next, I cut out a piece of Vellum with the Nested Label a little bigger than the label die from step 2.
  4. Use Stampin’ Seal+ on the very edge of the Vellum label and adhere it to the inside of the card to cover the opening we just cut out.
  5. Cut several smaller sized snowflakes using Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Silver Foil, & Misty Moonlight papers.
  6. Stamp the vellum with the sentiment of your choice with Night of Navy ink. Be sure to let it dry.
  7. Layer the snowflakes and embellish with the Iridescent Pearls.
  8. There is a piece of Whisper White inside the card and a bow made from the Crinkled Whisper White Ribbon.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but the recipient can place a flameless tealight under the card tented open. My girls at club loved this card last month!

Be sure to grab some items on the Year End Close out! A lot has already sold out-so don’t waste any time!

Many Christmas Blessings to you all!

Laura

Product List
Snowflake Wishes Bundle (English)
$55.75
Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
$26.00
So Many Snowflakes Dies
$36.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Stitched Nested Labels Dies
$35.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
$5.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Iridescent Pearls
$7.50
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Christmas

Quick Curvy Christmas in a Snap!

I will admit-when I first saw this Curvy Celebrations bundle as a pre-order last month, I figured I could wait until January to buy the bundle. After seeing sooo many sweet, elegant, eclectic, and creative uses for this bundle, I had to have it! Then I noticed that the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas 6×6 paper are available only now through January 4, 2021! I bought the whole kit and caboodle!

Everyone can purchase this bundle or the individual items-grab them today to make your quick Christmas cards! This card was inspired by Dawn Olchefske’s creation that I found on Pinterest. I changed the bow to the Metallic Mesh ribbon and then used the more ornate curvy die.

Here is what I used to create this card: Curvy Christmas and Curvy dies ; Just Jade card base (8 1/2 “ x 5 ½”); DSP (1”x5 ¼”); Cherry Cobbler (5 ¼” x 3 1/2 “); Whisper White (4”x 5 1/4 “); Metallic Mesh Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones; Just Jade ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink; Basic Gray ink.

Cut a strip of the Classic Christmas DSP to 1″x 5 1/4″ to place at the bottom.

Use the curvy die of your choice and place it about at the half way point of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and run through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing machine. (SCEM) Next, I stamped the pine boughs with Just Jade-but to make the curves, I only inked up half of the stamp. Then you flip the stamp the other direction to follow the curve on the other side. Cut a strip of the Classic Christmas DSP to 1″x 5 1/4″ to place at the bottom.

Stamp the berries with Cherry Cobbler ink and the sentiment with Basic Gray. Then I tied the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in a knot and finished the card with some Basic Rhinestone jewels.

Stay tuned this week for the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!!! Most of the 2020-2021 Catalog items are on sale at 10% off! Here is the list of exclusions for the sale. Everything else in the Annual catalog is on sale!

I send out monthly thank you gifts to those who choose me as their demonstrator! It means a lot and helps this stay at home mom a bunch!

Check back to get your sale items!!!!

Hugs-Laura

Product List
Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Classic Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Quite Curvy Bundle (English)
$41.25
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)
$70.50
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00