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December 2020

Blue Shimmery Poinsettia

I don't know about you, but I cannot get enough of the Poinsettia Petals Bundle or the entire product suite called Poinsettia Place.  When you want to make the traditional red flowers or go with another color, I do not think it will look bad.  

I also love mixing up product suite items and making my own combinations.  In my Blue Shimmery Poinsettia card, I did just that.  I combined the Poinsettia Petals bundle with items from the Snowflake Splendor Suite collection.  Let's take a look...

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Again, using the Poinsettia Petals bundle for the flower and sprigs, the Designer Series Paper, blue gems, ribbon and Balmy Blue  Glimmer paper are all from the Snowflake Splendor product suite.

The Creative Fold idea on this one did come from Linda Bauwin over at Stamping with Linda.  She is my fabulous upline who has been a Demonstrator for over 23 years.  She is awesome!

Card Details:

  • 3 pieces of Balmy Blue Card Stock: 
      • 2 x 4"
      • 4-1/4 x 5-1/2"
      • 2-5/8 x 3-7/8"
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White Card Stock
      • 4 x 8"
      • 4-1/2 x 5-1/2"
  • 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper
      • 1-7/8 x 3-3/8"
      • 2-1/2 x 3-3/4"
  • Blue Glimmer Paper 4 x 5"
  • a Beaded Pearl and some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
  1. score the Balmy Blue CS 2 x 4" piece at 1/2" on long side
  2. adhere DSP 1-7/8 x 3-3/8" piece to above Balmy Blue
  3. take the 4 x 8" Whisper White CS and score at 5-1/4 on the 8" side.  This will form your card base
  4. take the 2 x 4" Balmy Blue piece and adhere the 1/2" scored parts to back side of Whisper White from step 3.  This will create your flap.  Make sure your DSP is facing forward.
  5. adhere the 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Balmy Blue CS to the 4 x 8 Whisper White.  Fold & just hold the smaller flap of the Whisper White so you can center over the Balmy Blue card stock. 
  6. adhere the 2-1/2 x 3-3/4" piece of DSP on the Whisper White flap so when flap closed, you will see the DSP
  7. stamp 3 sizes of poinsettias in Night of Navy in on the 4-1/2 x 5-1/2" Whisper White.  Die cut them out
  8. Die cut 5 sprigs out of the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper

-  To add extra sparkle to my poinsettia flower, I put some rubbing alcohol and several drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint into a Spritzer.  Shake the spritzer to mix the alcohol and paint.  Heavily spritz all the petals.  While still damp, I pinched all the petals on the petals center line.  You can really scrunch them up, just depends on what you like.

-  I then used my Heat Tool to help dry them quickly.  Adhere all the petals together with Dimensionals or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Add a Beaded Pearl to the center. 

-  Before adhering to our card, add the Balmy Blue Glimmer Springs to the back and a couple of pieces of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon to finish it all off.

****When adhering your poinsettia to your card,  make sure you use Dimensionals and on the left side of your flower.  Your flap needs to tuck under the right side of your flower to hold your card closed. 

Lastly, don't forget about the Blue Adhesive backed Gems! 

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Year-End Sale is Here

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It's that time of year... as we get ready to close out 2020, some of our favorite products from the 2020 August - December mini catalog have to say goodbye.  But to help those tears, Stampin' Up! has discounted a few of them for us. 

Here is a list of what is retiring and what you can save on:

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Don't be sad... there are some great items that will be carrying over!  Some will be available ongoing, and some will be on hold until next year's holiday catalog is released.  

Here is a sneak peak of product that are sticking around:  Download 2020 Holiday catalog carry over list

And if that wasn't enough, new items have been added to the ever popular Clearance Rack.  

Get there quick as items are selling out fast

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Shop with me and save!

My December Hostess Code is:  SDEMF774

 


SAVI Sunday 41 - Candle Gift Holder

Welcome to my SAVI Sunday - Episode 41:  Candle Gift Holder

Here is a unique gift holder for the holidays, or any occasion.  Lots of my friends and family love candles and what a great little gift or stocking stuffer.  This one here is going to co-workers and features a candle from a local store from here in North East Ohio, Root Candles.  You should check them out.  If you live local, their store is a must see!

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Here is what you need to create this gift box:

  • 2 pieces of Merry Merlot cardstock cut to 7-1/2 x 11"
  • score both pieces of cardstock the same:
    • on 11" side, score at:  3", 6-1/2", and 8-1/4 (then quarter turn counter clockwise)
    • on 7-1/2" side, score at:  3-1/2" and 7"
  • fold paper back on top score line and make tiny score marks along the fold
  • tiny score marks are at 1-3/8", 2-1/8", 4-7/8" and 5-5/8"
  • we will need 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper each 3-1/4" x 3-1/4".  I used Plush Poinsettia Plush Paper to decorate outside of box
  • Tag:  Whisper White cardstock 1" x 2-3/4
  • Tag:  Merry Merlot cardstock 1-1/4" x 3"

Now you have to watch my VIDEO to see the rest of the scoring and cutting instructions. 

 



I have to give credit to blogger Darby over at "Rejoice and Create" for this fabulous idea.  I just loved, what she calls a flare top gift box, that I wanted to try for myself.  Darby have a diagram of the cut and score instructions too. 

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Double Hershey Bar Holder

The holiday season is upon us and who doesn't need some stocking stuffers?  I have these little square fabric Christmas baskets for my nieces and nephew that I fill each year because... Santa comes to Auntie's house too!  I like to fill with a few small items like a pair of socks, hair ties for the girls, a gift card, and a little bit of candy.  One year I did a hot cocoa theme with hot cocoa packets, candy canes, a cute Christmas mug, some Hershey Kisses sprinkled in and a gift card for Starbucks.  Yes Starbucks... the kids like their smoothies and so it is a treat for them.

Today's project is this awesome Double Hershey Bar holder.  These are great for any theme really... just change up your designer series paper, colors and accessories.  But seeing as these will be going in the kids Santa baskets, I kept with the Christmas theme.

I featured the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and Warm Hugs Bundle for the first one.  Let's take a look:

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Is that not the cutest holder?  Who wouldn't love 2 Hershey Bars!  And they are really easy to make and I'll make it easier by giving you all the measurements.  Just watch my video below to see how I put them together. 

But first, here is another one that I make with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series paper, the So Many Snowflakes Dies, along with the gems, glimmer paper and ribbon which you can get in a complete product suite called Snowflake Splendor.  My card base color is Balmy Blue. 

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Here is what you will need to cut and score for the basic holder:

  • Card stock:       7-1/8 x 8-1/4
    • Score on the 7-1/8 side at:   2-1/4, 2-5/8, 3, 5-1/4 and 6
    • Score on the 8-1/4 side at:  1, 1-3/8, 6-7/8 and 7-1/4
  • Card stock:       2 pieces cut to 2 x 5-1/2
    • score both on the 2" side at 1/4 and 5/8
  • Designer Series Paper
    • 2 pieces cut to 1-1/8 x 5-1/4 (pocket covers)
    • 1 piece cut to 2-1/8 x 5-1/4 (front cover)
    • 1 piece cut to 1 x 5-1/4 (front flap... rounded corners)  

Here's my YouTube Video to see how this all comes together:

Thank you to "Mixed Up Craft" for the idea!

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We Bee Stamping Team Blog Hop - Simple Christmas Gifts

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Hello there!  And welcome to our We Bee Stamping Team Blog Hop for December.  This month we are all sharing a Simple Christmas Gift made with Stampin' Up! products.  

I have a fun and beautiful project and I really hope you not only like it, but try and make one too!  

People who know me, know that I have been crafting most of my adult life.  There just about isn't anything I won't try... well, except for crocheting.  I just never was able to pick up on that craft.  Who knows, maybe one day I will try again.

Each year I try to come up with something different to make.  It could be a wall hanging, decorated glass etching, floral arrangement, or a host of other things.  This year I decided on ornaments.  I have done a ton of ornaments in the past but I think this one makes it all the worth while to revisit the ornament idea!  I just love how it came out and the poinsettia flower was pretty quick and easy to make.

Ornament featuring the Poinsettia Petals Bundle:

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Details:

  • Gold Emboss 3 sizes of the Poinsettia Flower petals on Real Red card stock then die cut them out
  • Using Stampin' Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and several drop of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, heavily sprits the 3 flowers
  • While still damp, crimp up each petal
  • Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the 3 layers of petals together making sure not to overlap the leaves
  • Add a Beaded Pearl Embellishment to center with glue dots
  • Die cut 5 Sprigs from Brushed Metallic cardstock and adhere to back of poinsettia
  • Cut 3 pieces of Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon to 6" lengths.  Cut ends to an angle, fold in half and adhere to back with glue dots
  • Cut 2 pieces of Gold Cording from the Wonder of the Season ribbon combo pack and adhere onto back of flower with glue dots*
  • Punch a circle out of Real Red card stock to cover all the ribbon and springs on back of poinsettia.  Circle punch can be 1-1/2, 2, or 2-1/4, which ever size you have.  I used the 1-1/2" Circle Punch. 

*The 2 pieces of cording:  one piece is to tie the poinsettia to the neck of the ornament.  The second piece is to make a loop to hang the ornament. 

  • add a couple of glue dots to the back of the poinsettia so it sticks to a glass or plastic ornament
  • hang and enjoy.... or add a tag with a sweet sentiment for a special someone.

Be sure to catch up with all the other Blog Team members to see their fabulous creations by clicking on the button links below.  

Buzzzzz on back to Linda Bauwin over at Stamping with Linda or Buzzzzz on forward to see what Karen Burke has been up to...

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