A Boo-tiful Bitty Banner made with the Toil & Trouble Suite

I love making small banners for the holidays!  Usually, I make horizontal ones, but for today’s project, I decided to go vertical!  So maybe this would be more of a wall hanging than a banner?  Oh well, whatever it is, it was certainly fun to make!  🙂

For this project, I used lots of different products, mostly from the Toil & Trouble Suite.  The whole suite can be found on pages 48-51 of the Holiday Catalog.  I absolutely LOVE how the Halloween products this year have not only black and orange, but also green and purple (or in Stampin’ Up! speak:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape!)  Take a look at these colors together:

 

Don’t they look great together?

 

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Basic Black scalloped squares:  3 x 3 inches

Pumpkin Pie square layers:  2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches

DSP squares:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Scalloped circles:  1-5/8 inches in diameter

Whisper White letter circles:  1-1/2 inches in diameter

Length of project from top of top square to bottom of bottom square:  9-1/2 inches long

Length of whole project including ribbon on top and bottom:  13 inches long

 

All of the stamping on this project was done in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and all of the coloring was done with Stampin’ Blends markers.  The letters were stamped with the Layering Alphabet stamp set, and the whole banner was attached together with Black 3/8 Inch Glittered Organdy Ribbon and embellished with Spider Trinkets and Rhinestones!

To see the entire Toil & Trouble Suite of products, please visit the online store HERE.

This was definitely a fun project!  Although I love to make cards, it’s nice to make something different every once in awhile.  If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to ask!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

It’s Merry Monday with Winter Woods!

Last week, I posted a poll on my Facebook page about which stamp set my followers would like to see me use, and Winter Woods got the most votes!  I figured I would use it for today’s project, since today is also Merry Monday!  This card is based on one I made four years ago using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made, and when I saw the Winter Woods set in this year’s catalog, I knew right away that I wanted to try to recreate it.  I finally got the chance this past weekend!

The Winter Woods stamp set includes 7 rubber stamps, and comes in your choice of wood mount or clear mount.  It can be found on page 27 of the Holiday Catalog, or, you can click the image below to go to it online:

 

Here is what my original card looked like:

For the old card, I used a number of products that have since retired, including Brushed Silver card stock, Smooch Spritz, and the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set.  However, we have current products that I knew I could recreate it pretty closely with.  And luckily, the main color, Night of Navy, is still current!

For the new card, I used Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Shimmery White card stock.  I also used the new Galvanized Metallic Paper in place of the Brushed Silver card stock used on the original.  The technique I used to create the background is exactly the same on both cards.  I punched a 1-3/4 inch circle and applied it to the background piece with removable adhesive (available at local craft stores).  The circle was used as a “mask” while I applied ink to the background.  I sponged Night of Navy ink using light, circular motions, while leaving the middle of the card unsponged to create the look of moonlight.  Once the sponging was done, I peeled off the circle, and was left with a perfect full moon!

To create the rest of the background, I first used the stamp with multiple trees and inked it up with Night of Navy ink.  I stamped it off twice before stamping onto my background, as I wanted those trees to be very light.  I then stamped the large evergreen tree full strength onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment onto a small piece of Shimmery White card stock and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. I then wrapped Silver Baker’s Twine around the top layers twice, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and embellished with a few of the white enamel circles from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Galvanized Metallic Paper layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Shimmery White top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  1-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches

Scrap circle “mask” (used to make the moon):  1-3/4 inches in diameter

 

I am so happy with the way this card came out!  I love the updated version as much as the original!  The Winter Woods stamp set is such a gorgeous, versatile set, and can be purchased alone, or as part of the Winter Woods bundle.  The bundle also includes the coordinating In the Woods Framelits dies.  (Even though I did not use the dies on this card, I will include them in the links below.  Be sure to check them out!)

I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

The Dashing Along Host Promotion

Stampin’ Up! has released a gorgeous, special edition paper for the month of September!  It is only available with a qualifying party or order, and is only available until September 30th.  This gorgeous paper is a mix of old and new designs and is perfect for holiday crafting!

 

Here’s all the details:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the merchandise total on either a party or individual order must reach $250 USD/$300 CAD (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many qualifying orders can be placed in September.
  • Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

Deadlines

  • Phone: September 28, 2018 at 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online:  September 30, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)

 

Check out some samples made with this beautiful paper:

Be sure to get this paper while you can! It is only available until September 30th.  If you have any questions regarding this offer, please let me know.
 
Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

 

 

 

Holiday Stamp Set Poll Results

This past weekend, I posted a poll on my Facebook page about which stamp set my followers would like to see me use on a project!  (I would have posted it here too, but honestly, I haven’t figured out to post a poll here yet. I’ll figure it out at some point!)  In the poll, I posted four sets to choose from:

A: Candy Cane Season

 

B: Wishing You Well

 

C.  Nothing Sweeter

 

D: Winter Woods

And the winner (hands down) was:  WINTER WOODS!

Stay tuned for a new project coming soon with this gorgeous new set!  In the meantime, here are a couple of images of projects using this set from the Holiday Catalog:

 

Be sure to check back soon!  Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

Introducing the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle!

One of my favorite new products in the Holiday Catalog is the new Beautiful Blizzard Bundle! This bundle can be used to make gorgeous snow themed projects for Holiday and/or general winter crafts.  The bundle contains the 11 piece Beautiful Blizzard rubber stamp set , as well as the Blizzard Thinlits Die.  Both items are also available individually, however, purchasing them together as the bundle will save you 10%!

Here’s a peek at the full bundle:

I love the large, one piece die!  With just one pass through the Big Shot, you can cut multiple snowflakes in different shapes and sizes.  A number of them were cut from Whisper White card stock and added to this card.  You can see them up close in the picture below:

I love how this card combines cool blues with the bright red of Christmas!  It really is a beautiful card!  (I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t…it’s one of the sample images from the Holiday Catalog! You can find it on page 39.)

For more info on the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle, please click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!

Nicolle

Merry Monday: The Sincerely Santa Project Kit

For this week’s Merry Monday project, I made a set of five gift tags using the Sincerely Santa Project Kit!  The kit comes with supplies to make 30 tags and includes the following:

  • 30 printed tags: 6 each of 5 designs in 2 sizes, 4″ x 2″ (10.2 x 5.1 cm) and 3-9/16″ x 3-1/4″ (9 x 8.3 cm)
  • Cardstock
  • Gold foil
  • Silver foil die-cut elements
  • White Baker’s Twine, 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • 12 mini jingle bells
  • Garden Green 3/8″ (1 cm) Cotton Ribbon, 5 yards (4.6 m)
  • Real Red 3/8″ (1 cm) Double Stitched RIbbon, 2 yards (1.8 m)
  • Printed Garden Green/white candy-striped tin, 4″ x 4″ x 4-3/4″ (10.2 x 10.2 x 12.1 cm)
  • Full color, step-by-step instructions

 

This kit is not an all-inclusive kit, meaning it does NOT include stamps, ink, or adhesive.  In order to complete the kit as shown, you also need the following:

  • Sincerely Santa stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Here’s a peek at the Sincerely Santa stamp set! The stamp set comes in your choice of wood mount or clear mount, and includes 6 red rubber stamps:

Check out the close ups of each tag below:

For my version of the tags, I made a few minor changes from what’s written in the instructions, but for the most part, they’re very close to the original designs.  That’s the great thing about kits though!  You can make them as instructed, or you can switch them up to make them the way YOU want to make them!

This kit is perfect for holiday crafting!  Why not buy a couple of kits, a set of the other supplies, and gather some friends for a craft night?  The kit can be found on page 32 of the Holiday Catalog, or in the online store HERE.

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

The (Punch Art) Aliens Are Coming!

My card for today was actually made for a Facebook hop I participated in last night!  The theme was kids’ cards, and I decided to go with aliens, as Max and Luca are obsessed with space right now!  Luca LOVES Star Wars and Max loves Power Rangers in Space!  I was actually scrolling through Pinterest and found a cute picture of some aliens, and decided that I would base mine on the picture.  Here’s what the original picture looked like:

 

To make this card, I used an assortment of punches and framelits.  I will list exactly what I used for each below.

For the orange alien with the purple hair:

  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Fox Builder Punch (for the hair)
  • 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

For the green alien:

  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Fox Builder Punch (for the horns)
  • 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

For the blue alien:

  • 1 inch circle punch
  • 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

All of the legs were free cut using paper snips, and all the feet are just 1/2 inch circle punch outs cut in half!

 

 

The star print background is from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  To create the sentiment, I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  I stamped each letter in  Basic Gray ink and then hand trimmed them with Paper Snips.  They are adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy cardstock card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

DSP background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Orange Alien:  2-3/8 x 1-1/2 inches  (Oval for body measures 7/8 x 1-3/4 inches)

Green Alien:  2-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches  (Oval for body measures 1 x 2 inches)

Blue Alien:  1-1/2 x 3 inches  (Circle for body measures 1 inch in diameter)

Stamped letters:  3/8 x 3/8 inch (approximate)

 

The card is finished with some Wink of Stella on the purple hair, as well as some silver metallic stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins!  Also, the mouth on each alien was hand drawn with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

Punch art cards take a little longer to make, but they are so much fun to create!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE, plus my 10 Favorite Holiday Products!

The Holiday Catalog is now LIVE for everyone!  That means that all of the amazing new holiday products can be ordered.  If you still need a copy, please let me know and I will get one to you ASAP!

As part of today’s post, I thought I would share my favorite new Holiday Catalog products as well.  All of the following products are brand NEW products, now available for ordering!

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Embellishment

Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

Page 37, Item #147801, $9.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Embossing Folder

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Page 43, Item #147906, $10.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Bundle

Dashing Deer Bundle

Page 9, Item #149934 (Wood Mount), $57.50

Page 9, Item #149935 (Clear Mount), $50.25

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Color Product

Shimmer Paint

Page 38, Item #147045 (Bright Copper), $8.00

Page 38, Item #147046 (Frost White), $8.00

Page 38, Item #146886 (Vegas Gold), $8.00

Page 38, Item #147044 (Champagne Mist), $8.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Project Kit

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Page 32, Item #148029, $22.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper

Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper

Page 13, Item #147820, $11.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Punch

Sprig Punch

Page 29, Item #148012, $18.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Tool

Take Your Pick Tool

Page 30, Item #144107, $10.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Stamp Set

Feathers & Frost Photopolymer Stamp Set

Page 30, Item #147771, $21.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Ribbon

Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Page 49, Item #147897, $8.50

 

To shop the full Holiday Catalog product line, click the icon below:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Have a Happy Halloween with the Toil & Trouble Suite

This weekend, I made my first Halloween project of this year!  I used items from the NEW Toil & Trouble Suite, available in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I really love this new suite, especially the colors!  While I love traditional black and orange for Halloween, I REALLY love when green and purple are thrown in too.  And that is EXACTLY what you get in this suite!  Check out the main colors in the suite below:

 

Pretty much everything I used on this card is from the new suite.  The main image is fussy cut from the NEW Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.  The polka dot background and striped strip is also from the same paper!  I also used the new Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon, and a sentiment from the new Spooky Sweets stamp set!

 

 

Other products used on this card include the Layering Oval Framelits and Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:
Basic Black card stock card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Gorgeous Grape card stock middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
DSP polka dot background layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches
DSP striped strip:  7/8 x 4 inches
Whisper White Oval:  2-5/8 x 3-1/2 inches

 

 

The entire Toil & Trouble Suite will be available beginning September 5th!  Be sure to visit the online store to see the entire suite!  If you love Halloween, you will love the products this suite has to offer!

 

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle