One of my ‘go-to’ projects this time of year is a cute gift card holder. My design is quick and easy to make: you could knock a dozen or so in under an hour! Seriously. And it was designed so that you could maximize the yield from a sheet of cardstock and DSP with very little waste. BONUS! And if that weren’t enough, you could easily customize this for any occasion simply by changing out the color combination, DSP, and the design element/sentiment.
Click here for a FREE PDF Tutorial detailing how to make this gift card holder.
I was live on Facebook making this gift card holder if you’d rather see it in action. Go to my Facebook page and look for the live video.
Enjoy this project, and as always, leave me comment if you enjoyed this project.
I may be a little bit late to the Buffalo Check party, but I’ll be making up for lost time for sure! As soon as I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I knew I had to have it! But since I was pacing my budget with the trip to Orlando, FL for OnStage, I didn’t get it right away. My order arrived a few days before Thanksgiving but today was the first day I could actually ink that stamp up and use it. This is the first card I made with it:
I used Black Momento ink on Whisper White cardstock to stamp the Buffalo Check image. If you subscribe to my mailing list, you’ll be able to download my free report ““The 8 Essential Tools Every Paper Crafter MUST have to be Successful” . #2 is a clear flexible ruler. I used this ruler and my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker to draw lines between the checks to create more of a ‘plaid’ than Buffalo Check. I really love the way it turned out.
I used the Country Home stamp set to stamp the milk can and colored it using the Basic Gray Stampin’ Blends markers. I added hi-lights with the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter. (You can get this FREE from me; see below.) Then I cropped some pine needles from Old Olive cardstock, a berry spring in gold foil sheets, and leaves in Vellum. I stamped the candy canes in Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut that out as well.
Every where I look, I see Buffalo Check patterns, from clothing to housewares, to Christmas decor. It’s so on trend. I love that Stampin’ Up! offers us products that are so trendy. I stamped several pieces of cardstock, in different colors, so I plan on making lots of cards with Buffalo Check backgrounds! Follow my Facebook page to see them all.
All of the items I used are available for sale in my online store if you want to purchase any of these items. Happening Now:
Our new two-day sale is 10% off annual catalog stamp sets and kits. Supplies are limited, so shop now and get your hands on some new favorites! 10% off is like getting FREE SHIPPING (shipping is 10% of your order when your order reaches $69.95) Who doesn’t like FREE SHIPPING? This Sale ends midnight on November 26 so don’t wait! SHOP NOW! *Annual catalog products only, exclusions apply, item quantities limited.
Get a Stampin Blends Color Lifter Pen FREE when you place a qualifying order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) thru my online store in November and use the Host Code 9ZGDUJ4M.If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code; you will be automatically qualified to receive the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter.
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of today’s project. Do you have the Buffalo Check stamp set yet or plan to get it? I think you’ll love it as much as I do.
Happy Stampin, and thanks as always for choosing to shop thru me to purchase your Stampin’ UP! supplies. I appreciate it.
Hi Stampers, I love getting a jump start on making Christmas Cards and this past week I’ve been busy making Christmas Bright, thanks to the new Making Christmas Bright stamp set and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (Bundle and Save 10%)
I love, too, when I get more mileage out of a Christmas stamp set by using it year round, and this bundle does just that. Now that’s what I call Making Christmas Bright!
I love the cheerful, rainbow of colors and the festive combination of Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick. The pop of Silver Metallic gives just the right amount of bling! A bit of Wink of Stella gives the light bulbs some added shine. Here’s a look at the Making Christmas Bright Bundle:
One thing that made working with the tiny light bulb pieces a piece of cake is the new Take Your Pick tool. After punching out multiple light bulbs from colored cardstock and light bulb bases from Silver Metallic Foil, this tool allowed me to pick up the pieces with ease and place them just where I need them to be. I don’t think I would want to put these light bulbs together without it! Make sure you grab a Take Your Pick Tool when you order this bundle!
The Stamparatus also made easy work of stamping the sentiment. This is 2 stamps and getting them lined up within the circle (which I cropped out before stamping) is so easy with the stamparatus. I love this more and more every time I use it!
I know that you want to recreate this card for yourself, and you can! My supply list is below so that you can get the supplies you need to make this card for yourself.
Now I told you that the Making Christmas Bright stamp set can also be used year round. I’ll be sharing two projects I made with this stamp set that aren’t Christmas in an upcoming blog post. My mailing list subscribers will actually get to see them first! If you aren’t on my mailing list, you can subscribe here.
I hope my project will be Making Christmas Bright for you too!
If you have any questions for me, leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to get back to you! I may even answer your question in an upcoming newsletter edition.
Well, ok, it’s not really Christmas morning. But it sure feels like it! Today is the day that the 2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog is live! This catalog is chock full of holiday goodness. I won’t make you wait any longer so here it is:
Just click on the image and open up the catalog.
I”ll wait while you look thru the catalog and make your shopping list. In fact, I’ll even give you a Holiday Shopping List! Just click here: Holiday Shopping List
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas… famous song lyrics. Go ahead, you can sing if you want to. My project today puts a spunky twist on the song lyrics. The stamp set “Half Full”, one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2017 Holiday Catalog, has a whimsical inside/outside sentiment that I used for this project. Let’s take a look:
And for the inside….. (drum roll please!)
I know you just chuckled! I know I did when I first saw this stamp set! And I just knew I had to have it. I made this card with the ladies in my “Wine Down Wednesday” Stampin’ Class (of course we made wine-themed cards on Wine Down Wednesday!) and they just loved it. And you’ll notice that I used a strip of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper as a nod to the song lyrics… I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…. I know; I’ve been humming this tune for several days now!
A little bit of coloring with the blender pen adds the perfect amount of color to this project. Momento Ink is my ink of choice when filling in color with the Blender Pen.
I’ve used this stamp set in other classes; you can see those projects here and here. This is such a versatile and fun stamp set; and if you are considering getting this stamp set, I hope you will. It’s a lot of fun. You can click here to go to my online store or click on any of the items below.
Don’t forget our Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale runs thru 10/31. Click here to see all the details.
The stamp set called “Snowflake Sentiments” and the coordinating Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits dies caught my eye the first trip thru the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and went straight to my ‘must have’ list. The intricate snowflake cut out and the lacy border, along with the font style and basic greetings, were too much for me to pass up. Add to that the fact that you can bundle & save, and I was hooked!
The Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week provided just the right excuse for me to take these out and play! Thanks #TTTC021! So here it is:
This card is delicate and intricate; it look like you spent HOURS on this card, but the Big Shot and the dies do all the work for you!
I popped up the entire snowflake panels on Stampin’ Dimensionals before adding it to my Soft Sky card base. A few pieces of washi tape keep the Tinsel Trim in place as well. You can see that here:
Stampin’ Dimensionals do a few things; they raise the cardstock enough to allow for the thickness of the tinsel trim to ride underneath without adding bulk to the card, and they give an added dimension to the card by having that panel raised.
Here is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge for this week:
I chose the Diagonal Row from the bottom left to the top right, using die cut and oval. For the free I chose to add some bling.
I knew I wanted these intricate swirly snowflake dies for the die cut and the sentiments from the Snowflake Sentiments pair so nicely with the oval framelits so my card fell together so easily and perfectly for this row. You can see my card again here:
You can see all the projects posted to the TicTacToeChallenge021 here.
Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today. I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you might be inspired to make some cards today. If this post inspires you to make something with snowflakes, or the Soft Sky/Dapper Demin/Silver color combo, please let me, or better yet, send me a picture of your creation! Leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!
Come back again soon!
To buy any of the products used here, click on the item name in the post above, or the picture below. Thanks! Don’t forget you only have a few more days for the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Paper Sale, or to earn the Merry Patterns stamp set with a $300 order.
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.
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.
And here it is open:
Watch this video to see the Double Z Fold card in action:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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:If 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.
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,
It’s not too late to get that perfect gift, and get it (and give it) in time!!!
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.
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!
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!I 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! Demonstrator – I 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!)
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.
Here’s me so happy I won this at Prize Patrol:
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! COMING 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.
Stampin’ UP! offers several great kits in the new 2016 Holiday catalog. I will be hosting a class around 3 of these kits in my classes; one each in Sept, Oct. & Nov. Kits are a great resource for busy crafters, for crafters with limited space for supplies and limited budgets, or for those of us who struggle with constantly trying to come up with new ideas.
On Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM I’m holding a “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class.A The cost of the class is the cost of the kit; and I’ll supply the needed stamp set, and ink. Tomorrow is the last day to order your kit and reserve your seat in my upcoming “Stitched with Cheer” card kit class. Use the PayPal button to order, or go directly to my online store and USE HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M to order your kit, and optional stamp set, along with any other supplies you may want.
Want a sneak peek of the card before you commit? Watch this video:
Don’t forget about our Special Sale either. Click here to shop our Special Sale.
BONUS: Stampin’ Up! has just loaded many new items into the Clearance Rack. Click here to shop the Clearance Rack for the last chance to get some of your favorite retired product before its’ gone for good. If you are going to place an order with me, and it will be less than $150, please use the HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M. Thanks! If you order is$150 or more (before tax and shipping) then don’t use the host code. You will be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards.
Thanks for shopping with me. I always appreciate your support so much!
Well, don’t just sit there! OPEN THE CATALOG AND SEE FOR YOURSELF:
So, how long is your wish list? Come on, tell the truth. It’s pretty long, isn’t it? Yeah, mine is really long too! Well, you can click here to go to my online store to order your ‘must-have’s right away’. But wait, there’s more!
UPDATE: The Thoughtful Branches bundle, was available Aug 1-31 or until supplies run out. Well, supplies haven’t run out yet, so Stampin’ Up! decided to continue to offer this past Aug. 31. But once supplies run out, this will be gone for good. I’d order it today if you want it.
Between September 1 and September 21, Stampin’ Up! is offering a25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog – the list of items on the Special Offers will change each week, and I’m excited to share the first week’s list. Be sure to add these items to your Holiday Catalog order tomorrow. ? Click on the picture below to download the list of items included in this offer:
Want it all? Why not join me in my Stampin’ UP! Journey? It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. You can join for $99 – and choose $125 worth of products to fill your starter kit. Whether you ever do anything again or not, you’ve gotten $25 of Stampin’ UP! for free! But you’ll also be eligible to earn a discount on future orders, and you can be a wholesale customer; no selling required. Ready? Click here to join now or just to learn more.
Please tell me your favorite item in the new catalog. Just leave me a comment and maybe, I’ll use that to make my next project! See you soon.