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Snowflake Card Thinlits Die Tutorial

Since I’ve recently been asked how to use the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die I thought it would be easier to post a tutorial from the Stampin’ Up! home office.

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January Scrapbook Class

This month I created clean and simple holiday pages.  The simplicity of my pages allow the girls to add more embellishments and bling.

Christmas 1

Christmas 3

Christmas 2

Highlights:  The Christmas tree was a die from Memory Box.  After it was cut out, I kept the stencil on it and added some light molding paste.  After that I carefully removed the stencil and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on it for the snowy, glittery affect on the tree.

Check out the great textured background behind the tree using the SU Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  I’m a big fan of My Favorite Things (MFT) products. The dies used are the Icicle Border, Winter Wreath, Banner Fishtails and December Memories.

I didn’t have time to post the December scrapbook class so I’m adding it to this post.

Thanksgiving 1

Thanksgiving 4

Thanksgiving 3

Stamps/Dies: MFT Autumn Wreath die and Thankful Leaves and matching dies

SU Ink: Early Espresso

Paper:  SU Cajun craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

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Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to show two of my favorite 2013 Christmas cards I made using MFT, PTI and Memory Box products.  Hope everyone had a happy Christmas filled with the love of family and friends.

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2013 Christmas Card

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Ornament Keepsake Tutorial

I finally had time to make the beautiful Ornament on the cover of the 2012 Holiday Catalog. Special thanks to Linda Heller for her insightful tips.

Following is a step by step tutorial on how to put it together. A list of supplies are at the end of this post.

Start by cutting six 3″ x 12″ strips of Very Vanilla card stock. Then stamp 20 of each ornament then run through the Big Shot.

To save time run both dies through the Big Shot at the same time.

Once they are all stamped and cut out. Place them in piles of four.

Fold three of the four ornaments in half.

Then use your bone folder to give it a tighter crease.

Use liquid glue (Tombow), to glue the three creased ornaments together. DO NOT attach to the non-folded ornament.

Using a two-way glue pen, glue around all the edges of the ornament, then add Dazzling Diamonds.  Set aside to let dry.

Next take your Scalloped Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon and cut five pieces at 5.” Approximately three scallops wide.

Punch a 1-3/8″ circle out of card stock. Then glue the top part of the ornament upside down on the circle.

When the Dazzling Diamonds has dried, glue the 3-D ornament to the flat piece.

Using a hot glue gun, take your tulle and insert between each of the ornaments.

Quick Tip:Pinch the tulle in the middle then twist the bottom end then glue the twisted end to the base. The open end should be facing out when attached.

Next cut five pieces of Linen Thread at 12″ each.  To make double loops, fold in half to make 6″ then fold in half again to make 3″ then tie a knot at the bottom.

Next take your loops and lay them down the center of the 3-D ornament, then hot glue the knotted end at the base.

While the hot glue is drying. Take the smaller 3-D ornament and attach to the flat ornament.

Insert the smaller 3-D ornament at an upward angle on top of the tulle (between the green ornament).

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Using the Rosette Bigz Die, cut a 1″ x 12″ strip of DSP. (I used Be of Good Cheer DSP). Then attach to the center with hot glue. Then hot glue a large Vintage Faceted Designer Button, topped off with a large pearl.

To give it a finished look on the backside, add a sentiment using a 2-1/2″ circle punch and adhere to the back.

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To make the hanger, punch a 1/8″ hole at the top of the and string through an 8″ piece of Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. Tie a knot at the ends then pull through showing the loop on top.

Your final project. Give it a try, it's easier than you think.

Your final project. Give it a try, it’s easier than you think.

Supplies:Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes

Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla Card stock and scrap card stock for 1-3/8″ circle

Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Designer Rosette Bigz XL die, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, 1/8″ Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Large Basic Pearl, 2-1/2″ circle punch and 1-3/8″ circle punch, 1/8″ handheld circle punch.

Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue, Hot Glue Gun and 2-Way Glue Pen.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for looking.

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Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags

The Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags on page 12 of the holiday catalog are not just for tags. See how you can turn these tags into fast and easy cards. You get 25 double-sided tags; 5 each of 5 double-sided designs. They are also acid-free which works great for scrapbook page accents. Did I mention they are only $3.95!

My favorite

Stamp Set: Greetings of the Season and Snow Swirled
Paper and ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestones and dimensionals

Create your own background paper. I used the reindeer from Joyous Celebrations in soft suede for a subtle tone on tone look. Love the tiny dot of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to bring out the reindeer’s nose.

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages, Joyous Celebrations
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and dimensionals


Stamp Set:  Joyous Celebrations and More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Twine, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and Dimensionals

Tip: Let the cherry cobbler ink dry a minute before handling.

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder and Dimensionals

I love how the argyle background matches the hearts on the tag.

Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Primrose Petal and Gumball Green
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder and Dimensionals

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