Friday, December 14, 2018

Cute Critters

If you missed out on ordering Paper Pumpkin in December (because they sold out very early!), now is the time to get ready for January!  

Perfectly coordinated products set Stampin’ Up! apart, and that unique offering is something that you will love! A great example is January’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It coordinates with the Animal Expedition suite on p. 26–27 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog—to help you maximize the crafting possibilities.
Each Paper Pumpkin kit has all the items you need to create fun projects - instructions, pieces cut out for you, stamps, ink, adhesive and embellishments!  Make sure you try it out...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

December Stamp Club Projects

Time is still flying by and I have another set of stamp club projects to share with you!  

The layout this month uses the Festive Farmhouse designer series paper and sprig punch.  It leaves lots of room to customize for your occasion!

Instead of two cards this time, I opted to make a gift card holder as one of our projects using a little striped treat bag.  It is folded in two places and there is a piece of Whisper White card stock inside to write on as well.  The belly band around it is made with Joyous Noel specialty paper and I used the Snow is Glistening stamp set for the label.

On the last project, I again used the Snow is Glistening stamp set and paired it with the Tufted dynamic impressions folder and Stitched shapes framelits.  I just love the double sided ribbon as well - unfortunately is it no longer available like the Joyous Noel specialty paper...

The gold foil edged cards and envelopes were a perfect match to use with the gold foil embossed background!

Festive Farmhouse 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
Festive Farmhouse 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper 147820
Price: $11.00
Rustic squares, wood patterns, and classic Christmas songs. Makes you think of comfy chairs and a crackling fire.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Striped Treat Bags
Striped Treat Bags 144255
Price: $5.50
Give a sweet treat in white treat bags with gold foil stripes.

* Stamp, spritz, or brayer on white sections to customize
* 10 bags. 4-3/4" x 7" (12.1 x 17.8cm)
* Food safe

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers

The Frosted Floral specialty paper has such pretty designs in it, I hate to even use it sometimes!  If you are also a fan of this paper, make sure to get some before it is gone as it will be retiring with the Holiday catalog.

Both my card  bases were stamped with some flower images from Number of Years as I thought the flower petals looked similar to those on the paper.  My sentiment is from the Wishing you well stamp set - another favorite!

Wishing you well, Number of Years
Basic Gray ink
Tranquil Tide, Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock
Frosted Floral specialty paper

Frosted Floral 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper 147800
Price: $14.00
Classically elegant, textured designs printed on shimmery white paper.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free, lignin free

Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede, Frosted Floral 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series PaperTranquil Tide

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Odds and Ends

These cards were made using a bunch of pieces in the scrap box - the sentiment layer I had already stamped and not used previously.  These pieces were from the retired Cupcakes and carousels embellishment kit.  

Next I added random pieces of designer series paper that I had - Wood Textures, Share what you love and Frosted florals.  On each one I also used a Stitched shape framelit as an accent layer and place some candy dots on a couple of them as well.

Special Celebrations
Early Espresso ink
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss card stock
candy dots
Wood Textures dsp
Share what you love specialty paper
Frosted florals specialty paper
Stitched Shapes framelits
Ovals framelits
Cupcakes and Carousels embellishment kit

Special Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 143885
Price: $33.00
A hand-stamped card, given for the most exciting life milestones... could there be anything better!? This stamp set will work for love, marriage, babies in baby carriages, and so much more!

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, g, h
Special Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Monday, December 10, 2018


The color combination on this card might be a little odd...I think it works out ok though.  For the base I chose Crumb Cake and then layered some Country Lane designer series paper over a piece of Granny Apple Green (that is the odd one in the combination...).  The die cut is Gray Granite and of course the sentiment is Whisper White.

The Stitched Shapes circle is stamped using the hostess set called Very Vintage and the sentiment is from a retired stamp set and stamped with Old Olive ink.

Very Vintage (hostess)
Soft Suede, Old Olive ink
Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White card stock
Country Lane dsp
Everyday label punch
Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon
Stitched Shapes Framelits

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Stars

This card uses the same type of background as the one I shared with you yesterday - the Bermuda Bay ink pad was swiped on some Very Vanilla card stock...

This time I added an embossed layer of Pool Party behind the ink pad swiped card stock and some stars cut out with the Starlight thinlits and a horn cut out with the retired Musical instruments thinlits.  
The sentiment is from the Illuminated Christmas stamp set and is punched out with a retired punch.

Illuminated Christmas
Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana ink
Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party card stock
Gold foil sheets
retired punch
Tin Tile folder
Musical instruments thinlits
Starlight thinlits

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Happy as Today

I haven't used the Tropical escape designer series paper a whole lot so one day I was playing around with a couple of ideas.  For this card, I decided to pair it with the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers thinlits (the beach chair).  

To start with, I swiped my Bermuda Bay ink pad over some Whisper White card stock a few times adding color, but not making it even.  Then I added my sentiment and the beach chair.  The Happy Birthday comes from the Detailed with Love stamp set and the die cut it is stamped on is from the Stitched label framelits collection.

Detailed with Love, Colorful Seasons
Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy ink
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide card stock
Wood textures dsp
Tropical escape dsp
Seasonal layers framelits
Stitched labels framelits

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!