On Stage Toronto 2019

Last weekend I attended an On Stage event in Toronto hosted by Stampin' Up!  These events are an awesome celebration for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. At these events we are privileged to see new product that will be coming in the Jan to June Mini catalog as well as the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The event is chalked full of presentations, display boards, crafting and prizes!  I was fortunate to come away from the event with an awesome haul of new products that won't be available for another 6 weeks!  Just one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. If you are interested in earning 20% discount of everything you purchase from Stampin' Up! then you really need to check out the promotion that will be starting in January. Contact me (use the form on the left) for details - it is worth it! 

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On Stage Toronto 2019 Was Awesome

Well On Stage Toronto 2019 has come and gone. It's always so much fund to attend these Stampin' Up! events. We got to see new products coming in the 2020 Mini catalog as well as the Sale-A-Bration catalog and some amazing presentations! This year I attended the event in Toronto and had an amazing time. Friday night I attended Centerstage - a special dinner event for Silver Elite and higher demonstrators. It is Stampin' Up!s way of showing appreciation to us. I really love this time. I get to catch up with old friends and make new ones.  We received some awesome swag - a back pack, the catalogs, some cute pins (that we traded with other demos) and a lovely credit card holder! It is an lovely event and I love to have you join my TwINKle Belles team and have you earn this event as well.  Contact me for details. The best time to become a TwINKle Belle - SU demo is during Sale-A-Bration. There are some awesome extra perks coming during this time. Sale-A-Bration runs from Jan - March 2020. Don't miss out - reach out to me today! 
Welcome to the Stamping Dreams Nov. 2019 blog hop. You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping (Tracie St-Louis) from Ottawa, Ontario Canada! 

This month's blog hop theme is Christmas!

This technique is called Off The Edge Stamping.
To make this card you will need
Stamps: Holly Jolly
Paper: Whisper White, Black Foil & Shaded Spruce
Ink: Memento
Misc: Die Cut Machine, Tombow Mono Glue, Stampin' Blends, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint & Jolly Season Dies. 
To make this card, start with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of white card. Draw a faint pencil line down the center of the card base (at 4 1/4"). 
Then stamp, color and die cut the Santa image. Place the Santa image onto your card base so that it evenly straddles the pencil mark. Place the die cut over top of the image and use washi tape to hold it in place. 
Place it on to a cutting pad and onto your die cut machine so that the image is facing upside down. Take the top cutting plate and lay it on top of the die cut aligning the edge of the cutting plate along the center pencil line and the cutting plate extends to the left (in other words the top cutting plate will be partially through the die cut machine). Run through the machine - you will have a partially cut image. Remove the die and fold the card base back (the pencil line should be showing). Trim away the excess card stock that is protruding from the folded edge - don't cut the fold.
Add some Snowfall Accent Puff Paint to the brim and pompom on the hat, to the cuffs of the coat and the cuffs of Santa's pants - heat set with an embossing gun. Adhere Santa in the hole cut with the die cut machine using Tombow Mono glue. Finish the card with a punched Christmas tree and presents. Run a piece of black foil through the die cut machine and adhere to the top of the card.
The last step is to cut the card base so that it fits into an envelop. Place the card into your trimmer so that the edge of the bag that Santa is holding is aligned at 4 1/4". Cut with the paper trimmer.
I hope the technique that I have shared with you inspires you to try this technique.
You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping - Tracie St-Louis. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

Another World Card Making Card

Well another World Card Making Day has come and gone. My ladies thoroughly enjoyed making the cards. This was the 2nd one featuring the Perfectly Plaid suite.
I designed this card using the following items:

  • Cherry cobbler, Shaded Spruce, White and Perfectly plaid card stock.
  • The tree is gold foil
  • Snowflakes are Sparkle Glimmer paper.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Celebrating World Card Making Day with my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. The theme for this month is Perfectly Plaid.
To make my card you will need the following

Nature's Beauty Deer

Such great imagery on the Nature's Beauty stamp set. This is the 3rd card the gals made at my class last weekend. This makes an awesome masculine birthday card!
Here is what was used on the card:

Nature's Beauty Fox

The ladies really enjoyed the Nature's Beauty card class this past weekend. This is the second of 4 cards they made. 
The base is Balmy Blue with a layer of Whisper White and Basic Grey.
The fox was stamped on Shimmery White and color with Blends. I masked off the bottom and sponged Balmy Blue ink to give the illusion of water. Finally I stamped the mountains and trees in Smokey Slate.

Nature's Beauty Bunny

Nature's Beauty stamp set is so beautiful. The images are so life like.
This past weekend I held a class featuring this stamp set and here is one of the 4 cards the ladies made/
On this card I have used the following:

  • Base - thick whisper white
  • Blueberry Bushel with Feels Like Frost  DSP layered on top
  • The bunny was stamped on Whisper White and die cut with the Stitched Shapes - and the edges were sponged with Seaside Spray . The bunny was then layered onto Blueberry Bushel (die cut with the Layering Circles). 
  • The greeting was stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on white and punched out with the Classic Label punch.

Brightly Gleaming
Card #2 From the Christmas Card Club

Inspiration from Jacynthe Gauthier
As mentioned in my last post I have started my annual Christmas Card Club (CCC) and here is the second card that the ladies made this past weekend. In addition to the Brightly Gleaming designer paper, I have used the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing folder

Brightly Gleaming - Christmas Card Club Card

This weekend was the launch of my annual Christmas Card Club (CCC). Each month from now to December, I host 2 CCC stamp-a-stack classes. Each member makes 9 cards - 3 designs, 3 of each. This month I featured the Brightly Gleaming suite from the Holiday catalog.  I love this suite from the DSP to the tiny copper stars - just gorgeous.
My card features the Christmas Gleaming stamp set - greeting and the background design on the Night of Navy cardstock, along with the duo ornament punch pack! Can't wait for next month when I feature the Feels Like Frost suite. 

Peaceful Boughs
Holiday Catalog Swap

Sometimes I just don't know when to quit. I created this card for a swap that I participated in and think I over did it. I had to make 21 of these and with all the layers it took a LONG time! 
That said I am so pleased at how the card turned out. I hope my swap-mates like my design/creation.
Here is what I did.

  1. I started with Early Espresso card as the base and layered Soft Suede. 
  2. I stamped the ferns (Peaceful Boughs - pg 15 of the holiday catalog)  on Vanilla card first and sponged the edges of the Vanilla card with Soft Suede ink and a sponge. 
  3. Then I die cut 3 of the branches from the Beautiful Boughs dies (page 15 of the holiday catalog). 
  4. I added some Snow Accent Puff Paint (pg 19 of the holiday catalog)  and heat set to create the "snow" on the branches and I adhered them to the Vanilla card.
  5. Next I die cut 2 pine cone "bases" from Early Espresso card and 2 pine cone "layers" (both dies from the Beautiful Boughs dies). Before adhering the top layer of the pine cone to the bottom layer, I ran clear Wink of Stella over the tops to make them sparkle.
  6. I die cut 2 copper holly branches (from the Christmas Layers dies - pg 16 of the holiday catalog) and adhered 1 to each of the pine cones.
  7. The sentiment is actually ribbon - Classic Weave Ribbon (page 31 of the holiday catalog) that I "flagged" at one end and adhered under the pine cones.
All the product mentioned above will be available starting Sept. 4th. The items can be order from my online store and by contacting me (see contact me form on left side bar). 
If you don't have a copy of the holiday catalog and live in the Ottawa and surrounding area, then let me know and I will arrange to get one to you. 
I hope that you enjoy my card.

Holly Jolly Christmas

As promised yesterday, here is a card that coordinates with the Jolly Christmas dies. The stamp set is called Holly Jolly Christmas. I love the Santa image. I have colored him with Stampin' Blends markers. 
The greeting was die cut using the black foil paper (which honestly looks like patent leather). Another new product that I have used on this card is the Puff Paint - new to Stampin' Up!  If you get your "jollies" watching embossing powder heat up then wait until you see Puff Paint.  It is so cool!  Watch for my tips and tricks video on using Puff Paint coming this week.  

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