Detailed Santa Thinlits Shaker Card

Hey Stampers,

I’m here today to share another fantastic new die set from the new holiday catalog. The Detailed Santa Thinlits dies are a beautiful addition to your collection that just beg for shaker cards!

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There are so many things you can do with this set (think inlaid die cutting, shakers, stenciling), but a shaker card just seemed like too much fun to pass up for me. I used two dies from this set, along with some of the new baker’s twine, and the mini jingle bells (yes, you heard that right…MINI JINGLE BELLS!!!).

If you’ve been to one of my classes, then you know I teach a simple four step process for making the shaker portion of cards: cut, cover, fill, and close. If you’ve ever started making a shaker card and poured in some sequins, only to find that you’ve forgotten the window sheet…these steps are for YOU!

Cut: I began by cutting a piece of Whisper White thick cardstock to 4×5.25 inches. I die cut the Santa square first, then cut the border second. I ran the Santa die through my Big Shot one more time with a piece of Real Red cardstock for Santa’s hat.

Cover: Next, I adhered a piece of window sheet to the back of my card front. I used my snail adhesive to inlay Santa’s hat before flipping over my card front to create the shaker portion. Use foam strips to create a border for the shaker portion of your card, fitting the corners tightly together to avoid leaks.

Fill & Close: I filled my shaker with sequins and then added a piece of the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper to seal in the goodies. You can use sequins, punched confetti, seed beads, glitter…almost anything you want as the filling for your shaker card.

I wrapped my baker’s twine around my card front and then tied the bow with two mini jingle bells. These jingle bells actually work and add a delightful little jingle to the rattle of a shaker card. I added additional foam strips to balance the height of the lower portion of my card front and then adhered the entire thing to a Real Red panel measuring 4.125×5.375. Next, I added the whole thing to my card base. In this case my card base is a 4.25×5.5 card cut from Whisper White thick cardstock.

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Lastly, I stamped my sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder. I wanted this sentiment to look like it was on a scroll (think Santa’s list) rather than a standard label, so I used my triple banner punch on one end and stamped fairly close to that end. Next, I added some adhesive (in this case tearing tape) to the back of the far left end and rolled up the paper, using the adhesive to hold my scroll in place. I adhered my scroll using my Fast Fuse adhesive on the scroll end and fast fuse on the sentiment end. That’s it!

Here’s my finished card:

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I’ve included all of the supplies I used in the table below. If you have any questions about this project please leave a comment or send me a message. If this card inspires you to make something fun, I’d love to see it!

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Sample Pockets with Pop of Pink

Hey Stampers,

Today I want to show you a sample pocket I designed for Perfectly Posh consultants. These cute little pockets could hold anything really, but they were intended for a standard sample packet and a business card.

I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut to 9×3 inches and scored it at 3 inches and 7 inches. Next, I added adhesive to the two-inch section to create the basic pocket.

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I added a 3×3 square of Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper to the front flap of my pocket and used my circle framelits to cut my greeting medallion out of whisper white and Melon Mambo cardstock. My sentiment (including the one on the inside) comes from Tin of Tags stamp set from the Holiday catalog. Lastly, I reinforced my pocket with Pop of Pink washi tape.
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I created similar pockets for Fall using the  Petals and paisley set, adding a few copper foil accents for that extra something special.

If you’ve seen my blog on my mini invitations using the Candy Cane Lane suite, then you know I just had to make Holiday treat pockets as well.


Click on any of the supplies listed in the table below to pick up what you need to make your own, or visit my Etsy listing for them here. I would love to make a custom set just for you!

If you have any questions or this post has inspired you to make something new, please leave a comment, I’d love to see it. For more from my blog here at caseyolin.com please subscribe so you don’t miss a post. If you’re viewing this post on aluminum-butterfly.com, you can subscribe there too!

 

Mini Party Invitations with Candy Cane Lane

Hey Stampers,

Today I want to show you how I made a set of adorable invitations for my holiday catalog launch party using the Candy Cane Lane suite. They’re mini, they’re magical…they’re too cute for words! Yep, the little critters you can make with the Cookie Cutter Christmas punch have totally stolen the show this year, so I just knew I needed them on my launch party invitations.

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I started by pairing the coordinating Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper with one of the characters from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and then added matching cardstock. My card bases are cut from Whisper White thick cardstock at 4.25×8.5 inches (creating a card that’s 4.25 inches square) and scored at the midline. I cut my designer series paper to 4 inches square and sized my cardstock to provide a frame of an eighth of an inch. For this card, I used Crumb Cake cardstock and Early Espresso ink on the reindeer.

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For the background on my circle, I used a stamp from the Presents and Pinecones set and Real Red ink. You could also use designer series paper here if you wanted to, but I like the added support of the Whisper White thick cardstock behind my reindeer.

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I adhered the designer series paper and cardstock together before adding my stitched edge ribbon (or baker’s twine). I mounted my background to the folded cardstock base and then I used dimensionals to adhere the framelit circle in the center of my card.

I added my reindeer to the center of my circle with Fast Fuse and then stamped, punched, and adhered my sentiment for a finished card. That’s it!

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I’ve included all of the products that I used to make the full set of invitations below. Please leave a comment or send me a message if you have questions. If you’re inspired to make something after reading this post, I’d love to see it!

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Happy Stamping!

 

Elegant Thanks with a Watercolor Wash

Hey Stampers,

Today I wanted to share a simple card I made with the Watercolor Wash background stamp. I love the look of this stamp and normally, if I want this nackground, I have some painting and prepping (and waiting) to do. Well, I didn’t want to wait…so I thought I’d see what I could do with just two stamps and some embossing powder.

 

I used some Whisper White cardstock and Blushing Bride ink for my background and I chose  a fairly large sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I love this color combination, but I found that mounting this background on a Blushing Bride paper panel was pretty boring. I thought about using a piece of foil cardstock, but I wanted the “golds” to match.

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The best way to match an embossing powder is (you guessed it) to use the same embossing powder for the backing. I used my Versamark clear ink pad to give myself a narrow border and then heat embossed it with the same gold powder I used for the sentiment. Add a few sequins and there you have it, a perfectly elegant simple card! If you like the look, try it with different colors or sentiments. I’d love to see what you come up with!

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Fun Fold Card Class – Christmas in July

Hey Stampers,

I’m excited to preview the cards we’re making at this month’s card class. We’re doing a “fun fold” class and focusing on our holiday items. It will be a great time with friends, learning new techniques for wow cards and getting ahead on the Christmas to-do list!

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Each lady will learn two different card folds AND make two matching boxes for treats and presents using Stampin’ Up! punch boards, dies, designer series paper, and embellishments. If you’re going to join us this weekend, I can’t wait to see you! If you’d like to book a party or workshop with me, contact me here. 🙂

 

Christmas in July Bundles for Bonus Days

Do you like to plan ahead? Are you one of those people who likes to avoid the holiday scramble? Why not start with a Christmas in July bundle from Stampin’ Up? Pick up a few coordinating holiday items so Christmas cards and party invitations will be a snap!

Christmas Basics Bundle – The basics you need to make cards or invitations with a matching favor or treat box, featuring our Christmas Designer Series Paper.

The designer series paper, coordinating cardstock, and Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies are great additions to any craft stash and will add some holiday versatility for just $54. Don’t forget about Bonus Days! Purchasing the Christmas Basics bundle in July means you’ll get a $5 bonus coupon from Stampin’ Up! for August!
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Deck the Halls Bundle – The more the merrier! This bundle includes more goodies to bolster your spirits: everything from the basics bundle above plus matching ink pads, three stamp sets, dies and gold ribbon. All of these items together for $159! You can send handmade holiday happy mail to the whole family. This month, the Deck the Halls Bundle qualifies you for $15 in Bonus Days coupons from Stampin’ Up! Email me at casey@caseyolin.com to grab your bundle before the Bonus Days promotion ends.

Mini Notecards with Blooms & Bliss

Hey Stampers,

If you saw the project from our Stamp & Pamper – Dallas event, you know that I’m completely enamored with the Blooms & Bliss product suite from Stampin’ Up! I love the colors and the floral patterns, they’re just so much fun to create with. I used the coordinating designer series paper and some Whisper White thick cardstock to create these mini notecards as swaps for an upcoming team meeting.

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I started by cutting a piece of our thick cardstock into a 8.5 x 4.25 card base, which I scored down the middle to make my top-folding notecard. Next, I cut my designer series paper into a 4.125 inch square.

The top layer of this card is a 4 inch square with a circle die cut from the center with our circle framelits dies. I stamped my sentiment on the top layer in one of the coordinating colors. Next, I assembled the layers of my card front using fast fuse adhesive for the card base and designer paper and then Stampin’ Dimensionals to “pop up” the top square. Here comes the fun…

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I die-cut two of the flowers from the Flourish Thinlits Set in the thick Whisper White cardstock and curled the flower tips with my fingers. It’s an incredibly simple technique which lends that little something extra to an otherwise simple notecard. Add a pearl embellishment to the center of your flower as a finishing touch and that’s it!

If you want to get your hands on the supplies I used to create these notecards, click on any of the exclusive Stampin’ Up! products below. If you have questions about any of the techniques I used, feel free to send me a message or leave a comment. Happy Stamping!

 

Stamp & Pamper Was a Blast!

Thanks so much to those who came out for our Stamp & Pamper – Dallas event. Your energy and creativity made it so much fun! I look forward to future bookings with you.

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Many thanks to our gracious hostess (and Perfectly Posh consultant), Tami. If you didn’t have a chance to place an order for some of our awesome Stampin’ Up! products before we wrapped up our event, you can always do so here. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about one of our items. Be sure to check the website for future events, or call to book one of your own!

The Stamp & Pamper – Dallas make & take project featured the following products:

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock
  • Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper – Blooms and Bliss
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad – Rich Razzleberry
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad – Sweet Sugarplum
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad – Pink Pirouette
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad – Sahara Sand
  • Rose Wonder Stamp Set
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Falling Flowers Stamp Set
  • Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set
  • May Flowers Framelits
  • Rose Garden Thinlits
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewels

 

July’s Stamp & Pamper is Finally Here!

We’re super excited that our Stamp & Pamper Dallas event is finally here! Whether you’re new to papercrafting or an experienced crafter this is something to get excited about. If you love Perfectly Posh or just like spoiling yourself a little with great products this is the place to be. There will be demonstrations, there will be make & takes…there will be scrubs, lotions, potions and wine! Tami and I will be featuring items from our respective catalogs and we will (of course) be available to take orders on the spot! It’s bound to be a day of good fun for hard-working women who deserve the time to relax and enjoy themselves.

If you missed this one, but would like to host one for your besties, let me know! We’d love to throw a party with you.