Introducing the Sweet Soiree Suite

This little box was another sample that I made in November at OnStage!  It features products from the NEW Sweet Soiree Suite, now available from Stampin’ Up!  These small silver gable boxes measure 4 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches and are food safe, making them the perfect size for favors or small gifts!  The bottom portion of the box is wrapped in Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the tag was stamped using stamps from the new Cake Soiree stamp set.  The box is embellished with Berry Burst 3/8 inch Metallic Ribbon, tied in a bow, to give it a finished, elegant look!

Here’s a closer look at the products used on this project:

Silver Mini Gable Boxes

12 silver boxes for gifts and goodies.
4″ x 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (10.2 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
Food safe

 

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Silver foil adds a textured look to these handpainted designs.

Silver foil accents on one side, colorful printed images on the other.

12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs * 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Acid free
Lignin free

Coordinating Colors: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Foil, Whisper White

 

Cake Soiree Stamp Set
This versatile set will be your go-to set for birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations. But look beyond the cake for all-occasion uses–build flowers, send thinking of you messages, and more.

Contains 18 rubber stamps, available in both clear-mount and wood-mount.

 

Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon

 

3/8 inch wide ribbon with metallic edges.
10 yards per roll.

 

While this project used four of the products from the new suite, there are many other coordinating products also available!  To check out the full Sweet Soiree Suite, please click HERE.

 

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Watercolor Christmas Card and FREE SHIPPING Today ONLY!

My card today is recreated from one I found on Pinterest by Pam Staples.  I loved it so much that I pretty much copied it exactly, with the exception of the size, opening, and one item she used that I didn’t.  Usually when I CASE a design that I find on online, I try to change it up to make it my own, but this one I thought was perfect as is!  The only differences between hers and my version are that her original card was square and opened like a tent, and had silver metallic thread behind the sentiment.  I kept mine a standard size card (5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches) that opened left to right, and did not use the metallic thread, but honestly, I didn’t use it only because I was out and didn’t have any!  I love the bright red and white contrasted with the silver foil of the snowflakes and stars.  And you already know how much I LOVE the Watercolor Christmas stamp set!  I am SO sad that it is retiring!

I am grateful every day that so many talented crafters share their work with the rest of us, so that we can be inspired and get ideas with just a few clicks of the keyboard!  This card was one of many that I made for my son’s school Christmas Bazaar, and I love its clean and simple design.  I needed a bunch of different cards FAST, and Pinterest was a life saver the week I made them!   Thank you to Pam and the many other demonstrators and crafters that I borrowed ideas from this year!  🙂

And don’t forget, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders today!  Combine that with the year end sale and you could save a bunch of money!  But the free shipping offer ends tonight at 11:59 pm MT, so don’t wait too long or you might miss out!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Merry Music Christmas Card

Today’s card features a musical theme for the holidays!  It features the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and Musical Instruments Framelits Dies.  The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set, and the little flourish next to the sentiment is from the Snowflake Sentiments set.  The color combo is as follows (with the base color being Whisper White):

The French Horn is cut from Silver Foil Sheets.  I love how the little bit of shine from that one element really dresses up this card!  I also covered the back of the instrument with Basic Black cardstock so that the music notes wouldn’t show through.  Both the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Musical Instruments Framelits are on the retiring list, but they can still be purchased in the online store until January 2nd (while supplies last!)  Click here to see the full line of retiring products!

Hope you have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Preorder Your Stamparatus TODAY and Winter Wonder Snowflake Card

Don’t forget that the second and final preorder window for the Stamparatus opens today at 2:00 pm MT!  Check out my blog post from yesterday for all the important info!  And please contact me if you need help or have questions!

Today’s card was simple and fun to make.  When I saw the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog, I had to have it!  Honestly, I have a little bit of an embossing folder problem.  Some crafters hoard stamps or paper…I hoard embossing folders.  I have over 150 of them, and I just received an order yesterday with three more.  I never get rid of them!  I really love the added texture and wow factor that embossing gives to projects!   The Winter Wonder folder has a very simple design that really becomes the main focus of the card.  I embossed the snowflake in the center, and stamped the Season’s Greetings sentiment, which is from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  I then layered the top layer with silver foil, attached it to the base with Dimensionals, added a few pearls, and it was done!  So easy!

Sadly, both the Winter Wonder embossing folder and the Cheers to the Year stamp set are retiring January 2nd.  But you can still order them for a little while longer!  You can find them here.  But don’t wait too long, as retiring products are only available while supplies last!  If they sell out before January 2nd, they will be gone for good!

This would be a great card to make with beginning stampers, or a good one to make if you need to make a lot of cards but don’t have a lot of time.  Hope you like it!

Nicolle

 

Snowflake Sentiments and Cheers to the Year Card

Today’s card features both the Snowflake Sentiments and Cheers to the Year stamp sets!  The snowflakes were stamped on the Pool Party background using Versamark ink.  The Joy sentiment is from the Cheers to the Year set, and was stamped in Pool Party ink.  This card was accented with Metallic Enamel shapes, a silver Metallic Doily, and Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.  The sentiment was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and the Big Shot, layered, and attached to the doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This card was fun, quick, and easy to make!

While I love the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, I do also LOVE the combo of silver, white, and blue for the holidays as well! It reminds me of ice and snow!

Sorry for the super short post today, but we all got up a little late and I have to get my boys ready for school!  I hope you’ll check back tomorrow for another holiday creation!

Nicolle

 

Star of Light Christmas Card

Today I am sharing with you a card I made LAST year.  It’s one of my favorite cards I’ve made, and since everything (well, almost everything) is still current, I thought I would share it again this year!  This card uses the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits Dies.  I used different shades of blues, along with silver and white.  While I love the traditional colors of red and green for Christmas, I also love this combination as well! I used Dapper Denim cardstock for the base, and Soft Sky for the middle layer.  I stamped the large swirl in Soft Sky ink on Whisper White cardstock, then cut a large star out of Dapper Denim and the other piece for the star from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a filigree pattern stamped on the bottom layer of the star.  The stamp I used for that is part of the Star of Light stamp set, and coordinates perfectly with the large star die!  I stamped three small stars in Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is also stamped in Dapper Denim, with a coordinating sentiment on the inside as well (not shown).  The star is attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, to give it just a little height.  Once the card was assembled, I added rhinestones to the small stars, as well as a hint of Clear Wink of Stella to parts of the swirl!

This card has a Soft Sky sequin in the middle of the star, which unfortunately is now retired. However, there are lots of other current embellishments that could be used instead!  I plan to make a few of these this year, and I plan to use a large rhinestone in the center, colored with Soft Sky Stampin’ Blends!  However, if you do not have the Stampin’ Blends markers, a regular rhinestone, Metallic Enamel shape, a pearl, or a current metallic sequin could all easily be substituted for that final embellishment!

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Bold and Bright Dragonfly Birthday Card

This week I will be featuring some of the cards that I made with my World Cardmaking Day event guests!  Most of the cards were already made and posted on my blog and Facebook page over the past couple of months.  But I did come up with a few new ones just for the occasion!  This first one was hands down the most popular card at my event.  Pretty much everyone who attended made at least one of these!  It was actually one of the more simple cards to make too!  It features a silver dragonfly, set against a background of bold blocks of color, and finished with a soft, shimmery, Pool Party ribbon and knot.  The layer behind the dragonfly was embossed using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for a little extra added detail.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The color combo for this card was chosen from one I found on Pinterest that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile!  I added the silver myself, but here are all of the colors that were used (besides the silver):

I do tend to gravitate toward neutrals and subtles, but every once in awhile I want to experiment with other colors! I love, love , LOVE these colors together, and I love how the silver adds just a bit of contrast and shine to this card as well!

I hope you like this card as much as I do! Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

For a complete list of all of the products used on this card, please see below:

Taking inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Sometimes, the best place to look for inspiration is the Stampin’ Up! catalog!  Not only do the catalogs beautifully showcase all of the great products that Stampin’ Up! sells, but there are also loads of full color samples throughout to show many ways the products can be used!  The card in this post was inspired by a sample on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog.  I loved the sample as it is shown in the catalog, but wanted to change it up and make it with the more traditional Christmas colors of red and green. (Or in this case, Real Red and Garden Green!)

Here is the original card as it is shown in the catalog:

I really love the layout and design of this card, so I wanted to keep my final version as close to the original as possible.  I simply substituted a different paper and greeting, and added some extra sequins for a little more bling!  For my version, I used paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and an alternate greeting from the Cheers to the Year stamp set (which is the same set that was used on the sample in the catalog). I kept the large snowflake background, which was made with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, as well as the Silver Mini Sequin Trim.  The extra sequins I added are from the Metallics Sequins Assortment.  I’m very pleased with how it came out!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below: