Shine & Glimmer

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Hi!  How are you today?  Switching things up today with a little shine and glimmer for Valentine’s Day.  The black glimmer paper in the Holiday Catalog will soon be gone – so I wanted to share a card that uses the paper for a beautiful background for my Red Foil heart.  I just love this new die that is in the Occasions Catalog – it is so pretty!  I added a few black glimmer flowers and while it may not show in the picture, this card really sparkles and shines.   The hearts and sentiment are from the matching  Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  You can purchase the dies and stamp set as a bundle starting January 5!

So what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

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Angel Kisses

Hi!  Along with the Nutcracker boxes I shared a few days back, we also made Angels for the Horn Angels.  These angels hold 6 Hershey Kisses.  Thank you to the talented Brenda Quintana for the pattern.  You can find her Nativity scene here.

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Aren’t these so pretty?  Not sure you can tell in this picture, but the halo and wings are cut using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper – adds a nice sparkly touch to the angel.  We made over 20 angels – and I think they were a hit.

Off to finish my Christmas preparations – still a long to do list – but I have faith it will all get done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

PS – Stampin’ Up! updated the Year End Sale with new items – check it out today!  Just click on any item below to get to my on-line store.

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It’s A Sneak Peek Blog Hop

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Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It Group Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying these early peeks at projects made with products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog!

My project today features the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I was so happy to see this set because it is perfect for the Reinker Splash technique.

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If you haven’t tried it yet, here is what you do:

  1. Ink your stamp in Versamark ink (or White Craft Ink) and stamp on Shimmery White card stock.
  2. Heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  3. Place drops of ink from your reinker on the inside lid of your stamp pad.
  4. Spritz water over your image – enough to make it pool.
  5. Using an Aquapainter, pick up the ink and apply it to the pools of water.  The ink will spread in the water.  You can add more ink for a darker look.
  6. Let dry completely – maybe about 30 minutes.

For this card, I only used 2 colors of ink – Rose Red and Old Olive.  Love the variegated look I achieved.  I then hand cut the flower and to give it a puffy look, traced over the embossed lines with my stylus on my piercing mat, flipped the flower over to the back, then ran the stylus in between the lines.  Here is a closer look at the flower:

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I also didn’t have any Old Olive Ribbon that worked for my card, so I used a sponge dauber to add color to the White Organza ribbon.

Want to win some new product from the Occasions catalog?  Simply leave a comment below with #stampitcontest in it.  Tami is giving away this bundle:

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Thanks for stopping by!  To see what Mary created for you, simply click the Next Button.  Or if you haven’t seen what Pam created, click the Previous button.

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What’s Your Favorite?

If you have seen the Nutcracker, what is your favorite part?  For the past four years, my girls have been dancing in Dance Prism’s The Nutcracker and I love the battle scene, snow and the Russian Dance.  The girls are part of the touring cast, so we travel to 5 different towns in MA over 4 weekends to perform 11 shows between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  At the end of the run, there is a party and the girls exchange little gifts with the other performers.  I have made something to hold treats every year.  This year, here is one of the treat holders that I am making:

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I love how they are turning out!  Each little guy holds 3 Lindt Truffles.  The base is made using the Curvy Keepsake dies.  The Nutcracker is stamped in Black Archival ink and colored with Blendabilities.  Yes, I miss our blendabilities and hope that Stampin’ Up! can find a new supplier to provide us with alcohol markers.   Hope you don’t mind me taking a trip down memory lane and using retired product for this project – but I thought he was too cute not to share!  There are so many great ideas for dressing up the Curvy Keepsake box – that you won’t mind my little foray into past products.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

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Treat Holder

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Good morning!  Are you in need of a quick and easy treat holder?  Look no further than the Sour Cream holder!  They are quick to make and look so cute holding your favorite treats.  This one is made from a 6×6″ square and can hold 5 Lindt Truffles.   There is a great tutorial on SplitcoastStampers: Sour Cream Container

Hope you take a few minutes and try this cute project!  I am keeping some on hand for friends, teachers, and any one else who drops by!

Teresa

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Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  Today I have a sneak peek for you as my pre-order from the Occasions catalog came yesterday and I couldn’t resist using some of the goodies I got!

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This card uses products from the Love Blossoms Suite.  In this card, I used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, Blushing Bride glimmer paper and the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack. (These products will be available to order on January 5, 2016) Paired it with the Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon and some sequins from the Blushing Bride Sequin trim and there you have it.  A little bit of sparkle to brighten anyone’s day.  The sentiment is from the Six Sayings hostess set found in the Holiday Catalog – you still have time to get this set with a $150 order or host a catalog party before January 4th!

I also designed this card using the Global Design Projects Sketch for this week’s challenge – #GDP014  Such a pretty sketch that can be used to inspire so many different types of cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoy a little sparkle in your day!

Teresa

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He’s On His Way

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Santa that is!  Playing with some sets from the Holiday catalog that will be retiring on January 4th – if you haven’t gotten them yet – get them soon before they are gone for good!  I loved pairing these two sets together – the trees from Wonderland  and Santa with his Reindeer from Cozy Christmas – a child’s dream come true to see Santa flying through the sky.  The sky is created by first creating a mask for the moon – I used a 1 1/4″ circle and then sponging Rich Razzleberry, followed by Island Indigo, and topped with Night of Navy.   The trees were stamped using Garden Green and Santa and his reindeer using the new Archival Basic Black ink.  I ended with randomly dotting snow using the Signo Gel-Pen.  The sentiment is from Versatile Christmas and is embossed in White Embossing Powder.  I also wanted to show you the inside of the card (as I rarely finish the inside… bad me!) but, today I did:

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The inside sentiment is also from Versatile Christmas.  Do you stamp the inside of your cards for a more finished look?

One more item for you, the weekly deals this week include the Big Shot Precision Base Plate – this is an awesome addition for those intricate dies if you own a Big Shot.  For the next 7 days, you can purchase this for just $18.75!  (Plus S/H and tax!)  You will find this great deal and more in my On-line store.

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Teresa

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