Well? How was Friday? Did you go shopping? Are you dropping? Or did you…like I…hit the online stores? Yea – I didn’t do as much as I needed to – and some of my purchases will not be popular with the ponies, but….I did some! I hope that if you were out and about that you had fun!
I mentioned yesterday that if I were at home on the day after Thanksgiving, I’d have been decorating the house, putting up the tree, generally transitioning to full-blown Christmas! Well, since I couldn’t be there doing that, I decided to do an homage to that activity with my card share for today. So, I used some of the fun Home for Christmas DSP (which is retiring, so get it soon!!), a Delicate Ornament die cut, and a Peaceful Pines stamp. Take a look-see:
My design layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday challenge #425. Be sure to head over and check them out, okay?
I let the pretty trimmed Christmas tree of the Home for Christmas DSP set the tone for the card. I cut it out with my Circles Collections Framelits, and then matted it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. I fussy-trimmed the mat to make it as narrow as I wanted it!
For the card front, I chose the snow flurry design from the same DSP, and then matted it on Cherry Cobbler. That color combo might seem odd – it does to me, too – but it gives a quirky, retro feel to the DSP and to the card, I think. I used the Softly Falling TIEF on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, mimicking the snow flurries on the DSP. I SNAILd the vertical element to the snow-embossed Very Vanilla Panel.
I stamped the forest-y pine tree, from the Peaceful Pines stamp set, in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla card stock, and cut it out with the matching die from the Perfect Pines Framelits (that I got in a 15% off bundle!). I SNAILd that to another piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock, and fussy cut a mat for it.
The final element on the front is an ornament – after all, we’re figuratively trimming a Christmas Tree, here, and ornaments are just kinda pivotal to that endeavor! 😉
I cut one of the pretty ornaments from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (in the Weekly Deals until Monday!) and then used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. I fussy cut around the ornament to remove the excess.
I SNAILd my matted pine tree to the card front, followed by the round Christmas Tree. Then I popped the ornament on top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I gave the ornament a small bow made from the lovely Venetian Crochet Trim, adhering it with a dab of Liquid Glue.
For the sentiment, I stamped “Tis the Season”, from the Versatile Christmas stamp set, in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Very Vanilla. Then I cut it out with my Washi Label punch. I finished it off with some Cherry Cobbler cross-stitches, made with a Stampin’ Write Marker. Cross-stitching just seemed to fit right in with the feel of this card. I adhered it with some SNAIL on the right side, and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side (this compensated for the thickness of the ornament).
The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in the Softly Falling TIEF. I only embossed about an inch and a little on the bottom. Over that (and thus covering where the edge of the embossing folder leaves its mark), I layered a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a strip of the Home for Christmas DSP.
I popped the card front onto my Cherry Cobbler card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and that was it for the card!
I pulled out a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and stamped one Perfect Pine tree onto the front in Mossy Meadow….
….and then added a liner from the Home For Christmas DSP, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits!
Et Voila! A card-makers version of the annual tree-trimming in preparation for Christmas. I have to say – I love when I’ve got my tree up! Yes, it’s an artificial tree. I know. I do miss the smell of the tree – but I don’t miss the needles! And the “what do we do with it now” at the end of the season (and – I can make the “season” last a long, long time with my artificial tree!!). But, I love how it looks. I turn the lights on in the morning when I get up and I leave them on until I go to bed. There’s just nothing like the gentle glow of the white lights on a Christmas tree. Actually – if people wouldn’t think I was a loon, I might be tempted to leave it up all year long!
I know – it’s a very artsy picture. 😉 Pretty sure that’s Leo’s big noggin….
So – we’re getting near the end of the Online Extravaganza and the Double Punkin’ Head Rewards ordering special! Please don’t miss out, okay??
Have a great Saturday – and I’ll see you tomorrow! Hey, if YOU decorated your tree on the day after Thanksgiving, send me a pic, okay? 🙂
DOUBLE PUNKIN’ HEAD REWARD PEPPERMINTS!!
For every $25 or more (before taxes and shipping) ordered thru my Online store during the Online Extravaganza, I’ll give you DOUBLE peppermints (that would be two peppermints!) Just 16 Peppermints yields big rewards – I’m talking’ your choice of product(s) in either catalog valued at $40! Get all the information on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program here! 🙂
16 Nov – 30 Nov Hostess Code: 3CT2D3SV. Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for Nov is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Holiday Catalog.
- Dates: November 23-30, 2015
- Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on 23 November and one on 30 November.
- Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
- You choose the special bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
- There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
- Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
- All order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online) qualify for the Online Extravaganza discounted items and bundles.
- North America markets are participating in this promotion. Europe and South Pacific markets are not participating because this promotion was designed around a cultural event in North America.
- Sale is while supplies last – so tarry not!
Orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM (MT)
Now that you’ve read the fine print, here are links to all the Online Specials going on now!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 24 Nov – 30 Nov 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 30 Nov!
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- Dates: 16 Nov 15 – 4 Jan 16 (or while supplies last)
- Holiday Catalog Retiring List: The list is available here. It’s going to be updated every business day, so I’ll be checking and updating this link with every post.
- Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack. Here’s a link to the Clearance Rack – be sure to check often to see if your favorite hits the rack!
- Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! plans to keep producing retiring stamps until December 28. This is only applicable to stamps. Accessories are only available until they run out!
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for front vertical element); mats for die cuts – fussy cut to fit!
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner); Peaceful Pine/Perfect Pine; Sentiment label
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Delicate Ornament die cut; 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner strip mat)
Home for Christmas DSP: 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (vertical element); 2 3/4″ circle (Trimmed Tree image on front); 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope liner
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
BACKORDER LIST AS OF 24 NOV 15
139638: Snowflake Elements (9,680 backordered; 15,120 expected)
140436: Saison de fêtes Photopolymer Stamp Set
140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (3,669 backordered; 10,440 expected)
126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (811 backordered; 4,224 expected)
135829: Tiny Treat Boxes (852 backordered; 3,024 expected)
139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (1,654 backordered; 4,740 expected)
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (8,157 backordered; 9,792 expected)
139618: Gold Cording Trim (2,928 backordered; 5,248 expected)
139620: Silver Cording Trim (1,233 backordered; 3,520 expected)