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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holiday event

Last Saturday I had my first Holiday event.  It was a nice event, and a lot of fun.  We made 4 cards (2 of each) and 2 gift card holders (2 each) and a 3D project. 

Here are the cards we made: I love the triple time stamping!  We used Snowflake Soiree which was a carry over from the catalog last year.  We stamped it in Soft Sky and Smoky Slate (both new colours this year) on whisper white card stock and used Soft Sky card stock.  Adding the finishing touch was the frosted finishes, giving it a bit of bling. 

 a new style that seems to be growing in popularity is the file folder card.  It uses the new Stampin up Envelope punch board.  They look so cute!  we used Island Indigo card stock, the DSP from the Winter Frost paper stack.  We added the Soft Sky seam binding ribbon. 

Another stamp that was in the carry over from last year, available online is called Evergreen.  I love the 2 step look on this card.  I stamped the tree in Always Artichoke then inked the layer stamp in the frost white shimmer paint (on the clearance rack).  I punched a star out of the silver glimmer paper and added some taffeta ribbon and ribbon slide (also from the clearance rack)

I love the window shaker card!  I first saw this when Stampin Up! showed it in the opening video for convention 2013.  It  is a standard size card.  and the shaker window uses whisper white card stock and a piece of window sheet.  The images stamped are the greeting from More Merry Messages (another carry over from last year) and the single star stamp.  I love that stamp-there are other possibilities with it.  It also uses the hot trend of washi tape.  I added some buttons (retired brights, and new brights) and some bling with the glimmer paper in red and gold and a basic gem in the center of the star.  It's a cute little fun card.

 I love these gift card holders!  the top note die is really cute.  There are multi layers, but it comes together rather nicely.  The colours of card stock used are whisper white, gumball green and cherry cobbler.  The DSP is from the seasons of style paper stack (in the new holiday catalog).  I used cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and perfect polka dot embossing folder.  And the stamp set Very Merry Tags in the holiday catalog.  On the inside you can slide in a gift card or cash. 

This gift card holder is super cute!  It uses the Stampin' Up! pop n cuts base.  I layered some dsp (again from the season of style paper stack) and it just gives it a bit of colour.  I also used the single stamp for the tag and the  1/4" silver ribbon from the holiday catalog.  On the inside there is room for a gift card and sentiment as well.
This is too stinking cute!  We used the season of style paper stack and cut strips and curled them with a bone folder.  Then applied them to a Styrofoam wreath.  I love how it came out. I did add a topper to it.  I used the single star stamp and greeting from more merry messages.  It will look nice in the igloo.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you visit again.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Joyful Christmas Wishes...

here is the other card we made at our team meeting.  I love this poinsettia stamp set...and I think it is a must have stamp!   I just think the cherry cobbler and old olive colour combo just shouts CHRISTMAS!  such a pretty card.

thanks for stopping by and having a look around. 

Best of...

This year is Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary and as part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Check my website every month to see what each set is!

Some things to remember:

All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.

While they are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014 

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