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September 2017

How To Tutorial- Stampin' Up! Be Merry Ornament Kit

I put together my new Be Merry Ornament Kit by Stampin' Up today and I LOVE this kit!!!

I already have another one on order, too! It's going to be great for gift packaging tags, tags for beverage bottles, and of course ornaments for ornament exchange gifts and for on the Christmas tree.

The kit comes with instructions and photos, but I've also made a quick step by step tutorial for you. There are a few tips I've included that I found helpful when assembling my ornaments. I also changed up the colors patterns into a few different combinations.

Here's a look at the contents of the kit: Makes 12 ornaments

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This is one of the finished ornaments with a candy cane design.

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This one has the Christmas tree design.

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And here's a candy cane with green tulle.

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First I separated all the tulle circles- you'll need 9 for each ornament. You must make sure you separate them because they are very thin and stick together. I rubbed them between my fingers to separate them. Then I made little piles for each ornament. Once you have your tulle piles, the first thing you will do is assemble the base- it is a circular "flower" shaped circle that has a strip of adhesive on one of the folded ends- peel off the paper and attach to other end of circle base.

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Next, fold your tulle in "fours" and pinch the bottom end- attach it to every other fold on the circle base with hot glue.

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I placed my tulle about halfway down on the fold.

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This is what it will look like, once all 9 pieces of tulle are attached.

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Next, you will attach the gold foil doily to the center of the ornament with hot glue.

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Then attach the candy cane cutout to the red glitter circle using hot glue.

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 Then attach the candy cane glitter circle to the front with hot glue.

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Next, you will attach the precut word "merry" to the wooden banner with our multipurpose liquid glue.

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Then attach the wooden banner with hot glue.

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The final touch is the ribbon.

RIBBON TIP: To get the kinks out and straighten or curl the ribbon, slide your fingernail (or bone folder) down the length of the ribbon like you would if you were using paper "curling" ribbon. Use lighter pressure with your nail (or bone folder) if you want to straigthen the ribbon and more pressure if you want it to curl.

Attach the ribbon at the top with hot glue.

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Also included are white circles to attach to the back or the ornament. You can stamp to:/from: on the back or add the date or name to the back. I attached the white circle with hot glue as well. This photo also shows all the "leftovers" I had with this kit.

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Here's all the ornaments. I changed up the colors from what the instructions suggested. You can assemble them in any color combination that your heart desires.

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I was having so much fun!

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Here's all 12. This is my most favorite kit ever- these turned out beautifully!

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I can't wait to get my second kit! If you would like to order a kit of your own.. click on the product photo below- it will take you to my shopping page where you can place your order.

I hope you find these tips useful.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

Product List

Be Merry Kit
$19.00

Pumpkins A Plenty and an Embossing Technique

Well, I mentioned that I love pumpkins, and now you know that I wasn't kidding. Here's a couple more pumpkin cards from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit dies.

One card we made at Kim's Card Class last week and the other is a variation of that. Both in similar color and design.

This one is from card class. The designer paper is from the Painted Autumn paper pack.

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Notice the background? Its the Garden Trellis emboss folder. What I did here, was to stamp the pumpkin and the greeting first and then emboss over it. I kind of am in love with this technique.. and the emboss folder.

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This one is a little different - no embossing but a couple more die cuts.

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I've added some wooden, Hearts and Stars Elements to this cheerful pumpkin card. The colors are mostly the same, but I used soft sky as the card base instead of cajun craze.

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I've attached the elements with mini glue dots and multi purpose glue. The greeting on this card is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the birthday greeting on the card above is from the Special Delivery stamp set. Don't you just love the colors of fall? Me too!

Which one is your favorite?  I can never choose - I love any kind of pumpkin card!

Thanks for stopping in today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

Product List

Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Sweet and Simple Christmas Quilt

I've got a really quick and easy Christmas card to share with you today. Its made with the new Christmas Quilt stamp set and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelit dies.

I also used the Quilted Christmas designer paper which I die cut to form the quilted star on this card.

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I used the "thick" whisper white cardstock as the card base. The thick whisper white is heavier and more sturdy, than the regular whisper white, which is perfect for the base of a card. The other cardstocks used are soft sky and garden green.

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I used the Quilted Christmas ribbon, garden green ink and a clear faceted gem as the perfect finishing touches.

This card is simply perfect for a peaceful Christmas greeting. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Big Shot
$110.00

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens

We used this cute stamp set at Kim's Card Class last week and I was eager to post this darling mitten card.

Its made with the Smitten Mittens stamp set and coordinating Many Mittens framelits dies. I was actually torn between two very similar designs, but the deciding factor was the ribbon. I had just enough of the new Quilted Christmas ribbon for all my stamping friends that night.

Here's a photo of the card we made at class:

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I love how the real red ink "pops" on the blushing bride cardstock of the mittens. I used the pretty Quilted Christmas designer paper for an accent along the length of the card.

Here's the alternate mitten card with the powder pink ribbon and blushing bride ink.

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One is bright and bold and one is soft and subtle. I like them both - I just can't decide which I like better. How about you? Are you more of the bold and bright real red kinda gal or a soft and subtle blushing bride kinda gal?

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Here's a close up of the pearl jewels that embellished the cute mittens.

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For me its a win/win either way. Pink and green are my favorite colors so I can't go wrong with either one.

I appreciate you stopping by today!

Until the next time....

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

Product List

Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00
 

 

Hostess Special

All $300 or more parties or individual orders will receive this EXCLUSIVE stamp set:

Merry Patterns.

This is the only way to get this set! Book your party with me soon or place your order by clicking on the SHOP link on my sidebar.

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Stampin Up Painted Harvest, Sunny Sunflower

This is a quick and easy, sunny sunflower card that I made for a swap that I'm in.

I just can't get enough of these pretty 2 step sunflowers! I used traditional colors of daffodil delight, crushed curry, chocolate chip and pear pizzaz.

This stamp set, Painted Harvest also can be "bundled" with the Leaf punch for a 10% discount. This Leaf punch of course can be used for a multitude of other projects as well.

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I also used the new Everyday Label punch. The pretty verse fits perfectly on the label.

The dots in the middle of the flower and the words were stamped in early espresso ink to give it a subtle contrast against the chocolate chip center.

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A few Pearl Jewels were scattered around the card to add a bit of shimmer and dimension.

Here's the whole bunch of the sunny sunflower cards, ready to be mailed out.

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I am a big fan of sunflowers and I love the design of this flower!

Hope you like it as well. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

Product List

Leaf Punch
$16.00

How To Card Fold with Seasonal Chums

One of the cutest stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog is the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits.

I used the pumpkin stamp as a single image instead of a tag, which is what the stamp was designed to be. Check the images in the set, below, listed after this post. You will see what I mean.

For this special fold, I cut a 4 1/4" x 11 " piece of wisteria wonder cardstock. Then I cut a 2 3/4" in piece off of the front flap of the card. The basic black square is 1 3/4", the so saffron is 1 1/2" and the lemon lime twist is 1 1/4".

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I stamped the pumpkin in basic black archival ink and colored it in with the wink of stella clear brush dipped in the lids of the inkpads. The inks I used were pumpkin pie, tangerine tango and garden green.

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Using the wink of stella brush is like using a blender pen, only its shimmery!

Here's an inside view:

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Here's an inside view.

I also used the new Quilt Top embossing folder for the background on the lemon lime twist cardstock as well as the new Black Rhinestone Jewels and the Painted Autumn designer series paper. The bats, web and pumpkin were all die cut with the Seasonal Tag framelits of course.

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That's another cute pumpkin card and unique, fun fold to add to your idea box!

Thanks for stopping by.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

 

 

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00