Today’s share is a fancy fold, not sure the official name but to me it is a Double Z with a Gate closure, so I am calling it a Double Z Gate Fold card. I love that it is very easy to do and always a hit with everyone.
It features the sets Merry Mice and Wonderful Year and of course no card of mine wouldn’t be complete with out using my trusty Aqua Painters
or the Big Shot
As a side note, I do LOVE my Big Shot and I know it is a HUGE investment. With the holidays on the horizon, why not add it to your wish list and maybe you will find one under your tree! For more info on how to do this please check out my blog post from September 26, 2016.
Another way to get the Big Shot is to have a workshop and earn Stampin’ Rewards to help with the cost. It can be in your home with friends, collecting orders from the catalog or why not try a Facebook workshop! Contact me
for more details.
Enjoy today’s share!
- Whisper White cardstock – 5 1/4″ x 12″
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Garden Green cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 5″ (2 pieces)
- Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 3″
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
- Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape – approx. 4″ (2 pieces)
It has been a very busy few weeks, between family commitments and not feeling well, I apologize that I have not been able to devote as much time to my stamping business as usual. But the beauty of having my own business is that I can set my own hours and if I need to take a little time off I can. That’s one of the reason I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! As long as I meet my minimum requirements for the quarter I can take off as much time as I need to.
But I am back and have been busy in my stamp room this past week creating projects and videos for the upcoming holiday season, I can’t wait to share them with you! I also spent the entire day with two fellow demonstrators on Saturday planning our upcoming classes showcasing all the great products in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and including some great gift ideas.
Today’s share is a cute little Halloween Treat Box utilizing the Gift Box Punch Board. This tool is amazing! It can make several different sized boxes in both square and rectangle shapes and once you get the hang of it they are so easy to put together. Not only great for holidays treats and small gifts but perfect for wedding favors too!
- Pumpkin Pie cardstock – 8″ x 8″ (this will make a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ box)
- Thick Whisper White cardstock ( 2″ x 5 1/2″ used for the mummy & skeleton)
- Whisper White cardstock – small scrap approx. 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the tag
- Halloween Night Specialty DSP – 2″ x 12″ (I used the striped DSP)
- Silver Glitter Ribbon – 22″
- Silver Thread – 6″
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Let’s get ready to celebrate both Halloween and World Card Making Day!
World Card Making Day is October 1st this year and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by getting together with us and create 5 cards that are perfect for a variety of occasions!
And let’s not forget Halloween! You will be making a set of adorable “BOO” boxes using the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series paper, two little treat boxes using the Jar of Haunts set and a treat bag using the set Cookie Cutter Halloween and the coordinating punch!
For more details and class dates please click here!
I can’t wait to see you all in Ocober!!
It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card! Today’s share is a card using Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape and the stamp set Suite Seasons with the colors Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. Enjoy!
- Crumb Cake card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2
- Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Crumb Cake – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (for washi backgrond)
- Crumb Cake – 2 1/2″x 3 1/4″ (for greeting)
- Garden Green – 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
- Cherry Cobbler – scrap piece for hearts
Here are some videos brought to you by Stampin’ Up! showing some of the fabulous new stamps and accessories available now through January 3, 2017!
Products Showcased Today:
Please let me know if you have any questions about any Stampin’ Up! product. And if you would like to see a video showcasing a particular stamp set, how to use a tool or accessory send me an email I would be happy hear your thoughts and ideas! I’ll be sure to mention you if I use your idea!
Have a wonderful Friday!
I love everything about the Holidays. Spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, all the baking and of course getting to create holiday cards to share. This catalog is amazing and offers such a variety of stamps and accessories I know there is something for everyone.
I will be showcasing holiday cards, gift wrap ideas and decor over the next few months to inspire you to get crafting this holiday season. I hope you will join me this holiday season, I have so many ideas to share and I will have a few other surprises too! Please make sure you click “follow” on my blog or “subscribe” on my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single post!
Now on to today’s share! For the first card idea from the new catalog I am using a Suite that really caught my eye when I first looked at the catalog, Petals and Paisleys. The stamp set is so versatile it can be used for many occasions not just Thanksgiving. The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and features the colors Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede , Very Vanilla and copper foil. Also in the suite are a ribbon trio, copper foil sheets, a textured impressions embossing folder and a coordinating cardstock pack.
I hope you enjoy my first share from the new catalog. Enjoy!
- Rich Razzleberry card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Petals and Paisleys DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Delightful Dijon – 3 1/2″ x 4″
- Very Vanilla – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
- Rich Razzleberry – scrap piece approx 1 3/4″ x 5″
Where do you find inspiration for your stamping projects?
There are so many places to get ideas it can be mind boggling! From Pinterest and YouTube to blogs like this one, we sometimes forget that inspiration is all around us. I am always looking at my surroundings and wondering how I can use what I see in my stamping projects.
Driving in the early evening, take a look at the sunset you can almost visualize how it would make a stunning background or how beautiful the colors go together. Next time you are in a fabric store be sure to look at all the different color combinations, you might see some you never would have thought of. Another great source for colors are home improvement TV shows. I love watching makeover shows (I adore Chip & Joanna!) sometimes the color combinations sound crazy but when the room comes together it all fits.
At work I received a holiday card catalog that business firms use to send personalized cards out to their clients at the holidays. I was about to toss it when I decided to take a peek. It is chock full of awesome ideas that I can apply to my cards.
Sometime inspiration comes from things we never thought of. I was wearing my paisley top the other day when I was shooting the a video featuring the new Paisleys & Posies set from the new catalog for a post this week and I had an aha moment. The pattern and colors in my shirt would make an awesome background for a card. And so that is how today’s share was born!
I stamped the paisley stamp using Basic Black Archival and colored it in with Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray markers.
The next time you are having “stamper’s block” just take a moment to look around and just observe. You never know where the next great idea might come from!
Have an awesome Wednesday!! Make sure you check back tomorrow when the 2016 Holiday Catalog will be unveiled!!
Here are a few more card samples using the awesome stamps and accessories from the New 2016 Holiday Catalog that will be available starting September 1st! If you have any questions on how any of these cards are made please contact me any time!
Cookie Cutter Halloween and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch are becoming a favorite and I get to use my Aqua Painters!
Paisleys and Posies is a great set for fall but it will be a welcome addition to your stamp collection due to its versatility.
Another cute card featuring Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun and Suite Seasons stamp sets and Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Using the Spooky Fun set and coordinating Halloween Scenes Edgelits you can create a great Halloween card!
Check back in a few days I will have the last sneak peek before the catalog goes live. Make sure you don’t miss any card ideas by clicking “follow” and don’t forget to share with all your crafty friends!
Thank you for visiting and see you soon!
As promised here are a few more shares showcasing new stamps and products from the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog! I have had so much fun the past few days creating cards to show off some of my favorite items from the catalog. If you have placed an order with me during the past year you will receive a copy directly from Stampin’ Up! very shortly. On September 1st the online copy will be available and you can begin placing orders that same day. Enjoy!
I am in love with this washi tape, Warmth & Cheer and the set, Suite Seasons has sayings for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Merry Mice is an adorable set that worked well with the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bakers Twine Trio
I had fun embossing the Merry Medley background stamp and Santa’s Sleigh. I always forget how striking embossing can look.
Now that we have had a little sneak peek of Christmas stamps, I will share some Halloween and Thanksgiving ideas this weekend. I told you this catalog is chock full of great products and ideas, only a few more weeks until it will be unveiled! Check back in a few days for more ideas!
Thought for a quick share today I would give you all a little sneak peek at some of the new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog which will be available on September 1st. Just wait until you see this catalog it is absolutely stunning! There is something for everyone no matter what your stamping style. Enjoy!
Using Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating thinlets
Featuring Merriest Wishes stamp set, Merry Tags Framelits and Pine Bough Textured Embossing Folder
[Click here for directions and a video tutorial on how to make the Pine Bough Card shown above]
Featuring the stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas with matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I’ll show more samples tomorrow so be sure to check back! Better yet why don’t you click “follow” at the top of the page that way you won’t miss a single thing!