Holiday Catalog Team Swaps

Each time a new catalog comes out, our team does a swap, where we all make cards with new products and share with each other.  The team that I am part of is led by demonstrator Stella MacKay, and is called the Stampers for Others Team!  This year is the first year since becoming a demonstrator that I was not able to participate in the swap.  Between starting a new job, my son changing schools, and trying to finish getting our house built, I just didn’t have the time!  However, the cards made by my teammates are absolutely stunning!  I wanted to share them with you, in the hopes that they could provide some inspiration for your holiday crafting!  I will list the demonstrator’s name under each project so that if you have specific questions, you can look them up and ask.  (Or, feel free to contact me with your questions, and I can get the answers for you!)

 

Created by Stella MacKay

 

Created by Trayce Bauer

 

Created by Theresea Guy

 

Created by Sarah Wills

 

Created by Sarah Voelker

 

Created by Pamela Carey-Mackenzie

 

Created by Maureen Schlimgen

 

Created by Marjie Norte

 

Created by Lisa Sornson

 

Created by Laura Pineo

 

Created by Julisa Anais DiLone

 

Created by Jennifer Long Roshto

 

Created by Janet Dodson

 

Created by Emily Swanson

 

Created by Donna Ferguson

 

Created by Darla Watson

 

So there you have it!  Aren’t these cards gorgeous? I truly work with some very talented people!  🙂  Don’t forget that all of these cards feature NEW products from the Holiday Catalog!  Do you still need a copy?  Please contact me and I will get one out to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

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

 

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

A Trio of Tasty Halloween Treats

If you were to turn to page 51 in the Holiday Catalog, you would see the picture above on the right side of the page.  It’s an arrangement of three adorable treats made with the new Spooky Sweets Bundle.  All three of these are perfect for Halloween treat giving!  Fill with your choice of treat, tie with a bow, and give to someone special!  For today’s post, I will show a close up of each, and list the main supplies needed to make it:

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, Watercolor
Paper
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, White Frost Shimmer Paint,
Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie Classic ink pad, Versamark
ink
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Whisper
White Baker’s Twine, Black 1/8” Cording, 3 x 6 gusseted cellophane bags
Tools: Sponge Daubers, Foliage Frame thinlits, 1/8” handheld
punch, Stampin’ Spritzer, Heat Tool, Twinkle Builder punch, Bat
Trio punch
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green
Stampin’ Write markers, Basic Gray Classic ink, Whisper White
Craft ink
Accessories: Granny Apple ½” texture weave ribbon
Tools: Bat Trio punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, Farmhouse Christmas
Thinlits (fence), Stampin’ Spritzer
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals;
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Versamark ink, Mango Melody Classic ink, Gorgeous Grape
reinker
Accessories: Black Shimmer ribbon, Silver mini sequin trim,
Black Baker’s Twine, White Embossing Powder, Dazzling
Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Twinkle Punch, 1/8” handheld circle punch, 1 ¼” circle
punch, Heat Tool, Cauldron Framelits, Stampin’ Spritzer, Aqua
Painter
Adhesives: Fine Tip Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Any of these treats would be perfect for coworkers, teachers, or family and friends….basically anyone who loves Halloween!

Be sure to check out the new catalog for even more great ideas for Halloween!  All of the Halloween items can be found on pages 48-51.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

What’s your favorite Christmas Suite?

Between the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog, there are FIVE amazing Christmas suites to choose from this year!  All of them include stamps, dies, paper, embellishments, tools, and more to help make your 2018 holiday crafts spectacular!  In my post today, I will post a preview pic of each suite, as well as include catalog info and featured colors for each as well.  To see the full product line for any suite, just click on the picture to go directly to that section in the online store:

The Under the Mistletoe Suite can be found on pages 94-95 of the Annual Catalog.

Colors featured in this suite include Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper White.

 

The All is Bright Suite can be found on pages 4-7 of the Holiday Catalog.

Colors for this suite are Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper White.

 

The Festive Farmhouse Suite can be found on pages 12-13 of the Holiday Catalog.

Colors for this suite include Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

 
 

The Santa’s Workshop Suite can be found on pages 18-21 of the Holiday Catalog.

Featured colors for this suite include Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.

 

The Joyous Noel Suite can be found on pages 28-29 of the Holiday Catalog.

Featured colors are Copper, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White.

 

So there you have it!  The full array of suites available for Christmas crafting this year!  So which is YOUR favorite?

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

A Simple Thank You Made With Wishing You Well

My card today features the new Wishing You Well stamp set!  The set can be found on page 35 of the Holiday Catalog.  This gorgeous new set has photorealistic images of a bow, wreath, flowers, and more!  It includes 8 stamps in your choice of wood mount or clear mount, and has a nice mix of both images and sentiments!  Take a look at the full set below:

 

I decided to keep this card VERY simple.  Although the Wishing You Well set was used for the image and bow, the sentiment came from Itty Bitty Greetings, and the polka dot accents came from the Petal Palette set!

 

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)

Sahara Sand middle layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches

Bow piece:  1-1/4 x 2 inches (approximately)

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

A Buffalo Check Christmas Greeting

Last year, there was a Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog called Merry Little Christmas DSP. Two of the patterns featured Buffalo Check print, one in white and black and the other in green and black!  It was one of my favorite products in the catalog!  So this year, when I saw the new Buffalo Check background stamp, I was super excited!

For my card today, I went with classic red and black. This combination reminds me of a super comfy flannel shirt I had in college.  I LOVED it!  (I wish I still had it!)  I used the Buffalo Check stamp in combination with three other sets to create this card: Country Home, Many Blessings, and Star of Light.  Here’s a look at all three:

Country Home Stamp Set

 

Many Blessings Stamp Set

 

Star of Light Stamp Set

All three of these sets are photopolymer sets, which allow for perfect placement every time!

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To create the main image, I knew I wanted to use the bucket from Country Home, but I wanted to use a Christmas themed arrangement for the top.  I found one in the Many Blessings set.  I stamped both images in black ink, colored them, and trimmed both with Paper Snips and then put them together on the final card.  For the can/bucket, I stamped Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  For the top arrangement, I stamped in StazOn Black and colored with Regals Stampin’ Write Markers.  The colors I used were Real Red, Garden Green, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry.

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Basic Black middle layer:  3-15/16 x 5-3/16 inches

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

Cherry Cobbler plaid strip:  2-1/8 x 5 inches

Whisper White stitched oval:  2-3/8 x 3-1/4 inches

Whisper White sentiment strip:  5/8 x 3-3/4 inches

 

The card was finished with a few rhinestones and a Linen Thread bow.  I love the end result!

If you have any questions about my card today, please ask!  Thank you for visiting!

Nicolle

 

There’s Nothing Sweeter than Merry Monday!

It’s time for another Merry Monday project!  My project today is a set of three 3 x 3 inch mini note cards made with the Nothing Sweeter Bundle.  This new bundle includes the 17 piece Nothing Sweeter photoplymer stamp set, as well as the 10 piece Sweetly Stitched Framelits!  Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White!

Check out the complete bundle below:

The bundle can be found on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog, or click HERE to see it in the online store!  Both the stamp set and framelits can also be purchased alone, though purchasing the bundle will save you 10% off the cost of them separately!

 

Measurements for these cards are as follows: 

Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce card base:  3 x 6 inches (scored at 3 inches and folded in half)

Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce middle layer:  2-3/4 x 2-3/4 inches

Whisper White top layer: 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches

Tree, Present, and Heart:  range from 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 in length and width (approximate)

 

All of the sentiments for the cards are from the new Candy Cane Season stamp set, and the white portions of each image were stamped in White Craft ink and then heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Embellishments for this card include Whisper White 1/8 inch Sheer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes.  All were custom colored using either Stampin’ Blends or Ink Refills with Shimmer Paint.  I LOVE having the tools and products to create embellishments and accents in any color I need!

For the ribbon, I colored the white ribbon with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  For the “star” on top of the Christmas Tree, I mixed Frost White Shimmer Paint with a small drop of Crushed Curry reinker.  It produced a really pretty yellow/gold color!  I then painted it onto the embellishment with a thin paintbrush:

I really love making mini note cards!  They can be used for so many different things…send a little note to someone special, tuck into a lunch box or co-worker’s mailbox, or punch a hole in the corner, add some ribbon, and use as a gift tag!  They are perfect for the holidays!

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle