Sunday, July 30, 2017

Square Wishes for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am having a blast hanging with my Bestie this weekend...it is soooo good to spend quality time with a dear friend!

Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps...and we're going square!


Now, I have to admit, I can't remember the last time I made a square card...but here is my project:

I just can't seem to stop playing with the new Carols of Christmas bundle! It will be available to order this week on Tuesday...so exciting! Here I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Wood Textures DSP and then die-cut it with the Layering Squares framelits. I layered it on a slightly larger Early Espresso card stock square and a scalloped copper foil square. The Very Vanilla background panel is embossed using the Woodland TIEF.

For the horizontal element in the sketch I used some burlap ribbon and layered some 1/4" copper trim on top. The little banner elements became pine boughs and I added a little copper trim bow. I also couldn't resist adding a little, long-retired, wooden snowflake which I brushed generously with Wink of Stella.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla panel, some die-cut Garden Green trees and an Early Espresso deer, both of which were cut using the Card Front Builder Thinlits. I skipped a sentiment on the inside because the smaller 4-1/4" square size didn't really leave much for one.


You are definitely going to want to order this fabulous bundle during the month of August...and don't forget to redeem your Bonus Days coupons! In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's awesome projects and then have a go yourself. We'd love to see what you create!



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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Merry Reindeer Wishes

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a good week...we are halfway to the weekend...wahoo!! I am super-excited for this weekend as I'm heading down to Virginia to spend some quality time with my BFF Michelle Suit. We're attending a leadership training event together and I can't wait. Lots to do over the next couple of days to get ready to go!

Since I am celebrating Christmas in July this week, I have another holiday-themed project using the awesome products from the Be Merry Suite in the Annual Catalogue. I know many people wait to start on Christmas projects until the Holiday Catalogue comes out, but there are many FABULOUS products in the Annual Catalogue for year-round Christmas stamping. Check this out...

I am a traditional kinda gal at heart when it comes to Christmas, so the colours in this suite really appeal to me. I used some Be Merry DSP for the background, as well as a strip of Wood Textures DSP for the rustic banner accent. The reindeer from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso ink on more Wood Textures DSP and the die-cut using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I layered the die-cut circle on a scalloped copper foil circle I die-cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.  I love stamping on DSP...especially these wood-grain patterns! I did the same for my greeting, stamping a sentiment from the Oh, What Fun stamp set in Early Espresso ink once again.

I think my favourite things about this card are all the little embellishment touches. I first added some die-cut pine boughes, but with the Pretty Pines thinlits, in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. Then I used a couple of stars from the Hearts and Stars Elements. Naturally, I glammed them up with my clear Wink of Stella ;) I also added some Pearl Basic Jewels that I coloured with an alcohol-based marker...I think the look a bit like berries. I used some Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Sitched Ribbon for another pop of red.

On the inside, I added a Whisper White card stock panel on which I stamped a greeting from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I added one of the garland images from the same set in Garden Green and then a few more little coloured pearls.

This one will likely find its way into my class line-up this fall...it's one of my fav's so far!

Have a wonderful Wednesday :)


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Five Months From Today...

...is Christmas Day!! Sorry for that little reality check, but we crafters have to plan ahead! That's why I'm already playing with ideas for Christmas projects and cards. (That and the fact that once school starts in September I will be a VERY busy gal!) Tonight I'm hosting my sold-out Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack, complete with Christmas cookies and festive music. I thought I would share one of the projects we'll be making with you...


I used several products from the Be Merry Suite in the catalogue for this project. Aren't you glad that Stampin' Up gives us lots of great holiday options all year long? That cute little deer is from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set. I stamped him in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Wood Textures DSP and then die-cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then stamped some pine branches from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Garden Green ink around the edges and layered the stamped oval on a copper foil scalloped oval, did-cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The Whisper White background panel is embossed using the Woodland TIEF. I then added a 1-1/2" strip of Be Merry DSP along the bottom edge and added some 1/4" Double Stitched Cherry Cobbler ribbon. I die-cut a couple of pine branches from Garden Green card stock using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and added them behind the focal image prior to adhering it to the front of my card using dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Oh, What Fun stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. The only embellishment is a little star from the Hearts and Stars Elements.

On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink and more pine branches using Garden Green.

Now, today is also the day that we demonstrators get our first peek at products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. I can't wait to see what crafty goodness Stampin' Up has to offer this season!

Have a merry, 5-months-till-Christmas day!


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