It’s a Merry Monday with the Detailed Deer Thinlits and Stylish Christmas Stamp Set

My card today features a simple design created with the Detailed Deer Thinlits, Stylish Christmas stamp set, and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper!

This card was quick and easy to create!  I cut the Thick Whisper White card stock base, then the middle layer from Cherry Cobbler card stock, and the top layer from regular Whisper White (measurements for each can be found below).  I then ran the top layer through the Big Shot with the large flying deer die.  After the deer was cut out, I adhered a piece of the Wood Textures DSP to the back of the top layer with SNAIL adhesive, so that it showed through the top.  I then stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink, and adhered the top layer to the middle Cherry Cobbler layer with SNAIL.  I then adhered those to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the Old Olive Sheer Ribbon bow and a couple of stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins and the card was complete!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Cherry Cobbler middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

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

Wood Textures DSP layer:  3 x 3-3/4 inches

 

Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Whisper White has always been my go to red, green, and white color combo for Christmas.  I really love the way they look together.  I also love the simple design of this card, and I hope you do too!  Sometimes less is more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

The Timeless Tidings Project Kit is Back in Stock!

Do you like kits?  I LOVE them!  Coming up with a design, doing all the planning and cutting…sometimes you just need all that done for you so you can get right to the fun part of crafting!  And that’s where kits are a great thing to have!

This year’s Christmas kit has been so popular, that it completely sold out and has been unavailable for over a month!  It is finally back in stock and ready to ship, just in time to order, assemble, and send out the finished cards to loved ones for the holidays!  The kit is called the Timeless Tidings Project Kit, and it comes with supplies to make 20 gorgeous cards (5 each of 4 designs, see above).

The kit includes the following:

* 20 printed card bases
* 20 printed envelopes with gold foil edges
* Cardstock
* Gold foil
* Printed die-cut accents and backgrounds
* 80 green and champagne rhinestone jewels

Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, gold foil!

 

This kit coordinates with the Timeless Tidings stamp set, which is needed in order to complete the cards as shown.  It contains 9 red rubber stamps, and is available in both clear-mount and wood-mount!  Here’s a peek at the full set:

Other products recommended to use with this kit can be found in the links below.   This would be a great product to use with friends!  Why not gather some friends and have a stamp night?

Thanks so much for checking in today!  Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

 

Stampin’ Up! and Scouting

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before or not, but I am the den leader for my son Luca’s cub scout den.  This is my third year with my crew, and I adore them!  It’s a lot of work, and sometimes dealing with five 6 year old boys at once can be a little overwhelming, but it’s also a lot of fun!  Believe it or not, I use a lot of my Stampin’ Up! stuff with the boys.  We’ve done crafts, made signs, made cards for nursing home residents, and more!  Today I am featuring a few projects that I have created specifically for scouts using Stampin’ Up! products!

The card above was made for local businesses who allowed the boys to sell popcorn outside their stores this year.  The Girl Scouts sell cookies…we sell popcorn!  I made a bunch of these that they will all sign at our meeting tomorrow night.  This whole card is made with Stampin’ Up! products, with the exception of the fleur de lis stamp in the background.  That came from the local craft store.  The thank you stamp is from the Daisy Delight stamp set, and is stamped in Basic Gray ink.  The fleur de lis is stamped in Crushed Curry, and the cardstock colors are Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White – perfect colors for Cub Scouts!

 

Here’s another project I completed for our meeting area.  I purchased a piece of navy blue foam board from the local craft store and cut out all of the letters for the words with the Large Letters Framelits.  I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before running through the Big Shot so that I could just peel the backing off and adhere to the board.  Super easy!  Again, Crushed Curry and Whisper White cardstock were used on this project.

 

And finally, this last project was actually made for our local Girl Scout troop!  A friend of mine is a Girl Scout leader and she asked me to make these signs for an event they were having.  Some of the colors used are now retired, as I made these awhile ago, but other colors could easily be substituted.  The Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets were used with these as well.  I LOVE using the multipurpose adhesive sheets with projects like this!  While they are a little more work at the start, they definitely make the final assembly of projects so much easier (and a lot less messy!) I highly recommend them for adhering die cut images!

I thought I’d share these projects today for something a little different.  They’re just one way to show how versatile Stampin’ Up’s products are! Questions?  Please ask!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

Love What You Do with Falling For Leaves

I received this gorgeous card in yesterday’s mail!  It is from my upline, Sarah Wills.  I instantly loved this card when I pulled it from the envelope.  The colors and design are so perfect for Fall!

This card features the new Detailed Leaves Thinlits, which are available on their own, or as part of the Falling For Leaves Photopolymer Bundle.  These dies allow you to create gorgeous, layered leaves and greenery with your Big Shot!  For this card, Sarah combined Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, and Granny Apple Green.  She also added some different textures using different embossing folders.  The background is embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, and the solid Crushed Curry leaf is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  The embossing adds some beautiful extra detail to this card!  You can see the embossing up close in the picture below:

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Cajun Craze card base:  4-1/4 x 11 inches (scored at 5-1/2 inches and folded in half)

Crumb Cake layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Crushed Curry background leaf:  2-3/4 x 3-1/8 inches

Calypso Coral top leaf:  2-1/2 x 3 inches

Granny Apple Green leaves:  2-1/2 x 3 inches (approximate)

Very Vanilla sentiment piece: 1 x 2 inches

 

I just LOVE getting mail from Sarah because it’s always something fun and beautiful!  It really brightens my day!  If you would like the complete product list for this card, please check out the links below!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Stampin’ Up! Is Turning 30! Celebrate with a 24 hour sale! October 23rd ONLY!

Stampin’ Up! is turning 30, and we’re throwing a 24 hour stamp sale to celebrate the occasion!  For ONE DAY ONLY, you can get select stamp sets for 15% off!  Choose your favorites from the list below, then be sure to visit the online store HERE on October 23rd to order!  Bur remember, the sale is ONLY for 24 hours!  Don’t miss out on these great deals!

You can also download a printable flyer HERE.

Don’t forget, the sale starts tomorrow (October 23rd)! So get your wish lists ready and be ready to order!  This sale will be over in a flash!

Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Birthday Card for Merry Monday!

My mom’s birthday was yesterday and she LOVES cardinals!  So it only made sense that I would make her a card with a cardinal on it.  And while I realize this card is definitely NOT a Christmas card, I think it could very easily be changed to make it one!  Just add a few green sprigs, some red pearls or rhinestones, and switch out the greeting and DSP, and it would make a great Christmas card instead!  (And I plan to do just that very soon!)

For this card, I used the Best Birds stamp set, along with the coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  I used DSP from the Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper for the background, as well as Real Red cardstock for the bird.  As the cutting dies do not actually cut the proper shape for a cardinal, I had to add a small piece that I cut with Paper Snips to make the crest on the top of the bird’s head.  The branch and flowers were stamped in Memento black ink and colored with Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the same stamp set, which has a number of stamps for different occasions, including birthdays, congratulations, anniversaries, and more!  This is definitely a great set to have in your collection, especially if you have bird lovers in your life!  Here’s a peek at the full set as well as the thinlits:

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Polka Dot DSP background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White stitched circle:  2-15/16 inches in diameter

Real Red bird:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Whisper White scrap used for branch and flowers: approximately a 2 x 4-1/2 inch piece

 

Other products used on this card include the punch from the Darling Label Punch Box, Linen Thread, and Pearl Basic Jewels.

I cannot WAIT to redo this card for Christmas!  Stay tuned for the updated version coming very soon!

If you have any questions about my card today, please feel free to ask.  Thanks for checking in!  🙂

Nicolle

 

It was a Paper Pumpkin kind of day!

Thursday ended up being a Paper Pumpkin day, although it definitely didn’t start out that way!  I thought it was going to be a regular old Thursday until Luca woke up with a 102 degree temperature.  He ended up staying home from school, I stayed home from work, and since he slept most of the day, I got to catch up on using my September and October kits!

The first thing I made were some whoopie pies for a bake sale this weekend.  I put them in cellophane bags and had twist ties that I could have used to keep them closed, but I wanted to dress them up a bit!  So I used the Jack O’ Lanterns and black twine from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit!  Check out what the full September kit makes.  It includes supplies for 8 of each treat bag shown below, for a total of 24 treat bags:

Isn’t it cute?  So perfect for Halloween treats!

 

The second kit I used was the October kit called Friends of a Feather.  Take a look at what the full kit makes:

The kit makes eight cards total, four of the larger, brown cards that I made on Thursday, and four note card sized ones, which I have not finished yet.  I really love the color combo in this kit!  Such pretty colors for Fall!

I put together my four cards as directed in the kit, but switched up a couple little things.  First, I used a Thank You sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set instead of the stamps that came in the kit.  I also pulled the metallic thread out of the baker’s twine before using it.  Here’s a close up the finished product, with its matching, lined envelope:

Here’s all four cards together:

And RIGHT NOW, select past Paper Pumpkin kits are on sale in the online store for 15% off, including the September Halloween themed kit shown above!  But here’s the catch: in order to purchase past kits, you must be a current subscriber.  So here’s what you can do to get them:

  1. Head on over to the Paper Pumpkin website and subscribe.  If you subscribe today, your first kit will be the November kit.  It’s Christmas themed, and the Christmas kits are always amazing!  (See below for a sneak peek!)
  2. Once you are an active subscriber, head on over to the online store to purchase the past kits on sale.
  3. Try out your November kit and past kits to see if you love Paper Pumpkin (which you will!)  If for some reason you don’t, you can cancel your subscription at ANY TIME.  Just log on to the Paper Pumpkin website and cancel!

Why not give it a try?  To learn more about Paper Pumpkin and subscribe, please click HERE.  To see the past kits that are available in the online store, please click HERE.

Thanks for checking in today!  Happy Friday!

Nicolle

 

 

Holiday Catalog Team Swaps

Each time a new catalog comes out, our team does a swap, where we all make cards with new products and share with each other.  The team that I am part of is led by demonstrator Stella MacKay, and is called the Stampers for Others Team!  This year is the first year since becoming a demonstrator that I was not able to participate in the swap.  Between starting a new job, my son changing schools, and trying to finish getting our house built, I just didn’t have the time!  However, the cards made by my teammates are absolutely stunning!  I wanted to share them with you, in the hopes that they could provide some inspiration for your holiday crafting!  I will list the demonstrator’s name under each project so that if you have specific questions, you can look them up and ask.  (Or, feel free to contact me with your questions, and I can get the answers for you!)

 

Created by Stella MacKay

 

Created by Trayce Bauer

 

Created by Theresea Guy

 

Created by Sarah Wills

 

Created by Sarah Voelker

 

Created by Pamela Carey-Mackenzie

 

Created by Maureen Schlimgen

 

Created by Marjie Norte

 

Created by Lisa Sornson

 

Created by Laura Pineo

 

Created by Julisa Anais DiLone

 

Created by Jennifer Long Roshto

 

Created by Janet Dodson

 

Created by Emily Swanson

 

Created by Donna Ferguson

 

Created by Darla Watson

 

So there you have it!  Aren’t these cards gorgeous? I truly work with some very talented people!  🙂  Don’t forget that all of these cards feature NEW products from the Holiday Catalog!  Do you still need a copy?  Please contact me and I will get one out to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

 

 

 

Please Consider Sending a Card to Enoch!

This past weekend, a teammate posted on our team Facebook page about a little boy who was asking for cards.  His name is Enoch, he is two years old, and he lives in Maine.  He was badly injured on October 4th under very tragic circumstances, and is in the hospital facing a very long recovery.  My card today was made just for him, and I will be sending it out in tomorrow’s mail.  If you would also like to send this sweet little boy a card, please send it to:

Enoch

c/o EMMC

489 State Street

Bangor, Maine 04402

If you would like to read more about Enoch’s story, you can do so HERE.  (Please be aware, however, that the pictures and info may be disturbing to some.  🙁  )

I hope that you will consider sending a card!  It would probably very much brighten Enoch’s day!

Thank you!

Nicolle