Glue the 6 squares evenly spaced
onto the Garden Green layer. HINT: attach the two end squares, leaving a ¼”
margin at top & sides, then center 1 square between them in the top row.
Then do the bottom row so the squares are ¼” from the bottom of the Green layer
and lined up with the top row.
Add 3 random rhinestones wherever they look best on your small squares.
NOTE: the 1” square punch used to punch the square for this card is currently on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack, while supplies last. The original price is $16, on clearance for $9.60. It’s a great tool for cutting small squares to use up your small scraps, as these small pieces are difficult to cut with the trimmer.The Merry Mice stamp set is on sale as part of the Stitched from the Heart promotion. You can see the newStitched Shapes framelits diesand the stamp sets that are on sale only in November here.
When you’re looking for stamping inspiration, start with the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! They’re full of ideas for color combinations, card layouts, gift packaging and more. Last week we were inspired by this simple and elegant Christmas card on page 48 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog:
Of course, we changed it up just a bit, and this is our version:
Tie 1/8″ gold ribbon at the top of the
card, putting a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place.
**HINT: If your card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, you won’t be able to tie the ribbon around the card. So just cut it long enough for the front of the card and attach it with a couple of mini glue dots, then make a separate bow and attach it to the ribbon with another mini glue dot. Ask me how I know this 🙂
How will you be inspired today? If you need a Holiday Catalog, contact me!
Just a few pieces of pretty paper, some ink and a stamp set are all you need to create this quick card from last week’s class. Or you can step it up a notch with the Stampin’ Up! Festive embossing folder!
When we gathered earlier this week for the Shimmer and Shine Christmas card class, we made this card featuring the Stampin’ Up! This Christmas Designer Series Paper and the greeting from the Jar of Cheer stamp set. There are lots of layers, but it’s quite easy to stamp and assemble!
Attach this square to the center of the DSP as shown.
Die cut a Basic Black 2-3/8″ circle with a framelit and layer it in the center of the Mint Macaron square.
Stamp ‘Wishing You a Season of Cheer’ from the Jar of Cheer stamp set in Garden Green ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock.
Punch the stamped sentiment out with a 2″ circle punch and adhere it to the center of the black circle and your card is complete!
We hope you’ll give it a try! The ‘This Christmas’ Designer Series Paper featured here is a great option for all of your Christmas cards. There are 24 double-sided sheets in a package, and they’re thinner than most of the DSP. So you can make a LOT of cards with just one package and even with the layers, they are not too heavy for mailing! Come back tomorrow to see another sample!
Today I have a little treat bag for you that we made last week at our Holiday Crafting Open House. We’re lovin’ the new Stampin’ Up! Copper Embossing Powder and Holiday Catalog!
Cut a 2” x 3.5” piece of Whisper
White regular or thick card stock with the Paper Trimmer.
Punch one end of the tag with the
Scallop Tag Topper punch.
Stamp the ‘Merry’ sentiment from
the Jar of Cheer stamp set in the middle at the bottom of the tag in Cherry
Stamp the Solid Xmas tree shape
stamp in Mint Macaron about ½” above the “e” in Merry, and let it dry.
Rub over the tag with the
Use the Xmas tree branches stamp
& Versamark ink to stamp the tree branches over the mint macraon background
you just stamped.
Cover the Versamark image with
Copper embossing powder. Tap off any extra powder.
Heat the embossing powder with the
teat tool until the powder melts. Do not overheat!
Stamp the small star in Cherry
Cobbler at the top of the tree.
Tie a 6” piece of 5/8” Organza
ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag.
Fold the top of the polka dot gift
bag back along the score line.
Attach the tag with 2 Stampin’
Dimensionals to the green banner that has been cut using the Big Shot and
Banner Framelits dies.
Add the banner to the bag with
NOTE: The polka dot bags have been discontinued, but there are Kraft and Glassine bags on p.176 in the Annual Catalog that could be decorated and used instead. The tag could also be used on a card front.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
AC = Annual Catalog; HOL = Holiday catalog
All of these items can be ordered by clicking HERE to go to my online store.
Paper Trimmer (includes Cutting & Scoring blades)
Whisper White card stock
$9 (40 sheets)
White Card stock
$7 (24 sheets)
Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Jar of Cheer stamp set
Clear Glass Blocks
$4-$12 each or bundle
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Totally Trees stamp set
Mint Macaron Ink
Copper Embossing Powder
5/8” Organza Ribbon
This Christmas Designer Series Paper
$13 (24 sheets)
Kraft or Glassine Bags
Hope you enjoy the treat bag and make one of your own!
September 1st the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog made its debut! Have you seen it?
It’s full of new products for the upcoming season with ideas for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and even New Years!
Today I have a quick fun video sharing a few of the great new products:
If you participated in the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Rewards in July, be sure to redeem your coupon codes before August 31st!
Consider using your coupon codes for this versatile Thoughtful Branches bundle available until the end of August, or while supplies last. The bundle contains both the stamp set and Thinlits Dies and you save money by ordering them together (and you’ll really want both!)
I love to create cards, buy gifts and attend baby showers to celebrate a new baby! The gifts and cards don’t have to be complicated either. The Big Shot and dies do most of the work on this one.This little card uses the Stampin’ Up! Baby’s First Framelits to cut out cute images from the Something For Baby Stamp set.
The card base is Crumb Cake. Next is a layer of Very Vanilla with a onesie die cut from the middle of it. Put your favorite paper behind this die cut.
Stamp the stacking toy from Something For Baby on Whisper White and color it with markers. Stamp the duck on So Saffron, or just cut it out and add an eye with a black marker. Use the matching framelits from Baby’s First Framelits to cut them out.
The little turtle on the onesie is snipped from a piece of Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper (retired). You could easily substitute any other stamped or snipped small image here.
Stamp the sentiment from the Made With Love stamp set in a coordinating color. Pop up the duckie and stacking toy on dimensionals.
Stamp the Baby banner from Celebrate Today and cut it out with the Balloon Framelits and you’re done. Not a lot of stamping, since the framelits did most of the work!
There’s a great deal going on at Stampin’ Up! right now if you haven’t subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet!
Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo codeBOGO at PaperPumpkin.com and select me (Carol Gleason) as your demonstrator. Offer ends October 10.
If you subscribe between now and September 10, you’ll pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
Here’s a little peek at the August kit:
The Fine Print:
IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.
After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).
during June you can get two stamp sets FREE when you purchase the Starter Kit?
That’s right! The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is always a great deal: Purchase $125 (US) of any products in the catalog for $99, plus shipping is FREE! With the addition of two free stamp sets in your Starter Kit in June, it’s a FANTASTIC DEAL!
Which sets will you choose? Alphabets, flowers, greetings? Here are a couple of ideas:
The May Paper Pumpkin kit is very versatile. Here are some Father’s Day cards, and a couple of birthday cards made from this kit, along with some Designer Series Paper and a few embellishments. You can customize the projects in the kit as much or as little as you like!
Watch the video on the May Paper Pumpkin kit to learn more:
If you want to get in on the fun, there’s still time to grab the $5 June kit! The monthly kit is normally $19.95, so it’s a great price at only $5. But don’t wait too long – this deal ends TONIGHT at 11:50PM (MT)!
The stamps used here are from the March 2016 Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit. Each kit always contains exclusive stamps available only to subscribers, and the March set is perfect for the graduation boxes! Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are available as either a monthly subscription, or a prepaid 1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription. Click the Paper Pumpkin kit link above for the prepaid subscriptions, or find information on the monthly subscription option here.
Cut a piece of 2-3/4″ square Basic Black cardstock for the mortarboard. Using an Xacto knife, or your Paper Piercer, and the Curvy Keepsake box die, line up the slit with two of the corners and cut it. You may need to use a paper snips to cut a sliver of cardstock away so that the opening is large enough to fit the box handles through, but not too loose.
The Back to Basics Alphabet stamp set is retiring and will only be available until May 22, or while supplies last. So if you like the size of this alphabet set, order it soon!
On the black boxes, stamp the Hooray Grad! greeting in Versamark ink, sprinkle it with Heat and Stick powder, heat it with the Heat tool, then sprinkle it with gold glitter.
To create a tassel, cut a 1-1/4″ square of cardstock, either in black, or a color that coordinates with the box. (Perhaps the grad’s school colors.) I scored one side at 1/4″, then used the Fringe scissors to cut from the opposite side to the score line. Use Tear and Tape adhesive on the scored edge, and roll the tassel around a piece of Thick White Baker’s Twine. Knot the other end of the Baker’s twine and pull it through the slit in the mortarboard.
There are Hershey Kisses inside, but you could substitute your grad’s favorite small treat.