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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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.
Just 2 days left to register for the Holiday Retreat in a Box! Delivered right to your door, you'll get everything my retreat attendees get, including a 12-Card Stamp-a-Stack, Goodie Bag with over $50 in product, pillow gifts, and so much more. Click on the photos below to learn more or to register!
I knew when I saw the Come To Gather Suite on the incentive trip that I would have to have it. But sometimes you just never know how much you're going to love a suite until you actually play with it. Last night was the first time I'd pulled the Come To Gather Suite off my shelf and I couldn't stop using it. In fact, I made all this week's projects at one time and found myself disappointed when, at 12:30 am, I realized I had finished all my projects for the whole week of blogs. I wasn't done designing yet! This is truly a suite that you could use over and over again and not tire of it at all.
Today's card had me searching for colors I rarely use: Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze. I'd never used the two of them together and they're gorgeous! Have you used these colors together before? I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! includes the list of coordinating colors used in their Designer Series Paper. Speaking of Designer Series Paper...Did you know that there's a SALE going on right now? When you buy 3 packs of designer series paper, you get 1 FREE! This is a sale that you're just not going to want to miss!
Crafty Saturday Paper Pumpkin Challenge Winners...
And the two winners are....Ashley Wells & Becky Vincent! I'll be getting those Paper Pumpkin project packets out to you this week.
That was fun! Let's try another challenge. Like I said earlier, I love the colors on today's card. Now it's your turn. Create a card or project using Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake and either email it to me or post it on my Facebook Group by Sunday, 9/15. One lucky winner will be announced next Monday for a prize from me! Have fun!
Base: Merry Merlot, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Cajun Craze, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (cut 2)
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4" (cut 2)
Layer 3: Come To Gather Designer Series Paper Scalloped Layering Square Die
Layer 4: Cajun Craze Layering Square Die
Layer 5: Very Vanilla Stitched Shape Square Die
Layer 6: Merry Merlot, Gathered Leaves Die
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Pumpkin pie? Pumpkin spice? Any way you slice it, it's almost pumpkin time. And the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set is here to help us get ready for pumpkin patches, frost on the pumpkin, and just about everything else pumpkin.
Today, I got a little bit crazy and used 3 stamp sets - Harvest Hellos, Woven Heirlooms, and Verdant Garden + plus 2 pieces of designer series paper from both the Come to Gather and Toile Tidings packs! It's like card making gone wild! It's just a little something extra for you on a Friday before a 3-day weekend!
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 4: Very Vanilla, 3" x 4"
Layer 5: Garden Green, punched with Apple Builder Punch
Layer 6: Come to Gather Designer Series Paper, punched with Apple Builder Punch
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