Good Tuesday morning to y’all! Hope your week is going well. We’re getting more rain. And it’s cold.
I don’t mean to complain, cuz boy do we need the water, but…it’s chilly and kinda nasty!
And Finn collects water on him like a little sponge! And has a great time doing it. He deliberately (yes, I see the “devil” in his face!) leaps into puddles, ensuring that he’s wet from stem to stern! Little booger.
I bought him a new bone.
Which has nothing to do with the rain and being wet. Sorry – didn’t give you an external transition there.
Anyway. New bone. It’s a winner! When I pulled it out of the box the other day, he spied it and immediately started leaping about. Gimme gimme gimme!
I told him it was for the cats. 😉
Not really. That woulda been mean.
I mean – I didn’t lick it or anything, cuz…yuk! I’m just going by what he told me.
So, his toy count is definitely on the rise. 🙂
My card for today is another Christmas Card – getting close to needing to send them all out and I need to be sure my stash is large enough for my list. I used the big, bold and beautiful stamp set called Wonderful Year, combined with some Candy Cane Lane DSP. Take a look-see:
This one was inspired by a few challenges – the first is a sketch challenge from Mojo Monday.
You can see I turned it on its side. My color scheme came from the Global Design Project.
Finally, I incorporated a theme from The Paper Players.
This one went together real quick and easy. I started with a couple of designs of paper from the Candy Cane Lane DSP. I SNAILd the first design to a Real Red card stock mat. Then I cut a smaller piece, SNAILd it to its own mat, and then SNAILd that to the first matted piece to form the card front.
My sentiment, from Wonderful Year, is stamped in Early Espresso and Real Red on Whisper White. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp so that I could have two colors. Then I matted the panel on Real Red and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now, the snowflakes are kind of fun. I wanted to use Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. And I wanted the intricate snowflake image from Flurry of Wishes. It occured to me that maybe I could heat emboss the Glimmer Paper.
I stamped the double snowflake image from Flurry of Wishes in Versamark onto the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up. I was careful to not touch it until it was completely cool. Then I punched it with the Snow Flurry Punch. I was pretty happy with it, so I did another small snowflake the same way.
I looped some of the White, Red and Gold Baker’s Twine from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine Combo pack around on the corner of the sentiment panel with Glue Dots. Then I adhered the large snowflake with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and popped the smaller one over top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Wonderful Year in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I added the little flower-dy image – also from Wonderful Year – in Real Red.
Now. You can’t see it, cuz it’s really faint, but….a few months back, I was inking Real Red and Versamark to emboss with and I had a complete brain melt and stamped my Real Red right onto my Versamark pad. So all my images that use Versamark have a faint pink tinge to them. Which doesn’t really hurt anything – mostly! But I decided to use that to my advantage for this card. I stamped the double snowflake image from Flurry of Wishes twice around the sentiment with my pinkish Versamark. It looks really good.
No, really. Trust me!
So I SNAILd the panel to a Real Red mat and then into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Wonderful Year flower-dy image in Real Red across the front…
Et Voila! These sentiments in the Wonderful Life stamp set are big! They make a statement all by themselves, needing no extra help. Add in the Candy Cane Lane DSP – one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog – and bing bada boom! Instant Christmas! Hope you like.
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!
Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products
Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
- All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
- Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store! Hint: There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
- This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory. Use it as you will. Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
- No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
- Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
- Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!
Online Host Club
I’ve got just a couple more openings in my January 2017 Online Host Club. Check out all the details right here!
It’s a Wonderful Year, the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Red Ribbon are all on the Retiring List – so get ’em while you still can!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)
Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for small DSP rectangle on front); 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Candy Cane Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (small DSP rectangle on front); envelope flap
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Snow Flurry punch outs
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!