Saturday, October 24, 2020

Traditional Christmas Sampler

Hello and Welcome to Saturday's Project!  I finally managed to put together my samplers I've been working on this week and I'm very happy with them and excited to share them with you.  The first one is very much a traditional Christmas one as it boasts the red, green and gold tones.  I've used so many products in this sampler - some current and some retired and too many to name.  I've picked out the main ones and listed them below if you're interested.  I will be doing a sampler class in November so if you're interested in making your own, this one will be one of the projects that you can choose from.  I will offer it in the mail as well, but you will need to purchase your own 12" x 12" cardstock as Canada Post charges a small fortune to ship even a single sheet of 12x12 because of the size of it it is considered a parcel.  Anyways, please watch for upcoming details regarding a sampler class in November.


And this is just a close up of the side images.


The pictures really don't do it justice.  The poinsettias have a soft sparkle to them with wink of stella and the gold foil gives it just enough shine without being overbearing.  I placed it in a black frame and it looks absolutely stunning!  I hope you enjoyed today's project - I certainly enjoyed putting it together.  I love it when a project that has been in your head for weeks finally comes together on paper!!


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Friday, October 23, 2020

Poinsettia Place by Stampin' Up! Wine Tags

Hello and Happy Friday!  The pressure is really on now to get prepared for markets as the first big one is only 2 weeks away!  It's exciting, but leaves me little time for anything but preparing projects.  I have been working on 3 different samplers, which I will share with you over the next several days.  The designs are completed, I just need to take the time and glue everything down.  I'm excited to share these with you, but need to secure them first!

I made a few more wine tags for the upcoming markets and I would like your opinion on A) Which colour option do you prefer - the more traditional red and green colours or the blue tones and B)  Do you prefer the dry embossed poinsettia or the poinsettia which is stamped and heat embossed?  


The colours used for the above tag are Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.


The colours used for this tag are Misty Moonlight (one of our new 2020 - 2022 In Colours), Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow.

I hope you have enjoyed today's projects and thank you for stopping by to check them out!  If you need any Stampin' Up! products to make the above projects or one of your own creation, please feel free to visit my online store where you can purchase current Stampin' Up! products.  Also, if you would like a catalogue mailed to you, please contact me and I will pop one in the mail for you!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wine Tags using Snowflake Wishes Bundle

Hello and Welcome!  I have been crafting like crazy these last few days, preparing for many upcoming Christmas markets -  fingers, toes and everything else is crossed that we don't end up in a second lockdown and me with tons of Christmas items filling up my craftroom!  Positive thoughts  - the markets will happen and they are going to be fabulous as everyone is supporting local businesses!!

Today's projects were wine tags.  I love my wine, so making these wine tags is so much fun for me.  No, I wasn't drinking wine while I was making these, but the thought did cross my mind...a few times lol!  My base is 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" and I score at 3".  I punch the circle in the top to slip over the top of the bottle.  If you have a funny-shaped bottle that the circle punch won't be big enough, you can just cut a slit from the edge of the tag to the circle.  I made multiple tags today, but I am showcasing the Blackberry Bliss one as it uses the Christmas Means More stamp set as well as the die from the Snowflake Wishes Bundle.  The snowflake is die cut using 3 of the snowflake dies from this bundle as well.  




For these wine tags I did use a retired stamp set as I loved the messages and I am selling these at markets, so I do use retired product from time to time, especially when it comes to greetings or sentiment stamp sets as sometimes good ones are hard to come by.




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Monday, October 19, 2020

October Paper Hugs - Snowflake Splendor Suite


Hello and Welcome!  Today I just want to direct your attention to a new heading on my blog - Paper Hugs.  Each month I am designing projects centered around a suite or a bundle of Stampin' Up! products.  The kits will be available for purchase from the middle of the month until the end of the month.  For October, the kits are available to be requested from October 15 - 31st.  There are 3 different options to choose from depending on whether you want the entire suite of products, the bundle (stamp set and either coordinating dies or punch) or the tutorial to make 6 different projects.

To take part in Paper Hugs, you order the suite or bundle using my online store and the host code given for that month - this month it is 4PJJFUBM.  By using this code, it tells me that you want me to send you the pre-cut cardstock kit (Option #1) and/or the tutorial.  If you just want the tutorial, please just e-mail me and I will send you payment instructions and you will receive the tutorial by e-mail.  Please note that the pre-cut cardstock kits and the tutorials will not be sent out until the first week of November.   This enables me to cut the kits all at once and e-mail the tutorials out at the same time.

The following is a pic of this month's projects.



 



Please contact me if you have any questions or for more details!  Each month prior to the 15th I will be updating the Paper Hugs page, which you will be able to access by clicking on the Paper Hugs heading at the top of my blog.  For more information on October's Paper Hugs, please visit the page by clicking here.









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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fancy Fold using Poinsettia Place

Hello and Welcome!  Today is my final creation using the Poinsettia Place suite (for this week anyway - with Christmas just around the corner, it's definitely not my final project!!)  This is a gorgeous suite of products from the designer series paper to the stamp set with coordinating dies right down to the beaded pearls.  Today I chose to do a fancy fold card or gate fold.  I had found this technique back in the spring using a rose stamp set and decided to try it with the poinsettias.  I'm sorry I don't remember who it was that came up with this technique, but if you find this post and let me know, I will certainly give you credit for it!



I started with a Very Vanilla standard card base, but instead of folding it at 4-1/4", I scored and folded it at 2-1/8" on both ends so that when it folds, it meets at 4-1/4".  I then kept the card folded and placed the die where I wanted the cut to be.  I put a sticky note to hold the die in place and then opened up the folds to run it through the die cut machine as a single layer.  Once one side is cut, you refold your card and then move the sticky note to the other side (the sticky note is just holding your die in place so that it matches up once both sides have been cut).  You then run it through your die cutting machine as a single layer.  It should look like this when you are finished.



I then stamped the poinsettia image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and coloured it using the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  I then die cut it using the coordinating die and placed the coloured image on the inside of my card as you can see below.  I did not stamp and colour directly on my card base as the Stampin' Blends tend to bleed through a little bit and you don't want any colour to bleed through the back of your card base.  The inside greeting is stamped using Soft Suede and if your first one is crooked like mine, you can re-stamp it on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, adhere it to a piece of Soft Suede and make it look like you intended your greeting to be popped up on a piece of cardstock - covering up the original crooked one of course!



For the belly band, I used a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and then used the Gold Metallic edged ribbon to dress it up.  I used the cut and emboss poinsettia dies and cut these out of Cherry Cobbler.  The leaves and berries are cut out of gold foil and copper foil sheets.  And there you have it - a very traditional poinsettia on a fancy fold card!

If you would like to make this card or any of the other projects I shared with you this week and you don't have the Poinsettia Place Suite, please click on any of the shopping links below and you will be redirected to my online store where you can shop for current Stampin' Up! products.

 

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