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Clarification about the new Mini Trimmer and DSP Paper Stack. These two items come bundled together. The only way to get them is to purchase the Starter Kit and add them to your kit in December. When catalogs go live on January 3 the only way to get them will be to purchase a starter kit and as a free Sale-a-Bration bonus they'll be included with your starter kit. For more questions on how to get the Mini Trimmer let me know.
Yesterday I shared with you the amazing Disney themed calendar I made with our Christmas Countdown kit. Today I have the Christmas version! I used the opposite side of the Disney boxes so it's the same kit! Two occasions one kit! I made all my boxes using the supplies in the kit. I didn't add any extra stamps, ink or accessories. I love it!!! Get you Christmas Countdown kit here! Countdown to your own special occasion!
Full disclaimer before we even get into this post. I've debated sharing this or not because the hard truth is I don't have a list of supplies, I know people will ask. I simply didn't make notes of any of that. Lots of the punches I used are retired, so it wouldn't help anyway. I will give basic instruction of what I did but this project was made as a gift for my family and it never occurred to me to create a tutorial or jot down supplies. My apologies. I did decided to finally share it because I love it and I want it on my blog so that in a few years I can still look back on it and say, wow that was a great project. Now that that's all out of the way let's get down to the project itself. I used the Christmas Countdown Project Kit from the Holiday Catalog to create a Disney countdown. The plan for this was going to first reveal the trip to the kids, then second act as a countdown until we left. Our last box was the day before we left, at 5:40am! I will list all the characters below on the bottom of the post in case you need help figuring some out.
Inside each box was a picture of something we'd need or do for/on our trip. The first 5 or 6 boxes were not Disney specific. One was an airplane another fireworks, etc. After that the boxes were completely Disney or Walt Disney World related, pictures of Thunder Mountain, the Monorail, Spaceship Earth from EPCOT, etc. I wanted the kids to spend some time guessing what it was before it was obvious. I anticipated they'd know if 2-4 days, and they pretty much did....but they didn't reveal it to myself or my husband. Partly because I think they wanted to be 100% sure that if they asked "are we going to WDW" they wanted to the answer to be yes. There were all kinds of random places thrown out before they got to WDW but they were on the right track and they loved opening the boxes every morning even after they knew the destination.
You may think that because this was Disney themed that would have been a dead giveaway. We're a Disney celebrating family. My husband and I met at Disney World while we were both on internships there. We have lots of Disney stuff all throughout our house so the fact that it was Disney on the outside doesn't mean anything in our house. To make the whole thing, I created a list of 25 characters our family loves. Once I had my list I worked on one character at a time. I made the base of each character 1 7/8" square to fit on the boxes. Then I just grabbed punches and started working. Some is hand cut, lots of it is with punches though. Once I had each character made I punched a half circle with the 1" Circle Punch from the top center of each one to fit on the box. When all the characters were done I adhered them all to the box. When we got home from our trip I made the Christmas side of the box on the opposite side so we'll still use this as a Christmas Countdown too.
Mickey, Chip, Elsa, Genie, Ariel
Eeyore, Jasmine, Fear, Anna, Peter Pan
Buzz Lightyear, Tinkerbell, Mater, Pluto, Sadness
Simba, Dory, Belle, Dale, Mike Wazowski
Cinderella, Cruella de Ville, Bashful, Winnie the Pooh and Minnie Mouse
I have a gorgeous card for you today. I made this card yesterday in my Facebook Live. The Beautiful Friendship set is probably one of my all time favorite sets. I love that you can layer up the images and create beautiful projects. I don't think I've ever made a bad card with this set.
I embossed the greeting with some Black Shimmer Embossing Powder on Vellum. I love embossing on Vellum. The background is stamped with the Birch Background set and finished the card with a bow using the Tricolored ribbon. For all the details on this card check out my video. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video.
Beautiful Friendship Set https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149252/beautiful-friendship-photopolymer-stamp-set?dbwsdemoid=61459
Birch Background Set https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149259/birch-wood-mount-stamp?dbwsdemoid=61459
Highland Heather Cardstock https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/146986/highland-heather-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock?dbwsdemoid=61459
Highland Heather Ink https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/147103/highland-heather-classic-stampin-pad?dbwsdemoid=61459
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/146987/gorgeous-grape-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock?dbwsdemoid=61459
Gorgeous Grape Ink https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/147099/gorgeous-grape-classic-stampin-pad?dbwsdemoid=61459
Whisper White Cardstock https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/100730/whisper-white-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock?dbwsdemoid=61459
Vellum Cardstock https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/101856/vellum-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock?dbwsdemoid=61459
Brights DSP https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149613/brights-6-x-6-15-2-x-15-2-cm-designer-series-paper?dbwsdemoid=61459
Granny Apple Green Ink https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/147095/granny-apple-green-stampin-pad?dbwsdemoid=61459
Petal Pink Ink https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/147108/petal-pink-classic-stampin-pad?dbwsdemoid=61459
Daffodil Delight Ink https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/147094/daffodil-delight-classic-stampin-pad?dbwsdemoid=61459
VersaMark Ink https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/102283/versamark-pad?dbwsdemoid=61459
Shimmer Black Embossing Powder https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149512/shimmer-black-stampin-emboss-powder?dbwsdemoid=61459
Heat Tool https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/129053/heat-tool-us-and-canada?dbwsdemoid=61459
Tricolored Ribbon https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149708/purple-3-8-1-cm-tricolor-ribbon?dbwsdemoid=61459
Glue Dots https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/103683/mini-glue-dots?dbwsdemoid=61459
Paper Piercer Mat https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/126199/stampin-pierce-mat?dbwsdemoid=61459
Stamparatus Grid Paper https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149621/small-grid-paper?dbwsdemoid=61459
Our Designer Series Paper is so amazing! I love how stunning and gorgeous it is! I only added some extra cardstock and a greeting to this card. The DSP is doing all the hard work for me here. If you're a paper hoarder, get that DSP and start cutting and using it! Share it with your family and friends! I finished off this card with a Linen Thread bow and some Holiday Rhinestones in the Night of Navy. I love this card!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!
Supplies listed below.
Itty Bitty Birthday's Set
Rococo Rose Cardstock
Rococo Rose Ink
Night of Navy Cardstock
Night of Navy Ink
Rose Glimmer Paper
Whisper White Cardstock
The Year End Close Out Sale is here! Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. Shop my online store here
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A paper share is a great way to get a little of all the Designer Series Papers in the new Mini Catalog at a fraction of the expense. See all the papers in person and decide which papers you want to purchase more of. You'll receive a quarter of every package in the Mini Catalog PLUS as a bonus I'm including the TWO DSP packages from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.
This years papers are incredible!
Papers will come 12"x6" unless it's a 6"6" package of DSP, then you'll receive 6"x6" pieces.
This paper share will include:
60 sheets of DSP
-48 pieces 12" x 6" DSP
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9 Designer Series Paper packs
From My Heart
A PDF with 5 exclusive projects using the new DSP's
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I'm on a mission to get lots of birthday cards stamped and ready to go. I'm planning on being on top of my birthday card mailing next year. I don't know about you but I struggle with getting cards in the mail. Normally I'm good about getting thank you cards out but birthday cards is my downfall. My plan is to begin the new year with a stash of tons of cards ready to go!
This fun card was a great card to stock up on. BUT it was a lot of fussy cutting! Fussy cutting that seahorse was something else. I think I made 10 or 12 of these, by the time I was done cutting the seahorse I was relieved. But I think in the end it's worth it, maybe just not in bulk. I used Stampin' Blends to color the sea weed or coral, whatever it is, which gives lots of great shading and dimension. Finish with some Wink of Stella and Rhinestones for sparkle! What a fun bright card!
Thanks for looking see you soon!
Supplies listed below.
Seaside Notions Set
Lilypad Lake Set
I'm so super excited about this box! It's one of my favorite boxes ever!! It was inspired by a box that I got at Walt Disney World last week from The Ganachery in Disney Springs. All the details on how to create this box are in the video make sure you check it out for instructions.
To make the box you'll need a piece of cardstock that is 9 7/8" x 7 1/2". On the 9 7/8" side score at 1 1/8", 4 3/8", 5 1/2", and 8 3/4". On the 7 1/2" side score at 1 1/8" and 6 3/8". You'll need to create some diagonal score lines on four of your squares. The box is the same in either direction so choose the middle ones and ones on either the left or right side. The diagonal lines will go in toward the center of the bottom of the box.
When you're done assembling your box, the box will fold flat making it easy to store. If you have a big event or want to have lots of boxes on hand this holiday season this is a great box to make. When you're ready to fill simple fold the box back up.
The magnets hold the box closed. This is such a fun box to make and you can make a bunch in no time! Check out my video for more details on this box and how to create it. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and never miss a video.
Note: I apologize for the low quality video. Apparently my son was downloading stuff to his phone while I was recording and the quality of my video ended up less than ideal.
Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Ink
Garden Green Ink
Magnets can be found on Amazon
I started my blog way back in 2008. I started it because I wanted to have a reason to stamp every day. I knew that if I was stamping every single day I'd get better and better at it. Well I have and I'm continuing to learn new stamping techniques all the time. My blog has come a long way, but there's always room for improvement. I have plans that will hopefully be rolled out soon to better enhance my blog. If you've stopped by my blog every day or if this is your first visit here THANK YOU!!! I absolutely love what I do, and being able to stay home with my kids has been rewarding on so many levels and as a supporter of my business I have YOU to thank for that! In honor of my 2900 blog post I have chosen 3 projects that I've made over the years that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!! You can click their titles to learn more about each one. Enjoy!
Disney Cupcakes: I still have these cards and looked at them recently. I had considered taking them with us on our Disney trip and using them for mousekeeping tips but 2 years later I still can't bear to part with them!
Gold Birthday: What is not to love about this card?! There's beautiful water coloring, gold lettering, flowers, embossing! There's too many thing! LOVE!!
Glitter and Rainbows: Rainbows and gold glitter splatter all over! Yes please! I love this fun card!
My friend is about to move into a new house and I wanted to give her an early housewarming gift. She loves to take baths so I got her some fun bath bombs and made a super cute box to gift them in. For the box I used the Monsters Bash DSP. It's a Halloween DSP but the pattern is so beautiful you could use it year round!
Inside there are 4 beautiful bath bombs. PS they smell amazing! They sat on my desk for a while and I loved smelling them! I got the bath bombs from etsy you can shop her store here. I know you're going to ask about the box, I cannot find my notes with all the measurement and details on it. I'm so sorry!! If I locate them I'll make sure to update this post.