Good morning, y’all! Hope you’re getting your weekend off to a great start! 🙂
My card today is quick and easy – I let the beautiful Be Merry DSP from the Annual Catalog and the new Carols of Christmas bundle do all the work for me. Add a little bling and…take a look-see:
And – don’t forget – you can get the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the matching Card Front Builder Thinlits dies starting on Tuesday, 1 Aug!!!
Hang on to yer hats, peeps – this one is quick!!
I started by matting a piece of Cherry Cobbler design paper from the Be Merry DSP onto a Whisper White mat and a second Basic Black Mat for the card front.
Then I stuck a few Glue Dots onto the card front and used them to oh-so-artfully wind a length of Black and a length of Silver Mini Sequin trim.
The sentiment, from Carols of Christmas, is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on a piece of Whisper White and cut out with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit. I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the spaces in the font of the sentiment.
I matted the square to a Scalloped square cut with my Squares Layering Framelits and then popped it over the sequins with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the holly sprigs, I colored the little stamp with my Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on Whisper White, then cut it with the matching die in the Card Front Builder Thinlits. They’re adhered to the sentiment with a little dab of Liquid Glue. And I finished it off with a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels!
On the inside – I built up an inner liner with a Basic Black mat, then a Whisper White Mat. Next is a full piece of the Be Merry DSP. Finally – a slightly smaller-than-normal piece of Whisper White. I wanted a little more “frame”. Then I stamped the Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green holly sprig in the bottom corners.
I Fast Fuse’d the whole stack into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got two Carols of Christmas holly sprigs on the front…
…and a little more Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Quick and easy and elegant, don’t you think? I really love how versatile this new Carols of Christmas set is – and I can’t wait for you to be able to buy it on Tuesday! Hope you like!
There’s just a few more days to join me in Stampin’ Up! and receive that wonderful Essentials Pack (wish that had been around when I joined!!) – so please give me shout and let’s get you signed up! Cuz…you’re going to really love – and want! – that 20% discount on the new Holiday Catalog – and if you’re a demonstrator you can start ordering from it on the 1st of August! And folks? I’ve seen it. It’s awesome.
P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!
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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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
2017 Tax Holiday!
There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time! If you live in one of the lucky states (sorry – GA decided to opt out this year! 🙁 ), make sure to take advantage of the holiday.
Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia all have tax free weekends coming up over the next few weeks and you can pick up certain Stampin’ Up! items tax free during those timeframes! I missed the Alabama weekend – just got this info yesterday – sorry! 🙁
Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.
You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).
Bonus Days Going On Now…
Get Your Coupons Before They’re Gone!
For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details right here.
THIS DEAL WILL SOON BE GONE!
When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.
Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:
- Paper Snips (this is a $10 value). I flat love these! You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
- SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value). Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
- Grid Paper ($11 value). Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful. And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
- Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value). Keep one. Give one away to a friend! Or…you know. Keep them both for yourself! 😉
- Bone Folder ($7 value). An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
- BONUS: Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).
Check it all out on my Promotions Page! I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Carols of Christmas and the Card Front Builder Thinlits will be available Tuesday, 1 Aug!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ scallop square (mat for sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mats for card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ stitched shapes square (sentiment); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner)
Be Merry DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner mat)
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!
Still Time to Get Entered for this Fun Blog Candy!
Here’s what’s up for grabs!
- Daisy Delight stamp set
- Daisy Punch
- Wood Textures DSP Stack
For details and to get entered to win, go to this BLOG POST! Hurry – entries close on Sunday night – 30 July!
For your enjoyment today, I have a few shots of Finn enjoying one of his favorite sports.
That is all.