Save on Stampin’ with Online Extravaganza!

Save on Stampin' with Online Extravaganza

SAVE ON STAMPIN’ WITH ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!

It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on your favourites supplies, get those items on your wish list, and get some gifts crossed off your Christmas list!

Stampin’ Up! is having their annual Extravaganza Sale November 20th – 26th.  On November 20th only there will be a lot of stamp sets offered at a discount along with other merchandise on sale.  Again, these stamp sets are only on sale November 20th.  Then on November 26th, they will be offering additional products on sale for that day only.

FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL OFFER

In addition to this I’m offering FREE Shipping for any orders over $50 (excluding tax and shipping) during the extravaganza; from Nov. 20th -26th only.

The special offer of free shipping is through me, personally as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and is not available through Stampin’ Up!

As I’m a Canadian demonstrator, I can only sell to customers in Canada, per Stampin’ Up! regulations.  HOWEVER – for my American subscribers – my good friend and Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in America, Susan Horr, is partnering with me in offering this special! That means that if you live in the United States, you can take advantage of this awesome sale by placing your order with Susan!

If you’re in the United States, please head to Susan’s blog at https://susanstamps.wordpress.com/ , and shop through her online store!

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE SHIPPING

The Free Shipping offer is for orders of $50 or more (before tax/shipping).  If you have me place  your order, then I will pay the shipping cost up front, when I process your order.

If you’re ordering through my online store, then once I receive confirmation that your order has shipped, I will refund you the shipping amount by e-transfer.  No fuss, no muss, no paper cuts! 🙂

ONLINE ORDERS MUST USE HOST CODE FXDASWQU TO RECEIVE THE FREE SHIPPING! 

WHAT’S ON SALE?

The sale starts on Monday, November 20th. There will be doorbuster deals on stamp sets for that one day only, plus a whole list of products on sale from Nov. 20th – 26th.

Here is the list below – to see a larger (more easily readable!) image of the list, CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF.

Save on Stampin' with Online Extravaganza

Save on Stampin' with Online Extravaganza

TO ORDER IN CANADA:

Shop my online store 24/7 – even in your jammies!! Click HERE or my signature below to go to my online store. You can email me at debsmart@shaw.ca  

TO SHOP IN THE U.S.

Shop Susan’s online store 24/7, CLICK HERE or email her at  shcommish@gmail.com 
I’d love to hear what you think about my friend & fellow demo combining our efforts to bring you these special offers! Please leave a comment – I’m looking forward to reading them!

GET READY TO SHOP

Remember – these deals start Monday, November 20th, and run through November 26th! There’s may be new items added during the week, and *maybe* another doorbuster special on the 27th – so be sure to check back often!!
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RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS TODAY!

TODAY’S THE DAY – RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS TODAY!

Reserve your Stamparatus Today!

Set your alarms to 1:00 pm today – Nov. 16th! That’s when you can reserve your new Stampin’ Up! stamp positioner, the Stamparatus!

WHAT IS IT, ANYWAY?

The Stamparatus is an innovative new stamp positioning tool, developed in partnership between Stampin’ Up! and the demonstrator ‘Leader to Leader’ team.

OKAY, BUT WHY DO I WANT THIS ONE?

Sure, there’s other stamp positioners available. But OUR Stamparatus has features that the other ones don’t! Read on….

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Best of all? It’s ONLY $65 CDN! That’s very competitively priced compared to the ‘other’ tools  out there.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Glad you asked! Here’s an awesome video by Carrie in the Stampin’ Up! office, to show you all the features & benefits!


Didn’t I tell you it was great?! Now imagine doing all those Christmas cards, birthday cards, etc. in multiples! So much quicker & easier, and no stopping to measure again for your image placement.

Crooked sentiments? A thing of the past!

Smudged ink from the edge of your clear blocks? Not any more!

YOU CONVINCED ME! HOW DO I GET ONE?

Easy! Make sure you’ve set up an Online Customer Account for yourself.  To do that, CLICK HERE to get to my store front page, then click on the ‘Create Account’ – this is what the page will look like:

Reserve Your Stamparatus Today!

Once you’ve created your online account, then you want to click on the new Reservations Page.  It will only be open at 1:00 pm (PST) on Nov. 16th – Nov. 30th.

HOW TO USE THE RESERVATION PAGE

Reserve Your Stamparatus Today!

If you go to that page and you see a message that says “There Are Currently No Available Products to Reserve” – that means that either (a) you’re too early, or (b) you’re too late – and the maximum reservation limit has already been reached.

If you’re too late – don’t be too sad! There are more reservation periods! It just means that you’ll receive your Stamparatus a bit later, is all.

Here are the Reservation and Shipping Dates:

RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about the reservation process, or the Stamparatus, have a read of the STAMPARATUS Q & A.  If you still have questions, please leave a comment here, or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca, and I’ll get right back to you!

I think you’re going to love this new Tool – I know I’m looking forward to getting mine!

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Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #268

Welcome to our Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #268!

PCC #268 SKETCH CHALLENGE

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #268

The awesome thing about sketch challenges is that YOU  get to choose whatever stamp set, colours, designer papers, etc., that you want to use! All you have to do is follow the sketch outline! You can substitute the large circle shape for a different shape; you can turn it sideways or upside down! Have fun with it – just join us!

BIRTHDAY DELIVERY

As you can see, I took a bit of ‘liberty’ with the flourish elements on the sketch. I decided to use the banners in the Birthday Delivery set, instead!

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #268

The happy critters in this set make me smile! 🙂

DETAILS

I purchased the Birthday Delivery Bundle, which includes the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set, the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, AND the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  By doing this, I saved myself 10% on the combined price of these 3 products, AND saved myself a whole lot of time in creating this card!

The fox, banners, and gift are all die cut from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, with the Birthday Friends Framelits. Talk about easy and convenient! I then used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut a large circle from Whisper White cardstock. The banner and card base are Pacific Point cardstock. The strip of DSP is another pattern from the Birthday Memories DSP.

The sentiments, both from the Birthday Delivery stamp set, are stamped in Pacific Point ink directly onto the die cut banners. To create the grass under the fox, I used a Sponge Dauber with Old Olive ink, and sponged the ink onto the die cut circle.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

Putting this card together is also quick & easy! The strip of polka dot DSP is attached to the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Real Red cardstock panel, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The stitched circle die cut is glued on top of that – with a bit of the circle overhanging on the left. Next, attach the fox onto the circle, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add the stamped banners above & behind the fox, again with Dimensionals. The banner is then added below the fox; again with a bit of it overhanging on the left side of the panel.  Finally, the die cut gift is attached with a Dimensional.

Before attaching your front panel to the card base, turn it over, and from the back, use Paper Snips to trim off the excess circle and banner that are hanging over.  Now you can attach the front panel to the base, with Dimensionals.

WHAT’S INSIDE?

As you know,  I love to add something inside my cards! It should be just as fun as the outside, right?

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #268

I cut a Whisper White panel of 4″ x 5 1/4″, and glued it to the inside of the card. The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point ink, from the Birthday Delivery set. This sentiment script looks like a party all by itself! Then I used the Birthday Friends Framelits, and die cut the party hats and balloons from another piece of the Birthday Memories DSP. I use the Liquid Glue, and glued them down the right side of the panel, for a fun look.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #268

I love how this card looks like I spent ages working on it – but it was so quick! All of the die cuts add such dimension and fun to this card.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from my card! If you need some more, check out the Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and see what the rest of the amazing Design Team have created. You’ll be glad  you did! Then grab the link, and add your card to the challenge. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the sketch 🙂

ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES

Ordering supplies is easy! Click on the product images below for the supplies I used. Or, click on my signature to go to the front page of my store. My online store is open 24/7, so you can shop whenever you want!

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Easy Masking and Sponge Brayer Card

Today I’d like to share another sympathy card I made, but it could easily be used for a different occasion. Just change the sentiment – it could even be Christmas! It’s an easy technique using Masking and Sponge Brayer card. It’s so quick that you could make multiples of these in one sitting.

LOVELY AS A TREE

Easy Masking and Sponge Brayer Card

Yes – it’s the long lived Lovely as a Tree stamp set! I remember when Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! co-founder and Board Member said that this stamp set will never retire, as long as she is part of Stampin’ Up!

This iconic set can be used for any season, or reason – so I’m quite happy that it’s still available!

EASY MASKING AND SPONGE BRAYER CARD

The first thing you need to do for the large  panel is create your mask on your Whisper White cardstock panel. Using our Grid Paper is perfect for this – you can line up your cardstock panel and masking tool with the grid on the paper. I use the large Post-it Notes to create my mask; it’s about 2″ wide. Next, use your Sponge Brayer and ink pad. To ink up your Brayer, it’s important to roll the brayer in one direction only – don’t go back-and-forth, as that will only heavily ink 1 part of the brayer. I like to roll my brayer forward several times to pick up  the ink. First I used the Tranquil Tide ink pad, and rolled it across the bottom 1/2 of the masked area. Again – only roll the brayer in 1 direction (forward usually makes sense), so that you don’t get hard lines. And remember – it’s easy to add more ink, but once it’s on, you can’t take it away! So it’s best to start light, then add layers. This also gives more depth.

The next colour I used is Night of Navy, added to the top 1/2 of the masked area. Make sure that you overlap the 2 inks, so there’s no hard definition line.

Once finished with your brayer, remove the masking, and you’re ready to stamp! I first stamped the line of trees in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the middle of the Whisper White panel. Then, I stamped again on each end, to fill the blank areas with trees.

After that, I stamped the single large tree image onto a panel of Whisper White, and layered it onto a panel of Night of Navy cardstock. The sentiment, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, is stamped ink Night of Navy ink in the upper right hand corner.

Easy Masking and Sponge Brayer Card

I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I did stamp a sentiment!

ORDERING SUPPLIES

If you don’t already have it – of course you can still get the Lovely as a Tree stamp set! For that, and the other products I used on this card, click on the images or my signature below. You can shop at my online store 24/7, so whenever it’s convenient for you!

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It’s a Bird, No It’s a Plane – No it’s a STAMPARATUS!

Holy stamp positioner, Batstamper! It’s the brand new Stamparatus!

It's a Bird, No It's a Plane - No it's Stamparatus!

It’s a Bird, No It’s a Plane – No it’s a STAMPARATUS!

We’ve been waiting, and it’s finally on it’s way – Stampin’ Up!’s very own version of a stamp positioner! And you’ll be glad you waited – because it’s better than anything else out there! Something else exciting – you’re going to be able to reserve your Stamparatus, with a guaranteed delivery date! Keep reading all about it.

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price $65.00 CAD

WATCH IT IN ACTION!

Here’s a great video showing you the product features and ease of use!

OKAY – I GOTTA HAVE IT! HOW DO I GET IN LINE?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

HOW TO CREATE YOUR RESERVATION

First, you MUST HAVE A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT with Stampin’ Up! To create your customer account, CLICK HERE to go to my online store. Then, you’ll see the storefront page. Look in the top menu bar, on the left hand side, and click where it says ‘Create Account’.  See the picture below, for what it looks like.

Creating your customer account

Once you’ve created your account, you will be able to come back this Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm, to place your reservation!

 

 

It's a Bird, No It's a Plane - No It's a Stamparatus

On Thursday this RESERVE NOW link will be active, and you’ll be able to reserve your Stamparatus!

If you sign into your account to Reserve your Stamparatus, and you see the window that says ‘There are Currently No Available Products to Reserve’ – that means that either (a) you’ve signed in Before Noon on Nov. 16th, or (b) the reservations have reached capacity, and you’ll have to come back in the next Reservation Window on December 5th.  

If you have more questions about how the name came about, or the ordering process, please see the STAMPARATUS Q & A.  One of the great things is that once you’ve reserved your Stamparatus, when it comes to the shipping date, you’ll be able to ADD PRODUCTS to your order! That means that you’ll be able to add products from the new Occasions Catalogue, which goes live January 3rd 2018, PLUS EARN FREE Sale-A-Bration products!! 

GET READY TO ORDER!

First – be sure that you have your Customer Account set up! Second – mark your calendar, and set a reminder alert on your phone for 1:00 pm this Thursday, Nov. 16th to place your Reservation!  Don’t worry – I’ll be reminding you, too!

Click on my signature below to go to my online store, then click on the ‘Create Account’ words in the top menu bar (as shown above). Then you’ll be ready go!

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Seasonal Layers Sympathy Card

Hello stamping friend! I hope you enjoyed  your weekend; ours was very rainy, and the week is going to stay that way! A perfect reason to stay indoors and stamp, I say 🙂  Today I’m going to share a sympathy card I made,  using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

SEASONAL LAYERS SYMPATHY CARD

Seasonal Layers Sympathy Card

Some watercolouring creates a softer background for the die cuts.

DETAILS

The colours I used in this card are Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and Berry Burst. The card base and the branch are Chocolate Chip cardstock.

For the focal panel, I used Watercolour Paper and an Aqua Painter. First, I wet down the area I was going to colour, with water from the Aqua Painter. Then I picked up the ink colours from the ink pad lids, and added them. I started off light, then after each layer dried, went back and added a bit more colour, to create some depth. After watercolouring, I made sure my Aqua Painter was quite wet, and picked up more ink. One colour at a time, I then splattered ink across the panel.

While the watercolour panel was drying, I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and die cut the flowers from Watercolour Paper, and the branch from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I dotted a bit of ink in the middle of each flower, then used the wet Aqua Painter to move it around. Next, I used a Sponge Dauber and sponged the edges of the petals with Berry Burst ink.

Once the watercolouring was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set in Versamark ink, then heat set it in Gold Embossing Powder using the Heat Tool.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

All that’s left to do is put the  pieces together! The branch and flowers are attached with Mini Glue Dots. The cardstock panels are layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Seasonal Layers Sympathy Card

INSIDE SENTIMENT

Of course you need a sentiment for the inside of a sympathy card. The sentiment is also from the Thoughts & Prayers set, stamped in Melon Mambo. I then added a few of the flower images from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

Seasonal Layers Sympathy Card

I made several sympathy cards this weekend, as a friend requested me to make some for her. It’s unfortunate when you need them, and  they can be difficult to make. However, I find it a bit easier if I find a layout or stamp set that I like using, and make several at a time.

In other words – I’ll be sharing more sympathy cards with you this week!

ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES

It’s nice to know that you don’t need a ‘strictly sympathy’ stamp set to create sympathy cards. Our stamp sets have beautiful images, and many lovely sentiments. If you’d like to recreate the card I  made, you can order the supplies from my online store. Click on the product images below, or my signature, for my online store.

I’d love to read any comments you’d like to leave! If you have any questions, please leave them too, and  I’ll get right back to you!

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3 Ways For You To Get the New Stampin’ Blends!

Hey friend! Did you miss out on my special newsletter yesterday? Aww…no worries! You’re not alone – which is why I’m sharing the information now!

3 WAYS FOR YOU TO GET THE NEW STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

Whether you want a little to start with, or a lot, or you want them all, I’ve got 3 ways for you to get all the Stampin’ Blends you want, without breaking the bank (or budget!)

OPTION 1 – GET A LITTLE

3 Ways for You to get the new Stampin' Blends

Order the Just Add Colour Designer Series Paper (#144180) AND ANY 3 Combo Packs of Stampin’ Blends – AND GET A FREE COLOR LIFTER!

OPTION 2 – GET A LOT

3 Ways for you to get the new Stampin' Blends

Order the Color Me Happy Bundle (in either woodmount #148033 or clearmount #148034) PLUS the 5 coordinating Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs (Night of Navy #144040; Pink Pirouette #144604; Pool Party #144605; Pumpkin Pie #144599 and Rich Razzleberry #144602) and choose EITHER SAVE 10% OFF YOUR TOTAL ORDER, OR GET A FREE COLOR LIFTER AND TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD!

OPTION 3 – GET ALL THE BLENDS!

3 Ways for you to get the new Stampin' Blends

Join my Stampin’ Blends Club, and get ALL of the Blends Markers!

My Blends Club will start in January 2018, and run through April 2018. Here’s how it will work:

Each month:

  • we’ll meet and you’ll make 2 free cards
  • you’ll learn tips & tricks of using your Stampin’ Blends
  • you’ll commit to ordering 3 Combo Packs of Blends each month, for $36 (before tax/shipping), payable each month
  • each member will receive FREE Ivory Marker, Bronze Marker and Color Lifter

If you Join my Blends Club before November 17th, pre-pay for January, and order the Colour Me Happy Project Kit, I’ll pay for your shipping! 

*Color Me Happy Kit is ‘while supplies last* from Stampin’ Up!, so it must be ordered by Nov. 17th to qualify for my free shipping offer. If supplies of the kit run out before this date, no replacement value or kit is being offered, and this offer will be withdrawn by me.

This option allows you to learn about and enjoy your Stampin’ Blends, while spreading out the payments and acquiring them over the 4 month period. You’ll also get to create 2 free cards per month, and get the free Ivory & Bronze Markers, plus the Color Lifter, by the end of the 4th month!

HOW THE FREE ITEMS AND/OR FREE SHIPPING WILL WORK

If you order through my online store, HOST CODE FXDASWQU MUST BE USED.  Once your order has been confirmed shipped by Stampin’ Up!, I will refund you the shipping (if that was your choice/my offer) by e-transfer.

For Free items with order, once your order has been confirmed shipped by Stampin’ Up!, I will ship your free items directly to you, to the same address your order is being shipped.

If you have me place your order for you, I will deduct the shipping amount from your order (if you chose that option), and your credit card will be charged the balance.  I will deliver your free items (if that was your chosen option) with the rest of your order.

If you live far away from me and aren’t able to attend the Club gatherings, you can still join my Club, and/or take either of the other Get a Little or Get A Lot options!

As a Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I can only sell and ship products within Canada. Unfortunately, I cannot offer these options outside of Canada, per the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator agreement.

ORDER NOW!

Any of these options is a terrific way for you to get the new Stampin’ Blends markers – either for yourself, or as a gift!

With Christmas coming up soon, the Get a Little or the Get a Lot options would be perfect to order and receive in time for holiday giving.

To order online, click on either of the Shop Now buttons.

If you have any questions, or to have my place your order for you, just click on the email icon on the top of the left sidebar.  I’ll get back to you right away!

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Special Newsletter Today

Hey stamping friend! I’m sending out a special newsletter today – so I hope you’re on my mailing list!

If you’re reading this before 1 pm PST, there’s still time – just click on my Newsletter tab, and sign up! You’ll get today’s special notice, plus my 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorials. Of course you’ll also receive my other monthly newsletters, full of tips, tutorials and specials.

What’s so special about today’s newsletter?? Well, I’m announcing 3 Ways for You to Get the New Stampin’ Blends markers, from me!  Now, I don’t want to spoil the fun, so right now I’m just going to share with you why I KNOW you’re going to want these new markers.

STAMPIN’ BLENDS FEATURES & BENEFITS

This video features Shannon of the Stampin’ Up! home office, explaining the features & benefits of these awesome new markers.

STAMPIN’ BLENDS – BASIC OF BLENDING

Now, here’s a video done by Carrie in the Stampin’ Up! home office. She’s going to show you how easy the Blends are to use, and the basics of using them.


Don’t these look fun to use?! Just a little blending and shading and BOOM! You’re an artist! Speaking of making you look like an artist…you’re going to want to do some colouring with your new markers. I know you’re going to want the limited-edition Color Me Happy Kit!

COLOR ME HAPPY KIT


I cannot wait to start colouring in those cute little birds, and the lanterns. I just got my kit today – so you know what I’ll be doing this weekend 🙂

WHAT’S AVAILABLE TO ORDER

Right now there are 12 different colours of markers, plus an Ivory and Bronze Marker for creating skin tones. There’s also a Color Lifter, to use for moving, blending and removing colour. Each of the 12 different colours are all exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours, so  you know they’ll coordinate with your projects. They can be purchased separately, or in Combo Packs of a Light & Dark shade.

Here’s the list:

Special Newsletter Today

Special Newsletter Today

ORDER NOW!

As I mentioned earlier (and in my special newsletter today) the Color Me Happy Project Kit is a limited-time offer; it’s “while supplies last”.  So don’t be disappointed! Get your order in now – and don’t forget to take advantage of the fabulous offers in my special newsletter today!

Special Newsletter Today

How Is Your Tic Tac Toe Game?

Hey stamping friend! How is your Tic Tac Toe game? Are you in the mood for a playing along with the Paper Craft Crew? We have a great challenge for you this week, with PCC 267 – Tic Tac Toe challenge.

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE PCC #267

How Is Your Tic Tac Toe Game?

Joining the challenge is easy! First, select one row. It can be either horizontal, vertical or diagonal. Then, create your project  using each of the 3 items in your row, plus any other products as needed (but try not to overwhelm the 3 important items).

If you need some inspiration before you create, hop over to our Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and check out what we in the Design Team have made. We’re here to help inspire you!

I chose to go with the top horizontal line, so you’ll see that my card includes ‘holiday celebration’, ‘copper’ and ’embossing’.

MERRY PATTERNS IN COPPER

How is your Tic Tac Toe Game?

I love the look of this sweater-wearing reindeer in copper!

DETAILS

The card base is Real Red cardstock that measure 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″.  Cut a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Ink the patterned deer image from the host set Merry Patterns in Versamark ink, and stamp onto the bottom right corner.

Cover the image with Copper Embossing Powder, and set using the Heat Tool. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink, above the reindeer.

Use the Big Shot, Copper Foil Sheet and Seasonal Layers Thinlits to die cut the 3 different snowflakes; cut 3 of the smallest snowflakes. Next, cut a piece of the plaid pattern from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. It should measure 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Finally, cut a 6″ length of the 1/4″ Copper Trim.

PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

First, attach the panel of Christmas Around the World DSP to the left side of the Very Vanilla panel, with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then wrap the 1/4″ Copper Trim vertically around the left side of the DSP – see the picture above for placement. Hold it in place in the back with the Tear & Tape. Finally, use the Liquid Glue to attach the snowflakes on the card. Once your front panel is complete, attach it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

REMEMBER THE INSIDE!

Yes, I know I’ve said it before, but you can’t forget to add a little extra to the inside of the card, too! Here, I’ve stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink onto the Very Vanilla panel. Then, I’ve stamped just the  head of the Patterned reindeer in Crumb Cake ink in the bottom right hand corner.

How is Your Tic Tac Toe Game?

When you are ready to send the card, remember to add a little stamping to the envelope, too! As long as it doesn’t interfere with where the address or stamp go, it’s okay to do that 🙂

JOIN THE CHALLENGE

Once your card is ready, grab the link from the Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and use it for linking your card.  I can’t wait to see what you design!

How Is Your Tic Tac Toe Game?

ORDERING SUPPLIES

While you can no longer get the Merry Patterns stamp set (it was a limited time host exclusive set), you can get the rest of the supplies from my online store. Click either the product images below, or my signature. You’ll go directly to my store, which is open all day, every day. Shop when it’s convenient for you!

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Turn-back Tuesday!

Turn-back Tuesday! Is that even a thing? If not, I just made it up! I didn’t have anything new that I can share with  you right now, so I thought I’d share a project from this time, last year!

Last year I did several craft fairs, and I made some 3D projects to sell. Today I thought I’d share the decorations that can be used for your dining table, mantle, or just about anywhere else.

WINE GLASS DECORATION

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A trip to the dollar store can be very fun! It’s where I found the wine glasses. Since I wasn’t planning on using them for wine, I didn’t want to spend a bundle on the glasses.

DETAILS

I love that the Home Sweet Home Thinlits have carried over from last year’s holiday catalogue! You can find them in the Annual catalogue, now. Along with the Sweet Home stamp set,  you can create some fun & cute 3D home decor.

First, I assembled the gingerbread house from Crumb Cake cardstock. I used some Glimmer Paper in Sweet Sugarplum that retired after last holiday; it would look just as cute to replace the Sweet Sugarplum with the Real Red!. Decorate  your house how you like. I used a combination of stamped images from the Sweet Home stamp set, and die cut them with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.

I then used the largest scallop circle I could find, that would fit under the wine glass, and used Tear & Tape to attach the bottom of the house. It’s best to test out where you house fits best – generally, the middle is the highest point in the glass.

First I turned the wine glass with the opening to the top, and added some fake snow (from the dollar store). Then, I ran a bead of E6000 liquid adhesive around the rim of the glass, and inserted the gingerbread house upside down, attached to the scallop bottom. I used the E6000 because it’s specially made to bond to non porous surfaces, like glass and metal. I didn’t want my decor piece falling apart!

After the adhesive had dried, I attached a length of (retired) gold glimmer ribbon around the bottom of the glass, to cover the join. I then tied a bow with the same ribbon, around the stem.

It was fun creating these, even if it was a little fussy! I made several, in different colours. Here’s one I created with red.

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This wine glass was not as wide, and it had a green coloured stem. So I decided to pair it with the red, for a classic Christmas look.

These little gingerbread houses also make adorable ornaments for your Christmas tree!

MAKE YOUR OWN ORNAMENTS & DECOR

Use your own creative genius, and whip up some of your own ornaments and decor this holiday season. They also make terrific gifts for your friends and family. The wine glass decor would be appreciated by any hostess!

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