December 15, 2014
I have two more pics of the SU Wondrous Wreath Easel Calendar Box for you today…
I seemed to have misplaced a wreath (even though I have a handy drawer to keep them in!) So, we are going to have this spring flowery wreath with posies from the Pictogram Punches stamp set (punched with the Itty Bitty Accents flower punch) cover the months of April, May, and June. You could decorate your wreath with Happy Mother’s Day or Father’s Day for those months, too.
I think my favorite wreath is for July and September’s patriotic holidays-
just love that red, white and blue!
Four more wreaths to come with your surprise waiting at the end…
make sure to check back, friends!
December 13, 2014
The Paper Crafters Sampler December 2014 Issue ~ Winter Whispers is now available.
The chilly days of winter up north- and even south these days- will find us crafters inside warming up with some cozy craft time!
This issue complete with current Stampin’ Up products and detailed instructions focuses on winter inspired cards for the holidays and winter season.
Head over to the Paper Crafters Sampler to see some sneak peeks…here is mine:
(*a note of thanks to Chris Slogar for the idea to use acetate to suspend Santa and his sleigh and inspiration to make a side stair step card with the Holiday Home stamp set)
At Paper Crafters Sampler, you can see this issue and also get back issues, too!
December 12, 2014
The upcoming Christmas holiday had me thinking of silvery celebrations.
Little did I know, it would lead me to making a 25th Anniversary card
for my Friday Mashup #189 Challenge!
This week’s Mashup Challenge is:
Create a project using “Basic Gray or Smoky Slate & Silver.”
Create a project using “Dry or Heat Embossing.”
Mash it Up! and create a project “using the colors Silver & Gray with some Embossing.”
I think these colors stand alone -clean and simple- with a touch of elegance. I like that the Filigree Embossing Folder that I initially connected with Christmas (since its release was timely) is actually an all occasion embossing folder- notice the sweet little flower that sits at the top and bottom? I have had my SU Memorable Moments set for a while, and I was so pleased how easy it was to custom design a card using all the images in the set. Notice how the Labels Framelits coordinate with the stamp set? And, of course, I used my faithful Stamp-a-ma-jig to place each stamp in my sentiment.
Here are the images in the SU Memorable Moments set that seemingly look simple
but imagine all that you can do with them:
This will be my last time hosting a challenge as a Friday Mashup Design Team member,
and I would love to see you post in the gallery!
I am excited for you to meet the new team members joining the Friday Mashup in a few weeks- they are such a talented crew!
December 8, 2014
Some more of the SU Wondrous Wreath Easel Calendar Box…
So happy it is held over in the new mini Occasions Catalog coming out January 6th!
I attached my wreaths to the Hardwood paneled door with velcro dots:
Here is January’s wreath using SU Good Greetings stamp in Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky ink:
Here is February’s wreath using SU Pictogram Punches and That’s the Ticket in Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette (or maybe Pretty in Pink):
March’s wreath using SU Six Sided Sampler hexagons in Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride ink punched out with the Small Oval punch to make the Easter Eggs and the sentiment from SU And Many More:
There are more to come…