Saturday, October 27, 2012

10/27 Stampin' Up! Star Tree Country Glimmer ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 4

Good Morning Friends!

On the 4th day of Christmas Projects I thought I'd ink up this lonely stamp for the first time!  This is a single stamp in the main Idea Book and Catalog on page 19 called Star Tree. 

There's so much to tell on this one!  Let's start with some measurements:

Base: Vanilla 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Core'dinations Card stock in Espresso cut to 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer(s) 3: 4 x 1/4" (x3)
Layer 4: Real Red 4 1/4" x 3"
Layer 5: Very Vanilla 4 x 2 3/4"
Layer 6 and 7: were stamped with the Mixed Medley (Hostess Stamp Set) and punched out with the 3/4" circle and the 1 1/4" scalloped circle punches.

So first, let's talk about the AWESOME texture on layer 2.  That is the Coordinations Card stock 127848, which we ran through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder 127819.  Next, we took a new sanding block from the Stampin' Sanding System 129367 and sanded the card stock to show the different color at the core of the card stock.  Such a pretty effect!  It made the background of our card have such a country feel and really makes the Vanilla Cardstock pop!

Then, we attached the three layers of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Paper (Item 126901) to that layer using, Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive and set that layer aside.  Next, we stamped the tree with Lucky Limeade Ink, the snowflake with real red ink, and the Merry Christmas with Espresso Ink.  We punched, out the two circles and attached them to the side of the vanilla tree, where there was a gap in the design.

Next, we attached the real red base and added dimensionals to the back of that layer.  Stick it onto the card and you're almost done.  We used the mini star from the Merry Mini's Punch Pack with Real Red Glimmer Paper, and attached that with a 1/2 of dimensional.  it's too big if you use a whole one.  :)
Finally, we had some fun painting with the Cherry Cobbler glimmer paint.  It really marries up nicely with the real red glimmer paper here.  They look like the same color!  Love THAT!

Here is a shopping list for today's share:

Stamps:  126784 Star Tree, (Hostess Only Clear) Mixed Medley 128057
Ink: Real Red Ink Pad, Espresso Ink Pad, Lucky Limeade Ink Pad
Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock, Core'dinations Espresso, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Paper
Accessories: Red Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Lacy Brocade Embossing folder, Stampin' Sanding System
Adhesive:  Snail Adhesive, Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive, 104430 Dimensionals.

So ~ There's some REALLY BIG THINGS happening on Monday!

First ~ Stampin' Up is taking 15% off virtually every stamp set!

Here is what will be on sale
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

Second ~ My customer appreciation sale.  For ONE DAY, get FREE SHIPPING on any order $50 or more through me.  (online or otherwise)  If you want to get your order in ahead of time I can close it on Monday for you, just let me know.

Third ~ We have some NEW single stamp assortments (that will also be on sale on Monday).  Yea!!! These are for a limited time (thru Jan 2) but the sale is only for ONE DAY!
 Finally ~  If you are a fan of MDS, make sure to be online Starting Monday!

What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!
What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on all week!
When: October 29-November 5, 2012.
Why: To get the word out about My Digital Studio's awesome design program, content, and print products!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / Tutorials and Planners for Demos
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