Sneak Peek – A Merry Little Christmas

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is coming September 1st!  A perk of being a demonstrator means we get to see it early and purchase products early.  I’d love to talk to you about being a demonstrator and part of my team.  Today on my blog I’m sharing a sneak peek from the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  It’s actually a mega suite.  It has 2 stamp set bundles – one with a punch and one with a die set, two Designer Series Paper packs, and lots of fun embellishments in one big suite of coordinating products.  Here is just a little peek for you.

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I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes to make this fun little treat. There are several new products on here from the Merry Little Christmas suite.

  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Merry Little Labels stamp set
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Jute Twine

Here is another view so you can see the yummies inside!

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White Chocolate cashew clusters.  They are yummy!

The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits dies are also part of this suite.  And guess what?  You can buy those right now!  You don’t have to wait until Sept. 1st.  They are available as an early release.

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Here is a video so you can get a closer look.

If you are ready to shop visit my ONLINE STORE.

Have a great day!

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Quick Little post

Quick Little post

Today got away from me.  Mostly because I was focused on the route that my youngest son Ryan had to take to drive back to college.  We are in Georgia and he is going to Purdue University in Indiana.  So he drove from home to Chattanooga, to Nashville, to Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and then West Lafayette.  The problem was the snow storm coming across mostly through Kentucky.  Somehow I think he managed to miss most of the snow – he had some snow but not as much as I feared.  And my oldest flew home today back to Seattle – he flight was a little delayed and apparently there is some snow in Seattle too.  And then we have snow expected tomorrow so I’ve moved my stamp club to meet on Sunday afternoon instead of Friday and Saturday.

So on to this quick little project that I have – I wished I had shared it earlier with you.  But better late than never.  You can use this idea for next year.  It’s a little Santa Wish List project.  It was actually one of the little pillow gifts that I gave to the girls that came to my fall Stamp, Scrap, & Create Retreat.

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I was planning to cut index cards to put on a ring but then I found these little index card rings at the store and just bought a whole bunch of them – saved me a ton of time!

I replaced the front and back cover.  The front cover is Real Red with a piece of Whisper White that I die cut with the Detailed Santa Thinlits and carefully glued down and trimmed to the size of the card.  I stamped the words using the Labeler Alphabet set and cut those out.  Then added Emerald Envy Ribbon to the ring.  Both the front and back are covered with a window sheet (you can’t really see it here since its clear!).

Anyway that’s all.  Now back to watching the weather……

Thanks for stopping by!
Monika

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More Cookie Cutter Fun

More Cookie Cutter Fun

Last month I received this cute little mummy treat from my friend Linda.  I loved it so much that I decided I wanted to use the idea for treats at the crop I did earlier this month.  I decided to make little scarecrows for fall and each one has a butterscotch candy in it.  I made probably 60-70 of them.  But it was hard to stop and I had some left over lifesaver candies sitting around too.  So I took the rest of the Cookie Cutter images and made one from each character.  These are quick and easy little treats/thank yous that you could make for a group of people.

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My scarecrow is on Very Vanilla card stock and stamped with the Archival Black ink pad and then I watercolored with my aqua painter – Dapper Denim for his clothes, and Sahara Sand on his face.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers for his patches and hat – Delightful Dijon and Pumpkin Pie.  I punched out a plain Delightful Dijon cookie cutter and stapled the butterscotch candy between the two.  These will actually stand up.

One tip I’ll share if you want to make a bunch of these is to create a template for your stamping.  Since this is a builder punch you can’t just stamp a row and punch them out – you have to leave space in between for the builder pieces in the punch.  Here are a couple of pictures to show you what I mean. I hope that is helpful.

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And if you want to see the rest of the gang that I made (except the mummy that Linda gave me) her you go….

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This is a really fun bundle of products and becomes a bit addictive if you aren’t careful!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Cookie Cutter Cards

Have you seen the Cookie Cutter Halloween and Christmas sets in the Holiday Catalog?  They are so much fun!  I’ve been using them a bunch for all different cards.  I created one layout and used it for a bunch of different cards just switching out the designer paper and the cookie cutter image.  I matched up various greetings and used a variety of coordinating twines to finish each card.

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Each card has a strip of card stock on the right side of the front white panel.  Then I punched different sized circles from the designer paper.  For the Halloween/Fall cards I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  For the Christmas cards I used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (it’s part of this months Designer Paper sale!) and the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.

Here is a closer look at the skeleton card.

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It’s a fun easy layout and can be adapted to use all the different cookie cutter images (or other punched images).  Try it out and let me know what you create.

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Today is the last day

Today is the last day of the Holiday Catalog and the last day you can order the To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit.  It always surprises me how much better the kits are in person compared to how they look in the catalog.  This one looked like it would be fun and I ordered it and then let it sit a while.  When I finally got it out to make some of the cards I was surprised by how much was included and how fun they were.  They really turned out to be cute cards.  Now I had to alter mine slightly.  Why?  Well I ordered the Kit which includes all the consumable products but I didn’t order the coordinating stamp set.  So I got creative with what I already had at home in order to complete the three card designs in the kit.

Here are what mine look like.  Can you see the differences compared to the photos on page 4 of the catalog?

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Here is what I used from the Holiday catalog:

  • To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit pg. 4
  • Peaceful Pines pg. 17
  • Holly Jolly Greetings pg. 34
  • Acorn Builder Punch pg. 45
  • Six Sayings pg. 51 – Hostess stamp set

I basically used stamp sets that I already had instead of buying another one and then finished with some punched pieces to fill in where I was missing something.  Here are a few more details:

On the Tree card:

  • I used the Peaceful Pines stamp set for the tree and the Six Sayings stamp set for the greeting.
  • The star at the top is the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I used the left over edges of the gold foil from the Star card.
  • The base of the tree is the Cupcake Builder Punch – I used a scrap of Early Espresso card stock and then cut the punched piece down a little bit so it was shorter.
  • You can also decorate your envelope with the left over green tree piece from the frame.

On the Star card:

  • I used the little stars from Holly Jolly Greetings for the background and corners.  But there are other sets that have something similar you could use.
  • Save the gold foil scraps from around the star and use to punch the pieces for the other cards.
  • Use the left over gold star piece to decorate your envelope.

On the Ornament card:

  • I used the little stars from Holly Jolly Greetings for the background.
  • For the ornament string I used my Project Life Journaling Pen.
  • For the ornament top I punched from the left over Gold Foil the acorn top from the Acorn Builder Punch.

You could order this kit now and work on your cards for next year early!

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As a special thank you for anyone placing an order $25 or more in product thru January 4th, 2016 I’ll be sending you a surprise gift in the mail – be sure that you are NOT selecting NO CONTACT on your order (I won’t know who you are if you do and can’t send you the gift).

ORDER HERE and use the HOSTESS CODE WQGQY4QJ when you check out with an order less than $150 in products. If your order is $150 or more in product you get to redeem FREE Stampin’ Rewards so don’t use the hostess code. If you are part of my Stamper’s Club or the KSU group please use the hostess code I posted on your Facebook Group and it will count towards the January meeting.

Here is the full list of supplies – click on any item to go to my store:

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$5.25

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

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2 More days for the Holiday Catalog

Here is a fun card made with the Snow Friends bundle from the Holiday Catalog – it includes the Snow Place stamp set and the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits Dies.  Fun mix and match pieces to make various winter creations.

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Holiday catalog products on this card:

  • Snow Place stamp set pg. 33
  • Snow Friends Framelits Dies pg. 33
  • Snow Friends Bundle pg. 33
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder pg. 24

The igloo is made with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and the Circle Framelits.  I sponged the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink.

There are just a couple more days of the Holiday Catalog and the Year End sale.  Don’t miss some great deals.

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As a special thank you for anyone placing an order $25 or more in product thru January 4th, 2016 I’ll be sending you a surprise gift in the mail – be sure that you are NOT selecting NO CONTACT on your order (I won’t know who you are if you do and can’t send you the gift).

ORDER HERE and use the HOSTESS CODE WQGQY4QJ when you check out with an order less than $150 in products. If your order is $150 or more in product you get to redeem FREE Stampin’ Rewards so don’t use the hostess code. If you are part of my Stamper’s Club or the KSU group please use the hostess code I posted on your Facebook Group and it will count towards the January meeting.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I’m still counting down the last few days of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  Only 4 more days.  Today I have two cards to share with you – one a Christmas card but the other is a New Year’s card.  It’s actually the exact same card – all I did was change the words.

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Holiday Catalog Items that I used on this card include:

  • Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad pg. 19
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder pg. 24
  • Iced Rhinestone Embellishments pg. 24
  • Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set pg. 34
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen pg. 43
  • Six Sayings stamp set pg. 51 (HOSTESS set)

Here it is as a Christmas card (I actually made the New Year’s version first but want to use the same card for a different group and switched to Christmas for them).

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Holiday Catalog Items that I used on this card include:

  • Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad pg. 19
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder pg. 24
  • Holly Jolly Greetings bundle pg. 34
  • Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies pg. 34
  • Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set pg. 34
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen pg. 43

I hope you are enjoying your day and you are ready for 2016!  I have a new planner that I’m using and hope that it keeps me on top of my Stampin’ Up! business and my personal life too.  Now to remember to write 2016 instead of 2015.

There are only 4 more days of the Year End Sale – January 4th is the last day.  Here is the full list of supplies for these two cards- click on any item to go to my online store and place your order.

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$110.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com


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