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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Christmas Cocoa in July

The idea still seems out of place, but I've been watching the Hallmark Channel more lately, and since the calendar flipped over to July they have magically all turned to re-runs of their Christmas movies.  As our local temperatures are reaching the 90's and above it's actually kind of nice to see snow falling and actors pretending to be out in the bitter cold, maybe they were, and it was just happenstance it's part of the scene.

July is actually here because happy people like ourselves need to get started on all the holiday projects, so I'm excited to say that I'm sharing a few projects this week with NEW and exciting products from Stampendous!

Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Cookie Christmas Die Set

I know you'll be thinking that there's nothing visibly different about what you see, they are still the high-quality cling rubber stamps that Stampendous always delivers, but they are just slightly different and here's how!

That Llama is so cool and if you want him and the dies or any of the other new adorbs QS and QD sets be quick about ordering them. Here's a huge tip! The Cutting dies are in limited supply so order them ASAP!

Something that you may have noticed in the video is the dies leave a white "halo" around the image. Stampendous dies traditionally cut right along the edge of your stamped image, but these stamps are so much MORE heavenly with their little halos you'll want to gobble them up like Christmas Cookies to put on your projects.

Stampendous is sharing so much more today and this week with their new QS and QD products. Stop by now!

If you are still with me, you are a super trooper! I've got all the supplies and instructions to see how I made my card at the beginning of this post. Come back on Friday for more projects with these new sets!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • QS5004 Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • QD5004 Cookie Christmas Die Set (STM)
  • DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • FMS4044 Holly Scroll Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Big Dots Metal Stencil (AZSTM)
  • EP525 Sparkly Puff (STM)
  • FRG02C Champagne Glass Glitter (AZ, STM)
  • FRG01C Silver Glass Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko  (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Handles (AZ, STM)
  • Red and Green Cardstock by My Mind's Eye 
  • Clear Acetate (AZ)
  • Memento Ink Pad - Toffee Crunch (AZ)
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - E42, E43, E44, E47, G43, R29, R35, RV91, YG17 (SBP)
  • Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Adhesive Sheets by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Sponge (AZ - cut into smaller pieces)
  1. Emboss Mixed Media White Paper with Holly Scroll Metal Stencil in a machine with the metal stencil closest to the thickest embossing plate.
  2. Sponge embossed paper with Toffee Crunch ink and trim to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  3. Die cut circle with the largest circle from Build A Wreath Die Set.
  4. Cut clear acetate to cover circle and glue on the back side of the embossed paper.
  5. Die-cut foam sheet with the same circle and the larger one for the backside of the embossed paper.
  6. Cut the same circle and largest scallop from Build A Wreath set on red cardstock plus adhesive sheet and use to glue to the front side of the embossed paper.
  7. Make marshmallows with Big Dots circle stencil on top of a nonstick mat. Sprinkle Sparkly Puff over the stencil and carefully lift off mat leaving circles of Sparkly Puff behind to heat from the backside of the mat with a heat tool.
  8. Add "marshmallows" to the acetate side circle from the back then add Silver and Champagne Glass Glitter. 
  9. Add foam adhesive around the backside of embossed paper and remove lining from them plus the die cut foam circle. 
  10. Carefully place green cardstock onto embossed paper, turn over and trim to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  11. Glue onto folded 8-1/2 by 11 red cardstock.
  12. Stamp sentiment and mugs from Cookie Christmas with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper, color and die cut with matching Cookie Christmas dies.
  13. Adhere mugs to the card base.
Thanks for stopping by today!

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  1. Great card. Love the sentiment.

  2. I love the holly on the mugs. CUTE coloring, too.

  3. This is such a cute stamp set! I love the sentiment. A lot of my friends would get a big kick out of it. Your card is delightful and your tutorial outstanding!


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