Showing posts with label Simply Sent Everyday Elegance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simply Sent Everyday Elegance. Show all posts

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Planning for the Holidays

Two days of cool-ish weather (that's in the low 50s here in Texas) got me thinking about the busy holiday's ahead.

With Stampin' Up!'s Promotion on Simply Sent card kits this month, I wanted to show you how these cute base cards could be dressed up and used as the base for some very lovely Chrismas Cards.

Both of the cards today are from the Simply Sent Everyday Elegance set (122377), my favorite of the three Simply Sent card kits available on pp. 192 and 193 of the big catalog, the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  These sets are great for new stampers or for a stamper who doesn't have a lot of time.  Much of the work is done for you.  However, if you want to dress up these base cards, today's ideas will show you a couple of ideas for taking a good card and making it a WOW card.

Here's what these cards look like with a few embellishments from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Don't you love the sparkle?

The first card includes stockings punched  from the Red Glimmer Paper (page 181 of the big catalog) using the Stocking Builder Punch (from the Holiday Mini catalog).  I'm so happy that the Red Glimmer Paper is in the big catalog.  That means it will also be available for Valentine's cards in a few months.

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  • Stamps: Delightful Dozen (122650-w; 122652-c) (sentiment stamp-masked to show only Merry Christmas)  
  • Paper:  Simply Sent card Kit (122377), Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 
  • Accessories:  Stocking Builder Punch (124095), Snow Burst Textured Impression Embossing Folder(124096
  • ), Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824),  Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125), Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439) 

The second card is so pretty in person.  The snowflakes are from the Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die.  They are cut from Silver Glimmer paper.  I found I needed a light shim when running this thick glimmer paper through the big shot with this die, and it worked best if I ran it through the Big Shot 2 or 3 times without moving paper in the die.  The Whisper White background behind the snowflakes is the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  The snowflakes are mounted on double dimensionals behind the glimmer brads.

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  • Stamps:  Chrismas Greetings (115448-w)
  • Paper:  Simply Sent card kit (122377), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) - from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Whisper White, Baha Breeze
  • Ink:  Baha Breeze 
  • Accessories:  Tempting Turquoise Glimmer Brads (121006) - Brights, Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Steip Die (120901), Snow Burst Textured Impression Embossing Folder(124096), 1/8" Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon (122964), Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Join Stampin' Up! Oct 1-31 and get a free Big Shot (or up to $100 in Free Products.

Find out full details here.  You can sign up on line immediately and start enjoying your 20% discount immediately this month for all your holiday projects.  (AND an extra 10% discount on your first order!)  Remember, when joining Stampin' Up! you can customize your starter kit with stamps of equal or lessor value, and select the paper and inck colors you want.  The new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--includes over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies.  In addition, new demonstrators may substitute a Textured Impression Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see catalog pages 218-219) for the Always Bird Decor Element (p.233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.

Note:  Approximately one hour after completing your online demonstrator sign up, new demonstrators will be given access to a Promotional Product Bonus link on the Stampin' Up! order page (called OEX) via email.  Here you will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products.  Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!

Sign up today so you can introduce others to Stampin' Up! so they can take advantage of this offer before it ends Oct 31.  Hear more from Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! cofounder and CEO, in this video:

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Order online, here:  Also check out the Clearance Rack.  Up to 60% off on ribbons, punches, and other embellishments you may have this wonderful Spiral punch (108341). Originally $10.95, now US$4.99

Here's a card that uses this wonderful of the punches that is a staple in my stash, even if it is retired.  Get it while it lasts!


Donna Ross
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