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October 2016

Cable Knit Embossing Folder, How Cute!

The new Cable Knit dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a little bit different.  It's oh so pretty!  Take a look at this video from Stampin' Up!


It's the first embossing folder of its type for Stampin' Up!  Maybe there will be more! Here is my card for today.

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I used the Flourishing Phrases and the Flourish Thinlits that coordinate with it.  It's not Christmas, but I think it makes a pretty Christmas card.  Here's how you make it.

  • Start with a card base of Cherry Cobbler 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4 and fold.
  • The Garden Green card stock is cut 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Crumb Cake layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Spritz it with water lightly and run it through the Big Shot with the Cable Knit folder.
  • The leaves are cut from Garden Green and the berries from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Flourish thinlits.
  • I used the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack for the banners.  Cut them 1/2 x 3 and notch.
  • The Layering Circles Framelits were used for the sentiment.  I used Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from Reason for the Season. Adhere the circles with dimensionals.

Cable close up

The inside of the card has leaves in Garden Green from Flourishing Phrases and a sentiment from Flurry of Wishes in Real Red.

Cable inside

This makes a really pretty Christmas card.  Isn't it great to find multiple uses for a stamp set!

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Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you try this card.  Let me know how it turns out!  My project list follows.

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SUO Challenge #159, Holiday Papers!

The This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper is fantastic!  It's a little thinner than our usual papers, but you get twice as much.  That's 4 sheets of each double sided design for a total of 24 sheets.  For those of us that have classes, it's perfect because you can highlight the paper without having to buy multiple packs.  The This Christmas Specialty paper is on page 172 of the Annual Catalog.  The SUO Challenge this week focuses on using Holiday Papers.  Here's my card.

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This card also uses the Santa's Sleigh bundle, the stamp set and the thinlit dies on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog.  This bundle was on my first order from this catalog.  I just love it.  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Garden Green card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The snowflake sheet from This Christmas Specialty paper measures 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 1 3/4 x 4.  Tear a little off the 4 inch side and adhere to the bottom of the designer paper for the snow.
  • Stamp the tree from Santa's Sleigh in Garden Green ink on Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green card stock.  Cut these out using the coordinating  thinlits and your Big Shot.  I sponged the tips of the trees with Whisper White Craft ink.  Adhere with snail.  Top the trees off with stars cut from the Gold Foil Sheets.
  •  The frame of the sleigh is cut from Basic Black card stock.  The fancy part is cut from more gold foil.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to two together, and then to the paper.
  • The sentiment is also from Santa's Sleigh.  Stamp on vanilla with Basic Black Archival ink.  Cut around it with your snips.  Leave a little room on the left so you can adhere a bow made with Real Red Twine from the Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.  I put the sentiment on dimensionals.

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I continued with the snowflake theme on the inside of the card with the Flurry of Wishes set carried over in the Annual Catalog.  The snowflakes are stamped in Basic Gray and the words in Basic Black.


We made this card in my October Christmas card class.  I'll be sharing a few more cards from that class over the next few posts.  I hope you'll be back!

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Christmas Pines Puts Me in the Mood

I remember the first day that we could see the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!  I saw that circle of pine boughs and just wished I would find those inside.  They were there!  Look on page 19.

Holiday Catalog

This is one of the best catalogs ever!  It really is!  The Christmas Pines stamp set and its partner Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies are just beautiful.  I will admit that it is labor intensive, but it's so worth it.  Here is my card.

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This card was part of my August Christmas card class.  I also used it as a swap with some of the NC Demo group.  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Very Vanilla cut 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and fold.
  • The Cherry Cobbler layer is cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed with the new Holly embossing folder.
  • There is a Garden Green layer measuring 2 7/8 x 4 3/8.
  • I used the This Christmas Designer Series Paper for the next layer measuring 2 3/4 x 4 1/4.  Mount the patterned paper onto the Garden Green.  Wrap it several times with Cherry Cobbler twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.  Adhere this to the Cherry Cobbler layer with dimensionals.
  • I used the Layering Ovals Framlits to make the Very Vanilla oval and the Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval.  The sentiment is from Reason for the Season stamped in cobbler.  Add it with dimensionals.

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  • I cut pine boughs from Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  The longer one was in pear and the shorter in garden.  Cut the solid larger pine cone in Soft Suede and the coordinating mesh pine cone from Early Espresso. Adhere the two with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Top it off with clear Wink of Stella.  Adhere with dimensionals.  Finish off with a bow of Cherry Cobbler twine.

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For the inside, stamp pine boughs in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is also from Christmas Pines.  Anyone would be thrilled to get this Christmas card.  They would know they are on your A-list!

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Thanks for coming by today.  I'll have Christmas cards next week,  too!  My product list is below.

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Totally Trees, Totally Fall

The Totally Trees stamp set has captured my heart.  It's uses are endless.  I shared a card last week.  If you missed it you can find it here.  If you follow my blog, you know that I have a group of shut-ins at church and some others that I send cards to each month.  It's time.  I decided to use the Totally Trees set to make my cards.  I even saved a few to send as Thank Yous.

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  • I started with a card base of Pear Pizzazz cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • There is a Whisper White layer cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • The Early Espresso layer is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  It's run through the Big Shot using the Woodland Embossing Folder.  It's a little hard to see, but it does add interest.
  • Using the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, cut the Pear Pizzazz dotted 1 3/4 inches wide.  I notched the ends using the Banner Triple punch.  I'm not sure how long I cut it, probably 5 1/2.  I cut the notches by turning the punch to the back.  Slip the paper in just so you can see it and punch.  You don't waste quite as much paper that way.
  • The Whisper White piece is cut 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I stamped the trees in Early Espresso.  Use Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze stamped off, and Crushed Curry to color the trees.
  • The sentiment is stamped on Pear Pizzazz, 1/4 wide, in Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Picture Perfect.

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The sentiment on the inside is from Love & Affection.  I added a tree inside the card, too.

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Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope to see you again.  Stamp something today.  It brings happiness!


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Hearth & Home for 2016

I love having classes and I absolutely love having people in my home.  It gives me joy. I have some new customers that asked me to make something with "that window."  I like it when I make something I know they want to see.  Thank you Rosemarie and Donna.  So I did use Hearth & Home for my card today.  We made this card in my classes Thursday and Friday.

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Now, I couldn't make this card without using some of the new Holiday catalog stuff, right?  So here are the details on how to make this card.

  • Start with a card base of Mint Macaron measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4 and fold.
  • For the bottom of the card, cut a piece of Very Vanilla at 4 x 2 1/2.  To make it look like a painted wooden wall, score every 1/2 inch with the Simply Scored. Using snail adhesive, adhere this piece at the bottom of the card.
  • For the top, use the Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper cut at 3 x 4.  Adhere to the top of the card.
  • I used a piece of Mint Macaron card stock cut at 1/2 x 4 to go between the two. Here's a hint:  Use your grid paper to help you get this piece straight.
  • Cut the window from Mint Macaron.
  • Use a piece of Very Vanilla cut 2 3/8 x 3 for behind the window.  To decorate this, use the Greetings from Santa stamp set.  I stamped the elk in Soft Suede ink and the tree in Mint Macaron.  Stamp some additional trees after stamping off the tree image.  Draw in your land lines using the small end of the Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker.  Using a sponge dauber and Soft Sky ink, color in the sky. Add Soft Suede snowflakes, stamp off first.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella on the tree and land.
  • Use the new Foam Adhesive Strips on the sides and top of the window.  Adhere the vanilla piece.  Make sure it is just the way you want it to appear in the window.  To get mine just the way I wanted it, it stuck out a little on one side of the window.  Carefully trim that off.  Make sure that the vanilla piece is completely behind the window, though.  

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  • Place the window in the middle of the card and toward the top.
  • The "for you" comes from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I used Mint Macaron again.

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Couldn't you just sit in that room and look out the window?  Spoken by the person who has green in every room of her home!

I wanted this card to be for any occasion, so I didn't put any words inside.  Of course I did stamp.  I added some more elk and trees in the same colors as on the front.

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This card could easily be changed to a Christmas card by changing the sentiment on the front.  I could see using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

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