Happy weekend, y’all! Now – brace yourselves. I’m going to tell you something completely terrifying. Two weeks from today is Christmas Eve.
Yes. Two weeks. 14 days. 336 hours. 20,160 minutes.
That’s not a lot of time, folks.
All I can say is…yikes! I’m in trouble! I’ve got a lot of cards made. No gifts. No baking done.
Finn’s on a break today. He did some obedience training this morning and afternoon – so he’s kind of tired. By which I mean….I clicked the clicker when he did something I wanted and then he got a treat. At some point, I’m sure his smart self will overcome his stubborn self and he’ll figure it out! We’re currently working on heel and come. Lots and lots and lots of “come”! It’s kind of his hardest thing here at home (away from home heeling is the tough thing). I call him with my most authoritative voice. Sometimes he comes right off the bat – sometimes…not so much. I can see him weighing his options. I think he’s looking to see if my hand is in my pocket where I keep the treats! 🙂
He’s stupid smart.
I’m just stupid, I think! 😉
So, my card for today is another one of those Christmas cards. I used the Jolly Friends stamp set (on the Clearance Rack for $13.60), the cute Snow Place stamp set and a couple of fun little things in the 2017 Occasions catalog. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:
And my color scheme is from the Fab Friday challenge:
I started with a piece of Real Red card stock and I used a sponge dauber and some Whisper White Craft ink to stencil some dots all over the panel. The mask I used was from an older retired set, but you could easily use the Seasonal Decorative Masks – currently on the Clearance Rack! Once the ink was dry, I embossed the panel in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and then SNAILd it on a Whisper White mat.
See that doily? That’s a very cool new 2017 Occasions catalog embellishment – the Lace Doilies. Why are they so cool? Cuz they’re Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other! Talk about handy and versatile! 🙂
I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the doily Whisper White-side-up over the Emerald Envy square.
I stamped the fun moose from the Jolly Friends stamp set in Early Espresso on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and fussy cut him. Then I used the Real Red pencil in the new Watercolor Pencils to add some color to his cheeks and smoothed it out with a Blender Pen.
I stamped the hat in Real Red on Whisper White and punched it out with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch. I also punched a trim piece from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. That’s stuck on the hat with Liquid Glue and then I adhered the complete hat to the moose with a little more Liquid Glue.
The sentiment is from the Snow Place stamp set, stamped in Real Red on Whisper White. Then I used the fun little die in the new Occasions catalog Window Box Thinlits to cut the ends off the strip and make it into a foldable banner! I stuck the folds together with Glue Dots and then popped the sentiment on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The inside of the card is a triple layer. First off, I stamped the Jolly Friends moose in Early Espresso on a Whisper White panel. I gave him some Real Red cheeks with the Watercolor Pencil and Blender Pen.
My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got another Jolly Friends moose on the front…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G
Use this host 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 if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!
Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products
Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
- All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
- Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store! Hint: There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
- This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory. Use it as you will. Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
- No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
- Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
- Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!
Online Host Club
I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club. Check out all the details right here! And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!
Don’t miss out on Jolly Friends while it’s still available, okay?
See ya tomorrow!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Window Box Thinlits, Lace Doilies and Watercolor Pencils will be available on 4 Jan 17!
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Jolly Friends moose
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ square (mat for Emerald Envy square); 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)
Real Red Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner)
2016-2018 DSP Stack (Emerald Envy): 2 1/2″ square (front panel); Envelope flap
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!