Monthly Archives: July 2015

Shiny Bauble

2015_07_31 Today’s post is another Christmas card from Cammie that features the Christmas Bauble #138834 wood mount single stamp that is only available on the Stampin Up Clearance Rack.  The Stampin Up Clearance rack has lots of retired products and remarkably low prices so be sure to check it out.

This multi-layered shiny Christmas Bauble adds the perfect finishing touch to this no traditional Christmas card. Cammie used silver embossing powder to make each soft sky and wisteria wonder layer of the bauble shine. The bauble rests on  the Kinda Ecclectic # 135347 rays that were embossed in silver.

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Joyful Tidings

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For today’s Christmas in July card, Cammie took advantage of the Stampin Up Clearance Rack to score a fabulous deasl on last years Nordic Noel DSP #135822 and the coordinating Christmas Cheer stampset. The best part of all Stampin Up products is how they work together.  The ornaments on the Nordic Noel DSP perfectly match the ornaments in the Christmas Cheer stamp set.  Each ornament is strung using a piece of stretchy gold twine and the card was finished with a sentiment from the Stampin Up Joyful Tidings stamp set that is no longer available.

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Beautiful Bauble

2015_07_29DSCI0828 Today’s post is another Christmas card from Cammie that features the Christmas Bauble #138834 wood mount single stamp that is only available on the Stampin Up Clearance Rack This shiny Christmas Bauble adds the perfect finishing touch to a card or gift. Cammie used gold embossing powder to make each layer of the bauble shine and then added silver embossing powder to the pine branch on her beautiful brayered landscape.

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Weekly Deals thru Aug 3rd

Weekly Deals_pixAnother Tuesday? Hip Hip Hooray because that means it is Weekly Deal day is today!!! Check out the new Stampin Up weekly deals that run through Aug 3rd.

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Christmas Cheer

2015_07_28DSCI0826 Continuing with the 4th Christmas card this week for our Christmas in July celebration Cammie used the Cheerful Christmas stamp set that is currently available on the Stampin Up clearance rack. The clearance rack is the perfect place to save up to 60% on products that are no longer available in any of the Stampin Up catalogs.  The clearance rack offerings change constantly so be sure to keep checking to see the newly added items.

The Cheerful Christmas stampset #135146 pairs perfectly with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (no longer available).  Cammie just stamped the sentiment and then added colored rhinestones to bling up her simple and beautiful Christmas card.

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Nordic Pine

2015_07_27DSCI0824 For todays Christmas card, Cammie took advantage of the Stampin Up Clearance Rack to make this card.  She found the Cheerful Christmas stamp set #135149 priced at a bargain price so she snatched it up and designed a beautiful nature inspired Christmas card.  The whisper white background was textured using the now retired Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. She then created the focal panel  by stamping the Nordic detailed image and then stepped it up by adding the red hearts using various Stampin Up heart punches and frameits. The whole panel came to life by accenting the stamped image and then tilting the whole panel at a 45 degree angle.

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Nordic Noel

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For today’s Christmas in July card, Cammie took advantage of the Stampin Up Clearance Rack to score a fabulous deal on last years Nordic Noel DSP #135822. To give a fresh take on the traditional holiday colors in the Nordic Noel Cammie added the beautiful flower from the current Stampin Up hostess stamp set called Best Thoughts #139234.  All I can say is wow and of course Happy Holidays!!

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Christmas in July2015

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Every July Cammie and I jointly host a Christmas in July workshop so that our customers can really get a jumpstart on their Christmas cards. So starting today and for the next 4 days we will feature Christmas cards that will be part of our Christmas in July workshop on the 26th of July.  Consider this a sneak peek of Christmas.

The Christmas in July workshop is the toughest workshop for me because I am just not ready for Christmas when it is hot outside.  I agonize also because Stampin Up has not introduced the full Christmas line up of new products so I challenge myself to use what ever I have on hand to make it Christmas.  So for today’s card I used a traditional color scheme of cherry cobbler and garden green for  my card. I textured the cherry cobble cardstock with the Stylish Striped Embossing folder #132174. I used the now retired Watercolor Winter stampset to randomly add pine branches on the focal panel.  I then cut an ornament from silver glimmer specialty paper using the Stampin Up Balloon Framelits #137362 The second ornament was stamped using the Celebrate Today #137138 and the now retired Good Greetings stampsets. The ornaments were popped on the card and then a string was hand drawn.  I am always happy to create a card using stuff I have on hand that is not for the intended use.

The Celebrate Today and the Balloon Framelits are a Bundle and Save 15% item from Stampin Up when the 2 items are purchased together using a single item #138869.

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No Bones About it birthday

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A Big Birthday Shout out to Cammie’s husband Jim who is celebrating his birthday today.  In his honor, I created todays post as his birthday card using the all new No Bones About It #138756 stamp set in the Stampin Up 2015-2016 annual catalog. I used the card on pg 42 of the catalog as my inspiration.  The background DSP is from the Stampin Up Go Wild DSP Paper Stack #138441. For the dinosaur panel, I created  the background using bright inks and the various stamps from the No Bones About it set. I added 2 strips of coordinating Washi Tape and attached the sentiment strip using the Stampin Up Handheld Stapler #139083.

Hope you have a DINO-mite birthday Jim!

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Butterfly Sympathy

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Usually I think sympathy cards should not be bright and colorful but I opted to step out of my comfort zone with this card.  I started with a Crushed Curry card base and created a Butterfly window using the Bold Butterflies Thinlits #137360. I added a piece of old DSP and a white satin bow to the front of the card. Then on the inside I added a white panel and the delicate butterfly perfectly aligned with the window on the front.  I kept the front free of any sentiment and included that on the inside of the card. Even though I created this as a sympathy, it could be used for any occasion.

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