New Years Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Groups New Years Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

I chose to create a card to celebrate the new year, which can be perfect for invitations if you are having a get together, a service professional, or even if you missed someone on your Christmas list! Whether it’s one card or several, this is very easy to make!

To start, your base layer with be a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, to layer on top of the Gold Foil sheet:

I used two stamps from the Little Twinkle stamp set to create a “starry night” by heat embossing with Gold Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons from the Gold Foil Sheet (the Basic Black cardstock will hide this) and use the numbers two and zero from the Make a Difference stamp set to heat emboss “2020” in Black Shimmery Emboss Powder.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 4 ½” and heat emboss the single star stamp with Gold Emboss Powder.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper to spell “Cheers”.

To assemble the card, adhere the embossed Basic Black cardstock on top of the Gold Foil Sheet, adhere the embossed Whisper White cardstock piece in the middle, and use Multipurpose Glue to adhere the die cut letters to the embossed Whisper White cardstock:

The balloons are adhered with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the “Happy New Year” part of the stamp from Itty Bitty Christmas, and heat emboss more stars with Gold Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that a fun and easy card to make? I chose to cut an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside, this way if you make a mistake, just flip it over and start again! For me, it never fails that I make some sort of “boo-boo” and this just makes it easier! I also love it when I’m challenged to make a card and try to figure out what I have on hand to make something for an occasion that I normally wouldn’t make!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Christmas Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST NAME and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Dawn Seelhoff  
3. Pam Nichols  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Tina Wardell  
6. Christina Miller  
7. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Linda Cullen  
10. Gigi Melone 

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It's a Birthday Bonanza!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to make this super cute birthday card! This designer series paper is part of the Birthday Bonanza Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! Who wouldn’t want a super cute, bright, and cheerful card for their birthday?? As an added bonus, I also used the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (this is carrying over from the Holiday Catalog) to give the balloons some texture and was also able to incorporate the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequin Combo Pack from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! 

The base layer for this card is this design from the Birthday Bonanza DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out of coordinating cardstock and emboss with the Coastal Weave and Hammered Metal 3D EF. I used Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, and Coastal Cabana cardstock. 

2. Use the Metallic Baker’s Twine to tie to the end of the balloons.

3. Use whatever color/size combo of sequins.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangles Die.

I first adhered three of the balloons with glue dots to the DSP:

Then adhere the other two balloons and sentiment with dimensionals, making sure the baker’s twine is behind the sentiment and trimming off the excess baker’s twine:

I used glue dots to adhere the bigger sequins and the fine tip glue pen to adhere the small sequin on the corner of the sentiment. This is adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute card?? If you missed this suite or maybe thought it wasn’t for you, give it a second look! If you are looking for some cute birthday DSP, pairing it with items you may already have is a fun way to change up your cards! The Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo coordinate with the Lily Impressions DSP, but as you can see, you just might find another DSP to coordinate it with-just like I did with the Birthday Bonanza DSP! All items from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs will be available for customers starting January 3rd!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Lovely Lily Pad first impression!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first card creation featuring products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog and this year is another hit! I mean, who doesn’t love to earn free products?? The very first “must” on my list, was the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP! I used all these items and the Sending You Thoughts stamp set from SAB as well. I just love the bright and cheery colors in the DSP and in case you didn’t notice, but the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is reversible! What that means is, one side is the solid or “background” and the other side is the detailed. Really makes stamping so easy, just stamp, clean, and flip over to use the other side! These stamps are not designed to “line up exactly”, but are just slightly off to give it that “artistic impression” to coordinate with the DSP.

For this card, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon to tie around the DSP, into a bow.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the stamp lily background stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink, use Lovely Lipstick ink for the detailed side, and then cut out with the coordinating die, making three flowers. To give these a little sparkle, I lightly used the Wink of Stella pen to color over.

3. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Label Die. 

4. Use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out a piece in Blackberry Bliss cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, I tied the ribbon into a bow towards the bottom of the DSP, adhered the layering sentiment pieces together and adhered to the DSP, and then adhered the lily’s with glue dots:

This completed piece is adhered to a Highland Heather cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this Lovely Lily Pad bundle?? The paper reminds me so much of the Perennial Essence DSP and how it looks just like a painting! Since the DSP design I chose is so stunning, I decided to keep the accents simple. Don’t forget that you can earn each of these items for FREE with a qualifying purchase! This bundle will definitely coordinate perfectly with the many sentiment stamp sets Stampin’ Up has to offer! The Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs go live January 3, 2020, so get your wish lists together!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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New products from the Mini Catalog!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which I’m taking a short pause from Christmas crafting to share with you some NEW products from the upcoming 2020 Mini Catalog! Stampin’ Up! may have changed the name of the Occasions Catalog to the Mini Catalog, changed the layout of the Mini Catalog, but they have not changed the AMAZING products you will find! I was one of the few lucky people that were chosen to be given this beautiful new background stamp set, Breathtaking Bouquet. This was actually an “extra stamp set” that was part of a Prize Patrol from OnStage, and the Prize Patrol winner was to give this stamp set to a complete stranger. I thought what better way to honor this random act of kindness, than to create a beautiful card to share with you and to try out the “whitewash technique”!

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the background stamp in Versamark ink, and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder:

Since there is a lot of detail with this stamp, I first used my Aqua Painter with Whisper White Craft Ink on the flowers and then used my Aqua Painter with Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick inks. Tip-you can clean the craft ink off the aqua painter by squeezing the water out of the brush onto a paper towel. You can also “lift” the ink directly from the ink pad to color the flowers. I repeated the process with the leaves and colored them with Granny Apple Green ink:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Enough Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow around the base layer.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

3. Punch another Tailored Tag piece from Crumb Cake cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card:

1. Tie the ribbon into a bow around the lower portion of the base layer.

2. Adhere the base layer to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals.

3. Trim the sentiment piece down slightly with paper snips, adhere to the Crumb Cake cardstock layering piece, and then adhere over the ribbon with dimensionals.

4. I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of three flowers.

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful background stamp? Whether you want to color this in or not, this is a beautiful stamp to make as your feature on a card, just a sentiment! How about that ribbon?? It is actually a champagne metallic edge and there are also Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to coordinate! This is part of the Parian Blossoms Suite from the Mini Catalog!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Not your typical fall card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful fall themed card, but not your usual fall themed colors! As I am wrapping up my Thanksgiving cards, I wanted to use one last design from the Come to Gather DSP and keep up with the color combo of Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock (which I love). I also wanted to incorporate the Silvery Shimmer Metallic Ink into the card, since I’ve used the gold and copper inks in previous cards, and this worked perfectly to give the embossed cardstock a “distressed” look!

The base layer is this design from the Come to Gather DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (vertical cut):

For the card front you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 3” x 4 ¼”, emboss with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder, use the Silvery Shimmer Metallic Ink pad and “drag” it across the embossed cardstock, speed up the drying with your heat tool, and then use the Jet Black Stazon pad to “drag” the pad across the embossed cardstock.

2. Cut a piece of the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a double knot, trimming off any excess.

3. Use the third smallest layering Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out from Whisper White cardstock. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the jug in Pretty Peacock ink, coloring in with Light and Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, and used the Color Lifter just in the middle of the jug to make it lighter. I used a post it note to cover the jug before stamping the wheat stamp in Pretty Peacock in the middle and then in Mint Macaron on the sides, first and second generation stamping on each side:

The stamped and colored cardstock is adhered on top of the embossed cardstock and use a glue dot to adhere the knotted ribbon:

The base layer DSP is adhered to a Mint Macaron cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The embossed cardstock piece is adhered on top with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, and adhere a coordinating piece of ¾” x 4” DSP at the bottom:

What I love about this card is the colors, but, you can make this card for any occasion by using a different sentiment on the inside! So, even if this design from the Come to Gather DSP is not your favorite or used for your fall and Thanksgiving cards, you can easily use this design for any other occasion!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Wishing you well

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made from the Come to Gather Suite! I can honestly say that Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with the Come to Gather Suite for your fall themed cards and projects! I just love the rich jeweled toned colors used for the Designer Series Paper! Since this DSP is 12” x 12” and has 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sided designs), you can use this one design of DSP to create 6 quick and easy cards!

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. 2 pieces of Gold Shimmer Ribbon, each piece long enough to go across the DSP, horizontal and vertical.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out, and then use the background stamp in Sahara Sand ink to fill in.

3. Use the smallest leaf die to cut out of Gold Foil, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock. Before cutting, spritz the Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot cardstock with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (a spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of paint).

First start assembling the card front with the ribbon, use your grid paper to help keep the lines straight, use a small bit of snail on the back of the ribbon to adhere to the DSP, and then on the back of the DSP to adhere the ends of the ribbon:

The sentiment is adhered on top of the ribbon and then the leaves are adhered to the corner of the sentiment, fanning them out, but keeping the “stems” lined up:

This piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added a large Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the middle of where the stems meet:

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the leaf stamp in Sahara Sand ink, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a coordinating strip of DSP along the bottom, ¾” x 4”:

Isn’t this a great fall themed card?? I chose these sentiments because you can send a card to let the recipient know that you are thinking of them, for a variety of reasons, birthday, Thanksgiving, etc. With this simple layout, you can make 6 of these cards by cutting your 12” x 12” DSP like this:

1. Figure out the direction (if it matters) you want your DSP-horizontal or vertical, then cut 1 ½” off the bottom. Measurement: 1 ½” x 12” and 10 ½” x 12”.

2.  Take the 10 ½” x 12” piece of DSP and cut at 4” along the 12” side of the DSP. Measurement: 4” x 10 ½” and 8” x 10 ½”.

3. Take that 4” x 10 ½” and cut it in half along the 10 ½” side. This will give you two pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”. 

4. Repeat on the 8” x 10 ½” piece of DSP, cutting at 4”, and then at 5 ¼”. You will have six pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

5. Cut at 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP at 4”, giving your three pieces measuring 1 ½” x 4”.

5. Cut the 1 ½” x 4” piece in half along the 1 ½” side, this will give you two pieces measuring ¾” x 4”. Repeat this step on the rest of the strips and you will have six pieces measuring ¾” x 4”.

This basic cut is a great way to use up that DSP (no more hoarding!) and you can dress the card front up or down with other products (punches, dies, ribbon, embellishments) without trying to figure out how to use up a whole bunch of little pieces! You can even take two of the base layers, cut them each diagonally, and use each side of the DSP design! Even easier is to use one piece and measure a cut across and flip one side over! So many easy possibilities!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Color Royal Peacock your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is pretty and easy to create featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle! I will admit that every time I sit at my desk with this stamp set I will get on Google to find pictures and inspiration of real peacocks. You will find several color inspirations, which the first one I started out with used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Old Olive, but I just wasn’t happy with the end result. So, I put my computer away, set the colorful peacock aside, and started over with a blank piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Since the male is the colorful one, I decided to make a “female version” using Gray Granite as the base color, heat embossed the accent stamp with Silver Emboss Powder, and used Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends just to give her a bit of color. For these two stamps, I highly recommend using your Stamparatus to get a good alignment with the accent stamp:

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front your will need:

1. The stamped peacock cut out with the coordinating die and I added a small Pretty Peacock rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones for the eye.

2. Two strips of the Scalloped Laced Trim and Braided Linen Trim, cut at different lengths.

3. A piece of Gray Granite cardstock cut out with the third largest Layering Ovals Dies and embossed with the Beads & Baubles EF. Tip-Before embossing, I placed the EF on top of the embossed foil sheet, lined up the cardstock to where I was going to place it, and then embossed. This gives the cardstock and the foil sheet a fluid look when layered.

I used some snail on the back of the embossed oval cardstock to adhere the trim pieces and then placed dimensionals on top. This is then adhered to the base layer:

Adhere the peacock on top of the embossed oval cardstock and then adhere this complete piece to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flowers are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

So, what do you think of this “alternative coloring” for this peacock? I am much happier with this version and feel that the peacock still stands out against the foil sheet. I know that peacock’s have very distinct colors, so I may try something a little outside of the that color box on a future project.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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