How to "Light" Up your Holidays

Today you'll learn how to "Light" Up your Holidays! We'll be using that totally beautiful flocked vellum (Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper....check it out

Unlit votive

...and here's with the tea light lit...

Lighted votiveImagine using these beauties at each place setting at the holiday table...if your table is at Thanksgiving, just change the ribbon and the tag----this design will work for any holiday.

Need a quick gift for your friends or workmates--work a dozen of these up in an evening--or make this a holiday tradition and create these with your family.

The best part? The Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper has 6 sheets per pack! There are 3 designs (2 sheets of each per pack) so you can make a doze of these with one pack of paper! Great bargain.

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Plush paper 4 1/2 X 8 1/2, score the long side at 2, 4, 6, and 8"; score the short side at 2". Note: Use the scoring tool on your paper trimmer followed by reinforcing with your bone folder to get good creases or use score board with a stylus.

2. Fold the 1/2 section & the next section (second vertical fold) back over the remainder of the piece; use the scallop edge die (Peony dies) to cut the scalloped top edge. 

3. Cut out the 1/2" X 2" piece leaving the 1/2" X 2 1/2" piece on the unit; cut small angled pieces from each end of the 1/2 X 2 1/2" piece attached to the main body...(the bottom sections are 2 X 2 and will be the bottom of the holder; the top row would be edged with the scallop die.

Template4. Adhere Tear & Tape on the 'wrong' side; place a piece of Tear & Tape on the 'right' side of the 1/2" X 2 1/2" tab (see the righthand edge--the tape would appear on the other (good) side:

Tape placement

5. Remove backing from the tape; starting with the section next to the untaped square, adhere the 2nd section underneath the untaped section. Then adhere the 3rd section under the 2nd section; lastly adhere the 4th section under the 3rd section--you now have your container (taped sections are the botto) with the open tabbed edge. Remove the covering from the tape on the tab & adhere that to the under side of the next section thus completing the holder.

6. Glue dot a piece of double stitched red satin ribbon approximately 3/4" from scalloped edge around holder. Tie a bow with a separate piece & glue dot this over the ribbon where the ends meet.

7. Stamp the tiny holly (Gift Wrapped stamps) in black ink (e.g Memento); color the leaves green (e.g. Light Shaded Spruce Blend) ; punch out with the tiny label portion of the Bow punch. Add 3 red rhinestones (see photo). Add tag to holder with a dimensional.

Add your tea light and your votive holder is complete!

 

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How to create a One-Stamp Awesome Christmas Card

Today I'll show you how to create a One-Stamp Awesome Christmas Card. Take a look!

Trees

And, the design is really cute---it's all about the designer paper. We used the same designer paper (Trimming the Town) on Tuesday to create another card---if you missed it you can check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/10/how-to-create-a-christmas-card-with-no-stamping.html

Today's card simply punches out a hole in the primary designer sheet, adds one greeting, a bit of bling and 3 small die cuts to create another amazing card.

Now you can see how versatile one pack of designer paper can be...you have nearly unlimited ability to create really beautiful cards using one pack of designer paper and one stamp.

Remember that the Designer Series sale runs through October 31st and Trimming the Town Designer Paper is on the sale list for 15% off!  The entire list of designer papers on sale can be downloaded here Download 10.01.20_FLYER_DSP_SALE_US

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Pear Pizzazz 5 X 3 3/4, adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut "tree design" paper 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; punch out a circle from the right side using a 2 1/4 circle punch. Lay this centered over the Pear layer and stamp Tis the Season (Tags Buffet stamp set #153612) in Early Espresso ink in the circular opening. Layer the designer paper on the Pear layer with dimensionals.

4. Die cut 3 small trees from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Adhere those to the lower part of the circle (under the greeting) with mini dimensionals. Adhere 1 medium and 2 small rhinestones in an approximate triangle.

Your card is ready for sending.

 

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How to Create a Christmas Card with No Stamping

Today I'll show you How to Create a Christmas Card with No Stamping - and it has greetings on it too!

Take a look--isn't that the cutest card...

Block card

...and it has greetings, but we didn't use one single stamp! We did use the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper plus two die cuts from the coordinating die set (Home Together) to "spruce" up the tree section...and this quick-easy-no-stamp card is ready to go!

It's fun to piece together little scenes from the designer paper and since the designer papers are all color coordinated--you can use just about any of the designs to create your "picture."

And because this pack of designer paper is 12 X 12 and you only use small sections--you can create tons of cards from one pack!

Remember that the Designer Series sale runs through October 31st and Plaid Tidings is on the sale list for 15% off!  The entire list of designer papers on sale can be downloaded here Download 10.01.20_FLYER_DSP_SALE_US

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Pool Party cardstock 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut "scene" from Trimming the Town designer series paper (houses & trees design) 3 X 3 7/8; adhere to left side of Pool layer with liquid glue leaving about 1/16" border on top, bottom and left side

4. Cut tree designer paper 2 1/16 (horizontal) by 2 (vertical) from paper, adhere with liquid glue to top right on pool layer leaving approximately 1/16" borders.

5. Cut verse design 2 1/16 (horizontal) by 2 (vertical) from paper, adhere with liquid glue to bottom right on pool layer leaving approximately 1/16" border.

Die cut one large and one small tree from Mossy Meadow designer paper; adhere large tree with dimensionals to the upper right block and the small tree to the left of the house in the left block.

Your card is ready for sending!

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See Another No Coloring Secret Card

Do you want to See Annother No Coloring Secret Card?

Well, now you know the secret to No Coloring to get totally awesome cards---use your Designer Series Paper, right?

Here's another example of using your designer paper to get that amazing pop of great color while not having to get out your coloring tools and take the time to color the images. This time I"m using two designer papers from the Tis the Season series---using papers from the same series lets met coordinate colors without doing much thinking....here's the card...

Trees

See how the Spruce Green and the Cherry Cobbler trees blend so well together--both designs came from the Tis the Season pack (which is on sale this month). So I didn't have to stress out about what colors would work well together. Simple, quick, and easy!

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 1/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/8 X 4 5/8

    *Stamp "Lots of Love at Christmas" (Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set) in Real Red in the center at the bottom of this layer
    *Run through Dainty Diamonds embossing folder
    *Adhere to Spruce layer with liquid glue

4. Punch two trees from the Spruce designer paper and one from the Cherry designer paper--adhere the Spruce trees to the card front with liquid glue; adhere the Cherry tree to the front with dimensionals

5. Add copper stars to the top of each tree.

Your card is ready for sending!

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The Secret to Not Coloring

Today I'll show you The Secret to Not Coloring.  Often we want to create a card with great colored images but we don't have the time or energy to find our coloring tools and decide on which colors to use and what coordinates well with our cardstock...so here's the secret...don't color....use your designer series paper and it takes care of all those issues in an instant---

*saves you time--don't have to get out your coloring tools

*the DSP lists the colors that are in the DSP so you can choose the cardstock base, and

*the colors are already coordinated for you!

Doesn't get much better than that!

So where's the proof...

AppleSo here's the proof--cute card, right? It was super quick..I selected my designer paper--today I used the Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 pack--great designs in this pack that cover an entire year of needs. I then decided I wanted the apple to pop so used Very Vanilla cardstock as the base. No coloring but the card has plenty of color and pizzazz. Then just to add some interest...I used Artistry Blooms adhesive-backed sequins to add some extra coordinating color (without me doing the coloring)

I'll give you the step by step directions to create this card followed by the supply list.

Remember that the Designer Series sale runs through October 31st and Plaid Tidings is on the sale list for 15% off!  The entire list of designer papers on sale can be downloaded here Download 10.01.20_FLYER_DSP_SALE_US

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock 3 1/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/8 X 4 5/8

    *Stamp "Hello" (Good Morning Magnolia stamp set) in black ink (e.g. Memento) on the lower right side
    *Run through Dainty Diamonds embossing folder
    *Adhere to Pumpkin layer with liquid glue

4. Punch Apple from Plaid Tidings designer paper with Apple Builder punch; punch stem from Early Espresso cardstock (#119686), punch the leaf from Mossy Meadow (#133676). Adhere these to the Vanilla layer using dimensionals--note: mini dimensionals will work best for the stem and leaf.

Your card is ready for sending!

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