Month: October 2015

SU Snow Place

October 30, 2015

I was challenged on a Demonstrator  Facebook page to use a past Mojo Monday Sketch #405 and the colors Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, and Real Red.


 I just love the cute little snowmen in the SU Snow Place so…

I stamped, die cut, and came up with this:

SU Snow Place Lindas challenge

All the little details like the scarf, earmuffs, and tie fit on the penguin in the set but can also be cut down to fit the snowmen like I did on this card. Go to this post to see the bundle.

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SU Weekly Deals- Get ’em while they last!

October 27, 2015

Here are the Weekly Deals, guys and gals…

Running Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Monday, Nov. 2nd

Here is a quick CAS card that has that little sumthin’ sumthin’ just by adding
the 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents that are on sale at a 25% discount:

SU I'm Here for You MintTaupe


2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents by Stampin' Up!
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Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
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Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
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Venetian Crochet Trim by Stampin' Up!
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SU Snow Place with Snow Friends

October 26, 2015

Inspired yet again…

I remember when I started stamping decades ago there was not a forum to share ideas and techniques. Now…WOW, I can get lost on the computer or my phone for hours looking at all the wonderful cards and projects shared online. Here is a fun card created by Nina Janssen that was shared on my upline’s Demo Facebook group:

Nina Janssen

I thought it was soooo cute and changed it up a bit. I used Real Red as my color and made the card base red to make the card pop! I also used some of the Holiday Fancy Foil Vellum DSP (now you know where the snowflakes were used)  and a slightly different sentiment…I even dotted my J!

SU Snow Place wSnow Friends RedVellum

A few of my stamping girls opted to have the entire penguin popped off the card- it was equally adorable with his cute little pumpkin pie penguin feet!

Look at all the fun images and framelits that coordinate with the stamps sold separately or as a Bundle at a 15% off discount!


Design Tip: To avoid any “see through” adhesive on the vellum

I first put an entire 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White on the front of the card. I then cut two strips of Whisper White, one 1″ x 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the other one 1 1/2″ x 4″ x 5 1/4″. I added 1/4″ strips of red to one edge of the 1″ and the 1 1/2″ strips of Whisper White. The top strip has red on the bottom and the bottom strip has red on the top. I then added adhesive to the bottom part of the back of the top strip and adhered it to the vellum strip (2″ x 5 1/4″). Now, add adhesive to the upper portion of the back of the top strip that has the vellum attached and line it up with the top edge of the white panel on the front of the card. Now, add adhesive to the entire back of the bottom strip. *Before you add this strip to the bottom of the card, you tuck in the penguin. Again, line up the bottom of the lower 1 1/2″ strip against the lower edge of the white panel and lay down the strip which will meet up with and adhere to the lower edge of the vellum.


The white panel allows a great backdrop for the vellum with the silver snowflakes. Do not put the strips together with the vellum without using the white panel as a guide  as I described because it most likely will not fit. A few gals did that- but Cindy Bee buzzed by and fixed it up!

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SU Wonderland with Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

October 22, 2015

Jen Brum has a CAS sketch/image challenge this week

at Freshly Made Sketches #209:

FMS Final 209-001

I was immediately taken by the TREE and used it as my focal point.

I used the awesome SU Wonderland Stamp set- yes, I indeed needed it even though I have the SU Lovely as a Tree. The trees are just majestic.

I had used up my snowflake patterned paper from my Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Pack and had a lot of candy cane striped paper to use.


I came across a lovely card done by Raquelle Clifton that truly inspired my card as you can see here because I could use the striped pattern!

SU Wonderland with Candy Cane DSP

I used Real Red cardstock to match up with the Fancy Foil candy cane stripe. I love Garden Green on Christmas cards, and it seemed appropriate with the pine tree. To keep my vellum in place without having adhesive show through I only put adhesive under the part covered by the tree panel and then used some silver brads in the corners. Adding a third brad  to the sentiment I used from the SU Happy Scenes stamp set fulfilled my “rule of threes.”
And the sentiment fit inside the Itty Bitty Banners framelits!
To finish it off, I added the Smoky Slate snowflakes to the inside.

SU Wonderland striped vellum open

Here is a look at the SU Wonderland Stamp set:

140365G !

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Weekly Deals Oct. 20 to Oct. 26

October 20, 2015

Weekly Deals in addition to the 15% off Sale!

The Weekly Deals run today through Monday, Oct. 26
and the 15% off Sale runs until Friday, October 23!

2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape by Stampin' Up!
Price: $8.00
NOW $6.00
Bow Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $18.00
NOW $13.50
File Tabs Edgelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: $11.00
NOW $8.25
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Price: $11.00
NOW $8.25

Here is a favorite card of mine using the File Tab Edgelits.

You open up the front of the card to reveal a spot for a gift card!

SU Something to Say Papillon Potpourri File Folder Card SUO