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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas with Joy and Sparkle!

This is one of my favorite Christmas cards I made this year.  It was my swap for Stamp Club and my personal Christmas card.  I just love the glitz and glimmer with the simple message, "JOY."  It has a lot more impact in person, as the photograph really doesn't do it justice.  This card was made using items from the Holiday Seasonal Catalog:  Bright & Beautiful stamp set, Stars Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Confetti Stars Punch.  Additional items are Champagne Glimmer Paper, Very Vanilla and Baked Brown Sugar card stock, Gold Foil paper and Gold Embossing Powder.  Liquid Tombow and Dimensionals played a big part in holding this card together!  On the inside I placed the center part of the Champagne Glimmer Paper star centered just over the sentiment, "Wishing you a BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS & a NEW YEAR that SHINES with HAPPINESS" from the same Bright & Beautiful set.  It was a lovely way to incorporate the theme from the card front to the inside.

I used Versamark ink to stamp the word "JOY" and emboss it with Gold Embossing Powder on the Gold Foil paper for a stunning look on the front of the card.  The Gold Foil paper looks like the words were dry embossed, like the stars on the Very Vanilla card stock.  It's a beautiful technique!  Try it yourself!

Tips:  Use your grid paper to line up and mark exactly where you want the words to be placed and thoroughly coat the Gold Foil paper with your Embossing Buddy to reduce static so you don't have stray bumps on your Gold Foil strip.  A little Snail Adhesive placed on your grid paper where the Gold Foil strip will go helps to keep it in place while you are stamping.  When gluing card stock to Champagne Glimmer Paper, use Liquid Tombow and hold for a bit to ensure tight adhesion.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this card!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Weekly Deals and Clearance Items!

I hope you are gearing up for the Christmas season and creating wonderful projects to share with your family and friends.  Stampin' Up! is making it easier for you by offering so many wonderful discount deals.  The Online Extravaganza just ended and I know many of you scooped up some great deals there.  New Weekly Deals have been posted and beginning December 5, more closeout items will be added to the Clearance Rack, including Holiday items.  Shop early for the best deals, as all items are while quantities last.  You may place an online order using Hostess code 4SB6DRJT, or contact me with your order and I will process it for you.  If you are a Stamp Club member, please contact me for your Club's code before ordering.  When you have finished filling your cart, click on "view shopping bag" and you will see a box in the lower left corner for a Hostess Code.  Paste the code there and click "apply."

Here are the Weekly Deals for December 2 - December 8.

12 Days Of Christmas Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
12 Days Of Christmas Swatchbook Template - Digital Download
Price: $12.95 $7.77
Bermuda Bay 1-1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Bermuda Bay 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

And We Have a Winner!

The winner of the November drawing is Jean S. from Union, Missouri.  She will be receiving the Ornamental Elegance Kit to make fabulous 3-D ornaments in a snap!  Congratulations, Jean!