Cup of Christmas

It’s time to lift up our cups and celebrate the Cup of Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!  The celebration is for the patent pending Reversibles stamp set.  It includes specialized photopolymer stamps that allow you to stamp with both sides of the stamp for greater versatility.  The Cup of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Cup of Cheer Dies are available separately or for a savings of 10% can be purchased in the Cup of Christmas bundle.  The Cup of Christmas Stamp set includes 15 photopolymer stamps but with the reversible stamps, it’s like having two extra stamps added.  There are 13 dies including mugs, candy canes, holly and more in the set of Cup of Cheer dies.

Cup of Christmas Bundle

In the video below, Brian showcases the new Cup of Christmas photopolymer stamp technology.

Having recently received the stamps, I can attest that it’s wonderful to be able to stamp reverse images.  It opens the door to greater creativity.  I’ll be sharing projects using the Cup of Cheer Bundle soon.  

Spread tidings of comfort and joy and a cup of cheer to all your friends and family this season with the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and Cup of Cheer Dies.

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Quick and Easy Gift Tag

It’s such fun to give small “thinking of you” gifts and the 3″ x 6″ gusseted cellophane bags from Stampin’ Up! are the perfect size for such purpose.  Naturally, the gift bag needs a gift tag and the one on the project below is quick and easy.  This project is perfect for using up scraps of cardstock.  Since we’re celebrating the arrival of Fall soon, leaves in Fall colors are used to embellish the tag.  The Gather Together Bundle includes the Gather Together Stamp Set and the Gathered Leaves Dies.  Can you see the dimension in the leaves?  The dies not only cut but emboss!  Details for creating the tag are listed below the project photo.

Treat Bag with Fall Leaves Tag

Card Details:
  • To create tag base, cut a 1-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  On one end of the cardstock, use the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to create the tag.  Use the corner rounder section on the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges on the opposite end of the tag.
  • On the tag, stamp the large leaf from the Gather Together Stamp Set using Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad.  
  • Next, use the three leaves dies to cut a leaves from scraps of Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze cardstock.  One leaf in each color was cut.  TIP: By first lightly spritzing the cardstock with water and then cutting with the dies.   The embossed impression is much deeper.  Plus when the cardstock dries, the edges of the leaves curl just as Fall leaves curl.  
  • While the leaves are drying, stamp the sentiment from the Parcels and Petals Stamp Set (in the Annual Catalog) onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.
  • Once the cut leaves are dry, sponge Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink onto each leaf.  Layer the leaves onto the tag below the sentiment using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • After adding your treats to the 3″ x 6″ cellophane bag, fold top over approximately 3/4″ and secure with a staple.  Fold 3″ x 2″ piece of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper in half and secure to the bag by using Snail Adhesive on each side of fold.  (you are sandwiching the bag top inside the Designer Series Paper)
  • Finish by adding the gift tag to the bag with Mini Stampin Dimensionals and add a Cajun Craze Linen Thread bow using a mini glue dot.    
Reminder:   

In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check back soon for more project ideas!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

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It’s a Monster Bash!

Since Labor Day has come and gone, it signals the transition from summer into fall celebrations.  So despite having temperatures near 100 this week, the monthly card class theme was projects focusing on Fall and Halloween.  One such project is a Halloween card.  It features products from the Monster Bash product bundle.  The Monster Bash Suite is full of coordinating products that will help you prepare for fun Halloween festivities.  Today’s card features the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set, the Ornate Frames Dies, the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  You can purchase the entire Monster Bash Suite (Item #153485).   It includes all the materials on the featured card plus the Coffin Treat Boxes, Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.  Or if you prefer, the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and the coordinating Ornate Frames can be purchased in the Spooktacular Bash Bundle

Monster Bash Card Card Details:
  • To form card base, cut Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  • The next layer is Crushed Curry cardstock (5-1/4″x 4″).  To texture emboss the panel, use the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment and the vampire using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  TIP: Use the Stamparatus when stamping (especially for the vampire) so you can double stamp to get a complete stamped image.  After stamping, cut the shapes using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, cut a scroll frame from Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Attach the vampire to the scroll using Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a 2-7/8″x 2-7/8″ square of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Attach it to a 3″ x 3″ square of Basic Black cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Wrap black ribbon around the square and tie into a knotted bow.  Adhere to the card front using adhesive.  
  • Finish card front by adding the vampire scroll and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the look, stamp the envelope and the card interior with some of the fun stamps from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set! 

You’ll have lots of fun creating Halloween projects with the Monster Bash Suite of products!  

Reminder: You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

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Nature’s Beauty Fun Fold

One of the projects from the recent card classes is a fun fold card featuring the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set.  If you’ve not seen the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, you must check it out on page 63 in the Holiday Catalog.  It was one of the first products on my order list.  Though the stamp set contains no sentiments, it’s a set perfect for creating a variety of nature inspired card and project designs.  The wildlife animals are good to use for creating masculine theme cards too.  It gets even better.  For every set that is sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to Mental Health Organizations.  

Here’s a peek at all the stamps included in the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set…

Card Details:
  • Cajun Craze cardstock is cut 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ for base. 
  • Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz 5-1/4″ x 6-3/4″ and score at 4″.  Fold on score line to create the card.  Attach to the Cajun Craze card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • The plaid piece is from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper and is cut 2-1/2″ x 5″. To adhere to the front card flap, use Snail Adhesive.
  • The Whisper White card interior is 5″ x 3-3/4″.  The sentiment on the card is from the Free As A Bird stamp set.  Stamp the sentiment on the lower right corner of the exposed Whisper White using Cajun Craze Classic Stamp Pad.  Then, attach to the interior of the Pear Pizzazz.  
  • On a 2-1/2″ scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Bunny using Soft Suede.  To the side of the bunny, stamp the reeds using So Saffron.  Cut with the next to smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Use the Layering Circles Dies to cut a scallop from Cajun Craze cardstock.  Attach the bunny piece to the scallop circle with Snail Adhesive.  Then attach the entire circle to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Refer to photo for placement.  TIP: Be sure to add the Stampin’ Dimensionals to the top half of the circle only.
  • Complete the card by adding a bow made using the Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack.

Also, a big shout out and thank you to Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It!  The fun fold was shown on one of her projects.   So, I used her dimensions for my nature inspired card.

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Come to Gather

Today, I am showcasing one of the cards from the Holiday Catalog Shoebox swap from a couple of weeks ago.  The Gather Together bundle and other products from the Come to Gather Suite create a Fall themed card.  Yes, the calendar says Fall is right around the corner but the weather here in Georgia is hanging on to Summer!  Temperatures are forecast to reach near 100 this weekend!  I hope that you’re having more moderate weather.  Now back to the card.  Notice the Cajun Craze leaves?  The dies cut and emboss!  I share a tip below on using the dies.  The Gather Together card is a simple card that is perfect to send to family and friends. 

Unfortunately, I do not have the name of the person that created the card design. We were all busy moving from station to station and neglected to gather names of each person with their creation!  Lesson learned!  We’ll put our names on our creations.

Gather Together

Card Materials:
  • Base: Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ for side fold card base)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 3″ x 3″ for large leaf, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior, 2″ x 1″ for sentiment on front of card
  • Cajun Craze cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3″ for cut & embossed leaves
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Classic Ink Pads: Cajun Craze & Pretty Peacock 
  • Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack
Details:
  • To create card base, fold the Early Espresso on the score line.
  • Adhere the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to the left side of the Early Espresso card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp the large maple leaf using Cajun Craze onto the 3″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating die.
  • Use the three embossed leaf dies to cut and emboss leaves from the strip of Cajun Craze cardstock.  TIP: spritz the paper lightly with water before using your die cutter – this helps the dies break the fibers in the paper, which gives a deeper embossed impression.  Plus the edges of the leaves curl slightly, just like a real leaf.
  • With the strip of Very Vanilla, stamp the sentiment with Pretty Peacock.  Trim to create the flag tail.
  • Using snail adhesive, attach the three Cajun Craze leaves to the card (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Add the large stamped leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Using adhesive, attach the sentiment to the lower portion of the card.  
  • With three strands of the Cajun Craze linen thread, tie a bow.  Attach to the card front above the sentiment using a mini glue dot.

See how simple it is to create a beautiful Fall card.  The embossed leaves dies add lots of dimension to projects with leaves.  Be sure to get the Gather Together Bundle – you’ll find that it’s great for more than just Fall themed projects. 

 

When ready, you can place your order here.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

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Holiday Catalog launch!

Hooray!  Today is the Holiday Catalog launch so you can place your orders for Fall and Holiday crafting products.  I was up early placing my order.  It’s an exciting time whenever a new catalog is released.  However, I think the Holiday Catalog launch is the most fun since it signals the change of seasons with fun holiday celebrations soon arriving.  Have you placed your order yet?

On Monday, a card project featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog, #Elfie, was highlighted.  In addition, the card used the stamp set from the Most Wonder Time Product Medley.  The product medley has lots of products for you to use when creating holiday cards and crafts.  

In the video below, Tanner highlights all the components in the product medley, as well as, project ideas.

Isn’t the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley fantastic?!  And what about all of the project ideas – I’ve definitely added the ideas to my CASE list.  

Be sure to add the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley to your shopping list.  The product medley will provide you with lots of products for your holiday creations.  You can find more details regarding the product medley on page 39 in the Holiday Catalog.   

When ready, you can place your order here.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back on Friday for more project ideas.  

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!