Wednesday, November 28, 2012

11/28 Stampin Up! No Peeking Gift Card Holder 25 Days of Christmas Day 22

Good Morning Friends,

Today, at my stamp clubber(s) requests, I'm posting the directions for for this cute gift card holder we are making in stamp club this week. In the sample I used in club, instead of using designer paper on the back panel, I used very vanilla card stock, so that someone who was giving a gift card would have some room to write a personal message. 

So, let's get this party started!

To make the belly band:

Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler Card stock 9 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Layer 2: Be of good Cheer DSP (today is 20% off) cut to 9 1/2" x 1"
Layer 3: Very Vanilla  Decorative Label Punched "no peeking layer:
Layer 4: 1 3/8" square punch, champagne glimmer paper.

Attach the strips together using snail adhesive.  Then score the belly band at 1 1/4" and 5 3/4" and use tombo multipurpose adhesive to stick the two ends together.

Next, I used some champagne glimmer paper to punch out a 1 3/4" square, and added some cherry cobbler seam binding to make it look like a present.

I just added a glue dot to the ribbon and folded it in half to make it thinner, then adhered the ribbon to the back.  Stamp the "no peeking" sentiment on very vanilla cardstock and punch it out with the Decorative Label Punch (which is also on sale today for $11.97, save 30%).

Finally, I attached the glittery present to the  "no peeking" layer using tombo multipurpose adhesive, and stuck some dimensionals to the back of the two layers to attach it to the belly band. 

Moving on to the base.  The base of the gift card holder measures 9 x 4 1/4", so the easiest way to cut is to cut an 8 1/2" x 11 down to 8 1/2" x 9".  Then cut the remaining piece in half the long way at 4 1/4".  So, you'll get two from a piece of card stock. 

Base Layer Measurements:
Base Layer: Cherry Cobbler, 9 x 4 1/4", scored at 3 and 7 1/4"
Layer 2: (inside) Very Vanilla 4 x 4 (note, in the photo it is dsp)
Outside layers top: Be of Good Cheer DSP 4 x 2 3/4"
Outside layers bottom: Be of Good Cheer DSP 4 x 1 1/2"

So, first you want to score the cherry cobbler layer at 3" and 7 1/4".  After sticking the precut layers tot the top and inside, you'll want to use two 1" strips of sticky strip to seal up the bottom flap.  Leave the top flap so that it opens up as shown in this second photo above.

When you slide the belly band over the top, it will hold the top piece closed.  What a cute yet personal way to present a gift card to anyone on your holiday shopping list!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to save up to 50% off stamp sets accessories and more!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Here are the details of the sale again.

Today is the last day for the  Online Extravaganza!  Click here to check out what else is on Sale !(that's the complete list)

Today ONLY door buster products.
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)


Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96

Shop here or email me so that you don't miss out on the deal that you want!

Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Monday, November 26, 2012

11/26 Stampin Up! Holiday Wreath Home Decor ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 21

Good Morning Friends!

I made this paper wreath for my front door, with a 5 pieces of designer paper in various blues.  With the holiday season upon us, you may feel like leaves and fall colors are gone.  I love the idea of bringing the leaves in with the cool blue and silver hue's that makes you know that snow is on it's way! 

It went together in about a half an hour and I just used hot glue to stick it all together. 

At this time of year, when I am considering decorations, I sometimes think about using decorations that would work moving forward into January and February.

I started with a wreath I found at the dollar store, made out of twigs and just used that to hot glue all the pieces on.  The banner itself is two pieces of 11 x 2" cardstock, that I glued together, then just trimmed the excess off the sides.  I love the addition of the silver glimmer paper and the way it looks from the street, when you're looking at the front door of my house. It's so sparkly and that makes me happy.

Here are the big shot dies that I used  

Although this would make a wonderful gift for someone, it's currently hanging on my front door.  :)  I like that it's versatile to stay there until March!

Here's a snapshot I took with my phone.


Don't forget that there are only a few day's left for this year's Online Extravaganza!  Click here to check out what else is on Sale between now and November 28th! (that's the complete list)



I already have a few orders going in on the 28th for the last of the door buster specials.  Here they are!

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96

Shop here or email me so that you don't miss out on the deal that you want! I'll be standing by to help you!

Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11/20 Stampin Up! Merry and Type ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 20 ~ Cards from Scraps

Good Morning Friends!

It's a short week this week, which means I'll get my hubby AND daughter for extra time to spend with them.  I'll be taking my daughter tomorrow for her (pre-birthday) celebration.  This year her birthday falls on Thanksgiving.  I want to make sure that my daughter loves having her birthday around another holiday, so I really do my best to keep it separate.  She has about $75 in gift cards that she's saved up from her auntie, which she is planning to use towards a "look like me" doll.  What she doesn't know is I've already purchased the doll and it's waiting for her. 

She has an appointment to get her (the dolls) ears pierced and we are going to have a spa style lunch.  Then her $75 is free to use on what she wants in the store!  For me, that's big time spoiling!  She also doesn't know that both of her grandmothers will be there to shop away too!   I'm very excited about it and know that she will be over the moon.  I'm so thankful for her and thankful that in an age when children her age are asking for and getting large ticket electronics, that she is happy with her doll, brushing it's hair and being a kid for a little while longer. 

I'm truly thankful today and every day for my family and my friends.  My stamping buddies who keep me working from home and here for my daughter when she gets out of school.  The time spent doing homework and scurrying to dance class pays off every time I look at my princess.  Thank you to those who choose to do business with me.  I very much appreciate you.  I often think about joining the traditional work force to be able to provide a bit better, but you can't put a price on time spent.

So today's project share is all about not wasting a single thing!  Don't you just love when you used every shred of something up?  So, when I noticed after scrapbook class all the excess space around the sparkle paper that we used on the snowflakes, I sat down to make up some cards and use up every ounce of that scrap.  Here are the three cards I came up with.  One you saw already in day 18, so I'll just talk about the other two.  
Super pretty, right?  I love them all together especially!    

Here is the Christmas tree card from Christmas trees.  

Fairly straightforward card.  I took a very close look at the very small punch and arranged my trees in the same shape as my punch.  I just love these bitty punches from the mini catalog!  All of these cards use always artichoke and Very Vanilla.  That artichoke seam binding is just Gorgeous!  The star on top of my tree of trees is punched from the silver glimmer paper, using the same set of punches.  So darn cute!


For the next card in the trio, I decided to stamp some ornaments using shimmer paint.  Just use a sponge dauber to pick up some of the (champagne) shimmer paint and sponge it on your stamp.  Stamp it on your cardstock and viola, you have a gorgeous shimmery stamped image!

I cut out some of the images, then grabbed my framelits from the ornament set.  Boy did I have fun playing!    Each ornament got tied up with it's own seam binding Artichoke bow.  I took what was left of the shimmer paint on my sponge dauber and used it to add the accents to the card front!  Wicked cool! 
Here's today's shopping list!

Shopping List:
Stamps: Merry & Type Wood mount 122550 / Clear Mount 122552
Ink: Markers in Artichoke and Perfect Plum.
Accessories: Self Adhesive Pearls, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder,

Thanks to those who are placing orders with me for the online extravaganza!  I was so surprised to see some of my favorite things on sale for half price!

Click here to check out what else is on Sale between now and November 28th! (that's the complete list)


Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96


Shop here or email me so that you don't miss out on the deal that you want! I'll be standing by to help you!

Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides
Monday, November 19, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts TODAY!

Good Morning!! 

I will be continuing the 25 days of Christmas posts later today.  I have taken a little time off blogging to attend to health things, but I'm doing a bit better today!  Yea! I just wanted to share with you a ONE DAY DOORBUSTER SALE!!  This sale is AMAZING! 

How about 20% off a bigshot Today only???

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts TODAY!!  Yea!

AND! We get our very own "Door Buster" Deals, both Today, and the last day.  Woot, Woot!
The door buster deals end tonight at 11:50 (Mountain Time) 
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Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96

Click here to check out what else is on Sale between now and November 28th! (that's the complete list)


Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96


Shop here or email me so that you don't miss out on the deal that you want! I'll be standing by to help you! 

Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides




















Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza! Big Sales starting on Monday!

I am so excited about this year's Online Extravaganza!
The Online Extravaganza promotion is Stampin' Up!'s biggest online sale of the year! They want to make it easier for you to get your holiday shopping done!  So, during these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!


I'm very excited about Monday because there are several people who have been telling me that they want a big shot machine.  Lookie!  It's on SALE!   

Only on Monday November 19th  ~ that's THIS MONDAY!

page 181
item 125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
page 186
item 113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
page 186
item 113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96

Only on Wednesday November 28th!
page   7
item 118941
Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
$66.95
$53.56
page   7
item 120279
Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
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item 109127
Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96

Click here to a printable PDF see the other items that will be 20-50% off ONLY during the sale.  Also!!  Keep in mind the FREE Ink pad promotion is still going strong!  You can earn a free set of ink pads for any order over $450.  Another WOW!

New: Selene's Private Shopper Service!


Tis the season for Christmas Shopping, but please don't forget yourself!  If a pantry full of Stamping supplies is all you want, then perhaps my shopping service would be a good solution for you! 
  1. Fill out THIS FORM, with all the goodies you might like from friends and SANTA. 
  2. Send me a list of names with phone numbers and emails to contact and I'll let them know that I have your Christmas wish list. (please also let them know I will be calling them and if they are all set and have bought for you already that's okay too!)
From there, here's what you can expect.
  1. I will help them stay within their budget.
  2. I will gift wrap each gift and give them a card to use for the gift.
  3. I will combine all orders for you and if the order reach a hostess gift level, you get the FREE stuff from Santa! (maybe the ink pads too?)
  4. Because they are going through me, you will not get duplicate gifts!   
HO HO HO!  Woot!  Very exciting stuff!  I have had friends with an extensive wish list get the markers AND a big shot for Christmas.  Totally fun for them!  If you have questions about my private shopper service please feel free to give me a call @ 978-423-9994 or email at e.selene@verizon.net

Some Special News!


I want to share this news with you to let you know how grateful I am for you.  Last month, with  Stampin' Up and help from my downline and friends I promoted to Sr. Manager!  That means a little pay increase and some special rewards from Stampin' Up! 

I've also been asked to join the "creative crew" design team out on split coast stampers (international website) because they like my work!  It was by invitation only and I'm so honored!   

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who does business with me and helps me be a stay-at-home mom, while sharing what I love.  You all make a difference in my life in ways you may not even realize and for that I thank you!  From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! (Please scroll down to see my little turkey, who will be turning 8 on Thanksgiving).

Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
Money Raised for Breast Cancer because YOU ROCK! $3855 ~ Making Strides

Thursday, November 15, 2012

11/15 Stampin' Up! First Christmas & Jewish Celebrations Ornaments ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 19

Good Evening Friends!

My very good friend Christina came over yesterday.  Christina teaches school at a local catholic school (and I just love her).  When she is here, she makes the studio happy and lights up the room immediately when she arrives.  Christina came over to play to learn how to make the "lollies" with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die.  She has two students in her class that are Jewish.  She asked if I purchase the Jewish Celebrations set (Of Course I did!).  :)

So here's samples for both the Catholic and Jewish children that we came up with.
The lollies are a snap to put together with hot glue.  I fold the whole thing up like an accordion and hot glue the center first.  When it's almost stuck together, I attach the two sides of the lolly, again with hot glue.  So, I found, when I was using the die, it was almost impossible to cut it straight.  so I cut it first, then put it through the paper cutter to make sure that the strip is all one measurement.  If there is a 1/4" difference from one side to the other, your lolly may come out a little frumpy.  :)
Here is the back of our ornament.  We stamped the star on the back of the glimmer paper (silver) using stazon ink, waited a second for it to dry, then cut the star out.  Isn't it stunning?  The baby Jesus was stamped in stazon and embossed with silver embossing powder.

The strip for the lolly is 1 1/2" (making the lolly 3" across).  and the punch on the back is the 2 1/2" circle punch. 

The Jewish Celebrations Ornament uses all the same products, just different stamps.  I did add some silver dazzling details to the top of the midnight muse ink.  Just adding enough to make it shimmer, so it dried fairly quick. 

I just love the back image of this one.  it also uses the 2 1/2" circle punch.  I also love that every religion is honored. 
I hope you enjoyed this post today.  I used ALL hot glue to stick it together!  I'm loving my hot glue gun (low temperature for paper) lately!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

11/13 Stampin Up! Merry and Type ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 18

Good Evening Friends!

On a personal note, it was a long day.  I spent the morning at various doctor offices.  Turns out I have a hernia that is in need of some repair.  Ugh! So, I started the process today and will be getting a second opinion.  Take no offense doctors, but I do believe they call it a "practice" for a reason!  :)

I'm excited about sharing today's Merry and Type Clean and Simple Christmas card.  I made a pretty bow, and had a few tails coming out of it.  My friends who have been in and around the studio especially loved the mini pearls going across the inside of the ribbon and on the tops of my champagne glimmer trees.  

The coolest thing about this card?  The glimmer paper came from SCRAPS!  I have two other scrap projects.. Use up those little bits of supplies you might have hanging around!
Once again, I started with MY GREEN, Artichoke.  It's really so beautiful and I wish I had 100 more accessories in that color.  I added perfect plum to the peace on earth sentiment, and embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  

Measurements:
Base: Whisper White 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Always Artichoke 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Whisper white 5 x 3 3/4"

Shopping List:
Stamps: Merry & Type Wood mount 122550 / Clear Mount 122552
Ink: Markers in Artichoke and Perfect Plum.
Accessories: Self Adhesive Pearls, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder,

Until tomorrow!  :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides
Monday, November 12, 2012

11/12 Stampin' Up! Scentsational Season and More Merry Messages ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 17

Good Afternoon Friends! 

Sorry that I have been blog ~ slacking!  I have my projects made, it was just a very busy weekend.  I'm back to finish off the 25 day's of Christmas posts, and here is day 17!

My customers will be making this card along with 3 other cards at this weeks' stamp a stack.  


I started with the scentsational season stamp set, and stamped my candy canes in cherry cobbler ink.  I used the coordinating framelits to cut the candy canes out.  I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from More Merry Messages and tied some cherry cobbler seam binding up in a bow.  

This one will be very quick and sweet to make!  I love the 1/2" strip of glimmer paper that goes across the middle.  it makes this card really pop!  :)

Supply List
Stamps: Scentsational Season Bundle Clear, or Bundle Wood. (that includes the framelits to match), and More Merry Messages Wood 126400 / Clear 126402
Paper: Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper, cherry cobbler,  Whisper White and gumball green
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Seam binding

Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides
Friday, November 9, 2012

11/9 Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge, Layered Heat Embossing and Glimmer Paper ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 16

Before we get started tonight I'd like to tell you that not only did I enjoy reading the comments left from you about your holiday traditions over the past day, but it makes me want to get to know each of you better.  Thank you so much for taking the time to share with me!  There's no way I could "choose" a winner because all of you shared a small piece of yourself and I found myself hanging on every word.  I did a random number program at Random.org and this is the winner of the blog candy!  

Carol K., please email me and choose your stamp set!  You may pick between wood mounted "Moving Forward" or clear mounted "Seasonal Sayings"

Carol K. said...
Thank you for the chance to win blog candy. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing what beautiful creations you have to share.

My favorite Christmas tradition is making cut out cookies with my daughters and grandchildren. It started when my girls were very young...they are now 35 and 31 and have young children of their own. We put on christmas music using LP albums(!!!) and the favorite one is a Kenny and Dolly album. We still use the old turntable we started with and have a great time. The grandchildren, both boys and girls, have now joined in the fun of both decorating and eating the final results!


So here is today's Christmas project ~ we are on day 16!  Today was an EXCELLENT day.  I had a house full of stampers for scrap booking.  At the end, my friend came over and we continued stamping well after 11pm.  What a great day it was.  My scrappers are asking me to add 2 pages next month so we can do Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pages.  Their wish is my command!  I'm so thankful to have fun ladies to stamp with. 
So check out My Layered Heat Embossing Christmas Lodge Card!
 
Sometimes, when you want to add a layer to your card, it's better to just layer your inks, or in this case your embossing!  I LOVE this technique.  So, first, I embossed the green tree direct on to my espresso colored cardstock.  Then I used versamark and white embossing powder and embossed the "Merry Christmas" right on top.  I love how the green and white work together and stay independent of one another.  For this one, I just added a glimmer paper star, and some self adhesive pearls, and yes kids, that's it!  Super fun, super easy and super impressive!  Yea!!!

Here's the shopping list for this card:
Stamps: Christmas Lodge Wood Mount 123767 / Clear Mount 123769
Ink: Versamark Ink Pad
Paper: Espresso Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Self Adhesive pearls, Star punch (from the holiday trio), white embossing powder, Wild Wasabi Embossing powder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, NEW 2-Speed Heat Tool
Adhesives: Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Merry & Type, Plus, Blog Candy!! ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 15

Good Morning Friends!

I'm getting so excited about my scrapbook class tomorrow!  There are two sessions and my friends and I will each make two, 2 page layouts.  The cost of the class is $20, and they can take $10 of the class fee and put it towards an order if they wish (minimum $25).  Now that's a deal! 

This is one of the page set's that we will be making.
It's so pretty and RICH in person.  I need to figure out a better way to photograph my scrapbook pages.  The pictures do not do them justice!  There are sparkly snowflakes and a gorgeous element from the Merry & Type stamp set that we will ink up with markers and stamp, then cut with the big shot.

If you're local and interested in coming to class, just give me a buzz!

Now on to the blog candy!  Do you visit here often?  Well, I have a stamp set hanging out that I'd like to give away to one lucky blog reader!  Just leave me a comment on this post and tell me about a Christmas tradition that you have, that you'd like to have, or that you used to have that you miss!

The winner can choose between the stampin up wood mount stamp set, Moving Forward (to benefit Ronald McDonald house charities) or Seasonal Sayings in clear mount.

Good Luck and Thanks for popping by to visit! 
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

11/7 Watercolor Winter ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 14

Good Morning Friends!

Today I have another pretty card to share with you.  This one is VERY simple, and one that my local customers will make at next week's Stamp-A-Stack Christmas card class.  When you are stamping a lot of cards, it's important to have a few simple designs up your sleeve.  I think this one is just beautiful!


Measurements:
Base: Always Artichoke Card Stock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Raspberry Ripple Card Stock 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Layer 3: Very Vanilla Card Stock 3 5/8" x 2 5/8"

This card also uses some Very Vanilla scraps and a piece of Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, measuring 10" long.

Directions:
1.  On the base layer, use Always artichoke ink and the palm stamp to make a background on the bottom half of your card.
2.  Using Raspberry Ripple and an Always Artichoke Marker, stamp the outline of the holly berry plant on the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp the Seasons Greetings at the same time in Artichoke colored ink.
3.  Stamp the poinsetta on a scrap paper.  
4.  With your Primrose petals and Certainly Celery markers, fill in the holly berries and leaves.
5.  Using an aqua painter and primrose petals ink pad, quickly watercolor the poinsetta flower.  
6.  Add some Daffodil Delight (yellow) ink to the center of the poinsetta flower, and cut the image out. 
7.  use an inch of snail adhesive on either end of the Raspberry Ripple and stick it to the base layer.
8.  Attach the whisper white layer to the raspberry ripple layer, then attach it to the card. 
9.  Add the poinsettia to the card using glue dots to adhere.  Attach it so that the poinsetta breaks the frame of the panel (like in the photo).
10. Add some dazzling details to the holly berries and set the card aside to dry.  

Here is a close up of the dazzling details on top of the holly.
Here is the shopping list for this card:

Stamps: Watercolor Winter 129724 Wood / 129727 Clear
Ink: Always Artichoke Ink Pad, Primrose Petals Ink pad, Markers in Artichoke, raspberry ripple, primrose petals and Certainly Celery

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

11/6 Stampin' Up! Open Sleigh and Colored Glimmer Paint ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 13

Good Morning Friends!

Day 13 of the 25 Day's of Christmas projects!  I hope that you are enjoying the projects so far.  I have to say, this is my FAVORITE card of the series so far!

In this picture, you can't see how very sparkly the ink is.  It's a mixture of 5 drops of champagne glimmer paint and 5 drops of early espresso reinker mixed together.  I just grabbed a sponge dauber and sponged the ink onto both stamps and stamped my sleigh and sentiment.

I'll be using this card at my stamp a stack's next week and I'm SURE that my stampers will LOVE this card and how quickly it goes together!

There are 3 main layers, and 3 banners.

Layers: 
Base: Very Vanilla 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4", this layer was also embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Early Espresso 4 1/4" square, cut with a Labels Collection Framelit die
Layer 3: Stamped very vanilla 4" square, cut with the next smaller framelit die from the Labels Collection.
The banners are a 1" and 1/2" piece of Candlight Christmas Specialty paper, both of the strips are cut down to 1 1/2" inches and glued under the layers.
The Champagne glimmer paper was also 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip.

The picture here shows the glimmer a little bit, but in real life it's awesome,  When you run your finger over it almost feels embossed because of the paint which sits on top of the smooth card stock.

Here's the shopping list for this project:
Stamps:
Ink: Espresso Reinker, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Paper, Very Vanilla Card Stock,
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Paper Snips, Labels Collection Framelits, Framed Tulips Folder
Adhesives:  Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / 25 Days of Christmas Projects!
Money Raised for Breast Cancer last month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides