Christmas in July

Did you know there are just 153 days until Christmas. Did you groan after reading that? I mean who wants to think about Christmas in the middle of summer, right? Well as a crafter, I am planning and creating months in advance to prepare for the next season. I make no apologies for creating cute gift tags and Christmas cards while I am staying home and staying safe. It is also a wonderful way to take the stress out of preparing for Christmas. Here are just some examples of cards I made last year.

The August – December 2020 mini catalogue going live on Aug 4th, and there are some adorable stamps/dies, kits etc to get you ready for the upcoming season. Some items (not all) will be returning from last year’s mini catalogue so if you missed them last year, you’ll be able to get them now. Whether you want to create cards or adorable treat boxes, this catalogue has it all. it’s great time to stock up and use those bonus day coupons.

As a reminder, for every $60 CAD you spend on Products from the new annual catalog between July 1 and Aug 3, 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll earn a $6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 4-31, 2020. There is only 9 days remaining to take advantage of this promotion. It’s a great time to shop now and apply your coupons towards additional product in August. Visit my online store to shop now and save

Life’s a Beautiful Journey

We all need to tell the people in our lives that they matter and what better way than to give or send them a card. After all, as the card says “Life’s a Beautiful Journey” and they are a part of that journey. I will be sending these out later today. I only wish I had some Very Vanilla envelopes but sadly I am out of them at the moment.

The card base is made from Early Espresso and the matting is Crumb Cake. I stamped a light image from the Very Versailles stamp set, onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with some scripty writing so it looks like an old document. I then embossed it, using the Old World 3D embossing folder to give it a crumbled paper look.  I lightly used a sponge dauber in crumb cake to highlight the texture and give it an aged look.  I then tore around the edges  to make it look even older, I sponged Early Espresso around the edges as well to enhance it.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  

The card base is made from Early Espresso and the matting is Crumb Cake. I stamped a light image from the Very Versailles stamp set, onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with some scripty writing so it looks like an old document. I then embossed it, using the Old World 3D embossing folder to give it a crumbled paper look.  I lightly used a sponge dauber in crumb cake to highlight the texture and give it an aged look.  I then tore around the edges  to make it look even older, I sponged Early Espresso around the edges as well to enhance it.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  

If you would like to purchase any of these products to create your own beautiful cards, click here

Product Used

  • Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • World of Good DSP
  • Beautiful World Cling Stamp
  • World Map Dies
  • Old World Paper 3D Embossing folder
  • Very Versailles Cling Stamp
  • Early Espresso Ink Pad
  • Early Espresso Faux Saede trim
  • Crumb Cake Ink Pad
  • Gold Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Not sure where to Start?

Do you get overwhelmed with all the possibilities of things to make and then end up making nothing? No matter your crafting comfort level, these kits are for you.

The “Gorgeous Posies” Project Kit is a wonderful kit for all levels of crafters. This kit makes 16 cards: 4 each of 4 different designs. Once all your cards are completed, you can store them in it’s own designer box (included) until you are ready to use them.

To purchase this kit, Click here to visit my online store and don’t forget to use the June host code 4GVPX3M6

The designer box and greeting cards would also make a wonderful gift for someone special.

Add the Gorgeous Posies Cling Stamp (item number #153289) to complete your kit, or you can use your own stamps to suit your specific needs.

If you are looking for projects that are quick to put together by yourself or with a family member, these project kits are ideal for you. All kits are measured, cut and colour coordinated to make beautiful cards. Click here to visit my online store and see all the possibilities.

Summer’s coming so share the sunshine

Share the Sunshine with a friend or family member

With summer getting closer all the time, this is a perfect time to pass along a smile and share the sunshine.

This exclusive Paper Pumpkin kit includes all the supplies needed to make eight handmade cards. Once you have created all your cards, use the leftover pieces to decorate the outside of the box. Fill it with yellow coloured treats, then send it to someone special using the mailing label included.

Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Everything you need is pre-cut and comes with a complete set of instructions. So you are ready to skip to the fun part of crafting! As a Subscriber, you will always have cards and cute gifts on hand to suit any occasion. Your first kit even includes a free gift-a clear stamping block you can use over and over again. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!.

Just click here before June 10 and you will receive this box of Sunshine.

Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Add some Punch to your life

Give someone you love a punch today.

Who doesn’t love a good punch when you are crafting. Now is a great time to purchase punches while supplies last. These punches will be retiring as of June 2nd so don’t wait. They will sell out fast. See the list below.

Click here to shop online. April hostess code QV9QYTXP

The following is a list of the retiring punches.

Pictured is the Every Season Punch – $18.60 (item 150670)

Twinkle Builder Punch – $9.60 (item 146321)
Decorative Ribbon Punch – $17.60 (item 143721)
Christmas Bulb Punch – $14.40 (item 148013)
Four Petal Flower Punch – $14.40 (item 147041)
Hot Air Ballon Punch – $14.40 (item 149520)
Elephant Builder Punch – $14.40 (item 145652)
1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – $8.80 (146138)
1″ Circle Punch – $8.25 (item 119868)
1/2″ Circle Punch – $8.25 (item 119869)
1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – $8.80 (item 146139)
Cake Builder Punch – $14.40 (item 148525)
Circle Tab Punch – $19.20 (item 143754)
Leaf Punch – $22.00 (144667)
1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – $8.80 (item 146138)

Time to use up those paper scraps

I would bet money that anyone who crafts, regardless of the medium, has a bag or box of scraps that tend to pile up and sit unused. Well I am no different so today I decided to delve into that scrap pile and see what I can do with some of the scraps.

This is the second card I created.

I created two beautiful cards that are perfect to send to someone who is at home, just to let them know you are thinking of them. These cards were very easy to make and perfect for a beginner. This card is also a perfect card for Mother’s Day.

To create the card, I made the card base from Rococo Rose card stock (150882). I cut the 8 1/2 x 11 card stock in half at 5 1/2″ then scored them both at 4 1/4 to create the fold. I then used my bone folder (102300) to crease the fold line. This allows me to make two cards. All supplies used are online, just click here to browse my online store.

The Designer series paper is from the Pressed Petals collection (149500) and each panel was cut at 1 1/4″ by 4″ then glued to the front of the card using Tom Bow Glue (Multipurpose glue (110755) I used the die cut from the Painted Label dies (151605) to cut out the circle swirls behind the sentiment and used my 2″ punch (133782) to cut out two circles in Very Vanilla card stock (101650) . The sentiment came from the Under My Umbrella stamp set (151518)and I stamped “Life’s Showers bring love’s flowers” then used my sponge dauber (133773) to add a little colour around the edge of the sentiment before adhering the sentiment to the swirl. I then put a little Petal Pink Metallic edged ribbon (151194) to the back of the swirl before using dimensional (104430) to adhere it to the card. The inside have a blank piece of cardstock so you can write your own special greeting an taylor the card to suit any occasion. To see all these supplies online click here

You and Me

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Sometimes a simple card is best. I made this card using the Memories and More card pack from the Annual Catalog.  These cards are already pre-printed so anyone can make this beautiful card with just a bit of adhesive. I love how the card front came together and to add a little extra, I added a pink metallic ribbon to the front.

The inside is stamped from the Forever Blossoms stamp set which is a new stamp set from the new mini catalog.  I just love the sentiment “Always and Forever”   This stamp set is part of the new mini catalog and qualifies as a Sale-A-Bration purchase.  For every $60.00 in purchases you can choose a FREE item in the brochure.

Want to find out more?  Contact me and I will send you a free catalog so you can see all the new product and the adorable free items available with qualified purchases.


Product List

Free Shipping

Time for you to stock up and save on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On December 11 only, we are offering FREE shipping on orders of $50 usd/$65 cad or more (before tax). This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only, so mark your calendar.

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Peaceful Boughs

I love the colours of green and gold together and I cannot believe how easy this card was to make up. Everything on the card comes with the purchased bundle so nothing else is needed.

I made up this beautiful card as both a landscape and a portrait card and I cannot decide which one I love more. I used the Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the boughs and the Metallic ink pad to stamp the acorns. I stamped the sentiment on the front in Gold on one and Mossey Meadow on the other. It works so well with the gold edge mettalic ribbon. So what is your favourite, the portrait card or the landscape card.

All items are available to purchase via my online store or by contacting me directly. November HOST CODE – AQM6YJEZ


Product List

Peaceful Boughs Bundle (En)

 

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

 

Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad

 

Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon

 

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

 

Snail Adhesive

 

World Card Making day

Did you know that World Card Making Day exists?

Well it does. It takes place every year, on the first Saturday of October. This special day encourages everyone in the whole wide world, to make a homemade card. I sure bet the card companies won’t like that!

Yesterday, I held a card making workshop to celebrate World Card Making Day. We got together to make 2 cards each of 5 different designs for a total of 10 cards to take home. With Christmas within sight, it also gives you a head start on your Christmas cards. I know a lot of people don’t send cards anymore which is a shame. Collecting your mail and receiving a special card from someone makes you smile and what better way to spread the smiles than to send a card.

People give one another cards to celebrate birthday celebrations, wedding ceremonies, accomplishments and much more, in addition to commiserate or support. But exactly how much does your sentiment mean, if it is simply purchased from a retail chain with little thought? Taking a bit of your time to make something sincere on your own, and show the recipient that you’ve really considered them means so much more to the recipient. It shows you care.