Frosted Gingerbread- Another Sketch Challenge

I adore Sketch Challenges and this one from Freshly Made Sketches (#FMS507) is so cute! I actually created two cards – but one of them is also a fun fold.

The first card I created using this sketch uses a super fun colour combo – the snowflakes are Balmy Blue with Misty Moonlight sponged on the edges. The sentiment is heat embossed onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and the background DSP is from the host reward – Pattern Party DSP. This card just seems so happy!

The second card I created is a fun fold card you can actually see all the details on yesterdays blog post.

For a full list of supplies to create the snowflake card see below – each item is even clickable if you live in Canada and want to pick up some new stamping supplies.

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Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Frosted Gingerbread Challenge Card

One of my favourite parts of Christmas time is baking/decorating cookies with the kids. This Frosted Gingerbread bundle reminds me of those days and of my Nana’s Gingersnaps. I couldn’t resist creating with it when I saw this week’s colour challenge at Global Design Project (#gdp313) and the sketch challenge for TGIF Challenges (#tgifc337).

My original design used a slightly larger layer and I accented with Rhinestones. The card I created in my live video, I trimmed the Sahara Sand layer to be a bit smaller and I got bold with the Matte Black Dots. The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was used to sparkle up the card a bit on both.

The black layer behind the sentiment was placed there more for function than design. It was used to create a wider base on the sentiment so I could attach it with Dimensionals and it would stick to the card base rather than the ribbon that runs behind it.

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Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

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Christmas Season Bundle

I love making Christmas cards and I especially LOVE this colour combo! Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana – thank you Stampin’ Fancy Friday for featuring these colours. My other inspiration for this card was the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge (#HSSSC374).

This card includes a ton of colour, techniques, and texture. A card great card really is in the small details. I blended the background and then splattered it with Coastal Cabana ink and Wink of Stella. Then I embossed the top white layer and the Coastal Cabana strip. I inked, cut and layered up the greenery, then I added sheer ribbon, opal rounds and DSP for more interest. I even stamped the envelope – I LOVE a nicely decorated envelope in the mail.

To get all the details you can watch my video below or check out my supplies list. Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss any of my weekly videos.

I hope some of the tips in my video are helpful – especially on how to get great detail with this stamp set. I am happy to keep inspiring you, and if you live in Canada and need some crafting supplies visit my shop – link below 🙂

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Opal Rounds
$10.25
Bone Folder
$9.50

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Love, Santa Christmas Tag Kit

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work. 

LOVE, SANTA TAG KIT     $26.00 CAD   
Available in English (158375) and French (158376)

Order yours starting October 6th – don’t wait these will go quickly!

ADD BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

To make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS 158381 $9.50 CAD

  • 12 treat bags
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4″ x 9-1/2″ (10.2 x 24.1 cm)
  • Food safe

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Peaceful Prints DSP Gift Bag

For some of you it may be too early to think about Christmas – but I actually try to get the bulk of my Christmas cards made in the summer when I have time to enjoy the creative process. Then I can use the holidays to just spend time with friends and family. Right now I have even more reason to play with Christmas product – the 2nd part of Sale-a-bration 2021 is happening right now! Which means for every $60cdn purchase made at Stampin’ Up! right now you can earn FREE product.

This fabulous Peaceful Prints 12X12 DSP is just one of the great offerings.

I am usually a Designer Series Paper hoarder – but I am running out of room on my shelves, so time to start crafting with it. During my weekly FB live today I demonstrated how to create this sweet gift bag – perfect for holding some handmade cards or a fabulous little gift.

To create the bag you simply need 2 pieces of DSP (any size 6X6 – 12X12 will do) I used a 10X10 pieces.

Then I scored the top edges at 1-1/2″ and I scored the other 3 edges of each piece at 2″.

Next I cut out the two bottom squares on one of my pieces. and I cut the two bottom score lines on the other piece.

Glue the two pieces together at the bottom flap, and then fold up the box and glue the sides together.

For a better understanding of these instructions you can check out my video below.

To create the cute label on the bag I used the largest Seasonal Label Die, the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiment and the Deer Punch and Peaceful Prints DSP for the images. You’ll have to watch my video to see the trick I used to punch out the reverse deer image. It’s brilliant!

Product List
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Simply Scored
$41.00

I hope you love creating these bags in all different sizes as much as I do. They are quick, easy and sturdy.

Another great way to get your hands on the supplies for this project is to join my team (lots more info in the link below). You can actually get the Peaceful Deer bundle for FREE when you join before September 30th! Contact me for more info or click the image to sign up (must be 19+ and live in Canada). Below i will put a link to all the bundles that you can choose from during this promotion.

Bundles to Choose From

Please reach out if you have any questions, want to place and order or join my team 🙂

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Be Dazzling Snowflakes

The FREE Be Dazzling Specialty Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure adds a sparkle to any project! I used it today on this Sketch Challenge card inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

The Be dazzling Specialty Paper is a bit thicker so you may want to run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine a few times to ensure it cuts all the way through. Especially with more detailed dies like these.

Here is a full list of supplies I used to create this quick card. Don’t forget that for every $60cdn you spend before taxes and shipping, you earn a FREE sale-a-bration item! Time to start shopping 🙂

Product List

If you find your order is over $135 (before or after shipping and taxes) then you may want to consider grabbing a starter kit. It is $135 (FREE SHIPPING, no GST) to receive $165 in product, a FREE past Paper Pumpkin AND a FREE Bundle from the selection below.

Add one of these to your Starter Kit for FREE from Aug 3 – Sep 30, 2021!!!

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BE DAZZLING SWEET LITLLE STOCKINGS

The new July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochure are LIVE today! This card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle and some of the FREE Be Dazzling Specialty paper. If Sale-a-bration is new to you – basically for every $60cdn you purchase ( before shipping and taxes) you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item from the brochure. There are also some fancier $120 purchase items.

The shine on this Specialty Paper is unreal! It is very retro – almost like a disco ball.

To see all the details of how I created this card, check out the video below. I have also included a full supplies list below.

Product List

Now until August 23rd I am also offering spots into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. Basically you get access to an amazing 14 projects stamp camp for FREE with the purchase of the Sweet Stocking Suite (minus the felt) or any other purchase of equal value when you shop through this link using my host code: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=7V9CMY2T

To see all the Stamp Camp details and to register click below.

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Sweet Little Stockings Card

This sweet card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle. The layout was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge 552.

The images in this new bundle are fantastic, the dies comprehensive, and the DSP is festive. Watch the video below to see all the details on how I created this.

Do you love these images as much as me? Join me and 6 incredibly talented friends as we bring you our Sweet Stockings Weekend Stamp Camp! This will be a full weekend stamp camp, September 18-19, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PDT on both days! It will be a fabulous weekend crafting together from anywhere in Canada! (pdf and online access only is also available to those of you outside of Canada).

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Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp

Are you ready for some super SWEET projects? Join me and 6 incredibly talented friends as we bring you our Sweet Stockings Weekend Stamp Camp!  This will be a full weekend stamp camp, September 18-19, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PDT on both days! It will be a fabulous weekend crafting together from anywhere in Canada!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS CAREFULLY!

What does the Sweet Stockings Weekend Stamp Camp include?

  • 14 Make ‘n Take Kits for 14 awesome projects including all cardstock, envelopes, and any die cuts not included in the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle!
  • Unlimited access to an EXCLUSIVE Facebook group just for stamp camp attendees!
  • 14 Video Tutorials! These will be LIVE but recorded so you can watch later, as well!
  • 14 Written Tutorials in a printable PDF!
  • An Entry into our Prize Draws!

All you need are inks, adhesives, a paper trimmer to cut your Designer Series Paper and a die cutting machine such as our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

Option 1: Get all of the above FREE with the purchase of the Sweet Stockings Suite Collection (excluding the Jolly Felt) for $101.00 + shipping/taxes from my online store. This means you’d purchase the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle (156798), the Matte Decorative Dots (156289), the Pool Party 3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (156290) and the Sweet Stockings 12×12 Designer Series Paper (156281). Your order must total $101.00 before shipping/taxes in order to get the stamp camp FREE!

Here is the link to order: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=7V9CMY2T. You will also get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item! Bring your order up to $120 and choose 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration items (or one Level 2 item)!

Order by August 23rd but sooner is better in case of backorders!

Option 2: Do you already have the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle? No problem! Get the Make ‘n Takes, Facebook videos and PDF tutorials, as well as a ½ package of the Sweet Stockings 12×12 Designer Series Paper (cut to 6 x 12), 5 yards of the Pool Party Striped Ribbon and a full package of the Matte Decorative Dots for $59! Register on the link below by August 10, 2021 and pay by etransfer if you’d like Option 2!

Option 3 (for outside of Canada only): For $25, you will have access to the videos and PDF tutorials, and can join us on Facebook! Register on the link below by September 16, 2021 and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice!

Make ‘n Take packages will be mailed by September 3rd. With the mail being unpredictable, there is a small possibility that they will arrive after the stamp camp. No worries as you can enjoy the weekend with us and put your Make ‘n Takes together afterwards! You can also pick up your package from my home in Port Coquitlam, BC.

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Snowman season

I wanted to create a card today using an oldie, but a goodie – Snowman Season. This stamp set has carried over from last year – but I still LOVE it!

The background was a quick creation using blending brushes and then splattering it all with water from my water painter. This technique can create beautiful snowy or starry skies depending on your background colours.

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