Next Up: Valentine’s Day!

Today’s project uses products from the new All My Love Suite from the Occasions Catalog! It also features some of my 10 favorite new products, as mentioned in my post from yesterday! The main products featured on this card are the All My Love Designer Series Paper and the Meant to Be Bundle. The whole suite can be found on pages 4-6 of the Occasions Catalog.

The All My Love Designer Series Paper is my FAVORITE paper from the new catalog! I just love the patterns and colors…it is so perfect for Valentine’s Day! You can see the whole assortment of designs below:

All My Love Designer Series Paper

I used five different designs from this paper to make the background, and matched them with Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Shimmery White Cardstock. The card was finished with some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, and Heart Epoxy Droplets.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Flirty Flamingo middle layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White cardstock layer: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches

DSP strips: 3-5/8 x 3/4 inches each

Flirty Flamingo Stitched Heart: 2-3/4 inches x 3-1/2 inches

Shimmery White cardstock sentiment piece: 2-7/16 x 3-1/8 inches

This is my first Valentine’s project of the year, and I really love the way it came out! If you love the traditional colors of pinks, reds, and whites for Valentine’s Day, as well as hearts and flowers, you will absolutely LOVE this new suite! Be sure to check it out, and let me know if you have any questions or need anything!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

A Bold Butterfly Birthday and the LAST DAY to order from the Holiday Catalog

Today’s card features one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration items from this year’s Sale-a-Bration brochure! The Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure for 2019 both go live TOMORROW, so I wanted to share a couple of new products from them in today’s post!

The butterfly background paper on this card is from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. This paper is a full sized package of twelve, 12 x 12 inch double sided sheets, and can be earned as a FREE item with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) between January 3rd and March 31st! Like all regular DSPs, there are six double sided designs in the paper. It is absolutely gorgeous! Notice that half the prints are black and white and the other half are a mix of colors! Check it out:

For my card today, I paired one of the black and white designs with Petal Pink. I love how the black and white contrasts with the softness of the pink! I also used Shimmery White Cardstock for the middle layer, as well as the NEW Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon. The Happy Birthday die cut was cut using the Big Shot, and I went over the whole sentiment with a very light layer of Clear Wink of Stella.

I tried to get a close up of the shimmer from the Wink of Stella, but I’m not sure how well you can see it in the picture above. But it’s really subtle and pretty in person!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Shimmery White cardstock middle layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

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

Petal Pink piece for the sentiment die cut: 3-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches

The card was embellished with the ribbon and a few rhinestones, and it was done! Hope you like it!

Also, don’t forget that TODAY is the LAST DAY to order from the Holiday Catalog!

Although I’m sad to see some of my favorite products retiring, I am excited about what’s coming in the new catalogs! Be sure to visit the online store to get your favorite retiring holiday products before it’s too late!

If you have any questions about today’s project or the catalogs, please let me know! Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Another Sweet Treat for the Holidays

These little boxes are one of my favorite items to make treats for any holiday!  The boxes are the perfect size to use for favors, place holders at holiday dinner tables, and small gifts for teachers and staff at your local school!

They are so easy to use and can be filled with your choice of so many different things!

These are super easy to make:

  1. Assemble the box according to package directions.
  2. Fill with your choice of candy or other small gift.
  3. Close up the box and wrap a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP of your choice around the entire box and secure with strong adhesive.  (For mine, I used Tear & Tape Adhesive).
  4. Make a tag for the top, add a sentiment, a bow, and a star embellishment, and you’re good to go!

For these, I used Hershey’s Miniature candy bars.  Ten of them fit in the boxes perfectly!  I also used mini metallic bows that were purchased at WalMart.  I added the little tag and they were done!

The Tiny Treat Boxes are available in a pack of 16 for $7.50 and are a super versatile item to have on hand when you want to make a quick gift for someone!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

It’s Merry Monday! Time for a Sweet Treat!

I have not posted in awhile due to the fact that every spare moment of my time for the last 4-5 days has been spent on Christmas Bazaar stuff!  Planning an event is a lot more work than I thought, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!  I work part time at the school in the town where I live, and the bazaar was a fundraiser for our PTO.  Since I have craft show experience, I volunteered to organize it.  We had 31 vendors, plus raffle baskets, food, kids’ crafts, and a lot more!  We ended up raising almost $3000 for the PTO, and that money will all go toward supplies, field trips, and equipment for students, so I would say the event was a success!

This week I will be sharing some of the completed items I had available at my table at the bazaar.  My first project is a mini coffee cup covered with DSP and filled with Hershey Kisses!  Not all of the supplies I used were 100% Stampin’ Up!, but the majority are!  On this project, only the coffee cups and cello bags are not Stampin’ Up! products.  Both items are from Amazon, and I will post links to them at the end of the post.

For the cup shown, I used the Under the Mistletoe DSP to wrap around the cup.  I found a cutting die that cuts the perfect sized piece to wrap these cups with.  It definitely makes things easier!  The die is also a non-SU product, and I will post the link for that as well below.  I love the mix of greens in this paper, and how it’s accented with white and just a hint of red for a pop of extra color!

For the top of the cup, I used a 2 inch circle punch to cut a piece of Real Red card stock, then layered it with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock cut with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  I topped it with a Snowflake Trinket from the now retired Snowflake Showcase Suite.  The cup holds 15 Hershey Kisses.  The ones I used are really cute.  They look like little Santa hats:

Once the cup was decorated and wrapped, I wrapped it in a 4 x 9 Cellophane Bag, added the tag, and tied it with Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Candy Cane Season photopolymer stamp set, and the tag was cut with a die from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.

These little cups were a big hit at the bazaar!  This would make a great gift for teachers, mail workers, coworkers, or even as stocking stuffers!

Here are the links for the non-SU products:

You can find the cups HERE.

You can find the cello bags HERE.

You can find the dies for the cup wrapper HERE.  (The cups can also be purchased here as well!)

I hope to be back to posting regularly again this week!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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

 

A Spooky Treat for Luca’s Bus Driver

At the end of the last school year, I made these cute treats for the bus drivers at my son’s school.  Each one has five Hershey Nuggets, each wrapped in a cute school bus wrapper that I purchased and downloaded on Etsy.  He now goes to a different school, and I wanted to make a little something for his bus driver.  So I whipped up another one of these just for her, (and since he goes to a different school this year, it’s not something she already got in June!)  🙂

For this version, I used items from the holiday catalog, including the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, the Spooky Sweets stamp set, and the Spooky Bats Punch!  Colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Gorgeous Grape, Real Red, and Whisper White.

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Basic Black topper base:  2-1/4 x 5 inches (scored at 2-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Toil & Trouble DSP layer:  2 x 2 inches

Whisper White sentiment piece:  1-3/8 inches

Whisper White piece for moon and bats (cut from same piece):  4 x 4 inches

Real Red tray for nuggets:  2 x 5 inches (scored lengthwise at 1/4 inch and 1-3/4 inches)

 

I hope Miss Lisa likes it!  This is a great little gift that can be made for anyone, for pretty much any occasion, just by switching up the sentiment and DSP!  It would also make a great favor for parties, showers, and more!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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

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