If you LOVE paper, then you’ll want to read this!

The Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ UP! is hands down the BEST paper you’ll ever buy! If you read my post yesterday, you know that I told you to come back today to see the new Holiday DSP. (If you didn’t, you can see that post here.)

Let me introduce you to the new Designer Series Paper – Holiday Edition!

And if that’s not enough to make you want to buy lots of paper, check out this promotion on our papers from our Annual Catalog:

To see the list of all the DSP included in this Buy 3 Get 1 Free sales, click here.

To order any of these papers, or any other item, from my online store, click here. If you are placing an online order and your order is less than $150, please add the Host Code MYVYJSQY when prompted. If your order is $!50 or more (before shipping & sales tax), do not add the host code but rather claim the host rewards for yourself. Thanks !

Did You SEE the new 2019 Holiday Catalog?

The 2019 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ UP! goes live today!! Did You See it? Oh my, I started making my wish list by page number, not item number! You can view the catalog here:

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Cover
2019 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! has made a number of videos showcasing several products and I want to share those with you today, in no particular order. Sit back and watch:

Is your wish list growing? Come back tomorrow to see some videos of the new Designer Series Paper! Oh my! Wait until you see the paper – you’ll be swooning!

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If you would like to order from the catalog today, please CLICK HERE to start shopping.

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Meet Lenny!

My husband and I just returned from a vacation in Maine. It was absolutely wonderful! Maine was everything I had hoped for and more! I’ve never been there but I’m sure I will go back. It was so beautiful. And I ate so much good food – yes I had my first lobster roll, delicious! And blueberry pie and blueberry pancakes. I even brought home wild Maine blueberries and made a pie. I shared my pie (and the recipes for both my homemade pie crust and my blueberry pie filling) on my Facebook page.

And wildlife – we went on a Whale Watching Tour! Such magnificent creatures and it’s hard to fathom the sheer size of those whales! The famous Maine wildlife that we didn’t see were moose. But I did meet Lenny! And I want to introduce him to you now too!

Lenny the Chocolate Moose

Lenny is a 1700 lb. Chocolate Moose! Yes, he is solid milk chocolate! Now that’s my kind of wild life! But I wasn’t allowed to take a nibble of him 🙁 Isn’t he adorable?

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Lenny was the inspiration for my card. When I saw the sketch from the folks at Freshly Made Sketches, I just knew that sketch was made for the Moose from the new Merry Moose stamp set.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I also broke out my new Birch Background stamp and just used a neutral combination of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake for my layers and just a pop of red for the scarf. An easy card to make and the sketch was perfect. But after sleeping on it, I woke up with an idea to step up the card a bit so here is my second card:

Merry Moose for FMS400

For this card I used the Woodlands Embossing Folder for the background instead of the Birch Background stamp and I made the image panel larger. I stamped a few trees in Mossy Meadow ink and this time I stamped the moose and colored him using the Stampin’ Blends markers and cropped him out with the coordinating Moose Punch. The scarf was stamped in Real Red and fussy cut with my paper snips.

So which one do you like better? The simple card or the stepped up version? Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

If you like the Merry Moose stamp set and Moose punch, you’ll be able to purchase them as a bundle when the Holiday Catalog goes live on Sept. 5th!

2019 Holiday Catalog

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog

You’ll be able to view the catalog online right here on Sept 5th. If you are one of my customers then your catalog is in the mail to you. If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and want a catalog, email me and I’ll get one to you!

You can read more about my Maine vacation on my Facebook page so please head over there and Like my page while you’re there. And if you haven’t already done so, sign up for my mailing list here. My 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter campaign is going to start in several weeks and you won’t want to miss that!

Thanks for stopping my by My Stampin Space today! Stop back again on the 5th to view the catalog online.

Nancy Gleason. Stampin' UP! demonstrator, teacher, and blogger

Christmas in July

Who doesn’t love Christmas? And who doesn’t love making Christmas cards? There are several really nice Christmas stamps and dies in the 2019-20 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog for you to use right now! Who needs to wait until Christmas?

Last week, I made two Christmas cards for my Christmas in July stamp class. And I’m going to share one of those cards with you today.

Winter Woods

Pretty Peacock sets the stage for all of the white elements in this card. It provides a great contrast for the various shades of white. We start with a Whisper White card stock base. The snowy hill was created from Shimmery White Cardstock, and the rolling hill was cut from the In The Woods die. There is a line of trees in the background that were stamped very lightly with white craft ink using the Winter Woods stamp set. The focal point, that gorgeous tree, was cropped from Whisper White cardstock and the In The Woods dies. A Bone Folder was used to fold up the boughs and create dimension. Then the entire tree was spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with a little rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. That tree was finished with a few Rhinestones. The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.

Let’s take a close-up look at that tree! Do you see the shimmer?

Winter Woods and In The Woods dies come together to create this Christmas tree
Winter Woods and In The Woods dies come together to create this beautiful tree with lots of dimension. Frost White Shimmer paint and Rhinestone Jewels embellish the tree to give it a beautiful shine!

This card would be very easy to recreate. I am planning on making several of these and get a jump start on my Christmas cards now, because, let’s be honest, who has lots of extra time during the holidays? Better to get a head start now, right?

Ready to Shop?

So if you would like to make this card, just click here to start shopping. If you are placing an order with me and it’s less than $150, please use Host Code AW2KJ9Q4 . If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do not use the Host Code, but rather take the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself. Either way, you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon for each $50 worth of products you order, and you’ll get a FREE package of the Rhinestone Jewels (the same ones used in this project!) with every order of $50 or more as my way of saying ‘thanks’ for ordering with me.

So there you have it. Christmas in July! Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my Christmas in July project. Your comments help my blog rank better which means more people will find my blog. And I love hearing from you!