Have you checked out the Hostess sets in the Autumn/Winter catalogue yet, I feel these often get overlooked as they are right at the back of the catalogue. This year we have two lovely offerings, my favourite being Hung With Care which features a collection of gorgeous stockings ready to hang up and wait for Santa to fill with goodies. If you want this set then simply place an order of £150.00 or more and choose this as part of your Stampin’ Rewards.
I’ve kept today’s card fairly simple so you can see just how cute these little stockings are. I coloured them with our Stampin’ Markers in the colours Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake and then fussy cut them out.
I added a little sparkle to the card with two thin strips of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Suite and guess what…no glitter fell off when making this card!
When I think of Christmas I immediately think of all things sparkly, Christmas lights, stars, pretty packages so for today’s card I’m adding some extra sparkle to my project with the Gold Glimmer paper. This stuff is fabulous, super duper sparkly and hardly any glitter loss, plus a little bit really gives your project the wow factor.
Once again I’m using the Coffee Café bundle and the Merry Café stamp set for my card, I love how easy a card comes together with these products. I started today’s card with a card base in Cherry Cobbler measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm. I next took a strip of the black coffee cup paper from the Coffee Break DSP measuring 14.5cm x 8cm and stuck this to the card base.
Next I took the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and punched a full 12″ length of Gold Glimmer Paper, I cut this to two strips of 14.5cm and stuck it onto the card front using multipurpose adhesive sponged on the back.
I next stamped and cut out the pieces for the coffee cup and the stitched oval, including a gold glimmer coffee lid for the cup. I glued these two the stitched oval and finished the card off by adding the gold glimmer edging to the coffee cup wrapper. These gold strips were the offcuts from using the punch and fit the wrapper perfectly and also add some extra sparkle.
I’m yet to decorate the inside of this card but I’m thinking one of the cute little coffee cups with the heart on which are on the black paper will look good in the bottom right corner.
Today I celebrate my first full year with Stampin’ Up! , I’ve loved getting back to crafting with these wonderful products and hope to share many more projects with you over the next year. To celebrate my anniversary I made myself this card, ok I haven’t actually sent it to myself but you know what I mean.
Obviously I had to make this card in Mint Macaron as its my favourite colour and I’m so gutter we’ve only got a few weeks left with this gorgeous green. Hopefully I will love the new in colours and find a new favourite among them. If you haven’t already stocked up then now is definitely the time as once that retirements list it will be no more.
I chose to use the Reverse Words stamp set which is one of the second release Sale-A-Bration freebies, I love that its such a big stamp and takes the focal point of the card easily. I also did some stamping with the Painter’s Palette set which is one I haven’t reached for in a long time, I love all the various paint swipes in this set.
To add a little bit of sparkle I cut one of the flowers from the May Flowers Framelits in the stunning Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, oh how I love this stuff its so so beautiful. Definitely worth making a £45.00 order over the next couple of days to get it free.
Hope you have enjoyed this card and come back again to see what the next year of Stampin Up brings me.
One of the most popular freebiesfrom this years Sale-A-Bration has been the glimmer paper pack. This pack includes 12 sheets of glimmer paper in three gorgeous shades of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron. This stuff is just stunning and a little bit really makes your card “pop”.
The photo really doesn’t do these cards justice as that little bit of glimmer just makes these cards that little bit more special. I used the wave die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits as a trellis base for my little flowers.
The little flowers were created from the Botanical Builder Framelits in Whisper White and the lovely glimmer paper.
The cards were finished with a little greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set.
Which is your favourite colour ? I think mine is the Mint Macaron version, I know I’m going to really miss this colour when it leaves us at the end of May. If you love this colour or any of the 2015 – 2017 In-Colours then now is the time to stock up as these products will be leaving in just over two months and nearly always sell out fast.
Today’s card features the wonderful Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, which I’ve only just got my hands on and boy do I love it! It’s so sparkly, I can see me ordering many, many packs of this stuff.
I simply created a 5″ square card base with Night of Navy, added a layer of the glimmer paper and another layer of Night of Navy cardstock. Tree was cut from inside the glimmer paper matt as I don’t want to waste any of this lovely paper. The thank you greeting, and stars were stamped in white craft and embossed with a mixture of white embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. A little tip, when embossing with white powder on dark card always use your embossing buddy first to remove static, I didn’t here and it shows.