Stampin’ Up! Alpine Adventure Bundle

Hello Creative Friends!

It is time for me to share some more lovely Christmas goodies from the Holiday catalog!  Have you seen the Alpine Adventure Bundle yet?  The bundle I used is so cute!  It could work for a lovely winter scene or a Christmas card.

Isn’t this adorable?  This Bundle has some other super cute items you could use to make lots of winter scenes or Christmas themed cards.  Check out the whole stamp set and Thinlit Dies below:

To make this card I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cherry Cobbler card stock.  This was scored at 5 1/2 inches.  The pretty DSP  you see is part of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper Pack.  This was cut to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. There is a very skinny layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the DSP cut to 3 11/16 x 5 1/16 (Honestly, I just move my paper one tiny mark past the 3/4 inch and the 5 inch mark if that makes it easier!)  😉   The  Crumb Cake Layer of paper was embossed with the awesome new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.  This cut is a little tricky.  The Corrugated Folder has some deep folds so it shrinks up the paper. You have to prepare for that a little when you are making the cut you want.  I actually over estimated and ended up cutting my paper back some.  Currently the cut is 4 1/8 x 5 5/16 inches.  I would say you could cut this layer at 4  1/8 x 5 1/4 and it should work out well.  I really just wanted the Corrugated part to show a little.  The snow you see was made by cutting two random hills with the pretty Shimmery White Cardstock.

To make the rest of the card it was all stamping and cutting using the stamp set and dies you see above.  One additional stamp set and dies set was used though.  It is the Winter Woods Bundle.  I will have more cards to share with that bundle soon! The ink colors used are Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.  I finished things off by adding the Metallic Pearls in Gold.

So what do you think?  This one takes a bit of time to create but it is very worth it to send to someone special. Especially if they love snow sports!

Stop back by soon!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!!!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Big news today as Stampin’ Up! is offering a Flash Sale on Paper Pumpkin!! You don’t want to miss this!!

Do you see that price?? $5.00!!  Woo-hoo!  This is truly amazing since the regular price is $19.99!  You want to grab this sale right away though because I am sure it will sell out fast at this price.  They are offering a limited number of subscriptions so hurry over to my site to get signed up.  You can click here or click on the banner above.

Here is some of the important information to keep in mind:

  • The flash sale begins October 8 at 12:01 AM (MT).
  • The sale runs while supplies last or until October 10 at 11:59 PM.
  • If the supply runs out before October 10, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November. This will be a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box much like the Halloween one was so it would still be worth it!
  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95(USD).
  • You must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5(USD).

Paper Pumpkin is such a great way to be sure you are finding your crafty outlet if you have very limited time.  I hope you will grab this deal and join in the fun!

~Kristal

 

 

A new embossing technique and a challenge with the Timeless Tidings stamp set!

Good evening Crafty Friends!

I have been spending some time being crafty today and tried my hand at a fun, new embossing technique. This is definitely technique you should try! I had heard of others embossing with their tear & tape so I wanted to see what it might look like.  I must say it looks pretty cool!

See the gold stripes in each corner? Those are pieces of tear & tape that I embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  It has this really cool crackled look to it.  To do this you just lay the tear & tape down on the card and then remove the top of the tape backing so the sticky side is exposed.  Then you pour on the embossing powder, shake off the excess, and heat it with your heat tool.  You are really just using the tear & tape in place of versamark stamping.  So easy, right? Stampin’ Up! Tear & Tape is a very sticky double sided adhesive tape, so it really grabs onto the embossing powder well! You could make all kinds of designs so give it a try! The rest of the card is pretty simple.  I used a sentiment from the Timeless Tidings stamp set.  This set has many great sentiments if you need to add some to your supplies!  The pretty poinsettia paper is part of the Joyous Noel DSP.  I used Gold Foil paper and Merry Merlot Card stock.  The sentiment and the tear & tape is on Very Vanilla Card Stock which goes perfectly with the pretty Gold 3/8 inch Metallic-Edge Ribbon available in the annual catalog.

I also got inspiration from the challenge over at CAS-UAL Fridays!  I haven’t looked at challenges in forever so it seems like a good place to get inspiration! Go check out all the pretty cards being entered in the challenge by clicking here.

I hope this easy card gives you some inspiration to try the new embossing technique!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up Merry Christmas to All Stamp set is a must have set!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a beautiful holiday card to share with you today using the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set!  It is full of sparkle and shimmer because that is the perfect thing to have for a Christmas card!

Isn’t the copper beautiful? The Copper Foil was embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder. It such a versatile embossing folder I highly recommend you get it.  The pretty Designer Series Paper is the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and it has hints of Copper Foil throughout the pages.  The pretty ribbon used is the Merry Merlot/Copper Reversible Ribbon.  How awesome to have more than one option in the same ribbon, right? The stamp set is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set. This is not a stamp set to miss as it gives you the ability to put together many holiday wording combinations!

Check out the full stamp set below:

Have you started working on your Christmas Cards?  If not it is time to start buying the supplies so you can get done on time!

You can head over to my website by clicking here and start shopping!

Come back soon for more inspiration!

~Kristal

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Happy World Card Making Day!!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is a special day in the card making world as it is World Card Making Day!! I hope you are able to find time to get creative today and celebrate this lovely occasion.

In honor of this special day Stampin’ Up! is offering specials on select items!  We always love it when there is a special, right?  Here is a list of the items that are on special from October 1st through October 7th:

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You can get started shopping these great items by clicking here or on the World Card Making Day banner.

Happy shopping and creating!!

~Kristal