Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I'm Back with Occasions and Sale-A-Bration!

I'm Back!
Hello! It's me! I'm back! I think I have to resign myself to the fact that I'm just too busy with my Etsy shop during the Christmas/Valentine season to do much blogging. Yikes...I barely have time to sleep during the Valentine season.

Pencil Valentines: AcarrdianCards.Etsy.Com
Here are a few things to catch you up:

Occasions Catalog:
The Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is out...actually it has been out for a while. But no worries - you have until 5/31/16 to place your order.

Click HERE to view the Occasions Catalog.

It is Sale-A-Bration time! The biggest Stampin' Up! Sale of the year! For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! (while supplies last)

Click HERE to view the Sale-A-Bration Catalog

And if there isn't enough to choose from in the above catalog. Check out the items in the supplemental flyer.

Click HERE to view the items in the supplemental flyer

Sale-A-Bration Details:
  • Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2016
  • Free Stuff! - For every $50 you spend on product (before tax and shipping) choose a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE.
  • Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration period (Jan 5 - March 31, 2016). Pages 16-19 show limited time products available until Feb 15.  The supplemental flyer shows additonal items available Feb 16 - March 31.
  • Earn Bonus Stampin' Rewards! - Place an order of $250 or more (before tax and shipping) and earn an additional $25 in Stampin' Rewards — that's in addition to the regular Stampin' Rewards and the Free Sale-A-Bration items you get for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping)

The Starter Kit
During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! has made the $99 starter kit even better! You can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose up to $155 in Stampin Up! products. That's $56 in FREE products and the demonstrator ships free for even more savings!

Please note the Starter Kit purchase does not qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

Ready to join the fun?  Click HERE to purchase the starter kit or email me with any questions.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas Greetings

Home For Christmas DSP
Another Christmas card for you today. Don't you love the cute Santa paper. It's one of the patterns in the Stampin' Up! Home For Christmas Designer Paper Pack. One of my all time favorite Christmas papers. So sweet and nostalgic!

Item #139592  - Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper

Holly Jolly Greeting
The Sentiment for this card is from the Holly Jolly Greeting Bundle. The stamp set and dies in this bundle work perfectly together.

Design Tips:

  • Add a Home For Christmas Enamal Dot to the center of a Very Vintage button.
  • A Strip of Gold Glimmer paper behind the sentiment panel adds just the right amount of bling.
  • Add a little texture with a piece of Metallic Gold Baker's Twine.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project.
Click on any image for product information and to visit the Stampin' Up! on-line store.
Price: $5.25
Price: $110.00
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scalloped Tag Merry Christmas Card

Getting Sketchy
Today's card is inspired by the MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge. Love this layout with the angled tag!

Scalloped Tag
I made my tag with the Stampin' Up! Scallop Tag Topper punch. It turns any 2" strip of paper into a tag of any length. And it's not just for tags — I've seen it used to make bookmarks, boxes, and candy wrappers too.

Creating the Tag:

  • Punch a 2" x 3" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.
  • Use the Project Life corner punch to round the bottom corners.
  • Stamp the background with the snow stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. 
  • Stamp the pine tree from Festival of Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. 
  • Stamp "Christmas" from Holly Jolly Greetings in Mossy Meadow.
  • Embellished the tree with the green sequins using glue dots.
  • Add the red ribbon and a button laced with metallic gold baker's twine

Depth and Dimension
I love using Stampin' Dimensionals on my cards. In fact, I rarely make a project that doesn't use Stampin' Dimensionals. It's such an easy way to add depth and dimension which (pardon the pun) really will elevate your cards to the next level.

Today, I mounted my tag with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then, I double stacked them under the Merry and gold glitter scallop embellishments to give them even more height.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card:
Click on any image for more information or to visit the Stampin' Up! on-line store:
Price: $110.00
Price: $5.25
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Happy Crafting!