Happy Monday, y’all – not even an oxymoron today! I don’t have to work – so I hope I’m still asleep when this hits your inbox! As I write it on Sunday night, I’m still pumped up from sharing this Christmas card with some of you on my Facebook Live video last night. And – I think I’m getting used to the altitude, so…I’m not dragging as bad as I have been. Whoo-hoo!! 🙂
If you were able to join me last night, I surely do appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me! If not, here’s the link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to take a look.
I used several stamp sets for this one – the Carols of Christmas, a little of the Host-Exclusive Seasons of Whimsy set and one of my very favorites – Christmas Happiness. All of these wonderful stamp sets are showcased on the pretty Merry Music Specialty DSP. Take a look-see:
To begin, I stamped the pine bough from the Christmas Happiness set twice in Garden Green on the top of a piece of Merry Music Specialty DSP. It was a coincidence that I used the music from Deck the Halls!
Or…was it?!? 😉
I also added some lights from Christmas Happiness – I stamped them in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them with my new Stampin’ Blend markers (coming soon – but we don’t know when!!) in Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight (so – yes, you could use Stampin’ Write Markers, too!).
I heat embossed the sentiment, from Carols of Christmas, in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it positioned where I wanted it. Then, I cut two medium length pine boughs from Lemon Lime Twist card stock, using the dies in the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and adhered them over the stamped boughs with Liquid Glue. At this point, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil mat.
For the Season of Whimsy ornaments, I stamped all three in Versamark on some Whisper White card stock, sprinkled them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them. Then I fussy cut them and colored them with my Pool Party and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend Markers.
Using Glue Dots, I “strung” some Silver Mini-Sequin Trim in my pine boughs, then I adhered the two Pool Party ornaments with Liquid Glue and popped the third on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a bow in Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding and adhered it with a Glue Dot. I also adhered the tails of the ribbon with Glue Dots – to keep them where I wanted them. I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the top ornament and the card front was done!
On the inside, I heat embossed two more ornaments from Season of Whimsy in Silver on a Whisper White mat and colored them with my Pool Party and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Silver embossed Pool Party Season of Whimsy ornament on the front…
…And some strategically chosen Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love the idea of stamping on sheet music and this pretty Merry Music Specialty DSP lets us do that so easily! And what better to add than pine boughs and a lovely sentiment? I think the Carols of Christmas and the Season of Whimsy images are so pretty nestled in the pines from Christmas Happiness! Hope you like! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK
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.
World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!
We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.
This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.
So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!
Check Out All the Great Deals! Click to Open a Human-Readable Flyer!
Designer Series Paper Sale…
All Month Long!
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 STILL AVAILABLE
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!
Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!
We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct. Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit! Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂
Stampin’ Blends Features
- Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
- Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
- Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
- Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
- The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Stampin’ Blends will be coming….soon! Or – get them now. Ask me how! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Gold Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Season of Whimsy fussy cut ornaments
Merry Music Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: Pretty Pines Thinlits die cut boughs
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!!)