Good morning from Colorado! Igor and I came for a day and a half to visit with my mom – we’d visited her at Christmas when he lived with us 21 years ago! He very sweetly treated me to the trip – and we flew First Class. What a lovely Christmas present!
This is what Finn thought of me leaving…
And with its own beauty!
Since it’s the season of thank-you cards (that’s the season that follows Christmas, by the way!), I decided to make a Christmas thank you card. I used the lovely Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and some Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, a bit of Softly Falling, and the new (in the Sale-A-Bration catalog) Any Occasion stamp set. Take a look-see:
Here’s why – it’s all because of the TGIF Challenges!
I started with a piece of Whisper White and ran it thru the Softly Falling TIEF. Then I used a piece of Stampin’ Sponge and brushed across the embossed portions of the panel with Blushing Bride ink. I also brushed the edges with a Blushing Bride inked sponge, then SNAILd it on Flirty Flamingo card stock.
To make my Santa’s Sleigh tree, I first made a colored and embossed piece of Whisper White. I inked up the raised portion of the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF with the Blushing Bride ink, just tapping all over on the folder. Then I carefully laid the panel inside, closed the folder and embossed it. When I pulled it out of the folder, I cut two trees with the Santa’s Sleigh die. While I was at it, I cut a third from Blushing Bride.
For the sentiment, I stamped the Thank You from the Sale-A-Bration Any Occasion stamp set in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. Then I added a “string” with the string stamp image. I fussy cut the whole thing and then used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it across the trees.
To add a little sumpin’ sumpin, I adhered two Blushing Bride sequins (from the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim) to the end of the banner “string”. And finally, I added some Flirty Flamingo stars Enamel Shapes.
On the inside, I used a Whisper White panel and stamped the tree from Santa’s Sleigh in Blushing Bride.
For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added a Santa’s Sleigh tree in Blushing Bride on the front…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll 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.
Paper Pumpkin News!
For those of you who are already Paper Pumpkin subscribers (or if you’re ready to subscribe!) – here’s a fun little deal with the December Kit. When our supplies allow, we offer a refill kit (without the stamp set and ink) and make it available the Monday after the 20th of the month. This month we’re changing it up a bit. We’re releasing the FULL kit instead of a refill kit! Get the December 2016 Another Great Year Kit in my Online Store – right here! Please note that since we’re offering the full kit, we will not offer a refill for the December 2016 kit!
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
Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Head over to my online store to check out all of those great deals now! And shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another installment from chilly and beautiful Colorado!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Any Occasion stamp set will be available in the 2017 Sale-A-Bration flyer on 4 Jan 17! And you’ll be able to get it free! Well – actually, that’s the only way! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); one Santa’s Sleigh tree die cut
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); two Santa’s Sleigh tree die cuts
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!