Make 12 Christmas Cards With The “Hello December 2016 Project Life” Kit

How To Make 12 Christmas Cards With The “Hello December 2016 Project Life” Kit I have said over and over and over again that I am NOT a scrapbooker.  It took awhile for me to tell myself that it’s okay.  Stampin’ Up! is about doing what you LOVE, and I LOVE creating greeting cards.  Today I want to show you how you can make twelve Christmas cards with the new Hello December 2016 Project Life Kit and Accessory Pack. First, take a look at my quick video to see an example of the cards:   Supplies You’ll Need From The 2016 Holiday Catalog:   Paper You Will Need From The Annual Catalog: Stamp Set, Ink, and Framelits You’ll Need From The Annual Catalog:   Big Shot Items and Punches You’ll Need From The Annual Catalog:   Ribbon You’ll Need From The Annual Catalog:   Adhesives You’ll Need From The Annual Catalog:   Phew!  That’s a lot of supplies, right?  But don’t panic!  Go through your supplies and take inventory of the stuff you already have or stuff that is similar to what I used if you want to make your own adjustments. Now that you have gathered your stuff together, what do you need to do with it??  Here is what you’ll need to do before you start assembling the cards:  score 6 pieces of Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock at the 4-1/4″ mark and cut each scored piece at 5-1/2″ so you end up with 12 card bases cut 5 pieces of Real Red 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and emboss each piece with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder cut 7 pieces of Emerald Envy 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and emboss each piece with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder die-cut 4 bows with the bow framelit from the Wonderful Wreaths Framelits Dies die-cut 4 “Noel”s with the Noel framelit from the Wonderful Wreaths Framelits Dies take a look at the photos and get busy CASE-ing!!  (copy my layouts like you see them) I’ll be posting more in-depth videos soon.  In the meantime, this should be enough info to get you started!!  🙂 Shop the Annual Catalog  HERE Shop the Holiday Catalog HERE

Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 Project Life

Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 Project Life I’ve mentioned before that I was never able to drink the scrapbooking Kool Aid.  However, that doens’t mean that I don’t like scrapbooking supplies!  I especially love Project Life by Stampin’ Up! because not only are the items perfect for scrapbookers, but the kits also make cardmaking a breeze!  Over the next several days I am going to show you a variety of greeting cards and other fun projects that you can create in under five minutes with the new Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Kit and Accessory Pack that is currently available to order from the new 2016 Holiday Catalog. Look at all of the fun items that come in the Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack.  The accessory pack includes: * Exclusive set of 9 photopolymer stamps * 20 kraft cards, 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm) * 5 acetate specialty cards, 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) * 2 acetate specialty cards, 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) * 2 alphabet sticker sheets * 2 element sticker sheets * 2 red foil number sticker sheets * 48 epoxy stickers * 12 wood shapes * Silver metallic thread, 10 yards (9.1 m) * 6 flat paper clips * Washi tape, 5 yards (4.6 m) The Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Kit includes 71 cards in 2 sizes: 3″ x 4″, 4″ x 6″ and coordinates with Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Crumbcake, Real Red, and Whisper White. To make cards with the Stampn’ Up! Hello December 2016 Project Life Asseccory Pack and Card Kit, I suggest spreading out all of the contents, grabbing the coordinating cardstock colors, and letting your creativity flow.  Be sure to keep checking back to see more cards and projects made with these wonderful Project Life elements.  Project Life is not just for scrapbookers! To order any of the products shown, just click an image in the slideshow to be redirected to my online store:

Make Cards In A Snap!

Good Vibes Project Life You can make a gorgeous greeting card in a snap with the Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection and Good Vibes Project Life Accessory Pack from Stampin’ Up!  When I say “in a snap,” I mean it!  I made both of these cards in under five minutes with items from the Accessory Pack.  Take a look and be sure to make note of that adorable little stamp set that is included in the Accessory Pack!!!  Emojis!! Project Life is meant to be a fun and easy way to scrapbook your memories, but since I’m not a scrapbooker, I found that Project Life is perfect for cardmakers, too.  (Check out my post where I discuss making cards with Project Life.) For the “Life Is Lovely” card, all I had to do was trim the white overlay to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhere it to the Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequence, and BAM! The card was finished! To create the “So Perfect” card, I scored one end of the white overlay so that the overall length was 5-1/4″ and I used the fabulous washi tape that is included in the Good Vibes Project Life Accessory Pack to keep the scored piece in place.  Seriously, SO PERFECT and seriously SO EASY! The new 2016-17 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog has a plethora of Project Life Card Collections and Accessory Packs to fit a variety of occassions.  You can view all of the offerings on my Stampin’ Up! ordering page.  Below is a slideshow of the supplies I used to create these two fun and easy cards.

Make Cards Quickly and Easily with Project Life

Make Cards Quickly and Easily with Project Life I will be the first to admit that I am not a scrapbooker.  When the scrapbook craze hit more than a decade ago, I was not on board.  I did make a few scrapbooks, but I certainly did not become obsessed.  If you are like me and never drank the scrapbooking Kool Aid, you probably look at the Project Life scrapbook offerings from Stampin’ Up! and just flip the pages.  After all, if you aren’t a scrapbooker, why would you need to waste your time looking at the scrapbooking supplies when there is an entire catalog FULL of stamp sets, card stock, and embellishments for your card-making and paper crafting obsessions, right?  WRONG!  I want to tell you how you can make cards quickly and easily with Project Life Card Collections and Project Life Accessories Packs!!  It’s so easy that I created today’s cards in just a few minutes with items from the Project Life Moments Like These Card Collection and the  Project Life Moments Like These Accessory Pack, two items which I am happy to say were carried over from last year’s Annual Catalog to the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. I really love this simple yet elegant “Hello” card.  The hints of Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron make the heart in the center of the card pop. We attended a wedding a few days ago and I didn’t know what to do with the engagement photo that was included along with the invitation.  Chloe has been a part of our lives for eighteen years, so I wanted to do something special.  I’m going to mail this card to her once she is settled into her new home with her new husband.  I like the play on the word “captured” that is pre-printed on the card!  “Captured” meaning the photo and moment were captured, and “captured” meaning their hearts are captured. So cute! I can’t wait until my order of new products arrives!  There is a wonderful new feature to Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life offerings that I can’t wait to share with you!!  Until then, take a look at some of the other cards I made quickly and easily with Project Life:                                      

My Top 5 Picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

My Top 5 Picks From the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Take a look at my top 5 picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  New items were added today from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Be sure to order the items right away, because once they sell out, they are gone for good.  Be sure to also check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post to view ALL of the Clearance Rack items.  There are many more items than just my top 5 pick. #1:  To You and Yours Shaker Card Kit  was $24.00 | now only $9.60 #2:  Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit  was $21 | now only $8.40 #3:  Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack was $15 | now $6 #4:  Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection was $16 | now $6.40 #5:  Real Red Pom Pom Trim was $6.00 | now $2.40 Before you freak out and say to yourself, “All of this is Christmas stuff!” just think back to the start of the Christmas season and remember how excited you were when you promised yourself that THIS would be the year when you would get everything done without being stressed.  Then think back to the middle of Christmas season when panic set in and you realized that your plan failed.  You can conquer the failure by ordering my top 5 picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  Why?  Let me tell you. You can read about the features and benefits of the To You & Yours Shaker Card Kit HERE, and see examples of cards you can quickly assemble with the leftovers HERE, HERE, and HERE.  You will be a rock star when your friends receive these cards in the mail.  You can also give the kit as a gift to the card making lovers in your life. Who doesn’t want to open a present with the a tag from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit?  What I love most about these fun Christmas tags is that you can add them to small gifts and gift bags that otherwise wouldn’t make a great first impression and turn what at first glance looks like an underwhelming gift into the first gift your friends want to open. I have included both the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack  (just cut out the “2015”) and the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection for the same reason.  Each kit provides enough materials for you to quickly assemble not only scrapbooks, but also fun greeting cards.  It takes no time to cut and score card stock and use the items in both of these kits to put together cute Christmas cards. Do I even need to explain why you need the Real Red Pom Pom Trim?  I mean just look at how adorable it is!  Use it to wrap presents, string it up and use our Mini Metallic Clothespins to hang up your Christmas cards, or use it as an embellishment on your cards.  And hey, its’ red, so you can also use it for Valentine’s Day and Fourth of July projects! Here is a look at ALL of the Clearance Rack items.  Have fun shopping!!

Memories in the Making

Memories in the Making **REMINDER!  IT’S TEMPLATE TUESDAY!  BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE MY FREE TEMPLATE TUESDAY NEWSLETTER BY FILLING OUT THE INFO IN THE BOX BELOW THIS POST. TO VIEW THE FIRST PROJECT, CLICK HERE.** The Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection is one of several products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase from the 2016 Sale-a-Bration Promotional Catalog.  I’m not a scrapbooker, but that doesn’t mean that Project Life is off-limits to me.  In fact, Project Life can be a card-makers best friend and a real life-saver, especially if and when you ever suffer from “Card-Makers Block.”  You can see some of the great cards I created with Project Life supplies HERE, HERE, and HERE.                      I made a traditional shaker card with some of the pieces that are included in the Sale-a-Bration Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection. I paired the black, white, and silver specialty cards with a piece of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack from the Annual Catalog.  I love the color combination! Silver and Pacific Point compliment each other so beautifully!  I like the hint of Mint Macaron thrown in there, too. There are a total of 30 cards in the FREE Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection Kit.  Here is a little sampling: Some of the cards, like the ones I used on my card, are acetate with metallic ink printed designs.  They add such a glamorous look to the card.  These specialty cards make the greeting card look like it took a ton of effort to make, when in reality, it was very easy to assemble. Are you tired of my shaker cards yet?  I’ve been creating cards for almost FOURTEEN years now, and I finally got the hang of shaker cards.  Oh, no!  Another obsession!  Using Project Life stuff to make greeting cards is another new obsession of mine, too.  Get ready!! Memories In The Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection – 141018 Price: $0.00 Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack – 138442 Price: $8.00 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 121045 Price: $7.00 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730 Price: $8.50 Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 138337 Price: $7.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad – 140931 Price: $7.00 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Price: $4.00 Scallop Oval Punch – 119856 Price: $18.00 Small Oval Punch – 120908 Price: $12.95 Metallics Sequin Assortment – 138390 Price: $5.00 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon – 132137 Price: $5.00 Supply List