Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Merry Christmas Snowflake Card

This layout is a favorite of mine.  I needed a lot of Christmas cards fast if i wanted to get my cards in the mail in time for Christmas.



I started with a base of Whisper White Thick (read about Stampin' Up! Whisper White below). I cut it 4.25 x11 -- I love using the top fold for this one.  

I added a Real Red square which was die cut using the 3rd largest (aka 2nd smallest) square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

The snowflake is cut using the So Many Snowflakes Dies.  I used Shimmery White Card Stock for the snowflake.  It just seemed to add depth and a little contrast to this simple design.

The greeting is from Snowflake Wishes.  I wanted only the "Merry Christmas" portion from the "Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas" stamp.  I didn't think I'd ever use that stamp as it was but I LOVE the Merry Christmas portion so I got my Paper Snip Scissors out and trimmed the Merry Christmas.  There was no room for error, it helped to bend the stamp so I could see exactly where to cut.  I was successful!  If you don't want to cut your stamps you can mask the part you don't want.

I positioned the newly trimmed greeting onto my Stamparatus which helps me get a perfectly placed and stamped image every time. I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the image.

Adhere the Real Red Square with Stampin' Seal Adhesive, the snowflake is easily attached using Glue Dots.

Finish it off by adding a Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the snowflake


If I were not mailing these I'd use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the square and the snowflake.

I wanted to give you an update on Whisper White Card Stock.  The mill that produced it has permanently closed so Stampin' Up! has developed a replacement, naming it Basic White.  Here is a video with more information


Thank you for looking.  I hope you enjoyed this card.

If would love to be your source for Stampin' Up! product and ideas!  You can shop for the product I used toda, and all Stampin' Up! products, 24/7 from my online store.  Be sure to use my December Shopping Code D4Q3NJ77 when placing your order.  But if your order is $150 or more don't use it as you qualify for Host Benefits at that level!

Happy Stampin'

Debbie

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza 2020 November 24




Get a jump on holiday projects and gifts.  Stampin' Up! is offering  a 10% discount on *most* 2020-2021 Annual Catalog items.

When?  24 hours -- Tuesday November 24 -- ends 11:50 pm.

There are a few items excluded:


Make your wishlist now -- I'm off to make mine right now.

Be sure to use the November Host Code!


Thanks for shopping with me!

Debbie



Friday, October 30, 2020

It's Halloween...Spiders Scare Me!

I needed some quick Halloween cards for the grandsons.  I saw the spider in the jar card done by another demonstrator, I'm sorry I don't remember who.  I didn't want an identical card for each grandson so i came up with the spider escaping! I'll be having nightmares thinking of the spider escaping!


The products I used:

Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set

Halloween Magic Dies

Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder

(Magic in This Night Suite includes all of the above and more for a discounted price)

Mason Jar Shaker Dome

Jar of Flowers Stamp Set

Jar Punch

Whisper White Card Stock

Basic Black Card Stock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad



I'm pretty sure that the grandsons don't pay much attention to the cards and just dig into the treats and LEGO in their package, but I have fun trying to get their attention!

Thanks for looking.  If would love to be your source for Stampin' Up! product and ideas!  You can shop for the product I used toda, and all Stampin' Up! products, 24/7 from my online store.  Be sure to use Shopping Code P4QWV2QE when placing your order.  But if your order is $150 or more don't use it as you qualify for Host Benefits at that level!

Happy Stampin'

Debbie



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

24 Hour Stamp Sale!

This sale got me back to blogging.  Didn't want you to miss this one! There are 60 stamp sets available.


For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT) online, and 7:00 AM to 6:50 PM (MT) by phone—a select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount,

Look for the "Stamp Sale" category in my online store where you can shop for all things Stampin' Up!

This is one of my favorites!



Thanks for looking, be sure to use host code NSUJU9QF.

Happy Stampin!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sneak Peak Tasteful Labels Dies

Today's card will show you the versatility of the Tasteful Touches Bundle.  It is one of the items that demonstrators can preorder from the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. It will be available to customers on June 3! I used a die in the Tasteful Labels that made me think of the mid century modern style.  That is not at all what the bundle is about as you can see in this picture.  Can you guess which die I used?


Here is my creation


My card base is an A2 Whisper White top fold card.  I used Coastal Cabana and Basic Black layers.  The Coastal Cabana layer was embossed with the retired Stone 3D Embossing Folder, and until this moment I could have sworn it was in the new catalog but it is not...sorry about that. It made me think of the stone fireplace in "The Brady Bunch"!


I used Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, and Whisper White for cutting the shapes.  The accents were cut from dies in the Poppy Moments Dies using Basic Black, Crushed Curry and Pretty Peacock. I think the "You are the Best" greeting in this set would be a good match for the style, but I went with Smile from the Daisy Lane stamp set, stamping in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink


I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels to complete the card.  Hope it makes you smile!

If you want to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies and do not already have a demonstrator I'd love you to choose to shop 24/7 from my Online Store and have your supplies delivered to your doorstep! While you are shopping check out the retiring items. Be sure to use my May Host Code D6HUVKCG when placing your order! If your order is $150 you do not need to use the host code as you qualify for Host Benefits.

Thank you for looking!  

Happy Stampin'

Debbie

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Bee Thankful

It's a conundrum, create with a favorite set that is retiring soon or create with one of my preorder sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  Today the retiring soon set won.  I love the Honey Bee Bundle from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog...that bee in the Detailed Bee Dies is to die for (pun intended).


This card couldn't be simpler, die cut the bee from Gold Foil Sheets. On a 4"x5.25" Whisper White panel, stamp the leaf images in Pear Pizazz, overlapping the end of the stem just a little - though I realize now that the ends are covered so my precision placement is lost.

Stamp the greeting with Versamark, use the Heat Tool to heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Die cut the greeting with the smallest die in the Stitched So Sweetly dies (not retiring!) It's like the greeting was made for the die.


I couldn't stop there and added a little Wink of Stella to the flowers on the leaf garlands.


The bee is mounted using Mini Glue Dots, the greeting is mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The panel is mounted to an A2 size card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

You still have a few more days to make the Honey Bee Bundle yours. If you want to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies and do not already have a demonstrator I'd love you to choose to shop 24/7 from my Online Store and have your supplies delivered to your doorstep! While you are shopping check out the retiring items. Be sure to use my May Host Code D6HUVKCG when placing your order! If your order is $150 you do not need to use the host code as you qualify for Host Benefits.

Thank you for looking!  I hope you are staying well in this crazy time  

Happy Stampin'

Debbie


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sneak Peak Forever Fern Bundle

Today I'm excited to introduce you to the Forever Fern Bundle -- a sneak peak into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. It is already a new favorite!  In addition to the bundle I used the Greenery Mini Embossing Folders


The embossing on the background is from two mini folders, laid side by side with the Soft Sea Foam Cardstock  between both them.  The gorgeous ribbon is the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon which I colored ombre effect with the Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blend, it is tied to hide the slide seam where the two embossing folders meet. I also used that Stampin' Blend to add some color to some of the raised elements.


I stamped one of the leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set using Soft Sea Foam and cut it out with a die from the Forever Flourishing Dies.  I cut out another leaf spray from Shaded Spruce.  I highlighted some of the raised embossing with my Clear Wink of Stella pen.  I stamped the greeting onto a Soft Sea Foam panel using Shaded Spruce Ink, I cut the decorative ends of that panel using another sneak peak product, the Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch. The embossed panel was mounted onto a Shaded Spruce panel.  The card base is Whisper White using a top fold.

I popped that panel up with Stampin' Dimensionals and added some (5 of them, gasp) 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots -- they are self adhesive and just beautiful!  I added a white dot to the "berries" with my White Stampin' Chalk Marker


Thank you for looking!  I hope you are staying well in this crazy time  If you want to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies and do not already have a demonstrator I'd love you to choose to shop 24/7 from my Online Store and have your supplies delivered to your doorstep! While you are shopping check out the retiring items. Be sure to use my May Host Code D6HUVKCG when placing your order! If your order is $150 you do not need to use the host code as you qualify for Host Benefits.

Thank you so much for looking!

Happy Stampin'

Debbie