Shake & Shine at Christmas Time

The first idea that came to mind was a shaker card when I saw the #tgifc342 sketch, and the second idea was that it would be lovely in the #gdp317 color challenge:

I am participating in Stampin’ Up!’s virtual convention #onstageathome so as I was listening to a class, I had time to put my ideas to paper, so to speak!

I used Faux Snow from Dollar Tree inside my shaker and colored the white seam binding ribbon with my dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend marker. Sometimes you have to pull pieces from multiple stamp sets to create what you imagined in your head, so the. sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set (all supplies listed below) and stars came from the beloved Seasons of Fun set (remember to choose it as part of your host rewards when your order is over $150).

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all my stamping friends who have supported my business. I earned the following awards this year and it’s all courtesy of your friendship and loyalty. YOU are the best reward I could ever ask for!

Product List
Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Seasons Of Fun Host Cling Stamp Set
$12.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Window Sheets
$5.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Opal Rounds
$7.50
Foam Adhesive Strips
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00

Seasons of Fun: Host with the Most!

When a stamp set works for more than one holiday, it’s a great investment…and when you can get it at a discount, that’s a no brainer!

The Seasons of Fun stamp set is one you can choose as part of your Stampin’ Rewards for just $12 when you host a party!

Did you know that an order of $150 or more COUNTS as a party? That’s right…you don’t have to invite people over to qualify for the benefits of hosting, you can just gather orders or place your own qualifying order in my Stampin’ Store.

With this set of cards, I used the SAME LAYOUT and made a card for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Because the Seasons of Fun stamp set doesn’t have any words, I paired it with the very versatile Banner Year stamp set for the greetings:

Turn the layout and add strips of Designer Series Paper instead of just one piece:

Or swap sides:

Aren’t these kids the cutest? It’s fun to color them with Stampin’ Blends and easy to celebrate all the Fall-idays.

This host-exclusive set is only available during the current mini catalog period…one more reason to host a party (or place a qualifying order) before the Seasons of Fun stamp set retires on January 3, 2022. I’ll help you host an event online or in your home ~ let’s plan it!

Gingerbread & Peppermint

August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

 I always love the sweet smells that fill the house around the holidays. Whether it’s baking gingerbread or stirring a cup of hot chocolate with a peppermint candy cane, the smells of the holidays bring treasured memories to mind.

You can add a hint of nostalgia and many sweet moments to your holidays this year with the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. It’s packed with everything you need to create cards, memory keeping, treats, and gifts that will make even more sweet memories!

The tutorial below includes a masking technique to make your own patterned paper, heat embossing, and lots of intricate die cut details
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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

Coordinating Products


Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Collection By Stampin’ Up!Frosted Gingerbread Bundle By Stampin’ Up!Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set By Stampin’ Up!Pretty Pillow Box Dies By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards & Envelopes By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack By Stampin’ Up!Adorning Designs Decorative Masks By Stampin’ Up!Kraft 6 X 6 (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack By Stampin’ Up!Real Red 3/8 (1 Cm) Mini Ruffled Ribbon By Stampin’ Up!Kraft Gift Boxes By Stampin’ Up!

Frosted Gingerbread & Peppermint Card


August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Frosted Gingerbread & Peppermint Card

Frosted Gingerbread &
Peppermint Card

INSTRUCTIONS:


1) Cut Thick Basic White cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side. Fold card. Cover front of card with 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Kraft paper.


2) Cut wood patterned In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to 4-1/8″ x 4-3/4″. Adhere to card front.


3) Cut Snowy White Velvet Sheets to 3″ x 5″. Ink Blending Brush with Real Red ink. Rub most of the real red ink out of your brush on scrap paper until it’s a light pink. Place striped pattern of Adorning Designs Decorative Masks over Snowy White Paper so the lines are vertical. Use the Blending Brush to blend ink through the mask. Rotate the mask 90 degrees and repeat to create the plaid design. Set aside to dry.


4) Die cut two lacy border strips from Thick Basic White cardstock with the Gingerbread dies. Add Stampin’ SEAL+ behind each long edge of the plaid Snowy White Velvet Paper. Adhere a die cut strip behind each edge. Trim off excess with Paper Snips. Adhere to cared front.


5) Die cut snowflake, star, and bell shapes from Kraft paper. Die cut coordinating lacy “icing” designs from Snowy White Velvet Sheets. Adhere to Kraft shapes with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Layer grouped on card front using Stampin’ SEAL for the snowflake and star and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the bell.


6) Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock to 2″ x 1/2″. Stamp greeting with VersaMark ink. Cover generously with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tap off excess powder. Heat emboss with the Heat Tool. Use Paper Snips to banner cut one end. Adhere to card front with left edge tucked under the bell.


7) Stamp six candy circles in 3 sizes on Thick Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink. Die cut with coordinating dies. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ SEAL and Stampin’ Dimensionals.


SUPPLIES:

BUNDLES
#156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle
(#156314 Frosted Gingerbread stamp set
#156320 Gingerbread Dies)


PAPER
#146990 Granny Apple Green
#159229 Thick Basic White
#152494 In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
#156325 Kraft 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack
#156405 Snowy White 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets


INK
#102283 VersaMark
#147084 Real Red


TOOLS
#103579 Paper Snips Scissors
#153611 Blending Brushes
#129053 Heat Tool
#156328 Adorning Designs Decorative Masks


ADHESIVES
#104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #149699 Stampin’ Seal+, #152813 Stampin’ SEAL, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue


EMBELLISHMENTS
#155554 Basics Embossing Powders (white)


TIPS: When using the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, or other masks, protect your work surface with a Silicone Sheet or Grid Paper. Using blue painter’s tape or similar tape, helps keep the mask from moving. Clean masks with a soft Simply Shammy, soft damp cloth, or under running water.



Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite | By Stampin' Up!

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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog

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!

Product List

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

Embrace The Curves

Curvy Celebrations

Embrace your CURVES: Especially in your craft room! These NEW curvy stamps and dies are the perfect twist to take your projects beyond the ordinary. 

You can begin creating NOW with the early-release of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, part of which will be available January 5th… but you don’t want to wait and here’s why: 

Through January 4th only, you can get the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle that includes two additional, exclusive, coordinating Christmas themed goodies and save 10% on it all!

Taking the curves into Christmas, I used the coordinating “Classic Christmas” Designer Series Paper stack to pull the theme all the way through, even though it stays with a monochromatic (Shaded Spruce) palette.

Another holiday card: The decorated edges really dress up the edge of a card…or make a pretty banner!

You won’t be able to get the Curvy Christmas stamp set or Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper once it goes live with the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog; They are only available as part of this special pre-order period (or while supplies last) so don’t delay~ add a curvy touch to your Christmas projects while you can. 

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Christmas Cards and Cocoa

Cozy crafting with Christmas Cards and a Hot Cocoa Bar: The holidays don’t get merrier than this!

Request your card sets and come to my Cards & Cocoa class on Saturday, November 21st! There are 4 different card *sets* to choose from (each set includes 8 of the same card and matching envelopes) Each set is $16.

PRE-Order up to 6 sets of cards ($1 per set discount if ordering 4 or more sets) by NOVEMBER 16th!!
* Bring scissors and adhesive to complete your cards. Adhesive will be available to purchase at the class. 
* You may come and go at the time that works best for you between 10 am and 5 pm, but plan approximately 45 minutes per set of cards you plan to create. 

TO REGISTER: Send a request for the card sets you wish to make to loni@sfcn.org by November 16th and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice (or you may pay with Venmo). Registration must be paid for by November 17th.

You can also join the Facebook Event page and invite friends to attend with you!

Peace Card
Santa Card
Moose Card
Star Card

3 for Free: Banner Year

Yes, I know it’s half-way through October…and I’ll let you in on the 3 for Free virtual classes for November and December at a the end of this post, but for now, here’s my 3 for FREE offer for this month:

When you order the Banner Year Bundle from my Stampin’ Store in October, I’ll email you a .pdf with 3 tutorials and send you the consumable supplies in the mail to make one of each!

Other supplies you will need to complete these projects (you can order them at the same time or substitute with what you have on hand):

  • Ink Pads: Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Seaside Spray, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso and Terracotta Tile
  • 1-1/2″ circle punch, small circle punch (1/8″)
  • Scissors, Adhesive and Dimensionals

This bundle is very versatile and covers 6 months of holiday (Halloween through Valentines) with the stamp set and Banners Pick-A-Punch which can punch banners 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″ wide:

You’ll enjoy getting your bundle and completing 3 lovely cards for 3 different seasons right off the bat!

Here’s another card you can create with your bundle and the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper:

As promised: My 3 FOR FREE offer for November will be for the Peace & Joy Bundle and December will be for the Curvy Celebrations Bundle – a pre-order opportunity you are going to turn cartwheels over!

Tinsel in a Tangle

Colors inspire me and ever since I got a glimpse of the #tgifc276 color challenge last Friday (and Lauren Alarid’s stinking CUTE holiday card using these unexpected colors), I’ve been thinking about it!

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Here’s my take on this challenge featuring the “Don’t Stop Believin” stamp set from the August-December Mini Catalog:IMG_6611-(W2)

Isn’t that fun? Check out how to use the Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch here!

If you start making your holiday cards in August, you won’t end up with your tinsel in a tangle in December! Try these tips:

  1. Design your Christmas Card now!
  2. Order the supplies (including adhesive and envelopes).
  3. Cut all the card bases and other pieces while you are binge-watching Netflix (Umbrella Academy season 2 is out…) in September. Keep the pieces in a shoe box to make it easy when you have time for the next steps.
  4. Stamp images on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
  5. Ask your husband to drive to your next adventure and assemble the cards in the passenger seat.
  6. Buy cute postage stamps in October!
  7. Make an address list and print labels (this will also come in clutch when your kids get married, as long as you keep it updated) before Thanksgiving.
  8. Mail them the first week of December.

I guarantee that when you break it down into smaller steps, you’ll be relaxed to enjoy the Christmas Season!

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What’s New: Toile Tidings for Christmas

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This creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe are back to showcase CHRISTMAS creations and we appreciate you hopping along with us!

A gorgeous crimson cardinal along with the pastoral print of a countryside Christmas combine to make this card a keepsake:

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It’s really a lovely combination when layered on a Soft Seafoam card base, isn’t it? Stampin’ Up! really provides the best coordinating products to help take the guesswork out of your crafting. I used the Toile Christmas stamp set and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, along with the Stitched Nested Label Dies to provide a background for the bird.

To color the cardinal, I simply used the Watercolor Pencils (White and Daffodil Delight) to color the bird after stamping it in black ink. No need to add water, just start coloring lightly and layering the color.

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It’s a simple card to create, and conveys a beautiful wish for a holiday of happiness!

Flutter back to Diane’s blog or fly forward to Brenda’s blog but don’t miss any of the merry crafts we have shared to inspire you to MAKE the season bright!

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Here are the other blogs: Make sure to visit them all!

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Pia Gerhardt-Scraproomboom
Pat Ertman-Giftedhandsink
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Judi Anderson – Judistamps

Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni

Brenda Copper – Stamping with the Copper Cropper