Snowfall Christmas Card

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Hi Friends

Today I have another Christmas card for you. This card is made using the leftovers from Monday’s card. The front of the card is made up of a piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock that was made by cutting out the largest snowflake from the new “Snowfall Thinlits” (149692) die set.

Snowflake Sets coming out in November

This die set is coming out on November 1st and will only be available from Stampin’ Up! in November 2018. I used the new stamp set “Snow is Glistening” (149742) to stamp the images and sentiment.

Color Combination

My card for today is a simple two color card. This Christmas card uses only Blueberry Bushel (ink 147138 /card stock 146968) and Whisper White (100730).

Card Recipe

I started with a 4 1/4″ X 11″ card base of Blueberry Bushel (146968) card stock.  When I made my card from Monday, I purposefully placed the largest snow flake die on to a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White (100730) so that it was near the top and so that there would be an even border on the top three sides.

Stamping

Next, I stamped four of the snowflake clusters from the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set using Blueberry Bushel ink (147138). I placed the four stamped snowflake clusters all around the opening in the card stock. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card using Blueberry Bushel ink (147138). I taped this piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock to the card base using Snail Adhesive (104332).

Heat Embossing

I love the effect of heat embossed images! They add such elegance to a card with very little effort! When heat embossing always remember to use your Embossing Buddy (103083) prior to stamping with Versamark ink (102283) so you don’t get those extra little clumps of embossing powder (109132) where the powder is not supposed to be.

Embossing Buddy

I rubbed my embossing buddy (103083) over the surface on which I planned to stamp. I used clear Versamark ink (102283) to stamp the medium snowflake in the center of the opening. I applied white embossing powder over the stamped image and flicked off the excess. I let my embossing heat tool (129053) warm up and then applied heat to the embossed snowflake until the powder melts and looks shiny.

What do You think?

I love that I was able to get two cards by planning my cutting! What do you think? Do you like it? Let me know in the comments below. Are you looking for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? I would love to be that person. Let me know if you would like an Annual or Holiday catalog by emailing your name and mailing address to SunnyLuCards@gmail.com Shop anytime at my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! Shop here

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!

LuAnn

 

 

Snowflakes are special and so Are YOU!

Today’s card is made with a special Stampin’ Up! stamp set and die set coming out on November 1st! This easy one layer card looks much more complicated than it is!

Christmas Card 2018
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Hi Friends,

Happy Monday! Hope all is well with you this evening. I had a busy day today. Part of my day was spent preparing this card for you: “Snowflakes are special and so Are YOU!” I made this card using a brand new stamp set called “Snow is Glistening” (149742) and a new die set called “Snowfall Thinlits” (149692). These items are coming out on November 1st. The set will only be available from Stampin’ Up! only during the month of November.

Color Combination

My color combination is Highland Heather (ink 147103/card stock 146986), Gorgeous Grape (ink 147099 /card stock 146987), Balmy Blue (ink 147105/card stock 146982) and Whisper White (100730).

Card Recipe

My card starts out with a Highland Heather (146986) card base cut 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″; score and fold at 4 1/4″.  I cut the large snowflake out of Whisper White (100730) card stock using the Snowfall Thinlits dies (149692).  What a gorgeous snowflake! Definitely worth having to poke out the little pieces using my Paper Piercing Tool (126189). I stamped a small snowflake in the middle using Highland Heather (147103) ink and the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set.

Decorating the Card Front

Next I stamped the front of the card using the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set. I first stamped the large snowflake three times with Balmy Blue ink. Next, I stamped the medium snowflake seven times using Highland Heather (147103) ink. Finally, I used the Gorgeous Grape ink (147099) to stamp the sentiment on the bottom and the small bunch of snowflakes numerous times.

Inside the Card

I stamped the sentiment “Sending a blizzard of wishes for a wonderful season” on a piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock. The piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock was cut 4″ X 5 1/4″. I added a couple stamps of the small cluster of snowflakes using Gorgeous Grape (147099) ink.

Benefits of Being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Such an easy one layer card, isn’t it? I really like how the card turned out and I love this new bundle too! One of the many benefits of being an Independent Stampin’ Up!  Demonstrator is being able to pre-order new products. Plus the discount on purchasing items is great! Plus I love stamping and love to share this love with others!

Have a wonderful evening and Happy Stampin’

LuAnn

 

 

 

Petal Promenade Team Card Challenge and Dentistry Adventures

Today I present a Stampin’ Up! Petal Promenade Friendship card! I made this in response to a challenge from my Up-line team Leader. Don’t you love how Stampin’ Up! has matching Designer Series Paper, card stock, inks and other doo-dads!

Team Challenge Card made with Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper

 

Hi Friends,

Today, I present a that I made in answer to a Stampin’ Up! Team Challenge. The challenge was to use the “labels” from one of the pieces of Petal Promenade Designer’s Series Paper (DSP) (146913). The challenge was thrown down by my up-line team leader Christi Waite. I always love a challenge! And this took my mind off my poor sore jaw (to be explained later in post).

Color Coordinates of DSP

Don’t you love the way Stampin’ Up! puts the names of the coordinating colors of card stock and ink for each type of DSP on the back label. Having this list of coordinates makes color matching a cinch. Petal Promenade DSP lists the colors: Blushing Bride, Fresh Fig, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Whisper White. Lots of choices!

My Color Combination

But I struggled with the listed colors. I felt I needed to accent the roses and the colors Blushing Bride and Petal Pink did not quite work. So, I went slightly out of the box with my color choices for this card. My color combination includes Cherry Cobbler (ink 147083 / card stock 119685), Mossy Meadow (ink 147111/ card stock  133676),  Smoky Slate ink  147113 /card stock  131202), and Whisper White (100730).

Accent Color for the Roses

Notice that Cherry Cobbler (119685) is not on the list of coordinating colors. After trying many different “Coordinating Colors” from the list, I decided to lay the Mossy Meadow (133676) and Smoky Slate (131202) on all the pinks/reds card stocks I had. I went through many different colors and finally decided that Cherry Cobbler (119685) fit the bill.

Cherry CobbleR

I liked the Cherry Cobbler (119685) card stock best with this particular label from Petal Promenade DSP(146913)  that I needed to match. I really wanted to add some pinkish-red from the roses to my color combination. So, I cut my card base from Cherry Cobbler (119685) card stock at 4 1/4″ X 11″. I scored and folded the card stock at the 5 1/2″ mark. 

Card Construction

I had already chosen my two frames from the list of coordinating colors. My Smoky Slate ( 131202) card stock was cut 4″ X 5 1/4″ and my Mossy Meadow (133676) layer was cut 3 3/4″ X 5″.  I attached each of these frames to my card base with Snail Adhesive (104332). Then, I attached a 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White (100730) piece of card stock to the inside of the card since the card base is a dark color.

A Little Sparkle

My ‘label’ was trimmed to 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″. I chose my sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp set (147513) and used Mossy Meadow ink (147111) to stamp the sentiment. I love the sentiments as well as the flowers on the Abstract Impressions stamp set. Then I attached my label to my card frames with Snail Adhesive (104332). I still felt he card needed something so I added a few pink, purple and yellow gems to add a little sparkle. I think it turned out pretty good!

Team Meeting

I was a bit surprised that I had time and energy to make this card before my team meeting Thursday night. That is because my life hit a little bump this week Wednesday . About 3 1/2 months ago I had a root canal dental procedure because of a very bad toothache. Unfortunately, I had to move on to a tooth extraction since I was still in severe pain a week after the root canal! The root canal and extraction were a breeze compared to what I went through for my tooth implant.

Tooth Implant Consultation

Because I am still quite young, I decided that I would go with a tooth implant to replace the tooth that was removed. I met with the dentist prior to the procedure. He explained how what the procedure entailed. He said most people have the procedure with local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide (laughing Gas). He seemed very nice. I thought I was prepared for getting the implant, but the actual procedure was pretty awful!

One of Many

On the day of the procedure, the dentist came in and said I was the eighth implant for that day. Hmm, I thought that was quick work since it was only 1:30pm. This won’t be so bad.

Why so Tense?

I started out with some Nitrous oxide. I barely started feeling the gas when the dentist came in and gave me four injections into my jaw. He had the guts to pat my wrinkled brow and say “relax, you are going to give yourself a headache. Why are all you people so tense today?”. Really???? I was cringing in pain and I was trying to hold still. I can guess, if “all you people” are going through what I was going through at that moment, they were probably in intense pain! That’s enough to make anyone tense!

Nitrous Oxide Begins

After my injections, the dentist goes out the door with the statement, “we’ll let you numb up and let your blood pressure come down some”.  I should have walked out then but I kept breathing through my nose hoping for some laughing gas to help me calm down. my mantra was “hang in there, hang in there”.

Testing, Testing

Some time later, the dentist walks back in and says,”let’s perform a little test”. I had my eyes squeezed shut so I am not sure what he poked me with but I think it was a clamp to hold my mouth open. But whatever he did made me cringe with pain in my jaw/gum area. He says, “Oh, I guess we’re ok then”. I should have run screaming out the door at this point but no, I decide to be the “good patient” and trust the doctor’s decision. Big Mistake!

Famous Last Words: “Feel a Little Pressure”

Then “we” continued with the procedure with some drilling and an occasional “you are going to feel a little pressure” and “keep breathing through your nose.” Here I am gasping for air because I am in so much pain and he calls it “a little pressure.” Okay, maybe I am being paid back for all those times as a nurse I used the words, “Just a Little Pressure now”.

Good Bone

Finally, I think “we” are done but nope, “we” still had to put the actual implant in yet. The dentist actually says to me “you got some good bone in there; made us work a lot harder.” I remember thinking, ‘I am paying someone a lot of money to do this to me?’ 

Finally, Anesthetic Kicks in

I am fairly tough and have a pretty high pain tolerance. I decide, “in for a penny, in for a pound” and decide to see the procedure through. I continue to suck in the laughing gas, hoping to make it through the procedure without crying. The implant goes in with a lot of twisting and tugging and pain. but finally the numbing medicine or laughing gas kicked in. I made it through without crying!

Discharge Instructions

As the dentist leaves he pats me on my numb cheek and says, “there, now don’t mess up the stitches or eat anything sharp or the implant won’t take.” The dental assistant explains this statement by saying that the implant has to stay immobile while healing or the bone graft they put in, won’t harden around the implant. Then the implant could change position and they won’t be able to fit the “tooth” or crown part on. Great incentive to be careful! I was never afraid of the dentist but now the idea of going has me concerned.

Paper Pumpkin

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Well enough about my woes! on to better subjects! The December Paper Pumpkin is going to be very fun and festive! This is a great way for newbies to try paper crafting as well as great for veteran crafters! The set includes all you need but a scissors and adhesive. Order by December 10th!

Let me be your Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Both the Annual and Holiday catalogs have some wonderful stamp sets and bundles. If you would like a Holiday or Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, just email me at SunnyLuCards@gmail.com. Email your name and mailing address and I will get one out to you! You can access by 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop here or just drop me a line!

I would love to be your personal Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Have a wonderful Saturday and Happy Stamping,

LuAnn