Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Say Hello to Carols of Christmas - and a Freebie, too!

Hi Friends,

Time to flip the calendar pages again.  Soon the school busses will be rolling and we'll be waking up to a chill in the air!

It seems like Stampin' Up has something new & exciting for us every month and August is no exception!  Beginning today, you can purchase Carols of Christmas - a brand-new stamp set being released a full month ahead of the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  Of course, there's also a matching die set, the Card Front Builder Thinlits.  Purchase them as a bundle and save 10%.  Use your Bonus Days coupons and save even more!

I've been playing with this bundle and I'm amazed at its versatility.  I think it's destined to be a favorite!  Here is the first of many projects using Carols of Christmas that I'll be sharing all this month:

Stunning, isn't it?  Stampin' Up hit it out of the park with this set.  The colors here are Whisper White, Real Red & Old Olive.  The card base is constructed of Thick Whisper White.  The card front is a piece of regular weight Whisper White cut at 4" x 5-1/4".  Behind it is a piece of Red Foil Sheet cut to the same size.  After I made this, I realized that the Red Foil Sheets are retired (bummer!) but Silver, Copper or Gold would be beautiful, too.  The border is cut using one of the dies in the Card Front Builder Thinlits, letting the foil shine through.  It's gorgeous!

The focal point of this stamp set is the big, bold sentiment.  Here I've stamped it using Real Red.  It embosses beautifully, too - I'll show another example using heat embossing later this month.  I stamped it a second time on a piece of scrap cardstock in Old Olive and closely trimmed "the", then adhered it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I die-cut the sentiment and the scalloped square behind it using the Layered Squares Framelits.

The ornaments are 2 separate stamps (3 ornament images on each stamp).  I stamped them first on the card front using Basic Gray.  Then I stamped them on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Real Red & Old Olive and die-cut them.  There are 2 dies, one for each stamp, so I was able to cut all 6 ornaments on one pass through the Big Shot!  Each ornament is adorned with a rhinestone and popped-up with one of our new Mini Dimensionals.

Freebie Alert!  Shop with me during the month of August and I'll mail you a free sample of the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals #144108.  Be sure to leave your contact information so I can send your Dimensionals!  Use Host Code DTTNPQEH for orders under $150. 

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Don't forget to use your Bonus Days Coupons to save this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

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