Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza Starts Monday November 24!

Wowza! Stampin' Up! is pulling out all the stops for this year's Thanksgiving week deals! There are items for 50% off--including ribbons, punches, and washi tape. The Monday November 24 DOOR BUSTER items are amazing! Most (but not all) embossing folders are only $5. Yes! FIVE DOLLARS. The Gift Box Punch Board is 30% off. And the bundle of the Everyday Occasions AND Hip Hip Hooray Cardmaking kits is only $34.93--that's a 30% savings!!

Shop early--because these items are only available while supplies last. Just click on the "shop here" button over there on the right side of my blog to get started. Or email me by 8:00 Monday evening to take advantage of the Monday only deals!!!

Click this link to view the entire flyer.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oh, Happy Day! Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin

The November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit is so wonderful!! Everyone should subscribe. These kits are a quick and easy project with beautiful results.

"Simply Snowflake" comes with a 6-piece photopolymer stamp set that is totes adorbs. It comes with a Lost Lagoon Stampin' Spot. And comes with enough supplies to make 8 cards and 24 (TWENTY-FOUR!!) tags...with stuff left over for other projects.

Here is the card and the tag I made with the kit.

(November 2014 Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin Kit)

Here's the Stampin' Up video that shows you everything in the kit. I know you're going to want to subscribe so that you don't miss out on any more kits! Just click on the badge on the left-side of my blog to get started today!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Little Birdie Christmas

Stampin' Up demo extraordinaire, Ronda Wade, created this cute little card using the "For The Birds" stamp set. This is a versatile set that can be used all year round. I love that it's not a "Christmas set" but it contains a Christmas stamp--and it's soooo cute!!

I used the "On Point" Embossing Folder to add a little dimension in the background--but other than that, this is Ronda's sweet design.

We'll be making this card on Saturday at the last Christmas card-making class! I'm a little late getting this posted because I've been in the "factory" cutting card parts all evening!!

(Stamp Set: For the Birds; Ink: Early Espresso; Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla; DSP: 2013-15 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack; Accessories: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Hello Honey Stampin' Right Markers, Circles Framelits Collection, Hexagon Punch (for flagging banner), Linen Thread)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Letterpress Winter

I loved the "Letterpress Winter" stamp set the moment I saw it...and then I had trouble figuring out how to use it. I've been working with it, but I'm still trying to perfect it. 

In the meantime, I found a lovely card made by Julie Davison. It's pretty close to perfection--so I had to CASE it! Julie used the "All Is Calm" embellishments, but since my Christmas card-making stampers will be making 60 of these, I substituted some basic rhinestones to provide a bit of bling.

(Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter; Inks: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon; Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Whisper White; Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White Baker's Twine)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quilted Christmas

My last Christmas card-making class is this Saturday. I'm kinda sad and kind a glad. It's a LOT of work--but it's a LOT of fun, too. I love being with all my stamping friends and I love seeing them excited about the cards they're creating!!

Sometimes I have great ideas for cards and sometimes I have to "cheat" and CASE someone else's card. I saw this card on Splitcoast Stampers and I had to CASE it because it's totes adorbs!!

(Stamp Set: Project Life Holiday Cheer; Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; DSP: Trim The Tree DSP Pack; Accessories: Postage Stamp, 1" Square Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Banners Framelits Collection, Simply Scored Score Board)
I added a couple of score lines on the right and bottom of the card to balance it out. I love this simplicity of this card!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Grandma!!

My mother-in-law's birthday is later this week. I asked my husband if he'd like me to make a card for her.  He said, "Yes, but please make sure it's a $90 card." What? You ask.

Well, during the #2014InspireCreateShare Stampin' Up convention, one of my absolutely favorite stampers, Lydia Fiedler, gave a presentation in which her premise was "You know you tell your husband that the reason you stamp is because it is so much more economical to make your own cards than to buy them at the store." ;-) Lydia showed three cards at $30, $50, and $90 price points. So, DH wanted the best for his mom!

I was following the Stamp Review Crew's blog hop today where they're featuring the "Amazing Birthday" stamp set. Wendy Wexler made a fabulous card that I had to CASE for Grandma. You should start at Wendy's blog and follow the hop all the way around for some more ways to use this great set!!

Here's my take, a little simpler than Wendy's card.

(Stamp Set: Amazing Birthday; Inks: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake; Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White; DSP: 2013-15 In Color DSP Pack; Accessories: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch)
For the record, if you were starting from scratch--meaning if you didn't have even one Stampin' Up item--this card costs $188 to make (before tax and shipping/handling)! Hey! That's a workshop with some FREE stuff!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sugar, Spice & Pumpkin Spice Latte

I needed to make a quick card tonight because I have to get in bed early. We're catching the early bus to New York City and I have to get up way too early in the morning.

I pulled out my "Perfect Blend" stamp set because I haven't used it in a while...and I guess because I'm realizing that I'll need loads of coffee in the morning to get me going! I love this set--it's simply perfect and it's so inexpensive! I also love using this stamp set with Stampin' Up's fall designer series papers. This year's "Color Me Autumn" DSP is no exception. I think these colors and patterns are fabulous together with this set.

What do you think?

(Stamp Set: Perfect Blend; Ink: Cajun Craze; Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla; DSP: Color Me Autumn; Accessories: Oval and Word Bubbles Framelits Collection, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder)

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