Last week, Starbucks announced they were giving away free re-usable red cups. Would you believe I went to 6 different stores looking for one, but they were all out! I will say, though that they got me. I mean, I found the most adorable holly demitasse cups that will be perfect for brewing espresso at home. Not that I ever brew espresso without making them into lattes, but the cups were sooooooo cute!
This year, Starbucks is doing different patterns of their holiday to go cups. So I thought, why not? Using the Coffee Cup Framelits to create a coffee cup with the Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper had me channeling my inner barista.
What other sets can you think of to repurpose for the holidays?
Base: Garden Green, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with Gently Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper, 2" x 4", Banner Triple Punch
Layer 3: Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
Layer 4 & 5: Whisper White, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
November Card Club
November Christmas Card Club
Today ends my series on embossing folders. They really are a fun and easy way to add depth and dimension to your paper crafting. Today, we're embossing envelope flaps with the Tin Tile Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. I've shown you a few times how to cover your envelope flaps in designer series paper. Well, you can get the same 'Wow' effect by embossing them, too. You can even use the same inked impression technique that I showed you on Tuesday, to get a more bold and vibrant look. Isn't it fun?
Making Memories November VIP Tutorial
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"Itty Bitty" Santa -October Card Club
Farm House Christmas - November Christmas Card Club
I may be late to the party on this one, but have you tried the Big Shot Embossing Mats yet? I know it's silly, but I just them for the very first time. I bought them last spring, when the annual catalog first came out. But I never took them out of the package! I like to see how to use new toys before I try them out myself. Suffice it to say, I'll be using these a lot in the future!
TheBig Shot Embossing Mats extend the use of your framelits, thinlits, and edgelits dies. Now, instead of just being a cutting tool, the dies can be turned into an embossing tool. You're no longer limited to the Big Shot Embossing Folders. The Big Shot Embossing Mats make quick and easy work of it, too. Here's Chad to demonstrate how to use them. Hint: the cutting edge faces UP, not down!
Base: Pool Party, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Pool Party, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Shimmer White for snowflake die
Sweet & Simple Class: Snowflake Showcase 11/4 @ 2pm
Santa's Workshop with Michelle & Heather
www.MakingMemorieswithMichelle.com I've teamed up with my friend and fellow Stamping Bee, Heather Tyman, to bring you an amazing ONLINE Class To Go! Heather lives in California, so you get classes from both coasts. Registration closes 11/1, and you'll receive everything you need to craft cute cards, gift card holders, plus home decor right in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Michelle@MakingMemorieswithMichelle.com All images 2018 © Stampin' Up! ®
As we wrap up this week's series with the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, I want to tell you of my struggle this week. See, there were two days this week where I went to my ribbon rack in search for matching ribbon only to come up empty handed. Once was on my Halloween Card yesterday, and the other was my #CaseingTuesday169 card.
Undeterred, I grabbed a spool of Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon and my Blends, and made my own ribbon in Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie. Simple cut of the length you need, and swipe your Blend marker across it. Make sure you have some scratch paper underneath it! Let it dry a few seconds, and you're on your way to personalizing your projects with your own designer ribbon.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Real Red, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Smokey Slate, 5" x 3 3/4", Embossed with the Corrugated Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Neutral's Designer Series Paper, Smokey Slate, 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Real Red Sunburst Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
Layer 6: Whisper White 2 3/4" x 1"
I have a chalkboard in my studio that says, "What did you stamp today?" When I first started with Stampin' Up!, I put that sign front and center, to remind myself to be creative, no matter how I felt. I will honestly say that I'm up in my studio designing and prepping at least 5 night a week. The rest of the time, I spend wondering why I'm not up there! But really...we all need a break from our routines. Even a few minutes of creativity, away from the job, mom, wife, responsibilities will bring a sense of renewal. Creativity is part of self-care. We can't care for others when we don't care for ourselves.
I finished my little chocolate care package today. Isn't that little batty-box boo-tiful? Not only that, it holds 3 Hershey's Miniatures, too! There are so many fun patterns in the Toil & Trouble Suite, it's hard not to keep playing with it. I'll be showing you how to make the Hershey's Miniatures Box and the miniature milk carton boxes tomorrow on my Facebook Live. Come craft along with me every Saturday at 9 am EST.
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Box: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, 5 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Sweet & Simple: Making Christmas Bright
October Card Club: Sincerely Santa
October Christmas Card Club: Timeless Tidings
October Christmas Card Club. Timeless Tidings. 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs. Includes full pack of Red Rhinestones; full spool of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; $35 in person, or $47.85 "to go". Advanced registration due by 10/15. Click on the photo to register. Stampin' Up! © 2018
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