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Make Your Own Snow Globe

Make Your Own Snow Globe

Snow globes are so beautiful and I especially love them this time of year.

I’ve had this idea running through my head for quite some time.

It’s an idea I had written down in my notes however I needed time to put it in place.

Can you relate?

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Mountain Adventure Snow Globe

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One of my favorite stamp sets is the Jar of Love and the coordinating framelits called Everyday Jars.  This stamp set and framelits have AMAZING possibilities.

See how to create all types of snow globes and fun images to go inside your globe.

 

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

The Mountain Adventures stamp set has the perfect small images to create a snow globe.

Check out this fun color combination!!

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks To Create a Snow Globe

  • The Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle die cut was used for the base of Snow Globe.  The circle was die cut using Watercolor Paper.
  • Create a watercolor wash using Sweet Sugarplum ink over the entire circle.  Let dry.
  • Stamp cabin image onto circle using Soft Suede ink. Stamp snow using Sweet Sugarplum ink.
  • Using Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamp two trees onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  • Stamp Jar Lid from the Jar of Love stamp set and Soft Suede ink.  Die cut using Everyday Jars Framelits.
  • Card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11 using Whisper White Thick cardstock.  Layer with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″).
  • Cut Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Watercolor over middle section of paper using Smoky Slate ink.  Once dry, stamp snow using Sweet Sugarplum.
  • Add a small piece of a doily under the circle for the snow globe you created.  Attach the jar lid to the bottom of the circle using Snail adhesive.  Attach trees using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Wrap Silver Thread in palm several times and lay onto Watercolor Paper, secure using a Mini Glue Dot.  Attach Snow Globe to card front using dimensionals.  Add Enamel Dots from In Colors and Silver Enamel Dots to accent the card.

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

Lastly, stamp the greeting from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and create a banner.

 

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

The Possibilities Are Endless… 

Honestly, the possibilities for what you can put inside the snow globe are abundant. Especially with the gorgeous stamp selection we have.  Take note of smaller images you have on hand to create all types of snow globes. Gather a list after looking through your stamp collection and start creating those snow globes.

 

Click the clickable links below to see all of the products used for this project.

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BRAND NEW product release.

Stitched Shapes Framelits

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You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

Enjoy this week and let’s remember all of our blessings.  Even better, let’s tell others why they are a blessing to us.

 

Tin of Tags- Artisan Hop

Tin of Tags

It’s a great day to share the Tin of Tags Kit from Stampin’ Up!

This kit has amazing possibilities outside of the gorgeous tags you can create.

Are you ready?

This incredible kit is not just about Tags. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised with all that you can do with this little kit.

A Little Housekeeping First

You may have noticed the silence around this blog but don’t worry… I’m back.

Three weeks of amazing fun in the sun, friends and one on one time with my bestie came to a halt this past Saturday.

I needed a day to be mopey, and then with the mopey came a cold.  Ahhhh!  That was not a welcomed gift.

I’m on the mend.  I’m off the couch and coming back to my normal bubbly self.

I’ll be sharing all the great things that happened this week.  SO much to share and tell.  It will be a doozy to post.

Let’s Get Creative!

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Do you love a good crafting kit? Something that makes crafting a little easier when you are in a bind for time or creativity? I have a solution.

The Tin of Tags Kit is superb and the best part is you can crank out a few amazing cards with it as well.

Inside the Tin of Tags kit you will find lots of great embellishments that you could use on tags, or on a card.  Today I’m sharing ways to use this kit on cards.

The Tin of Tags kit has a coordinating stamp set called…. Tin of Tags.  This is a fantastic stamp set with a gazillion ways to use it on all types of projects.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Here is the contents of the Tin of Tags Kit.  It’s pretty nifty.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

My favorite pieces are the beautiful wooden snowflakes, Washi Tape and sequins.  All the pieces in this kit are delicate and beautiful.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • I created watercolor wash on watercolor paper first.  I heat set the watercoloring with a heat tool and then stamped the snowflakes from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • A small strip of Washi Tape was used from the Tin of Tags Kit.
  • The greeting uses the Tin of Tags stamp set then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • I added a small wrapped thread from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.
  • There is a small strip of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (1″ x 5-1/2″).  This was sponged first using Pink Pirouette Ink and the Sponge Brayer.
  • The music sheet paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  LOVE that paper.

 

Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

 

Beautiful Snowflakes 

 

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

I love how this kit is filled with snowflakes.

You will notice on this card I stamped the snowflakes using Smoky Slate ink over the Whisper White, then added the silver snowflake doily under the greeting.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

If you look closely, I used the Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper again on the right side, which is also filled with snowflakes. Sure love how this card came together.

 

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Seen above,  the silver metallic twine from the Tin of Tags kit is wrapped around the card several times and secured on the back side of the Whisper White cardstock.

 

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Lastly,  a few sequins and Real Red ink splattered across the top of the card.

 

Wrapping it Up!

Stampin’ Up! kits are a great product for anyone who has no time or needs a little assistance with creativity.  The kits provide all the products to create the project along with directions.  If you are someone who lacks time during the holiday season, this kit is one to think about.

 

Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.  

Ready to be inspired? Take a moment to hop around the Artisan world to see what the other Artisans have created using this amazing kit.  First up is Krista Frattin.  Click the button  below and be inspired.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

BRAND NEW product release.

Stitched Shapes Framelits

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

 

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Purchase $50 from my Online Store… You will get this amazing tutorial FREE. 

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Read more about this great tutorial and the back issues HERE.

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Have an AWESOME day!!

Artisan Hop Stitched Framelits

Artisan Hop Stitched Framelits 

Today’s Artisan Hop is going to be AMAZING using the new Stitched Framelits.

If you haven’t seen this new product from Stampin’ Up!, hang on… they are AWESOME.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been doing cart wheels since the release.

 

Stitched Framelits

Why all of the excitement? I love stitching on cards.  It’s the frilly goodness that keeps my creative happiness in check.

Well, one of them anyway.

The Stitched Framelits are available until the end of November, then they will take a slight sabbatical and come back in the new Catalog this June.

This is one product you will want to grab NOW if you have patience such as mine… NONE.

It gets better friends…. there are also stamp sets that you can purchase at a 25% discount.  YAH.  You can see all of the stamp sets on sale below.

Let’s create….

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

I’m pretty excited to share two cards using the Stitched Framelits, but even more because two of the stamp sets are listed on the 25% off list.  WAHOO.

 

Merry Mice

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

The cuteness level just jumped up x1000.  This set is adorable and the cards I’ve seen created using it is outstanding.

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop, Merry Mice

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Die cut several sizes of the square Stitched Framelits using Watercolor Paper.  Using an Aqua Painter, add Pool Party or Smoky Slate to each of the framelits.
  • Stamp the mouse onto Watercolor Paper.
  • I matched the large square Stitched Framelit with a scallop Layering Squares Framelit.  I love how the Square, Circle and Ovals have layering possibilities within all of these die cuts.

 

Blooms & Wishes 

I’m a bit excited about this card.  This flower set is beautiful and you can create all kinds of gorgeous flowers, including poinsettia’s.  You can also create a beautiful wreath.

This stamp set is also on the 25% off list.  YAY!

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop, Blooms & Wishes

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tips & Tricks

  • To create the wreath, use one the second largest circle stitching die cut and draw a circle on the inside of the circle to use as a template.  Create wreath by stamping all along the penciled circle using Old Olive ink.  Add full on ink of Old Olive as well as stamping off to get the lighter tones.
  • The flower was stamped using Watermelon Wonder and Real Red.  I inked the flower using Watermelon Wonder and then used a sponge dauber to add the Real Red.
  • The Joy greeting came from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.  Perfect holiday greetings in that set.
  • The center of the flower uses the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies with Delightful Dijon Cardstock.

 

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

You can find the all the products used for these cards below in the clickable links.  

Be Inspired!

Now its time to see more of the Stitched Shape Dies in action from the Artisan Design Team.

Prepare to be INSPIRED!

Click the button to visit Krista’s blog and see what she has created.

Stitching Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Don’t forget to grab your Stitched Shape Framelits.

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

BRAND NEW product release.

These new Framelits are ONLY available in November.

dBUT… they will come back in the new Idea Book & Catalog coming out in June 2017.  If you want to play with them now… grab them HERE.

WAIT…. There is MORE greatness!!

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Don’t forget…  

Available NOW…. 

Exclusive Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Read more about this great tutorial and the back issues HERE.

Get the October Tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my Online Store.

Click HERE to start shopping!

Have an AWESOME day!!

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Glitter Candy Cane Christmas

Glitter Candy Canes

 

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a whirlwind of major fun.

My paper crafting pile of projects is sky high and I’m on pins and needles ready to share with you…

Finally I have a minute to sit and share one project that’s glittery and sweet! Maybe TWO!!

After today, I’ll be sharing projects from the recent cruise as well as the Stampin’ Up! conference, truly a ton of paper goodness!

 

Banners for Christmas

Recently I shared this card in my bi-weekly newsletter (make sure to subscribe!!).  I wanted to share a few more photos of this card because I loved the glittery shine it has and the elegant gold embossing.

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

The banners in the Banners for Christmas stamp set rock my world.  I love how the banners wrap over the candy cane and mistletoe images and especially when the banners are embossed.

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

The Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder was perfect for the Candy Cane image.  I’m calling this PERFECTION.

If you are someone who is not a fan of glitter, the embossing glitter is a bonus. This is glitter that doesn’t rub off.  YAY!

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

 

The picture never does a card justice because you can’t see how the glitter gives a shimmer when you move the card around.

Tips & Tricks

  • Create a watercolor wash onto Watercolor Paper using Pink Pirouette and Watermelon Wonder Inks.
  • The Watercolor paper measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ placed onto the Whisper White card base.
  • The Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape is perfect to complete this project.  Simply place a strip along the edge of the card front. Adhere Watercolor Paper over card base using Dimensionals.

 

One Last Project

I couldn’t help share ONE last cute project I created for the cruise last week.

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

One of the highlights of the cruise was the swaps.  AMAZING swaps.  This was created for the tag swap.  I’ll be sharing all of the projects later this week so hang tight.  You don’t want to miss them.

The Greetings from Santa Bundle was used to create this fun tag. My favorite little detail is the Mini Jingle Bells.  SO cute and just a little added detail to make this tag POP.

View all of the products used on these projects below in the clickable links.  

Supply List

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

BRAND NEW product release.

These new Framelits are ONLY available in November.

dBUT… they will come back in the new Idea Book & Catalog coming out in June 2017.  If you want to play with them now… grab them HERE.

WAIT…. There is MORE greatness!!

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

 

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Don’t forget…  

Available NOW…. 

Exclusive Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

Read more about this great tutorial and the back issues HERE.

Get the October Tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my Online Store.

Click HERE to start shopping!

More Fun With Paper- Creating Paper Loops

Creating Paper Loops

Friday’s should always be a day to celebrate and what better way than to create?

Today I’m sharing a fun video on creating paper loops that will add a little interest to your card.

It’s also a great reminder of the sweet season of Christmas.

 

Grab Your Designer Papers!

While I’m using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, this technique I’m sharing can be used with any design.

It’s also a good reminder to stock up on your Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Up!’s current promotion.

Click HERE to read all about it.

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!

 

This card was completely inspired by these candies below.  Have you ever had them?

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!

 

When I started playing around with the Candy Cane Christmas Suite, the candies instantly came to mind.

I had to put the idea to the paper test and see if it could come to life.

Click on the video below to learn how I created the fun paper loops.

 

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Tips & Tricks 

 

  • Card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11.  The two pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • All of the products used on this card are from the Candy Cane Lane Suite. See below for the products in this suite.
  • The Layering Squares were used to create the scallop under the Label with the greeting.

 

 

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!
Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!
Click the clickable links below to create your own paper loops card today using the Candy Cane Lane Suite. 
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Supply List

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Designer Paper Promotion is winding down.  Make sure to stock up!

Promotion ENDS OCTOBER 31st!

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 This tutorial below is FREE with $50 purchase until November 22nd or you can purchase it.

Click the photo below to purchase.

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