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Holiday Supplement – Available Now

October 20, 2014

I’ve been a little quiet this week, as I have been laid up with a sore foot, but couldn’t miss out on some crafting yesterday because my pre-order from the Holiday Supplement arrived.

20141020_holidaysupplement_en-spStampin’ Up! has released this very mini catalogue with some exclusive Christmas crafting products.  My first creation is the very largest star from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.  When I say large, I mean large, this star is around 15″ wide.  It was easy to put together because the pieces are all pre-cut for you.  I had to push out the die-cut stars and then attach the side strips – can you believe it, they already have the adhesive on them – yay!  It didn’t take long to attach them and then all of the additional pieces are die cut as well.

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I simply cased the star on the front of the Holiday Supplement to create mine.  This kit contains enough product to complete 26 stars, only one of the largest star, but 5 each of the remaining 5 sizes.  You get beautiful wooden snowflakes in three sizes, silver sequins, gold small stars, gold accents and words, six bows, tags, flags and more.  These is also lots of Gold Baker’s Twine, so you can add bows to your embellishments.  Can you tell, I love this kit.

002My ladies are going to be making a few of these stars in different sizes in our Christmas Decoration Class in November.   They could easily be adapted to hang on your tree, they would look so cute, especially the smaller ones.

The catalogue also contains four stamp sets, one which matches our Star Framelit Dies and one especially designed to go with the Project Life Hello December Card Collection and Accessory Pack also in the Holiday Suppplement.  There is a fabulous Simply Created Watercolour Winter Simply Created Card Kit too.

There is one big catch to this Supplement and that is everything is only available WHILE STOCKS LAST, so do not delay, if you want anything from this catalogue then you need to order it sooner, rather than later.

You can view the catalogue online if you follow the link in my side-bar, if you don’t have a demonstrator, then contact me so that I can get a catalogue to you.

I’m sure you are going to love this catalogue, it really is fabulous.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Starry Birthday Card

October 16, 2014

Well here I am again, sharing a card I made after being inspired by one on Pinterest.  The three cards were shared by Darlene McCallum and I absolutely loved them.

I punched a strip of Whisper White card using the Confetti Stars Punch and attached it to Early Expresso card.  I scored and folded a piece of Crumb Cake card (14.8cm x 10.5cm, scored in half on the 10.5cm length) and attached the punched card piece.  I cut Crumb Cake card using the fourth smallest Star Framelit Die and attached it to the back of the scored card.  I cut three stars from Marina Mist card using the three smallest Star Framelit Dies.  They are stacked on top of each other using dimensionals and then attached to the card front so that they nest on top of the Crumb Cake star.  I attached one of the small Whisper White stars punched with the Confetti Stars Punch to the centre.  I stamped the greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Expresso ink and punched it out using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  I attached it to 1-3/8″ circle of Early Expresso card and then the card front.

046Inside I stamped the greeting from the Pictogram Punches stamp set using Early Expresso ink.  I punched a star from Marina Mist card using the Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch and attach over the stamped star.   It is a little tricky to open the card but there is plenty of room to add a personal message.

044I love this card and as Darlene suggests it would make a great name place card for a special occasion as well.

Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Christmas Case

October 13, 2014

I found this gorgeous card on Pinterest by Kreative Kristie and new that I could make it with current Stampin’ Up! product.   This is Kristie’s card.

1f3cd9cad31140488d3b30ae588383d6I stamped the same Hardwood Background stamp on Pear Pizzazz card using Garden Green ink.  I attached it to Whisper White card and wrapped the join with Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon.  I wrapped Whisper White Baker’s Twine over the Cotton Ribbon and tied on one of the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments.

026I attached the Whisper White card  to scored and folded Pear Pizzazz card.  I used “noel” from the Wonderous Wreath Framelit Dies to cut Pear Pizzazz card and attached it to the card front.

027Inside the card I stamped Pear Pizzazz card with the Hardwood Background using Garden Green ink, attached it to Whisper White card and wrapped it with the Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon.  After I attached the panel to the inside of the card, I cut Brushed Silver card using the two smallest Star Framelit Dies – one inside the other – to create two stars.  I attached these to the inside of the card and added another small star punched using the Star Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

028I love this card and am so grateful to Kristie for the inspiration.  What do you think? Isn’t it Gorgeous?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Tutorial For You

October 11, 2014

I have received lots of requests for the instructions to make the gift/presentation box I shared with you in this post.  So today I am going to share with you a free tutorial to make this box.

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You can see how fabulous it would look with a small gift placed inside.  It also looks really great with the cards we made inside and a tag.

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I already have in mind someone who will receive these this Christmas.

If you would like the instructions to make this fabulous little box, click here to download the FREE PDF.

These are the cards that we made to go inside the Envelope Liner Box.

September-Stamp-A-StackIf you would like the instructions to make the cards that I designed to go inside, then click here to download your FREE PDF.

Both sets of instructions can also be found on my FREE Tutorials page.

Enjoy

Bye for now,

Kris

 

Ornamental Stars

October 9, 2014

tree-ornamentI decided to have a play with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the Star Framelit Dies to create some ornaments for my Christmas Tree this year.  I cut Brushed Gold card with the largest Star Framelit and the second smallest Star Framelit.  I stamped the large star onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out using the matching framelit.  I also stamped the smallest star onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out using the matching framelit.  I stacked one stamped star onto the largest Brushed Gold star using dimensionals.  I kept the dimensionals to the centre of the star shape, so that they wouldn’t show to easily.  The for second stamped star, I cut a small hole in the centre, scored and folded the star and then glued the centre back together using a Hot Glue Gun.  I attached this star to the other stars using a couple of dimensionals in the centre and Glue dots between the points of the star.Tree-ornament-2  I attached the smaller Brushed Gold star to the centre, this time I used Hot Glue to hold it in place and lastly attached the smallest stamped star.   I repeated the same steps to make another star.  I attached a folded length of Baked Brown Sugar thick Baker’s Twine to the centre of the back of one of the stars using Hot Glue.  To keep the Twine in place and also to make sure that the points of the two stars met, I used Glue Dots on the points of the two large Brushed Gold stars.  I tied a knot in the Baker’s Twine to create a nice loop to hang the ornament from my tree.

I created the smaller star ornament by stamping the medium star from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and using smaller framelits to cut the Brushed Gold card.

I think I might add some Basic Rhinestones to the centre of the small stars just to add a little Christmas bling.

They look rather pretty if I do say so myself.  I think that I will be making more of these with my Grandchildren to decorate our tree this year.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Simply Christmas

October 6, 2014

0233I was inspired to make this card after seeing a similar one on Pinterest by Creative Crafts by Lynn. The card on Pinterest didn’t use Stampin’ Up! products but I knew that I could use the Festival of Trees stamp set to make a similar card.

I embossed two pieces of Whisper White card and attached a strip of Real Red card punched using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  The card pieces are attached to scored and folded Whisper White card so that the Real Red card forms a frame for the sentiment  from the Petite Pairs stamp set which is stamped using Garden Green ink. 0243 I stamped the tree from the Festival of Trees stamp set onto Whisper White card using Garden Green ink and punched it out using the matching Tree Punch.  I attached the tree to the card front using dimensionals.  I punched Red Glimmer Paper using the Star Punch from the   Iitty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attached it to the top of the tree using a Glue Dot.  The decorations are made by punching the three dots on the Cupcake Builder Punch from Red Glimmer Paper.

0253On the inside I used the Confetti Stars Punch across  the top of a piece of Whisper White card before attaching it to Real Red card.  I stamped the greeting from Petite Pairs using Garden Green ink before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

Simple, but I think it is gorgeous, how about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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MDS Monday Challenge 84

October 4, 2014

The challenge this week at MDS Monday was to create a page using the sketch and a vintage photo.

MDSM84 Sept 29 14-002I have lots of vintage photos that my mother-in-law kept.  This one is of my husband’s Grandfather, taken when he was around 17 or 18 (early 1900’s).

MDSM84-for-WebThe Pear Pizzazz designer series paper comes from the Family History Photobook Template – Digital Download.  I also used First Edition Designer Series Paper – Digital Download.  The “splashes” are from the Extreme Elements Stamp Brush Set – Digital  Download and I have changed the opacity so that they are quite light, hopefully it helps create a feeling of aged paper.  The ornate pieces at the top and bottom of the photo are from the Frames with a Flourish Stamp Brush set – Digital Download.  They are coloured Early Expresso to match the frame around the photo.  The smaller frames with the text come from the Family History Photobook Template – Digital Download.

I hope you all love My Digital Studio as much as I do and that is inspires you to create something to preserve your family history.

Edited:  Very excited this page was chosen as one of Tami’s picks for this challenge.  Yay.

Bye for now,

Kris

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