Have Fun With Gingerbread & Peppermint

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

If you want to have some colorful and sweet Holiday card making fun, get your hands on the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle.   I enjoyed creating this card so much that I kept wanting to die cut more peppermint swirls. Those who follow my Blog know that I usually keep the frills to a minimum. Today is an exception to my self-imposed rule.  Not only did I die cut peppermint swirls, I added some of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes, which are adorable.

This card is a Quick & Easy design.  We paper crafters know that the right products always make the sweetest projects easy.  Along with the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, I used the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper, and the Kraft Paper Pack.  The Kraft Paper has a heavier weight than regular DSP. It works beautifully as a card layer and will make a sturdier gift box, bag or tag.  Everything for this card is on page 9 in the Holiday Mini.

If you haven’t taken a look at the sweet products in the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, you can click here for all the details.

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Here’s Today’s Quick How To:

  • Cut a standard A-2 card base and add a Kraft paper layer.
  • I prefer a thin mat layer, but it’s your choice.
  • Cut the angled Real Red layer 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.
  • I used my Circles Dies to cut the Real Red and Old Olive circles.
  • The star shaped gingerbread cookies and icing are die cuts from the Gingerbread Dies.
  • The peppermint candies are die cuts from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP.  See my photo below.

 

  • The sentiment, stamped with Old Olive ink, is on a 1 1/8″ x 3″ Basic White layer.
  • I added a Real Red shadow strip to the bottom of the Basic White layer.
  • I used a few Gingerbread & Peppermint Acryic Shapes just because I couldn’t resist!

So, treat yourself to the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, add a few sweet Acrylic Shapes and create something delicious to share for the Holidays!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For today’s product details, click on the images below.

 

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

THE NEW CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME:

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

 

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FREE Treat Bag Tutorial

Hello Friends!

The weather is beautiful here in New Jersey and we’re being promised a great weather weekend.  It’s a much needed change for us. I hope you have some fun weekend plans and can also spend some time in your craft room!

One of my Mini Treat Bags is standing alone today.  This one happens to be my favorite and I thought I’d showcase it.  As promised, I put together a quick tutorial for the Mini Treat Bags.  The treat bag in the picture above is die cut from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  They are a favorite and served me well over the years getting treat bags ready for my daughter’s students. I have a few of those favorites that will remain in their designated space in my craft room!

You can download the PDF by clicking the button below.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and have fun designing your own treat bags.

So, grab your favorite DSP, make a few cuts, score a few lines and create something fun to fill and give!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

THE NEW CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

 

The Biggest Wish For The Paper Players

Hello friends and happy Sunday!  The Paper Players Design Team is back with another challenge.  Our fabulous LeAnne is hosting a Theme Challenge called By The Numbers!  Anything goes as long as your design has a number.

I’m not sure why I chose a 30th birthday to celebrate but I’m thinking I would love to be able to celebrate that milestone again!

My card design is simple and versatile enough to swap out colors and change the look. Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pacific Point are Stampin’ Up’s Primary Colors. Try this design with all neutrals, or pale pinks, blues and greens.  Our new In Colors would work beautifully!

Here’s a Quick and Easy How To:

  • Start with a Basic White A-2 tent fold card base 8.5″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. I used Thick Basic White cardstock.
  • With a 2 1/4″ circle punch, punch out four cardstock circles; three in your choice of colors and one Basic Black.
  • Cut a Basic White large sentiment layer 1 1/4″ x 3 1/3″
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 1 3/8″ x 3 1/8″.
  • Stamp “BIRTHDAY” with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the Basic White Sentiment layer.
  • Attach the sentiment layer to the Basic Black small layer.
  • Arrange your circles and attach them to each other with multipurpose glue.
  • I first attached the Basic Black circle to the Daffodil Delight circle as shown.
  • The Real Red circle will be at the bottom of your circle cluster, attach the Pacific Point circle, then the Daffodil Delight and Basic Black cicle.
  • Attach the circle cluster to the card base with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the “happy” sentiment as shown.
  • Attach the BIRTHDAY sentiment layer as shown.
  • I die cut the numbers for this challenge using the Playful Alphabet Dies.
  • The embellishments are some Candy Dots from days back.  If you don’t have them, you can improvise according to your colors.

So, pull out your circle punch, add a big wishful sentiment and a great number and create something to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

 

For details on the products I used today click on the images below.

 

 

GET A FREE GIFT FROM ME:

FOR EVERY $50 IN PRODUCT YOU PURCHASE THROUGH MY ONLINE STORE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE PACKAGE OF METALLIC PEARLS.  THEY’RE IN THE ANNUAL CATALOG AND ARE A DEFINITE STAPLE FOR YOUR EMBELLISHMENT COLLECTION.  YOU CAN CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE PRODUCT DETAILS.

GET A FREE GIFT FROM STAMPIN; UP!

SALE-A-BRATION

It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

 

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Penguins Are Playing At The Paper Players

It’s Sunday and we’re having another fun challenge over at the Paper Players.  Laurie has a very cool Sketch Challenge for us this week.  Sketch Challenges are my favorite and this one leaves the door open to take a leap and “express your creativity”!

In my last post I stamped some balloons from the Penguin Place stamp set.  I thought those balloons were so realistic so I stamped two more today.  My card showcases both the Penguin Place stamp set and the adorable Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  This patterned paper pack is FREE with a $50.00 product purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

Here’s how this card comes together:

  • Cut an A-2 top fold card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 5 1/2″. I used Thick Basic White cardstock.
  • The Misty Moonlight diagonal striped layer is cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and attached directly to the front card base.
  • Tip: You can cut the patterned paper card layer slightly larger. After attaching it to the card base, trim the excess from the backside. You’ll get a nice, even cut for your cardbase.
  • The Basic White cardstock layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.
  • The Soft Succulent offset cardstock layer is 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″.
  • The polka dot patterned paper layer is 3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″.
  • I fussy cut the penguin and fox from the DSP.
  • I stamped the balloons with Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight ink and fussy cut them.
  • Before I attached the balloons and cool friends with Dimensionals, I stamped the balloon strings with Basic Black ink. I used my Stamparatus for this step. It made it easier to align the balloon strings to the balloons and the cool friends hands.
  • The sentiment layer is 2 3/4″ x 1/2″.

I enjoyed using the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper to create this card.  It’s such a fun paper pack.  I think my “cool friends” are having fun with the balloons/

So, find that special patterned paper pack, cut some layers, add a “cool” sentiment and create something fun to link up with us over at the Paper Payers.  We always enjoy seeing your projects.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

The Paper Players’ Design Team

 

 

For details on the products I used today, you can click on the images below.

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A FREE TUTORIAL Celebrating You

It’s Friday!  I hope you can make some time to “celebrate you” this weekend!

Look at the stamped balloon images.  Don’t they look real?  The balloons are one of the stamps from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. I’m not actually showcasing the Penguin Place Bundle today. I have a project ready for that soon.  Today, I’m showcasing the Create With Friends stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

I had to get  ink on these stamps and I thought there was no better way than to pair Create With Friends with Penguin Place and add a little slice of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  And that’s exactly what I promote Stampin’ Up! .  You can mix and match and you’ll always have a great outcome. By the way, I’m also showing off almost all of the new In Colors ink.

Here’s the simple “How To” for today’s card:

  • I used a Thick Basic White card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/2″.
  • The Basic Black card layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  I like to use thin layers but if you feel more comfortable cutting a wider layer, that’s fine.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black center layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • The Basic White top layer is slightly smaller.  It’s 4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Design Tip:  It’s easier to do a “fun layer” as I call it, or an offset layer if your bottom is cut slightly larger than the top. You’ll get more color exposure and it’ll be easier to angle your layer.  Give it a try.  It works.
  • I stamped my sentiment with my Stamparatus and stamped and fussy cut the balloons.
  • My layers are attached to each other with Multipurpose Glue.  I like using it because it does give you a little time to set your layers.

Here’s a suggestion.

Purchase the “Create With Friends” stamp set along with the Penguin Place Bundle, and add in a bottle of Multipurpose Glue, you can get the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper absolutely FREE.  You can create projects galore!

For the product details, you can click on the images below.

And, when you purchase through my website, you will also receive a package of the amazing Metallic Pearls as a gift from me.

So, cut your “fun layers”, add a large sentiment and a few balloons and create something to celebrate you!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.

SALE-A-BRATION

It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

 

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN MY TEAM

This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. There’s no obligation, you can cancel at any time. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

 

 

 

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