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Hi Stamping Friends!
Before I get to today's projects, I have some great news to share! Stampin' Up! has announced that they still have some inventory of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle, so it will continue to be available after August 31, but only while supplies last!
So, I will be keeping my Last-Minute Thoughtful Branches Class Kit registration open until the bundle sells out. If you have already placed an order, I'll be ordering supplies for your kit today!
LAST CALL! Today is your last day to register for the first class in my Countdown To Christmas series: September's Greetings From Santa Class!. This year, in addition to the featured stamp set, supplies for 12 cards & instructions, you'll also have exclusive access to my NEW Too Cool Class Tips Videos for each class! Don't wait! Pre-paid registration for the September class ends on August 31, 2016!
Today, I'll be sharing details on the second card design from September's Greetings From Santa Class!
Tomorrow, the 2016 Holiday Catalog is released! Be sure to stop by...I'll have all the details!
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September Countdown To Christmas Class Series
12 Cards Featuring Greetings From Santa! Class-To-Go Kits Available!See Complete Greetings From Santa Class Details!
Greetings From Santa Merry Christmas Cards
The second set of 6 cards we'll be creating with my Greetings From Santa Class Kit features the same Detailed Santa die, this time cut from the sparkly Dazzling Diamonds paper! See the other Greetings From Santa shaker card design, already posted.
Background Basics—I started this card layout with a vertically folded 4-1/4" x 11" Real Red card base. I die-cut the focal point with the Detailed Santa Thinlits using a 4" x 4" piece of Dazzling Diamonds paper. I love how Santa's curly swirls beard is so sparkly with that paper!
Popped Up Santa—I tried adhering the die-cut directly to the card base, but it looks so much more impressive with a few trimmed down Foam Strips (dimensionals) underneath to raise it up! Those Foam Strips are included in the kit!
Dazzling Stars—At the same time I ran the Santa die-cut, I also ran through the little die-cut stars that are designed to fit inside the Santa square. These are adhered to the card base using Tombow Multipurpose Glue and a Piercing Tool or tweezers for positioning.
Sweet Sentiment—I finished the card by stamping a Greetings From Santa sentiment in Garden Green on a 4" x 3/4" strip of Whisper White. I fishtailed the ends with the super-sharp Paper Snips before popping up this element.
Inside Décor—For the inside of the card, I die-cut a diagonal striped border along the edge of a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White with the Detailed Santa Thinlits. I also stamped the Garden Green tree and Real Red greeting images from the stamp set to finish the look.
On some of the cards, I added the Soft Suede reindeer image instead of the tree. He's so cute!
Complete Supplies List—"Clear" means a rubber stamp on a clear block. "Photopolymer" is see-thru. Links to NEW items will become LIVE on September 1.
- Stamps—Greetings from Santa (clear, wood) OR Greetings From Santa Bundle (clear, wood)
- Ink—Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede
- Paper—Dazzling Diamonds; Real Red & Whisper White
- Tools—Detailed Santa Thinlits OR Greetings From Santa Bundle (clear, wood), Big Shot, Paper Snips, Foam Strips, SNAIL
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Tomorrow...the Holiday Catalog arrives! Woohoo! I'll see you with all the details!
Thoughtful Branches Bundle Available While Supplies Last!
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