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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Centre Easel card using the beautiful Toile Tidings DSP from the holiday catalogue.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper:
4-1/8 x 1-1/4″ (2 pieces)
2-5/8 x 2-1/16″ (2 pieces) – If your trimmer doesn’t have 16th-inch measurements, just cut your DSP to 2-5/8 x 4-1/8″ and then cut in half.

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Once you’ve made your own Centre Easel card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I had so much fun participating in the Nanaimo Christmas Village and at the Quarterway School Craft and Vendor Fair, these past two weekends. My top sellers were:

– Hershey’s chocolate sleeves
– Hershey’s kiss snowmen
– Post-it note holders
– Santa’s Moustache Ghirardelli squares
– Snowy Night Lanterns

I have some leftover items available for sale that might be the perfect stocking stuffer or teacher thank-you gift that you’ve been looking for! Click here to see a full list, including prices and photos, then drop me a line and let me know if there’s anything you’d like. (NOTE: Items to be picked up in Nanaimo, BC.)

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a really quick and easy gift item to use for teacher thank yous, hostess gifts, and any other opportunity that pops up over the holidays.All you need is one piece of 6×6″ Designer Series Paper!

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Once you’ve made your own tea and cookies pouch, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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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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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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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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