Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas Merry Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. This video focuses on making card bases, so it will probably be pretty boring for most. But the card is pretty! It is CASE’d from one that my Inkin’ Krew Team Lead Amy Koenders did a few weeks ago and you can find Amy’s card here. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I gave my talk about making your standard A2 card base:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I made two cards – an example of a top folding card and an example of a side folding card. One of the things I should have mentioned is the importance of scoring for your fold. Do you always score the folds for your cards? I guess I’m a bit obsessive and I always score my folds. Plus, the scoring tool on the new trimmer is so smooth that I just love running it back and forth. 🙂

This is an example of a simple card that is pretty because it uses pretty designer series paper. I cut the Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas designer series paper, and cut a Crumb Cake mat that was longer so that I could stamp a sentiment on it. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Snowman Seasons stamp set in Night of Navy ink on the bottom and then adhered the paper to the top of the mat. I tied a piece of the braided trim around the piece and made a bow. I adhered it to the card base with dimensionals and added a Night of Navy rhinestone for bling.

The insides are the same as well. I stamped the greeting from the Snowman Seasons stamp set in Night of Navy on a Very Vanilla panel and some stars from the So Many Stars Stamp set in Crushed Curry. I added a strip of Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas DSP to the bottom and adhered it on a Crumb Cake mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

Two simple cards to demonstrate how to make a simple card base. I am planning to mix up my Facebook Live sessions between card making sessions and beginner technique sessions (and continue to improve my production quality). Check out my Facebook page and YouTube channel to see my videos and let me know what you’d like to see more of.

Next week I will be forgoing my Facebook Live session as I will be traveling home from the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local event in Hartford, CT. I am so excited about seeing the new products and meeting my fellow Demonstrators.


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Crumb Cake – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Night Before Christmas DSP – (2) 3″ x 3″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Fall Thank You Card

Good Morning! Boy, I’m really on a roll with the new Stampin’ Up! Gather Together bundle. I’ve made about 1/2 dozen different designs for classes and tutorials as well as this blog. I think it’s because we’re in the season and the bundle and papers are so pretty and versatile. This card is a Thank You card that combines the Gather Together bundle with the Well Written dies.

This is a card that I designed for my Cardmaking 101 video series on Facebook. It’s the first time I’ve introduced die cuts in the series and these are the perfect sets to introduce this wonderful technique. Here is the card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And here is a link to the how-to video that I shared earlier on Facebook Live. Instructions for creating the card are in the video. I apologize ahead of time for it being so long – my goal is to improve each video in both production and instructional quality.

I intend to set up a YouTube channel in the near future so you can view my videos there as well, but I’m still learning how to set this up, so for now I am only on Facebook and here.

Here’s a closeup of the card front details:

Thanks for visiting and watching. Have a great weekend!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Come to Gather DSP – (pretty peacock leaves) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, (pumpkins) 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Early Espresso – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, (2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ scraps
  • Pretty Peacock – 1″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Calypso Coral -1 1/2″ x 2″ scrap
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/2″ x 2″ scrap
  • Mossy Meadow – 1 1/2″ x 2″ scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: