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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Day Nine

Oh golly, I cannot dilly dally here! Today is the Holiday Shoebox Swap I am hosting, so I gotta get in the shower. But here is MY project for the "12 Days of Christmas Projects" campaign!

Remember that you can click on any of the pictures to go straight to my online store and shop for supplies!

Enjoy and I'll see you soon,
Dee Tollaksen

Prep elements:
Press wood embellishments into green or red ink pad then into Versamark pad, then into Clear Embossing powder, use heat tool to melt powder. Repeat embossing steps once or twice more to achieve glossy effect.
Trim a sheet of Wood Grain DSP to fit inside frame. Trim a piece of Vellum to be centered inside Wood Grain panel. (The sizes will depend on your frame) Stamp sentiment on Vellum in black ink and quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder, heat set (use extreme care as Vellum will melt or warp quickly if overheated).
Die cut poinsettias into bottom corners of Wood Grain panel and put Cherry Cobbler card stock behind the die-cut flower openings.
Die cut one of each snowflake in the thinlet set from silver foil.
punch 8 to 10 leaflets in Garden Green, silver foil, vellum and additional green scraps of cardstock.
String 3 ornaments onto individual lengths of silver tinsel ribbon.

Glue wood embellishments over sentiment. Adhere vellum to Wood Grain DSP. Glue snowflake die-cuts to vellum and Wood Grain DSP.
Tie striped ribbon into a big bow and adhere to frame (glue dots or hot glue). Adhere leaflets across front/top of frame. Tie one ornament closely to striped bow. Tie-off length of tinsel on both remaining ornaments, one sized to hang inside the frame, the last one to hang inside the frame but shorter than the last one.
Adhere Wood Grain DSP to frame or to Whisper White panel and then the frame.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day Eight

Oh heck, why am I so late posting this? A pile of stuff that you don't care about or need to know, but. . . here is project 8 of our "12 Days of Christmas" projects.

Julie designed this cutie using a frame from Kohls, but you could any frame you find; I like to scour the Goodwill stores, they always have lots of frames to choose from.  If you find this exact frame, you can follow her detailed instructions that follow. Remember that you can shop for the supplies easily by just clicking on any of the pictures in the Product List, below.  Shoot me an email if you want to get together to create this or if you need help ordering!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

 First Frame:
1. Cut Cherry Cobbler CS to fit frame.
2. Cut Whisper White CS layer leaving a 1/4" border for Cherry Cobbler to show.
3. Run white CS through the big shot with the softly falling embossing folder.
4. Cut small & large snowflakes from silver foil using the Seasonal Layers dies and use die brush to remove small pieces.
5. Attach white CS to cherry piece with adhesive.
6. Add glue does to center of each snowflake and attach to white CS. Add a rhinestone to center of each snowflake to cover glue dots.

Second Frame:
1. Cut Whisper White CS to fit 2nd frame or I used the white mat that came with that frame.
2. Cut Cherry Cobbler CS to fit white mat for a layer and then cut another white CS piece to layer on the cherry CS, leaving a 1/4" border.
3. On the white CS layer, using the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamp the 'wreath' using Garden Green ink, twice, rotating the stamp 180 degrees and reinking before stamping a second time. Stamp 'berries' with Cherry Cobbler ink.
4. Using the Large Letters dies, cut 'NOEL' from stamped image.
5. Attach white CS to cherry CS with adhesive.
6. Lay the 'O' so it's flat, inside the cutout of the 'O' and attach the inside piece of the 'O' with adhesive.
7. Add foam strips to the back of each letter and place back on the stamped image but move them over a bit so the Cherry Cobbler creates a shadow behind them. (Known as an eclipse)

Third Frame:
1. Cut Cherry Cobbler CS to fit 3rd frame.
2. Cut Merry Little Christmas DSP to fit on cherry CS, leaving a 1/4" border.
3. Attach DSP to cherry CS with adhesive.
4. Wrap the white 3/8" ribbon around the cherry CS to look like a gift package and add a bow with a glue dot.
Fourth Frame:
1. Cut Cherry Cobbler CS to fit inside 4th frame.
2. Cut Whisper White CS to layer on cherry CS, leaving a 1/4" border.
3. Using the tree stamps from Seasons Like Christmas, starting with the trunk, leave space above it for the star, stamp in Chocolate Chip ink. Stamp 4 times, 1 for each tree, leaving room in between for the actual trees.
4. Stamp the bottom layer of the tree in Wild Wasabi ink, 4 times again and the next layer of the tree in Garden Green ink, also 4 times.
5. Stamp the ornaments or berries in Cherry Cobbler on top of the green trees.
6. Stamp the stars on each tree using Daffodil Delight ink.
7. Add Glitter Enamel Dots, smallest yellow ones, on top of each star.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

More from OnStage 2017

 Here is Barbara with a pineapple on her forehead. Just because we had been learning and crafting for 9 hours and we were tired. Did you watch Psych, the detective show? We were laughing our butts off with “where is the pineapple” memories.
Then Mike got chosen to do a role  play about Paper Pumpkin. At least he isn’t wearing fluffy antennae!

But here he is, with a spot on his new khakis, made worse by trying to clean it.

 And then some shots of us with our winnings, each of us got a stamp set, you will see them soon!