Stamp Review Crew: Barn Door Edition

barn door

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Barn Door 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 Barn Door set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the creative Dawn Tidd.  I just love her style! After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Lou Kitzelman.  Her work is always amazing.  Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

Barn Door Holiday Card

barn door holiday card

Growing up, Christmas was always much anticipated. Candies, cookies and pies were never in short supply.  Both ham and turkey graced the holiday table, as well as mountains of mashed potatoes and dressing. The aroma of homemade bread wafted at your nose the minute you stepped through the door.  But it wasn’t just the food.  Decorating the house, inside and out, started the day after Thanksgiving.  The tree was chopped down from the woods at the back of the farm, and pine boughs were gathered to make wreaths…all in preparation for the relatives who would come and stay at the farm.  Even the barns were decorated.  And therein lies the inspiration for today’s card.  I’ll never forget the wreaths that graced the gable and door of the big barn, nor will I forget the memories made with loved ones those many Christmases ago.  I hope you enjoy today’s Barn Door Holiday card.

barn door holiday card

Colors of the Day

barn door holiday card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The card base for this card began as a 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock, which was scored at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″. Next, the gorgeous Red Plaid pattern (5″ x 3-3/4″) from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper collection was matted onto Gold Foil (5-1/4″ x 4″). This panel was then cut in half, and each half was matted onto the front panels of the card base.

barn door holiday card

The doors were inked in Soft Suede and  stamped onto Wood Textures Designer Paper.  They were die cut out using Sliding Door framelits.  The wreath image was inked in Mossy Meadow, and die cut out. Two were created. Two more wreaths were then inked in Cherry Cobbler, and just the bows were snipped out and adhered atop the Mossy Meadow ones.  Red Rhinestones made the perfect accents.

SRC Barn DoorInside the doors is a sparkly surprise…

barn door holiday card

which is revealed as the doors are opened.

barn door holiday card

If you would like to try your hand at creating your own Barn Door holiday 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 Lou 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…

Barn Door holiday card

barn door holiday card

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Price: $110.00

Sparkly New Year’s Card for #FF0023

Sparkly New Year's Card

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0023, we are celebrating New Year’s and/or Sparkle & Shine.  I happened to create a sparkly New Year’s card with shine.  Nothing like covering all the bases!   However  you decide to create is fine with us, so please play along.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Sparkly New Year’s Card

(Please Note:  This card is so sparkly, and the Black Foil reflects everything.  It was difficult to photograph.)

sparkly New Year's Card

Colors of the Day

Sparkly New Year's Card

Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: None
Papers:  Whisper White Thick Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Gold Foil (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, scrap), Sparkle Glimmer Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″, 4″ x 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 1″, scraps),  Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (Tranquil Tide – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″, Merry Merlot – scrap)
Inks: None
Other: Big Shot, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Little Numbers (retired), Fine-Tip Glue Pen, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive

Festive Friday Tutorial
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base.  Crease using a bone folder.

2.  Adhere cardstock to the card base in this order:  Gold Foil, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Black Foil.

3.  Die cut the word Celebrate from Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the Celebrate You thinlits. Adhere to the card front as shown.  Die cut the numbers from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Adhere to the card front. NOTE:  I used the retired Little Numbers thinlits.  However, if you do not have these,  use your favorite word processing program and print off appropriately sized numbers. Use these as a template, and cut out your own sparkly digits!

4.  Using the Bottles & Bubbles framelits, die cut the following items: Tranquil Tide Glimmer Paper – large bottle;  Gold Foil – bottle neck, cap; Sparkle Glimmer Paper – bubbles, label; Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper – heart.

5.  Construct the bottle, and adhere to the card base using dimensionals. Add the bubbles.

sparkly New Year's card

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.   We offer alternatives for every challenge.  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 sparkly New Year’s card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own sparkly New Year’s 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.

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As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

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  • Shop Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Closeout HERE!
  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
    All items on my retired list are on sale at 25% off the price listed through December 31st. 
  • If you are in need of a 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me and I will drop one in the mail for you!

Red and Green Holiday Card for #PP422

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! Today, sweet Joanne has a color challenge which is perfect for the holiday season!

Red and Green Holiday Card

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create a Christmas card in traditional hues of red and green, accented with gold. I hope you enjoy this red and green holiday card.

red and green holiday card

Colors of the Day
red and green holiday card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I’ll admit it. I love today’s card. This is such a pretty color combination.  The gold foil plays well with both the red and green, lending it warmth.  And what can I say…the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds such beautiful texture.

red and green holiday card

This card is a snap to make!  Here are the details:

  • The card base is a piece of 4-1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White cardstock, which I scored at 5-1/2″.
  • Using the Detailed Deer thinlits, I cut the deer out of a piece of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Gold Foil.  I then adhered this piece to the card base, and saved the deer.
  • The Shaded Spruce layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.   The Real Red banner is 3-7/8″ x 1″.   Both of these pieces were embossed with the Swirls & Curls folder.
  • The designer paper panel is 2″ x 3-5/8″, matted onto a piece of 2-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ Real Red cardstock. It was adhered to the card base using dimensionals.
  • The deer is “popped” up on dimensionals.
  • Five red rhinestones add a touch of bling.

red and green holiday card

I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s red and green holiday card,  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 – On Leave
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson – On Leave
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

Would you like to create your own red and green holiday card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own red and green holiday 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.

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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.
    ***All items on my retired list are on sale at 25% off the price listed through December 31st.***
  • If you are in need of an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me and I will drop one in the mail for you!

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Stampin’ Up!’s End of Year Closeout and More

Year End Closeout

On December 5, Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout will officially begin! During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

The Year-End Closeout and Sale is your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.

  • Download a complete list of retiring products and discounted items here.
  • Click to shop and view ALL retiring holiday products
  • Click to shop and view ALL discounted products
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to the $99 Starter Kit.  JOIN NOW

Also available today….

The Stamparatus Tote! It’s perfect for carrying your Stamparatus and tools!  Check out the details HERE!

year end closeout

If you are placing your order through me, 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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  • 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 an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me OR leave me a message in a comment,  and I will drop one in the mail for you!

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On the CASE: Poinsettia Christmas Card

Poinsettia Christmas 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 Peaceful Poinsettia Christmas card from the Holiday Catalog. Enjoy!

Peaceful Poinsettia Christmas Card
Holiday Catalog Page 22 (set) Page 23 (card)

Poinsettia Christmas CardOnce again, my love for Christmas songs guided me into purchasing a stamp set. I LOVE the song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”,  by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane.  How could I not buy this set? I hope you enjoy today’s On the CASE!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on, 
our troubles will be miles away.
Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.
Through the years 
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Colors of the Day
Peaceful Poinsettia
Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper:  Crumb Cake Cardstock (4″ x 8″),  Gold Foil (two pieces – 2″ x 2″),  Real Red Cardstock (two pieces – 3″ x 3″), Shimmery White Cardstock (4″ x 3″), Whisper White Cardstock (scraps), Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper (2-1/2″ x 4″)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Real Red, Blender Pens
Other: Big Shot,  Stitched Shapes Framelits,  5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  SNAIL, Tear and Tape Adhesive

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

1.  Score the Crumb Cake cardstock at 4″.  Crease with a bone folder.  Note: This is an adorable 4″ x 4″ card.

2.  Ink the Holly Border in Crumb Cake.  Stamp the top and bottom of the designer paper.

Poinsettia Christmas Card

3.   Using Tear and Tape Adhesive, add ribbon underneath the right side of the designer paper panel. Make sure only a small strip of the ribbon is peeking out.  Adhere to the card base.

Poinsettia Christmas Card

4.  Die cut two poinsettias from Real Red cardstock. Die cut two holly clusters from Gold Foil.  Adhere to the card base.

poinsettia Christmas card

5.  Stamp the holly leaves in StazOn.  Using Blender Pens and inks, color the leaves Garden Green and the berries Real Red.  Die cut. Set aside until needed.

Poinsettia Christmas card

6.  Ink the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, and stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock. Die cut out with the largest Stitched Shaped oval.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Poinsettia Christmas Card

7.  Adhere the holly leaves as shown.

Poinsettia Christmas Card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Today’s card is straightforward, with nothing tricky.   The stamping is simple, and the die cutting is easy.  There is a smidge of faux watercoloring with Blender Pens and ink on the holly, but there isn’t a lot of shading to do.  If anything, it just take a little time to do the die cutting.    Difficulty Level:  2.5 out of 5

#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. I LOVE it, and I know you will, too!

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

Ready to get on this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s Poinsettia 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.

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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 an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me OR leave me a message in a comment,  and I will drop one in the mail for you!

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Price: $110.00

The Stamp Review Crew: Alpine Adventure Christmas Card

alpine adventures

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

Alpine Adventure Christmas Card

Alpine Adventure

Colors of the Day
alpine adventureThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

For today’s card, I opted to create a Christmas card.  It’s not what I originally envisioned, which was going to be a fabulous confection in Very Vanilla, with skis resting upon against a door.  But as you can see,  I went with a tried and true classic design, featuring the yummy Festive Farmhouse plaid I love so much.

alpine adventureI used several die cuts made with the thinlits from the Alpine Sports collection, which unfortunately are sold out.  (I am so sorry. Our hops are planned weeks in advance, and at the the time I created my project, they were still available.) The sled is the focal point of the card. It was die cut from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and rests atop an oval which had been embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The sentiment was inked in Soft Suede, although in the picture it looks fairly dark. I attribute the hue to the fact I have a new ink pad.  However, it looks great with the paper.

alpine adventure

Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper were used to create a sparkly bow and holly leaves, which accent the sled.

alpine adventureGold foil Snowflakes are randomly adhered around the oval, contrasting perfectly with the Cherry Cobbler plaid.

If you would prefer a sled card with a different color palette, here is one I CASED from the Holiday Catalog.

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 (ann@thestampinschach) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

The step-by-step tutorial for creating the “Blue” card can be found HERE.

If you would like to try your hand at creating your own Alpine Adventure 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.

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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.
    All items on my retired list are on sale at 20% off the price listed through December 4th. 
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, an Annual Catalog, or an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me OR leave me a message in a comment,  and I will drop one in the mail for you!

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 Cindy 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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Price: $110.00

Gold with Sparkle Christmas Card for PP421

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the talented and creative Jaydee is  hosting a theme challenge: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.

Gold with Sparkle Christmas card

I created a winter scene featuring Sparkle Glimmer paper, Gold Foil and a pair of gold embossed Dashing Deer. I hope you enjoy today’s card!

Gold with Sparkle Christmas card

Colors of the Day

Gold with Sparkle Christmas card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

There are lots of steps involved in making today’s card, and it is a little time intensive. However, none of the steps are difficult, and the resulting card is well worth the effort, don’t you agree?

The old warhorse, Lovely as a Tree was used to create the backdrop.  The Bare Trees image was inked in Soft Suede, stamped off, and the stamped onto Shimmer White cardstock.

Gold with Sparkle Christmas Card

An oval was die cut from a Shimmer White panel. This panel was then embossed using the Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Of course, this set the stage for adding Gold Metallic Pearls at each tuft.

Gold with Sparkle Christmas Card

The sparkle on today’s card is courtesy of Sparkle Glimmer Paper trees, which were die cut using the tree dies from the In the Woods Framelits collection.  The pine tree is on the left of the oval…

gold with sparkle Christmas card

while the deciduous trees are on the right.

Gold with Sparkle Christmas card

Gold embossed deer are nestled cozily near the trees.

gold with sparkle Christmas card

The result is a Christmas card, elegant with its touches of gold…and oh, so sparkly! I hope you enjoyed it!  I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s gold with sparkles Christmas card,  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

Would you like to create your own gold with sparkle Christmas card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own gold with sparkle Christmas 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.

December: U4S62766

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
    All items on my retired list are on sale at 20% off the price listed through December 4th. 
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, an Annual Catalog, or an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me and I will drop one in the mail for you!

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Price: $110.00

Snowflake Card for FF0022

snowflake card

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0022, we are celebrating Christmas and/or Snowflakes.  I selected the “twist”  and created a snowflake card which uses the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set and Blizzard thinlits die.   Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Snowflake Card

snowflake card

Colors of the Day

Snowflake Card

Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Beautiful Blizzard
Paper:  Whisper White Thick Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), Sparkle Glimmer Paper (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″), Blueberry Bushel (5-1/4″ x 4″), Whisper White (5″ x 3-3/4″), Vellum Cardstock (5″ x 1-1/8″)
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel
Other: Big Shot,  Blizzard Thinlits, Clear Rhinestones,  Stampin’ Dimensionals,  SNAIL, Fine-tip Glue Pen

Festive Friday Tutorial
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 4-1/4″. Crease with a bone folder. Adhere the Sparkle Glimmer paper to the front of the card.

2.  Ink the large background stamp with Balmy Blue, stamp off once, and stamp in the center of the Whisper White cardstock.  Repeat with the smaller “splotch” stamp, enlarging the image to form a “background”.

3.  Ink the speckle image with Balmy Blue.  Do not stamp off.  Randomly stamp all over the “background”, re-inking each time.

snowflake card

4.  Ink the flourish with Balmy Blue.  Stamp onto the upper left of the “background”.  Ink again and stamp into the lower right section.

snowflake card

5.  Add Blueberry Bushel snowflakes to the upper right and lower left corner of the “background”.

snowflake card

6.  Ink the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel and stamp onto the vellum.  Allow it to dry before handling it.  Adhere to the card, hiding the adhesive under where the glimmer paper snowflakes will be located.

snowflake card

7.  Mat this white layer onto Blueberry Bushel cardstock, and adhere to the card base.

8.   Use the Blizzard thinlit to die cut Sparkle Glimmer Paper snowflakes. Select three, and adhere to the card as shown. Accent the centers with rhinestones.

snowflake card

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.   We offer alternatives for every challenge.  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 snowflake card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own snowflake 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.

December: U4S62766

  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
    All items on my retired list are on sale at 20% off the price listed through December 4th. 
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, an Annual Catalog, or an upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me and I will drop one in the mail for you!

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Online Extravaganza – Tools and Inks

It’s here! The THIRD phase of Online Extravaganza! Tools and Inks are 10% off!
Click HERE to shop the sale
November 27th–28th, 2018

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadline for the Tools and Ink Sale: November 28th – 11:50 PM (MT)

Additional Details
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus

Click here for a comprehensive list of items excluded from Online Extravaganza 

  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold. Stampin’ Up! has set up each 48-hour sale this way so they will be able to continue supporting their customers through the life of the annual catalog.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (For example, discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.

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!

I LOVE my customers! Read all about my Customer Loyalty Program HERE.

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Starlight Christmas Card for PP420

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!  Sweet Sandy has a fabulous sketch for us this week.

starlight Christmas card

I thought it would be perfect for showcasing the gorgeous stars from the Starlight Thinlits dies.  Country plaid meets gold elegance in this Starlight Christmas card.

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Since I love a card with multiple layers, I found today’s sketch to be right up my alley. I selected three patterns from Stampin’ Up!’s Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper collection, and threw in an embossed Gold Foil panel for good measure!

starlight Christmas card

Of course, the “star” of today’s card is the star!

Starlight Christmas Card

The Gold Foil fancy star rests atop a Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper base star.  A small, clear faceted gem accents the center.

Starlight Christmas Card

I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s Starlight Christmas card,  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

Ready to make your own Starlight Christmas card?  If you enjoyed today’s Starlight 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…
  • 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 15% off all retired items!!! 

Online Extravaganza

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  • 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!
  • I LOVE my customers! Read all about my Customer Loyalty Program HERE.

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