Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Winter Woods~Bring On The Trees!


I am very attracted to any stamp set that has trees or leaves. My very first stamp set was a Stampin' Up! set with several leaves and an acorn stamp. That was in 1999. My next tree set was the Lovely As A Tree stamp set, which I purchased the year it came out. (2001) I still own it and it is STILL available in the annual catalog. I own just about every tree set that is available currently and love all of them. However...the new bundle called Winter Woods is now my favorite. 


The group of wintry trees makes me swoon! The birch trees are going to be quite useful as background accents on many things. It even has the perfect shaped Christmas tree. AND the dies, can we talk about the dies??  This bundle is going to be perfect for so many occasions. 


For this card, I didn't use any of the matching dies. I fussy cut the sentiment and it has 2 layers of stamped vellum. I wanted there to be a shadow or hint of trees in the background. I adore the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon on this card and think the Pool Party cardstock gives it a dreamy feel. I used an image from the Artisan Textures stamp set to stamp a bit of color over the sentiment with Pool Party ink. 


After stamping the bottom layer of vellum with the tree image using Jet Black StazOn Ink, I used the new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder on that piece. (see the "stripey" looking texture under the top layer?) I sponged a bit of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue on the embossed layer to adhere it to the top layer of vellum. I wanted more dimension on this card, so I took a scrap of paper and used the same embossing folder to emboss it. I used it instead of Stampin' Dimensionals to give the bottom layer of Pool Party some depth. The photo below shows the underneath side of the layers. 


You can make this too!




Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 to $149.99  (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. It normally takes 3-4 weeks for your embossing folder to arrive. If your order is $150 or more (before tax & shipping), you earn your own hostess benefits and are able to use those Stampin' Rewards for anything from the catalog including the hostess exclusive stamps located HERE

Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

September Stampin' Friends Blog Hop: Halloween

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! This month we will showcase projects with a Halloween theme. You will see links for the rest of the hoppers below my post. 

I don't have small children at home anymore, but do have grandchildren, so I normally try to come up with some sort of project/treat for them.  When I saw the new Still Night Bundle from the new Stampin' Up! holiday catalog, I knew it would be a good one to have on hand. I love owls and tree branches!


For the treat box, I headed over to my favorite "go to" site, Pootles over in the U.K. She has some amazing youtube videos with step by step instructions. The above box was actually made to hold two tea lights, but I know I can fill it with treats quite easily and you can make two of these from one piece of cardstock! 



To see her video, CLICK HERE. This is a sweet box made using the 'Envelope Punch Board. She used DSP, but I wanted my box to be solid black. After I followed her instructions, the box just looked too plain. I decided I wanted a little bit of texture on the surface, so I grabbed my Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 

The photo below shows the cut & scored piece of black cardstock before I embossed it. Since the original piece of paper was just under 6x6 square, it fit perfectly on the 6x6 folder. 


The photo below is a close up of the box before I decorated it. Believe it or not, after I embossed it with the folder, I was still able to see the score lines a bit and they folded perfectly just like before with no trouble at all. 


Even though the texture is subtle, (almost reminds me of linen), it was just what I was looking for. 


I used a Clear Wink of Stella brushed on the owl on the right and strategically on the owl on the left. I also used a teeny tiny brush to apply some of the Whisper White Stampin' Craft Pad refill to the whites of the owl's eyes. I also used the Clear Wink of Stella on the curvy branch die cut. I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink on the 2 inch round circle of Pumpkin Pie cardstock behind the owl.  The larger circle is actually a piece of Vellum cardstock that I ran through the same Subtle Embossing Folder I used on the box. 





Product List:




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Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 to $149.99  (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. It normally takes 3-4 weeks for your embossing folder to arrive. If your order is $150 or more (before tax & shipping), you earn your own hostess benefits and are able to use those Stampin' Rewards for anything from the catalog including the hostess exclusive stamps located HERE

Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Country Lane Suite


There are SO many things to love about this suite. Stampin' Up! has combined some very exciting elements that are going to be very versatile as we head into Fall. I didn't use all of the suite products for this particular sample, but I predict you will see lots more samples from me using more items from this suite. 



The Galvanized Metallic Paper and the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder are for sure "swoon worthy". 


See the tiny bits of cotton? I don't know who thought of this first, because I saw several samples on Pinterest, but I love the look. I just pinched a bit off of a regular old cotton ball and adhered it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Entire Suite Product List:




Product List for this project:






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Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 to $149.99  (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. It normally takes 3-4 weeks for your embossing folder to arrive. If your order is $150 or more (before tax & shipping), you earn your own hostess benefits and are able to use those Stampin' Rewards for anything from the catalog including the hostess exclusive stamps located HERE

Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog Starts Today!

I know...I've been MIA for several weeks. I will tell you more about that in a future post. For now, I want to show you this beautiful card I made using products from the new holiday catalog. You will be able to click on the cover of the catalog below to take you to an online version of it. 


Look how cool the new embossing folder called Tin Tile is! I used Gray Granite cardstock for the card front and the card base. I swiped a Versamark pad over the card front (after using the folder) and embossed it with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder. I die cut two of the "Merry", glued them together and brushed Clear Wink of Stella on top of it. After embossing the word "Christmas", I hand trimmed it and used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. I think it made a pretty classy card. 

Product List:




Click on the photo below to head on over to the online version of the catalog. 



Current Hostess Code Gift with Purchase

Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 to $149.99  (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. It normally takes 3-4 weeks for your embossing folder to arrive. If your order is $150 or more (before tax & shipping), you earn your own hostess benefits and are able to use those Stampin' Rewards for anything from the catalog including the hostess exclusive stamps located HERE

Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Let's get social!