Category Archives: 2017-2018 Catalog

Tis the Season

H folks! I have a few things to share with you today. First – I wanted to show you another wonderful card made with the Merry Patterns Hostess stamp set (the one you can earn for free).  I borrowed the layout from a sketch challenge, and the colors from one of the cards Janet Holmes created using that layout.

After switching out a few pieces, here is what I came up with:

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It’s got the Merry Patterns stamp, a snowflake die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, the Softly Falling embossing folder, Silver Metallic Edge ribbon and Metallic Thread, and a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper. I love the pops of silver with the Cherry Cobbler red.


The second card I want to share is a re-make of one I recently posted. It’s using the same stamp as above, but with a bit more color.

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The original card can be found here.  When I made that one I started gluing things down before properly aligning all the pieces. 🙂  So, I had to leave out the light. I really wanted that light, so I made another one!

I love this one. 🙂  I also added more to the sign post so it didn’t look like the sign was going to fall off the post! I hope you like the re-do!  Is there anything you’ve done and then wanted to make a re-do? I’d love to hear about them!


Last but not least, don’t forget there is a Big Card Class this coming Sunday!
* * Be sure to RSVP so I have enough supplies ready. I have limited space, so reply early if you want to come!
Happy Stamping everyone!
Mak

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Gold Merry Patterns Deer

Today I have a gorgeous card for you using the new Hostess Special stamp set, Merry Patterns. Remember you can’t buy this set, but you can earn it free with a qualifying workshop order!

The Stampin’ Up Artisan Design team has so any wonderful samples they share with us, I decided to make a few cards using one of their layouts! You don’t always have to be crafty on your own – that’s why we all share. 🙂

Here is one card I made from Rochelle Blok‘s design:

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I just changed up a few embellishments, but kept the gold embossed deer and lovely plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. I used the Gold Mini Trim with some of the Metallic Sequins to carry on the gold shine (I picked out the gold ones to use for this). The Merry Christmas is heat embossed in white and popped up on some dimensionals, It really is stunning in person! I am so happy Rochelle shared this with everyone.

Stay tuned this week for more samples with the Merry Patterns set, and contact me if you would like to host a workshop so you can have this, too!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

Peeking Christmas Reindeer

Here’s a quick look at one of the cards I highlighted in my first Facebook Live video.  If you missed that, hop on over there and take a peek at the video by clicking here.

It’s a quick Christmas card using traditional red and green. Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive to be exact.

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The main focus is the diamond patterned design, cut out using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. I used the Sheet Music background stamp with some Crumb Cake ink, and sponged around the edges.  The cute little reindeer peeking through the diamonds is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment is from a new set in the Holiday Catalog – which goes live in just a few days! It’s called Half Full and has some cute wine glasses to go along with the fun sentiments. I swapped it from the set I used in the video, in case you are thinking it looked different! Then, tying it all together, literally, is some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon. I think it is a fun card!

On to classes – I have some dates now lined up for my next classes – and I’ll be doing a few separate Christmas Card classes as well as the All-Occasion ones.
So, check your calendars and let me know which ones you want to attend!
The first day will be a Double Class on Saturday, September 9th! One set each of Christmas and All-Occasion cards. I’ll put them all up on my calendar with details. I hope to see you there!

Happy stamping and enjoy your day!
Mak

Global Stamping Friends Hop – Anniversary

Hi there!!

This is a special hop this month to celebrate the Anniversary of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  I was a little late to the game – just joining this group recently, but I am so glad I get to share in the fun with everyone!

Since it was an anniversary celebration, I decided to make… that’s right, an Anniversary Card. 🙂  However, I had one of my new Halloween-ish sets stuck in my head, so I used it for the card!  It’s a new bundle in the Holiday catalog available in just a few weeks… Season to Sparkle, with the coordinating Chandelier Thinlit Dies. It’s not technically a Halloween set – but it has Halloween elements, as well as Christmas, and can even be used for Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to keep it simple, so the chandelier could be the main focus, so this is what I came up with:

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I love this thinlit! I can’t wait to make more with it. It has a bunch of nifty accessories to go with it, too.. Lots of dangling beads, ornaments, gems, a bow, even a crow (at least, I assume it’s a crow).
For the background I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, in the Lemon Lime Twist color. I thought it looked like wallpaper, so it would be a great background to the chandelier. I added a layer of vellum on top to soften the brightness a bit. I also used some black metallic thread twisted up to look like it was holding it up to the ceiling.
Rhinestones and Wink of Stella are on the lights. It’s definitely pretty sparklie. To finish it off, I used the stamp set Banners for You with coordinating Bunch of Banners framelit for the verse. Some silver metallic thread and the mini sequin trim is peeking out from behind it.

You can see how easy it is to mix and match occasions with different sets! Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
On to the rest of the hop – I’m excited to see the other projects everyone made, and I hope you are, too.

Click on the arrow below to head over to Amanda at the next stop, and enjoy the rest of the Special Anniversary Hop!!
Mak

In case you get lost or want to hop around out of order, here is the list of participants:

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. Mary Ann Rossiter –> You are here!
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

 

Wine Tag with Scalloped Tag Punch

Hi folks! Need a quick tag for a gift?  Here is a perfect solution using one of the new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog. The Holiday Catalog goes live September 1st, but if you are a demonstrator, or join my group – you can get access to it earlier! 🙂 Just one of the many perks to joining my team.  If you need a catalog, let me know so I can get one to you!

Here is the tag I made using the “Half Full” stamp set:

Completely cute, and super simple to make.

Check out the video I put together, it’s uncut… and it only took 3 attempts to get this. 🙂  I did realize afterwards I need to move the camera a little closer to the table… So I’ll get the setup changed a bit for next time.

I hope you like it and see how easy it can be to make!  Remember, this stamp set will be available on Sept 1st, unless you are a demonstrator – you can pre-order it!

Thanks for looking,
Mak