Saturday, August 12, 2017

Carols of Christmas bundle available to customers as an Early Release

  • Start Christmas projects early with Carols of Christmas
  • Texas Tax Free Week end on select Stampin' Up! items

Early Release Carols of Christmas bundle 


Want to shop a Christmas bundle before the September release of the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog?  Your wish has been granted.  This bundle -- stamp set and coordinating dies -- is from the Merry Little Christmas mega suite from the upcoming Holiday Catalog, and you can purchase it now.  

It includes not only this stamp set and dies, but this mega suite includes another stamp set for making tags and a coordinating punch for tags, a number of embellishments and coordinating ribbons.  While most of the items in this mega suite will be available for customer purchases September 1.  The stamp and die set I'm highlighting today is available for purchase now -- to give you a head start in creating your hand made Christmas cards for friends and family earlier than ever.    

  



I used an Old Olive base card, with a layer of Old Olive striped paper from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper set.  The small black and white tags extending from the bottom of the sentiment block are an additional pattern from the same Designer Series Paper set.  

The large sentiment is stamped in Basis Black Archival ink.  This set include two large sentiments -- gorgeous elements for card fronts.  The boarders at the top and bottom are separate stamps making it easy to stamp them in coordinating colors.  I chose to use Basic Black for these two elements as well.  Then I covered the letters in Wink of Stella to give the card a holiday feel.


Stamp set and coordinating dies available through my online store.



The small bow at the top of the card is the 3/8" Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon,  Its attached with mini glue dots.  Tip:  Attaching bows with glue dots.  I seem to have a difficult time keeping little bows attached.  Especially when I'm using the cards on display boards or as class samples.  One trick I've learned to keep these bows attached when using glue dots is to heat the glue dots with my heat gun for a few seconds to soften the glue dots and get a stronger hold of the ribbon by holding it on the softened glue dots for a few seconds.  Its like attaching them with a hot glue gun.



Carols of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle - 146017, Wood-Mount Bundle - 146036


You'll love the versatility of this bundle to make simple cards to fun cards with more details


Stampin' Up! has two excellent video with tips for using this stamp set and how to use the coordinating dies to create window effects, shaker cards and die cut elements for your cards.  One was in my last blog post.  Below is an additional video

   







Recipe for card:

Stamps:  Carols of Christmas
Ink:  Basic Black Archival

Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (2 patterns) 
Accessories: 3/8" Basic Black Shimmery Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensional, Glue Dots, Wink of Stella



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Texas Tax Holiday - August 11-13, 2017 


If you reside in Texas, during Texas Tax holiday, August 11-13, stock up on these Stampin' Up! items and save on taxes.  Up to $100 per item qualifies until midnight August 13. 

This is a great time to stock up on Snail refills, glue and dimensionals you use all the time, plus a perfect time to try new products such as Fast Fuse and the new mini dimensionals you've been meaning to add to your order.  

If you've been building your Markers, order a family of colors during this promotion and don't pay any Texas sales tax. 





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Enjoy!



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