September 24, 2022

More Leaves of Holly

Leaves of Holly Border

 I love working with the Leaves of Holly bundle. No matter the simplicity of the card, the results are always elegant. I had the privilege of sharing this bundle during my Facebook Live/ YouTube Live stream this week. Whether you're die cutting or stamping, your results are amazing and the Festive Pearls add just enough to the embellished look. 

Leaves of Holly side view
Here I turned the label on it's side in a portrait orientation for a little bit of a different look. I stamped the berries in Real Red ink onto Real Red cardstock and die cut them out to add to the label with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

For the full instructions for these cards, you can catch the replay of the Live Stream right here.

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September 20, 2022

Leaves of Holly Elegance Meets Easy

Leaves of Holly

 Hello friends,

Sorry for going missing these past few days, but time has a way of getting away. I am still dealing with the aftermath of hitting a cow. I had to return my rental as my time had run out but I still don't have my car back yet, so lucky for me, I have an amazing team that I work with in the Nursing Home so I am able to work remotely from home...but the bright spot in ALL of that messiness, I got a new internet provider and OMG! I knew my old internet was slow, but it turns out it was snail slow! My new internet is actually BLAZING fast! It's so cool!

Anyhoo, this card features the Leaves of Holly bundle from the July to December Mini Catalog. I love this bundle as it creates such elegant cards with minimal effort. This particular card was inspired by a catalog sample. Where do you find your inspiration? 

Leaves of Holly 2

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September 14, 2022

Keeping it Simple with Trimming the Tree by Stampin' Up!®

 Hello my friends! 

Today I have a very simple and basic card featuring the Trimming the Tree stamp and die bundle. This set is part of the Perfect Partners promotion by Stampin' Up! which means the coordinating dies are only around until 9/30/22! And I don't know about you, but I am NOT a fan of fussy cutting so having coordination dies is a big deal for me. And what's great about these dies is there are so many extras that aren't just for saving you from the fussy cutting, but for instance in this collection of dies, there are pieces that add texture to your designs, like cutting the "branches" so that you can actually fluff your tree branches for added visual interest and texture in your card, like I did for this one.

close up trimming the tree

I wasn't able to capture the individual cuts made into the branches here in the photo but they are there and the branches are fluffed and it shows nicely in person. 
trimming the tree
Check out the texture of the basket! Yeah, that's another "bonus" die in the collection. Again, this was such a simple card, one that would be easy to mass produce and have ready for your Christmas wishes. Let me know if I can help you with your holiday card sending needs.

Happy Stamping, 

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September 13, 2022

Trimming the Tree Fun Fold

Trimming the Tree Fun Fold

Hello my friends!
This week I am still featuring the Perfect Pari Bundles. Trimming the Tree is the next one up and today, is a fun fold. This fun fold uses a standard card base and is scored in such a way that it fits in a standard card envelope. 
The back of the card acts as the "inside" for stamping and writing your greeting/message as seen here in the photo below.
Trimming the tree fun fold inside

To create this fun fold you will need to score each end of your card base at 2" and 3-1/8". The inside and outside "centers" of this card (Basic White panel and DSP panel) measure 2" x 5-1/4" and the 2 end DSP panels measure 1-3/4" 5-1/4". The best part about this fun fold is that it's easy for the recipient to display their special handmade card!

24 Hour Flash Sale

24 hour flash sale

So, this morning, Stampin' Up! ® announced a 24 Hour Stamp Sale for Thursday, September 15th. You can save 15% on select stamps from our Annual Catalog, but for only 24 hours! So get your list ready and be ready for Thursday. 

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