The Stamp Review Crew: First Frost Edition

first frostIt’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: First Frost 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 First Frost set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Lou Kitzelman.  Isn’t her work amazing? After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Debra Burgin. Be prepared to be inspired!

First Frost Congratulations Card

First Frost

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

First Frost isn’t just for the holidays, as you can see.  This congratulations card, despite looking difficult to create, really isn’t hard as long as you don’t mind fussy cutting.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock covered with Blackberry Bliss Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. The wreath was created using the Seasonal Wreath Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It was given a wash of Pear Pizzazz, and then snipped out and popped on top of the card base with dimensionals.  A brushing of Wink of Stella gives it a beautiful sparkle.

first frost

The flowers were made using the smaller blossom image in the set.  It was inked in Blackberry Bliss,  then cut out using the appropriate die. Next, it was spritzed with water, crumpled up, and set aside to dry.  This was repeated in order to create a total of five blossoms.

While the blossoms were drying, the sprig with three leaves was inked in Tranquil Tide. The leaves were brushed over with a Blender Pen to deepen the color, and then snipped off to use in the focal point. The Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies were used to create vellum leaves and Sparkle Glimmer Paper berries.

First Frost

After the blossoms were dry, they were uncrumpled, and adhered to the card, along with the vellum leaves, glimmer paper berry twig, and stamped leaves.  Rose metallic thread and  rhinestones were used as accents.

first frost

If you are looking for a holiday card design using the First Frost stamp set, check out the details about the card pictured below  HERE.

first frost

If  you would like to try your hand at creating your own First Frost congratulations 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.

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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 Debra 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.  Now through November 30th save 10% off any retired item!!! 
  • 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!

Price: $110.00

Clean and Simple Sweet Treat Card for PP419

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the talented LeAnne Pugliese designed a Clean and Simple Sweet Treat challenge for us.

Clean and SimpleI thought my Candy Cane Season stamp set would be perfect for this challenge, especially when paired with the candy cane paper found in the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper Collection.  If you need a quick and cute holiday card, please give this one a try!

Clean and Simple

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Isn’t this such a cute little card? I think it would be perfect to place on a plate of cookies you may be delivering to a friend.  And if you switch out the sentiment, how cute would this be to give to a child?

Would you like to make one? It’s such an easy card.  I started with Whisper White Thick cardstock, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for the card base.  The sheet of designer paper measures 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, and is offset to one side.

clean and simpleThe candy cane and bow were stamped in Poppy Parade, and punched out with the Candy Cane Builder Punch.  The Shaded Spruce holly leaves were fussy cut.  A Stitched Shapes oval is the perfect backdrop for our sweet treat.

clean and simple

I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s clean and simple sweet treat card,  so don’t forget to leave a comment.  And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more sweet inspiration!

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

Ready to make your own clean and simple sweet treat card?  If you enjoyed today’s clean and simple sweet treat card and would like to try your hand at creating your own,  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.

November: SCCEZ293

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.  Check it out today!  Now through November 30th save 10% off any retired item!!! 
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or the Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG,  please email me ([email protected]) and I will make sure you receive one!

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A Single Layer Card for FF0021

single layer card
It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0021, we are celebrating 3D Day  and/or Single Layer. I always love a challenge…and for me, a single layer card is indeed a challenge.  That is why I selected the “twist”  and created a single layer card which uses the new Snow Is Glistening stamp set. (If you would like to learn more about the Snowflake Showcase Promotion and the set I am featuring today, check out THIS POST.)   Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us. We can’t wait to see what you create!

single layer card

 

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is an easy one!  No cardstock was harmed in the making of this card.  I used a Gold Foil Edged Card, which has a matching gold trimmed envelope.  The Tree image was inked in Versamark, and heat embossed in gold.  The sentiment and snowflakes were heat embossed in silver.  The final touch was to accent the Tree and Snowflakes with Red and Clear Rhinestones.  How easy is that?

single layer cardThe pictures really do not do this card justice.  It truly is beautiful…but very difficult to photograph because of the way the light reflects off it.  Here are two casual pictures taken without using the light tent to give you a different perspective of the color.

single layer card

single layer 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 single layer card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own single layer 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.

November: SCCEZ293

  • 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!

Snowman Card for PP418 Color Challenge

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Laurie has a color challenge for us, and what a delicious trio of colors it is!

snowman cardI thought these fun and cheerful colors would be perfect for a snowman card using Stampin’ Up!’s Spirited Snowmen set.  I decided to bring the snow couple to life.  What you think? Was my mission accomplished?

snowman card

Would you like a step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own snowman – snow couple card?  Here you go!

Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!
  • Stamps:  Spirited Snowmen (148075 W, 148072 C)
  • Paper: 
  • 119793 Poppy Parade cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”)
  • 105118 So Saffron cardstock (3-3/8” x 4-3/4”)
  • 101910 Shimmery White cardstock (3-1/8” x 4-5/8”)
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock (scrap)
  • 146957 Sparkle Glimmer Paper (scrap)
  • 146967 Neutrals 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (4” x 5-1/4” Smoky Slate dots)
  • 146966 Subtles 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (3-1/4” x 7/16” So Saffron stripe)
  • Ink:  132708 Tuxedo Black Memento, 147145 Lemon Lime Twist, 147107 Pool Party, 147050 Poppy Parade, 147086 Pumpkin Pie, 147113 Smoky Slate, 147109 So Saffron, 147146 Tranquil Tide
  • Other:  143263 Big Shot, 146962 Snowfall Thinlits (available Nov. 1 – 30), 145645 Shimmery White Embossing Paste, 142808 Palette Knives, 102845 Blender Pens, 147806 Galvanized Clips, 146938 Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon, 103579 Paper Snips, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, 138309 Fine-tip Glue Pen, 103683 Mini Glue Dots

1.  Score the Poppy Parade cardstock at 5-1/2” to create the card base. Crease with a bone folder.

2.  Adhere the Smoky Slate designer paper onto the card base, followed by the So Saffron cardstock, positioned at an angle as shown.

3.  Ink the snow couple image in Tuxedo Black and stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock. Color the image using Blender Pens and the following inks:  Smoky Slate – hat, arms; Poppy Parade – hat band, heart, holly berries, scarf; Pumpkin Pie – carrot nose; So Saffron – scarf, hat, apron bow; Lemon Lime Twist – holly leaves; Tranquil Tide – shading on holly leaves; Pool Party – shading on and around the snow couple.

snowman

4.  Adhere the image panel to the card base with dimensionals. Create snow at the base of the couple by using Shimmery Embossing Paste.

5.  Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink onto striped So Saffron paper. Snip the end of the banner into a “V”. Use the galvanized clip to attach the sentiment to the card.

6.  Stamp the holly leaves in Tuxedo Black. Color with Blender Pens and the following inks:  Lemon Lime Twist – leaves; Tranquil Tide – shading on leaves; Poppy Parade – berries. Snip out. Attach to the galvanized clip with a mini glue dot.  Add a snippet of ribbon to the galvanized clip.

snowman card

7.  Die cut three small snowflakes from Sparkle glimmer paper using Snowfall thinlits. Adhere to the card as illustrated.

Isn’t this little snowman couple cute?  I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s  card,  so don’t forget to leave a comment.  And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more colorific inspiration!

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

Ready to make your own snowman card?  If you enjoyed today’s snowman – snowcouple card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own,  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.

November: SCCEZ293

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: I’ll Be Home Christmas Card

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 an I’ll Be Home holiday card from the Holiday Catalog. Enjoy!

I’ll Be Home Christmas Card
Holiday Catalog Page 31
Country Style Christmas Card

Today’s CASE is of a card that exudes warmth while conjuring up visions of a home all decked out for the holidays…a home just waiting to welcome home gone-away families back into its loving arms.  I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Christmas card

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

Stamps: I’ll Be Home
Paper: Very Vanilla Thick cardstock (6-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″),  Shimmery White (3-15/16″ x 3-7/16″), Galvanized Metal cardstock (3-1/8″ x 1″), Vellum cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″),  Farmhouse  Designer Series Paper (Cherry Cobber squares pattern – 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″; Mossy Meadow snowflakes pattern – 4-7/16″ x 3″)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Pool Party, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black Memento, Versamark
Other: Heat Tool, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder,  Starburst Punch, Blender Pens, Festive Farmhouse Elements, Silver Metallic Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  SNAIL, Fine Tip Glue Pen

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

1. Score the Very Vanilla cardstock at 4-1/4″ to form the card base. Crease with a bone folder.

2.  Adhere the Cherry Cobbler designer paper to the card base.

Christmas Card

3.  Adhere the Mossy Meadow designer paper to the card base, offsetting it to the left.  Use a glue dot to adhere a coil of silver metallic thread to the right hand side.

Christmas Card

4.  Stamp the house in Tuxedo Black onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Watercolor it using Blender Pens and inks as follows:  Roof, chimney, window frames, doors – Crumb Cake;  Wreaths, greenery – Old Olive; Trees – Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive; Garland, bows – Real Red; Porch siding, shading around the house – Pool Party.  Adhere to the card base with dimensionals.

Christmas Card

5.  Punch a vellum circle using the Starburst punch. Adhere to the card base.

Christmas card

6.  Ink the sentiment in Versamark and heat emboss with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Adhere to te card base with dimensionals.

Christmas Card

7.  Accent with three Farmhouse Element stars.

Christmas Card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Some people find watercoloring intimidating, but faux watercoloring with Blender Pens is fun and easy.  Always remember that it is easier to add color than to take it away! AND remember, watercoloring doesn’t have to be perfect!  Difficulty Level:  3 out of 5, for watercoloring and 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 am sure you will be giving her a big thank you once you see 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 I’ll Be Home Christmas 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.

November: SCCEZ293

  • 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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Stamp Review Crew: Farmhouse Christmas

Farmhouse Christmas It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Farmhouse Christmas 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 Farmhouse Christmas set.  If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Charlet Mallet. After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Stesha Bloodhart. Be prepared to be inspired!

Farmhouse Christmas Holiday Card

Farmhouse Christmas

I love the warm, country feel I get from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set.  I think it pairs so perfectly with the tartan plaid Festive Farmhouse designer series paper.  I watercolored the house using Blender Pens and inks, and added a few special touches. I hope you like it!

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Little touches add so much, don’t you think? On my house, I added Old Olive wreaths to the larger windows, and added a bit of sparkle by smoothing out Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the roof.  To up the sparkle factor, I also added snow, cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

Farmhouse Christmas

Bows were added to the fence, and Shimmery White Embossing Paste added a layer of frost to the tree.

Farmhouse Christmas

The focal panel and the house were popped up on dimensionals.  I brushed the limbs of the tree up from the card, to add even more depth.  Only the bottom of the fence is adhered, which leaves the top floating above the card base.  It is so adorable in person. This is the card I will be making for my neighbors, as it looks a wee bit like my own home. I hope you enjoyed it!

Famhouse Christmas

If would like to try your hand at creating your own Farmhouse 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.

November:  SCCEZ293

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 Stesha 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, cardtag, 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

Easy and Elegant Thank You PP417

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Claire has a theme challenge for us: Give Thanks! How perfect for this time of year!

easy elegant thank youI love creating fall/Thanksgiving thank you cards.   For this one, I wanted to create something elegant, yet easy.  The result is indeed both of these things. I hope you enjoy today’s easy and elegant thank you card!

easy and elegant thank you

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

This is such a fun card to make.  Very Vanilla cardstock serves as the card base for this card.  Copper Foil is used as the matting layer, and of course it was used for the elegant die cut leaves which were created using the Detailed Leaves thinlits.  A little copper metallic thread serves as an accent, as does a double Merry Merlot & Copper reversible ribbon bow.

easy and elegant thank you

The sentiment is from the Falling For Leaves stamp set.  It was inked in Merry Merlot, and stamped onto Whisper White.  Layering Circles framelits were used to cut it out, and to die cut the Copper Foil scalloped circle.  As a little helpful hint, make certain no stray dog hairs are on the stamp as you ink it up, as it will cause a little line like we see here between the “t” and “h”.  (wink)

easy and elegant thank youThe real scene stealer on this card is the background texture.  I used Shimmery White embossing paste and the Brick pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks collection to create it. It’s absolutely stunning in person, and so easy to do. Just make certain you allow it to dry completely before continuing with the rest of the card.

easy and elegant thank you

Easy and elegant!   Don’t you just love that textured background? I’ll be anxious to hear what you think, so don’t forget to leave a comment.  And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration!

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

If you enjoyed today’s easy and elegant thank you card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own,  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.

November: SCCEZ293

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

#FF0020 Thanksgiving and/or Thank You

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It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0020, we are celebrating Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) with a thank you card twist.  I opted to create a “thinking of you-thank you card”  in Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

thank you

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

After playing with fall and holiday colors, I was looking for a change of palette.  Using a subdued Fresh Fig/Blackberry Bliss pattern from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper collection as my color inspiration, I paired it up with Blushing Bride.  Aha!  An escape from the oranges and browns of fall, and the reds and greens of Christmas!

The wonderful sentiment, from the Falling for Leaves stamp set, was inked in Blackberry Bliss and stamped onto Blushing Bride cardstock.  A round Stitched Shapes framelit was used to cut it out.

thank you

Blackberry Bliss leaves, from the Rooted in Nature set, were randomly stamped on a layer of vellum, while Blushing Bride ones were cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  A few Petal Pink Rhinestone gems add sparkle.

thank you

Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled Ribbon covers where a Blushing Bride border, created using the border in the Detailed Leaves Thinlits collection, meets a strip of Nature’s Poem paper.

thank you

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 thank  you card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own thank you 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.

November: SCCEZ293

  • 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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Price: $110.00

Snowflake Showcase Promotion November 1st

Snowflake Showcase Promotion

Let it snow! Create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products which are available for a limited time. With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit to what you can create is your imagination.  And the plus side?  It’s not just for the holiday season as you will see! Ready for the details?

Dates Available: November 1–30, 2018

  • No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
  • Products available while supplies last until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
Snowflake Showcase Promotion

Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set 149742 $21.00

Snowfall Snowflake Promotion

Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set 149744 $17.00

Snowfall Snowflake Promotion

Snowfall Thinlits 149620 $39

Snowfall Snowflake Promotion

White Velvet Paper 149619 $5.00

Snowfall Snowflake Promotion

Snowflake Trinkets 149620 $8.00

Starter Kit Idea — The “I Want It All” Best Value

As a plus, these items may be included as part of a Starter Kit.  The total cost of all of these new release items is $90. For just $99.00,  you can purchase a Starter Kit, receive all of these items plus an additional $26 more in product, for a total value of $125, AND it will ship for FREE (a 10% savings)! You know  you want it all, so why not test drive the Starter Kit today, and join Stampin’ Up!  CLICK HERE TO JOIN

See what I have created with the Snow Is Glistening stamp set?

Snowflake Showcase Promotion

Or how about the gorgeous Gold Foil Swirl of Snowflakes on this card … created with the Snowfall Thinlits?

Snowflake Showcase Promotion

And even more ideas from Stampin’ Up!

Snowfall Snowflake Promotion

 

So remember…place your orders early so you will not be disappointed…or better yet…JOIN Stampin’ Up! today for the best value!

As always, don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions! Until next time…

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An Elegant Christmas Card for PP416

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the talented Anne Marie has a sketch challenge for us.  How fun is that! Like I have always said, a good sketch is the foundation of any card…and this sketch is awesome!

elegant Christmas cardI have been waiting for the perfect sketch on which to use All Is Bright Designer Series Paper, and this one fit the bill. I hope you enjoy today’s elegant Christmas card.

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I love the look of Mossy Meadow and Gold Foil together.  It’s elegant, yet warm.   I started with a Gold Foil card base, and added a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock which had been embossed with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impression™ Embossing Folder. This is such an elegant folder, and although only a small section is peeking out, it adds needed texture.  Notice how I also embossed the Gold Foil band.

elegant Christmas cardThe sentiment, from the Peaceful Noel stamp set, was heat embossed in gold onto Mint Macaron cardstock.  Like all of the panels on the card, it was matted onto Gold Foil. The mint colored cardstock coordinates well with the designer paper, and is a much softer look than Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

elegant Christmas cardWhen I was finished,  my original card, looked like this:

elegant Christmas card

While pretty, it just seemed to be a little too plain for me.  Even my husband, Kim, thought it needed a little something.  Luckily I had the new Snowfall Thinlits Dies.  These thinlits will be available for purchase for a limited time beginning November 1 – 30.  I die cut the swirl of snowflakes from Gold Foil, and adhered them to the Cherry Cobbler panel.  Of course, I just had to add red rhinestones to the snowflakes, so I removed them from the sentiment, and added a few more.

elegant Christmas card

I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s elegant Christmas card,  so don’t forget to leave a comment.  And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more clean and simple inspiration!

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

Ready to make your own elegant Christmas card?  If you enjoyed today’s elegant Christmas card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own,  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.

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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…

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