Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today’s card features a saying from Wrapped in Christmas but the focus is really the very fun Trimming the Town paper. This card was a result of the leftovers from the card I made on last Friday’s blog post.
Wrapped In Christmas
Wrapped in Christmas is a beautiful 10 piece cling stamp set with all Christmas sayings that is part of the Heartwarming Hugs suite. I love how this particular saying is long and narrow with a nice bold “JOY”. It really fits the mood of this card.
I thought that a Z-Fold Card would be the perfect way to showcase this mountain paper with the skaters on the pond. The house is perched right on the fold and I used a pretty neat trick to make it work. Simply fold a punched circle in half. Adhere one half to the card with the straight edge of the fold along the fold of the card. Put adhesive on the other half of the circle and adhere to the house die cut.
The measurements for this card are base: 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″. The patterned paper is 5 3/8″ by 2″ with a red strip of patterned paper tucked in behind the last panel. That strip was 5/8″ by 5 3/8″.
The New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
On Friday I will blog about this awesome new machine. To say that I am in love with it is an understatement. Today the magnetic plate came in and I am super impressed with all the thought that went into it. I just want to leave you with this thought. The starter kit is a super special deal right now and you could just put this machine into it. No tax, no shipping AND two bonus stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card kits PLUS a coupon for a FREE Paper Pumpkin. What are you waiting for? Here is the link to get yours today. Only catch? You have to be a Canadian to join with me. You do not need a host code, so click “no” to that question.
Thanks for joining me today, I appreciate it when you stop by and read my posts. We had a great first video on my Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper today. The video was an hour and fifteen minutes. If you want to join in, it’s not too late. It is only $10 a month and you get a free 16 project pdf tutorial each month AND a weekly video tutorial. Here is the link for that. I hope you have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I am giddy with excitement about my new discovery. Today I have a great, simple card for you using Coming Home with Felt! Yes, we have new festive felt sheets and they cut like a dream with our new Cut & Emboss machine. What I am really excited about though is the snow that I created! Take a look with me.
Coming Home With Felt
Coming Home is of course a great stamp set with a great cause. Did you know that $4 will be donated to adoption, foster care and fertility charities with each sale of this stamp set? Another great reason to order it today. I found that the felt cut really well with the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. It even worked great without having to turn it sideways!! That meant that I did not have to trim the felt at all to run it through. It comes 6″ wide so that you can run it through the machine easily.
Trimming the Town Card
The suite and the paper are both called Trimming the Town. My cute little house was cut using the dies from the bundle right from this super cute paper. The mountain scene in the background is also cut from the paper. This piece measures 4″ by 5 1/4″. I was sure to not cut into any of the cute houses!
One crucial piece of information is that I put a piece of whisper white in behind the felt, otherwise the Misty Moonlight would show through and that wasn’t very nice. You can see how I did it in the next picture. The cute little saying is also cut right out of the Trimming the Town paper.
Close-Up with my Little Trick
This close-up photo isn’t perfect but it does let you see the adorable snow spatters. This little touch makes all the difference! Do you know how I did it? Well, you can watch my Facebook live video at 3pm EST today but I can tell you about it now.
You simply put a few drops of whisper white reinker on a block and using your water brush, mix it up till it is a little runny. Then tap the brush so that it spatters on your card. Repeat until you are happy with the coverage. Many thanks to Jana Müller for this tip.
New Machine in the Starter Kit
I have a brilliant idea for you. Do you need a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? It is beautiful and it works like a dream. It is also priced just right so that you can add it to your starter kit and by doing so save both the shipping and the tax. You will also get two free stamp sets, 16 card kits and a package or rhinestones as well as a coupon for a free Paper Pumpkin kit. There are no strings attached. After purchasing the starter kit you will also get a 20% discount on any orders you place either for yourself or for others until the end of January. If you want to keep your discount then you need to sell $400 every three months. Click here if you want this amazing deal. Questions? Please message me!
Get & Go Promotion
If you want to see the stamp sets and the card kits included in the Get & Go starter kit promotion, just check out this blog post. Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a super day. (PS, I posted a new pdf tutorial and it features the Gnomes! It is only $5US but FREE if you sign up for the online Bingo. Check it out in the tutorials section here.
There are all kinds of things to check out in the blog header that you might have missed. Just sayin’.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you! Did you know that Stampin’Up! is making a huge difference with the Trimming the Town suite? Well, actually it is the Coming Home stamp set in this suite that is the fundraiser. This makes me so very happy! If you purchase the Coming Home stamp set Stampin’Up! will donate $4 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility. Together we can make a difference today.
Trimming the Town Suite
Let’s Raise Money for Families!
Here is a look at the stamp set that is the actual “vehicle” for the fundraiser. If you purchase this adorable stamp set you will help raise money for adoption, foster care and fertility. This is the most Stampin’Up! has ever donated to a charity, $4 per set! I would love to encourage people to ALL buy this great set. I think it is the perfect set for this cause. Do you know why?
What is one of the first things that you ever drew as a child? I think the top three are 1. a sun, 2. a tree and 3. a house! These images are perfect for colouring for all ages. Are you going to buy this set?
Some Cute Cards with Trimming the Town Suite
This cute card comes straight out of the catalog and uses both our new festive felt sheets and the adhesive backed snowflakes. I accidentally bought the snowflake sequins instead of these beauties. I love the convenience of having them be adhesive backed already. No need to struggle with glue dots!
Finally you get to see my card. It is an amazing surprise gatefold card that I showed in my Facebook live video which I will also share here. I hope you subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don’t miss any of my videos. When I am finished my quarantine I will be getting a new phone so that I can do my live videos in landscape mode. Won’t that just be fantastic!!
Here is the inside of the card, but the best thing will be watching the video to see all the surprises inside!
Trimming the Town Video Tutorial
If you want to see how to make this surprise gatefold card, just watch this video. We will also be making this style of card in my Online Christmas Bingo which is going to be so much fun!! I hope you consider joining in too, you have until September 15 to register for this event on October 8 at 7pm. You can read all the details here.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I had a lot of fun playing with this fun Trimming the Town suite, but more than that, I really, really hope you get on board with the fundraiser. I love it when I can use my business to help with an important cause. Families are everything! I hope you have a super day!!