Christmas Note Card

Christmas Note Card

Can you stand just ONE more Stampin' Up! Note Card idea?  I know I've shown you a lot, but I waited for this one until it got closer to thinking about Christmas card making.  I love this because it's the reverse of what you usually think of using the framelits dies.  Rather than cutting out a snowflake and putting it on top of my card, I cut the snowflake design out of the front of the card using the Festive Flurry Framelits Die then added Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper behind the cut out.  I raised the card front up on dimensionals so there was more depth to the snowflake.


More Note Card samples can be found HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE – whew!  No, I'm not obsessed with these great little cards!

  • Our beautiful Silver 1/8" Ribbon is just right for this time of year!
  • Delightful Dozen stamp set comes in handy all times of the year.  It's a great set to have for all the important holidays.
  • Final touch is a jumbo Rhinestone on the snowflake for some bling.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 131527 Note Cards & Envelopes (20) $5.95
Item No. Item No. 128547 Delightful Dozen wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122652 Delightful Dozen clear $24.95
Item No. 132137 Silver 1/8" Ribbon (10 yds.) $4.95
Item No. 132341 Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
Item No. 132193 Festive Flurry Framelits Dies $24.95
OR Bundle & Save!
Purchase stamp set and framelits together and save 15%
Item No. 133284 Festive Flurry bundle wood $54.95 OR
Item No. 133285 Festive Flurry bundle clear $46.95
Item No. 129324 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40) $4.95

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Not Just for Christmas!

Have yourself

Today I want to highlight one of the kit products I love in the Holiday Catalog.  I've put together one of the cards from Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit found on pg. 27 so you could see the finished results using the instructions in the kit.  It coordinates with the Merry Little Christmas stamp set and is the perfect card done in a snap!  I love the color combination – Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green and Real Red

Here's what the kit looks like:

Merry Cmas Simply Created

You receive all the consumable pieces you need to create 8 cards – pre-scored cardstock cards, die-cut designer series paper and cardstock accents, buttons, baker's twine and even envelopes with envelope liners!
 

Not ready to think about Christmas yet?  No problem – think outside the box!  This card kit can be used with other stamps to create cards for other occasions.  I combined the kit with two other stamp sets – the Best of Birthdays and Wishing You – to create a birthday card.  And even Wishing You stamp set is really a Christmas set – I just used the packages for birthday intstead.  I also added a Coastal Cabana cardstock circle behind the button.

Celebrate

 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:celebrate closeup
Item No. 132158 Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit $9.95
Item No. 131826 Merry Little Christmas stamp set wood $13.95 OR
Item No. 131820 Merry Little Christmas stamp set clear $10.95
Item No. 132929 Best of Birthdays clear only $14.95
Item No. 131748 Wishing You stamp set wood $14.95 OR
Item No. 131751 Wishing You stamp set clear $11.95
Best of Birthdays
Best of Birthdays stamp set
Wishing You
Wishing You stamp set

Merry Little Christmas
Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set

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Don't Forget!
Order these and all your Stampin' Up! products through my Online Store HERE
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New Holiday Catalog is “live”!

2013 Holiday Catalog

CLICK HERE to download the PDF version of this catalog.

CLICK HERE to view the catalog in Flip Book.

CLICK HERE to download the Stampin’ Supplies.

It's an exciting day!  The 2013 Holiday Catalog is live and ready for you to order from!  After you've had a chance to take a peek inside, I'd love to hear what one product you're most excited about.  Please leave me a message and let me know!


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Karla’s Christmas Swap

This was a swap that I made back in October at our Team Retreat and it was designed by a fellow team member, Karla.  I love this layout!  The Scentsational Season bundle with the stamp set and framelits has been a big hit this season – do you have yours?

  • Background paper strips are woven with Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper.
  • Sponge around the 2-1/2" Gumball Green Circle using a Stamping Sponge and Early Espresso ink.
  • Sentiment comes from Winter Memories – perfect for a cup of hot chocolate!
  • Doesn't show very well in the photo, but don't forget the Rhinestone in the center of the mug.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 126896 Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 129945 Scentsational Season Bundle wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 129946 Scentsational Season Bundle clear $32.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch
Item No. 127934 Winter Memories wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 127937 Winter Memories clear $19.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 101610 Stamping Sponges $3.50

Be sure to take advantage of Kriss's Online Customer Perks – start your savings card and earn a FREE stamp set valued up to $40!  Click HERE to find out more.  Then click HERE to place your online order.


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Guest Designer – Sheila Edwards

Here's a beautiful swap designed by friend and team member, Sheila Edwards.  Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Crumb Cake, although the Cherry Cobbler for some reason photographed sort of real red instead!  This is another example of a great use of the Northern Flurries Embossing Folder.

  • Stamp these cute gingerbread men in Soft Suede ink, then cut them out with the coordinating Framelits!
  • Add Rhinestones, but first, color them in with a red Sharpie!
  • Use an Apothecary Arts Framelits to cut the pretty Gumball Green piece for the sentiment.
  • Sentiment from More Merry Messages

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 129945 Scentsational Season Bundle wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 129946 Scentsational Season Bundle clear $32.95
(Bundle includes the Scentsational Seasons stamp set and the Holiday Collection Framelits)
Item No. 120902 Northern Flurry Embossing Folder $7.95 NOW
Item No. 12646 Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Item No. 126908 Snow Festival Designer Series Paper $10.95


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A Simple Christmas

If you'd like to make some hand made Christmas cards that are oh, so pretty and very quick and easy, you'll want to purchase the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and some designer paper.  And right now, the Embossing Folder is on sale for 25% off – until Wednesday – as part of the Online Extravaganza!

  • I used the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper for this card.
  • Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
  • Add a pretty Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon bow and some Rhinestones, and you're all set!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 120902 Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder was $7.95 NOW $5.96!
Item No. 126908 Snow Festival Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120992 Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95

Start your order HERE!


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Christmas Blues

Here's a Christmas card we made at my last workshop at Dolly's house.  I loved using blue and vanilla for this snowflake card.

  • Very Vanilla card stock background is created with the Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder that looks like pointsettias.
  • Use the Orchard Harvest Designer Paper for Christmas as well as Autumn cards – this Island Indigo gingham pattern is perfect with snowflakes!
  • THIS WEEK ONLY – You'll love investing in More Merry Messages stamp set – it's great for the front of your cards as well as an inside message.  And this week only during Online Extravaganza, take 25% off this versatile set!
  • Add a pretty Pearl to the center of the largest snowflake.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 116824 Petals A Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 126400 More Merry Messages wood regularly $32.95 NOW JUST $24.71!
Item No. 126402 More Merry Messages clear regularly $24.95 NOW JUST $18.71!
Item No. 127922 Snowflake Soiree wood $29.95 OR
Item No. 127925 Snowflake Soiree clear $21.95
Item No. 126895 Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
 


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Christmas Sled

This pretty stamp set has been so popular with my customers – it's Winter Memories and comes with 3 beautiful images and 2 sentiments.  At just $19.95 for clear, it's a terrific value!

  • For the very best results with watercoloring, use Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper.  At $4.95 for 5 sheets of 6"x9" paper, it may seem a little pricy, but I guarantee you'll love the results.  And when you're using it for a smallish image like this one, it goes a very long way.
  • Stamp in Staz-On Ink so that your outlined edges won't smear.
  • Use an Aqua Painter along with the ink from your stamp pads to pick up color.
  • This pretty designer paper is Candlelight Christmas Specialty paper – yummy!
  • The Woodgrain Embossing Folder is a must for all those "woodsy" looking pieces!
  • Don't forget the darling little Vintage Trinkets – tiny brads that look like buttons.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 127934 Winter Memories wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 127937 Winter Memories clear $19.95
Item No. 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 122959 Watercolor Paper $4.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 118764 Vintage Trinkets $5.95
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painter (2) $16.95
Item No. 126901 Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
Item No. 101406 Jet Black StazOn pad $7.95


WINTER MEMORIES STAMP SET


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Greetings of the Season Ornament

Here's a card I made for our team shoe box swap at our weekend retreat in October.  There are lots and lots of products from the Holiday Catalog represented in this one card!

  • Gumball Green background paper is the Core'dinations Card Stock run through the Big Shot with the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder and then sanded with our new Stampin' Sanding System.  Sand this beautiful paper to create an antiqued, distressed look.
  • Ornament is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, then cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.  Buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle, and save 15%!
  • You'll have 4 terrific holiday sentiments to choose from in the Greetings of the Season stamp set – here's just one of them stamped in Soft Suede ink.
  • Yummy Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon works nicely for gold, especially during the holidays.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 128048 Ornament Keepsakes wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 128051 Ornament Keepsakes clear $25.95
Item No. 127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies $24.95 OR
Purchase the stamp set and framelits in a bundle and save:
Item No. 129949 Ornament Keepsakes Bundle wood $49.95 OR
Item No. 129950 Ornament Keepsakes Bundle clear $42.95
Item No. 128030 Greetings of the Season wood $15.95 OR
Item No. 128033 Greetings of the Season clear $11.95
Item No. 127847 Gumball Green Core'dinations Card Stock $6.95
Item No. 129367 Stampin' Sanding Block $3.95
Item No. 127820 Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95

Purchase everything you need online and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks, too!  Click HERE to start your order!
 


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Founder’s Circle Swap

I'm back from a wonderful trip to St. George, UT, for the annual Founder's Circle retreat.  Can't believe what beautiful swaps I received from the top 100 demonstrators in the company!  I'll be sharing many of them with you in the coming weeks, but for today, I'll share my own swap that I took along.  We were challenged to keep our cards simple, and I think I got a bit carried away!  The basic layout is simple but the background incorporates several different techniques.

  • I'm very much a non-traditional color scheme kinda gal for Christmas – this card uses Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Baja Breeze.
  • Love that we have the coordinating products to both stamp the ornaments and die cut them (Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Holiday Framelits) – and purchasing the two products together saves you 15%. 
  • Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding has just the right "feel" for this soft card.
  • In the close-up below, you'll see paper piercing on both the middle ornament as well as the "strings" from which the ornaments hang.  Use the new Festive Paper-Piercing Pack for the ornaments and the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack for the straight lines.
  • All ornaments are popped up on Dimensionals to give the feel of actually hanging.
  • Sentiment is from Greetings of the Season – a beautiful 4-stamp set for the holidays – and is stamped in Basic Gray.
  • A Basic Pearl dresses up the center ornament.

Background is created in 4 steps: 

  • You'll find a great "splotch" stamp in French Foliage!  I used it first in Baja Breeze Classic Ink and then again in our new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad.  This ink gives a beautiful shimmer to the card.
  • Next I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker with the Color Spritzer Tool.
  • And finally I used several drops of Old Olive Ink Refill in a small dish of water, then took a paint brush and "splattered" the ink onto the card.

This was my original version of my swap, but I realized I couldn't possibly make 120 of them!  Ornaments are stamped on colored card stock with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.  The "strings" from which the ornaments hang are drawn on with a Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 128048 Ornament Keepsakes wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 128051 Ornament Keepsakes clear $25.95
Item No. 127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
OR save on a bundle with both products
Item No. 129949 Ornament Keepsakes Bundle wood $49.95 OR
Item No. 129950 Ornament Keepsakes Bundle clear $42.95
Item No. 128030 Greetings of the Season wood $15.95 OR
Item No. 128033 Greetings of the Season clear $11.95
Item No. 120845 French Foliage wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 121166 French Foliage clear $14.95
Item No. 127857 Festive Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95
Item No. 126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95
Item No. 122331 Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 128333 Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad $10.95
Item No. 107066 Color Spritzer Tool $12.95
Item No. 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95


Ornament Keepsakes stamp set


Holiday Ornaments Framelits


Greetings of the Season stamp set


French Foliage stamp set

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