Friday, December 14, 2018

Santa's Checking His List....Does He Have Yours?


What's on your Christmas wish list?  Some years it seems like I can recite off all kinds of things that I want and other years I can't.  This year is just one of those years - I hope Santa is clever enough this year to figure out something because I certainly can't!  Last year he brought me a commercial size guillotine cutter which has been such a life saver this past year with events and class preparation.

This card was CASE'D from my friend Lela Meinke and uses the Signs of Santa stamp set.  I loved the simplicity of it.  With the Pool Party piece embossed with the Swirls & Curls folder and then spritzed using the Champagne Mist shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol, this card just sparkles!

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Revisiting an Old Set of Dies & a New Punch


I am so happy that Stampin' Up! offers holiday product year round - in this case, the Pretty Pines thinlets carried over from last year and they introduced the Under the Mistletoe designer series paper which I have used quite a bit this season.  I added the Gold foil pieces using the Sprig punch which was offered in this year's catalog.  A little bit of everything.

I also like unique folding cards.  This card is basically a gate fold card with a 1/2" cut off of each "gate" piece.  Just remember to put adhesive at just the top of your Scallop circle - ask me why I am reminding you of this!  Ha ha!

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Return of Seasonal Chums....


This is another card that was inspired by a demonstrator on Demonstrator Planning Place but unfortunately she didn't have a watermark on her card so I can give full credit.  Have you ordered the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper?  It is so gorgeous!  The shimmer on the patterns is amazing.  For this card I went back to a stamp set that was first offered last year - Seasonal Chums.  This is such a versatile set as you can make them into little tags or just stamp one half of the stamp and get either the front or back of the images.

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Merry Christmas with Under the Mistletoe....


This is one of my favorite cards that we made at the NorCal Stampin' Event in August.  It uses the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  Here is a tip - when making this card, the front matting piece can be made using the portion of the Real Red piece that you trimmed from the card front (turned sideways).  Make sure to stamp your inside sentiment where it can be hidden behind your matting piece.

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Candy Cane Christmas....


Inspired by a card I saw on the Demonstrator Planning Place closed Facebook group, this was a card I made for a recent Christmas Card Buffet.  The Planning Place is a closed group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and a place to ask questions and get inspiration from others.  Join my team and you will be included in the group and see the creations by demonstrators worldwide.

This card was a quick and easy one - except lining up the outside line of the candy cane and the inside portion but the Stamparatus to the rescue!  With the Stamparatus, we were guaranteed to get a perfect stamping every time.  Don't have your Stamparatus yet, why not?  It will save you time and save you from discarding cardstock where your images didn't line up properly.

Available tomorrow is the new Stamparatus bag to keep your Stamparatus and accessories together in one place - so cool!  They even made it easy to order the bag and the Stamparatus under one item number (#151961).  The bag will retail for $29 and the bag & Stamparatus together will retail for $78.  I love that Stampin' Up! is offering us storage solutions for our products, don't you?
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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.