Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cherry Cobbler Ornament Card

I bought the Tags til Christmas set & the ornament punch knowing that I wanted to do one of my Christmas cards with it but with no specific idea in mind.

If you've looked at my previous post with the Snow Swirled card you'll have seen that I used the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder and embossed a portion of the Whisper White cardstock on the front. At the time I was making it I pre-cut all my cardstock - including the piece for the inside which was also the same size as the one for the cover. Initially I had them all separated but somehow they got mixed together and once I got going with the Big Shot there was no stopping me! I love that machine!

So once I realized my mistake I needed to find something that I could do with them. I didn't want to make another eight of the same card and I had a new package of Cherry Cobbler cardstock sitting there so I turned the embossed cardstock around and for this card have the unembossed piece at the top.

Using my Holiday Greetings stamp from the Sincere Salutations set, I stamped the top with Cherry Cobbler craft ink. 

Then I stamped the ornament from the Tags til Christmas set with the Cherry Cobbler craft ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I “hung” the ornament with a piece of silver cording (about an inch long), then attached the ornament with Stampin' Dimensionals -added a rhinestone and a 1 inch strip of embossed Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Viola! Another simple card and no wasted cardstock :)


Supplies Used

116824  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder  $10.95
119847  Ornament Punch Extra Large $22.95
119246  Basic Rhinestones  $6.50
109130  Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder  $5.95
119717  Regals Craft Stampin' Spots  $26.95
119685  Cherry Cobbler Cardstock  $8.50
100730  Whisper White Cardstock  $9.25
115068  Sincere Salutations stamp set  $29.95
104430  Stampin' Dimensionals  $5.25
104199  Linen Thread  $5.95

prices shown are in Canadian $

note:  I used silver cording that I bought at least 6 years ago from Stampin' Up. It is no longer available however the Linen Thread can be used in its place instead.

All supplies are by Stampin' Up - visit my online store for more information or to place an order.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snow Swirled Card


I finished the first set of my Christmas cards yesterday. We had a blast of Arctic air here last week so I've been avoiding going out to my stamp room – way to cold up there!

I found this design on Robin Merriman's blog – Trinity Designs

I made my own modifications to her design by using 1” strips of Night of Navy cardstock run through the Big Shot with my Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder instead of ribbon. And I placed rhinestones in a few of the stars on the tree instead of the top – but other than that I stuck to her basic design and measurements for the cardstock.




I stamped the greeting from the Snow Swirled set on the inside of the card with some snowflakes in the corners.



I love how with just two colours of cardstock, one inkpad, one embossing folder, and some rhinestones you can have such a beautiful card. Quick and simple – and stunning!

Supplies Used:

116824  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder  $10.95
100730  Whisper White Cardstock   $9.25
100867  Night of Navy Cardstock  $8.50
102977  Night of Navy Classic Stamp Pad  $7.25
119246  Basic Rhinestones  $6.50
111690  Snow Swirled Stamp Set  $30.95
104430  Stampin' Dimensionals  $5.25

All supplies are by Stampin' Up - visit my online store for more information or to place an order.

Prices in Canadian $

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last Day for Online Spectacular & 50% off Starter Kits

Check out the online store at Stampin' Up - today is the last day to take advantage of these amazing prices!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Shipping Deadline

Stampin' Ups deadline to receive your online orders in time for Christmas delivery is Wednesday, December 8th (6 pm pacific, 7 pm mountain, 9 pm eastern)  

My personal deadline for orders submitted to me by phone or email will be Tuesday, December 7th at 6 pm pacific, as I will be at work during the day on Wed. Dec. 8th.

If you would like a copy of the Canadian Holiday Mini please send your information to me via the contact me link at the top of my website or email me at nancys_stampin@yahoo.ca 

Items from the Holiday Mini are available to order until January 3, 2011,  plus these mini catalogs are great to keep for project ideas. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Designer Fabric Coasters

I attended a meeting of the Canada Inks Up team earlier this week and made the adorable coasters that are in the Holiday Mini catalogue (page 16).  I hadn't done any sewing for years so when I heard that we would be making projects with the Designer Fabric I picked one that looked like it would be easy -  plus I really need some coasters and the little trees were so cute.

Here is one of the coasters that I made - I ended up making seven - odd number, I know -  but I had an extra piece of fabric after running everything through the Big Shot.

They were so simple to make - I ran the fabric and the quilt batting through the Big Shot using the Scallop Square Die, then I layered the fabric and the quilt batting and ran it through the sewing machine.

Using the Pennant Die I ran the Always Artichoke fabric through the Big Shot - the fabric square was folded in half and lined up on a bit of a diagonal on the die to make the tree and then I unfolded it and ran it through again to scallop the bottom.

Then I cut my pieces of Early Espresso Ribbon, folded them in half, and put it through the sewing machine.

So simple and I love how they turned out!  The instructions provided actually called for hand stitching but I knew that would result in an unfinished project for me - even though I like to sew I just don't have the time or patience to hand sew each piece together. 

Supplies Used
  • Deck the Halls Designer Fabric  (121716  $6.50 during Online Spectacular)
  • Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (119955   $9.50)
  • Designer Buttons - Deck the Halls (121002  $11.50)
  • Big Shot (113439 $132.95)
  • Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die (115950 $29.95)
  • Pennant Die (113483 $53.95)
A complete list of project items is available here

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin' Ups Online Spectacular Starts Today!



If you are into digital scrapbooking at all then this is the sale for you!  My Digital Studio software is 50% off during Online Spectacular and you can save 20-40% off on select digital downloads. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Latest Addition

I just want to welcome Jen P to the Stampin’ Up family.

Jen joined yesterday – she was interested in the My Digital Studio scrapbooking software ($106.95).   

With the Stampin’ Up Simply Amazing 50% off Starter Kit promotion, Jen was able to purchase her software for $107.50 and get everything else in the kit pretty much for FREE!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

50% off Stampin' Up Demonstrator Kit

From November 15 through November 30, 2010 you can purchase the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits for only $107.50--that is 50% off the regular price of $215 for over $375 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!

Here’s what is in the CUSTOMIZABLE Standard Kit and the value of each:

1.         Any $41.95 or lower Stamp Set
2.        Any $22.95 or lower Stamp Set
3.        Any $35.95 or lower Stamp Set
4.       Any $9.95 or lower Stamp Set

Before we go on, note that the $107.50 kit cost has already paid for the 4 sets above valued at $110.80.

That means EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE IS FREE!!!!!!
5.        $24.95 Brights Patterns Designer Series paper stack (OR color of your choice) FREE
6.       $20.95 Stampin’ Scrub® FREE
7.        $12.25 Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon (OR ribbon at the same or lower price) FREE
8.       $9.95 VersaMark® pad (OR ink pad at the same or lower price) FREE
9.       $8.50 Card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Whisper White at $9.25 OR color of your choice) FREE
10.     $9.95 Small Chocolate Songbird Tile Décor Elements® (OR Décor Elements item at the same or lower price) FREE
11.      $8.50 Assorted color card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Getting Started OR assortment of your choice) FREE
12.     $8.95 Clear Block C (OR clear block at the same or lower price) FREE
13.     $9.75 SNAIL Adhesive® (OR adhesive at the same or lower price) FREE
14.     $7.95 Fast Flowers Stampin’ Around® wheel (OR standard wheel of your choice) FREE
15.     $4.95 Stampin’ Around Self Inking Handle (standard) FREE
16.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
17.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
18.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
19.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
20.    $6.50 Uninked Cartridge (standard) FREE
21.     $5.50 Stampin’ Mist® (OR StazOn® Cleaner at $6.25) FREE
22.     $5.25 Stampin’ Dimensionals® FREE
23.     $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE
24.    $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE
25.     $6.47 Blender pen (single) FREE
26.    $3.75 Marina Mist Classic Ink Refill (OR color of your choice) FREE
27.     $2.25 Décor Elements Applicator Tool FREE
28.    $1.42 Stamping sponge (single) FREE
Catalogs ($36.95 for 8 catalogs which you can sell to recoup your kit cost), business forms, and other printed materials to get your business off to a great start! FREE

Here’s what is in the CUSTOMIZABLE Digital + Kit and the value of each:

1.        $106.95 My Digital Studio™ software* (see description of this product below)

Before we go on, note that the $107.50 kit cost has paid for the My Digital Studio software.

That means EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE IS FREE!!!!!!

2.        Any $32.95 or lower Stamp Set FREE
3.        Any $22.95 or lower Stamp Set FREE
4.       Any $9.95 or lower Stamp Set FREE
5.        $8.50 Card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Whisper White at 9.25 OR color of your choice)
6.       $20.95 Stampin’ Scrub® FREE
7.        $10.95 Brights Designer buttons FREE
8.       $9.95 Small Chocolate Songbird Tile Décor Elements® (OR Décor Elements item at the same or lower price) FREE
9.       $8.95 Clear Block C (OR clear block at the same or lower price) FREE
10.     $8.50 Assorted color card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Getting Started OR assortment of your choice) FREE
11.      $9.75 SNAIL Adhesive® (OR adhesive at the same or lower price FREE
12.      $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
13.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
14.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
15.     $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE
16.     $6.75 Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (OR ribbon at the same or lower price) FREE
17.     $5.95 Glue Dots® FREE
18.     $5.50 Stampin’ Mist® (OR StazOn® Cleaner at $6.25) FREE
19.     $5.25 Stampin’ Dimensionals® FREE
20.    $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE
21.     $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE
22.     $2.25 Décor Elements Applicator Tool FREE
23.     Catalogs ($36.95 for 8 catalogs which you can sell to recoup your kit cost), business forms, and other printed materials to get your business off to a great start! FREE

Visit my website if you would like more information about this Simply Amazing offer -  sign up online from Nov 15 -30  using password nancys_stampin

My New Stamping & Scrapbooking Blog

Welcome to my new blog for my stamping and scrapbooking addiction!
I've just recently joined Stampin' Up as a demonstrator in Canada.

I'm looking forward to adding my projects to this blog - papercrafts, cards, scrapbooking & digital scrapbooking.