Stampin' Up! Garden Wishes Sneak Peek!

Hey there! On this last day of 2020 I want to just say that while this year has not be anything like any of us expected, I'm still thankful for life, for my family, and for my Savior. HE is what has brought us through this year and I am praying 2021 is better for everyone!

Today I have a few cards to share that I have created with the new Garden Wishes Bundle from the upcoming January/June Mini Catalog. I also used the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and the Curvy Dies that are also in the mini.

First, a Bumblebee/Whisper White creation with a Smoky Slate base and the bee stamped on Smoky Slate:

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Inside sentiment from Garden Wishes:

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I made this one "pop" a bit more by using a Basic Black mat behind the flowers:

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My favorite is this one stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink:

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When I added Clear Wink of Stella to the blooms it blurred the ink just a bit, which I liked!

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The blooms and the Rich Razzleberry mat behind them were all cut with a Dandy Wishes die. I cut the Rich Razzleberry layer in half so I could "stretch" it to fit around the stamped blooms. I adhered to the card with dimensionals.

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Another Garden Wishes sentiment:

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The Garden Wishes Bundle will be available to order beginning on January 5th!

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December 26-31


Stampin' Up! Fine Art Floral with Gilded Leafing!

Hey there! Today I have my last sneak peek with the Fine Art Floral Suite. This card has a decidedly Asian feel to it and I used new Gilded Leafing from the suite to create the background.

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This card turned out to be gorgeous and I love it. However, the Gilded Leafing is a challenge to use so unless you are up for a mess I wouldn't recommend it to the faint of heart.

Let me explain. I started off by stamping the bloom repeatedly on a 4" x 5 1/4" layer of Basic Black with Versamark,  sprinkled the with the Heat & Stick Powder from the suite. You need to be very careful when heating Heat & Stick; it's very easy to overheat and then it won't be sticky. I used my heat tool from the underneath side of the card stock to keep from overheating. Then I laid the sticky layer in a tray and sprinkled the Gilded Leafing over the entire piece. I smashed the leafing into the sticky with my fingers and then used a dry brush to flick away the excess leafing. This took awhile and lots of tiny pieces flew everywhere; it was impossible to keep it all in the tray.

Unless you are fond of cleaning up tiny bits of leafing from your work surface, hands, and clothes, I'd leave this off your wish list. Sorry to give it a poor review, but I wouldn't want you to be misled. I will probably play with it again, but I'm also going to re-create this card with gold heat embossing for a much cleaner result. After stamping the bloom with Poppy Parade ink I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heated with my Heat Tool. I cut it and the Mossy Meadow-stamped stem with Floral Gallery Dies.

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The inside sentiment is from the Art Gallery stamp set.

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December 26-31


Stampin' Up! Fine Art Floral Sneak Peek #3!

Hey there! Today I am sharing my favorite card I've created so far with the Fine Art Floral Suite! I paired the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (also known as DSP) with a Flirty Flamingo card base and a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts set:

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I added 1/4" Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding, tying in a little bow, and three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some sparkle.

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After punching the birthday greeting with the Story Label Punch I punched Flirty Flamingo with the same punch and then cut it in half to add to the back side leaving a space in the middle to create a mat of the same shape.

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Easy-peasy!

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I stamped another Happy Thoughts sentiment inside, as well as one of the blooms from the Art Gallery stamp set with Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade ink.

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December 26-31

 


Stampin' Up! Another Art Gallery Sneak Peek!

Hey there! Today I want to share with  you another card I created with the Fine Art Floral Suite! This time I created a "book-style" card so I could feature both sides of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper:

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For this card I only cut out the "just" from the "just want to say" die cut to coordinate with the "thinking of you" sentiment. Originally "I'm thinking of you" in the Art Gallery stamp set, I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to omit the "I'm".  I cut it out with a Floral Gallery Die, then layered on a strip of Basic Black. I framed it with a Gilded Gem on each end to complement the strip of Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate I added over the Basic Black "spine" of the card front.

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I stamped the inside with a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, another new one from the January/June 2021 Mini Catalog. See how pretty the other side of the designer paper I used for the front flap is? I have the measurements below so you can make a card like this one too!

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Measurements for today's card:

Basic Black card base: 5 1/2" x 5 1/4", scored at 4 1/4"

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper front: 4" x 5 1/2"

Basic Black to cut "just": 1 1/2" x 3" greeting mat: 5/8" x 3"

Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate: 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White greeting strip: 1" x 3" inside layer: 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper inside strip: 1/2" x 3 3/4"

You will be able to order the Fine Art Floral Suite and all of it's components beginning January 5th!

Until then you probably should check out the Year End Closeout Retiring List and Clearance Rack. You can view the list here:

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Everything on the list is while-supplies-last, so you will need to check in my online store to make sure the items you are wanting are still available!

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December 26-31

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day December 27th!

Hey there! I can hardly believe I'm actually posting a Sunday Swap Day on SUNDAY! YAY!

We decided to stay home from church and watch it online again like we did last week. We are feeling MUCH better, but still tired and not up to our usual energetic selves yet. I've made the executive decision not to decorate my tree this year; I'm going to focus on getting the mound of presents wrapped and the house cleaned so we can host our family next Friday.

Today's swaps were all created by my lovely team member, Joanne Cantrell!

First, her creation with the Best Year Bundle of stamps and dies:

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Next, she made this lovely card with the Fancy Phrases Bundle of stamps and punch:

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She created this card with the Massive Thanks stamp set, Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder, and Ornate Style stamp set.

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She used Nature's Beauty to create this masculine thanks card:

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This pretty little card was created with the Summer Days Host Rewards set:

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Timeless Tropical is the name of the stamp set used on this one:

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Joanne used the Well Written dies and Well Said stamps to create this one:

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She used the Well Written dies again to create this Magenta Madness card:

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For her final creation, Joanne used the Zoo Globe stamp set with a fun fold!

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So cute!

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December 26-31

 


Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Sneak Peek!

Hey there! Today is our first day out of quarantine, and although I don't think we are venturing out yet and may not for a few more days, it's good to know we don't have to stay home!

We will be having our family Christmas next week on New Year's Day, so I still have Christmas-y things to do when I feel up to it. We are still pretty tired.

Today I'm sharing a fun card I created with the new Art Gallery Bundle from the Fine Art Floral Suite in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog:

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The element that attracted me the most to this bundle was the Floral Gallery Dies with the "just want to say" phrase, so of course I used it on the very first card I made! I embossed the Petal Pink layer with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder after I had added the strip of Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. I added a bow tied with Mossy Meadow 3/16" Braided Linen Trim to coordinate with the Mossy Meadow card base.

Inside I inked the flowers with Blushing Bride then used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker to add the streaks of color to the blooms.

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All of the stamps, dies, and accessories used on today's card will be available to order starting on January 5th, 2021!

Until then you can shop the Year-End Closeout for some good deals on retiring Holiday Catalog products. All items are while-supplies-last. Check inventory in my online store to be sure of availability.

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December 26-31



Stampin' Up! More Christmas Cards From Friends!

Hey there! Today I have more Christmas  cards from friends I want to share with you. Since tomorrow  is Christmas I won't be posting anything, but on the 26th I will be back to start sharing some sneak peeks from the January/June Spring Mini Catalog!

I have three cards to share today, starting with this one from Diane Laur. Diane used a retired Stampin' Up! Christmas set with white heat embossing and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (50% off right now on the Year-End Close-out List)

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Next, LeeAnn Byrne CASED a card I shared here a couple of months ago to create her Christmas card. I am so honored! She made a few changes to make it her own, of course!

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Finally, Donna Ninness created about 40 of these to send out to her besties. She used the Peaceful Nativity Bundle, another Year-End Closeout find. The Nativity Dies are a steal at 50% off the regular price!

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Donna used her Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to color the nativity images.

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Here's the full list of Year-End Closeouts, including the discounted items. All are while-supplies-last. To be sure the items you are wanting to order are available, be sure to order them directly from my online store.

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Of course, I will wait until I am cleared  of the virus before mailing out any December gifts!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards From Friends!

Hey there! We are still hanging out at home, waiting for our quarantine time to pass. I still have plenty to do to get ready for our family Christmas next week, but I'm waiting to wrap until after I'm no longer contagious.

I've received some pretty cards in the mail from friends and customers, so I decided to share some of them today and tomorrow with you. Most of these today have been created with retired Stampin' Up! products, but it shows how timeless and lasting Stampin' Up! is!

First, my friend Becky Anderson created this pretty card with vellum and retired silver glimmer paper. She attached the vellum over the stamped snowflakes with strategically placed glue dots under the "peace" and the jewels.

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Norma Artman used Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper with the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (still available on the Year End Closeout List) The Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper and the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack are both discounted 50%!

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Tina Biby combined retired designer series paper with the retiring Ornamental Envelopes Bundle of stamps and dies for her pretty creation. The Envelopes Dies are currently 40% off!

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Finally for today, my friend Crystal Lopez enjoys playing with products from many different companies. She sent me this super awesome slim-line shaker card!

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Hard to believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Very different around here this year, but I'm still thankful we are doing as well as we are and that there is light at the end of our tunnel!

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I will wait until next week when I am out of quarantine before mailing anything to anyone, obviously, lol!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day on Tuesday December 22nd!

Hey there! I've been MIA for awhile now due to COVID. I, my husband, and son all tested positive last week, and while our symptoms have been considered mild, this virus is no picnic. Very tired and gastrointestinal upset has been my main symptoms. I had a much better nights' sleep and things feel better today, so I'm hoping I'm on the mend. Our family Christmas has been postponed to New Year's Day; I decided to not try to push myself too hard right away after getting out of quarantine on December 26.

I have a few more swaps to share with you that I think you will like! All of these are also gift card holders too!

First, Jenna Roby created a cube card with the Menagerie Mix-Up Bundle:

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The gift card can be added inside the top with glue dots.

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Kelly Acheson used the In the Pines Bundle with Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper for her gift card holder:

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An easy little pocket created for the gift card.

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Gail Connelly created a masterpiece gift card holder with the Snow Wonder stamp set:

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She created the pocket with a punch.

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Karen Kurz created her gift card holder with the Tree Angle stamp set and Stitched Triangle Dies:

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I love how she created a "forest" to tuck the gift card behind!

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Finally, Carol Slack used Warm & Toasty with In the Pines to create her "pop-up" gift card holder:

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The polar bear is so cute!

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Most of these projects were created with stamps, dies, and accessories that are retiring from the Holiday Catalog. You can find the complete list here:

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I will NOT be mailing out any cards or gifts until after I am out of quarantine!

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Happenings!

Hey there and welcome to the December edition of the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!

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Our December theme is "Holiday Happenings". Today I want to share with you some custom ornaments I created with my daughter to give to her kid's teachers with the Gnome for the Holidays and Way to Goat stamp sets!

First the Gnomes! I actually stamped and colored these little guys (and the goats) while creating the Merry Christmas banners I shared with you a while back. I stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Stampin' Blends.

I adhered each one to a window sheet circle cut with a Layering Circles Die using glue dots. I added a matching Whisper White circle that I had printed "Christmas 2020" and the recipient's name. After punching a hole at the top I tied some white sewing thread to it so I could hold on to it while rolling it into a tube to fit through the top of the ornament. It popped back open easily!

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I tied the thread to the ornament wire, then tied some Real Red Sheer Ribbon for the hanger.

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Now for the goats! First the dad:

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Then the mom:

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The "kids":

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Now it's time to continue on the hop! Just click on any of the names listed to see what holiday happenings they have going on!

Stamper's Dozen December 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. BJ Peters – StampinBJ
  3. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  4. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  5. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  6. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  7. Rachel Yurkanin - Rachel’s Stamping Place -
  8. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  9. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  10. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above

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