Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog is Now Live!

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog is Now Live!

Woohoo!  Starting today, the newest Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog is Now Live!  Check it out here!

 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

 

From Stampin’ Up! directly, here is what you DON’T WANT TO WAIT ON….

Products That Will Likely Go on Backorder
Spiderweb Paper Doilies (item 139622)

Products That Are at Risk of Going on Backorder
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (item 139592)
Red Foil Sheets (item 139607)
Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon (item 139612)
Reindeer Paper Clips (item 139643)
Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309)

If any of these items are on your wish list, please do not wait a single moment to order them!  I am a big fan of the Fine Tip Glue Pen and the Spiderweb doilies!

Click here to place your order!

 

Mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!)

Mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!)

Happy Monday to you all – and welcome to today’s project where we are mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!).

Do you know what tomorrow is?

Tomorrow is the FIRST day that the newest Holiday catalog goes live!  From Christmas to Halloween, and fall in the middle – it is a crazy good catalog.  And it officially starts tomorrow!  Woohoo!!!!

One of the things I love is when you use the same color for your card base as you do with the top layer.  It is just a great layering technique that is subtle and effective all at the same time.

You can do this with any color, it doesn’t have to just be neutrals.

Today I did it with white.  The card base is Whisper White and then on top of that is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White.  Before I attached it to my card base though, I dry embossed it with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  It is a stunning texture!

 

Mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!)

 

Then it was time to stamp.  I stamped the snowflakes in Marina Mist ink and punched them out with the new Snow Flurry punch.  Those were added to a strip of Marina Mist card stock using dimensionals.

Keeping with the same color on the same color theme, I stamped the sentiment (it is also from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set) in Marina Mist ink and die cut it using the Tags & Labels framelit set.  It was attached to the card just using regular adhesive.

 

Mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!)

 

For the finishing touches, a big rhinestone was added to the center of each snow flake.

 

Mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!)

 

This card is one that you could easily make 100 of, and you wouldn’t need that many supplies.  Just a ton of Whisper White card stock!

Here is a partial list of the supplies used.  I will edit this tomorrow when all the links are live for the new product available.

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project where we are mixing Flurry of Wishes with Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!).  See you in the next project!

Check Out Stamping Family for Only $1

Check Out Stamping Family for Only $1

As we celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Stamping Family next month, we wanted everyone to be able to see exactly what is in there waiting for you.

For only $1, you have access to everything members have access to!

Your $1 trial lasts you for three days – plenty of time to look around and see if Stamping Family is the right family for you to paper craft with.

Only 26 hours left to grab your $1 trial!

Check it out here.

Five Easy Ways To Add Sparkle To Your Paper Crafting Projects

Five Easy Ways To Add Sparkle To Your Paper Crafting Projects

Sometimes a little sparkle is all you need to add the final touch to a hand stamped project and I am going to give you five easy ways to do just that using products that you probably already have on hand. Over on Stamping Family, sparkle is one of our favorite things to show off and these tips gleaned from our fabulous samples are likely to get you in a sparklific mood!  Ready?

1. “Color” with liquid glue.  Use any liquid glue, like Stampin’ Up!’s Multipurpose Liquid Glue, to “color” various lines, spaces or place random dots on a project.  Let dry for just a few seconds and then sprinkle any of the gorgeous, superfine and uber-sparkly Stampin’ Up! Glitters over the project.  Tap off the excess and admire your bling!

2. For more random splatters of glittery goodness, just make a small puddle of the same Multipurpose Liquid Glue on your non-stick craft sheet and, using an Aquapainter, squeeze a little water into the glue and stir around until you have something the consistency of creamy salad dressing. Take your “glue dressing” loaded Aquapainter and “flick” droplets of the mixture over your project; an easy way to do this is just tap the Aquapainter against your finger over your project.  Let dry a few seconds and sprinkle with your glitter.  Shake off the excess and be VERY excited!

3. Add beautifully straight lines of glitter using the incredibly awesome Tear & Tape.  This paper backed, tearable but super sticky tape is perfect for adding lines of glitter; just lay it down, peel off the protective paper and sprinkle your glitter over.  Press lightly to make sure every spot is covered and tap off the excess.  Try making intersecting lines or even a plaid pattern using different colors!

4. Use your glitter with Heat & Stick Powder.  This often overlooked but extremely useful product, Heat & Stick powder is your go-to when you want to create a glittery image from a stamp.  Just ink up your stamp with Versamark, stamp, sprinkle with your Heat & Stick, heat with your Heat Tool until just glossy, add your glitter, tap off the excess and then hit with the heat for just a few more seconds to super set the stickiness.  Because Stampin’ Up! glitter is superfine, it not just has a lot more sparkle than other brands, it’s finer grain means that you get better coverage even on finer lines.

5. And now a SUPER cute idea that doesn’t use glitter!  Squirt a puddle of Dazzling Details onto some scrap paper and using a Sponge Dauber, sponge the Dazzling Details through a mask, a stencil, or along an edge of a panel to create a very subtle but eye catching shimmer.  As it dries, the effect becomes more dramatic so be patient and you will be amazed.

So which one are you dying to try first?  They are all gorgeous!  These five easy ways to add some sparkle and shine to your projects means you will be all set to create some gorgeous hand stamped cards and gifts this winter season!

Using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to Make a Handmade Halloween Card

Using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to Make a Handmade Halloween Card

Welcome to today’s project where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card!

This card had it’s trial and errors with it – and quickly became a comedy of errors!!!

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that I was cleaning out my stamp room.  Which meant that today, while the room is clean, I can’t find a dang thing.  Can you relate to that at all?

I knew I wanted to use the new Spider Web Doilies in the upcoming Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  But where were they?  After 30 minutes, I found them.  They were in with my punch boards – which made no sense at all.  They are now with my other doilies.

One of my favorite new stamps sets in this upcoming catalog.  It is one of the most versatile sets.  It is the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 set.  I feel a lot of stampers will overlook this set since it is a Project Life stamp set.  But it is crazy versatile!  So be sure to check it out on page 38 when you get your catalog.  (If you need a catalog and do not have a demonstrator already, please email me, meg@iteachstamping.com for a copy.)

The sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry first, but then when I went to put it on the Rich Razzleberry die cut, it was too much purple.  So that ink color was changed to Tangelo Twist.  Much better!

Then that cute little spider was stamped from the upcoming Howl-o-ween Treat set and die cut with the coordinating framelits.  And I gotta tell ya, I was downright giddy when I was die cutting that lil’ guy.  If I had to fussy cut him out, I probably wouldn’t have used him, and he is perfect for this card.  Having that little die was a game changer today.

 

where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card

 

Then it came down to the patterned paper.  I can’t tell you how many different patterns I used.  Eventually I settled on the Everyday Chic paper that I love dearly.  It is perfect!  With it being a white pattern on black paper, it really set off the other layers.

A layer of the same Tangelo Twist was added behind the patterned paper strip to add some more color.

 

where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card

 

I love all the layers and the dimension of the layers:

 

where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card

 

To finish out the card, on the inside I added a strip of the same Everyday Chic paper on the same Tangelo Twist card stock.  And then I die cut the crazy cute Boo from the Boo To You framelits in some more of the Rich Razzleberry.

 

where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card

 

And after about three cups of coffee, my hair sticking out everywhere from me pulling my hair out looking for supplies, this card is finally done – and is wicked cute!

 

where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card

 

Here are some of the supplies used.  The new items cannot be added until the catalog goes live.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s card where we are using Seasonal Snapshot 2015 to make a handmade Halloween card.  See you in the next project!