This is the first card we made at our monthly club meeting in December. It uses a stamp set from the Holiday Catalog, another from the Annual Catalog and the matching set of dies. This is what I love most about Stampin’ Up!. Everything matches which takes the guess work out of it for you. The two stamp sets we used are Coffee Cafe and Merry Cafe. The dies are called Coffee Cups. Coffee Cafe and Coffee Cups are in the Annual Catalog and part of a suite. If you buy both of them in a Bundle you can save 10%. Merry Cafe is in the Holiday Catalog and also fits the Coffee Cups dies.
The background of the card was made with Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then we added a few sequins for a little sparkle because everyone needs a little sparkle in their life!
Winter Wonder is a new Embossing Folder that is in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! sort of hide it amongst all the other products and projects on page 37. I didn’t even notice it at first but then I started seeing cards made with it. It took me a while to find it. It is a beautiful Embossing Folder and is perfect for Christmas or winter cards.
Another thing on page 37 is the new Champagne Foil Sheets. These are kind of hidden too. They are absolutely beautiful and it is hard to capture that in a photograph. As a matter of fact the Year of Specialty Washi Tape is also on that page but is not as hidden as the other two items.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Star of Light. I embossed it in Silver because Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell it in Champagne (yet). I am hoping they will have it in their next catalog!
The 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is full of products that don’t necessarily stand out in it. The Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is one of these products. It is easy to overlook on page 37 of the catalog because of all the awesome products being showcased on that page as part of the Year Of Cheer Suite. The Embossing Folder is a super large snowflake (and we all know how much I love large images!) that makes a beautiful impression for a background of a card.
The snowflakes I used on this card are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. This is a great set of dies that has something for every season. There are three different snowflake dies in the set (although I only used two for this card). The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the stamp set called Star Of Light which is in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.
I know Labor Day was a couple of weeks ago but I had a couple of wonderful visitors that weekend. My son, Sam came for a visit and brought Madelyn with him. Poor Tara had to work all weekend so she couldn’t come and she was sadly missed. Madelyn is the prettiest and brightest two year old I know. Of course, I am a little prejudice but as a grandmother, I can say such things. We had so much fun with her. She slept in the room across from mine and every morning when I woke up I would hear her calling me to come snuggle with her. It was awesome!
We did a lot of reading from the Daniel Tiger book. Daniel Tiger is a great kid’s show (and book) that is based on the Mr Rogers Neighborhood series from long ago. It talks about a lot of life lessons like having a baby brother on the way, being scared of trying new things, going to the doctor and other lessons like that. Madelyn and I read the entire book over the weekend. Daniel Tiger is her favorite. Ugga Mugga, Madelyn!