Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ICS Blog Hop - Merry Little Christmas


Welcome to the December Inspire, Create, and Share blog hop.  This month we are all featuring fun gift-able items.  I choose to share the gifts I made for my team Christmas party last weekend.  My gifts featured the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper, almost exclusively.

Here is a picture of them all lined up on my mantle:

Here is close up of one by itself:


I decorated gift bags, and added personalized tags.


I love the plaid in the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.  I found coordinating list pads at a big box craft store, and used the DSP, and coordinating colored cardstock to make a personalized cover for the pads.


I also found these great eyeglass cases at the same store.  I filled them with german chocolates, and made a tag for it as well.

I had so much fun putting these gifts together for my team.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects.  Next up on the hop is my good friend, Darla.  I know she has something great to share - she is so talented!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ICS Blog Hop - Join the Fold - Coffee Cafe


Welcome to a special Inspire, Create, and Share blog hop! We recently attended OnStage in Salt Lake City with 2,700 demonstrators to see new products, hear training, and connect with friends. Our team met for dinner and to swap cards designed with fancy folds. Meeting together is the best. Of course now we want to share the fancy fold card designs with you!

Being a demonstrator means you meet people from all over the world, get to travel for events, we get the first peek at new products. Only demonstrators get the opportunity to attend Stampin’ Up! events to see the new catalog in hand, use the products, and the perk of bringing home new stamp sets, projects, and sometimes more! You can join one of our teams and receive all of these demonstrator perks. You select your starter kit, it is $125 in product but you only pay $99 and includes free shipping. Just ask your demonstrator where to get started to sign up, or if that is me click here



Here is my card: 

I decided to make a shelf card, with one of my favorite suites form the catalog, Coffee Cafe.  I have featured four different patterns from the designer series paper pack, the stamp set, and even the corrugated embellishments.

Next up on the hop, is Karie - I know you are going to love her card!


Monday, November 20, 2017

SSInkspiration: Technique Challenge - Eclipse Cards

Hey there everyone!  Today we are starting a new challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration.  This time, it is a technique challege : Eclipse Cards.

I had never made an Eclipse Cards are super popular right now, but I had never made one before this challenge came up on my "to do" list.  I chose to use the Night in Bethlehem bundle, featured on page 26 of the Holiday Catalog.  This is one of my favorite bundles, ever!

Here is my card:


I decided to go with a very natural / neutral color scheme for my card.  My rolling city was done in Crumb Cake, inked once and stamped three times.  My star, and people were stamped in Soft Suede.  When I was done stamping, I used my Large Letter framelits to cut out the word JOY.  I matted my Very Vanilla cardstock with Crumb Cake before putting it on a Soft Suede card base.  I put my letters back in the holes using Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then,  I used some Very Vanilla baker's twine for my embellishment, and used the tie ends to make a tassel with a little bit of lace and linen thread.   I also accented my letters with some clear Wink of Stella. 

Be sure to head over to Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration and check out what the other design team members made, and enter our challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole





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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Card Event

I am so very excited to announce this fun Christmas Card Event that spans over 4 dates, and gives you many options for making your own Christmas Cards.


The great thing about this class, is that you get to choose your own cards, and I still do all the work for you. You come, and just do the fun part! Also, now you can bring your sister, mother, and best friend with you and you can all make different cards.

This class has a $20 class fee. The class fee coves everything you need, including envelopes to make 10 Christmas cards of your choice. (You may choose 1 or 2 designs.) Do you need more than 10 cards? No worries! You can add on sets of 10 cards and envelopes (1 design) for only $7! There are nine different card designs, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Class registrations are due 2 days before the class date.

This class is being offered multiple times, so choose a day that works best for you. When you are registering, on my Square site, leave your card choices in the notes section during checkout. The notes box is right under the total, during your checkout.

Please bring the following items to class with you:
Bone Folder
Scissors
Adhesive Kit (Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Glue)

The following dates are available for this event:
November 18th, at the Craft for Cause starting at 6:30pm
November 26th, in Tacoma, starting at 3pm
December 1st, in Tacoma, starting at 7pm
December 10th, in Tacoma, starting at 3pm.