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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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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

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

Merry Patterns Stamp Set for Free

Hi folks!  Here are the details (and picture) of the FREE stamp set you can earn with the current Host Promotion!

It’s called Merry Patterns and it is adorable! It’s got a variety of different stamps that you can fill in with the other stamps, or even color them in yourself!
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This is not a set you can purchase, you can only earn it for free for a limited time, and isn’t free better anyway?

Contact me if you are interested or click here to go right to my online shop.
Remember, you can be your own hostess!! If you place an order of $300 – you qualify!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

The end of the month is almost here, and that means a few things!

  • The NEW Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow! Stop back for a Blog Hop featuring some of the new items.
  • There’s a NEW Promotion for Hostesses with qualifying orders. More on that later to show you the new set you can earn for FREE.
  • Paper Pumpkin is on sale for new subscribers, but only through September 10th.  Get your first month half off!

Don’t forget to check out your calendars!

I’ve added a class on Saturday, September 9th – a DOUBLE Class!
We will be doing two classes back to back, one with Christmas Holiday Cards, the other with all occasion cards. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP!
RSVP is due Thursday night, Sept 7th at 9 pm.

Have a good stamping day!
Mak