New Years Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s New Year’s Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

While we send or give out cards for Christmas, what about New Year’s? Whether you are attending a New Year’s get-together, hosting a get-together, or maybe have other needs for a New Year’s card, what better way than to make one with shine and bling?

To start, use Thick Whisper White cardstock for your card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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You will need two pieces of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, one for the card front base layer and the other for the inside base layer:

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From the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series, you will use this design, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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For the front of the card, you will use the celebrate from the Celebrate You Thinlits to cut out one piece in Gold Glimmer Paper and another piece in Basic Black cardstock (you can use either of the base layers for this). The two balloons are punched out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch (smaller balloon) in Basic Black and Gold Foil Paper. I used the balloon fill-in stamp from Happy Birthday Gorgeous to heat emboss Black Emboss Powder on the gold balloon and Gold Emboss Powder on the black balloon. The gold balloon is tied off with Basic Black Baker’s Twine and the black balloon is tied off with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I used the pennant from the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies in Basic Black cardstock and used the numbers from the Pick A Pennant stamp set, which are heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder (I created a template for my Stamparatus to make stamping easier). The tassels from the framelits, which are cut out in Gold Foil Paper:

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To assemble the front of the card, adhere the two base layers to the card base, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to layer the Basic Black celebrate to the back of the Gold Glimmer celebrate, and then adhere to the DSP.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the tassels to the pennant, trimming the ends, and then used Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the DSP. The balloons are then adhered with Dimensionals:

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For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, the sentiment from the Warm Hearted stamp set is stamped in Memento ink, and the accent stamps from the set are heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. This piece is adhered to the other piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhered to the card base:

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What do you think?? Isn’t this a pretty easy card to make? Another great use for a New Year’s card, is that if you hand out cards to the service professionals in your life and maybe you aren’t going to see someone until after Christmas, well here you go! This would also come in handy if you need a non-traditional holiday card!

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

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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:

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Winner from last month’s Christmas Theme Blog Hop:

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

1. Tami White
2. Julie DeGuia
3. Luly Gonzalez
4. Pam Nichols
5. Tina Wardell
6. Christina Miller
7. Liz Holloway
8. Rachel Nichols
9. Rachael Rife
10. Danette Herera
11. Linda L Cullen
12. Gianna Melone-Sardella

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One last Halloween card for the road!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is one last Halloween card to share with you! As I was gathering my Halloween cards together for mailing, I discovered I needed a few more and came up with this cute card that is easy for making multiples of and using up Designer Series Paper. Did you notice the little googly eyes? I bought these years ago at a craft store and completely forgot about them, so I dug them out and thought these would be a cute little add-on to the card. Who doesn’t love googly eyes on a card?? Lol

To create this card, start with the card base in Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The next two layers are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3 ¾”x 5”:

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The final two layers are Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3” x 3”:

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For the front of the card sentiment, you will need some Whisper White cardstock, Black Foil Sheet, Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon, and googly eyes:

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The sentiment is from the Warm Hearted stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather and Black inks (Tip-this is a two-step stamp and I find it easier to first stamp the shadow stamp (in black) and then the other (in highland heather). Then I stamped the background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink twice so it looked like it was going around the sentiment. This is cut out with the 5thlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, then use the 4thlargest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles to cut out the Black Foil Sheet. The googly eyes are adhered to the o’s of the boo and then layered to the scalloped circle:

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I cut a small piece of ribbon, flagged the ends, folded in half, and then adhered to the back of the layered circles:

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The first two layers of cardstock and DSP are adhered to the card base, then the next two layers are adhered together, and then adhered along the righthand side of the DSP. Finally, the front sentiment is adhered using dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, use the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Highland Heather ink, the skulls from Warm Hearted are stamped in Black and Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the background stamp is stamped in Highland Heather ink. While cutting the DSP, I had a ½” strip left, so I trimmed it down to 4” and adhered to the bottom:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I was able to make for of these cards to add to my card collection! Another tip that I thought of after the fact, instead of using a scrap of Whisper White cardstock for the front sentiment, you could easily use the Whisper White base layer since the DSP and other cardstock will cover this!

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

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is created using two of the designs from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper! While I may have decided not to get the Cauldron Bubble stamp set or the coordinating framelits for my Halloween cards this year, I could not not get the Toil & Trouble DSP! So, I decided that I would cut out some of the images from the DSP to create a card with! Make the DSP work for you, right??

To create this card, first start with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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The base layer is Basic Black cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The second layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ¾” x 5” and I created the background using this design from the Gallery Grunge stamp set in Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gorgeous Grape inks:

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From the Toil & Trouble DSP, I cut the witches out from that sheet and then for the cauldron sheet, I cut the spiders and stripes into a strip and the dots into a strip, then cut out the cauldrons individually. The spider strip is cut at 3 ¾” and I added some Wink of Stella to the bubbles and fire on the cauldron:

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I adhered the striped DSP across the stamped cardstock, adhered the witches around the cauldron, and then adhered the cauldron with dimensionals in the middle of the witches:

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This is then adhered to the Basic Black base layer and then adhered to the card base:

For the inside sentiment, I used a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink, adhered another cauldron cut out in the corner, and then stamped the image stamp from Warm Hearted in Lemon Lime Twist ink to make it look like it was rising out of the cauldron:

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Fussy cutting is not quick and easy, however, being able to create with what you have cut out is! I almost did not get this DSP, however, I decided that I would try and be creative with some of the sheets that I was not to enthused about. We’ve all been there, right??

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

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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A Warm Hearted Boo!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy Halloween card featuring the Warm Hearted Hostess Set and Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper! Did you notice that one of those cute little Spider Trinkets is “hanging” around?? Lol In case you missed them, there are two hostess stamp sets from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, Warm Hearted and Hung with Care, which you can earn for FREE if you have a qualifying product purchase or host a workshop totaling $150 or more! I chose the Warm Hearted stamp set because it has sentiments for all the upcoming holiday occasions! I just absolutely love the “Boo” sentiment, which is a two-step stamp!

To create this card, first start with a Lemon Lime Twist card base cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The Toil and Trouble DSP design that I used is the same sheet, front and back, the base layer is cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the second layer is cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the front of the card, you will need to use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to cut out a piece from the Black Foil Sheet and then emboss using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The sentiment is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape inks, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch, and I used a Sponge Dauber with black ink to sponge around the edges. I cut a piece of Black Satin Ribbon long enough to go across the card front, cutting the ends. The Spider Trinket has a piece of Silver Metallic Thread tied in a knot through the jump ring and cut long enough to wrap around the punched circle piece from the spool:

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To put the front of the card together, adhere the two layers of DSP together and then adhere to the card base:

I adhered the ribbon across the middle of the card and then to make the spider dangle, I used two glue dots on the back, placed the thread on the glue dots and then placed two more glue dots on top of those to secure the thread:

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I placed the thread in one of the grooves of the embossed foil sheet and then adhered the sentiment on top, this will keep the spider in place. This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the skull is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape inks, the sentiment from Spooky Sweets is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink, and I adhered the scrap piece of DSP along the bottom:

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Isn’t that quick and easy?? I just love how the Spider Trinkets add the little extra touch to the card! This is great if you are making Halloween Cards because you can use any of the Toil and Trouble DSP and create multiple cards!!

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

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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