Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FREE SHIPPING TODAY!


Today is the day for free shipping on any order of $50 or more (pre-tax)! Shop HERE, and please don't forget to use the Host Code BUUDM6H9.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Timeless Tropical & FREE SHIPPING!

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SUUUUUPER exciting news! For tomorrow only (Dec. 11th) Stampin' Up is offering free shipping on all orders of $50 or more (pre-tax/shipping)! They rarely do this, so NOW is the time to get those items on your wish list, or to stock up on essentials like cardstock, adhesive, ink refills, etc.

Or, perhaps something from the YEAR END CLOSEOUT before it's gone! Either way, don't miss out on this savings opportunity, and if your under is under $150, I'd be ever so grateful if you use the Host Code BUUDM6H9 when prompted. Now on to my card:


Timeless Tropical is one of the new cling stamp sets that will be available starting January 3rd in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog (formerly know as Occasions Catalog). It has coordinating In The Tropics Dies, which I didn't have when I made this card, so I fussy-cut the blooms. I have those dies now!


I stamped the greeting and leaves on the background and embossed with the Subtle folder. It was then layered on a Garden Green mat and adhered to the card base.


The Plumeria bloom was glued to the card front, and the Hibiscus was popped up on dimensionals.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - So Many Stars


Welcome to the first Monday of the month... and another Stamp Review Crew hop! Here we are almost at the end of the year and the decade! How did that happen so fast?

The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Holly's blog, The Rubber Redneck, welcome! There are only five of us for this hop.

Today we are featuring So Many Stars, a Holiday catalog photopolymer set which has a coordinating die set called Stitched Stars. I'm thrilled that the dies will be carrying over, because there is a new stamp set coming in January that uses them! You can get this as a bundle right now, and save 10%, too! But the bundle deal ends when the holiday catalog ends, so don't miss out.

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=153016&dbwsdemoid=2054459

The title of my favorite Christmas Carol is part of this set, so naturally I had to use it. And to make the stars shine brightly, I heat embossed them with Shimmer White Embossing Powder. They sure do shine! I wish the pictures could show you how much.

Heart's Delight Cards, So Many Stars, SRC - So Many Stars, 2019 Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up!

After embossing the fancy stars on Seaside Spray cardstock with the Shimmer White EP, some small, simple stars in plain white were added for filler. The main star was also embossed on Whisper White and cut with one of the dies, then popped up on dimensionals. I embossed an extra, fussy cut the center and popped it up, too.

Heart's Delight Cards, So Many Stars, SRC - So Many Stars, 2019 Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up!

I thought the card still needed "something", and after trying various embellishments, the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon was the winner.

Heart's Delight Cards, So Many Stars, SRC - So Many Stars, 2019 Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up!

That's all I have to share today. I've been super busy making FORTY birthday cards for a family member's fortieth birthday. Only three more to finish!

Up next is Lauren, at Crafty Little Peach. I can't wait to see what she did with this set!

https://craftylittlepeach.blogspot.com/2019/12/stamp-review-crew-so-many-stars.html

 https://rubberredneck.typepad.com/rubber-redneck/2019/12/stamp-review-crew-hop-so-many-stars.html

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2020 Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek!

2020 Sale-A-Bration, Happy Birthday To You

Thought I'd tease you just a teeny bit with a tiny tantalizing taste of an upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set! Heehee, ain't I a stinker?

2020 Sale-A-Bration, Happy Birthday To You

The cake is from the SAB set, and the greeting is from First Frost. Notice that Coastal Weave 3D embossed background? Hmmmm, I wonder what that could be from..... and those Champagne Rhinestone Basic jewels, too.

Smiley from Millan.Net

Oh, and don't forget the Online Extravaganza ends tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Winter Wonderland, Control Freaks Style!


Welcome once again to the monthly Tour de Freaks! This month our theme is Winter Wonderland, so anything chilly, frosty, or frozen goes! I'm the first stop on the tour, but you may have landed here from The Stamp Doc. Weren't Melissa's projects awesome? There are seven of us on this month's hop, so click the button at the bottom of each stop to hop on to the next stop!

Like I said, the theme is Winter, which can be anything winter-related, whether a holiday, or just plain old frosty beauty. And the perfect frosty beauty comes in the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Paper. I've used it on both my cards today. Up first is a card using the Frosted Foliage stamp set that is part of the Feels Like Frost Suite. It is a set of six cling stamps with five Frosted Frames Dies that coordinate. (Look on page 41 of the Holiday catalog.)

Heart's Delight Cards, Frosted Foliage, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

The frame was cut from Vellum Cardstock, with icy accents added using Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin' Glitter.

Heart's Delight Cards, Frosted Foliage, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

Some snowflakes were also added, cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper to jazz it up a bit more. In keeping with the cool theme, the greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and cut with the label die.

Heart's Delight Cards, Frosted Foliage, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

It really is so much more sparkly in real life! The next card combines the beautiful Snow Globe Scenes Dies (page 43) with a greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas. And that fabulous DSP, of course!

Heart's Delight Cards, Still Scenes, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

The trio of trees was cut twice and overlapped to make the snowy woods behind the church. I also added some Ice Stampin' Glitter to the trees for more frosty sparkle, and Sparkle Glimmer snowy hills.

Heart's Delight Cards, Still Scenes, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

The greeting was stamped on a strip of Vellum Cardstock using StazOn Jet Black, and adhered at the side with a glue dot.

Heart's Delight Cards, Still Scenes, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog

Round iridescent sequins from Snowflake Sequins added a touch more shimmery goodness, and also covered the glue dot under the greeting. That Shimmery Crystal Effects is fab for gluing sequins!

Up next is our newest Freak, Bree Renwick, over at Craft-somnia Momma. Be sure to give her a warm welcome!

https://craft-somniamomma.blogspot.com/2019/11/controlfreaksnovember2019.html



Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Perfectly Plaid

https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2019/11/perfectly-plaid.html

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's third Monday of the month hop! The Crew is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you just landed here from Heidi's blog, RunningwScissorsStamper, welcome! The hop goes live on Monday, so if all the links aren't working, check again later.

Today we are featuring the cling stamp set called Perfectly Plaid, which is part of the Wrapped In Plaid Suite in the Holiday catalog. It's such a cozy collection of goodies which includes a matching Pine Tree Punch!

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=151143&dbwsdemoid=2054459

Now I know that my fellow crew members are going to rock the little tree, so I thought it would be fun to focus on a greeting and the delightful Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP. I think, besides the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, this is my favorite paper! What's not to love?! There are various plaids in Christmas colors with GOLD foil accents, and on the reverse are versatile prints.


This card shows off two of the foiled patterns and two of the plain patterns. Dontcha just love them?!

I felt like making modern tree shapes rather than using the punch. And placed on the Pinewood Planks embossed background they really stand out, too!


The greeting was heat embossed in white on the striped DSP, then matted on gold foil to bring out the foil on the DSP. Some gold pearl accents completed the card.


Keeping this post short, because I'm writing it while trying to get ready to go to Atlanta OnStage in a couple days. By the time you see this, I'll be back home with my head positively spinning from all the new goodies coming in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs! Can you believe we are only about six weeks away from the new catalog? And a new DECADE???
 
Up next is Jay at Mitosu Crafts, he's sure to have some treats to share!

https://www.mitosucrafts.com/?p=11930

https://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-stamp-review-crew-perfectly-plaid.html