Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch stamp set is great for a Christmas card!

Mixed Bunch stamp set is one of those versatile sets than can be used for any and all occasions and any season.  All you need to do is choose suitable colors, ribbons and embellishments for the occasion or season.

My sister, Sandy Wilt, sent this Christmas card last year.  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, White Embossing Powder and Stitched Satin Ribbon transformed this image into a beautiful Christmas card.
Mixed Bunch Christmas card

Stampin' Up! products used to make this card. 

 If you are making a lot of cards you may want to purchase solid packs Gumball Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126840 and Raspberry Ripple 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126842
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit - a real deal!

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797) by Stampin' Up!I
(Sorry, somehow this post did not get published so it is out of order.)

I was not impressed when I saw the flyer for this kit, but that all changed when I had an opportunity to use this kit to make samples for a friend's class.  This kit will be on my next Stampin' Up! order, because it is lots of fun and the cards really come alive in real life!  Add the fact that it is a great deal because it includes a terrific greetings stamp set (at least $14.95 value), two ink spots (Basic Gray and Island Indigo) ($2.00 each/$4.00), and a clear acrylic block to hold the stamps ($5.00). Those are conservative $ amounts that total $24.00 for items that can be used over and over.  In reality it costs only $5.95 or less for supplies and you will get more than enough to make 20 cards.  All you need to have on hand is a scissors, adhesive and glue dots. Stampin' Up has made that easy,too, by offering a bundle which includes these necessities - Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit Bundle (137497) which you can see at the end of the post.

This post will show you the kit, and the next post will show the cards I made.  (Actually the one below this)

This is what you get in the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit. The first photo shows the 5 sheets of die cuts, die cut silver glimmer paper, die cut white card stock, doilies, and some precut printed cardstock for layering. I missed the twine, buttons, Arrow shaped cute clips, and Stampin' Dimensionals - you can see part of that in the upper left corner.
 Here are the 20 card bases and the envelopes

 The bundle includes the Everyday Cardmaking Kit (135877), Snail adhesive, Mini Glue Dots and Paper Snips 
I will be back with the samples! (Actually, they got posted first!!)

Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit Sample cards

Here are the cards I promised.  They are made with the Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit plus scissors, Mini Glue Dots, and Adhesive.

They look so much prettier in real life.  It really is fun to have a big pile of parts and an idea sheet - all the grunt work is done for you!  This would be a wonderful Christmas present for a crafty friend!

Here is what you need - click on the caption and order it from my store!

Everyday Cardmaking Kit  #134797 $29.95

Everyday Cardmaking Kit Bundle  #135877  $50.00

Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament Keepsakes Center Side Step Card

I've been away from blogging a long time, there was no time for it. Lots of fun things going on.

I made this card for the October Stampin' Divas card swap.  I love the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper with the Silver Foil Sheets to accent it.

Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes (128051) with matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Petite Pairs (122497)
Ornament Keepsakes 128051

Petite Pairs 122497

Card stock: 
Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets (132178) and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341)
Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper 132341

Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Basic Pearls (119247), Silver 1/8" Ribbon (132137), Word Window Punch (119857),  Modern Label Punch (119849), and Holiday Ornaments Framelits (127816).  As usual I used many Stampin' Dimensionals.

Holiday Ornaments Framelits 127816
Silver Ribbon 132137
 Can you believe it is only 45 days, 23 hours and 25 minutes until Christmas - at the time I did this post!