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

Merry Monday: Introducing the Santa’s Workshop Suite

It’s Merry Monday!  For today’s card, I used products from the NEW Santa’s Workshop Suite.  If you like fun, whimsical images and bright colors for the holidays, then you will LOVE this suite!  The whole suite can be found on pages 18-21 of the Holiday Catalog.  Images in this suite contain Santa, Mrs. Claus, jolly elves, candy, bows, trees, snowmen, and more!  It also combines a fabulous array of colors including Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  Check out how gorgeous these colors look together:

This card features the new Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It has fun, hand drawn designs, and some of them have white flocking on them, so that when you run your hand over it, it has a soft, velvety feel!

 

 

On this card, the hats of the elves and the white parts of the presents have the flocking.  It definitely adds a fun, festive touch to this card!  You can see the full assortment of designs in the Santa’s Workshop paper below:

 

 

This paper truly has a little bit of everything for Christmas!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:
Poppy Parade card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Candy Cane DSP background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
Elves DSP strip:  2 x 5-1/4 inches
North Pole Seal:  1-3/8 inches in diameter

 

 

The sentiment for this card comes from the Signs of Santa stamp set, which is part of the suite as well!  This set is a photopolymer set that contains 18 stamps.  (There is also a coordinating cutting die set that is available as well!)  The sentiment is stamped in black StazOn ink, and was cut using the 1-3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch.  The card is finished with a couple of wraps of Garden Green Baker’s Twine, as well as a bow!

 

 

This card was so much fun to make!  I love the mischievous looks of the elves!  All of the products used to make this card will be available in only TWO DAYS, when the Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering.  I hope you’re as excited for the holiday crafting season as I am!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Blended Seasons Congrats Card

My card today was created by my very talented and generous upline, Sarah Wills!  I got this card yesterday, along with some other goodies from her, and it completely made my day!  Sarah makes the most gorgeous cards, and I always love the colors she puts together!  For this card, she used the Blended Seasons stamp set, which is part of the Color Your Season Promotion.  This set, along with coordinating cutting dies, are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Here is a peek at the stamp set:

This set is so perfect for year round crafting!  It’s got flowers and leaves for Spring and Summer, leaves and wheat for Autumn, and holly and bells for Christmas/Winter.  For this card, Sarah paired the large floral stamp with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I just love how the flowers look against the grain of the wood!

The main color Sarah used on this card is Calypso Coral.  The image was colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I am assuming that the yellow in the center of the flowers is Daffodil Delight and that the leaves are either Old Olive or Granny Apple Green.  (If I get a definite answer on the green, I will let you know!)  She also added just a pop of black by adding a small piece of black cardstock cut with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, as well as the stamping the sentiment in black.  I love the contrast of the black against the lighter colors!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Calypso Coral card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 5-1/2 inches and folded in half)

Very Vanilla middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Wood Textures DSP top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla banner piece:  3/8 x 2 inches

Black punched piece:  1/2 x 1-5/8 inches (approximate)

 

I just love getting happy mail, and it’s always a happy day when I get mail from Sarah!  I just love this card she created, and may have to make more of these for myself!  Again, if you love this stamp set and bundle, there are only a few days left to get it.  Click HERE to visit the Color Your Season section of the online store to get your set before they’re gone for good!

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

You Make Me Smile with the NEW Country Lane Designer Series Paper

Today’s card was made using a brand new Designer Series Paper called Country Lane, and will be available on September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering!  One of my favorite colors is quite prominent in this paper: Blackberry Bliss.  I just LOVE this color, and was so happy when it returned this year as part of the color revamp!   The pattern featured on this card is a small polka dot pattern that I paired with the Love What You Do and Colorful Seasons stamp sets!

Here’s a peek at the full Country Lane DSP:

Other colors in this paper include Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, and Whisper White.  The paper is only one product in the NEW Country Lane Suite, which features products perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!  It’s got flowers, linen, chicken wire, galvanized metal, and more.  The whole suite has a rustic, country look that you are sure to love!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Whisper White background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP strip:  2-1/4 x 4 inches

Whisper White Stitched Square:  2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches

 

This card is also embellished with pearls colored with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, which will also be available starting September 5th!

This card was easy to make and the layout can be used for any occasion!  Just switch up your paper, image and sentiment, and you’re good to go!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle