Have Yourself a CHERRY Little Christmas

It’s jolly good fun to wander through the aisles of Dollar Tree and imagine ways to use some of the festive treasures they carry as home decor or gifts! When I saw these cute little packages of 3 Cherry Cordials (which evoke Christmas memories from my childhood), I remembered my Stampin’ Up! Cherry Builder punch and the creative juice started flowing…

It was KISMET that I found the perfect sentiment in the Framed & Festive Limited Edition stamp set, and the idea was taking shape! In fact, I created this simple “dress up” project in my Monday Live video, which you can watch quickly here:

You can alter the design just a bit and put it on a larger box of Cordial Cherries, as well:

PSSST…tomorrow (December 1st) is the beginning of our LAST CHANCE sale on items from the July-December mini catalog (along with NEW things added to the clearance rack) and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper that I used on the small cherry boxes will be on sale for 60% off, while supplies last, so set an alarm to shop the sale early!

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Fitting Florets & Christmas Card Class

Starting TODAY, the Fitting Florets Collection (a pre-release from Stampin’ Up!’s 2023 January-June Mini Catalog) is ready to add to cart – with some of the limited time products only available while supplies last! The BUNDLE will be available through June 2023, but you’ll want to get the whole collection ASAP to use through the holiday season.

Let me show you two versions of a simple “fancy fold” card using some of these pretty products from my live crafting video “sneak peek” yesterday!

To make this fold, you need a piece of 8.5″ x 5.5″ card stock and score at 3″ and 7.25″ along the longer side with the Simple Scored board (or your paper trimmer and scoring blade). Layer on a piece of 5.25″ x 2.75″ Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (available only while supplies last) on the front left side of card and a 1″ x 5.25″ piece on the front right flap.

The Framed & Festive stamp set could be combined with ANY Christmas paper, stamps and accessories and the font makes is playful and perfect.

One way to play with this new collection will be to attend the Christmas Card Class THIS SATURDAY, November 5th at 3 pm in Hurricane, Utah:

You’ll create 8 gorgeous greeting cards for the holiday (2 each of 4 different designs, including envelopes) for just $20, and one of the cards is designed with the Fitting Florets collection. Remember to bring scissors and adhesive, but if you forget or need more, we’ll have both scissors & adhesive + refills available for purchase at the class.

Reserve your spot by November 2nd by clicking the button below, or send Venmo to Loni-Spendlove

Sweet Candy Cane Stand-Up Step Card

Here’s a taste of Christmas Cheer in greeting-card form, and while it stands up to display, it folds FLAT to mail!

Crafters at the Kane County Crafter’s Convention also made this card using the Sweet Candy Cane suite last weekend. It’s one of my favorite fancy folds, and it’s easier to make than you would imagine! Here’s how:

For the card base, you’ll need:

  • 10.5″ x 4.25″ Real Red card stock, scored at 1/2″, 1.75″, 3.75″ and 5″
  • 5.5″ x 3″ Real Red card stock, scored at 1/2″ and 1.75″
  • 4″ x 5.25″ Pool Party card stock: Die cut stripe background from the center of this piece
  • 4″ x 1.75″ piece of Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • 3.5″ x 2.75″ Pool Party card stock (optional: emboss with Wintry 3D embossing folder)
  • 5.5″ x 4.25″ Basic White: Stamp candy canes, leaves and sentiment, cut out with coordinating dies
  • 4″ x 5.25″ Basic White for back of card, where you can write a message when sending

A quick video on how to assemble:

Product List
Sweet Candy Canes Bundle (English)
$51.25
Sweetest Christmas 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$12.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$125.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25
Wintry 3 D Embossing Folders
$10.00

Santa’s Delivery: Holiday Decor

Over the weekend, I participated in the First Annual Kane County Crafter’s Convention in Kanab, Utah and had so much fun playing in the “Location for Creation”, as my friend Seana Johnson coined it! Seana coordinated a wickedly wonderful 1st event with Create Room, Stampin’ Up! and the Kane County Office of Tourism as sponsors, and it was an dream escape for all who attended:

My teammate Sue Stratton and I designed and prepared 8 paper crafting projects for the guests, and this was the Holiday Decor piece I created as a project for the event participants:

You can find the tray at Dollar Tree, and it makes the ideal frame for a holiday scene! Because the Santa’s Train dies can die cut the stamped images OR the images from the Santa’s Express Designer Series Paper, I demonstrated a slightly different version in my video today:

While I’m still working to get the WHOLE video to post correctly on YouTube, you can catch a second version on my Facebook Page Video, if needed.

It’s just as cute when using the Designer Series Paper:

If you choose to create this version, here’s what you’ll need (and thanks for letting me supply your creative needs!):

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Christmas Choo-Choo Card + October Announcements

This week’s TGIF Challenge #tgifc388 was a tricky one indeed! A card WITHOUT a sentiment?! Who does that?

I couldn’t even wrap my head around it, until I found a loophole: No sentiment…on the FRONT.

Inspired by a project my friend Sue designed for our Fall StampFest, I pulled out the SANTA EXPRESS suite and die cut images from the Designer Series Paper to follow my “train” of thought:

See? No sentiment! Even the signpost has stars instead of words.

But untie the top and extend it out and the rest of the idea follows:

NOW we are cooking with coal! Isn’t that adorable? The only thing I did stamp was the sentiment, then punched it out with the Label Me Lovely punch and attached them all with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Some folks like to create cards without a sentiment on the front so they may add the appropriate words when they need to use it. For me, it’s like singing a familiar song and STOPPING just before the last word! The suspense just *hangs* in the air until the final note is sung.

Hopefully, this card meets the requirements AND finishes the last note, once opened. I’ve listed the supplies after the announcements.

HEY! If you read all the way through on the day this post was published (Tuesday, October 4th), I’ve got one more surprise for you: FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75 today only! If your order is less than $150, enter host code XJM43JKB in your cart as you check out and you’ll be entered into my monthly host code drawing.

If you are ordering MORE than $150 dollars, you can be your own host and earn Stampin’ Rewards immediately:

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t let you know that there is also a fabulous Starter Kit offer in October: Choose $155 in products for just $99 (the starter kit always includes free shipping!): START HERE

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Start with a Sketch: Sweet Candy Canes

If your stumped about how to start a card, start with a sketch!

On my Facebook Live Lunchtime Crafting video today, I followed the #tgifc381 sketch:

And here is the card I created, using the Sweet Candy Canes bundle:

Following a sketch really gets me excited because you can start with what you have and make something completely unique!

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Coming Home for Holidays & EVERY Day

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I shouldn’t look any further than my own backyard.” – Dorothy of Oz

Since there is “No Place Like Home”, I have two fun fold (and fairly simple) cards to share with you today using the Stampin’ Up! Coming Home bundle (which is retiring SOON!):

Use the tree and hill die (shown below) to cut off the top third of the front of your side-fold card, then stamp the houses in black on various colors of card stock, cut out and layer on the front of your card.

Coming Home Bundle

The second card is the same layout with different colors for a thoughtful welcome home card for a new neighbor:

The card opens to reveal the message, so you could change the sentiment and say “Welcome Home” for a missionary or someone coming home from a long time away.

I’ve created a .pdf tutorial for you to download with instructions and the supplies listed:

Curvy Celebrations: December 3 for Free

Introducing my December “Three for Free” kit: Featuring the Curvy Celebrations Early Release Bundle! When you order the Quite Curvy Early-Release bundle (from the January-June Catalog) OR the Quite Curvy Variety bundle (which includes the limited-release Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper), I will send you a .pdf tutorial for THREE fabulous cards AND the supplies to create those cards in the mail!

Whether you are a “simple stamper” or a “sensational stamper”, you’ll find yourself reaching for these new stamping supplies when you want to send a sweet card or greeting! These are two extra ideas for you:

This next card is a mash-up of card elements I borrowed from other cards I had seen:

  • The label (from the Wild Rose Dies) was a lovely background for the spray of flowers
  • Embossing the flowers on colored card stock
  • Taking the colors from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper
  • Using two of the curvy edge dies brings a lot of movement
  • Wrapping the ribbon around the top layers in the center of the card made me happy

I hope this Curvy Bundle ends up on your list in December…or put it on your wish list for Santa!

New at SU!: Be Merry Card & Bag

Warm Holiday Wishes~ We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with Holiday Crafting ideas to share with you!

During GIFTING season, use your stampin’ supplies to package a pretty present:

Adding a card to the outside of a gift bag dresses it up and this one really rings with good cheer.

Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s “Tis the Season” Designer Series Paper (DSP) has patterns that match many of the stamps in our Holiday Catalog that don’t have their own coordinating papers? While the jingle bell paper is perfect for the Cherish The Season bundle, I paired it with the Banner Year bundle and it’s petite holly image.

To make the tab to hang the card from: you’ll need a piece of 2-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ Designer Series Paper and the Classic Label Punch: Push the paper all the way into the punch (with the edge of the punch lining up with the short edge of the paper) and punch all the way across until the other edge of the paper lining up with the other side of the punch. Adhere the *top* of the Designer Series Paper to the bag with Tear & Tape, leaving the punched side unattached so as to slide your card through.

NOTE: The card needs to open from the top hinge to be able to hang from the tab!

Hop along to Rochelle’s post for MORE MERRY crafting, but before you go, tell me what you learned here!

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November 2020 New at SU! Roll

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Christmas Means More

Sugar & Scraps – Merry Moose

Carterie Plus – Snowman Gift Tower

Moore Fun Stamping – Gift Wrapped

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Stamping Flair – Wishes & Wonder

Gifted Hands Ink – Snowflake Splendlor

Playing with Papercrafting – Pine Woods

Stampin’ Scrapper – Snowman Season

247Inkspiration – Coming Home

Scraphexe – In the Pines

Place for Poinsettias

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

POINSETTIA PLACE SUITE

The ICONIC flower of the holidays, a poinsettia looks as elegant on your cards as it does on your table! 

Special touches like the flocked vellum in the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (#153486), the dazzling Beaded Pearls (#153534), and the elegant Real Red Sheer Ribbon (#153535) make this suite stand out and shine. I also love that the Poinsettia Dies (#153522) have duplicates of several dies. That means when you stamp the layering poinsettia and leaf images from the coordinating Poinsettia Petals stamp set (#153475), you can save time by cutting out two of each at one time. We all love to save time!

From traditional colors to modern, monochrome elegance you’ll be amazed at all the different styles you can create with this suite

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Poinsettia Petals Rustic Heat Embossed Card

Poinsettia Petals Rustic Heat Embossed Card

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SUPPLIES:
BUNDLE
Poinsettia Petals Bundle (#155148)

PAPER
Very Vanilla (#101650)
Crumb Cake (#120953)
Mossy Meadow (#133676)
Merry Merlot (#146979)
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (#153520)
Brushed Metallic Cardstock (#153524)

INK
VersaMark Pad (#102283)
Mossy Meadow (#147111)

TOOLS
Heat Tool (#129053)
Paper Snips (#103579)

ADHESIVE
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)
Glue Dots (#103683)

EMBELLISHMENTS
Stampin’ Emboss Powder Clear (#109130 )
Stampin’ Emboss Powder White (#109132)
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack (#153537)

TIPS: Use the Scoring Tip of Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) to hold cardstock in place when heat embossing to avoid burning your fingers or smudging the image.

Coordinating Products


POINSETTIA PLACE SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)


POINSETTIA PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)



POINSETTIA PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)


POINSETTIA PLACE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

POINSETTIA DIES


REAL RED 3/8 (1 CM) SHEER RIBBON



PLUSH POINSETTIA SPECIALTY PAPER


BEADED PEARLS

 

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

 

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