Today the SSINK Team will be doing something fun… making Christmas Cards using Non-Christmas Stamps! Here’s what I came up with:
I guess the Beachy Christmas set is technically a Christmas Stamp Set. But I thought this would work because I added the jar from Jar of Love Set.
This was my first time using this cute set. My club members are pretty excited about this set- living on Maui. Can’t wait to see what they all come up with! When you see this post, I’ll actually be in Salt Lake City!! And On Stage!! Can’t wait. I leave tomorrow (I’m writing this on Nov. 6th) and haven’t made any swaps yet! I’ve still got a few hours. I’d like to do something with this set and Blendabilities. Stay tuned… we’ll see how many I get finished.
Here’s a close up of the Shaker part of the card. So cute!!
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My favorite Suite from the Holiday Catalog is Quilted Christmas! The more I play around with it, the more ideas pop into my head!
This suite includes Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas DSP, 1/4″ Ribbon and Stitched Felt Embellishments.
Recently I challenged my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, to start using their DBWS and to add an event to their blog. Ramona Corson and Mary Green met the challenge, so this is one of the gifts they’ll receive from me:
I just love the Pizza Boxes!! They’re sturdy and glossy white and simple to assemble. They are the perfect size to hold a set of 3 X 3 cards. And now there are 3 X 3 envelopes available for purchase!
Our house is pretty quiet now that our girls are gone. But we do have Swiffer & Kaboodle! Those two can be pretty entertaining! It’s exactly like Garfield & Odie!! Swiffer is the hyper tag-along little brother & Kaboodle basically taunts him or puts up with him.
We never wanted a cat. My husband didn’t, at least. He’s allergic to cats. But this stray cat insisted on being one of the family! Kaboodle just LOVES Pat! She always wants to sit on him & when he pets her she purrs so loudly and does that thing with her paws where they dig into you because she’s just so, so happy! And did I mention she drools?!! Seriously! The happier she gets…
On to my cat card. I don’t have the set called Pretty Kitty yet, but I do have the Cat Punch!
I used Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape in the background & used Foam Adhesive Strips to pop up the cat (instead of dimensionals) because I needed something skinny. All supplies listed at the bottom of this post. Found the original idea for this card HERE on the Cow Whisperer’s blog. Her’s is black & white & very pretty!
I’m really hoping Stampin’ Up! will not retire this cute punch, but will come up with a new stamp set so that we can use it even more!!
CLICK HERE to go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more Here Kitty Kitty ideas!
Today’s card is made using Merry Patterns Stamp Set. I totally LOVE this set and have just begun to play around with it!
This beautiful set is only available if you place a $300 order by yourself or by hosting a party. The promotion is good through October 31st. Please contact me if you need ideas on how you can get this cute stamp set!
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, another piece on top (4 X 5 1/4), Merry Little Christmas DSP (2 X 5 1/4), scraps of Whisper White & Old Olive
Accessories: Sparkle Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon- Old Olive, Wink of Stella for candle flames
Tips: I stamped off one of the candle stamps, but they’re all actually cherry cobbler. Except that one of them didn’t stamp well, so I stamped it in Old Olive then fussy cut the candle out! I used the “masking technique” to cover the candles before stamping the greenery.
I haven’t even tried the deer stamp yet. I just remembered, I did try this set another time using the sentiment, “Tis the Season”. It looks like I did something really fancy, but the pink design in the middle is just a stamp!!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration day when we’ll be welcoming baby Hunter!! Our teammate, Pamela Wu, just had a baby 1 week ago!
Isn’t he just perfect?!!
I made him this Sampler for his room!
It’s mainly an ocean theme with a taste of Hawaii (shave ice & pineapple). I chose these colors (Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand) to go with the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.
October is here and there are so many projects I want to get done before the end of the year! Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!
Who isn’t inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you’ve been waiting for.
Here are the product numbers, in list form:
Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
I have lots of classes coming up! Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all!
I have CLUB on Sunday, Oct. 8 and again on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s one of the projects we’ll be making:
It’s called a Recessed Panel Card. A great use of your Designer Series Paper!! Be a guest at club for just $10 or FREE with a $25 order!
I think all of us have had friends of family with cancer. Such a tough thing to go through. There’s no right or wrong way to navigate through that, but one thing I’ve seen over & over is COURAGE. Courage and faith.
As I write this post, my dear friend, Chari, is going through her first chemotherapy for breast cancer. I can’t be with her, but we keep messaging back & forth, and that helps a lot. When I first moved to Maui, I didn’t know anyone & I attended a Christian Woman’s Club luncheon. Chari sat next to me & I was so touched when she just came out & asked if we could be friends. Sure!! She & her husband were new to the island, also, and we all ended up spending lots of time together. We all learned to windsurf, had babies, spend many years together on Maui until they moved to Washington.
Here’s a card for Chari:
Double Z Fun Fold Card
Card Base Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Delightful Daisy DSP – two pieces at 2 1/2″ X 4″, one at 4″ X 5 1/4″
White layer – 3 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ & 6 3/8″
God bless you, Chari! You’ll get through this. There are so many people who love you & are praying for you!!