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!!

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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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Happy Fall Harvest Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and colorful fall themed card! Have you checked out the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks in the 2019 Holiday Catalog? I used one of those masks to create this colorful background and combined it with stamps and dies from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! When I first created this background layer, I was really just experimenting with the masks to see what I could create with them, and since I liked this one so much, I completed a card with it! 

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first colored the cardstock with Sponge Brayers and Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Merry Merlot inks. I then placed the mask with the trees on top (use a piece of tape to secure the mask) and then used a Sponge Brayer with Early Espresso ink to color in the trees:

For the card front you will need:

1. Enough Linen Thread to tie around the base layer three times.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut out with the second smallest rectangle die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

3. Use the detailed leaf die from Seasonal Layers to cut out three leaves, one each from Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Merry Merlot cardstocks. Place a 4mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dot at the base of each leaf:

First start with wrapping the thread around the base layer three times, secure to the back with Snail, the sentiment is adhered on top of the thread with dimensionals and each of the leaves are adhered with a glue dot:

This completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink and the small leaves in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Merry Merlot ink:

Isn’t this a stunning card that is so easy to make? I just love the colors used for this card and it was so easy to tie all of them together for the front and inside of the card! Decorative Masks are really a fun and easy way to create a background and then just add a sentiment!

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! 

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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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Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Thanksgiving 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 over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

For my card, I chose to combine products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog to create this fun and easy Thanksgiving Card. The new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint was a must for me, not just to create fun snow accents, but I immediately thought of the Country Home stamp set, specifically the stamp with cotton stems, and what a fun way to accent this stamp! Combining Copper Foil with the beautiful colors from the Come to Gather DSP will certainly make your card stand out!

I first started with the jug and fall flower stamps on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Ink. TIP-Use your Stamparatus to help these images line up on your cardstock:

Color in the leaves with Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the flowers and “berries” with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends, and color the “flower head” (not sure exactly what this is called) with Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. The jug was first colored along the outline with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and then I used Light Soft Suede to blend with the Dark Soft Suede, to bring the border of the jug together. Use the Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends in the very middle and then Light Pumpkin Pie around the Dark Pineapple Punch. I went back and forth between Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Pineapple Punch coloring in until I achieved a “coppery” look. If you need to add any more brown, use Light Soft Suede:

This completed piece is “fussy” cut out and I used my heat tool with the puff paint on the cotton buds:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 2 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet and embossing with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder. The foil sheet is slightly longer because it will lose some length (very slightly) from the embossing folder.

2. A 2” piece of Come to Gather DSP, in this design.

3. The completed jug.

4. A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and cut out with the largest die from the Stitched Labels Dies:

The base layer is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the card will open from right to left. First adhere the embossed foil sheet to the card base and then adhere the DSP. (Sorry the picture is a little blurry!):

I adhered the sentiment and flower jug with dimensionals to the foil and DSP layer and added three of the smallest Holiday Rhinestone Jewels in Pumpkin Pie:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the jug the same way as you did for the card front, and stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink:

Don’t you just love this card?? I really love the combination of the colors used! If “fussy cutting is not your thing” (totally understand!), you can cut the cardstock out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels and still stamp and colors as I did. I would also flip the sentiments, using the smaller inside sentiment on the card front and then the large card front sentiment on the inside! 

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 Halloween Blog Hop:

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. Tina Wardell  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Dawn Seelhoff  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller  
12. Gigi  
13. Danette Herrera  

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Glitzy Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and fun birthday card with lots of glitz! In this year’s Holiday Catalog, Stampin’ Up! introduced metallic ink pads, Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, and Celestial Copper, and I was ecstatic!  This now means that you don’t have to heat emboss gold, copper, or silver to your projects! Don’t get me wrong, I love heat embossing, but let’s face it, it can be, well, messy….if you’ve ever dumped a container out on your desk or floor, you know what I mean! Who wouldn’t love to receive a birthday card that’s gold and glitzy??

You will start with a base layer of Rococo Rose cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Folder, and I lightly “dragged” the Golden Glitz Metallic ink across the raised side of the embossed cardstock. TIP-save time by using your heat tool to dry the ink:

For the card front:

1. On Crushed Curry cardstock, stamp the medium daisy stamp with Golden Glitz Metallic in three times and punch out with the coordinating punch.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels die.

3. Use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Labels die to cut out a layer piece for the sentiment from Early Espresso cardstock:

Adhere the stitched labels layers together and adhere to the card front. Use your bone folder to curl the edges of the daisy pieces, use liquid glue to adhere the layers together, slightly staggering, use three of the smallest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots for the center, and use a dimensional to adhere to the base layer, next to the sentiment piece:

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

For the inside sentiment, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink and the daffodils are stamped along the bottom in Golden Glitz Metallic ink:

Isn’t this a fun and glitzy card?? I really love how the gold metallic ink coordinates with these colors! If you are into heat embossing, then I highly suggest these metallic ink pads, just don’t forget that they take a little bit to dry, but this can be sped along with your heat tool!

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! 

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Make two cards in a snap with the Angle Fold card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to create two cards at the same time with the Angle Fold card! With the holiday’s quickly approaching, finding cards that are easy to make and make multiples of, can be a time saver! When it comes to the Angle Fold card, you really have to make two cards at the same time with cutting the DSP and cardstock. When creating today’s card, I stamped, cut, die cut, and punched enough to make two cards.

First start with this design from the Come to Gather DSP for the base layer, you will make your first cut at 4”, turn the DSP to make your second and third cut at 5 ¼”, and you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece of scrap, cut this in half, which will give you two pieces at ¾” x 4”(This is if you are cutting a new piece of DSP). For the two pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, you will cut them both diagonally, but in different directions. The reason for this, is that since you are using one design of DSP, but both sides, flipping one side over will not fit the cardstock card base:

The cardstock card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and you will use a full sheet. First you will SCORE in half along the 8 ½” side and the 11” side (4 ¼” and 5 ½”). Then you will have to line the cardstock DIAGONALLY in your trimmer, so that each end (or tip) of the cardstock is lined up in the track, you will have to remove your scoring blade to get the cardstock to fit. I used the new trimmer for this and the trimmer left an “indentation” at each end from pressing the arm down to cut, however, I used my bone folder to burnish the ends flat. Do not burnish the score lines on the cardstock until you place your DSP, one card will open one way and the other will open the other way. I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP, this gave time to adjust the DSP if needed:

For the card front: 

1. I used a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink on the tree trunk stamp, used another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamp, and stamped this on Whisper White cardstock. I fussy cut the tree trunk out, heat embossed the sentiment in White Emboss Powder, and used the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the cardstock. I did this process twice so I would have two of these.

2. I used the Sprig Punch to cut out of Silver Foil Sheet and cut the sprig in half. I did this twice.

3. I used the Crumb Cake Twine to make a bow, one for each card.

4. I used the Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink to stamp the large and small leaves on Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake cardstocks. The leaves are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. I used the small leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out of Silver Foil Sheets, two for each card. This DSP reminded me of this die:

Since the tree trunk is the center focal point, you only want to adhere one half to the DSP. I adhered the two sprig pieces to the back of the tree trunk and then adhered the lower half to the DSP:

Use two of the leaves to help as a “closure”, but they need to be placed on the opposite side of the tree trunk. I adhered the leaves with a dimensional, so they acted as a tab to fold the tree trunk under:

I used glue dots to adhere the twine bow and the two foil leaves to complete the card front:

For the inside, on a 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the small leaf in Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink, adhere one of the leaves, and adhere one of the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Here are my completed two cards:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I just love it when you can make two cards at once, especially for the holidays!! When you make this card, you just need to keep in mind what you are going to use for tabs, whether it’s circles, ovals, squares, or like I used, leaves.

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! 

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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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Make a fall card with the Snow Front stamp set!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Snow Front stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog! When I first saw this set in the holiday catalog, I knew this would be perfect for my Christmas cards! But, why limit yourself to just one holiday card? I’ve used this set for Halloween and now I am also using it for my Thanksgiving cards! One of the things that makes this stamp set versatile for the seasons, is that there are no sentiments, just lots of scenery stamps for you to create with. I also wanted to incorporate Come to Gather DSP and thought the gingham design would pair nicely, not detracting from the scenery or looking too “busy”.

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the next layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, and the last layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3”x 4 ¼”:

To create the scenery and card front:

1. Use the 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the mountains in Gray Granite ink, closer to the top, two times.

2. Use a sponge dauber with Pool Party ink to color in the sky around the mountains and then a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzazz ink to color in the “meadow”.

3. Stamp the trees and deer in Early Espresso ink and then the pond in Pretty Peacock ink.

4. Use the small dotted/background stamp in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks to make it look like fall colored leaves in the trees and on the ground.

5. Adhere the Whisper White cardstock layer to the Pretty Peacock cardstock layer, adhere this piece to the gingham DSP with dimensionals, and then use enough Braided Linen Trim to tie around the bottom into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, cut a piece of the DSP at ¾” x 4” and adhere along the 4” side of the cardstock, ink up two of the trees (the stamp is three trees) in Early Espresso ink in the corner, stamp the dotted/background stamp in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze in for fall leaves, and then stamp the sentiment from Country Home in Pretty Peacock ink:

Don’t you just love the colors of this card? This would also make a great birthday card for that “outdoorsy” person in your life! You could also step this card up by heat embossing parts with clear embossing powder! If you are looking for a great versatile stamp set, give the Snow Front stamp set another look!

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! 

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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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