Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas (a sneak peek)

Umm…well maybe not. At least not with the 100 degree weather outside. But, in Stampin’ Up! world it certainly is, especially with the new Holiday Mini being released in less than a month.

I made this card for my Fall Open House and featured a new stamp set form the Holiday Mini Catalog. I have to say that this year’s Holiday Mini is amazing. I’m not usually such a quick fan of new catalogs ( I have problems with change), but this one is absolutely fabulous. Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s coming at you.

Stampin’ Cita Tips:
  • Stamp sets: Christmas Lodge
  • Color Scheme: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, and Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Frostwood Lodge DSP
  • Stamp the tree image in Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla. Since the stamp is a pretty big one, reverse the inking process. Lay your stamp on the table face up and use the ink pad to apply the ink. Give it a little huff before you stamp on the cardstock to make sure the ink is “alive.”
  • Cut the Garden Green cardstock ¼” wider than the Very Vanilla cardstock piece to give it a framing layered effect.
  • Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of 1” x 4.24” of Very Vanilla cardstock. Tear the bottom of the cardstock and use a bone folder to slightly curl up the end of the banner.
I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. Book your workshops now so you can earn your free product from the mini.