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Dashing Deer Card and Detailed Deer Thinlits Luminary

Happy Thanksgiving Stamping Friends,

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-

or at night-

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)

Stampin’ Up! will have a Black Friday sale so I will post the details as soon as I hear.

SAL,   Sigh A Lot (as you sit back from the feast and marvel at your blessings)

Karen

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Wedding Wishes Card & Mother’s Day Box

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s May in the Rockies!  I think we started the fountain a little too early.  No, that is not a real jack rabbit, but the garden statue sure shows up nicely in the snow!  The sun melted every flake the next day and the lawn loved the moisture so we are thankful!

Thank you to those of you who ordered in April with the hostess code!  Sharon did earn her Big Shot and if you missed her party with all the fun thank you gifts, I will be mailing you a thank you gift for your online order!

May’s hostess code is:  29SANZNQ   It is the last month for the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog and many items are already sold out. You can go to the online store and click on Retiring items on the left side to view images of the retiring items.  The Clearance Rack has been stocked with other items as well so stop by there while you are visiting to see if anything is a must have!    Online Store  

Use the hostess code and receive a gift from me if your order is under $150!  Order over $150 and you earn the hostess dollars!

Sharon’s party focused on the Floral Boutique Suite on pages 76-77 of the Annual Catalog.  The bundle is still available at 10% off and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is still available, though inventory is low.  The Washi Tape and Baker’s Twine is sold out – so sorry.

For Sharon’s thank you gift I used the gift bag punch board and made a medium sized bag with the Floral Boutique DSP and then filled the bag with the Washi Tape and Baker’s Twine.

Sharon had recently purchased the Pansy Punch, #130698,  and the Flower Shop stamp set, #130942, so I made her a 3D flower using those products.  I will explain how to make a pansy punch flower later in this post.

For her thank you card, I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies with the Floral Phrases stamp set.  The border stamp was a great way to enhance the greeting on the inside of the card:

Would you like to host a party?  I will plan something special for you as well!

Thank you card:

  • Base:  Thick Whisper White Card Stock 4 1/4″  X  11″  Scored at 5 1/2″
  • Top Layer:   Night of Navy 4″ X 5 1/4″  with thinlits positioned on each end and cut,  then each end cut with the border thinlit.

We made two projects at the party, a wedding card and a mother’s day box using the Window Box thinlits on page 43 of the Occasions catalog.  The bundle is still available and, though the Window Shopping Stamp set and Window Box Thinlits carry over to the new catalog, they won’t have the 10% discount.

The little blue flower on the top of the box is from the Flourish Thinlits set #141478.  It coordinates with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set which has greetings for many occasions.  Check out page 49 of the Annual Catalog. The 3D flower is made using the pansy punch.

3D Flower:

  • Using regular Whisper White card stock 2″ X 7″ punch four pansies
  • Sponge the edges with Night of Navy ink
  • Punch a hole in the center of each flower.  I used a business hole punch and punched about three times to make a nice hole
  • Using your bone folder curl the petals a bit for softer looking petals
  • The 5 petal pansy becomes the base, the first layer
  • Make a cut between two petals to the center hole and then glue one petal on top of the other; this is the second layer-4 petals
  • Cut out one petal, save it for the center, and glue one petal on top of another to make the third layer-3 petals
  • Cut out two petals, save them, and glue one petal on top of another to make the fourth layer – 2 petals
  • Roll the two petals you cut out- 1 petal
  • Roll the one petal to make a center
  • Place a glob of hot glue on the Silicone Craft Sheet #127853 and quickly layer your flowers, the glue should come up through the holes in the middle of the flowers. (Some crafters layered the flowers first then placed them on the hot glue.)

Wedding Wishes Card:

  • Detailed Floral Thinlits #141482
  • Floral Phrases Stamp Set #141767    (Can be bundled for a 10% discount through May 31)
  • Card Base:  Thick Whisper White #140272 cardstock  5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″  Scored at 4 1/4″
  • Night of Navy cardstock #100867 cut at 5 3/8″ X  4 3/16″  ( I call it 4 1/4″ (minus a hair))
  • Use the smaller thinlit and the border thinlit and cut the right hand side of the Night of Navy
  • Glue the cut piece to the card base flush to the left
  • Using just the border thinlit, cut the card base to match the Night of Navy top
  • Fussy cut along the fold line to make it a bit neater
  • Cut an outside 2 1/4″ circle with the circle framelits and a 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ piece of Night of Navy
  • Using a 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ piece of Whisper White stamp your greeting, then cut to make a 1 7/8″ circle with the Stitched Framelits specialty set #145372, the 2nd circle in from the center
  • Cut a piece of  the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper at 4″ X 3 1/4″
  • Layer the circles and then center them on the DSP and attach
  • Wrap the DSP and circles tying a bow with 14″ Bakers Twine and then attach to the Night of Navy layer
  • As you trim the Bakers Twine save a little bit and separate the strands to make little antennae for the butterfly
  • Stamp a butterfly with the Papillion Potpourri stamp set #123759 and punch with the retiring Bitty Butterfly punch #129406
  • I put one glue dot on to attach the antennae and then another to attach to the card
  • The inside is the Standard Layers (click here) Night of Navy 5 1/4″  X  4″
  • Whisper White top layer of 5″ X 3 3/4″
  • Helpful Hint:  Mount all three of the stamps on one block to get them nicely squared and then stamp the inside greeting

Imagine the different Designer Series Papers we could use to make this a birthday or graduation or………

Mother’s Day Window Box:

  • Window Box Thinlits #142762
  • Flourish Thinlits #141478 – use Night of Navy 2″ X 3 1/2″ and cut one flourish
  • Pansy Punch #130698 – see instructions for flower above
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock 11 X 6  (cut two box bases) See prior post instructions by clicking here
  • Designer Series Paper; start with 3 3/4″ X 4″ and then cut just a top with Window Box Thinlit then cut off all the tabs; I had several to make so I used grid paper and made a template of just the top so I could quickly cut off the edges-store this template with your framelits for the future
  • Every other side, three of the six sides,  was made using #2 of the Stitched Shape square specialty framelits and a piece of DSP that was 2″ X 2″ (Note:  #2  means the second one from the center)
  • The other three sides used the # 2 Stitched Shape square and a 2″ X 2″ Night of Navy cardstock for the back border
  • The top of the Night of Navy used a 1 7/8″ X 1 7/8″ piece of Whisper White and the heart cutout from the Window Box Thinlits layered with the retired #2 Regular Square Framelits Die.  You layer both on the Whisper White and only need to cut once.  The magnetic platform really helps with this cut!
  • Before gluing all the pieces to the top of the lid, cut a 2″ piece of ribbon, fold it in half and glue it to the box lid.  I used the retiring 5/8″ Organza #114319
  • Cut a Delicate White Doilie # 141701 to fit the left edge of the top and attach your layers: the DSP, then Doilie, Flourish and finally the rose. I made an extra to store with the framelits for a template so future projects will take less time.
  • I didn’t want to clutter the top with a greeting so I used the 2 1/2″ circle punch to punch a circle, sponged the edges and added a greeting.  My Mother’s Day greeting comes from my stash of Paper Pumpkin stamp sets but the retiring Oh So Succulent stamp set on page 21 of the Occasions catalog #142992 and the That’s The Tag # 142755 retiring set on page 23 both have Mother’s Day greetings.

So now lets go find a beautiful piece of Navy satin and a lovely necklace, or perfume, or gift card to put in the box.  Then let’s make a graduation box with a graduation cap instead of a rose what do you think?

SAL,  Stamp A Lot this wonderful May month

Karen

 

 

 

 

Window Shopping Bundle!

Hurry Stamping Friends,

Don’t let the Window Shopping Bundle get away!  It is on page 43 of the Occasions catalog and is just the cutest!  It might get carried over in the big catalog come June 1st, however when Stampin’ Up! introduces a product with matching Thinlits it is bundled with 10% savings but not when it is carried over to the next catalog.  The bundle is $50.25 which will qualify you for a free Sale A Bration product.

Remember, purchase $50 of anything from any catalog and get one item from Sale A Bration for free.  Three additional items were introduced February 21:

Check out the sample items made with these products:

 

Click on the brochure picture below to see all the other Sale A Bration products.  But hurry the Card Tin is already sold out and product is only available while supplies last!

Thank you, Deana, for a wonderful party to introduce the Window Shopping bundle and the Sale A Bration products.

Our project at the party was either a Birthday Box with matching card which uses the Window Shopping stamp set:

or a Thinking of You box and matching card:

Notice the banners use the Delicate Details free stamp set from Sale A Bration:

 

The Emerald Envy box uses the third one down and the Dapper Denim box uses the second one down to be a bit more masculine.  The flower and cupcake on the edges of the banner are part of the Window Box stamp set!  The banner uses a 5 1/2″  X  7/8 inch piece of card stock and the little Thinlit from the set that scores and cuts the end!  The video below will show that in detail.

For a thank you gift, I used the same Window Shopping Bundle and made a little St. Patrick’s Day basket.

 

Hmmm…. It did have chocolate in it at one time; at least the tea light and mints are still there for the picture. I used Cucumber Crush paper and the Mint Macaron ribbon which is still in the Clearance Rack.  Why a tea light?  Because the door prize was a tea light holder made with Watermelon Wonder card stock:

To make the tealight you use two pieces of the main Thinlit just as you do for the box:

Remember the middle heart is directional so punch your windows accordingly.

I demonstrated the basket pieces with the same color.  You only need one piece of the main box Thinlit for the basket and one piece 8 1/2 X 3/4 for the handle:

  The Thinlit set makes a basket just perfect for a little Easter gift!

The regular box uses two Thinlit cutouts which fit nicely on a 6 X 11 piece of paper:

The home office has a wonderful video for construction of the box so rather than recreate the wheel I will insert it here.  If you are viewing this on your smartphone you may need to click on the little SAL image at the top of the post to go to the main blog where videos work.

Drum roll please:  Presenting The Window Box Thinlit dies:

One more quick note – check the bottom of your Big Shot machine once in awhile.  The bottom screws need to be kept tightened as well as the screw on the handle.  The machine comes with a little tool to keep the handle tightened but you will need a phillips screw driver to tighten the bottom screws.

Cheerio but be back soon!   (I just went to the high school’s performance of Oliver.  It was exceptional and I can’t get the songs out of my mind- but who would want too?!)

SAL,

Karen     (Click on SAL to go to the online store)

 

Valentine Treat Box

Hello Stampers,

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Priscilla Ivler posted a cute treat box.  It is triangular with a sliding tray that holds five Hershey kisses!  I made them for my last two events and they were a hit. Here is a picture followed by a printable PDF file for your files, and for the recipe box here on the blog should you ever want to find it quickly!  Click on this blue link:

Treat Box Triangle PDF Instruction Sheet

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Remember last year’s treat box?  It had a bookmark and held four nugget candy bars.  Click to go to that post.
Bookmark In Nugget Holder
Bookmark In Nugget Holder
SAL,  (Savor A Love)
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#12 of 12 Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

Christmas isn’t officially over until we actually go to bed right?  So it is still Christmas at my house and I have one last card for you.  This card with its removable angel ornament was made for Safyre in New York.  She is the little girl the internet was buzzing about who lost her family and her home in a fire.  She survived but is badly burned.  Her wish was for Christmas cards to hang on her tree so I decided she needed an angel to hang on her tree.  Do you remember the punch art angel we made with the Gift Bow Bigz Die?  It uses the smaller of the two bows on the die.

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I wondered what the angel would look like with our new Bow Builder Punch, so I made one!

Punch Art Angels

Of course I needed to make a card for the delivery of the little winged ornament so voila:

Punch Art Angel

And for the inside I tied in the red and gold using gold metallic ink.  That ink is discontinued but gold embossing powder would be better!

Punch Art Angel Inside

Here are the instructions followed by the supplies used:

Punch Art Angel Card PDF Instruction Sheet

 

 

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Salt030So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!  It is SAL time – sleep a lot!  Karen
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Catalog Launch

Hello Stamping Friends,

We had a great time at the catalog launch last Saturday.  We made a bookmark and refrigerator magnets with the new In Colors so we could see them up close and personal- they are beautiful colors!  And that ribbon………just yummy!

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To take those little decorations home, we needed a little bag so we used the new Gift Bag Punch Board (pg. 150 in the new catalog) ((Thank you, Sheri))

The punch board has a Small, Medium, and Large size box, but with a little tweaking we could make an extra small box using a 6 X 6 piece of paper. (note:  page 144 of the new catalog has three different paper stacks of 6X6 designer series paper).  I didn’t get those in my first order so we made do with  scrap from the past.  Here are the gift bags ready for decorating with greetings, the starting paper sizes are on the sticky notes.

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Stampin’ Up! has a great instruction video as well:

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Contact me if you need a catalog mailed to you, or come by and make your own catalog bookmark & magnets!   You have to see these new In Colors to appreciate them, the catalog doesn’t do them justice.

 

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Karen
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Valentine Shaker Card and 3D Thinlits

Hello Stamping Friends,
My Early Bird Stamp Club met Saturday and we had a great breakfast provided by our hostess, Sheri, and then made a Valentine Shaker Card and a 3D thinlit Card.  I love the word “twitterpated” from Bambi and had to have that stamp set.  Here is how I used it:
Valentine Shaker Card

Valentine Shaker Inside
Valentine Shaker Inside

 

Silver Double Ribbon Border
Silver Double Ribbon Border

And here is a Recipe Sheet for you to print if you keep a notebook of ideas:

Valentine Shaker Card Recipe Sheet

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Our second card was a 3D Thinlit Birthday Card featuring the Crazy About You stamp set & Thinlit Bundle:

3D Thinlit BDay
3D Thinlit BDay
3D Thinlit BDay Inside
3D Thinlit BDay Inside

 

Recipe Sheet:  3D Thinlit Bday

 

 

Price: $99.95

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Thanks for visiting!
SAL  (Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Share A Love, and may we always be Salt and Light to everyone we meet!)
Karen

Curvy Keepsake Turkey – Headed to France

Hello Friends,

Thank you for your patience as I continue to develop my blogging skills.  Today I am posting the Weekly Deals and the Curvy Keepsake Turkey which we made at club.  He didn’t look like this when we started but thanks to the imagination and creativity of the stampers we gave him a hat and one lady used the circle framelits to add a medallion around his neck.  One lady stamped “DAD” on the medallion and took the turkey to her Dad’s hospital room to cheer him up.   Recipe Sheets and Templates now included in the post!

Curvy Keepsake Turkey
Curvy Keepsake Turkey-Headed to France!

 

Recipe and Templates:

 Curvy Keepsake Turkey- Headed to France

Template for Turkey Front

Replacement Template for Curvy Keepsake Box

 

 

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