Christmas in July – Under the Mistletoe Card

     For the past few days, I have been playing with the new Under the Mistletoe Designer paper from the new  Stampin’ 
Under the Mistletoe CardUp! catalog.   I have designed a few Christmas cards with this paper using a new stamp set; Color Your Season –  that Stampin’ Up is releasing on August 1st and a couple of the Holiday sets that are in the current catalog.

Here are the details on this card made with the upcoming Color Your season stamp set. 

The Color Your Season stamp set has an image for each of the Four Seasons and some pretty thinlits that have a stitched edge.  I can’t wait to show off this stamp set and let you play with it.  It will be available for order on August 1st!  

Here are the details on this card:

The card base is Old Olive cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Real Red cardstock cut to 5 1/8″ x 3  7/8″.  Then a piece of the Under the Mistletoe DSP cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.  I then used the new layering thinlits with the stitched edge to cut a mat from Old Olive Cardstock and from Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped “Merry Christmas” in red.

The Color Your Season stamp set has the Christmas sentiment – Merry Christmas, a Christmas Bell and a swag of Mistletoe.  I stamped the Mistletoe swag with Black ink and colored the mistletoe with my Stampin’ Blends markers.  I then cut out the mistletoe swag and added it above the sentiment in the center of the card.  This set also has a pretty ribbon die.  I added a ribbon cut from Silver foil below the sentiment.

Next Wednesday is July 25th – so six months from Christmas so I am holding my Christmas in July class on Wednesday the 25th featuring the new Under the Mistletoe DSP and the upcoming  Color Your Season stamp set which will be available on August 1st.  I will also have some cards made with other Christmas Sets that have carried forward such as Star of Light,Hearts Come Home, and Stylish Christmas stamp sets.

Stay tuned – I will be offering an online class using the
Under the Mistletoe DSP soon!

Happy Stamping!

Christmas in July & Weekly Specials

The Stamping New England Design Team has been really busy and have designed the following projects with new Holiday products to celebrate Christmas in July!

Christmas In July
These projects use the Lots of Joy Stamp set and Merry Moments Designer paper from the new Catalog.  Check out the VIDEO  that I recorded on how to make a Flip Card without thinlits!
Place an order for $50 or more and receive the instructions for these projects for FREE.  Just send me a message after you place your order and I will send you the link for the tutorials.
These projects use the following Basic Items:
  • Lots of Joy Stamp set (129466)
  • Merry Moments Designer paper (138450)
  • Merry Moments Cardstock Pack (139007)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953)
  • Old Olive Ink (126953)
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink (119685)
  • Tree Punch (135859)
Other Items to embellish your projects:White Christmas collage
  • Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
  • Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper (133719)
  • Silver Foil (132178)
  • Gold Foil (132622)
  • Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (132174)
  • Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (133739)

Love the White Christmas Stamp set from last year??  Don’t forget about these projects using White Christmas stamp set.  I love this versatile stamp set for the Winter.  Here are 5 Projects using this stamp set for just $7.95.    Just substitute the new Designer paper.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150, then use the hostess code Q3C6ZXXC and I will send you a ribbon sampler.  Of course, if your order is over $150 – collect the hostess benefits for yourself!   Also – don’t forget to check out the following Weekly Specials and Clearance Rack!

Weekly Specials – Week of July 28th to August 4th

 Don't forget to use the Hostess Code Q3C6ZXXC and receive a FREE ribbon sampler from me!

I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas in July Projects from the Stamping New England Design Team!

    Handmade Christmas Card

    DSCN1222wToday I am sharing a handmade Christmas card that I made using the new Lots of Joy Stamp set with the Merry Moments Designer Paper from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.

    This card is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I have been working on my Stamping New England cards for July which are for the theme of Christmas in July using the Lots of Joy stamp set and Merry Moments Designer paper.

    So what is Stamping New England?  We are a group of 5 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators with over 40 years of paper crafting experience.  Each month we make 3 projects using the same Designer paper and stamp set(s) and combine our ideas into sets of projects that we offer to our customers….  I use these projects to develop my Stamper’s Club class each month.  Usually this includes a technique and a set of instructions for 4 or 5 projects.  The technique is highlighted in a technique video.  Interested in receiving a FREE technique video complete with project ideDSCN1216cuas each month?  Look at joining my Stamper’s club.

    So here are the Details for this card. 

    The card base is Crumb Cake which has been embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  I tried something a little different and embossed the card front twice, reversing the stripe to make a crosshatch pattern.  However, the crosshatch pattern is very faint since the second embossing flattens out the first round of embossing.

    The DSP is Merry Moments from the new catalog which is layered on Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.  The DSP pieces are 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ each.  Next is a circle cuts with the circle framelits from the Silver Foil Cardstock.   The Christmas tree is stamped from the Lots of Joy stamp set using Old Olive ink and punched it out with the Tree punch.

    And for bling – you always have to have a little bling!  I added a strip of Red Glimmer paper under the silver circle.  I also added random Rhinestone brads around the tree on the silver circle.

    I can’t wait to share other Stamping New England projects with you over the next couple of weeks!

    Happy Stamping!

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    Christmas in July!!

    First – Happy 4th of July and a huge thank you to all the men and women who fight to keep our country free and Safe!! So yesterday was Christmas in July for me!!  July 1st is the day that we can pre-order all the goodies from the upcoming Holiday catalog!  and yesterday my order came!  Yay!! 100_9411   So here is a quick peak at some of the items in the upcoming catalog!  You will be receiving your’s in the mail mid-July. I absolutely Love the new Christmas papers this year!! and there is a great new snowflake stamp set with a matching frame lit set!  I can’t wait to play around with that! 100_9413   I feel some ideas brewing for convention swaps! Have a great day and enjoy the weather today!   I am off to the beach!   signature line-red