Christmas cards · Christmas Magic · Masculine cards · Paper crafting and card making · Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator · Stampin'Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog

Christmas Magic Train a Coming 

This is a combo sneak peek of the holiday catalog and an annual catalog bringing out the Christmas card. The stamp set from the holiday catalog is Christmas Magic and the embossing folder is Holly from the annual catalog. The ink used is Basic Black Archival ink and the card stock is Smoky Slate, Tiptop Taupe, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. It’s embellished with gold thread and some of last years Cherry Cobbler enamel dots. It makes a good masculine card. 

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Wonder of Christmas card

Another sneak peek into the holiday catalog 2016! This is the Wonder of Christmas stamp set. I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink then coloured with alcohol markers. The background is Rich Razzleberry card stock stamped with more Tuxedo Black ink and on it is a copper foil star cut with the Starlight thinlits dies and the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink on blushing bride and sweet sugarplum card stock. It’s all mounted on a sheet of copper foil over Sweet Sugarplum card stock. 

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Eskimos 

Yes another Holiday Catalog 2016 sneak peek! I wasn’t sure of how much I would like the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle but I’m loving it!!! I coloured it with Stampin’ Write markers. I also used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. The ink is Basic Black Archival ink. I embossed the “igloo” with the brick wall embossing folder and used retired dies and a retired punch for the heart. Card stock is Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Real Red. 

Christmas · Christmas cards · Paper crafting and card making · Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator

Event invites!

Yay! 26 event invitations done! Geez I hate multiple anything but these were easy peezy. Just stamp mount and mount. After cutting the paper and folding the card base. I used the new stamp set nativity silhouettes and a retired stamp set Come all ye Faithful. The ink was delightful Dijon and Bermuda Bay. And the card stock whisper white and Bermuda bay. And that’s all there is to it!

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Another Sneak Peek into the SU Holiday Catalog. 

Ok back to sneak peeks into the new not yet released Holiday Catalog! This card uses the stamp set Christmas Magic stamped with Basic Black Archival ink. I coloured it with Stampin’ Write markers then mounted it on Bermuda Bay and Real Red card stock mattes. All on a Whisper White card base.

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Sneak Peek from the 2016 Holiday Catalog-Star of Light Bundle!

Let the sneak peeks begin. Yes I got my first order from the 2016 Holiday Catalog. My first project is from the Star of light bundle which comes with both the stamp set and the dies. I also used copper foil sheets also from the new catalog. The ink I used was Early Expresso and the card stock was Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso and Tempting Turquoise. I also used a piece of the This Christmas DSP as sheet music. I’m so happy to have copper as a great new option from Stampin’Up!

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My Pocket Letter #1

This is my first attempt at making a pocket letter. All I can say is it took two days, made a heck of a mess but is incredibly cute! I got addicted to pocket letters on Pinterest and I just had to try it. My Theme is last years holiday catalog from Stampin’Up! Although there is stuff from last years annual catalog and a couple non Stampin’Up! stuff like the clear plastic trading card page and the ribbon. There’s only two items not retired: the Reason for the Season stamp set and the festive flower builder punch. If you want to be overly observant you will notice I used Emerald Envy card stock and ink which didn’t exist last year, but just worked really well. 

Christmas cards · Lovely as a Tree · Paper crafting and card making · Reason for the Season · Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator

A Warm Christmas Scene

This is my favourite so far. Only one thing has retired: the Framelits used to mount the sentiment. Everything else is still available. The stamps used were from the Reason for the Season set for the poinsettias and the sentiment and Lovely as a Tree for inside the window. I used the Hearth and Home thinlits to cut the window frame. The inks used were basic gray for the outlines of the poinsettias and tree and Emerald Envy for the sentiment. I coloured it all with Stampin Write markers in Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and Crushed Curry for the poinsettias and inside the window: Garden Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze. I used the Brick Wall TIEF on the Cajun Craze card stock and the other card stocks were whisper white and real red. 

Christmas cards · Christmas greetings · Delicate ornaments · Paper crafting and card making · Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator

Delicate Ornaments 

These die sets came out last year but are still available this year. They are the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits cut in the still available gold and silver foil sheets and the now retired red foil sheets. I can’t wait until next week when I start my sneak peek into this years holiday catty the new colour foil sheets are stunning!!! The filigree ornament has peekaboo peach in the background and they are on a piece of mint macaron card stock decorated with Stampin’ write markers in Emerald envy and crushed curry. Finally the matte is red foil sheets on a watercolour paper card base.

Christmas cards · Paper crafting and card making · Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator · Woodland TIEF

Winter with Wonderland even in Summer!

This was another set from last year: Wonderland and the woodland embossing folder. The birds are new though. They are from the birds and blooms Thinlits. The ink brayered on to the embossing folder is wild wasabi and stamped are Emerald envy and Cherry cobbler. The paper is Whisper white, Cherry cobbler and Emerald envy card stock on a whisper white card base. Oh yes the Woodland embossing folder is still available.