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

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

Holiday

Candy Cane Season!

Who doesn’t like candy canes during the holidays?? I love adding one to my hot chocolate or crushed up on top of baked goodies! After such an odd ball year, I am looking forward to the holidays to decorate and send Christmas cards!

I saw the Sweetest Borders dies that comes in this Sweetest Time bundle and fell in love! I can’t believe I haven’t used the stamp set yet! (Which has tremendous potential on its own too). I remember pulling this out of my pre-order and taking a piece of Real Red and running it through with the die!

First you take a Real Red card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and crease with your Bone Folder. Next, take a piece of 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White and run it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine) with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder. It adds just enough visual interest and texture. Then take a 3″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Real Red and run it through with the Sweetest Borders die. To make the left side more seamless, I used a piece of Silver Foil run through the SCEM with the Tasteful Textiles 3D folder. It kind of reminds me of a Hershey’s Kiss wrapper!

The Silver Foil is then adhered down onto the Real Red and Whisper White to make the candy canes pop! I chose some Rhinestones and the 3/8″ Silver Edged Ribbon for a little extra bling! The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set (a must have!) and punched out with the Classic Label Punch! This was a fun and quick card to put together! Now to go use the Sweetest Time Stamp set!

Stock up and save!

Would you like to save money on Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Well, all of October, you can save 15% on select designs!

I cannot wait to get the November Paper Pumpkin! It looks so festive and adorable!

  • The November kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting!
  • This month’s kit arrives in a collectible, gingerbread-themed box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Sweetest Time Bundle (English)
$45.75
Sweetest Borders Dies
$34.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Classic Label Punch
$18.00
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Create a Simple Christmas Bell Card

The Cherish the Season Bundle was one of the first items on my wish list when the Holiday Catalog came out! I was drawn to the different sized bells that you can cut out with the Sounds of the Season dies and stamped images!

I had the first Stamp a Stack of cards at my house last weekend! I kept it safe and had 3 classes in a two day span. Same cards for all three classes-just limited it to 4 per class and I had 3 tables out! Plus, I saw a great idea from one of my favorite fellow demonstrators/blogger, Lyssa Zwolanek! She posted about making dividers on her site by using poster frames and handmade stands! Genius and inexpensive!

Excuse the table-but since it’s used for crafts, I don’t care if it gets messy!

This card has a few steps to make the finished product with ease! It’s very important to keep that in mind when you prepare for a Stamp a Stack of cards! Each person gets 12 cards total to make (3 designs, 4 of each). Stay tuned for the card that they loved, but took a little too long for this class! Ha ha!

Use Real Red as your card base and cut it to a tent sized A2 card. (11″ x 4 1/4″) I usually score this cut for my girls-it just makes a better crease to pre-score. I highly recommend getting a Simply Scored Scoring Tool for your craft room! You can create boxes, fun folds, accordion round décor items, and much more!

Next, I ran the Real Red through the Stamp, Cut, and Embossing machine using the Subtle Embossing 3D Folder on the front side. Then you can take a piece of the ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP paper and cut it to 2″ x 5 1/2″. After adhering the DSP down, you can cut out a scalloped stitched rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I used the 2nd to the largest sized one.

Use the Shaded Spruce & Real Red dark Blends to color in your foil holly leaves/berries.

I then used Shaded Spruce to stamp the pine branches towards the top of the rectangle being sure to over lap in the middle. Next, stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the same piece. Now you are ready to cut out your bell! This was the fun part! When I ran the biggest single bell die through the machine, the holly leaves stayed in tact! I saw other people use blends to color them in for that extra touch! (if they pop out, you can run some Stampin’ Seal on the back and put them back in place) I used dimensionals to pop it up close to the over lapped branches. The Real Red ribbon from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo pack was the perfect finishing touch! I was sure to cover up the over lap of the branches with the bell and the bow.

To finish the card, I popped up the Whisper White rectangle, now adorned, to the card base using Dimensionals.

Be sure to stock up and save on your DSP this month! Check out the flyer below for select patterns at 15% off!

Be sure to use October’s Host code! I will mail you a thank you gift for ordering $50 or more and for choosing me as your demonstrator! (Make your own order for totals more than $149 so you can reap the host rewards)

Many Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Cherish The Season Bundle
$35.00
Cherish The Season Cling Stamp Set
$18.00
Sounds Of The Season Dies
$21.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack
$8.00
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00