The Clearance Rack is updated!

HI Crafty Friends,

Just wanted to give you a quick update to let you know the Clearance rack has been updated!!There are some great items available, but all of it is while supplies last.  There is black and white Baker’s Twine for just $1.20!!  It is a great staple to have on hand as it will match so much.  There are also many of the retired colors and ink refills available, a bunch of Framelits and Thinlits to choose from and much, much more!  Just click on the banner below to start shopping!

 

 

Happy Shopping!

~Kristal

Stampin’ Up! Farmhouse Christmas mixed with Pretty Pines Thinlits makes a beautiful Christmas card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am taking another quick break from Halloween cards to jump into Christmas!  If you have looked at the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog then surely you have seen how many unbelievably adorable Christmas stamp set there are, right? I think the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set is one of them! Even though I love Halloween I am also a big fan of Christmas.  Check out this new card I made that mixes new stuff with an old favorite from last Christmas.

I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut out lots of branches with the super pretty Glimmer Paper.  I added in some green using the new Sprig punch.  It is really nice to have a punch that can make sprigs for all the different projects we make! The sentiment is from the new Farmhouse Christmas stamp set.  I will  have more to show on that set sometime soon because it is the cutest thing ever! That tiny little wreath you see in the sentiment was added in and the bow was colored using the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blends marker.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then loosely wrapped Silver Metallic Thread around the leaves and added in some Clear Epoxy Droplets here and there.  The paper I used is part of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper pack and has lots of versatility.  One side is photo-real scenes and the other is basic simple designs.  Stampin’ Up! always seems to make sure we have options!!  The card stock and ink color used is Shaded Spruce.  I believe it is one of my most favorite greens because it is so very rich.

Have you started thinking about your Christmas cards yet?  I will be sure to give you more ideas so hopefully you can find some inspiration here!  ♥

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Country Home and Tin Tile Embossing folder

Hi Crafty Friends,

The new Holiday catalog is so chocked full of wonderful new stamp sets it is very hard to decide what to use next!  One very popular new set is the Country Home stamp set.  If you do a search on pinterest you will find loads of wonderful creative ideas already available to CASE.  Here is my first creation using this set:

This stamp set offers you many ways to truly make a pretty, country inspired card.  The new Tin Tile Embossing folder is AWESOME!  It looks just like that old fashioned tin tile roof we used to see in the stores of yesteryear.  I have seen so many truly amazing creations to get a distressed look on this.  I used the new Galvanized Metallic Paper with the embossing folder and then adding some Gray Granite over the top with a dauber to give it only a slight tinge of being worn.  It is hard to see it in this photo.  The old style milk can was stamped in memento ink and then colored in with Smoky Slate light and dark Blends.  I tried to make it appear the light was hitting the can from the left and added more shading to the right side.  The thanks sentiment is one of 4 options that fit in the oval label stamp.  There are two different flower arrangement options in this stamp set, but I chose the one with plenty of leaves.  I colored those in with Old Olive Blends and the Flower was colored in Rich Razzleberry Blends.  The Cat Tails were colored in with Crumb Cake Blends.  I decided to add a doily  to the back o the stamped image and finished it off with the new Galvanized Metal Buttons and some Linen Thread.

If you get this stamp set you could easily make it rustic, country and maybe even a little elegant.

I hope this helps you find some inspiration in your crafts!

~Kristal

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The New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is Here!!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am very late in posting this information but the new Catalog is here!!  I have yet another Halloween creation to share with you. ( I promise I will be making a few other types of cards soon!)

I used a few of the new catalog sets to make this card. The swirling branch was cut out with the Night Owl Thinlit dies.  There is a great coordinating stamp set that goes with the dies and it could easily be used for more than Halloween! The bats were cut out using the new Spooky Bats punch. The Happy Halloween sentiment came from the Spooky Sweets stamp set.  This stamp set coordinates with the Spooky Bats punch. The make the gray appearance behind the sentiment I just may a few swooshes with my Light Smokey Slate Blends marker.  The background for the scene was made using a aqua painter, smokey slate ink and watercolor paper.  I took a acrylic block and stamped the ink pad directly on it.  This became my palette for picking up as much of the ink that I needed with the aqua painter.  To make the moon I punched out Whisper White with my 1 1/2 inch circle punch and then added Daffodil Delight until I liked the appearance. I finished things off by adding some of the Frosted Droplets that are also in the new catalog.

I hope this gives you some more ideas for making spooky cards!

~Kristal

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Halloween Goody Box using the Toil & Trouble Suite!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am back again with more Halloween goodness to share with you!  This time I decided to make my own little goody box!

 

I decided to use more of the cute ghost paper I used for the card I made.  The witches hat, cauldron, and black cat were all cut directly from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper.  Isn’t it awesome that Stampin’ Up! made sure the Cauldron Framelits fit the images in the paper as well as the stamps?  The spider webs are also part of the Cauldron Framelits.  I made the Lolly or Accordion paper decoration by cutting a strip of Highland Heather card stock at 1 1/4 by 11.  I then scored it every 1/4 inch.  I adhered the ends together and pushed it all together to make the lolly.  I have found the best way to keep it together is with a glue gun.  I made a belly band out of the Highland Heather paper as well. This was cut at 1 1/2 x 11.  It was just a little short going around so I added a patch of paper that you can’t see under the lolly to keep it all together. I have the Lolly popped up with dimensionals and also added some off the black 1/8 cord to finish things off.  To make the bottom of the box I started with a piece of Basic Black Card Stock cut to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. I then scored this paper on all 4 sides at 2 inches. For the top of the box I cut out a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square of the Toil & Trouble DSP.  This was scored on all 4 sides at 1 inch.  To make it into a box you need to cut flaps on each end so you can fold it into a box.

Now I am ready to give someone an extra special treat this Halloween.  Will you be making any special treat for your favorite ghouls and goblins?

Remember you will be able to order these wonderful new items as of September 5th!  Still need a catalog?  Let me know and I will send you one!

~Kristal

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