Stampin’ Up! Rectangle Tins

Happy Monday! 

Before sharing my projects with you today, I wanted to let you know that the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is coming soon and will be available on January 5th.  If you’ve ordered from me in the last six months, I ordered a catalog for you (and the Sale-a-Bration brochure) from Stampin’ Up! yesterday.  It will come directly from Stampin’ Up! and they will begin to mail them on December 9th. If you don’t want to wait until January to buy products from this jam-packed catalog, consider joining my team by purchasing the $99 Starter Kit.  You’ll receive $125 in product for $99 and it will ship free.  One of Starter Kit perks is that you can preorder products from the new catalog early!  If you’d to purchase the Starter Kit, click here.  Feel free to email me with any questions you might have!

 

 

Our Rectangle Tins are a fun way to package a gift card (or any small gift).  I wrapped a 8″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper around the tin and then used our Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon to “tie” it up.  To open the tin, the recipient just needs to slip off the sleeve.  The sentiment was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock using the stamp set, Wrapped in Christmas, and was cut out using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. As you can see from the picture below, a gift card fits inside perfectly! 

 

 

I wrapped this next tin with Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper and wrapped our Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around it.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Pacific Point ink. The ribbon will need to be removed first to open the tin.

 

 

Each package of tins come in a four pack and they are food safe! It’s such a quick and easy, but cute, way to wrap up a gift! 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays

I needed a masculine birthday card this week and created it using the stamp set Happiest of Birthdays and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

 

Happiest of Birthdays Stampin Up

 

Happiest of Birthdays

 

I started with a base of Smoky Slate cardstock and then added a layer of Whisper White cardstock and then a layer of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I struggle bit with masculine cards but this was the perfect paper to use! 

 

 

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 

I stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink using the stamp set Happiest of Birthdays and then cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I cut another larger rectangle out of Smoky Slate cardstock and layered the two pieces together.  Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to back to give the card some dimension.  I finished by adding three Elegant Faceted Gems to the front. If you’d like to make today’s card, you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List. 

 

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 

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Measurements

  • Smoky Slate cardstock: 8 -1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Smoky Slate cardstock:  approx. 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (for stitched rectangle)
  • Whisper White cardstock:  (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″ (one for inside the card)
  • Whisper White cardstock:  approx. 4-1/4″ x 3″ (for stitched rectangle)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper:  5″ x 3-3/4″

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone in the United States. This holiday feels very different as many of us are not gathering together with our families but there are many things to be grateful for. Mark and I will be having a very quiet Thanksgiving but we’re going all out in the food department and making all our favorites.

2020 has brought challenges to all of us. This past year I’ve had so many of you reach out to me and I’m very thankful for all of you! 

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe, healthy and happy! 

 

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Extended One More Day!!

 

Due to some technical issues during the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza, Stampin’ Up! has decided to extend the sale ONE MORE DAY!! It will continue until 11:59 pm (MT) on November 25, 2020. Because the sale has been extended, it’s possible some items may go into backorder status so be sure to shop early! Almost every single item in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is on sale 10%. Click here for a list of the items not included in the sale. 

I will also honor my Birthday Special one more day! See all the details below!

 

 

All the details:

  • Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store
  • You must use the host code VAYRDHA6 when placing your order to be eligible to receive the free embellishment (see below if your order is $150 or more)
  • The embellishment you receive will be a surprise!
  • Once I close the host code, I’ll order all the embellishments. Once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours to you along with one or more of my card kits. 
  • The special will end on November 25th at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
  • If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! You will still receive your free embellishment from me! 

 

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Today’s Online Extravaganza Sale & Tuesday Tutorial

 

The Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza has begun! This is a one day sale and almost everything in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is on sale 10% (see here for a list of exclusions). Now’s the time to treat yourself or purchase a gift for a crafter in your life. 

 

 

Birthday Special

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code VAYRDHA6 and I’ll send you a free embellishment! Offer ends today! 

Here’s all the details:

  • Place a minimum $50 order  my Stampin’ Up! online store
  • Use the host code VAYRDHA6 when placing your order to be eligible to receive the free embellishment
  • The embellishment you receive will be a surprise!
  • I’ll order all the embellishments tomorrow. Once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours to you along with one or more of my card kits. 
  • The special ends today at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)
  • If your order is over $150, do not use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! You will still receive your free embellishment from me! 

 

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Tracy's Tuesday Tutorial

Today’s free tutorial is for a card I shared several weeks ago.  If you missed that post, you can see it here. You can access your tutorial below the Supply List. 

 

 

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Free Tutorial

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper

Today’s card features Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the Poinsettia Dies. Feels Like Frost debuted last year in the Holiday Catalog and I was so happy when Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back. One side of the paper features photographic images and on the other side, beautiful silver foil. 

 

Feels Like Frost Stampin Up

 

Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper

 

I started with a base of Thick Whisper White cardstock and then added layers of Silver Foil and Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper. The poinsettia was created using our Poinsettia Dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Not only do these dies cut out the shape of the poinsettia but it embosses as well!

 I layered the pieces of the Poinsettia using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added Mini Glue Dots to the back of the Beaded Pearl before adhering it to the center of the Poinsettia.  

 

Poinsettia Dies Stampin Up

 

 

I was going to add a sentiment to the front but there really wasn’t much room to add one so I decided it was fine without one. If I were to make this card again, I’d turn the orientation of the card and add the poinsettia closer to the top of the Designer Series Paper and then add a sentiment below. 

 

 

 

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Measurements

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock;  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Silver Foil Sheet:  5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ 
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scraps for poinsettia

 

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow – One Day Only

The Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is tomorrow! It’s a one day event and you can save 10% on almost everything in the Annual Catalog! You can click here to see a list of items that are excluded from the sale. 

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza

 

Birthday Special

 

Birthday Special

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code VAYRDHA6 and I’ll send you a free embellishment! Offer valid until Tuesday, November 24th.

Here’s all the details:

  • Place a minumum $50 order  my Stampin’ Up! online store
  • Use the host code VAYRDHA6 when placing your order to be eligible to receive the free embellishment
  • The embellishment you receive will be a surprise!
  • Once I close the host code, I’ll order all the embellishments. Once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours to you along with one or more of my card kits. 
  • The special will end on November 24th at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)

 

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My Birthday Special

Today’s my birthday so I’m having an ordering special! Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code VAYRDHA6 and I’ll send you a free embellishment! I had planned to end the special on Monday but when I heard about the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza, which will take place on Tuesday, November 24th, I decided to extend it an extra day. 

 

 

Here’s all the details:

  • Place a minumum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store
  • Use the host code VAYRDHA6 when placing your order to be eligible to receive the free embellishment
  • You’ll earn at least one Bradley Point
  • The embellishment you receive will be a surprise!
  • Once I close the host code, I’ll order all the embellishments. When I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours to you along with one or more of my card kits. 
  • The special will end on November 24th at 11:00 PM (Pacific Time)

 

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Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Is Coming for One Day

on November 24th

 

Almost everything in the Annual Catalog will be on sale on November 24th and you’ll save 10%.  Click here to open a PDF of the excluded items. If you don’t have the Annual Catalog, you can download it HERE (it will take a minute since it’s a large file). 

Details

  • Sale begins at 12:01 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, November 24th
  • Sale ends at 11:50 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, November 24th

 

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Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza

 

I have a card to share with you today but first I want to let you know about the Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza! This event will take place for one day only on November 24th and you’ll save 10% on almost everything in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Get your lists ready and order early on the 24th! 

Details

  • Sale begins at 12:01 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, November 24th
  • Sale ends at 11:50 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, November 24th

 

There are some exclusions and you can see everything not included in the sale HERE

 

Today’s card features the stamp sets Warm & Toasty and Banner Year along with the Woodland Embossing Folder

Stampin Up Banner Year

 

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and using one of the larger dies in the Layering Ovals Dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I made an opening.  Then I placed it inside the Woodland Embossing Folder and ran it through my die-cutting machine.  It’s important to do these steps in this order.  If you emboss first and then cut the opening, your embossing will be flattened.  

Next, I stamped my reindeer in Memento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then colored him using Real Red & Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. On the back of the embossed piece, I added adhesive all around the outside edges of the opening and then placed the reindeer piece over it (if you like to fussy cut, it would look really cute to cut him out and then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back). I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the embossed piece and adhered it to my Thick Whisper White card base

 

Warm & Toasty

 

 

 

I wanted to use a sentiment in the Warm & Toasty stamp set but there wasn’t enough space below the opening so I used a smaller sentiment in the stamp set, Banner Year. I stamped it in Versamark ink onto Whisper White cardstock using Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Silver. If you’ve never heat embossed, and you really should because it’s so much fun, I have directions below on how to do it. So easy!

I cut the sentiment out using our Rectangle Stitched Dies and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and added it to the front of the card. 

 

Banner Year Stampin Up

 

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing) over the surface as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder.  Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image.  Shake off any excess.  Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your sentiment is transformed! 

 

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I forgot to add Memento Ink to my Supply List but HERE’S the link for it. 

 

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Last Chance for Gift Card Sampler

Today’s the last day to receive my FREE Gift Card Sampler when you place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and use my special host code (RFT4GG4C).  You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make six cards, two each of three designs. I used the stamp set, Wrapped in Christmas, for the sentiment on all three cards but you can use whatever you already own.  For all the details, please click here

Gift Card Holder Card Sampler

 

 

Yesterday (scroll to the bottom of the post) I shared a sneak peek of one of the cards in the Free Gift Card Sampler and here’s one more. 

 

Heartwarming Hugs

 

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Stampin’ Up! Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch

Today’s card features the So Sentimental Bundle and the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. The So Sentimental Bundle (bundles always save you 10%) includes the So Sentimental stamp set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (one of my favorite set of dies). 

 

So Sentimental Bundle

 

This is a fun layout and you’ll get a completely different look by just changing up the papers.  I used Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and Garden Green cardstock which I ran through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder

 

Stampin Up Plaid Tidings

 

The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cardstock with a layer of Pretty Peacock cardstock. The punched pieces were adhered to a piece of our regular Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment was stamped using Pretty Peacock ink and was cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment before adhering it to the front of the card.

If you’d like to make today’s card, you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List. 

 

Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch

 

Rectangular Postage Stamp

 

 

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Measurements

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″   scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap for sentiment
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Garden Green cardstock (punched pieces):  approx. 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper: approx. 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

 

Gift Card Holder Card Sampler

Gift Card Holder Card Sampler

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Snowflake Splendor

 

 

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Plaid Tidings Tuesday Tutorial

Tracy's Tuesday Tutorial

Yesterday I shared three cards using Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and today I have three more to share with you. I made all of the cards using the same measurements (with the exception of the black/white design from yesterday and you’ll find those measurements on yesterday’s post). If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here. You’ll find your free Tuesday Tutorial under the Supply List! 

This first card has a base of Thick Whisper White cardstock and the Designer Series Paper is layered with a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock. The embellishments I used are All the Trimmings. I used Pretty Peacock ink for the sentiment.

 

Plaid Tidings

 

This card has a base of Crumb Cake cardstock with a layer of Blackberry Bliss.  I used our Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some sparkle.  Blackberry Bliss ink was used for the sentiment. 

 

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper

 

This card has a base of Pretty Peacock with a layer of Garden Green cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and I used our Elegant Faceted Gems.

 

Plaid Tidings

 

 

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Free Tutorial

 

 

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Gift Card Holder Card Sampler

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Plaid Tidings

Today I have three cards to share with you today and they all feature Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, the So Sentimental stamp set and the coordinating dies, Stitched So Sweetly (these two products can also be purchased as a bundle – see below). This first card has a Thick Whisper White base.  The Designer Series Paper is on a Whisper White layer that’s been popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and three Elegant Faceted Gems were added to finish the card (all the supplies I used can be found in the Supply List).

 

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper

 

This next card has a base of Real Red cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Real Red.  I made the layer of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper just a little bit smaller than the first card and I added some of our Wonderful Gems

 

 

My last card has a base of Seaside Spray cardstock with a layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock. The sentiment was stamped in Misty Moonlight and I added some of our Basic Rhinestones. 

 

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper

 

The So Sentimental stamp set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies can be purchased as a bundle and you’ll save 10%!

 

So Sentimental Bundle

 

If you’d like to make today’s cards, all the measurements I used can be found below the Supply List. 

 

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Measurements

  • Base of card:  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Second Layer:  5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper:  4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″  OR  (black & white design) 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
  • Inside:  5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

 

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Gift Card Holder Card Sampler

 

 

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