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December 2016

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peak: High Tide

As promised, I am returning today to share more High Tide with you.  This set is from the new Occasions catalog, which will debut on January 4, 2017.  It is so versatile, until you work with it, it can be hard to see the possibilities!  As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be paired with the Serene Scenery designer series paper stack on page 174 of the Annual catalog.  Look at that pattern, could it be more perfect?



High Tide Stamp set, Serene Scenery designer series paper, and Burlap Ribbon
High Tide Stamp set, Serene Scenery designer series paper, and Burlap Ribbon



Creating this card is simple.  I started with a piece of designer series paper cut to 3 3/4" x 5".  I stamped the birds in Basic Gray, than added Wild Wasabi and Garden Green tufts of grass around their legs.  I mounted it to a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock cut to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  I added some Burlap Ribbon, with a simple knot, to the front, and adhered that all onto a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Island Indigo card base using dimensionals.  The Tin of Cards stamp set on page 86 of the Annual catalog has sentiments in one of my favorite fonts, and I thought this Thank You was perfect!  I stamped it in Island Indigo on a scrap of the same designer series paper as the background, cut to 1 1/2"x2", and again used dimensionals to adhere it under the knot.  Done!


The colors are all chosen from the designer series paper, which could easily be changed.


Do you have a 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog?  If not, contact me through my sidebar link, and I will be happy to send one to you!


I have one more High Tide sneak peak to share with you soon before I start some other sneak peaks.  So stop back to visit!  But first, head on over to my store and take advantage of the deep discounts on many items from the Holiday catalog, and some overstocks, such as the Layering Circles Famelits (141705) for 50% off, before they are gone!


Price: $10.00

Time to Hang Your Stockings

It is that time of year!  Some of us are still pulling out Christmas decorations as we frantically finish preparing for the season.  And although my decorations are pretty much all out, I still have to hang the stockings!  I better get to it, right?  But first, I want to share this simple and adorable card with you.

  Hang Your Stocking Bundle with Presents & Pinecones designer series paper and coordinating ribbon

Hang Your Stocking Bundle with Presents & Pinecones designer series paper and coordinating ribbon


It is made with the Hang Your Stocking Bundle, from page 15 of the Holiday catalog.  I thought this was the cutest!  I made my stocking by layering the gorgeous red glimmer paper (pg 175 from the annual catalog) over Emerald Envy cardstock, than layered the whole stocking over this great striped pattern of designer series paper from the Presents & Pinecones collection, also from the holiday catalog (page 18).  The great news is, it is not too late to grab these supplies and get some cards made.  Even better, the Presents & Pinecones designer series paper is on sale, but only while supplies last!  I have added Cherry Cobbler Taffeta Ribbon, which coordinates with this designer series paper collection, as an accent (page 20).  This ribbon comes as a combo pack, and is also on sale, 50% off. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I also added a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to the Emerald Envy card base.  Isn't this fun?


The color palette for this card is the ultimate traditional Christmas combination of my current favorite red and green from the Stampin' Up! color family.  Can't go wrong with this!


Now, head on over to my store today, and order your supplies before they are gone!  Thanks for stopping by, and visit again soon, my next post will be more High Tide sneak peaks!

Price: $110.00

Price: $10.00

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peak: High Tide Stamp Set

I am so grateful for the recent experience of presenting at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event.  It took place in Madison, Wisconsin last month.   On Stage is a semi-annual event where demonstrators gather to learn new techniques, business tips, and see and play with new products.  And, of course, there is always the opportunity to meet up with friends from across the country, and even the world, to stamp and socialize together.  I always make new friends.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators are some of the friendliest people I know, always willing to share and have fun.  The creative ability within this community is simply amazing!   On Stage is one of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  Doesn't it sound fun?  Why not join my team, and you will enjoy the opportunity to experience On Stage with me.

For my projects, I was provided with brand new product, which will debut in January, when the upcoming Occasions catalog goes live.  I was asked to present projects, showcasing the features of those products provided.  It was a lot of fun!  Once I started creating, the projects came together in a snap!  I know you will love this stamp set once you see the beautiful projects made with it.

 This was my favorite project which I presented.


High Tide Shadowbox Card, High Tide Stamp Set, watercolor paper and aqua painters, By the Shore designer series paper
High Tide Shadowbox Card, High Tide Stamp Set, watercolor paper and aqua painters, By the Shore designer series paper


This is called a shadowbox card.  It is fairly simple to make, yet looks amazing since it is 3-D.  For this card, I cut 2 pieces of cardstock (Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla) to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  They were each scored at 1/2", 3/4", 4 3/4", and 5" on the long edge.  I than cut an oval window on the Dapper Denim piece, using the layering oval dies.  With jet black Staz-On ink, I stamped the birds onto a window sheet, than layered it behind the oval window.  Inside the card, I inserted watercolor paper with a watercolored sunset made using reinkers and an aqua painter.  To complete the inside, I fussy cut a lighthouse and, using dimensionals, added it to the watercolored scene.  Than I adhered the front and back layers together, along the short edge of the cardstock.  Once that was done, I cut a piece of By the Shore designer series paper 3 3/4" x 4", cut an oval from the center using an oval one size larger than the window, and adhered it to the card front.  I than added a sentiment.  I  love how it turned out, and hope you do as well.  Try a shadowbox card if you have not made one before, than share it with me!


The color palatte for this card is beautiful, isn't it?  Try it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back soon to see more High Tide projects.