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

It’s a Birthday Card for Merry Monday!

My mom’s birthday was yesterday and she LOVES cardinals!  So it only made sense that I would make her a card with a cardinal on it.  And while I realize this card is definitely NOT a Christmas card, I think it could very easily be changed to make it one!  Just add a few green sprigs, some red pearls or rhinestones, and switch out the greeting and DSP, and it would make a great Christmas card instead!  (And I plan to do just that very soon!)

For this card, I used the Best Birds stamp set, along with the coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  I used DSP from the Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper for the background, as well as Real Red cardstock for the bird.  As the cutting dies do not actually cut the proper shape for a cardinal, I had to add a small piece that I cut with Paper Snips to make the crest on the top of the bird’s head.  The branch and flowers were stamped in Memento black ink and colored with Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the same stamp set, which has a number of stamps for different occasions, including birthdays, congratulations, anniversaries, and more!  This is definitely a great set to have in your collection, especially if you have bird lovers in your life!  Here’s a peek at the full set as well as the thinlits:

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

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

Whisper White stitched circle:  2-15/16 inches in diameter

Real Red bird:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Whisper White scrap used for branch and flowers: approximately a 2 x 4-1/2 inch piece

 

Other products used on this card include the punch from the Darling Label Punch Box, Linen Thread, and Pearl Basic Jewels.

I cannot WAIT to redo this card for Christmas!  Stay tuned for the updated version coming very soon!

If you have any questions about my card today, please feel free to ask.  Thanks for checking in!  🙂

Nicolle

 

A Spooky Treat Made with the Toil and Trouble Suite

My project today uses multiple products from the Toil & Trouble Suite!  This Halloween themed suite contains lots of great products, including stamps, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, and more!  I also used a couple of other Halloween products that are not technically part of the suite, but still work great with it!

Last year, I found that TEN Hershey’s Miniature chocolate bars fit perfectly in our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes!  I had found some specially wrapped Halloween ones last year that were super cute, and although I looked at a number of stores this year, I haven’t been able to find them!  So my options were: either cover each piece with DSP, or wrap the box somehow to make it look nice!  I opted for choice 2.  So I took a piece of the Cauldron Bubble DSP and cut a 1-7/8 inch x 8 inch piece, then scored it every 1-15/16 of an inch.  I then folded it and made a square, added some adhesive to the remaining 1/4 inch or so, adhered it together so it would stay put, and slipped it into the inside of the box before filling it with the candy.  The assembled box measures 2 x 2 x 2 inches, so you definitely want to make your cuts and score lines just slightly smaller so that the paper fits in without being too snug!

Once the candy was in, I closed the box, wrapped it with Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, added the tag and some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, then tied the ribbon in a bow.  My tag was made using the Labels to Love stamp set, Spooky Sweets Bundle, the Twinkle Builder Punch, and Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins.  Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, and Gorgeous Grape!

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Toil & Trouble DSP strip:  1-7/8 x 8 inches (scored every 1-15/16 inch)

Whisper White piece: 4-1/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches  (From this one piece, I was able to stamp everything I used on my tag.  That includes the tag itself, the bat, and the moon!)

Glittered Organdy Ribbon: about 24 inches (approximately)

Here’s a peek at how the candy is arranged inside the box (looking through the bottom of the box!)  I stood them on their ends to make sure they’re in there nice and neat!

I am really happy with how this little treat box came out!  The Tiny Treat Boxes are so versatile, and are the perfect size for many small gifts, including favors for showers, weddings, and other parties!  Just switch up the DSP and what you fill it with, and you’re good to go for almost any occasion!  🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Nicolle

 

My First Snowflake Showcase Project!

A few days ago, I mentioned a new product line called the Snowflake Showcase.  It is a limited time only line that will be available beginning November 1st.  The new line includes two stamp sets, a set of cutting dies, velvet paper,  and some gorgeous snowflake embellishments!  For my card today, I used two of the new products: the Snow is Glistening stamp set and the Snowfall Thinlits.  Here’s a peek at both:

For my card, I used the long die all the way to the right in the picture.  I cut two pieces from the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, and glued them to the top layer, which is Shimmery White cardstock.  I then cut two banners from Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam cardstock, and stamped the lighter one in VersaMark using a stamp from the stamp set shown above.  The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and is heat embossed in Silver. I then cut out the sentiment piece using the Layering Circles Framelits and the Big Shot.

 

The card is finished with a piece of Silver 3/8 inch Metallic Edge Ribbon, as well as a few rhinestones.  There is a lot of shimmer and shine on this card!  🙂

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Soft Sea Foam middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

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

Mint Macaron banner:  1 x 4-1/4 inches

Soft Sea Foam banner:  1-1/4 x 4 inches

Shimmery White scalloped sentiment piece:  3-1/8 inches in diameter (approximate)

 

 

The Snowflake Showcase products will be available November 1st, and will be available until November 30th or while supplies last (whichever comes first!)  Please check back for more samples throughout the month using these great new products!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

A Shimmery Merry Christmas Card for Merry Monday!

My project today is a shimmery Merry Christmas card made with the Merry Christmas to All Bundle and the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper!  I made it for a team challenge that my upline posted on our team Facebook page, but it was perfect for my blog post today as well!  Most of what is used on this card has a bit of shimmer to it.  The Shimmery White cardstock base, the green DSP strip, the ribbon, and even the embellishments all have a shimmery coating to them!  It’s SO pretty in person!

The background of this card is embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits, as well as the Leaf and Sprig Punches, and dies from the Pretty Pine Thinlits for the accent leaves on the sides.  Besides the Shimmery White cardstock, I also used Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, and Vellum cardstock on this card as well. The card is finished with a few Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, as well as some Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon.  Take a peek at the pic below to try to get a glimpse of the shimmer (it’s hard to get a good pic of it!):

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:  

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

Shimmery White top layer (embossed):  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Frosted Floral DSP strip:  2-1/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White stitched circle:  2-15/16 in diameter

Merry Merlot “Merry” sentiment:  1-1/2 x 3-3/4 inches (approximate)

Leaves: various sizes (approximately 1-1/2 x 2 inches for each color

 

I am so pleased with how this card turned out!  I really love the colors!  The Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow are such a gorgeous red/green combination for the holidays, especially when combined with the Shimmery White.  And would you have believed a year ago that we would have colors such as these as part of the Neutrals palette?  I wouldn’t, but I have to say, I just love the pop of color they add to the palette!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Please let me know if you have questions.  Thank you for visiting!

Nicolle

 

It’s Merry Monday with the Feather & Frost Stamp Set!

It’s time for another Merry Monday project!  This week’s project features the new Feather & Frost stamp set, as well as the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This card would be a perfect card for beginning stampers, as the layout is simple and easy to recreate, OR would be perfect if you need something quick and easy for the holidays!

The Feather & Frost stamp set is a photopolymer set that includes 13 stamps.  The image stamps in this set are perfect for coloring:

For my card, I stamped the leaves and berries in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Once dry, I colored them with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, as well as my Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker, and cut them out using the Layering Squares Framelits.   I stamped the Joy sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink, then punched it out with the 1-3/8 inch scalloped circle punch and adhered it to the main image.

The card was layered with the DSP background layer and a strip of Tranquil Tide cardstock, and then was wrapped four times with Linen Thread before adhering to the base.  The colored, scalloped square piece was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, ot give it a little detail and height. It was finished off with Tranquil Tide pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls embellishments!

 
Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Sahara Sand middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Joyous Noel DSP top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Whisper White scalloped square piece:  3 x 3 inches

Tranquil Tide strip behind square:  1-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day!

Nicolle

Two Days left for the Dashing Along Host Promotion AND Bonus Days Coupons redemptions!

September 30th is the LAST DAY to take advantage of two great offers from Stampin’ Up!

Dashing Along Host Promotion

Until September 30th, receive a FREE package of this gorgeous Christmas paper when you host a qualifying party, or place an order of $250 or more (before tax and shipping)!  You can read more details about this offer, as well as see samples made with this beautiful paper HERE.

Bonus Days Coupons

If you earned Bonus Days coupons in August, be sure to redeem them no later than September 30th!  Once the 30th is over, coupons will expire and they are gone for good!  For more info on this offer, please click HERE.

If you have any questions regarding either of these offers, please let me know!  Happy Friday!  🙂

Nicolle

 

A Sweet Hello Card Made with the Country Home Stamp Set

This beautiful card was made by my upline, Sarah Wills!  She always makes such beautiful cards, and it’s always a good day when I get mail from her!  This card features the Country Home stamp set.  This new set is a photopolymer set and contains 14 stamps, with a nice mix of images and sentiments!  Here’s what the full set looks like:

This set is perfect for Thanksgiving and other Fall occasions, but can also be used creatively for many other occasions as well!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Gray Granite middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

Stitched circle piece: 2-15/16 inches in diameter

Blackberry Bliss DSP strip:  1/2 x 4-1/2 inches

Blueberry Bushel DSP strip: 1/2 x 3-1/2 inches

Chicken Wire Elements strip: 1 x 3-1/2 inches

 

You can find a complete list of the products that Sarah used to make this card below!  Feel free to contact me with questions.  If I don’t know the answer, I will find out for you!  🙂

Have a great day!

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

 

 

 

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