Don’t put away those Christmas crafting supplies yet!

Hello and welcome to today’s project, which is a scrapbook page layout for Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I really haven’t “put away” any of my Christmas crafting goodies, so I thought what better way to use up left-over designer series paper than make a scrapbook page! If you like to scrapbook or even would like to start scrapbooking, it can be very overwhelming not just to keep up with, but where to start?! For Christmas 2016 I decided to make a scrapbook of the year for my parents, my in-laws, and my son and daughter in-law because we had an eventful and exciting year (my older son and DIL were married, my younger son graduated from boot camp, my older son was promoted in the service, first deployment homecoming, family vacation, and a birth announcement!). While it may have seemed easy because I just went chronologically through the year, making 4 (yes, FOUR) scrapbooks starting right after Thanksgiving was a lot! So needless to say, mine did not get made, but the other 3 did and I took pictures of each page for when I get around to making mine….

With the New Year upon us, I did make some “crafting resolutions” and one of those is to use up all the old designer series paper I have on hand, whether it’s card making, some sort of craft, or scrapbooking. With the end of the 2018 Holiday Catalog just days away, I thought that creating a quick and fun scrapbook page would be a great way to end the year and start on my resolution!

To start, I used the tree stamp from Winter Woods and stamped it twice in Garden Green ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then cut out one image with the coordinating framelit from In the Woods and then cut out the other tree with the smaller framelit that gives it a 3D effect. I then used some of the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the cut outs and set aside to dry:

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For this page, I decided to use one 4”x 6” photo and two 2”x 3” photos, so for the 4” x 6” I cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock at 4 ½” x 6 ½” and used this edgelit die from Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies on the sides. Then I cut two pieces of the DSP at 2 ½” x 3 ½”, just flipping over one of the DSP:

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The rest of the items I used is the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched out with the Starburst Punch, punched out another in Garden Green cardstock, used both snowflake framelits to cut out 2 small and 3 large from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, both layers of the tree are adhered with mini dimensionals, the deer’s are stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating framelits from the Dashing Deer Bundle, and used the hill framelit from In the Woods on a piece of 1 ½” x 4” piece of White Velvet paper:

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I chose this design from the DSP and figured out the best placement for the pictures:

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Then I took the accessory pieces and placed them where I thought they looked best. The snowflakes are adhered using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, the deer in the upper right corner is adhered with dimensionals, the sentiment is adhered to the cardstock (slightly off) and then adhered with dimensionals, the hill is adhered to the DSP with the small deer adhered to the velvet paper, and then the layered tree is adhered with dimensionals:

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Wasn’t that pretty quick and easy? Even though I don’t have pictures ready, I’m going to store this in the time being in one of my 12” x 12” Page Protectors (page 194 in the AC). Another alternative to the picture size is two 4” x 6” or four 2” x 3” pictures. I just love the sentiment for this scrapbook page, it sums up the season!

From my family to yours, have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2019! Happy New Year!!

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Get more use from the Tags & Tidings Bundle!

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which features the Tags & Tidings Bundle! Every year I like to make Christmas tags and I also like to send a batch of tags to family, because who wouldn’t like to use a homemade tag on a gift?? My first thought is that this bundle will make it so much easier to make Christmas tags, there’s one stamp and one thinlit die to cut out the 16 images, and then I can use punches, dies, and even retired DSP to create super cute tags! Then I thought, what if I procrastinated, didn’t have time to place my order, was on a tight budget, or even was limiting myself to one Christmas Bundle?  Which would I choose that was versatile and unique? The Tags & Tidings Bundle is a great choice! So today, I am going to show you how I made 6 cards from this bundle.

To start, cut 3 sheets of Shaded Spruce cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, for a total of 6 card bases:

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The base layer is Real Red cardstock, which I used two sheets to cut the 6 pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then stamped this in Memento Ink and I highly suggest using your Stamparatus because this is a Photopolymer stamp and I had to stamp it a couple of times because some of the thicker lines didn’t pick up the ink completely the first time:

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I used a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Whisper White cardstock to stamp the image again in Memento Ink. I then colored in various images using Dark Real Red, Dark Shaded Spruce, Light Pool Party, Dark Pineapple Punch, and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. The images where then cut out using the Christmas Tags Thinlits Dies:

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I wanted to make half of the cards with Silver and the other half with Gold accents, so I used Gold and Silver Glimmer Paper to layer the tags on:

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The first set of tags I used the 1 1/8” 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punches. The second set I used the Classic Label Punch, I just cut a piece of glimmer paper slightly larger than the tag for the other two, and then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on one. The third set I used the Banner Triple Punch. For the fourth set I used the Tailored Tag Punch, one just layered on the punched glimmer paper, one I used it to cut the corners to match the tag, and then for the other two, I punched out the glimmer paper, adhered the tag, and then just snipped the sides:

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For these two cards, I used the gold layered tags, adhered some Gold Metallic Thread to the back of two, and used some Gold Metallic Pearls. These are adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:
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These next two cards use the silver layered tags, Silver Metallic thread adhered to the back to two, and use Silver Metallic Pearls:

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These last two cards only have two tags instead of three, but you will still use the Metallic Thread and Pearls for accents:

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The inside of all six use stamps from Snowflake Sentiments, stamped in Real Red and Shaded Spruce inks:

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Once I figured out the best way to layer some of the tags, this was pretty easy to make. It is even possible to make 8 cards from this if you only use silver or gold (not both) to layer the tags or make 16 just using one tag on the card front. Another idea since this is a photopolymer stamp and pliable, is you can use one of the tags to create the background and then create a big tag for the front. A lot of possibilities for this bundle!

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Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Christmas in July Blog Hop!! Even though Christmas is a few months away, it’s never too early to get some great inspiration and ideas from all the talented ladies in this blog hop! For the card I created today, I wanted to go outside the typical Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green and Real Red/Old Olive color combinations and used Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover! I also used the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, which were carried over from the 2017 Holiday Catalog to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This was one of my favorite Christmas sets from the Holiday Catalog, so I was excited to see it carried over!!

The card base is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used the edge die from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies along the bottom of the card front:

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The base layer is from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP in Poppy Parade and white stripes, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, use the same edge die from the card front, and used the largest oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies:

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The last layer is another piece of DSP in Poppy Parade and white dots, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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The front sentiment is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamped in Poppy Parade on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This is then adhered to the Call Me Clover oval:

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The snowflakes from the dies are cut out with Sparkle Glimmer Paper and a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock cut at ½” x 5 ½”, which is adhered to the inside of the card:

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The DSP is adhered to the Call Me Clover cardstock, tie a bow around this with a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White, and then adhere the sentiment with dimensionals:

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The DSP base layer is adhered to the card base, and then use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece:

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I used three of the sparkle snowflakes around the sentiment that are adhered with glue dots:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Call Me Clover ink. I used the three remaining sparkle snowflakes around the sentiment with glue dots and then stamped the three-snowflake stamp along the bottom in Poppy Parade ink:

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Don’t you love the Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover color combo for Christmas?? With the color revamp this year, what new colors would you create to use for the holidays? How about Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce? Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green? Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow?

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

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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Congratulations Julie Schoonover!!

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