Good morning! Welcome to another Tuesday in October – oh my goodness – the last Tuesday in October! Can’t believe it’s flown by so quickly – thank you to the folks at Stamp Ink Paper for letting me be a Guest Designer with them this month!!
Our last challenge of the month is a sketch challenge to work with this week – and you can play with it, too! 🙂 Check out this fun sketch, Challenge #123, from Dena.
Now – being that it’s Halloween (!!) I decided to really get with the program and do a Christmas card! I wanted to give you one last look at the wonderful – and almost gone!! – Merry Patterns stamp set. Which I paired with some shiny Foil papers and Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it in the Winter Wonder TIEF, then matted it on a piece of Copper Foil for the card front. The next layer is some gold paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, matted on Copper Foil and adhered with Fast Fuse.
Using the two largest circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits, I cut circular frames from Copper, Champagne and Silver Foil Sheets. Then I used some Liquid Glue to “tack” them together in a wreath (of sorts!!) and adhered them to the DSP panel.
For the sentiment, I cut a small rectangle of Whisper White and heat embossed the Merry Patterns candles onto it – I used Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the outline of the candles. Then I filled them in with Silver and Gold embossing. The little sentiment, from Merry Patterns, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on the bottom of the panel. I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the sentiment and popped it on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My decorations are from an eclectic group of die sets… There’s a Gold Glimmer Paper swirly-do from the Swirly Snowflakes, adhered with a little Liquid Glue. Then I cut a couple of the little branches from the Lantern Builder Framelits – one in Silver and one in Copper Foil – and adhered them on with more Liquid Glue. Finally, I cut two of the bows – one large and one small – from the Pretty Pines Thinlits in Cherry Cobbler. I adhered the smaller one on top of the large bow and then to the card front. To top it all off, I added a silver Metallic Enamel Shape.
On the inside, I went old-school. I just cut a narrow strip of the same Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and matted it on Copper Foil. Then I adhered it at the bottom of a Whisper White panel.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel onto a Copper Foil mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few strips of Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape across the front…
…and a little more of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! A white and mixed-metals Christmas card with just some pops of Cherry Cobbler! I’ve loved the candles in Red and Green, in Blue and Green – and now, all shiny and gorgeous in Silver and Gold! I hope you like!
This is the very last day to qualify for the Merry Patterns stamp set! Scroll on down to see what you need to do. While you’re at it – make one last swing thru the DSP sale (buy-three-get-one-free!) and get yourself stocked up!! 🙂 Two good things going away on the same day….tsk tsk. Don’t miss out!!
HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV
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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers tomorrow, 1 Nov! And….I’m cookin’ up an Ordering Special! 🙂
Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!
Designer Series Paper Sale…
Last Day to Stock Up on All That Gorgeous Paper!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper! Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!! Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!
MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION
BUT THIS IS IT! THE. LAST. DAY!
Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free! Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cut bows
Copper Foil: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 2 7/8″ circle (one large circle frame); one Lantern Builder branch
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment);
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ (middle DSP panel); envelope flap
Silver Foil: 2 7/8″ circle (one large circle frame); one Lantern Builder branch
Champagne Foil: 2 7/8″ circle (one large circle frame)
Gold Glimmer Paper: Swirly Snowflakes 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!
Finn-Fan Fix (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)
Ever seen a cuter face?!?