Stampin’ Up! All Ye Faithful and Every Blessing for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Well, it’s Thursday again – and you know what that means….it’s Happy Stampers Team Blog Hop day, of course!  Once again, the ladies-who-hop have gathered together (sort of virtually….) to bring you some creative projects for your crafty pleasure. I hope that you’ll enjoy what I have to share and then head to everyone’s blog and see what they brought to the party!

Our challenge this week was to use Basic Black, Gold, and Whisper White.

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Easy peasy.  Right?  Well….yea.  Sure ’nuff.  Unless, of course, you go to your stash and discover….not a piece….not even a sliver!…of Gold Foil!  I mean – Not. A.  Bit.

Dang it.

What to do?

I thought about begging for a pass – maybe permission to use Silver  – which I have in abundance.

But then I thought – come on, Mare (that’s what I call myself when talking to myself!)…..get a little outside the box, for cryin’ out loud.  There’s nothing says you have to mat in Gold Foil.

So – I didn’t.  I pulled out All Ye Faithful.  I gathered up Every Blessing.  And some Vellum.  And Basic Black card stock.  And my Versamark ink and Gold Stampin’ Powder.  And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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I started out by doing some layout on my Grid Paper, and determined I needed a bigger-than-normal card.  So this one is a square, measuring 5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ .  I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock.  The first step was to stamp the Every Blessing image in Basic Black Archival Ink in the bottom corner.  I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color in any light spots.

Then I lined up and cut my oval, using the 4th-from-the-center die in my Ovals Collection Framelits.  It’s not centered in the card front – to me it lets the image draw your eye, which puts the focus smack where it needs to be this time of year! 🙂

For the “window pane”, I inked and stamped, in Versamark, the Holy Family from All Ye Faithful on a piece of Vellum card stock.  I sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Powder, heated it with my Heat Tool and set it aside to cool and await its eventual adherence to the back of my card front panel.

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The star is also from Every Blessing – I inked just the star in Versamark, and then I taped over the remainder of the image (having learned my lesson on try #1….I wasn’t taking a chance at a “ghost” image from the rest of the cleaned stamp!) and then stamped it up near the top of the card.  I heat embossed it in Gold Stampin’ Powder.  And then I did the same with the sentiment from Versatile Christmas (retiring, sadly).

I used simple scotch tape and stuck the gold-embossed vellum behind the card, centering the image in the window.

Then I wrapped a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon across the top, securing it in the back with more of that ever-so-handy scotch tape.  I used a shorter length of the ribbon and just tied it around the first piece – the knot results in a sort of “faux” bow.  🙂 And it’s quite tailored looking – which I really thought suited the card.

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I popped the card front onto a mat of Basic Black – and then set it aside.

For the inside, I repeated the Whisper White on Basic Black matting theme – using SNAIL this time.  Then I heat embossed, in Gold Stampin’ Powder, another sentiment from Versatile Christmas.  A final strand of the Basic Black Stitched Sating Ribbon across the top – no faux bow this time – completed the inner liner. (Man, I just realized how crooked-y the ribbons looks in these pics – it’s really not that bad in real-life. I promise)

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I SNAILd that into my Whisper White card base, and then popped the card front on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals – yes, you heard that right.  The front is double popped. 😉

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And I stopped myself from adding anything more to the card.  It was hard.  I wanted to bling it.  But, I finally talked myself out of it – this card wanted to stay quiet and focused on the All Ye Faithful Holy Family.  So there it is!

For the envelope, I made a custom-sized envelope from Whisper White Envelope Paper and the Envelope Punch Board.  The envelope ended up being a little big for the card, but that’s okay.  It gave it plenty of room!

I stamped a couple of Every Blessing’s 4-legged adorers onto the front of the envelope.  I used tape to cover the parts of the image I didn’t want, and then inked the animals with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

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The inside got a custom liner – made from a piece of It’s My Party DSP.  I spied it on my table, and thought the black-and-white theme would fit right in.  You can see how to use your Envelope Punch Board to make custom envelope and liners by going over to my Tutorials page!

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Et Voila!  I hope that you like this card – even without any Gold Foil anywhere to be seen!  I love how these two beautiful stamp sets combined to convey the true meaning of this Season.

Please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Enjoy the Hop – and I’ll see you tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.   When you go to CASE this card – be sure you’re listening to Christmas music!  It really “makes” the whole experience!  As I type this post, I’m listening to my current obsession – the Pentatonix’ “That’s Christmas to Me” album.  Be. You. Tee. FUL! 🙂


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 15 Dec – 21 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 21 Dec!

16 Dec – 31 Dec 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 do not 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 Dec is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog

IT’S TIME FOR THE STAMPIN’ UP! YEAR-END CLEARANCE!

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  • 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)

 

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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:

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 5″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner mat)

Vellum Card Stock:  ~3″ x 4″ (window pane)

Whisper White Envelope Paper: envelope

It’s My Party DSP (Avail 5 Jan): 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!


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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 16 DEC 15

18 December

126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (636 backordered; 6,688 expected)

Date not determined

103083: Embossing Buddy
139672: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

RETIRED LIST (These products are officially retired and will no longer be available once our current inventory is depleted.)

140969: Witching Décor Project Kit (sold out)

139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (sold out; Will be returning in the 2016 Annual Catalog – Whoo-hoo!)

139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (sold out)
140861: Jingle All the Way Bundle (wood-mount; sold out)
140862: Jingle All the Way Bundle (clear-mount; sold out)

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! All Ye Faithful and Every Blessing for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. sandimaciver2015

    beautiful card Mary and way to come up with the gold!….

  2. Love how you think outside the box, you always come up with something so uniquely beautiful. What an awesome scene you created with your card! So very pretty and inspirational!

  3. What a beautiful card Mary! Love the simplicity of it, perfectly done. I had a Gold Foil “moment” as well when I realized that I only had scraps left…Yikes!! We can blame it on the fact that our brains are in holiday mode. 😉

  4. Lynn Gauthier

    Great use of multiple stamp sets…well done! So beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Kristi

    That’s the way Mary, think outside the box and look how beautiful your card is. It truly depicts the season of Christmas and I love that. Great job

  6. Mom

    Beautiful card, Mary.

  7. Thanks, Mom

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