Woodland Flurry Sneak Peek Card Set

Woodlands Embossing, Flurry of Wishes Stampin Up Holiday Card Set at StampinFool.com

Have you seen the New 2015 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! full of crafty ideas, projects, and supplies for everyone from the new crafter to the expert?  I absolutely LOVE the new stamps, paper and Holiday accessories.  I posted a winter Wonderland card yesterday that you will fall for so check that out if you haven’t seen it yet.

I know it’s only September, so I won’t focus too much on Christmas, but I want you to get excited for this year’s HUGE Christmas Card E-Class and Stamp-A-Stack.  I have started making a special set of cards and a coordinating full color PDF tutorial that will be chocked full of never before seen cards, available only here at Stampin Fool just for you!

I am formatting this year’s Holiday classes in a new way. First, I will have both LIVE and TO-GO classes available.  Local classes will be held, kits with instructions will be mailed, and a PDF only download will be available for crafters and demonstrators alike.

The main change to my classes this year is that I will feature ONE stamp set used MANY ways.  This cuts the cost to you, as you will only need one stamp set to complete every card in the tutorial!  I will have additional classes with a variety of cards using multiple stamp sets like in previous years.

So what’s in store? Here is a quick preview of a few bits and pieces that will be included in this year’s Flurry Class.

Flurry of Wishes card class preview at Stampin Fool

Woodlands Embossing, Flurry of Wishes Stampin Up Holiday Card Set at StampinFool.com

 

Do you want to know how to make this Wintery card above?  Here are the directions and supplies you’ll need from the new Holiday Catalog.

Directions:

  1. Cut Soft Sky card base to 4 1/4″ x 11, score and fold at 5.5″.
  2. Cut Whisper White card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  3. Cut Silver Foil paper to 4″ x 3″. Emboss with Woodlands embossing folder and Big Shot.
  4. Stamp small connected snowflakes in Soft Sky onto White layer. (You’ll want to order the stamp and punch bundle to save 15% and use the punch for punching snowflakes!)
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink in the bottom right corner of the White layer.
  6. Adhere the Silver embossed layer to the White layer.
  7. Add a strip of 6″ White Glitter ribbon or Silver Sequin trim to the top layer with SNAIL adhesive.
  8. Adhere the White and Foil layer to the Soft Sky card front.
  9. Embellish the snowflakes with Dazzling details.
  10. Ta-Da! WOW your friends with this awesome card!!

 STAMPIN’ UP Supplies Used:

Fall In Love With The Newborn King

Fall In Love With The Newborn King

By now you probably know that I am in LOVE with The NEWBORN KING stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog.  It embodies what Christmas is about, Christ.  It doesn’t talk about Santa, or presents, or the Tree, or lights, or even cookies and Christmas dinner. It shows love, peace, and joy.  It shows sacrifice, adoration, and hope.

This is SO much more than a stamp set. This card truly means the world to me.  It is an everyday reminder of how great God is and what an amazing life we have because of Christ.

So, for my personal Christmas cards, I knew I wanted to use this special stamp set to share the amazing story of Christ with others.  Alright, without further chatter, here it is:

The Newborn King gold embossed card at Stampin FoolStampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: The Newborn King
  • Ink: Versmark, Old Olive blendabilities, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Early Espress marker
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, rhinestones, aqua painter, Big Shot, Filigree Frame embossing folder, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay ribbon

Directions:

  1. Stamp the Nativity scene with versa mark, add Gold embossing powder. Tap off excess powder and set with heat tool until shiny and smooth.
  2. Use aqua painter to paint background with Lost Lagoon.  Watercolor tree trunks and clothing with Crumb Cake and aqua painter.  Color two trees with Old Olive blendabilities. Use Early Espresso marker to color stable.
  3. Add rhinestone to star.
  4. Layer Whisper White onto Lost Lagoon card stock with rounded corners.
  5. Emboss Filigree onto Crumb Cake base with Big Shot. Adhere layers to card base and tie Bermuda Bay ribbon across top of card.
  6. Stamp the inside with the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.

I hope you enjoyed this card!

 

 

Three Ways to Be Merry!

Three Hand Stamped Cards that Will Make You Merry

I recently had a Stamp-a-Stack Stampin’ Up! style for my customers to make 24 Christmas cards at once and get them mailed out to their friends and family.  I wanted to design simple cards that were still nice looking and had more than one layer.  While my friends were stamping away, I was alongside them stamping the same cards as quickly as I could, so that I too can mail out cards.  (Still haven’t put them in the mail, eek!)  I’m here to share them with you today, with a quick supply list in case you are a last minute crafter like me.

Seasonally Scattered & Nordic Noel

Seasonally Scattered and Nordic Noel by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Seasonally Scattered (MERRY), Endless Wishes (Christmas), Bright & Beautiful (inside greeting)
  • Paper: Real Red cs, Lost Lagoon cs, Whisper White cs, Nordic Noel DSP
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, Garden Green
  • Accessories: White twine

Seasonally Scattered and Nordic Noel by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool

Ornamental Pine Card

Ornamental Pine by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Ornamental Pine
  • Paper: Soft Sky cs, Garden Green cs, Whisper White cs
  • Ink: Old Olive, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Soft Sky (for sponging)
  • Accessories: Sponge

Ornamental Pine by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool

Joyful Pine Tree

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Ornamental Pine
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
  • Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon
  • Accessories: Dazzling Details (on the pine branches for glimmer)

Ornamental Pine by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool

BONUS: White Christmas

  • Stamps: White Christmas
  • Paper: Soft Sky cs, Garden Green cs, Whisper White cs
  • Ink: Momento Black, Garden Green, Soft Sky (for sponging)
  • Accessories: Sponge

White Christmas by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool

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