Saturday, October 24, 2020

Stampin' Up!® Sweetest Time Christmas Card

 A Christmas Card recipe for the Sweetest Time:

Start with Jar of Flowers Stamp Set, punch out the jar with Jar Punch, fill with peppermint candies from Sweetest Time Stamp Set & coordinating Sweetest Border Dies, surround the jar with candy canes & holly, and place all onto a background of candy canes from 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper.  Complete the project with a strip of the DSP inside, and a Merry Christmas sentiment to fill it out.  What about adding a perfectly paired envelope, too?  Use the Envelopes Dies to cut a strip of the DSP for the envelope flap.  How sweet it is!!

Details & products used to create this specially sweet card:

Stamp Sets:  Sweetest Time (153436), Jar of Flowers (152515)

Papers:  'Tis the Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (153489) cut 5" x 3 3/4", real red card stock cut 5 1/8" x 3 7/8", whisper white card stock for card base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded at 4 1/4".  Holly and pine frond are die-cut from Garden Green card stock.

Dies:  Sweetest Borders Dies (153559), Stitched Rectangles Dies (148551), and for the envelope flap: Envelopes Dies (153531).

Punch:  Jar (152703)

Inks:  Crumb Cake for the jar; Real Red for the sweets and holly berries.

Inside card:  "Merry Christmas" stamped in real red ink - from the For Unto Us Stamp Set (153335).

Know what's even sweeter?   The 'Tis the Season DSP is 15% through October 31! 

 This card was such fun to make.  I hope you like it! 

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Stay safe, be well.  

               Take care, Julie

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Coming Home Halloween

 Creating a Halloween card can be fun, or scary...or what about SPOOKY?

A link to all the products I used to make this fun-spooky card will be at the bottom of the post.  Click on the link there to be taken to my Stampin' Up! online store - select any or all of the products you need.

Here are the steps for making this card:

Base: I started with a card base of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded at 4 1/4".  

Layer:  I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".  Using a circle die, approx.2 1/4" diameter, and the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, I cut out a circle, off center, in the black CS.    This will represent the full moon behind the house.  After cutting out the circle, then emboss the black CS using the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  I find it best to cut first, emboss 2nd, so as not to flatten the embossing when you go through the machine again.

House & tree images:  Stamp the house and tree images from Coming Home Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink:  stamp the house onto whisper white CS, and the tree onto Pumpkin.  Cut these images out with the coordinating Home Together Dies.  Color in the house with blender pens (I used the light of each of these colors): smoky slate, light basic black, night of navy, soft suede.  I also use light Pumpkin Pie along the house outline, to cover any white showing (so as to blend more, into the "moon" when adhered to the card).

Fence & pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns:  die cut the fence in basic black CS using die from Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies.  Cut the pumpkins using dies from Trio of Tags Dies from pumpkin CS.

Spooky - stamp in black onto white from Festive Corners Stamp Set; die cut using Stitched Rectangles.

Putting it all together: 

- Estimate location of the tree & glue it down, before gluing the cobweb-embossed black layer to the pumpkin card base.  You want the tree beneath the black layer.  After tree is glued, then glue on the black layer. 

- Glue the sentiment along lower right-hand side. 

- Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the house, than adhere the fence.  

-Glue the two pumpkins onto the fence.    

You may notice the small birds (bats?) in the sky - I just used a fine-tipped black marker to add those. If you have a small bird, or bat stamp, definitely use that instead.

   There you have it!   What do you think?   There are many of parts to this card, I realize - I went a bit crazy -  but the products I used can be used for many types of cards.  

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card, and maybe found some inspiration from it.  I'd love to hear your ideas or comments on what you might create!  

Here's a quick view of the products used, or to shop any of the items click HERE


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Stay safe, be well!

Take care,     Julie

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Curvy Christmas, Quite Curvy

It's Curvy Celebrations!!

What is this all about?   Starting NOVEMBER 3 - Two new stamp sets, coordinating dies and 6" x 6" Designer Papers.

I have made some cards today to give you a preview of these fun curvy sets.  You're going to love them, I'm sure! 

First up:  a fun card using one of the new Curvy Dies.  It works so well with one of my very favorite DSP from the Annual Catalog -  the Whale of a Time DSP (this DSP is on sale all October, 15% off).
Here is how I created this card:
  I cut a piece of the DSP with all the turtles swimming, using the Curvy Die.  I adhered it to another piece of DSP that had a scene of kelp and sunlight streaming from the ocean surface.  Next, I cut out one of the turtle images from another piece of DSP (sorry, cut by hand for this guy, no die).  The sentiment is in the Quite Curvy stamp set; I stamped it in Pacific Point Ink.  The big turtle was adhered with a dimensional.  All this scene was now adhered to a card base of Balmy Blue card stock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded at 4 1/4").  Love these turtles!!  What do you think?


Next, another whimsical card:  I used the same Curvy Die as above.  For the striped paper and pet images, I used the Playful Pets DSP (also currently 15% off). 

 The card base is Cinnamon Cider card stock, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded at 4 1/4".  I used the Curvy Dies to cut twice, a piece of the Playful Pets DSP (stripes) and adhered to card base with Liquid Mulit Purpose Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento.  The hearts are from the Pampered Pets stamp set.  Then the dog was die cut from the DSP, and the cat was hand-cut from the DSP.  I glued the kitty down, but I "popped up" the dog with a Stampin' Dimensional.  Quick card to put together, but aren't these images adorable?   Do you agree?   It's a fun card for any animal lover you know.


Finally, this last card would be wonderful to send to someone special.   Or, it would also make a stunning Thanksgiving Day card.  The deep Rich Razzleberry and bright Mango Melody colors set the stage, definitely!

The card base is Rich Razzleberry card stock, 11" x 4 1/4" folded at 5 1/2".   The plaid layer is from the Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" DSP (yes, also currently 15%).  I cut a piece of the plaid 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  Then, I used the Curvy Die to cut the bottom, taking off about 1", approximately.  On a piece of Mango Melody card stock, I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Autumn stamp set (153450), and die cut it out using Stitched Shapes Dies (145372).  The sprigs were cut with the Curvy Dies in Mango Melody, Rich Razzleberry, and gold foil card stock.  The Gold Hoop embellishment (152474) and the Gold Trim (metallic twine) (152475) were adhered this way:  Mini Glue Dots (103683) for the hoop, Stampin' Dimensionals for adhering the sprigs behind the sentiment, and then to the card front; wrap twine around the front, then adhere all to the Razzleberry card base.  The final detail:  I stamped the sprig image from the Curvy Christmas stamp set in Razzleberry onto the card base, just under the curved edge of the plaid DSP.


These cards show just a few of the many possibilities using these new Curvy Dies and the 2 stamp sets, Quite Curvy and Curvy Christmas.  The sets also have leaf images, floral images, birds - and dies to cut them out. 

And these are the papers in this particular Bundle pack:   Classic Christmas 6" x 6" DSP; I will be using these in future cards, so please stop by again.

All this from the Curvy Bundles will be available starting on November 3.
Two stamp sets, coordinating set of dies, 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper 
 Or join my team, and you can add the items to your starter kit today.  No waiting!  Contact me for more information, if you are interested.

You can purchase the items separately or in their bundles - Bundles save you 10%.
NOTE:   The Curvy Christmas stamps and DSP are available only through January 4, 2021.
But the Quite Curvy Bundle (Quite Curvy stamps + dies) will also be featured in next year's January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  The last day to order them will be June .  


REMINDER:  Only through October 31, these selected Designer Series Papers - at 15% off!  Shop HERE


I hope you found some inspiration here today.  I appreciate you stopping by to take a look.  
Be safe, stay well!
        Take care,   Julie

Monday, October 12, 2020

October 2020 Blog Hop - Demonstrator Training Support Program

Welcome to the blog hop!

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators Monthly Team Blog Hop!  We are so happy that you could join us today for ideas and creative inspiration.

We are a group of Stampin' Up! ®  Demonstrators from around the world who are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set.  We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way, you can find the link list at the bottoom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

For today's project I have use the beautiful Plaid Tidings DSP and the Arrange a Wreath stamp set as focal points on my card.  I have added a sentiment from the Autumn Goodness stamp set, and some "sprinkles" stamped from the Forever Fern stamp set.  

The card base is Pretty Peacock, 5 1/2" x 11", folded at 4 1/4".

Plaid layer, from Plaid Tidings DSP, cut 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".

Whisper white, to stamp the images, 4 1/4" x 3 1/2".

Inks used:  Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Mango Melon.

I stamped the wreath image in Pretty Peacock, first stamping it off one time on a scrap paper.  This gave a lighter version of the wreath.  Then I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze (oak leaf image) and Mango Melon (smaller pair of leaves).  I filled in around the wreath with dot-image/sprinkles in Peacock (full strength - no stamping off this time), and also in Mango Melon.   Sentiment, from the Autumn Goodness stamp set, was stamped in Peacock.  Then just adhere the layers to the base, and all done!  What do you think?  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  As I mentioned at the top, this is a hop of Demonstrators from around the world, so be sure to view all the amazing projects on this hop!  Click the links below to visit each one.


Need products to make this Thankful for You card?  Click HERE

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Forever Greenery in the garden

  Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper

Hello - 

I want to share this card with you that features the Forever Greenery DSP (152492) - it's on sale at 15% off all through the month of October.

I also used Grace's Garden stamp set (151513) and the coordinating Garden Gateway dies (151512), Layering Oval Dies (151771), and the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775), and Campology stamp set (152553) for the sentiment, cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies (148551).

Use the link, HERE, if you want to purchase any of the products I'm showing.  The DSP will show the sale price $9.78 when you go to checkout.



FOREVERY GREENERY 152492  now only   $9.78

Friday, October 2, 2020

Designer Series Papers - on sale

 Here are the selected DSP that are now on sale - SAVE 15% all through October.

To see even better images, go HERE

Thursday, October 1, 2020


 During the month of October, save 15% on selected Designer Series Papers.

 Click on this link to see the DSP that are on sale:  HERE

Are any of these your favorites?  Time to stock up on them now.

There are such a variety to choose, from beautiful to whimsical.
Let's start with a few cards I've made with some of the more whimsical, fun patterns.

For the card below, I used the Playful Pets DSP.  (152489)

The little yorkie dog was cut from the DSP:

I had fun making a couple of "swing" cards (posted on earlier blogs).  On these 2 cards the DSP is Whale of a Time (152460), one of my favorites.  The DSP provides the undersea background in the whale card.  For the turtle card, I cut out one of the turtle images, and made him the focal of the whole school of swimming turtles on the DSP (is a group of turtles a "school"? Hmmm.)

You may remember this card from a recent post here on my blog.  The background to this snow scene, the mountains, is from Trimming the Town DSP (153491).  Doesn't it provide a cool backdrop for the bunny & penguin on the slopes?

These are just a few of the Designer Series Papers you can find in the Store that are on sale all month.  Have fun taking a look.

Throughout the month I will post more cards using DSP from the sale selection.  I hope you'll check back here again soon.  

To shop the sale, click HERE

New month, new HOSTESS CODE:    77BE4TUF

When your order is under $150, use the Hostess Code and I'll send you a thank-you gift for shopping with me.   If your order is $150 and over, don't use the code; instead you choose merchandise from any current catalog.  And that can include sale items, like the DSP.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  If you don't currently have a Demonstrator, I would love to be yours - let me know & I'll send you a Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, today.  I appreciate you visiting.   Stay safe, be well!

Take care,

Stampin' Up!® Sweetest Time Christmas Card

 A Christmas Card recipe for the Sweetest Time: Start with Jar of Flowers Stamp Set, punch out the jar with Jar Punch, fill with peppermint ...