Welcome to the first post of the year!!!! Whoop! Whoop!
As you can see, our theme this month is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.
Huh……that could mean anything! So, I went with the obvious and when it’s cold outside, I want to warm up inside. What better way to do that than with coffee or hot chocolate!
These are smaller cards meant to be left by the coffee maker as an invitation to join me for a warm beverage! I often do this – it lets others know they are loved!
I used some free (earned during Sale-a-Bration) Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes that I cut in half to make these smaller cards. The coffee mug on the left, I added a handle to the cup by using the framelit letter ‘C’. So easy! The other cup card is just a standard coffee cup framelit.
Sale-a-Bration starts January 3 and runs through March 31, 2018. For every $50 (USD) purchased, you will receive a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I’d love to send you a catalog – just ask!
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Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year. Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount). Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!
Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
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NOTE: Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!
We have a new color challenge that we’d love to see you participate in –
Fun colors that’d be great for really any occasion.
See how fun this Christmas card is? It uses the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday Mini. It coordinates with the Coffee Cups framelits from the large catalog. This is a great card and mix of pattern papers.
I loved this sketch and the ability to show off this gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Yes, I used it in the last challenge, but with a totally different look here –
…and, I got the additional theme of leaves! Thanks to the patterning on the paper!
I normally don’t like all the business with the different patterns and such, but here, this cards flows quite well. Even the pumpkin was fussy cut from one of the papers! Soo nice and convenient. The stamped images are from the Merry cafe set.
Where do I begin??? This year it’s just FABULOUS!!
A favorite of mine is the Pizza Boxes. They are coated to be food safe, but hold cards equally as well. So that was my starting point for these –
The Painted Harvest is next on my favorites so far which I combined with the Merry Cafe to create 4 3×3 little cards. Another new thing is 3×3 mini envelopes! (They are under the cards in the picture.)
I used the flower center and a partial leaf to create the little pumpkin here.
Here, I created the pooling water look with the fern stamp and three inks, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate.
Thinking out of the box here by using the two acorns pieces, opposite, I created the holiday glasses.
The wreath here is pretty straight forward. It’s the flower without the stamped centers.
Did you notice the ‘ticket corner’ looking punched corners on all the cards? I used the new Everyday Label Punch to create them. Just insert them from the top of the punch using the edge as a guideline.
We all have our favorites and products we gravitate too. See what the other Design Team members created –
Ink – Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Punches Everyday Label
Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3×3 Envelopes
Our Create with Connie and MarySeptember Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th, the others are still available.
Here is a sneak at the September projects –
September features –
Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat Bundle
Festive Phrases Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets
Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online
Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).
Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!
love, Love, LOVE these colors together. Sometimes you don’t see how well they work together until you pull them out and just look at them together!
I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go in. But, after I saw the new stamp sets I had – I knew.
Those who know me, know I LOVE pumpkins (and fall and the fall colors). So it was a natural to choose this set –
Isn’t this awesome? Not the typical fall colors, but it has pumpkins!
I used the new Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits (both will be available September 1st). I stamped the pumpkins and the background leaf images from the set.
The sentiment is also from a new set, Merry Cafe. It’s soooo cute and coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits. I did mask it off to get just the ‘Hello FALL’, which I punched twice (to shorten) with the Classic Label Punch.
I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and lowered humidity with fall. Texas can be brutal at least half the year!