The November Paper Pumpkin Kit Has Arrived!

My November Paper Pumpkin kits arrived yesterday and they certainly did not disappoint!  I have often said that the Christmas kits are my favorites, and this one is no exception!  I knew as soon as I saw the special edition box that I would love it, and I DO!  (There is something I just love about plaids in Christmas colors!)

This kit makes 10 gorgeous cards in reds, greens, white, and cream!  It also includes 10 matching envelopes with coordinating envelopes.  The stamp set is super versatile for the holidays, and the kit even includes a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot.  (My absolute favorite red for Christmas!)

Since I just got my kits, I have not assembled them yet.  I plan to do that this coming weekend!  I also plan to put together completed sets to sell at the Christmas Bazaar I am doing on December 1st.  I will also pics of the finished cards as I complete them.  In the meantime, you can take a peek at this quick video that shows the project, as well as how to complete it:

While it is too late to order this kit, there is a way you may still be able to get it!  Usually, Stampin’ Up! releases full kits and/or refills a little while after the initial kits are released.  But you must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order them.  Why not sign up for a month or two to try it?  Once you are a subscriber, you will have access to past kits so that when this one goes on sale, you can still scoop one up!  You can learn more about Paper Pumpkin and subscribe HERE.   You can also purchase a prepaid subscription in the online store!

I really, REALLY love this kit, and cannot wait until I get a chance to put it together!  (Just as an FYI, I ordered a handful of these kits as extras and will have them for sale as well at the Christmas Bazaar on December 1st.  If you are local to CT, feel free to stop by and check them out!)

Thanks for visiting today!  Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

Christmas Bazaar December 1st!

I’m very happy to be back online after two days with no internet!  I live in a very rural area, and sometimes it goes down, and it usually takes a couple of days to get it back when it does.  It’s just one of those things you have to deal with when you live in the woods!

In just under two weeks, I will have a table at the Christmas Bazaar at the school that I work at!  I am actually in charge of the bazaar, and have booked over 30 vendors, plus there will be a Breakfast with Santa, raffles, kids’ activities, a bake sale, a holiday shop, and more!  If you are local to Connecticut, I would love for you to stop by!   Feel free to contact me for more info if you’re interested!

In order to prepare, this past weekend, I went through all my stuff and figured out what I am going to make to sell.  My plan is to have half of my display be Stampin’ Up! catalog merchandise, and the other half will be stuff I make with it.  As a demonstrator, I am limited to what merchandise I can sell at in person events, so all of my actual Stampin’ Up! products will be adhesives, kits, and retired merchandise.  But I pretty much have free reign over what I MAKE to sell!  I took some before pics of some of what I plan to use.  I have some items left over from last year that I am going to try to sell again this year, but I need to make some new stuff too.  I have a list of about 15 things that I want to get done, so I have A LOT to do, and not a lot of time to do it!!!!  Here are pics of what everything looks like now:

It doesn’t look like much now, but I will hopefully have it all fixed up and ready to sell buy the 1st of December!  My plan is to work on stuff every spare minute I have for the next two weeks and share the finished products with you as I go.  So please check back often to see what I come up with!  I seriously hope I can get it all done!

Thanks so much for checking in!  Hope you visit again soon!  🙂

Nicolle

A Monochromatic Card for Merry Monday (One Day Late!)

My card today features the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper and the His Light stamp set!  It is a sparkly, monochromatic card featuring multiple shades of green, and is accented with white and silver!

Products other than the paper and stamp set include: Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Leaf Punch, Sprig Punch, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Vellum, and Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

DSP Background:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  2-5/8 x 3-1/2 inches

Vellum and Sprig pieces:  approximately 2 x 2 inches each

 

This card is very simple in design, but elegant in the detail and embellishments!  If you are looking for a simple, but elegant card to make for friends and family this year, then this could be a good one for you!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

Coming Soon: The 2018 Online Extravaganza!

It’s almost time for the 2018 Online Extravaganza!  (And just in time for Holiday shopping!)  This sale has taken place for the past few years, and it has always been full of fantastic deals.  I fully expect this year to be as well!  I do not have any details other than the dates, but as soon as I get more info, I will post it.  For now, please plan to check back as we get closer to November 23rd for more information!

Also, with the Holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to download and print my holiday wish list!  You can access it HERE.  Just print, fill it out , and give it to whoever you think needs to know!  Orders containing products as gifts should be placed no later than December 5th to ensure delivery in time for Christmas!

Thank you for visiting today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Nicolle

The Snowflake Showcase is Now Available!

The Snowflake Showcase products are now available!  Create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products. With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

Here’s a look at all of the new products available:

Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set

 

Snow is Glistening Photopolymer Stamp Set

 

Snowfall Thinlits Dies

 

Snowflake Trinkets

 

White Velveteen Sheets

 

Aren’t these new products gorgeous?  All of them are available for a limited time only.  They will be for sale through November 30th or while supplies last, whichever comes first, so don’t delay!

Here are a few completed samples:

 

And here’s a short video that shows them in even greater detail!

You can find this entire line of new products in the online store.  Just click HERE to browse!  (Or click the links below to go right to each product!)

Please let me know if you have questions!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Snowflake Showcase Meets Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper

My card today combines the soft, shimmery Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper with the NEW Snowflake Showcase product line, available November 1st!  The main image on this card is a large, detailed snowflake that has been spritzed with White Shimmer Paint mixed with water so that it also has a shimmery finish to match the background paper.  The Peace & Joy sentiment comes from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box, and is hand colored with Stampin’ Write markers in Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.

If you love snowflakes, then you are going to LOVE the Snowflake Showcase products!  Here is a picture of the cutting die set! There are multiple snowflake dies in different shapes and sizes, and can be used alone or with the coordinating stamp set that will also be available November 1st:

There are also some leaves, twigs, and more!  This is truly a very versatile set to add to your collection!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Shimmery White middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Frosted Floral top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Blackberry Bliss snowflake piece:  3-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  1-3/8 inches in diameter

 

You can find the whole product list for this card below.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

It’s a Merry Monday with the Detailed Deer Thinlits and Stylish Christmas Stamp Set

My card today features a simple design created with the Detailed Deer Thinlits, Stylish Christmas stamp set, and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper!

This card was quick and easy to create!  I cut the Thick Whisper White card stock base, then the middle layer from Cherry Cobbler card stock, and the top layer from regular Whisper White (measurements for each can be found below).  I then ran the top layer through the Big Shot with the large flying deer die.  After the deer was cut out, I adhered a piece of the Wood Textures DSP to the back of the top layer with SNAIL adhesive, so that it showed through the top.  I then stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink, and adhered the top layer to the middle Cherry Cobbler layer with SNAIL.  I then adhered those to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the Old Olive Sheer Ribbon bow and a couple of stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins and the card was complete!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Cherry Cobbler middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

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

Wood Textures DSP layer:  3 x 3-3/4 inches

 

Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Whisper White has always been my go to red, green, and white color combo for Christmas.  I really love the way they look together.  I also love the simple design of this card, and I hope you do too!  Sometimes less is more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

The Timeless Tidings Project Kit is Back in Stock!

Do you like kits?  I LOVE them!  Coming up with a design, doing all the planning and cutting…sometimes you just need all that done for you so you can get right to the fun part of crafting!  And that’s where kits are a great thing to have!

This year’s Christmas kit has been so popular, that it completely sold out and has been unavailable for over a month!  It is finally back in stock and ready to ship, just in time to order, assemble, and send out the finished cards to loved ones for the holidays!  The kit is called the Timeless Tidings Project Kit, and it comes with supplies to make 20 gorgeous cards (5 each of 4 designs, see above).

The kit includes the following:

* 20 printed card bases
* 20 printed envelopes with gold foil edges
* Cardstock
* Gold foil
* Printed die-cut accents and backgrounds
* 80 green and champagne rhinestone jewels

Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, gold foil!

 

This kit coordinates with the Timeless Tidings stamp set, which is needed in order to complete the cards as shown.  It contains 9 red rubber stamps, and is available in both clear-mount and wood-mount!  Here’s a peek at the full set:

Other products recommended to use with this kit can be found in the links below.   This would be a great product to use with friends!  Why not gather some friends and have a stamp night?

Thanks so much for checking in today!  Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Merry Monday with In the Woods Framelits!

It’s time for another Merry Monday project!  My card today features the In the Woods Framelits, the Feather & Frost stamp set, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper!

To make this card, I cut my layers, then used the large tree framelit to cut out the tree from the top layer.  I then adhered the green glimmer paper to the BACK of the top layer, so that the paper peeks through from underneath.  You can see the full set of framelits below:

(The framelits can be purchased separately, or as part of the Winter Woods Bundle, which also includes the Winter Woods stamp set!)  After cutting the tree from the top layer, I then stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and ran the piece through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I also cut a star from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Twinkle Builder punch.  Once the card was assembled, I cut another tree using the smaller evergreen tree die.  What’s cool about this die is that it also cuts out small curved pieces throughout the finished piece, so that when layered with the larger tree, gives depth and texture to the tree!  Take a look at the pics below to see close ups of what the second tree layer adds to the finished tree:

    

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Merry Merlot card stock middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

Green Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper:  3 x 3-1/2 inches

Gold Glimmer Paper star: 1/2 x 1/2 inch (approximate)

 

This card was fun to make, and I love the end result!  I decided not to embellish it further, as I felt that the glimmer paper and background embossing were enough.  But a few rhinestones or sequins would probably add a nice touch if you wanted to dress it up a bit more!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Check out these Gift Packaging Options!

Stampin’ Up! offers many great products perfect for creating custom packaging for small gifts!  Below is a sampling of some of the gift packaging products currently available:

Baker’s Boxes

 

Red Distressed Card Tin

 

Kraft Pillow Boxes

 

Santa’s Bags

 

Mini Pizza Boxes

 

Mini Gable Boxes

 

All of these (and more!) can be found in the Paper Basics & Packaging section of the online store!  You can see them all HERE.  They can also be found throughout the Holiday Catalog!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle