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November 2018

Shimmer Paint & Shimmer Paste Come Together!

Hello!  It has been cold and snowy this week in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  So I think this card is appropriate, especially, we also have a lot of deer around.

I enjoy doing cards like this; it has a little texture but not overwhelming.  Most of all, you can create for several occasions such as birthday, Christmas, thinking of you, just because, and more.  It does not have to be just for the holidays!


Don't you just love these trees?  They are from the In the Woods Framelit dies and I used Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam card stock.  (In the Woods framelits bundle with Winter Woods stamp set.  I have linked both in my product list below).

Tip:  these trees are great to use your Fine Tip Glue Pen or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

So, are you asking how I did my winter background?

Do you see that shimmer in the upper left-hand corner?  I tried to get the light to reflect as much as possible while photographing the card so you could see the shine.  It is made with Frost White Shimmer Paint and cellophane (or Saran Wrap as I call it).  I took a small piece of Saran Wrap and loosely balled it up, poured a droplet of shimmer paint on my Silicone Craft sheet, and dabbed into the paint.  I spread the shimmer paint around my silicone mat a little so when I dab onto my Whisper White card stock, it is nice and light instead of 'clumps' of paint.

Tip:  you can dab the Shimmer Paint on your trees too!

My 'snowy ground' is  Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  Perfect application!  I spread the Shimmer Paste across the bottom of the Whisper White card stock with my Palette knives.  Then, bounced the Palette knife over it to give it tiny peaks and an uneven surface. 

Lastly, my deer is from the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies and cut out using Early Espresso card stock.  (Detailed Deer dies bundle with Dashing Deer stamp set.  Again, I have linked both below as you save 10% with bundles). 

Here is a list of supplies I used.  Be sure to shop at or click on any of the images below to go straight to my store. 

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Using Designer Series Paper

Using Designer Series Paper (DSP) is a great way to dress up a card and to use up scrap pieces, like I did for the reindeer card.  

All Is Bright DSP is so beautiful with life-like images on some of the sheets, like these ornaments.  The card is also featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle.  The leaping deer is cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  Have you tried our New Glimmer Papers that came out in the June Annual Catalog?  It is the best out there... no glitter everywhere when you cut, die cut or punch out! 

Dashing Deer Creative Fold:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base Score at 1" and 4-1/4"

Full Supply List Below

 Next, the Frosted Florals DSP is absolutely gorgeous!  The paper is frosted with shimmer (hard to capture in a photo).  I coordinated with the First Frost Bundle (stamp set & thinlit dies) to create a little bouquet of flowers and leaves (done in Pear Pizzazz, Vellum, & Galvanized Foil papers).  The main colors are Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz with a Frosted Epoxy Droplet.  

 Creative Fold:  card base is 11" x 4-1/4"  and scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" (mats are 2-1/2" x 4" and 5-1/4" x 4")

Inner folded case stock:  3" x 9" and scored at 3" and 6" (mats 2-3/4" squares)

Remember:    when adhering down the top square of inner front piece (front with flowers), make sure to only put adhesive on the top half. 

Full supply list below

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Online Extravaganza Starts Nov. 23, 2018


Don't miss out on these deals!  Here is the schedule of items and when they are on sale. 

SHOP and use Hostess code QHHKFRHJ.  If order is $150+ in product do not use this code and earn your own Hostess dollars!


  • bags
  • brads & buttons
  • cards and envelopes
  • cardstock
  • designer series paper
  • embossing material
  • glitter
  • ribbons
  • twine
  • specialty paper
  • tags
  • washi tape

November 25-26:  STAMPS & KITS

  • stamp sets
  • project kits
  • card kits
  • kit refills
  • memories & more
  • punch box kits

November 27-28:  TOOLS & INK

  • adhesives
  • applicators
  • cleaners
  • cutting tools
  • embossing folders
  • framelits & thinlits
  • ink pads
  • ink refills
  • markers
  • punches
  • scoring tools
  • stamp blocks and cases

Sales items are from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog only.  Items excluded are Paper Pumpkin, Big Shot, Stamparadas, hostess stamp sets, and bundles

NOTE:  Even though bundles are excluded... you can get 10% off the stamp set one day and 10% off another day on the dies.  That is like getting the 20% bundle discount!!!

Harvest or Christmas... why not Both?

Here are a couple of cards featuring the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and Making Christmas Bright Bundle. 

I like when you can use something for different occasions.  Who doesn't like getting more for their money. 

The background is stamped with the new Buffalo Check background stamp.  Joyous Noel Glimmer paper stack (comes with three different color 6x6 glimmer sheets - Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Copper) was punched with the Leaf Punch.  I'll give ya' one guess which color I used.  Ha! Ha!
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Card base is Soft Suede along with the sunflower center, punched with the 1/2" Circle Punch.  Can you guess how I made the flower center lines?   Leave me a comment if you have a guess.

Christmas Version

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Does this one look familiar?  Well, it may because it was featured on page 6 of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday catalog.  I just made a few little changes.  Why did I copy this card?  First, it was highlighted in a sneak peak video by Stampin' Up! and is what made me love the bundle.  And secondly, we use the word CASE.... Copy And Share Everything.

Highlight tip:  take a sponge dauber dipped in coordinating bulb ink color and create a highlight shadow behind the bulb.  Not too much ink now.  A little ink on the dauber will go a long way. 

Pines tip:  using the Peaceful Pines Bundle.  You can keep it a little simpler as I did and just stamp the pine branches.  Or you can do what SU! did and stamp and die cut the branches for added dimension.   


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Stylish Christmas with a Tip or Two

Christmas is coming so boy, I better start posting all my card projects.  With just returning from OnStage (Stampin' Up! convention) in Orlando, the prep before hand, I am behind. 

I love this card, from the Flap Fold to the color of Merry Merlot, it just says Christmas to me!   Be sure to check out my Events Calendar for my upcoming class featuring this set.  Not local or cannot make in-person class, let me know and I will mail you the stamp set and all pieces for the 9 cards.  Include $7.00 for postage.  You can add on any items you may not have like ink or embossing folder. 

 The Copper Foil sheet is embossed with the Swirls & Curls Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really pops and adds that needed shine. 

I have made a printable PDF so that you can download and save.  The possibilities are endless for this Folding Flap Card.  You can make it for any occasion.  

Download Stylish Christmas Folding Flap Card

Don't have a Big Shot?  #simplestamping technique.  Use a piece of Designer series paper in place of the Copper Foil Sheet and Embossing Folder or stamp your own background like I did on the inside of the card. 

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