If you're a crafter, this is truly the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! There's pretty paper, metallic inks, festive foils, and lots of crafting and decorating to do. Throw in a few Hallmark movies and some hot cocoa and you've got yourself a most wonderful day indeed!
The Most Wonderful Time of Year Product Medley is one of my favorites in the catalog. And it was a HUGE hit with my Stamping Bee Team at our quarterly retreat on Saturday. Most had not seen. it since it seems a little hidden in the catalog; it's not been given a whole page spread like some of the big suites have. So this week, I'm showcasing this truly awesome medley of products.
The Most Wonderful Time of Year Product Medley is really like a complete kit, but without predetermined products. There's so much inside, too.
Let's take a look at all of the exclusive product that comes in one packet.
I've designed an AMAZING medley of projects, including an exclusive sampler. Everyone who purchases the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley from me will receive the PDF Tutorial for all of these projects from me for FREE!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Most Wonderful Time Specialty Paper (exclusive to product medley), 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 5" x 5/8"
Surprise! I was cleaning my craft studio and I found a box (ok several boxes) of these adorable little craft frames. The only problem was they were the color of balsa wood. So I took a chance and stained it with Gray Granite ink! I was so surprised at how ell it turned out and I absolutely love how it turned it. It turned down the yellow and gave it a weathered look.
You can do it too! You'll need a Gray Granite re-inker, an Aqua Painter full of water, and a Sponge Brayer . Mix the ink and a several drops of water in the lid of your Gray Granite ink pad. You'll want it to be pretty watery since this is a stain. Soak it up with yourSponge Brayer and roll it over the frame, making sure to get the inside and all the edges. For the corners, you'll need to use yourAqua Painter. It didn't take too long to dry either.
It's going to look great with the rest of my fall decor! Now, if only it would cool off!
Products Used Today
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Spooky, but elegant! These treat boxes are just the thing to add a touch of elegance to any Halloween soiree. To tell you the truth, the two elegant patterns in the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper are my favorite out of the whole pack! I know you'll enjoy making these just as much as I did!
Today is the very last day to register for the Holiday Retreat in a Box. There's a full 12-card stamp-a-stack with a full tutorial and video on how to assemble, a goodie bag worth over $50 in Stampin' Up! products, and you'll get all the pillow gifts my retreat goers get! There's also 4 add-on classes available that are sure to amaze you. Be suprised and delighted when all this is delivered right to your door (no additional shipping charges). Don't delay, email me today to register. (Click on the photo to learn more).
Basic Black, 8" x 7 3/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Layer 2: Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, 4 3/8" x 1 3/8"
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Ohhhhh...don't you love learning a new technique? Well, maybe it's not new to you, but it's new to me! I just love the details on the large leaf stamp in the Come to Gather Stamp Set, but I found that I needed a little zing to it on this card. I remembered seeing this cool Rock and Roll technique at an OnStage presentation and decided to give it a go. First, I inked the stamp in Crushed Curry (always start with your lightest ink first). Then, I rolled the edges of the stamp across my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and then stamped it onto my Very Vanilla Cardstock. Talk about WOW!!
I'm very pleased with how these leaves turned out. But remember...you need to clean the stamp each time before you reink it. Otherwise, you get dark colors in your lighter ink pad and that's just a mess!
Have you tried the Rock and Roll technique? How did it turn out? Let me know below.
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.
Layer 3: Crumb Cake, 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Layer 4: Perennial Essence Vellum, 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Very Vanilla, 4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 6: Merry Merlot, 2 7/8" x 3/4"
Layer 7: Very Vanilla, 2 3/4" x 1/2"
Layer 8: Very Vanilla (5" x 3 3/4") - for inside
Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Holiday Retreat in a Box. Click on the photos for more details.
This week's #CASEingTuesday sketch is brilliantly simple. I saw the sketch and went, "I can do that!" I grabbed my Come To Gather Bundle and got crafty! I added a few extra layers and techniques for fun. It's the same general purpose, but with a few additional fun layers and a rather splashy technique. In other words, I used the sketch as a jumping off point and dressed it up a bit.
I think it turned out splendidly and it was so much fun. I pulled some products off my shelf that have been sitting there staring at me while I try to figure out how to use them. Can you name them?
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday?
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Media. #CASEingTuesday216.
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