Tuesday, December 30, 2008

StampinJewels New Year's Eve Special

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I have a GIFT FOR ALL ONLINE ORDERS placed NOW through December 31st:

- First Online Order placed receives a certificate for 20% off one item on your next order

- Second Online Order placed receives a certificate for 15% off one item on your next order

- Third Online Order placed receives a certificate for 10% off one item on your next order

- All other Online Orders placed receive a certificate for a FREE package of single color card stock from one of the four SU! color families with your next order.

Head on over to the StampinJewels SU! Website , once you're there click on SHOP NOW and place your order. I will contact you to let you know which gift you may redeem with your next order (from the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog perhaps? Coming January 18th!)

Feel free to share the StampinJewels ordering love - if you refer a new-to-me friend - I'll have another gift for you!

Edited to Note: If you are looking to order Retiring Sets - after you click on Shop Now from my SU! site, click on Specials, then Retiring - and all the retiring sets will come up there.

Happy Shopping and THANK YOU for visiting my blog, and for your business!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SU! Gift Certificate Holder

This is a gift certificate holder I created to hold a SU! Gift Certificate. I used the soon-to-be-retiring sets Punch Pals and Deer Friend(Hostess set). Using my Atyou Spica Glitter Pens I added some sparkle to the card stock, but I don't think you'll be able to see it in the scan. I stamped the base layers tone-on-tone using Mellow Moss and Ruby Red. I highlighted the Mellow Moss gifts with a the Clear Spica Glitter pen, and the Ruby Red stars and snowflakes on the Scallop circle with the Red Spica Glitter Pen. I also added a Clear Spica Glitter outline and center dot to the punched Mellow Moss stars. The middle of the Scallop Circle snowflakes are dotted with the White Signo Gel Pen. Lastly - I outlined the garland on the focal image tree with the Red Spica Glitter Pen, and the star with the Yellow Spica glitter Pen. Whew! That was a lot of detail to explain! LOL Don't forget the glitter and glaze pens - they really give your projects that subtle 'POP" that sometimes makes all the difference. Merry Christmas!

Stamps: Punch Pals & Deer Friends
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red & Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Moss & Ruby Red
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle and Small Star Punches, Atyou Spica Glitter Pens, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holy Triptych Holy Family Card

This is our second personal Christmas card for this year. (The first one was HERE) I got the idea for doing an all white card, with a touch of metallic, from GinaK Designs blog awhile back. It is simple and beautiful to look at - but there were still several steps to it's creation. I layered Whisper White on Whisper White, only the top layer was run through the Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder called D'vine Swirls. Then I used the Nestabilities Classic Oval Set for both the scalloped and plain ovals. The Holy Family is heat embossed in silver, and there's a clear gemstone brad in the middle of the star. (These ar e in the SU! Pretties Kit, as well as being available from other sources.)
Stamps: Holy Triptych
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Cord (retired SU), Stampin' Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Wine Gift

Need a QUICK gift? I try to keep gift bags of different sizes on hand for just such an occasion - a quick gift. This was a prize for the TrulyWed Game we played at our WWME Community Christmas party this past weekend. It literally took a few minutes to get together. The wine bottle decor was an image from the retired SU! set So Many Scallops stamped in Encore Silver Metallic ink. I then stamped the same image in Riding Hood Red and used the 3/4" Circle Punch so I could get the just the middle snowflake image, and attached it on a half a Stampin' Dimensional. (Tip: I always cut these in half so they last twice as long. Most projects don't require a full one anyway.) The poinsettia image is from the beautiful set Christ is Born.

Stamps: Christ is Born, So Many Scallops (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red & Encore Silver Metallic
Accessories: Scallop and 3/4" Circle Punches, Riding Hood Red 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Inspiration in Many Places

Inspiration is everywhere! In the cards we receive, in paper-crafting magazines and on websites, from demonstrators like me! ;) The inspiration for this card is two-fold. First I was inspired by my birthday card from Beth H. HERE

The second wave of inspiration came from a card (the one here on the left) we received from our prayer couple on the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend we just helped present the weekend before Thanksgiving. (Remember the Altered Notebooks?)

So here is my version of the inspirations meshed! The SU! Flower Fusion felt flowers and antique brass brads add wonderful dimension and texture all at once. I was also happy to have a project to use the Old Olive Love & Happiness RubOns with - I had used the other colors, but not the Old Olive yet! I layered the inside of the card with Old Olive, then used Chocolate Chip RubOns inside the card too - as shown in the next picture.

Card stock, Embellishments, Accessories make for a very quick and cute card! Try it yourself, and post your links here!

Chocolate Chip & Old Olive
Accessories: Flower Fusion felt flowers, Antique Brass Brads & Love & Happiness RubOns (both retired SU!), Mini Glue Dots