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Hello Stamping Friends,

Stock up now or replace all that paper you used for your Christmas cards!  Go to the online store by clicking on SAL waving at you from the computer!  At the left hand side of the store you can click on the Year End Closeout, the Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin and all the other places to shop.  Buy a Paper Pumpkin subscription greater than one month (thereby greater than $50) and get free shipping!

Hostess Code:  FPDMJ4X9

Merry Christmas!

Karen

Year End Closeout/ Discounted Items/ Carryover News

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Hello Stamping Friends and Merry Christmas from Sal, myself and Frosty,

It’s that time of year!  Grab your wish lists ’cause you do not want to lose forever the things you want.  Products are available while supplies last so don’t delay!

You could also fill out this sheet and give it to someone who can’t decide what to buy for you for Christmas!  I will help them!

  

Christmas wishes printable pdf file

Just click on the blue for your printable file.

   ummm….weren’t you excited about something?

Yes, Sal, the big announcement we all wait for; (view a list or click the boxes to go to the store to see images):

Printable PDF list

Year End Closeout EXCEL


   And if you have just a little money left there is always the Clearance Rack. 

Good thinking, Sal, sometimes we need just a little something to push our order to $150 so we get 10% in free products!!

   And Paper Pumpkin past kits!

 

Three full kits and one refill!  The Winter Gifts Kit has 24 Christmas tags but many stampers have posted youtube videos of using the tags and making a full card.  That is my goal!  24 cards from this kit plus 10 from the previous kit and I will be almost half way to having my Christmas cards completed!!   Join Paper Pumpkin HERE to be able to purchase the kits.  December’s “Something for Everything” kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous!  Be sure and join by December 10th to get this month’s kit with 12 all occasion cards.

   So all the products not listed on the Retiring Favorites will be in the June 2020 catalog?  

No, for the first time ever, the carryover products are in a “future publication”, meaning the June Annual Catalog or next year’s Holiday catalog.

Any bundles that were in the Holiday Catalog will be discontinued – as bundles – but the individual products may still be available.

Carryover List in PDF

Carry Over List in Excel     

Have a wonderful day and text me if you have any questions at  303-815-0838 or email stampalosopher@gmail.com

The hostess code is:  FPDMJ4X9

SAL,  Save A Little so you can Stamp A Lot

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Dear Stamping Friends!

Remember to set your scales back 10 pounds tonight!

Hugs,

Karen

 

Yummy Christmas Gingerbread House and Cuckoo For You

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Hello Stamping Friends,

I missed posting our September club cards and one is a Christmas card!   Now that it is getting down to the wire for Christmas cards you might be looking for the details to this card you made “way back when”!

    

I cased Bronwyn Eastley with a gingerbread house box card.

http://addinktivedesigns.com/product/yummy-christmas-box-card/

Things I recommend doing differently:

  • add strips of window sheets to the back of each pop up
  • Make two of each pop up to put front and back so the back is prettier
  • cut that little point on the bottom middle front and back just a tiny bit – not cutting in to the black line – so the box sits squarely
  • Use the Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the gingerbread man and the deer for a darker brown
  • Use puff paint for the snow

  

   

Cuckoo For You

With the ‘Yummy For Christmas’ and ‘Cuckoo For You’, we have two stamp sets that use the same set of dies!

   

   

Isn’t that so cool!  The deer becomes a holly branch, the clock door becomes a gumdrop, the clock weight becomes a peppermint and the tree becomes a Christmas tree!

Christine Rohr posted a picture on Pinterest which used the Cuckoo For You and the Bird Ballad DSP.  I cased and selectively edited it to come up with this card for club:

     

Push up on the little arrow and you see the little cuckoo bird!

 

Note: DSP means Designer Series Paper

  • Base:  Petal Pink  5 1/2 X 8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1:  Bird Ballad DSP   5 1/4 X 4  Watch the direction on your DSP
  • Strip of DSP for inside:  3/4 X 5 1/4
  • Front Stitched Nested Label:  Whisper White,  2nd largest label is 2 5/8 X 4 5/8 so start with 3 x 5 piece; emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder; then cut with the Stitched Nested Label.  Use handheld hole punch to punch a hole on each side of the label for the ribbon. Mount the label 1″ down from top of base and 5/8″ from the sides of the base to the point of the Stitched Nested Label
  • Ribbon:  1/4″ Copper Trim,  6″ , make two
  • Clock and Parts:  Whisper White  3 5/8 X 8 1/2;  Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink:  clock, 2 pulls, 1 squirrel, 1 door;  color with Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive on the vines, Bronze on the dots, roof-Dk Soft Suede, Clock Outline-Dk Balmy Blue, Pulls-Bronze & Dk Soft Suede, Squirrel – Bronze body, nut in Lt Suede, with a Dk Suede top, Door – Lt Suede, blue trim and be sure to cut off the white border of the door created when cutting with the framelit.  Tip:  When coloring with the alcohol markers in tiny areas just barely dot the area to color it.  The ink spreads and you won’t be getting ink outside the lines.

  • Mask the 2 flowers, the clock middle, the inside of door and sponge with Blushing Bride Ink.

  • Clock Weight and clock hands:  Copper Foil,  1 1/4 X 1 1/4.   Stamp the clock weight in Versa Mark ink, emboss with copper powder and cut with the circle die.  Cut the clock hands out of the foil and save the little pieces to use for the squirrel’s nose, the handle on the door, and the little dot right above the 12.
  • Clock pull:  left over from the Whisper White used for the clock and parts: cut one with the die.  I used my Stamparatus to line up the lines with the arrows and the one word “cuckoo” so my stampers could easily stamp the images:

You stamp the arrow and lines image with the right side up and then stamp “cuckoo” on the back of the same piece.  With the Stamparatus we could line up the one word “cuckoo” from the greeting “I’m Cuckoo About You” and didn’t even need to mask the edges. By using the grid sheet we can save it with the stamp set for the next time.

The odd looking die with a little heart on the top and the bottom is a piece that matches up with the hearts on the clock face to cut slots for the sliding mechanism in exactly the right places.  There are YouTube videos using the two sliding mechanisms to make butterflies that “fly” and other fun tricks so the pieces are good for other applications.

Be careful to fold the score lines of the mechanism very straight so it slides nicely in the slots created by the second die.  The slot is a little larger than the door -necessarily so- so that you can slide it in, but once it was in place, I cut two little strips of Whisper White and glued them to either side of the slot so the mechanism stayed straight.

Inside Layer:  Whisper White 4 X 5 1/4 stamped in Soft Suede ink with the greetings in the “Special Celebrations” stamp set.

Front Greeting:  Scrap of Whisper White run through the Big Shot part way with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit and then turned around and run through the other sider with the same Framelit to shorten it to just the right size for “Time To Celebrate”.  I didn’t stop and made the whole Stitched Rectangle so I just ran it again to shorten it and then had a little piece left that was perfectly stitched that I used on this card:

My youngest granddaughter, Emma, was born on 9/24 at 7:12 AM.  I moved the house over a bit, found some left over pink twine from a Paper Pumpkin, and stamped the date with one of the first photopolymer stamp sets made by Stampin’ Up!

The inside uses the “New Wonders” stamp set and a template of the ‘1’ cut out of cardstock and then sponged with Blushing Bride Ink.  The fairies are colored to match the DSP with white and blue like the flowers and green like the vines.  This card will be hard to top when birthday #2 comes around.  My grandsons are turning 2 and 3 in the next few weeks and I will be working to make them something memorable.   Do you think parents save hand made cards?

The next Christmas Stamp A Stacks are December 4th and 7th at my house at 9:30.  RSVP by November 25- next Monday.  Wow, where has the month gone?

SAL,  Stamp A Lot

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Elfie Diorama Card

Hostess Code:  FPDMJ4X9

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s an Elfie day in the neighborhood, an Elfie day in the neighborhood, won’t you be my neighbor!

Yup!  Elfie from my head to my toes!  Ruger was the cutest elf of all!

‘#Elfie’ is a super cute stamp set (page 22 of the 2019 Holiday catalog).  I am casing Michelle Andrews and the diorama card she posted on her blog:  www.stamppraylove.blogspot.com.  I changed the coloring and positioning and added puff paint to the bobbles on their shoes and hat.  I used the ‘Birch’ background stamp set to add a faux wood frame look. The little elf in the stocking would be great on the back of the card but I can only expect my club to do so much fussy cutting.

  

The greetings on the front and back come from the ‘Perfectly Plaid’ stamp set on page 14 of the 2019 Holiday catalog.

  • Base:  Crumb Cake 4 1/4 X 11;  Score at 5/8, 5 3/8, 6, 10 3/4, Use 3rd largest rectangle framelit to cut the front.  Mask each section of the base and stamp with Soft Suede ink using the ‘Birch’ background stamp.  Stamp the front and back greetings using Shaded Spruce ink.  The Stamparatus helps you stamp the greetings and restamp them to get  nice dark green images.  Burnish all the score lines really well to assure the card moves well and lays flat.
  • Back of the Diorama:  Pool Party, 4 3/4 minus 1/16 (4 11/16) to allow for score lines X 4 1/4, stamp snowflakes in Pool Party Ink and adhere snowflake sequins.
  • Elves:   Whisper White, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, Stamp in Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends. Fussy Cut. Use a blender pen to dip in Pool Party ink and color the area between the elf and the Christmas ornament.  Glue a strip of whisper white on the back of the two tall pieces for stability.
  • Snow Mounds:  Thick Whisper White, Make 2:   5 1/4 X 2 1/4;  creatively cut a large right hand mound and a smaller left hand mound. Score each side of the mounds 1/4″ . Make a template and you can quickly cut out the snow mounds for each card kit.

The rectangle cutout uses the 3rd largest die in the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. It is 1/2″ down from the top leaving about 3/4″ on the bottom for your greeting.   I was able to stamp the three elves and the package on one 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 ( 1/4 of a sheet)  whisper white.  I cut two little strips 1/4 X 4 to adhere to the back of the long elf images for a bit more stability.  The snow mound on the left is 1 3/4″ at the peak and goes in front of the right hand snow mound which measures 2″ at the peak.

The snow mounds are glued together to make a box of sorts.

The snow mound “box” is decorated with elves and snow.  Glue the elves to the snow mounds before adding snow.  Make sure nothing is adhered to the pool party background or the card will not lie flat to go in an envelope.  Burnish each fold really well to help the card move.  Cut around the elbows of the ‘No Peeking’ elf and don’t cut off the words.  The elbows go over the front frame and the words give you a tab to glue to the back of the frame.   Likewise with the package – cut a little tab at the bottom to use for gluing to the front of the frame.

The Holiday catalog has ‘Shimmery Crystal Effects’ on page 41 which you will use to adhere the ‘Ice Stampin’ Glitter’ (same page).  It is most remarkable how the Crystal Effects holds the glitter and so cool how sparkly the ice glitter looks!   The puff paint (page 19) is so fun to add to the hats and shoes of the elves!  We learned to hold the bottle almost horizontally and let gravity do as much of the work as possible instead of squeezing the bottle. The background is pool party stamped in pool party ink with the snowflake stamp set in ‘#Elfie’.  The little teensy tiny snowflakes are from the ‘Snowflake Sequins’ on page 43 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  (Or you may have some left from the October Paper Pumpkin).

Place ‘Tear and Tape’ on the outside edges of your snow mound box and adhere to the base in the middle on the right side.    This leaves about 1/8″ on each side of the base.  When you adhere the other side which has the seam, place tear and tape on the seam and then fold the right hand side over the tape to insure the box will lie flat.  This is a view from the bottom:

That was a lot of directions.  This is when I wish I made Youtube videos.  Maybe next year……

Now that we know how to make diorama cards just imagine what other stamp sets we can use.  My inspiration came from Lucille who had the absolute cutest little diorama card with doggies.  Hmmm…….snowmen next – or deer??

The new hostess code is FPDMJ4X9 and Stampin’ Up! is going to have a three day Extravaganza sale November 20-22.

Click HERE if you would like a printable pdf.

It’s an Elfie day in the neighborhood – won’t you be my customer?  Contact me if you have questions or need a catalog.  You can also go to the catalog tab at the top of the blog to see all the catalogs.

SAL,  Silly And Loving it

Karen

 

 

 

Stamp A Stack meets Clearance Rack

Hello Stamping Friends,

It is Friday!  Hopefully you had a great week and are looking forward to a restful or fun filled weekend.

There are only two days left to sign up for the November Paper Pumpkin which matches the October Paper Pumpkin and makes 24 Christmas tags but could also be used for the front of a card.  This is the October kit.  It made 10 full sized cards and the envelope had the wood tone on the inside of the envelope and silver edging on the outside.   A beautiful card and envelope!

I did change the greeting.  It comes from the very versatile Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in the Holiday catalog. Click on the image below to go to the Paper Pumpkin site:

Thank you to all those who purchased products from the Clearance Rack after our first Stamp A Stack.  I apologize for not posting the recipes sooner.

NOEL Double Time Stamping:

Casing Mary Detharage at stampsnlingers.com:

 

Recipe:

  • Stamp Sets:  ‘Joy & Noel’,  ‘Timeless Tidings’
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Tools:  Oval Stitched Shape Framelit and Oval die (retired) 3rd smallest in set or oval 1/8″ smaller than Stitched Shape Oval
  • Stampin’ Blends:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce
  • Base:  Real Red, 5 1/2  X 8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer:  Basic Black, 4 X 5 1/8  -make 2
  • Top:  Whisper White, 3 7/8 X 5 – make 2
  • Embellishment:  3 gold metallic pearls

Using the largest Stitched Shape Oval, cut out a piece from the middle of the black layer.  Set aside.

Center the small oval framelit on the white top layer and cut the oval then return the oval to the layer and stamp the Noel.  I used the Stamparatus so I could stamp until I got a really dark black image on the letters.

Color.  I used the light Shaded Spruce for the stems and small leaves around the berries, both dark and light Shaded Spruce on the large leaves and Real Red dark and light for the berries.

Adhere the colored oval to the black stitched shape oval with snail and then pop up the ovals on the white layer.

Add gold metallic pearls.

The inside greeting, Merry Christmas and holly branch are from Timeless Tidings.

This card is a case of the catalog using the other stamp in the set:

Beautiful Baubles:

This card is a case of www.sandjunecrafts.com who cased June Keingstaer:

Recipe:

  • Ink: Pacific Point and Versa Mark with silver embossing powder
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Baubles, Timeless Tidings
  • Tools:  Detailed Bands Dies, Aqua Painter, Gray Marker, Wink of Stella
  • Base:  Silver Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes  (#147900)
  • Layer:  Pacific Point 5 1/4 X 4
  • Top:  Shimmery Whisper White 5 X 3 3/4
  • Inside:  Silver Foil Strip 4 1/4 X 1/4 and Pacific Point Strip 4 1/4 X 1/4
  • Greeting:  Shimmery White 2 X 3 and 2 ovals cut from Silver Foil using the Detailed Bands Dies.  Deck the Halls is in Beautiful Baubles, the inside greetings are in Timeless Tidings

Start by creating two masks of the bauble on sticky notes.  Stamp the left bauble in Versa Mark, mask it and then stamp the bow and string. Remove the mask and emboss with silver embossing powder.  Mask that bauble and stamp the middle baubles and the right side bauble, bows and string.  Emboss with silver.  Use the Aqua Painter and dip in the Pacific Point and water color the baubles.  Color the inside of the top little holder thingy gray and apply wink of stella.  Add rhinestones.

Stamp the greeting, cut with the Detailed Bands Oval Die and attach to two silver ovals cut with the same die. Sponge the edge with Pacific Point. Use glue dots to attach to the foil and then dimensionals to attach to the top of the card.

Apply strips to the inside left and stamp the greeting.  The card stock in the set is thick so you don’t really need another layer. The catalog also has gold foil cards and envelopes.  Check out page168 of the Annual Catalog 2019-2020.

Note:  I will add the catalog year in the future posts since I have gone back to reference posts from years ago and the page number is not the same.  In the catalog section of my blog I have kept all the pdfs of catalogs since I started blogging so you can go to that section and find the catalog I reference.  You can look at the date of the post to figure out which catalog but I will be more helpful in the future.  Do you have other suggestions that would make my blog more user friendly?

Christmas Tree Special Fold:

Cased from Rachel Tessman at StampYourArtOut.com:

 

This is a Step Panel Card and folds to fit in a standard envelope.

Recipe:

  • Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Versa Mark and white embossing powder
  • Stamp Set:  Snow Is Glistening
  • Tools:  Snowfall Thinlits, 1 3/8″ circle punch and 1 1/4″ circle punch
  • Base:  Shaded Spruce 4 1/4 X 8 1/2;  Score at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3, 4
  • Step:  Shaded Spruce 2 1/2 X 4 1/4;  Score at 1/2 and 1 1/2
  • Tree:  Shaded Spruce 4 X 2 1/2
  • Greeting and the snowflake background at the top of tree: Whisper White 1 3/4 X 4
  • Back of the greeting and snowflake on top of the tree:  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  1 3/4 X 2 3/4
  • Designer Series Paper:  4 X 2 7/8
  • Embellishments: Three rhinestones for the snowflakes and 14″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon

Fold each score line and use your bone folder to make nice folds on the base and the step. It is critical at this point to get a feel for where the base and the step are attached so you identify the bottom of each. Don’t attach until after you have stamped but you need to know the bottom.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper.

Stamp the tree and the bottom of the step and the base and white emboss.  Use the trimmer to cut the tree leaving a tiny edge of green.  This will be mounted last and the ribbon will be tied through the step and over the bottom of the tree which hides the seam.

Apply Tear and Tape to the 1/2″ fold on the base, it seems to be the front since stamping but it will be folded back to attach. Critical – don’t guess where it is attached- remove the top of the tear and tape, fold the 1/2″ flap over and then fold the card base flat to correctly attach the 1/2″.  Do the same with the step- don’t guess where it is attached.  Adhere it to the bottom of the base and then remove the back of the Tear and Tape on the 1/2″ fold and fold the step and base flat to get perfect placement of the step.

Stamp your greeting.  Joy is in the Snow Is Glistening stamp set.  Punch with the 1 1/4 punch. (Attach to the Dazzling Diamonds with glue dots), then pop up on the base with dimensionals.  Die cut two snowflakes from the Snowfall Thinlits (one for the front of the tree and one for the back).

Punch a circle of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with the 1 3/8 punch and die cut a dazzling diamond snowflake for the top of the tree.  Add a rhinestone!

The back Whisper White piece is a rectangle with the 4 1/4 going vertical and the 4 on the horizontal.  It seems square so you have to look carefully for a nice border placement.  Die cut a large snowflake and a smaller snowflake in the corners, poke out all the little pieces and set aside for a minute.   After cutting your snowflakes it is easy to see where the greeting will fit.  Stamp the greeting, adhere the layer to the base and then place the snowflakes back in their cutout.  Add rhinestones to the snowflake.

Tie the ribbon through the base right at the top so it covers where your tree is attached.

You just made a step card!

December 4th and 7th at 9:30 are the next Stamp A Stacks and the cards will be fun! RSVP by going to the calendar below – or just give me a shout out-text, phone, email, stop by………

SAL,  Stamp A Lot of Christmas cards

Karen

       

 

 

 

 

 

New Paper Trimmer / Exclusive Christmastime Is Here Suite

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to November!  With November we have exciting news – the new paper trimmer is available and we have an exclusive Christmas Stamp Suite – not just a little stamp set or a nice bundle but an entire suite of matching products!  Of course you can order them separately but who would want just a little – not us!  The more the merrier!

    Slow down, Karen, did you say the new trimmer is here?!

Yes, indeed- take a look see:

I looked at a dozen or so reviews on Youtube and found a short one with Mary Deatheridge:

 

Click on the image to see the Youtube video.

Okay, SAL, can I move on to the Christmastime Is Here Suite?

  Do you have a video for the suite?

Yes, here is a video from Frenchie Stamps that details the products:

Did you note in the video that the die will cut out one of the rose bouquets on the designer series paper?  Nice!!

This is available while supplies last so don’t tarry if you like it!

 

Every year Stampin’ Up! has demonstrators apply to be on the Artisan Design Team.  It is an honor to be selected and these demonstrators are amazing and will show you these new products used in a project.   Join me for their fun blog hop; just click on the link above which will take you to the first blog and then, usually toward the bottom of the post,  you will see the banner to visit the other blogs.  Have fun!

If you are new to my blog, I would love to earn your business by supporting you in this fun hobby of stamping.

Club Wednesday, November 13th, Hostess code  G3F9AGKF

Club Saturday, November 16th, Hostess code  KK2W344T

Stamp A Stack of Christmas cards, December 4th and 7th at 9:30am.  RSVP at the calendar below.

SAL,  Snow A Little, Snow A Bunch, Stay warm and Stamp A Lot

         

 

 

 

Mosaic Mood Pocket Card

Happy Halloween!!

Sorry – no Halloween cards this year from me.  I ordered “Trick or Tweet” from the clearance rack but it sits unopened and unused for this year!  Sigh…… A cold knocked me for a loop this week.   Maybe if I get some energy and quit coughing I could make tags for tonight like Lisa Curcio posted on Pinterest:

I could make the doggy look like Ruger by elongating the ears and body!

This past summer I made a Mosaic Mood Hummingbird card for a Stamp A Stack; it is a case of Michele Reynolds at inspirationink.typepad.com with the addition of a different greeting that fit perfectly in the ‘V” fold and a different top and tab:

 

 

You could make it a celebration card or a birthday card or …..

Directions:

  • Base X2 in Mint Macaron:  4 1/4 X 11 score each at 5 1/2;  Cut one piece diagonally from center top at the score line to bottom right.  Cut the second piece from the score line to bottom left.  Glue the two pieces together with Tombow.
  • Mosaic Designer Series Paper:  5 X 3 3/4 (plus a hair) 3 13/16 to be exact.  Cut in half diagonally.  Be careful with your cut cutting from right to left for right hand side and left to right for the left side.  Adhere these pieces to the front flaps and then decide which side you want to be the main flap on the front.  Some of the hummingbirds face right and some left so select your hummingbird to determine which DSP to use on which side of the flaps. Fussy cut him out and fussy cut a flower and two leaves.  If you don’t mind fussy cutting, the paper has cute bumble bees and butterflies so they make a great addition to the inside or to put on a leaf.
  • Use Tear and Tape to carefully adhere the first flap to the inside base nice and straight. Use 1/8″ tape or cut the 1/4″ in half.  Then adhere the second flap over the first flap at the bottom.  With Tear and Tape you can get a nice even bottom for your slider insert to stop on.  Place a glue dot on the ‘V’ where the flaps meet making sure not to have any glue exposed to the base.
  • Adhere the leaves to the back of the rose and then pop up the rose and leaves on the front.  First place a large dimensional at the intersection of the flaps but not exposed to the slider, add several more dimensionals to the flower and place it on top of the dimensional you put at the intersection of the flaps.   Pop up the hummingbird as well.  I added a touch of Tombow to adhere his beak to the rose to prevent it from getting torn off.
  • Slider:  Very Vanilla 5 1/4 X 3 5/8, the middle is 2 5/8, mark the backside with a pencil to center the circle tab.  The stamparatus worked beautifully to line up the greeting.  I marked a grid sheet with the diagonals and where I needed to place the slider for stamping.  I recommend saving these grid sheets for future use.
  • Strip of Designer Series Paper for the top of the slider:  5/8 X 5 1/4.  (One of the DSP designs was almost the 5/8″)
  • Circle Tab:  1 1/4″ punch of the Designer Series Paper, glue this on the back of the slider with only the amount showing to reach the top of the base (1/4″) so the card will fit in the envelope.

The greeting is from the “Beautiful You” stamp set.  It is in the annual catalog.

Note: The ‘Happy Birthday’ in the ‘Botanical Bliss’ stamp set matches this font pretty well to add to the slider.

I wish you could see the shiny parts on the paper.  It is just beautiful!  Here is a left facing hummingbird and garden green for the base with the “Botanical Bliss” happy birthday that matches the  “Beautiful You” font.

  

When you run out of big flowers on the designer series paper, it is just as beautiful with two of the little ones!

 

Wouldn’t this make a fun Christmas pocket card using the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Snowman Season stamp set?  Send me a picture if you make a pocket card!!

Check out this lovely card made by the awesome Lucille Kearin:

 

 

The home office also announced this week that they are making available to everyone – not just demonstrators – the bulk Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper:

 

At my Christmas Stamp A Stacks, December 4th and December 7th, we will be turning these magnolias into poinsettias to make a regal Christmas card.  You won’t want to miss this one!  RSVP by November 25th.

SAL,   Share A Lot      of treats with the little ones!

Karen

                        

Christmas Stamp A Stack & 24 Hour Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,

For 24 hours only:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Stamp%20Sale/10.14.19_FLYER_24HRSTAMPSALE_US.pdf

 

October Stamp A Stack:

Here are pictures of the cards we made at the October Stamp A Stack.  If you have questions leave your requests in the comment section.

Still Scenes Snow Globe

Still Scenes Snow Globe with Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper on a layer of Seaside Spray and a cardbase of Thick Whisper White.  The banner and base background are Night of Navy.  The greetings are from the retired Bells and Boughs stamp set and the retired Farmhouse Christmas.

   

TIP:  Make yourself a template out of cardstock and you can cut multiples quickly:

  • Base:  Whisper White  5 1/2  X  8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4
  • 1st Layer and inside:  Make 2; Seaside Spray 5 1/4  X  4
  • 2nd Layer:  Frost DSP 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • Inside Top Layer:  Whisper White 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • House:  Whisper White 2 1/2  X 2 1/2, Stamp in Memento ink and color with Stampin’ Blends
  • Snow Globe Base:  Night of Navy 3 X 1 3/4
  • Snow Globe Base top layer:  Silver Foil  3 X 1 3/4, Tip: attach to adhesive sheet then run through Big Shot
  • Banner:  Night of Navy 1″ (minus a hair)  X  4″  Punch with Banner Triple Punch
  • Embellishments:  8″ ribbon and three silver foil punch dots punched with hand held punch
  • Snow:  A little bit of Ice Stampin’ Glitter with a few of the Snowflake Sequins

 

Shrinky Dink Cardinal on Seasonal Wreath

Seasonal Wreath 3D embossing folder with Shrinky Dink Cardinal from Toile Christmas stamp set & Christmas Cardinal Dies.  Strips of Red Glimmer Paper are scotch taped to the back of the top layer and the entire top layer is popped up on a Thick Whisper White base.

   

  • Base:  Thick Whisper White  4 1/4  X 11  scored at 5 1/2
  • Wreath:  Whisper White, 3 15/16 (4″ minus a hair) X 5 1/2, emboss with Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder
  • Strips of Red Glimmer Paper:  Make 2;  3/8 X 5 1/2;  use scotch tape to adhere to the back of the embossed wreath
  • Cardinal: Clear Shrinky Dink paper, 2 5/8  X  5; Stamp cardinal with Staz On ink and color the back with alcohol markers
  • Banner:  Whisper White 1 1/2 X 3 1/2  Stamp greeting with Real Red Ink
  • Inside Frame:  Red Glimmer Paper,  3 1/8 X 3 1/8, Use circle framelit to cut circle.   The two Christmas Cardinal Scrolly dies can be cut from the inside of the red glimmer paper circle
  • Inside top greeting:  2 3/4  X  2 3/4  cut with one size smaller circle.  I used circles 5 & 6 in the retired circles.
  • Branches:  Whisper White 3 X 3,  Cut two large and two small branches.  Place 4 glue dots in the bottom middle of the wreath and layer: one large to right, one to left, one glimmer paper scrolly die to left, one scrolly die to right touching in the middle to look like one, one small branch to the left and one small branch right about the middle to cover all the glue dots.  Use glue dots to place the cardinal above the branches so he looks like he is sitting on the red glimmer scrolly.
  • Embellish the wreath with red glimmer dots.

Noble Peacock Foil Christmas

This card uses the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper with Noble Peacock Foil Sheets cut with the Detailed Bands dies and layered on an oval of Bermuda Bay. The top layer of DSP is bordered with a strip of black foil paper and another black foil strip is cut out with one of the Detailed Bands dies for the inside.  The Merry Christmas is a separate piece that is popped up with dimensionals. The card base is Bermuda Bay.  The outside Merry Christmas is actually a sticker I picked up from a Krazy Creations craft booth several years ago.  The inside greeting is from the “Timeless Tidings” stamp set that was just recently in the clearance rack.

   

For those who felt the colors were better for a birthday card, the “Band Together” stamp set that is bundled with the “Detailed Bands Dies” (page 121) has a perfect birthday greeting that fits perfectly on the cut out center and was easily embossed with black embossing powder to tie to the overall shiny look of the foils.  The inside greeting is from the current “Country Home” stamp set.

  

  • Base:  Bermuda Bay  5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • 1st Layer:  Peacock DSP 3 7/8 X 5 1/2
  • Strip to border 1st Layer:  Black Foil  1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Strip at top of inside:  Black Foil  1 X 5 1/2 , cut with Detailed Bands Die
  • Greeting Layer 1:  Bermuda Bay  die cut oval 2 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • Greeting Layer 2:  Turquoise Peacock Foil die cut with Detailed Bands die, trim edges so it covers from the black to the right edge, adhere directly to oval
  • Greeting Layer 3:  The Detailed Bands Die gives a great cut out to stamp a greeting and pop up with dimensionals
  • Embellish:  I used 9″ of turquoise sequin ribbon and loops of black thread to adhere behind the oval before gluing the oval directly to the DSP.  Two Noble Peacock Rhinestones completed the card.

K-Cup Thank You Gift

For a little thank you gift I made a K-cup holder sitting on top of a pumpkin spice latte mix, the little squiggle below the thank you is in the “A Big Thank You” stamp set:

  

  • Long Strip:  Pumpkin Pie, 2″ X 12″  Score at 5″ and 7″ ( Tip:  score at 5″ and turn and score other side at 5″), punch each end with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
  • Inside Box: Early Espresso  3 15/16  X 3 15/16  ( 4 X 4 minus a hair on each side)
  • Score each side at 1” and then make tabs at every other corner by cutting 1″ from the corner to the score line. Cut the tabs at an angle to make them easier to adhere. Use Tear and Tape to adhere sides.
  • DSP:  Make 2:  1 3/4 X 4 1/4
  • DSP:  Make 2:  1 3/4 X 7/8  (sides of the box)

The next Christmas card Stamp A Stack is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th, and Saturday, December 7th, at 9:30 here at my house.  RSVP by November 25 please!

SAL,  Sales Are Looming

Karen

          

 

 

 

 

Clearance Rack has been stocked with new items!

Hello Stamping Friends,

The clearance rack has been stocked with new items – up to 60% off on some!  Click on the red to visit!


    Hey, Karen, I thought Paper Pumpkin was always a surprise?! 

That is generally true, Sal, but the home office wanted our customers to know about the coordinating kits so they are letting the cat out of the bag- or puppies out of the box in this case!  Click on the Paper Pumpkin image to go to the site and sign up!

Stampin’ Up! is also offering special grid paper for Paper Pumpkin coordinating with their new slogan that Paper Pumpkin is “better than a box full of puppies” !   Click to see the video .

And while supplies last we have a smaller grid sheet with a holiday tone:

Click on either image to learn more.

Don’t forget the paper special through the end of this month:

Last but not least in our plethora of announcements – we have an upgraded website!  If you have bookmarked my website – not the blog – you will get an error message when you try to access it and it will say it is not secure.  That is not true – it is actually more secure than before.  The new link eliminates the “www” on the front but the rest remains the same, so click here and take a look at the new website:  karendecker.stampinup.net 

    But then they won’t see me. 🙁

That is true.  That link goes directly to my Stampin’ Up site but our stamping friends may have bookmarked the old one with the “www” before you were introduced!  So friends, if you are following my blog and access the website through it, you shouldn’t have a problem.

SAL,  Sending Announcements Lovingly

Karen

 

 

 

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