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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tips on Making Your Holiday Cards

When you are designing your Holiday cards this year, you can manage your costs by minimizing the number of layers and embellishments used.  Keep in mind that adding layers adds cost not only in terms of card stock, but also in the amount of adhesive used.

Some things to note about these designs:
  • I used a 2" piece of Sleigh Bells ribbon (folded in half) as an accent.  A roll of this ribbon contains approximately 10 yards, so I can make 180 cards with just a single roll!  Cost per card: $7.95 / 180 cards = $0.04 per card.
  • I used two Stampin' Dimensionals behind the Old Olive circle.  A package contains 300 dimensionals, so I can make 150 cards with a single package.  Cost per card: $3.95 / 150 cards = $0.03 per card.




The technique I used to draw attention to the sleigh portion of the image is called Spotlighting.  Here are the directions for this technique:

  1. Stamp the entire Santa and reindeer image in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock. 
  2. Stamp only the sleigh portion of the image using Real Red ink on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out the stamped sleigh image using a 1-1/4" circle punch.
  3. Punch out a 1-3/8" Old Olive circle.
  4. Adhere the 1-1/4" stamped circle onto the 1-3/8" Old Olive circle.
  5. Add Stampin' Dimensionals behind the Old Olive Circle.  Line up over the Soft Suede image.

Supply List:

Stamps: Wandering Words (Holiday Mini)
Classic Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
Card Stock: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sleigh Bells cotton ribbon (Holiday Mini), 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stapler

That's all for now!  By the way, I ordered the mini catalogs for you this evening!  I can't wait to show all of the new products to you.  I know you are going to love them as much as I do!

Last Call for November Promotions!

Today is the LAST DAY to:

1.) Sign up to receive your FREE Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalogs by mail.  E-mail me with your name and mailing address by 5 PM to be added to my distribution list. 

2.) Save up to 50% with the Holiday Extravaganza Sale!  Visit http://stampinghut.stampinup.net to shop online.  Don't forget to check out the clearance rack, too!

3.) Take advantage of the Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Chandelier Decor Elements


Here are some photos that were sent to me by one of my customers who purchased the Chandelier Decor Elements in Black (116148, $18.95) and used it to decorate the wall above the crib! It looks beautiful!
 

 


If you are planning on using Decor Elements in your home, add a Decor Elements Applicator (114285, $1.95) to your order.  This handy little tool will facilitate the transfer process!

Click here to download the Holiday Gift Guide.  You may add a FREE Décor Elements piece to your order (up to a $16.95 value) when you spend $50 on products in this guide!

Visit my Online Store to shop for Decor Elements and other Stampin' Up! products!  Be sure to take a look at the Online Extravaganza Sale and Clearance Rack.  There are lots of great deals!

http://stampinghut.stampinup.net

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Last chance to subscribe for the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs

I will be ordering the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration mini catalogs on Monday.  Please e-mail me your name and address if you would like a free copy!

I also have a few Holiday Mini Catalogs left if you still need one.

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a digital version of a Turkey card I made earlier this year!  This card was made using punches from My Digital Studio.





Online Extravaganza Sale!

Amazing Online Sale Going on NOW!


Save up to 50 percent on over 40 products and product bundles! But hurry—this Online Extravaganza ends November 30 at 11:50 PM (MT)!



Things to Remember:
  • Orders may be placed online: http://stampinghut.stampinup.net
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
  • The Distribution Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for the US Thanksgiving holiday. No orders will ship on those days.
Product Offering:
Item
Description
(Click product name for photo!)
Regular Price
Sale Price
120280
Framed with Love Bundle
  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch
$43.90
$21.95
120281
Thank You Kindly Bundle
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90
$14.95
120976
Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)
  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90
$14.95
120282
Animal Crackers Bundle
  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads
$25.90
$12.95
120283
Corduroy Button Bundle
  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$49.75
$24.87
120284
Game Night Bundle
  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set
$40.90
$20.45
120285
Four Square Bundle
  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch
$30.90
$15.45
120286
Heart to Heart Bundle
  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.92
120310
Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)
  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.92
120311
Heart to Heart Bundle (French)
  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.92
120287
Chipboard Letter Bundle
  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters
$25.90
$12.95
120288
Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
$17.90
$10.74
120289
Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*
(Limited Quantity Available)
  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads

$127.70
$76.62
120290
Build-A-Brad Bundle
  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad
$40.85
$24.51
120291
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle
  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85
$26.31
120312
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)
  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85
$26.31
120292
Cheep Talk Bundle
  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
$42.85
$25.71
120293
Sock Monkey Bundle
  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85
$35.31
120313
Sock Monkey Bundle (French)
  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85
$35.31
120294
Alphabet Bundle
  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set
$87.90
$52.74
120295
Simply Said Bundle
  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85
$31.71
120314
Simply Said Bundle (French)
  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85
$31.71
120296
On Board Bundle
  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials
$42.85
$25.71
120927
Christmas Décor Bundle #1
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120298
Christmas Décor Bundle #2
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120299
Christmas Décor Bundle #3
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120300
For All You Do Bundle
  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120315
For All You Do Bundle (French)
  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120316
For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)
  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120301
Striped Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$47.73
$33.41
120302
Bling Bundle
  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
$43.80
$30.66
120303
Fresh-Cut Bundle
  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85
$26.50
120317
Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)
  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85
$26.50
120304
Pendant Note Bundle
  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120318
Pendant Note Bundle (French)
  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120319
Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)
  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120305
Sporting Bundle #1
  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.53
120306
Sporting Bundle #2
  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.53
120307
Sporting Bundle #3
  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.53
114864
Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114863
Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
112534
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$7.95
$5.57
112533
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$6.95
$4.87
112081
Scallop Square punch
$15.95
$11.17
113693
Full Heart punch
$15.95
$11.17
113694
Heart to Heart punch
$15.95
$11.17
112091
Scallop Edge punch
$15.95
$11.17
112571
Circle Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
112579
Flower Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
112572
Star Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
114785
Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114786
Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
$69.95
$48.97
114791
Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114792
Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
$64.95
$45.47
  *This bundle is only available while supplies last!

FAQs

Q: Are sale items only while supplies last?
A: With the exception of the "Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle," all sale prices will be honored through the sales period, even if items go on backorder. Please note: The "Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle" is only available in a limited quantity; if we run out of any of the products included in this bundle, the bundle will no longer be available and the sale price will no longer be honored.

Q: Do you anticipate running out of any of the sale items?
A: While we try to accurately predict what will happen during a promotion, sometimes there are unanticipated outcomes. We have run forecasts and built supplies to prepare for this promotion, but just as is the case with any product, sometimes the forecasts don't predict actual behavior and items do go on backorder. With the exception of the "Ultimate Stamper's Starter Bundle," all sale prices will be honored through the sales period even if items go on backorder.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Curly Label Movers & Shapers Bigz XL Die

The Movers and Shapers Curly Label Bigz XL die (114506, $42.95) is truly awesome!  Not only will it cut the card and score it perfectly in half for you, the movable magnetic die allows you to create a window anywhere you want! 


The cut image from the die is slightly larger than the coordinating Curly Label punch. Additional magnetic dies are sold separately.

To create this sample, I used the eyelet border punch at the bottom of the card front and attached a crimped piece of card stock at the top to add some texture.


Did you know you can get this die for just $10 with a workshop order of $250 or more?  There are only a few days left to take advantage of this Sweet Rewards Hostess promotion!






There is also an online extravaganza sale going on right now!  Visit my website and save up to 50 percent on select products!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Online Extravaganza Sale begins MONDAY!

Attention Stampers!

The fabulous Online Extravaganza Sale begins on MONDAY!

Shop online through my demonstrator business website:


The sale will run through November 30th. But I recommend you shop early because some of the best deals sold out last year!

While you shop, don't forget about our other current Gift Guide Promotion of free Decor Elements with select purchase!


I'll be taking a break from blogging for a couple of days.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Snowflakes Card (Pals Paper Arts PPA17)




















Here is a Christmas card I made using the retired Snowflakes stamp set, my favorite Christmas stamp set of all time. The silver embossing powder on the white vellum is what makes this card special. You can achieve a similar look with the Serene Snowflakes and Four the Holidays stamp sets in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

Old Stampin' Up! catalogs are great for ideas and inspiration. Take a catalog from a few years ago and browse through the sample projects on each page. Instead of focusing on the old stamp set that was used, focus on the template and the color combination! 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Decor Elements Nursery




 Flourishes Decor Elements

Here is a photo that was sent to me by one of my customers who purchased the Flourishes Decor Elements in Black (117755, $14.95) and used it to decorate the closet doors of the nursery!  She is very happy with the way it turned out and so am I!  It is so adorable!

This customer will also be placing the Chandelier Decor Elements above the crib and promised to send me another photo once it's up!


If you are planning on using Decor Elements in your home, be sure to add a Decor Elements Applicator (114285, $1.95) to your order.  This handy tool will facilitate the transfer process.

Visit my Demonstrator Business Website to shop for Decor Elements and other Stampin' Up! products!

http://stampinghut.stampinup.net

New Images Available for My Digital Studio!


Are you looking for a quick and easy way to get your Christmas cards done this year?  Stress no more! Stampin' Up! has released seven NEW digital downloads for My Digital Studio, including several holiday-themed kits! 

Visit my demonstrator business website to purchase these beautiful digital images! 

http://stampinghut.stampinup.net



Item 
Description 
Price 
118117
Berry Christmas stamp brush set
(This set is perfect for your holiday cards!  Coordinates with the Christmas Cocoa II digital kit.)



$5.95
118118
Friend by Definition stamp brush set 



$1.95
118119
Just Perfect Alphabet stamp brush set


$9.95
120880 
Christmas Cocoa II digital kit 
(Contains Designer Series papers and lots of Christmas ornaments, tags, labels, and borders!  Coordinates with the Berry Christmas stamp brush set.)




$9.95
120881
Write Stuff II digital kit
(Contains eight patterns of Designer Series paper and thirty-six individual “die-cut” images perfect for journals, ledgers, frames, recipes, or whatever else you can think of!)




$9.95
120882
Icicle digital photo card kit 
(Contains everything you need—paper, embellishments and images—to make this elegant card. Just drop in a photo!)



$3.95
120883
Merry Moments digital photo card kit
(Contains everything you need—paper, phrases and ornaments—to make this card. Just drop in a photo!)



$3.95

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baby Shower Invitation: My Digital Studio




Baby Shower Invitation

I know I've been using My Digital Studio a lot this week but it's because I want to share the versatility of this software with you!   This is an example of a 5"x7" modern baby shower invitation.  You can do custom invites in a snap with this software: just drag and drop, and type up your event information.  Then print your invitations from your computer or use Stampin' Up!'s professional print services!

This is not stamping related ... but just out of curiosity, is anyone else going to see New Moon at midnight?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Use My Digital Studio to create your own Holiday Cards!



If you want to create your own personalized holiday cards this year, then My Digital Studio software (118108, $79.95) is the perfect solution!  

Did you know you can also use the software to design photo cards?  Create your card design and then upload your favorite family photo.  Stampin' Up! provides professional print services that ensure the colors of your printed projects will match its paper products.  You may also print your projects from home, or save it as a jpeg file and use other printing services!  The sample card below holds a 4x6 photo.

 


Visit my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business Website to order My Digital Studio and other holiday card making supplies!
http://stampinghut.stampinup.net

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Making an Ornament Using Punches



Merry Ornament 3" x 3" Note Card

Stampin' Up! is selling a beautiful Ornament Punch (116794) in the Holiday Mini Catalog, but since I don't own that punch (yet!) I decided to create my own version.

List of Punches Used:
  • 1-1/4" Circle (104403)
  • 1-3/8" Circle (104401)
  • Eyelet Border (113692)
The string for the ornament and the "merry!" sentiment are both from the Berry Christmas stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The designer series paper is from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit.

Using punches is a quick and easy way to add a "wow" factor to your Holiday cards. 

Visit my demonstrator website to order your holiday card making supplies!
http://stampinghut.stampinup.net

Monday, November 16, 2009

How to Create the Look of the Ticket Corner Punch using My Digital Studio



Hi everyone!  I found out today that I am officially a certified demonstrator for the My Digital Studio software! As a reward for completing the training program, Stampin' Up! is also sending me a pin that I can wear to events, an embellishment from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog, and some free digital downloads from an upcoming release!  I am so excited!

Here is a tutorial on how to create the look of the Ticket Corner punch using My Digital Studio.  The ticket corner punch is not included with the software, but there is a way to work around it!

Step 1.) After you have set up your card layout, create a 1.25" Circle by selecting "Punches" from the Resources Palette.



Step 2.) Turn the grid on.  Reduce your 1.25" circle as shown in the Object Settings.  Then move your circle into the upper right hand corner of the page layer. 




Step 3.)  Continue to shrink the size of the circle until you no longer see it on the Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Then copy and paste the circle three times - - and move the circles into the remaining three corners.





The finished card!





Visit my demonstrator business website to order My Digital Studio software today!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Top Note Penguin Card



Top Note Penguin Card

I LOVE PENGUINS!  They are so fun to watch as they waddle around and swim.

The source of inspiration for this project is Krista Fox's blog post, which was sent to me by Hazel!  You can view Krista's version of this project here.

Finished card measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  Card base is Old Olive card stock.

Penguin Body:
  • Top Note Bigz Die (113463, $21.95)
  • Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439, $99.95)
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch (109047, $6.95)
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
Feet:
  • Curly Label Punch (112208, $15.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
Arms and Beak:
  • Large Oval Punch (107305, $15.95)
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
Eyes:
  • 1/2" Circle Punch (104390, $5.95)
  • White Gel Pen (105021, $3.95)
  • Basic Black card stock
Scarf:
  • Berry Christmas Stamp Set (Holiday Mini Catalog, 116509, $22.95) 
  • Classic Stampin' Pad in Old Olive (102277, $5.95)
  • Old Olive 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115618, $8.95)
  • 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401, $15.95)
  • Ice Circles Rhinestone Brads (109111, $10.95)
  • Very Vanilla card stock

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Jingle Paper Tree




Christmas Jingle Paper Tree

This paper tree will be a beautiful decoration in your home during this holiday season.  It also makes a wonderful gift!


Supplies:
  • Berry Christmas stamp set (Holiday Mini catalog)
  • Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Bone Folder 
  • Classic Stampin' Pad: Old Olive 
  • Paper Snips
  • SNAIL adhesive
  • A box of pins (check your sewing supplies!)
  • 4" diameter x 9" height Styrofoam Cone (from your local craft store)
Directions for Tree:
  • Cut an entire sheet of 12"x12" double sided paper from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit into 4"x1" strips.
  • Curl up the ends of each strip using your bone folder.  (Note: When I curled my papers, I alternated which pattern faced up on each row.  This is optional.)
  • Pin the curled strips starting at the bottom of the tree. Do the entire bottom row.  You are working your way from the bottom to the top.
  • Keep adding rows until you are halfway up the cone.  You may need to cut a few extra strips of 4"x1" paper to get your desired fullness.  I used 41 of the 4"x1" strips.
  • When you are halfway up the cone, switch to 3"x3/4" strips of paper and continue pinning strips until you reach the top of the tree.  I used 18 of the 3"x3/4" strips.

 Directions for Tree Topper:
  • Stamp 4 snowflake images from the "Berry Christmas" stamp set using Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Using your bone folder, draw score lines down the center of each snowflake.
  • Use paper snips to cut out all four snowflakes.
  • Fold snowflakes in half and adhere the four snowflakes together using SNAIL. 
  • Gently stick the bottom tip of the combined snowflake into to the top of the Styrofoam tree.  You may want to use a bit of glue to make it more secure, but I didn't do that for my tree. It also occurred to me after I was done with this project that I could have adhered the snowflakes onto a pin, instead of sticking the card stock directly into the tree top. Oh well, there's always next time!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  This project was inspired by another paper tree that I saw at my local craft store this week.  

Click here to order the supplies used to create this decorative paper tree!



Thursday, November 12, 2009

S'Mores Treat Bag



S'Mores Treat Bag

Stamps
  • Under the Stars stamp set (111556, $29.95)
Paper
  • Real Red card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Creamy Caramel textured card stock
Ink
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories
  • Large flat cellophane bags
  • Linen thread
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Blender pens
  • Stamping sponges

Instructions
  1. Stamp raccoon image in Basic Black ink, mosquito image in Creamy Caramel ink, and "Grrreat!" in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock bag topper.
  2. Adhere strip of Real Red card stock to bag topper.
  3. Stamp two stars in So Saffron ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out and adhere to Whisper White card stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Use a printer to print the words "Camping" and "treats" on Creamy Caramel textured card stock. Cut out in shape of sign. Color edges of sign in Creamy Caramel ink using stamping sponges. Adhere to bag topper.
  5. Stamp s'more image in Creamy Caramel ink on Whisper White card stock. Watercolor image in Creamy Caramel ink using blender pen. Cut out and adhere to sign on bag topper.
  6. Tie linen thread around bag topper.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Autumn Splendor Card




Autumn Splendor Card


Stamps
  • Autumn Splendor*
  • Grateful Greetings*
Paper
  • Chocolate Chip card stock (11" x 4-1/4")
  • Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper*
Ink
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker
Accessories
  • Linen thread
  • Mini Library clips
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder punch
Instructions
  1. Spritz Chocolate Chip card stock with Chocolate Chip ink using Color Spritzer Tool. Round card corners using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch.
  2. Stamp leaf image in Dusty Durango ink on grid Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper, and cut out.
  3. Cut Taken with Teal leaf from multicolored leaf Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper.
  4. Repeatedly stamp leaf image in Chocolate Chip ink on grid Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper. Stamp sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink on grid paper. Tear top edge of grid paper. Adhere strip of Taken with Teal Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper to bottom of grid paper. Round corners of striped Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch; adhere grid paper to it. Adhere cut-out leaves to grid paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Tie linen thread around Mini Library clip and attach clip to layered Designer Series paper.
  6. Adhere layered paper to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
*From the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Scallop Oval Pumpkin

Today's project was inspired by a pumpkin I saw on a Pals Paper Arts challenge by Patti MacLeath

The pumpkin was created using the scallop oval punch and Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Score and fold all of your scallop ovals in half, then adhere them to each other using SNAIL adhesive.  My version of the pumpkin is fuller than Patti's because I used more scallop ovals than she did. 

I rolled up a 1" x 1-5/8" scrap of Chocolate Chip card stock to make the stem, and the leaf was created using one of my earlier tutorials.
http://www.stampinghut.com/2009/09/stamping-101-making-leaves-using-paper.html

I think it would be really cute to write names on the leaves and use them as place cards on Thanksgiving Day!



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Monday, November 9, 2009

Simple Birthday Thanks Card

Here is a card that Amanda designed!  Isn't it adorable?  The stamp set she used is called "Simple Birthday Thanks (Item 111546, $17.95).   I really love the way she used the Cottage Wall designer series paper (Item 115671, $9.95) to make this cupcake!!!



Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dasher Decor Elements & Holiday Extravaganza Promotion

Instead of putting the Dasher Décor Elements on my wall and peeling him off after Christmas, I put him on glass in a 16"x20" frame so he can decorate my home every year!  Dasher is a FREE item that you can earn with a minimum $300 workshop or customer order.





If you love vinyl wall art, be sure to check out the Holiday Extravaganza promotionFrom November 1 to December 31, receive a FREE Décor Elements piece of your choice (up to a $16.95 value) for every $50 spent on select products.


For example, if you purchase the Big Shot gift package (Item 120151, $274.55), you will receive:

  • FIVE free Décor Elements pieces valued at up to $16.95 each
  • FREE Level 1 Hostess set
  • $25 in FREE current Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice
  • A FREE retired stamp set from my personal collection as part of my StampingHut rewards program!  
  • Also, be sure to ask me how you can get any item from the Holiday Mini Catalog for just $10!  I recommend the O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die (Item 116822, p. 29) which retails for $42.95!

Big Shot® Gift Pack includes the following:
• Sizzix™ Big Shot
• Flower Burst Embosslits™ die
• Billboard Sizzlits™ Decorative Strip die
• Movers and Shapers Curly Label die
• Fancy Favor Bigz XL die
• Extended cutting pads
• Extended premium crease pad
• Decorative Strip cutting pads
• Decorative Strip spacer platform

  

Friday, November 6, 2009

November Card Class-To-Go!

November Card Class-To-Go!


If you weren't able to attend my class this month, order this exclusive card kit by mail!  The cost for this class is $10, including first class postage.


You will receive the materials to make the 3 projects shown, including envelopes.  Instructions will be e-mailed to you.

Please allow one business day for processing.
 

SOLD OUT - THIS KIT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

 


Card #1




Card #2



Card #3


Stamped images and textured/dry embossed images are not included due to Stampin' Up! rules.  

To complete the projects as shown, you will need:
  • Patterned Pines, Berry Christmas, Dasher, and Christmas Greetings stamp sets
  • Petals-A-Plenty textured impressions embossing folder
  • Old Olive and Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Stapler
  • Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dot or other strong adhesive (to adhere button on second card)

If you do not own these materials, you may order them from me or you may substitute other products that you already have!  (Please note the Patterned Pines stamp set is a free stamp set with a minimum $150 order and may not be purchased separately.)



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Berry Christmas Tree Card


Berry Christmas Tree Card

Hi everyone!  Here is another Christmas card idea using the Berry Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  

This is one of six projects that we are making at my Regionals Class on Saturday!  We are doing all of the Make and Takes from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Regional Seminar that was held in Cincinnati this fall.  

I'm not taking any more sign-ups for the Saturday class, but I would love to hold this same class again for you on another day.  If you are interested in scheduling a class with me, let me know!   I just need a two week lead time to order and prepare the materials.   Class is $25 per person.   Minimum 2 people.

Thanks!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Request your free copy of the new Mini Catalog!

Hi everyone!  If you would like a free copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, please send me an e-mail with your name and mailing address.  I will be accepting requests until November 29 at 11:59 PM.


The mini catalogs will be mailed out in mid-December and you may order from them starting in January.

Thanks!

Top Note Gift Card Holder

Yesterday, I wrote a tutorial on how to make a card using the Top Note Bigz die.  Today I am sharing my completed card with you.  This card will fit in a Stampin' Up! Medium sized envelope (equivalent to A2).



Top Note Gift Card Holder


I added a little pocket on the inside using another half of a Top Note that I trimmed to fit so that the card would lay flat when closed.  You can use this pocket to tuck a note inside or use it as a gift card holder, as I did.  If you are planning on using the pocket as a gift card holder, use a strong adhesive like Sticky Strip to make sure the gift card won't fall out!


Mmmm ... looking at the Starbucks gift card makes me want to go have a cup of coffee!





Supply List:
Stamps: Dasher, Berry Christmas, Patterned Pines
Ink: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch
Big Shot Machine with Standard Cutting Plates and Top Note Bigz Die

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to make a Card using the Top Note Bigz Die

Here is a tutorial on how to make a card using the Top Note Bigz Die:

Step 1.) Begin with a 4-1/4"x11" piece of card stock.  Score at 5-1/2" and fold card in half.

Step 2.) With the card still folded in half, align on your Top Note die as shown in the photo.  Place the folded edge of your card as close to the dashed border as you can.

Step 3.)  Create your Big Shot "sandwich" (from top to bottom: standard cutting pad - Card Stock - Top Note Bigz die - standard cutting pad) and run your sandwich through the Big Shot machine.

Here is the finished card, ready to be decorated by you!



Supply List:
To make this card, you will need the Top Note Bigz die ($21.95, item # 113463) and the Big Shot machine ($99.95, item # 113439).  The Big Shot includes the standard cutting pads.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Scallop Square accents





THANK YOU FRIEND CARD


The scalloped border from the Scallop Square punch will give you an instant accent piece for your cards.  Try using the Scallop Square to add just the right amount of bright color to your projects!   

Punch out a scallop square and adhere it to the inside of your card, allowing just one row of scallops to peek out past the edge.  For a cleaner look, you could trim the scallop square before you adhere it to the inside of your card.


To get the red heart shape, I stamped the solid heart image from the Simply Said stamp set on Real Red card stock, then cut out the shape with my scissors. I adhered the heart to the front of my card with the inked side facing down so that you don't see any ink.

The finished dimensions of this card are 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" and it will fit in a standard A2 envelope. 

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Classic Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Old Olive
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Square Punch