Sunday, December 10, 2017

Free Shipping for Christmas delivery

 Santa Claus is coming to town -- you know you are on the nice list, but does Santa know what you want for Christmas this year?

Make your list, check it twice and get online Monday! Dec 11 is a SURPRISE Free Shipping day from Stampin' Up! We want you to receive your heart's desire, your crafting stash, and we want to pay your shipping!

 If you hate to shop online, just email me before 9 pm Monday and I will order for you. If you love to shop online, be sure to use this hostess code 2Z9VXHZK to qualify for a chance at Hostess Benefits too!!!

For inspiration and enjoyment, here are four more cards from the Holiday Shoebox Swap. Remember, these are all designed and made by my friends, customers, and Club Members. In other words, folks just like you!

First is Maureen's pine tree card, with darling snowflakes behind the trees, a detail that adds depth and interest to a nice easy card.

Next is Joan who layered up some holiday colored card stock, added a super cute penguin (Why doesn't Stampin' Up have a super cute penguin?) under the falling snow embossing folder.

Julie offered us this super cute elf, hiding behind a happy holidays sentiment, jazzed up with a gold doily and festive DSP.

Finally, for today, Kathy brought this fancy schmancy snowman card, we got to stamp the snow man and then fussy cut him and pop him up on the card front. For me this is a nice 5 minute break, I don't mind fussy cutting at all. Especially when it is just one card, and not a major project with a huge pile of elements that need to be cut!

I hope you are ready to make that shopping list, or come on back here on Monday to do your shopping! Just click and load up your cart!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

Friday, December 8, 2017

Batch One of Shoebox Swap cards

 Uh oh, December is flying by! What a surprise! With the impending holidays, a visit from my out-of-town family and the everyday commitments of life, time is just zipping past me!

I want to share the cards my friends brought to the Holiday Shoebox Swap. Please take a look and make a mental note -- these cards are beautiful and "achievable." YOU CAN make these cards and I hope that you will join us for a future event like this. We have a great time and it is a no-stress event. Each person selects a design, makes a sample, cuts their cardstock for 15 or so cards and loads up their ink, stamps & card making supplies. Pop it all into a "shoebox" or other bin and haul it to our local restaurant. Then we all move around the room, make every card and eat chocolate. Afterward, we all have a delish lunch and brag about the great door prizes. I even give everyone a goody bag to load down their bin and encourage them to come again!

Today I will start with the card that I brought. It has an embossed silver foil panel, over a DSP panel, over Smoky Slate and all stacked onto Whisper White. I added a glitzy bow and a sentiment on a tag -- easy peasy.

Adrienne also ran her background panel through an embossing folder, then layered up some DSP flags, a couple circles in Real Red and Whisper White, added a sentiment and some ornament images then layered it all on a Real Red card base.

 Annette and I worked together on the next card, a simple base of Garden Green with some seasonal DSP, a strip of Cherry Cobbler, a bit of fancy ribbon and a white panel with the sentiment and wine glass images. We added a bit of dyed glue to the glass image to look like real wine.

Finally, for today, is Carol's card. This was the card with the most work since we needed to stamp the deer and wreath then die cut them on the BigShot. Also cut the trees and embossed the background panel -- totally worth the work for this darling card!

I'll be back soon with some more of these cuties, so come back to soon!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Day Eleven and FREE Shipping

Free Shipping! What? When?
Monday, Nov 27 only, and for 24 hours, midnight to midnight.

So, what's the big deal? Two things:

First, if you need some dimensionals or rhinestones to finish a project, but you don't want to pay the minimum shipping cost: Free Shipping! So go ahead and place a small order for whatever you ran out of or that you need to finish a project.

Second, you want a bunch of stuff (Maybe to make Christmas cards?) but your wallet has lots of demands on it this season. . . so save more than 10% on everything in the catalog and on the Clearance Rack by ordering on Monday! (Remember that the shipping is taxed in Illinois! So you will save on taxes as well!)

If you are still making your Christmas list, think about Card Kits or Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. You can always purchase "prepaid codes" for Paper Pumpkin and give them as gifts at your convenience.

So, now on to Day Eleven of our "12 Days of Christmas Projects." Dawn D. created this gorgeous 12 x 12" framed Christmas Collage. There are lots of supplies, but you may already have some of them or you can substitute stamps you already own. BUT if you need and want a few new items to be able to create this -- order on Monday!!!

Here are the instructions and supplies. Remember that you can just click on any picture and be directed to my online store. Go ahead and pile your supplies in a cart, then wait til Monday to check out!


Cut Crumb Cake 12" X 12" down to 9.25" X 9.25" to fit frame (modify dimensions to fit YOUR frame). Mark depth of frame on each side for placement of squares later. Note: the largest dimension for all squares is 2.75" X 2.75".

Top Row Left Square: Stamp Ornaments from Carols of Christmas bundle in Versamark and heat emboss on Whisper White cardstock. Attach to squares of Gold Foil and Basic Black cardstock.

Top Row Center: Stamp Let It Snow from Merry Little Labels in Versamark and heat emboss with White embossing powder. Punch with Everyday Label punch. Take square of Merry Little Christmas DSP and wrap striped ribbon around it. Attach label piece with Dimensionals.

Top Row Right: Use Big Shot to cut trees in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and deer in Gold Foil from Carols of Christmas bundle. Attach 3/4" strip of green DSP to Black DSP (both from Merry Little Christmas DSP). Attach single tree to DSP and then use Dimensionals to attach double tree to front. Use Mini Dimensionals to attach deer to square.

Center Row Left: Stamp Deck the Halls from Carols of Christmas bundle in Basic Black on Whisper White. Trim to about 2 5/8" and attach strips of Basic Black cardstock to top and bottom of image. Attach to Merry Little Christmas DSP.

Center Row Center: Stamp "Season of Cheer" from Watercolor Christmas in Versamark on Whisper White and heat emboss in Gold. Cut out with Layering Circle and attach to Foil Snowflake with Dimensional. Attach Snowflake to Basic Black cardstock.

Center Row Right: Stamp "Peace on Earth" from Carols of Christmas bundle in Old Olive on Whisper White and trim. Attach with Dimensionals to Merry Little Christmas DSP.

Bottom Row Left: Cut out Hometown Greetings Edgelit in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and trim to fit square of Merry Music Specialty Paper. Splice in extra tree so that scene fits across entire square.

Bottom Row Center: Stamp Merry Christmas from Snowflake Sentiments in Versamark on Basic Black cardstock using regular tape or a post it note to omit the bottom "from our house to yours". Heat emboss in White and punch with Everyday Label punch. Attach to Old Olive piece cut from the Lots of Labels Framelits with Dimensionals and then to the Merry Little Christmas DSP.

Bottom Row Right: Cut another row of houses from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits and trim to fit square. Attach to DSP with Mini Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November Stamp Club cards

 Christmas is coming, I know this because I have a Thanksgiving turkey thawing in the fridge. That means Black Friday is upon us and we need to search out the best deals for gifts.

But it also means it is time to get my Christmas labels printed, which is the most dreaded day of the year. Since I only do this word processing trick once a year, I can never get the process right and I end up with a jillion mis-prints and a headache.

Thankfully, I can stamp and all the cards look great, even if the outside label is for crap.

These are two of the cards we made in Stamp Club this month. Why did my camera eat the third one? Must have been tasty. I'll dig it up and share soon.  The top card is a fancy fold, it looks complicated but is super easy. Want an instruction sheet? Just leave me a little comment and I'll email you all the details.

The second card is the hard one. It was just tricky to stamp the tree on the CrumbCake cardstock AND the Whisper White cardstock and align them perfectly. I offered two different techniques, but folks just didn't like either way too much, so I wouldn't recommend this card to a beginner (or even an advanced) stamper!

I have to go chop veggies for the dressing so have a wonderful holiday, unless I find the 3rd card, then I'll chat at you tomorrow.
Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day Ten of Christmas Projects and Online Extravaganza

 You guys, I know the turkey is defrosting and the Black Friday ads are descending, but I want you to keep the fun in your life and help you check off  your "to do" list.

Today is Day One of a week long sale at Stampin' Up! We have a long list of stamp sets marked down by 20%, so remember to give them a look by jumping over to my online store or looking at a downloadable PDF (just click).

And while you're shopping, select a few of the supplies to make this darling Christmas Wreath Frame, it is compact enough to add to a tabletop display, give as a hostess gift or hang in your kitchen or another happy place. Brighten up your space with this gold, silver and plain wreath! This design comes to you from Barbara P, it is so good to have creative friends!

You definitely want to use the hostess code CS9GBD9X on the check-out page because I will gift the first 3 orders with a Christmas Keepsake Box kit and after those are gone there will be a stack of 6 x 6" DSP as an incentive to shop with me!

Here are the instructions for the frame and then you will find the supplies. Just click on any picture to drop the item into your cart!

Happy Stampin',
Dee Tollaksen

 1. Punch 8-10 leaves each of the Champagne Foil sheets, Silver Foil sheets, Gold Foil sheets and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper from the Leaf punch.
2. Emboss Noel or sentiment of choice with Copper embossing powder on Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits with your Big Shot.
3. Cut the poinsettias in Red Glimmer paper using the Card Front Builder Thinlit dies.
4. Cut a 4" circle to use as your guide for placement of your punched leaves.
5. Adhere the leaves one by one onto your 8x8 background Designer Series Paper [DSP]. Place a glue dot on the center leaf only. Once all the leaves are in place gently lift the wreath and remove the paper guide and then added more glue dots under the leaves so it stays in place on the DSP background.
6. Adhere your poinsettias with glue dots. Adhere Pearl Basic Jewels on the poinsettias.
7. Adhere Noel sentiment with dimensionals.
8. Make a bow with the 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon and adhere with a glue dot.
9. Place your finished project in your shadow box frame.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

online extravaganza

I am spending the afternoon avoiding laundry and sorting through the stamps I own and the ones going on special Monday only! Then I will be looking at all the specials and placing a nice big order Monday morning! If you want in on the goodies, check out the photos above because they are on sale 20% off Monday only. Then take a look at the rest. But come back to see what is on special on the last day of this sale, Sunday November 26. Use hostess code CS9GBD9X   to earn a chance at hostess benefits! I''ll contact you early Sunday to let you know if your name is chosen in a random drawing! Shop here and enjoy your savings!
Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen