Saturday, November 21, 2015

Online Extravanganza our Huge SALE

 November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!
See the Savings Now!  Here is a link to the complete list of sale items.

  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online/OEX orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Last Fall Hurrah! and Holiday Retiring List

Check the Holiday retiring list here. We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to contact your customers and let them know to order them before they're gone!
Dates: November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last)

Project Details
Hardwood, Happy Scenes
Card Stock & Papers
Early Espresso: card base
Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 ¼
                       3 7/8 x 5 1/8 hardwood stamped layer
Whisper White: leaf die cut
Very Vanilla: inside 4 x 5 ¼
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Linen Thread
Large Oval Punch , Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin’ Sponges

Monday, November 16, 2015

Reflection Technique

I love this reflection technique. The Window Plastic from Stampin' Up! is great to use with this.

Project Details
Lovely As A Tree
Card Stock & Papers
Pear Pizzazz: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
Soft Suede: 4 x 5 ¼
Whisper White: 3 ¾ x 5 stamped layer
                           4 x 5 ¼ inside
Window Plastic cut the size of the stamp
Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Sponge Daubers

  • Stamp the tree on the paper and again on the acetate with Early Espresso ink. 
  • Turn the acetate upside down, with the ink towards the paper, and line it up, so the images will be a matching reflection. 
  • Brayer over it, to transfer the ink to the paper.

Stamping on Embossing Folders

I have played and played around working to get the look I wanted on this card. My first attempts were too dark and splotchy. I applied the ink directly from the ink pad. On a couple attempts I got so hung up on the ink, that I forgot to stamp the trees - big sigh. Then I tried sponges, and I still got ink in some places on the trees. I wanted them to remain white! argh!! Then I thought, why not try a brayer? Yeah, I know, duh! That worked out beautifully, I got a nice even, lighter toned coverage. The piece de resistance, was the glittery effect. At first I thought I'd use Heat n' Stick powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, then I thought the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder would be better choice because it is more subtle. I got color inspirations from France Martin and Billie Moan.
Close up showing the glittery effect of the embossing powder

Project Details
Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock & Papers
Mossy Meadow: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 ¼
Lost Lagoon: 3 ¾  x 5  
Whisper White: 3 ½ x 4 ¾   
Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Versa Mark
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder,
Woodland Textured Impressions EF, Brayer, Heat Tool, Thin Black Sharpie
  • Apply ink to the embossing folder on the side with the Sizzix logo using Lost Lagoon for sky using the brayer, then ink the lower ground section with Smoky Slate. 
  • Stamp the pine trees in Mossy Meadow directly over the other colors on the embossing folder.  
  • Lay your cardstock inside the folder and run through Big Shot. 
  • With a thin black Sharpie, color in the birch bark lines.