Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christmas Cheer

I can't think of a better way to keep cool during this crazy September heat wave, than to stamp some Christmas cards. Today's project is one I designed as part of my Fall Fling Stamp 'n' Scrap Retreat coming up in October.

Can't you almost taste the pepperminty goodness of a cup of candy cane hot chocolate? I love that Stampin' Up! brought out a new seasonal stamp set that coordinates with the Coffee Cups framelits in the Annual Catalogue. It makes those dies so much more versatile! Here I've used the dies to cut the cup from a piece of Be Merry DSP. I used another pattern from the same pack to cut the sleeve that is around the cup and the circle in the background. (Be sure to read right to the end of this post for some exciting news about this DSP pack!). I stamped the whipped cream in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White card stock and once again used the Coffee Cups framelits to die-cut it.

The sentiment is from the Merry Cafe stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks. I used the Layering Circles dies to die cut both the stamped image and the Cherry Cobbler card stock layer behind it. The pine boughs are die-cut from Garden Green card stock using the Christmas Staircase thinlits. I created my own sparkly embellishment using the Seasonal Tags Framelits to die cut the snowflake from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and added a clear Faceted Gem to the centre.

The background is Whisper White card stock, embossed using the Brick Wall TIEF and then layered on a Cherry Cobbler card stock base. I added a some Cherry Cobbler stitched ribbon for added texture.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Merry Cafe set in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler and then added a cut little coffee cup stamped in Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once.

I so love this stamp set and the many possibilities it offers for seasonal coffee/tea/hot chocolate themed cards! Anything that makes products I already own (like the Coffee Cups Framelits) go further is a winner in my book!

Now for some exciting news! Are you ready for a sale?? There are some fabulous promotions starting October 1st. Firstly, World Card Making Day is coming! This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin' Up!. For ten days (October 1–10), get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! Yes. You read that right...buy a Fast Fuse and get TWO refills FREE (that's a $20 value!) Click the image below to view the flyer with all of the products that will be on sale.

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As if this this weren't enough, a HUGE Designer Paper sale is coming too! From October 1st-31st, buy three packs/stacks of DSP and get a fourth pack/stack FREE. Now is the time to stock up for your Holiday crafting projects, because there are even Designer Paper packs from the new Holiday catalogue included in this promotion! Want to know what's even better? All of the stamp sets in the World Card Making Day Sale coordinate with the Designer Papers in the B3G1 promotion! How fantastic is that??
Click the image below to view the full list of pretty papers included in this amazing promotion and then start making your wishlist. Both promotions start October 1st.

Click the image to view the full list of Designer Paper included in this promotion.

1 comment:

  1. Love this Christmas card using the Merry Café stamp set. Have purchased this stamp. Have not been able to use it yet, but will certainly get started here in another month. Need to get Halloween cards and Thanksgiving cards made first.

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