Category Archives: Special Occasion cards

Sneak Peek – Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Mini Treat Bag Money enclosureWhat do you do when you want to play with your new toys from your preorder but have to stay focused on Christmas? You find a way to use them for Christmas presents! These Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are in the new Occasions catalog and you can buy them beginning Jan 6.

But you don’t have to use the dies just for treats. I created a money enclosure using the dies. You pull up on the ribbon to remove a little card with money tucked in it. These are so much fun and so simple to make! I used Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper (135821), the Merry Everything stamp set (wood – 135068, clear – 135071), the Note Tag Punch (135860) and the Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102) to make this project. What is even better is that the Merry Everything stamp set and the Note Tag Punch are in a bundle for 15% off!

Click on the images below for more information and to order these supplies. It is getting close to Christmas, but if you order these now before the end of the Holiday catalog sales period, you will have them ready for next Christmas creating.

Today is also a Terrific Tuesday so here are the new Weekly Deals:
<div style="margin: 20px 0"><div style="border: 1px solid #efefef; padding: 15px;"><div><div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px; width: 155px; height: 210px; text-align: center; position: relative" class="product-container"><div class="product-image"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=137635&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;"><img src="http://www.stampinup.com/images/EC/137635S.jpg" style="width: 120px; max-height: 120px"></a></div><div class="product-title"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=137635&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;">Merry Everything Wood-Mount Bundle</a></div><div class="product-price"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=137635&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;">$32.95</a></div></div><div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px; width: 155px; height: 210px; text-align: center; position: relative" class="product-container"><div class="product-image"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=137636&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;"><img src="http://www.stampinup.com/images/EC/137636S.jpg" style="width: 120px; max-height: 120px"></a></div><div class="product-title"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=137636&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;">Merry Everything Clear-Mount Bundle</a></div><div class="product-price"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=137636&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;">$28.75</a></div></div><div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px; width: 155px; height: 210px; text-align: center; position: relative" class="product-container"><div class="product-image"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=135821&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;"><img src="http://www.stampinup.com/images/EC/135821S.jpg" style="width: 120px; max-height: 120px"></a></div><div class="product-title"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=135821&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;">Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper</a></div><div class="product-price"><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=135821&dbwsdemoid=33458" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #16a085;">$10.95</a></div></div></div><div style="clear:both"></div></div><div><div style="float: left; background-color: #f5f5f5; padding: 0 10px;"><a href="http://www.stampinbuddy.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: #1abc9c;">Table by StampinBuddy. Try it FREE.</a></div><div style="clear:both"></div></div></div>hoto of Weekly Deals for 12-16-14These prices only last through next Monday night so order the ones you want now while you are looking at them. Click on the image to go to my online store.

Terrific Tuesday – Home for the Holidays

Digital Christmas Card featuring Home for the Holidays EnsembleHome for the Holidays Ensemble digital download  (128885) is one of this week’s Weekly Deals. I created this digital Christmas card so you could see one of the great stamp brushes in this ensemble. Click the link to see what all is included in the download. All I did for this card is to add a square punch resized to 4″ x 5 1/4″, fill it with Very Vanilla Textured card stock, and added the stamp. I added a basic rhinestone recolored with Daffodil Delight to the top of the tree and a Timeless Taffeta Trimmings Real Red bow recolored with Cherry Cobbler. The background is red Glimmer Designer Series Paper (132917).

This card was quick to make and all I need to do is print it out and send it. To make it a hybrid card, I would leave off the rhinestone and bow. After I printed it,, I would trim off the glimmer part and mount the remaining layer on a piece of 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ red glimmer paper. Then mount it on a Very Vanilla card base.

Check out the rest of the Weekly Deals by clicking on the photo:

Weekly Deals for 12-9-14

While you are visiting my online store, take time to look at the Year End Closeouts. The items are up to 80% off and some of the items have already sold out.

Terrific Tuesday – All is Calm DSP

 

Digital Christmas Card created with All is Calm DSP and Endless Wishes stamp setSupplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910); All is Calm Kit (138132), Stamps – Endless Wishes stamp brush set (136559), Color Me Christmas Designer Template (132181); Punch – Get It Done Kit (129924) – Punch 1 filled with Silver Glimmer Designer Series Paper (132917)

There is so much that makes this a Terrific Tuesday! First we have new downloads for MDS and I am so excited that my favorite All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Papers are now in digital form! Whoop, whoop! Now I can print out this paper whenever I need it. Check out the new downloads and order the ones you need by clicking on the images below.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Card using Holiday Home and White Christmas Stamp Sets

Supplies: Stamp sets – Holiday Home (photopolymer – 135095, bundle – 137631), White Christmas (photopolymer – 135767), Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood – 128748, clear – 127802); Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies (135857, bundle – 137631); Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake Blendabilities

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are able to spend the day with family and friends. I have lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, particularly all the blessings God continues to bestow on us, and especially YOU my faithful readers and customers.

I hope you will take the whole day to relax and enjoy each others’ company and reflect on all the blessings we enjoy living in this great country. Hopefully you will wait until tomorrow to hit the Black Friday sales.

Speaking of Black Friday sales, let me remind you of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza that is going on through Dec 2. Click this link to download a pdf listing all the items that are on sale. Online_Extravaganza_Products_US-8  Notice that all 12 colors of Blendabilities will be on sale as a bundle on Monday as a one-day-only door buster. If you have been waiting to get these, now is the time! I love my Blendabilities for coloring in images. I love them first because the color is more transparent so the shading lines of an image show through. I love them secondly because each color comes in a set of light, medium, and dark shades which blend together so easily!

To sweeten the deal, I am adding a couple of Soggy Stamper offers:

Soggy Stamper Black Week Specials

FREE shipping!
You must email me your order so I can place it for you to give you free shipping. I will accept payment by PayPal, credit card, or check if you are local.

$25 Gift Certificate for $20
No limit of quantity and can be used for both product and classes.



These Soggy Stamper specials are offered only by me and the gift certificates can only be redeemed through me.

Bloom with Hope

handmade card using the Bloom with Hope stamp set and Blendabilities

Bloom with Hope (wood – 133949, clear – 133952) was the first stamp set I ordered when the 2014-2015 catalog was released. This hostess set  is perfect for coloring with Blendabilities. We have a friend whose 25 year old grandson passed away yesterday so this card is for them. You can order the supplies used for this card by clicking on the images at the end of this post. Contact me to host a workshop to earn the hostess set, Bloom with Hope.

I have a tip to go along with this card. Don’t hold your blendabilities marker over your project or even anywhere near it when pulling off the cap of the marker. Twice now ink has splattered on my work. The last time, I started over on the card but this time I camouflaged the  ink spots by sponging Baked Brown Sugar over the card stock. As is often the case, the fix is better than the original idea! :o)

Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow! Have you checked out all the great deals and made a shopping list yet? Remember that there are some great Door Busters tomorrow. Check out my Friday post to see what I am talking about and to see my own Soggy Stamper Black Week specials. This link allows you to download a PDF listing the specials.Online_Extravaganza_Products_US. Let the shopping begin!

 

Ornamental Pine Meets Northern Flurry

 

Handmade Christmas card using Ornamental Pine stamp set and Northern Flurry Tea Light HolderIf you had come to my class last Tuesday, you would have learned how to make this beautiful vellum tea light holder and matching Christmas card.

We cut card stock vellum with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853). Then we dry embossed the pieces with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120902) and the Big Shot. We curled the pieces slightly with bone folders.

Next we stamped the pine cone from the Ornamental Pine stamp set (wood – 135104, clear – 135107) twice on Whisper White card stock with Soft Suede Suede ink and cut them out. Dazzling Details (124117) was applied to the white areas of the pine cones and then they were cut out. A little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) was used to attach them to a short piece of Linen Thread (104199) and attached to just one side of the overlapping flaps of the box.

A bow of Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon (135841) was attached on top with a glue dot. We placed a flameless tea light inside. I love the soft glow of the tea light through the vellum and the embossed area gives a lacy look to the box. See other Curvy Keepsake Boxes I have created here and here.

To go along with the tea light holder we created a Christmas card with a vellum overlay. The overlay was embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder and applied to the Soft Sky card base with SNAIL adhesive along the top edge. A length of the Lost Lagoon ribbon was tied around the card front to cover where the vellum was attached. The pine bough was stamped on the Soft Sky card base in the lower right corner. We used the Noel framelit from the Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies (135851) to cut out the word from Gold Glimmer paper (133719) and glued it to the vellum layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Do you need the supplies for these projects or are you running out of some of your other supplies? Just click on the links above or on the pictures below to go to my online store to order them. I appreciate your business! :o)

Washi Wednesday – Washi Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas card using All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape and Snowflake Card Thinlits DiesYep…here is another Washi Wednesday with three more cards using washi tape. This first one uses the All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape (135844) to create a series of banners behind the snowflake. I had cut out the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper (135315) with the Snowflake Card Thinlits die and found it lying on my stamping table. I cut the blue snowflake from Lost Lagoon cardstock and the Joy from a Gold Foil Sheet (132622) using other dies from the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies (135855).

In this post, I described how I cut out the large snowflake from glimmer paper. Since then I actually took the time to watch Stampin’ Up’s video on how to use the die and learned a much easier way to cut out the snowflake:

  1. Place a 3 3/4″ square of cardstock/glimmer paper under the snowflake part of the card base die and run it through the Big Shot.
  2. Remove the cardstock , turn it 90 degrees, and replace it under the die lining up the cut parts with the corresponding parts of the snowflake.
  3. Run it through the Big Shot again. Voila! You now have a perfectly cut snowflake. This is also the way to cut out the large snowflake from the Letterpress Winter stamp set (photopolymer 135145). However, lining up the die to the stamped image is very difficult. I found it much easier to first cut the snowflake shape out and then stamp the image on it. The photopolymer stamp make placement of the image on the die cut much, much easier.

Handmade Christmas card using the Santa and Company Designer Washi tape and Letterpress Winter stamp set Handmade Christmas card using the Santa & Co Designer Washi Tape and Wondrous Wreat Thinlit DiesThese are two more versions of this washi tape Christmas card. The top card shows the result of following the directions above using the large snowflake die from the Letterpress Winter stamp set (135143). I used the Santa and Co. Designer Washi Tape (135843) on this card and the next one. The Joy and the larger snowflake were cut from Gold Glimmer paper (133719) using one of the dies from the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies as was the Marina Mist smallest snowflake. I love how the various stamp sets and dies work so well together!

The third card is a little less detailed. I used the Santa and Co. Designer Washi tape and added the word ‘joy’ cut from Red Glimmer paper (121790). I added a bow from Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137). I don’t know which one I like best. How about you? Leave your choice in a comment below. To order the supplies to make these cards, click on the images below.

MDS Monday – Herringbone Technique

Digital birthday card with a herringbone background using Be Yourself designer series papers

Welcome to MDS Monday. This week our challenge is to make a herringbone background using narrow rectangles. Here is the challenge sketch:

MDSM86 challenge sketch using a herringbone backgroundI filled rectangles with various patterns of designer series paper from Be Yourself May Digital Download and solid colors chosen by the color picker to match the designer series paper. The grosgrain ribbon started out as Regal Rose and I recolored it with Rich Razzleberry color. The starburst came with the Game Daby Photobook template.

The technique is shared in this video by Juanita Golson

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To order the downloads I used, click on the links below.

Halloween Wondrous Wreath

Handmade Halloween card created with the Woundrous Wreath stamp set and diesHere is another great idea I had for the Wondrous Wreath bundle. I am having so much fun with this stamp set and corresponding dies. I love how Stampin’ Up! attached little handles to the wreath stamps and to their corresponding dies so we have a reference point for lining them up correctly. I used the little bats stamp and the greeting from the Holiday Home stamp set. I wish the bats were a little larger though. I guess the wreath is just full of baby bats….LOL!

If you missed the other cards I created with this Wondrous Wreath bundle check this post. Have I convinced you yet that you need this stamp set? Go order it and the supplies needed to make this card now by clicking on the images below.

World Card Making Day – Wondrous Wreath

I told you yesterday to come back later in the day to see what I had created for World Card Making Day but there was no later post for you to see. That’s because I was having such fun creating cards that I ran out of time to post them. Here they are in all their glory.

I really, really am glad I bought this Wondrous Wreath bundle. It was one of the sets I thought I could do without until I saw all the great cards others were creating with the set. None of these ideas are original with me but…hey…in the stamping world CASEing (copy and sharing everything) is a great type of flattery! These cards show off how versatile this set is.

handmade Christmas card using the Wondrous Wreat stamp set Wondrous Wreath Thanksgiving Wondrous Wreath Noelhandmade Christmas card using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set with a garlandWhich of these cards is your favorite? Leave your answer in a comment below.

Did you create a card for World Card Making Day yesterday but didn’t get a chance to email me a photo? You can still do that through today. I will share your card on this blog and my husband will choose his favorite from the cards that are submitted. The winner will receive these cards I made for their prize. Email me your card!

To order any of the supplies I used for these cards, just click on the images below.