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

 

It’s Christmas in July with Stylish Christmas!

It’s Christmas in July!  🙂  One of the beautiful new Christmas sets in the annual catalog is called Stylish Christmas, and I just love the look of this set!  It has some very simple, yet bold images, as well as some beautiful sentiment stamps!  For this card, I combined the set with a new Christmas Designer Series Paper called Under the Mistletoe, as well as some silver embossing and rhinestones!

Here is a peek at the full stamp set:

For my card, I used the poinsettia stamp in Real Red, the swirl in Old Olive, and the Season’s Greetings in silver heat embossed powder.  Real Red and Old Olive is one of my favorite red/green Christmas color combos, and one I have often used in my holiday crafting!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Real Red middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

DSP strip:  1-1/4 x 5-1/8 inches

Whisper White sentiment strip:  1 x 5-1/8 inches

Poinsettia:  2 x 2-5/8 inches (approximately)

 

Other products used on this card include Wink of Stella in the center of the flower, as well as a few rhinestones!

Even though it’s only July, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday crafts!  There’s a great selection of Christmas and holiday items in the Annual Catalog, but the Holiday catalog is right around the corner as well!  Be on the lookout for information regarding the Holiday Catalog coming soon!

If you have questions about my project today, please contact me!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

July Facebook Hop: Red, White, and Blue +3!

Hi!  If you are visiting from our team Facebook hop, WELCOME! I hope you enjoy your visit!  This month, our team created projects using the colors red, white, and blue, as well as three of any word or image.  For my project, I used the Wood Words stamp set to stamp three stars in Real Red on the white distressed look paper from the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  I then used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut them out, and used a different die from the set to cut scalloped frames for them from Night of Navy card stock.

I used the Celebrate You Thinlits to cut the sentiment from Silver Foil Sheets, and also used silver stars from the NEW Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins to accent each star!  I was out of town when I assembled this card, and I had originally planned to mount the framed stars with Dimensionals to add a little extra detail, but I ran out of the house and forgot to pack them (oops)!  So this whole card was adhered with Snail Adhesive and Multipurpose glue instead.

Here’s a close up of the shine of the silver on the stars and the sentiment:

 

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 inches and folded in half)

Real Red middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

Night of Navy scalloped squares:  1-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches

White DSP squares with stars: 1-3/16 x 1-3/16

Silver Foil “Celebrate” sentiment:  1-1/8 x 3-5/8 inches (approximately)

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to my blog, and will check out the other projects created by my team for this month’s Facebook hop!  Everyone’s projects are truly unique, and there’s a lot of inspiration to see!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits Card

I just got back from five days in the Dominican Republic.  Such a beautiful country!  (But really bad internet!)  It was very nice to get away, but I am happy to be home.  Even if the temperature is 50 degrees colder here!  🙂

Today’s project was made with the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits.  Both items are available for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration, and are designed to coordinate with each other perfectly!  You can get the stamp set with a $50 purchase, and the coordinating thinlits with a $100 purchase.  If you’d like BOTH, spend $150 before tax and shipping and get these two items PLUS $15 in Stampin’ Rewards (=FREE STUFF) as well!  That’s a great deal!

Besides the stamp set and thinlits, this card also features the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The colors I used are Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive.  The DSP is layered with Cherry Cobbler cardstock and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Basic Black card base.  The “celebrate” is cut from Silver Foil Sheets, as well as the three small dots, which I cut using a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  For all of the die cuts, I applied a small piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the silver foil before running it through the Big Shot.  When I was ready to apply to the card, I just peeled off the paper backing and adhered to the card.  The adhesive sheets make applying adhesive to die cuts very easy, as well as keeps them neat and clean!

Here’s a pic of what’s on the inside of this card:

The “amazing” is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and the “YOU” is stamped in Basic Black.  The card is finished with some Rhinestones for a little added sparkle and shine!

For more information about any of the products used in this card, please click the links below!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Introducing the Sweet Soiree Suite

This little box was another sample that I made in November at OnStage!  It features products from the NEW Sweet Soiree Suite, now available from Stampin’ Up!  These small silver gable boxes measure 4 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches and are food safe, making them the perfect size for favors or small gifts!  The bottom portion of the box is wrapped in Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the tag was stamped using stamps from the new Cake Soiree stamp set.  The box is embellished with Berry Burst 3/8 inch Metallic Ribbon, tied in a bow, to give it a finished, elegant look!

Here’s a closer look at the products used on this project:

Silver Mini Gable Boxes

12 silver boxes for gifts and goodies.
4″ x 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (10.2 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
Food safe

 

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Silver foil adds a textured look to these handpainted designs.

Silver foil accents on one side, colorful printed images on the other.

12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs * 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Acid free
Lignin free

Coordinating Colors: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Foil, Whisper White

 

Cake Soiree Stamp Set
This versatile set will be your go-to set for birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations. But look beyond the cake for all-occasion uses–build flowers, send thinking of you messages, and more.

Contains 18 rubber stamps, available in both clear-mount and wood-mount.

 

Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon

 

3/8 inch wide ribbon with metallic edges.
10 yards per roll.

 

While this project used four of the products from the new suite, there are many other coordinating products also available!  To check out the full Sweet Soiree Suite, please click HERE.

 

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Watercolor Christmas Card and FREE SHIPPING Today ONLY!

My card today is recreated from one I found on Pinterest by Pam Staples.  I loved it so much that I pretty much copied it exactly, with the exception of the size, opening, and one item she used that I didn’t.  Usually when I CASE a design that I find on online, I try to change it up to make it my own, but this one I thought was perfect as is!  The only differences between hers and my version are that her original card was square and opened like a tent, and had silver metallic thread behind the sentiment.  I kept mine a standard size card (5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches) that opened left to right, and did not use the metallic thread, but honestly, I didn’t use it only because I was out and didn’t have any!  I love the bright red and white contrasted with the silver foil of the snowflakes and stars.  And you already know how much I LOVE the Watercolor Christmas stamp set!  I am SO sad that it is retiring!

I am grateful every day that so many talented crafters share their work with the rest of us, so that we can be inspired and get ideas with just a few clicks of the keyboard!  This card was one of many that I made for my son’s school Christmas Bazaar, and I love its clean and simple design.  I needed a bunch of different cards FAST, and Pinterest was a life saver the week I made them!   Thank you to Pam and the many other demonstrators and crafters that I borrowed ideas from this year!  🙂

And don’t forget, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders today!  Combine that with the year end sale and you could save a bunch of money!  But the free shipping offer ends tonight at 11:59 pm MT, so don’t wait too long or you might miss out!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Merry Music Christmas Card

Today’s card features a musical theme for the holidays!  It features the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and Musical Instruments Framelits Dies.  The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set, and the little flourish next to the sentiment is from the Snowflake Sentiments set.  The color combo is as follows (with the base color being Whisper White):

The French Horn is cut from Silver Foil Sheets.  I love how the little bit of shine from that one element really dresses up this card!  I also covered the back of the instrument with Basic Black cardstock so that the music notes wouldn’t show through.  Both the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Musical Instruments Framelits are on the retiring list, but they can still be purchased in the online store until January 2nd (while supplies last!)  Click here to see the full line of retiring products!

Hope you have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Preorder Your Stamparatus TODAY and Winter Wonder Snowflake Card

Don’t forget that the second and final preorder window for the Stamparatus opens today at 2:00 pm MT!  Check out my blog post from yesterday for all the important info!  And please contact me if you need help or have questions!

Today’s card was simple and fun to make.  When I saw the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog, I had to have it!  Honestly, I have a little bit of an embossing folder problem.  Some crafters hoard stamps or paper…I hoard embossing folders.  I have over 150 of them, and I just received an order yesterday with three more.  I never get rid of them!  I really love the added texture and wow factor that embossing gives to projects!   The Winter Wonder folder has a very simple design that really becomes the main focus of the card.  I embossed the snowflake in the center, and stamped the Season’s Greetings sentiment, which is from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  I then layered the top layer with silver foil, attached it to the base with Dimensionals, added a few pearls, and it was done!  So easy!

Sadly, both the Winter Wonder embossing folder and the Cheers to the Year stamp set are retiring January 2nd.  But you can still order them for a little while longer!  You can find them here.  But don’t wait too long, as retiring products are only available while supplies last!  If they sell out before January 2nd, they will be gone for good!

This would be a great card to make with beginning stampers, or a good one to make if you need to make a lot of cards but don’t have a lot of time.  Hope you like it!

Nicolle

 

Snowflake Sentiments and Cheers to the Year Card

Today’s card features both the Snowflake Sentiments and Cheers to the Year stamp sets!  The snowflakes were stamped on the Pool Party background using Versamark ink.  The Joy sentiment is from the Cheers to the Year set, and was stamped in Pool Party ink.  This card was accented with Metallic Enamel shapes, a silver Metallic Doily, and Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.  The sentiment was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and the Big Shot, layered, and attached to the doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This card was fun, quick, and easy to make!

While I love the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, I do also LOVE the combo of silver, white, and blue for the holidays as well! It reminds me of ice and snow!

Sorry for the super short post today, but we all got up a little late and I have to get my boys ready for school!  I hope you’ll check back tomorrow for another holiday creation!

Nicolle

 

Star of Light Christmas Card

Today I am sharing with you a card I made LAST year.  It’s one of my favorite cards I’ve made, and since everything (well, almost everything) is still current, I thought I would share it again this year!  This card uses the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits Dies.  I used different shades of blues, along with silver and white.  While I love the traditional colors of red and green for Christmas, I also love this combination as well! I used Dapper Denim cardstock for the base, and Soft Sky for the middle layer.  I stamped the large swirl in Soft Sky ink on Whisper White cardstock, then cut a large star out of Dapper Denim and the other piece for the star from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a filigree pattern stamped on the bottom layer of the star.  The stamp I used for that is part of the Star of Light stamp set, and coordinates perfectly with the large star die!  I stamped three small stars in Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is also stamped in Dapper Denim, with a coordinating sentiment on the inside as well (not shown).  The star is attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, to give it just a little height.  Once the card was assembled, I added rhinestones to the small stars, as well as a hint of Clear Wink of Stella to parts of the swirl!

This card has a Soft Sky sequin in the middle of the star, which unfortunately is now retired. However, there are lots of other current embellishments that could be used instead!  I plan to make a few of these this year, and I plan to use a large rhinestone in the center, colored with Soft Sky Stampin’ Blends!  However, if you do not have the Stampin’ Blends markers, a regular rhinestone, Metallic Enamel shape, a pearl, or a current metallic sequin could all easily be substituted for that final embellishment!

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle