A Shimmery Merry Christmas Card for Merry Monday!

My project today is a shimmery Merry Christmas card made with the Merry Christmas to All Bundle and the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper!  I made it for a team challenge that my upline posted on our team Facebook page, but it was perfect for my blog post today as well!  Most of what is used on this card has a bit of shimmer to it.  The Shimmery White cardstock base, the green DSP strip, the ribbon, and even the embellishments all have a shimmery coating to them!  It’s SO pretty in person!

The background of this card is embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits, as well as the Leaf and Sprig Punches, and dies from the Pretty Pine Thinlits for the accent leaves on the sides.  Besides the Shimmery White cardstock, I also used Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, and Vellum cardstock on this card as well. The card is finished with a few Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, as well as some Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon.  Take a peek at the pic below to try to get a glimpse of the shimmer (it’s hard to get a good pic of it!):

 

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)

Shimmery White top layer (embossed):  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Frosted Floral DSP strip:  2-1/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White stitched circle:  2-15/16 in diameter

Merry Merlot “Merry” sentiment:  1-1/2 x 3-3/4 inches (approximate)

Leaves: various sizes (approximately 1-1/2 x 2 inches for each color

 

I am so pleased with how this card turned out!  I really love the colors!  The Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow are such a gorgeous red/green combination for the holidays, especially when combined with the Shimmery White.  And would you have believed a year ago that we would have colors such as these as part of the Neutrals palette?  I wouldn’t, but I have to say, I just love the pop of color they add to the palette!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Please let me know if you have questions.  Thank you for visiting!

Nicolle

 

Sneak Peek: The Snowflake Showcase, Available November 1st

Beginning November 1st, Stampin’ Up! will release a new line of products called the Snowflake Showcase!  This new line of products will be available for a limited time, and will include stamps, cutting dies, velvet paper, embellishments, and more!  I have just received all of the products in this new line and will be putting some samples together this weekend.  In the meantime, I will share some creations of the 2018 Artisan Design Team:

Created by Charlet Mallett

 

Created by Linda Van Wely-Zwolle

 

Created by Elizabeth Price

 

Created by Lauren Alarid

 

Aren’t these projects GORGEOUS?  You are really going to LOVE this new line!  I will share more details about the Snowflake Showcase as we get closer to November 1st.  In the meantime, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale: October 8th-10th!

SURPRISE!  From October 8th-10th (while supplies last), Stampin’ Up! is offering NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers the chance to get their first kit for only $5!  That’s a savings of almost $15!  If you have been on the fence about trying Paper Pumpkin, this is the perfect chance to do so!

Here’s everything you need to know about this promotion:

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5(USD)/$7(CAD).
  • The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018.
  • The sale will continue until supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
  • New subscribers must enter the code FLASH1018 on the Paper Pumpkin website before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.
  • There are only a limited number of kits available for this promotion so don’t delay!  Be sure to order early before they are sold out!

Once you start your subscription at this awesome price, you will definitely want to stick around for a few months to get all the holiday kits!  The holiday kits are always my favorites!  🙂

To learn more about Paper Pumpkin or to subscribe, please click HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this offer!  Have a great weekend!

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

 

The World Cardmaking Day Sale Has Begun!

October 6th is World Cardmaking Day, but Stampin’ Up! is celebrating all this week with a SALE on many Stampin’ Essentials!  Save 10% on select items, now through October 7th!  The list of all sale items is shown below.  You can also see the full gallery below this post for all products OR visit the World Cardmaking Day section of the online store HERE.  This is a great time to stock up on crafting basics such as notecards and envelopes, adhesives, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock, and SO much more!  Here’s a peek at everything that’s on sale:

There are some GREAT deals in there!  🙂

Thanks for checking in today!  Happy shopping (and saving)!

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

Please vote in my Facebook poll!

In my post from yesterday, I discussed all of the Christmas Suites available in this year’s catalogs!  This week, on my Facebook page, I am running a poll and having a giveaway!  The prize will be an embellishment from the new suite of your choice!  If you are on Facebook, and would like to vote, please visit my Facebook page HERE.  The post will be pinned at the top of the page and voting will close FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th!  (I would love it if you liked my page while you’re there as well!)  😉

Happy Sunday!

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

Two Days left for the Dashing Along Host Promotion AND Bonus Days Coupons redemptions!

September 30th is the LAST DAY to take advantage of two great offers from Stampin’ Up!

Dashing Along Host Promotion

Until September 30th, receive a FREE package of this gorgeous Christmas paper when you host a qualifying party, or place an order of $250 or more (before tax and shipping)!  You can read more details about this offer, as well as see samples made with this beautiful paper HERE.

Bonus Days Coupons

If you earned Bonus Days coupons in August, be sure to redeem them no later than September 30th!  Once the 30th is over, coupons will expire and they are gone for good!  For more info on this offer, please click HERE.

If you have any questions regarding either of these offers, please let me know!  Happy Friday!  🙂

Nicolle

 

Super Cute Trick or Tweet Treat Holders for Halloween

Check out these adorable treat holders!  They can be found on page 50 of the Holiday Catalog, and were created by the artists at Stampin’ Up!  Both of them feature the new Trick or Tweet stamp set!  These are both labeled “Quick & Easy” projects, which are prefect for all levels of crafters, even beginners!

The Trick or Tweet stamp set is available in either clear-mount or wood-mount, and contains 10 red rubber stamps.  There is a great mix of images and sentiments!  Check out the complete set below:

The clean, clear lines of this set make it perfect for coloring!  Use markers, aqua painters, and more to add color to the fun images in this set!

To find this adorable set in the online store, please click HERE.  Or, if you have a hard copy of the Holiday Catalog, you can check it out on page 50!

For a complete list of all supplies used to make these projects, see below.

Thanks so much for checking in!

Nicolle