Christmas cards have been mailed, giving me time to play with fabulous new products from the Occasions 2019 catalog. Today, I felt like a warm cup of tea.
Steeped in Love
The teapot is from the Tea Together stamp set, which I stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. It is “painted” with a piece of patterned vellum from Floral Romance Designer Series Paper. I cut the teapot and patterned vellum with a FREE Tea Time die. This die set is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that is FREE with a 100.00 order, and was at the top of my list.
TIP: The vellum is adhered to the teapot with tiny dots of liquid glue behind the leaves and flowers.
Now that I had my teapot, I decided on a background of Fresh Fig from Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, and layered this on a Sahara Sand card base. I built a frame for my teapot with wood textured paper from Floral Romance DSP, and Rectangle Stitched dies. The frame was layered for sturdiness, and placed on Adhesive Foam Strips for dimension.
TIP: The teapot has doubled dimensionals, so it’s supported at the same height.
I really had fun with the vellum details. This lacey, Petal Pink pattern is also from Floral Romance DSP. The “love steam” coming from the spout was cut with a die from the Well Written die set. Also from that set, is the floral sprig coming from the sentiment. The sentiment, “Love is a warm cup of Tea,” is from the Tea Together stamp set. It is stamped in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White cardstock, covered with vellum, and cut with a Layering Circles die.
My inspiration for the layout is from Freshly made Sketches.
I missed out on previous Stampin’ Up! sets with drinking vessels, so I plan to have lots of fun with this one. It’s available to demonstrators now, and customers Jan. 3, 2019.
Just click and shop from my Product List below. Thanks, have a great day!
The Happy Tails stamp set from the new Occasions 2019 catalog makes me a very happy stamper! My followers know how much I love the Cat Punch, so now I have a dog to play with.
Happy Tails Dog Punch
I couldn’t wait to stamp this puppy in Soft Suede ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. He comes with two stamps for spots; large and small, and I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement. Don’t you think we should call him Spot? It’s such an original name, LOL. Spot loved being punched out with his very own punch, and couldn’t wait to see what was next.
Spot needed a collar to settle him down, so I stamped one in Cherry Cobbler ink, and sat him in a circle of Pool Party cardstock. It was once solid, but Spot chewed a hole in it, so I evened it out with a Stitched Shapes circle die. He promised to be good, if I raised the circle on dimensionals, so I did.
Stitched Shapes are very popular, and Stampin Up! blessed us with a whole set of Rectangle Stitched dies in the new Occasions 2019 catalog! I used one for a Mossy Meadow layer, and one for a Pool Party layer, which are layered on a Shaded Spruce card base. This die set will make layering so much fun!
If you couldn’t guess, Spot is saying “Happy Birthday” (Ruff! Ruff!). I decided to repeat it in human language on the inside, using the Well Written die set, also in the Occasions 2019 catalog. I used Shaded Spruce for the words on Pool Party cardstock, cut with a Rectangle Stitched die.
I thought about adding something to the front, but wanted to keep it clean and simple for this week’s Global design project. Plus, clean & simple is good for masculine cards, and this one qualifies.
And, you can see that I found my colors at Fab Friday.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of Occasions 2019. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List below will give you the details on the items I used today. The first four are from the Occasions 2019 catalog, which demonstrators are able to purchase now, and customers Jan 3rd.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
The first thing I grabbed for this month’s “Sparkles & Shines” project was our Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I’m not able to photograph its brilliance, but trust me, it “sparkles & shines!”
Sparkles and Shines
I envisioned Christmas bulbs strung across my card, so used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch to punch several, sparkly, bulbs.
The bulb’s sockets and wire were made with Galvanized metallic Paper, which has a nice shine to it. I used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch for the sockets, and a long, thin, wavy die from In the Woods die set for the wire. I ran it through the Big Shot twice, and then used Paper Snips, to make it this narrow.
Since I like the contrast between sparkle and wood, I made the background from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. The wood color I chose blends well with the Gray Granite card base.
Now, for the words, which I found in the Merry Christmas die set. I cut “Happy” from the same Sparkle Glitter Paper as the bulbs. I was able to thread the Galvanized Metallic wire through the loops of “Happy,” because both papers are strong and flexible enough to do this. Then, I glued the ends of the wire, leaving “Happy” free.
Next, I carved (die cut) “Holidays” from the Wood Textures DSP. Using the “eclipse technique,” I gave it two layers of Gray Granite cardstock for thickness, and replaced it in its hole. Can you see the “i” is dotted with Sparkle Glimmer Paper?
For a touch of traditional red and green, I cut four, small, pine boughs (Night Owl die set) from Garden Green cardstock, and glued them on the ends of the wire. As a finishing touch, each pair was adorned with a sparkly, Red Rhinestone Berry.
Thanks so much for hopping by. I really appreciate you visiting my blog.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights for December 2018. The theme this month is “thankfulness and gratitude.” Clicking the “vote” button will take you to the gallery where YOU can participate by voting for your favorite projects. I’m #10 in the gallery, where you can click on the heart to register your vote.
I was really excited to begin this project, because my new Stampin’ Up! order was just delivered to my doorstep. Because I didn’t attend the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention in Orlando last month, this was the first time I would see the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products in person. I told myself I needed to finish addressing my Christmas cards first, but could I wait? No!
I couldn’t wait to see the Well Said stamp set, and Well Written die set, because I knew this bundle would have the perfect words for my card, expressing thankfulness and gratitude. The first thing I cut was the word “thanks,” closely followed by this fabulous foliage, both from the Well Written die set. Don’t they look pretty in Soft Sea Foam?
Then, I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a rectangle of Mint Macaron cardstock for placing the “thanks” and foliage. I would have used one of my Rectangle Stitched dies, but I hadn’t opened it……..yet! To give the Mint Macaron some texture, I used the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Ahhh, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper; it’s GORGEOUS! And, to think it’s FREE with a 50.00 order! Of course, I had ordered the Butterfly Duet Punch, and punched out three of the most beautiful, Balmy Blue butterflies. They were, conveniently, right on the edge of the DSP, and are now fluttering around atop Mini-Dimensionals.
I duplicated the colors with a Mint Macaron card base, topped with a layer of Soft Sea Foam, embossed by Layered Leaves. The Very Vanilla envelope flap is decorated with a strip of the the wonderful, Botanical Butterfly DSP, 2 1/4″ X 5 3/4″, and trimmed to fit.
For the inside, I opened my new Rectangle Stitched Dies, and cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam for the sentiment. “My life is better because you’re in it,” is perfect for expressing my gratitude to this loved one. And, there’s still room for a personal note.
The floral sprig is also in the Well Written die set, which I cut from a scrap of Balmy Blue, Tranquil Textures DSP.
I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:
And, the colors at TGIF:
I’m looking forward to sharing numerous projects with you from Occasions and Sale-A-Bration 2019. Demonstrators can order now, and customers can order Jan. 3rd. You can take a closer look at the supplies I used today in my Product List.
Thanks so much for visiting, and I really appreciate your vote!
What Will You Stamp? is featuring the Making Christmas Bright stamp set this week. It happens to have a twin stamp set, Making Every Day Bright, that expands the use of the fabulous Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.
I first stamped three bulbs in Real Red ink, and two in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and then had the fun of punching them out. To make them extra “bright,” I stamped them in Versamark, sprinkled them with Clear Embossing Powder, and shot them with my Heat Tool. Can you see how they sparkle?
The bulbs needed a pretty place to hang, so I found this great branch in the Night Owl die set. I used Wood Textures DSP, and layered the branch with cardstock to give it thickness. Then, I arranged the bulbs, and glued them to the back of the branch.
For the background, I chose a piece of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder.
The sentiment, “Sending warm wishes your way,” is from the Still Night stamp set, and cut with a Night Owl die.
Challenges are great for inspiration, so I’m sharing one of my last Christmas cards of the season with Paper Players and Festive Friday.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Bulbs card. Thank you for stopping by. Now, it’s your turn to add your Making Christmas Bright project to our gallery. Clicking on this picture of the stamp set will take you there. Have fun!
Christmas is around the corner, so today the Kre8tors Blog Hop is all about Christmas. I’m sharing some small gift packaging that is “quick & easy.” These are Mini Pizza Boxes, which come flat, 8 in a package. All you have to do is fold them together. You’ll find them in my Stampin’ Up! Product List at the bottom of this post.
Mini Pizza Boxes
Who doesn’t like pizza? Actually, the boxes are too small for pizza; at least for the amount I like to eat. But the size, 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2,” is perfect for small gifts, and can be decorated as your heart desires.
For decorating, I chose 3 patterns of Dash Along Designer Series Paper, cutting the top piece (3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″) and four sides 3 1/4″ X 3/4″.
Then, I cut three deer (Detailed Deer die) from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and layered them with Gray Granite cardstock for thickness.
After gluing the DSP and deer to the three boxes, all that remained was ribbon to keep the recipients from peeking. I selected three different ties: Polka Dot Tulle, Garden Green & White Baker’s Twine, and Braided Linen Trim.
How will I use my Mini Pizza Boxes? Since I love Essential Oils, I enjoy giving Young Living oils as gifts. Valor was the first oil I used four years ago, and remains one of my favorites. Not only does it have a fabulous fragrance, it gives me confidence on the tennis court. This little box is the perfect size for holding it!
Because my Product List is short, I pictured the Stampin’ Trimmer, which I use every, single day. It’s lightweight and easy to use, making measuring and cutting a breeze. It doesn’t fit in the Mini Pizza Box, but it would make a great gift for someone.
Thanks so much for checking out my blog at this very busy time of year. Now, continue hopping to see all of the fun, Christmas projects the Kre8tors want to share with you. Just click the “next” button to go to Cheryl Hamilton’s blog. You can also see the name list below. Merry Christmas!
December Christmas Inspiration for Kre8tors Blog Hop
Tracy Marie Lewis
Laura Kate Mackie