Friday, November 21, 2014

Online Extravaganza Starts Monday!


Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. You don't want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale here.

Some of the great things on the list include: Gold glimmer paper, silver glimmer paper, gold and silver ink pads, and more!
 
During Online Extravaganza, a few of our past Paper Pumpkin refill kits will be 20% off and available to ALL customers. (Please note that refill kits do not include stamps or ink.) On Monday, we will add two new kits to the existing Paper Pumpkin past kits offering (available to current subscribers only). Visit www.stampinup.com/paperpumpkin on Monday to see the latest kits available. 

I have an order going in Monday at noon so shout out if you want to be included.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Alcohol Marbling Card

Hello ladies!  I fought with this technique, as cool as it looks!  Before I go any further here is the tutorial for the alcohol marbling technique. 

When I followed the directions it seemed as if the first color that I used dried very fast and I was left with just bits of color on my marbled glossy paper.  You can really notice it on the second image I posted.  If you look you will see just bits of the Olive color and it definitely was NOT the look for which I was striving.  LOL!  In the last image I opted to fix a sample I didn't like by coloring with only one color (darkest neutral) and quickly spraying with the rubbing alcohol.  It seemed to really work well.

Update:  Club went well and one lady discovered that she could blend the colors with her finger after she spritzed the alcohol.  You could use another baggie, rubber glove or bit of plastic wrap to blend the colors and reactivate the "oldest" color.  The Dollar store has 50% rubbing alcohol and I definitely recommend going for the higher concentrate.  

I intend to swing by a drugstore to pick up another rubbing alcohol because mine was only 50% whereas the tutorial shows 70%.  I don't know if it will help but I will definitely be demonstrating to my ladies to layer one color at a time, starting with the lightest color.  You don't even want to know how much time I spent on this one card!  LOL!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps:
Sassy Salutations

Inks:
Memento
Alcohol markers in Cherry Cobbler, Neutrals, and Night of Navy (darkest of each three set)

Colors:
Whisper White
Night of Navy

Supplies:
Big Shot
Northern Flurries embossing folder
Dimensionals
Ziplock bag
Rubbing alcohol, 70% if possible
Removable tape
Glossy paper
Spray bottle for alcohol

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Baubles fast card

Hello!  I dashed home from grocery shopping to finish up this card.  This card is clean and simple.  I love any excuse to use my washi tape; but then again, I tend to hoard it as well.  (-:  Yikes...the stores are getting crazy.  I am definitely going to plan to be in town early from now until after the New Years.  I don't enjoy waiting in lines.  LOL!  More time for stamping?

Stamps:
Christmas  Bauble

Colors:
Whisper White
Real Red
Night of Navy

Goodies:
Modern Mosaic embossing folder (doesn't it remind you of ornaments?)
Big Shot
Circle framelits
Rhinestones (always some bling required)
Dimensionals
Santa Washi tape
Silver Bakers string

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Bauble Gold Glitter Easel Card

It took me a few hours but I am finally sitting down to add commentary to this post.  LOL!  This was certainly a fun card to create and it is full of bling!  Even my daughter, who usually turns her nose up at stamping to be her own person, wowed over the bling.  Mission accomplished!

Dimensions:
1.  Cut a 12x12 piece of cardstock in 4" strips.
2.  Score at 4", 6", and 8"
3.  Use sticky strip on one of the 2" sections to fold up your card.

Be sure to use a dimensional under the greeting on the inside of the card so that you can prop up the top.

Stamps:
Christmas Bauble and Good Greetings (hostess)

Colors:
Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, and lots of GOLD!

Supplies:
Big Shot
Starburst Framelits
Embossing folder, Baroque
Gold Glitter paper
Gold ink pad
Gold embossing powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat tool
Dimensionals
Punches, oval and Modern Label
Simply Scored

Happy stamping!
Stef


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Bauble card


Hello and happy Tuesday!  I am once again behind in my posting but we just had several people sick at home with a nasty fall cold.  Phew!  I am so glad that everyone seems to be on the mend again.

The top card is before sponging and the bottom card is after sponging.  I had my heart set on using the Santa Washi tape in the background.  I experimented a bit with the Filigree folder and really love it; I tried a navy background but it just wasn't large enough so I pulled out the Oval framelits to save the day!

Update...I just wasn't happy with the ornament and so I remade it and colored it differently. Lol!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamp:
Christmas Bauble

Colors:
Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red (markers and/or pads)

Supplies:
Big Shot
Filigree Folder
Silver Baker's twine
Dimensionals
Santa and Co Washi tape
Oval Framelits
Sponges
Pearls



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