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The Northern Lights technique is perfect for the wintry cards we make at this time of year, and it’s easier to create than you think! Choose a few ink colours, grab your sponge daubers, and try it for yourself!

Sponge alternating ink colours in vertical stripes on your white cardstock. (I used Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight.)

Repeat to cover the whole area. Experiment with overlapping the ink colours (e.g. yellow overlapping blue will make green).

Stamp your image in Memento Black ink. I used stamps from Rooted in Nature.

Sponge with Night of Navy to create ground under the stamped image. Sponge daub the edges with Night of Navy.

Lightly swipe the Night of Navy over the entire piece, in vertical motions.

If desired, add stars with a white gel pen or white craft ink.

Finish your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with the Northern Lights technique? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Snowman Season is one of the most adorable bundles in the holiday catalogue! This card also features a few of the additional products from the Let it Snow suite.

The measurements are:
Coastal Cabana Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”
Whisper White: 4 x 5.25”
Real Red cardstock: 1.5 x 5.25”
Let it Snow Specialty DSP: 1.25 x 5.25”

Scrap pieces of white, black, Real Red, and Coastal Cabana cardstock

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Have you made a project with Snowman Season? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s time for the Seashore Stampers to get blog-hopping again! Today’s theme is 3D Christmas projects, and I’m sharing a very cute and simple box I created to hold a pocket-pack of tissues. I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I like to have these little pocket-packs at hand wherever I am! And now with this cute packaging, they make a handy gift or stocking-stuffer.

I based this design on one I saw online by Jo Anne Hewins, using a box template by Angie Juda. However, I altered the box design to make it a landscape layout instead of portrait. Once I wrapped my head around that, I was able to alter the measurements to suit a smaller tissue pack as well. Here’s a pic of the two boxes together.

I’ve been making LOADS of 3D items for my Christmas craft fairs, the first of which is TODAY! If you’re in the Nanaimo area, I hope you’ll come visit me at the Christmas Village, taking place at the German Cultural Center (71 Caledonia Avenue) from 10am to 4pm today.

Next weekend, I’ll be at the Quarterway School Craft Fair, taking place at 1632 Bowen Road, 10am to 3pm on Saturday, November 30th.

Please come and say hello, and maybe pick out some gift items for the upcoming holiday season while you’re at it! I have lots of treat holders, stationery items, gift card holders, decor items, and of course …. lots and lots of greeting cards for all occasions! You can also enter my free draw and maybe win a prize!

I hope you enjoyed my project! You can check out the shopping list below to see what products I used to create it. Then be sure to click on the buttons to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what Adrienne has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Have you seen the beautiful project kit in the holiday catalogue, “Christmas Countdown“? This kit includes enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes, plus a sturdy outer box to hold them all. Fill the boxes with small gifts, and let the countdown begin!

While you can complete the project using the Christmas Countdown stamp set, creative demonstrators and crafters have come up with many other ways to use the kit. Here are some beautiful alternative projects using holiday-themed papers and products.

 

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You can also use the kit to count down to a different event, such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, or a special birthday. Check out these alternatives!

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One clever demonstrator decided to decorate the boxes with punch art to count down to a family trip to Disney World!

Or, you can simply decorate it with some of your favourite papers and let it be a year-round decor/organization item.

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The sliding boxes/drawers have a front and back, so you can get two countdowns in one kit – use it to count down to Halloween, then flip the drawers around and use the countdown to Christmas side.

The possibilities are endless! Contact me today to order yours, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Be sure to show me a photo of your completed kit in the comments. I’d love to see what you use it for!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use your Stamparatus to create a really cool 3D wood-texture effect with the Birch background stamp. I learned this technique from Crystal Johnston in Victoria.

You’ll need:

Black card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Crumb Cake layer: 4 x 5.25″
Black panel: 2-1/8 x 4-7/8″
White panel: 2 x 4.75″

Plus some extra white cardstock scraps.

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If you try this technique, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Just in time for the holiday crafting season, Stampin’ Up!’s brand new, redesigned trimmer is now available! Here are all the facts you need to know about this terrific new tool.

Price: $34 compared to previous trimmer at $41

Blades: badass and ready for business. Look how much smaller the old blades (left) are, compared to the new ones! Your new trimmer includes a scoring blade and a cutting blade, and each has a point on the handle for precise measurements (no more guessing where the blade is within the handle!).

Size: 15-3/8 x 8″; a little larger than the previous trimmer, and much more sleek in design.

Shape: Rectangular, for easy and convenient storage. There’s even a hanging hook!

Measurements: The main body of the trimmer, and the fold-out arm, include both metric and imperial measurements. The ruler guide includes only imperial measurements. Notice that the fold-out arm has no ‘gap’ in measurements, as the previous trimmer did!

If you’re used to the old trimmer, you may notice that this one has some lovely improvements: a larger base plate, longer extension, more space to the right of the ruler guide for cutting smaller strips (and a better rail for keeping the paper straight while doing so).

While it was certainly challenging to be without a trimmer in our product line for the past several months, I am grateful that Stampin’ Up! took all the time they needed to be sure that the replacement product would be as high-quality as possible. Demonstrators are describing the new trimmer as “sturdy, yet lightweight,” “well-made and stable”, and “worth waiting for”! Now you can order your own, via my online store or by contacting me. I just know you’re going to love it!

Happy Stampin’!
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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a gorgeous Christmas card using products from the Wrapped in Plaid suite. I CASE’d this layout from Tracy Jacobs of Stampin’ Fun with Tracy.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 2-5/8 x 4″
Cardstock frame: 2-3/8 x 3-3/4″
White cardstock (“Rectangle 5”)

DSP: 3.75 x 3.5″
Cardstock frame: 4 x 3.75″

DSP strip: 4.25 x .75″
Cardstock frame: 4.25 x 1″

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If you make a card with this layout, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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