Sunday, December 17, 2017

Winter Branch Christmas Card

Just a little over a week until Christmas.  We had our first snow last night.  Only a 1/2" but it looks so pretty. Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm getting there.  The stockings are hung*, the tree is decorated, some presents are wrapped.  3 weeks ago I thought to myself "I think I'm on schedule", but I think I miscalculated.  There is so much yet to be done.  I have a few more gifts to purchase and wrap and a few Christmas cards to make.  This card is one of my favorites.

I absolutely adore this branch from the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  I die cut it in Whisper White and Early Espresso and layered them for a shadow effect.  In retrospect I might have had the "shadow" below the branch to make it look like a snow covered branch. 

I used the Stitched Frame Framelits to make this rectangle.  A rectangle you say?  Yes!  I tried a technique to make a rectangle from a square die.  It is done by cutting the die part way.  Then you move the die, lining it up with the partial cut and complete the cutting.  Clear as mud? My goal is to start doing videos and when I do I can show you.

I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits to create the stars.  There is some Silver Glimmer paper behind the panel. I glued a few of the cut starts onto the card for a little dimension.

I added the single ornament hanging from the branch, using the ornament from the Chandelier Thinlits.  The ball is Red Glimmer Paper, the cap and hanger are Silver Foil Paper.

The Merry Christmas, part of the Flurry of Wishes set,  is stamped in Real Red.  3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the bottom right finish it off.  I love how it turned out

* I wanted to show you my FINISHED needlepoint Christmas stockings.  I have been working on them for years!  As my DIL and SIL and grandsons came along it took some searching to find canvases by the same designer in the same background design.  Then I had to find matching wool for the backgrounds – it wasn't made any longer.  I'm jumping for joy having these completed.

I hope you are enjoying all the wonder of Christmas.

You can order all the supplies to make the Christmas card from my online store.  I would sure appreciate you using my December Host Code for orders under $150.00  If you order $150 you qualify for Host Benefits and no code is needed.
Thank you for looking!

Merry Christmas


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Preorder your Stamparatus Today

Today at 2 pm MT! You can order your very own Stamparatus. Preorder will be open from December 5 at 2pm MT through December 30.

While this preorder will remain open December 5 - December 30, shipping begins March 19 and may be staggered depending on the number of reservations received. 

This is an innovative stamp positioner.  Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • Apply more ink precisely
  • Fewer mistakes = save money
  • Easily create multiple step images with the reversible plates

More Details

  • Compatible with photopolymer and traditional unmounted red rubber images
  • Foam mat for photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and guidelines for easy placement
  • Two open sides to accommodate larger paper sizes
  • Two reversible plates = 4 work surfaces
  • Two magnets to hold paper in place
  • Built in magnet storage on the bottom
  • It's just 8"x8"x7/8"

Watch this video for 5 things you need to know about what I think will be the best stamp positioner you can use. I was selected to help with the Leader to Leader group in developing this tool!

For more information you can click on these links

I am also just an email away if you still have questions.

Don't forget to check the Year End Sales Event.

Thank you for looking!  Want your product shipped right to your doorstep?  Order from my Online Store -- I would be thrilled to have you choose me as your Demonstrator!  When you order don't forget to use my December Host Code, AHJNNJRV, when placing your order of less that $150.  If your order is $150 or more you will qualify for Host Benefits.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Year End Sales Event and a Christmas Card Too!

 Can it be possible that the Holiday Catalog ordering period is almost over?  Stampin' Up! is offering some of the items at a discount.  Check it out!

I wanted to show you another Christmas card.  I love the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  Right now you can still get them in a bundle with the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

It's a little hard to tell that I used the Champagne Foil Sheets for the background. and that is layered onto a panel of Very Vanilla.  The main card is Whisper White Thick embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I cut the rows of houses using the Edglits and Shimmery White Card Stock. I just trimmed the houses off their rows so I had individual buildings and trees.  I glued these to the foil panel using Tombow Multipurpose Glue (aka green glue).  The trees were adhered with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  Oh, the smaller tree that is on the right was cut from Whisper White so there is a little contrast to the Shimmery White.  If you follow my blog you know that  I love that combo!

I left some of the pieces in the windows, I kinda like the look but you can punch them all out easily with a favorite tool of mine, the Big Shot Die Brush.  If you use your Big Shot a lot you NEED this tool.  Lastly I stamped Merry Christmas using a stamp from Santa's Sleigh, I used Basic Gray ink

Thanks for looking!  I'd love you to shop with me.  You can get all the supplies for this card and anything Stampin' Up! from my online store.  When you order be sure to use my December Host Code, AHJNNJRV, when you place your order of $149.99 or less.  If your order is $150 or more you do not need to use this code -- you will qualify for free product!
Happy Stampin'!