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Valentine’s Z Fold Card

Happy Valentine's Day!  Today I am sharing a Double Z Fold Card that I made for a Valentine's Day class that I was teaching.  This card uses the Sending Love Suite of Products from Stampin' up!

The stamp set is Sealed with Love from Stampin' Up! which is part of the Sealed with Love Bundle (144705).  Don't forget that you save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and coordinating famelits together!

The Designer paper is the Sending Love Designer paper (142733) which coordinates with Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.

So the details on this Z fold card...  Warning that this card is not a quick card.  There are a lot of moving parts and it does take some time to assemble.  But they are beautiful when they are done!

The card base is a piece of Real Red cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 3" and 5 1/2".  The first panel has a 2 3/4" x 4" piece of Sending Love Designer paper layered on a 2 7/8" x 4 1/8" piece of whisper white cardstock.  The middle panel is a different piece of the designer paper cut to 2 3/8" x 4 1/8".  The 3rd panel is cut to 4" x 5 1/4" layered on a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8"x 5 3/8".

The piece that makes this card fun is the front piece that makes the Z Fold.  This is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 1" x 11" scored at 3" and 5 1/2".  The key to this piece is you fold it in the same Z pattern but attach it in the opposite direction.  The end of the 5 1/2" piece is attached to the front 3" panel and the 3" piece is attached to the 5 1/2" panel.  Warning:  Make sure to fold your card before you go any further to make sure the fold works correctly.

The front panel is decorated with a couple of 7/8" pieces of the Sending Love Designer paper.  Now the fun part!  Stamping all the embellishments and you can go crazy with this!  I used Real Red ink with Whisper White cardstock to stamp the Happy Valentine's Day message on the 3rd panel.  This is cut out with a circle from the Layering Circles framelits and is layered on a larger scallop circle cut from Real Red cardstock.  These Love Notes framelits are so much fun.  There are a lot of pieces to this set!  I cut the cupid's arrows from scraps of Real Red cardstock and used these to enhance the Happy Valentine's day message.  

Other embellishments are rows of hearts that I stamped with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out to line the Z panel.  The 3D Heart Flowers were stamped with real red ink on whisper white and with white craft ink on Real red cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder.  The Heart flowers are cut out with the die that makes them 3D and attached to a 1/8" strip of cardstock to make a "stem".  These are attached to a 1/2" x 4"  piece of cardstock that is run from the card base to the front strip so the hearts can pop when the card opens.  Also included with this framelit set is two small envelopes that you can add Love Notes to.  

The envelope is a scrap of whisper white cardstock cut using the envelope die.  The little love note is a piece of whisper white that I stamped the string of hearts on and cut out with the love note die.   The heart on the outside of the envelope is a scrap of blushing bride cardstock with a single heart stamped and cut out with the dies.  I added a second envelope in Real Red cardstock with a another love note to the middle panel.  This die set is a great way to use up lots of scraps!  I made other embellishments from scraps of Red Glimmer paper.  This is my favorite Valentine stamp set that Stampin' Up! has made in several years!  Such a great versatile set!  I think that I will make a couple of Wedding and Anniversary cards with this set.

Stay tuned for my video which is being edited that shows the details of this card.

Here is a list of supplies for this card:

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Succulent Garden Ideas

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden suite of products.  All I can say is WOW!!  I love flowers and floral papers.  This is my new favorite floral set!  This set allows you to make beautiful 3D flowers.  Warning, it takes some time to cut all the pieces for these flowers.  So this is not a Stamp set that you would go to for quick cards.  Although that might be a good challenge.  Design some quick and easy cards with this set.

Well I am digressing.  So here are the details for this card.  This project uses the Succulent Garden Suite of products from Stampin' Up!.  That is the Oh So Succulent Bundle with the stamp set and coordinating Framelits.  The paper is the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.

First you want to start by cutting out the 5 layers of the solid image flower using the framelits.  Stamp the tips of the larger layers with Sweet Sugarplum ink and the small stamp that highlights the tip of the flower.  I used glue dots to assemble the layers of the flower together.  I suggest that while you are cutting, cut out extra pieces so you can make the flowers to have on hand for cards...  I made a stack of flowers using a lot of colors including, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Mint Macaroon, Perfect plum and Wisteria Wonder and of course Whisper White.

The card base is a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" layer of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock scored at 4 1/4".  Next is a 5 1/4" x 4" layer of Whisper White cardstock and a 3 3/4" x 5" layer of the Sweet Sugarplum checker pattern paper from the Succulent Garden DSP.  Adhere the designer paper to the Whisper White layer.  Add a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around the top left corner of the card.

Next is a 3" x 3 1/2" piece of Sweet Sugarplum layered with a 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" piece of the flowered pattern of Succulent Garden DSP.  Then a 2 1/8" x 3 3/8" piece of Old Olive cardstock layered with a 2" x 3 1/4" piece of Old Olive patterned paper from the Succulent Garden DSP.

Last, I added the flower at the intersection of the two DSP layers.  I love the look of this package of Designer Paper.

Here are the supplies that are used to make this card:

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I will be adding a class with this stamp set on my Calendar for the spring!  Stay tuned to see what I make with the other flowers that I have.

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Valentine’s 3D Candy Box

Today I am sharing a 3D Valentine's box for this week's Global Design Team Challenge.  I made this box from a pattern that one of my team members on the Stamping New England Team, Margaret Galvez created.  She is a very creative and talented person and a great asset to my team! 










So the details on this project. The box is made from a 4 1/4" x 9 1/4"  piece of Real Red Cardstock.  Score the piece at 3, 3 1/2" , 6 1/2", 7".  Score the two long sides at 1/4" x 5/8".  Fold along the score lines and then cut out tabs along the top and bottom flaps. 

The two flaps are decorated with pieces of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!   The tricky part with this box is the arrow on the top.  Margaret used the Heart framelit from the Love Notes Framelits die which has two sides that fold up.  She cut an arrow on the top  of the box and fed the sides of the heart thru the arrow to make a closoure.  When you fold the sides of the heart down, it makes a heart on top of the box.  I used Red Foil to cut the heart for the closure.




This box holds 6 of the Hershey nuggets.  You can wrap the nuggets in 1" x 3" pieces of Sending Love Designer paper - perfect for using up the scraps!

I love this cute little box!

Perfect for a small Valentine's gift for a friend or teacher!
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How to make a Masculine Card

Today I am going to show you how I took a Valentine's card that I made a couple of days ago and transformed that card into a Masculine card.  One of my customers asked me "How to make a Masculine card" using the Stampin' Up! Warmth and Cheer Designer paper from the Holiday catalog.  She specifically wanted to use this paper for a Masculine Valentine's card. This paper has a very masculine look with plaids that look like flannel shirts or masculine sweaters.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut the long way at 4 1/4" x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a layer of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  The third layer is a piece of Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4". 

The band on this card is a crumb cake version of the same pattern of Warmth and Cheer DSP cut to 1 1/2"  x 5 1/4".  I like the modern images of this DSP and I especially love the fact that Stampin' Up! Designer papers always coordinate with Stampin' up! cardstocks.  There are several shades of red and each Designer paper has the colors listed so It makes it so easy to match colors when crafting.  You always know that the colors listed on the DSP will coordinate with the rest of your project!

I stamped the sentiment "Love - Note" with Cherry Cobbler ink on a 3/4" x 3" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut the end to look like a tail. and added a few of the enamel shapes to the end of the tail.

Next I stamped the String of hearts with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out the strings of hearts using the matching thinlit dies! 

Last I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4" x 5 1/4" to the inside of the card.  I stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" with a string of hearts along the bottom.  A quick and simple card! 

So the lesson here is if you see a card that you really like but need to change the tone of the card, just change the Designer Series paper!  Stampin' UP! products make that easy.  All the Designer papers are labeled with all the colors included in each paper pattern.  

Happy Stamping!

Valentine’s Card for Global Design Project

Today I have a Valentine's card that I made for this week's Global Design Project. This card uses Stampin' Up!'s Sending Love Designer paper stack and the Sealed with Love Stamp set and coordinating thinlits from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.

This is a quick and simple card made from the following sketch.  It only requires a couple of ingredients:  Real Red Ink, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and the Sending Love DSP and coordinating Sealed with Stamp set  from the Occasions catalog.















So the details on this card:

The card base is Real Red cardstock cut the long way at 4 1/4" x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a layer of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  The third layer is a piece of Sending Love Designer Series Paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4". 

The band on this card is a second pattern of the Sending Love DSP cut to 1 1/2"  x 5 1/4".  I like the modern images of this DSP and I especially love the fact that Stampin' Up! Designer papers always coordinate with the cardstocks.  It makes it so easy to craft.  You always know that the colors listed on the DSP will coordinate with the rest of your project!

I stamped the sentiment "Love - Note" with Real Red ink on a 3/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the end to look like a tail. and added a few rhinestone jewels to the end of the tail.

Next I stamped the String of hearts with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out the strings of hearts using the matching thinlit dies! 

Last I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4" x 5 1/4" to the inside of the card.  I stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" with a string of hearts along the bottom.  A quick and simple card! 

Stay tuned - next I have taken this card and made a masculine version!


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Ready to place an order?  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code RHSP2UGR (for January) and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the yummy new DSP Falling in Love from the Occaisons Catalog.  Of course if your order is over $150, collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

Also - Don't forget it is Sale-a-bration and you receive a FREE item for each $50 that you spend!


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Dragonfly Dreams CASE

If you have been following the crafting world, you may have heard the word CASE.  So what is a CASE?   CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything. A great compliment to fellow card designers since that means that someone really likes your card or project.  So I am going to show you how I CASED a card that one of my friend's made this weekend at a stamping event.

Well today my card is inspired by two things - a card that my fellow Stamping Up!  BFF Angela made this weekend using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set and second, this week's color challenge from the Global Design Team!









And here is Angela's card.

So I used the technique and layout that Angela used on her card and changed the colors for this week's GDP.  Here are the Details for my card:

The card base is Whisper White cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".  The next layer is a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 4".  Then the 3rd layer is a second piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3 3/4" x 5". 

On the top layer of Whisper White, I stamped the polka dot background stamp from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Silver ink and embossed it with Silver embossing powder.  Next I used the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly framelits and cut the large dragonfly from the center of the card.  I inserted a Dragonfly that I cut with the same framelit with Silver Foil cardstock.  NOTE:  I used glue dots on the center of the body so the wings are loose and you can bend them to give the card a little dimension.  Next I cut a detailed dragonfly from a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper which I layered over the Silver Foil Dragonfly.

Then I cut a string of the little dragonflies from a scrap of a Delightful Dijon cardstock.  I cut apart a string of two dragonflies and a single dragonfly.  I colored the dragonflies with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add a little glitter to the dragonflies.  Then - don't forget to stamp your sentiment to the card.  I used Delightful Dijon ink to stamp the sentiment.

And of course, I used a bling with Rhinestone jewels on the bodies of the dragonflies.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

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Ready to Sale-a-brate????

It's HERE!!  Time to Sale-a-Brate!!! The Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration flyer go live today! 

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Sale-a-bration Flyer

I don't know about you, but there are so many beautiful things in these two catalogs!  The Occasions catalog runs from January 4th to May 31st and has fantastic products to make fun cards and scrapbooks for all of your spring events! 

And Bonus - for each $50 of product that you purchase during Jan, Feb and March, you can choose an item from the Sale-a-bration flyer!

And if you are like me, I didn't know where to start and had a huge wish list.  There are so many wonderful new products that I want (I know that I can't buy them all)!  So let's talk about maximizing your buying power during Sale-a-bration!

A. 
Join my Team the New England StampINKersIt’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Check out information on my Team HERE.
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B. SHOP!  Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

C. Take advantage of increased Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-a-bration!  Place a qualifying order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward the Starter Kit and become a demonstrator!  So HOST a party (contact me for open dates) or just collect orders from your friends!

D. Place a Stampin' Up! product order of $50 or more (total before shipping and tax) in MY on-line store during January using the Host Code RHSP2U6R and you will receive a 6x6 sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.

  •  If your order is $50 – $149.99 (before tax and shipping):  Add HOST CODE RHSP2U6R.   To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code. 
  • If your order is $150 or more: Do NOT add the host code.  I will automatically send you the Falling in Love DSP sampler!

Need a paper copy of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure?  Just email me! I will drop one in the mail to you!  As always, if you have any questions, I am only an email away!

Until next time…

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Sneak Peak Avant Garden Z Fold Card

avant-garden-wToday I am posting a Sneak Peak of a Z Fold Card that I made with the new Sale-a-bration stamp set Avant Garden for a swap.  Swaps are part of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's life when a new catalog is coming out.  Since we can't buy everything (even though we want to), as a Demonstrator we can purchase sets a month early to make samples and prep for classes.  And we do want samples of stamp sets that we don't own to show our customers and to use for our displays.  So we all participate in swaps.  Each Demonstrator designs 1 project and then makes multiple copies of the project to trade with other demonstrators.  I just received some cool cards yesterday from a swap with the new sets that are coming out on Wednesday January 4th with the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration!

So this is one of the cards that I designed using the Avant Garden stamp set which is the new floral set in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration catalog.  I also made this card in two different color schemes.  The first color scheme is Island Indigo with Mint Macaroon and the second is Rich Razzleberry with Sweet Sugarplum.  The Designer series paper is Blooms & Bliss from the catalog.

Z Fold Card Directions:
Card base: 
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 2 1/8" &
4 1/4" and fold the casugarplum-avant-garden-wrd in a Z format!
Front Background layer:
a 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.

The Inside of the card is a coordinating color (mint macaroon or Sweet sugarplum) cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" with a piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4".

The main element on the front of the card is the flower from the Avant Garden Stamp set stamped with Island Indigo Ink or Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry stamped on a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The background behind the flower is stamped lightly with Mint Macaroon or Blushing Bride ink stamped off - so the image is very light.  The flower is layered onto a piece of darker cardstock cut to 2 1/8" x 3 5/8".  This is layered onto a piece of the lighter cardstock cut to
2 3/8" x 3 7/8"

The message "Thanks for being you." is stamped on the front of the card. The flower petals are enhanced with the Clear Wink of Stella brush that adds a little glitter to the image.  And of course Rhinestone jewels were added along the bottom of the piece.  I used a larger jewel in the center to add a little dimension.

Ready to place an order?  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  So if your order is under $150, then use the hostess code RHSP2U6R and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

So do you like the Island Indigo/Mint Macaroon or Rich Razzleberry/Sweet Sugarplum card better?

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Dragonfly Dreams Sneak Peak

Today I am sharing a card with the Beautiful new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog which goes live on Wed. the 4th!  This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Occasions Catalog!
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One of the things that I love about the Dragonfly Dreams set is that the Dragonfly is two part.  This means that there is a stamp for the background and another for the detail of the dragonfly.  Well, the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly thinlits are the same.  There is an outline of the dragonfly and then a detailed thinlit to cut a detailed dragonfly from coordinating paper.  When I think of dragonflies, I think of a watercoloring effect.  Dragonflies are not one color.  They are a blend of colors!  So I used a watercoloring technique to color the dragonfly before I cut out the background image.

Here are the details of this card! 

The card base is a piece of Mint Macaroon cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at
4 1/4".  Next is a layer of Mint Macaroon cardstock cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The front panel is a piece of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper cut to 3" x 4 1/4".  This is layered onto a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock cut to 3 1/8" x 4 3/8".

The sentiment "to a wonderful friend" is stamped with mint Macaroon ink on the bottom of the designer paper.    dragonfly-cu

For this card, the dragonfly is colored using a blend of Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Mint Macaroon inks.  I used an aqua painter to brush ink across the cardstock and then cut out the dragonfly shape.  Next I cut out the detailed Dragonfly shape from a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.   It is hard to see in the picture but the Glimmer paper really adds punch to the Dragonfly!

This card and set are inspiring me to prep a class on Watercoloring techniques!  Especially with the Stampin' Up! Watercolor pencils coming back!

Stay tuned!  These items will be available for ordering on Wed. the 4th!

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Seasonal Bells Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Christmas card made with the Seasonal Bells and Christmas Pines stamp sets from
StSeasonal Bellsampin' up!.  Today's share is inspired by this week's Global Design Challenge which is a sketch challenge.
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This is a quick and easy handmade Christmas card made with Mint Macaron cardstock.  both the card base and the top layer are cut from Mint Macaron cardstock. 

The pine boughs are stamped with White Craft ink and embossed with White embossing powder.  The star background is stamped with Mint Macaron ink in the background.   Next "Tis the Season" message is stamped with Emerald Envy ink and cut out using a tag die from the Project LIfe Framelits set.   Next the Bells are stamped using Real Red ink on Whisper White Cardstock and punched out with the coordinating Bell punch.  I used the 1/8" handheld circle punch to punch a hole in the top of each of the bells.  Next a piece of Real Red Baker's Twine to tie a bow thru the two bells. bells-cu My tip for this card is to thread the Emerald Envy Baker's Twine thru the Real Red Baker's Twine when you tie the knot on the bells.  Then wrap a longer piece of Emerald Envy Baker's Twine around the top layer of the card 3 times.  Attach on the back with adhesive.  Attach the card front to the Mint Macaron card base. with dimensionals.

red-bells-cu-1Last but not least I embellished the bells with small rhinestone jewels.   a Glue Dot helps to hold the bells in place.  Last is highlighting the pattern on the bells with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  This adds a nice shimmer to the detail of the bells!

Here are the products that were used to create this card.
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Ready to place an order?  I am offering a 6"x6" sampler of the new Falling In Love Designer paper from the upcoming Occasions catalog to customers that use the hostess code 7PP4ERWD.  I love to share the hostess benefits with my loyal customers!


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Make your own Handmade Christmas Boxes

Today I am sharing a set of beautiful Handmade Christmas Boxes that one of my team members made for our Bag it, Box it and Tag it December Classes! You too can make handmade Christmas Boxes for your Holiday packages.  I love the Stamping New England Design Team!  Each month, 4 of us design 3 projects with the same Designer Paper and stamp sets so we have 12 very different projects each month!.

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These really cute little boxes are made using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and are perfect for packing cute little stocking gifts!

So to make a handmade Christmas box.  Decide what you want the finished size of the box to be.  For example:  if you want a 4" x 6" box that is 1" deep, then you would:

1.  Add the Width plus the depth for 2 sides together.  So 4" + 1" + 1" = 6"
2.  Do the same for the Length of the box -
6" + 1" + 1"= 8"
3.  This means that you would cut a box bottom that is 6" x 8" and a second piece the same size for the top.
4.  Score each of the four sides of the top box piece at 1".   Cut up the score line on the long side to the intersection of the score lines.  Fold along all score lines.  Where you cut will make a tab to put the box together.  Add adhesive (I use tear & tape) to the flaps and attach to the inside of the other flaps.  This will make your box top.

box-pattern  Repeat this step for the box bottom.  However, when you score the sides, score just over 1" - at 1 1/16th on each side.  This will make the bottom a hair smaller so the top fits over the bottom of the box.

In this example a piece of the Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Designer paper was used to make the box top and a coordinating solid color of cardstock to make the bottoms.

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Handmade Father Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a handmade card that was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest made with the Father Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I made this card with two different color combinations and also made a slight change to the layering of the card.
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This card uses the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!  I love the color combination of Real Red, Crumb Cake and Chocolate chip in this patterned paper and couldn't decide which card I liked better. 

Father Christmas is stamped on a
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock with Black Momento ink.  I used alcohol markers to color in the image.

The Whisper White piece is layered onto 2 pieces of cardstock.  One is Real Red and the second is Crumb Cake.  The layers are reversed on the two cards so the Father Christmas image pops with the pattern of the Designer Paper. 
So the dimensions are:
  1. Whisper White layer:  2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  2. 2nd Layer:  2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  3. 3rd Layer:  2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Layering with 1/8" of an inch makes a very narrow layer.  If you want a wider layer, you would layer with 1/4" between the layers.   You may notice that the Crumb Cake Card has a slightly wider layer between the card base and the card front.  I used a 3/8" layer between the base of the Crumb Cake card and the Card front vs.  a 1/4" layer between the Rfather-cueal red card base and card front.

So the dimensions for the Crumb Cake card are:
  1. Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
  2. Real Red layer:  5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  3. Crumb Cake DSP Layer:  5" x 3 3/4"
The dimensions for the Real Red card are:
  1. Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
  2. Crumb Cake layer:  5 1/4" x 4"
  3. Real Red DSP Layer:  5" x 3 3/4"
Father Christmas was colored with Alcohol markers.  I used a Cherry Cobbler like color for Santa's coat.  His shoes are belt are colored with shades of gray.  My goal was to bring out each of the toys that he is carrying with a different color.  The bag is crumb cake and the tin man is also grays.  The tree is colored with an old olive shade of color.  Last, I used the Wink of Stella to color over the images to add some sparkle.  You can't really see the sparkle in the picture, but it really made the card pop!

So which card do you like best?

Happy Stamping!

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Year End Closeout!


Stampin’ Up!
has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and WOW! It’s time for their annual Year-End Closeout!
cm10600bBoy, do they have some great deals for us!  From December 1, 2016, through January 3, 2017, a selection of holiday retiring products, clearance rack items (while supplies last) and high-inventory catalog items will be discounted (up to 60%).  Here are the highlights of the 2016 Year-End Closeout:

  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.
  • Closeout & Sale.  Many of the retiring items and high-inventory items will be offered at a discount between December 1 and January 3.  High-inventory items will be available after January 3rd at the original price.

Check out what is on Sale and what is on the Closeout list.


Don't miss out!! 

Ready to Shop?  I have a sweet deal for you if you place an order in December! 
If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code 7PP4ERWD and receive a 6" x 6" sampler of the Falling in Love DSP! Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself.   You will absolutely love this paper!!  It is my favorite from the upcoming Occasions catalog!

One of the things that I love about being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator is the ability to pre-order items before they go on sale.  As a demonstrator, we get our hands on the new things a month before they are available to the public!!  That is a month to play with them!  Want everything in the catalog?  What about becoming a demonstrator to get the discount for you and your friends?  Check out the details HERE.

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Cyber Monday & December Classes

Happy Cyber Monday!!  Today is the last day of Stampin' Up!'s Online Extrvaganza and also Cyber Monday.  So Stampin' Up! is offering a FLASH sale with select items at a large discount!  And today is the last day to win a chance at the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set with the coordinating thinlits!

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24-Hour FLASH Sale! November 28 Only!

  • Flurry of Wishes Bundle  - $31.20
  • Bell Punch - 40% off!  $10.80
  • Big Shot Magnetic Platform - 35% off!  $26.00
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack - 40% off!  $6.00
So Don't miss out!  And to sweeten the pot - I am offering my own special for the Online Extravaganza!   … AND to sweeten this deal, I am offering a chance to win the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set and coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

Enter an order for $50 or more with the hostess code: 4AX6MRMT and you will be entered into a drawing to win this stamp set and framelits. I love this versatile stamp set that can be used for any occasion! If your order is over $100, you will receive two entries in the drawing. Winners will be announced on Tues. November 29th!

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And also - I have updated my December Calendar!

Friday December 16th
Daytime: 1pm to 4pm
Evening: 7pm

Need some packaging ideas for all of those Holiday gifts? I have lots of cute bags, gift card holders and packages to Wow your family and friends.  Check out some of the really cute ideas here:

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Happy Shopping!!

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Marilyn’s Black Friday Special

Good Morning and Happy Black Friday! 
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I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday yesterday and were able to celebrate with family and friends!  I had a great day with my Kids and my Sister and Brother-in-law.

So today is Black Friday and I have a special for all of you to say thank you for a great year!  Stampin' Up! has some great products on sale with the week long Online Extravaganza and I am sweetening the deal with a special of my own! 

I love the Stampin' Up! Sunshine Sayings stamp set with coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  This stamp set is so versatile and can be used for any occasion.

Enter an order for $50 or more and you will be entered into a drawing to win this stamp set and framelits.   If your order is over $100, you will receive two entries in the drawing.  Winners will be announced on Tues. November 29th!

So here is how it works:  Enter an order using the hostess code:  4AX6MRMT for a chance to win this bundle!   Check out the cards thatsunshine-sayings-w I made this weekend with this stamp set and the Serene Scenes Designer Series Paper.  This offer is good until the end of the day on Monday - Cyber Monday.

So don't miss out!!

You can place orders on my website HERE.

Happy Shopping!

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