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Merry Patterns for PCC259

Hi folks!  As I’m going through all the projects I want to share with you, I came across the Paper Craft Crew’s Inspiration Challenge #259. I was completely drawn to the bright colors, and thought… I can use that!!  So here is the inspirational picture:

I was in the process of getting all the Merry Patterns cards lined up, and decided I could use the colors in the Inspiration picture to make a holiday card in a not-so-traditional fashion. Here is what I came up with:

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I love how fun and festive it turned out!  I used the Merry Patterns set (the Hostess special) with some sponge daubers to get the colored letters. I was so excited to finally use the Brightly Lit Christmas set with matching Christmas Lamppost Thinlits for the post and presents. For the background snowflakes I pulled out my go-to set of Christmas Pines – I love how they are just the right size for backgrounds!

I’m not sure what the actual colors in the Inspiration picture are, but I used Real Red, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Marina Mist for my card. I used my Aqua Painter with a little Smokey Slate for the shadow on the ground. For the sign, I cut out a little strip of one of the darker designs in the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I sponged a bit of Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake around the edge of the sign to blend it to the wood. I think it turned out great, and I’ll have to try this with the signs that come in the stamp set!

The last bit is some bling, because you can’t have sparklie goodness without rhinestones and Wink of Stella. It’s on the presents, and the swirl of the sign. Just be careful when squeezing your Wink of Stella pen… mine was getting towards the end, so I did squeeze it…. and it promptly told me it was NOT empty. All over the swirl. hmph.  So, I wiped some off, and kept going!  LOL. I still think it turned out fine, just a bit extra shiny in some spots. 🙂 Here are the presents all shiny:

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I hope you liked this take on a holiday card, and don’t forget you can earn the Merry Patterns set for free, just contact me if you have questions!
Happy Stamping!
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

Holiday Catalog is Live

Hey folks!  If you haven’t seen it yet – you should!  The new Holiday Catalog is out, and active!  Check out this quick preview video from Stampin’ Up!

How fun is that?!

Contact me if you don’t have a Demonstrator and need a catalog, I don’t want anyone missing out on this.

A few reminders:
– There is a double class scheduled for this coming Saturday – Please RSVP if you plan on attending!
– There is a new special for Hostesses for a FREE stamp set with qualifying orders. Look for info on that by clicking here, and I’ll be getting some samples for you soon!
– I always have my current Hostess code up at the top of my blog, along with links to my online store. Just click on the pictures of the catalogs to get there! 🙂

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

Holiday Chandelier

Hi folks!  I’m working on a new schedule to get some more posts going.. so you can look forward to more quick posts with projects! YAY! I’d love to hear what kind of cards, or even non-card projects, you’d like to see. Just drop me a line and I’ll do my best to come up with one for you! I even have a few videos lined up for you. 🙂

For today, I wanted to take a different spin on the chandelier I used for an anniversary card <click here if you missed it>.  This time I turned it into a holiday card! You can see how easy it is to use one set for multiple occasions.

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The stamp set is Season to Sparkle, with the coordinating Chandelier Thinlit Dies – and you can purchase the bundle together to save 10%.

I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper as I did in the anniversary card, but did not cover it in vellum this time. I wanted to keep it nice and bright to go with the Berry Burst border. The Merry & Bright sentiment is included in the stamp set, and I went over it with some Wink of Stella to give it an extra sparkle. Here is a close up of the rhinestones on the lights, along with Wink of Stella on the candles:

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This is a super quick card to put together, and you can make it too with the items in the new Holiday Catalog…. Don’t forget – the new Holiday Catalog starts on September 1st! Contact me if you need a catalog!

Enjoy your day!
Mak