Need a quick and easy holiday card? The design on this Holly, Jolly & Bright card is your “go-to” card layout. The card design is one of my favorite to use year round but it is especially useful during the hectic holiday season. A combination of project suites from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog come together to create the card in the photo. The sentiment is found in the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. While the Festive Farmhouse suite of products offers the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Cherry Cobbler Twine.
To take the card “up a notch” with more visual appeal, wrap the twine multiple times around the card. Then add extra bling by using the Sprig Punch to cut the Sparkle Glimmer paper.
Just a comment about the new Glimmer Paper – the glimmer stays on the paper so the glitter is not all over your craft room. There are four colors of Glimmer Paper in the Annual Catalog and additional colors in the Joyous Noel Suite in the Holiday Catalog.
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.
Looking for a fun project? These cork Snowman Drink Coasters feature the Spirited Snowmen and are fun to make. Plus if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift you can make a set and package them in less than 30 minutes! You can find the cork coasters in craft stores or online. I was able to purchase them from Widget.com last year and it is great that a variety of thicknesses are available for purchase. Since the coasters have been on the shelf in my craft room, it was time to use them for a project. (How many times have you purchased supplies for a project only to let the items sit idle?!) I knew the Spirited Snowman stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be the perfect stamp set to use on the coasters.
The snowmen are appropriate to use not just for Christmas but for the entire winter season. I have made several sets and the cork coasters work great to protect my wood furniture from hot and cold beverages.
To ensure a good stamped impression, I suggest using the Stamparatus. It also allows you to stamp two images at the same time. I did not use the magnets to hold the drink coasters in place and was careful to not move the drink coasters until after stamping using Stazon Jet Black ink. To receive a clear impression, I found it necessary to ink and stamp the image twice.
Select a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color desired areas of the snowmen. To avoid smearing of the Stazon Jet Black ink, color just up to the edge and avoid coloring over the black ink. Allow the inks to dry for 5-10 minutes, otherwise they can smear. After drying, the ink is permanent. In the small detail areas, it is best to stipple with the point end of the Stampin’ Blend versus coloring with a back and forth motion. Note – when stamping, it is not recommended to use Stazon with Stampin’ Blends but for this project waterproof ink is needed so practice careful coloring techniques.
Have fun creating your own Spirited Snowmen drink coasters!
Today’s card, Snowflakes are Falling, is one of the projects from the recent card class. Products featured are the Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set, Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the White Velvet Paper. All items are a Limited Time Offer for November or While Supplies Last and the White Velvet Paper supply is already Sold Out! You’re going to love this set and another benefit is the versatility if offers.
Steps to recreate this Snowflakes are Falling card:
Select three sizes of snowflakes and Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad to randomly stamp the 5″ x 3-3/4″ Night of Navy cardstock layer. Allow to dry for a few minutes and attach to the Foil-Edged card base. You’ll find that the Night of Navy layer fits perfectly to allow the foil to create a frame. Time Saving Tip: Use a block size D or larger so you can place all three snowflake stamps on the block for stamp the three sizes randomly at the same time.
For cutting the three different sizes of snowflakes, choose the dies from the Snowfall Thinlits and use Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp sentiment onto strip of 1/2″ x 3″ Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad and adhere to 3-1/4″ x 3/4″ Silver Foil strip. Add to card using dimensionals.
Adhere die cut snowflakes to the card using dots of Tombo multipurpose glue and to add additional dimension, just glue around the snowflake centers.
Finally, complete card by adding Basic Rhinestones to center of each Whisper White snowflake so it enhances the snowflakes.
Because this is a limited time only offer, make sure to place your order before the products are gone. Remember, the white paper is already sold out. The Snow is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall thinlits dies will provide you with unlimited winter craft creations. Also, the coordinating Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set works well with the products for more creative options.
There are a few products backordered from the Holiday Catalog. Unfortunately, these products have exceeded Stampin’ Up!’s expectations and supplies. Therefore, there are a large number of backorders. Because backorders will take weeks to fulfill, Stampin’ Up! has made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. The orders that are currently backordered will be fulfilled when the new supply arrives.
Consequently, the products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, so these item numbers will not be reactivated.
147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. In order to provide you with another holiday option, Stampin’ Up! has an idea. They will bring back the Dashing Along DSP (item 149903). This holiday paper is from our promotion last month. It’s beautiful and a traditional Christmas paper that has a festive feel. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.
Although, there is no fulfillment date for the current back order of products. So, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as they arrive. You can still order any of the other products from the Holiday catalog.
Be sure tovisit my storeand get any other Holiday Catalog products you want.
Snowflake day is finally upon us. Not that we need a day to celebrate snowflakes, but they always make me feel warm inside. Maybe it’s the hot chocolate I drink during those cold winter months.
So starting today, you can get your hands on all the snowflake products during the “Catch a Snowflake” promotion. This new promotion from Stampin’ Up! will allow you to create some wonderful projects. Starting today, you have the chance to purchase products from this very special “Catch a Snowflake” promotion. It’s a limited time promotion and is only while supplies last, or until November 30th. Which ever comes first. I also included the samples below again for you to see the wonderful cards Stampin’ Up! created for us with these products.
Are you ready for Snowflake Day?
Below are the images and I hope you are as excited as I am. There are a variety of products to play with and use for your amazing creations. Get an idea of what you can do from the samples below and then order your products and see what you can do yourself. What’s great about the set is that Stampin’ Up! included elements that can be used not just during the holidays.
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