Christmas Card Camp Kit One

First of two Christmas card Kit in the Mail!

All designs using products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog!

CHRISTMAS CARD CAMP ONE!

This kit will have  8 card designs for $25!

Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $45!

or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $65!

Don't need the supplies, but just want the ideas? You can get a color pdf of the instructions for only $10!

The kit prices include shipping directly to your home!

Use the Button below to order your kit. Make sure you use the downarrow to choose.

 

Card Kit

The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes!

 You will assemble the cards and add your own sentiments and inside greetings using your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.

You'll also need your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).

Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!

Kits must be ordered no later than ThursdayOctober 21 at 9 pm!

Kits will be mailed no later than Saturday Octobver 30! 

Payments must be made before the kit will be mailed out.

Join us this month for stamping fun brought right to your door!

 

 

Getting ready for Christmas

My favorite time of year is Christmas!

I may not remember to get everyone a card on their birthday, but I sure try hard to get some kind of wishes out to everyone at Christmas time.

I start making cards in July so I'm ready when my mailing window opens. I try to have all my cards mailed out over the long weekend of Thanksgiving.

So this time of year I'm about making things simple for myself.

Quick and Easy Christmas Card idea

I love to use my Quick Card Cuts to get the most out of my pretty paper and to make Mile a Minute cards!

These are cards that take 5 minutes or less to assemble!

I try to add a little sparkle to them or a fancy greeting label to give them some pizzazz.

Watch for my series coming up this month and next to get yourself on track for your card sending this Holiday season!

 

Happy Fall Y'all

I'm not sure about your part of the country, but I can tell you that Autumn has arrived in a cool, crisp fashion here in southcentral WI.

We are hitting highs in the low 60's this week with overnight temperatures in the 40's. That is the start of it!

I've even seen the green leaves on the trees start to turn goldenrod, cherry red, and blaze orange JUST THIS WEEK!

It seems like we went from summer to fall in just a matter of days!

I got to gather with a couple of special friends to work on fall decor items. 

Aren't these scarecrow heads adorable?

My friend Diane goes to her Mom's senior living facility every Sunday and brings a craft project for them to create.

She follows a few different crafters and gathers up ideas for projects, then she and her Mom spend an afternoon making the crafts.

I'm thrilled they allowed me to tag along on their recent Mom and Me craft day.

I love that she shares ideas with me!

Card inspiration!

Because I love it when someone shares with me, I figured you like it when I share with you!

Sharing is so fun!

I designed this card for a recent Card Kit in the Mail.

Inspired Thoughts Bundle

The technique on this card is very easy and it all comes together by using patterned paper to provide a little autumn color for the background.

Fall colors for an All-Occasional card idea

The paper on this card is from the amazing Beauty of the Earth paper pack.

I love this paper pack with it's variety of tree and plant patterns.

Beauty of the Earth paper Pack

The 12"x12" paper sheets run the gamut from Spring to Autumn and even a sheet or two of winter scenes.

It's one of those paper packs that you might want to have a couple of packs on hand to be able to make multiples of the cards when you sit down to craft.

I've mentioned this before, but it's worth mentioning again - Stampin' Up! paper packs give you a list a coordinating colors so you'll never be at a loss of color combinations to try!

The Beauty of the Earth paper pack coordinates with:

Card How-tos:

The card shown is a standard size (Bumblebee cardstock).

Cut a letter size sheet of cardstock in half to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" for TWO card bases. Might as well make two at a time!

Fold it in half for a top hinge card front.

There are two paper patterns used on the background.

The top piece is 5 1/4" wide x 3 1/2" high (abstract fall trees pattern).

The bottom piece is 5 1/4" wide x 3/4" high (wood grain pattern).

Both of the patterns are available in the Beauty of the Earth paper pack, but there are wood patterned paper sheets as part of the In Good Taste paper pack too.

I cut the silhouette trees using the Inspiring Canopy dies, but do yourself a favor and save 10% off the individual prices.

Pick up the Inspired Thoughts bundle so you get the dies and the outstanding greetings in the stamp set Inspired Thoughts.

They run the full range of greetings and will be your most often used greeting set once it's in your stash!

The bundle will get you just shy of Level One Saleabration qualifying order. Add in one ink pad and you're at the qualifying amount!

We are in the final 7 days of this second round of freebies!

Some things are sold out already, but all the good stuff will be gone for good after September 30!

More tips for the inspiration card!

Assemble the card similar to the photo.

The papers and the trees are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue but you can use your favorite adhesive to attach them together.

Choose a greeting and stamp it on neutral cardstock (Basic White).

This card used Old Olive Cardstock and the Stitched Rectangles Dies for the accent layer.

They are very versatile for all your projects and are on my MUST HAVE list of supplies!

The greeting layer was cut using my Paper Trimmer to be just slightly smaller than the chosen stitched rectangle shape.

After attaching the stamped greeting to the accent layer, then pop up the greeting label using Stampin' Dimensionals!

 

I say it often, but it's so true!

Make the card! Send the card!

 

You will truly make someone's day with your thoughtfulness!

September Card Kit in the Mail 2021

Happy Fall Y'all!

Our newest Card Kit in the Mail is SOLD OUT!

There will be 8 designs!

All designs using products from the Annual Catalog, the Holiday Catalog, and the Saleabration flyer!

Cards shown aren't the actual designs. They are merely an example of the types of cards!

HAPPY FALL Y'All!

This kit will have 8 card designs for $25!

Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $45!

or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $65!

Don't need the supplies, but just want the ideas? You can get a color pdf of the instructions for only $10!

The kit prices ARE SOLD OUT!

The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes so that you can decorate them as well!

You will assemble the cards and add your own sentiments and inside greetings using your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.

 

You'll also need your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).

 

Kits can no longer be ordered!

 

Kits will be mailed no later than Monday September 27! 

 

Join us NEXT month for stamping fun brought right to your door!

August 2021 Card Kit in the Mail

This month's Card Kit in the Mail is ready to order!

We're doing an All Occasion - Anything Goes theme!

There will be 8 designs!

All designs using products from the Annual Catalog, the Holiday Catalog, and the Saleabration flyer!

Cards shown aren't the actual designs. They are merely an example of the types of cards!

ALL OCCASION! ANYTHING GOES!

This kit will have  8 card designs for $25!

Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $45!

or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $65!

Don't need the supplies, but just want the ideas? You can get a color pdf of the instructions for only $10!

The kit prices include shipping directly to your home!

Use the Button below to order your kit. Make sure you use the downarrow to choose your kit size!

Card Kit
 

 

The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes!

 

You will assemble the cards and add your own sentiments and inside greetings using your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.

 

You'll also need your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).

 

Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!

 

Kits must be ordered no later than Friday August 20 at 5 pm!

 

Kits will be mailed no later than Saturday August 28! 

 

Payments must be made before the kit will be mailed out.
 

Join us this month for stamping fun brought right to your door!

 

Is it too early for Christmas?

I don't think so!

I make about 200 cards each year, so I like to start early and make MULTIPLES of them.

It allows me to enjoy the Holiday time with less stress!

Last month we did two Card Kits in the Mail.

One that was all birthday card ideas and the second one was Christmas card ideas.

So, YAY! I'm thinking about Christmas already.

I know, it's still summer!

I know, there's no rush to the cold and snowy weather that is typical here in Wisconsin.

But, if you're like me and want to have a less stressful Holiday season then I suggest you get started early too!

 

Let me share a project idea that uses items from the Annual Catalog!

Beauty of Friendship

Simple elegance is how I describe this card.

I was inspired by a card I saw on cindyleebeedesigns Pinterest post.

The color scheme is similar. You'll notice similarities but there are differences as well.

Her card is horizontal and I chose to go vertical with my card.

She used the Inspired Thoughts bundle for her card and I didn't have that die set so I used the Beauty of Friendship bundle instead to cut out my tree and the red birds.

Pro tip:

Use inspiration where you get it. Cindy Lee inspired me, now I'm hoping to inspire you!

I used some retired (hoarded) Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. It is an all time favorite of mine, so I like to use small splashes of it, so it will last longer.

If you aren't a paper hoarder like me, you could use Basic White cardstock and add some sparkle with Wink of Stella OR you could pick up some of the pretty Shimmery White cardstock that has the sparkle built in already!

 

Details:

The card shown is a standard size. It's 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Fold it in half for a left side hinge card front and done in Basic White cardstock.

Pro tip:

If you like your card front to be a little more sturdy you could consider using Basic White Thick Cardstock.

 

The pretty paper piece is cut in the Quick Cut size of 4" x 3" and from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper Pack.

This is a 12"x12" piece of paper, so you'll be able to get 12 pieces from each of the two papers in this style.

That's 24 cards if you want to make multiples all at once!

Since there's a second Saleabration this year that just started on Tuesday, you might consider getting all the THINGS in the nBeauty of the Earth Collection which includes the bundle, the paper, and a cool wood bark embossing folder AND will earn you a Level One freebie.

Add in the other bundle and you could earn a Level Two freebie!

 

More card details:

The accent piece is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" and I used Night of Navy for it.

After layering and attaching the pretty paper onto the accent piece you will adhere the combined piece to the center of the card front.

Leave an equal space top and bottom as well as side to side.

Next attach your Basic White die cut tree onto the combined piece. Keeping the top of the tree close to the top of the pretty paper piece.

The snow piece is a 4 1/4" wide x approximately 1 1/2" high piece of cardstock (or glimmer paper) that has been cut using the Curvy die or you could use the die the Inspired Thoughts Bundle like Cindy used.

This is laid over the combined piece with the tree. I have equal spacing on the sides and bottom.

You can make your birds any color you'd like, but I wanted mine to be cardinals so I used scrap pieces of Real Red cardstock.

 

Pro Tip:

You can run both birds, the snow piece, and the tree through your die cutting machine at the same time to sped up the die cutting process.

 

Finishing up details:

The greeting is stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock that is 3 3/4" x 3/4" high.

I stamped my greeting using Real Red ink, but Night of Navy ink would look good on this as well.

MOST IMPORTANT!

Your last steps are to stamp a sentiment and write a message inside the card and get the card ready to mail once you start your Holiday card mailing!

One of my favorite things with this card, is it could be used for thinking of you, happy birthday, happy anniversary, or so many other occasions if your STILL not ready to start your Christmas Cards!

July is Birthday month!

My birthday is in July!

For the last couple of weeks, I've been sharing the pretty birthday cards I've been receiving!

Today is no different!

I'm showing a beautiful card in a beautiful style, different than my own.

Hope you like it as well as I do!

Brilliant Wings

The first card I'm showing is from my friend Pat M!

 

She makes amazing cards!

 

There are so many beautiful areas of interest that all blend together to make an outstanding card!

 

She started the card off with one of the gorgeous In Colors that was introduced in May.

 

The cardstock is Evening Evergreen. It is a rich spruce color.

 

She did exactly as I do when I use a dark colored cardbase; she added a neutral piece of cardstock inside the card for the greeting.

 

The gorgeous Expressions in Ink paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4" was used as the background.

 

This paper is so popular that they are having trouble keeping it in stock.

 

At the moment the paper isn't orderable until another shipment comes in. The most current information says it is suppose to be available the first week of August.

 

This paper is special because it has gold foil accents printed directly on the paper.

 

Another feature of the background is a 1 1/2" X 5 1/4" panel of Pale Papaya cardstock that has been die cut using a retired floral border die.

 

This gives a crisp cut-out floral pattern for the right side of the card.

 

Pat tied a delicate bow using Pale Papaya sheer ribbon.

 

The feature on the card front is a butterfly cut from copper foil paper using a Brilliant Wings dies and the circle swirl from the Painted Labels dies

 

There are sparkly sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack on the paper piece for an added touch of shine.

 

She stamped a simple Happy Birthday greeting in Evening Evergreen ink on Pale Papaya cardstock panel that is 2" x 1/4".

 

So many beautiful features! All I can say is:

Wow! What a card!

Christmas in July - Card Kit in the Mail part 2

KIT IS SOLD OUT!

We'll have a second round of Card Kit in the Mail this July! We'll be doing Christmas in July!

 

All Christmas cards! 8 designs! All using current or coming soon Christmas products!

Cards shown aren't the actual designs. They are merely an example of the types of cards!

This kit will have  8 card designs for $25!

Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $40!

or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $65!

The kit prices include shipping directly to your home!

 

The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes!

 

You will assemble the cards and add your own sentiments and inside greetings using your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.

 

You'll also need your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).

 

Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!

 

Kits must be ordered no later than Sunday July 26 at 9 pm!

 

Kits will be mailed no later than Saturday July 31! 

 

Payments must be made before the kit will be mailed out.
 

Join us this month for stamping fun brought right to your door!