Wednesday, 4 December 2019

CARD: Snowman Boxes

Hello, and thanks for stopping by.  I'm so glad you're here.  Today, I have an adorable card made by my friend and mentor, Jenn Tinline.  This was one of the cards from our recent Demonstrator swap to showcase products for the holidays.

This card features the ever adorable Lots of Cheer stamp set, found in the Annual Catalogue on page 69.  The gift boxes dressed to be a snowman are just too cute not to love.  This card is created using a Whisper White base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Next, a strip of Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP is cut 2" x 5 1/4".  Night of Navy is cut to be 2 5/8" x 4".  Gold Foil sheets are then used to create another layer 2 3/8" x 3 3/4".  Finally a layer of Whisper White is cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  The snowman image is stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured in using Stampin' Blends in Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce.  The colour lifter Blend is also used to add shading and dimension.  Wink of Stella is added to give the images lustre.  The sentiment on the card base is stamped in VersaMark ink, then sprinkled with Gold embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool.  The image and layers are assembled using Snail.  A pop of Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" ribbon is adhered to the back before the layer is added to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals.  The result is an absolutely perfect card for you to send to your friends and family this season.

If you love this card and would like to order any of the items used here, please click on the images below to be taken directly to that item.  For details on the benefits to naming me, Stephanie Nash, as your demonstrator, please visit my rewards page.

Happy stampin'
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Monday, 2 December 2019

CARD: Classy Cocktails

It's Cyber Monday.  Are you taking advantage of all the sales available?  It certainly makes holiday shopping a little lighter on the wallet.  

Today, I have a project for you from a recent swap I participated in.  The swap theme was to showcase products from the Holiday catalogue, so I chose the Sip, Sip, Hooray stamp set and coordinating Sip & Celebrate Dies.

To create this card, I started with a Basic Black base measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I then cut another piece of the Basic Black to be 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" which I then cut with the bubbles using the Sip & Celebrate dies.  I also cut the wine glasses with the same die set.  Copper Foil paper was then cut to measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Using Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, I adhere the die cut Basic Black to the Copper foil before adhering to the card base using Snail.  On a separate piece of Copper Foil, "Sip, Sip" is stamped in Stazon Black Ink.  On Vellum card stock, "Hooray" is stamped in VersaMark ink and sprinkled with Copper embossing powder.  This is then set using the Heat Tool before using the Stitched Shape dies to cut out both sentiments.  I adhered the two circles together using Snail before using Stampin Dimensionals to add them to the card front.  I made sure that the Dimensionals were only on the copper side, or hidden in the overlap so as to not show through the vellum.  Finish it all off with a few Rhinestones for additional sparkle and you have a card perfect for any celebration.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.  It's featured on my display wall because I love how well it turned out.  If you would like to CASE this project, a full list of supplies is listed below.  To purchase, simply click on an image to be taken directly to that item.  Be sure to visit my Rewards page for benefits to shopping with me, Stephanie Nash!

Happy stampin'!
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Sunday, 1 December 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mount Hope Stop & Shop

Hi everyone!  I'm super excited to announce that I will be a vendor at the first, hopefully annual, Mount Hope Stop & Shop Vendor event.  I'll be joined by other small business owners to offer you unique holiday shopping options and sweet raffle prizes.

Some of the vendors include:

Stampin' Up!
Voxx Life
Down to Earth
Homemade Wreaths
Pampered Chef
Sunset Gourmet
Sweet Legs
Earthfound Jewelry
And MORE...

Admission is free.  A donation of a non-perishable food item would be greatly appreciated.  All donations will go to Neighbour 2 Neighbour; as well as the proceeds from the raffles.

You'll be sure to get all your gifts & stocking stuffers crossed off your list, while supporting local vendors and crafters.  Can't wait to see you all there!
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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Announcement: Stupendous Black Friday Freebies

I’m totally in the giving spirit and so I’m passing along this stupendous Black Friday deal to you, my loyal customers.  
For each of the spending thresholds, you’ll earn Freebies which = $ in your pocket!
When you spend $50* you’ll get a Shimmery Crystal effects. 
Spend $75* and get the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels 
Spend $100* gets you the Real Red Ruched Ribbon 
Spend $150* and get the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, the stamp that gives back. 
Spend $200* and you’ll get all the freebies! 

 *order totals are before shipping and taxes.  I reserve the right to substitute a similar item should the freebie become unavailable 

 All orders MUST include the Host Code:  7N344FHR, unless your order is $200 or more in which case you will also earn Stampin’ Rewards. 

 You will also earn my Top 6 Card Designs PDF 

 Your FREEBIES will ship separately from your order and will ship in the next week from me.   

These stupendous deals are only available when shopping with me, Stephanie Nash.  Using the Host Code will automatically identify that.
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Thursday, 21 November 2019

CARD: Sip, Sip Fancy Fold

Good day everyone!  I've had an amazingly busy week and this is the first I've had to sit down and work on my blog.  I apologize for not having more time to post.

Today, I want to share the swaps I made for OnStage last weekend.  I only made 15 cards, but they were fun to do because I decided to make a fancy fold.  I'm not really sure if this particular fold has a name, I just sort of started playing with the card stock and it came to me.  It's very likely that I'm not the first to do this fold.

For this card, I used 12" x 12" Basic Black card stock, cut to measure 4" x 12".  I then used my Stampin' Trimmer to score at 4" and 8", creating 3 panels.  From there, I took the two outer panels and score diagonally so when folded it would form two triangles as the card opening.  Using the Layering Squares Dies, I cut squares in Crumb Cake, Rose Glimmer Paper, each one size smaller than the last.  The Whisper White square was cut 2 sizes smaller than that of the Rose Glimmer paper.    The Crumb Cake and Glimmer square were then cut in half using the Stampin' Trimmer and adhered to each of the triangle panels using Snail.  On the Whisper White square, I stamped the martini glass image and "Sip Sip" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  On a scrap of Whisper White, I stamped an additional glass, filled in the glass using Flirty Flamingo Ink and cut the image out using the Sip & Celebrate Dies.  This is then popped off the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  To hold the card closed, a piece of 1/2"Black Satin Ribbon is cut to 16".  It is fit to be equal around the front and back and then the back is adhered across the centre using Tear & Tape.  Once the back is secured, I flipped it back over and on only one half of the front, the ribbon is attached to the triangle at the folded edge using Tear & Tape.  The stamped Whisper White piece is then adhered over top of the ribbon to only the half of the card front, also using Tear & Tap.  The ribbon is then adhered to the back of that stamped Whisper White that over hangs.  Before tying the card closed, a second square of Whisper White is stamped with the sentiment inside and a tiny strawberry image is added to the inside corner. This is coloured with a Light Cherry Cobbler Blend and then I used the Colour Corrector Blend to lift some of the colour.  I also did this for the strawberry on the front.  Once the inside is in place, the card is tied shut and Basic Rhinestones finish it off.  

I received lots of compliments on this card from those I swapped with, and I hope you enjoy it too!  If you'd like to order any of the items you've seen here today, you can shop my online store 24/7 when you live in Canada.  Simply click on any of the images that follow to be taken directly to that product.  For a list of the benefits to naming me, Stephanie Nash, as your demonstrator, please visit my Rewards page.

Happy stampin'!
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