It’s Never Too Early to Plan for the Holidays!

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, enjoying time with family and friends and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Even though summer is in full swing, before you know it will be time to start creating your holiday cards.  And Stampin’ Up! is helping you by releasing a gorgeous set, Carols of Christmas along with the coordinating thinlits Card Front Builder ahead of the unveiling of the 2017 Holiday catalog!  It can be purchased separately or save 10% by buying the bundle!

I have just started playing with these and I am really having a great time!  There is so much that can be done with this bundle, from a complex card to something quite simple. I think this set will appeal to almost everyone and I put it as a must have for your holiday crafting.  You can get a lot of mileage out of the thinlits, they can be used well after the holidays, especially the beautiful frame cut out.

I created this card for our Annual Christmas in July Card Buffet and it was a huge hit!  It has a great traditional Christmas look plus it is super easy to put together and replicate in large quantities.  Enjoy!

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Step by Step Directions and Card Dimensions

For more ideas using this set check out this video from Stampin’ Up!

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~Jo

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

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August Specials

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Time to redeem those coupons earned during Bonus Days!

Between August 1st and 31st you can redeem your coupons. Just enter the coupon codes sent to you by Stampin’ Up!.  If you earned more than one, make sure you enter each one separately and watch your saving add up!

Early Release Bundle – Carols of Christmas and Card Front Builder Thinlits

Between August 1st and 31st be one of the first to own a stamp set from the 2017 Holiday  catalog!  The Carols of Christmas set and coordinating thinlits Card Front Builder are a perfect addition to your stamp collection!

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Just enter Hostess Code JB7TVAUR 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.

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Snowflake Card Using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Today’s share feature’s another holiday card in Elegant Eggplant and using supplies from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Several techniques and tools are used on this card; a double image technique for the snowflake, sponging and the stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement of the words.  As you know I love a little “something” on all my cards so I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper as a frame around the stamped panel and a little rhinestone to dot the lower case “J”.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock – scrap piece, large enough for the “Jolly” thinlit

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.  

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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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.  

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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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]

Quick n’ Easy Saturday: Double Layer Snowflake Card

It’s Saturday so that means a Quick n’ Easy Card!  Today’s share is a Christmas card perfect for any level of stamper.  It features the stamp set Flurry of Wishes with Marina Mist classic ink to create an easy monochromatic card.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 3″ x 4″
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″

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]

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.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

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:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

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]