on 2015 and the Holiday Catalog! Don't forget to grab the remaining items on your wish list before they're gone...click on the image below to go to the list of items that also shows availability. Some are already sold out...don't miss out!
Occasions and Sale-A-Bration in the New Year
If you've ordered from me in the last 6 months you should have already received your copies of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs. I'm excited to start creating with the new papers and tools...lots of fun goodies inside!
Don't have a copy? If you're not already working with an SU! demonstrator I'll be happy to send them to you. Just drop me an email and I'll get them out to you.
I had fun over the weekend putting together a collection of these little treat boxes. Most went to the members of my book group during our annual holiday dinner last night...the rest I'll have on hand for those last minute little gift or stocking stuffer needs. I put a block of peppermint bark in each of these...an assortment of Christmas candies, cookies or a gift card would work nicely too!
Each one is different...and can you spot the sneak peek item from the Occasions catalog? Let me know in the comments and if you're right I'll send you a little gift!
The Precision Base Plate is on sale this week in the Weekly Deals for $18.75 (regularly priced at $25).
"But, Nancy," you say, "I've already invested in a Magnetic Platform and have my Multipurpose Platform. Do I really need yet another piece to shuffle around my Big Shot?"
I've had mixed feelings about the one I bought as soon as it was available. As I was sitting here debating whether I should blog about it, another demonstrator posted my exact feelings on her blog, so I'm just going to link to it here.
My bottom line: if you like using intricate dies (and there are a few more coming out in the Occasions Catalog) you would probably like having this in your tool chest. I am enthusiastically endorsing the Big Shot Die Brush ($11) that's debuting in the Occasions Catalog on January 5. If you could only purchase one Big Shot tool in the next month would suggest you wait for that.
I'm enjoying doing some black, white and metallic designs for Christmas this year. The Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set, Wonderland, have been great for this. Many of the paper designs feature gold, but this card lets the silver shine!
After stamping the trees from Wonderland on Whisper White I used a Circle Framelit to cut out the circle. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to randomly adhere silver glitter...I alternatively think it looks like the trees are in front of the moon, or that there is snow falling. Either way, I like the look. Then the circle is mounted on a silver Metallic Foil Doily.
The Metal Rimmed Pearls are mounted on top of Silver Metallic Thread that's wrapped multiple times around the DSP and Silver Foil panel.
Note: I CASE'd this card from one I pinned to my Christmas 2015 Pinterest Board, but the pin doesn't track back to the original post, so I can't make a proper attribution - apologies to the original artist!
I had fun this weekend making 20 of these "sour cream" treat containers for a customer. They're called this because they're shaped like the small cartons of sour cream that were provided at Wendy's with a baked potato (I know they still have the potatoes - how do they serve the sour cream???).
The customer prefers to load them with treats herself, which is why they have an open bottom and aren't shaped quite right in this picture.
I used Designer Series Paper sized 6" x 4.25". I know that this size will hold 3-4 of Lindt's Lindor Truffles. Get the most out of your 12x12 DSP by shortening them to 4", but you'll sacrifice a truffle. To assemble, put Tear n' Tape on the back of one short and both long sides. Roll the DSP into a tube, overlap and adhere the short sides. Pull the adhesive backing from the top of the tube and squeeze it together.
Punch 2 holes close to the top (I used the double reverse hole punch from the gift bag punch board) and thread ribbon from front-to-back through each hole, cross the ends and pass them back through the opposite holes. Pull snug. Add a length of sequin trim with a Glue Dot. Slip one end of the tag's string under the center of the ribbon, tie and trim.
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!