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Happy October & Stampin’ Up! Specials


Happy October!

Fall is here and some much more comfortable weather!   There are 2 specials from Stampin’ Up! for October. 

header_wcmd_demo_oct0116_na1.  Today – October 1st is World Card Making Day.  In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you and your customers can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!   Check it out HERE.


2.  FREE Designer paper!  Purchase 3 and receive 1 FREE! – this special is for the whole month! 
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Designer Series Paper Special
October 1 through 31 , you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalog and the recently released holiday catalog (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks).   Click HERE to download the list of qualifying papers.

141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Booms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640  By the Sea Designer Series Paper
141986  Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (from Holiday catalog)
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (from Holiday catalog)


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Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

Today I am sharing one of the cards that I made for the OctoHang Your Stocking Cardber Stamping New England Design Team projects using the new Hang Your Stocking stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.

The card base is a piece of Garden Green cardstock cut to  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Next is a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″  and embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder

NOTE:  This folder is much thicker that other embossing folders which really adds to the detail of the embossed image.  The best way to bring out the detail of the embossed image is to spritz your cardstock with a little water before embossing it.  Also – due to the thickness of the folder, you only want to use one plate.

The stocking is layered onto a piece of the Warmth & Cheer DSP that is layered on a piece of Real Red cardstock.  The detail of the stocking die is beautiful.  The stocking for this card is cut from a piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP with a detail stocking cut from Real Red over the top.  The stocking is decorated with a piece of Holly that is stamped with Garden Green ink and embellished with Berries that are stamped with Real Red ink and then embossed with the Real Red Glitter Embossing powder.

Like this card?  This is one of my designs using the Hang Your Stocking stamp set for the month of October.  The Stamping New England Design Team is focusing on 2 Holiday stamp sets for October classes.  This set and the Perfect Pines stamp set.  Like our designs?  Join my Stamp Club and receive these designs in your inbox each month!  You can check out the details on my Stamp Club here.

Below are the supplies used to make this card. 

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my project today!

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Another Star of Light Christmas Card

I am really loving the new Star of Light Stamp set and thinlits from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  And the funny part is that this is not a set that I immediately ordered when I saw this catalog.  pink-star-of-light-2wI borrowed the set from a friend and of course have now ordered it.  Why can’t I have everything?  Oh Yeah – I don’t have enough room to store everything!  LOL

So the details on this card.  This card is stunning but a fairly quick and simple card.  The card base is a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Soft Sky Cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The swirl on the background is stamped with Blushing Bride ink and the small stars have been stamped with Soft Sky ink.  Each side of the DSP is layered with a piece of Silver Glitter ribbon from the Holiday catalog.

Next I cut a star using the Detailed Starlight Thinlits from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  Note:  the best way to cut this particular star is to cut the center pattern first and then line up the star outline around the detail design!  I used 1/2″ pieces of the new Foam Adhesive Strips to on the back of the star so that it pops from the card! 

Then the bling:  I used a couple of the Fancy Frost Sequins and Rhinestone Jewels to add some detail to the card.

Here are the supplies that were used for this card:

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Which Holiday stamp set is your favorite??  Mine is Star of LIght and Santa's Sleigh!.

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Star of Light Handmade Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Christmas card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light Stamp set and coordinating thinlits.  star-of-light-2wThis card was inspired by the week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

So the details on this card:

The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Soft Sky cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.

The panel on the right is a 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock layered on a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.

The background of this panel is a Watercolor technique on Whisper White cardstock using re-inkers and an aqua painter. Place 2 drops of Island Indigo re-inker and about 10 drops of water in the top of star-of-light2-cua button container.  Stir it up with an aqua painter and brush across the cardstock.  NOTE:  practice on a scrap of white paper first to get the level of shading that you want.  Then I repeated the process with soft sky re-inker.  Then set this piece aside to dry.

The Panel on the left is a  1 1/2″ piece of  Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper which has been lightly brayered with Soft Sky ink.  This is also layered onto a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  I added a piece of Blushing Bride and Silver Glitter ribbon.

the Snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper cut with the detailed Starlitght thinlits dies.  These are layered on my watercolored panel that has been stamped with Blushing Bride  using the swirl stamp.  The small star is a stamped with versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing powder on a scrap of whisper white.

It is hard to tell, but I used the Wink of Stella Clear Brush to add dazzle to the blushing bride swirl.  The snowflakes are attached with glue dots.  and of course the center of the snowflakes have been embellished with Rhinestone Jewels.

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quick and simple Santa Card

So which set of dies is your favorite from the New Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog?  I am really loving this Detailed Santa Thinlits die and the quick and simple but striking cards that you can make with this die!

santa_edited-1This card is a 4 1/4″ square with a base cut from Whisper White card stock.  The second layer is a 4×4″ piece of Red Foil and the top layer is a 3 3/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock cut with the Detailed Santa Thinlits.

Very stunning!
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I am seeing this card with the top layer cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper…





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Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a Christmas Card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Hang Your Stocking from the new Holiday catalog!  hang your stocking cardI have to say that I love this catalog and so many of the sets within it that I had a really hard time deciding what to buy this fall! 

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Global Design Team challenge which is a case the designer.   I choose to use the same layout that Teneale used.
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Here are the details for this card:

Cardstock base:  Real Red CS cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
The next layer is Crumb Cake cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I choose Crumb Cake to go with the pattern on the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper that I choose.  I used a 2″ x 3 7/8″ piece of the plaid pattern with a 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Whisper white CS embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  NOTE:  This folder is very thick to give a detailed impression.  So you need to adjust your platform accordingly.  I found that I only needed one plate with this embossing folder.

These two pieces were layered onto the Crumb Cake layer and I added a piece of Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape to cover the seams between the two layers. 

Onto the Stamping:  The Stockings are stamped with Garden Green ink and Real Red ink and then cut out using the coordinating thinlits.  “Merry Christmas” is also stamped with Garden Green ink and custockings-left-wt using the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered onto a scrap of Garden Green cardstock also cut using the Oval framelits.  The stockings were layered and attached with glue dots.  The “Merry Chistmas” is attached with stampin’ dimensionals.  Last but not least is a piece of Whisper White Thick Basker’s Twine.

Here is the card with the reverse layout and the supplies to make this card.

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Looking for more Christmas Project ideas?  I will be starting my 12 Weeks of Christmas share in a couple of weeks...  But you have to be on my newsletter list to receive these great ideas!  You can signup HERE.  And as an added bonus you will receive my Idea Sheet for 5 ways to use up Designer Paper Scraps!!

So do you like the Hang Your Stocking card with the layout on the left or right?

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The Holiday Catalog is HERE!!

The New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is HERE!!!

It’s the best time of the year!!  The new Holiday catalog is Here and it is fantastic!  I can’t wait to show you more ideas with the catalog.  There are so many pretty things in this catalog that I can’t decide what to work on first.

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And even better – Stampin’ Up! is bringing back weekly specials for the first three weeks of September.  You can check them out HERE.

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Ready to place an order?  If you order is under $150 then use the Hostess Code 7KQJMK2R and I will share a ribbon sampler of the new In-color ribbons with you!  Of course,  if your order is over $150 then collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

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Foxy Friends Card Class

I love the Foxy Friends Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many diverse things that you can make with this stamp set.  And the Stamping New England Design Team has been really busy designing several different projects using the Foxy Friends stamp set, coordinating a LIttle Foxy Designer Paper and coordinating the Fox Builder punch (bundle 142436, paper 141637). 

There are so many different animals that you can make with this stamp set and punch!

Stampin' Up! Foxy FriendsYou can check out the details of the class HERE!

Interested in receiving a class like this in your email each month?  Members of my Stamper’s Club receive a full color PDF with detailed instructions and a technique video each month!  Check out more details on my Stamper’s Club Here.
 

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Santa’s Sleigh card

Today I have a card that I made using the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set Santa’s Sleigh from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog available on September 1st!  I am really loving this new Holiday csleigh3_watalog and couldn’t decide what to order – so actually ordered 6 new Christmas sets (usually I order 3).

Anyway – this set is really neat – it has a Sleigh with a detailed die to cut out a fancy overlay for the Sleigh.  This cards was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  I actually made the card on Tuesday but am just getting time now to post it!
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So the details on this card:

The Designer paper is the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.
The base of the Sleigh is cut from Gold Foil with the overaly cut from Red Glimmer paper.

So I am liking this Designer paper so much, I couldn’t decide which side of the paper to use…  So this is a secsleigh2-1wond card that I made using the other side of the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  So the details on these cards.

The Card bases are Real Red and Crumb Cake on the second card.  The second layer is cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The Designer paper is cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.

The second card has the Sleigh base cut from Copper Foil with an overlay of Real Red Foil, which has been discontinued, but I have a couple of pieces laying around!

The Ribbon on the first card is a piece of the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon that will be available in the Holiday catalog.

Each of the sleighs are layered on a white doily.  The “merry” is cut using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

So which Santa’s Sleigh card do you like better?  Card #1 or Card #2?



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Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Wow – A Paper Pumpkin Special from August 11th to October 10th.  So what is Paper Pumpkin?  It is a magical escape that you receive once a month in the mail.  It is a complete stamping project kit that comes with everything that you need, precut papers, stamps pp_bogo_fb-thumbnailand a little ink pad.  All you need to add is adhesive.  A perfect way to try out papercrafting!

Purchase one Paper Pumpkin kit before October 10th and receive the next month for FREE!  This special only applies to new subscriptions and doesn’t apply to prepaid subscriptions.  So if you order now before September 10th you will receive the September kit and October kit for FREE.  If you order between September 11th and October 10th – you will receive the October kit and November kit for FREE!

Here are the details:
  • Only applies to new subscriptions
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • Ends Oct. 10th (the last day to subscribe to the October kit)

Order Paper Pumpkin HERE.  Make sure to use the Promo Code BOGO when you place your order!

….and here are a few samples of past Paper Pumpkin kits:

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Garden in Bloom Card

Today I am sharing a handmade card made with the Garden in Bloom stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  This card was inspired bloom-w2by the color challenge from the Global Design Team for this week.  What a pretty color combination!
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So the details on this card:
Cardstock:
1.  The card base is Flirty Flamingo cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.
2.  The next layer is Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″
3.  And last is a piece of Fruit Stand Designer paper cut to
3 3/4″ x 3″.  I cut this piece at an angle.

Time to Stamp:
1.  I stamped the flowers with Black Momento ink on the piece of Whisper white towards the middle/top of the card since I am going to add the Designer paper to the card.
2.  I stamped the large flower from the Garden in Bloom set with two leaves and the small flower that are partially covered by the Fruit Stand designer paper on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.   I also stamped a butterfly.  Next cut all of these out of the Whisper White cardstock. bloom-cu
3.  Now for the fun part – Coloring – I used a Blender Pen and my Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz ink pads to color the flowers and leaves.  

Tip for coloring with Blender Pens: 
Before you open your ink pad press down on the lid which will make a puddle of ink on the lid.  You can use the puddle of ink to pick up the color that you are coloring!  When you are finished with  a color and ready to move onto the next color just scribble onto some scrap paper until the blender pen runs clear.  The Blender Pen tips will get stained with color but as long as it runs clear you are ready to start with another color.
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4.  Attach the Fruit Stand Deisgner paper to the front of the card.  I added a piece of ribbon over the seam of the DSP and White cardstock.  Then attach the flowers that you have cut out with dimensionals.
5.  Next I colored just the word “Friends” from the sentiment with a black marker and stamped that on top of the card. 
6.  And of course you can’t forget the bling!!  I used Rhinestone Jewels on the center of the flowers.  And then I colored each of the flowers and the butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  I just love the way that pen adds sparkle to a card.  Pictures just don’t do these colored items justice!
7.  Last I added the triangle that I cut from the Designer paper to the top of the inside of the card.  I colored the rest of the sentiment using my black marker and stamped this on the inside of the card.

I have to say that I really like the Fruit Stand Designer paper even though I didn’t purchase the Fresh Fruit stamp set…  I wish I could buy all the sets that I really like – but then where would I store them??


Here are the supplies that I used for this project:

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Are you always struggling with using up your scraps of Designer paper?  I have put together a new tutorial of ideas for using up Designer paper scraps!    Just sign up for my newsletter HERE!  If you are already on my newsletter, I will be including the tutorial in my next newsletter coming out this week!

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3D Poinsettia Christmas Card

Today I am sharing three 3D Poinsettia cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Reason for the Season stamp set and the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  I purchased the Reason for the Season set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch last fall when it came out since poinsettias are my favorite Christmas flower.  But unfortunately I never got the chance to use the set.  So last week I decided to pull out some of the Christmas sets that I had purchased last year but didn’t have time to use.  So they were incorporated into my Christmas in July class for this year!

So here we are.  I am loving this new Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  This product is a window sheet with designs stamped in gold and silver.  If you use one side it is gold and flip it over, it is silver.  What a great idea!  I can see some really pretty wedding invites with this acetate too!  Ok – so for the details of these cards. 

I made this card using the 3 different shades of pink cardstock.  The top left is Blushing Bride, then Flirty Flamingo and then Pink Pirouette cardstocks.  For each card, I used the coordinating ink to stamp the poinsettia petals.  The leaves are Garden Green card stock with Garden Green ink.
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The base of each card is the color of the flower for that card.  Then I layered a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Next is a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate cut to the same size as the white piece. 

The large flower is made using 8 Large petals stamped and punched from the Blushing Bride cardstock.  There are 4 medium petals stamped and punched and 2 of the small double petals.  I used a 1 1/4″ circle (the size of the circle doesn’t matter) to build the flower.  The Fine Tip Glue Pen was used to put the flowers together.

The smaller flower is 8 Medium petals and 2 small double petals.

I used the Christmas Greetings thinlits to cut out the Peace and Merry from Silver and Gold foil to match the side of the acetate that I used.

And to make it easier I recorded a video with all the details.

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I hope you have enjoyed my 3D Poinsettia cards today!

Did I mention that Poinsettias are my favorite Holiday flower?  What is your Holiday flower?

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Limited time offer for New Thoughtful Branches Bundle

For the month of August, Stampin’ Up! is offering a new stamp set with matching dies, Thoughtful Branches.  This is an exclusive stamp set and only available for the month of August.  What a beautiful set with some great detailed dies to make trees and detailed flowers.  A great set to make items for your fall cards.

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Click HERE to see the detail images for this stamp set and dies…  I have seen some beautiful projects made with trees and flowers using these dies and stamps.


Item #Product NameRetail
144328Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD
144329Thoughtful Branches Bundle (FR)$52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD
143539Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD
144264Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR)$27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD
143538Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$31.00 USD/$41.00 CAD
Ready to order?  If you order is under $50 then use the HOSTESS CODE  6FUFNHW6 and I will send you a sampler of the new in-color ribbons.  Of course if your order is over $150 then use the hostess benefits yourself!!

Also – don’t forget, it’s time to use your coupons that you earned in July!  You can redeem them on a Stampin’ Up! product order from August 2nd to August 31st. 

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Christmas in July is Here!

It is time for the Stamping New England Design Team’s Christmas in July projects again!  This year the Stamping New England Design Team is using the This Christmas designer series paper with the Stampin’ Up! Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornaments thinlits.  I love the cards that we have designed for this month!  Lots of great new and unique techniques for the beautiful Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

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This tutorial includes 12 card designs and one ornament design for using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornaments thinlits with the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
And there are two ways to get these instructions:

1.  Make a purchase of the Embellished Ornaments stamp set (139759), the Delicate Ornament Thinlits (139667) and This Christmas Designer Series paper (141628) from my online store HERE.  Send me a message and I will send your the link for the card patterns for FREE!

2.  Purchase my Christmas in July Tutorial for $11.95.  This includes lifetime access to a FREE video showing you how to make a card with a Shaker Ornament! 

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code FAXV2DPB   and receive a sampler of the new in color ribbons from me.  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself!  I love to share the hostess benefits with my customers!
 
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All Occasion Card

black & pink-wToday I am sharing a handmade All Occasion card that I made using the new Stampin’ Up! Desinger paper Pop of Pink for this week’s Global Design Project challenge.  I love the combination of a bright color with black.  In this case the Pop of Pink Designer paper combines Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Gold in the papers.

So here are the details of this card.
The Card Base is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5 1/2″.  Next is the black layer with a piece of Basic Black card stock cut to 5 1/8″ x   3 7/8″ with a piece of the Black Herringbone designer paper cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.  Next is a layer of Melon Mambo card stock cut to 2 3/4″ x 4″ and a piece of Melon Mambo designer paper cut to 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.

I love the new detailed thinlits that Stampin’ Up! is offering with this new catalog.  I used the floral images from the Flourish Thinlits to create a delicate cut out flower.

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Last I added a message using the Black Glimmer paper from last year’s Holiday catalog which  I happen to have laying around.

Here are the supplies that were used to create this card:

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This is the last week of Stampin' Up!'s  Bonus Days;  For each $50 that you spend in project, you will receive a $5 coupon to be used on August!  So this is the time to stock up on all the new stamp sets that you just can't live without!  

Ready to place on order?  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers.  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code FAXV2DPB and I will send you a sampler of the new In-color ribbons!  Of course if you order is over $150 collect your own hostess benefits!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my All Occasion card today!

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