Sunday, November 20, 2011

Glimmery Holly

Here's one of the cards from my latest workshop. We used some of the Silver Glimmer Paper & the new Pines & Poinsettias stamp set. This time I actually used it for a Christmas card! ;)

I used the following from the Catered Crop FTR Challenge:

Here's your FTR25 recipe – a really fun one!

  • Colors: cream, red, and green
  • Images: hollies and berries, swirls, Christmas
  • Tools: circle punch, lace and/or scallop edges
  • Techniques: layers and layers
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Silver Glimmer Paper, Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Reall Red
Stamp: Pines & Poinsettias
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Dazzling Details

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

It's HUGE!

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!'s annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. While this promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year, sale prices will be available on all order types.
Log in to my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like:
  • FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express,
  • 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics
  • 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hello there!

I've been playing just a bit today with My Digital Studio & came up with this cute little card to say Hello!

I used the Stampin' 411 Sketch Challenge as my base.

And The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
Have a fab day!

Did you get yours?

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Sliding Stocking Tags

I received my Holiday Stocking Tag die on Friday & thought why not creating some sliding tags? Instead of completely closing my stocking, I punched a hole and added a brad underneath the trim so that it would rotate easy. These could also be recycled year after year by punching out the To/From ornament and popping it up with Dimensionals. I went a little unconventional but super girly with this one! I just love the sparkly pink & black combo! ;)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Shimmer Mist, Holiday Stocking Bigz Die, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Brad, Ornament Punch, Silver Glass Stampin' Glitter, Tombow, Basic Black Silk Ribbon
Have a fab day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Distressed Cracked Glass

I must say this Pines & Poinsettias stamp set is wonderful! It's so very versatile - which you know I LOVE! I used it again to make this beautiful card for my mother-in-law on her birthday. It's pretty clean & simple but I love the pop of the cracked glass flowers.

Super simple - Stamp your image, cover the entire piece of cardstock with versamark & clear embossing powder, heat it up and repeat the embossing 2 or 3 more times. You want to achieve a thick coat of embossing. Pop it in the freezer for a min or two then bend it to begin the cracking. Sponge over the piece with some Soft Suede to add a little distressing to the cracks.

I think I'll enter this in the Catered Crop Follow the Recipe Challenge. I used the following:

Inks: Distress Ink, markers
Papers: kraft
Tools: die cuts
Embellishments: glitter

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Stamps: Create-a-Cupcake, Pines & Poinsettias

Paper: Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Punch, Ovals Die, Dazzling Details

Have a fab day!

Julz :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FREE My Digital Studio Downloads

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! with a four-day online event designed to introduce you to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads & blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long! Stay tuned for more details & check out!

Have a fab day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Glittery Dots

Who doesn't love glittery dots? Especially when you don't have to fuss with the glitter yourself! ;) I used the new Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper which has two choices of glittery backgrounds. I decided to go with the dots on this project. The poinsettia was created by paper piecing four poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler & Blushing Bride.
See the inside? It's a great little window!
I used the Just Add Ink challenge of:
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias, Word Play, Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Big Shot, Rhinestones, Peekaboo Frames Bigz Die, Dazzling Diamonds, Top Note Die

Have a fab day!