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October 29th, 2018

This weeks product spotlight: Dashing Deer

   This reindeer, actually, there are 3 thinlit die cuts and 4 deer stamps in this set…all of them make for many possibilities with this set. This card is going to go to a very dear…haha…no pun intended…friend, that I worked along side in a particular church ministry for many years. She and her husband have my deep respect and this sentiment is spot on for both  her and her husband. 1A DD WM Collage

Card measurements:

  1. ​Tranquil Tide Card Base  8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded
  2. Joyous Noel DSP 5″ X 3 13/16″
  3. Copper Foil 4 1/8″ X 2 15/16″
  4. Shimmery White cs 3 15/16″ X 2 3/4″
  5. Deer is stacked, bottom layer is Soft Suede, top is copper glimmer paper from Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (I used an Adhesive Sheet to stack the deer)
  6. I used dimensionals to raise the copper foil matted piece and to raise the deer.

It’s hard to see here…I needed to get a better camera angle… but there are two reindeer stacked here. I think I only did two here but I often do three die cuts when I’m stacking them. A good friend of mine showed me how to do this and I use this technique all the time. It gives a little more dimension, but the stability also helps it get through the mail better. I used Soft Suede Card Stock for the reindeer base.1A DD stacking TIP WM Collage

Here is my first card from the Snowflake Showcase offer…available starting November 1st…tomorrow, until Nov 30th…unless it sells out before. I made an almost identical one with the stamps from this set that we’ll be making at my November 13th Card Buffet.

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October 29th, 2018

This weeks product spotlight: Dashing Deer

  This is only a small sampling of the stamps and thinlits that come in this beautiful bundle.  I’ve made a few more cards with this set that I’ll be posting this week. I may make some of the catalog samples too, it’s always fun to see those in person.1aWMdd1 Collage

I used the Stamparatus so I could get a deep color of Soft Suede since I was stamping on DSP. Next, I dabbed some of the Copper Shimmer Paint right over the residual soft suede ink using a sponge dauber…I’m happy with the result! Here’s some general instructions:

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Boo boo’s are learning opportunities…and I love it even more when I don’t mess up beyond repair!

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(October 1-31st, 2018)

Coming November 1st – 30th…or while supplies last!

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October 25th, 2018

Spotlight on Holiday Card Kits this week

  What a fun project to do with friends, your kids, your grand kids or even just for some “me” time! You can do these with your own stamp sets…all of us stampers have something in our “stash” that would fit, maybe with a little ingenuity…or you can purchase the stamp set Sincerely Santa

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For me, half the fun of giving a gift is to make it look pretty. These tags certainly will do that!

I used my new Take Your Pick tool for this project. I LOVE it, and it’s super easy to pick up sequins, glue dots and I even used it to remove some misaligned dsp! Love!

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Here’s some helpful hints for one of the tags. For the most part these are pretty easy  to see the pictures and recreate them.

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October 24th, 2018,

Spotlight on Holiday Card Kits this week

Stampin’ Up! had everything I needed to make this Red Distressed Card Tin cute as can be! It is holding 20 Timeless Tiding Cards, and I could easily squeeze in probably 5 more cards.

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I think I’m going to keep the cards we receive this year in one of these tins. I might buy a few more for future years…

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Here’s a couple tips for how I made this tin. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave one in the comment section below.

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(Oct. 1st 2018 – Oct. 31st 2018)

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October 22, 2018,

Spotlight on Holiday Card Kits this week

      Stampin’ Up! has beautiful easy to put together Card kits for Christmas. The three Holiday kits are linked at the bottom of this blog, and I will be featuring another one this week. This is the Timeless Tidings Project Kit.  You should see this in person, they are even more beautiful! Pretty gold and green rhinestones add just the right amount of sparkle.1aWM1

The envelopes are printed on the inside…didn’t get a picture of that but they can be seen in my store HERE.  The envelopes are edged with pretty gold leaf, adding to the already elegant cards.

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I’m going to be doing some Craft Fairs this holiday season, and I’m making the cards and putting them in the Red Distressed Card Tin. I will also be selling the  kits for card makers that wish to put the cards together themselves. Here’s a little sneak peak at Wednesday’s Blog post…

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Instructions to make these cards come with the kit. Stamp Set is sold separately.  This is a fast way to make handmade cards for loved ones.

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(Oct. 1st 2018 – Oct. 31st 2018)

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October 18, 2018,

     I LOVE LOVE how this butterfly turned out! I just inked my butterfly stamp in Pumpkin Pie, spritzed with water and stamped it on Shimmery White Card Stock.   The background leaves are another beautiful pattern from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

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Again, I sponged the Multi-purpose Liquid glue onto the back of the laser-cut paper.

Here’s the “How to”

1. Card base is  5 1/2″ X 11″ of Soft Suede, scored at 4 1/4″

2. The Detailed paper is trimmed to 3 1/2″ X 5″

3. The Basket Weave Embossed Crumb Cake cs is cut to 2 1/4″ X 3 7/8″, (cut after embossing).

4. The sentiment is stamped with Soft Suede and is on Very Vanilla cs and cut to 3/4″ X 3 1/4″.

5. I used Dimensionals for the sentiment and the butterfly, but I wanted the butterfly to pop out more so I stacked the Dimensionals two high.

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October 17th, 2018

I heat embossed the butterfly on watercolor paper with Basic Black embossing powder, then I watercolored it with reinkers.

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These are some of my favorite colors…Gorgeous Grape and Coastal Cabana. The Crushed Curry compliments them both.

To glue the DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED LASER-CUT SPECIALTY PAPER

onto the card base, I just sponged on multi-purpose glue, being careful to not damage or bend the laser-cut paper.

I cut two Coastal Cabana words and glued them together, then I offset and glued the double thick “Celebrate” onto a one layer Basic Black, “Celebrate”.

 

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