Christmas

A Gift for a Golfer

My husband is a golfer so the Country Club Suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog was a must have for me.  Everything in the suite is wonderful and perfect to make cards and gifts for him and his golf buddies.

Here's a fun little package using the Clubhouse bundle, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, and the All Dressed Up dies.

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I used the Wrapped in Plaid DSP for the box but I could have easily used the Country Club DSP.  The golf ball/tee image from the Clubhouse set was quickly colored using Stampin' Blends and cut out with the coordinating Golf Club dies.  Here's how  I created the tee holder.  Start by cutting a 1/2" strip of Shaded Spruce card stock.  Run a bone folder over the strip to soften the fibers.  Glue down about 1-1/4" of the strip and then make a loop. Put the tee in the loop to make sure it fits and then apply a strip of glue to secure the loop. Repeat the process for the second tee and then glue down the strip and trim to fit the bag.

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If you were wondering what is in the All Dressed Up bag, it is a golf glove.  I am not putting on handles on this bag and using it more as a box.  The All Dressed Up dies are very versatile and with a little change of paper can be used for so many different occasions.  Can you tell  I am loving this die?!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for December 4GWASV6U.   When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of Noble Peacock Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Christmas Gleaming and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0048

Welcome to another Festive Friday Challenge!  The festivity we are being inspired by is Wear Your Pearls Day!  Bet you didn't know there was a special day to celebrate wearing your pearls.  The Inspo list for this challenge is so fun.  To play along all you have to do is pick a minimum of 3 items from the Inspo List to use on your project and share it on the Festive Friday blog.  Easy peasy and a lot of fun too!

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For this challenge I chose to use rhinestones, black & white, pink, and embossing paste.

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It is a little hard to see that I used Shimmery White Embossing paste.  There are flecks of glitter in the paste which makes for a very sparkly background. 

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I think you can see the glitter in the embossing paste in this picture.  The mask I used is from the Stampin' Up!® Holiday catalog on pg 35.  It is a little hard to find.  

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To make things even more sparkly I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the body of the ornament and some Frost White Shimmer paint on the top of the ornament.  I thought I might as well go all out and added rhinestones  and a glittery black bow to the ornament.  To finish it off, I added a die cut sentiment from the Jolly Season dies

Want a tutorial and list of all the products I used?  Here is a link to a tutorial.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  

 

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Snowman Season and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope you are spending the day in a way which brings you joy.

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a color challenge #CCMC589.

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If these colors look familiar it is because they are some of the colors in the Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  This is a super fun pack of paper with glittered accents and happy designs.

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I chose 3 different patterns of the Let It Snow DSP to use and I love how they all coordinate. I used the Shaded Spruce and Real Red Stampin' Blends to color in the scarf and hat brim.  I used a blender pen with a little Coastal Cabana ink refill to shade the snowman and color in part of the hat.  I added the Shimmery Crystal Effect to the scarf and hat to add a little sparkle and shine.

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The snow on the ground and the shading on the snowman was sprinkled with Dazzling Diamond glitter.  I don't use glitter as much as I used to but I sure love how it makes the snow sparkly.

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The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas and the Shaded Spruce foliage was cut using the coordinating die called Christmas Layers dies.  There's  lots of red rhinestones berries on the foliage to add even more sparkle to the card.  

Hope you are having a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by my blog.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created for this challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Snowman Season Gift Card

Ready for a fun to make and receive gift card holder?  Let's go!

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Here's what you will need:

    *Coastal Cabana 5-1/2" x 6-3/4" scored at 4-1/4" &  a Stitched Nested label (2nd largest) 

    *Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" & Stitched Oval largest & scraps for snowman, tree

    *Real Red Layering Ovals scallop oval (largest)

    *Let it Snow DSP cut 2 at 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"

    *Snowman Season bundle

    *Tree stamped from Perfectly Plaid set in Shaded Spruce

    *Sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas

    *Star Designer Elements

    *Let it Snow Embellishment kit

(Look below my signature for a complete list of supplies and links to where you can purchase it.)

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Score the Coastal Cabana Stitched Nested label as shown below.

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This tab is what you will secure between the Coastal Cabana card base and the Whisper White layer.  I like to use glue or Tear & Tape.  Secure down the Whisper White layer to the Coastal Cabana card base.

Stamp in Coastal Cabana ink the snowflakes from Snowman Season on the Whisper White Stitched Oval. 

Layer the stitched oval on to the Real Red scalloped oval.  

Attach a plaid tree stamped in Shaded Spruce using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the snowman from Snowman Season on to the Whisper White Oval.

Attach the star to the top of the tree.  Attach a cap to the snowman.  Color in the snowman's nose using Pumpkin Pie Blends or Stampin' Write marker.

Stamp "lots of love" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White CS and cut the banner.  Attach a little red heart to the end and adhere.

Attach the oval to the Coastal Cabana label.  

Stamp the sentiment in the upper right hand corned in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Attach one of the DSP sheets to the outside piece.

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Punch a half circle in the middle of one of the long sides of the remaining DSP piece.  This is the opening where you will put in the gift card so do not put any adhesive along this long edge.  Run a thin line of liquid glue along the 2 short sides and the long side that does not have the half circle.  Attach this to the inside.

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Super cute and easy to make too!  Hope you liked this gift card idea.  Check out the links below for a complete list of products used.

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hanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Frosted Foliage Gift Card Holder

I am back and rested after a fun weekend away at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Portland OR.  I had 13 of my team there which made it even more fun!  We received the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The catalogs are fabulous and I am looking forward to sharing lots of new products with you.  Before I can do that I need to share more of the current Holiday catalog with you.  Don't want to rush the season!

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I love the Feels Like Frost DSP.  It is now back in stock so if you want it order it soon.  It is a very popular pack of paper.  I used the  Frosted Frames dies to cut out both the Seaside Spray label and the beautiful Silver Foil frame.  The pretty Silver Glimmer snowflakes were also cut out using the Frosted Frames dies.

Now this may look like an ordinary card, when you open it you will see it is also a gift card holder.

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Here are the measurements if you would like to make your own gift card holder.

    *Thick Whisper White card stock 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-1/4", 5-1/2".

    *Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" DSP  3" x 4" (front panel),  2" x 4" (inside panel)

    *Silver Foil 4-1/4" x 4-3/4"

    *Seaside Spray 2-3/4' x 3"

    *Silver Glimmer paper 1-1/2' x 2-1/4"

You will also need a circle punch or die to make it easier to remove the gift card.

This is an easy gift card holder to make and will delight the recipient.  

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Starting on Wednesday there is a sale on selected cardstock, inkpads, and bundles.  Click on the picture below for all the information or contact me.

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 


Beauty & Joy for Festive Friday

Ready for a challenge?  It is time for Festive Friday Challenge #FF0047!  This time we are being inspired by Thanksgiving.  What does that mean?  Check out the Inspo list below.  You use at least 3 elements from the Inspo List which were inspired by Thanksgiving, for your project and post it in the FF0047 (Festive Friday Gallery).  It is so fun and easy with the Inspo list to enter the challenge.  

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I chose to use gold, leaves, and glitter for my elements from the Inspo List.

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I used the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink pad.  It has the prettiest metallic shine, that unfortunately I am not able to capture.  Besides the shine they also dry fairly quickly but not instantly so you can use them with embossing powder too.  

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I have a tutorial for you if you want the measurements and all the details on how I made this card.  Just CLICK HERE for the tutorial.  

I really hope you join in the challenge!  It makes all of us on the Challenge team so happy to see lots and lots of entries in the gallery.  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

Thank you!


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Home Decor

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I am a slow crafter.  Believe me I can take a long time making even the simplest of projects.  I am also a master procrastinator which coupled with being slow well, it is just not a good combination.  I am working on overcoming my issue with procrastination but you know the joke I will get to it sometime later.  

This week has been extra busy and I realized  I had just a short time period to make my home decor project for this hop.  What to do?  I found this frame in my stash and decided to make another sampler.  However, I didn't have the time to create little pieces of stamped goodness for each little space.  What to do?!  

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card pack to the rescue!!  

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The middle row of images and the "Tis the Season" are all Memories & More cards cut down to fit the frame.  I added a few rhinestones, a star, and a little bit of glitter but otherwise they are straight out of the box.

The top right is a card front from the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & envelopes.  I added the Santa's sleigh die which was cut from the Jolly Season dies.  I painted on some Wink of Stella so there is a little shine on the sleigh and reindeers.

On the bottom left, I made a wreath using one of my favorite dies, All Around Wreath dies.  I cut 2 wreaths one in Mossy Meadow and the other in Old Olive and layered them.   The berries were created using Sparkle Glimmer paper with a little Cherry Cobbler ink daubed over it.  The ribbon is the beautiful Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon.   The star paper is from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.  

On the bottom right I cut the words using the Merry Christmas dies in Sparkle Glimmer paper.  The background paper is also from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.

I also sprinkled snowflakes cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper using the Seasonal Layers and the Christmas Layers dies   around the frame.

I am now a believer in the Memories & More card packs.  It was so easy and quick, even for me to put this project together.  I look forward to making a bunch of cards using the rest of the cards and the card & envelope pack but you guessed it, I will get to that later.

Now it is time to  hop on over to see what the talented Carol Payne has created!

Here's a list of all the stops on the hop!

Stamper's Dozen November 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 


Christmas Gleaming Holly and Berries

I tried something a little different using the holly stamp from the Christmas Gleaming set.

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I started with a piece of Mint Macaron card stock.  I stamped the image using the Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink pad and embossed it using silver embossing powder.  I colored around the images using a Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were colored using both the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends.  The berries were colored using the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  The panel is layered on a piece or silver foil.

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The sentiment was also stamped in Delicata Silver Shimmery pad and embossed using  silver embossing powder.  I used the Scripty 3-D folder to emboss the Basic Black layer. The card base is Mint Macaron.

This was a fun coloring technique to try.  Next time I will work on the black so it is darker and more even.  Hope you liked this and will try it out.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Beauty & Joy Christmas

If you have followed my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of topiaries.  When I saw Beauty & Joy in the Holiday catalog I knew I would have to own it.  

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The pretty plaid paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Specialty DSP in the Holiday Catalog.  Love the gold foil lines in the plaid, so pretty!  I added Red Rhinestones to the topiary to dress it up a bit and a Gold Glimmer paper star.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  The front panel is embossed using the Scripty 3-D embossing folder.

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The Cherry Cobbler flap lifts up and now you can see the Wrapped in Plaid DSP a little bit better.  

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The plaid flap folds down to reveal the inside sentiment which is from the Frosted Foliage stamp set.  Isn't this a fun fold?  It is like a little present that you unfold to discover the inner secret of a Christmas greeting.  Even though there are more layers than a typical card it is still flat enough to easily mail.

The Beauty & Joy stamp set is located on page 51 of the Holiday catalog.  It is in kind of an odd spot but definitely worth looking for!

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Look...No Stamping!

It is rare but occasionally  I make a card that has no stamping on it.  

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These little snowpeople crack me up!  Their little faces are so expressive.  I punched them out of the Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  This pack of paper is so darn cute and sometimes I wish it wasn't double sided.  I know that is a terrible thing to say but I like both sides and it hurts me to have to choose!

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The star dies are part of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes box dies.  In addition to the cutest little box there are 5 different little tag shapes, a snowflake, and greenery dies, 10 dies in all.  Very cute and useful.

The glittery sentiment is from the Jolly Seasons dies.  Don't you just love it?  

 

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