Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July for Coffee and Cards



I wanted to do a Christmas in July themed "Coffee and Card Making" night. But was bummed that the Holiday Mini Catalog does not come out until next month. Then, while browsing the Stampin' Up! On-line Store, I noticed the carryover Christmas stamp sets. I had totally forgotten about them!

So after my happy dance...I created this card.  It is super quick and easy which I know all of you "Coffee and Card Night" ladies will enjoy!

Tips & Techniques


  • I stamped the the snowflake and "Believe" in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana ink (Bermuda Bay is just a shade darker).  The same effect could have been achieved by using the "Stamping Off" technique.
  • The center of the snowflake is embellished with a Bermuda Bay candy dot.  I love them!  They are self adhesive and so much easier than brads.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this card:  

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back From Vacation and Ready to Go!

I am back from vacation and a much needed break from stamping and everything crafty!  I love to craft but every now and then you just NEED a break! Now that I have rejuvenated and reevaluated my goals, I am back and ready to craft.  

Before I start back on my crafty journey let me catch you up on some Stampin' Up! specials and promotions.

Coffee and Cards Night - Wednesday, July 30 at 7:00pm
Theme:     Christmas in July
Where:      My house
Cost:         $10 (Includes 3 cards and a $5 coupon towards your next Stampin' Up! order over $25)
RSVP:       By Monday, July 28.
 
 
Current Stampin' Up! Promotions
 
During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs (priced at $10.95) you'll get one free.  This is a great way to stock up on the gorgeous Stampin' Up! papers.
 
Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s exclusive monthly subscription kit that provides a simple and fun creative escape every month.  The kit is a surprise and includes everything you need (except adhesive) to complete the project---paper, stamps, ink, accessories and more!
 
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up!  Get 50% off your first two months.  Offer expires September 10th. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com to join and enter Promo Code "HALFOFF2" 
 
I just signed up and am looking forward to my first kit in August. I think it would be fun to get together once a month and complete our kits.
 
Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! brings us a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Check out the Online Store each week to see what's on sale.  You can either purchase the deals online or through a workshop order.  Just remember each set of deals expires on Monday night and is replaced with a new set of deals on Tuesday morning.
 
Lots of retired stuff is listed on the clearance rack right now.  Be sure to check it out!!!
 
 
Hope to see you Wednesday!!
 
Diana

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Countdown with Holiday Cards Continues...45 Days


Only 45 days left until Christmas. Today I'm working on Christmas gift card holders and browsing around on Pinterest. I love Pinterest! So many great ideas. 

Aubrey and Katie both have boards set up to pin their Christmas wish lists. I like to shop online so I think this will work out great! Theoretically, all I'll have to do is click on their pins and I'll be taken to the websites to purchase the items. I'll let you know how it works out.

For instructions on making a gift card holder see my Father's Day Gift Card Holder post. 


Materials:
  • Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet (Stampin' Up! - retired)
  • Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi and Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Score Pal (Stampin' Up!), Big Shot (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix), Stocking Accents Die (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix)



or 
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Wishes Card - 46 Days


The countdown to Christmas continues...only 46 days 10 hours til Christmas. And I just realized that Thanksgiving is really late this year so if you're waiting until Thanksgiving to start making your holiday plans you might find yourself in a bit of trouble. I know I'm already starting to feel behind the game.

Today's Christmas card is simple but elegant. I think we will be one of the cards we make at our annual Christmas Card Camp.

TIP:  After stamping the greeting I white cardstock and cutting it out with one of the Apothecary Accent dies I thought it looked a little blah.  So I inked the edges, punched two holes for ribbon and tied it to my card.

Materials:
  • Paper:
    • Designer Paper:  Season of Style Paper Stack (Stampin' Up!)
    • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set:  Joy to the World (Stampin' Up!)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  
    • Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Stampin' Up!)
    • Envelope - Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
    • Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits die (Stampin' Up!)



or 
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

More Thanksgiving or Fall Wedding Place Cards

Thanksgiving Place Cards

I'm trying to get some work done today.  I'm feeling WAY behind. These place cards are from a custom order I mailed out yesterday.  The customer requested multicolored leaves instead of the gold or orange that I had listed in the shop. I liked the look so much that they are now a stock item.  

That's how I get so many of my ideas...inspired by you!

Materials:
  • Paper:  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Orange, Green and Gold  Glitter cardstock (Core'dinations)
  • Punches:  Scallop Border Punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Big Shot (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix), Leaf Die (Cuttlebug), Score Pal (Stampin' Up!)


or 
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Countdown!


Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner so you know what that means...that's right...time to start Christmas shopping and making your holiday plans. Only 51 days, 7 hours left.

This stamp is my latest Stampin' Up! purchase. I thought it was cute in the catalog. But in person, it's awesome! I can think of so many possibilities. So stay tuned, I'm sure you will see more of this guy on my blog!

Materials:

  • Paper:
    • Designer Paper:  Season of Style Paper Stack (Stampin' Up!)
    • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set:  Santa's List (Stampin' Up!)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  
    • Button - Old Olive (Stampin' Up! - Clearance Rack)
    • Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Stampin' Up!)
    • White #3 Crochet Thread (Aunt Lydia's)
    • Envelope - Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)



or 
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Friday, November 1, 2013

More Thanksgiving Place Cards


Here's another set of Thanksgiving place cards that are a little more elegant. The ivory paper with scallop border, soft suede background, and glitter leaf give them a formal look. 

These tent style place cards measure 3" x 2" (folded measurements). So you would need to cut your base cardstock piece 3" x 4" and score in the middle. Like the place cards in my previous post, the names are printed using my word processing program, and the leaves are cut out with my Big Shot. 

The matching tags can be used as napkin rings, tied around favor bags, wine bottles or wine glasses.

Materials:
  • Paper:  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Orange Glitter cardstock (Core'dinations)
  • Punches:  Scallop Border Punch (Stampin' Up!), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!), 2 1/4" Circle Punch.
  • Tools:  Big Shot (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix), Leaf Die (Cuttlebug), Score Pal (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  1/4" Satin Ribbon (Michael's)



or 
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