Have you seen the little penguins made from the Smitten Mitten Bundle? They are too cute! I think the idea originally came from Carrie Cudney at the Stampin’ Up! office. I dressed mine up as an Ohio State fan for this fun card.
The body pieces are cut from the mitten framelits – you need two in Basic Black, and one in Whisper White with the “thumb” cut off. The black pieces are almost completely overlapped so that they are just a bit wider than the white piece.
The cap is also cut with the mitten framelit, using just the rounded portion. The cuff on the hat is a 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ strip of Real Red. The feet come from one of the framelits in the mitten set.
The nose and eyes come from the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. The football is from the 1 1/4″ circle punch, double-punched as shown in the picture.
If I don’t mention it, I know someone will ask where I got my “block O”. I have been wanting a stamp like this for a long time, and even my Ohio State stamp set does not include a little block O. I finally took matters into my own hands and carved one into an eraser. It wasn’t too hard to cut the straight sides with an exacto knife, but it took a little effort to dig out the center.
I love the cozy sentiments from “Hearts Come Home” for the whole holiday season, not just Christmas. They surely feel appropriate for Thanksgiving, and it’s going to be fun to make scenes with the little houses and trees at any time of year.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Jackson HS Key Club Craft Show on Saturday! I showed you my favorite craft show item last week (the Santa fry box), but these Quilted Christmas favors sold fastest.
They are square-bottomed bags that can be used as favors or as mini gift bags. I put Hershey kisses in them for my craft show, but they can also hold a gift card. I simply clipped each one at the top with a Gold Library Clip, and I can’t say enough about the Stitched Felt Embellishments – they are gorgeous!!
First of all, what is a TIEF? It’s an embossing folder – the abbreviation stands for Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and this particular embossing folder is fabulous! It creates the lovely detailed snowflake that you see pressed into the Whisper White that makes up the background of this card.
This is an easy card to make, but the touches of gold in the designer paper and trims make it so special. And a little goes a long way – I have only used a 1 1/2″ x 4″ piece of the gold plaid paper and 5″ of sequin trim. You can make this card with any sentiment.
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Online Extravaganza is coming soon, with its limited-time exclusive deals. It will start with a 24-hour stamp sale on Monday, November 20. There are also sale items available November 20 – 26. See the chart below for sale items.
This is “Craft Show Week” for me, and this Santa fry box is probably my favorite new thing to make this year. Unfortunately, almost all of the pieces are made with old products! I still had to share, though – maybe you have a lot of these retired goodies, or maybe you have some good substitutions.
First, there’s the fry box. I added a 1″ Basic Black belt, with a 1 3/8″ square Silver Foil buckle and a 1″ Basic Black square.
Do you recognize the hair and beard? It is cut from one of the retired Wonderful Wreath Framelits. The mustache is cut form a retired framelit. The face is Blushing Bride, cut with a retired oval punch, but you could substitute an oval framelit. The nose and eyes are 1/2″ circles.
The hat is made with one of the retired Delicate Ornament Thinlits, and the pompom is made with a retired 7/8″ scalloped circle punch. I’m sorry for all of these retired products…but if you are a collector like me, you might have them all too!! LOL! I just love this cute little Santa and had to share.
The biggest news to come out of our 2017 OnStage Convention is the introduction of the Stamparatus. We saw it in action, and it is fabulous!!
What is it?
Stamparatus is an innovative stamp placement tool. Here’s what you can do with it…
Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
How do you get one?
You can reserve one during any of three reservation windows. A reservation will act like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Of course, there are many other great products coming in the new year – please email me at email@example.com if you would like to receive copies of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs in the mail. We got to see them at our OnStage event, and they are amazing!!
I have some pictures to share from the event, too…
Our 30th Anniversary Theme…Love It, Live It, Share It
Ready to start!!!
General Session fun
Celebrating our Alaska Trip Achievement
Whew! It was a full three days, and there are so many good things to come! Don’t forget…if you do not have a Demonstrator, and you would like to receive the upcoming catalogs, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m pretty excited to be in Salt Lake City for our OnStage Convention, which starts today. It’s exciting for us Demonstrators to preview the upcoming catalogs, but also to get together to catch up and spend three days immersed in Stampin’ Up!
I have another home decor project to share with you today – an 8″ x 8″ shadowbox design that I have been making for my upcoming Craft Show. It uses the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits with Real Red and Silver – a great combination for Buckeye fans, or for anyone at the holidays! The sentiment is from “Watercolor Christmas” and the glimmer snowflakes are cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I added 3/4″ jingle bells to the frame.
I designed a new sampler for my favorite 8″ x 10″ frame, and I will be offering it as a class to my local customers in early December. It’s quite simple, with almost no stamping and just one color. I used the Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper as my inspiration.
I am making this project available as a Class Planner only ($5) or a Kit ($20, includes shipping). Please visit my Classes To Go page for more details.