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24 hr sale 2020

It is a one day sale on Tuesday November 24th!  FOr one day only receive 10% off select items from the 2020-21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Select items?  Yes, there are some items that are excluded from the sale and here is a list of them or you can also see them here.

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Contact me and I can help you place your order ( I will check my email for the last time around 9 pm PT) or you can shop with me through my online store.  Remember to use the host code WYDFKNHR.  Do not use this code if your order is $150 or more (you will still qualify for the gift from me)  If you use the host code and your order is over $50 I will send you a package of Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments.  

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Have a lot of strips of cardstock that you cannot bear to throw away?  Even if you don't this is a quick, easy and fun card to make.  I used the colors Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Real Red for my strips.  As much as I like traditional Christmas colors, once in a while it is fun to shake things up with a non traditional combination.  I cut all the strips the same length by using the Stitched Rectangle die.  This made it very easy to piece the strips together, since I knew they were the same length.  

I cut 3 snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes dies and Whisper White CS.  The centers of the snowflakes are the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.  The sentiment is from the Dove of Hope stamp set.  

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I had an extra strip of Flirty Flamingo so I attached it to the inside with another snowflake.  I am looking forward to making more of these cards using different color combinations.

Thank you for stopping by and remember the 24 hour sale on November 24th!

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Arrange A Wreath Christmas

Mixing up the Arrange a Wreath bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog with the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the 2020 August-Dec mini catalog for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC00639.

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I am using the colors from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP for the color palette.

The sketch is Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge #CCMC639.

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In addition to the Wreath Builder Dies (part of the Arrange A Wreath bundle) I added 2 sizes of flowers from the Confetti Flowers Border punch.  Between you and me, when I first saw this punch I didn't think I needed it.  I mean I am sure I have a tiny flower die in one of my sets BUT I am so happy that I changed my mind about this punch.  I reach for it a lot and have used it much more than I thought I would.  Well worth it!

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I almost always line the inside of my card with either a Whisper White or Very Vanilla panel and a strip of DSP or cardstock.  I will probably add a die cut or punch too, just to dress up the inside of the card.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  Listed below you will find all the products I used on this card linked to my online store.  Thank you for stopping by and your support.

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Festive Post and Everything Essential

Here's a quick and easy card using the Festive Post stamp set and the Everything Essential bundle.

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The cute reindeer and tree images are from the Everything Essential stamp set and the cute car and tree is from the Festive Post set.  All the images were punched out using the Essential Tag punch.  These 2 stamp sets really compliment each other, since they both feature images that work for Halloween through Valentine's day.  The images are fun and a little whimsical, making them great for anyone.  

The card base is Real Red with a layer of Early Espresso CS and one of the Crumb Cake plaids in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  The tags also sit on a strip of Early Espresso CS that was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

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Inside of the card I stamped the reindeer from the Festive Post set and also added a strip of the Plaid Tidings DSP.  It is always nice to dress up the inside of your cards too.   Here are some additional cards made using the Festive Post and/or  Everything Essential sets,  HEREHERE,  and HERE.  

Thank you for stopping by and a list of all the products I used is posted below. 

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More Most Wonderful Time

Yes, you guessed it another card using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  A product medley doesn't include instructions to complete a specific project instead it is a wonderful coordinated collection of products (stamps, dies, paper, stickers, and embellishments ) that allow you to use your own creativity.  There are of course lots of ideas floating around to help inspire you.

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The tree was stamped in Old Olive ink on one of the patterns of DSP and then cut out using te coordinating dies.  I love that the tree looks decorated with stars.  In the product medley in addition to the DSp there are 12 gold foil card fronts which I used on the card.  Love all the shine the gold foil brings.

Here's what I used on the card that was not from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  

  • Real Red CS- 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base,  1-1/4" x  5-1/8" strip (scored at 4-1/8"),  3-1/4" x  4-1/2" Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle, 3" x 3" Layering Circles 
  • Whisper White-3-1/4" x 4-1/2" Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Stitched Shapes circle
  • Dove of Hope stamp set for the sentiment on the inside of the card
  • Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon

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You can write here on the inside.  This would also be a fun place to put a picture or a gift card.  I will work on one soon,  I like the idea of the gift card!

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Most Wonderful Time Product Medley

Bet you were thinking I was going to post another Quite Curvy sample.  I thought about it  and decided to play with another favorite thing...the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  I love how packed this kit is.  There is a stamp set, dies, paper,  sticker sheets, and embellishments.   You know what else i love about it?  I can order a refill kit and get more paper, sticker sheets, and stars!  

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This card was made using the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC637 which is this sketch.

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Can you see all the elements on my card?  I was pretty faithful to the sketch.

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Here's what i used in addition to the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.

  • Real Red CS card base-5-1/2" x 8-1/2",  layer around the DSP 3-7/8" x  2-5/8"
  • Whisper White CS inside card layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Gold Foil - 2-3/4" x 4"
  • Old Olive-scrap piece for the little Joy flag.

Everything else is from the kit.  I love that the DSP has gold foiling accents on one side of each sheet.  I love the little bit of shine it adds to the overall look of the card.   There are also 58 gold stars so for right now I don't feel like I need to start hoarding.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using the sketch.

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Poinsettia Petals Gatefold Plus

It is time for a new Festive Friday Challenge.  The Festive Friday Challenge celebrates a festivity and creates an Inspo aka Inspiration list inspired by the festivity.  This time the festivity  is  World Kindness Day.  Our world could certainly use more kindness.  

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All you need to do is pick 3 items from the list to include in your project and post it in the Festive Friday gallery.   It is very fun and easy to play along and we hope you will!

I chose die cut, pattern paper, flowers, sentiment and  a fun fold for my challenge card.

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The card base for this fun fold is Soft Suede CS and the patterned paper is the Poinsettia Place DSP (on sale at 15% off until 10/31).   The poinsettia flower was die cut from the DSP using the Poinsettia dies.  The Real Red berries  were cut using the Poinsettia dies.    Look closely at the Old Olive leaves.  These were cut and embossed using the Poinsettia dies. There are dies in the Poinsettia dies that cut the leaf and another that embosses them.  I have them taped together so they can be run together through the die cutting machine.

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Remove the belly band to reveal another layer.  Inside there are 2 more patterns from the Poinsettia Place DSP and more flowers cut from the DSP.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  

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Lift up the middle panel to reveal another sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  There is room to write on this panel.  Isn't this a fun card? I love the unfolding of the different layers of the card.  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team was inspired by the Inspo List for #FF0071!

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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ICS Blog...Poinsettia Place DSP

 

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Time for the Inspire, Create,  Share Blog Hop.  This month we are focusing on Designer Series Paper!  I will freely admit I have a paper problem.  What is the problem?  Well, I love it.  Loving pretty paper has led me to be a hoarder, waiting for just the right project to use that pretty paper on. Sound familiar? Recently, I realized that hoarding and not using the paper is not really honoring it so I am working hard at changing this and becoming a person who uses and enjoys creating with the pretty paper. 

The pretty paper I am focusing on is the Poinsettia Place DSP.  This pack of paper features poinsettias, pine cones, and holly along with some simple patterns.  Some of the images can be cut out using the Poinsettia dies.  The colors in this pretty paper include Bumblebee, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.  This pack of pretty paper along with 14 others are part of the Designer Series Paper sale.

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I made the popular slimline card.  This size cards fit in a business envelopes.  It is a fun size and something different.  I used 2 different designs on the front of the card from the Poinsettia Place DSP pack and cut out some of the flowers from another sheet.  One of the flowers (middle one) was cut out using the Poinsettia dies and the other 2 were fussy cut.  Garden Green leaves and the Bumblebee buds were cut and embossed using the dies. 

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Yes, the slimline card is a great size to use as a gift holder of cash or a check.  Here are the measurements you can use if you would like to make one of these cards.

  • Whisper White card base  7" x 8-1/2" scored at 2-1/2", 6"
  • DSP 2-3/8" x  8-3/8",  7/8" x 8-3/8"

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Both of the sentiments are from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso ink.  You can purchase the stamp set and the dies together as a bundle and save 10%.

Now it is time to hop on over to see what the talented Dana Sullivan has created for you!

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Simple Sunday...Trimming the Town DSP

How cute is the Trimming the Town DSP?   It is super cute!  Today's card uses the Trimming the Town DSP to create a sweet and simple card you can use  this holiday season.  

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Here are the measurements

  •     Misty Moonlight  CS4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2", 2-3/4' x 2-3/4" scalloped circle
  •     Real Red CS 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
  •     Trimming the Town DSP 3-3/4" x 4" cut into three 1-1/4" x 4" strips
  •     Whisper White CS for the inside 4" x 5-1/4" , 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" circle

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The house on the front of the card was cut using the Home Together dies from the Trimming the Town DSP.  Inside there is a 1/2" x 4" strip of the DSP with a tiny house cut from one of the sheets of DSP on the inside.

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The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  The ribbon is Misty Moonlight 1/4" In Color  ribbon.  It is a soft woven ribbon that is easy to tie.

The Trimming the Town DSP is one of the 15 packages of DSP that are on sale.  Click here for all the details on the select DSP that are on sale.

Thank you for stopping by and listed below are all the products used in today's card.

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Poinsettia Petals Split Card

I have been making these split cards for a long time.  It was time to make one using the Poinsettia Petals bundle.  

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The poinsettia you make using the Poinsettia dies is pretty big which makes it easy to connect the top piece to the bottom.  Here are the measurement of the basic card pieces.

Soft Suede CS 4-1/4" x 7-1/2" scored at 2",  4-1/4" x 2-3/4"

Poinsettia Place DSP 1-3/4" x 4", 2-1/2" x 4"

Very Vanilla CS 4" x 5-1/4"

Real Red CS (poinsettia) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Old Olive  3-3/4" x 3-3/4"

Bumblebee scrap

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The  Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Festive Post stamp set.   The second sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  Mini Glue Dots were used to attach the poinsettia to the top and bottom pieces.  

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The Poinsettia Place DSP is one of the 15 packs of Designer Series Paper that is 15% off in October.  One of the special things about this pack of paper is that you can use the Poinsettia dies to cut out some of the images.  It is also one of the few packs of DSP that features Very Vanilla.

Posted below is a link to all the packs of Designer Series that are on sale and  links to the products used to make this card.  Thank you for stopping by.  

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ICS Blog Hop...Fireside Trimmings

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It is time for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  This month we are all playing with Fun Folds.  The bundle I am playing with is Fireside Trimmings.  This bundle has so many fun seasonal and everyday images to create  little fireplace scenes.  I would love to say I am a person who decorates beautifully for every season but sadly that would not be accurate.  I try but let's just say don't expect me to be sharing my real fireplace anytime soon.  This bundle lets me play at decorating and I find it so satisfying.

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Right about now I am sure you are wondering where is the fun fold?  Soon it will all become clear. It was so fun decorating the fireplace.  Can I say this bundle had me at the little die cut garlands. Love the holly garland and the star one is pretty special too!  However my absolute favorite is the bat garland that you can see here.   All the elements were colored using Stampin' Blends except for the flames which were sponged on using Real Red ink.  Early Espresso was the only other ink color used.  The little star from the All the Trimmings Embellishments fit perfectly,  it is almost like it was planned that way.

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Pull  up on the Real Red Sheer ribbon to reveal the messages.  Both of these sentiments are from the Fireside Trimmings stamp set.  The little holly leaves are from the Gift Wrapped stamp set.   

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Here you can see how this pull up works.  Let me tell you about a mistake I made.  I was concerned that using just the Heartwarming Hugs DSP for the pull up frame would not be strong enough so I thought I would line it with a piece of Whisper White CS. I used a piece of  Adhesive Sheet to back the DSP and proceeded to cut the frame.  The frame is cut 3/4" in from the 2 sides and 3/4"up from the bottom. Attach a 2-1/4" x 4-3/8" piece of Whisper White to the bottom of section of the DSP flap.  This is the mechanism that slides.  Attach a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"piece of Whisper White CS to the Real Red layer.  This is what will be revealed when you pull up the middle section. Using Stampin' Seal+  I secured down the 2 sides and the bottom of the DSP and yes I never attached the Whisper White CS to the back.  I think the Adhesive Sheet adds a little more stability and strength to the pull up and am not sure how it would have worked without it.  I will have to try it and let you know or if you try it let me know.

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Originally I was going to add the cute little wreath to the front of the card.  My decorating went in another direction so I had to use it on the inside of the card, along with a strip of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.

Here are the sizes of papers I used

  • Mossy Meadow CS card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White CS inside of the card 4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 4-3/8" pull up tag,  3-1/4" x  4-1/2" , scraps for all the elements
  • Real Red CS 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it!

Time to check out what the talented Joni Metras has made for you.

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