Beautiful Blizzard

Beautiful Blizzard

At the October Christmas Cards Class, we had some fun with Shimmer Paint and the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set.  This Stamp Set makes gorgeous Christmas cards quickly and easily!

Beautiful Blizzard Stamps Set

I decided to use a combination of Pool Party and Night of Navy.

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First we stamped the “sploosh” from the Beautiful Blizzard Stamps Set onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  In a Stampin’ Spritzer filled about 2/3 with rubbing alcohol, I added a couple of drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint.  We lightly spritzed the “sploosh” images with that mixture, then set it aside a couple of minutes to dry.  After it was dry, we stamped the snowflakes in Night of Navy.  I also stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy.  For another “sparkly” layer, I added a couple of rhinestones. Lots of snowy beauty!

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I also used the Pool Party and Night of Navy color combo with the second card.  The snowflakes are from the Colorful Seasons Thinlits Dies set.  I used Champagne Foil paper.  Sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and punched out using the Everyday Label Punch.

Beautiful Blizzard is a perfect holiday stamps set, and it has a coordinating die to create even more projects!  Get the Bundle on my online store and save 10%!

 

 

Cableknit Christmas

For this card, I decided to go with the classical elegance of red, black and white.  I used Real Red Cardstock for the background, then the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the top layer.  The sentiment from Timeless Tidings is stamped in Real Red and mounted on Real Red Cardstock cut using the Starburst Punch.  Red Rhinestones and Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon were the perfect finishing touches.

Festive Farmhouse DSP Christmas

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is just perfect for fall and Christmas projects, and I love this plaid!  I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Cardstock to add some depth and dimension.  The sentiment from Beautiful Blizzard is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Christmas Card Club Class

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Come join the fun at the LAST Christmas Card Club Class (for this year!) on Thursday, November 1st, 6:30-8:30 PM.  You’ll create 8 gorgeous Christmas cards, envelopes included.  Cost is $15.  RSVP by Tuesday, October 30th via phone, email or Facebook so I can be prepared for you!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Tin Tile and Shimmer Paint

October Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

Lots of fun cards at the October monthly Fast and Fabulous Cards Class.  We used two new products found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  Crafty, creative FUN!

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I used a 5″ X 3 3/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It was beautiful just like that, but I really wanted to use the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to make the pattern pop.  I mixed a few drops of Soft Suede reinker and a couple of drops of the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, then used a Sponge Dauber to sponge it randomly over the Crumb Cake.  Love the shine and shimmer it created!

I mounted it on a 5 1/4″ x  4″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, which was mounted on a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base.  The sentiment is mounted on a piece of the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.

We used Lovely As A Tree, one of Stampin’ Up’s oldest stamps sets, to create another fall card, stamped with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.

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Again, I used the Sponge Daubers in Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight for the fall colors on the trees, then sponged Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake for the grass.  It’s mounted on Cajun Craze Cardstock.  The Rooted in Nature Designer Series Paper at the bottom is mounted on Mossy Meadow Cardstock and the Petal Palette Sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow.

For the third card, I went with something totally different and totally vintage.

Very vintage blue

For many years, I’ve loved blue and white china and even have a blue and white plate inherited from my maternal grandmother, which I still treasure.  So when I first saw this lovely Very Vintage Hostess Stamp Set in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, I knew I had to stamp it in blue.  The new InColor Blueberry Bushel is the perfect blue!  I stamped off the lace images, but stamped the flowers and sentiment full strength, then mounted it on a piece of scalloped oval Blueberry Bushel.

This Very Vintage Stamp Set is available to order with any $150 order, OR if you host a party for me and have $150 in sales.  Contact me to talk and get your party on the books!

November Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

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Tuesday, November 13th, 10 AM-12 Noon or 6:30-8:30 PM

This is my monthly Cards Class held the second Tuesday of each month. Come join us for the November monthly Fast and Fabulous Cards Class.  Make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, envelopes included.  Cost is $12 or class is FREE with a $20 Product Order placed through me.  Please bring scissors and all adhesives.  I do have SNAIL double sided adhesive available for purchase.  RSVP by Monday, November 12th!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Finally FALL!!

Fall weather is frequently a long time coming here in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.  But when it does arrive, oh how spectacular!  We’re finally getting our first taste of cooler (below 90 degrees!) temps and it’s wonderfully refreshing.

One of the things I most enjoy about cooler weather is sipping on hot tea.  Guess it’s my British and Scottish heritage, but hot tea has been a favorite my entire adult life.  I even have an small collection of lovely china tea pots that just make me smile.  So, naturally, one of my favorite suites is the Tea Room Suite.

TEA ROOM SUITE CARDS

Recently I held a Tea Room Suite product based class, and the ladies really enjoyed creating with this beautiful Suite.

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This 4 x 4 card was made using Coastal Cabana Cardstock and Stampin’ Ink.  The flower was stamped in Calypso Coral.

 

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I really wanted to feature the Tea Room Designer Series Paper in this card.  The Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack is the perfect accent!

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The Tea Room Stamp sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana and the tea cup is stamped in Calypso Coral.

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The Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder coordinates so perfectly with this Suite.

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This was an alternate idea I made using the Colored Doilies.

This is one of the Bundles in the Annual Catalog, which means that you can save 10% on this set that’s already coordinated for you with the stamps and beautiful dies!  Item 148410

Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper

The coordinating Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper coordinates perfectly!   Item 146894

There are even adorable Copper Tea Tins that coordinate.  Image ©Stampin’ Up! 2018.   Item 147034

Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack Item 146893

Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack

The coordinated Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack made it quick and easy to coordinate even more gorgeous cards!  A bargain at only $10!

Coordinated Tea Room 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Pack  Item 146895

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE

I will be a vendor at the Holiday Market Place here in Jasper on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th.  Come see me to get a FREE gift!marketplace

PAPER PUMPKIN NOVEMBER KIT

This beautiful November Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to be a spectacular “One-Stop Box for the Holidays!”  Go here to subscribe by November 10th to get YOUR Kit!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Why I joined Stampin’ Up! And August Specials!

Why I joined Stampin’ Up!

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My papercrafting journey began 11 years ago when I first started (and fell in love with!) scrapbooking.  My Stampin’ Up!  journey began about 6 months later, when I first started using (and fell in love with!) Stampin’ Up! products.  I  joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator about 2 ½ years ago, and what a great choice it was!  So why did I finally take the plunge and decide to become a Demonstrator rather than a customer?  Several reasons!

  1. The Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit and the opportunity to get $125 in product of my choice for $99, shipping included. What a deal!  Plus, a free Paper Pumpkin Kit and a 20% discount on all product purchases.
  2. Everything is coordinated for me! One of my biggest challenges has always been coordinating all the design elements, whether it was cardmaking, scrapbooking or a 3D project.  Stampin’ Up! solves that for me because everything is coordinated for me!  The cardstock, the “pretty papers,” inks, markers, dies, embellishments, stamps—everything!  It amazed me how much more quickly I was able to design and complete my projects when I didn’t have to spin my wheels trying to coordinate all the products I was using. Plus I get a discount on all my purchases!
  3. I immediately joined a community of stampers, absolutely one of the very best things about joining Stampin’ Up! I had been in Stampin’ Up! Stamp Clubs, but when I joined as a Demonstrator, it took the connection to a whole different level.  I quickly started my own Cards Classes and now have my own Team Members. It has really made this a joyful journey to have the opportunity to be with others who want to regularly get together for some fun stamping time.  So many new friends!

So why should you join Stampin’ Up!?  Why not?!?  Let’s get you started on your Stampin’ Up! journey today!  You can join by going to www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click the “Join” tab, or just contact me and we’ll set up a time to talk!

August Specials!

The Color Your Seasons Bundle is still available, through August 31st or while supplies last.  You can really create some beautiful projects with this coordinated stamps and dies set.  And get new Watercolor Pencil colors exclusively with this set!

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Create spring cards.

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Summer cards.

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Fall cards.

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Christmas cards.

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All with this one remarkably versatile Bundle!

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Go to my store at http://www.craftingonthehillstampinup.net to shop today before they’re gone!  Purchase this Bundle and you could earn Bonus Days coupons!

BONUS DAYS!

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Through August 31st, EVERY $50 Product Order (before shipping and tax) you place earns you a $5 Bonus Coupon you can spend in September (HINT: the new Holiday Catalog will be released September 1st!).

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

High Tide and Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

High Tide and Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

High Tide Cards

We had such fun at the July Fast and Fabulous Cards Class creating these two cards using the High Tide Stamp Set.  So summery!  Of course, these are just two of the three designs we make in this monthly Cards Class.

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This is one of the very first stamp sets I thought about when I first heard about the Stamparatus.  It really helps stamp these perfectly!

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The Stamparatus is TRULY one of the best stamping tools ever!  We use it at almost every event, so come try it out if you want to know more!

This card was created using Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock and Stampin’ Ink Pads.

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I added a small strip of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper because it coordinated so perfectly with this waterfront theme.

For the second card, I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Ink for the 2 step lighthouse stamp.

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The Pacific Point Cardstock is stamped with a stamp from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set from the Garden Impessions Suite.  The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point.  I love this sentiment!

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High Tide is a fabulous stamp set with beautiful images and great sentiments!

FAST AND FABULOUS CARDS CLASS

Come join the fun at the August Fast and Fabulous Cards Class!

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Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Crafting on the Hill Studio

This monthly Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful Fast and Fabulous handmade cards. For this class you will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of all current catalogs.
**Class is $12 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, August 12th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.

Bring a friend and you AND your friend get 5 FREE cards from my cards stash!

BONUS DAYS IN AUGUST!!

For EACH $50 product order (not including shipping and tax) that you place in August, you’ll receive a $5 BONUS COUPON to spend in September!  But this offer is only through August 31st, so get those orders in now.  This is a great time to stock up on cardstock, inks and adhesives!

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Come join Stampin’ Up and the Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Color Your Season Limited Time Bundle

Color Your Season Limited Time Bundle

Color Your Season Limited Time Bundle NOW AVAILABLE!

This is a gorgeously versatile Bundle, but it’s only available until August 31st or while supplies last.

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This Bundle has a coordinating Stamps and Thinlits, which can be purchased separately, or SAVE 10% when purchased as a Bundle.

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The Blended Seasons Clear Mount Bundle is Item 149894.  The Wood Mount Bundle is Item 149893.

AND there’s also a brand new collection of Watercolor Pencils that coordinates beautifully with this set!  Item 149014

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This really is a Bundle for ALL seasons, as you can see by these beautiful card samples.

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Go to http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net TODAY to shop for this beautifully versatile set that’s only available until August 31st or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOINING THE CRAFTING ON THE HILL TEAM and

HOW TO GET THE STAMPIN’ UP ULTIMATE BUNDLE http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net.   

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

August started off as one of the coolest on record here in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia, which was quite appropriate, since the Christmas Card Club kicked off on August 2nd!   We made 4 cards and all the ladies were delighted to get a head start on their Christmas cards.

Under the Mistletoe Christmas Cards

We created 2 each of the 4 designs using both Under the Mistletoe and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Papers.

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This card was actually created using the Sheet Music Background Stamp.  The Stamparatus is an absolute life saver for stamping Background Stamps and really helped in creating the background for the Lovely as a Tree Stamp stamped in Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Ink.  It’s mounted on Cherry Cobbler cardstock, so to complete the vintage feel I used a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and a touch of Vintage Lace.  Elegant and easy!

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I mounted a strip of one of the plaids from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  The pine bough and pine cones are from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and the coordinated Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The pine bough is stamped in Shaded Spruce.

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This card really shows off the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper!  Mounted on Early Espresso cardstock with a Copper Foil strip and a couple of sprigs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

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The first time I saw this pattern in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, I knew it would be a perfect starry night background.  Combined here with the Night in Bethlehem Stamp and coordinated Thinlits set using Night of Navy, a favorite neutral.  The Stamparatus was used to stamp the sentiment and made placement so much easier!

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Come join the Christmas Card Club!  Held the first Thursday August-November, 6:30-8:30 PM at Crafting on the Hill Studio.  Attend all 4 months and get a FREE Stamp Set the 4th month.  If you missed this past Thursday, but want to be a part of it, let me know, as I have a couple of to go Kits still available!

BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!

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Today’s the day!  Start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in September! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list or purchase limited-time bundles like the Color Your Season promotion. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30, 2018. Go to my website to find out more!

BLOOMING SUMMER SAVINGS WITH PAPER PUMPKIN

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NEW Subscribers get 50% off the August Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Just go to my store to subscribe and use the Promo Code BLOOM0818.  There’s probably a hint about the August Kit in this little picture here.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT JOINING THE CRAFTING ON THE HILL TEAM and

HOW TO GET THE STAMPIN’ UP ULTIMATE BUNDLE?   

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®