Sweet Projects with Feather & Frost Stamp Set

Before I talk about the projects shown above, I want to mention that today is Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways over on my Facebook page!  To enter, just hop on over to my page HERE, leave a comment and a like, and be entered to win a prize!  

Now, onto what I want to talk about today!  The picture above features projects made with the beautiful Feather & Frost stamp set, which is retiring on January 2nd!  This set is so fun and versatile, and is one you are definitely going to want to add to your collection before it goes away for good!  

Even though this is primarily a Christmas set, you could definitely use it for other things as well. The two birds, the leaves and vines, and some of the sentiments can definitely be used year round!  

Here’s a sample of a card I made with this set not too long ago:

This gorgeous set is only available for a short time longer!  You can only get it until January 2nd (or while supplies last)!   Visit the online store to get this set today!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

My 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways starts TODAY!

TODAY is Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways!  I am super excited!!!!  To enter, just check my Stampin’ Up! Facebook page each day from now until Christmas Day.  Be sure to leave a like and a comment, and be entered to win whatever prize is up for grabs that day!  Some days the prize will be announced, and some days it won’t!  But all of them will be FUN!  To go to my Facebook page, please click HERE.  (And feel free to “like” it as well while you’re there!)  

Tomorrow, I will be back with Day 2, as well as a new project to share!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Friday!

Nicolle

Throwback Thursday: Star of Light Christmas Card

I was just going through old posts on my Facebook page, and I came across this card I made two years ago.  It is one of my favorite Christmas cards I’ve ever made, and since most of what I used on it is still current, I thought I would share it here!  

This card uses the Star of Light photopolymer stamp set, along with the Starlight Thinlits Dies, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Embossing Powder, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  The original colors I used were Dapper Denim and Soft Sky, which are both now retired, but other colors could easily be substituted!  

Tomorrow starts my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways!  If you would like to play and have a chance to win a prize over the next few days, then head on over to my Facebook page and play along!   You can find my page HERE

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

Paper Pumpkin Goes Wild for Valentine’s Day!

Starting December 11th, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in order to get January’s kit!  It is sure to be adorable, as it perfectly coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite in the Annual Catalog!  This adorable suite combines fun images and sentiments, and I can’t wait to see it used in a Valentine’s Day project for the January kit!  While I have not seen the kit itself, Stampin’ Up! has released a few hints that I can share with you: 

  1. It is definitely a Valentine’s Day themed kit.
  2. It makes 24 adorable Valentine’s Day treat packages.
  3. Coordinating colors are Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party!

Check out this image from the online store to see some projects that coordinate with this kit! 

You can see the entire Animal Expedition Suite of products HERE.

If you’d like to get the January kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by January 10th!  To learn more about Paper Pumpkin or to subscribe, please click HERE.  

Contact me with any questions you may have!  Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

A Fun Treat for Furry Friends for Merry Monday!

My project today is a fun treat for furry friends!  It’s three dog biscuits wrapped in a cello bag, and decorated with a cute topper, ready for gift giving!  

I used a 4 x 6 cello treat bag from the local dollar store for the bag.  It fits three Milk Bone biscuits perfectly!  The topper was made from Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, and embellished with an Old Olive bow.   The background is embossed with an old Paw Print embossing folder that I found years ago on ebay!

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch Cherry Cobbler cardstock, score at 1-3/4 inches, and fold in half lengthwise.
  2. Emboss a 1-1/2 x 4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock and round the corners using the corner rounder of the Envelope Punch Board.
  3.  Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White card stock and trim the ends with the Triple Banner Punch.
  4. Tie a small bow from 1/8 inch Old Olive Sheer Ribbon.
  5. Place the folded Cherry Cobbler piece over the top of the bag and staple closed.
  6. Adhere the embossed white piece over the stapled piece with Snail adhesive.
  7. Apply the sentiment piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Apply the bow with Mini Glue Dots.
  9. Cut a snowflake die cut for added detail with the Big Shot.  (This one was made with the now retired Snowfall Thinlits, but we have other sets that contain snowflakes that would work!)  

This product was super popular with dog owners!  It’s something fun and different, and is sure to put a smile on any dog lover’s face!  

Thank you for stopping by!

Nicolle

Coffee Mug Treats with Coffee Cup Framelits

Today’s project is a coffee mug filled with sweet treats!  Although most of the items I used are not from Stampin’ Up!, the tag is 100% SU!  For the tags, I used the Coffee Cup Framelits, the Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and the Feather & Frost photopolymer stamp set.  The color I used was Real Red!

Besides the tag, this project includes a coffee mug, five Lindt Lindor Chocolate Truffles, and a package of Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix.  They each also contain a candy coated stirrer: either chocolate and marshmallow or crushed peppermint candy.  The ones with the candy cane bags and white bows have the peppermint stirrers, and the ones with the star bags and gold bows have the chocolate and marshmallow ones!  

Here is where I got the rest of my supplies:

Bags and Bows:  Amazon

Mugs:  Dollar Tree

Lindt Chocolate:  Walmart

Candy stirrers:  The Lakeside Collection

Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix:  Target

These were a big hit at the bazaar last weekend!  I have a few left over, which I plan to give as gifts for my boys’ teachers.   I hope they like them!  🙂

Thanks for checking in today!  Please contact me with questions! 

Nicolle

It’s the Third and Final Phase of Online Extravaganza!

TODAY is the beginning of the final two days of Online Extravaganza!  For November 27th-28th, get 10% off the following products:

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

As with the previous two phases, some exclusions do apply.  To see everything that’s on sale, please visit the online store by clicking the image below:

Please let me know if you have any questions, and please check back tomorrow for more fun bazaar projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Phase 2 of Online Extravaganza Begins TODAY!

The first two day sale of Online Extravaganza was a huge hit!  Lots of great deals on paper and embellishments were had!  Now it’s time to move onto the second two day sale. On November 25th and 26th, receive 10% off of the following products:

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Please note that some exclusions do apply.  Also, quantities are limited at the sales prices, so the sale prices may not last the full two days.  If there is something you really want to order at the sale price, I suggest ordering ASAP to avoid disappointment!

If you do place an order, please use host code DEC7S26M (but only if your order is less than $150!)

Please contact me with questions!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nicolle

A Big Change is Coming January 3rd!

Starting January 3rd, 2019, Stampin’ Up! will no longer sell red rubber stamps in a choice of wood mount or clear mount.  There will only be ONE option for red rubber stamps, and it will be a new and improved stamp called “cling” stamps!  These new cling stamps are new and improved clear mount stamps, with a new stamp decal that is sticky and clings amazingly well to clear stamping blocks!  I had a chance to use some of them at OnStage last week, and they are fantastic!  I love them already, and I am sure you will too!

So what does this mean exactly?  It means that beginning January 3rd, wood mount stamp sets will no longer be available.  There are two exceptions to this: large background stamps, and any stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that are currently offered in wood mount.  Moving forward, however, any NEW red rubber stamp sets produced will come only in the cling option!

Here’s a short and fun video demonstrating some features of the new cling stamps:

New stamp labels have been in the works for the last few years.  I absolutely love the clear mount stamps, but I don’t like how they don’t always stay on the block!  The new cling stamps will NOT come off your blocks!  Here’s a sneak peek at the instructions:

There will be lots more info on the new stamps as we get closer to their release!  In the meantime, please feel free to ask questions!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle