Witchy Halloween

I have been playing with new sets from the Mini Catalog today and considering all of the upcoming holidays.  I decided to give a nod to Halloween for this post.  I am not a Scary Halloween person.  I want the smiles and of course the candy!

Stampin' Up!, Festive Post, Fancy Tag, Magic In This Night, Jackie Beers

 

This adorable stamp is from the Festive Post stamp set.  I have used this set previously, as well as the Posted With Love set from the Annual Catalog.  Both of these are fast becoming favorites.

The DSP is from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  It is so pretty!  I was very pleased to see Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze paired with the Black in the pack of DSP.  This is probably my favorite sheet from the pack.  Pretty Peacock pairs well with so many colors that I was not afraid to pair it with Crumb Cake.  I needed that color for the witch’s brooms.

The Tag is cut using the Fancy Tag Punch.  Since this tag can be as long as you need it to be, I cut a 2″ strip, stamped and then decided where to cut the bottom length.  I love that.  The ribbon is the Pretty Peacock Scallop Linen Ribbon that carried over from the last Annual Catalog.  I knew I wanted something on the bottom of the tag and could not decide.  So I went ahead with the tie for the top while I was thinking on what would work.  When I noticed the back side of the ribbon was solid linen colored, I had found my answer.  I just cut a piece to 2″ and glued it to the bottom of the tag with the linen only side showing.  A happy find!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  This is a quick and cute card,  My Favorite!!!

 

 


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Masculine Nature

The card I am sharing with you today is very nature / rough / woody and fairly masculine.  It started out as an idea from a sketch I saw.  And as happens fairly often, it became totally different than intended.  I like it anyway.

 

 

All of the stamped elements are fromthe Rooted In Nature stamp set.  I also used the matching dies for the leaves.  The background DSP is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  All of those sheets are gorgeous and are either stone or wood.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and is the three wordings one above the other.  I stamped them and then cut them out with my paper snips.  To give them more oomph I layered them on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and then fussy cut again.  These are great for fussy cutting because they are simply straight lines, and not very long either.

Thank you for stopping in today.  This card was a bit different than my normal, but that can be a good thing!

 


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Little Treats Holiday

I hope the new OnLine Store went well for you yesterday!!  I know there were a few issues and getting used to all the new features.  So far I really love it.  Especially the Wish Lists.  If you want to give a family member or friend some gift ideas for you, share your Wish List with them.  Be sure to give them my information as well!  They can order on Line or through me.  While we are on the subject, I can do Gift Certificates as well.  The holidays are right around the corner!!

Today I have a cute and fairly quick little Christmas Card.  I love smaller size stamps and this card is one of the reasons why.

 

 

I paired the cute little stamps from the Little Treats stamp set and some of the gorgeous paper from Tis The Season Designer Series Paper.  I stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink and Shaded Spruce Ink.  I cut the images using the Layering Squares Dies.  I used the 2nd smallest for the stamped pieces.  The scalloped layer is the 4th smallest of the scalloped ones.

The sentiment is from the Merry Moose stamp set.  I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black to help it stand out somewhat.   I love the smaller font,  And it fits perfectly in the open area at the bottom.  Merry Moose is another of the Returning Favorites from last Holiday Catalog.  There are several!

As a finishing touch, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the santa hat and the package.  I also added some Red Rhinestones to the sentiment and the candy pieces.

Measurements:

  • Cherry Cobbler base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Whisper White is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 2 1/2

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you have any questions about the card, or the new On Line Store, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


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Evergreen Plaid

Today is the launch of the Mini Catalog, as well as the launch of the new On Line Store!!  Two great things at once.  I hope you will check out the store and see all of the new looks and features.  And you can do that without placing an order.  One of the new features that I love is that you do not lose your shopping cart items if you log out before purchasing.  Next time you log in, they will still be there!!

I am mixing a carry over favorite with some new products today.  I fell in love last year with the Perfectly Plaid Bundle.  The little Christmas Trees with matching punch.  I was thrilled when it carried over to the Annual Catalog, and am so happy to break it out again.

 

 

As I said above, I mixed several products today.  The first is the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree punch.  I stamped the plaid tree three times using Shaded Spruce Ink and punched them out with the matching punch.  I then scored each one down the middle, burnished and then glued them together.

The background for the trees is the new Balmy Blue Glitter paper.  It reminds me of a bright winter night here.  I cut a piece that is square and a bit larger than the die cut circle.  I will say that glue and regular adhesive do not work very well for the glitter paper.  Since I wanted it to be raised anyway, to give some depth for the trees, I used the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edges of the glimmer paper.

The front panel is Just Jade Card Stock.  I die cut the circle first using the Layering Circles Dies.  I used the 4th smallest scalloped circle.  After cutting the circle, I embossed the panel with the new Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder.  I believe it may show better in landscape mode, but that was not my layout.  It still works here.

To adhere the trees to the Glimmer paper, I used glue dots.  I wanted to make sure it would hold and the glue just didn’t seem to want to set.  I added about 4 of them for security!  The finishing touch to this forest of trees is the banner.  The sentiment is from the Festive Post stamp set.  And it is cut using the banner die from Tasteful Labels Dies. I added one of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots for a bit of bling.  I didn’t want it to conflict with the glitter paper, so went with the Just Jade dot instead of a rhinestone.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like today’s creation.  And please let me know if I can assist you with your next order.

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Paper Hugs

Before I get to today’s card.  REMINDER:  Today is the last day to get a Bonus Days Coupon.  Beginning tomorrow you can redeem the coupon(s) on your next order.

Today’s card is a really quick and cute card that I made multiples of for my customers in July.  And who doesn’t love a Hug, especially a Paper Hug.

 

 

When I make multiples of cards, I try to keep the layers fairly simple.  This includes cards with multiple layers, as this one is.  I did not intend for it to have four layers!!!  But I got carried away with the beautiful DSP.  The paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  It is a bigger than usual pack of paper and all the sheets are gorgeous.  I used various ones and matched the card colors to those in the sheets of paper.  I just forgot to photograph more than this one.

The sentiment is from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.  It is a very versatile set and I especially love this sentiment.  It is perfect for our current situation of distancing.  The layers of the sentiment are from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I use these dies quite often.  They are all awesome!

For some extra texture, I added the blue and white bakers twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Pack.  There are also a green checked and a white ribbon in the pack.  And for the finishing touch I added a Metallic Pearl above the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow is the debut of the Mini Catalog!  WooHoo!!   If you do not have a Mini Catalog and do not currently have a demonstrator, please let me know and I will be happy to get a catalog to you.  It is a great one.

 

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Cookies Are Better

Did the title catch your attention?  Who doesn’t love cookies, right!!!!  Today I am playing with the Nothing Better Than Bundle.  Love, Love, Love it!  A lot of the things that I Love are in this stamp set.

 

 

Today I focused on the Cookies.  I know the sentiment is not always correct.  But in a big, happy, world, cookies make everything better.  Or, you can choose which stamp makes all better for you!

The “Cookies” die cut is made using the die from the bundle, the awesome Foam Adhesive Sheets, and Coastal Cabana card stock.  I almost lost the dot for the “i”, but found it stuck to the side of my finger. LOL!!  So watch out for those little pieces.

I know my cookies may be a bit odd colored to some of you.  But I am not a big fan of Chocolate Chip cookies.  Which is great for me because my husband loves them, and I would be eating them all the time!  So I made my cookies more of an oatmeal or sugar cookie with sprinkles.

The background DSP is from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper, as is the die cut DSP.  The die used is the Celebration Labels, which is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  There are quite a few of the same shape in varying sizes.  They are designed to be folded over as bag toppers as well as layers like I did.

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest of the Celebration Labels dies and then cut it in half where it is indented to fold.  I didn’t need the full size.  The “stitching” is using the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker with the hard end to go along the perforated edge.  That is definitely an old technique!!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend.  Monday will be your last day to place an order and receive a Bonus Days coupon code.  Also, the online store will be getting a fabulous new facelift with some great new features.  This will go live on Tuesday along with the new Mini  Catalog.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Love Postage

The other day I shared a Christmas card with the Rectangular Postage Punch and the Festive Post stamp set.  Today I am sharing the punch with the stamp set it bundles with.  This stamp set is the Posted For You.  The Bundle with the punch and this stamp set gets you the 10% Discount!

 

 

For this card, I paired Balmy  Blue Card Stock with Just Jade Card Stock and Ribbon.  The embossed background is the lovely Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.  It is has great detail of small flowers.

The butterfly and Love are from the stamp set.  The sentiment is from Positive Thoughts.  This is one of my favorite sentiments and I use it regularly.  Those three words are wonderful!

I stamped the butterfly and the Love with Gray Granite Ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  All that I used are listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the post.  The sentiment is stamped with Misty Moonlight Ink.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really do appreciate it and love your comments and questions.

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Floral Sympathy

I am casing a card in the annual catalog today.  Of course as I began typing this, I could not find the card again!    The CASE is of the layering of the cardstock on the front of the card.

 

 

I loved the two different DSP pieces on the front of the card (that I cannot remember now!).  So I used two complimentary pieces from Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  The left side piece is only 1 1/2″ wide.

The flowers are from the Floral Essence stamp set.  I truly cannot remember the last time I used this set.  It pairs with a three petal flower punch named Perennial Flower that is a flower builder.  I went with the full flower and fussy cutting!  The leaves are stamped and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.

I actually made two of these cards.  The second card is more of the left DSP and less of the right one.  So an opposite color layout.  I needed a birthday card so that one went out right away with a birthday sentiment and of course, I forgot to photograph it!!  This one I had the sympathy in mind to begin with.

The sweet sentiment is from the Path Of Petals stamp set.  It is die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love that the same card works for both a celebration and sympathy.

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Festive Post

I have been really enjoying my pre-order from the upcoming Mini Catalog.  You do not have much longer to wait.  It goes live on August 4th!  I love all of the products but especially the Christmas sets.  However, I didn’t really want to get into Christmas cards this soon, but I thought of some that are fairly quick for classes.  Here is one that I was thrilled with the finished product.  I made it with my Stamp Club last week so thought I would share it with you.

 

 

For me, this is a very “clean” card.  I tend to add extra “stuff” to get it just right.  But in making this one, I could not think of anything that would improve on it. And I have to say I like the idea of this as a multiples card.

I used Thick Whisper White as the base, with a layer of regular Whisper White.  The postage seal is stamped in Crushed Curry Ink.  I stamped it first and then added the strip of DSP.  The DSP is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.  I have already used almost a complete pack of this paper!!  The sheets are all gorgeous.

The deer is stamped in Crushed Curry Ink also on a scrap of Whisper White.  It is cut using the Rectangular Postage Punch.  The punch is available now in the annual catalog.  It is part of a bundle with the Posted For You stamp set.  And then it pairs with this stamp set, the Festive Post from the upcoming Mini Catalog.  I truly LOVE when Stampin’ Up! matches dies and punches to more than one stamp set.

The Real Red Ribbon is a carryover and is Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon.  It is just layered over the DSP like a ribbon on a package.  The deer is layered on another piece of the same DSP pack and added with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Measurements:

  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 of Thick Whisper White
  • 5 1/4 X 4 of Whisper White
  • 5 1/4 X 2 of DSP
  • 2 1/8 X 1 1/2 of DSP
  • scrap of Whisper White to punch

 

Thank you for stopping in today.  I love quick and easy cards and I hope you do as well.

 

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Gorgeous Posies

I have another #simplestamping card to share with you today.  I noticed the stamp set the first time I looked through the annual catalog.  It is in with the kits, but you can purchase the stamp set separately.    I thought the flowers were just perfect with the definition to them.  So here it is.

 

 

This card I made using the Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes.  So it truly is “simple” and “quick”!!  The flowers are stamped with Rococo Rose Ink and the leaves are stamped using Just Jade Ink.  I added the dots to the center of the flowers with Bumblee Ink.  (I know you are not used to a one word color!)  The sentiment is also using the Bumblebee Ink.

And that is the card!!!  How quick is this?  I believe it would be awesome for newer stampers, or just to make a bunch to add to gifts, or several wrapped as a gift.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please try your hand at #simplestamping and see what you come up with.  I was truly surprised at the cute card with just a handful of supplies.  This is probably the shortest Supply List I have ever done! LOL!!

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