New Stampin’ Up! Pizza Boxes

This is one of the projects we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses a bunch of new Stampin’ Up! products.  The first one is the new Mini Pizza Box.  These cute pizza boxes come in a package of eight and are pre-cut and pre-scored which makes them super easy to put together.  They hold 3″ x 3″ cards and envelopes or small gifts and cookies!

The Designer Series Paper we used is called Quilted Christmas and is a 6″ x 6″ stack of 48 sheets (12 double sided designs).  The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments.  The punch is also new and is called Everyday Label Punch.  Even the ribbon is new

Don’r forget tomorrow is the last day to sign up for A Season Of Style Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as the last day for the The World Card Making Day Sale!

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A Sketch Stamp Off Challenge

This is the first week of our new schedule at BS & J Productions.  In case you missed it, we have decided to do our challenges every other week.  Sometimes life gets in the way of stamping, which is totally ridiculous if you ask me.  Nothing is more important than stamping, is it?  Well, maybe grandchildren are!

Today’s challenge is a sketch challenge.  I think maybe Jackie designed it but I usually get that wrong.

Here is my card:

Of course, I decided to take some liberties with the sketch.  It is what I do!.  I made this card using merchandise from the awesome 2017 Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is called Snowflake Sentiments  This set has matching Thinlits called Swirly Snowflakes (although I didn’t use them) and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

The gold snowflake behind the sentiment is also from the Holiday Catalog.  They are called Foil Snowflakes and they come in gold or silver.  The back of them is actually white so you can put some ink on them and make them any color you wish.  You could even stamp them in Versamark and put a little Copper Embossing Powder on them to make them copper.  That would be awesome!

Lastly, the Washi Tape I used is called Year Of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape.  It it is also in the Holiday Catalog.  I used three pieces of the tape on this card.  The top and bottom thin gold tape is one and the middle section is another.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with this sketch.

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Eastern Palace Christmas

I know most people celebrate a Christmas in July event but this July I just wasn’t ready for it.  Maybe it was because the weather up here was so nice and I spent more time enjoying the warmth then thinking about a winter holiday.

In any case, Stampin’ Up! sent me a copy of the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog a couple of weeks ago. As a Demonstrator, we get to see it early.  Let me tell you. It is amazing.  There are so many gorgeous holiday stamps in that catalog that you are going to have a hard time choosing which one you want.  If you are like me, you buy a bunch of them anyway.

One of the things I always look for are some holiday sentiment sets.  I love big fonts and I love elegant fonts.  This year, there are a few to choose from (yay!).  I used Snowflake Sentiments on this card.  Isn’t that font just gorgeous?!?

To make this card I used the Eastern Palace Suite.  This suite includes stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper, embellishments and these beautiful Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.  Everything in this suite coordinates with each other.  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to do this.  The only problem you will have is deciding which suite to purchase!

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Carols Of Christmas

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club last week.  It uses  a new sneak peek stamp set that will be in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase it early in July.  That is one of the perks of being a Demonstrator. Now, Stampin” Up! has released it to everyone a month before it officially comes out.

The stamp set is called Carols Of Christmas.  It has a couple of big sentiments in it, as well as some ornaments, poinsettias and holly.  The best part of this set is the matching Thinlits called Card Front Builder.  It cuts out the usual shapes in the stamp set but also has this cute border that we used around the card base and has some other border dies such as one that cuts out stars and a moon.

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Santa’s Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh

I must admit I am having a hard time making Christmas cards when it is still 70 degrees out.  I guess if I lived in the South, this would be normal but since I live in the North, it just seems odd.

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting.  It uses a stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalog called Santa’s Sleigh.  It has a set of matching Thinlits also called Santa’s Sleigh and you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle.  It is a cute set yet it is elegant with the sleigh pieces.  The sleigh is actually made from two different dies.  Other than the pieces we used for this card, this set also has a reindeer, a small wreath, teddy bear, bows and a few other shapes.  I know you can’t really tell from this picture but we also used the Wink Of Stella on the red part of the sleigh and the star to give it a little shine.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a stamp set that is a must have because it has every sentiment you can ever need!  The snow in the background is made from an Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.

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A Quick & Easy Christmas Card

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Ok, Ladies.  It is almost October so it is time to think about what you are going to do for your Christmas cards.  I know the holiday season gets very busy and sometimes you just can’t find the time to make cards on top of everything else you have to do.  This is why I am reminding you to get started early.  I expect a Christmas card from all my friends and customers! I am just kidding.  Sort of.  Kind of.  Not really.  Get moving!

I made this quick and easy Christmas card to show you that you don’t have to get all fancy and complicated with your cards.  I used a new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog called Santa’s Sleigh.  It has a set of matching Thinlits also called Santa’s Sleigh and you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle.

I embossed the background with an embossing folder called Softly Falling.  I traced the curve out with a bowl and then cut it by hand.  I find that cutting quickly make it smoother for some reason.  The first time I tried it came out all jagged because I went slowly.

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Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes

This is the second card we made at our monthly Stampin’ Club meeting.  It uses the stamp set called Winter Wishes that is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  This is a great vintage set (yes, I did buy it!!).  It has a sled, skis, skates and the stamps we used on this card.  The snowflake is also from the Holiday Catalog and is called Snowflake Elements.  It is actually made of wood and comes in a light tan color.  We took an Aqua Painter and dipped it in Cherry Cobbler Ink and colored the snowflake.  The first time I tried it, I just pressed the snowflake into the ink but it came out really dark (almost black).  The Aqua Painter worked much better.

This is a great card if you want to make your own Christmas cards because it is not very hard to make but is so cute.

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