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Awesomely Artistic Eclipse Card & Discounted Retiring Items

Hello Stamping Friends,

We have discounts on some of the retiring items!  Click here for a pdf file of all the discounted products- some are 50% off!

I chose two of my retiring favorites to make an Eclipse card – the stamp set “Awesomely Artistic”, page 153 in the Annual Catalog, and the color Island Indigo.  In my usual monochromatic style I did cards for Mother’s Day, thank you cards and friend cards.  Her are various fronts and insides of the cards -the inside could just as easily be the outside of a card.

The Glitter Enamel Dots, #144200, matched the Island Indigo perfectly and added sparkle.  (There will be Glitter Enamel Dots in the new catalog but with different colors.)  The dragonfly is colored with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, #141897, and the flower centers are a drop of glue from our Fine-Tip Glue Pen, #138309, with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, #133751, sprinkled on top.  The For You greeting comes from the retiring stamp set “So Many Shells”, page 38 of the Annual Catalog.

Instead of Glitter Dots you could be a bit eclectic and use the stamp from the “Awesomely Artistic” set that has dots.  The greeting, “From Across The Miles”,  is a stamp in the retiring “Holly Berry Happiness” Christmas set, page 118.  I used a sticky note to cover up the Christmas Wishes words on the stamp, inked the stamp, removed the sticky note and stamped.  Voila- a greeting to use any time of the year.

Or just stamp the flowers a little on the edge of your front layer:

The insides of the cards were fun to customize.  My daughter is expecting her first child so this is her first Mother’s Day.  A greeting in the “Special Celebrations” stamp set was perfect:

The Daisy Delight stamp set on page 127 had the ideal message for the many thank you notes I needed after my father’s passing.

For dear family and friends, the Occasions Catalog “Petal Palette”, page 23, has the perfect message:

And of course Mother’s Day is coming up so I went back to the Special Celebrations stamp set for a special message:

Card Base:  Whisper White 8 1/2″  X 5 1/2″  Scored at 4 1/4″

Island Indigo Layer:  5 1/4″  X 4″, Make two

Whisper White top layer:  5 X 3 3/4″, Make two

Stamping Order for the top is a bit critical so you don’t have the images running into each other:

  1. Stamp the greeting at the bottom
  2. Stamp the dragonfly
  3. Stamp the flowers

Color the dragonfly with Wink of Stella, then line up the Large Letters Framelits, #141712, spelling HUGS on your stamped top layer and run through the Big Shot.  Adhere all your layers and then put Foam Adhesive Strips, #141825, on the back of the cut out letters and glue the letters back in their respective spaces. Helpful Hint:   I adhered the letter framelits to a large sticky note and then placed the sticky noted letters on the top layer so I could use it over and over without realigning the framelits each time.
I checked Eclipse cards on Pinterest and found so many words that were used:  HOPE, LOVE, YOU, WISH, BDAY, MOM, BABY, BOY, DAD, GIRL, GIVE, NOEL, (NAME), (DATE), JUST, FAITH, JOY, 4EVER, EPIC, BEST (friend).  Graduation cards with dates are popular now using the retiring Large Number Framelit set, #140622.   The Large Letters framelits will carryover to the new catalog but not the numbers set.

Have fun making your own Eclipse cards!

SAL,  (Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Share A Love- and always be Salt And Light in your world)

Karen

Check the list above for discounts on retiring items and check out the Clearance Rack, new items have been added, to see if you can save on your wish list!  Click on the computer image with SAL to shop.  If an item is sold out you will get an error message when you enter it in your online order.  Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Hearts Come Home

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I send you the Hearts Come Home Christmas card I designed.  I am sure you all have your cards made and mailed so you may want to consider these products for next year!  Imagine being that far ahead….  so Merry Christmas and may your heart find its home in the Father as your family returns home to celebrate with you!

I enjoy this card style with its flap on the front that reveals all the layers on the inside to make an eye pleasing card.

The stamp set and framelits are on page 39 of the Holiday catalog, bundled for a 10% discount- wood #146065, clear #146068.

The inside greeting and the bow  are from Holly Berry Happiness, pg. 118 of the Annual Catalog – #142061

The medallion is made with the hearts square from Window Box Thinlits and then cut with the #3 Regular Circle Framelit and backed by a red foil circle cut with the same framelit and offset just a little.

Card Base – Thick Whisper White, 7 3/4″ X 4 1/4″    Score at 5 1/2″

Red Foil Inside Layer – 4″ X 5 1/4″

Top Layer Inside – Regular Whisper White,  3 3/4″ X 5″  First, stamp the greeting and run through the Big Shot to cut out the village, then emboss with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672.  Pull back slightly on the village pieces to make them stand out.

First Layer of the outside panel – Red Foil – 2″ X 4″

Second Layer of the panel – Regular Whisper White – 1 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ – Embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder

First Layer of the outside flap – Red Foil – 4 1/4″ X  3″

Second Layer of the flap – Regular Whisper White – 4  X  2  3/4″ Stamp the greeting close to the right edge so you have room for the church.  After stamping, emboss with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Third Layer of the flap – Village Cut out – regular Whisper White –  4 1/2″  X  3″  The trick here is to line your framelit up so the tree on the right side of the house is just at the right edge of the paper.  The framelit will not reach to the left edge so you will fussy cut to the edge and then you will cut off the tree at the right hand side and mount it at the edge of the left hand side, covering up the dent made by your framelit. The goal is to move the church to the right to leave room for the medallion.

Behind the scene – Red Foil – 4 1/2″ X  3″   – use the same alignment as you did with the white top layer detailed above.

Medallion – Red Foil – 2″ X 2″  Cut with #3 circle framelit, (old set) – 1 1/2″  circle framelit in the new set.  The Window Box Thinlits dies #142762 is used with a 2″ X 2″ piece of regular Whisper White.  The hearts are cut and then they are cut again with the circle framelit.

The bow is white embossed with the Holly Berry Happiness #142061 outline bow stamp on red foil – 1 3/4″ X 1 1/2″ and punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch  #141843.

A touch of grey on the bell topped with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush #141897 finishes up your card!

SAL,  Sending A Love card to you

Karen

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November 18 Card Buffet – 6 card designs

Hello Stamping Friends,

Saturday, November 18, is the fourth Christmas Card Buffet here at my house in Castle Rock!  We have had fun times each month and some stampers are well on their way to having a number of handmade Christmas cards for those special people in their lives.

There are two sessions:  morning 9-12 and afternoon 1:30-4:30.  Bring a sack lunch and stay for both sessions if you would like. I will have drinks, snacks and chocolate to keep up your stamping energy.  There will be a door prize and a thank you gift as always. There are six card designs to choose from and prices are $5 for one card of one design,  $8 for two cards of one design, $10 for three cards of one design.  The cards, fronts and insides, are listed here with numbers for each design.  Just RSVP by Sunday evening, November 12 with  1) the cards’ design numbers  2) How many of each design  3) Which session you will be attending.


Card #1,  Believe


Card #2, Everything Merry


Card #3, Musical Season

Note:  The black embossed words caught the flash but are true black


Card #4, Bethlehem


Card #5, Ready For Christmas


Card #6, Hearts Come Home


Space is limited so RSVP soon with the session/s you would like to attend, the cards’ numbers you would like to make and how many of each card!

I will be posting each card individually with measurements and supplies in a future post.  If you would like to know right away so you can order just leave a comment, email or text me and I will feature that card first.  The hostess code for November is ZQEYYZXM.  Use the code if your order is under $150 and receive a thank you gift from me.  Over $150 and you receive the hostess benefits yourself!

Stampin’ Blends Available Now!

November 1 was the debut of Stampin’ Ups’ Alcohol Markers!  Click on the image below for a video from the home office.

 

Click on this image to go to the online store and view all the colors, kits, and package deals:

There are three days left to order your November Paper Pumpkin!  We’ve heard talk that it is awesome!  Click below:

As always contact me if you have any questions!

SAL,  Shine A Light this Christmas

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

 

 

 

 

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