Wowzers! The Year-End Closeouts Clearance Rack has been updated to include MORE awesome stuff. LOTS of new items were added last night – many of them marked at 80% off. Many of the additions are from the Holiday Catalog and Supplement, but the biggest surprise is that Good Greetings is in there (the incentive stamp set that was offered during October). You don’t want to miss out on my blog post below – but you REALLY don’t want to miss out on these new offerings. They are only offered until they are gone. Check them out now by clicking on the banner below to see the items in my online store:
I’ve created a lot of Christmas cards over the past several months. When it comes down to sending out my own Christmas cards, though, I want something unique (something no one has seen before) and something quick-and-easy. I didn’t send out a lot of cards this year, but I am proud of the ones I did get in the mail. Here’s my card:
How cute is that?!? I just love this little scene – all stamping and coloring with a little touch of masking magic. Here’s a video that shares this technique for quick-and-easy stamping:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Masking. As I shared above, masking the snowman when I stamped the Gorgeous Grunge “ice” allowed me to create a crisp, clean guy. He’s so clean and white that he almost pops off the page. Because the snowman is a photopolymer, I was able to stamp him in just the right space, card after card, without the use of my beloved Stamp-a-ma-jig.
- White Space. There’s a lot of white space on this card (you already know I love that). With the exception of the little scene in the bottom, right corner of this panel, it’s all white. I suppose that works in a snowstorm, right? 🙂 The scarf and star offer a little pop of color in this, otherwise, pale card. I love the yellow star, but I really love the red scarf and hat trim – the red is the only pop of traditional Christmas color here.
- Notecards. Stampin’ Up!’s Notecards (available in Whisper White and Crumb Cake) are perfect for times when you need to make more than one card. I love them. The cardstock is sturdier than Whisper White card stock – and at $5.95 for 20 notecards and envelopes, you can’t beat the price. The cards are smaller than an A2 (they are 5″ x 3-1/2″), but that’s a perfect size for a quick note that stands out in the pile of other mail.
Stamp Sets: White Christmas, Get Your Santa On, Gorgeous Grunge Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, White Notecards Inks: Soft Sky, Tuxedo Black Memento, Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight) Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Weekly Deals. Not only has the Clearance Rack been updated, but this week’s Weekly Deals (one-week-only discounts on great current product have been announced). See them below: