Designer Series Paper

Ready for Christmas bundle meets Halloween

Mr. Spider created with the Ready for Christmas stamp set and Christmas Staircase die set.

 

The first time I saw the Ready for Christmas stamp set, I saw the garland stamp as a hairy spider leg.  Please don't ask why.  I don't know why.  But I ordered this bundle because I had to make today's card!

 

It came out just as I envisioned!  That is not always the case!  Often those crazy visions turn into epic fails.  But I love how he turned out!  And now that I have that hairy spider leg out of my mind, I can move forward, and create some Christmas cards with this bundle, because it is amazing!!

 

Mr. Spider's details.  He is made with the Ready for Christmas bundle.

 

Tips to Recreate this Card:

  • the Pumpkin Pie card base is cut 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
  • the background is Spooky Night designer series paper cut 5" x 3 3/4", on a layer of 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" Basic Black cardstock.

 

For the spider, I stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so he had texture, and stood out better on the basic black cardstock.  

 

To make the Legs

  • stamp and heat emboss 4 pieces of garland, than die cut using the coordinating Christmas Staircase die set
  • embossed 4 more legs using the mirror-image stamping technique, and die cut those as well (the die does not cut mirror images, so line up as best you can) 

To make the Body:

  • stamp and heat emboss the large christmas tree
  • using the Starburst punch, punch one piece
  • glue him all together using glue dots and mini dimensionals to make him look 3-D
  • using the size of your choice, add 2 googlie eyes

 

What do you think?  Can you make a fall or Halloween card using this bundle?  

 

Ready for Christmas Bundle ©Stampin' Up!

 

Click on any of products below or use my Shop Now tab in my sidebar to order it. Than show me what you create!

 

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Price: $110.00


Endless possibilities with In the City Host set

Welcome to the block card made with In the City host set from Stampin' Up!

I finally pulled out this stamp set and I am in love!  I will admit, at first all those little stamps where intimidating, but once I got going, the possibilities were endless! 

 

This was my first go.  I made the same basic card, with changes in the details, for 2 separate purposes.  The first was to welcome a friend into her brand new home, and the second, to help a friend welcome a beautiful baby girl.  I was able to customize the house to look like the real deal, and if you look closely on the second card, I swapped out the sun for a stork, delivering a baby girl.

  In the City host set makes the perfect baby card

 

 This set makes customizing a card, right down to the little details, a snap! 

 

In the City stamp set has all the little details, including a moving van!

 

Both cards were made using our convenient whisper white notecards & envelopes, and the background was made quick and easy with a layer of Pick a Pattern designer series paper layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Once I created my mini scene, I used the 2" circle punch for the perfect sized circle to coordinate with the Starburst punch, which made the Real Red layer beneath it (Melon Mambo for the baby card).  The beautiful 3/8" shimmer ribbon in black was the perfect accent to finish it up, when layered with the sentiment. 

 

What is a host set you may ask?  It is an exclusive stamp set only available to customers who host a workshop, or place an order of $150 or more.  This entitles you to host rewards, AKA FREE stuff!  You may choose to spend your host dollars however you choose, which includes purchasing these exclusive stamp sets.  And this set is included.  It is an amazing deal for 60 stamps!  And I promise, it will not disappoint!

 

In the City Host set

 

 In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering an additional stamp set, Merry Patterns, FREE with any $300 order until October 31st!  Time to gather friends, or treat yourself, to get some amazing Stampin' Up! deals!  Let me help you!  Click on any of the products below to start shopping.

 

Merry Patterns stamp set, FREE with a $300 or more workshop or order!

 

Want either of these sets?  Contact me so I may help you be a host!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


Quick & Easy Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp set, Be Merry designer series paper and Quilted Christmas ribbon

 

Let's face it -- sometimes you want a quick & easy card.

 

The large sentiments in the new Carols of Christmas stamp set lend themselves to quick cards.  Now, don't get me wrong, there are some great stamps in this set to make amazing cards, but today, I wanted quick!

 

Be Merry designer series paper


I busted out my Be Merry designer series paper featured in the Annual catalog, for a traditional Christmas color combination, and added some gold glimmer paper to dress it up.

 

The Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon from the Holiday catalog was the perfect ribbon choice to pull my colors together.

 

The gold enamel shapes are a must with gold glimmer paper!

 

Quick Tip: Adding an embellishment, like enamel shapes, rhinestones, or pearls, can quickly pull a card together.

Dynamic Duo glimmer paper and metallic shapes

 

To recreate this project:

  • Cut a Cherry Cobbler card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP to 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Cut 1 gold glimmer scalloped square
  • Cut a Whisper White square smaller than scalloped glimmer square (for sentiment)
  • Cut a 4 1/4" strip of gold glimmer paper with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch

 

Would you like a new Holiday catalog?  If you live in the United States and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will get one right out to you!

 

Ready to start crafting for the holidays?  Click on any of the products below or click my Shop Now sidebar tab to browse my store!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

  


Welcome 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Mini pizza box with Year of Cheer designer series paper, mini gold sequin trim, and mini gift bows

 

It is here!

The amazing new 2017 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!  Jam packed with goodness!  If you do not have a demonstrator or a catalog of your own, contact me!  I will get one to you (sorry - United States only)!

 

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is here!

 

So, this project is a little glimpse of the goodness you will find inside.

  • mini pizza gift boxes?  New fave!!  
  • Year of Cheer designer series paper in all metallics -- gorgeous!  
  • mini gift bows -- top it all off perfectly!

 

And just when you thought it couldn't get any better?  

It does!

 

The Merry Patterns host set is FREE with a qualifying order until October 31, 2017!

 

Stampin' Up! is offering this awesome stamp set, Merry Patterns, FREE as a Host Bonus from now until October 31st.  Any workshop or order total of $300 or more automatically qualifies, and will get this in addition to all the other host freebies!

 

So, what are you waiting for?  

 

Dive right in and get your holiday crafting groove on! Shop now by clicking on any of the items below or use my Shop Now tab in the sidebar.  Use host code 336JJWTE this month for a roll of 7/8" Striped Ribbon from the Holiday catalog FREE, from me, with any $50 or more order!  If your order is greater than $150, don't use the host code, I will be sure you get your gift!

 


Sneak Peak: 2017 Holiday Catalog Painted Harvest Stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper with Embossing Paste

Hi Friends--

 

Loving the Holiday catalog!  I have started crafting with new catalog products, and thought I would share a little peak of what you have to look forward to!  This card is loaded with new products!  Can you pick them out?

Painted Harvest stamp set, Leaf Punch, Painted Autumn designer series paper, Everyday Label Punch, Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, all from the 2017 Holiday Catalog!

This product suite, Painted Autumn, is one of my favorites in the entire catalog!  When fall comes, working with fall colors become my favorites!  The Painted Autumn designer series paper is gorgeous!  Hand painted fall patterns with beautiful watercolor patterns on the B sides.  It will be hard to pick which side to use!  Want to see it for yourself?  You may still pre-order a paper share from me, and it includes 1/4 of a pack to create with!

 

For this card, I layered on the details, and for extra interest, added some of the awesome new Embossing Paste from the annual catalog.  This is so fun, and really easy to use!  It dries fast, and is flexible.  It can be colored, too!

 

Painted Autumn Suite with Embossing Paste, applied with Pattern Party Masks

To recreate this card, cut a card base of Cajun Craze cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at  4 1/4".  Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  Choose your favorite pattern of Painted Autumn dsp, and cut to 3 3/4" x 5".  Using the Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party Decorative Masks, add a layer of embossing paste to the dsp.  Allow to dry, than adhere to the Early Espresso layer.  Adhere this layer to your card front using dimensionals.  Using the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamp 2 sets of leaves with Lemon Lime Twist ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Punch out with the Leaf punch.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  With the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, stamp a pumpkin of your choice in Pumpkin Pie ink over the sentiment.  Punch out with the Everyday Label punch.  Punch a second label from Early Espresso cardstock.  Cut the espresso label in half length-wise, and adhere behind sentiment label to create a layered look.  Layer leaves and trim of choice to back of sentiment, and adhere to your card front with dimensionals.  I chose the 1/4" Copper Trim from the annual catalog on my card, but linen thread, burlap ribbon or copper thread would work well, too.  To finish off your card, use Early Espresso ink again, and stamp a sentiment on the inside of your card.

 

I thought the colors in this card were beautiful together, and were taken from the dsp: 

 

 

Have you received your Holiday Catalog yet?  If not, and you do not have a demonstrator, but live in the US, contact me through my sidebar link and I will send one to you!  You won't want to miss it!

 

You also still have time to pre-order a Holiday Catalog Paper Share from me.  See the post here.

 

Thanks for hanging out, and stop back soon!

 

 

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Creating with the Delightful Daisy Suite of Products from Stampin' Up!

Welcome back!  My last post featured a card using the Delightful Daisy designer series paper.  Today I wanted to share the rest of the Delightful Daisy suite with you, with this card.

Delightful Daisy suite includes the Daisy Delight stamp set and punch bundle, Delightful Daisy designer series paper, and coordinating ribbon

Creating with a suite of products makes crafting easier.  All the products coordinate perfectly, which makes putting a project together seamless.  Suites often contain stamps with a matching punch or die set, designer series paper, trims, and sometimes, embellishments.  This particular suite, Delightful Daisy, contains the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch, Delightful Daisy designer series paper with matching cardstock, and ribbon.  The best part about the coordinating stamp set and punch, is a discount when purchased together as a bundle, not only making crafting easy, but saving money as well!  

 

Quick Tip:  When planning projects, consider purchasing a coordinating suite of products.  This helps save money while making crafting fast and easy!

 

The color palate for this suite, which was also used on this card, includes:

 

To recreate this card, cut a card base of Wisteria Wonder cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Than choose the designer series paper pattern (dsp) of your choice, and cut to 2 7/8" x 4 1/4".  I chose to layer Calypso Coral cardstock under my dsp, which was cut to 3" x 4 1/4".  Adhere the dsp onto the Calypso Coral cardstock layer.  Tie a piece of Delightful Daisy double-stitched ribbon around the dsp layer, and adhere to cardbase.  Stamp the sentiment from the Daisy Delight stamp set above the dsp layer in Wisteria Wonder ink.  Than stamp 3 large daisies in the same ink, and punch with the Daisy punch.  Stamp centers on each flower with Daffodil Delight ink.  Adhere daisies to card front.  I chose to use dimensionals on 2 of the daisies to add depth to my card.  Trim parts of any daisy extending past your card edge.  Color the daisy centers with Wink of Stella to finish the card off with a little shimmer.

 

When you shop for card making supplies, do you purchase suites?  Stampin' Up! has 15 product suites in the current Annual catalog.  Need a catalog?  Contact me using the Contact Me link in my sidebar.  I will be  happy to send a catalog to you.  In the meantime, click on any of the products below to go to my store and build your suite of products.

 

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Price: $18.00

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