Oct 13 2016

Santa’s Sleigh Split Christmas Tree

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree

 

I was actually cleaning up my work space a few night ago when inspiration hit me.

What if I cut out a Christmas Tree with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and keep the background as well for more colour. After a few fiddles, this was my finished card.

It was really very simple to make.


 

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Stampin Up Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree

 With the Big Shot and the Thinlit, I cut the Christmas Tree from a 4" wide piece of Red Glimmer paper. 

 Then using the Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut in half the tree as well as the background piece before assembling on Whisper White card stock
 

 

 

 

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Oct 12 2016

Falling Flowers Reverse Watercolor

Falling Flowers Watercolor

 

Today I wanted to share the Reverse Watercolor Technique with you. It is a super simple twist on watercoloring. Instead of coloring the flowers or any stamped image as usual, I watercolored around them adding ink to the background.  It makes the stamped image pop because they remained brighter than the rest of the card.

 

For this card, I used the Falling Flowers stamp set available in wood and clear mount. It is also available as a bundle with the May Flowers Framelits Dies. I always recommend purchasing the bundle as you save 10% and have a lot more creative options.


I also used some the new 2016-2018 In Colors – Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach. Remember, these can be bought as a Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle as well. And don’t forget the coordinating 8-1/2" x 11" card stock package. I’m a fan of these new colours! 

 

 

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Stampin Up Falling Flowers Reverse Watercolor

 

 With Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped the flower onto Shimmery White card stock. Using an Aqua Painter, I took turns adding Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks allowing each colour to dry before adding the next.

 

Once dry, I went over the coloured spaced with the Flirty Flamingo ink to help blend the colours and to cover any large white spaces.

Before adhering the card, I wrapped Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front. I then stamped my greeting from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.

 

To finish the card, I adhered a bow made with three lengths of twine over the punched greeting piece.

 

 

 

 

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Oct 11 2016

Santa’s Sleigh – Reindeer Only, please

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Although the bundle is called Santa’s Sleigh, it’s the reindeer thinlit that caught my attention first.

To show them off. I created a Smoky Slate background with the Merry Medley stamp and added Cherry Cobbler as the accent colour.

 

 

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 Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle

Santa’s Sleigh Bundle

Potopolymer Stamps – set of 15

Thinlit Dies – set of 12

$59.25 #143499

 

 

Santas Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlits 

 I added a bow of Cherry Cobbler from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack and a collar of Enamel Shapes.

 

 

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Sep 18 2016

Christmas Pines

Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines Thinlits

 

With all of the pine and pinecone themed products available in the Stampin’ Up! Canada Holiday catalogue, it is easy to coordinate them to make cards like this one.

This Christmas card pairs up the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Mini Pinecones.

I used Crumb Cake for the card and included Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride as accent colours.

The greeting was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and is also from the Christmas Pines stamp set. The stamp set is a set of 22 photopolymer stamps and if you choose to bundle with the 13 matching thinlits dies from Pretty Pines, you’ll save 10%.
 

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines Stamp set

 The detail on the Pine Bough Textured Impression Embossing Folder really helps highlight the background layer.
 

 

Pretty Pines Thinlits and Pine Bough Embossing Folder

 

 I layered solid pinecones in Crumb Cake underneath the Very Vanilla pinecones with the open spaces and added a mini pinecone between the two hanging with Linen Thread.

 

 

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Sep 16 2016

Ho! Ho! Ho!

 Detailed Santa Thinlits with Greetings from Santa Stamps

I absolutely love this Santa! The swirly details on the thinlits make it so unique. And really easy to assemble. I cut out the card front, added a Red Glimmer Paper square and then adhered the Detailed Santa Thinlits cut out frame with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

The "Merry Christmas" greeting from the Greetings from Santa stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink and added to the card with one end cut at an angle and the other tucked into a swirl on the Santa.

If you are looking to make Christmas cards that will stand out from the rest, this is the one to send.

 

 

Detailed Santa Thinlits by Stampin' Up!

 Since the finished card size is 5" x 5", I used 12" x 12" Whisper White card stock to make this card.

 

 

 

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Sep 14 2016

Simple Card Making – Paisleys & Posies

Paisleys & Posies Navy Card Stampin Up

 

This Paisleys & Posies card was simple to make as the only stamping is the greeting on the inside. I cut a 1" wide piece of paper for the edge and then added a layered square of copper and Night of Navy. To the top, I added a leaf created with the framelit. And that was it. Done.

 

 

Stampin Up Paisleys & Posies Navy Card

 

 I added some Copper Metallic Thread under the Copper Foil Sheet as another accent. Both of these match the copper foiled navy paper from the Paisleys & Posies Specialty Designer Series Paper.

 

 

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Sep 13 2016

Clearance Rack – New Products Added

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Sep 12 2016

Paisleys & Posies Candy Bag

Stampin Up Paisleys & Posies Candy Bag

 

I was shopping at Bulk Barn recently for Halloween candy and saw these chocolate truffles in one of the bins. They reminded me of the Paisleys & Posies Specialty Designer Series Paper so, of course, I needed to buy some. And they are yummy!

I don’t really give out candy for Thanksgiving but thought that these would look nice at each place setting at dinner and help decorate the table.

I cut the top off of a clear medium envelope and then added the candies and tied off the top with twine.

To make the tag, I cut my polka dot card stock to 2" x 4" so it would fit the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I stamped my greeting in Night of Navy ink onto Delightful Dijon card stock. With the stapler, I attached the the Delightful Dijon ribbon from the 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack to the tag under the greeting.

Finally, I added some Paisleys & Posies framelits cut outs including the Copper Foil Sheets metallic leaf shape.

You could also make these bags focusing on Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, or Mint Macaron the other colours featured in the paper instead of the Delightful Dijon and Night of Navy.

       

Stampin Up Canada Paisleys & Posies Candy Bag

 The Paisleys & Posies Bundle includes the stamp set and the Paisley Framelits Dies. Added the coordinating designer paper and trio of ribbons and you can create lots of cards, home decor items and more.

 

 

 

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Sep 08 2016

Star of Light, a quick and easy elegant card

Star of Light Christmas Card

This star is so pretty. Can you see the lines coming out from the middle? This bundle is made up of the Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits. The lines shooting out from the center of the star are part of this thinlit so the work is all done.

I added a greeting, included in the stamp set. Almost all of the included greetings include a reference to light, bright, star or shine so this set is wonderfully themed.

If you are looking for an elegant, unique stamp set for your Christmas cards this year, definitely consider this set. Without a lot of stamping or a difficult technique, you can make cards everyone on your list will love to receive.

 

Star of Light by Stampin Up

 I was surprised by how quick this card was to make. The big Sweet Sugarplum inked swirl takes up most of the card front and I just added a few stars in Rich Razzleberry.

 

 

Starlight Thinlits

 I cut out a second star from Rich Razzleberry card stock to place behind the Gold Foil Sheet star as a bit of a shadow. 

 

 

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Sep 07 2016

Spooky Fun

Spooky Fun and Halloween Scenes Edgelits

 

I was inspired to make this card after going shopping today. Halloween was everywhere.

This bundle is from the Holiday catalogue and includes the Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelits. I don’t buy a lot of Halloween sets but I thought this bundle would be really multipurpose. It is a set of 19 that includes pumpkins, ghosts, bats, witches, a spider and tombstones. Some of the images like the pumpkins are cute for little kids and there are scarier images for older kids and adults. It also works for cards, scrapbook pages, home decor and candy treat bags. 

I paired the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Paper with card stock in Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White.

Need Halloween products? Check out this bundle and the coordinating paper.

 

 

Stampin Up Spooky Farm

 The only stamping is the Spooky Fun greeting stamped in Basic Black Archival ink. 

 

 

Stampin Up Halloween Scenes Edgelits

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add height between the card and the Halloween Scenes square.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 06 2016

Christmas Magic with Masking 101

Christmas Magic Snowman

I had some fun today stamping with the Christmas Magic stamp set. Now, I know that this stamp set just cries out to be watercolored and believe me, I will do that, but for now I just wanted to create a quick card.

The card was kept simple with the use of only two colours of ink – Marina Mist and Night of Navy. And only Night of Navy card stock in addition to Whisper White. 

I masked the snowman – keep reading for the step by step instructions – so it would appear grounded but over stamped the trees in both colours.

A couple of greetings and some Metallic Enamel Shapes finish the card.  

 

 Masking 101

 Masking 101: Stamp the image that will be in the foreground once on your card stock and a second time onto a post-it note or copy paper. Make sure if you are using a post-it that the stickiness is under the stamped image.

 

Masking 101 Part 2

 Step 2: Place the post it note over the stamped image covering it completely.

 

Masking 101 Part 3

 Step 3: Stamped the second image on top of the post-it.

 

Masking 101 Part 4

 Step 4: Remove the post-it from the card stock. You can re-use the mask so stick it into the stamp case for storage.

 

 

Christmas Magic by Stampin' Up!

 Masking brings the snowman to the front and keeps the image clean and sharp. It’s a great technique to use whenever you want to create depth on your cards and your focal image crisp.

 

  

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Sep 05 2016

Time is Running Out!

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches Tree

 

The Thoughtful Branches promotion from Stampin’ Up! has been extended. The stamp set, thinlits and bundle are now available while supplies last. 

This is a must-have product! There are so many ways to create and so many types of cards that you can make using Thoughtful Branches.

Occasions: Birthday – Masculine and Feminine, Thank You, Sympathy, Christmas, Note Cards, Wedding

Images: Greetings, Hydrangea, Pine Tree, Leaf, Lilac, Poinsettia, Birds, Apple Tree, Tall Tree and lots more

Techniques: Watercolor, Heat Embossing, Paper Piecing … can you see the possibilities?

I’ve been asked how I decide which stamp sets to buy and my answer is always, "Can you think of three cards you can make with the set?" And personally, I always like sets that include greetings. With Thoughtful Branches, I know you can come up with three ideas and many, many beyond that for making cards and projects.

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