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Stampin’ Up! Words of Cheer Notecards

Hi friends. It’s Saturday and the last day of our OnStage@Home Stampin’ Up virtual convention :O(. There is always lots of inspiration and ideas AND the viewing of the next Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog + the Sale-a-bration items as well!. Oh my! Some really fun new products that I think you’re going to love. Can’t wait to share the catalog with you… but not just yet. We have to wait a bit for that. My notecards today are a direct CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of Tami Wilson. I used some different ribbons, but the idea is strictly hers. Give credit where credit is due, right? With various card stocks and DSP, these would be perfect thank you notes, sympathy cards, etc. Of course, change the sentiment as well 😏…

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These are so fun & easy I couldn’t resist – and they are the perfect size to use as a gift or a thank you. They would fit in our mini Paper Pumpkin boxes if you wanted to get really fancy. :O)

Here are the details:

  • Basic White notecards & Envelopes
  • Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP cut to 2 3/4 x 5
  • Cork Paper cut to 1 1/4 x 5 then die cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Black card stock cut to 1 1/2 x 2 1/4
    • stamp with VersaMark ink using the Whimsy & Wonder stamp set, then heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
    • Die cut with Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • Soft Succulent card stock 1 1/2 ” square: die cut holly leaves from the Christmas Cheer Dies.
  • Evening Evergreen card stock 1 1/2″ square: die cut pine sprigs from the Christmas Cheer Dies.

Putting it together:

  • Adhere the DSP to the far right side of the Note Card
  • Adhere the Cork die cut near the fold and just covering the DSP
  • Wrap the notecard three to four times with Linen Thread and tie a bow. (I also used White Bakers Twine & Red Crochet thread)
  • Add the die cut sentiment panel with dimensionals
  • decorate with the pine sprigs and holly leaves, adding with glue dots or dabs of liquid glue
  • add Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. If you want you can also add Genial Gems in the gold or Gilded Gems for extra bling
  • adhere the bow to the sentiment panel with a glue dot to secure in place.
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Aren’t these sweet? I can’t wait to create more of these with other card stocks and DSP! What about you? Want to make some with me? OK… let’s connect and see how we can make that happen! Below is the shopping list.

Hi everyone! Did you enjoy the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop yesterday? Fun projects, right? Here’s what I’m encouraging and sharing with you: join to become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. You may do that with me – here. Joining during the month of November is $75 to create your own ‘starter kit’ ~ but you receive $125 worth of products that you get to choose. When you join, that’s free shipping for that one time, and I must say, I haven’t seen a $75 joining deal like this in my time with Stampin’ Up! This is a sweet package. Start with Savings is what they’re calling the joining promotion.

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Also during a very specified time in November (16-18) is a promotion of products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Joining during that period will bring more savings, more bargains your way. I cannot encourage you enough to make good use of these two promotions. Join with me during those specified days – Nov 16-18 and get bargains galore. Again… you may do that with me – here. As a demonstrator you will continue to enjoy 20-25% off every order through Stampin’ Up! If you join Nov 16, once you have your new Demonsrator ID #, you can order even more of these amazing products at an additional 20% off – through the 18th of November.

Below are the details of the November 16-18 promotion.

PROMOTION PERIOD: 16–18 NOVEMBER 2021

  • The sale will run for three days only.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
  • The sale is available through both online store purchases and demonstrator orders.

ORDER PERIOD

  • Phone: 16 November 2021 at 7:00 AM (MT) to 18 November 2021 at 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: 16 November 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT) to 18 November 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click on the flyer at right & it will show the list of the sale items & sale prices.

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Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 62EHPGHC I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you! And… as a reminder – during the month of November only, joining is $75 and the products with joining are $125 worth of product ~ your choice too! Just sayin’, I haven’t seen this kind of deal since joining as as demo several years ago. This is the time!

Stampin’ Up! Painted Christmas Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi folks ~ it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you’ve come from the talented Tara Carpenter, welcome to my blog. The theme this week is Christmas and I’ve chosen to do a sort of flap card that can also be used for a gift card. It’s super easy to do and the Painted Christmas DSP is perfect on the card.

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Aren’t the colors wonderful in this DSP? I love all the shades of green with the sparkle of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Notice how the tip of the flap goes into the corner? If you decide to insert a gift card, simply leave the card front free & not insert it into the corner piece. It works just as easily either way. Now for directions…

Basics:

  • Cut the card base to 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 5 1/2, then remove a panel 2 3/4 x 4 1/4. Save this panel for the flap. πŸ™‚ I used Evening Evergreen for this. Cut a 2″ square then trim it diagonally point to point and set it aside.
  • Cut the next layer: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 ( cut 2), 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the inside. I used Pear Pizzazz for this step.
  • Cut DSP panels: 2 1/2 x 4 (cut 2 coordinating pieces). I used Painted Christmas DSP and simply turned one of the panel to the other side.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a Basic White piece with Garden Green ink and the Christmas to Remember stamp set. Die cut the panel with the Seasonal Labels Dies.
  • Stamp leaves from the Christmas Season stamp set, both in Pear Pizzazz and Soft Succulent inks on Basic White scraps. Die cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies.
  • Stamp the inside Basic White panel with Real Red ink using the Christmas to Remember stamp set, centering the sentiment. Keep in mind the placement for the sentiment as it needs to ‘hide behind’ the front flap of the card.
  • Stamp the envelope while you’re at it – so all the stamping is done. I again used Real Red ink and the sentiment from Christmas to Remember stamp set.

Now let’s put this together…

  • Adhere the Pear Pizzazz panels to the card: front panel, flap panel and the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the DSP panels: front panel & the flap panel. Remember to reverse one side for contrast.
  • Adhere the inside sentiment panel.
  • Adhere the diagonal panel (Evening Evergreen) to the lower right corner with Tear n Tape cut in half lengthwise. Attach the Tear n Tape to the bottom of the diagonal and the right side. Because of the layers this piece needs to be held firmly in place, bottom and side, but still allow the flap to be inserted. Remember if you do not want to insert the flap it can be used for a gift card. You also do not have to add this piece!
  • Add the flap panel to the front, centering it. This will be about 1/2″ from the fold and 3/4″ from the top. I use my grid paper to keep things straight.
  • Attach the front sentiment with dimensionals. Add the die cut leaves with liquid glue. I slipped one under the front sentiment. The other I attached to the banner itself: glue on the portion on the banner & dimensionals on those off the banner.
  • Add three Red Rhinestone Jewels to the flap.This added color just brings the card to life!
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You can see here that I die cut another of the fronds and added it to the side of the sentiment. It brings the design of the DSP inside and brings the theme all together. I attached another Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to bring more glam to the inside ~ and love it!.

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I added another piece of the Painted Christmas DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed it to fit. And the Merry Christmas sentiment was stamped in the beginning when all stamping was done.

What do you think? Fun, easy card and it could be created in multiples if you wanted to. Change the card base, change the DSP, change the sentiment, leave the diagonal panel for the gift card or don’t add it. Lots of options. And there’s no waste – you use all the pieces of the original cut of the card base ~ another plus!

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 62EHPGHC I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Now it’s time to move on to see all the wonderful creations this week. You may click on the name or use the next button to go to Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up! Snowman and Tree Christmas Tags

Hi Folks! How’s your Sunday so far? We’re really just getting started here on the East coast. After the gusts of wind and rain, today might be peaceful, weather-wise. Today’s project is kinda fun – Christmas tags! Does it seem too early? Well, not really, it’s less than eight (8) weeks away! YIKES! And today is Trick or Treat Day – quite a contrast to Christmas. We’ll see lots of goblins and vampires today. I love our neighborhood – lots of kids around. πŸ€—

Today’s post…

Snowman & Tree C’mas Tags

Cute, right? All the tags have a second panel that is retired DSP from Sale-a-bration. What did I do here…

  • Basic White card stock cut 4 1/4 x 11, then trimmed each one to 2 x 4 1/4; DSP same process
  • Punch each top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, including the DSP panel behind it
  • Use a sponge dauber & Sahara Sand ink to color the edges of all Basic White tags
  • For the snowman…
    • stamp the sentiment from Encircled in Warmth in Evening Evergreen ink
    • stamp the snowman from Snowman Season in Evening Evergreen ink
    • color the scarf with Real Red marker; the nose with Pumpkin Pie marker – this doesn’t bleed through!
    • thread ribbon through… I used both red & white crochet thread – about 8 1/2′ long
  • For the trees
    • I stamped the tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink, then punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch
    • I added various widths of DSP (Peaceful Prints) to the bottom of the tag, then added the tree – on dimensionals
    • The last step was to stamp the sentiment from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in either Real Red ink or Evening Evergreen. The red trees were punched from the retired Sale-a-bration DSP, Peaceful Prints
    • The stars on these trees came from Gold Foil or the white foil from the Wonderful Snowflakes and die cut with Stitched Stars Dies
    • There are two stamped tags with trees – and I probably should replace these so the trees are all using the Pine Tree Punch.. but… the stamped trees came from Evergreen Elegance stamp set and were stamped in Evening Evergreen ink. I added Red Rhinestone Jewels to one of the trees and dots of Shimmery Crystal Effects to the tallest tree. You MUST let this dry throughly!!!

And that’s it… a fun project you could get your kids doing too. In lieu of peaceful Prints DSP I highly recommend Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP, Gingerbread & Peppermint 6×6 DSP, Painted Christmas DSPSweet Stockings DSP. You may need to change up the inks to coordinate with those papers, but this would totally work :O) I hope you enjoyed my project today.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats handmade!

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Stampin’ Up! Criss Cross Card w/ Painted Christmas

This was such a fun, easy card to make and I like that it’s an ‘out of the ordinary’ color for a Christmas card :O) Yep, I used Calypso Coral for the card base on this card. Stampin’ Up! lists all the coordinating colors for its DSP on the packaging and Calypso Coral was listed. When I put it with the DSP I wanted to use, I liked it ~ so here we are. I used Cherry Cobbler for the sentiments and i like how it coordinates and brings out the darker colors of the DSP. And these pine needles bunches were extras from a project some time ago, die cut with the Christmas Pinecone Dies: Evening Evergreen and Basic White card stocks and they bring out the pine needles of the DSP. How clever is that!

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Basics:

  • Cut the card stock base 4 1/4 x 11 & score at 5 1/2 (Calypso Coral)
  • Cut from outside top corner to the fold line – see photo 2
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  • Cut a piece of DSP 4 x 5 1/4 (Painted C’mas)
  • With whatever design you want on the front right panel, have that side face up & cut it on the diagonal, corner to corner, keeping in mind the direction of the design
  • Flip one side over and adhere to card front: card front has been folded back on itself so diagonal is going different direction, see photo 3
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  • Adhere other DSP panel to remaining piece cut from original card base.
  • Adhere diagonal panel to the card front. see photo 4
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The card opens with the fold on the left, but this looks cool and is easy to do. Now we decorate the front & the inside.

  • I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the sentiment panels: Calypso Coral for the larger piece and Basic White for the sentiment itself.
  • The sentiment comes from C’mas to Remember stamp set & is stamped w/ Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • I added three Genial Gems to the banner in green.
  • The pine boughs were die cut using the C’mas Pinecone Dies, adhered together slightly offset then cut apart. The paper is Evening Evergreen & Basic White
  • These were adhered to the larger banner with liquid glue, then the sentiment banner atop that on dimensionals. The banner was adhered in place with liquid glue
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For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink using another phrase from C’mas To Remember stamp set. When stamping the sentiment, you do want to make certain it isn’t going to show when the card is closed. hint, hint. I stamped the pine boughs in second generation Evening Evergreen ink, then the stem for the berries in full strength. These come from the C’mas Season stamp set. The berries were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, also second generation. I added three more Genial Gems around the sentiment then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.And the card is done!

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For the envelope I cut a strip 2 1/4 x 6 from Soft Succulent card stock and ran it through the Wintry 3D EF, then adhered it to the flap & trimmed to fit. I then stamped the same grouping of pine boughs & berries as done on the inside of the card. They come from the C’mas Season stamp set. LOVE! This is fresh & bright. Such a fun & easy card to do.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card!

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Stampin’ Up! Eden Wreath C’mas

Hello TGIF! We got our boat put away this week, before the winds and rain. When I say put away – that means we got it to our winter storage marina, they took it out, cleaned the bottom, removed the mast & put it on it’s trailer. But it isn’t parked yet in it’s permanent spot so we can’t cover it. 😦 With all the rain, it is now full of water and we’ll have to drain it before covering. Draining isn’t that difficult or time consuming, we just don’t know when it will get moved so it’s a ‘things happen in stages’ kind of thing – better known as a ‘waiting game’.

Let me tell you about getting it to the wintering marina because, you are going to belly laugh. This is a little sailboat – 16′, no motor. This time of year winds are either pretty fierce or non-existent and sailing in a little boat during fierce winds is not a good idea. We have to choose – and we chose a day when the winds were to be about 6 -8 mph, which is perfect. But guess what – there was next to no wind and we still had to move the boat, cause weather was setting in and we had to have it out of its slip. We paddled… and paddled… and paddled some more. Let me just say, we’ve had this boat since 1998 and there is always a new experience awaiting us. Thanks for listening/ reading, whatever. Life is all about new experiences and how we handle them, right?

The card for today is more of the Eden’s Garden products. It’s just beautiful DSP and the dies are fun. Remember it will be available to you Nov 2 so gear up.

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The card base is Evening Evergreen; the next is Gold Foil and the gorgeous DSP is Ever Eden DSP that will be available only while supplies last – just sayin’ don’t wait if you want it. (My HOST CODE is listed later in this post!) The wreath is made with one of the dies in the Eden Dies I cut apart once it was die cut. (Let’s be clear… die cut the piece from Basic White card stock, then cut the paper apart – NOT THE DIE!) I played around with the cut pieces to make this the way I wanted it and used a circle template to try & keep it round. Once I had it the way I wanted, I put cut dimensionals on the back and adhered each section, sometimes layering. I added the bow using the Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, then added a length of Simply Elegant Trim in gold and attached it with a glue dot. The final step to the wreath was to add some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The final step was a sentiment and I chose to use Evergreen Elegance stamp set for that. I love the font! I stamped it in VersaMark ink on a Basic White strip, sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over it and heat set. Then I fussy cut it… the angles were just right to enhance the look of the wreath :O) I put dimensionals on the back and put it in place, then added three more Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit more elegance.

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I stamped the sentiment – again from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, in Evening Evergreen ink. There were some pieces of wreath remaining from the original die cut and I wanted use them, so adhered them with liquid glue. I think they add a nice touch. This was adhered to the inside of the card and the card itself was done.

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For the envelope, I stamped one of the ‘fronds’ from Eden’s Garden stamp set in Soft Succulent ink onto the front of the envelope, the top & bottom in full strength, the middle in second generation. I covered the flap in another piece of the Ever Eden SDSP, trimmed it to fit & voila – the set was complete. :O) I really, really like this card: maybe it’s the colors, or the glam from the rhinestones, or the glitter of the sentiment, or the ribbon, or the SDSP ~ whatever it is, I like it.

If you would like to make this card, remember you can do one of two things: become a demonstrator & order now (you may do that here to do that with me) or order Nov 2 as a customer so you don’t miss out (Click here for that).

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy sending them a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday!!! And time for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We have a sketch challenge for today and it was kinda fun to play around with it.

And here’s the challenge…

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Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop Challenge. Oct 28

And here’s how I interpreted that sketch.

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What do you think? Does it resemble the sketch challenge? The ribbon was a bit fiddly to do… I needed three hands :O] I started with Pear Pizzazz card stock for the base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2). I cut another panel of Pear Pizzazz (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and ran it through the Wintry 3D embossing folder two times. Why two times? Because the width of the card and the width of the embossing folder were really not the same – and I wanted the embossing on both edges of the paper. (This is a gorgeous embossing folder set. That’s right, I did say set. There are two: one is this pine evergreen gorgeousness and the other is snowflakes. This is definitely one of those ‘must have’ embossing folders.)

I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a piece of Heartwarming Hugs DSP 3 x 5 1/2 and adhered that in the center of the embossed piece. Then I did the fiddly part with the ribbon. Truth be told, I’m not certain how this should be done, but I’ll share how I did it. If you know a better way (less fiddly) please let me know!!! I used Seal+ on the back of the ribbon, then on the front of the ribbon too – just at the top, and started folding and holding and folding and holding. Do you have the picture? I had the card stock held in place on my grid paper in order to keep the ribbon straight – with what else, Post-it note! Post-its are an awesomely incredible product and I use them a LOT.

But back to the ribbon… somehow I got it on the paper without losing my mind AND it was pretty straight. Next I stamped the sentiment on a Real Red panel with VersaMark ink, then sprinkled White Embossing Powder over it and heat set. The sentiment comes from Christmas to Remember stamp set and was die cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies. Once cut I put dimensionals on the back and placed it over the ribbon. I added two Genial Gems – one at each end of the banner… and the card front was done! Yay. And you know what? I really like it.

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For the inside I added a strip of the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the side of a Basic White panel. I added a sentiment with Real Red ink from Christmas to Remember stamp set. What I like to do with sentiments is use the Stamparatus to make certain the sentiment is ‘square’ with the paper. It sure beats having the sentiment crooked and having to re-do the panel… ask me how I know that. Yeah, maybe don’t. 😳 Now that the card is done, what’s next… oh yes!!! the envelope. heh heh.

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So, the envelope… adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the envelope flap, trim to fit and ~ DONE. That’s it… the card is now added to the Christmas card stash for sending in early December. It’s probably time to count the cards again. That way I’ll know what I have and… drum roll please, how close I am to what I need. :} Nope, not even guessing…

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Since this is a Blog Hop, it’s important to have a list of those participating and their links – see below. You can always use the ‘next’ button, but sometimes the idea is to jump around. Enjoy… there will be some fabulous cards today!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here

Stampin’ Up! Encircled w/ a Snowflake

Happy Tuesday! We are having torrential rains & gale force winds today… in fact some of the state is under ‘state of emergency’ conditions because of it. Please pray for safety for everyone… Today’s card is another pretty easy to do Christmas card. I love the Wonderful Snowflakes that are part of the Wishes & Wonder Suite of products and I’m determined not to hoard them :O)

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That beautiful die cut behind the snowflake is from the Encircled in Beauty Dies ~ and those dies coordinate with TWO stamp sets: Encircled in Friendship from the Annual Catalog and Encircled in Warmth from the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog. It’s. too bad it doesn’t show up more here, but that just means another card is in order to show off the dies 😏 Doesn’t this snowflake look as though it could be hanging in a window somewhere? That was the idea anyway.

How to do this… die cut the ‘wreath circle’ using the Encircled in Beauty Dies and Misty Moonlight card stock. Mount the snowflake in the center of the die cut with a dimensional. Set aside.

Cut three strips of Harvest Meadow DSP: 1 x 4; 1 1/4 x 4 & 2 3/4 x 4. I like to cut a panel 4 x 5 1/4 so the DSP is a continuous pattern that flows down, then trim the bottom section as needed. Adhere these to a Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 1/4, spacing equally. Adhere the snowflake so it is centered right to left. Add the ribbon: here I used Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon in Whisper White, adhered it under the die cut with a glue dot and secured it on the back with Seal+. Create a bow from the same ribbon and attach it with a glue dot. I added the entire panel to the Misty Moonlight card base (4 1/4 x 11) with liquid glue ~ and the card front was done.

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For the inside, I used the trimmed Harvest Meadow DSP from the card front to add it to a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4, then stamped this fun sentiment from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set with Misty moonlight ink. This panel was added to the inside of the card & voila!

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For the envelope, I added more of the Harvest Meadow DSP in the same pattern to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. Then on the front of the envelope, I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink – again using the Encircled in Warmth stamp set.

This is just an extra fun & easy card, easy to look at and appreciate and quick to create as well. This could be done with various Christmas papers/ colors to give it a total different look. I just may have to do that!

Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card!

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Place SDSP

Hello Monday morning friends!I’ve created a pretty and very easy card for you today using the Peaceful Place SDSP, some Metallic Pearls and Simply Elegant Trim in silver. Let’s take a peek.

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This paper is so pretty ~ trees, trees, trees ~ each a little different & more beautiful on each DSP sheet. And… it glistens with silver. This is a very simple card. I’ve layered a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 directly to the Thick Basic White card base. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink using the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set, then embossed it in Silver with the heat tool. I used the paper trimmer to cut a 2 x 4 piece that has the same tree as the SDSP, trimmed it at the bottom with the Tailored Tag Punch then wrapped a length of Simply Elegant Trim around it and secured it in back w/ Seal+. I made a bow out of the same silver trim and adhered it with a glue dot. This was mounted with dimensionals on a piece of Silver Foil 2 1/8 x 4 1/8, trimmed in the same manner. This was added with Seal+ over the same tree for a perfect 3D look. To finish the card front I added three Metallic Pearls in Silver and the card front was done.

For the inside I again used VersaMark ink to stamp the sentiment, this time from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, sprinkled it with silver embossing powder & heat set it. I considered adding a tree, but I really liked the simplicity of this, so left it with just the sentiment.

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For the envelope I added another piece of the Peaceful Place SDSP to the flap then stamped the tree from Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Basic Gray. This stamped tree just pulls it all together to make this a nice card/ envelope. And there you have it.
Super pretty SDSP & a super simple card.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing b eats a handmade card!

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Hi Folks – it’s Sunday! Do you hav e your ‘Sunday go to meetin’ clothes laid out? As for me, I do know what I will be wearing :). I enjoy Sundays ~ it’s an opportunity for me to regroup, think about my week and how to be a better person. So, having said all that, are you ready to see my card today? Let me say first – this was so fun to do, I love this Words of Cheer bundle, but true confessions… I used some retired Sale-a-bration paper but you could use any DSP 😳 Here’s the card…

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Isn’t this bright? Let me tell you about the shiny white paper – I cheated! I used the Christmas Cheer Dies and some leftover ‘paper’ from the Wonderful Snowflakes to die cut the holly leaves & stars. I wanted the shine, kind of like foil, to make this stand out. More info…

Basics: Words of Cheer Bundle (includes Christmas Cheer Dies)

  • Die cut the cheer outline from Red Foil sheets
  • Die the letters from Crumb Cake. Adhere letters to the Red Foil die cut
  • Die cut the holly leavers and stars from Wonderful Snowflakes scraps. Adhere holly leaves to the back of the Red Foil die cut
  • Adhere this to a panel of Vellum 1 3/8 x 5 1/4. TIP: I recommend using glue dots to secure holly leaves to the Vellum.

Card cuts:

  • Card base – Garden Green 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 1 3/4, 4 1/4, & 6 3/4
  • Basic White panels -1 5/8 x 5 3/8 (2); 2 3/8 x 5 3/8 (2); 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Coordinating DSP – 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (2); 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 (2); 1 3/4 x 5 1/4
  • Burnish score lines firmly. see photo below for guide
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Attach papers as shown below. Remember the Cheer for the front of the card!

You can clearly see how I decorated the various panels: the holly leaves were die cut from the leftover Wonderful Snowflakes pieces; the tree is the Pine Tree punch and the ornaments are die cut from Real Red c s & Shimmer Paper with Wink of Stella added for glam (the die came from Christmas Trees Dies); the stars are also from the Cheer Dies and Wonderful Snowflakes paper scraps. There is no sentiment, but plenty of room for writing a precious message.

This is a thick card when closed and held securely by a belly band. To create the belly band: cut a length of Garden Green 1 x 11; cut a length of Basic White 7/8 x 11 and adhere together. Cut a label with the Tasteful Labels Dies from Garden Green & Basic White as shown. Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink using the Words of Cheer stamp set. Die cut holly leaves from garden Green & pine branches from Pear Pizzazz. Adhere as shown. Attach to the belly band with Tear n Tape.

Cheer Fun Fold Addition. belly band & label

This is a thick card when closed and held securely by a belly band. To create the belly band: cut a length of Garden Green 1 x 11; cut a length of Basic White 7/8 x 11 and adhere together. Cut a label with the Tasteful Labels Dies from Garden Green & Basic White as shown. Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink using the Words of Cheer stamp set. Die cut holly leaves from garden Green & pine branches from Pear Pizzazz. Adhere as shown. Attach to the belly band with Tear n Tape.

You can also see in this photo that I covered the front of the card with a panel of card stock – to protect the delicate leaves on the ‘Cheer’ front :O)

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card!

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