Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merry Christmas Poinsettia & A VIDEO!

I know Christmas is 113 days away, but I could not wait another minute to share this card with you!  I made this Merry Christmas to You Card using the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Festive Flower Builder Punch (Bundle & Save for 15% off!) and Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The flower--poinsettia--is so easy to make, and it came together quickly too.  I was a bit shocked at how easy and fun it was to make.  Don't believe me?  All I did was follow the instructions in Stampin' Up!'s video (below), and the rest is pretty much Christmas card making history!


Here's a quick list of the supplies you'll need for the flower:

  • Real Red Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Cardstock
  • Garden Green Stampin' Pad
  • Wild Wasabi Cardstock
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock
  • 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue


  • Once you've gathered your supplies, stamp and punch:
    • 8 Large petals (Real Red ink & cardstock)
    • 4 Small petals (Real Red ink & cardstock)
    • 2 Double petals (Real Red ink & cardstock)
    • 3 Leaves (Garden Green ink & Wild Wasabi cardstock)
    • 2-3/4" circles (Real Red cardstock)


    Normally, I would add some embellishments like pearls or rhinestones to my card, but I just couldn't do it.  I left it somewhat of a "plain Jane" because I wanted the flower to say it all.


    Don't you just LOVE this pillow box (made with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies on pg. HC 41) one of the Stampin' Up! concept artists created?!  Breathtaking!

    Check out Stampin' Up!'s Festive Flower Punch video below.  Then, run...don't walk...to order your Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Festive Flower Builder Punch in my Online Store TODAY!


    Want more Stampin' Up! videos?  You will find all of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday 2015 videos HERE.  Enjoy!

     I hope you like this card and will make one of your own.  You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.

    Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Holiday Catalog 2015 Kickoff!

    OMG!  I can't believe today is the BIG DAY!!!  The wait is finally over!  I can't wait to place my order!  

    Now, grab your 2015 Holiday Catalog and your Wish List, and start ordering your holiday products in my Online Store (it's open 24/7)!

    Click HERE for the 2015 Holiday Catalog (PDF).
      

    Check out the bundles below--a perfect pairing of products at a 15% savings!

    Bundle and Save 15% when you order:
    Pg. 10: Festive Fireplace Stamp Set + Festive Fireside Framelits Dies
    Pg. 11: Happy Scenes Stamp Set + Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
    Pg. 12: Jingle All the Way Stamp Set + Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies
    Pg. 15: Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set + Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
    Pg. 16: Peaceful Pines Stamp Set + Perfect Pines Framelits Dies
    Pg. 25: Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set + Snow Flurry Punch
    Pg. 30: Berry Merry Stamp Set + Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Pg. 31: Reason for the Season Stamp Set + Festive Flower Builder Punch
    Pg. 33: Snow Place Stamp Set + Snow Friends Framelits Dies
    Pg. 34: Holly Jolly Greetings Stamp Set + Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies
    Pg. 37: Project Life Hello December 2015 Stamp Set + Card Collection + Accessory Pack 
    Pg. 38: Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp Set + Card Collection + Accessory Pack
    Pg. 39: Among the Branches Stamp Set + Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Pg. 40: Sparkly Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies
    Pg. 41: A Little Something Stamp Set + Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies
    Pg. 45: Acorny Thank You Stamp Set + Acorn Builder Punch
    Pg. 49: Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set + Boo to You Framelits Dies


    Need some holiday project inspiration?  Then be sure to check out my Thankful for You Cards, Half Size Mini Treat Bag, and Sweet Hauntings Card.  And there's plenty more on the way.

     Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!



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    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Sweet Hauntings

    My summer is officially over.  My son starts 2nd Grade today, and the Holiday Catalog kicks off on tomorrow.  Exciting stuff!

    On Friday, I shared with you the Half Size Mini Treat Bag, and here's even more from the Happy Haunting product suite (Holiday Catalog pp. 46-47).  This Sweet Hauntings Card was a treat to make!  


    I played with many of the patterned paper designs in the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper before I settled on this one with the adorable ghosts and spider webs (on the B-side).  


    Since I wanted to use both sides of the designer series paper, I had to do two things:  
    1. Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 4" x 5-1/4" for the base for the patterned paper.  
    2. Cut the piece of patterned paper to 4" x 5-1/4".  Then cut it about 3/4's of the way down (at 3-1/4" x 4").  
    This way, I was able to piece all of the patterned paper together without guessing where to place it, AND it gave me a strong base from which to cut off the overhanging spider web doily.  I cut the doily with our Paper Snips, not the Stampin' Trimmer because it's so delicate.


    I finished this card off with some of our delicious Iced Rhinestone Embellishments.  They're perfect on this card!

    I hope you like this card and will make one of your own.  You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.  Remember, you can start ordering from the Holiday Catalog on September 1st--tomorrow!

    Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!



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    Friday, August 28, 2015

    Half Size Mini Treat Bag Blog Hop!

    My friends and I--Patty, Cindee and me--get together as often as we can to go shopping for Craft Room supplies as well as to do some stamping.  Well, last week, we got together to work on some Halloween crafts using new products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  And did we had a blast!

    As much as I would love to show you every project we made, for now I'm only here to share this adorable Half Size Mini Treat Bag that Cindee showed us how to make.  I'll be sure to share the rest of the good stuff in the next couple of weeks, but hopefully this will wet your whistle until then.


    To make this half size mini treat bag, we used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies but only the part that makes the side of the mini treat bag.  We cut two of those side pieces from patterned paper from the Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper collection and adhered them with our new and wonderful Tear & Tape Adhesive.  That stuff is magic!

    Stampin' Up!'s Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

    Once we were done with the bags, we did the following:
    • Adorned the bag with another strip of patterned paper from the Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper collection, 
    • Added a 1/4 piece of one of the Spider Web Doilies,
    • Stamped a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set images (one is fussy cut and backed with a Stampin' Dimensional) and punched it out using the Note Tag Punch,
    • Added some Happy Hauntings Designer Washi Tape to the bottom of the tag,
    • Added an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment colored with a black Sharpie, and 
    • Used some Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine to tie the tag onto the bag.

    Isn't this little treat bag cute?!  I hope you will give these bags a try.  They're fun and easy to make!  

    Once you're done making them, you can stuff them with pencils, licorice, or some Pringles Stixs like we did.  They are perfect for Halloween treats for your child's class Halloween party and for the trick-o-treaters too.

     You will find all of the instructions on how to make these bags on Cindee's blog.  And you will find all of the supplies listed below, but please note that the Holiday products will not be available for purchase until September 1st.

    Please stop by both Cindee Wilkinson and Patty Bennett's blogs to see how their bags turned out. 

    Cindee Wilkinson -- Just Sponge It
    Patty Bennett -- Patty Stamps

    Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!



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    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Chalk It Up To Love Paper Pumpkin Kit & A VIDEO!

    Have you seen August's Paper Pumpkin Kit?  Boy, is it a beauty!  The Chalk It Up To Love Paper Pumpkin Kit rings in as one of my all-time favorites.

    Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription service where you get a crafty escape that can include everything from cards, home decor projects, tags, and/or gift bags...you name it!  It's a surprise that arrives on your doorstep each month...all you do is add adhesive.  

    Every month, Stampin' Up! has outdoes itself with a kit that is cuter than the previous one.  I don't know how they do it!


    When I was at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July, we were able to preview this kit as well as September's, and we were all blown away.  If you are not a subscriber yet, you'll definitely want to become one before September 10th.


    This kit includes 6 cards, 6 envelopes, and 3 boxes.  The cards took minutes to make, and the box was easy to put together.  


    I just LOVE that flower accent on the box.  Be still my heart!

    Check out the video Stampin' Up! created to show you how to use all of the pieces in this month's kit.


    Now is a great time to get 50% off your first two months!   Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  And if you don't love it, you can always cancel it or put it on hold.  Really!

    Ends September 10, 2015

    At the time of this writing, the August 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit is not available in my online store, but when it becomes available, I'm sure you'll want to know, so subscribe today!  Besides, only Paper Pumpkin subscribers can buy past kits and refills.  You can check out all of the refills and past kits HERE.


    Until next time, happy crafting!



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    Friday, August 21, 2015

    SNEAK PEEK: Thankful for You & Holiday Catalog 2015 is Available!

    OMG!  It's so hard to believe that August is nearly coming to a close.  Where did the summer go?  The kids in our community have returned to school, Halloween stuff is available in stores, and soon the weather will change.  

    I LOVE the holidays, but they come and go so quickly.  Instead of fretting all of the frenzy, I always try to enjoy them by making handmade cards for each occasion--Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas--and sending them to my family, friends, and beloved customers.

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2015 will launch soon.  There's so much good stuff in this Catalog, it's going to be hard to take it all in.  I promise!  

    When I saw the Thankful Forest Friends Stamp Set and the Into the Woods product suite (pp. 42-43), I knew I had to have it all!


    As soon as my preorder touched down, I got right to work on these Thankful for You Cards.  I selected my favorite sheet of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, which has so many great designs, and the rest is pretty much crafting history.  Of the three cards I made, the one with the bear is my favorite.


    I stamped the bear in Early Espresso ink onto a half-cut circle that I die cut using the Circle Collection Framelits Dies.  I then stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie onto a piece of 2-1/8" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I then embossed a piece of 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

    I layered everything together with Fast Fuse with the exception of the bear on the die cut half circle.  I put Stampin' Dimensionals behind it.  I finished this card off by adhering one of the Into the Woods Elements with a Mini Glue Dot and adding a Linen Thread bow with a dot of glue from our new Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  It's amazing and perfect for adhering tiny embellishments and die cut pieces.

    Prepping swaps.

    I like the card with the bear so much, I decided it would be the perfect card for a swap I'm participating in.  I hope my fellow demonstrators like it as much as I do!

    My swaps are ready to go!

    Because the holiday products are not available for purchase, I don't have a shopping list to share with you just yet, but you can start ordering from the Holiday Catalog on September 1st!  If you need a Holiday Catalog, find out how to get your hands on one below.

    Want the 2015 Holiday Catalog?

    Our Holiday Catalog is available, and I'd like to send you one!


    If you would like to receive the new Holiday Catalog on your doorstep, here's what you need to do to get your copy:

    1.)  MY CUSTOMERS:  If you have been ordering regularly from me (total $35 or more product order between June 2015 - August 2015) or hosted a workshop between June 2015 - August 2015, I have already mailed or delivered your Holiday Catalog as my thank you for supporting my Stampin' Up! business!  (Limit 1 per person.)  THANK YOU!!!  

    2.)  Place a product order of $35 or more by August 31, 2015, and I will mail your catalog right away.  (Limit 1 per person.)  Place your online order here.  Just confirm with me via email at lisarhine@gmail.com that you want one.  You can start ordering from the catalog on September 1st!  


    Until next time, happy crafting!









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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Sprinkles on the Cupcake of Life & How to Make Faux Ribbon

    Do you have one or two go-to products in your craft stash that you can always grab and make something amazing?  Well, hands down, that's how I feel about the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and Tree Builder Punch in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  For the most part, everything I create with these two products, I like.

    I've been very busy with Stampin' Up! parties this entire month, and I've been having a blast at every event!  Since everyone absolutely adores the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and Tree Builder Punch, I've been sure to share projects to make with them at all of my parties.  This Sprinkles on the Cupcake Card has been a big hit each time I've shared it.




    For this card, I borrowed my design inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest, but I made it my own by adding a few additional elements.  For example, I added embossing to the card base, several punched pieces, and that "faux ribbon" at the top of the tag.


    Just what is one to do when you check your ribbon stash, and you realize that we don't have any current Crushed Curry ribbon in our collection?  Well, after I thought about it for a second, I realized that I could make my own faux ribbon with some cardstock.  Necessity is the mother of invention, right?


    For the faux ribbon, I cut a piece of 1/2" x 4" Crushed Curry Cardstock, banner cut the ends with my Hexagon Punch, folded the paper off center in the middle, and, wallah, I had what I needed!  I stapled the "ribbon" to the top of my tag, and it was just what the doctor ordered.    

    So, the next time you don't have ribbon in the color you need, just fake it with one that you make from cardstock.  Easy, peasy!

    You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item. 

    Until next time, happy crafting!







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