Product Spotlight: Snowflake Splendor Suite

The Snowflake Splendor suite (pages 36-38 of your Holiday Mini Catalogue) has so much to love! The photopolymer stamp set, which includes 17 layering snowflake stamps, will help you decorate any wintry card or project. The co-ordinating dies (bundled for a 10% savings) are beautiful enough to be used on their own for a no-stamping card. The stunning Designer Series Paper is full of snowy beauty in all shades of blue, and gorgeous watercolour washes on the reverse side. Then there’s the show-stopping Balmy Blue glimmer paper, the irresistible sparkle of the adhesive-backed blue gems, and the delicate shimmer of the iridescent ribbon. And don’t forget the Winter Snow embossing folder!

I’ve had so much fun creating with this suite, I just had to build a class around it. And so November’s Creativity to Go, my version of an online card class, features the Snowflake Wishes stamp set! Be sure to sign up by November 10th to receive the stamp set along with all the supplies, products, and tutorials to make five wonderful cards such as the ones below!

The Triple Cube Card is the first card I made with this suite. It started as a great way to show off the beautiful DSP, but then I started playing with layering the stamped and die-cut snowflakes, and I had WAY too much fun! You’ll see plenty more of these layered snowflakes decorating several of the cards below!

Next I tried out the Double Fan Fold card. (I’ll be teaching this one in an upcoming newsletter, so be sure to subscribe!) This is a gorgeous fold with lots of opportunity for embellishment, and it looks stunning from any angle.

These next few cards make good use of the stamps alone, without any die-cuts to distract or decorate. These simple stamping cards are none the less beautiful!

And then, of course, I wanted to play around with the reverse … lots of die-cutting and hardly any stamping.

CASE’d from Paper Daisy Crafting
CASE’d from Sarah Cade

Here’s a minimalist card that is striking in its simplicity.

CASE’d from La Fee Kiki

In the cards below, I made good use of the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper to add gorgeous shimmer and sparkle.

CASE’d from Angela Meyer

Like the card above, the project below – perfect for holding a battery-operated tealight candle – uses the large snowflake ‘negative image’ die.

CASE’d from The Gentleman Crafters

I loved playing with the Winter Snow embossing folder to add texture to the cards, as well.

CASE’d from Heather Guerrera
CASE’d from Sarah Cade

And then I made a few fancy fold cards to let the beautiful Designer Series Paper really shine (along with those gorgeous layered snowflakes!) Here’s a centre easel card

…. an epic fold card

… a Centre Step Card ….

…. and a Double-Z fold card.

I also love the idea of playing with non-traditional, unexpected colours – so I had to try it out with this bundle!

CASE’d from Chris Smith

Even with all of these gorgeous cards, I feel like there is so much I could do with this suite. It is so fun and easy to create with! If you’d like to join me and create beautiful cards with the “Snowflake Wishes” stamp set and some of the other products from the suite, be sure to sign up for Creativity to Go by November 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Forever Greenery Suite

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video features a showcase of the lush Forever Greenery suite, including how to make a simple yet stunning card using products from the suite!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Soft Seafoam layer: 4 x 5.25″
2 pieces of DSP: 5 x 1″
and scraps of white + coloured cardstock for stamping and die-cutting.

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Seashore Blog Hop: Christmas

Hello and welcome to the monthly blog hop of the Seashore Stampers! Today our theme is Christmas (which is only 62 days away … but who’s counting?)

For my project, I chose to use ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (on sale for 15% off until the end of October!) and the “Christmas Means More” stamp set. I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it, as it features quotes from some of my favourite Christmas movies! As this stamp set is not part of a suite or bundle, it’s easy for it to be overlooked, but the beauty of it is that it can be paired with so many of our other products to create simple or elaborate cards.

‘Tis the Season DSP was perfect for this project as it is packed with gorgeous holiday designs in traditional colours. I tried to choose the papers that most reminded me of Dr. Seuss’ original book and animated movie, which is a favourite in our household!

Dr. Seuss (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) Part 1 of 2 - YouTube

After creating the card, I felt inspired and wanted to add something more to my project … so I decided to try my hand at creating that old Grinch himself! I used the Mini Curvy Keepsake dies, which quickly and easily create a gift box suitable for holding those yummy Christmas treats.

It’s definitely not perfect, but then again the Grinch’s “quick Santy Claus hat and a coat” weren’t perfect either 😉 It’s amazing what you can do with a Tulip Builder punch!

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Video Tutorial: Triple Cube Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Triple Cube card using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock and a Designer Series Paper of your choice. The DSP sale is still on – there are 15 popular DSP packs currently on sale for 15% off! What a great time to stock up and save 😉  See the full list here!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 8 x 8.25”.
Additional cardstock, same colour as base – 2 x .5” (2 pieces)
Another colour cardstock: 1 7/8 ” square (6 pieces)
Designer Series Paper: 1 ¾ “ square (6 pieces, matching)
Designer Series Paper: 1 7/8” square (6 pieces, matching)

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Tutorial: Easel Book Card

This Easel Book Card looks intimidating, but I promise it’s easier than it looks … and you will love the results! I learned this fold from demonstrator Barb Tripps at one of our Vancouver Island Demos’ meetings, which are now held virtually!

To make this card, you will need four pieces of cardstock and five pieces of Designer Series Paper. I’m using the Whale of a Time DSP for my card. The photo above gives you a good visual of how this card will be laid out, which might help you choose your papers, and figure out which cardstock colours you want to use with which papers. The measurements are as follows:

A:
Cardstock – 5.5 x 8.5
DSP: 5.25 x 1-7/8 (2 pcs)

B:
Cardstock: 4-5/8 x 3-3/8”
DSP: 4-3/8 x 3-1/8”

C:
Cardstock: 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
DSP: 4-7/8 x 3-5/8”

D:
Cardstock: 5-1/8 x 7/8″
DSP: 4-7/8 x 5/8″

Once you have cut all your pieces, score your “A” piece (cardbase) at 4.25″, and then fold back one side of your cardbase to that centre fold line, as shown. Crease well with your bone folder.

Attach your two “A” DSP pieces to the cardbase.

Attach your “D” DSP piece to your “D” cardstock.

Set “A” and “D” aside. The two pieces of cardstock and DSP you have left are going to create your book. Start by folding each of them in half, and creasing well with your bone folder.

Apply a piece of Tear and Tape adhesive to the wrong side of your DSP, along the centre score line.

Attach each piece of DSP to its corresponding cardstock, only along that centre score line.

Use a pencil to curl the ‘pages’ of the DSP.

Apply three glue dots on the wrong side of your DSP to attach to your cardstock. (Glue dots don’t show up well on camera, so I’ve added red circles to show you where the glue dots go!)

Leave some curl in your pages when you attach the DSP to your cardstock.

Repeat this process again for the other pair of DSP/cardstock.

You’ll follow a very similar process to attach one ‘book’ to the other! This time, use a piece of Tear and Tape on either side of the score line.

Add strips of Tear and Tape along the top of your finished book, and attach it to your easel cardbase.

Use Dimensionals to attach your “D” piece to the cardbase.

This piece holds your book upright when the card is open.

Now decorate as you choose to finish the card!

A view of the card when “closed”. It’s not exactly flat enough for mailing, but it would fit in a large envelope!

Don’t forget that the Whale of  a Time DSP, along with fourteen other Designer Series Papers, are all on sale this month for a 15% discount! It’s a great time to stock up and save on all your favourites. See the full list here!

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Video Tutorial: Playful Pets Peekaboo Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a fun fold half-front panel card using the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper. (Don’t forget that this paper, along with fourteen others, is on sale this month for 15% off!) This paper is particularly fun because it’s filled with whimsical pet images you can use to create terrific cards, even if (like me) you don’t have the Pampered Pets bundle.

You’ll need:

Two pieces of cardstock the same colour, measuring 5.5 x 4.25” and 3.25 x 4.25”.

You’ll also need the following cuts of DSP:
3 x 3.5”
4 x 2”
3 x 3/8”

And a white insert of 3 x 3.5”.

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Product Spotlight: Tasteful Touches

The Tasteful Touches stamp set is one of my favourites from the annual catalogue. I love the heartfelt sentiments in lovely, scripted font; the textured image stamps that are perfect as backgrounds or focal points; and the way the stamps co-ordinate so marvelously with the Tasteful Labels dies (bundled for a 10% savings, of course). I’ve created lots of cards with this stamp set, and it’s no surprise that I chose it to be the featured product in this month’s Creativity to Go. Be sure to sign up by October 10th to receive the stamp set along with all the supplies, products, and tutorials to make five wonderful cards such as the ones below!

Here’s a card I made in one of my recent videos, using the Offset Triple Time stamping technique. I thought the soft colours worked really well with the textured images in the stamp set!

Here’s another card featuring that beautiful flower, along with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (on sale this month for 15% off!) and the co-ordinating Tasteful Labels dies. This blue and white paper reminds me of Dutch blue and white china! This card was CASE’d from Alejandra Gomez.

 

I like combining the stamp set with items from other bundles and suites, as well. The two cards below feature dies from Ornate Borders, Stitched Shapes, and Stitched So Sweetly.

Along with the bundle and the Designer Series Paper, the In Good Taste suite includes these classic wooden embellishments in a variety of shapes. They add some real texture and dimension to your card!

While the card above is stylishly masculine, you can also use the stamps to create very soft, feminine cards, like the two below. The stamp set is very versatile!

I love this simple yet special card, CASE’d from Ellen Woodbridge. The feather stamp is fun and looks good in a variety of colours!

Here’s another card using the feather stamp, this time inked with the baby wipe technique.

And finally, a classic simple stamping card, CASE’d from Sheri Melliere. I love creating random backgrounds like this with stamped images!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my showcase of this versatile stamp set. If you’d like to receive the stamp set along with the supplies and tutorials to make five terrific cards, be sure to sign up for Creativity to Go by October 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Notecard Box with Coordinating Notecards

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a beautiful notecard box and four co-ordinating notecards, using one sheet of Designer Series Paper! It’s a timely video since several of our Designer Series Papers are on sale for 15% off this month. See the whole list here!

You’ll need:
one full sheet of 12×12″ Designer Series Paper
four notecards and envelopes

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Designer Series Paper Sale!

It’s no secret…. I LOVE Designer Series Papers. If you do, too, then you’re going to love this news: NEARLY ALL the Designer Series Papers in the annual and holiday mini catalogue are on sale this month for a 15% discount! Now is a great time to stock up and save on your favourite paper designs!

Most papers are now $13.39 instead of $15.75. The exception is Tasteful Textures, which is a larger pack (24 sheets instead of 12) and is now $24.65 instead of $29. Yahoo!!



To celebrate this sale, I’m giving away a FREE GIFT WITH ORDER! Everyone who orders one or more of the above DSPs this month will receive five tutorials featuring Designer Series Papers!

Here are some of the cards and projects I’ve created with the papers that are on special this month.

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Which papers are YOUR favourite? Contact me today to place your order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

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