Merry Little Christmas for Just Add Ink #389

An Acetate Gift Box : Just Add Ink #389

Today I created a quick Acetate Gift Box using product from the Merry Little Christmas Suite (soon to retire) from the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  I based my design on the Inspiration Challenge #389 over at Just Add Ink! I had yet to use both the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (retiring) and Acetate Card Boxes (sticking around). I am #madforplaid so I am sad to see the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper retire, but now that I know how I can achieve my own plaid by using the Brushstrokes Background Stamp, I am good to go!.

I wasn’t excited about the Green Sprigs from the Merry Little Christmas Suite, but I will say that I have fallen head-over-heels for them and have used up my entire stash (I even had to re-purpose to finish this project). Pair them up with the Mini Ornaments and the Jute Twine and you have the perfect combination for a rustic-feel creation. If you follow me, you know I am crazy about rustically themed crafts!

 

The Merry Little Labels Bundle (Merry Little Labels Stamp Set (retiring) + Everyday Label Punch (sticking around)) makes for quick and easy gift tags that look fabulous on any gift, and the Just For You Stamp makes it expand past Christmas themed projects. It also coordinates with the Labels to Love Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Here is a look at past projects that used the Merry Little Christmas Suite as well.  
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Year-End Sale is Live! Discounted & Retiring Products

Year-End Sale - Discounted Stampin' Up! Products, Now Through January 2, 2018 or While Supplies Last. #stampinup #yearendsale #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Year-End Sale featuring Select Stampin’ Up! Items at a Discounted Price is now LIVE!  Remember, some of these items (noted with an asterisk *) are from the 2017 Holiday Catalog and Retiring!  They are only available While Supplies Last and/or January 2nd, 2018.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products - Available through January 3rd, 2018 or While Supplies Last

Popular items from the 2017 Holiday Catalog that are NOT discounted / on-sale, but RETIRING are also While Supplies Last and/or not available after January 2nd, 2018!  If you have had your eye on them, now is the time to buy!  You never know when they will sell out!

December 2017 Host Code, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Free Hoot Loot - Paper Snips JAXDSBH9

My December Free Hoot Loot item is my FAVORITE tool:  The Paper Snips!  Best Fussy Cutting Tool on the Market!  You can see details on how to earn my Monthly Hoot Loot HERE!

Here is a look at a few of the projects I have created with Year-End Sale and Retiring Items:

 

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Stesha

A Christmas Card for GDP114 Sketch Challenge

Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 114 #GDP114

Welcome, Welcome!  This week is a VERY BUSY WEEK!  I will have two to three posts almost every day so be ready for lots of inspiration and Holiday Extravaganza Deals!

Global Design Project brings a Sketch Challenge #114!  I hadn’t dug into my Year of Cheer Suite of products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog as much as I would have liked (outside of the snowflakes), so after receiving the Year of Cheer Embellishments from my upline, I decided to use those products for my card.  It is SO HARD to get a good photograph of metallics, I think I must have taken 3 dozen + photos with different lighting, backgrounds etc. I picked the ones I felt showed off the shimmer of the silver the best.  This card reminded me of a White Christmas!

 

Year of Cheer Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! for GDP114. Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. #GDP114 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #yearofcheer

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 in and scored/folded at 5 1/2 in.
  • 2nd Layer is Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper cut 1/8 smaller at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Silver 3/8 in Metallic Edge Ribbon was wrapped once around the DSP and adhered to the back with Fast Fuse.
  • Silver 1/8 in Ribbon was wrapped around the card and secured with a bow.
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. I then cut six pieces of Silver Foil to 1 in squares with my Stampin’ Trimmer.  I added a strip of Fast Fuse to the back to hold my White Solid Bakers Twine in place while I added the Year of Cheer Charms and tied a bow to secure it.  I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered them, evenly spaced, to the Whisper White Cardstock Strip.
  • I stamped the Merry Christmas Sentiment (from the Half Full Stamp Set) in Versamark onto Whisper White Cardstock. I covered it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool. Then I fussy cut it with Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to all 6 squares and the center of the bursts on the DSP.

Year of Cheer Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! from the 2017 Holiday Catalog #yearofcheer #stampinup

I love the Mixed Metals in the Year of Cheer Suite. I have used the Foil Snowflakes on so many projects.  They are one of my all-time favorite accessories from Stampin’ Up! Click on the image above to view all items included in the Year of Cheer Suite from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Year of Cheer Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! for GDP114. Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. #GDP114 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #yearofcheer

I hope you enjoyed my card for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #114!  Please be sure to visit the Global Design Project Blog to see all the inspiration from the rest of the design team and the submissions from the others who play along!

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Year of Cheer Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! for GDP114. Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. #GDP114 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #yearofcheer

My list of products used in this post:

 

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A Christmas Wreath for GDP113 Color Challenge

Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up! Create a Beautiful Christmas Wreath Card for GDP113 Color Challenge. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #GDP113 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to a Color Challenge with the Global Design Project!  I just love these colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz for Christmas!  So I decided to grab the Leaf Punch and use it to create a Christmas Wreath as I have seen others do.  I love the results and I hope you do too!

Cherry Cobbler is my favorite red.  So rich in color and it tends to coordinate well with so many others. I was leery about what I was going to do with the Pool Party, but it does work well with these colors. I decided to keep it subtle and make the Pear Pizzazz my main focus.

Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up! Create a Beautiful Christmas Wreath Card for GDP113 Color Challenge. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #GDP113 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The first thing I did when presented with this color combination was grab my Designer Series Paper binder and made a search for a piece that had a color within this combination.  When I found the piece of Pear Pizzazz from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP Pack, I knew that is what I wanted to use for the start of my design.

Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up! Create a Beautiful Christmas Wreath Card for GDP113 Color Challenge. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #GDP113 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The leaves reminded me of the Leaf Punch and I have been wanting to try the wreath that my upline, Mary Fish, first presented about a month ago.  I love the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog and wanted to incorporate it into my design as well. The sentiment ‘Merriest Christmas Wishes’ called-to me and I envisioned it within the center of my wreath. In order to make a wreath big enough to encase the sentiment, I decided to go with a 6 in x 6 in square card.

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock cut to 6 in x 12 in and scored/folded at 6 in.
  • 2nd Layer is the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP cut to 5 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in, adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • 3rd Layer is Cherry Cobbler Cardstock cut to 5 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 4th Layer is Pool Party Cardstock cut to 5 in x 5 in, adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • 5th Layer is Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4 7/8 in x 4 7/8 in, adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Christmas in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink in the middle of the Whisper White Square.
  • I stamped 24 Leaf images from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and quickly cropped them with the coordinating leaf punch. I then adhered the top leaf to another leaf, lining it up at the intersection of the three leaves and securing it with a Mini Glue Dot.  After gluing them all together, I then shaped it into a circle and secured it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I grabbed the Pool Party 3/8 in. Shimmer Ribbon, created a bow and adhered it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • I added Enamel Shapes in Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party as a final touch!

Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up! Create a Beautiful Christmas Wreath Card for GDP113 Color Challenge. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #GDP113 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I hope you are inspired to try a Leaf Punch Wreath!  They are simple to create and I think they look fabulous!

Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Leaf Punch by Stampin' Up! Create a Beautiful Christmas Wreath Card for GDP113 Color Challenge. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #GDP113 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Make sure to visit Global Design Project to see what the rest of the Design Team and participants have created for this color challenge.  They are all fabulous!

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The products used in this post:

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Painted Harvest Thankful Card for GDP112

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Thankful Card by Stesha Bloodhart for GDP112 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #GDP112

Welcome to another week with the Global Design Project.  This week is CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) THE DESIGNER and it happens to be the extremely talented Connie Collins!  We were given the beautiful Fall pumpkin card shown below to CASE and I was more than happy to oblige.  I had already stamped and cut the sunflowers for another project I was unable to complete so I decided to use them for mine.

GDP112 Case the Designer Connie Collins #GDP112

Every time I look at Connie’s card I see more detail than I had before.  I just now noticed the Perfect White Accents that she has removed the backing on to add an array of clear enamel circles. Love it, never thought of that!

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Thankful Card by Stesha Bloodhart for GDP112 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #GDP112

Here are the details of my card:

  • The stamp set I used is Painted Harvest, which is part of a bundle that includes the wonderful Leaf Punch. Be sure to purchase the bundle to save yourself 10%.
  • The Card Base is Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.  I cut it to a standard size of 4 1/4 in x 11 in and scored/folded at 5.5 in.
  • The 2nd Layer is Early Espresso Cardstock cut 1/4 in smaller than the Card Base at 4 in x 5 1/4 in. It adhered to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The 3rd Layer is Very Vanilla Cardstock cut 1/8 in smaller than the 2nd Layer at 3 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in. It adhered to the 2nd Layer with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • The Sunflowers were stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock with the following Classic Ink Colors:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso.  Each Sunflower was fussy cut with Paper Snips, placed strategically on the 3rd Layer.  As it found its place on the edges, I snipped off the overlap and found a new home for the snipped pieces to fill in the 3rd Layer with Sunflowers. I then stamped the leaves and ferns with Early Espresso.  I quickly cropped the leaves out with the coordinating punch and fussy cut the ferns. I found their home and adhered them with Fast Fuse.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut to 1 in x 3 1/4 in.  The end was quickly flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. I then cut a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock to 1 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in and snipped the end to complement the top layer.
  • I took the 1/4 in copper trim, pulled it apart to create a piece of mesh and layered it underneath the sentiment prior to adhering it to Top Layer.  I added several loops of Linen Thread to the end, securing it with a bow.

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Thankful Card by Stesha Bloodhart for GDP112 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #GDP112

I have had so much fun making so many creations with the Painted Harvest Bundle and plan to create so much more.  From traditional sunflower colors to non-traditional, all look stunning. Please let me know what you think of my creation, leave a Comment Here.

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Thankful Card by Stesha Bloodhart for GDP112 #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #GDP112

Be sure to check out all the other Design Team Creations as well as the other talented crafters that play along with this weeks CASE the Designer.

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Here is the list of products used in my Painted Harvest GDP112 Post:

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Stesha

Last Call for Spooktacular October Specials!

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Cat Bundle Paired with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! for the Creative Circle October 2017 Blog Hop - Haunted Halloween. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #spookycat #spookynightdsp #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #halloweendecor #papercrafts #halloween

October 31st brings the Last Call for Spooktacular October Specials!

Today is the last day to shop and save with the October Specials!

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special!

Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Sale

Select packs of Designer Series Paper are included in the special.  Be sure to stock up on this great deal where you can save big!

Shop Now: Here is the list of Designer Series Papers that are included in the sale, click on the images and it will take you directly to my online store:

Do you have a large wish list?  Want to earn a FREE stamp set just by purchasing items on your wish list?

Merry Patterns Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Item 144973 Free with $300 Online Purchase or Party Order #stampinup #cardmaking #stampset #merrypatterns

Earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set FREE with a $300 order.

Details:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

 

This is in addition to all the other wonderful bonuses that come along with an order of this size.

  1. You Qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.  A $300 Order will get you $36 of FREE Goodies, your choice of product.

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2. You Earn the Monthly Hoot Loot.  October’s Hoot Loot is the Foil Snowflakes I use so often!  A $6 Value.

October 2017 Host Code for Free Hoot Loot! #hootloot #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup

And don’t forget to shop the Clearance Rack to get the biggest bang for your buck!

 

Here is a look back at all my Halloween Creations made with items from the 2017 Holiday Catalog! Click on the images to take you to the original post!

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Bundle and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! for Hoot N' Easy Monday by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #spookynight #spookycat #stampinup #stampinhoot #hootneasy #halloweencards #papercrafts #handmadecards #halloween #owls

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project 104 by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #spookycat #spookyfun #gdp104 #stampinup #halloween #cardmaking #handmadecards #papercrafts #halloweencards

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog takes the stage for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - September 2017 Halloween Theme, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Seasonal Chums Bundle by Stampin' Up! Makes the Perfect Tags for the Treat Tubes from the 2017 Holiday Catalog! See details at stampinhoot.com, Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #seasonalchums #treattubes #3dthursday #papercrafts #handmade

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

Spooky Cat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, Details at Stampin' Hoot! Created by Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #2017holidaycatalog #spookycatbundle #spookycat #watercolor #halloweencard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle Used to Create Fabulous Happy Halloween Greeting Cards for My Hoot N' Easy Blog Feature. Details at Stampin' Hoot! #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #hootneasy

Spooky Cat Bundle Paired with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! for the Creative Circle October 2017 Blog Hop - Haunted Halloween. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #spookycat #spookynightdsp #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #halloweendecor #papercrafts #halloween

Graveyard Gate Bundle from Stampin' Up! Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies and Graveyard Gate Stamp Set Make for a Spooky and Fun Halloween Card. Details at Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #halloweencard #graveyardgate #detailedgatedies #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafts #stamping #demonstrator

 

Have a wonderful Halloween!  I have a Creepy Skeleton and a Captain Underpants to Trick-or-Treat in 30-degree temps… Looking forward to it!

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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha