September 28, 2022

12 Weeks of Christmas Kicks Off In One Week and World Card Making Day

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 Hey Friends,

So many great things happening in October and I don't want you to miss a thing! So first up, is 1, October 2022 World Card Making Day or WCMD! And Stampin' Up! is holding a great gathering of demonstrators and customers from around the globe to create three cards featuring 3 different bundles, one from our Annual Catalog, one from our July to December Mini catalog aaand one from our up coming January to June Mini Catalog! This event will take place at 4 PM ET until 7 PM ET. You can grab the measurements to cut your cardstock ahead to get ready to stamp along, right here.

Register for the event here so that you get all of the latest updates straight from Stampin' Up! And I will see you there!. Rumor has it, Stampin' Up! is going to make a BIG announcement at this event!!!! 

Then, following this event, at 7:30 PM ET we're going to keep the fun going and you are invited to an open Zoom with me and all my crafty friends. This is not a formal gathering but basically a chat and craft session but we will have a Mystery Stamping Session!

You can join the Zoom here and here is the Mystery Stamping measurements for you to prep ahead. Pick out a bundle you have on hand to use and be ready for some FUN!

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Next up, Stampin' Up! has announced a joining special from 4 October 2022 until 31 October 2022! You read that correctly. Starting 4 October you will be able to join the Stampin' Up! family by choosing an additional $30 in product for a total of $155 in product of YOUR CHOICE for just $99 and FREE Shipping!

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Finally, is my 12 weeks of Christmas! This kicks off on 5, October 2022 and the ONLY way to get these exclusive projects is to be on my mailing list! This is a special thank you for my mailing list for allowing me to come to their mailbox each week. So, if you'd like to receive these exclusive projects  in your inbox, you can use the built in form up in the right hand corner of this post or use your smart phone camera with the QR code below:

My 12 weeks kicks off in just a week, so be sure to get on that list BEFORE it starts so you don't miss a thing!

There, now you're up to date and I hope to see you on WCMD, and I can't wait to send you some amazing Christmas projects over 12 weeks and of course I'd love to have you join my team! 

September 26, 2022

Lights Aglow Perfect for Gift Giving

Lights Aglow Gift Box
The Lights Aglow Suite of product is another elegant Christmas suite found in the July to December Mimi catalog that is easy to design with. Here I used Basic Black with the Lights Aglow 6" x 6" DSP and Gold Glimmer Paper with the Snowflake die from the Twinkling Lights Dies. This gift box/bag holds a decent amount of treats and would also be great for jewelry and many other smaller gift items. To punch through all the layers of cardstock and DSP, I used my crop-a-dile by We R. then using my Take Your Pick Took, I ran the beautiful Gold and Vanilla Satin Edged Ribbon through the holes and tied a bow to seal the box/bag


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Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Lights Aglow 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
Glimmer 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
Twinkling Lights Dies
Gold & Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Satin Edged Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots

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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