Winter Holiday Scene

Create a winter holiday scene with the Still Scenes Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. It will give you a chance to bring a special scene to life this winter.  I love collecting snow globes and this Bundle allows me to have a little more fun with it.  You can also purchase the Snow Globe Shaker Domes and take it up a notch.  Add confetti, fake snow, glitter or anything you can think of to enhance your card.

This bundle can also be used at other times of the year.  Just choose your image for your scene and you have your inspiration.  



You can purchase this bundle from my online store here.  You can also visit the Holiday catalog section of my store here to browse the Holiday Catalog online.  Don’t forget that all our bundles save you an additional10%.  There is still time to plan your holiday projects. 

 

3D Holiday Tree

It’s always fun to create your own holiday cards.  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy.  With the Perfectly Plaid bundle, you can create this 3D holiday tree card.  The tree seems to come alive on the card and the backdrop for the tree is just as gorgeous.  Let your imagination run wild with this one and see what embellishment ideas you can come up with.

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Supplies:
Stamp SetsPerfectly Plaid Bundle (151143)
Card Stock – Smoky Slate (131202); Whisper White (100730); Real Red (102482); Garden Green (102584)
Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084)
Misc. – Silver Glimmer Paper (146960); Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (150441); Timeless Label Punch (149516); Layering Circles Dies (141705); Red Rhinestones (146924); Linen Thread (104199); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Snail Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

· Smoky Slate Cardstock: 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap piece approx. 11” x 4 ½” for 9 trees
· Whisper White Cardstock: Scrap piece for sentiment approx. 2 ½” x 1 ½”
· Real Red Cardstock: same as white above- approx. 2 ½” x 1 ½”
· Garden Green Cardstock: 7” x 2 ½” for 4 trees
· Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: approx. 3” x 3”
· Silver Glimmer Paper: approx. 3” x 3”

Instructions :

1. Take your long piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (approx. 11” x 4 ½”) and punch 9 trees with the Pine Tree Punch. Then, attach them with liquid glue to the 4” x 5 ¼” Smoky Slate Layer as pictured, for an interesting background.
2. Fold the Smoky Slate card base at 5 ½” and add that Smoky Slate Pine Tree layer to the card front with snail adhesive.
3. Die-cut an approx. 2 ½” scalloped circle with the Silver Glimmer Paper and a regular nesting circle in the Mercury Glass Acetate using the Layering Circle Dies. Use glue dots to adhere the two circles together and liquid glue to attach to the card front.
4. Punch 4 Pine Trees using Garden Green cardstock. Fold 3 of them lengthwise and attach them to the 4th one using liquid glue making a 3D tree. This will lay flat to mail.
5. Attach the 3D tree to the layering circles on the card front with liquid glue.
6. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and punch with the Timeless Label Punch. Also, use the Real Red Cardstock to punch another Timeless Label then attach the two punched pieces using liquid glue or snail adhesive a little offset. Then, attach the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. The last step is to make a double Linen Thread bow and attach it to the top of the tree with mini glue dots and add 4 Red Rhinestones.

Happy Snowman Card

It’s always easy to create a happy snowman card when you have the proper items.  In this case, it’s the Snowman Season stamp set.  I love that happy face and all that it symbolizes.  You can see love and friendship in this card.  The adorable scarf is just the icing on the cake.  It’s a very free-spirited card.  The soft blue colors add to the idea of a cold and wintery backdrop.  There are various other papers to choose from in the Holiday Catalog this year.


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Stamp Set – Snowman Season (150458)
Card Stock – Coastal Cabana (131297); Whisper White (100730); Early Expresso (119686)
Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084); Momento Tuxedo Black (132708)
Misc. – Let it Snow Designer Series Paper (DSP) (150393); Snowman Builder Punch (150643); Real Red 1/8” Curly Ribbon (150426); Snowflake Sequins (150443); Stampin’ Blends: Shaded Spruce Light (147936); Real Red Dark (147934); Smoky Slate Dark (145055); Pumpkin Pie Dark (144577); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

· Coastal Cabana: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (score and fold at 4 ¼”), 3” x 2 ¼”
· Whisper White: 5” x 3 ¾” & 3” x 2” (2 pieces)
· Early Expresso: Scrap for punched arms
· DSP: 2 designs – 41/4” x 1 ¾” & 41/4” x ¾”

Instructions:
1. Adhere the DSP to the white panel at an angle and trim off the excess on the edge.
2. Stamp greeting on the lower edge of white panel in Real Red ink.
3. Adhere white panel to Coastal Cabana card base.
4. Stamp the snowman and hat onto small white piece. Punch out. Color Snowman Hat with Blends or Markers.
5. Punch out Snowman arms from Early Expresso cardstock.
6. Attach snowman pieces onto second piece of white cardstock. Add the ribbon to make snowman scarf. Layer onto Coastal Cabana and adhere to cardfront.
7. Add snowflake sequins to the snowman panel with liquid glue. Then you have your happy snowman card.

Christmas Cheer Available

There is so much Christmas Cheer available this year.  Do you have some?   Use the Holiday Catalog to see some of these products first hand.  The inspiration is never far away when you have our catalogs at your fingertips.  Stampin’ Up! Brings us traditional and non-traditional colors and themes.  The Cup of Christmas stamp set is a great stamp set to have on hand for many different occasions.  If you don’t have a Holiday Catalog yet, contact me to arrange to get one, or download it from here. 

Another great feature of this stamp set is that it is versatile and can be used any time of the year.  Simply add a different sentiment and you have the perfect card for any occasion.  It also makes the perfect background when you spread those mugs all over the cardstock.  You are only as limited as your imagination.  Many occasions need only the right color combination to be perfectly coordinated.  I love that we can do that with the variety of colors we have available. 

So challenge yourself and see how you can use this great stamp set.  Have your own Christmas cheer available any way you would like it.

Christmas Anticipation

I always feel like the Christmas anticipation is always worse than the stress of the holiday itself.   I love how there are so many ways that Stampin’ Up! helps us to prepare with the Holiday Catalog and numerous other offers through the season.  The video below is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and prepare for the weeks ahead.  What are your goals?  How would you like to prepare?  What are some of the ways to utilize what we already know as we move forward into this holiday season?

Doesn’t it get you into the spirit already?  I hope you have some favorite products this year because I know I do. Visit my online store here and take advantage of all Stampin’ Up! has to offer this holiday season.

 

Santa’s Christmas Planning

We are about a month into the Holiday Catalog and I can already feel Christmas.  This video is a great way to get you in the mood.  It also seems to help with Santa’s Christmas planning.  Let’s see what Santa is up to before the big night.  

I always love when I see the first signs of Christmas.  That is what this video represented for me.  Even though they are starting early in the stores, this video has the music and the setting all wrapped up into one.  Visit my online holiday store here.  Have you started your Christmas shopping or are you relying on Santa’s Christmas planning too?