Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wishing You Joy and a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you! Wishing you joy and happiness on this most special day!  Thank you for following my blog, leaving encouraging comments, and sharing my posts on Pinterest and Facebook!  I used the Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack to create my card for today.  

 

Joy

I started with Whisper White Thick card stock for my card base and added strips of washi tape (provided in the accessory pack) to the top and bottom of the front.  Next, I pulled out two of the acetate specialty cards and layered them together.  The bottom acetate layer has white and silver trees.  The top acetate layer is the silver “joy”.  Next, I cut out a panel of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper the same size as the acetate layers and glued it to acetate by dotting small specks of glue on each Christmas tree shape.  

 

Joy

 

I cut a panel of Silver Foil card stock as a frame for the acetate layers and glued them together.  Three stars from the accessory pack were added to the front under the sentiment.  Finally, I added dimensionals and popped the art panel onto the front of the card.  

 

Joy

I think my favorite part of the card is the inside sentiment.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light stamp set for this.  It was stamped with Versa Mark and Silver Emboss Powder sprinkled over it.  Then, I flicked off the excess and heat embossed it.  The sentiment panel is Whisper White with Silver Foil layered underneath it.  For the final touch, I added more of the washi tape to the very bottom.  

You will find a list of supplies as well as card stock cuts in inches at the end of the post.  


 

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Year end closeouts

 

See what’s on sale, head on over to my online store to check out the deals now.  

 

Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring List Has Been Posted!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the 2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring List!  You can see a PDF of the list here.  Remember that the tools and accessories on the list are only available while supplies last.   Order soon if you’d like them!

*Important Reminder  Several of the items from the Holiday Catalog are carrying over and will continue to be available, but the special bundle pricing will end when the catalog ends on January 3.  So be sure to pick up those bundles you’ve been wanting before the Holiday Catalog ends!


 

Card Stock Cuts:

Whisper White Thick base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2

Silver Foil panel 3 1/8 x 4 1/4; inside 4 x 5 1/4

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper panel 3 x 3 3/8

Whisper White panel inside 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

 

Stampin’ Up Products:

Heat Tool

$30.00

 

If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  See below for some quick links:

  • Shop my online store HERE
  • Shop the Year-end Closeouts  HERE
  • Cardiology by Jari HEART Rewards, HERE
  • Become part of my team, Join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.  Find out more HERE
  • Cardiology by Jari Sale-a-Bration Online Host Club Find out more HERE

 

Thanks for stopping in today, and again, Merry Christmas!

Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Tin of Tags for Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Wow, it’s December 1st!  My share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop today is from Tin of Tags from Stampin’ Up! The countdown is really on for completing Christmas card making!  

Here is our color challenge-and it was really a challenge for me! 

Tin

I got some inspiration from the SIP challenge #76, too

SIP #76

 

I was happy with how it turned out and I love these colors together. So glad I tried them!

 

Tin

Instructions:

I used Soft Sky as my card base and added layers of Whisper White and Soft Sky from the Subtles DSP stack.  My art piece was stamped with the large snowflake image from Tin of Tags in Soft Sky.  I stamped the small snowflake image from Hang Your Stocking in Sweet Sugarplum.  Then, I dry embossed the panel with my Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder and framed it with a panel of Sweet Sugarplum.

 

Tin

 

I fold/pleated two lengths of 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon and used glue dots to keep the folds together.  Then, I added some Tear & Tape adhesive to the backs and adhered them to the art panel.  Next I created my sentiment from Tin of Tags, coloring onto the stamp with Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  I cut the circles out with my Layering Circles Framelits Dies and adhered them, then popped them on with dimensionals. 

A few Rhinestones Basic Jewels and Silver Sequins were added for some bling.

Inside:

Tin

I chose a different sentiment from Tin of Tags for the inside, and tried to mimic the front art panel somewhat.  

Card stock cuts in inches and products used to create my card are at the end of the post


 

Now, on to see what Kristi has created for us today!  We love hearing from you, so if you are so inclined, leave us a comment 🙂

 

Happy stampers blog hop

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


 

Year end closeouts

 

Yea, for sales in December!  Make sure you grab up anything you see that you’ve been eyeing, but did not buy, as these items will move quickly.  Or tell that special someone your wish list 🙂

HERE they are.  And, just in case you missed the details, HERE is a link to my post explaining them.  

 

 

Card stock cuts in inches:

Soft Sky Card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4

Whisper White large panel is 5 3/8 x 4 1/8; the art panel is 4 3/4 x 3 5/8; the inside sentiment panel is 5 1/8 x 3 7/8; circle sentiment is 2 1/4 square

Soft Sky Polka Dot is 5 1/4 

Sweet Sugarplum panel on front is 4 7/8 x 3 3/4; scallop circle is 2 1/2 square; inside panel is 5 1/4 x 4


 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies, if so, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click HERE to go directly to my online store.  And, don’t forget to use the host code below.

 

December 1-16th Host Code:  USSEVRWF

 

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.** Make sure that you designate me as your Demonstrator when ordering so that you will receive credit for your free gift!


 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in creating my Tin of Tags card

 

Circles Collection Framelits Die

Circles Collection Framelits Die
[130911]
$27.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

  • Visit my online store  HERE
  • Shop the Clearance Rack  HERE
  • Shop the Year-End closeouts HERE
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! ProductsCardiology by Jari Heart Reward Program, my online customer thank you program!
  • email me at Cardiologybyjari@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time…..

Pop of Paradise Ugly Christmas Sweater!

I’m sharing an ugly Christmas sweater I created for a fun challenge created for all of us in  Amy’s Inkin’ Krew,  by our team leader, Amy Koenders.   When she issued the challenge, I got to thinking about how much I loved flamingos, and how easy it would be to make a gaudy Christmas sweater with one.  So here goes:

 

ugly Christmas sweater

 

Do you have a favorite “ugly” Christmas sweater?  I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?  I found the measurements for the creation of the sweater part of my card HERE in case you want to make your own ugly Christmas sweater card!  

First, I measured and cut my Whisper White Thick card stock base, then did the same with my Pop of Pink card stock sweater base.  I adhered them with liquid glue, then cut the neckline and waistline Pop of Pink polka dot strips.  

 

 

ugly Christmas sweater

 

I pulled out some Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon and glued it to the center front. Then, I cut a small piece of a Delicate White Doily and attached it to the center front.  Next, the neckline strips were adhered with glue.  I added the waistline “binding” with glue and then began the decorating.  

I stamped the flamingo in Melon Mambo onto whisper White card stock and fussy cut with my paper snips.  My Christmas trees, bow and snow flakes were die cut with the Christmas Stockings Thinlets Dies from Silver Foil. The faux necklace, also Silver Foil, was die cut using a die from the Cheerful Tags Thinlets Dies.  I used 3 Metal Rimmed Pearls for the buttons and attached them to the snowflakes.  Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the necklace.   Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the trees, the bow, the heart, and randomly on the rest of the card.

 

stampin-up-ugly-christmas-sweater-cardiology-by-jari-008

 

I adhered a panel of Pop of Pink DSP to the inside card base.  I used the Happy Christmas stamp from Oh What Fun for the inside sentiment.  It is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  

Hope you enjoyed my ugly Christmas sweater for today!  You may want to check out some of the other team member’s cards today.  I think they are sharing too.  

Mary Deatherage at StampsnLingers.com 

 Amy Koenders at StampWithAmyK.com

Jaimie Babarczy at StampItUpWithJaimie

If you decide to make one, too, I would love to see it.  Send me a picture via email, or post it on my Facebook page! 


 

 

 

Stitched From the Heart

Only 2 more days to snatch these stamp sets at 25% off!  Click HERE to shop this 25% off sale.


 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Products used in making my card today:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator!  Just click on Shop with Me at the top of the page for easy online shopping, or:

  • Visit my online store  HERE
  • Shop the Clearance Rack  HERE
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products Cardiology by Jari Heart Reward Program, my online customer thank you program!
  • Shop for the select stamp sets 25% off through November 30th
  • email me at Cardiologybyjari@gmail.com

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time!

 

 

 

Hang Your Stocking for the Happy Stampers

Hang Your Stocking for Happy Stampers Blog Hop

 

It’s not long until you will need to Hang Your Stocking!  Can you believe how close we are to Christmas?  Today we have a color challenge using Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla, perfect for the holidays!  So, I decided to use the Hang Your Stocking Bundle.  What a great set of stamps and Thinlets Dies!  (And, the stamps are on sale right now!)

Our colors:

Happy Stampers color challenge

 

Here is what I created today:

Hang Your Stocking

My Very Vanilla panel was dry embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). then I attached some strips of Warmth & Cheer DSP with liquid glue.  I created two stockings using Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green DSP with the Christmas Stocking Thinlets Dies.  Then, I stamped the holly images from Hang Your Stocking in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  They were die cut with the same thinlets dies and bows added with the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio pack.  

 

Hang Your stocking

 

Next, I cut out the Noel in Cherry Cobbler and attached it to the front panel with little dabs of liquid glue.  Then, Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the centers of the stockings before I popped them onto the front with dimensionals.  When I die cut the Very Vanilla part of the stockings, I wound up with a snowflake image, so I added another rhinestone to it and added it to the front with a small piece of dimensional.  The Very Vanilla panel was then added to the Cherry Cobbler base with dimensionals.

 

Hang your stocking

 

The inside Very Vanilla panel was stamped with a sentiment from Hang Your Stocking in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I used the extra snowflake on the inside, too, but attached it with glue.  My little Christmas trees are die cut from the Christmas Stocking Thinlets Dies and are also attached with liquid glue. 

Card stock cuts in inches and products used are at the end of the post. 


 

All right, now on to see what Jaimie has created for us today!  

Happy stampers blog hop

Our Team sharing today:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Jaimie Babarczy


 

 

Stitched From the Heart

Click Here to shop for the stamp sets on sale.    

 

** Previously announced:  Due to the popularity of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin’ Up! expects them to go on back order very soon.  They will be listed as non-orderable on November 21st until further notice.   From the beginning of the promotion, Stampin’ Up!  could see that sales were exceeding their forecasts, and they immediately sent in a second shipping order.  Since then, sales have continued to increase.   Additionally, when you enter this product’s item number in, you will receive a pop-up notification asking if you would like to be notified via email when this product is back in stock.  This allows you to find out immediately when the item’s status changes and it is again available for purchase

In the meantime, stamp sets included in the Stitched from the Heart promotion are still available, so be sure to take advantage of the sale while we wait for additional Framelits to arrive.


 

November 16-30 Host Code:  73JTRPE3

 

When you place an online order of $50, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! products.

 

If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator!  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of the page to go directly to my online store.  Or, email me with questions:  cardiologybyjari@gmail.com


 

Card Stock Cuts

Cherry Cobbler base is 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2; scraps for Noel cut out and for stocking

Garden Green scraps for stocking and tree cut outs

Very Vanilla panel for front and inside, 4 x 5 1/4; scraps for stockings and holly and berries

Sweater Weather DSP large Garden Green pattern  2 5/8 x 4; Cherry cobbler pattern, 1/2 x 4; small Garden Green 3/8 x 4

 

Stampin’ Up! products for my Hang Your Stocking card

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed our hop and come back again next time!  

Stampin’ Up! Time of Year Step It Up!

This month I was challenged to create a CAS (clean and simple) card and then, using the same basic card, Step It Up! by adding something extra.  So, today, I am sharing two cards I created.  One CAS, and one Step It Up!, using the Host Exclusive stamp set, Time of Year. You know, is a great stamp set to use all year round.  

Here is my CAS card:

step it up

 

This is a one layer card-I know, not something I do very much, but I’m happy with its simplicity!  I stamped directly onto my Whisper White card base with Real Red.  I used my Emerald Envy and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers for the holly image, coloring them and then huffing onto the stamp a few times before stamping onto the card.  Then, I  added some Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape to the bottom and tied a strand of the Candy Cane Lane red and white Baker’s Twine to the top.  

Ok, now for the Step It Up! version:

 

step it up

 

I added a layer of Emerald Envy that was dry embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF.  Before attaching it to the Whisper White base, I wrapped the red and white baker’s twine around three times.  Then, the sentiment was stamped onto a panel of Whisper White and die cut with one of the Layering Scalloped Squares Framelits.  A larger Real Red Layering Square was cut for a frame.  I stamped Christmas in Real Red onto a panel of Whisper White and used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to die cut it out..  Both sentiment panels were popped onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I added the holly Christmas Trinket Ornament with more of the Candy Cane Lane baker’s twine and a glue dot.

 Step it Up

 

 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

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I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! products 🙂

 

If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator!  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of the page to go directly to my online store.  Or, email me with questions:  cardiologybyjari@gmail.com




 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my cards today:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you next time…

Candy Cane Lane for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

 

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

 

I’m combining Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Oh What Fun from Stampin’ Up! for my share for the Happy Stampers today.  

Here is our sketch:

Candy Cane for Happy Stampers

 

Candy Cane Lane

 

Ok, another easy peasy Christmas Card!   This time with the help of the wonderful Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  I first cut my Real Red panel and then the background Candy Cane Lane paper, making sure my strips would fit evenly across with a little space in-between.  The three panels were adhered with liquid glue. A strip of Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape was then added to the bottom of the panel.  Next came the fussy cutting of the adorable gingerbread houses.  I decided the chimneys needed some smoke coming out, so I die cut the “flame” from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies in Early Expresso card stock.

 

Candy Cane Lane

 

I inked up the “oh, what fun” from the Oh What Fun stamp set in versamark ink, stamped it on a panel of Early Expresso paper, sprinkled on some White Stampin’ Emboss powder and heat embossed it.  Then, I used my Triple Banner Punch to create a banner on one end.  I fussy cut the gingerbread boy from the Candy Cane Lane DSP and adhered it to the banner and added the houses and banner to the front with dimensionals.

 

Candy Cane Lane

For the inside, I used more of the DSP and Washi I had used on the front and adhered it to my Early Expresso card base.  The sentiment is another one from Oh What Fun and also heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on my Real Red panel. I used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut 2 ovals.  Just for fun, I stamped some of the candy images from Candy Cane Christmas, fussy cut them, and glued them together, then popped them on with a Stampin’ dimensional.  

 

Candy Cane Lane

For my envelope, I added another design from the Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape for a little added fun! 


Now, on to the rest of our HOP!!

 

Happy stampers blog hop

A list of our team:

 

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


 

Stitched Framelits

 

You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets from November 1-30.   With Stitched Shapes Framelits,  you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.  And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date. 

Details:
 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):  OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Click HERE to shop for the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Stamp Sets on Sale.


Watch the video HERE for the Stitched Framelits Dies.


 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of my page and go directly to my online store.

 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! products 🙂

 

Card Stock Cuts in Inches for My Candy Cane Lane Christmas Card:

Early Expresso card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4; scrap for banner; for inside oval 3 1/2 x 2 1/2

Real Red for front panel 5 1 4 x 4; for inside oval 3 1/2 x 2 1/2

Candy Cane Lane DSP for front panel 5 x 3 7/8; for the inside 5 1/4 x 4

For the houses and gingerbread boy, use the images you want and fussy cut out

Whisper White scraps for the candy on the inside of the card

 

Stampin’ Up! Product List:

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you next time!

Star of Light for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Elegant Christmas Hop

Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop.  As you can see, our theme is Elegant Christmas, so for my share, I am using the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light stamp set.   

 

Star of Light

 

Whisper White and Silver Foil together do not photograph easily!  Especially for a novice photographer like me.  I really love this Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlets Dies.  Bundle them and save 10%!  There are so many wonderful sentiments and wow, don’t you just love that star die?  

 

Star of Light

 

 

First, I stamped the swirl image onto a panel of Whisper White. using Versa Mark ink and Heat & Stick Powder.  I heat embossed it briefly, then sprinkled on the Silver Stampin’ Glitter and completed the heat embossing.  I used the same process on the large star image, then die cut it.  The sentiment and small stars are also from Star of Light and they were stamped with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with Silver Emboss Powder and heat embossed.

 

Star of Light

 

For the inside of my card, I die cut one of the other stars from the Starlight Thinlets Dies from a panel of Silver Foil DSP.  I stamped the Star of Light sentiment in Versa Mark ink, added Silver Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. The die cut star was then glued just above it.

Card stock cuts in inches and products used will be at the end of my post 


 

 

Now, click on the forward arrow below to head over to see Amy’s Elegant Christmas creation, or click the back arrow to see Linda’s Elegant Christmas creation.

 

 

winter holiday

winter holiday

 

Amy’s Inkin’ Krew members sharing today:

Jaimie Babarczy

Mary Deatherage

Linda Geiger

Jari Francis (you are here)

Amy Koenders


 

Stitched Shapes Framelits and Coordinating Stamp Set SALE

November 1-30, 2016

Stitched Framelits

 

You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets from November 1-30.   With Stitched Shapes Framelits,  you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.  And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date. 

Details:
 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):  OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Click HERE to shop for the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Stamp Sets on Sale.


 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of my page and go directly to my online store.

 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! product 🙂


Card stock cuts and products used in making my Star of Light card:

Whisper White Thick card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4

Silver Foil panel 4 x 5 1/4; strip 1 x 4, oval 2 x 1 1/4; star for inside 2 1/2 square

Whisper White panel for artwork 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; large star 3 1/2 x 4; scraps for small stars; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; oval 2 x 1

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

 


 

Thanks for stopping by today for our monthly blog hop.  Hop to see you next time with more stamping ideas!

Stampin’ Up! Suite Seasons for Christmas

I have another really quick and easy Christmas card today using Suite Seasons from Stampin’ Up! 

 

Seasons

 

First, I attached a panel of This Christmas Specialty DSP  to my Very Vanilla card stock base.  Then, I cut a banner and a thin strip from two other designs of the same DSP and attached them to the front of the card.  A length of Silver Sequins were then attached on top of the green banner.

 

Seasons

 

 

Using my Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, I colored the sentiment stamp, huffed on it several times and stamped it onto a panel of Very Vanilla.  I used my Layering Squares Framelits to cut out the sentiment panel and the Cherry Cobbler frame for the sentiment.  Once they were glued together, I popped that panel onto the front with dimensionals.  

 

Seasons

 

For the inside of the card, I chose a sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set and stamped it in Garden Green onto a panel of Very Vanilla.  I fussy cut the floral image from another piece of the This Christmas DSP and glued it beside my sentiment.  Then, I added another strip of the patterned DSP that I had used on the front of the card to finish it off.  

And, there you have it. a very quick and easy Christmas card!!

Card stock cuts in inches are at the end of my post.  

 

 

 

Stitched From the Heart

Click Here to shop for the stamp set at 25% off and see the Stitched Shapes Framelits, they coordinate with.  This is your chance to get some great stamps at a reduced price and purchase these awesome Framelits, too!!

Here are the details:

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship.  With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.

 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):
         • Phone: November 30, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
• OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)


 

 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! product 🙂


 

Card Stock Cuts for my Suite Seasons Christmas Card:

Very Vanilla Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4; for the inside  5 1/4 x 4

This Christmas DSP (sheet music) 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

This Christmas DSP (Garden Green check)  5 1/4 x 1 1/2

This Christmas DSP ( Cherry Cobbler pattern) for outside  5 1/2 x 1/2; for the inside  5 1/4 x 1/2

 

Stampin’ Up Products used:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

Today, I attended the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event for Demonstrators in Atlanta.  Several from our team, Amy’s Inkin Krew, were in attendance and we absolutely had a blast!  We got to see the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog both beginning in January!  But, best of all, we got to play with a lot of the new stamp sets.  Woo-Hoo they are awesome!  I cannot share any of my pictures of the stamps or products or catalogs until Monday afternoon, so stay tuned!  

You are going to love all of the new products.  Just one of the many perks of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you love stamping and Stampin’ Up! products, you really ought to consider becoming a demo.  Contact me for information on joining my team.  

Here is one picture of some of our team at the end of a wonderful stamping day!

Amy's Krew

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of the page for easy online shopping.

Hope to see you next time!!!

Stampin’ Up! Merriest Wishes

Today’s share is a monochromatic Christmas card using the Merriest Wishes stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

 

Wishes

 

The inspiration for my sketch is from CAS(E) This Sketch #196

 

CTS196

 

Wishes

 

My CAS (Clean and Simple) Merriest Wishes Christmas Card came together very quickly.  First, I dry embossed a panel of Whisper White card stock with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Then, I added two strips of Silver 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  I stamped the 25 image from Merriest Wishes in Versa Mark ink, added some Heat & Stick Powder and briefly heated it.  Once it was a little tacky, I added Silver Glitter Embossing powder and completed the heat embossing.  I used one of the Merry Tags Framelits Dies to cut it out.  I die cut the large ornament in Silver Foil and glued the 25 to it. The sentiment is from Star of Light and is heat embossed in Silver Emboss Powder and cut out with a banner die from Bunch of Banners. I used  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon for the bow.  


 

 

Stitched Framelits

CLICK HERE to shop for the Framelits and the stamps on sale at 25% off.  

 

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship.  With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.

Details

 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):
         • Phone: November 30, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
• OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)


 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with my Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! product 🙂


 

Stampin’ Up! Products used to create my Merriest Wishes card:

 

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop with Me at the top of the page and go directly to my online store.


 

 

As promised, I told you I would share some from Atlanta this weekend.  Brian King and Pam Morris hosted a World Card Making event (Friday) to coincide with the On Stage Stampin’ Up! event in Atlanta this weekend.  We had fun hearing some great tips from other demonstrators, saw some great cards and projects other fellow demos made, won some prizes and made some cards!  Here are a couple of photos to share:

 

WCMD

 

 

The table decoration is the adorable bauble in the flower pot.  Each table looked so nice before we all began stamping!  As you can see in the background, we kind of had a mess (and chocolates!)  Look at the adorable packaging for our chocolate chip cookies!  

 

WCMD

The little box on the left was also a gift to the attendees, it is filled with peppermints and had a small wooden stamp tucked inside as a surprise!  The two small cards were just a couple of our make and takes.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time with some more photos and maybe some surprises!

Jolly Moose for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

 

I used the Stampin’ Up! Jolly Friends stamp set to create my Jolly Moose Christmas card for our hop for today.  This week, we have a color challenge using these rich holiday colors:

 

Happy Stampers blog hop

 

I also used the sketch over at Fab Friday to give some creation inspiration 

Fab Fri 99

 

 

Jolly Moose

I stamped my moose image from Jolly Friends in Early Expresso, and fussy cut him with my Paper Snips. Next,  I stamped the cap parts in Cherry Cobbler ink and punched them with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  The scarf was also stamped in Cherry Cobbler, but I fussy cut it. The sentiment is from Tin of Tags.  It was stamped in Garden Green, then die cut with a Layering Ovals Framelit Die.   I framed that oval with another scalloped oval in Cherry Cobbler.  

 

 

Jolly Moose

 

My card base is Crumb Cake. First, I stamped the snow flake images from Christmas Pines several times in Garden Green ink onto my Garden Green card stock panel.  The banners were cut from the Warmth & Cheer DSP. Then, I swirled some Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Baker’s Twine onto the front before adding the sentiment ovals with dimensionals.  

 

Jolly Moose

 

For the inside, I stamped Merry Christmas, from Better Together, and die cut another oval.  Then, I die cut some “mistletoe” from the Pretty Pines Thinlets Dies and tied them together with more of the Baker’s Twine.  

Card stock cuts and products used are listed at the end of the post.


 

Now, on to the rest of the hop to see what Kristi has designed for us today.  Just click on the arrow to move ahead.

 

Happy stampers blog hop

 

 

Our Happy Stampers Team:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


 

Stampin’ Up! November Promotion:

Stitched Framelits

 

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship.  With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.

Details

 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):
         • Phone: November 30, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
• OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

 

Click HERE to shop for the framelits and stamps on sale during November

Watch the Stitched Framelits Video if you have not already seen it.  Click HERE


 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

 

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with my Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! product 🙂


 

 

Card Stock Cuts in inches for Jolly Moose:

Crumb Cake card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4; for ovals 4 x 6; Jolly Moose takes 3 x 3 piece

Garden Green outside & inside panels:  5 1/4 x 4 ; scraps for mistletoe leaves

Cherry Cobbler  for oval and berries 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

Warmth & Cheer banners:  2 x 5 1/4 ; for inside panel:  5 x 3 3/4

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

**I forgot to add the Regals Enamel Shapes (in the product list. (#141681) I added the Cherry Cobbler heart onto the sentiment panel.  Wow, after re-reading, I noticed I left off the Banners Framelits, too!   (#132172)

 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of my page to be directed to my online store for easy shopping 24/7

 

Thanks for dropping by today.  I will be attending the Stampni’ Up! On Stage event in Atlanta this weekend as well as a World Card Making Day event hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris.  It promises to be a fun weekend, Yippee!  Stay tuned for some pictures of our Krew and next week, some sneak peeks of new Stampin’ Up! products.   See you next time!