December 10, 2015

SALE! While Supplies Last!

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While you're shopping, don't forget this week's deals:

*    If you own and love the Big Shot, don't miss this opportunity to save on the Precision Base Plate. This is a must have tool for your intricate dies. I didn't think there would be much of a difference using this plate, but I was wrong! It's a great addition to your tool kit. Psst! Santa...hint, hint!

*    Iced Rhinestones? Bring 'em on! Think Valentine bling!

Be sure to stock up and save!

So you may be wondering what I've been up to. I survived hosting my first Thanksgiving holiday. My younger sister has hosted in the past, but this year she and her family vacated, so it was my turn. The best part, in my opinion is having the leftovers!

My spare time then turned to my annual holiday card order. This is the 9th year I've been making the cards for my friend's business. I send him 4 samples, his team chooses the card and I go to work. Here is this year's selection:

I made and delivered 200 of them. I always enjoy hearing the comments from his customers.

The technique:

*  Crumb Cake cardstock run through the Woodlands embossing folder. The folder was so popular, SU! ran out of them and had to stop taking orders. The good news is this folder will return in the new 2016 catalog in spring!

*  Using a brayer and white craft ink, ink the raised trees. You are going to get white ink in the debossed areas, not to worry, it's just snow being blown about!

*  The "snow" is a 4" x 2 3/4"  of Whisper White torn down the middle making "snow" for two cards.

*  The cardinal if from the Festival of Trees stamp set. The greeting is retired and the silver cord is from the holiday catalog.

Once I got rolling on these, it really didn't take all too long to create the pieces. As I was assembling the card I kept looking at the card front stack thinking - that doesn't look like I'm going to have enough. Yeesh, I had only cut on package of card stock - back to the cutting table to cut the 2nd package and break out the brayer and ink!

I hate to admit it, but with this order and several other small ones that I made, I still need to make mine! That's what this weekend is for! Do you make and send cardsow many do you make? Are they all the same design or do you create a variety? Be sure to share in the comment section!

Until next time, take gentle care.


  1. I made 5 different varieties this year - because I couldn't decide which one I liked the best! I found a lot of ideas on Pinterest and then went to work. Luckily....I have an AWESOME SU demonstrator to help me when I get stuck (or run out of paper, or need to have a glass of wine because I am stressing - and she understands that!)

  2. Wow! Would love to see your cards! Thanks for the comment. Merry Christmas!!

  3. Wow! Would love to see your cards! Thanks for the comment. Merry Christmas!!