‘Sup, y’all?!? Don’t want to scare you, but…there are only 23 days until Christmas.
Twenty. Three. Days.
Last week, in the spirit of Christmas, I made a few gift tags for y’all to make for yourself. This was one of them….
I may or may not have mentioned that I was thinking on a card to follow along in this same vein.
So…I used the Carols of Christmas bundle (with the Card Front Builder Thinlits) and the Merry Little Labels stamp set. Not for nothing – these are retiring sets – so…if you love them, get them now. They’ll only be around until they’re gone. Anywho – take a look-see:
I started with more of the Old Olive and Basic Black plaid paper from the going-away-soon Merry Little Christmas DSP and matted it on Basic Black.
To make the large label – I used the largest die in the Lots of Labels Framelits. I wanted the label to be longer than the die would allow on its own, so I ran the Crumb Cake card stock about halfway thru the Big Shot – so that I only cut one end of the label. Then I turned it around and finished the label by running the other end thru.
I added some faux stitches with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and punched a hole in the top with my 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch.
I inked up the Merry Little Labels sentiment with Versamark and then covered all but the words and stamped it on the top of the label. Then I sprinkled it with White Stampin Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.
I also heat embossed the stars and deer image from the Carols of Christmas stamp set in White. With the stars and moon die in the Card Front Builder Thinlits, I cut out some stars and sparkles and adhered them to the top with little dabs of Liquid Glue.
Thank I ran a length of Jute Twine thru the hole at the top of the label and secured it with a couple of Glue Dots. Then I popped the label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I cut several of the pretty trees with the dies in the Card Front Builder Thinlits (boy, I will miss these beautiful trees!!) in Whisper White and used Liquid Glue to adhere two of them directly to the label. The two single trees are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals (the tree on the left) and Liquid Glue/Dimensionals.
I used my thankfully-not-retiring favorite Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut some pine boughs from the Merry Little Christmas DSP and adhered them at the top with Liquid Glue.
To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from Jute Twine and attached it at the top with another Glue Dot.
On the inside, I used a Crumb Cake panel for the inner liner and added faux stitches with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I heat embossed – in White – more of the stars and the deer from the Carols of Christmas stamp set.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Crumb Cake card base. Then I added another Whisper White Card Front Builder Thinlits tree with Liquid Glue, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of the trees cut from the plaid Merry Little Christmas DSP on the front…
…and more of the plaid on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Merry Little Labels and the Carols of Christmas bundle are going away, y’all! Like I said at the top – if you love them…get them soon, before they’re gone for good! Hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P
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.
I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week and I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend. If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.
These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!! I’m so excited for you to see it!
If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here. I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!
The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!
Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!
Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….
That list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event. Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018. Make note: some of the retiring items listed are bundles that won’t be available once the Holiday Catalog goes away – but the stamp set and/or matching dies will be around (just not for the 10% savings bundled price!) at least for a little while. So – if those are on your wish list – now’s the time to snap them up and save.
And you can see the list of items carrying over from the Holiday Catalog into the Occasions Catalog right here or click on the image below to open the full PDF list.
Here’s a link right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!
CHANGE IN STAMPARATUS RESERVATION WINDOWS!!
YOU NEED TO READ THIS MESSAGE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!
- Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
- In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows:
- One reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
- Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.
Please note what has not changed:
- If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
- The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.
We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool.
I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool. Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (tag on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)
Basic Black Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: Card Front Builder Thinlits die cuts
Merry Little Christmas DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Card Front Builder Thinlits die cuts; envelope flap
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
So – y’all remember that Sunday is “card making day” for Finn.
Or – card making watching!
Based on the clues wafting to my nostrils whenever I hug the little Man – which is a lot – I think we might need to make a trip to the Puppy Tubs today.
I asked him his thoughts on the matter.
He didn’t need any words.
Anyone doubt his opinion??