Merci

Have you placed an order yet today?  The new Mini Catalog 2020 goes live today, as does the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  I believe this Mini Catalog is a keeper.  I have preordered most of the sets already.  If you do not have a current demonstrator and need a catalog or have any questions, please contact me.  I would love to assist you!

I played with the new Parisian Beauty Bundle today.  I don’t know why I have waited.  I love the entire suite of products.  The designer series paper is some of the prettiest I remember.  And we have tons of beautiful paper.  Yes, I say how much I love products regularly, but it is true.  I do love Stampin’ Up! products and it seems they get better and better.

 

 

I really hated to cover up this gorgeous paper.  It is the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series paper.  But the Eiffel Tower needed its space , so I did what needed to be done. 🙂  It doesn’t show very well in the photo, but I stamped the tower with Petal Pink first.  The die cut tower is then layered over the stamped image and raised with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I did have to trim them a bit to fit.

To finish the sentiment, that beautiful “Merci”, I added a rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestones.  It matched perfectly.  I will add that even with all of the holes in the tower it was not difficult at all to get the little pieces out.  Most simply fell out.  The news dies seem to be much sharper in regard to making the tiny cuts.

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded
  • 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 3 1/8 X 5 1/4
  • 3 X 5 1/8

 

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return on Monday for another new project.  Also this coming Wednesday is the first of the Pals Blog Hops of 2020.

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Candy Bar Holder

I have a candy bar holder to share with you.  This can easily be adapted to any size candy bar.  I found these large Hershey candy bars on clearance at my local grocery store.

 

 

You can see this is a fairly large candy bar.  I started with an idea from a pull out type holder I had received at a swap last year.  The bottom on that one was closed just by pressing together with Tear & Tape.  This is a hefty bar of chocolate, and I didn’t believe that would be sturdy enough. So I went with a more regular box closure.  I did keep the pull out idea though.

Here is a picture of the pulled out candy bar.

 

 

The Witty-cisms stamp set, new in the Mini Catalog 2020, was a must have for me.  I love the cute stamps and sentiments.  The strawberry and sentiment are one stamp and I stamped it three times to get the extra strawberries for decoration.

I die cut the tags using the Bonaza Die set tag.  I cut one from Thick Whisper White and one from Cherry Cobbler.  You could also use one of the tag punches from SU if you prefer.

The background paper was a leftover piece of Come To Gather DSP.  The ribbon is on the retiring list  as well.

The measurements are as follows:

  • 7 1/2 X 8 card stock
  • On 7 1/2 side, score at 1/2″, then rotate paper counter-clockwise
  • On the 8 side, with 1/2 score at the bottom, score at 3, 3 1/2, 6 1/2, 7
  • Fold and burnish on all the score lines
  • The 1/2″ score line is the bottom.  Cut off the small right edge piece next to the 7″ score line
  • Cut up the scores up to the 1/2 ” mark.  taper the small ones as tabs
  • Place Tear & Tape along the inside of the larger outside section as well as the bottom adjacent to it
  • Place Tear & Tape on the back of each tab.
  • Lay the paper down and fold the small section over, remeove the T&T from the large section and when folded over it should line up perfectly.
  • remove the T&T from the tabs and the bottom section.  Square up the box, fold in the tabs, the flap without T&T and then the one with tape.  once aligned stand it up on the table and use a ruler to go down and press on that bottom flap.
  • Use a hand held punch to center a hole through both layers near the top.

 

 

It took 17 ” of ribbon for this.  So it is a good way to use up some retired ribbon.  Run the ribbon from one side, through the other side and even it out.  Place the candy bar into the top of the box and push down while trying to keep the ribbon even on each side. You should have enough ribbon left to tie a nice bow at the top.

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope this gives you ideas for dressing up a candy bar.  If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

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Poppy Love

I am sharing the Painted Poppy Bundle today.  I saw it at Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Atlanta last month, and I have seen other demonstrators’ cards.  Playing with it myself was still amazing!  The stamps and dies, as always, are awesome.

 

 

Poppies are very popular this year.  I have been seeing them everywhere.  I was looking at the little pocket calendars at Dollar Tree the other day and there were a couple with different poppy designs.

The border across the bottom is only half that size.  I stamped it twice.  For the large poppies, I die cut the solid flowers usig the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.  The coordinating color is Poppy Parade (wonder if that was planned a while back/) so of course my outlines are in that color.

The leaf is cut from Mossy Meadow, another coordinating color for the DSP.  I secured it under the large flower and left the top part free to move around.  The sentiment is from another new stamp set, Positive Thoughts.  All of the sentiments are wonderful.  I used Old Olive card stock as the dividing layer as well as the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend for the border flower stems.  I liked the lighter color to pair with the Poppy Parade.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I have a candy treat to share tomorrow.

 

 

 

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Sending Love

 

I am sharing a mix of products today for a fond farewell to one of the cutest stamp sets.  It is the Birds of a Feather stamp set.  I think these birds are adorable and have used them for several occasions cards as well as some RAK cards during thanksgiving.

 

Stampin' Up!, Birds of a Feather, Stitched So Sweet, Heart punch, From My Heart, Jackie Beers

 

I paired this adorable rooster with a few new products for a sweet little valentine card.  The Designer Series Paper is the new From My Heart DSP.  The punched out heart is from the same DSP pack and is punched using the ruffled Heart from the Hearth Punch Pack.  The Ruffled Heart fits the heart in the paper perfectly, and the plain heart matches a plain heart as well.  I then used a stamp from the Birds of A Feather stamp set to place in the center of the heart.

The rooster is cut out using another new product.  It is the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I LOVE these unusual shapes.  The dies also have several rectangular shapes as well.  I grounded the chicken and heart with the Real Red Ruched Ribbon.  I also added a Real Red Glitter dot from the Toile Tidings Enamel Dots for the “O” in the Love.

I have paired products that are retiring from the Holiday Catalog with products that are debuting in the Mini Catalog 2020 soon.  I love sharing how well all of the SU products pair together.

The retiring products are the Birds of A Feather Stamp set, the Real Red Ruched Ribbon, and the Toil Tiding Enamel Dots.  So if you like these items please click on them in the supply list and get them ordered.  My new supply list allows you to click on an item and it will add it to your cart automatically.  How cool is that???

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

 

 

 

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A Cup of Sweet for GDP221

I hope you had a fabulous day yesterday!  My hubby and I just relaxed all day, and ate too much.

Today’s card is another use for the Cup of Christmas Bundle.  It shows that this stamp set doesn’t have to be for Christmas.  To me it seems more like a wintertime set.  And that is what I used it as.

 

 

To play along with the Global Design Project 221 Color Challenge, I made a cup of hot chocolate.  To me that is most definitely a Sweet Treat!

Here is the Color Challenge:

These colors, and especially the Early Espresso, made me think of Hot Chocolate.  I did a bit of a watercolor wash behind the cup using  watered down Shaded Spruce at the bottom and Early Espresso at the top.  It was supposed to be a little shadow and then steam coming out of the cup.  But when I added the tag it covered up most of my steam.  So I went with the tried and true “flicking” of color from Stampin’ Write Markers to give the background some color.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Hopefully you have another day of relaxing to do.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas To You

Merry Christmas to all of you!!  I hope this day brings you happiness and love with family and friends.  Today I am sharing the main Christmas card I sent out.  I ran out towards the end of my list, Ooops!!  I definitely miss counted.  So the last ones were some I have been blogging with.

 

 

I used the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set along with the Christmastime Is Here Designer Series paper.  The paper is all from the one pack.  I stamped the Holly and colored it with stampin’ blends, and used it as a hanger for the ornament.  The holly and the sentiment are the only stamping on the front of the card.

I wish you all great joy on this wonderful holiday!

 

 

 

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Nature’s Christmas

I am giving one last love, probably, to Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  I said probably because I may use it again as just a winter time card.  I love the animals and the background I envision with them.

 

 

As with most of my cards, this did not end up the way I intended when I began.  But I am okay with that.  I started with the stamp set and saw the negative of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the challenge card the other day.  That gave me the idea for sponging that I have not done in some time.

I used Pool Party and Balmy Blue for my background sponging but they did not show up very well.  I wanted light, but this was too light.  So I decided to give it a border.  I first used the Journaling Pens on page 170 of the Annual Catalog.  With the negative still in place, I just drew around the inside.  I was a bit off, the negative slipped, but that is okay as well.

The journaling pens gave the look I wanted, but it still needed something.  I decided this leaf would work perfectly.  Sort of like the old pictures you see draped in pine boughs.

I hope this gives you some ideas for all of the negatives I am sure you have from using your die shapes.  Thank you for stopping in today.  Merry Christmas Eve!!

 

 

 

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Bonanza Birthday

 

 

I have another sneak peek to share with you.  This is one of the cutest sets from the upcoming Mini Catalog.  I needed a birthday card and wanted it to be humorous.  I had the new products near and when I looked through them I was immediately drawn to the Bonanza Buddies and Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper.

 

 

This card was for my upline Brian King on his birthday.  After looking at the DSP, I knew it had to be the lion.  Do you get it?  The King of animals and Brian King, InKing Royalty.  It made me laugh!

I paired the sentiment with a new punch.  The back layer is the Timeless Label Punch and the front is the new Label Me Fancy Punch.  They were a perfect fit.

I don’t usually show the inside of the cards.  This one needed to be shared as I love this sentiment which is part of the Bonanza Buddies set.  It is a perfect sentiment and I see using it by masking off the birthday part for other occasions.

 

 

Thank you for visiting today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.  I know you are all busy with Christmas almost here.  I appreciate you sharing your time with me.

 

 

 

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Treat Match Books

I love handing out little treats as I go about my errands.  I really try to do it during holidays.  So I made some super quick and easy Matchbook Treat Holders.  I used up some old Designer Series Paper that is a bit thicker than some.  I knew I had saved it for a reason.

I see pictures where my stamping friends do infinity shots of their projects.  I never think to do that.  I sort of did that on this one though.

 

 

As I said, these are really quick and easy to do.  I have individually wrapped Memento Candies inside of mine.  I get them at Dollar Tree and there are about 20 or so in a bag.  I like that they are not the normal mint or chocolate.

I decorated the beautiful paper with the Happy Christmas from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I cannot tell you how many times I have used that stamp set this year.  It has been a Go To set.

The measurements for this little matchbook is 1 3/4 X 4 3/4 scored at 1/2, 2 1/2, and 3″.  I used the old Stampin’ Up! stapler, but any little stapler would work.  Place the candy wrapping down against the bottom of the fold and staple a little lower than halfway.  That gives room to tuck the top flap under.  As I said, these are super easy.

Thank you for dropping in today.  Please come back on Monday for another new project.

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The Gang for GDP220

You may have seen the Gangs All Meer stamp set in the upcoming Sale-A-bration catalog.  I have seen several sneak Peeks of them.  So I am sharing one today.  It fit perfectly with my Global Design Project Case The Designer Challenge.

 

 

The Gangs All Meer makes an adorable card that any age recipient would love.  I know I would.  It makes me Smile!!  The Case The Designer Challenge (GDP220) is such a fun challenge.  Casing is Using the card for inspiration, colors, layout, and everything down to almost copying it.  Of course if you copy exactly please give credit to the person you copied.

In this instance, here is the card I Cased.

These challenges are a great way to get ideas when you cannot get anything to work from your brain to your hands.  I have that problem quite often and look back at challenges to get an idea.

I paired the stamped image with the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I love the colors it contains.  Of Course my card base and layers are from that striped piece of DSP.  The ribbon is Calypso Coral Satin ribbon and is a great way to “ground” the framed focal point.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.  And if you need a hint to someone for a gift for yourself, or if you have a stamping friend who is hard to by for, I Have Gift Certificates.  All you have to do is contact me and I will do it right away.

All of the supplies I used on today’s project are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

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