Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home Christmas Card and Sneak Peek

Hey Peachy stampers! Boy has it been a week! As you may recall from my previous post, my little girl just started the first grade. Last year she was in a PM kindergarten class, which means she came for the later part of the school day each day. Now going in, I knew this could cause problems in the future for her schedule because she'd be so used to a later start to her day. Needless to say, there's been some struggle with adjustment. Luckily, she's a pretty great "go-with-flow" kind of girl. It will be interesting to see how quickly she adjusts to, not only the new schedule, but a longer day as well. I know she'll do great; it's just always rough for the first few weeks-for the parents as well, lol.


Well, onto my card. I wanted to share with you one of my absolute favorite new holiday stamps from the upcoming holiday catalog. It's called Hearts Come Home and it coordinates with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies. This set also comes in a bundle for additional savings, and will be available when the catalog goes live on September 1st.

Now if you'll notice, the dies are labeled "edgelits" and that's because they are designed to create beautiful intricate die cut edges for your projects. Now you, of course, aren't limited to the intended design. You can cut the houses apart and use them individually or layer them any way you please. There are so many options. Here's a picture of the edgelits so you can see the lovely detail:



For my project, I knew the moment I saw this set in the catalog that I wanted to make a shaker snow globe. I saw the pretty houses, with the gorgeous silhouette of Santa and his sleigh, and knew it was the perfect scene for my globe. So I began with my background. To create the snowy, "glowy" look, I ink blended with Sweet Sugarplum from the top to the middle and (making sure to overlap in the middle) then blended in Pacific Point. Then I took my sponge dauber and inked it up in my Craft White ink pad. Then I lightly daubed my background, creating white circles (it has the Bokeh look). After my background was done, die cut the Church set of edgelits in Whisper White cardstock and the next largest set of house edgelits out of vellum. Now I wanted my Church row of houses to be solid shapes so I made sure to keep all the tiny pieces in the die cut. If some got stuck in the die itself,  I just flipped the die over carefully add liquid adhesive to the backside of each tiny piece, flip it over, and place it directly over the die cut, lining it up with the matching die cut. Then I take my paper piercer and poke each little piece out and into place. It's so much easier a process than trying to match up each piece outside the die and adhering them.

The next thing I did was take my vellum set of houses and inked on some Sweet Sugarplum to tiny them a light purple color for contrast, and layered them over the white set of houses. Now that I had my houses placed, I could stamp my Santa sleigh silhouette. After that, I took my largest circle die, centered it on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out. I flipped it over and added a sheet of acetate and then added some foam tape just outside the perimeter of the circle. Next, I added some sequins to the center of my background. I flipped over my top circle cut layer and I overlayed that over my background in a way so that I see the arrangement of houses the way I liked. Lastly, I used one of the dies from the Window Box dies and used it as the base for my snow globe. I added a few extra embellishments, along with my sentiment and my card was complete!

I hope you enjoyed today's project! I hope the pictures can truly show how beautiful it is in person. I just love shaker cards. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!





DON'T FORGET:
Use your Bonus Days coupons! For every $50 you spent July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you will have received a $5 Bonus Days coupon via email that you can use NOW, August 1-31.  

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
August 2017 Hostess Code:
3QTSD6RN


Check out the gorgeous new holiday stamp and die set Carols of Christmas! This is a very special pre-release. Now, during the month of August, you have early access to one of top bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog which doesn't release until September! Plus, this special early release comes during our Bonus Days promotion—which means if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, then you can use them on Carols of Christmas in August!


The brand new holiday catalog is coming in September, so mark your calendars! It's packed full of beautiful and stunning products, gift ideas, and project samples, perfect to get your holidays off to a great start. For now I can only tease you with the cover of the catalog, but trust me, you are going to LOVE these great new products! Starting September 1st, you can see the whole catalog and order!



With so many amazing, beautiful  items provided for you, you'll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start-AND  spend your Starter Kit  dollars on things  like your favorite stamp sets and accessories, so there's no better time to join!  For just $99, you can select $125  of your choice of product AND  you'll be able to pre-order from the brand new Holiday Catalog as  earn a 20%  discount on your purchases from there Annual Catalog.  This is amazing deal! You  If you'd like to join my team, click here to sign up or email me @Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com


Monday, August 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Star of Light Christmas Card #GDP100 and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Happy Monday Peaches! How was your week/weekend? We had a very busy week. My daughter just started the first grade. It's funny because apparently she's so grown up now that she desperately needed new school clothes. I mean I expected to have to buy new clothes each year, but holy cow has this kid grown! Her dresses that were once past her knees in length, are now just barely covering her undergarments, lol. This fact was abundantly clear when she came down one day with one of said "too short" dresses and bent over to pick up her shoes. That was the clear and obvious sign that it was time to get new clothes. Finally, after the stressful clothes shopping was done, we were ready for school, and she was so excited, well, "nervous-cited" she calls it (when she's both nervous and excited). She's so happy to be a first grader!

Now on to today's card. I'm super excited to share this one with you because I'm participating in the Global Design Project Page's 100th project challenge!! This is a very special event as it celebrates 100 amazing and fun design challenges. In addition, it features some brand new products that will be realeased September 1st with the new holiday catty. Now before you judge me about making holiday cards early, I will remind you that I have always been the type of person who likes to get my holiday cards started ahead of time. That way, when Christmas comes around, I'm not stressing about getting them done in time to send; I can just enjoy that wonderful time of year with my family.





For this week's design challenge, we were to chose one (or all) of gorgeous cards created by the design team this week to CASE. If you're not familiar with the term "CASE", it means to "copy and share everything ".  You can select as many elements from the original design that inspire you and apply them to your card, with your own Twist of course! You can check out all the stunning projects here. I chose to case the lovely design by Jessica Williams. What I love about Jessica's card (besides everything, lol) is the  aesthetically pleasing layout. I love the cluster of elements in the middle left of her design, with the perfect balancer-the circular element that grounds the entire design. Here's her design:


My take has been inspired by her card layout design, so I made sure to include these elements. One of the things I really love about this card is all the colors and textures. Yet, there's something simplistic about it. For the background, I used the brand new Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder, one snowflake embossed on the top left corner and one on the bottom right. Then I took the stunning new Foil Snowflakes (they come in silver and gold and plain on the backside so you can ink them in any color you like) in silver and took my Starburst punch and punched the center out of one. This created a neat new outer rim look for the snowflake. I'll use the center for another project later on.

Next, I die cut one of the stars from the Starlight Thinlits dies out of watercolor paper and used both Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise to watercolor it. I added a different star die cut from silver foil and then finished of my card with some of the gorgeous mini Silver Sequin Trim. That's today's card! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you all on Wednesday's post!



DON'T FORGET:
Use your Bonus Days coupons! For every $50 you spent July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you will have received a $5 Bonus Days coupon via email that you can use NOW, August 1-31.  

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
August 2017 Hostess Code:
3QTSD6RN


Check out the gorgeous new holiday stamp and die set Carols of Christmas! This is a very special pre-release. Now, during the month of August, you have early access to one of top bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog which doesn't release until September! Plus, this special early release comes during our Bonus Days promotion—which means if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, then you can use them on Carols of Christmas in August!


The brand new holiday catalog is coming in September, so mark your calendars! It's packed full of beautiful and stunning products, gift ideas, and project samples, perfect to get your holidays off to a great start. For now I can only tease you with the cover of the catalog, but trust me, you are going to LOVE these great new products! Starting September 1st, you can see the whole catalog and order!



With so many amazing, beautiful  items provided for you, you'll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start-AND  spend your Starter Kit  dollars on things  like your favorite stamp sets and accessories, so there's no better time to join!  For just $99, you can select $125  of your choice of product AND  you'll be able to pre-order from the brand new Holiday Catalog as  earn a 20%  discount on your purchases from there Annual Catalog.  This is amazing deal! You  If you'd like to join my team, click here to sign up or email me @Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Hello Peaches and happy Wednesday! I have something very special for you today! Staring September 1st Stampin' Up! will release its holiday catalog, and along with it, some amazing new products that are bound to get you excited for the holidays. Today's project features a sneak peek at one of the brand new sets called Pick A Pumpkin, along with the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits dies. I'm super excited to to share this set with you.

In my card today, I started with a watercolor wash for the background. Then I stamped some of the leaves and foliage from the set and heat embossed them in both gold and copper. I also die cut a few in gold foiled paper. Then I stamped my pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie ink and used my ink dauber to add some Cajun Craze for shading.

Next, I die cut the largest pumpkin out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and dipped some of the edges in Versamark ink and then added gold embossing powder. I added a few more details and then began stamping my sentiment. I used a sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and first stamped it in Pumpkin Pie and then to create the ombré look, I dabbed on some Cherry Cobbler to the bottom portion. Well, that's my card for today! I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. Keep checking back as I will be bringing more samples from the new catalog. You're going to just LOVE it!!! Thanks for stopping by! See you next post!






DON'T FORGET:
Use your Bonus Days coupons! For every $50 you spent July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you will have received a $5 Bonus Days coupon via email that you can use NOW, August 1-31.  

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
August 2017 Hostess Code:
3QTSD6RN


Check out the gorgeous new holiday stamp and die set Carols of Christmas! This is a very special pre-release. Now, during the month of August, you have early access to one of top bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog which doesn't release until September! Plus, this special early release comes during our Bonus Days promotion—which means if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, then you can use them on Carols of Christmas in August!


The brand new holiday catalog is coming in September, so mark your calendars! It's packed full of beautiful and stunning products, gift ideas, and project samples, perfect to get your holidays off to a great start. For now I can only tease you with the cover of the catalog, but trust me, you are going to LOVE these great new products! Starting September 1st, you can see the whole catalog and order!



With so many amazing, beautiful  items provided for you, you'll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start-AND  spend your Starter Kit  dollars on things  like your favorite stamp sets and accessories, so there's no better time to join!  For just $99, you can select $125  of your choice of product AND  you'll be able to pre-order from the brand new Holiday Catalog as  earn a 20%  discount on your purchases from there Annual Catalog.  This is amazing deal! You  If you'd like to join my team, click here to sign up or email me @Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com


Monday, August 7, 2017

Stampin' Up! Bike Ride Card

Hello Peaches! I had a super fun, fantastic family weekend! We actually participated in our city's annual Wacky Dash mud run. It's a lot of fun, well, not the muddy mess part for me particularly, but my daughter and hubby don't seem to mind. There are army crawls, rope climbs, blow-ups, mud pits, climbing areas, and all sorts of other fun obstacles all along the run. When you get to the end there's a whole section filled with bubbles and foam to run to (which is my daughter's favorite part) and a "car wash" style blow up to rinse off. My daughter will stay and play in the bubble part because the bubbles fill the area to where they're taller than she is, so she'll dive into them. It's so much fun and we plan to do it every year. I'll post pictures below.

Now that I've shared my very eventful weekend, I'll share today's project. Today, I'm using the Bike Ride bundle. Now this set is packed with every kind of stamp you can think of to build the perfect bike. There are baskets, flowers, banners, and even an adorable little puppy to put in your basket. I love that you can make your bike any color you like, and because the parts are all separate stamps, you can choose different colors for the handlebars, seat, wheels, etc. There are virtually limitless possibilities.

For my bicycle, I wanted a soft teal color, so I stamped the body of the bike in 2nd generation Bermuda Bay. To achieve 2nd generation stamping and get a softer color of ink, you must stamp in the ink color of your choice, the stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper, and finally stamp your image. This is what creates the lighter ink color because by stamping off once, you have stamped/removed some ink off before stamping the rest onto your project. Once I stamped my bicycle and used the dies to cut out the pieces, I was ready for the next part of my card.

For the largest banner, I watercolored some paper with Bermuda Bay and then took the sunflower stamp and stamped it repeatedly over the banner piece. Then I took some of the gorgeous black sequin trim and added it to my banners. To finish it off, I added my sentiment and a few sequins. Don't you love the background? I just used the wheel from the set and stamped my background in Powder Pink ink. I just love this color combo! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you all next post!




Us with our medals


My hubby and daughter squidging through the mud


They did so awesome!


DON'T FORGET:
Use your Bonus Days coupons! For every $50 you spent July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you will have received a $5 Bonus Days coupon via email that you can use NOW, August 1-31.  

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
August 2017 Hostess Code:
3QTSD6RN


Check out the gorgeous new holiday stamp and die set Carols of Christmas! This is a very special pre-release. Now, during the month of August, you have early access to one of top bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog which doesn't release until September! Plus, this special early release comes during our Bonus Days promotion—which means if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, then you can use them on Carols of Christmas in August!


The brand new holiday catalog is coming in September, so mark your calendars! It's packed full of beautiful and stunning products, gift ideas, and project samples, perfect to get your holidays off to a great start. For now I can only tease you with the cover of the catalog, but trust me, you are going to LOVE these great new products! Starting September 1st, you can see the whole catalog and order!



With so many amazing, beautiful  items provided for you, you'll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start-AND  spend your Starter Kit  dollars on things  like your favorite stamp sets and accessories, so there's no better time to join!  For just $99, you can select $125  of your choice of product AND  you'll be able to pre-order from the brand new Holiday Catalog as  earn a 20%  discount on your purchases from there Annual Catalog.  This is amazing deal! You  If you'd like to join my team, click here to sign up or email me @Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com






Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home Christmas Card and Sneak Peek

Hey Peachy stampers! Boy has it been a week! As you may recall from my previous post, my little girl just started the first grade. Last year...