Monthly Archives: November 2021

Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance CAS Christmas Card

Good morning!  It’s Tuesday and I’m betting you’re eyeballing the kitchen with thoughts of getting ready for T-day!  We got all the grocery shopping done yesterday.  I…hope!  I’d just as soon NOT have to go again before the day – so…fingers crossed that my list was complete!!  Hoping the same for y’all – so you can enjoy the cooking and prepping!

My card today is one that is tres-parfait (that’s French, I’m pretty sure!) for making Christmas cards – especially when you need a bunch!  PLEASE do NOT go to the grocery store and buy a box of printed, mass-produced Christmas cards, okay?  Pull out the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, a little cardstock and ink and…the stupendous Stamparatus and….get stamping!  Take a look-see:

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Stamp-N-Storage HUGE Holiday Sale – 15% off Sitewide Starts NOW!

Good morning – again!  This is my SECOND post of the day!  If you’re looking for the card I shared earlier, here ’tis!

So….y’all know I’m a Stamp-N-Storage girl – it’s my fave way to keep my room organized!

I come to you with some GREAT NEWS for all my customers and stamping friends!  It’s time for the Annual Stamp-N-Storage Holiday Sale!

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Stampin’ Up! Playful Tidings & Trimmings Festive Foliage Christmas Card

Hey – it’s Monday!  But…it should be a short week for most of you?  I hope so – cuz that would mean it’s like…HAWWWMP day!  And…if your turkey is still in the freezer….uhm…best get it OUT right this minute!  I saw a chart and…this is the last day to stick it in the fridge and have it thawed in time!

You’re welcome for that PSA! 🙂

I recently got the Festive Foliage background stamp – from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – and have been wanting to play with it.  So.. I did!  And I used it along with the Tidings & Trimmings set, a little Tidings of Christmas DSP and…the Playful Alphabets dies to make a Christmas spotlight technique card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love & Happiness Blessings of Home Anniversary Card Diamond Easel with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Sunday to all y’all!  Hope you’ve been having a great weekend! 🙂

If you were able to join me for my Facebook live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! A Sneak Peek of a Video Tutorial with a Sneak Peek

Good Saturday, y’all!  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods?

Why do woods even HAVE necks?  Heck DO woods even have necks?  These are things I sometimes wonder about.

Then I get over it.  Or.  Then over it I get.  Or – as Yoda would say…Over it be, I must. 😉

So – I’ll be going live tonight at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page with a sneaky peek at a new couple of goodies from the Jan -Jun 2022 Mini Catalog.  It might be a fun fold. 🤷‍♀️  Take a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Peaceful Place Criss-Cross Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning.  Believe it or don’t – it’s Friday.  Again!  Time is doing that thing that it does…FLY!  It’ll be time to boil the taters and brine the turkey before you know it!

Yes – I know that those two things need to happen at vastly different times.  But…you know what I mean! 😉

If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me – I know that your time is limited!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Well Defined Festive & Bright for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

The color challenge screamed “TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS” (see?  screamed!) so… I went with it!  The fun Well-Defined stamp set gave me a nice bold sentiment and I added a Christmas-y garland from the Festive & Bright Bundle.  All of it set atop some could-it-be-any-more-traditional-Christmas Heartwarming Hugs DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin Up! Seasonal Sale – and Chance to TRIPLE-Dip! – ends tonight!

Good morning!  I’ll be back in a bit with a Christmas Card for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – hope you’ll come see everyone’s projects.

Hard to believe that three days has just FLOWN by, isn’t it?  But…it has!  And tonight, your chance to stock-up-and-save on vital basics from the Annual Catalog will come to an end! Don’t miss your chance to save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

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Stampin’ Up! Bright Baubles Time of Giving Disappearing Nine Patch Christmas Card

Happy happy HAAAAWMMMP Day.  And….happy Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving-Eve!  Yes.  A week from tomorrow you’d best have that turkey thawed!  Do NOT wait until next Tuesday.  Trust me on this – you’ll be Googling “how to thaw my frozen turkey two days before Thanksgiving.”

Ask me how I know this. 😉

My card today is a fun one (I think!).  I saw this Disappearing Nine Patch technique on SplitCoast Stampers and wanted to give it a go.  So…I picked my fave DSP – the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  And I combined it with the Bright Baubles set – for the sentiment – and the Time of Giving Bundle for a cute tag!  Take a look see:

I was playing along with the Inspired By challenges…

And I selected many of the design elements based on the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. I got Gift – Non Traditional Holiday Colors – Patterned Paper.  And Holiday – Silver/Gold – Patterned Paper! 🙂

I followed the instructions that Betty Traciak gave on her SCS tutorial – first cutting 9 1″ squares of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP and adhering them to a 3″ x 3″ square of Foam Adhesive Sheet (I decided to use that instead of an Adhesive Sheet).

Using my Paper Trimmer, I cut the square in half – and then cut each half in half.

I re-arranged the squares and adhered them to a 3″ x 3″ square of cardstock.  Then I trimmed the whole thing down to a 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ square with my Trimmer.  And…totally didn’t take a picture of this stage.  Sorry! 🙁

I wrapped two lengths of White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the square – securing it in the back with Glue Dots – to look like a wrapped present.  Then I adhered the whole thing to a Blushing Bride mat.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the gift to a Basic White panel and stamped the Bright Baubles sentiment in Misty Moonlight.   Then I matted the panel on a Blushing Bride mat to create the card front.

I used a Tailored Made Tag – with the Gift Giving die centered in it – to cut a Shimmery White cardstock tag.  Then I used the same Tailor Made Tag to cut a solid Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP tag.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the detailed Shimmery White tag to the solid Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP tag – then I adhered it to the top of the gift with Liquid Glue.

I tied a fancy bow from the White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered it over the top of the tag with a Glue Dot.

I added some small Blue Adhesive-backed Gems and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped a Time of Giving sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  In the corners, in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride, I added the stylized snowflake image from Time of Giving.  I added some Blue Adhesive-backed Gems in the middles of the snowflakes.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the stamped-off-once Blushing Bride snowflakes from Time of Giving on the front..

…and more Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how that Disappearing Nine Patch technique worked to make my “gift” from Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, don’t you?  I hope you’ll give it a go.  Bright Baubles has lots of fun sentiments, but I really like the size and font on this one that I used on the front.  I am also really loving how the Tailor Made Tags dies work so perfectly with the Gift Giving tags – the die set bundled with Time of Giving!  Such fun – and so handy as we head into the holidays!

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Pattern Party Merry Snowflakes Christmas Card

Good morning – it’s Tuesday and Day One of the three-day Seasonal Sale!  If you haven’t already been shopping and stocking up on paper, ink and die sets – not to worry!  You’ve got THREE DAYS to cash in!  But…what if the INTERNET crashes tonight?!?

Good point – don’t risk it!  Get after it now!

I’ve got a fun little Christmas card for you today and it might have a ….little tiny sneaky peek of a new goody from the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog! 😳😳😳

I pulled out the Merry Snowflakes stamp set and some…Pattern Party DSP (this is the cool Host Exclusive Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – get it FREE with an individual or workshop order over $180 in retail).  Take a look-see:

Do you see it?  The Sneaky Peek?

Maybe not yet!

The layout for this one is from the Global Design Project sketch challenge this week.

And the color palette is from the Just Add Ink challenge!

I started with…the Sneaky Peek! Let me introduce you to the Gingham Embossing Folder from the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog!

You’ll be able to get it on 4 Jan (or…join my team this week – TRIPLE DIP cone! 😉 – and pre-order it on 1 Dec as a Demonstrator perk!).

I used this fun new embossing folder to emboss a card-front-sized piece of Basic White cardstock and then adhered it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base with Liquid Glue.

I pulled out the buffalo check paper from the host-exclusive Pattern Party DSP and, using Blending Brushes, colored a piece in Evening Evergreen and a piece in Blushing Bride.

Then I used the next-to-largest die in the Scalloped Contours Die set to cut one in each of the colors.

I adhered the Blushing Bride die cut with Liquid Glue – then popped the Evening Evergreen die cut on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Wonderful Snowflakes embellishment.

Then I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere a length of Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.

I cut a large Tasteful Labels circle die from some gold paper from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.  Cuz I could, I embossed the circle in the Gingham Embossing Folder and then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I stamped the Merry Snowflakes sentiment in Blushing Bride on a strip of Basic White, then I snipped a banner end with Paper Snips.

I popped the sentiment over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added an Evening Evergreen gem from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Merry Snowflakes sentiment in Blushing Bride on a Basic White panel and added an Evening Evergreen jewel.  In the corners, I stamped some Merry Snowflake snowflakes in stamped-off-TWICE Blushing Bride!

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Basic White mat and into the Thick Basic White card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more stamped-off-TWICE Blushing Bride snowflakes on the front…

…and some more Evening Evergreen-colored Pattern Party DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So…this card shows how versatile the Pattern Party DSP (NOT a “traditional” Christmas paper, right??!) can be as a part of your card-making tool-chest!  You can get it for FREE, too – let me tell you how (Hint: my Online Host Club MIGHT be able to help with that! 😉 ).  And I love the wintry-pretty sentiments and snowflakes in the Merry Snowflakes set – that front sentiment is perfectly sized and perfectly stated!

I hope you like!

How fun is that Gingham Embossing Folder?  Might as well just go ahead and put it on your list so you’ll be ready when the new Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog becomes available to you! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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