Merry Medley Holiday Card

Today’s share features thermal embossing using VersaMark and clear embossing powder. I used Merry Medley for the background and Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating framelits for the tree and presents.  Add a little star with Gold Glimmer paper and some Baker’s Twine and you have a cute little holiday card.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Garden Green cardstock – scrap piece for the tree (approx 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″)
  • Gold Foil paper – scrap piece for the three gifts (approx 1 1/2″ x 3″)
  • Gold Glimmer paper – scrap piece large enough for the little star

Supplies Used:

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~Jo
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October Specials

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Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

Bleach Technique – Happy Ornament Card

Hello everyone!  Today’s share focuses on using regular household bleach to whiten up areas when using a darker cardstock.  Every time you use it you never know the effect it will have.  In the sample below it doesn’t bleach evenly but almost takes on a look like a globe. To me  the lighter parts resemble countries, doesn’t the area under the “HA” and “every” look like Africa? I did go in and add a little Elegant Eggplant to the ribbon and top of the ornament after bleaching.  Then for the final touch, a little Wink of Stella over the whole thing, although it is a little hard to see in the picture. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Elegant Eggplant – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Elegant Eggplant – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used (Not Stampin’ Up!):

  • Household bleach (not diluted)
  • Old paintbrush

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~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

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Holiday Decor – JOY Boxes

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Here is an easy little holiday decor project using 3″ x 3″ White Gift boxes, Designer Series Paper, little ornaments using the Merry Tags framelits and letters cut using the Large Letters framelits. Since it is fairly easy but does take some time to assemble, I didn’t do a video, but went with pictures to show the project.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact me any time!

To begin – assemble three of the White Gift boxes, discard the acrylic sleeve (if preferred you can use the sleeve over the finished sides as added protection).  Next cut 12 pieces of This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper.  You will cut these slightly smaller, 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″.  Set the front piece for each box aside and using the wide end of the Multipurpose liquid glue attach one square to the two sides and back leaving the front, bottom and top clear.

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Left Side

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Back

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Right Side

With the Merry Tags Framelits, cut three of the solid tags using Garden Green cardstock and three of the filigree ornaments using the Gold Glimmer paper. Using the Multipurpose liquid glue attach the glimmer paper to the solid piece, making sure the Garden Green peeks through. To this attach a piece of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine at the top and secure to the square of DSP that will be on the front of the box with dimensionals. Then secure the excess bakers twine to the back with a glue dot.  Attach to the front of the block with the multipurpose glue.

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Close-up of the ornament and baker’s twine to see how it is attached to backside of the DSP and hidden when glued to the gift box

Cut the letters “J”, “O” and “Y” from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, attach to the blocks as shown with dimensionals.

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Completed boxes

And there you go!  The boxes can be filled with treats or just put on display!

Project Dimensions:

  • This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (cut 12 pieces)
  • Garden Green cardstock – 2″ x 2″ (cut 3)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 ” x 2″ (cut 3)
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3″ x 5″
  • Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine – 7″ (cut 3)

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

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Santa’s Golden Sleigh Card

This is another card that has been super popular on Pinterest and I have had some requests for a video so here it is!

The card uses the sleigh and reindeer from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits, a greeting from the Oh What Fun set and This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

As you watch the video, you will see me use the Multi-purpose glue, which is an awesome product but it tends to get everywhere.  At the end, in typical Jo fashion, I end up gluing the card to my grid paper.  Well there is an easy fix for this, the Silicone Sheet!  I have one but it had gone missing, thinking the last time I used it I may have picked it up with papers or an old grid sheet and it now resides in my county landfill. I looked everywhere and it was no where to be found. I did order a new one but at the time I shot the video it hadn’t arrived.  If you use this mat under your project, the glue won’t stick.  If you happen to get some glue on your project, you can use my other best friend, the Adhesive Remover, to get it right off.  I just wanted to go over this since I forgot to mention it in the video.  Enjoy !

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Card Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • This Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scrap Gold Glimmer Paper for the detailed portion of sleigh – approx.
  • Scrap Gold Foil for the reindeer and sleigh – approx
  • Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine – approx. 8″ (2 pieces)

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

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Try Different Colors this Holiday

Today’s share features the stamp Happy Ornament and of course watercolor!  I used the colors Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate.  I have been seeing these colors a lot lately so that inspired me to try a color pallette not traditional in Christmas cards.  I also used the 1/2″ punch to make the little corners and a splatter technique using Wink of Stella. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Smoky Slate Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Supplies Used:

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~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

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Inspiration Take Two!

Back in August I posted an entry on where I find inspiration.  When I am out and about I look at everything, you never know when an idea will hit you.  Last Friday night my husband and I were in Walmart and I walked by a Thanksgiving display and loved the colors.  They went so well together I took a picture of the pans and the whole shopping trip I had visions of Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry dancing around in my head.  I couldn’t wait until the weekend so I could make some cards using those colors!!

To see original post on finding inspiration [CLICK HERE]

Here are the pans that were on display:

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And here are my creations:

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Since it was a Thanksgiving display I decided to go with that same theme using the Paisleys & Posies set and the Give Thanks saying from Suite Seasons.  Both were made with a resist technique.  Tuesday I will have a video tutorial on this technique so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss it!

Like I tell my customers all the time, you all have inspiration inside of you already and you never know when it will hit you.  You just need to be ready when it does!

Supplies Used:

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

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Quick n’ Easy Saturday: A Christmas Card for Everyone

It’s Saturday so that means a Quick n’ Easy Card!  Today’s share is a super easy Christmas card and since no special tools, like the Big Shot, are required it is perfect for any level of stamper.  It uses the stamp set Wonderful Year, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, a small bow and of course a little bling! Enjoy!
 
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Card Dimensions:
  • Real Red Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Real Red cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3 3/4″
  • Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – 4″ – 5″

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]