Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve and Last Minute Gift Idea For Crafters

Merry Christmas!!! Christmas Eve is finally here and I am so happy to be on vacation. I have had 7 glorious days of relaxing and spending time with family.  I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season.

Here is a card I made using my November Paper Pumpkin Kit - Jolly Gingerbread.  I added in some Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Subtles Designer Series Paper and Champagne Rhinestones as embellishments. 


Looking for last minute gift ideas? 

Why not get the crafty person in your life a Paper Pumpkin subscription?  You can purchase a pre-paid subscription on my website and send the code to your crafty loved one or friend so they can sign up to get a gift in their mailbox every month! 

This is the exact gift that I asked for this year and I am so excited to have been gifted a whole 12 months of Paper Pumpkin which means I will be getting a crafty surprise in my mailbox every month in 2021!!!!






Finally, sharing a picture of some of my family's holiday d├ęcor.  Wishing you a safe and Happy Holiday!!





Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Sale Reminder: another favorite set- In The Pines

It is day two of the Year End Closeout Sale. Things are selling out quick.  Shop early for your best selection.

If you want to pick up any of the retiring items from the July- December Mini Catalog, now is the time.

I said I would share some of my favorite retiring products with you this week and In The Pines and Feels Like Frost DSP are definitely ones you should add to your collection.

Here are a just a few of the many cards I have made using these products.





Measurements:
Basic Black: 4 1/4" x 11" scored and folded at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2"
Just Jade: 4" x 4 1/4", 1 7/8" x 4 1/4"
Basic Black: 3" x 3 1/4"
Whisper White: 2 3/4" x 3"
3 3/4" x 4"
4" x 4 1/4"  
3/4" x 4"
Extra white, black and Just Jade scraps for punching/die cutting 1 3/4", 2" circles
Adhesive Backed Snowflakes
Inks: Magenta Madness, Dafodill Delight, Just Jade, Bermuda Bay, Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Frost White Shimmer Spray, Forever Greenery Ribbon



Measurements:
Seaside Spray 5 1/2"  8 1/2" scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/2"
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
4 1/4" x 11/16"

Whisper White 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" and 3 3/4" x 5" and 4 1/8" x 5/8"
Vellum Square Die cut edges trimmed off retain the center
Feels Like Frost DSP 5" x 3 3/4" 
1 1/2" Whisper White circle punched/die cut 1 3/4" Vellum circle punched/die cut
Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbons
Epoxy Droplets



Measurements:
Whisper White:
3 3/4" x 5"
5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
1" x 3 5/8" 
Rich Razzleberry: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Post It Note circle punched1 3/4"
Artistry Blooms Sequin
Blackberry Bliss, Misty Moonlight, Gray Granite, Memento Black Ink, Blending Brushes, Dimensionals



Measurements:
Thick Whisper White: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Scored at 4 1/4"
Feels Like Frost DSP: 4 x 5 1/4" and 1 x 5 1/4"
Whisper White: 2 1/2' x 1 1/2' 
Snowflake Splendor Ribbon
Basic Rhinestones
Gray Granite Ink
Stitched So Sweetly Dies

If you would like to shop the sale please use this link.

My current host code is G6TABG4Y. Enter that code for any orders over $50 (under $150) and I will send you this month's free gifts.  

They are really good.... I picked up a few extras. There are some very cool things only available to demonstrators at the moment that I know you will love!



Monday, December 7, 2020

Sale News and My Faves: Tag Buffet


This week I will be sharing projects using  some of my favorite products from the retiring Stampin' Up! 2020 July- December Mini Catalog. Today’s feature is the Tag Buffet Project Kit and Stamp Set. 



Tomorrow we start our giant year end closeout sale! Our current mini catalogue is coming to an end of on 4th January 2021 and its time to say farewell to so many items as they will be retiring and will no longer be available to purchase.



This includes the Tag Buffet Stamp Set and Project Kit.

There are some great bargains too with some items at up to 50% off. The Year End Closeout starts on 8th December 2020.

The Tag Buffet project kit will be available during the sale while supplies last for 50% off ... that's $15! Get it before it is all gone. 




Here are some of the great tags and cards we made during my last workshop using these products. You can see the Facebook live here.



If you are placing an order under $150, please use my monthly Host Code G6TABG4Y so I can send you this month's free gifts.



Thursday, November 26, 2020

Watercolor Wash Background Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden


I have a fun video tutorial today on how to make a watercolor wash background card.  This card features some sneak peak goodies from Stampin' Up!'s upcoming January - June 2021 mini catalog. 








These products will be available to order in January for customers, but demonstrators can pre-order starting in December!  

Why Join Stampin' Up?

Because membership has it's privileges!

If you are placing a $100 order you really should consider joining Stampin' Up! as a discount shopper so you can save money on your supplies.   As a member of my team of discount shoppers, you will be able to participate in our private Facebook group, monthly national virtual team meetings, fun swaps, behind the scenes previews, early access to products, and happy mail from me!  Come have fun and stamp with us!  


Here are the details:

  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit 
  • And your Starter Kit always ships for free!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  


There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  


You can be your own customer and as long as you purchase your quota for the quarter you can retain your demonstrator discount status. Why not give it a try?  


Why pay full price if you don't have to? 


If you’ve been considering joining, now will be a great time to jump in!  


If you join during December- 

  • You can add items from the Jan-June Mini to your starter kit
  • Saleabration pre-earn starts in December which means for every $50 you spend, you can earn a free item from the upcoming Saleabration catalog!  


Drop me an email at Michelles-mbellishments@gmail.com if you have questions.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click   https://michellehollings.stampinup.net/join_now  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically on that same page.  If you have any questions, please just drop me a note. I’d love to tell you more about it!






Don’t forget we will be making Christmas Tags and cards this Saturday night at 8pm ET in my free workshop on our Facebook Group Saturday Night Crafters. 

If you are placing an order under $150, please use my monthly Host Code G6TABG4Y so I can send you some free gifts.


RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend the free online workshop and be entered to win a door prize:

Stampin' Up!


Product List


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ornamental Tidings Card

Look at this adorable holiday card I made during Sharon' Armstrong's #mysterystampingmonday.




If you would like to make this card and matching envelope, below are the steps. 

Measurements:
Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" Real Red Cardstock
1" x 5 1/4" Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (green check)
1/4" x 5 1/4" Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (red check)
2 3/4" x 5 1/4" Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (red check)
2 3/4" x 5 1/4" Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (red stripe)
4" x 5" scrap Very Vanilla cardstock scrap for stamping and die cutting
2 1/2" x 6" Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper ( red check) for die cutting/envelope

Stamp ornaments on Very Vanilla cardstock using Real Red ink and die cut using the ornament dies.  

Stamp Sentiment of choice in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut using smallest envelope liner die. 

Flip upside down and cut the bottom edge using the smallest envelope liner die. 

Outline the sentiment piece using Real Red blends marker.


Use  Liquid Glue to adhere all paper pieces.  

Glue ornaments onto the sentiment panel and glue that onto the front 1" DSP panel.  

Tie a double bow with the Real Red Ribbon and adhere to largest ornament using a glue dot.  

Pop the largest envelope up underneath the sentiment panel using dimensionals.  

Add sequins using glue dots.

Die cut matching Designer Series Paper using the largest envelope liner die and then glue onto an envelope.

You can click on the item number links below to order these supplies from my online store.


Product List
Tag Buffet Photopolymer Stamp Set


Don’t forget we will be making Christmas Tags and cards this Saturday night at 8pm ET in my free workshop on our Facebook Group Saturday Night Crafters. 

If you are placing an order under $150, please use my monthly Host Code XDJM4NAU so I can send you some free gifts.


RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend the free online workshop and be entered to win a door prize:

Stampin' Up!


Penguin Let It Snow Card Sneak Peek

It’s sneak peek week here on my blog! Sale-a-bration time is coming starting August 3rd.  This adorable card was made with the Penguin Playm...