The Stampin’ Up! Catch A Snowflake promotion is coming to an end this Friday, November 30th or while supplies last. This project highlights the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the Snowflake Trinkets from the promotion. Along with the dies, the coordinating stamp sets, Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, provide endless creative uses.
It is enjoyment to embellish gift boxes and bags. When I saw the various dies in the Snowflake Thinlits Dies set, I knew they were perfect for creating an embellishment to use on the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.
To create the embellishment, select the largest snowflake die from the set to cut a snowflake from Whisper White cardstock. This becomes the embellishment base. Next, choose coordinating dies to cut snowflakes to layer from Night of Navy cardstock and Whisper White cardstock. Refer to the photo above for a layering suggestion. The fine-tip glue pen works great to adhere the snowflake pieces to one another. With a mini glue dot, attach a Snowflake Trinket to the navy & white snowflake. I recommend using multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the layered snowflake to the base.
To complete the embellishment, create a tag by using Night of Navy ink to stamp the “For You” from the Snow is Glistening stamp set. To attach the Snowflake embellishment and tag onto the Silver Mini Gable Box, tie through the box handle using Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon.
Today starts Stampin’ Up!’s annual Holiday Extravaganza. It’s also a perfect opportunity to stock up on some products from the the annual catalog! Another great part of this sale is that we get new products to choose from each day and keep saving. From stamp sets to cardstock and accessories, it’s all in the 2018-2019 annual catalog. Below is all the information, so please read carefully because there are three different sales in six days. But remember, the first one starts today.
During the six days, we’ll offer three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018-2019 annual catalog and all will be at 10% off! Also, each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). So, when one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!
Please be aware, all items are limited quantity and once they are gone, they are gone and no longer available at the sale price.
It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started. First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments. Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer. Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern, I thought a nature themed card might help! It’s certainly worth a try. Hey, whatever it takes! The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.
Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That’s probably why I like it so much.
Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″). Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock. Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension. Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.
The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner. Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement). Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base.
Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Use heat tool to set embossing powder. Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die. Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.
Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person. I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows. Likewise for beach scenes cards. I know everyone has their personal serenity. I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog.
In this month’s class, the Painted Harvest and Buffalo Check stamps combine to create the cheerful card shown below. The classic “go together colors of yellow (So Saffron) and blue (Night of Navy) unite to create a beautiful color palette.
Stamp the So Saffron card base with the splotch stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set using the matching ink. It creates an interesting background texture for the Night of Navy Buffalo Check. Use Daffodil Classic Ink Pad to stamp the largest layer twice – re-ink and rotate the stamp each time. Ink the smaller sunflower stamp with Soft Saffron Classic Ink Pad to add color depth to the flower image. Stamp off the Night of Navy center before stamping the inside of the flower. Stamp and punch three sets of leaves from Pear Pizzazz. For additional interest, use the Sprig Punch (offered in the Holiday Catalog) to cut the vellum paper background pieces. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. Finish the creation with a Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow.
TIP: The Buffalo Check stamp set is a large background stamp so I recommend using the Stamparatus when stamping to ensure even coverage of ink.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back on Monday for the weekly CASE the Catalog project!
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Redeem all month and shop the Holiday Catalog. If you took advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s great offer and earned Bonus Days coupon codes, you have another chance to shop. It’s time to redeem them during the month of September and maybe get some of our new holiday products!
Redeem All Month with Ease
It’s very simple. Shop my online store in the month of September, once you are done shopping, add your Bonus Days coupon codes during checkout. Timing was perfect for this promotion because Bonus Days are the perfect time to take advantage of all the new Holiday catalog has to offer. If you have seen the new catalog and made your wishlist, then you probably understand what I mean.
Finally, don’t wait until the last minute and let those coupons go to waste. You only have until September 30 to redeem those coupon codes or they expire!
For this week’s CASE the Catalog, I selected the You Made My Day card on Page 36 of the Annual Catalog. The card uses the Best Bunny Bundle which includes the Best Bunny photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bunny Builder Punch. This week, I did not alter the card but made it as shown in the catalog. The Best Bunny stamp set is one that can be used for a variety of occasions and as in this case, it’s perfect to send someone letting them know how special they made the day! Details and tips for making the card are below the photo.
Made My Day with these details for recreating the card:
Thick Whisper White: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to create card base.
Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP): Dotted DSP 5 1/2′ x 4 1/4″ for base card front;. gold & black strip 3/4″ x 4″
Gray Granite: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Shimmery White: 4″ x 3″
Scraps of Whisper White for stamping bunny face, sentiment and hat using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Scrap of Basic Black. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut as shown in photo below:
Use Bunny Builder Punch and cut the bunny face, color the ears using Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Color tophat using Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Layer the bunny face behind the top hat using a mini glue dot.
To create the background for the bunny and sentiment, add a light layer of water diagonally across the Shimmery White cardstock and sprinkle with Yellow Brusho. I used an Aqua Painter to blend the Brusho with the water. After the Shimmery White layer has dried, randomly stamp stars using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.
Using small Stitched Shapes circle framelit, cut the sentiment and layer onto circle of Gold Glimmer Paper cut using the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
Assemble by attaching dotted DSP layer to Whisper White card base. Next attach and center the Granite Gray Cardstock layer using Snail Adhesive. Add the strip of gold/black stripe DSP and then attach the Shimmery White layer – be sure to offset toward the right of the Gray Granite layer as shown in the photo.
Add the tag piece and the tophat with bunny.
Finish the card by using 8″ of Gold Mini Sequin Trim to create a faux bow and using Stampin’ Dimensionals add the sentiment.
Finally, the stamp set has various sentiments that can also be used with another stamp set. I’m smitten with the different face expressions included for creating bunnies with a variety of looks and images. It will be fun to create cards for all types of occasions and really can Make My Day.
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Be sure to check back tomorrow for the project details on the Country Home Suite from last week’s Facebook Live.
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