All is Bright Suite

Hello stampers. This week one of the suites I have been exploring is the All is Bright suite. It is the first one in the Holiday catalog and it did catch my eye right away. The Merry Christmas to All bundle is one that you will want and never give away. It has a combination of fonts and sizes to make many different Christmas Greetings that are perfect for both cards and scrapbook pages. The coordinating framelits are also fabulous. I am looking forward to using them in some home decor pieces too. The Swirls and Curls embossing folder is also a stunner and great for all sorts of occasions, not just Christmas. I have only covered the first page of this suite! Let’s take a look at what I have made.

 

All is Bright card with real red and call me clover and the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.

 

I love all the elements in this card and I cased it straight from the Holiday Catalog. It is such a great source of inspiration. Sometimes we all forget that! What a great way to jump start your creativity. I ran out of call me clover cardstock so I didn’t have enough to make the actual card out of it, so I got creative and used some paper from the Tropical Escape 6×6 paper pack. This card would be great for any climate! I love the vellum circle in the background as well as the gold star paper clip. I used Blends to colour in the mini Christmas lights. Here is a close-up. It is such a bright and cheerful card.

 

It was so easy to make the sentiment since it is two different stamps. No fussy colouring with markers needed.

 

I love how the sentiment is actually two different stamps so you can make a multi-coloured saying without fussy colouring with markers on your stamp. I used the layering circles framelits to cut both the sentiment and the vellum circle. The magnetic platform is great for keeping the circles exactly where you want them.

 

Another gorgeous card cased from the Holiday Catalog

 

This beauty was also cased from the catalog except I made it bigger. It is a 4 1/4″ square card. I also used the retired gold sequin trim, but the mini gold sequin trim that is available now will also look darling, maybe even better! The sentiment is stamped on the All is Bright designer series paper (the bokeh design one). To see how I made the string of lights be sure to watch my video at the end.

 

The punch in the All is Bright suite makes it super easy to make the Christmas lights but stamping them is even easier and makes for a quick and cute inside of the card.

 

The punch makes it very easy to make cute Christmas lights, but they look fantastic stamped directly on the paper too.

 

Shimmer paper combines with the Christmas Bulb builder punch for easy All is Bright cards

 

I really love this card. It came about when I was supposed to be cleaning up my supplies and I saw the scrap of Bokeh paper on the table and the beautiful Christmas Bulb paper. Then I remembered that I had some sparkle glimmer paper and that you could colour it with your markers! Well, didn’t that just turn out well?! I love my “call me clover” Christmas light bulbs. They look a little blue in the picture but they really are green.

 

All is Bright bundle with Pretty Pines in retro colours.

 

This is a closeup of the next card so that you can see the Subtle embossing folder used in the background. It really is subtle, but it is so beautiful and versatile. The pine boughs are from Pretty Pines in the annual catalog. We made this card at Christmas Club and many of the ladies thought that the black line from the bulbs was string. It isn’t! It’s a stamp which makes it super quick and easy too. The bulbs were stamped in blueberry bushel, granny apple green, poppy parade and mango melody. Here is the full card. I cased it from a swap from Leena Girsa. The big “merry” is from the framelits in the Merry Christmas to All bundle.

 

Making Christmas to All and Making Christmas Bright all part of the All is Bright Suite

 

The last card is also cased from a swap I received. I just changed up the colours a bit. Sadly the business card got separated from the card so I can’t give credit! If it’s yours, please comment below. The cardstock is 4 `/4 by 11′ and it is scored at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″. The polka dot paper from Under the Mistletoe is 3″ by 4″ and the white banner piece for the sentiment is 2″ by 5 1/4″. The far panel is run through the BIg Shot with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. The Christmas light bulbs were stamped in eral red, crushed curry and old olive.

 

Lots of great things in the All is Bright Suite

 

I used a totally different stamp set in the inside of the card because I really do like to focus on the fact that Jesus is the reason for the season. It is called His LIght and it has a beautiful font and a big “Rejoice” that would be great on a card front too.

 

His Light used inside this card as well as the All is Bright suite.

 

I forgot to add the sentiment until the centre panel was adhered so my stamping is just a little crooked, but I figure when I write all my happy greetings in the inside no one will be focusing on that. Besides, the recipient already knows I am not perfect so it’s all good.

 

I hope you have enjoyed all the great products in this All is Bright suite. If you live in Canada you are most welcome to shop with me, just click on any of the items in the supply list below. If you use the current host code K47RYHQZ then you will also be entered into a draw for a half price item all in celebration of my 13th anniversary with Stampin’Up. You will also get a paper sample pack in the mail from Dashing Along. Here is the video I made with some tips and tricks for these products, I hope you like it.

 

 


 

Product List

Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer Bundle

$45.75

Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle

$64.75

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set

$44.00

His Light Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$22.00

All Is Bright 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$15.00

All Is Bright 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Pack

$11.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$10.50

Poppy Parade 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"

$11.50

Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

$15.00

Tropical Escape 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$15.00

Silver Glimmer Paper

$6.75

Sparkle Glimmer Paper

$6.75

Silver Foil Sheets

$5.50

Champagne Foil Sheets

$5.50

Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$12.25

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Call Me Clover Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

All Is Bright Paper Clips

$9.50

Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Mixed Satin Ribbon

$8.25

Linen Thread

$6.75

Gold Sequin Trim

132983
$6.75

Gold Mini Sequin Trim

$8.25

Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

$12.00

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$12.00

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$12.00

Big Shot

$150.00

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

$54.00

Standard Cutting Pads

$15.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$48.00

Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$10.25

Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$14.00

The Best Barn Door Ever

Hello stampers! I have had quite the roller coaster ride with the Barn Door bundle, but I believe that I have now come up with the best barn door ever. I did a coffee and a card class last week featuring this beautiful bundle and it was an eye-opening experience. Let me explain. The most annoying thing was all the time it took going to different stores to find just the right washer for the right price. I had already used dimes and pennies but wanted to do it the “right” way. I found that smaller washers were very expensive, it would be cheaper to use 8 dimes on a card rather than washers!

 

The barn door card is not a difficult one to make, nor is it tedious. The trick is in finding just the right sliding mechanism. There are several great ideas circulating on the world wide web, but in my card making I have found the heavier 1/4 inch washers to be the best. In order to make them work however, you need to make the barn door a little bigger to hide the washers. I mounted the barn door on a piece of cardstock that was 1/4 inch higher and 1/8 inch wider. It is 3 3/4″ by 2 3/8″. Here is my finished card:

 

Pinewood Plank embossing folder pairs up with Barn Door bundle for the best card ever!

 

I used the framelit in the barn door bundle to cut the sliding tracks in a 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece of heavy white cardstock. I inked up the Pinewood Planks embossing folder with smoky slate and ran it through the Big Shot. I love the distressed look of this. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post showing how to make a similar card. Here is the card with the door slid over to the other side.

 

Barn Door slider card

 

I got my washers at TSC Stores in Ontario, they had them available in bulk making them very cheap, about 1/4 of the price of any home building supply store. They were not a #6 or #8, it just said 1/4 inch on the drawer, which refers to the size of the opening in the washer. They are heavier than a penny and this makes the door slide beautifully. Here is a graphic of the steps I used to make the card, I hope it is clear enough. Between this collage and the video at the end you should be good!

 

A bigger barn door makes it easier to use a larger washer which in turn makes the door slide much more easily.

Some demonstrator have used a slider mechanism made of our window sheets and foam adhesive strips. This does work quite well, but I still prefer the weight of the washers. When I had my customers compare the different cards I had made using different mechanisms, this one with the heavier washers won the day! If you prefer to use the window sheet sliders, I show how to use those in the video. I tried sharing a pdf here but it isn’t working unfortunately. Here is another card that I made and you can see with the clever placement of the bow that I was hiding the larger washer sticking out over the top of the door. That is how I came up with the idea to make the barn door just a little bigger. Necessity is the mother of invention.

 

Barn Door partners with Ribbon of Courage.

 

The saying on this card is from the beautiful stamp set called Ribbon of Courage. This also comes as a bundle with framelits so that you can make cards for anyone dealing with cancer. We have so many beautiful bundles to choose from and it can be difficult to narrow it down. If you want to get a bunch of bundles and not break the bank, definitely consider getting the starter kit which is a fabulous deal until the end of this month, March 31, 2018. You only pay $135, but you get to pick out any product you like worth $165. Then you also get two free stamp sets out of either the annual catalog or the Occasions catalog, a free Paper Pumpkin and 8 catalogs to give to your friends as well as 50 order forms in case they want to buy from you. You are not required to become an “official” demonstrator, you can just get it for your own discount as well. Go for it, you have nothing to lose!! You also get to come to my Diva Day on Saturday April 14 or if you live far away you will get a lovely pampering surprise in the mail.

 

Here is the video, if you have any questions about anything I wrote today or other feedback, please leave a comment, I always love hearing from you.

 

 


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