Step It Up! with Carols of Christmas

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showing you ways to Step It Up!  This is a fun way to show your customers more options and embellishments!

I decided to start with a card I made last month using Carols of Christmas.

I liked this card mainly because of the star cutouts you get from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  These come as a bundle with the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set.

Here you can see how I stepped it up!

Remember Highlights for Kids?  I used to love those magazines when I was little!  They always had a page where you were supposed to find the differences in the 2 pictures.

So here’s your challenge:  Find the 5 (yes, five!) ways I’ve STEPPED IT UP!  I’ll send you a Christmas Card in the mail as your prize!  Place your guess in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by today & be sure & go to the SSINK BLOG PAGE to see their ideas!

#SSINK Coffee Break

I’m a coffee person!  It’s the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.  My morning ritual is to sip on coffee while browsing through my email & planning my day.  I’ve even got this thing that froths milk!  Makes me feel really pampered.

I needed a card to give a Coffee Gift Card to a friend.  This is what I came up with:

Stampin’ Up! has a fun bundle called Coffee Cafe’.  And the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to go along with it is gorgeous!  Look at those colors!

And I love the fold of this card!!  See the place on the bottom to slip your Gift Card?

This is one of the cards we made recently at our Fun! Friends! and Fancy Folds! Retreat for my downline.

If you’d like directions, please leave a comment below.

Now head over to the SSINK Page to see some more Coffee Break Ideas!

#SSINK Favorite Suite

Stampin’ Up! has a selection of beautiful new Suites in the new catalog.  Today I want to focus on the Eastern Palace Suite.  My favorite thing about this is the set of Thinlits Dies!  So many different shapes & designs in that package!!

Here’s a card I want to show you… It’s a Fun Fold with a Flap Closure!  Found the idea for this cute card from BJ Peters.  Thanks, BJ, for the fold idea!

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Eastern Beauty
  • Ink:  Fresh Fig
  • Paper:  Soft Sky (4 1/4 X 9 5/8 base, scored at 4 1/4), Whisper White (Cut 1 for inside 4 X 4 and the other 3 3/4 X 3 3/4),  Fresh Fig (4 X 4), Soft Sky Flap (1 1/4 X 8 1/2, scored at 3 3/4), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, In Color Bitty Bows

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now go over the the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriration Page to see what their Favorite Suites are!

 

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!