Hello Stamping Friends,
I have great news! The Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies are in the Clearance Rack:
These framelits and a matching stamp set were offered in August for a limited time and I held a class for those who purchased the bundle.
Check out the previous post – HERE
Even though the stamp set is not available the shaped and stitched framelits are great and we have many flower and leaf stamps that will work with the framelits. Even the little bell framelit could be cut out and drawn and colored in without having the stamp set.
Christmas card: thanks to Tami White stampwithtami.com
- Card Base – Real Red 4 1/4″ X 11″ (the long way); don’t score until you cut. Line base up at 5 1/2″ and cut from top 2 1/2″ down then turn and cut 1 3/4″ over. Score the remainder at 5 1/2″.
- Inside – Whisper White 4″ X 5 1/4″ run through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder
- Designer Series Paper – make 2 – 5 1/4″ X 1 1/2″
- Whisper White Frames: – Large 5 1/2″ X 4″, Medium 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ , Small 3 1/2″ X 3″
- Gold Foil Bow – 1 1/2″ X 3″
The large frame is glued directly to the front panel, then the medium frame is popped up on it. The small frame is popped up in the middle on the tufted layer. The inside greeting is from the Dashing Deer stamp set in the Holiday Catalog which carries over to the new year, YAY!
Spring Card: Thanks to Linda Cullen at craftystampin.com
- Card Base – Whisper White 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″
- First Layer – Make 2 – Highland Heather 5 1/4″ X 4″ Use the Big Shot embossing mats(see page 221) to emboss the stitched image of the largest framelit for the outside layer
- Top Layer outside – Whisper White – Medium Framelit – 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″
- Top Layer inside – Whisper White – 5 1/4″ X 4″ Cut out with largest framelit and add another fun cutout like the above Happy Birthday thinlit #143700 or the Pretty Label Punch #143715 stamped with the greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (page 114)
- Leaves – Granny Apple Green – 1 3/4″ X 3″
- Bow – 1/4″ mini striped Gorgeous Grape #146940 – 10″
- Glitter Enamel Dots #146934 (my new favorite embellishment!)
Fall Card: Thanks to Kay Kalthoff at stampingtoshare
This card uses designer series paper (DSP) in such a way that you see both sides of the paper. What a concept! You will want to remember these cuts when you have a DSP that you can’t decide which side to use because both sides are beautiful. Show off both sides like this!
- Base – Cajun Craze 5 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Score the 5 1/4 side at 4 1/4″ making a 1″ flap
- DSP layer – Nature’s Poem DSP 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Adhere under the 1″ flap
- Frame – Cajun Craze – Largest Framelit – 5 1/2″ X 4″
- Top Frame – Whisper White – Medium Framelit – 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″
- Front DSP Strip – 3/4″ X 5 1/4″
- Inside Layer – Whisper White – 4″ X 5 1/4″
- Inside DSP Strip – 1/2″ X 5 1/4″
The leaves and spots were stamped in Soft Suede Ink and the spots were overstamped in Crushed Curry. The leaves were colored with water color pencils and then blended with an aqua painter. The outside of the framelit was sponged with Cajun Craze and glitter enamel dots were added for sparkle. A double bow of linen thread ( 20″) completed the card.
Do you see how the framelits are just about the best shape since the retired Top Note Die?!
I thought I had missed the chance to post these cards when I didn’t get it done in August but thankfully the framelits popped up in the Clearance Rack.
Our current hostess code is 6E7477K2 and if you buy $50 worth of product you can choose a free level 1 product or with $100 you receive a level 2 product!
SAL, Sing A Lot of Sale A Bration joy
Karen click on little SAL in the computer to go to the online store.
Happy New Year Stampin’ Friends,
Out with the old – in with the new! New catalogs that is, and with the new Occasions catalog comes three months of Sale A Bration!
What is all the excitement about?
- During Sale A Bration, get a free product from the Sale A Bration catalog for each $50 spent; and a large free product with a $100 purchase
- Host a party and get an additional $25 hostess dollars with a $250 party- that is $50 of hostess dollars to spend on anything-including the starter kit
- Join during Sale A Bration (as a hobby demonstrator-no sales required, or as a new business venture) and get $50 more in free products than usual. You can also purchase the Craft & Carry tote as part of your starter kit for an additional $30. $99 gives you $175 of product or $129 gives you $175 of product plus the tote bag which is only available to new recruits. Free shipping on the starter kit makes it an even better deal!
I have parties in January and March but am open to have a party in your house or mine in February. There are spots still open in the January 19th party but January 8th is full. Call or text now – 303-815-0838
Here are the pdf versions of the catalog – just click the image and give it a bit to download. The catalogs will also be in the catalog tab of the blog anytime you want to view them. Contact me if you would like a hard copy of the catalogs and I will get one to you right away.
Of course you can still order from the Annual Catalog and the order will qualify for free Sale A Bration products, with a $50 order, and hostess dollars, if the order is over $150. If your order is under $150 please use the hostess code: AXG72X2F and the hostess for the next party will get the credit and we won’t leave free dollars on the table.
Here are some YouTube videos of the new products and a quick look at the new catalog as introduced by Stampin’ Up!
Do you like butterflies…? These catalogs are for you! Butterfly thinlits, stamp sets, a new punch, designer series paper and wooden embellishments!
…or gingham and lace…?
…perhaps teacups and teapots…and the best Mother’s Day stamp ever…?
…beautiful flowers… flower embellishments… and rectangular stitched framelits?
….or calla lilies that we have never had a stamp for stamping….until now…?
…or the traditional hearts and flowers in the All My Love suite…? (see the video of this suite in the above listing)
You can view the products as I have shown them in the last two images by going to the online store and clicking on the catalog, click the item you are interested in and then click the “+” button to enlarge it so you can tell what the framelit set includes. Little SAL can take you there now just click on the computer image below.
SAL, See A Lot when you shop (the hostess code is AXG72X2F)
Hello Stamping Friends,
We had so much fun at our second session of Stamp A Stacks. Each guest made two cards each of three designs. Would you like to make them or make more? I will showcase them today with measurements.
Today is the last day to order and be guaranteed delivery before Christmas (unless an item is on backorder). Have Santa call me to place your order!
The new hostess code is AXG72X2F. Jo will be our hostess for club on January 8th and this code will be good through then. If your order is under $150 she will get the benefit of the hostess dollars. Thank you in advance for your support!
Note: I abbreviate Designer Series Paper to DSP
Card #1 – Spirited Snowmen
I cased this card idea from Mary Deatherage at Stamps n Lingers. I changed up the snowflakes and used the Snowfall Thinlits Dies. I hope you bought this set while it was available in November. If not, there are beautiful snowflakes in the Blizzard Thinlits Die (page 39 of the Holiday Catalog).
- Base: Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler 5 1/4″ X 4″ (this leaves a 1/8″ border)
- Layer 2: Festive Farmhouse DSP 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ ( 1/16″ border) Adhere Layer 2 directly to Layer 1 and pop up on the Very Vanilla card base
- Glue a 5 1/2″ Burlap Trim on Layer 2
- Layer 3: Cherry Cobbler 4″ X 3 3/8″
- Layer 4: Festive Farmhouse DSP 3 7/8″ X 3 1/4″ Adhere Layer 4 directly to Layer 3 and pop up over the burlap trim
- Snowmen: Very Vanilla 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″; Stamp image in Crumb Cake slightly to the left and color with Stampin’ Blends; Cut with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits. Stampin’ Blends used:
- Light & Dark Crumb Cake
- Light & Dark Old Olive
- Light & Dark Cherry Cobbler
- Light & Dark Smoky Slate
- Color Lifter to highlight- My technique is to outline in the dark and then blend the color in to the middle with the light marker
- Snowflakes: Very Vanilla 2 1/4″ X 5″, cut with the flurry thinlit and one medium and one small thinlit
- Greeting: Very Vanilla 3 1/2″ X 1 1/4″, stamp the greeting in Cherry Cobbler then cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Die; punch a hole in the right hand side and insert two 3″ pieces of Cherry Cobbler Twine in the hole (I folded a 6″ piece in half and then cut it after inserting it in the hole). Tie a 6″ linen thread around the Cherry Cobbler Twine
- Inside Layer: Very Vanilla 4″ X 3 3/8 “
- Side Strip: Cherry Cobbler 5/8″ X 3 3/8″
- Side Strip Layer: DSP 1/2″ X 3 1/4″
- Embellishment: Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.
Card #2 – Peaceful Poinsettia
- Base: Thick Whisper White 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer 1 (make one for outside and one for inside): Shaded Spruce 5 1/4″ X 4″
- Layer 2 (make one for outside and one for inside): Whisper White 5″ X 3 3/4″; Cut outside with corner Poinsettia Thinlit Die
- Poinsettia: Whisper White 2″ X 5 1/4″; stamp with Memento Ink and color with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Markers; Cut out with Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Die
- Greeting: Whisper White 3 1/4″ X 2″, Stamp in Shaded Spruce then punch with Pretty Label Punch
- Greeting Frame” Shaded Spruce 3 1/4″ X 2″ punched with the Pretty Label Punch then cut in half horizontally
- Embellish with Red Rhinestones and Clear Rhinestones colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker.
Card #3 – Hearts Come Home For Christmas
I cased this card from Debra Verbosh at debsrubberroom.com just changing out the DSP and the greeting and …… well you know, CASE – copy and selectively edit. Sometimes I think we get so excited to use the framelits and thinlits and we forget how fun it is to stamp. This card gives you the fun of stamping again!
- Base: Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″; Cut 2″ off the front -vertically.
- Flap: Festive Farmhouse DSP 2″ X 5 1/4″; Wrap this with 6 1/2″ of Cherry Cobbler ribbon layered with 1/4″ Smoky Slate ribbon and tied with a 4″ tie of smoky slate ribbon. I used snail to position the ribbons but then put a piece of Tear and Tape top and bottom over the ribbons to adhere them to the main card flap as well as snail on the edges
- Circle: Cherry Cobbler 4″ ; Score this at 3 1/2″ and fold
- Top of Circle: Whisper White 3 5/8″ Circle; Cut out the circle and then lay it on the 4″ circle to mark the scored edges and then cut off the edge to match the edge of the 4″ circle. (I was using the old Circle Framelits) I used the Stamparatus to line up the three little houses from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and then masked the houses with sticky notes and stamped a tree from the stamp set with Tranquil Tide, once fully inked and twice stamped off without reinking. The moon, stars, smokestack and greeting are all stamped in Smoky Slate. Santa is stamped in black Memento Ink. “from our home to yours” is from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set but the rest are in the Hearts Come Home set.
- Inside: Whisper White 5″ X 3 3/4″ ; Adhere the 4″ circle to the back of the Whisper White inside layer
- Inside Greeting: Festive Farmhouse DSP 3″ X 3″ Cut with Circle Framelit
- Greeting Layer: Whisper White 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ Cut with Circle Framelit; The greeting is from Farmhouse Christmas.
Bonus Card – Joy Ornament
I challenged myself to use Designer Series Paper last year and loved how this turned out. The Pretty Label Punch and the Label Me Pretty stamp set is still available in the Annual Catalog – see page 22; item #143861. The Pretty Label punch is so versatile as you see with its use on the above Poinsettia card with a large greeting and then on this card as a background. The “Joy” is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set in the Annual Catalog and the inside greetings are from Holly Berry Happiness and a Paper Pumpkin set. The layout is what I wanted to record with the small front panel of DSP matching the large background layer in the middle. Grab some scraps to make the ornament and you won’t need to use the dimensions given here.
- Base: Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer 1: DSP (Be Merry of 2017) 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″; Wrap this layer with 6 1/2″ of ribbon
- Panel Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler 4 3/16″ X 2 1/4″
- Panel Layer 2: Whisper White 4 1/8″ X 2 3/16″
- Panel Layer 3: DSP 4″ X 2″
- Ornament Layer 1: Garden Green 6 1/2″ X 2″ Punch 2 with the Pretty Label Punch
- Ornament Layer 2: Whisper White 3 1/4″ X 2″ Stamp in Garden Green with the Label Me Pretty outline stamp and then punch adhered to frame and directly adhered to the DSP
- Ornament Layer 3: Garden Green 1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ Use a 1 3/8 ” Circle framlit or punch for this layer; Pop this layer up with dimensionals
- Ornament Layer 4: Whisper White 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ Stamp the circle Thank You from the stamp set then fussy cut around the design to scallop; Pop this layer up with dimensionals
- Ornament Layer 5: Whisper White 1 1/4″ X 1 1/4″ Stamp the Joy from the Hearts Come Home set in Cherry Cobbler, coloring just the back of the one word or place a sticky note over the “to the world” while you ink and then remove the sticky note and stamp. Punch with a 1″ punch and then color the edge with a Cherry Cobbler marker. Pop this layer up with dimensionals
- Embellish with a little rhinestone in the “o” of the “Joy” and a bow of white twine above the ornament
- Inside Layer 1: Same DSP as front panel 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″
- Inside Layer 2: Garden Green 4 3/8″ X 3 1/8″
- Inside Layer 3: Whisper White 4 1/4″ X 3″ stamped with greeting from Holly Berry Happiness in Cherry Cobbler and Merry Christmas in Garden Green
Do you think we will ever go back and use these layouts making it worth the time to record the dimensions? Do you ever go to the recipe box to get layouts or do you ( and I) just go to the internet and look for something new? I would love to hear from you! Remember today is the last day to order in time for Christmas delivery and the hostess code is AXG72X2F if you would like your order to qualify for your January club minimum.
SAL, (Be Salt and Light as we Share A Love of Jesus this Christmas)
Hello Stamping Friends,
The retiring Holiday Catalog items have been announced and some are on sale. A few overstocked items in the Annual Catalog are also on sale. Note: bundles from the Holiday Catalog are all listed but the individual items in the bundles may still carryover. The wood stamp sets are discontinued but clear sets may carryover. Grab your catalog (the items are listed with a page number) and check out this pdf file to see if any of your wish list items are going away. Once they are sold out they are gone for good. The December host code is YWJUP73R if your order is under $150.
This file sorts the items by those that are on sale followed by those that are retiring, Note, as items sell out they will be deleted from the Online Store listing:
Year End Closeout-US Sheet1 PDF file
Of course you can always go to the ONLINE STORE and see the items that are still available alphabetically (my blog has the items that were available this morning so some may be sold out):
The Stamparatus Bag is now available for your purchase:
Hello Stamping Friends,
What a flurry of sales we have had over the last six days and today is the last day for the final sale on Tools and Inks.
Select Adhesives, Applicators, Cleaners, Cutting Tools, Embossing Folders, Framelits and Thinlits, Ink Pads, Ink Refills, Markers, Punches, Scoring Tools, Stamp Blocks and Cases are 10% off through 11:50 pm tonight. Click Here to view.
I will be submitting an order using the hostess code TJPDW3JC at 7:00 tonight. If you would like to join me in getting a discount on these sale items submit your order before 7:00 pm using the hostess code.
There are only three days left for the Snowflake Showcase set of products. It is only available through November 30.
My first of four Stamp A Stacks was yesterday and we used the Snowfall Thinlits and the Snow is Glistening stamp set to make this floating card I cased from ‘Stampin’ With Glittermum’ adding glitter enamel dots and a unique inside.
The Glitter Enamel Dots (#146934) page 197 in the annual catalog are perfect for the centers!
I made the inside a folded card for a ‘card inside a card’, stamping the greeting on the front, under the top panel, and then overstamping with the snowflake dots stamp in the set.
Snowflake Poem printable pdf file
Click the blue to download a printable pdf file with two poems. Print the file on 8 1/2 X 11 Whisper White cardstock and trim the left side 1/2″. Trim each poem to 5 1/4″ long and score at 4″. Your inside card should be 8″ X 5 1/4″.
- Base is Gorgeous Grape (Bermuda Bay): 7 1/4″ X 4 1/4″, Scored at 5 1/2″. I started by cutting the cardstock in half the long way 11″ X 4 1/4″ and then made the 7 1/4″ cut using the rest for two of the three panels needed.
- 3 panels in Gorgeous Grape (Bermuda Bay): 4 1/4″ X 1 3/4″, One panel will attach to the front of the window sheet and two panels will attach to the back of the front to cover the tape on the window sheet.
- Window Sheet: 4 1/4″ X 3″, place a piece of Tear and Tape on the top and on the bottom of the Window Sheet. Remove the backing from just the bottom tape on the Window Sheet and attach the Window Sheet to the back of a panel. Line up the panel even with the very bottom of the card, remove the top tape backing on the window sheet and fold the top of the card base over the window sheet. Adhere the other two panels to the back of the front covering the window sheet but being careful to keep the panels in line with the base of the card.
- 2 coordinating panel layers in Highland Heather (Coastal Cabana) : 4 X 1 1/2″ , adhere to front
- 2 top panel layers in Whisper White: 3 3/4″ X 1 1/4″, We will make our own Designer Series Paper. Using the little multiple snowflake stamp, stamp randomly in the darker ink, then stamp the larger single snowflake in the lighter ink and finish off with filling in any blanks with the tiny single snowflake in the lighter ink. Hint: place the two panels next to each other on your grid sheet to stamp them at the same time.
- 2 large snowflakes in Highland Heather (Coastal Cabana): 8 1/2″ X 3 1/2″, Cut two snowflakes with the largest thinlit and use Tombow liquid glue to adhere one snowflake to the front middle of the Window Sheet,; Tombow gives you the ability to adjust the snowflake to center it top and bottom. When you are satisfied with the placement, hold the snowflake in place for a bit since it won’t adhere immediately to the window sheet. Attach the second snowflake to the back of the window sheet lining it up with the front snowflake.
- 1 Sparkle snowflake: 2″ X 2″, use Sparkle Glimmer Paper and the medium thinlit to cut a sparkly snowflake. Use Tombow glue to dot the back of the snowflake – count to 10 and then adhere to the large snowflake. Waiting a few seconds keeps the glue from gushing out when you adhere your piece. Attach a matching Glitter Enamel Dot in the center.
- The center panel is Whisper White: 8″ X 5 1/4″ scored at 4″ for an inside card in a card or 4″ X 5 1/4″ for a flat inside.
Be sure you stamp your greeting and sign your name under the panels of the card not under the window sheet.
You may never need another snowflake stamp if you purchase this set with its various sizes. The thinlits even have an attached set of snowflakes for a fun flurry! Purchase by Friday, November 30!
The second card at my Stamp A Stack I will call Comfort & Joy cased somewhat from someone on Pinterest:
Timeless Tidings (#148936) is the stamp set I used for the greetings. It can be seen on page 33 of the Holiday catalog. The greetings are beautiful and I love the mixture of fonts in small and large sizes!
- Base – Call Me Clover: 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
- Top Layer – Whisper White: 4 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ embossed with the Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder (#146833)
- Two strips of Silver Foil Paper: 4 3/8″ X 1/2″ (the extra 1/8 gives you ease in lining it up under the Whisper White layer- just clip off the excess). I used Tombow again on the back of the white layer and then laid it on the silver strip, top and bottom.
- Flowers: 3/4″ X 4″ Silver Foil,and 3/4″ X 4″ Sparkle glimmer paper. Cut six of each with the thinits from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies. There are three flower dies of the same size so you only have to run them twice on each paper strip to get six flowers. Adhere with glue dots offsetting slightly to leave a shadow of silver behind the sparkle flower. Add a red rhinestone (#146924) to the top pushing the rhinestone firmly into the glitter paper.
- Bow: 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon (#144631), 10″ trimmed as needed
The Stamparatus worked great for stamping the Merry Christmas with the green ink multiple times to get a dark image.
The third card I cased from Donna Ross at Stamped Sophisticates just changing out the greeting to use the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set greeting(#148478). It is on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog. The Farmhouse Framelits Dies that match the set (10% off if you bundle them) has a stitched banner framelit used here for the Merry Christmas cut out. The little gold bows are also in the Farmhouse framelit set.
It is so much prettier in real life with the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper (#147892) a beautiful, realistic print with deep green and bright red colors. I used the Timeless Tidings set again for the inside greeting which matched the font in the front greeting from Farmhouse Merry Christmas!
- Base – Garden Green: 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- First Layer and inside layer – Old Olive: 5 1/4″ X 4″ – make 2
- Second Layer Outside – All Is Bright Designer Series Paper: 5″ X 3 3/4″
- Inside Second Layer – Very Vanilla: 5″ X 3 3/4″, the Designer Series Paper strips will be glued to this
- Designer Series Paper Strips for inside: 5/8″ X 5″ (or use my trick of making it 5 1/8″ long and then clip the ends)
- Greeting – Very Vanilla: 6″ X 3″, Stamp the greeting once in Real Red, Clean, Stamp again in Garden Green. Cut out the Garden Green greeting with the 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle framelit. Cut out the Merry Christmas in Real Red with the stitched banner in the Farmhouse Framelits.
- Gold Base of the greeting – gold foil paper: 3 3/4″ X 3 1/4″ , Cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelit(#146828) see on page 17 and on page 220 of the Annual Catalog. Pop up each piece of the greeting – the gold is popped up, then the circle is popped up and the banner is popped up.
- With the scrap gold foil you have left over, use the Farmhouse little bows framelit and cut out three gold bows. Adhere two to the greeting and one to the inside.
I still have a couple of spots left at next Tuesday morning and Friday evening Stamp A Stacks- 9:30 Tuesday, 6:30 Friday. I will have three new designs and you will make two of each design for a total of six cards at a cost of $25. Goodies, door prizes and thank you gifts always appear! I need RSVPs by Saturday at the latest.
Check out the sales, check out the Clearance Rack and save! Again the hostess code through 7:00 tonight is TJPDW3JC.
SAL, Save A Lot
May you have a wonderful time with family and friends and count your blessings many times over!
A quick reminder that the Stamp A Stacks are coming up:
- November 27, Tuesday, 9:30 – 12:00; and November 30, Friday 6:30 -9:00 Six cards each session $25
- December 4, Tuesday, 9:30 – 12:00; and December 7, Friday 6:30 – 9:00 Six cards each session $25
I need RSVPs as soon as you know your schedule since I will be traveling for Thanksgiving. There will be a Door Prize each session, Thank You gifts and Goodies of course!
At my very first Christmas workshop we made the luminary shown on page 9 of the Holiday catalog and the Dashing Deer white and gold Christmas card shown on page 8 – with a few changes of course. It is pretty in the day-time-
The Dollar Store had large battery operated candles that worked well. The catalog uses the Galvanized Metallic Paper (#147805) shown on page 43 of the Holiday catalog. I used a retired Naturals Cardstock but we have thick Very Vanilla Cardstock(#144237) that would work beautifully!
- 2 – Very Vanilla Thick cardstock 8 1/2″ X 8 1/2″; score both at 4″ and 8″, use a pencil and ruler to mark 3/4″ on all sides and cut out the window openings. With Soft Suede ink stamp the single flower from the set in the opposite corners of each side and then stamp 1/2 of the garland stamp on the short (horizontal) side and the whole garland on the long (vertical) side.
- 4 – Vellum 3 3/4″ X 8″ ; glue to each window opening
- Base – Very Vanilla Thick cardstock 5″ X 5″; score the base at 1/2″ each side, cut out corners
- 2 – Deer – Very Vanilla 4″ X 6″; Cut out with your flying Detailed Deer Thinlit. The catalog uses the corrugated Embossing Folder to stripe the deer (#148026). I used the retired Diagonal Stripe background stamp to stamp the deer using Soft Suede ink. Remember to turn one over before stamping so you have the deer going opposite ways. To mount, I used glue dots and a tiny bit of the Fine Tip Glue on the horns.
- 4 Branches – Early Espresso – the catalog uses the Night Owl Thinlits Dies, pg 41 (#147920), I used the Petals & More Thinlits (#145655) and cut off the end of the leaves so they looked like branches. Use two branches going opposite ways for the top and two for the bottom. This is the first layer of your corner garland.
- 4 Spruce Branches for the next layer – Garden green – Cut with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits (#144679)
- 2 Sprig Punches, (page 29, #148012) cut in half – Granny Apple Green – layer on the spruce branches
- 2 – 12″ lengths of Gold Metallic Thread; wrap around three fingers and attach to the sprigs with glue dots
- 6 – flowers cut with the Detailed Deer Thinlits – Cherry Cobbler – layered on the gold thread
- 18 – flower centers cut with a 1/16 hole punch using a 1/2″ X 2″ strip of Pineapple Punch cardstock. With our new Take Your Pick tool, (page 30 #144107) you can easily pick up the tiny pieces and place them on your project.
Now let’s make the Happiest Christmas Wishes card changing up a few things from the catalog:
On page 11 of the Holiday catalog there are Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes in gold, #147901, and silver #147900. I used the gold for this card.
For embossing with our gold embossing powder remember these steps:
Step 1: tap with embossing buddy on whole area;
Step 2: Stamp in Versa Mark;
Step 3: Coat with gold embossing powder; Turn over and flick off excess; use paintbrush to remove any other excess
Step 4: Heat until glossy
- Gold Foil-Edged Card base, Use gold embossing powder and emboss the garland from the stamp set in gold embossing powder on the base with the middle of the stamp 1/2″ down on the white part of the base and 1/2″ up on the bottom white part of the base. You will measure 1/2″ from the white edge not the gold edge. Use a light pencil mark so you know where to place the middle of the garland.
- Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder (#147923) Layer, Whisper White, 3 3/4″ X 3 3/4″
- 2 Gold Glimmer Paper strips- 1/2″ X 4″ , adhere to the top and bottom of the embossed layer, snip the ends. I find it is better to make little strips like this a bit longer and then snip them off so they are sure to be the perfect size.
- Gold Foil Cardstock – 3″ X 3 1/2″, cut out 1 flying deer and three gold flowers with the Detailed Deer Thinlits and use the scrap to punch 3 centers for the flowers with a 1/16″ hole punch.
- Banner, Whisper White Cardstock, 3/4″ X 2 1/2″, punch end with banner punch or a square punch, emboss the greeting
- 3- Top of the flowers: Whisper White, 1″ X 2″, layer on top of gold, slightly offsetting one edge and then add punched circle middle
- Inside – Whisper White 3 3/4″ X 5″; Emboss the greeting and the small standing deer with gold embossing powder.
One last project for today: Gift Bags using our beautiful Designer Series Paper!
Jill Olsen has a video on YouTube from years ago and she updated it this year, click to watch:
After our event, Lucille typed up directions for us so you would be able to print out a file for reference. Thank you, Lucille!
Gift Bag Instructions pdf file (click to download)
SAL, Sigh A Lot (as you sit back from the feast and marvel at your blessings)
Hello Stamping Friends,
We have another special set of products available to you now and only while supplies last!
The hostess code is D9ZUUB9X if your order is under $150. Club is on November 13 and Joy will be receiving credit through the hostess code for all your orders. Let’s make it great for her first time as our club hostess!
Here is a video from the home office:
“Every new snowflake comes to the earth
As a picture of our Savior’s birth,
Because they are sent from up above
And remind us of God’s care and love.
Each one is so intricate and small
Because Christ sees the details of us all,
And just as two are never the same
The Lord knows and calls us each by name.
Snowflakes gently cover the world in white
And hide what’s unlovely from our sight,
Showing us how He covers our sin
And gives us His grace when we come to Him.
So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind
And in every bit of white may we find
A reason to celebrate anew,
And a reminder of His love for you.
Stamp A Stacks- six cards, two of each design, $25
Please RSVP at least three days prior to the event! Attend 1 or attend all 4 and have 24 Christmas cards. Door prize at each event, thank you gifts and snacks to keep up your energy!
November 27, Tuesday morning, 9:30-12:00
November 30, Friday night, 6:30 – 9:00 (same cards as Tuesday)
December 4, Tuesday morning, 9:30 – 12:00 Three new designs
December 7, Friday night, 6:30- 9:00 (same cards as Tuesday)
December 15, Saturday night, 6:30 – 10:00 Christmas party potluck, Make And Take team challenge, games, prizes
SAL, Sing A Long with carolers this Christmas!
Check out these beautiful cards made by the lovely Linda Cullen:
Hello Stamping Friends,
It is almost time for me to head off to the Stampin’ Up! convention in Orlando. Paul is going with me and we are making it a vacation with a trip to San Antonio for my niece’s wedding after the first days of convention. What fun!
For Pastor Appreciation this month I thought the High Tide set with a bit of electrical science would be fun.
I began these instructions as my first video which is why I showed the supplies this way. The camera and lighting didn’t work so we are back to the drawing board on doing videos.
- Base of card 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- (2) Whisper White outside and inside layers 5 1/4 X 4
- Night of Navy for greeting 1 3/4 X 2 1/2
- Whisper White top of greeting 1 1/2 X 2 1/4
- Whisper White for lighthouse 1 1/2 X 3 1/2
- Sahara Sand Shoreline 2 X 5 1/4
- 1/4″ Copper Adhesive Tape, cut down the middle to make it 1/8″ wide
- CR 1220 Lithium Battery
- Chibitronics Lights
I ordered the last three supplies through Amazon.
I used the High Tide stamp set for most of the scene and the Waterfront stamp set for the mountains.
The Stamparatus was the best tool to perfectly line up the stamps to do the two step stamping on the lighthouse. (Note: the stamp set containers fit underneath the plates to give a nice solid surface for inking your stamps.) Remember to use the foam pad with the photopolymer stamps for clear stamping. I cut a piece of grid paper to help me line up the image. Stampin’ Up! now has grid paper made for the Stamparatus (#149621. In my previous post I show all the supplies available and four videos on using the Stamparatus to its full potential.
Layers: Stamparatus, foam pad, grid paper, magnets (yes, I already broke mine but I can order another).
Many of the videos show stamping first and then cutting to the size you want. This gives a larger piece for the magnets to hold so the paper doesn’t pull up when you stamp. I already had my pieces cut to size for my class so I had to be careful as I stamped to pull up the plate slowly so as not to pull the paper out of position.
The background was stamped with Smoky Slate:
Now you can lay your second lighthouse stamp perfectly over the first, press the other plate to pick it up, ink it in Cajun Craze and stamp for a perfect lighthouse. Now fussy cut the image and you are ready to do some fun art and science.
– Step 1 – Mountains -I used the mountains in the Waterfront set and stamped one mountain on a sticky note and fussy cut to be a mask. I will keep that in the stamp set. After you have fussy cut your lighthouse, you need to look at where it will be in reference to the water so you know where to stamp the water and mountains so your light shines on the sponged sunset sky and is between the mountains. Stamp the middle mountain first, mask and then stamp one to the right and one to the left of middle using tranquil tide.
-Step 2 – Water – Stamp the water ripples with the High Tide water stamp in Night of Navy, sponge to fill in
-Step 3- Sun – Leaving the mountain mask in place, stamp the sun and stamp again on sticky note for a mask; note: the sun in the Waterfront is very “artistic” compared to the more symmetrical sun in the High Tide set.
-Step 4 – Birds – stamp a partial of the birds in the High Tide set directly over the mountains in Memento black
-Step 5 – Sky – Have fun with sponging the sky. Start with your lightest color – So Saffron, then Crushed Curry then a bit of Perfect plum for the very top and sides and finish with Cajun Craze directly around the sun.
Let’s visit a video from Michelle’s Crafting Corner for the science. She uses a circuit pen for the light but just follow the directions with the circuit tape. Forward her video to the 15 minute point.
Hopefully that gives you the guidelines you need to make a light up card. Send a picture of one that you create!
SAL, Shine A Light