Stampin’ Up! 2015 Christmas Card Kit: “To You & Yours Shaker Cards” & Video

You are going to absolutely LOVE the To You and Yours Shaker Cards Kit from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!!  (Speaking of the catalog, would you like a copy?  If so, leave a comment or send an email to stampingwithcharlene@gmail.com.)  The kit is only $24 (before tax & s/h) and you receive all of the supplies necessary to make eighteen shaker cards.  Whew!  The envelopes are included, too!  The only thing you need to add are some holiday stamps and ink; however, as you can see in the cards shown above, the cards are so beautiful with the embellishments included in the kit that the stamps and ink aren’t even really necessary!  Take a look at the video below and see all of the products that are in the kit.  You can also watch me assemble one of the cards. (Item #139647)   Here is the best news of all!  You can make this project kit with me.  There are three dates from which to choose!  Check out my Upcoming Events page to register and to read all the details, or click HERE. If you are one of my many blog visitors who don’t live near me, don’t despair.  You can order the To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (Item #139647) beginning September 1st.  As you can see in my video, the kit comes with a color instruction sheet that will guide you through the process of assembling your cards.  It’s easy, but it does take some time.  Don’t wait to order this kit!  Order it right away on September 1st, because it will only be available while supplies last.  It’s so fun that I am sure it will sell out.  Hurry!  Set a reminder for yourself! You will have lots of leftovers, too, to make additional cards of your own creation.  Here are a few fun stamp sets that you can add to your purchase to make your cards look even better…not that they’ll need to!   Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Acorny Thank You Card from Stampin’ Up!

One of the fun parts of attending a Stampin’ Up! event is the chance we get to win free product.  I was lucky enough to win this really fun set called “Acorny Thank You.”  Of course there is a coordinating Acorn Builder Punch that I just couldn’t live without!  Look at how fun: The 1-1/4″ Crumb Cake Grosgrain Ribbon takes this card’s design over the top.  And don’t you just adore the mini wooden leaf accents?  They are part of the “Into the Woods Elements” pack available in the 2015 Holiday Catalog. Just look at these lovely fall colors!  I know I might be rushing things.  After all, we have four weeks left of summer.  And believe me, I am going to make the most of these long hot days.  However, I thought I would give you a little taste of what is right around the corner. Here’s a short video on how I came up with this creation.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’ll never miss a video update. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

A Stampin’ Up! Happy Haunting Hearth and Home/Video

You guys! I am just dying over the fun new products that I used to make this card! I have waited a really long time for a window frame die, and Stampin’ Up! really hit it out of the park with the new Hearth and Home Thinlints Dies. Am I right?  I love how spooky the window looks with the Black Glimmer Paper.  Why not just take a look at my short video and listen to me explain the products I used and how everything came together! Let’s take another look at all of the textures and layers.  This is really one of my most favorite cards ever!  I don’t want to part with it!!  What to do? P.S.  Check out my EVENTS page.  We will be making this card along with the cute Blow Fish Card this Friday night.  The class is sold-out, but I will kits available for sale.  I will ship you all of the supplies and you can make the cards on your own.  You will need to provide the stamps, ink, die cuts, etc,. but I will include the consumable items like paper, ribbon, and embellishments.  Stay tuned for more details.  If you can’t wait, leave a comment or send an email to stampingwithcharlene@gmail.com. Finally,  here is a list of everything I used to make this fun card. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Halloween Treat Bag: Happy Haunting!

Oh, how I wish I had a deliciously warm chocolate chip cookie right about now.  Make that two!  I could eat one and put one in this cute little treat bag. If you look closely, you can see that the bag is made from a Glassine Sheet that I embossed with the new Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the upcoming 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The embossing gives the bag a spooky feeling, which is of course enhanced with the Spider Web Doily. Look closely behind the Spider Web Doily.  I placed a small silver doily from the Metallic Foil Doilies underneath the spider web to add some pizzazz.  The Silver Sequin Trim serves as a dichotomy:  a chic and scary treat bag! Isn’t the little vampire so cute?  I love his youthful look and adorable face. I couldn’t help but think of my neighborhood’s yearly Christmas cookie exchange party.  I thought it might be fun to have those types of parties at other times of the year, too.  I was thinking that it would be so easy to make these little treat bags for any occasion throughout the year:  back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving … you get the idea!  How fun would it be to slow down a little bit and meet with neighbors and friends at times of the year that aren’t so hectic?  I think I’ll whip up a few treat bags with an end-of-summer theme, send out an invite, and see what happens!  Stay tuned… Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Softly Falling Ocean Bubbles by Stampin Up

I love, love, love the new Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the upcoming 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The folder is meant to create an embossed snowfall, but I turned the cardstock upside down to create an underwater scene.  Instead of falling snow, the little white embossed images create a fun bubbly ocean landscape. At first, I thought the colors I used to create this card were a little too Valentine’s Day for me; however, I’m glad I went for the love theme because my husband came home from work and asked me for an anniversary card that he needs to mail to someone.  Score!! Watch the video below to hear how I was inspired to make the blowfish. While I was playing around with the balloon framelit from the Balloon Framelits Dies.  I turned the balloon on its side and immediately thought that the little knot looked like the lips of a fish. Balloon:   Blowfish: I wanted to make the lips more pronounced, though, so trimmed off the knot. I punched a heart out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to create lusher lips. For the fins, I used the tail piece from the Bow Builder Punch.  You can see that I scored each piece and attached the end with a Glue Dot so that the “fin” can stick up off the card.   The Softly Falling embossing folder will be available to order beginning September 1st.  However, as I shared in the video, you can order from the 2015 Holiday Catalog NOW by joining Stampin’ Up!  For only $99, you can select $125 worth of product and everything will be shipped to you for free.  You can continue on as a member of Stampin’ Up! and receive a discount on all of your future orders, or you can just let your membership expire.  There is nothing to lose and everything to gain!  If you are interested in learning more, send an email to stampingwithcharlene@gmail.com or click HERE.

Spider Web Doilies from Stampin’ Up!

You guys are going to love the  adorable Spider Web Doilies from Stampin’ Up!  They will be available September 1st and are found in the new 2015 Holiday Catalog.  (If you would like a copy of the catalog, send me an email at stampingwithcharlene@gmail.com or leave a comment below and I will send you one.) As you can see from the project I created, each doily can be cut apart and used in different ways.  I used the center of the doily to decorate the outside of the mini candy gift bag. I used one of the webs to create a little skeleton body, and the fleur de lis as the skeleton arms.  The googly eyes make the little bodies come to life. Normally, I would say they are too cute to eat.  However, chocolate is involved.  Need I say more? 🙂 Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog