Archives for December 2008

Love You Much Promotion!

Love You Much



We’re gearing up for the new Spring/Summer Catalog and Stampin’ Up! is offering a fun sneak peek bundle.

This is a really cute bundle! A fun little heart set, a new three heart punch that matches one of the stamps and adorable designer paper to match.






love you much



The Love You Much bundle is 20% off if you purchase it before January 31st.


All of these products will be availabe to purchase separately (at full price) in the new catalog beginning January 19th.







Dates to Remember

January 5     Retired Accessory list is announced

January 18   Last day to order retired sets from the Fall/Winter catalog and the Holiday Mini Catalog as well as the last day to get sets from the Fall/Winter SAMPLER at 20% off (with a $20 purchase). 

January 19   First Day to Order from the new Spring/Summer Catalog!

January 31   Last day to order the Love you Much bundle at 20% off

February 1   Sale-A-Bration Begins!






Snow Swirled

snow swirled

I have been playing with the snow swirled set! Lots of bling on this one. The snow flakes are stamped in Whisper White Ink and then embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.

There are two strips of Sticky Strip tape covered with Dazzling Diamond glitter behind the Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon. I added Dazzle Effects on the Snow Swirled tree and last but not least, I used Rhinestone brads and Felt Snowflakes for a little extra fun.

Thanks for stopping by!



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Fabulous Promotions and the Retiring List!



 It is hard to believe that it’s already time for the retiring list to be revealed for the current catalog! Click the link to the left to download the retiring sets.

These sets are available until January 18th, but if you order by December 23rd you can receive 10% off all retiring sets! We have never discounted retiring sets like this before, so take advantage of this terrific offer soon! You can call me to place an order or Shop online on my website, by clicking on the shop now links throughout this site. If you go to the online store and click on retired sets, you will be able to see pictures of all of the sets.



 Hey, as if a discount wasn’t enough, Stampin’ Up! is also offering you FREE SHIPPING on any order over $70 placed between now and December 23rd. That includes your discounted retiring sets. Click the link below to begin shopping or call me or email  to place your order today!!




















Cello Topper

Spotlight on Christmas

I wanted to make a quick post with a little more detail on the Big Shot.

This cello topper was made using the Top Note Bigs Die.

Very quick little project using the Spotlight on Christmas set and the 5 petal flower punch. The designer paper is trimmed around the perforated edge to make a nice layer.  The flower petals are edged with a gold pen. I wish I had some neat chocolates for the cello bag, but had to settle for york peppermint patties. The good stuff keeps disappearing ……………

Big Shot

This is the Big Shot die cutting machine. The dies roll through the machine which puts pressure on them to cut or emboss the paper.

Big Shot

You will use a die, paper, and cutting mats layered together to form a “sandwich”. Different dies require different sandwich configurations, depending on how thick it is.

Big Shot

This is the pillowbox die after it comes through the machine. Some dies have score or perforation lines.

You can view the dies that are available in the back of the Mini Holiday Catalog by clicking on the link on the right.

Happy Stampin’



Pillow Boxes and Tags

pillow boxes

I have been playing some more with my Big Shot and this time the pillow box die that I just got. Aren’t these cute!?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the die cut craze, I’ll show a few pictures tomorrow, so you’ll know what I am talking about.

These little pillow boxes are made just like the larger ones that we cut from a pattern and score, only they are much smaller and the scoring is done for you.

pillow box

This one uses the snow flakes from Merry and Bright, embossed in silver detail EP. The tags are also embossed in silver and cut out.

The Spot Light on Christmas set makes really quick tags, because they  work with our punches.

The card stock is Brocade Blue and Brushed Silver.

glitter glue

Here is a really cool tip for you……

My favorite way to apply glitter is to put down a few drops of Crystal Effects and sprinkle some dazzling diamonds on it. It gives the glitter a dimensional look, and it is beautiful! It is also very messy, just ask any hostess how long it lingers around her home after a stamp party!

Now you can make your own glitter glue. Just clean out a small container (I used an old glitter bottle, you can use an ink refill bottle when you are through with it) Fill it one third to half full with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and then fill your bottle the rest of the way with Crystal Effects. Use a tooth pick to mix it together well.  You can also have colored glitter by adding a few drops of your favorite color of ink. The best part is that it goes on with much less mess! Of course, if you love wearing glitter and just don’t feel completely made up without a little dazzle from head to toe, you can always sprinkle a little more glitter on top, for when you need blinding sparkle.

Here is another tip…..keep your new Dazzle Effects and your Crystal Effects stored upside down. It will keep the lid from clogging and will also keep the bubbles to a minimum. It will also keep your glitter sifted to the top of the bottle where you want it. And one more tip, If you are going to travel with your Dazzle or Crystal Effects, keep them upside down but carry them in a plastic baggy and check that the lids are very tight. Yeah, don’t ask.

acetate pillow box

OK, making an acetate pillow box from a pattern would be kind of tricky, but it is super easy with the Pillow Box Bigz die. You may need to do a little extra scoring with a stylus to get a really good crease, but these things pop together really quickly. All you need is one little strip of glue or sticky strip down the flap.

I just used an acetate transparency from the office supply store

Merry and Bright

Aren’t the see through boxes fun?

I used Merry and Bright and some Dazzle Effects on this tag. The Colors are Real Red, Glorious Green, and Green Galore to match the M&M’s.

Happy Stampin’,