Here we are – 15 days till Christmas (just a little public service announcement!) and the Happy Stamper Ladies-Who-Hop are bringing you another wonderful assortment of card crafting goodness! And – if that number didn’t make it all really real – then consider that, after today, there’s one more Happy Stamper Hop. And then the one after that will be ON Christmas. Real enough for ya?? I’m just sayin’ that Christmas is like..tomorrow! Yikes! 🙂 But – for today, take a moment, get a cuppa something warm and cozy and enjoy all of our creations! You’ll find links to everyone’s posts down the way a piece.
Today was a sketch challenge, and I chose to go Christmas-y, using one of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog. Wonderland (sadly retiring!) just hits all the right notes for me – and adding sentiments from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and Sassy Salutations just sends it smack over the top. Take a look-see:
Here’s the sketch we started with:
I started by running a panel of Whisper White card stock thru the Big Shot in the Big Shot TIEF. Then I gave it a little light sponging with some Wonder around the edges. Not a lot. Just a smidge.
I stamped the tree image from Wonderland in Wisteria Wonder, on another panel of Whisper White. I stamped it, and then stamped it again without re-inking, a few times. I grounded the image a little by adding some more sponging to the bottom of the panel.
To add a little sparkle to the trees, I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to apply glue to several of the branches of the trees, and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Stamping Glitter. It’s pretty much impossible to see in the pictures – sorry! The larger mat is a piece of Wisteria Wonder, run thru the Softly Falling TIEF. Once my glittered glue was dry, I SNAILd that panel to the embossed Wisteria Wonder panel and moved on to my sentiments.
I went to my Christmas Greetings Thinlit Dies, and cut “Peace” out three times from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and three times from Wisteria Wonder card stock. Using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen, I created three “stacks” consisting of a Wisteria Wonder and a Dazzling Diamonds word. Then I used more of the Fine-Tip pen to adhere them to the center panel – overlapping them a little bit, and letting them hang off both sides.
To build the card front, I first SNAILd a narrow strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the embossed white panel. Then I popped the center element, with its die cut sentiments, onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On the inside, I heat embossed the sentiment from Sassy Salutations in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I surrounded it with the snowflake flurries and the pine bough from the Wonderland set.
I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a little more bling. I made a sloppy bow with 4 strands of Silver Metallic Thread, and stuck it to the card front with a little dab of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Over that, I Glue-Dotted a Winter Wonderland Embellishment. And that finished off the card!
For a prettied up envelope, I stamped more Wonderland pine boughs and snow flurries in Wisteria Wonder on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope…
…and then made a custom paper liner. I used a leftover piece of Whisper White Envelope Paper, and stamped Wonderland pine boughs and snow flurries all over it – then I cut out an envelope liner using my Envelope Liner Framelits!
Et Voila! A shimmery wisteria Christmas card. Hope you like!
Let me give you a quick heads up – today is the start of the Stampin’ Up! End-of-Year Clearance Sale! Here’s a great chance to add lots of great tools and toys to your stash, with discounts up to 60% off! There are some super fun things on clearance – get more info down below.
Take some time to check out everyone’s blog post – and we all love comments! 😉 😉
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Enjoy the Hop – and I’ll see you tomorrow!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 8 Dec – 14 Dec 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 14 Dec!
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IT’S TIME FOR THE STAMPIN’ UP! YEAR-END CLEARANCE!
- Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
- No minimum purchase required.
- No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
- Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
- You can add non-Year-End-Sale items to any online order!
- Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
- Place your orders online thru my online store!
- Deadline for ordering isJ anuary 4, 2016; 11:50 PM (MT)
- 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
Wisteria Wonder Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, Score and fold at 5 1/2″); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (center mat); 3 – “Peace” die cuts
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (tree-stamped element on card front)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (glimmer strip on card front); 3 – “Peace” die cuts
Whisper White Envelope Paper: 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 9 DEC 15
138401: Gold Metallic Thread (249 backordered; 2,560 expected)
139618: Gold Cording Trim (4,379 backordered; 5,248 expected)
139620: Silver Cording Trim (2,696 backordered; 3,520 expected)