Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Video no. 300!

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I posted video number 300! 

In it, I share the new products from the forthcoming Christmas Catalogue which I received when I was on the recent Stampin' Up! 2017 Incentive Trip in Thailand. 

The catalogue goes live on 1st September 2017, and is valid until 2nd. January 2018.

The photograph I've used as a thumbnail for my video shows the first Christmas card I've made this year!
I've used the Carols of Christmas Bundle from the new catalogue which Stampin' Up! have pre-released so customers can buy it during August!  

On my blog yesterday, I shared a photograph of the stamp set, the dies and the die cuts I'd made. 

The dies are called Card Front Builder Thinlits, because there are four dies that help create stunning card fronts. 

They can also be used to decorate layers on the inside of cards, gift tags, boxes, etc!

For today's card I used the straight, three-sided die, and cut the top half of the card, and then the bottom half.  

I chose to use the Peace on Earth Sentiment, and wiped the top of the cardstock using my Dust Buddy to remove any static or greasy fingermarks.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and then heat set it using my Heat Tool.

As I wasn't sure how many trees I wanted, I die cut two doubles, and two single trees using our Gold Foil. 

I also die cut two deer at the same time.

After playing with different arrangements for the trees, I decided on what I thought looked best. 

The first three were adhered to the card with Tombow, and the top double set of trees was adhered with Dimensionals. 

It took me a long time to decide what to do with the deer! 

I wanted it in gold to stay with the gold and white colour scheme, but I wasn't sure if it was noticeable enough!

For a while I considered die cutting the deer in white, or even black, but gold won!

Finally, to decorate the inside of the card, I added a layer of Gold Foil, and then a top layer of Whisper White.

I thought about using the same outside design as I had on the top layer. 

I decided to use the remaining single tree and deer, and adhered them using Tombow.

At the bottom of today's blog, I'm sharing a Stampin' Up video which features the Carols of Christmas Bundle that's on pre-release.

Tomorrow and Friday, we're having the house re-carpeted after hubby's recent accident on the landing carpet and in our bedroom!

Neither of us are looking forward to this, especially clearing out my studio, but it will be lovely once it's all over and done with! 
I'm thinking about hibernating for three days!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.




  1. Some really LOVELY items to choose from, Jan! Love that "Seasons of Christmas" bundle and the card you have done is just gorgeous! Choices! Choices! It's a great catalogue for sure. Thanks for sharing this video ... it really helped!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's a great catalogue for sure. My pre-order was the biggest pre-order I've ever done! Fortunately, I didn't buy anything last mpnth so I don't feel too bad about it! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. That card is just beautiful, love it

    1. Hi, Kaye. It'a a super bundle and it's on pre-release! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB