Free as a Bird Friday Tutorial

 

Today’s Free Friday Tutorial features the stamp set Free as a Bird and Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. This Designer Series Paper will be gone January 3, 2021 but will be available again in July 2022. You can find your free tutorial below the Supply List! 

 

 

 

Free as a Bird Stamp set

 

Free as a Bird stamp set

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders. 

 

Free Tutorial

 

Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using my special host code AGPQC9EE and I’ll send you my Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by December 7, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 16, 2021. Please click HERE for all the details.

 

 

Last Chance Products

Shop the retiring products from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog HERE

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Stampin’ Up! Sparkle of the Season

Today’s card features the Sparkle of the Season Stamp Set and the Seasonal Swirls Dies. Both of these products are retiring and available while supplies last and the Seasonal Swirls Dies are 40% off (now $20.40, normally $34.00)! Usually our bundles are the best buy but with these dies discounted so heavily, you’ll save more buying the stamp set and dies separately. 

 

 

 

 

I started with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and then added a layer of Whisper White cardstock and Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper.  Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper is currently not available but it is estimated to be back in stock on December 10th.  I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back before adhering it to the card front. 

 

 

 

I used one die in the Seasonal Swirls Dies to cut two wreaths, one using Basic White cardstock and the other using Evening Evergreen cardstock.  Then I used another die to cut a wreath using our Silver Foil.  I used tiny drops of Multipurpose Glue to adhere each wreath to the embossed cardstock.  I cut the cardstock for the sentiment and then used the Banners Pick a Punch punch to notch each end.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink using Sparkle for the Season Stamp Set. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and placed it across the wreaths. 

My first impulse was to use the very lightest silver foil in the Silver Foil Specialty Pack but 1. I don’t have anymore and 2. I haven’t used the other two pieces  of foil in the pack and was determined to use the darker foil.  I think it worked! 

 

 

To complete the card, I added a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside and added three rhinestones to the front. With the foil and the rhinestones, this card has a lot of sparkle! You can find the measurements I used below the Supply List. 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders. 

 

Measurements

  • Smoky Slate cardstock:  11” x 4-1/4”  score at 5-1/2” OR 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”  score at 4-1/4”  (the only difference is how your card opens)
  • Basic White cardstock (front of card & inside): 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
  • Basic White cardstock: 3″ x 1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock:  scrap for wreath
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock: scrap for wreath
  • Silver Foil Specialty Pack: scrap for wreath
  • Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper:  5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″

 

 

Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using my special host code AGPQC9EE and I’ll send you my Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by December 7, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 16, 2021. Please click HERE for all the details.

 

 

Click to Shop with Tracy Bradley

 

Last Chance Products

 

Most of the products in the Mini Catalog are retiring and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Not all products are on sale but some are discounted up to 50%. Be sure to get your favorites before they’re gone! 

These items are currently on the Low Inventory List so if you’ve had your eye on any of them, get them quickly before they’re gone! 

The Polar Bear Dies which coordinate with the Arctic Bears stamp set (on the low inventory list) are discounted 50%.  They are normally $30.00 and are now $15.00. The Arctic Bears Bundle is also on the Low Inventory List but the better buy is purchasing the Arctic Bears stamp set and Polar Bears Dies separately because of the huge discount on the dies. 

 

Shop the Last Chance Products HERE

 

Clearance Rack

The Clearance Rack was updated yesterday! Everything is available while supplies last! Click HERE to shop the Clearance Rack.

 

Enjoy your day! 

 

 

Get Your Favorites Before They’re Gone!

 

It’s time to say goodbye to the retiring products in the June – December 2021 Holiday Catalog. All retiring products will be available while supplies last or January 3, 2022. You can shop the Last Chance Products HERE.  

 

 

Stampin’ Up! also announced today that new items have been added to the Clearance Rack! There are lots of punches, embellishments and paper but they’re only available while supplies last! You can shop the Clearance Rack HERE

Below I’ve listed all of the Last Chance Products on sale. Click on any item and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store where you’ll be able to see the sale price (sorry, the program I use to list the products doesn’t have the sale prices up yet). Some of the products are up to 50% off! 

 

Click to Shop with Tracy Bradley

 

Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using my special host code AGPQC9EE and I’ll send you my Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by December 7, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 16, 2021. Please click HERE for all the details.

 

 

 

November Paper Pumpkin

 

Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • Ordering ends on December 10, 2021 for this kit

 

Click here to order Paper Pumpkin

You can cancel at any time or even skip a month

 

Enjoy your day! 

 

New Card Sampler and Last Chance Promotion

The Last Chance Promotion begins tomorrow so I’m releasing my newest Card Sampler a day early so that you’ll have the information about it before the promotion begins.. You can read more about the promotion farther down in the post. The Last Chance List that I posted the other day was a little hard to understand so I’ve tried to break down some of the information. 

 

 

My Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler is now available!

My Card Samplers give you the chance to “sample” different products and you’re able to see our Designer Series Paper, cardstock, embossed paper, die cut pieces and embellishments “in person” as you assemble the cards.

Here’s how you can earn it FREE!

  • Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! online store.
  • Use my special Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler Host Code when placing your order: AGPQC9EE
  • Place your order on or before December 7, 2021.
  • If your order reaches $150 or more, please DO NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product directly from Stampin’ Up!).  Once you place your order, simply drop me an email (only necessary if your order is over $150) letting me know that you’d like the Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler.  If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you’d prefer to receive my regular card kits.

 

 

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive:

  • All the paper and embellishments needed to make six cards (two each of three different designs). The paper will be cut, scored, embossed and die cut for you! You’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set (per Stampin’ Up! I cannot send stamped images). Envelopes will also be provided.
  • A PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures, cutting measurements and a complete supply list of all the products used.
  • Earn at least one Bradley Point (earn ten Bradley Points and redeem them for free product).

 

All the Other Important Information:

  • Your Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler will ship first-class mail on Thursday, December 16, 2021 and will be mailed to the address used on your online order.
  • You’ll receive an email when I mail your Card Sampler. The PDF Tutorial will be included in that email.
  • When using the Happiest of Birthdays Sampler Host Code to place your order, you will not qualify for my regular Customer Rewards Card Kits.
  • Per Stampin’ Up! policy, kits can only be mailed within the United States.

 

The special Happiest of Birthdays  Card Sampler  HOST CODE will close on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and after that date, the Card Sampler will no longer be available.

Expected ship date of the Card Sampler is December 16, 2021.

 

Click here to place an order

 

Supplies Needed To Create the Card Sampler

Listed below are the supplies you’ll need to complete the cards exactly as shown (or you can use what you already own). Simply click any of the products and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store. When placing your order, don’t forget to use the special Happiest of Birthdays Card Sampler Host Code (please do not use host code if your order is over $150 – see above).

One card was made with Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  You’ll receive all the paper you’ll need to complete all six cards but if you wish to purchase more of this paper, it’s only available while supplies last! 

 

Click here to place an order

 

 

Last Chance for $75 Starter Kit

 

Today’s the last day to take advantage of the $75 Starter Kit and tomorrow it will go back up to $99. When you purchase the Starter Kit, you can choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product – that’s $50 in free product and you won’t have to pay to shipping costs because the Starter Kit always ships FREE. 

Once you complete the sign up form and submit it, Stampin’ Up! will send you an email with your demonstrator id number and then you’ll be able to place your own orders with a 20% discount! You can be a happy shopper or you can start your own business, it’s completely up to you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum amount of product I have to order? Yes. Each quarter you have to place (or sell) a minimum of $300.  Your first $300 minimum won’t be due until the end of March 2022! 

Do I have to sell to others? No. There’s no requirement to sell to anyone.  There’s nothing wrong with getting the Starter Kit just so you can get the discount. 

What happens if I can’t make the minimum $300? You will simply be dropped.  No questions asked. But, you’ll still be able to keep all the products you purchased in your Starter Kit.

If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

 

 

 

Last Chance Products

Before sharing information about the Last Chance Products, I want to remind you about Stampin’ Up!’s new policy concerning backorders. Because of the global concern over receiving products in a timely manner, Stampin’ Up! will no longer place items in backorder status, they will simply be unorderable.

Some of the products from the Holiday Catalog will be returning but only one bundle will still be available after January 3, 2022 (Nature’s Harvest Bundle). If there’s a bundle you’d like from the Holiday Catalog, I recommend purchasing it as soon as you can because if the supply is depleted before January 3rd, the bundle price will be gone (except for the Nature’s Harvest Bundle). More information can be found below. 

 

Starting tomorrow, December 1st, the last chance promotion begins. The products included in the promotion are from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  Some of the products in the catalog will still be available after January 3rd but many are retiring. Some will even be discounted up to 50%. All retiring products will be available while supplies last. Once the sale begins tomorrow, Stampin’ Up! will have a promotion page and you’ll be able to see everything retiring and those products that will be discounted.  Until then, you can download this flyer from Stampin’ Up! to see what’s retiring and what will be on sale. You can also download the Carryover List HERE but I’ve tried to explain some of the information below.

Some of the returning (carryover) products will be available until January 3rd, but then won’t be available again until July 2022 when the new Holiday catalog comes out.  If any of these products are in a bundle NOW, they won’t be when they return in July. Here’s a list of those products (see the bundles below): 


These bundles will NOT be available after January 3, 2022 but the individual products will still be available but not until July 2022 (save 10% with bundles).

Penguin Place Bundle:  Penguin Place stamp set & Penguin Builder Punch

Merriest Moments Bundle:  Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder

 

Returning (Carryover) Products

These products will also be returning and you WILL be able to order them online but they won’t be featured in a catalog for a while. Some of these products can be purchased NOW in a bundle but they won’t be in a bundle after January 3rd. I’ve listed the bundles below this list of products.

These bundles won’t be available after January 3rd but the individual products will be. 

Christmas Season Bundle:  includes Christmas Season Stamp set and Seasonal Labels Dies 

Christmas to Remember Bundle:  includes Christmas to Remember stamp set & Christmas Pinecones Dies

Peaceful Deer Bundle:  Peaceful Deer stamp set & Deer Builder Punch

The only returning bundle will be the Nature’s Harvest Bundle (it WILL be available after January 3, 2022 with the bundle price). 

This is a lot of information and writing it has made my head spin but if you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can find an Email Me button on the sidebar. 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products

 

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always sad to see Stampin’ Up! products retire but, we’re looking forward to all the new products on the way!

You’ll be able to save up to 50% on some retiring products and those products will be on sale beginning December 1st at 12:00 am (Mountain Time).  All products will be while supplies last. 

 

Last Chance Products

If you’d like to see what’s retiring and if any of your favorites will be on sale, you see that list HERE

 

Carryover List

There will also be items from the Holiday Catalog that will still be available once the catalog retires on January 3, 2022 BUT some items from the list won’t be available until next July. You can see that list HERE

 

If some of your favorites will not be on sale and you’d like to purchase them now before they sell out, you can place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store HERE

 

 

PDF Store

I’ve opened my PDF Store and I thought having a sale would be a great way to kick it off! All my Card Sampler PDF Tutorials are on sale for $5.95 until Monday! You can take a look HERE or you access the store on the tab below my banner. 

 

December Paper Pumpkin

Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • Ordering ends on December 10, 2021 for this kit

 

Click here to order Paper Pumpkin

You can cancel at any time or even skip a month

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

 

PDF Store is Open

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! My family and I are actually celebrating Thanksgiving today so I’ll be cooking a turkey and all the delicious side dishes.  I can’t wait!

My PDF Card Sampler Tutorial Store is now open! The prices of the tutorials range from $7.00 – $10.00 but for the next four days, they will all be on sale for $5.95. On November 30th, each tutorial will go back to its regular price. 

Once you arrive on my PDF Store page, you’ll be able to scroll down and see all the PDF’s being offered and each PDF will have a separate form to fill out. The forms show the regular price of the tutorials but the PayPal invoice I send you will reflect the sale price. Once I receive your form(s), I will email you a PayPal invoice.  If you don’t have a PayPal account, no worries. You’ll make your purchase as a guest and enter your credit card number. 

Please be aware that some of the tutorials refer to products that have retired and are no longer available. 

You can find the PDF Store at the top of my blog under the banner or you can click the link below. 

 

Click HERE to go to my PDF Store. 

 

I’ll be back next week with my regular Free Friday Tutorial. Have a wonderful weekend! 

 

Stampin’ Up! Tidings & Trimmings

I have one more card using the card design I used to make the card from yesterday and the one from last week.  It’s SUCH a versatile design and I really got on a roll making these cards!

 

Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper

 

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock for the card base and then layered a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock with a piece of Basic White cardstock that was embossed using the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder.  I then layered Blushing Bride cardstock with a piece of Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using the stamp set Tidings & Trimmings and then was layered with another piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.

 

 

 

I placed a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center of the Wonderful Snowflake before adhering it to the front of the card.  I made a small silver foil snowflake out of Silver Foil Specialty Paper using the So Many Snowflakes Dies. I added small dots of glue to the snowflake before adhering it to the center of the large iridescent snowflake. 

 

 

I won’t be posting on Thursday so I can enjoy being with my family but for those of you that live in the United States, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders. 

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ 
  • Blushing Bride cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Blushing Bride cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/2″ x 2″
  • Basic White cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper:  3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Silver Foil:  scrap for snowflake

 

December Paper Pumpkin

Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit

  •  The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • Ordering ends on December 10, 2021 for this kit

 

Click here to order Paper Pumpkin

You can cancel at any time or even skip a month

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Christmas to Remember

Before sharing today’s card, Stampin’ Up! issued a statement today about backorders. You can read it below: 

As you may have heard reported in the news, unprecedented shipping and logistics issues have resulted in a global supply chain crisis. This is affecting businesses world-wide and Stampin’ Up! is no exception. Due to extreme difficulties caused by these issues, starting 1 December 2021, Stampin’ Up! will no longer take orders for products that are not in stock. In other words, Stampin’ Up! will no longer accept backorders. This change will help to reduce frustrations from unpredictable product availability and allow you to order products that will be delivered right away, rather than products that may not be delivered for months. All current orders that include backordered product will still be fulfilled as soon as inventory becomes available

If you want to know the status of a product, you can use the online store to check product availability. If you’re looking for a specific item, enter it into the search box (item code is generally the most effective way to search). If the item is not available for order, you will see the product, but it will say that it is currently unavailable and there will be no ADD TO CART button. 

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

 

Today’s Card

I love taking a card design I’ve used before and changing it up with different paper and cardstock.  If today’s card looks familiar it’s because I used this same design last week but it wasn’t holiday themed. You can see last week’s card here.

Christmas to Remember

 

Today’s card features Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper and the stamp set Christmas to Remember. I usually like making holiday cards with very traditional colors but I have to admit I’ve enjoyed using the colors in this Designer Series Paper!

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock for the card base. Then I added a layer of Polished Pink and Mint Macaron cardstock (you can find all the measurements below).  I embossed the Mint Macaron using one of the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders. The next layer is Polished Pink cardstock with Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper.  

 

 

I heat embossed the sentiment onto Basic White cardstock using the stamp set Christmas to Remember (you can find the directions for heat embossing farther down in the post) and layered it onto another piece of Polished Pink cardstock. I added one Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of a Wonderful Snowflake and adhered it above the sentiment. The finishing touch was adding a silver snowflake to the center that was made using the So Many Snowflakes Dies and our Silver Foil

 

Christmas to Remember

 

Christmas to Remember

 

 

 

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing). 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 and then 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 image is transformed!

 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders. 

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ score at 5-1/2″  or  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ (the only difference is how the card opens)
  • Polished Pink cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Polished Pink cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Polished Pink cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Mint Macaron cardstock: 4-1/2″ x 2″
  • Basic White cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper:  3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Silver Foil:  scrap for snowflake

 

PDF Store Coming Soon

I’ve been working on releasing my Card Sampler PDF Store and many of my past Card Sampler PDF Tutorials will be available for purchase (this is just the PDF Tutorial, not the precut cardstock). The price of each tutorial will be dependent on the number of pages so they will vary from $7.00-$10.00. To kick it off, each tutorial will be on sale for $5.95 from November 26 – 29. My PDF’s will be available to everyone, regardless of which country you reside in and I’ll be using PayPal for payment. Check back on November 26th for all the details! 

 

Starter Kit Promotion Coming to an End

Stampin’ Up! has lowered the Starter Kit to $75 for the month of November (it’s normally $99 and there’s just a few days left! When you purchase the Starter Kit you’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product – that’s $50 in free Stampin’ Up! product!!! Then you’ll enjoy the perks of being a demonstrator with access to products early, a discount on all your purchases (think of it as a discount card to your favorite place to shop) and so much more.  You never have to run a class or sell to others but you certainly have that option if you’d like to start your own business.  If you have questions, please ask! For more information, click here. If you’re ready to purchase the Starter Kit, click here

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle

I’ve extended my Ever Eden Card Sampler one more day!

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using my special host code XC6U7GD4 and I’ll send you my Ever Eden Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by the end of today, November 22, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 1, 2021. Please click HERE for all the details.

 

 

Today’s card features the super cute Sweet Little Stockings Bundle (when you purchase a bundle, you save 10%) which includes the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set and the Stockings Dies

 

 

 

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock for the card base. Then I added a piece of Basic Gray cardstock layered with a piece of Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper. I added another layer of Basic Gray cardstock with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

 

Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder

 

Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper

 

I used the Stockings Dies to cut two stockings out of Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper and used Basic White cardstock for the top of the stockings. I stamped the kitty, presents and candy cane in Memento Ink and then colored them using these Stampin’ Blends:  Smoky Slate, Real Red and Shaded Spruce. I then cut them out using the Stockings Dies. 

 

 

I glued the bottom half of the kitty to one stocking and then added glue to the front of the presents and candy cane and placed them so they look like they are tucked into the stocking.  I added glue to each stocking and adhered them to the front of the card. When I was making the card, I went back and forth as to whether to adhere them using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I think next time, I will.  I heat embossed (see the directions below for heat embossing) the sentiment onto Basic White cardstock using Versamark ink and the stamp set Holly Jolly Wishes and then cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and placed it on the card. You can find the measurements I used below the Supply List. 

 

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing). 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 and then 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 image is transformed!

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders. 

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock: 11″ x 4 -1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 3″ 
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Basic White cardstock: scraps for kitty, present, candy cane and tops of stockings
  • Basic Gray cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Gray cardstock: 4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper:  scraps for stockings

 

Card Sampler PDF Tutorial Sale

I’ve been working on releasing my Card Sampler PDF Store and many of my past Card Sampler PDF Tutorials will be available for purchase. The price of each tutorial will be dependent on the number of pages so they will vary from $7.00-$10.00. To kick it off, each tutorial will be on sale for $5.95 from November 26 – 29. My PDF’s will be available to everyone, regardless of which country you reside in and I’ll be using PayPal for payment. Check back on November 26th for all the details! 

 

 

Have a great day!

 

Perfectly Plaid Free Friday Tutorial

 

Today’s Free Friday Tutorial features Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper, the stamp set, Perfectly Plaid, and the Pine Tree Punch. Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is currently on the Low Inventory List so if you think you’d like a pack, I recommend grabbing a package now (Peaceful Place 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is also on the Low Inventory List)!  You can access your free tutorial below the Supply List. 

 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

 

Free Tutorial

 

 

Ever Eden Card Sampler

 

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using my special host code XC6U7GD4 and I’ll send you my Ever Eden Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 21, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 1, 2021. Please click HERE for all the details.

 

 

 

Starter Kit Promotion

 

Stampin’ Up! has lowered the Starter Kit to $75 for the month of November (it’s normally $99)! When you purchase the Starter Kit you’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product – that’s $50 in free Stampin’ Up! product!!! Then you’ll enjoy the perks of being a demonstrator with access to products early, a discount on all your purchases (think of it as a discount card to your favorite place to shop) and so much more.  You never have to run a class or sell to others but you certainly have that option if you’d like to start your own business.  If you have questions, please ask! For more information, click here. If you’re ready to purchase the Starter Kit, click here

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend! 

 

 

Last Day of Seasonal Sale

 

The Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale ends TODAY!   Cardstock, Ink Pads and Dies are on sale from the Annual Catalog (products in the Mini Catalog are not included):

  • Click HERE to save 10% off Cardstock
  • Click HERE to save 15% off Ink Pads (ink pad bundles and third party pads not included) 
  • Click HERE to save 20% off Dies 

 

Click Here for the Seasonal Sale Flyer

 

I LOVE using dies so I’m sharing more cards today using dies that are on sale. Below each card I’ve listed the dies that are on sale. If you click the products you’ll be taken directly to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you’d like more information about each card, simply click the picture and you’ll be taken to that blog post.  Please note that some information in the blog posts is no longer valid and some of the products have retired. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

 

 

Beautifully Penned

 

Painted Labels Stampin Up

 

Hand Penned Petals Bundle

 

Basic Borders

 

 

 

Sale prices are only good until the end of today! 

 

Click to Shop with Tracy Bradley

 

Ever Eden Card Sampler

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using the host code XC6U7GD4 and I’ll send you my Ever Eden Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 21, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 1, 2021. Please read HERE for all the details.

 

 

 

Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit

 

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • Ordering ends on December 10, 2021 for this kit

 

Click here to order Paper Pumpkin

You can cancel at any time or even skip a month

 

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Wings Dies

It’s Day 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale. Many of you have taken advantage of the sale prices and several items have gone on backorder so be sure to shop early. 

 

 

The Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale started yesterday and will end tomorrow, November 18th.  The following products will be on sale from the Annual Catalog (products in the Mini Catalog are not included):

 

I have a new card to share with you today using the Brilliant Wings Dies (they are 20% off).  In the Supply List below you’ll be able to see the other sale products I used to create my card. 

 

 

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock (you can find all the measurements I used below the Supply List).  I ran a piece of Basic White cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using one of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folders and then adhered it to a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. I also adhered a piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper to a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock and placed both on the front of the card. 

 

 

 

I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using the stamp set, Eden’s Garden and adhered it to another piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock.  I cut a butterfly out of Misty Moonlight cardstock using the Brilliant Wings Dies.  To adhere it to the front of the card, I cut one Mini Stampin’ Dimensional in half and placed each piece down the center of the butterfly. To complete the card, I added an Elegant Faceted Gem to the butterfly. 

 

 

Supply List

The sale prices listed below are only good today and tomorrow, November 17 – 18, 2021. 

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock:  11″ x 4-1/4″  score at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: scrap for butterly
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/2″ x 2″
  • Basic White cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper:  3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

 

 

Ever Eden Card Sampler

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using the host code XC6U7GD4 and I’ll send you my Ever Eden Card Sampler. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 21, 2021 and the Card Samplers will be mailed on December 1, 2021. Please click HERE for all the details.

 

 

Click to Shop with Tracy Bradley

 

Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit

 

 

Normally the Starter Kit is $99 but Stampin’ Up! has lowered it to $75 for the rest of November! When you purchase the Starter Kit you’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product – that’s $50 in free Stampin’ Up! product!!! Then you’ll enjoy the perks of being a demonstrator with access to products early, a discount on all your purchases (think of it as a discount card to your favorite place to shop) and so much more.  You never have to run a class or sell to others but you certainly have that option if you’d like to start your own business.  If you have questions, please ask! For more information, click here. If you’re ready to purchase the Starter Kit, click here

 

Enjoy your day!