Check out the New Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!

If you think the card in the picture above looks a little shiny, that’s because it IS!  I used a brand new paper from the Holiday Catalog called the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!  Not only does this paper have absolutely gorgeous colors and designs, all of it is coated with a beautiful, shimmery sheen.  It is absolutely stunning!  You can see the full array of designs in this paper below:

For this card, I used a floral design from the paper along with a birthday sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  I also used the limited time only Stitched Seasons Framelits as well!

Other products used on this card include Shimmery White card stock for the base and sentiment, Soft Sea Foam card stock for the middle layer and some accent leaves, Silver Baker’s Twine, and a new embellishment called the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.  I colored the droplets with my Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends marker to add a hint of color before applying them to the card!  Here’s a close up of the sentiment piece and the embellishments.  I hope you can see the hint of green on the droplets.  It’s very, very subtle!

 

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)

Soft Sea Foam middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  2-1/4 x 3-1/8 (approximate)

Vellum and Soft Sea Foam leaves: ranges from 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide x 2 inches long (approximate)

 

This card is so pretty in person!  I wish you could see the shimmer of the paper.  It’s very subtle and not at all glaring!  This paper would make a great accents on cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and so much more!  It will be available September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live for customers.  I hope you will check it out!

Please feel free to contact me with questions about this card!  Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

Merry Monday: A Festive Dashing Deer Christmas Card



I LOVE making Christmas cards!  I get really excited every year when the Holiday Catalog comes out, because we always have so many gorgeous Christmas products…and this year is no different!  I totally fell in love with the Dashing Deer Bundle when I was flipping through this year’s catalog!  The bundle includes the 9 piece Dashing Deer stamp set, as well as the 13 piece Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  Both products can also be purchased separately, but purchasing them together as a bundle will save you 10%!

This card also features background paper from the NEW Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This new paper is GORGEOUS!  There are 12 different designs and half of them feature Copper Foil accents.  There are pine sprays, stripes, holly and berries, branches, reindeer, snowflakes, and more.  The full color palette for the paper can be seen below:

The sentiment I used for this card is also from the Dashing Deer stamp set.  The set contains two pairs of sentiments, perfect for the front AND inside of cards!  For my card, I used “Happiest Christmas Wishes” on the front.  The inside sentiment reads “Remembering you this season with warm thoughts and a wish for everything merry.”  Here’s a peek at the inside sentiment:

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

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

DSP top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Champagne Foil Deer:  3 x 3-1/2 inches (approximately)

Whisper White sentiment piece:  3/4 x 2-1/2 inches

 

I am still in process of packing up my Holiday Catalogs for my customers.  They WILL go out this week!  If you are not already on my list, and would like to be, please contact me and I will get one to you as well.  The Dashing Deer Bundle is only one of many, many gorgeous holiday products!  This is one catalog you don’t want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

CASE the Catty Day 2 and Merry Mondays!

Welcome to Day 2 of my CASE the catty week!  Before I get to today’s card, I decided that, for at least the next couple of months, I will share Christmas cards only on Mondays.  Now that I got my first order of Holiday Catalog goodies, all I want to make is Christmas cards, but I also want to pace myself and not go overboard, as it’s still summer!  LOL!  So posting them only on Mondays will help keep that in check (hopefully)!  🙂

My card today is based on a sample on page 100 of the catalog:

Believe it or not, my card is based on the bottom card in this picture.  When I first started making it, I had a very different idea in my head of what I wanted the final card to look like.  As I continued to create it and made changes as I went along, it began to look less and less like the original sample!  Other than the plaid backgrounds, there’s not too much left in common between these cards, though I’m still very pleased with how my final card came out!

Most of the products used on this card are from the new Holiday Catalog!  The plaid background paper is from a new DSP called the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The “Christmas” die cut and “Wishes” stamp are from a gorgeous new bundle called the Merry Christmas to All Bundle.  I also used a new trim called the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Other products include the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Twinkle Builder Punch, which I used to cut out the stars!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Cherry Cobbler middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Plaid DSP layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Very Vanilla stitched oval:  3-5/16 x 2-3/8 inches

Christmas die cut:  4-5/8 x 1-1/4 inches

Cherry Cobbler stars:  approximately 1/4 inch

 

 

All of the Holiday Catalog products shown on this project will be available beginning September 5th!  I have the new catalogs in hand and will be shipping them out to my customers by the end of this week.  If you would like a copy, and do not already have a demonstrator, please send me your name and address and I will put you on my list!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please check back tomorrow for Day 3’s project!

Nicolle

 

Holiday Catalogs are being delivered TODAY !

My holiday catalog pre-order is scheduled to arrive TODAY, which means I will be getting a bunch of the new catalogs for my customers!  Are you on my list?  If not, and you would like to be, please feel free to request a catalog at nicollebelesimo@gmail.com!  Catalogs should go out sometime next week!  I can’t wait to get these into your hands!  You’re going to love it!  🙂

In the meantime, have a fantastic weekend!

Nicolle

 

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Holiday Catalog Cover!

Right now, a few hundred of the top achieving Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are on a cruise in Alaska!  And from what I can tell, they are all having a fabulous time!  On this trip, the 2018 Holiday Catalog was unveiled, and from what I’ve heard and seen so far, it’s going to be fantastic!  Here is a picture of the front cover, which was taken by one of my uplines, Stella MacKay.  She has been updating us with pictures of products and project samples throughout her trip.  I truly cannot wait to see the whole thing!  I will be ordering the new catalogs August 1st and will be sending them to my customers in mid-August.  The ordering period for customers begins September 1st.  Anyone who has ordered from me within one year of when the catalog is sent is guaranteed a complimentary copy!

 

Which leads me to my next point…

Don’t forget that TOMORROW (July 25th), I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed directly through me!  Orders must be placed tomorrow and MUST be sent to me via email at nicollebelesimo@gmail.com to qualify!  You can find all the details regarding this offer HERE.  Placing even a small order through me tomorrow will guarantee you a spot on my Holiday Catalog mailing list!

 

And something else to consider…

Do you love holiday crafting and don’t want to wait until September 1st to be able to order from the holiday catalog?  Then why not join my team in July?  You will get to see the whole catalog beginning July 30th, AND you will get to ORDER from it starting AUGUST 1st…a whole month before everyone else!  AND, you can take advantage of the great sign up special this month of 10 FREE INK PADS, in addition to the regular $125 of product you already get…all for only $99 plus tax!  (There is no shipping either, as your starter kit ships for free too!)  You are never required to sell to anyone else or have parties, unless you want to!  You can join just for the discount.  So just think, if you join in July, everything you order in the new holiday catalog can be yours for 20% off!  It’s definitely a great deal and definitely one I hope you’ll consider!  Click HERE for more info about joining or to sign up!

As always, if you have any questions about anything I’ve mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  I am more than happy to help with anything you need!

Have a great day!  🙂

Nicolle