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Saturday, September 13, 2014

I have my team meeting today, and our swap theme this month is from the Holiday Catalog. So while skype-crafting with my friend in the UK, I made this. I really like how it came out. I made 10. It uses the Holiday Home stamp set/framelits, (yes I fussy cut the ghosts), in-colours: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry card stock. Crushed Curry and Whisper White embossing powder, the special stamp set: Good Greetings.

Thanks for looking and happy stampin' :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Mash Up!

Back in the beginning of the month I did a Christmas Card Stack.  (which I still need to blog)...oops.  But I wanted to do something with the release of the new Stampin up Holiday Catalog.  OH MY GOODNESS... 50+ pages of absolute deliciousness for the holiday season!

So of course I needed a name for the class...and since I didn't want to just do one holiday, I did the three that are coming up...Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday Mash Up was born.

I decided to offer cards and projects because like I said- the Holiday Catalog is FULL of delicious goodies!  And I wanted to let my guests try a variety before they ordered.

So here we were...

This little fella was waiting for my guest.  I made it from an idea I saw on Pinterest and filled it with some chocolates (you gotta have some chocolate when you're crafting in the Igloo)!

He came together rather quickly, so I can definitely see me making more for future events to welcome my guests.

Then we started on the projects and cards for the day...  Halloween first.

I really like how versatile the Stampin up Curvy Keepsake die is:
Not only did I make the penguin above with it, but we also made this:
A really cute pumpkin.  we sponged the sides using an oval piece cut from the SU oval framelits.  It gives it a nice effect and dimension (and best of all-it doesn't have to be perfect) ;)

Then we moved onto another treat box:
This came together quick and easy as well.  And even though it is small (2"x2") it still holds a lot of treats!

The card we made came out really cute as well...
I saw this on Pinterest, and just changed it up a little.  I love how the new in-colours Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow are perfect for Halloween!  Add a little Basic Black and Whisper White- and Voila!

Although we are (or should be) thankful all year round, I thought a nice little Thankful Journal would be appropriate for one of the projects:
It uses the new For All Things stamp set, scallop tag topper punch (big catalog), new in-colours: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake seam binding and linen thread (big catalog). Stampin Up! also has a 2 pack of journals.  (I will be doing another idea with this as well)

We  made a set of 4 note cards using the For All Things stamp set: I cased the first card from an idea from Brian King- Stamp with Brian  His card looked more square, but I adapted it for a notecard.  I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate and Whisper White card stock.  For the ink, I used Smoky Slate and Soft Suede.
 For the 2nd card, I used the same card stock, just made it horizontal.  The ink we used was Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

They came out really well, and are perfect for just adding a little note and popping in the mail.

Back to using the Curvy Keepsake die, and an idea from Pinterest- we made these cute little Santa boxes.  They'll be cute to hold little gifts or treats.

Another stamp set we used-Bright and Beautiful.  It has coordinating framelits and it's so pretty
I thought it would look really nice as a 'formal' looking card.  We used Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Silver and Cherry Cobbler.

and for a fun card, I cased this from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts but added my own touch to it.
We used the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating tree punch, All is calm embellishments, All is calm DSP, Christmas Bliss stamp set, Lost Lagoon, Silver, Pear Pizzazz ink, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White card stock.  I really like this one.  It's one of my favourites.

How would you like to get an exclusive FREE stamp set from Stampin' Up!?   From now till Oct 31, if you have a class and it's $300 (before shipping/tax) then you can get the exclusive Good Greetings set!  See the flyer below, and contact me if you have any questions or want to have a class/party at your house.
Thanks for stopping by....and Happy Stamping!