Merry Christmas Snowflake Card

Today’s snowflake card has Merry Christmas singing the “blues!”  Included on the card are the following new products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, available starting Sept. 5:  Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Thinlits Die (the stamp set and coordinating die will be available as a 10% off bundle) and the Blizzard Thinlits Die.

Create a snowflake Christmas card using Stampin Up Blizzard Thinlits Die - Mary Fish StampinUp

Check out all the snowflakes the Blizzard Thinlits Die makes.  I can’t wait to use the remaining “negative” space – see top of photo).

STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base with Balmy Blue card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Layer a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Night of Navy card stock on top and adhere with Snail Adhesive.

Use a Sponge Dauber to add “stripes” of Balmy Blue (top), Pacific Point (middle) and Night of Navy (bottom) ink to an approximately 5 x 2 piece of Whisper White card stock.  Crop “Merry” centered on the three blues using the die from Stampin’ Up! Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  Adhere with an adhesive of your choice to a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used little dabs of Snail Adhesive.

Merry Christmas to All Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Stamp “Christmas” (Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set) with VersaMark Ink on Night of Navy card stock.  Heat emboss with the Heat Tool and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Trim to approximately 2 x 1/2.  TIP:  I used the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and the straight die with two flagged ends from Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies to crop “Christmas” evenly.  I snipped off the flagged ends.  Adhere as shown using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop snowflakes using Whisper White card stock, the Stampin’ Up! Blizzard Thinlits Die, the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Precision Base Plate.  TIP:  The Precision Base Plate will improve cutting results dramatically when using the Blizzard Thinlits die.  Adhere snowflakes to the Whisper White layer as shown using Snail Adhesive in the center. 

Create a snowflake Christmas card using Stampin Up Blizzard & Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

TURN ON THE LIGHTS!  Add large and small frosted (self-adhesive) droplets from Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to the snowflake centers.  They catch the light and look like mini Christmas lights!  Adhere Whisper White Layer to card base with Snail Adhesive.

Create a snowflake Christmas card using Stampin Up Blizzard & Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea InteriorStamp interior sentiment (Merry Christmas to All) using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool in Night of Navy ink on a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White card stock.  Add 2 more die cut snowflakes.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive to a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Night of Navy card stock and then adhere to the interior of the card.

Create a snowflake Christmas card using Stampin Up Blizzard & Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp IdeaFor a pretty presentation, use a Stampin’ Up! Clear Envelope and tie a piece of Night of Navy 1/2 Gingham Ribbon in a bow.

For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between August 1 – 31, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between September 1 -30, 2018.  Full details here.

MY TIP:  Stock up on essentials in August and earn bonus coupons.  Redeem the coupons in September when the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog begins Sept. 5!  

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23 WOW! Picks from My Pals Stamping Community!

Today’s 23 paper crafting projects were designed by the talented members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Stamping Community. Be inspired by the variety of styles and colors.  Links to blogs or Pinterest have been provided (when available) for more details.

Sheryl Sharp – blog details

Michelle Gleeson – blog details

Su Mohr – blog details

Chrissy Eck – details

Windy Ellard – blog details

Lori Pinto – blog details

Tammy Beard – blog details

Lynn Hoyt – blog details

Alexandra Jones – blog details

Debbie Mageed – blog details

Karen Hallam – blog details

Julie DiMatteo – blog details

Brian King – blog details

Jeanie Stark – blog details

Gretchen Barron – blog details

Beth McCullough – blog details

Susan Itell – blog details

Erika Rodriguez 

Frenchie Hum

Terry Betlewski

Pamela Sadler – blog details

Vicki Beer

Sea of Textures Thank You Card Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

Stesha Bloodhart – Blog Details

DO IT FOR YOU!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community.  It’s always a fun and pressure-free environment  and you’ll have the option to share your work in my Sunday Picks!   

JOIN IN AUGUST and include new holiday catalog products in the $99 starter kit (your choice of up to $125 in current products).  Click to join below and you’ll see the option to add NEW holiday catalog products as you begin to build your kit.  Plus you’ll receive 20% off on future orders while your demonstrator status is active!

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!  I welcome hobby stampers!  The majority of the members of my Stampin? Pretty Pals Community purchased their $99 Starter Kit and joined through me for the discounts and chance to be part of my Pals virtual stamping community.  However, they STAY because of the exclusive resources available, 24/7 stamping discussion (private Facebook groups), card and paper crafting ideas, prizes, fun and friendships (all virtual) and based on THEIR schedule and level of interest!  There’s no risk, no “catch” and no penalty to drop.

Does it really matter who you join through?  YES!!  Here’s my resume!

IT’S EASY!  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE $99 KIT AND JOIN THE PALS NOW!

Have a question?  I’m ready to help!  Please email me here.

I’m so glad I am a part of your Pals!

Patti – a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community

I simply adore being part of the Pals and stretching my own creativity.

Michelle – a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community

Thanks for all you do for the Pals.  You provide exceptional leadership and rock solid business advice.

Ginger – a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community

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Inspired by Color Congrats Card & CASE

Create a simple congrats card using Stampin Up Bouquet Blooms stamp set & Gatefold Blossoms Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

It doesn’t get any simpler on a Saturday to create a card which is a CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) of a Stampin’ Up! sample (below). 

Images © Stampin’ Up!

I loved this design using the Bouquet Blooms photopolymer stamp set and Gatefold Blossoms Framelites Dies.  Available now.  SAVE 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.  For a splashy new look, I used my “inspired by color” palette below.  For oodles of Stampin’ Up! color combination ideas based on fashion and home decor, please visit (and follow) my Inspired By Color Board on Pinterest.

MY STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base with Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Layer and adhere a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Basic Black using Snail Adhesive.

Stamp largest floral image  from Bouquet Blooms photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark ink on a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the image in two directions (it overlaps but is hidden below the circle) to get the same flowers top and bottom but feel free to play with this.

Create a simple congrats card using Stampin Up Bouquet Blooms stamp set & Gatefold Blossoms Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

Heat emboss the floral image with a heat tool and Stampin’ Up! Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Adhere layer to card base with Snail Adhesive.

Adhere an approximately 7″ piece of Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon (available Sept. 5) to card base, folding over as shown.

Stamp circle design from Bouquet Blooms stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White card stock.  Crop with the largest die from Layering Circles Framelits Dies, the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Magnetic Platform to help keep the die in place over the image.

Stamp 8-petal flower twice in Mango Melody ink on Whisper White card stock.  Crop with the coordinating die from Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies. 

Gatefold Blossoms Thinlits Dies -Images © Stampin’ Up!

Stamp “rose” twice in Poppy Parade ink on Poppy Parade card stock.  Crop with the coordinating die from Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies.  Adhere flowers to circle as shown using Snail Adhesive.  The Mango Melody flower on the left is popped up on a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Add a cluster of three silver pearls from Stampin’ Up! Metallic Pearls (self-adhesive) to the center of each Mango Melody flower.

Create a simple congrats card using Stampin Up Bouquet Blooms stamp set & Gatefold Blossoms Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

Crop “congrats” using Poppy Parade card stock, the “congrats” die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Adhere to circle as shown.

Stamp “friend” from Bouquet Blooms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim to approximately 1 3/8 x 1/2 and crop right side “flag” using the Tailored Tag Punch.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To get crisp, solid images, I used the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool for ALL stamping above.   Learn more about the benefits of the Stamparatus here.

For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between August 1 – 31, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between September 1 -30, 2018.  Full details here.

MY TIP:  Stock up on essentials in August and earn bonus coupons.  Redeem the coupons in September when the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog begins Sept. 5!  

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