Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am going to show you the very cute Gnome Christmas tags that I was working on yesterday. The more I work with the Tag Buffet kit the more I see the potential for this great little box. If you are looking for a meaningful and fun experience for the whole family then this is it.
As I see it you have at least two great options for this kit. You could choose to just get the Tag Buffet Project kit without the coordinating stamp set. The coordinating set does have a great class Merry Christmas stamp in a lovely font and size as well as some other great images and greetings, but if you already have some lovely Christmas stamps that will work, then I would suggest option two.
The second option is to combine this great kit with the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set. The gnomes in this set are just so fun to colour and they are not too tricky to fussy cut, especially if you cut off the greenery from the one gnome with the striped hat.
I know that Rachel Tessman has played with this set and has made more than 90 cards with one of these kits. I have no intention of doing this, but I thought you might like to know the possibilities and definitely the value.
Score Yourself a Deal
Did you know that today is your lucky day Yup. Stampin’Up! had some technical difficulties yesterday so they are extending their 24 hour sale by one more day. That means that if you were procrastinating yesterday (and I just happen to know that most of you were doing just that!) you can still save 10 percent today. I know it doesn’t knock your socks off, but it is gratifying to see a lower price show up on your order screen with each item you add. Plus you will get a free tutorial from me and those cute embellishments that will look so nice with these gnomes! My embellishments were buried somewhere so I didn’t add them, but I will add them later and do a little Instagram video on them. Are you following me on Instagram yet? You should!!
Gnome Christmas Tags
Ok. You have to admit. These tags are stinkin’ adorable. If you are more of a traditional Christmas person like I usually am, then you might want to make the tags per kit instructions. You can see them in my blog post here.
If you ink up this cute gnome or his girlfriend and grab your favourite Blends colours, you will soon forget the world and all its troubles. This is what I call colour therapy. Do you see the gnome tag in the middle He has had a little trim work done. His hat is now unadorned! Not only is he still super cute, he is also much, much easier to cut out. That makes me happy. I think I am going to organize a stamping party with Gerard’s sisters and nieces this coming week.
For The Love of One Stamp
Do you see the tag on the far right? I bought the Tag Buffet stamp set just for this particular stamp. I love the saying and it is applicable to more than just Christmas cards. It would be good for a birthday, an anniversary or even a wedding! Have you ever purchased a stamp set to get just one stamp?
Here you can see the amount of product included in this kit. The Blends are not included but this is just a snapshot of what was on my desk so you can see a bit of the creative process as well. I love how you can separate the white tags from the colourful ones. They were originally intended to be used together, but if you don’t do that, you have way more options and styles available to you. I didn’t even explore the option of turning them into cards! Maybe I will another day. I did remember to bring embossing folders with me this time!
If you want to see how I put some of these tags together, you can watch this video from YouTube.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you were inspired to create with your family and friends in a COVID friendly way. If you love any of these projects, please share them on Pinterest! I hope you have a super day and happy shopping with a bonus sale day. If you live in Canada and want to have some creative fun, just click on the links below to go to my online store, or you can also click here if that is easier for you. Remember, your best value is ALWAYS the starter kit. Click here if that makes sense to you. I have a wonderful team and you would make a great part of it!
Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Today there is a 24 hour sale with ten percent off almost everything that Stampin’Up! sells. This is the perfect time to stock up on your cardstock and inks as they rarely go on sale. It’s also a great time to get the Heartwarming Hugs suite so that you can play along with me on December 15 for my #itsallaboutthetreats event.
I am going to make this sale a little bit more memorable in two ways. First of all you will get two, yes TWO free pdf tutorials with your online purchase if you use the host code. Second, you will receive a package of All The Trimmings embellishments if you place a $50 online order provided you use the host code which is SS6VVFCF.
Free All The Trimmings Embellishments for 24 Hour Sale
Card Samples using Embellishments
It is always nice to see actual examples of a product being used. I used these for my Cozy Christmas online retreat and they are also great with the Gnome set. It is amazing what a cute little star does or those adorable red and white enamel circles. Check out these Coming Home cards with Trimming the Town paper. Yes, these products are also ten percent off during the 24 hour sale.
The Best Deal Ever
If you have been following my blog for a while, you probably know what is going to come next. Yup. The very best deal in the catalog is the starter kit. If you combine it with this ten percent off sale, you will be able to get even more stuff in your starter kit. Did you know that you get to choose what goes in the kit? In Canada you get to pick out $165 in product but you pay only $135. NO shipping and no tax. You will also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit and 8 catalogs and mini catalogs to hand out to your friends. Once you have the kit you are entitled to your own 20% off discount for up to six months.
A nice little extra surprise? You will get to preorder from the new Occasions catalog on December 1 AND you get to already earn free saleabration sets with your purchase. I love this perk!! If you want to indulge in this amazing opportunity and you live in Canada, then you can by clicking here. Let me know if you have any questions.
Happy Mail in Holland Contest
I am thrilled to share another happy mail in Holland contest card to you today. This one is from Jennifer Plaat from St. Louis Missouri. Jennifer made a beautiful clean and simple card using whisper white and blueberry bushel. She used a contraband die and strategically placed some dimensionals to give it just the right feel. Let’s take a look.
If you look carefully you can se that the basket and the chain box have been popped up with dimensionals. When you have a clean and simple card it is those little details that make all the difference. Thanks Jennifer for this very Dutch card, I love it.
St. Louis, Missouri
I have to confess that I have never been to Missouri so I am about to learn something as well. This is one of the things I like so much about this happy mail in Holland contest. This city named after Louis 15th from France has a population of close to three million people! It was based on the fur trade with the Osage and was first called the City of Mounds because of the mounds of earth built by the Osage on either side of the MIssissipi River where St. Louis is located. St. Louis is famous for its Gateway Arch and for its medical research facilities as well as several major sports teams.
Thanks again for joining me today. I hope that you take the time to leave a comment. Lately I have been surprising people who comment with a free tutorial, so you might get lucky too! I hope you have a super day. Christmas music is playing in my stamp room in Holland and I am overlooking an overcast sky above the greenhouses. What is your view?
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am going to show you a super quick and easy card. When you have beautiful paper you can use it as the focal point of your card with just a few embellishments. This is the last card in my Virtual Coffee and a Card class for December. Would you like to see it?
Super Quick and Easy Card
This card was made with the lovely Wonder of the Season paper that is gold and red foil designs with black and red lettering.
All I did for this card is use a base of thick whisper white cardstock, a full card front in real red and then this pretty paper from Wonder of the Season. Finish it off with a pretty ribbon and a brushed metal deer. I fiddled with adding some extra greenery because I first thought it was too simple. In the end I decided that I liked it best just like this. Sometimes less is more.
Adding a Simple Coordinating Gift
We all like to give gifts at Christmas time but it can get cost prohibitive. You can make a simple gift more meaningful and pretty by how you package it. I gave this Lindt chocolate bar to my hairdresser the other day. Truth be told, I was already running late, but I grabbed some of this pretty paper and I found a few embellishments and stamped images laying on my desk and here you have it! The red ribbon is from last year, but that doesn’t matter at all.
In Love Yet?
Have you fallen in love yet with this Wonder of the Season Suite? I hope you can join me every Tuesday in December on my YouTube channel for a live video. If you have the supplies you can craft along with me or you can purchase the card kit for the month for only $25 and it will be shipped to you this week. If you want to see another card for this class you can check out this blog post.
Thanks for joining me! If you want to purchase any of the products and you live in Canada, just click on the links below. Happy shopping and have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. If you are like most stampers and scrapbookers, you love patterned paper. The problem is you love it too much and hoard it and forget to use it on your cards. Today I am going to show you a great card that showcases the beautiful coordination of our patterned paper. This is the fourth card in my Virtual Coffee and a Card class for December.
Patterned Paper Coordination
Playing with patterned paper is like playing with fabric. Did you know that I used to sew quite a lot when my children were small? My girls only wore dresses that I made for them; most of them with big bows tied in the back. That is why I still love tying bows. This card shows just how beautiful our pretty paper is. When you see the short form dsp, that stands for designer series paper. The reason it is called that is that our paper is designed by in house artists at the Stampin’Up! home office. Sometimes it is even hand painted designs!
Closeup of the Details
Here you can see a closeup of all the pretty details in this Wishes & Wonder card. I love the stitched detail, the whimsical deer and of course the North Pole postmark stamp. The paper is called ‘Tis The Season.
Wishes & Wonder
For my virtual coffee and a card class I am making a card each week with a YouTube live video. You can still sign up to get the card kit mailed to you for only $25 for the month. If you want to purchase the stamp set or the bundle you can do that online using the host code so that it will be shipped straight to your door. If you don’t like the idea of ordering online, I can order it for you but then it will get to you in the middle of December or possibly later. One option would be to send it along with the January Virtual Coffee and a Card kit.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Tomorrow will be my virtual Cozy Christmas Online Retreat. I am really excited about this new venture. If it goes well I will definitely do another one in February featuring some great saleabration items. Monday I fly to Holland to join my love again for a few weeks. If you want to send happy mail be sure to do is as soon as possible! For the details, check out this blog post.
I hope you have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. As a child I was enthralled with reindeer and Santa’s sleigh, so these images still tug at my heartstrings. This reindeer and sleigh is no exception. Both images are from the beautiful bundle Wishes & Wonder that I will be featuring for all of my virtual Coffee and a Card classes in December. You can get all the cards for only $25 and participate in the weekly YouTube live videos.
Today is also Remembrance Day and I hope that we all remember to take a minute of silence at 11am to remember the sacrifices that were made on our behalf for our freedom. I am reading a book right now about World War 1 and it unthinkably awful what so many people had to endure. May we never forget!
Reindeer and Sleigh Card
Here is my reindeer and sleigh card, it will be the second card that we make in the month of December. I’m not thrilled with my colouring job on the sleigh but I decided to share it anyways just to show you that I’m not perfect in case you didn’t already know that!
Virtual Coffee and a Card Class
Each Tuesday at 10am EST I will go live on YouTube with one of the cards in your kit. All the cards feature the Wishes & Wonder bundle. The kit will include the die cuts but I cannot include the stamped images. You can use what you have on hand or you can order the stamp set or bundle online using the host code. I am quite pleased with the graphic I made to promote my new class. You may think that as demonstrators we just naturally know how to do these things, but trust me, this old dog is always trying to learn new tricks so that I look more professional.
If you want to see the first card we will be making in my virtual coffee and a card class you can check out this blog post.
I have had a YouTube channel for quite a while now but I have never been consistent with posting videos there. That is about to change!! Every Tuesday at 10am I will be doing a live video there and I am looking forward to seeing you there too. You might want to check out my YouTube channel before December 1 so you know how to find me. There are a lot of old videos there that have some great content if I do say so myself. You can check it out by clicking here.
Happy Mail in Holland Contest
I got a message from Gerard today that the first Happy Mail in Holland contest card has arrived! You wouldn’t believe how happy that makes me. When I get there I will have happy mail waiting for me. Oh the love!!! Thanks to Kim Fiore from Ohio. If you want to participate you can send a card to Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC, ‘s-Gravenzande, the Netherlands. I will blog about your card and your hometown and you will be entered into a draw for a stamp set.
Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you are doing. I hope you have a super day, I will be with the littles again today.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am showing you another Wishes & Wonder card for my monthly virtual Coffee and a Card class. Truthfully I am still on a high from the weekend and all the possibilities. I have been feeling stuck with my coffee and a card class and have been missing it tremendously. This has been the missing puzzle piece and it feels so very good to have it pop into place.
Wishes & Wonder
You may be wondering why I chose to feature this stamp set for my first month of virtual coffee and a card. It may also have crossed your mind why on earth I would start in December. Both are good questions! Why Wishes & Wonder? First of all, I LOVE the stamp set, but secondly, I was blown away by the dies that go with it. While the sayings are primarily for Christmas, the images and the dies are not. The deer is appropriate for the whole year and so is the foliage. The dies include an incredibly detailed tag die which is a wonderful size too. There are three greenery branches that don’t scream Christmas and three differing circle ones. Are you impressed?
My Card for Week Two
My team member Dina Carter shared this card on our team group page Beyond Pampered and I was awestruck. What a gorgeous clean and simple card for an all occasion winter card? Take a look!
Here is a close up of the bird and foliage. Don’t you love the elegant simplicity of this card?
So the big question is this: what do I get in this kit? You get all the card pieces, the die cuts and anything embossed. What you do NOT get is stamped images. I am not allowed to include stamped images in my kits. So what are you going to do about that? I would highly advise that if you love the cards that you order either the stamp set or the bundle that I am using. We will be using the same bundle for the whole month so you will see the versatility of the set. You can also choose to adapt your cards to what you already have. If you use the host code and order online then you will have the immense pleasure of having your products delivered straight to your door. Trust me, it’s pretty wonderful.
The plan is that your kits get mailed out the third week of the month before. So the December kits will go out on November 19. The January kits will go out on December 17. That way you will have all your materials well before the first video. Videos will be live on YouTube every Tuesday at 10am EST. You can always choose to order the stamp set or bundle at any time if you fall in love with the cards and see the value of the product.
The reason I keep harping on the fact that I would love for you to use the host code is that if you DON’T use the host code then the opportunity to earn host products is totally lost. When you DO use a host code then all the orders accumulate on one order and I can earn host products. This helps to offset the cost of mailing kits and it also enables me to offer prizes once in a while. At some point I will get organized enough that I offer a free product with online orders. This may happen sooner than you think…I’m on a roll!!
Do You Want to be a Part of Virtual Coffee and a Card?
If you want to be a part of this fun class, please etransfer $25 to firstname.lastname@example.org or message me if you need a PayPal request. I will also need your mailing address. I am keeping the payment plan simple for now. If this class really grows I might need to streamline the payment to make it easier to keep track of. Thanks so much!!
Last Week for Free Stamp Set
This is the last week that you can take advantage of my FREE stamp set offer in honour of my 15th Stampin’Up! anniversary. Since it all started with my coffee and a card class I am giving a free Press On stamp set with a $100 online order using the host code. Here is the stamp set so you can see what you will be getting from me.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day!