Category Archives: Holiday

Many projects can easily go from one occasion to another with a simple switch-a-roo of the sentiment! These projects are typically geared to a specific holiday, whether Christmas, Halloween, etc. due to their images, colors and sentiments.

Going for the Gold with the GDP!

This week the Global Design Project#109 is hosting a Color Challenge.  Here it is:

Global Design Project #109

And here is my entry:Deck the Halls for the GDP

The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Framelits dies make making Christmas cards a snap! (And you can bundle and save 10%!)  The perfectly coordinating images and intricately detailed dies make it look like I’ve spent hours on this card, but it was easy enough to mass produce a lot of these cards in a short time period.  The Merry Music DSP makes for a nice background and the gold doilies add the right amount of bling with over-doing it.  (The Merry Music DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale going on thru October 31st.)

Want to know a little secret?  I actually designed this card last week for my #WorldCardMakingDay class.  As I sat down to write this post, I saw the GDP announced their Color Challenge and since I hadn’t shared this project yet, and the colors just fit this color challenge exactly, well, if the shoe fits….   Sometimes things just fall into place perfectly.

I highly recommend this product suite!  If you can only get 1 bundle or suite from the Holiday catalog, it would be a tough choice between this Merry Little Christmas product suite and the Quilted Christmas product suite.  Both have an awesome stamp set and coordinating framelit dies that can be used for more than just Christmas, and both have a complimentary array of embellishments.  If you missed my earlier posts showing the Quilted Christmas product suite, please click here and here.

Take a few minutes to head over to the Global Design Project to see all the awesome designs.

Here is another look at my card, and the supply list you’ll need to recreate this card yourself.  Click Here to shop my online store for any supplies.  Deck the Halls for the GDP

Nancy Gleason

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Pals Blog Hop – Wicked Folds


Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

For my project I chose to do a Double Z-Fold technique.

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And here it is open:

Sweater Deer Double Z Fold

Watch this video to see the Double Z Fold card in action:

My card is a monochromatic card in Cherry  Cobbler and Whisper White with a touch of silver for some ‘bling’. The buck in the Winter Sweater just makes me laugh every time I see him!  This image is from the Merry Patterns stamp set that is available for FREE during the Merry Patterns Host Promotion thru Oct. 31st.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the Merry Patterns Host Promotion CLICK HERE to download the Merry Patterns Promotion flyer.  Merry Patterns, argyle sweater on deer, tis the season, candles

I thought he would be perfect with a piece of card stock embossed with the Cable Knit  TIEF.  The tiny deer pattern on the DSP from the *Be Merry DSP just repeats the deer theme we have going on.  A tiny sliver of 1/8″ silver ribbon and the Rhinestone Jewels are the perfect accents.

*This Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on now.

Of course, I couldn’t make a card like this without my Stampin’ Trimmer.  Of all the paper trimmers I’ve owned over the years, the Stampin’ Trimmer by Stampin’ Up ! is hands down the best!

A Double Z-Fold card is really easy to make.  Start with your 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock scored & folded in half to make a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base.  Then just take the front  flap of the card and fold it in half back onto itself.  You will then have a piece of cardstock, when laid flat, that is scored at 2-1/8″and  4-1/4″.  When scored and folded this will be a Z-fold.

The part of the card that makes the double Z is just another piece of card stock 8-1/2″ scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″.  The height of this piece should be less than 5-1/2″  but it can be any size.  For this card, the height is 4″.   Score and fold this piece to make another Z.  The trick comes in how you adhere the pieces.  The card base, from left to right, has the 2 small panels and 1 large panel.  The Z-fold piece is adhered to the card base with the 1 large panel on the left and the 2 small panels on the right.

To see another card I made with the Double Z- Fold, click here.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.  We love to hear what you have to say! 

If you need any supplies to make a card like this, please shop my online store here  or click on any of the product links above.  Please use Host Code XTHACC4H if your order is less than $150.  If your order is $150 -$299.99 you will earn Stampin’ Rewards.  If your order is $300 or more, you will earn Stampin’ Rewards AND the free Merry Patterns stamp set!  CLICK HERE to learn all about Stampin’ Rewards. 


Click here to view the Blog Hop Line-up

Nancy Gleason

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How to Make a Rectangle using only a Square Framelit Die

Well, that sounds impossible, doesn’t it?   Not only is it not impossible, it is actually quite simple!  And today I am going to show you just how to make a rectangle using only a square framelit die!

I told you that was easy!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you like this trick.  Thanks 🙂

If you missed yesterday’s blog post, which created the necessity for me to make a rectangle from the Square Framelit die, you can view that here.

merry patterns Don’t miss out on the Hostess special going on right now.  Host a qualifying order of $300 or more, (or place a large order for yourself and get everything on your wishlist!) and get this exclusive stamp set “Merry Patterns” for free!

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Contact me if you would like to host a party, even a Facebook Party so you can earn this stamp set.

 

 

 

Check back with me, I have more to share from the Quilted Christmas product suite!

Happy Stampin’

How to Make a Simple Card

Hi Friends,

I finally had my chance I had to play with all of the Quilted Christmas products and even though I am not a quilter (I don’t even sew), I fell head over heels for the product suite!

Today I am going to share a video with teaching you how to make a simple Christmas card using this product bundle.  This is perfect for beginners as the coordinating products in the bundle do all the work for you to create beautiful cards!    Seasoned paper crafters will enjoy this product suite as you can create very detailed quilted projects.  #SomethingForEveryone!

Don’t miss my reference to another video within this video!  This is a trick that you will thank me for 🙂  You’re welcome!

So without any further adieu, let’s make a Christmas card:

What do you think?  Please leave me a comment; I love to hear from you.

Here’s another card I made using the same layout, just a different sheet of paper.

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Which one do you like better?  The paper used in the video or in the photo?

I taught the ladies in my Mini Christmas Card Club how to make this card and they all loved it!  From being so simple, and just using one sheet of paper from the 6×6 stack, they all felt this was a great card when you have to make a lot.  It’s also a very versatile layout and the card can be used for any occasion just by switching the patterned paper and sentiment out.    With all the beautiful patterned paper that Stampin’ Up! offers, you can really let the paper do all the work!

Well, I hope you enjoyed making a card with me.  I will be blogging about the other cards I made using the Quilted Christmas product suite.  In the meantime, check out some of the inspiration from the catalog:Quilted Christmas Product SuiteIf you like Christmas, don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list.  Beginning Oct. 4th, my mailing list subscribers will get my 3rd Annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter complete with an exclusive Christmas project delivered to their inbox each week.  If you’re not on my list, you won’t get those 12 Christmas project tutorials. 

If you would like to purchase the Quilted Christmas bundle, or any other products, click here to shop my online store.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

The Holiday Catalog is here!

Oh my!  The 2017 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog is here and it couldn’t be more breath-taking!  Demonstrators were given a sneak peek into 3 different product suites over three days last week, and we finally got to view the catalog in full last week too!  Today is the day we get to place our pre-order!  If you want to share in this excitement, then order your Starter Kit ($99 – free shipping – filled with $125 worth of whatever product you want, even Holiday catalog merchandise!  Sweet, right?)

If you don’t want to order a Starter Kit, but want to see what’s in the Holiday Catalog, then pop some popcorn, sit back and hit “PLAY”.  I’ll be sharing videos from Stampin’ Up! with some product suites from the soon to be released catalog.  Then fill out your Wish List, and get ready for September 1st when you can order from this catalog.

Wow! Who needs Netflix? It’s like a Stampin’ Up! Marathon 🙂  After binge-watching Stampin’ UP!, who needs a Wish List? Me too! Fill out this Wish List here (click to download the PDF file), then return the Wish List to me.   I’ll contact the folks on your list and let them know what you want!  They’ll buy what you want, you’ll get what you want, and everyone’s happy!

If all this has you in the mood for Christmas, don’t forget that there are plenty of really nice stamps, papers, embossing folders, etc. in the Annual Catalog too that you can order right now.  Click here!

I can’t wait to share many of the items from the Holiday Catalog with you.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which product suite is your #1 fav! Thanks,

Nancy

Love for my Valentine!

As soon as I saw this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I knew I wanted to use hearts for the 3 elements.  And since I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day card with my Stamp Class this week, it was the perfect opportunity to make 1 project that fit the bill for both!

And here is the sketch that inspired this design. Freshly Made Sketches #272

A Silver Metallic Foil Doilies is the perfect backdrop for  all of the different hearts in the Sending Love product suite, including the 3D heart which is just perfect for being pierced by an arrow!

I’m so glad that I picked up the Metallic Real Red Embossing Powder from the 2016 Holiday catalog – it adds just the perfect amount of bling for the sentiment.  I originally wanted to use Silver foil sheets for the arrow, but it really didn’t stand out.  I tried black; that really stood out but I wasn’t sure about black on a Valentine’s Day card, so I opted for Pool Party.  It provides enough contrast, but it is subtle enough that it doesn’t jump out as the first element you see.  I am happy with the way it worked out.

The Love Notes Framelites dies are hugely popular: it was just announced that they are now being backordered until the end of February.   You can still get the other products in this product suite, including the Sealed With Love stamp set, the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, and more.  If you really want the framelits, I would order them now, so that you’ll be among the first to get them when they are back in stock.  I made a few other projects using the product suite which you can see  here.

I’ll be making this card with the ladies in my Stamp Class Monday evening.  I hope that they enjoy making this card as much as I did.

Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all the fabulous designs using this sketch.

Then come back tomorrow to see the other project I will be teaching to my Stamp Class.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

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January 2017 Pals Blog Hop


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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I think a Love Note tucked into a lunchbox comes straight from the heart!  And look how adorable the new “Sending Love” product suite is for making mini love notes!  The Sealed with Love stamp set, coupled with the Love Notes Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%!) makes cute mini envelopes and notes.

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Yes, each envelope is a real envelope that holds a real  note.  Here are the notes in each envelope:

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Shhhh, don’t say anything but this love note is going to be tucked into my hubby’s lunch today!  He’s been having alot of stress and chaos at work the last 2 days, so I’m sure this will brighten at least a minute of his day!

Here’s another project I made with the ladies in my stamp club last weekend using the same Product Suite.

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Another note tucked in a mini envelope.  But see how this mini envelope is constructed using the new Sending Love Glassine Sheets?  These sheets have a tiny pattern printed on them.

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And of course, another little sentiment on the love note!

Who wouldn’t love these mini Love Notes?  This is a perfect product suite for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

To order any of these products in my online store just click here.  Don’t forget, that with every $50 you spend (before shipping & tax), you earn 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item!  The January Host Code is 2BUYMMWN.   If you place an online order with me that is less than $150, please use this Host Code.  If  your order is over $150 do not use the Host Code.

Of course, Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to order the Ultimate Starter Kit.  For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of products, PLUS 2 FREE STAMP SETS!    To order the Ultimate Starter Kit, click here. 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE! —
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

You can also order any item I featured by clicking on the picture below:

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Last Minute Gift Giving!!

It’s not too late to get that perfect gift, and get it (and give it) in time!!!

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Looking for that Perfect Gift?  Waited until the last minute?  Don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered!  A Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription is the answer!   Give the gift of creativity for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Simply purchase here and we’ll email you a printable gift card and a subscription code.

Happy holidays!

Check out the video below to see the December kit.

Don’t forget to treat yourself too!    We all deserve a little Creativity Break each month!  I look forward to my little red box in the mailbox each month, and I know you will too!

So now that you’re shopping is finished, I hope that you will enjoy the holidays! Kick back and relax with your family and friends and enjoy the lights, the Christmas music, maybe a sappy Christmas movie or whatever it is that makes you happy!

Sending Hugs for the Holidays,

Nancy

 

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It’s back!!!!

It’s back!!!

And I couldn’t be happier!  My blog has been knocked out service since Oct. 19th!!!  I’ve been (patiently) waiting for it to be restored.  And while I was able to have my blog restored, I did lose all of my October blog posts.  A small price to pay, as I was prepared with the possibility of losing everything and having to start all over.

It’s been a long time, and boy, do I have a lot to share with you!  For starters, look at this!nancy-with-catalogsI had a fabulous time at the OnStage Event in Secaucus, NJ last weekend where I got to get the new 2017 catalogs.  It was a fun-filled time spent with my downline, and other demo’s from the Northeast, gathered at the Meadowlands Convention Center.  I’ll share more about my trip to OnStage in a blog post later this week.

The highlight was the catalog reveal of the 2017 Occasions catalog (January 4 through May 31) and the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalog (January 4 – March 31).  This is my favorite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! DemonstratorI get to see the catalogs BEFORE they are revealed, and order product from those catalogs!  If you want to enjoy this perk yourself, then join me in this incredible Stampin’ Up! journey!  For the cost of the starter kit, $99, you get all this and more!   Talk to me about getting your starter kit today.  You can join just for the perks, and stay for the discount, or drop without any obligation.

I’ve had the chance to play with one of the soon to be released stamp sets called   Cool Treats.   This is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets.  It’s so fun and playful.  I’ve made my November birthday cards from this set, and it’s so much cheery; I can’t wait until the coordinating product suite gets delivered to me tomorrow.  (Why didn’t I choose Express Shipping?  The wait is so long!)pitk62081

Another stamp set is called “Nailed It”.  I won this stamp set during Prize Patrol, and I am so happy I did.  I made this card for my hubby as soon as I got home.  The sentiment was perfect, and since he’s a woodworker, the tools are perfect for him. saw you

Here’s me so happy I won this at Prize Patrol:

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You can see how happy I am.  I know you are sharing in my happiness, thank you.  So now I want to share something else that will make you happy too!

You can order your Stitched Shapes Framelits Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372) NOW!   This set of 12 (4 sizes each of Circles, Ovals & Squares) are destined to become your go-to shapes because the faux stitching around the edge of each shape will transform your ordinary shapes into extraordinary works of art!  saleCOMING SOON!  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale with up to 40% off on select items begins November 21.  This online super sale will run from November 21 to November 28.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends as well as boost and freshen your personal paper crafting stash!  This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion with special product discounts only available that day!  Mark your calendars;  I’ll have more details for you soon 🙂

Thank you so much for sticking by me while I had this long spell of being ‘off the air’.   I appreciate your loyalty and friendship so much.    I hope something like this will never happen again.  Please like me on facebook so we can still keep in touch.

Happy Stampin’

Nancy

 

 

 

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Well, Isn’t that special?

During the day, I work in a bank.  And our Christmas Clubs will be dispersed this weekend, just in time for some great holiday shopping from Stampin’ UP!   And Stampin’ UP! is delivering the goods with lots of Sales & Specials for the month of October, for both gifting giving and supplies to make your own!  Make sure you scroll down and read this entire blog post to see all the specials going on.  world-card-making-dayIn celebration of World Card Making Day on October 1st, Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off on card making essentials for 5 days, from October 1-5!

You can view/print the flyer HERE

There are 2 great items on sale that I want to bring to your attention.  One is the Designer Tin Of Cards Project Kit Item #141651.   Regularly priced at $27.00 it is on sale for only $20.25!  This is a great gift for your crafty friends! (Or consider making the cards yourself and giving the cards ready to send along with a book of stamps so your recipient will have cards at the ready to mail out!  How sweet is that?   Think of someone in a nursing home or with limited access to get to stores to buy cards)

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It includes all you see above including the cute tin. You will need to supply inks and stamps of your choice or get the  Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.  The coordinating ink colors are: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron classic stampin’ pads and Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad.

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I know many of you already have the Envelope Punch Board but if you are a new stamper, it’s a tool that I recommend for creating all your own envelopes in any size!  It’s on sale for only $15! (regularly $20)  Don’t let the name fool you – you can create many boxes & 3D items with the Envelope Punch Board!

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showing how the punch board works.

I also love that if you buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get a FREE refill as part of this promotion.  Here’s another video by Stampin’ Up! showing why you need Fast Fuse (especially if you are making boxes with your new Envelope Punch Board!)

Love to Craft? Short on time? Short on supplies? Short on ideas? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit in a box delivered to your door for less than $20 a month! And if you order now, you’ll pay for October and get November FREE!!! No obligation; you can cancel at any time (but you won’t want to!) Just use promo code BOGO and click this link to order. https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2074404

(but hurry, offer ends Oct. 10th!)

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(Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions make great gifts too!)

But, that’s not all!  There’s more…

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DSP Sale coming Oct 1 through 31

October 1 – 31,  buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and GET 1 FREE! Here are the papers that will be included in this promotion so that you can plan your purchase list.

Item #      Product Name
141663      Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645      Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660      Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654      Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630      Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640      By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986      Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981       Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape

With 8 packages included in this promo, you can buy 6 and get 2 FREE so that you’ll get them all.  And if you buy all 6 papers (and get 2 free), and use the HOST CODE M94Q9N6F,  I’ll throw in a package of the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape as a thank you!   You can see the card I made using this Washi Tape here.

So, now that you want to start shopping to take advantage of all of these sales, and get a jump start on your holiday gift-giving, Click Here to go to my online store.  Please use HOST CODE M94Q9N6F when you place your order of $150 or less.  See the graphic below to show where to apply your Host Code.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’Space.  And thanks for ordering from me.  I appreciate you.  Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

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