Happy 2019! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for the New Year. Entering the new year always calls for a new calendar. So I whipped some up using some new products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog. You’ll be able to order from both on January 3rd.
The new Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper dictated the color palette for these cute little calendars. I chose Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Highland Heather. And as an added bonus Stampin’ Up! is offering the Organdy Ribbon in the same colors as a FREE item during Sale-a-bration.
The flowers are from the Vibrant Vases stamp set, which coordinates with the Vase Builder punch offered in the Annual Catalog. Since I already purchased the punch as a bundle along with the Varied Vases stamp set, I was happy to get some extra mileage from products I already had. I stamped the vase on card stock with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed in white. The flowers are a two-step stamp. The leaves were colored with a Stampin’ Write Marker in Pear Pizzazz.
The sentiment is from another new set called Well Said. This set is chock full of great sentiments for so many occasions. I know this one will get a lot of use for a long time! I stamped it in the coordinating ink color and cut it using a die from the Petals & More Thinlits.
I made a batch of these to send to everyone who placed an order with me in 2018. Here’s a link to my 2018 calendars.
Thanks very much for stopping by and I hope the New Year brings you all the best!
It’s two days before Christmas and I’m just popping in with my first post of December! I have been creating Christmas cards and 3D projects but just haven’t had the time to photograph them and write up the coordinating blog posts. But when I saw the challenge at TGIF Challenges, I just had to enter..
While I really enjoy giving handmade/homemade gifts all year long, Christmas makes it just a little more fun. Recently, I’ve discovered a few stamp companies with simply adorable sets that I just had to have. And the one I used on this project has a special meaning for me….
I work in an Elementary School library, so this cute, bookish reindeer stole my heart. This set, called Fall Friends, is from a “new to me” stamp company called Hello Bluebird. I’ve purchased several other adorable sets from this company that I can’t wait to create with. This stamp was perfect to create tags for the homemade chocolate covered pretzels I gave to my co-workers at school. It would also be a sweet tag or bookmark for Book Club members.
I colored this cutie with copic markers. She’s layered on an oval and scalloped oval from SU Layering Oval framelits. I used some plaid patterned paper from my stash. I did stamp a message on the back, however, I forgot to photograph it.
My daughter, Emily and I had a good time making these pretzels last weekend and my grandson, Jack had a good time eating a few of the broken ones. Here he is surveying our progress!
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a very Happy Holiday shared with those you love.
I have a quick share of the Thanksgiving card I sent this year. I branched out a bit and used products from a variety of stamp companies on this card.
I absolutely love this image from Power Poppy’s Fortunes of Fall stamp set. This set has such wonderful images and sentiments, as well. I’m still practicing my coloring and used Stampin’ Blends here. There was a bit of bleeding that I’m trying to work on controlling. A little Wink of Stella frosted the pumpkins.
After coloring the image, I used SU’s Stitched Shapes to cut it out and a scalloped oval from Layering Ovals. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The pretty background paper is from Graphic 45…another favorite of mine for their beautiful and detailed papers.
The outside and inside sentiments are also from Power Poppy’s Fortunes of Fall. The banner is from Lawn Fawn and is glued directly to the ovals.
As this card states, I am also thankful for all you who take time to look in on my projects and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and food!
Continuing Thanksgiving week with a few more thank you cards. One of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog is Country Home. I love everything about this set…the country feel of the images and the wonderful sentiments that accompany them. This is a set that I will be using for a long time.
Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set #147678
Images @ Stampin’ Up
I wasn’t sure if I should use Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock on this card, so I tried them both. As it turns out, I liked them equally as well.
Here’s the details…
- The card bases are Whisper White and Very Vanilla note cards.
- The Whisper White card is then layered with a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock cut 1/8″ smaller. The Very Vanilla card is layered with Highland Heather card stock.
- The next layer on both cards is embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder…another favorite of mine from the Holiday Catalog.
- These images were a lot of fun to color using Stampin’ Blends. There are so many variations that you could come up with for these. As a matter of fact, I’m still coloring some and have no idea what I’m going to do with them!
- After coloring, I used my Scan & Cut to cut them out.
- I stamped the little “thanks” label on Crumb Cake card stock and attached it with linen thread.
- Each envelope is also embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.
I am definitely going to be making more of these and creating some gift sets to give out.
Online Extravaganza is coming! This fantastic once a year promotion starts on Black Friday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 28. Details will be released tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by today and if you have any questions or needs, please feel free to contact me. All supplies used on today’s card can be purchased from my online store HERE.
Take care and enjoy your Tuesday!