Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Christmas: When Presence of Family is better than Presents from Family


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  • Christmas Pinecone Dies & Encircled in Beauty Dies
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I've been playing with this card the past few day... not really sure how to complete it; not really sure if I liked it.  In the end, I decided to leave it up to you.  How would you feel if you received this Christmas Card from a friend?  I like the individual elements  such as the Christmas Pine Cone Die Cuts and the stamped image from the Well Defined Stamp Set with the Encircled In Beauty Die cut from Fresh Freesia Velum.  These we left over die cuts I had decided not to use on another project, but they seems to come together quite well.  I loved the Blackberry Bliss Striped Bow and the  Pastel Pearls.  I enjoy playing with different elements from the Stampin' Up! product line, because they work so well together.  It makes the investment very worth while. And a quick reminder:   Until 30 September, for each $50 or $100 order you place (less tax and shipping), you'll earn FREE Sale-A-Bration selections. 

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Handmade Christmas Card with pine sprig die cuts and Christmas definition

The basecard for this card is Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then Die Cuts using the Christmas Pinecone Dies.  One layer of Fresh Freesia and the other layer of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.  Tip:  I backed the Blackberry Bliss layer with Adhesive Sheets before die cutting, making it very easy to adhere the resulting large layer on top of the Fresh Freesia die cut.    

Handmade Holiday Card using Stampin' Up! Christmas Pinecne Dies

For the image layer, I used Basic White Cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Well Defined Stamp Set in Fresh Freesia Ink onto a die cut circle. Then I die cut a detailed circle frame using the Encircled in Beauty dies.  I cut it from Fresh Freesia Shimmer Vellum.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment before adding it to the front of the card.

Close up of sentiment on handmade Christmas Card using the Stampin' Up! Well Defined Cling Stamp Set

To add a little more interest to the card, I added a bow out of Striped Blackberry Bliss ribbon (retired), and a few Pastel Pearls.   

The Well Define Stamp Set includes sentiments for several Holidays, including Christmas, Halloween, as well as several general sentiments, including a definition of winter, gratitude and holiday. Its a fun addition to your more traditional sentiments stamps.  

Last we, we received a heads up that suppliers both in the US and China that supply SU products are running behind, with low inventory on several ink pad colors and a few holiday catalog items already in shot supply. Order now so you aren't disappointed later.   

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  • Stamps:  Well Defined Stamp Set
  • Ink:  Fresh Freesia
  • Paper:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Blackberry Bliss,  Fresh Freesia from the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Velum Pack
  • Accessories:  Christmas Pinecones Dies, Encircled In Beauty Dies, Layering Circes, Pastel Pearls, Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon (Retired), Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal

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For those of you who want it all...Join Stampin' Up! and select a free bundle from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog Free.  If you have a large Wish List from the new Mini catalog, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't tell you about the benefits of joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator.  You'll get a Starter Kit of items you select from the catalog worth $125 USD, for only $99 USD plus select a Free bundle from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.  That means, you pick $125 worth of Mini Catalog or Annual Catalog items you were going to purchase anyway, and these items become your Starter Kit, and you pay only $99 plus you get free shipping.  Then, as a demonstrator, enjoy your discount of 20-25% on future orders, which you can place within 15-30 minutes after you join as a Demonstrator.   Business supplies, including catalogs, are included and also ship free.  

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