Online Extravaganza Stamps and Kits

Online Extravaganza

It’s HERE! The second phase of Online Extravaganza! Stamps and Kits at 10% off!

Click HERE to shop!
November 25th–26th, 2018

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale: November 26 – 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:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.

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. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.

 

  • 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!!! 
  • 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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Online Extravaganza Paper and Embellishments

Online ExtravaganzaIt’s HERE! The first phase of Online Extravaganza! Paper and Embellishments at 10% off!

Click HERE to shop!!!

November 23–24
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale: November 24 – 11:50 PM (MT)

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It’s Time for Online Extravaganza 2018

online extravaganza

Six days. Three sales. One spectacular promotion.

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up!® is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Promotion Details

Online Extravaganza 2018 will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

Online Extravaganza

 

November 23–24
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale: November 24 – 11:50 PM (MT)

Online Extravaganza
November 25–26

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Ordering Deadline for the Stamps & Kits Sale: November 25 – 11:50 P.M. (MT)

November 27–28

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 & Ink Sale: November 28 – 11:50 P.M. (MT)

Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale. After that, the only thing left to do is shop!

I WILL POST THE SPECIFIC LINKS TO EACH OF THESE SPECIAL CATEGORIES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SALE.

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:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.

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. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.

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.  Now through November 30th save 10% off any retired item!!!
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog,  OR if you would like a copy of the new Occasions Catalog when it becomes available,  and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will make certain you get one!
  • The “Shop with Schach” Customer Rewards Program is my way of giving a little something back to my returning customers. For your loyalty, you can earn a $35 Shopping Spree from any current Stampin’ Up! catalog! Place an on-line order OR email your order to me. I will keep track of how much you spend on product.  Each $1 in product = 1 point.  Product totals exclude shipping and sales tax.  I will review your points at the end of each month.  When you reach 500 Points, I will email you to tell you that you have earned a shopping spree.

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On the CASE: Signs of Santa Christmas Card

Santa 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 Signs of Santa Christmas card from the Holiday Catalog. Enjoy!

Signs of Santa Christmas Card
Holiday Catalog Page 19

Santa Christmas Card

I love the child-like quality of the Signs of Santa set and the coordinating Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s my goal to CASE each of the cards. For today, I started with the Santa Christmas card, the one in which he is in his sleigh (upper left). I hope you enjoy today’s case.

Santa Christmas card

Colors of the Day

 

Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Signs of Santa
Paper:  Poppy Parade Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Pool Party (3″ x 3″), Vellum Cardstock (3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″), Whisper White (2″ x 2″), Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″)
Ink:  Garden Green
Other: Big Shot,  Layering Circles Framelits, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Garden Green and White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  SNAIL

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

1.  Score the Poppy Parade cardstock at 5-1/2″ and crease using a bone folder.

2.  Adhere the designer paper to the card base. Isn’t this pattern just the cutest ever?

Santa Christmas card

3.  Die cut a 3″ Scalloped Circle from vellum and adhere to the card base, offsetting slightly to the right.

Santa Christmas card

4.  Die cut a 2-3/4″ circle from Pool Party cardstock, and adhere atop the vellum scallop with dimensionals.

5. Fussy cut the Santa in Sleigh from the designer paper.  Adhere to the Pool Party circle.  Tip: You may find it easier to use an Exacto knife to remove the area inside the runners.

Santa Christmas card

6.  Ink the sentiment in Garden Green and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.

7. Loop a Baker’s Twine bow behind the sentiment and adhere to the card base.

Santa Christmas card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Today’s card is easy-peasy, but if fussy cutting frightens you, this may not be the card for you.  However,  a person would not have to cut the white out of the runners…it would still be an adorable card even if you didn’t. Difficulty Level:  2 out of 5, for fussy cutting

#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 Signs of Santa 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.

Online Extravaganza Starts Soon

I will be posting details on Thanksgiving Day!

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.  Now through November 30th save 10% off any retired item!!!
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog,  OR if you would like a copy of the new Occasions Catalog when it becomes available,  and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will make certain you get one!
  • The “Shop with Schach” Customer Rewards Program is my way of giving a little something back to my returning customers. For your loyalty, you can earn a $35 Shopping Spree from any current Stampin’ Up! catalog! Place an on-line order OR email your order to me. I will keep track of how much you spend on product.  Each $1 in product = 1 point.  Product totals exclude shipping and sales tax.  I will review your points at the end of each month.  When you reach 500 Points, I will email you to tell you that you have earned a shopping spree.

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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.

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 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…

first frost

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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.

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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, 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!

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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.

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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 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