It’s Merry Monday with Winter Woods!

Last week, I posted a poll on my Facebook page about which stamp set my followers would like to see me use, and Winter Woods got the most votes!  I figured I would use it for today’s project, since today is also Merry Monday!  This card is based on one I made four years ago using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made, and when I saw the Winter Woods set in this year’s catalog, I knew right away that I wanted to try to recreate it.  I finally got the chance this past weekend!

The Winter Woods stamp set includes 7 rubber stamps, and comes in your choice of wood mount or clear mount.  It can be found on page 27 of the Holiday Catalog, or, you can click the image below to go to it online:

 

Here is what my original card looked like:

For the old card, I used a number of products that have since retired, including Brushed Silver card stock, Smooch Spritz, and the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set.  However, we have current products that I knew I could recreate it pretty closely with.  And luckily, the main color, Night of Navy, is still current!

For the new card, I used Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Shimmery White card stock.  I also used the new Galvanized Metallic Paper in place of the Brushed Silver card stock used on the original.  The technique I used to create the background is exactly the same on both cards.  I punched a 1-3/4 inch circle and applied it to the background piece with removable adhesive (available at local craft stores).  The circle was used as a “mask” while I applied ink to the background.  I sponged Night of Navy ink using light, circular motions, while leaving the middle of the card unsponged to create the look of moonlight.  Once the sponging was done, I peeled off the circle, and was left with a perfect full moon!

To create the rest of the background, I first used the stamp with multiple trees and inked it up with Night of Navy ink.  I stamped it off twice before stamping onto my background, as I wanted those trees to be very light.  I then stamped the large evergreen tree full strength onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment onto a small piece of Shimmery White card stock and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. I then wrapped Silver Baker’s Twine around the top layers twice, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and embellished with a few of the white enamel circles from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Galvanized Metallic Paper layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

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

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

Scrap circle “mask” (used to make the moon):  1-3/4 inches in diameter

 

I am so happy with the way this card came out!  I love the updated version as much as the original!  The Winter Woods stamp set is such a gorgeous, versatile set, and can be purchased alone, or as part of the Winter Woods bundle.  The bundle also includes the coordinating In the Woods Framelits dies.  (Even though I did not use the dies on this card, I will include them in the links below.  Be sure to check them out!)

I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE, plus my 10 Favorite Holiday Products!

The Holiday Catalog is now LIVE for everyone!  That means that all of the amazing new holiday products can be ordered.  If you still need a copy, please let me know and I will get one to you ASAP!

As part of today’s post, I thought I would share my favorite new Holiday Catalog products as well.  All of the following products are brand NEW products, now available for ordering!

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Embellishment

Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

Page 37, Item #147801, $9.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Embossing Folder

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Page 43, Item #147906, $10.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Bundle

Dashing Deer Bundle

Page 9, Item #149934 (Wood Mount), $57.50

Page 9, Item #149935 (Clear Mount), $50.25

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Color Product

Shimmer Paint

Page 38, Item #147045 (Bright Copper), $8.00

Page 38, Item #147046 (Frost White), $8.00

Page 38, Item #146886 (Vegas Gold), $8.00

Page 38, Item #147044 (Champagne Mist), $8.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Project Kit

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Page 32, Item #148029, $22.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper

Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper

Page 13, Item #147820, $11.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Punch

Sprig Punch

Page 29, Item #148012, $18.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Tool

Take Your Pick Tool

Page 30, Item #144107, $10.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Stamp Set

Feathers & Frost Photopolymer Stamp Set

Page 30, Item #147771, $21.00

 

My Favorite Holiday Catalog Ribbon

Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Page 49, Item #147897, $8.50

 

To shop the full Holiday Catalog product line, click the icon below:

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

There is less than ONE WEEK left until the Holiday Catalog goes live!

Do you have a copy of the 2018 Holiday Catalog yet?  If not, please contact me and I will get one out to you right away!  There is still time to get it before it goes live on September 5th!  And if you DO have one, do you have your wish list ready?  If not, definitely take some time this weekend to do it!  🙂

Also, don’t forget, TODAY is the last day to get the Blended Seasons products, as well as the last day to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Be sure to take advantage of these offers while you still can! 

I will be trying to get a bunch of new projects ready to share in the next couple of days.  In the meantime, if you have questions or need anything, please let me know!

Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

Thankful for the Falling For Leaves Stamp Set!

My card today features a new stamp set called Falling for Leaves!  It is a photopolymer set that contains 11 stamps.  It contains 8 leaves/foliage stamps and 3 sentiments.  The set can be purchased separately or as part of the Falling for Leaves Bundle, which also includes the 8 piece Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  (Purchase them together as the bundle and save 10%!)  Here’s what the full bundle looks like:

For my card today, I used only the stamp set.  Both the leaf and the sentiment are from the set.  I heat embossed the large leaf in white on Shimmery White card stock.  When it was cool, I used an aqua painter to apply Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green ink.  I also finely spattered some of both colors across the card stock as well!  When the ink was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn ink, and added some Glitter Enamel Dots to finish it off!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Shimmery White card stock top layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

 

I love these colors together, especially against the black and white!  I hope you do too!  The Falling for Leaves stamp set, thinlits, and bundle will be available September 5th.  Check them out in the online store beginning then, or contact me for a catalog today!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Merry Monday with the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

Today’s card features the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder!  This folder is actually available in the Annual Catalog, and as been available since June 1st.  This is the first time I’ve had a chance to use it though! Here’s a peek at the folder:

When using this folder, the wreath really ends up being the centerpiece of your card!  The wreath itself measures approximately 3-5/8 in diameter, so it takes up a large amount of space on the card.  It is so elegant though, and makes really beautiful cards, even completely by itself!  For my card today, I dressed up the wreath a bit by applying the NEW Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber.  After it dried, I went over some of the smaller leaves in the wreath with my Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker to add a bit of color as well!

 

I also used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker to color some Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, as well as rhinestones.  I LOVE using my Stampin’ Blends to make matching embellishments for projects!  They work great on ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, and more! 

The sentiment I used is from the new Merry Christmas to all stamp set.  This set is so versatile for the holidays!  It includes 28 photopolymer stamps that can be mixed and matched to make many, many different greetings!  The Merry and Christmas are actually two different stamps that I placed next to each other on a clear block to make one sentiment.  There are also some script sentiments as well!  Take a look at the full set below:

This set will be available on September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live.  It can be purchased alone or as part of the Merry Christmas to All Bundle.  You can find these items on page 5 of the new catalog!

 

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)

Gold Foil Sheet middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

 

I hope you like my card today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  If you need a copy of the new Holiday Catalog, please let me know, and I will get one out to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

 

Mid- August Reminders

So we are just about 2/3 of the way through August (already)!  This past weekend was filled with family events, so I didn’t get to make even one card!  That means I had to skip Merry Monday for this week, and I unfortunately don’t have anything new to share with you today.  🙁  So I thought I would use today to just discuss a couple of reminders for August!

First, the Blended Seasons Bundle is still available, but only until August 30th!  This gorgeous bundle is perfect for year round crafting, and includes both an exclusive stamp set as well as framelits.  We have been told that these items will NOT be available in any future catalog, so if you really want them, now is the time to get them!  Here’s a peek at the full bundle once more:

Both the stamp set and framelits are also available separately.  So if you just want one or the other, you can get them.  However, purchasing the bundle will save you 10% off the cost of them individually, and they really are best when used together!  There are so many beautiful projects you can create with these!

Here are a few samples made with the bundle:

Please click HERE to go to the Blended Seasons section of the online store to get yours before they are gone for good!

Second, BONUS DAYS are still in effect until August 30th as well!   For every $50 you spend in August (before tax and shipping), you will receive a $5 coupon code to be used on an order in September.  There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, and no limit to how many orders you can earn them on!  This is a great time to stock up on essentials such as cardstock, envelopes, adhesives, etc.!  It’s all stuff you need anyway, and you’ll get some coupons to put toward new Holiday Catalog items!  Just something to think about!

You can shop both of these offers by clicking the image below.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle