Christmas

A little whimsy…

Do you prefer traditional Christmas colors, or do you like a little color mix up for your creations? I found the Whimsy & Wonder suite did not disappoint! The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder DSP were fun, subtle, metallic, and had pops of pink hues to balance out the combination!

I was trying to a simpler card layout to make it easier to re-create this for multiples. I started by stamping the small berry bunch with Misty Moonlight on Misty Moonlight cardstock. I chose a subtle piece of the Whimsy & Wonder cardstock to compliment my trees that I cut out using the coordinating Christmas Tree dies.

I had a hard time deciding which trees were my favorite! I stamped the biggest one with Mint Macaron and followed it with Polished Pink dots for the ornaments! Then, I took a piece of the 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum (Soft Succulent) and cut out one of the mid-size trees. Next, I wanted to balance the sizes and colors, so I cut out those cute little mini trees with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride!

For extra texture, I placed the piece of DSP on a scalloped die cut from the Scalloped Contour dies. I highly recommend this for you dies-they are very versatile with the scallop border, flowers, and the scalloped rectangle dies!

To finish the card, I used a small Joy sentiment from the Whimsical Trees on Blushing Bride. The Metallic Mesh has been a favorite of mine this holiday season for a quick pop of bling!

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Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Product List
Whimsical Trees Bundle (English)
$51.25
Christmas Trees Dies
$35.00
Whimsical Trees Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$35.00
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
$12.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
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

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