Hello fellow stampers / friends and welcome.
Today I’m making thank you cards. I will give one of these cards to each one of my customers who place a Stampin’ Up! orders during the month of August.
When deciding what to make I grabbed a fall stamp set from the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG. I know that it is a little early to use pumpkins so I thought maybe I would use the apple in this set. However, when I opened up the stamp set my eyes immediately went to the line of seeds stamp. SEEDS? Yes!!! Finally a row of seeds that I can stamp and color in quickly.
Because it is still summer, instead of using the apple, I made watermelon slices. See how nicely the watermelons were finished off using these seeds?
How did I make the watermelon slices? It was easy, just use your layering oval dies to get the shapes. The colors of cardstock I used were Call Me Clover, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. Once you cut out the three sizes of ovals, layer them together and then cut them in half using your snips. To make the smaller wedge cut one slice in half again. I stamped the seeds using Memento Black Ink and colored them in using the basic black colored pencils and added the Chyrstal Effects to create shinny seeds. Lastly I inked up a sponge using the Call Me Clover Ink and sponged on to the clover and whispser white cardstock.
As I was finishing up the watermelons, I thought a few nibbles woud look cute. I grabbed the new PineTree punch laid it sideways and took a bit off of the larger slice. Cute Huh?
Now that I had watermelons completed, I thought that the Buffalo Check stamp would create a great country feel. So I stamped my layer piece with it using Black Memento Ink. Don’t glue the layer piece to the Cherry Cobbler base yet. You have to make the tablecloth first.
Okay with my base done and layer piece ready I needed something to ground the slices. How about a tablecloth? So, I cut a dsp piece to 4 x 4 and laid the straight edge across the card to create the look. I simply tucked in the corners and glued them down. NOW you can layer the buffalo check to the card base.
Add the smaller slice first then using dimensionals add the larger slice.
Lastly, I used the Well Written dies and gold foil sheets to cut out the THANK YOU. I secured that with multipurpose glue.
My point in all of this is that you can use holiday or seasonal stamp sets all year round. I try my best to keep your creative juices flowing but at minimum just copy my ideas. When you copy me, I consider it a compliment.
Thank you for your time, feel free to leave a comment and remember my friends ~
Live Loved ~ Beverlee
I could not list the Wrapped in plaid 6 X 6 Specialty designer series paper that I used for the table cloth for some reason. Here is the item # 149596 $14.50 ( 48 sheets). Or the Pine Tree Punch item # 149521 $18.00
In addition the Harvest Hellos stamp set, dsp and chrystal effects and the punch are orderable on Sept 4th. If you want them sooner you can join my team and get anything you want from the Holiday Catalog in your starter kit.
Hello Friends, Well what do you think about these four cards? I think they are absolutely gorgeous. This is a Stampin’ Up! Card kit. That is right, this kit is all-inclusive and you can find it in the NEW Holiday Catalog on page 33. All you need to complete this kit at my class is your adhesive and stampin dimensionals. The kit is so simple to make, it comes with an instruction sheet too. So even if you can’t come to class you can still get the kit and make the cards at home when you have time.
I have scheduled a class which focuses on this kit. Invite your friends to come with you, it will be a fun time.
Date of the class is Friday, Sept 14th
Time is anytime that works for you after 2 p.m
Cost $20.00 plus shipping and tax
Bring your adhesive and Stampin dimensionals
Do you need more than 20 Christmas cards? They just order 2 or 3 kits, whatever you need. ( you can’t beat this for $1.00 a card). When you leave this class you will have at minimum 20 Christmas cards to put in the mail on Dec 1. Won’t that feel good?
I have the stamps and ink that you will need for the greetings on these cards, however, you may want to purchase the coordinating stamp set, its lovely. The stamps and kit information is listed in the product list below.
I will be ordering these kits right away on Sept 5th when the Holiday catalog goes live. This kit is so gorgeous I’m worried that it may go on back order so I want to get them RIGHT AWAY.
Just contact me to let me know that what you want. You can contact me by commenting on this post or email me, message me or call me at 209-609-1914.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
When I first saw the adorable mini ornaments in the holiday catalog I knew I had to get some. I thought a small table tree would look adorable adorned with them. I have a small silver table top tree that I planned to embellish with these cute mini ornaments. As I was looking at the ornaments I thought how would they look on a vintage spring?
Every holiday I create a 3-D item using vintage springs. This year I made this tree. I used the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blend to color white pearls. Changing the color of the white pearls create berries. Berries look darling on the wreaths. Speaking of the wreath, I’ve gone through so many boxes of these little wreaths they are precious. On my Christmas Tree Spring I used a wreath as the tree topper.
I used Stampin’ Up’s silver thread to hang the ornaments onto the tree. I stained a round paper mache’ box using Cherry Cobbler Re-inker and a sponge. When the ink dried I used the stencils and embossing paste to create the brick pattern on the lid. Dazzling Diamonds glitter makes the box look a bit snowy. Very Vanilla Lace Trim dresses up the bottom of the box and designer series paper dressed up the inside. The spring just sets perfectly on the box bottom. All I had to do to finish this cute little tree off is to lean the lid up against it.
This little tree will sit perfectly on the hall way table upstairs among other Christmas holiday decor.
Please let me know what you think of my little tree? I love it!
Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee Product List
Good Sunday my friends.
I recently earned the Graveyard Gate Bundle. This bundle is in the Holiday Catalog in the Halloween area. I have heard my customers say that they think this bundle is beautiful however it’s seasonal so they didn’t see the value.
My brain must be so different from most because when I first saw this gorgeous gate I thought of heaven.
Today while shopping at Costco I ran into a friend. When we greeted each other she said the nicest thing. She said to Kenn and I that she was so glad that she ran into us because when she see’s us she always gets happy. Ahhh what a sweet thing to say.
I noticed our friend looked tired and a bit sad, but she didnt seem to want to share anything so I didn’t inquire at first. But after talking a while I just had to make sure that she was okay. Well, as I expected she was sad. My friends Grandmother went to be with Jesus yesterday. My goodness Im glad I asked and that she shared loss with us.
When I got home I made this card for her. I knew this gate would represent the pearly gates when I needed it to and after seeing this card I hope you agree. I’m hoping this card gives my friend and her family a bit of comfort and peace in the knowledge that grandma is in the Lord’s care.
A card can do so much to brighten a day, I can’t wait until this one gets to it’s destination.
Live Loved my friends ~Beverlee
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These little boxes are called Pizza Boxes. The Pizza Boxes are on page 44 the Holiday Catalog. The boxes are so nice they have a glossy finish on the outside and a mat finish on the inside and you get eight boxes in each pack. In the Holiday Catalog you will also find all of the embellishments that I used to decorate this box.
I started embellishing by using one of the new Gold Foil Snowflakes (you get both silver and gold snowflakes in each pack). Then I layered a die-cut Silver Glimmer Paper Christmas tree on top. Beautiful ribbon, silver thread and a Silver Mini Ornament all help make this box special. You will find the Mini Ornaments are on page 12, check them out you are going to love them. When I saw the Mini Ornaments I knew they would look so pretty on my small table top Christmas tree and they do their size is perfect. Think 3-D when it comes to the Mini Ornaments, they are so special you will keep them to use year after year.
My newest recruit Christine came over today for some training. I wanted to give her a gift and of course I had to wrap it up Stampin’ Up! Style. She was thrilled with the box, I bet she would have been satisfied if the box was her gift, but it wasn’t there was a hand made present inside.
This box is one of the items I made when I was flaking out yesterday. I thought you might like to see more of my snowflake creations. When you look through the catalog you will notice Whisper White 3×3 envelopes. Those envelopes fit perfectly in these boxes. Wouldn’t it be fun to make 3×3 cards and pair them up with the envelopes then place them all in the Pizza box for gift giving?
Another great surprise would be to place a large speciality cookie inside an embellished Pizza Box. There are so many ways you can use these adorable boxes the possibilities are endless.
Until tomorrow my friends
Live loved ~ Beverlee
Today I flaked out. I made card after card using snowflakes. In the new HOLIDAY CATALOG there are so many snowflakes images. There are snowflake stamps, thinlits, snowflake designer series paper, a snowflake folder and gold and silver snowflake doilies. WOWZA!
This card was made using some of the new thinlits and designer series paper. I started this card by die-cutting a large circle out of Watercolor Paper. Next I die-cut two snowflakes out of the circle. In the available space I stamped the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler Ink. A layer of designer series paper lays quietly behind die-cuts and shows through nicely.
The card base is simple its just Whisper White card stock with a layer of the same Designer Series Paper placed on top. The circle is large enough that you really don’t need much more on the card. To make my circle into a Christmas ornament I added ribbon on top. You can find this ribbon in the Holiday Catalog as well. I think this card is very elegant and it was easy to make. I will have it on display in my studio until early December and then I send it out.
FYI: The NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCT LIST is not available until Sept 1. So I can’t give you the new products item numbers. When you get your catalog you will see it all in there. Come and get them anytime I have one for you.
It was fun flaking out today. I hope you flake out soon.
Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee