Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Twist Gatefold Christmas Card Stampin' Up!

I finally used the popular Twist Gatefold card design from Splitcoast. What a great way to show off Designer Series Paper!  I used the "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Set as the focal image. The Merry Christmas from the Star of Light set completed the inside.  It is a relatively quick and easy card that even fits in a regular envelope.





Monday, November 21, 2016

Holiday Extravaganza Sale Items...November 21-November 28 2016





Be sure to check out the holiday sale items this week.  You could save 10, 20, 30 or 40% if these items are on your wish list!

Several of the items are in limited quantities, and some things are exclusive to the first (November 21) and last (November 28) days of the sale.  Click the link above to shop with me 24 hours a day.


I think I need the Cheerful Tags Framelits for only $21.70!





Sunday, November 6, 2016

Christmas Magic Train Stampin Up! card

I made this Christmas Express card for my upcoming Stamp A Stack so it is pretty simple. I also stamped the Jingle Bell from this set on the inside and colored the bow on it red as well. Though the card is Smokey Slate and Cherry Cobbler, I colored the bows with Real Red. The Smokey Slate made the Cherry Cobbler Marker look brown.


**If we met at the Craft Show on Saturday, and you have not received an email from me, please contact me by email or phone as shown on my business card.  I had one email bounce--I guess my eyes are getting older and not as sharp? :)



Craft Fair this Year

My Craft Fair was fun this year, and I did pretty well.  Here's my set-up in case you'd like to see it:

The cute little photobombers were the couple in the neighboring booth...I didn't feel comfortable enough to ask them to move. :)

Oops--the pompom on the right slid down a bit.


Here are several of the items I sold.  Several are CASEd, but most are with changes.  I saw a lip balm box, but I wanted it to actually fit, so I scaled it way down as shown below.








**If we met at the Craft Show on Saturday, and you have not received an email from me, please contact me by email or phone as shown on my business card.  I had one email bounce--I guess my eyes are getting older and not as sharp? :)




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Stitched from the Heart Stampin' Up! Shapes Framelits Early Release

Stampin' Up! is releasing the Stitched Edged Framelits early!  Happily, they are also having a sale on some great sets that coordinate with them!  Definitely on my list!





Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Man Shaker Card Stampin Up!



This Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Man shaker card was inspired by Randi Collins. I changed her Santa to a Gingerbread man and many of the colors on the card. I also added the Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon.  I hope my club and class attendees will enjoy it on Thursday!



Sunday, October 30, 2016

Detailed Santa Thinlits Christmas Shaker Card Stampin Up!



I recently made a Santa Shaker with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies.  I was inspired by cards by Patty Bennett (for a shaker) and Cindy Elam (for the paper piecing of his face and hat).  I had to be finicky though and changed some things.  I cut off some of the tiny snowballs from the Whisper White Mini Pompom trim, but they don't move and shake very well.  I used just Dazzling Diamonds glitter so that the background would stay white.

I really enjoy the pennant from the Bunch of Banners Framelits since it has the border around it.  That is perfect for contrast and highlighting with the Merry Christmas from the Star of Light Stamp Set. I can rarely follow Stampin' Up!'s idea to use the sentiment that comes with a set for cards with that set. Oh, well...


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Merriest Wishes Stampin' Up! Ornament shaker Card


Using the Merriest Wishes Set and the Merry Tags Framelits Dies with the lovely PIne Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder made this card relatively quick. Soft Sky cardstock was rubbed with Garden Green Ink. I had to use the circle dies as well since the ornament was a bit small. I love the Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder and the White and Red Metallic Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine too!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2016 Winter Holiday Blog Hop!



Click along as we highlight our favorite Christmas and Winter sets in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Should you get lost or want to chat about the hop, here is a link to the chat thread on the Stampin' Addicts website: Chat Thread

If you're hopping in order, you've arrived from Betty's Kitty Stamp Blog. I love her adorable designs and gift packaging ideas with the Yummy Little Christmas set.

First is this little Tic Tac Holder using the Mini Tic Tac Holders from the dollar store.  I didn't know tiny Tic Tacs existed until I saw a video of Halloween ones by Laura Heindl.  Such a cute idea, and they aren't so much larger than the Tic Tac box that they will fold over, wrinkle and rip like the old style used to back in the day.

 I thought it would be cool to punch through and show the Tic Tacs as I'd seen done many times in the past with the larger Tic Tac boxes, so I made the Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise one using the Star of Wonder Set.  (The Merry Christmas is not from this set. the project needed a smaller sentiment, so I cut it from the Beary Merry Christmas in the Cookie Cutter Christmas set because I wouldn't use that sentiment.)  Tempting Turquoise is a nice match for the Berry Flavor of Tic Tacs, and the package was placed upside down so that the Tic Tacs would show rather than the label.  

( I couldn't resist letting the snowman from the Snow Place stamp set photobomb the picture!)



Next, I made this card with gold embossed stardust trails using the MOJO Monday Sketch MOJO 468. I loved the gold on black look, but I added Crushed Curry under the Star to give it more gold depth. 


It is difficult to see the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper which matches nicely. Maybe this second picture will help if one clicks on it?


Now I know you'll enjoy Sara's Creations with the Christmas Pines set.  Beautiful cards and her Painter's Tray is so lovely. See them on her blog: Lily's Ink Pad





Monday, October 3, 2016

Cable Knit Leaves Stampin' Up! Fall Card

I used the Copper Embossing Powder to accentuate the leaves and added the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for a cuddly look.  Not sure you can see the lace peeking from under the sentiment, but it adds a little pizzazz to the simple card.