Sunday, December 14, 2014
Chilly days are ahead and soon many will retreat to the warmth of indoors. What better time to catch up on all your paper crafting.
The December issue, Winter Whispers, offers project ideas highlight the beauty of winter. This month's template, Winter Deer Caddy, Head on over to Paper Crafters Smapler and pick up your copy today.
Below is a sneak peek at my project this month. I also wanted to let everyone know that this will be my last project for the PCS. I have decided to take a break from PCS so I can spend more time on my blog and projects.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Go to my online store and check out the Year-End Closeouts. If you see something you want, place your online order right away.
- Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 - 5 January 2014.
- No minimum purchase required.
- No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
- Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last.
- Online orders can add non-Year-End Closeout items to their order.
- Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits with qualifying orders.
- Following the Year-End Closeouts sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
- Orders must be placed online.
Phone orders: January 5, 2015 6:50 pm (MT)
OEX/Online orders: January 5, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)
Monday, November 24, 2014
I had to make a quick make-n-take card for an in-home party I had this weekend. So I sat down and used the Freshly Made Sketch 163 and the White Christmas Stamp Set to create this cute card. I know this card does not compare to the first card I made using this stamp but I wanted to showcase this stamp set and make it easy for first timers. I will say that everyone had a fun time creating their unique Christmas Card.
I used the Trim a Tree DSP Stack, Garden Green, Crumb Cake and highlight with a little Early Espresso.
Don't forget the Online Extravaganza starts today!
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 and December 1. You don't want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale HERE.
During Online Extravaganza, a few of our past Paper Pumpkin refill kits will be 20% off and available to ALL customers. (Please note that refill kits do not include stamps or ink.) On Monday, we will add two new kits to the existing Paper Pumpkin past kits offering (available to current subscribers only). Visit www.stampinup.com/paperpumpkin on Monday to see the latest kits available.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Get ready for the holiday with a few of these crafty project ideas from the November Sampler, "Holiday Fun".
This month's template is the Holiday Secret Gift Box.
Below is a peek at my project.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Homemade Frost White Shimmer Mist to it shimmer. I had a scrap of White Embossed White Paper that I used the cut out the stars using the Confetti Stars Punch.
I hope you like!
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
I came across a card on Pinterest that had this type of fold and I thought this fold would really showcase this stamp set. I was not sure on the measurements but after a couple searches, I found directions on a Stand-Up Card and used these directions to cutout the card. I added the flap to the center so the card could stand up and showcase the stamp set and give me a place for a message. The snowflakes and the snow on the trees were made using the White Gel Pen. The snow on the bottom of the card was made using the White Craft Ink Pad.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Photopolymer Stamp Set that came out last month? I fell in love with it when I saw it. Well to tell you the truth, it has been driving me crazy this past week. I have tried so many different ways to showcase the image.
When I first saw this set I wanted to use Vellum and do the stain glass technique. Well I did that with my markers and covered it with clear embossing powder and the vellum just would not sit down correctly. I still want to go back and work with the vellum and make a window but I thought it would be too much for a class.
I went back to see what other people were doing with this stamp. I saw someone used the window sheet and the Blendabilities. But when I tried it I did not like the way the markers colored the sheet. So I just threw in the towel and settled with the Whisper White Cardstock, Memento Ink and Blendabilities. The colored image was much brighter than on the vellum, which I love. After the image was all colored in, I covered the image using my VersaMark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I cutout my image and glued it to a piece of Night of Navy and hand-cut around that image to make a border.
My other two problems I could not figure out was what to do with the background and what colors to use on the image. I really like the new Filigree Frame Embossing Folder with this set but believe it or not I do not have that one...aarrgghh!!! I tried a few different ones and settled on the Retired Framed Tulip Embossing Folder. In my next order, I am ordering that Filigree Frame Embossing Folder because I want to use it on this card. I settled on Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight. I do love the way it tried out, don't you?
I have been on the fence about the Blendabilities for a little while. I do like them with this Stamp Set which is funny because that is why they created this stamp, to showcase the Blendabilities.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The other day I came across this video that Amy Kunkle made a Snowman Tag using the circle punches. I just loved the idea and I had to make a card using her idea. I was not sure what colors I wanted, at first I started with Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. Then I moved onto Garden Green with Crumb Cake but I finally decided on Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Whisper White. I was trying not to use the Under the Tree Specialty DSP which I really wanted to use, I love this paper. Since I want to use this card for a Card Class, it is easier to use cardstock and my much loved Snow Flurry Embossing Folder. I sprayed the Embossed Smoky Slate and the Whisper White paper with the Frost White Shimmer Mist Spray before I added them to the card. It added that little shimmer I love. The bigger snowflakes are from an old non-Stampin Up! punch. The saying from the Newest Project Life Stamp Set - December Wonder.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
MOJO Monday Card Sketch 370. If you have not noticed, I did not get into the Stars when they first came out. Well until the supplement came out and I just had to get this set. I could not wait to use it my November Project for the Paper Crafter Sampler. More information will be posted on November 10th. I
I did something different, which I am not sure I am suppose to, but I added some Silver Embossing Powder to my Pool Party Embossing Powder. I thought to added a little more sparkle to the pool party, and you should know I LOVE SPARKLE especially at CHRISTMAS! Oh course I had to add some Rhinestones to the centers.
Why two different cards, you ask? I could not decide on which type of ribbon or saying. I first used the retired "Peace on Earth" with the Lost Lagoon 3/8" stitched Satin Ribbon. I changed the saying around, I really wanted to use the Baby It's Cold Outside saying from the Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set (We love that Christmas Song in our house) and used the Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon. I do love them both.
This card was not too hard to put together. I just had a hard time trying to decide on the layout of the snowflake images.
I am sorry I have not posted in a couple weeks, I have pictures to post but I have been so busy ever since the Oyster Festival. Last week I worked on Halloween Treats for my daughters class and 120 treats for my son's school from the PTSO. This week I am working on my last few Christmas Cards and will be posting those within the week. I will later post pictures of the Halloween Treats and from the Oyster Festival. I had such a good time and the weather was great (Maybe a little too windy but great).
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