Hi Stamping Friends! I'd like to give a special shout-out to all of my Too Cool Team members who braved the slick & snowy roads last night to attend our monthly Stamp & Share event, as well as all of those who where not able to make it because of...

Let It Snow Mini Curvy Keepsakes Boxes

Hi Stamping Friends!
 
I'd like to give a special shout-out to all of my Too Cool Team members who braved the slick & snowy roads last night to attend our monthly Stamp & Share event, as well as all of those who where not able to make it because of the horrible weather.  Thankfully, we do a Facebook LIVE during the event, so those who couldn't attend were still able to peek in to be part of the recognition, prize drawings and training. We missed seeing you in person!
 
Today, I'm sharing the adorable little boxes that I gave each attendee as a table gift, appropriately decorated with "Let It Snow" Designer Series Paper! LOL!
 
But first, a quick Purple Posy update...
 
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Purple Posy Officially Discontinued—Stampin' Up! recently announced that the Purple Posy Ink Pad and Ink Refill are officially discontinued. After months of oven-testing the new formula and determining that it was good-to-go, they are now discovering that the ink color is still shifting in real-time (meaning it may no longer coordinate with the matching cardstock, markers, etc.). Therefore, they have decided to pull these two products. The Purple Posy Stampin' Write Markers and Stampin' Blends Markers are still available for coloring, and you can use stamped-off Highland Heather to achieve a similar ink shade.
 
Product Credit Coupon Code—For anyone who is unhappy with their Purple Posy Ink Pad, Stampin' Up! is offering a Coupon Code for $7.50 in product credit that will be good through January, 2020.  Customers must call Stampin' Up! directly to receive their coupon code: 1-800-STAMPUP.  Contact me with any questions.
 
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Let It Snow Mini Curvy Keepsakes Boxes

Talk about adorable!  These mini boxes make a perfect little table favor for your holiday table and, with their diminutive 2-1/8" x 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" size, they would also be really cute for decorating a Christmas tree!  
 
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Box Basics—If you remember the old Curvy Keepsakes boxes, these boxes are a cuter and smaller version  They are so quick and easy to make because the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies do all the hard work, both cutting and scoring the one-piece construction.  I used a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Coastal Cabana with the dies for the basic card box. Next, I cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Let It Snow DSP to cut both of the short, handled sides out.  I hand-cut each side piece and adhered them to the box with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  
 
TIP: Before adhering the DSP, I used a Bone Folder to gently curve the sides of the box to encourage a more round shape on the box. 
 
Finish by folding on the score lines and interlocking the handles and sides.  No adhesive needed!
 
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Sweet Treat—I stamped a sentiment from the coordinating Tiny Keepsakes stamp set in Real Red onto Whisper White, then die-cut the tag shape with the help of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies set.  There are several little stitched tags shapes in the set from which to choose.  I created a little tag loop of White Baker's Twine, then dangled that from the Real Red Curly Ribbon. The Curly Ribbon is the perfect way to add a bow, because it's easy to tie and re-tie to get in and out of the box. I finished with a single Rhinestone Jewel for a little sparkle.
 
Bundle It & SAVE—Purchase the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set and the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies together in a bundle and save 10%!
 
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Inside The Box—It may be a small box, but you can still fit several mini treats inside. I added Hershey's Kisses, and you could also use Dove chocolates, Mini Ghirardhelli chocolates, Rolos or other wrapped candies.
 
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Two Cool—I used a different pattern of Let It Snow DSP for the second version. This time, I selected the tear-drop shaped tag and stamped it with a different Tiny Keepsakes sentiment in Shaded Spruce.  Cute, cute, cute!
  
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Pines & Boughs, All Wrapped In Plaid

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Today I'm sharing two beautiful swap cards that I received at our team event on Monday, both featuring the pretty Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper.
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Peggy's Perfectly Plaid 'Tis The Season Card

Peggy Tassler created this lovely pine trio using items from the Perfectly Plaid suite. 
 
Background Basics—The card begins with a 51/4" x 4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock with a 5-1/4" x 2" piece of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper across the bottom. The layers are mounted onto a Shaded Spruce card base. 
 
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Sentiment & Accents—Peggy created a foundation for her trio of pines with a Gold Foil Stitched Shapes circle die-cut. She adhered a piece of the Gold Metallic-Edged Ribbon under the circle before popping it up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is stamped in VersaMark onto Whisper White, then gold heat embossed. She punched the shape with the Classic Label Punch, then tucked it under the circle and adhered it with SNAIL.  A few gold Metallic Pearls dress up the top right half of the card.
 
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Pine Trio—Peggy stamped the Perfectly Plaid whimsical pine tree image in VersaMark ink onto Whisper White and Shaded Spruce, then embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.  They were punched out with the Pine Tree Punch, along with a tree shape punched out of the Wrapped In Plaid DSP.  Two trees are adhered with SNAIL and the Shaded Spruce tree is popped up with Dimensionals. Lovely!
 
Bundle It & SAVE—Purchase the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the Pine Tree Punch together in a bundle and save 10%!
 
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Marsha's Peaceful Boughs Season's Greetings Card

Marsha Henry created her swap card in very similar colors, combining the Wrapped In Plaid DSP with the beautiful Peaceful Boughs Bundle.
 
Background Basics—This card begins with a 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" Shaded Spruce card base, scored at the 4-1/4" mark for a shortened card front.  Marsha stamped the Peaceful Boughs image down the left-hand side with Shaded Spruce ink, then added a 2" x 5-1/2" strip of Wrapped in Plaid.  Next, she added a 3-1/4" x 7/8" strip of Gold Foil for a little shine.
 
 
Focal Point—Marsha die-cut the pretty label shape from Whisper White cardstock with the help of the Beautiful Boughs dies. She stamped the pine bough in Shaded Spruce ink at the top and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  That layer is popped up with Dimensionals and hangs out over the edge a bit.  Next, she used the same dies to die-cut the two-layer pine cones: the back solid layer with Soft Suede cardstock and the top detailed layer in Gold Foil. One is adhered with SNAIL and the other popped up with Dimensionals, then they are topped with a Shaded Spruce Striped Ribbon attached with a Glue Dot. Beautiful!
 
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Inside The Card—Marsha added a 1" x 5-1/2" strip of Wrapped In Plaid DSP down the side to match the DSP on the front.  She added a Peaceful Boughs Cherry Cobbler sentiment and Shaded Spruce pine bough onto a 2-7/8" x 5" piece of Whisper White to finish the inside. 
 
Bundle It & SAVE—Purchase the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and the Beautiful Boughs dies together in a bundle and save 10%!
 
  
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Christmastime Is Here: Two More Class Projects!

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Today I've got a couple more cards from my 12-card Christmastime Is Here class, one of which I shared on last week's LIVE Class!  I've gotten some awesome feedback on this class!  Thank you so much to everyone who's already ordered the Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle...I hope you're loving your kit!
 
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Want a FREE Class?  You will get the 12-Card Class for FREE when you purchase the entire Christmastime Is Here Bundle from me using HOST CODE UYQET9FP.  Shop Here.
 
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Christmastime Is Here One Layer Card

Sometimes, all you need is stamps, ink and paper for a card that really packs a WOW!  This simple card showcases the beautiful DisINKtive details in this two-step images. The see-thru photopolymer stamps make it easy to line up and achieve this look very quickly, too!  
 
Single Layer Stamping—I started by stamping the Christmastime Is Here outline image in Early Espresso ink onto a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I used the two-step images to fill in the color, stamping off the ink one time before each color was placed. I used Cherry Cobbler for the rose, Mossy Meadow for the leaves and needles, Early Espresso for the pine cones and Poppy Parade for the berries. 
 
Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on the same layer.
 
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Details—Take a look at how awesome this image look close up!  I love the detail!  I finished by mounting the stamped layer onto an Early Espresso card base. Next, I tied some Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the card front, then added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots floating around the floral image.  Stunning!
 
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Christmastime Is Here Nested Label

The large rose bouquet image in the Christmastime is Here bundle is so pretty as a full focal point, but it looks just as lovely with just a partial image.  I shared how to create this card during last week's LIVE Class and you can see the replay below.
 
Background Basics—I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I scored at the 5-1/2" mark for a vertically-folded card base.  Next, I added a 3" x 5-1/2" piece of the Cherry Cobbler patterned Christmastime Is Here DSP down the center. I layered a 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" piece of the Mossy Meadow pattern along the bottom of the card. Then, I tied some of the 1/4" Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the card front into a double-knot.
  
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Nested Label—I stamped a Christmastime Is Here sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on the bottom of a Whisper White Stitched Nested Labels die-cut. Next, I stamped the large rose outline stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto the top of the label.  I added the two-step color stamps to each area, stamping off one time for a lighter look: Cherry Cobbler for the rose, Mossy Meadow for the pine needles, Early Espresso for the pine cones and Poppy Parade for the berries. 
 
Finishing Touches—I die-cut the two Gold Foil decorative corner shapes with the Roses dies, then adhered them on the back of the Stitched Nested Label die-cut before popping up the label with Dimensionals.  I finished by adding a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots on the label.
 
In Case You Missed It...Watch how to create these Christmastime Is Here Class projects on last week's LIVE class:

 

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Christmastime Is Here Isn't Just For Christmas!

Hi Stamping Friends!
 
In this morning's LIVE Class, I shared two more cards from my 12-card Christmastime Is Here class, along with alternate projects to give you ideas for using these products well into the new year!  Today, I'm sharing one pair of those LIVE Class projects with all the details!
 
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Christmastime Is Here For Christmas & More!

The Christmastime Is Here suite of products is certainly versatile enough to use throughout the year!  Roses make a great focal point for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, thinking of you and even sympathy cards.
  
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Background Basics—I started by stamping the Christmastime Is Here outline image in Crumb Cake ink onto two corners of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. I tied some Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the layer before mounting it onto the Early Espresso card base with SNAIL.
 
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Focal Point Foundation—I created a base for the label by layering a 2-3/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Christmastime Is Here DSP onto a 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, then again onto a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  It's popped up onto the card front with Dimensionals.
 
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Sentiment Label—I die-cut a Roses dies label shape from Whisper White, then stamped one of the Christmas Rose sentiments along the bottom with Crumb Cake ink.  Next, I hand-cut three roses from the Christmastime Is Here DSP. TiP: The fussy-cutting left some uneven white edges, so I used Stampin' Blends in light Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow to clean them up!  I added the roses with SNAIL, then popped up the whole thing with Dimensionals.  I finished by adding a Gold Glitter Enamel Dot.  Pretty!
 
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Two Cool—I paired the stamped background images and the roses with some different elements and achieved a pretty "thinking of you" card! 
 
Background Basics—This time, I stamped the outline image in Soft Sea Foam and wrapped Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the layer that's mounted onto a Poppy Parade card base.
 
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Focal Point Foundation—The gingham Poppy Parade pattern is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack. It's layered onto Soft Sea Foam, then again onto Poppy Parade.
 
Sentiment Label—I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Cherry Cobbler, then added the hand-cut roses to the bottom.  I finished up with a couple of Soft Sea Foam Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  Too Cool!
 
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Christmastime Is Here With Gold Embossing

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I've finished up my 12-card Christmastime Is Here class projects and I'll be sending those instructions and card kits out tomorrow to everyone who has purchased the full Christmastime Is Here bundle from me!  Here is the finished class...
 
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I think you're going to LOVE the projects!  I had a blast creating them!  Don't forget, you will get the 12-Card Class for FREE when you purchase the entire Christmastime Is Here Bundle from me using HOST CODE UYQET9FP.  Shop Here.
 
Today, I'm sharing two more cards from the class, and I'll be featuring another two projects on my LIVE Class tomorrow at 9am ET on my Too Cool Stamping Facebook page.
 
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Christmastime Is Here: Seafoam & Gold Embossing

I think this card may be my favorite from the entire class, simply because it's clean & elegant with a wintery feel.  The photo looks like the main image is stamped in Early Espresso, but it's really embossed in shiny gold!  
 
Background Basics—I started with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Stylish Scroll folder. It's adhered onto a Soft Sea Foam card base with a combination of Tear & Tape and SNAIL.  
 
Golden Rose—I stamped the Christmas Rose outline image in VersaMark ink onto a quarter sheet of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, then sprinkled on Gold Embossing Powder and heat-set it until glossy & smooth with the Heat Tool.  Next, I die-cut the image with one of the larger Stitched Rectangle dies.  I love the stitched look combined with the embossed background here!  So classy!
 
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Sweet Sentiment—I die-cut a Roses dies label shape from Whisper White, then stamped one of the Christmas Rose sentiments on it with Cherry Cobbler ink.  To adhere the ribbon, I added a couple of strips of Tear & Tape adhesive to the back of the label, folded on the Gold Shimmer Ribbon, then popped up the whole thing with Dimensionals.  I finished by adding a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.  So lovely!
 
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Christmastime Is Here: Cherry & Gold Embossing

I enjoyed the look of the gold embossing so much that I created a second design using that style. It looks fantastic contrasted with the rich Cherry Cobbler color!   
Background Basics—I started with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Christmastime Is Here Designer Series Paper that I mounted onto a Cherry Cobbler card base.  I added a 4" x 1" strip of Gold Foil across the bottom to anchor the focal point and add a little more glitz.
 
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Golden Rose—I stamped the Christmas Rose outline image in VersaMark ink onto a quarter sheet of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then sprinkled on Gold Embossing Powder and heat-set it until glossy & smooth with the Heat Tool.  Next, I die-cut the image with one of the medium size Stitched Rectangle dies.
 
Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the Christmas Rose sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto another Whisper White Roses label die. It's popped up over the center of the embossed image with Dimensionals. I finished by tying a Gold Shimmer Ribbon bow and attaching it with a Glue Dot. Beautiful!
 
In Case You Missed It...I shared a couple of the Christmastime Is Here Class projects on last week's LIVE class:

 

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