Variations on a Theme

Variation on a themeToday I am sharing a card that one of my downline’s, Margaret made.  She is one of the very talented designers on my team!  I have a great team!

Margaret designed the original silver card with the Pool Party Cardstock, Bermuda Bay layer and the silver snowflakes and silver Foil. 

I love this card and the way that she used half of a silver foil snowflake below the embossed snowflake.  Since the Foil Snowflakes from the Year of Cheer suite come in Silver and Gold, I wanted to try this card with the Gold Foil and the Gold Snowflake. 
I found 2 color combinations that I liked with the gold.  The first is a Powder Pink cardstock base with a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The second is a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock base with a Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer. 

Here are the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to form the card base.  The second layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of coordinating color of cardstock.  Next is a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. Next is a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Silver Foil that is embossed with the Winter Wonder textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A Foil Snowflake is cut in half and matched up with the embossed snowflake.  Then I used a piece of Pool Party ribbon for the Silver card and a piece of the Gold Metallic edged ribbon for the Gold versions.

The Message is stamped from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and cut with the stitched Circles framelits.  I cut two swirls from the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits dies in silver and gold.

That’s it!  A striking card that is now too difficult.

So which color combination do you like best?

Happy Stamping!

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Don’t Miss out! The Stamparatus is on it’s way!

So what is your #1 biggest problem when Crafting?  I know that one of mine is lining stamps up and getting things straight.

I can’t wait to get the new Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! to help me line up my images.  Here are a few of the features of this great new tool:

Why do YOU need a Stamparatus?? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Stampin’ Up! knows that this product will be very popular.  So they have setup a Stamparatus reservation window to manage the release of this product.  This window will be open from December 5–30.  Whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!  A couple of important facts to know about the reservation process.

  • 1 tool per customer (or demonstrator)
  • UPDATE!  Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship the Stamparatus in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in the warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • The Stamparatus will be a regular product in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalog, starting June 1.

HERE ARE HELPFUL TIPS to reserve your Stamparatus. 
  1. Please go to my online store HERE.
  2. Create an account and/or be logged in before 2 pm MT on Dec. 5 (that is 4pm for those of us on the East Coast) for the fastest reservation experience.
  3. After clicking thru and reaching my on-line store above, Click on the Stamparatus Banner Ad, to be taken to the reservation page.  
  4. If you click the link early you will be notified the reservation window isn’t open yet.

Looking forward to teaching you more about the Stamparatus!

Happy Stamping!

the Stampin’ Up! Year End Sales Event is HERE!!

Happy December!     It is hard to believe that it is already December – but that means that the list of Retiring items for the Holiday catalog is out!  This is to make room for the new items in the upcoming Occasions (Spring) catalog!

This list is long and also has discounted embellishments and ribbons as well.  Note that embellishments, ribbons, etc. will go fast…  So if you want some of these items – don’t wait to order!!  You can Click HERE to see the complete list.

Based on this – there is a list of stamp sets and items that are carrying over for the spring.  This means that these items may be in the Annual catalog in June (but there is no guarantee).  Here is the list of Carryover items.  Thanks to Tami White for putting this list together!

Stamp Sets
ITEM    PAGE       DESCRIPTION               PRICE
145153   42           À moitié pleins (FR)      Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144999   42           Half Full                        Clear Set  $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144996   42           Half Full                        Wood Set $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD
145526   39           Ensemble à Noël (FR)  Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
145416   39           Hearts Come Home      Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
145413   39           Hearts Come Home      Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
144967   45           Labels to Love               Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
144970   45           Labels to Love               Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145034   26           Nuit à Bethléem (FR)     Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
145282   26           Night In Bethlehem        Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
144809   26           Night In Bethlehem        Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145169   49           Récolte au pinceau (FR) Photopolymer Set $21.00 USD/ $26.00 CAD
144783   49           Painted Harvest               Photopolymer Set $21.00 USD/ $26.00 CAD
145044    7            Prêts pour Noël (FR)        Photopolymer Set $27.00 USD/ $33.00 CAD
144823    7            Ready for Christmas        Photopolymer Set $27.00 USD/ $33.00 CAD
144948   47           Seasonal Chums             Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
144945   47           Seasonal Chums             Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145038   35           Souhaits en rafales (FR)   Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144820   34           Snowflake Sentiments       Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144817   34           Snowflake Sentiments       Wood Set $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD


145829    44           Envelopes 3×3                 $9.00 USD/ $11.75 CAD
144748    37           Foil Sheets Champagne   $4.00 USD/ $5.25 CAD
144687      5           Big Shot Quilt Top TIEF    $8.50 USD/ $11.25 CAD
144685    46           Big Shot Seasonal Tags Framelits       $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
144679      6           Big Shot Thinlits Christmas Staircase  $39.00 USD/ $51.00 CAD
144678    35           Big Shot Swirly Snowflakes Edgelits    $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD
144676    26           Big Shot Bethlehem Edgelit                  $32.00 USD/$42.00 CAD
144668    11           Punch Everyday Label                         $18.00 USD/$23.50 CAD
144667    49           Punch Leaf                                          $16.00 USD/$21.50 CAD
144666    53           Punch Cat                                           $18.00 USD/$23.50 CAD
144645    44           Mini Pizza Boxes                                $6.00 USD/$8.00 CAD
144631    29           Ribbon Solid 1/8″ Real Red                $7.00 USD/$9.25 CAD
144628    13           Clear Acetate Boxes (NA)                  $6.50 USD/$8.50 CAD
144671    38           Big Shot Edgelits Hometown Greetings      $32.00 USD/$42.00 CAD

Ready to order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code:  SQJKNCDV and I will send you a 6×6 sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP form the upcoming Occasions catalog.  Of course, if your order is over $150 then claim your own host benefits!