Spirited Snowmen Drink Coasters

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.   

Spirited Snowmen Coasters

Stamping Tip:

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.  

Coloring Tips: 

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!  

Happy stamping and contact me with any questions…

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Celebrating Snowflakes

The Catch a Snowflake promotion is going strong.  The Velvet White Paper is already sold out.  But, you can still get all the other products in the showcase.  

So you can visit my store today and shop.  These are all still available through November 30th, or while supplies last.  You can also download the flyer below to see the products. 

Snowflake Showcase

Celebrating snowflakes is easy with these products.

The products have so much variety that you can use them all year long.  Each card above has a unique quality and design.  Use your imagination and add the snowflake trinkets to many different projects.  Download the flyer here.

Combine these products with other products in your craft room and let the special people in your life know how much you care.  Change up your colors for even more variety.

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Snowflakes are Falling

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.

Snow Is Glistening  Stamp Set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!

Steps to recreate this Snowflakes are Falling card:
  1. Base is a Silver Foil-Edged card.  
  2. 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.
  3. For cutting the three different sizes of snowflakes, choose the dies from the Snowfall Thinlits and use Whisper White cardstock.
  4. 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.
  5. Adhere die cut snowflakes to the card using dots of Tombo multipurpose glue and to add additional dimension, just glue around the snowflake centers. 
  6. 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.  

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One Stop Holiday Box

Your one stop holiday box is coming.  The November Paper Pumpkin will be the last one before Christmas.  It’s your last chance to share some holiday cheer.  You have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to get this special kit in yet another customer box.  I can’t wait to see what is in it this month.  The box alone is festive.

This one stop holiday box will arrive around November 20th.  

To become a subscriber and get your surprise, simply sign up for Paper Pumpkin by November 10th. The holiday kits are always not to be missed.  I have loved everyone one of them.  

This is your chance to start a MPP subscription and maybe share the magic.  You can sign up here and you will receive your first kit around November 20th.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the subscription.  

Get your Paper Pumpkin subscription today!

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Products Backordered

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.    

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Wintry Trees

First of all, let me say that I love wintry trees and the images they create.  The holidays are here and that means creating beautiful hand made projects for your friends and family.  One of my favorite bundles is in the Holiday Catalog.  The Winter Woods bundle can create such amazing outdoor landscape cards.  The Framelits are such a great feature of this bundle because you can use them to create the 3-D woods. 

Adding embellishments and bling to projects is key to making your cards special for your loved ones.  I always want everyone to know that each card is created with love and purpose. Additionally, the cards are created for each specific person.  

Find these products and so much more in the Holiday Catalog.  Rather than starting with colors, start with the stamp set you want to use and expand from there.  There are a lot of products in the catalog that have caught my attention.  So, maybe I should make more than one holiday card this season.  I love the wintry trees because you can make them exactly what you want them to be.  Additionally, you can create any season while putting your own personal touch into each and every card.   

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