Category Archives: Stampin’ Up! August – December 2020 Catalog

Okay, Last Christmas Card

I don’t intend to post any more Christmas cards this year, in fact I likely won’t post anything more this year. I’m going to take a few weeks off to get ready for Christmas and to prepare some projects for the upcoming Demos Galore in January.

The background on this card is sprayed with Frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol but it’s really hard to get a photo of that sparkle.

I’m playing along with the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Wishes
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder
Punches – Triple Banner punch
Ink – Coastal Cabana stamp pad, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Paper – Coastal Cabana cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Snowflake Splendor designer series paper
Accents & Embellishments – Blue adhesive-backed gems
Coloring Tools – Stampin’ Spritzer
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Christmas Music

This month the final hop for the Joy of Sets and the theme is Christmas Music. I choose to create a card using “White Christmas” as my theme because it’s one of my favorite songs and movies.

The poinsettia is die cut out of Whisper White Thick cardstock and vellum. I used a blending brush to add Balmy Blue ink to the centers for some definition. Then I layered everything together. I don’t think my photography skills do this card justice, I really like how it turned out.

December 2020 Blog Roll
Angie McKenzie
Annette Ball
Narelle Fasulo
Pia Gerhardt
Tricia Butts
Libby Fens
Fiona Whitehead
Susan Webster
JoAnn Pollock
Gez Carpenter
Mo Rootes
Jill Chapman
Sue Allen
Brenda Nelson
Allie Gomez
Linda A. Moore

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Split Circle Card

I’ve seen this split circle technique for a while now and I wanted to give it a try. I really wanted my swooshes to match up so I needed the biggest and the smallest circles for each of the patterned papers. The background is embossed using the Winter Snow embossing folder and then I colored it using the Blending Brushes and Coastal Cabana ink. Each of the circles is cut in half and then layered as shown below. I used a 1/4″ strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock and the Snowflake Splendor ribbon to cover up the seam.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – Layering Circles dies, Winter Snow embossing folder
Ink – Coastal Cabana stamp pad
Paper – Coastal Cabana cardstock, Whisper White Thick cardstock, Snowflake Splendor designer series paper
Accents & Embellishments – Snowflake Splendor ribbon, Snowflake Sequins
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape

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Gingerbread House

After creating cards using the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin, I decided to create a card that was a gingerbread house.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Poinsettia Petals, Rooted in Nature
Die Cutting & Embossing – Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Nature’s Roots dies, Stitched Be Mine dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies
Ink – Real Red stamp pad, Shaded Spruce stamp pad
Paper – Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Shaded Spruce cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Wonderful Gems
Coloring Tools – Shimmery Crystal Effects
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Paper Pumpkin November 2020 Alternative

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I loved this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit with the gingerbread house gift card holders but I didn’t need 15 of those so I made a card out of some of the remaining pieces. I also created a card using current Stampin’ Up! products in case you missed out on the Paper Pumpkin kit.

This is what the kit was designed for.

For the gingerbread house I created, I cut both the Cinnamon Cider and Whisper White pieces of cardstock to 2 1/4″ x 4″. I marked 3/4″ down each side of the Cinnamon Cider cardstock, drew a line up to the middle, and cut off the corners. I repeated with the Whisper White cardstock before cutting 1/8″ off each side and 1/4″ off the bottom. (It really bugs me if angles aren’t the same.) I then used the stitched scallop border to edge the Whisper White cardstock.

I used the white chalk pen to add dots around the Cinnamon Cider piece and used dimensionals to attach the embossed Whisper White piece. The pearls were colored with dark Stampin’ Blends markers in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce.

To create the door hole, I used a 3/4″ circle punch and cut straight down. (We no longer sell a 3/4″ circle punch but you should be able to find one.) The snowbank is hand but because I don’t have the Curvy dies.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Poinsettia Petals
Die Cutting & Embossing – Majestic Mountains dies, Tin Tile 3D embossing folder
Ink – Blushing Bride
Paper – Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Mint Macaron cardstock, Shaded Spruce cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Snowflake Splendor designer series paper
Accents & Embellishments – basic pearls, Wonderful Gems
Coloring Tools – dark Stampin’ Blends in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce. White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Sending Warm Christmas Wishes

I pulled out a sketch to play with today because I’m once again not feeling very inspired. It’s not an uncommon feeling for me and I’m so grateful for sketches and patterned paper because they really help me to keep creating when I don’t necessarily feel like it.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Rustic Retreat, Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Rectangles dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder
Ink – Seaside Spray stamp pad, Night of Navy stamp pad
Paper – Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper, Seaside Spray cardstock, Whisper White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-backed gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Snowflake Splendor Sampler

On Tuesday I talked about Demos Galore, well I got this sample pack of Snowflake Splendor paper from that event also. I finally made them into cards. The topper on the cards is from the package they came in and I just made more for the other five cards.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Wishes
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflake dies
Punches – Triple Banner punch
Ink – Pacific Point stamp pad
Paper – Coastal Cabana cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock, Pacific Point cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Snowflake Splendor Designer Series paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-backed gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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A Couple of Triple Pop-up Cube Cards

Back in September the group of demonstrators I belong to held an event called Demos Galore. Normally I present there and have many examples that I flood you with in October but because of the pandemic and home schooling I chose not to present but I did participate. The event was entirely online with a gallery and videos for inspiration. The make & take card from the event was a cube card and the extra gift was supplies for another cube card. I finally got a chance to make them. I’ve made this card once before, check it out for instructions.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Wishes, Beautiful Autumn
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes, Beautiful Autumn
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflake dies
Punches – Autumn punch pack, Triple Banner punch
Ink – Pacific Point stamp pad, Mint Macaron stamp pad
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Whisper White cardstock, Early Espresso cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Pacific Point cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Snowflake Adhesive-backed embellishments
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Tear & Tape, liquid glue

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November Technique Blog Hop

This month the technique is emboss resist, one of my favorite techniques. I embossed both the background and the poinsettia using clear embossing powder on Whisper White Thick cardstock. (I think that the clear embossing powder stains less than the white but I haven’t actually done a thorough investigation.) For the poinsettias, I inked them with a makeup brush and Balmy Blue ink before I die cut them. The background I used a makeup brush and Highland Heather ink.

Blog Roll Call
Nicole Mahler

JoAnn Pollock <- you are here

Mackenzie Grimme

Kristie Strum

Supplies:
Bundles – Poinsettia Petals bundle
Stamp Sets – Poinsettia Petals, Stacked Stone
Die Cutting & Embossing – Poinsettia dies
Punches – Triple Banner punch
Ink – Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
Paper – Whisper White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Snowflake Splendor ribbon, Wonderful Gems
Coloring Tools – makeup brush, clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Stamparatus, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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Feels Like Frost Sketch

When I saw the latest sketch from The Paper Players, I thought it was perfect for the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

I’m playing along with challenge PP514 from The Paper Players.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Wishes bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – Winter Snow embossing folder
Ink – Seaside Spray stamp pad
Paper – Night of Navy cardstock, Seaside Spray cardstock, Whisper White cardstock. Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
Accents & Embellishments – Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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