Witch’s Hat Halloween Card for FF0019

Witch's Hat Halloween Card

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0019, we are celebrating Halloween and/or Black. I opted to create this Halloween card which features the Toil & Trouble designer series paper collection.  Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us. We can’t wait to see what you create!
Witch's Hat Halloween Card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is a fussy-cutter’s dream! With absolutely no stamping involved, every image has been snipped from the Pumpkin and Hat papers which are part of the Toil & Trouble collection.  If you are not a fussy cutter, don’t despair.  The images are very easy to snip out. Placing vellum over the Crushed Curry designer paper makes a perfect muted backdrop for the pumpkins and hat of your choice.

Witch's Hat Halloween Card

There is plenty of sparkle, thanks to glimmer paper stars and a crescent moon, as well as rhinestones which were colored with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.  And what about the gorgeous glittered organdy ribbon? Don’t you just love it! It makes the best bows.

Witch's Hat Halloween Card

I was so happy with how this card turned out.  There are several hats and pumpkins from which to choose, so let your creativity run wild!

Witch's Hat Halloween Card

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.   We offer alternatives for every challenge.  Plus, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own easy Witch’s Hat Halloween card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own Witch’s Hat Halloween card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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The Stamp Review Crew: Bag, Tag and Card

gift bag and tag

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Dashing Deer Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Dashing Deer bundle. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Heidi Baks.  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Holly Krautkremer.  Be prepared to be inspired!

Dashing Deer – Bag, Tag and Card

bag, tag, card

I LOVE the Dashing Deer bundle. The coordinating Detailed Deer thinlits are so elegant.  The leaping deer thinlit is one of my favorites, reminding me a wee bit of the Art Deco style gazelles that I absolutely adore.  I used this thinlit to design a gift tag and matching card.  Because they are SO easy to make,  I am including a step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own.

Colors of the Day
Dashing Deer Card

tag, bag, card

Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps:  Dashing Deer Bundle – includes Detailed Deer Thinlits

Paper: Sahara Sand cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”), Whisper White cardstock (4” x 5-1/4”, 3” x 4”, 2-5/8” x 3/4”), Copper Foil (3” x 4”), Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (3-3/4” x 5”)

Ink:  Versamark

Other:  Big Shot, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

Your Step-by-Step Guide
  1. Score the Sahara Sand cardstock at 5-1/2” to form the card base.
  2. Mat the designer paper onto the Whisper White cardstock and adhere to the card base.
  3. Carefully position the deer thinlit in the middle of the copper foil. Angle it so it appears as if it is leaping. Die cut out. Use the negative piece for the card, and save the deer to create the tag.
  4. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock with the embossing folder. Adhere to the back of the foil panel with dimensionals, then adhere this piece to the card base with dimensionals.
  5. Heat emboss the sentiment with copper embossing folder. Snip the ends to form a banner. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.
Dashing Deer Gift Bag and Tag

bag, tag, card

Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps:  Dashing Deer Bundle – includes Detailed Deer Thinlits

Paper:  Sahara Sand cardstock (8-1/2” x 3/4”),  Whisper White cardstock (3-1/2” x 3-1/2”), Copper Foil (2 strips – 3-5/8” x 1”, 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”, 3” x 4”), Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (12” x 6-1/2”)

Other:  Big Shot,  Layering Circles Framelits Dies,  Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Gift Bag Punch Board, Paper-Piercing Tool, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack, Metallic Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  SNAIL Permanent Adhesive,  Tear and Tape Adhesive

Your Step-by-Step Guide
  1. Follow the directions on the Gift Tag Punch Board to create a large gift bag.
  2. Attach the Sahara Sand handle using small copper brads. Make certain the heads of the brads are on the inside of the bag. Cover the prongs by adhering Copper Foil strips on the front and back of the bag.
  3. Die cut a 2-5/8” Whisper White circle. Emboss with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Adhere to the corresponding scallop circle cut from copper foil. Poke a hole at the top, and add a snippet of Very Vanilla/Copper ribbon.
  4.  Adhere the deer you created from making the card to the tag with dimensionals.  Tie the tag to the bag.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If would like to try your hand at creating your own Dashing Deer bag, tag and card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.   Place an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) AND use the Host Code below to receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Holly to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

tag, bag, card

tag, bag, card
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  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!  I would love to be your demonstrator.

Price: $110.00

Fall Thinking of You Card for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday…and time to play with The Paper Players! This week Jaydee has planned a beautiful color challenge for us.  I used this gorgeous quartet to create a fall thinking of you card.  I hope you enjoy it!

Fall Thank You Card

Fall Thinking of You Card
Falling for Leaves Bundle

Fall thinking of you card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

If you like details and layers, this card is for you!  The focal point is the the sentiment, which I stamped in Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry cardstocks.   The Very Vanilla sentiment was die cut using the Layering Ovals framelits.   Next, the words “You” and “Heart” were snipped out  from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry respectively, and bumped up on dimensionals.

fall thinking of you card

Three leaves in the challenge colors, die cut using the Detailed Leaves thinlits, accent the oval, while a Braided Linen bow adds texture.  Also adding texture is the Copper Foil panel, which was embossed using the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is one of my favorite embossing folders!

fall thinking of you card

This layout is perfect for showing off designer papers.  I used the Cajun Craze pattern from the Nature’s Poem collection, and the Crushed Curry pattern from the Country Lane collection.

fall thinking of you card

If you would like to create your own fall thinking of you card to send to someone special,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

I hope you will join us over at The Paper Players.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  The challenge is open until Friday,  October 19, 2018 at 12:00 Noon PST.

The Paper Players Design Team

Claire Broadwater
Jaydee
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or the Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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Price: $110.00

On the Case: The CASE of the Sparkly Holiday Card

sparkly holiday card

Nicole and I are back On the CASE working through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, and providing you with free tutorials so you can CASE your own. This week I am featuring a sparkly holiday card created with the Beautiful Baubles bundle from the Holiday Catalog. Enjoy!

A Sparkly Holiday Card
Beautiful Baubles
Holiday Catalog Page 10

Sparkly holiday card

The Deck the Halls card was the reason I purchased the Beautiful Baubles bundle. The ornaments, cut from Joyous Noel glimmer paper, are gorgeous. I wish I could have replicated the colors as shown in the catalog, but I could not.  The card base was made from Crumb Cake cardstock, a fact I confirmed with Stampin’ Up! I also know this is the pattern of  Wood Textures paper which was used, because of the knot in the wood.  As you can see, the colors on my card appear quite different.  It must have something to do with the lighting which was used while the cards were being photographed.  At any rate, this is still a stunning sparkly holiday card. Enjoy!

sparkly holiday card

Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Beautiful Baubles Bundle (includes Detailed Baubles Thinlits Die)
Paper: Crumb Cake cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″), Copper Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (2″ x 3″),  Merry Merlot Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper ( 2-1/2″ x 4-3/8″), Tranquil Tide Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (3″ x 3″), Very Vanilla cardstock (4-1/4″ x 5/8″), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (3″ x 3-5/8″)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Other: Big Shot,  Detailed Baubles Thinlits, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Heat Tool, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder,  Copper Metallic Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Crumb Cake cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base. Crease with a bone folder.

2.  Ink the Snowflake image with Versamark and randomly stamp the snowflakes in the upper left and lower right corners as shown.  Heat emboss with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

3.  Cut a notch in one end of the Merry Merlot Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper to form a banner.  Adhere to the card base.

sparkly holiday card4.  Emboss the Wood Textures designer series paper using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Adhere to the card base.

sparkly holiday card

5.  Die cut the ornaments from Copper and Tranquil Tide Joyous Noel Glimmer Papers. Add a Copper Metallic Thread bow to the top of each. ( I used four strands of the metallic thread, while Stampin’ Up! used a single strand. I didn’t think one was enough…but I might have overdone it with 4.)  Adhere the ornaments on top of the Wood Texture paper.

sparkly holiday card

6.  Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Snip each end into a “V”.  Score at 1/2″,  3/4″,  3-1/2″, and 3-3/4″ and crease to form an elevated middle section. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.

sparkly holiday card

I love the contrast of the sparkly ornaments against the wood textured paper.  How about you?

sparkly holiday card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Don’t be afraid to give this card a try!  It really doesn’t take long to create, and the individual steps involved are easy.  Difficulty Level:  2 out of 5, simply because of the heat embossing.

#SUontheCASE

Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+  & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!  I know what she has CASED this week, and I KNOW you will love it!

Did you miss the last On the CASE project?  Check it out HERE.

Ready to get on this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s glittery holiday card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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Paper Players 413: Easy Elegant Christmas Card

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Sandy has planned a fun theme challenge for us: Trees and Leaves.   Any kind of leaf or tree is welcome, including Christmas trees.

easy elegant Christmas cardAs you can see, I opted to create an easy, elegant Christmas card.  I hope you enjoy today’s card. I’ll be anxious to hear what you think, so don’t forget to leave a comment!

easy elegant Christmas card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

If you love easy, elegant Christmas cards, then today’s card is the one for you.  The tree is from the Winter Woods stamp set.  It was heat embossed in gold and die cut with the coordinating In the Woods framelit.  The ovals were created with the Layering Ovals framelits.  Easy peasy! Tip:  To save on gold, cut the scalloped oval out of the bigger piece of gold foil.

easy elegant Christmas card

The textured panel (3-1/2″ 4-3/4″)  is courtesy of one of my favorite embossing folders, Softly Falling.  To continue with the elegant theme, it was layered onto a gold foil mat measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″.

easy elegant Christmas card

The sentiment, from the Dashing Deer stamp set, was stamped in Soft Suede ink.  Soft Suede is a great color to use for sentiments if you do not want to heat emboss in gold.  The “Happy” part of the image was trimmed off, and the ends were snipped to form a banner.  Mini-dimensionals were used to “pop” it up.  Of course, I just had to add pearls, so a  trio of gold ones were used as accents.

easy elegant Christmas card

If you are looking for a card to send to family and friends, this card may be the ticket.  The ovals are quick to create.  Since my husband loves to run the Big Shot, he will be on “Oval Duty” when I whip up several of these cards this week.  The larger borders are very forgiving, and  you save time by stamping the sentiment in Soft Suede instead of heat embossing it.

If you would like to create your own easy and elegant Christmas card to send out this holiday season,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

I hope you will join us over at The Paper Players.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  The challenge is open until Friday,  October 12, 2018 at 12:00 Noon PST.

The Paper Players Design Team

Claire Broadwater
Jaydee
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or the Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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Price: $110.00

#FF0018: Easy Romantic Card for Sweetest Day

easy romantic cardIt’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0018, we are celebrating Sweetest Day (October 20th) and/or Stripes. I opted to create this quick and easy romantic card to hand to my “sweetie”.  Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us. We would love to have you play along.

easy romantic card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Oh my gosh! It doesn’t get any easier than this card! A delicate floral overlay from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper collection was adhered to Real Red cardstock.

easy romantic card

The sentiment was stamped in Real Red…

easy romantic card

and accented with two hearts.  I had planned on using the hearts from the Support Ribbon Framelits collection, which for some reason I could not find.  Luckily I still have the retired Sweet & Sassy Framelits, so I used them.

easy romantic card

A few rhinestones were added to accent the open flowers.

easy romantic card

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.   We offer alternatives for every challenge.  Plus, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own easy romantic card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own easy romantic card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Day Sale

World Card Making Day Sale

Gather up your fellow stampers and get excited because Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card Making Day with a week long sale!  From October 1–7, 2018 select products are 10% off.

Simply click the image below to see the items that are on sale. To view these products, CLICK on the links below each picture.  You will be directed to my online store where the price will reflect the discount!

Orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October:  YMF93SAZ

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!  I would love to be your demonstrator.

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Stamp Review Crew: Buffalo Check Christmas

Buffalo Check Christmas card

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Buffalo Check Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Buffalo Check background stamp. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Tanya Boser.  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Dawn Tidd.  Be prepared to be inspired!

Buffalo Check Christmas

I’m mad for plaid! I’m smartin’ for tartan! I’m a wreck over check! There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that this background stamp was on my first order from the Holiday Catalog.  It is so versatile, depending on the color ink and the cardstock color you use.  Because I am getting into the holiday spirit early, I opted for a traditional red and black buffalo check. I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
Buffalo Check Christmas

Red and black Buffalo Check reminds me of a plaid flannel shirt my dad used to wear when I was growing up on the farm.  It’s a color and pattern which evokes feelings of warmth and comfort, and for this reason I wanted a special sentiment, such as the one found in the Snowflake Sentiments set. It is stamped in Shaded Spruce onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  A Stitched Shapes oval just fits!

buffalo check Christmas

For a touch of the unexpected,  I wanted to add a bit of sparkle.  Gold Glimmer pine cones, Tranquil Tide Glimmer pine boughs, and Sparkle Glimmer berries were created with Pretty Pines Thinlits.

Buffalo Check Christmas

A double bow, made from Real Red 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon, finishes off the cluster.

Buffalo Check Christmas

Because of the bow, I will need to hand deliver this card. But that will not stop me from making a few more of these for my neighbors!

buffalo check Christmas

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If would like to try your hand at creating your own Buffalo Check Christmas card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.   Place an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) AND use the Host Code below to receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

October: YMF93SAZ

Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Dawn to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!  I would love to be your demonstrator.

 

Glittery Holiday Card for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week the lovely LeAnne has planned a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge for us.

Glittery Holiday Card

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Frosted Floral Suite to create a glittery holiday card, which completes both the top and bottom horizontal rows of LeAnne’s challenge. I hope you enjoy today’s card.

glittery holiday card

 

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Don’t you love how the colors Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide complement each other? These two patterns from the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper collection make a beautiful backdrop for the other elements on this card.

glittery holiday card

I completed an entire row by adding Copper and Tranquil Tide Glimmer Paper die cuts created with Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.

Glittery Holiday Card

A Berry Burst sentiment, offset to one side, becomes the focal point.

Glittery Holiday Card

Three sequins, with rhinestone centers, add even more sparkle to this glittery holiday card.

What do you think? Is this a card you would like to receive? Won’t you let me know in today’s comments?

If you would like to create your own glittery holiday card to send out this holiday season,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

September: W2RV39DH

I hope you will join us over at The Paper Players.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  The challenge is open until Friday,  October 5, 2018 at 12:00 Noon PST.

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Jaydee
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or the Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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On the CASE: Falling for Leaves Thinking of You

Follow Your Dreams

Nicole and I are back On the CASE working through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, and providing you with free tutorials so you can CASE your own. This week I am featuring a thinking of you card created with the Falling for Leaves bundle, a fall set from the Holiday Catalog.  Enjoy!

Falling for Leaves
Holiday Catalog Page 45

fall thank you card

The card I selected to CASE is the Mossy Meadow thinking of you card.  I liked the Pumpkin Pie “pop” of color and the gorgeous detailed Mint Macaron leaf. I hope you like this card as much as I do.

fall thinking of you

Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Falling for Leaves Bundle (includes Detailed Leaves Thinlits Die)
Paper: Mint Macaron (4-1/2″ x 2″),  Mossy Meadow (4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″), Pear Pizzazz (4-1/4″ x 1″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″), Pumpkin Pie (2″ x 2-1/2″), Whisper White (3″ x 3″), Country Lane Designer Series Paper (4-1/4″ x 3/4″)
Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Big Shot,  Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim,  Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Mossy Meadow cardstock at 5-1/2″ and crease with a bone folder to form the card base.  Ink the leafy image in Mossy Meadow and randomly stamp around the edges as shown.

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2.  Die cut the edging from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

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3.  Adhere the edging to the card base.   Add the strip of designer paper, then adhere burlap trim at the interface.  (Cut off the top part of the burlap trim as shown.)

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4.  Stamp the single leaf in Pumpkin Pie twice. Stamp the triple leaves once in Pear Pizzazz. Die cut all the leaves out using the appropriate thinlit.

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5.  Die cut the elegant leaf out of Mint Macaron.

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6.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  (I made a mistake and used Whisper White.  Yikes!)  Ink the delicate flower image in Pumpkin Pie, and stamp over the sentiment.  Do this twice.  Die cut the sentiment using the 2-3/8″ (approximate) round Stitched Shapes framelit. Adhere to the card using dimensionals.

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7.  Adhere the leaves to the card base as shown.

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8.  Enjoy!

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How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Your arm and Big Shot will get a work out with all the die cutting necessary for this card! There are lots of steps involved, but there isn’t anything which will cause you a problem.  Difficulty Level:  3 out of 5, simply because of the time invested and the number of  steps involved.  However, the smile this card will put on someone’s face will be well worth your time.

#SUontheCASE

Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+  & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

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Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials…and this week she has prepared not one, but TWO, tutorials for you!

Did you miss the last On the CASE project?  Check it out HERE.

Ready to get on this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s fall thinking of you card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

September: W2RV39DH

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

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Price: $110.00