Stampin Up Christmas Home Dec Project

I have been so inspired by “inchies” lately. If you don’t know what they are do a Pinterest search. You can do them in any theme and color – whatever inspires you. I love Christmas, winter and snowflakes so that was my direction for this project.

***Please note that I did use a number of discontinued items and I apologize if you can’t find them (Stampin Up products are always available on EBay so I would suggest you start there). Even though I sell Stampin Up products, the purpose of this post is for inspiration and sharing (but I’ll be honest, a few sales as a result would be a great bonus). This is the perfect project for mixing and matching and using what you have on hand so don’t think you have to spend money and get all the “hot items” of the moment.  Go back through your old stuff that you haven’t used in a while and remember why you bought them in the first place – you like Them — so use them and have fun.

I wanted to use the Large Letters Framelits so I didn’t do actual inch sized squares. I made squares & rectangles based on the size of the letters and images I wanted to use. I measured a box slightly larger than my images, then added 1/8” to each measurement for each mat layer giving 1/16” borders.

I used Silver Glimmer Paper as my background, then stamped my images on Whisper White Cardstock with mint macaron ink. I’m sorry but that color is no longer available – Pool Party would be a great option. The dark blue matting layers are Dapper Denim.

To make the letter squares, I started by stamping my snowflakes in mint macaron. The large flake is from Flurry of Wishes and the small one is from Every Occasion which is discontinued- but use any smaller snowflake you have on hand. Then I die cut the letters, backed the square with Dapper Denim and put the letters back in with Stampin Dimensionals cut to fit.

The snowmen are from Snow Much Fun which unfortunately is a discontinued set. You might be able to find it on EBay. The words are from A Tim Holtz set of holiday words dies – I don’t know if it is still available. I did a little bit of coloring with the matching Mint macaron marker. Again, this color is no longer available but there is a Matching marker for all of the current colors – you can get the whole set here 110 Dual Tip Markers. I used the Pumpkin Pie marker to color the carrot noses.

The coffee cup is from Merry Cafe which is also discontinued but there is a similar new bundle that you can still get – Coffee Cafe Bundle.

The ornament is also discontinued- Embellished Ornaments. It also has matching framelits. You may be able to get them on EBay but feel free to use any ornament stamp you may have on hand.

The stockings are current and you can get the stamps and thinlets here – Christmas Stockings Thinlets and Hang Your Stocking. I also ran the cuff through the Big Shot with a Sizzix embossing folder. I’m sorry I don’t know the name but it is such a small piece – you could use just about any embossing folder you have. Mine was a holly leaf border that fit perfectly.

The die cut snowflakes are from Couture Creations and I purchased them from Create and Craft.

Lastly, I embellished some of the squares with clear glitter glue and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I hope you enjoyed my post and that you were inspired to create your own project. I would love to see your creations so post a picture or link in the comments. Please let me know if you have any questions – I would be happy to help. Happy crafting!

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Stampin Up Petal Garden Suite

I just love this suite! The colors are scrumptious: Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig and Old Olive. There is a lovely 6×6 paper pad, a pretty stamp set and coordinating 1/8” sheer ribbons. There is also an embossing folder that is perfect: Garden Trellis.

The suite also includes a Memories & More Card Pack that consist of a whopping 72 pieces! I had so much fun using the card pack. It really makes it easy to put together a classy floral set of cards.

I brought the paper pad, coordinating card stock and ribbons to a recent retreat – but I FORGOT the stamp set so there wasn’t much I could do. 😒. Thankfully, fellow demonstrator, Lisa Stokes came to my rescue (thank you Lisa!) and gave me one of the card packs. Here are some of my creations:

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f my cards inspired you, please visit my Stampin Up page and order your own Petal Garden Suite (pages 56 & 57 of the annual catalog). I would also love to see anything you have created with this suite. Feel free to post a link to your blog if you have a post with this suite. Also, I would be happy to answer any questions. I hope you enjoyed my post. Happy crafting everyone!

2015 Ornament Exchange Link Party

Well, all of the ornament blogs have been gathered into this wonderful Link Party so you can see them all together and click on any of them to get all of the tutorial information or purchase information of they were store-bought ornaments. There are some fantastic ornaments here, so grab a cub of coffee, sit down and take some time to peruse a few blogs. And while you are at it, we would love to see your original ornaments! Post your link below with your tutorial on how it was made so everyone can share in your ideas.

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Ornament Exchange Link PartyWelcome to the first 2015 Holiday Ornament Exchange!

Want to see all the amazing ornaments we have shared?

We are linking up all of our ornaments in the link below so everyone can see all the beautiful handmade and/or store bought goodies we came up with!

Let’s all get inspired this season!

The Hosts of the Exchange~Ornament Exchange Hosts

My Pinterventures | Made in a Day | The House Down The Lane | The Kolb Corner | Intelligent Domestications | Where The Smiles Have Been | Ash and Crafts | Inside the Fox Den | C’mon Get Crafty | Olives-n-Okra

We want to say a huge “Thank You” to all the blogs that shared the exchange announcement on their sites, we could not have done it without you! Hugs! Ornament Exchange Helpers

Lexi Michelle Blog | B is 4 | Xo, Lorey | Craving Some Creativity | Cherishing a Sweet Life | Our Crafty Mom | MidMichigan Mom


Make sure to visit all the other wonderful bloggers of the 2015 Ornament Exchange! All of their incredible creations are linked in the link party below.

DIY Adulation | The Farmhouse In The Field | Tastefully Frugal | My Sweet Things |Christmas Tree Lane | Simply Kelly Designs | Munofore | Decor To Adore | Tulips & Orchids | Rhinestones & Sweatpants |Happily Ever After, Etc. | From This to That | DIY Just Cuz | This Design Journal | I am Homemaker | Organized by Sunshine | Displaced Yinzer | My Life From Home | Nets Blog About Jnets Line | 10 Acres and 6 Chicks | Books and Life | Gardenchick | Two Purple Couches | DIY Just Cuz | Across the Blvd | Kentucky to Cali | Insolence + Wine | Our House Now a Home | Weekend Craft | Mary and Martha’s House | Random Bits of Happiness | Dragonfly and Lily Pads | Garden Matter | Recipe For a Sweet Life | Mama’s Journey | Amber Downs | Toolbox Divas | Craving Some Creativity | Vikalpah | Flourish & Knot | Raising Fairies and Knights | Blue Willow House | The Road to Domestication | Love My Messy Messy Mess | An Oregon Cottage | Home On The Corner | Fearlessly Creative Mamma | The Evolution of Mom | The Green Mountain Couple | Simply Home Love | Run with Jackabee | simple.pretty.life | The Chilly Dog | Try it – Like it | Gypsy Road | Playfully Tacky | Wife Mommy Me

We want to see your ornament tutorials too! Show us your creations by adding your post to the party below! Please add only ornament tutorials to the party. Thank you!

Click on the InLinkz Link-up below to see all of the ornaments – I think we are up to 102!! and you can add your link there.

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I hope you enjoy my Star Snowman ornament along with all of the many other great ornaments below. Thank you to Erlene of Mypinterventures and all of her helpers for organizing this wonderful swap and link party this year! Please leave me your comments – or any questions you may have below and I will be happy to answer.

Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays Everyone,
Jeanette

Crafting with Paper and Jeanette – and – Meetup.com

Ding ding ding – the class bell is ringing!!  I believe I have this done right now.  Classes have been scheduled and you can sign up and pay in Meetup.com.  Join my group Crafting with Paper and Jeanette and you can see the current schedule and be advised of new classes, workshops and events as scheduled.  You must register and pay for classes so I can properly prepare.  Please note I currently have a special going **If you bring a guest, your next class/workshop will be free**.  Please note space is limited so register early.

I am so excited to get this going into some kind of regular classes and I want it open to all ideas a voices so if you have any ideas, please feel free to contact me.  Is there a special type of card you want  to do? Or a type of stamping?  Or some type of holiday project?  Is there a day or time of the week that is better/best for you to meet?  Do you have a group that wants to meet at your home?  I can put together a traveling workshop if that works best for you – just let me know.  I am also able to do classes for younger crafters so let me know if you have children with the desire to participate.

**I wanted to let you know Meetup uses WePay (as apposed to PayPal) and I did a little research on it and found that they are about 5 years old and offer the same protections as PayPal and fees are about the same and there were really no exceptional negative issues — there were basically the expected amount of complaints for a company of their size and they are rated “A” with the BBB so bottom line is: I feel comfortable using them to process payments.

Card Making Classes

I am scheduling card making classes at my workshop.  Make 4 cards of your choosing for $25.00.  I will have everything ready for you, you just assemble and decorate.  You can put your own spin on them if you want, I have a wide variety of embellishments for you to chose from – my Stampin’ Up selection is growing by  leaps and bounds!  Birthday cards, get well cards, sympathy cards, holiday greetings, whatever you need,, we can make it together!  Space is limited so be sure to register early.  Review my calendar for dates and times available.  Here are a couple of the cards you could chose:

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Click here to visit my Stampin’ Up page and see my calendar where you can register for the class(es) of your choosing.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or if you have any problems (this is new to me so I may mess up on some of these links – they are so confusing).

A World of Thanks

Well, my Open House is only a day away (and don’t worry I won’t start singing Annie fans) and I am so excited to show my family and friends how easy it is and how much fun it is to create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, home decor pieces and so much more with Stampin’ Up!   And it doesn’t cost as much as you think.  Stampin’ Up has great kits available now that put everything together for you – then if you want, you can attend a class with me for a reasonable fee and use my stamps and dies to complete your kit.  How easy is that?  Or, we can schedule a party at your home and you and your friends can all complete the kit together – or get your holiday cards done perhaps?  Just visit my Stampin’ Up page to see our current catalogs and then let me know how I can help you complete your project.

For my open house guests, I decided to use the “A World of Thanks” stamp as my inspiration to make one of the cards they can choose to make and take home.  I thought it would be inspiring yet unintimidating for those that are new to stamping and card making.  It is a nice all over stamp that is easy to use and everyone can always use a thank you card.  I stamped with the current Stampin’ Up in colors on a piece of the matching in color paper.  I liked the monochromatic look from the example they displayed in the current catalog but I thought it needed a little more so I used a card base in the same color but added a layer in between of designer series resist paper that is sponged in the same color (unfortunately, I was not aware the resist paper is no longer available – I’m sorry).  On the cucumber crush card, I didn’t really like the way the resist layer came out so I used a layer of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I wrapped bakers twine around the top layer and tied a double bow – then  I punched 4 small hearts and glued them back to back on the ends of the twine (I really like how that cake out – I think it is super cute).  On 3 of the 4 cards I added flowers that were diecut on my Bigshot.  I lightly spritzed them with water and crumpled them up and let them dry.  When dry, I opened them and shaped them with a stylus on the foam pad and lightly sponged them with matching ink.  I think they ended up looking like leather – I was quite pleased.  I attached the petal layers with a brad and attached the flower with a glue dot.  The final touch was 3 small pearls.  I hope my guests like them.  I hope you do to.  Please let me know what you think and let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Mosaic Madness with Stampin’ Up

I sat down yesterday with the stamp set Mosaic Madness and the Mosaic punch.  I know that they have been discontinued but I really think they go really well with the in color Mint Macaron.  I also have an embossing folder from Momenta that I thought coordinated really well.  So, here is what I ended up with:

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The card on the left is made with Whisper White Cardstock, then I used the individual stamp in a repeat, offset pattern on Mint Macaron to make my own background paper.  Then I stamped more on another piece of the Mint Macaron and cut them out with the Mosaic shape punch.  I used a white gel pen to decorate the punches and added a few rhinestones and glued the punches over a few of the stamped images.

The card on the right is also made with Whisper White Cardstock, then I took a piece of Mint Macaron and ran it through my Big Shot with the Momenta embossing folder.  I lightly sponged over the top and edges with Mint Macaron ink to make the embossed image stand out a bit more.  I stamped images on another piece of Mint Macaron, punched them out with the Mosaic Punch, then coated them with Glossy Accents (be sure to let that thoroughly dry – I let mine sit overnight to be sure) then attached them with Dimensionals.  I added a Happy Birthday greeting and a few Pearl Jewels for a final added touch.

I hope you like them.  Please let me know what you think and don’t hesitate to ask any questions, I would be happy to help you with any questions you may have.  Please visit my Stampin’ Up Page to view our current catalogs and shop any time, 24 hours a day.  I also offer many classes and workshops to meet many needs so check out my calendar – contact me if you don’t see what you need, I can set up a special session just for you and your friends — just let me know what you are interested in doing.  I look forward to helping you create something fabulous soon!