Freshly Made Sketches 63

Hello! Usually I’m super happy about it being Friday but today I have to work from 8:30am until 11:30pm. Not my favorite Friday on record for sure! I will be a happy camper when this day is done, and a tired one probably! What do you all have going on for the weekend? I’m going to Manhattan tomorrow to see my friend Kim. It was her birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday Kim… my present to you… your favorite early Saturday morning wake up! LOL!

Now on to the task at hand. My post today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week Rita has provided us with this simple sketch…

My card starts off with a base of Lucky Limeade Card Stock. The background uses a piece of paper from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. I adhered two pieces of Primrose Petals that I flagged the ends on to the background. A piece of Early Espresso cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit Die is adhered on top of that. The stamped image is from the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. I stamped the greeting from the Mixed Medley Host(ess) Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It’s punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and both the ornament and the greeting are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I think Candlelight Christmas is definitely my favorite DSP in recent memory, I’m going to miss it when the Holiday Catalog ends at the beginning of January. I hope that you enjoyed my Freshly Made Sketches card this week. Thank you for coming to see it and and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas Specialty

Ink: Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Keepsake Ornaments and Mixed Medley (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Embossing Powder: Early Espresso

Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

Create with Connie and Mary 228

A good Thursday Morning to you all! If it ‘s Thursday it’s Create with Connie and Mary day! This week is my last week as a Guest Designer on the blog. I want to thank all of the talented people over there. It was truly an honor to be a part of your fabulous team for two months. I hope that they will have me back again in the future! Now for today’s post, this week we have a color challenge…

What a fun color combination it is, and some Silver Glimmer Paper to boot! I have been wanting to use one of my new Single Stamps and I thought that this would be perfect for it. The base of my card is Wisteria Wonder and I used the Distressed Dots Background Stamp inked in Wisteria Wonder for the background. I stamped the image from the Happy New Year Single Stamp in Wisteria Wonder and Baja Breeze on Whisper White. The Wisteria Wonder one is cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I cut off the top and bottom and adhered it to a piece of Baja Breeze that I stamped with the Confetti Stamp Set in Baja Breeze and cut it out with the same Framelit. The ballon and the champagne bottle that are stamped in Baja Breeze are cut out and adhered to the Wisteria Wonder image with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The panels are also adhered to the card with them. Some Silver Glimmer Paper punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and the star from the Merry Minis Punch Set are also adhered with some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the top half of card. I like the popped up pieces on the main image and the stamp fits perfectly inside the Window Frame. I hope that you enjoyed my Guest Designer card for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge. Thank you for coming to see me today. I hope that you have a pleasant day!

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze and Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Happy New Year Single Stamp, Confetti Clear Mount and Distressed Dots Wood Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Paper Craft Crew Sketch 18

Good morning! Well, this week is moving along rapidly. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. It will be Christmas before you know it. Time to finish up those cards and get started on making some gifts! I have a question for you, what do you prefer: a store bought gift, a gift card or a handmade gift? Please leave me a comment to let me know!

My post today is for the Paper Craft Crew. This week we have a sketch…

A fun paneled sketch! My card starts off with a base of Crumb Cake Card Stock. The background uses a piece from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. The Cherry Cobbler piece to the left is stamped with the Timber Stampin’ Around Wheel in Cherry Cobbler. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla with the “Vintage” Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to go to the side of that. The stamped image is from the “Vintage” Jolly Old St. Nick Stamp Set. The snowman is stamped in Basic Black Ink and then colored in with Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers. I punched him out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and backed him with a piece of Crumb Cake that I cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzilit. Both pieces are adhered together with SNAIL and then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Merry Christmas is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the one end is flagged. A flower form the Boho Blossoms Punch in Cherry Cobbler backs a Natural Designer Button with some Linen Thread tied in a bow. That is adhered with a Mini Glue Dot to the left of the flagged greeting. I really like the Jolly Old St. Nick Stamp Set, the images are perfect for some older looking Christmas Cards. I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge. Thanks for checking in and don’t forget to leave a comment on your favorite gift! Have a productively amazing day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack

Ink: Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers

Stamp Sets: Jolly Old St. Nick (Vintage) Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount and Timber Stampin’ Around Wheel

Embellishments: Naturals Designer Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Vintage), Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Mojo 269

Good morning! What’s up in your neck of the woods today? It’s supposed to rain/snow here. FUN! I went to my Stamp-A-Stack last night and got some much needed Holiday cards made. I feel much better now. I still have some more to go but 16 is better thank none!

Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. This week we have an interesting sketch from Julee Tilman…

I decided to use some Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper that I got from the clearance rack recently. It coordinates with the Merry & Type Stamp Set that is in the current annual catalog. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I used a piece of Old Olive for the background. Across the bottom is a piece of Early Espresso that I embossed with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The top half and the two pieces on top of that are the Letters to Santa DSP. A small piece of Cherry Cobbler creates the flagged piece. The image is from the Merry & Type Stamp Set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I punched it out with the Postage Stamp Punch and backed it with a piece of Old Olive that I punched out with the 1 3/8″ Square Punch. The greeting is from the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set and is stamped in Old Olive and punched out with the Small Oval Punch. Both are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Who doesn’t like a little clearance rack purchase, especially when it coordinates with something that’s still current?! I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card. Thank you for stopping by to visit today, I appreciate it. Have a fantastic day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Letters to Santa (Clearance Rack)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Merry & Type and Joyous Celebrations Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Small Oval Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, 1 3/8″ Square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Paper Players #123

Ugh… it’s Monday already! That four day weekend just flew by and it’s less than a month until Christmas! I hope that all of you had a nice weekend and spent time with family and friends and got some shopping done. I spent some much needed time with my peeps and it was great!

Today’s post is for this week’s Paper Players. Jaydee has give a this nifty sketch to work with…

My card starts with a base of Pool Party Card Stock and on top of that is a piece of Raspberry Ripple. The main panel is stamped in Raspberry Ripple using the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set. I also stamped some images in Illuminate Glimmer Watermark but they are hard to see in the picture. The edges are made with Brushed Silver Metallic Paper and the Finishing Touches Edgelits and the panel is then adhered to the card with SNAIL. I cut the snowflakes out in Pool Party using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die. They are held together with some 3/16″ Metallic Brads. I thought they needed some bling so I put some Basic Jewels Rhinestones on them and the adhered them to the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Merry Christmas is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I flagged the ends and then placed a piece of Pool Party that I cut out using the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit Die behind it. Both pieces are adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’m really liking the Pool Party and Raspberry Ripple together and the snowflakes are great with their little extra sparkle. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Paper Players Sketch Challenge card. Thank you for checking in with me and I hope that you enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Raspberry Ripple

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver Metallic

Ink: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Illuminate Glimmer Watermark

Stamp Sets: Daydream Medallions and Greetings of the Season Clear Mount

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones and 3/16″ Metallic Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Festival Keepsake Medallions Christmas

Good morning! Have we all recovered from Thanksgiving/Black Friday? I hope so! I had a very nice day yesterday. I went to the movies with my friends Kim and Heather and then we all had some lunch and just hung around and chatted. Heather and I ran to the Body Shop because they had 3 for $30 and I love the Body Shop. Some Starbucks to round out the evening made it a great day!

For today’s post I made a Christmas card that I created on chevron Friday as I will call it. The base of the card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Very Vanilla with the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set in Primrose Petals and Real Red. The Real Red is real hidden as the strips of the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack cover most of it. I paired the DSP with some First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Both are cut out in a chevron pattern. Before adhering them to the base I used the Simply Scored Scoring tool to score some lines around the edges. The ornament is from the Keepsake Ornaments Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Collection. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. The greeting is from the Family Reunion Stamp Set and is stamped in Real Red. I often forget that there are some other stamps in there besides the family ones! I love the chevron pattern over the stamped image and the simplicity of the large ornament. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card. I appreciate your visiting with me and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack and First Edition Specialty

Ink: Primrose Petals and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Keepsake Ornaments, Daydream Medallions and Family Reunion Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Collection Framelits Dies, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Fab Friday 07

A good Saturday morning to you all. I hope that you all survived Black Friday! Did you score any huge bargains? I don’t do Black Friday, I am not a person that likes lines of any kind, not that many of you do I’m sure. If I buy anything it’s online, from the comfort of my home. That being said I think I will dig out the Christmas Tree on Sunday morning and that way I may actually start decorating it! I have such aspirations to make all of the ornaments on it, I tried last year and then life just gets in the way! I’ll give it a go again this year and keep you up to date on my progress.

Today’s post is for Fab Friday. This time we have a sketch challenge…

I made a bunch of Holiday cards yesterday and today so I needed to make something else. I settled on a birthday card. The base of my card is So Saffron Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and stamped the greeting from the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set in Island Indigo. Along the bottom I used the Border Banter Stamp Set stamped once in Island Indigo and a second time in So Saffron. A piece of Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon goes around the center and is adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the panel to the base. I haven’t used the Cupcake Builder Punch to make a cupcake in a while and thought that it would be the perfect thing for the card. I punched it out in Island Indigo and So Saffron. I used the Create a Cupcake Stamp Set to stamp it and the adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I think the card would work especially great for child but could also be used for an adult too. I hope you enjoyed my Fab Friday card. Thank you as always for your comments and for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Whisper White and Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo and So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake and Border Banter Clear Mount and Create a Cupcake Wood Mount

Embellishments: Island Indigo 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Freshly Made Sketches #62

Extra Happy, part of a 4 day weekend, Friday to you! Is everyone sufficiently stuffed from their Thanksgiving festivities?! I know I am. I had dinner at my parents and then later on went to my friend Louis’ for dessert. Ugh, I think I can safely skip breakfast today! I hope that you all enjoyed your day with family and friends.

Today’s post is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week we have a clever sketch from Jen M…

I was in Holiday card mode yesterday but I don’t like them to scream Christmas. The less holiday color combinations the better! My card starts off with a base of Early Espresso Card Stock. I took two pieces of of the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and adhered them to each other. Some sticky Strip holds a piece of Vintage Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon across the middle. I adhered the panel to a piece of Cherry Cobbler and then adhered it to the card base. Using the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies I cut out a piece of Very vanilla and pierced the edge with the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. The Beautiful Wings Embosslit is used to cut out some Cherry Cobbler. I adhered it to the die cut with Sticky Strip and put some Basic Jewels Pearls along the center. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the die cut to the panel and I bent the wings of the butterfly up slightly. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I used the Modern Label Punch to punch it out, put some more pearls on either side, and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the slightly country feel that the Designer Series Paper gives the card and butterflies are my mom’s favorite. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card. Thank you for visiting with me and I hope that you recover completely from your food comas and enjoy some leftovers today!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Embellishments: Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (Vintage) and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Modern Label Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #17

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is the day that we stuff ourselves while spending some much needed quality time with family and friends. I love any holiday because it means that there is no work! LOL! I have a 4 day weekend so I’m going to make my holiday cards and get them ready to be sent out. I hope that you enjoyed the Control Freaks Blog Tour yesterday! Thank you all so much for stopping by and for all your comments! You guys rock!

My post today is for my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s challenge. This week we have this sketch to get creative with…

I poked through my Designer Series Paper and settled on some Be of Good Cheer. I like this particular print because it has quite a few colors in it. The base of my card is Primrose Petals Card Stock. The background is the piece of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper that I mentioned. It has Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery and some Gumball Green. I put a piece of Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon on the left side adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. Then I embossed a piece of Certainly Celery with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the middle square. The ornaments are from the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and are stamped in Primrose Petals and Gumball Green. I punched them out with the Ornament Punch and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The two flagged pieces are Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi. I punched out a piece of Cherry Cobbler with the Boho Blossoms Punch and the greeting from the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. A Vintage Faceted Designer Button with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone in the middle is adhered to it with a Mini Glue Dot. I like the simplicity and softness of the card and I hope that you enjoyed it too. Thank you for joining me for my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge and you for taking some time out of your busy day to visit. Have a fun and filling Thanksgiving!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer

Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations Clear Mount

Embellishments: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.

(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)

More specials! The Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save up to 50% off select tools, embellishments and Stamp Sets now through November 28th! Click on one of the Catalog images to right to go to my online store and place your order.

Control Freaks November Blog Tour!

Hello everyone and welcome to the November Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring Stampin’ Up! products. This month our theme is Christmas projects. I’m the first stop on the tour this month! You may also have gotten here from Robin Spinner’s blog. Didn’t she have some awesome projects?! Make sure that you follow along and see all of the projects on this month’s tour. I made 4 projects for you to see!

The first one is a card that I actually made back in August. I saw a tag that Shelli (Stampin’ Up! CEO) had posted on her blog and I loved it. I wanted it to be a card so I made the necessary adjustments. The base of the card is Early Espresso Card Stock. The large flagged pieces are a piece of Cherry Cobbler embossed with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. On top of that is a piece of Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper. I stamped some images from the Affection Collection Stamp Set in Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler that I cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies and then layered the Heart of Christmas Stamp, stamped in Early Espresso, on top. I stamped it again and cut out and flagged the middle of the greeting and adhered it to the stamped piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The pinecone and pine needles are from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set and are stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with my Paper Snips and also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The star is punched from a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. A small piece of  1/4″ Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) is folded and adhered under it. A piece of Crumb Cake is also cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits and I pierced the edge with the Festive Paper Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. The top frame and bottom frame are adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the layering and the colors, not traditional but warm and delicious!

My next project is a place card for Christmas dinner. I took a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and used the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies to partially cut out a piece. I then scored it and folded it. A piece of Lucky Limeade cut out with the same dies and pierced with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack creates a nice base for the ornament. The ornament is stamped in Raspberry Ripple with the Keepsake Ornaments Stamp Set and cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Collection Framelits. The frame and the ornament are mounted to the Very Vanilla base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Happy Christmas is from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Lucky Limeade. I flagged the ends and adhered it to the ornament. My name is stamped in Raspberry Ripple using the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. It’s a quick and easy way to add some personality to your holiday place settings.

For my third project I made some cute little gift tags. The main piece of the tag is created using the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die. I folded the top and bottom and adhered them to each other and then just the one side. I punched a piece of Gumball Green out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and attached them to the tags with some 3/16″ Metallic Brads. A piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine is wrapped around the two brads to make the loop. The first tag uses the Make a Mitten Stamp Set and the Mitten Builder Punch. The mittens are stamped in Primrose Petals and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals too. I used the Small Heart Punch and the Owl Builder Punch to create the hearts that are punched out in Gumball Green.

The next tag has trees and ornaments that are punched out with the Merry Minis Punch Pack in Primrose Petals and Gumball Green. They are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting on this tag is form the Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals.

The last Tag uses the images and greeting from the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set. The reindeer and greeting are stamped in Primrose Petals and the oval, which is punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch, in Gumball Green. The border on each side is from the Make a Mitten Stamp Set and is also stamped in Gumball Green. All of the tags have a little card that has a piece of Primrose Petals punched out with the Mitten Builder Punch and the to and from is from the Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set. The best thing about these tags is that they also fit a gift card inside! They also look like little manila envelopes!

For my final project I made a card holder. The images are from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set. The gingerbread men are stamped in Soft Suede and the mugs are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I used the coordinating Holiday Collection Framelits Dies to cut them out. The gingerbread men have a piece of Cherry Cobbler that is punched out with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and embossed with the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. They are adhered to pieces of Lucky Limeade that is punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. The mugs have pieces of Soft Suede that I punched out with the same scallop punch and embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. They too are adhered to the same size Lucky Limeade circles. All of the images are adhered to the circle pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used some Sticky Strip to adhere them to the pegs and some hemp twine gives them something to hang from. This is a simple project and a great way to display your holiday cards!

I hope that you enjoyed my Christmas projects form this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Next on your tour is the awesome blog of Patty Bennett. She has some great stuff in store for you to take a look at! Thank you very much for visiting me and I hope that your holidays are magical and filled with happiness!

The complete tour:

9 Jason Casper http://stampindad.com
12 Barb Mulikin www.barbstamps.com

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green and Soft Suede

Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper

Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals

Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Affection Collection, Keepsake Ornaments, Make a Mitten, Watercolor Winter, Seasonal Sayings, Joyous Celebrations, and Scentsational Season Clear Mount and Heart of Christmas and Simply Serif Alphabet Wood Mount

Embellishments: Whisper White Bakers Twine and 3/16″ Metallic Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Mitten Builder Punch, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL