It is getting to be that time when my plans start getting scaled down. It all seemed possible just a few days ago but now I am not so sure. I keep plugging along listening to Christmas music and slowly checking things off my list. How about you?
Hope your to do list is short and you are kicking back and enjoying. I have set a deadline of Saturday so wish me luck.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. So, did you go out and partake in Black Friday? I am sure some of you are all done with your Christmas shopping (good for you!) and are ready to wrap. Today's project just might be the thing you need to get your present wrapping started.
This fun and colorful project was designed by Carrie. If you would like to learn all the tips and tricks to making this fun project then head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of November.
Remember when "bakery" window cards were all the rage? I made my share of them and they were so cute! Well I am revisiting the idea today with the Scentsational Season stamp set and the coordinating framelits die.
Sorry about the glare from the "glass". I wanted to add the window sheet glass to make it really look like a storefront window but failed to take into account the glare!
Supplies Stamps:Scentsational Season, Happy Hour (holly and words), Snow Swirled (hard to see but I stamped the snowflake on the card base) Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Red Glimmer paper, Window sheet Punches: Owl Builder (heart hair bows), Cupcake Builder (holly berries), Word Window punch (awning), Scallop Edge Border punch Big Shot: Holiday Collection Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Folder Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
I also used the new Stampin' Trimmer to cut out the window and it was so easy to do! Love that new trimmer. The awning is "retractable" which in this situation means it lays flat to mail so this is also a postage stamp friendly card.
Here's an inside view. I covered up the window cut out so the inside would look cleaner. This would also be the perfect place to put a Talking Tag!What is a Talking Tag? Here is a video clip that will explain all about Talking Tags.
Pretty cool huh? This is definitely going on my next order. I also read that the "purse" is flying off the shelves at Stampin Up so if you want one you need to act fast. Call me or go to my Online Store. Have a fabulous day and stamp something cute and be sure to tell me about it!
Today I have another fun project from Craft Project Central. This beautiful and handsome box and card set would make a fabulous gift! This project was designed by Elaine.
Don't you love it? This is just one of 10 projects you will receive a tutorial for when you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of November. Did you know that when you subscribe, you will have access to the files of 12 months! Go to the Craft Project blog and purchase a subscription today!
Isn't it amazing? I am actually posting a Mailable Monday card on a Monday! What do I mean by Mailable? It is a card that only requires one regular stamp, in other words no extra charges for being lumpy and bumpy.
What do you think? I once again used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad and the Bold Snowflake for the background. I love this pad and am so happy how beautiful it looks stamped on Whisper White!
Stamps: Bold Snowflake (new single stamp), Greetings of the Season Ink: Black Stazon, Illuminate Shimmer Watermark pad Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver, and Champagne Glimmer paper Punches: Postage Stamp, 1" Square Ribbon:1/2" Striped Satin ribbon (it is not just for Halloween!)
I am posting the lumpier version on my Facebook page. I cannot decide which one I like better. I am leaning towards this one. This will definitely be one of our Christmas cards this year. Simple, quick and I can do a lot of the assembly while catching up on some of my shows.
If you would like to make this card and need some supplies please contact me or go to my online store. Hope you enjoyed this Mailable Monday post!
In addition to the Frosty Friends stamp I used one of the NEW single stamps that were recently released. Love this new Bold Snowflake stamp and one very cool thing is that it coordinates with the Blossom punch. I will be sure to show that to you in another post. I stamped the Bold Snowflake in the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad. Love that ink and I have been using it a lot since i got it a few weeks ago. This ink pad is on page 23 of the Holiday Catalog. Yes, it is easy to miss but trust me it is beautiful.
I also matted the layers in Silver Glimmer paper, Oh yeah, it is a glittery sight! I know you are cringing thinking about all that glittery paper that is being wasted. Not to worry I actually cut out the middle part of the glitter paper and used that to mat the Frosty Friends. It is pretty easy to do with the new Stampin' Trimmer! If you click on the link there is also a video showing the features of the new trimmer. We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Trimmer and I am so happy it is finally available!
I took a lot of pictures and I still was not able to capture the Illuminte Watermark ink. It is subtle like the VersaMark ink but with a silvery shine. If you are wondering the sentiment is from the Sweet Essentials stamp set. I think it just fits the Frosty Friends perfectly.
I used some fun new things on this card and hopefully you liked it. I think it is simple but also has glittery goodness to dress it up. If you have any questions about this card or the products I used please feel free to contact me.
The Frosty Friends stamp is another one of those stamps that i resisted purchasing and then finally gave in to. I just adore these cute little snow people.
Stamps: Frosty Friends ,Snow Swirled Ink: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Vrey Vanilla, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DSP Punches: 2-1/2" Circle Big Shot: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Northern Flurry folder Extras: Dazzling Details, Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter
Here's another look at those cute little snow people.
I have a winner for the free month of tutorials from Craft Project Central.....Claire Earle! Claire please email me (email@example.com) and i will give you all the details on what you need to do to get your prize! Thanks everyone for entering and your kind comments, I just wish I had more tutorials to give away.
I wanted to make a card with the Ornament Keepsakes set but wanted a little different color combination so I turned to my handy Color Coach and found Rich Razzleberry and Midnight Muse. I think this just might be a new favorite combinaton.
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes,Greetings if the Season Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, 2012-2014 DSP Stacks, Silver Glimmer paper Big Shot: Holiday Ornaments Framelits Ribbon: Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Extras: Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer, Rhinestones
What are some of your favorite color combinations? What kind of tools do you use to inspire different color combination? I would love to know! Have a Wonderful Wednseday!