Welcome to Monday, y’all! I sure hope your weekend was wonderful and that you got all your Christmas cards mailed and your gifts wrapped and your baking done.
Just like I did.
I wish I got all those things done this weekend. Here’s what I did get done:
With actual ornaments! Last year, I got home so close to Christmas that all we did was put the tree up. Which is really all I need – I love the white lights even all by themselves! But…I must say it’s always fun to pull out the ornaments and see the ones that we’ve gathered up together over the years.
He was outside doing important dog work when we put it up. He came flying around the corner – he pretty much flies everywhere – and came to an abrupt and skidding stop when he saw the lit tree! He really didn’t know what to think of it! 🙂
I’m sure he’ll figure out that he’s supposed to raid the tree and take ornaments off of it – he’s smart that way!
My card for today uses the pretty Jar of Cheer stamp set – on the retiring list, so grab it while you can if you don’t have it already – and my favorite embossing folder ever…the Pine Bough TIEF. I sure hope Stampin’ Up! changes their mind about retiring this one. 😦 I also added a few Pretty Pines embellishments. Take a look-see:
This one played along with a few challenges. The first, from CAS(E) This Sketch, informed the layout.
The color palette hails from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players:
Just Us Girls had a Trend Week challenge:
Finally, I was inspired by the beautiful picture in the Fusion – It’s Christmas challenge.
So. I started by running a Whisper White panel thru the Big Shot twice in the Pine Bough TIEF. Then I brushed all the embossed images with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a little shine. I SNAILd it on a Silver Foil mat.
My jar – from Jar of Cheer – began when I heat embossed the candle image in Gold. Then, around that, I heat embossed the jar and “threads” in Silver. Finally, I cut it out with the matching die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.
I colored the flame and leaves with my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and the candle itself and berries with my Clear Wink. I wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around the top of the jar, securing it in the back with scotch tape. Then I popped the jar on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits – I cut one from Gold Foil and two from Whisper White, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stack them up – and to adhere it on the card front.
I cut two short pine boughs from Gold Foil using the die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and a pine cone from Silver Foil. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the top of the jar. A small Gold Baker’s Twine bow, adhered with a little more Liquid Glue, finished off the card front.
For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I heat embossed another Jar of Cheer candle in Gold on the front, coloring it with my Gold and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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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
Only one opening left in the January 2017 Online Host Club. Check out all the details right here! And get your name in before it’s too late!
Tomorrow is an Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop – the theme is Celebrate. And I’ll be back with a Sneak Peek of the Succulent Garden Suite!
We’ll go live at 8am Eastern.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Jar of Cheer die cut; Christmas Greetings die cuts (x2)
Silver Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cut
Gold Foil: Pretty Pines die cuts; Christmas Greetings die cut
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!