CARD: Painted Harvest Thanksgiving

This card features the Painted Harvest stamp set, a wildly popular set in the Holiday catalog, but what I like is the use of the Copper foil paper, ribbon, the patterned paper and the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine stitching around the sunflower. There are so many yummy textures and colors in this project that you don’t know whether to study it or run your fingers over it. I have to say, this in my top three favorite Thanksgiving cards this year. 

 

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CARD: Colorful Seasons Thanksgiving

 

 

This card just screams “Fall!!!” to me. From the Woodland Textured Impressions embossed background to the gold foil leaves to the gorgeous ombre leaves, this is the perfect Fall or Thanksgiving card. The leaves are done with a really fun and neat technique featuring baby wipes and drops of ink to create a custom ink pad. I’d love to show it to you sometime, so click here if you’d ever like to set up a demonstration or class in your home. Imagine a fun night with a few friends creating holiday cards. I can’t think of a better way to spend a fun evening! 

 

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CARD: Labels to Love Thanksgiving

This card is a nice twist on several products. The stamped greeting is from the Labels to Love stamp set, but it’s punched out with the Everyday Lable punch. If you can tell, the punched out greeting is actually smaller than the actual punch size. It’s a cool technique. Also, the paper circles are actually from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper as well as Gold Foil sheets and the center of the Metallic Snowflakes from the Holiday Catalog. I like this project because it’s a great example of how you can use your Stampin’ Up! products in many different ways. It’s easy sometimes to think of only using a punch, stamp set or embellishment in one way, but with a little creativity (and Pinterest)  you can get a lot of use out of your supplies. Who doesn’t like that? 

 

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CARD: Sheltering Tree

This card really feels like Fall to me. It features the Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Holiday Catalog and the Paisleys & Posies set from the Annual Catalog. The Sheltering Tree set has 14 images so you can decorate your tree with a swing, a bike, rake leaves, etc. It has thoughtful sayings and the leaves on the tree create endless color possibilities! For this card, it was fall with Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Rose Red ink to color the leaves. 

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Happy Fall! Merry Cafe Card

What’s nicer than having a hot drink on a chilly day in fall or winter? This card is a great project for any Fall occasion, to say hello, thank you or just because and it features two new products in the Holiday Catalog, Merry Cafe and the new Leaf Punch.  Whether for Halloween, the holidays season, or for cheering up a friend, the Merry Cafe set has it all! It will get you through just about any holiday or event or season. It’s a great set to use for making gift card holders, or just because cards.  The images coordinate perfectly with the Coffe Cups Framelits Dies in the Annual Catalog.  This set is made up of 29 photopolymer stamps that offer a variety of options to customize your project. The embossed leaf images on this project is actually from the Leaf Punch!Benefits of Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. 
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

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Sneak Peek: NEW Holiday Catalog Snowflake Sentiment Card

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek of Snowflake Sentiment Bundle Available Starting Tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow is the launch of the new Holiday Catalog and to celebrate, all this week I’ve been offering sneak peeks and some of the products and projects you can make from items in the new catalog. Today wraps up the series with this Christmas card that uses the Snowflake Sentiment bundle with gorgeous snowflake stamps from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and matching Swirling Snowflake Thinlit Dies that are so intricate and gorgeous! I also used the new Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. To make this project, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in Versa Mark on a scrap of Whisper White. Next is a layer of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and then I ran Gold Foil paper through the Big Shot with the Snowflake SEntiment Thinlit Dies twice to make the gold foil “borders.” I decided to place a layer of Vellum to tone down the images a bit so that the Foil Snowflake and sentiment would really stand out. I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and cut it out with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and assembled. 

To make this project, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in Versa Mark on a scrap of Whisper White. Next is a layer of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and then I ran Gold Foil paper through the Big Shot with the Snowflake SEntiment Thinlit Dies twice to make the gold foil “borders.”  Then I decided to place a layer of Vellum to tone down the images a bit so that the Foil Snowflake and Merry Christmas sentiment would really stand out. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and cut it out with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and assembled. 

Here is a video that highlights the Snowflake Sentiment bundle: 

The products featured this week are just the tip of the iceberg as far as what is offered in the new catalog. If you would like a copy, just email me and I’ll drop it in the mail for you. Be sure to check back here tomorrow to get your first look at the new catalog online! 

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Sneak Peek: Halloween Card Featuring NEW Spooky Cat & Labels to Love

 

This week we are highlighting new items in the Holiday Catalog that goes live THIS Friday. So excited!!! This card features two different stamp sets and some new patterned paper! The tree image is actually from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and then I stamped the Owl from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black ink. It matched the tree image on the patterned paper perfectly and then I highlighted the Owl eyes and the Happy Owl-oween sentiment in Whisper White ink over the Basic Black. The Spooky Cat stamp set is part of a bundle and includes an adorable cat punch which I really wanted to include with this card, but it didn’t seem to work. The Owl hat is cut from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper as well. 

The black and white layer behind the Owl is actually Basic Black cardstock and I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste to create some texture. While the Embossing Paste was drying (which only took two minutes, max), I stamped the striped background in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie paper and stamped the sentiment from another new stamp set, Labels to Love, in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie as well. I punched out the sentiment with the Everyday Label Punch. So handy to have and with the new stamp set called Labels to Love that works beautifully with the punch and features tags and sentiments for every holiday, it is definitely a must-have! 

After that, it was a matter of putting the card together with a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base, a layer of Basic Black, then Pumpkin Pie and Embossed Basic Black and the stamped Owl layer. I used some Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine and the new Vintage Crochet Ribbon to embellish the stamped sentiment and the new Black Rhinestones to embellish the Owl’s hat. So fun to put together and making this card got me super excited for Halloween! 

The new Holiday Catalog comes out this Friday and I will post it online here for you to download or view online. Also, if you would like a copy mailed to you, click here to request one or email me.  I guarantee you will be blown away by the new goodies in this catalog! 

 

 

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Video Sneak Peek: NEW Painted Harvest Bundle in Holiday Catalog

Get Exclusive Look at the NEW Painted Harvest Set in Holiday Catalog Available Sept. 1!

 

Welcome to the Stamptastical Holiday Catalog Preview Week! This week we will be showcasing some of the exciting new stamps, dies, bundles, papers and embellishments in the new Holiday Catalog that is available this Friday, September 1!  Today’s featured stamp set is the Painted Harvest stamp set. You can view the new Holiday Catalog online starting this Friday, September 1 so check back here and I’ll have it for you then. If you would like a copy mailed to you, click here and I’d be so happy to send you one! 

The Painted Harvest stamp set is a wonderful watercolor floral image that uses a technique called two-step stamping.  The sentiments are perfect for thank you cards, Thanksgiving or just because, and the images allow you to play with a variety of floral colors and combinations for all season. Even though this stamp set is in the Holiday Catalog, the images really work all year long.   Scroll down to check out the video below to get a closer look at the Painted Harvest stamp set and learn how two-step stamping works:


 

 

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CARD: Orange Blossoms Friendship Card

Hey Friend! I love the sentiment on this card featuring the Orange Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp set from the Annual Catalog. This card is a great example of just how far a great stamp set can get you. For instance, this project doesn’t have any patterned paper beyond what is stamped, the sentiment is stamped, and the Pool Party background is embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added a Lace Doiley for some glamour and finished it off with some Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine and White Perfect Accents. This is a great stamp set for all occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, or my favorite, just because. Hey Friend indeed! 

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CARD: Jar of Love

The Jar of Love card is a continuation of a concept featured in the 2017 Occasions catalog and it was so popular that it appears in the Annual Catalog as well. It’s such a cute stamp set and can be used in soooo many ways! In this project, I used Vellum to simulate the inside of the “jar” and water, but I’ve seen it done with clear window sheets and a shaker card, or a regular mason jar, etc.  This card also features the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, another new favorite. This embossing folder is fantastic for adding texture and variety to a project and can be used for just about any theme or occaision. 

Also in the Annual Catalog is Sharing Sweet Thoughts (below right) another stamp set that also works with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. (below left). Center is the Jar of Love stamp set.  

 

Everyday Jars Framelits DiesJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetSharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set 

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