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Monday, December 15, 2014

Sneak Peek "ONE TAG FITS ALL, Baby"



Ready for another 

Isn't this cute? Is it the simplicity, the colors, or you're just ready for something other than Red and Green?

So today I'm obviously featuring the Baby images from this many Occasions stamp set coming January 6th.



Wood 137143  $24.95  Clear 138583  $17.95
Look at all the cute fonts and images for so many Occasions. This versatile set includes 6 stamps, is also available in French and coordinates with the Note Tag punch, but you can bet there are several other ways to punch or die cut these images.

The card stock colors That I used for my cheery card are: 
Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay , Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Inks include: Black Momento, Tangerine Tango and Bermuda Bay

Tangerine Tango 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock

FYI: all three of these colors are available in a Brights Collection Assortment package. You receive 2 sheets of each of the above colors plus 7 additional Brights (Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise). This is a perfect way to SAMPLE each of the 10 colors and be ready for all those Bright and Cheery Spring and Summer cards you know you will want to make. 

TIP: Extend your Assortment Collections by cutting card faces and attach them to white card bases. That 4 card faces for each sheet. You will still have an additional leftover SHEET to cut, punch or die cut as you please.

Don't need a whole pkg. of white card stock? Consider the FLEXIBLE and TIME SAVER of WHITE Cut and Ready card bases. That gives you 20 card bases already cut and scored. Use all of them as card bases or use a few to just stamp or punch.
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock
Brights 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock    131190
$6.95
 
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases  135804
$4.95
To make this card you will start with a Daffodil Delight card base.

Stamp the striped frame on Whisper white using Tangerine Tango Ink and then punch with the Note Tag punch. Ink up just the sentiment portion with Bermuda Bay ink and stamp inside the frame. OR CUT the stamp in 2 like I did HERE

The cute little yellow duckie was stamped with Black Momento ink on a scrap of Daffodil Delight card stock. Use Paper Snips to trim around the outside and then use a Tangerine Tango marker to make sure it's beak is nice and orange.

Glue the finished duck just above the sentiment . Attach to a Tangerine Tango Panel and then to a Twice Punched at either end, SCALLOP TAG TOPPER. Tie the two panel together with 2 piece of Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine and make a bow. POP UP this whole panel with dimensionals over a couple of 4 /14" x 1/2" whisper white strips.




So mark your calendars for the January 6th new catalog reveal.( My regular customers will receive catalogs in the mail just before that date along with the SALE-A-BRAtION Catalog ).

SALE-A-BRATION
JANUARY 6-MARCH 31, 2015
It's the BEST time to earn FREE PRODUCTS
It's simple, 1 FREE Product for every $50.00 spent on other merchandise (before tax and shipping)
(6 Stamps sets, Designer Paper, Coordinating Buttons& Ribbon,
Project Life Mini Cards, Specialty White glossy patterned
paper, & Blendabilties Markers (12 sets to choose from)


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Making A List and Checking it Twice



Just days away and I have almost all of my Christmas Cards ready to mail today. Here's a little Quick inspiration from this month.

I've been making a list and Checking it Twice. I've been deciding who is has been Naughty or Nice. It's really hard to find that any of my stampers are Naughty because "What happens in Stamp Club, stays in Stamp Club". These and many more will be going out to my downline and current customers, I will be featuring more the next couple of days.

You can click on the CORNER of the photo if you would like to go to the original post or to see a larger image.




  

I hope you are feeling ready for your Holiday Celebrating, I'm in the home stretch as we will be heading on a long road trip to Celebrate Christmas. It's cookie making week and I'm also making an out of this world English Toffee, I just can't image Christmas without them. Do you have a favorite Christmas Treat?

Sneak Peek...
 I can't wait to show you this bright and
playful baby card using a set from the upcoming
2015 Occasions Catalog, see you tomorrow !

  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ELEGANT Bright and Beautiful Stars



Bright , Beautiful and Elegant stars!
are you up for a Challenge???

This was my WOW card at my last Christmas card class. I usually try to have a real range of cards from the simple 10 minute one to a card that incorporates new techniques. My stampers love coming to make these projects because they know I have saved them time by doing the design work for them.

This beautiful Christmas elegance was also a color challenge for me....I don't use much of the Night of Navy, for what ever reason it's just not one of my go to colors. HOWEVER, after using it with the shiny gold, silver and white I think I should keep it on my future radar. What do you think?

The Designers over at the PAPER PLAYERS have a Challenge theme this week that fits nicely with my card. " Holiday Projects that are Fancy" Please check out the other cards HERE.


The Highlights of my card are the FANCY FOIL die cut and embossed stars. The center of the stars are white featuring the card base underneath. The stars appear as if they are floating above the card base, just perfect for little fingers to touch and wonder in delight before ever even opening the actual card.

Here's how you make it!
Start with a whisper white card base and attach a strip of Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape along the folded top edge. I used the one on the left.

Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

Cut a Night of Navy layer 5" x 3 3/4" and die cut 2 STARS with the 2 smallest dies. Note that the dies will need to be placed in this position in order for the lining up of the sentiment.


Nest and die cut the 3 smallest star framelits Using Gold Fancy Foil card stock, a Big Shot machine and Magnetic Platform. The Magnetic Platform is your personal assistant when creating these nested layers.


You will end up with 2 Foil star Frames and 1 solid Foil star. Use the PERFECT POLKA DOTS embossing folder and place the 3 Foil stars and the 2 Night of Navy stars in the folder at one time. I love how the dotted pattern coordinates with my choice of Washi Tape.
TIP: open the folder where you can read the STAMPIN'UP logo and then place the shiny side up inside the folder. This will make the dots emboss upward rather than look like holes.


Cut a piece of Striped Gold FANCY FOIL VELLUM 3 1/2" x 1" and a strip of Whisper White 3 1/2" x 3/4". Stamp the Seasoned Greetings sentiment from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set in the center of the white strip Using Night of Navy classic ink.


Layer the edges of the 2 strips over the large star opening then place the large Foil star frame over the 2 strips lining up the star opening as seen below. Using a pencil lightly mark on the strip edges that protrude into the star opening. Remove the frame and you will have marks on the strips as shown above. CUT AwAY the overhang you just marked.


Cut flag tips on each of the 2 strips and apply the striped vellum in place first. Tip: Apply adhesive only to the gold portion of the vellum.


Apply the sentiment strip next.


Now you can glue down the Gold embossed frames over the star openings as below.


Now it's time to POP UP this whole panel with dimensionals.....not 4 or 5 but several. It is crucial to support the stars in the middle of the card so they don't sag when you attach it to the white card base.

LOOKING FOR A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY? Place a photo on the back side showing through the star on the right side, then apply your dimensionals.


And even More Fancy Holiday Sparkle with the addition of some Silver Glimmer paper smaller stars. The smallest ones are punched from the star in the ITTY BITTY ACCENTS PUNCH PACK. At first I wasn't planning on using the Silver, but What a difference when I added it! I just love having that extra touch of sparkly glimmer.


Remember those 2 Night of Navy STARS I die cut at the beginning?


Well, they found a home on the inside of the card with the complimentary sentiment from the Bright and Beautiful Stars.

Bright & Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

Clearance Rack - Up to 80% Off!


Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Coming Soon! "One TAG FITS ALL"


Ready for some NEW Stamp sets to 
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE?

You won't have to wait much longer for the new
2015 Occasions Catalog. It goes live, January 6th!

It's still mid December and luckily I've gotten most of my online shopping done and started on wrapping the gifts. How about you ? We are due for a HUGE storm here in Northern Calif with maybe 4" just like our last storm. At least this time I won't be driving to the Stampin 'Up special event where the frwy was virtually shut down and we arrived 45 mins. late. Yes, It was very frustrating! Luckily I got a new stamp set. This time, Instead of driving through 2 feet of standing water, I can continue to play with this NEW SET " One Tag Fits All ".

Wood 137143  $24.95  Clear 138583  $17.95
Look at all the cute fonts and images for so many Occassions. This versatile set includes 6 stamps, is also available in French and coordinates with the Note Tag punch, but you can bet there are several other ways to punch or die cut these images.

Now you know that I have a passion for changing things up, so my creative mind decided I didn't want to  use the stamp as it came in the case...... noooooo, had to mix it up! So I decided to cut the sentiment and the lights into 2 stamps instead of using one stamp which is the way they come together. Now I know you can just use a marker and omit a section of the stamp so that all of the impressions don't get stamped, but I found this to give me much more flexibility and really MORE for my money!

FYI, I didn't clean the stamps after using so you could 
see the images better!


I also thought it would be fun to feature 3 of the In Colors for a fun
FRESH LOOK ( Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe)


The 3 In Color markers were used to alternate colors for the striped frame and strings of lights. I think the striped frame is so crisp and adorable matched up with the sentiment frame punched with the Scallop oval. And of course that cute sentiment is just begging for an extra pop of bling to really LIGHT it UP. It is amazing how just a small strip of Silver glimmer paper can add so much. It really is well worth the investment in a couple of sheets of this dazzling stuff.


Give extra dimension to the sentiment and striped frame by punching out the frame with the NOTE TAG PUNCH and popping up with dimensionals. Don't leave that sentiment panel out of the party, pop it up also.

If you never have used the TOP NOTE DIE I wanted you to know that  the pretty stitched edge on the white panel is what naturally happens when the TOP is DIE cut. Pretty cool huh?

 

So mark your calendars for the January 6th new catalog reveal.( My regular customers will receive catalogs in the mail just before that date along with the SALE-A-BRAtION Catalog ).

SALE-A-BRATION
JANUARY 6-MARCH 31, 2015
It's the BEST time to earn FREE PRODUCTS
It's simple, 1 FREE Product for every $50.00 spent on other merchandise (before tax and shipping)
(6 Stamps sets, Designer Paper, Coordinating Buttons& Ribbon,
Project Life Mini Cards, Specialty White glossy patterned
paper, & Blendabilties Markers (12 sets to choose from)

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