Merry Christmas!! After all the rushing around & busyness, it’s here. A day to pause and reflect on the greatest gift the world has been given. A day to be grateful. A day to share.
I’m sharing some 3 X 3 cards with you today for our theme: Winter Wonderland. I love all the little details in these cards: glitter on the trees, a tiny deer, and that cute silver mini sequins. The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, and Whisper White.
And we’ve got snowed on a couple of weeks ago!- not at my house, but on my mountain- Haleakala!
Although it may sound strange, snowfall in Hawaii is not rare. It snows here every year, but only at the summits of the highest volcanoes on the Big Island – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – which are at an elevation above 13,000 feet, as well as Haleakala on the island of Maui, which is at an elevation of just over 10,000 feet.
As you can see, a stack of 3 X 3 cards fits perfectly in the pizza box.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!
Oh… before you go, be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE for more Winter Wonderland ideas!
I have a Clean & Simple Project to share with you today. Tags using Merry Little Labels Stamp Set and the coordinating punch, Everyday Label Punch. The colors all come together well using Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. I haven’t punched a hole in the top of these tags yet, because I just might put them on the front of a card. That would look pretty with a little embossed paper in the background…
For this tag, I just punched Old Olive cardstock & laid it sideways.
Tag #2 has some Black Mini Sequin Trim peaking out. Love how tiny this is!
Don’t you love the plaid paper in this DSP?!! This one has a gold stitched shape circle underneath and is embellished with Gold Faceted Gems.
Today the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration team will be CASE-ing Darla Roberts! Darla took a break from our team for a bit last year when she was going through lots of stress and challenges, but she’s BACK! I finally got to meet Darla at On Stage a few weeks ago & immediately felt like we were old friends! She is full of energy & enthusiasm & has a heart of gold. Love you, Darla!!
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!
Why don’t I do this more often?!! I’m talking about CASE-ing the catalog. I’ve been wanting to play around with my new stamp set, So Many Shells, so I went to page 38 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
Well, not a big surprise, but I can’t find my Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!! It’s here somewhere! So I made a card instead, & LOVE IT! What do you think?
I just love 2-step stampin’! And I love that new Ombre Ribbon!! Supplies listed at the bottom of this post.
For more great ideas from the catalog, head over to the SSINK PAGE!
Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!! Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it. It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!! I think you’re okay without the gloves.
Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!
Isn’t it gorgeous?!! And every card is unique!
I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad. But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!
I still really like it. What do you think? Fussy cut or no?? For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make! We just might have to try out this technique!
That glittery star is a new accessory: 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes. There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows. Really fun!
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge! CLICK HERE to check out their creations!
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!
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
What kid doesn’t like ice cream? Actually, what adult doesn’t love it, too?!! At my Open House for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog recently, I had an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. I made my own Hot Fudge for the event! Yummers!!!
I’ll leave you with the recipe at the end of the post.
The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on KIDS today! So I made an Ice Cream Card:
I just love these colors! This time I chose the colors from the Designer Series Paper: Naturally Eclectic DSP. Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Soft Sky.
Here’s the details:
Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Emerald Envy (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Soft Sky (5 X 3 3/4)
Accessories: Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wink of Stella (see sparkles below!)
Today I’m excited to be CASE-ee! The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team will be CASEing my cards! Can’t wait to see what they do!
I didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so I’m CASEing myself! It’s funny, because in this previous post I was CASEing Darla Roberts! I went back to this post because I like this simple design and the way it showcases pretty Designer Series Papers!
Here’s what I made for today’s post:
Love these colors!! The Designer Series Paper is Whole Lot of Lovely & it’s gorgeous, don’t you agree?!! The background texture is called Sparkle.