Thursday, October 31, 2013

Deck the Halls

Today I have one more card to show you from my Holiday Head Start Card Bufet line-up for tomorrow night.  Check it out:

Blingy Christmas card featuring the Christmas Mesages stamp set and Season of Style DSP

Lots of sparkle on this card!  I used all three colors of Glimmer Paper...

...and did lots of layering.  All of the shapes are either punched or die-cut...super quick and easy to create all the pieces.  Another perfect project for mass-producing.  And now...

The Final Thank You Thursday!

  I hope you have enjoyed the last month of our Thank You Thursday's! For this last one, Stampin' Up! wanted to put a pretty little bow to wrap up them up and thought what better way then with our Chevron Ribbon!

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010 

Regular Price: /$12.50 Discounted Price: $9.37

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018

Regular Price: $12.50 Discounted Price: $9.37

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019

Regular Price: $12.50 Discounted Price: $9.37

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $12.50 Discounted Price: $9.37

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131152

Regular Price: $12.50 Discounted Price: $9.37
Once again, these deals are only good today.  So get your order in before 11:59 pm tonight.  I will be placing an order this evening at 9:00 pm, so call or email before then to save on the flat-rate shipping fee.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Joyful Evergreen

In case you hadn't noticed, I am in full-Christmas mode these days, as I gear up for the many holiday classes I have coming up next month.  Today I have another design to show you that will be featured at my Holiday Head-Start Card Buffet coming up this Friday evening:

Rustic Holiday card featuring the Evergreen stamp set (127973) with sentiment from Joyful Christmas (131805).
I went for a more rustic look for this design.  I love the way the burlap and the woodgrain embossing work together.

I also like the pop of the Real Red mat against the earthy tones of green and brown.

I kept the inside simple, stampin off the  tree before sttamping on  my card stock and using another sentiment from Joyful Christmas.

Now for some more exciting news...

It’s time to start thinking about how you are going to package those treats and gifts this year, and Stampin' Up! has the perfect solution for you. These two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty easy is that?  Even better, they are discounted 20%!


Holiday Tag It Decorative 
Box Bundle
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

These bundles are available till November 19th, so order your bundles today and take the stress out of your holiday gift giving!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Using up scraps!

My stamping desk is a bit of a disaster area these days.  I've been so busy prepping for my upcoming classes I haven't had time to stop and clean up.  So, the pile just gets bigger and bigger and my work area gets smaller and there anybody out there who can relate?  Well, I decided to try to tackle some of my mess by using up the scraps and leavings from other projects.  Here is what I came up with:

Holiday card featuring the A Banner Christmas stamp set (130255)
 I had those Washi Tape ornaments sitting around from another project I had thought I would use them on, but didn't.  I also had the strip of DSP and the die-cut glittery snowflakes, as well as the red die-cut circle.  I just started layering and viola...insta-card!


As if this card weren't blingy enough already, I decided to add a few rhinestones...can't have too much bling...especially for the Holidays!
I wish I could say my desk looks much tidier, but I'm sad to say I have a LONG way  and several more scrap-projects to go!

Now for this week's Weekly Deals...some of my favourite products are on sale! 

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $30.95
Discounted Price: $23.21
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $5.50
Discounted Price: $4.12

7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71

Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96

Monday, October 28, 2013

One day left... take advantage of 25% 25 stamp sets.  The sale ends tonight at midnight, so don't miss out...get your order in today!

Now, I don't know about the weather where you live, but this weekend felt decidedly wintery.  We had our fireplace going pretty much all weekend long to take the damp chill out of  the air.  That crackling fire really got me in the mood for Christmas projects...good thing too!  I have my Holiday Head-Start Card Buffet coming up this Friday evening.  Here is one of the projects that will be available:

Cute and simple Christmas card featuring the Tag It stamp set.

The DSP on this card came from the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit!  It is from the envelope liners!  I used a kit for another project but had the envelope liners left over, so I put them to good use!

I haven't done many traditional red-and-green Christmas cards this year, so I thought it was time.  I kept it really simple...perfect for mass-producing!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Everyday Occasions Love - Part Four

Time for more cute projects from the Everyday Occasions Kit, but first a reminder of the BIG STAMP SALE happening this week.

Click the image to view sale items.
Speaking of sales, today is Thank You Thursday which means more deals on great stuff! This week's Thank You Thursday's are a "big" deal!  Hope you enjoy this assortment of Big Shot prices are good till midnight tonight!

Hearts a Flutter Framelit Item # 130159
Regular Price: $30.95  Discount Price: $23.21

Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $9.95  Discounted Price: $7.46

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies
Item # 132172

Regular Price: $32.95  Discounted Price: $24.71

Alphabet Press Textured Embossing Folder
Item # 130916

Regular Price: $9.95  Discounted Price: $7.46

Window Frames Framelit Item # 129021
Regular Price: $32.95 Discounted Price: $24.71

Chalk Talk Framelit Item # 129983
Regular Price: $30.95 Discount Price: $23.21

And now, the promised projects!

Believe it or not, I still have one more set of cards to show you that I made with just the one Everyday Occasions kit.  It really is amazing how much comes in the kit and how fabulous the projects are!  Many, many people on my Christmas list will be receiving this little box of goodness this year!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Weekly Deals, 25% off 25 Stamp Sets and Everyday Occasions Love - Part Three

Today I have big news to share with you!  In honour of their Twenty-fifth anniversary, which actually falls this Friday, October 25th, Stampin' Up! is having a sale on the products that started it all...stamps!  From October 22-28th twenty-five stamp sets will be reduced by 25%!!  What a deal!  Check out the complete list of stamp sets on sale by clicking the image below. 

Today is also the day Stampin' Up!  announces it's Weekly Deals.  Here are this week's sale items:

Dress Up Framelits Die Item # 130101
Regular Price: $30.95  Discounted Price: $23.21

Sweet Press Cookie Handle Item # 132290
Regular Price: /$7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Holiday
Item # 132292

Regular Price: $13.95 Discounted Price: $10.46

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Special Events Item #132291
Regular Price: $13.95 Discounted Price: $10.46

This and That Rotary Stamp Item # 130133
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96 

Wicked Fun Digital Download
Item # 127609

Regular Price: $10.95 Discounted Price:  $5.48

As if  25% off stamps and Weekly Deal items weren't enough to excite you, I have another group of cards I created with the Everyday Occasions Card Making Kit to show you.  I think this is my favourite batch yet!

One MORE piece of fab news...if you missed taking advantage of the $25 Starter Kit promotion you have ONE MORE DAY to jump on it.

  Stampin' Up! has extended the deadline to midnight TONIGHT.  Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to enjoy all that Stampin' Up has to offer for a nominal fee.  Click HERE to learn more about joining my wonderful team and sign up today for just $25.
Whew...that's a lot of good news!  What a way to start your Tuesday with a BANG!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Double Embossing for The Technique Twist

This week's challenge at The Technique Twist is Double Embossing.  Now, I had always considered Double Embossing to be where one used both dry and heat embossing on a project, but leave it to the creative gals over at the Twist to switch it up!  This take on Double Embossing uses different coloured embossing powders to colour an image.  Check out my project:

Christmas Card featuring the Double Embossing technique using the Festive Flurry stamp set (131781), coordinating Framelits (132193) as well as the Expressions Thinlits (132171)
I twisted this already twisted technique by stamping and heat embossing my snowflake on acetate. 

I used white, Tempting Turquoise and Pool Party embossing powders.  I did a second, smaller snowflake for the inside.

Inside sentiment is from the More Merry Messages stamp set (126402)
This technique really is as easy as heat embossing, you just use multiple colours of embossing powder rather than a single one.  One tip for heat embossing on acetate: be sure to use your Embossing Buddy liberally before stamping.  Because acetate tends to hold static electricity, the embossing powders will stick where you don't want them if you don't use the Buddy!  You also may need to use a card stock shim when die cutting with acetate to ensure the Framelits cut all the way through.
Give this technique a try...its fun and easy...then be sure to link up over at The Technique Twist so we can admire your work!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Everyday Occasions Love - Part Two

Happy Friday!!  TGIF!!  I am SO ready  for a weekend after the craziness of this past week and last weekend at the Rockton Fair.  I am planning some quality relaxation this weekend, including a date with my hubby to celebrate our wedding anniversay - ten days late!
Today I have another batch of cards I made up using the Everyday Occasions Card Making Kit.  This box of goodness simply rocks.  Here's why:

If you haven't already ordered your kit yet, be sure to use the Mystery Hostess Code to be entered in the draw to win the Hostess Benefits and get free stuff!  See the right sidebar for the code...and hurry!  This month's contest closes on Monday!  Have a great weekend!
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