Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Solstice - and a Year of Cheer

Happy Solstice Day … today is the shortest day and tomorrow the days get longer! Yippee for sunshine and daylight hours. 

I made some cards with the Year of Cheer paper for my New Year’s invitations.    This is a “new meets old” as I used the retiring Cheer paper with a new set from the Occasions catalog that goes live Jan 3 2018 (so weird to write 2018!). 

I created this card set and pouch for our Big Holiday Event in September.  Here’s the post with all the dimensions and instructions (but using the Watercolor Christmas stamp set)

I used the new Picture Perfect set which I think is mainly for birthdays but the sentiments make it so easy to use for celebrations, parties, birthdays and treat packaging.  We got this free at the OnStage event in Utah in November (2500 Stampin UP demonstrators in 1 room… yup … crazy… fun!).

Other sneak peek preview stuff… when you join our fun team January through March you get 2 free stamp sets (your pick … anything!) along with $125 of products that YOU choose for $99 and free shipping.  Zero obligation to buy or sell anything further. 

UPDATE to this post.... seems I didn't include the dimensions for the pouch oops! Here they are
Create the pouch 8 x 11 in thick Whisper White, scored on the long side at 1” and 5 3/8 from each end, and on the short side, score 1” from either end.
Trim off the center pieces that are ¼ x 1
Trim off the 4 corners completely
Notch (or miter ) all the corners – these will show so try to make the “notches” the same.
Now fold and burnish the folds really crisply.
With strong glue (white Tombow or Tear Tape) adhere the top edges down to the sides.
The front of the pouch has a Year of Cheer front layer that is 4 x 5 5/8
There are 2 layers (both punched with the triple banner punch) – one is 2 x 4 ¼ and the other is 5 x 1/2
Stamp the Oh Joy greeting.   Make a bow from the metallic ribbon.  Below the bow is about 24” of metallic thread bunched up and held with a glue dot . Add the bow on top of the thread with another glue dot.  Add the stamped greeting.

This pouch also holds regular sized cards as well.

Back to the POST ;) 

And final preview… yes Sale-A-Bration is back … for every $50 you spend you choose a free item.  There are stamp sets, dies to use with the Big Shot, designer 12x12 paper, cards/envelop sets, Memories & More card sets, ribbons… lots of great stuff to choose from.  Personally I’d hold off buying anything at this point, ask for a Gift Card and spend in January but that’s me J

Next week I’ll be playing with new stuff and will be posting my favorites from the new catalogs.  Don’t forget to sign up for classes starting again in January (see Events and Workshops tab), first class is Jan 8 at Warsaw. 

Happy Solstice everyone – here’s to more daylight and more crafting - MaryKate

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