Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Merry and Bright Christmas Card - The Spot Challenge #138

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share you my card for this week's Sketch Challenge over at the Spot and my card kicks off my 15 Days of Christmas Promotion as well!  I will be doing a Facebook Live showcasing a new project with a new 24 hour ordering special everyday until December 8th.  So, you will not want to miss any of the projects of deals!  

My 15 Days of Christmas promotion kicked off today with my Merry & Bright In Color Christmas Card!  Click here to learn more!

Today, I am featuring the Peace & Joy Bundle from the August-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. I paired the Peace & Joy Bundle with the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper to play with this week's sketch.   
I thought this would be a fun way to play with this week's sketch challenge!  Plus I thought it would be fun to use some of the products from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog  today as a Christmas Card.  Which by the way if you are viewing my post on November 24, 2020 some of these items from the Annual Catalog are part of the Merry & Bright 24 Hour Extravaganza Sale going on today only!  You can click here to find out the details about the 24 hour sale as well as the list of items that are excluded from the sale.  
My 15 Days of Christmas promotion kicked off today with my Merry & Bright In Color Christmas Card!  Click here to learn more!

Here's a look at the sketch that inspired my card today! You can click on the image below to visit The Spot Challenge Blog to check out what the other Design Team Members came up with to inspire you with this week's sketch challenge.  We would love it if you took a little time this week and played along.  

The Peace & Joy Bundle includes the Peace & Joy Stamp Set and the Joy Dies.  The Peace & Joy Stamp Set allows you to send your warmest Christmas wishes with handmade cards you make.  This is a Photopolymer Stamp Set which allows you to line up images perfectly.  This set has the words to say what you're feeling. Add any images from your favorite stamp sets or fun designer series paper to finish off your cards.  Also part of the Peace & Joy Bundle are the fun layering word dies in the Joy Die Set.  Which will allow you to create die-cut words using them. These dies include the words "Joy," "Peace," and "Bright." Use them on handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects. They're perfect for Christmastime but you'll find uses for them all year long as I did with this fun Basket of Blooms Birthday Card here.  

I used both the Stamp Set and the matching Joy Dies on my card today.  I stamped the word Bright from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set in Just Jade Ink onto a piece of Just Jade Cardstock.  I used the outline die to cut out my stamped word.  I then took the shadow die and cut it out as well from Just Jade Cardstock for a tone on tone focal image.  And what could be a more dramatic focal image than the large Bright!  I then stamped the words "merry" & "and" from the stamp set in Poppy Parade Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White!  Once the ink had dried I simply cut around the words with my Paper Snips and popped them up on my card with a few Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  

My 15 Days of Christmas promotion kicked off today with my Merry & Bright In Color Christmas Card!  Click here to learn more!

Graceful flowers representing each of the four seasons make this paper a versatile, all-year choice. The smaller 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) pieces are ideal for the fronts of handmade cards, for mini scrapbook albums, and as colorful accents. This papercrafting staple is great scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more!  I used three different patterns on my Christmas Card today.  I picked three patterns that had a very merry and bright feel to them.  I love the Cinnamon Cider Striped piece that I used in the center of my card.  Then I paired that with the poinsettia piece and the cooler more wintery pine bough design from the Flowers for Every Season Paper pack.  By adding small touches of the other two patterns of papers they just pop off the page.  

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To finish off my card today I added a few Basic Rhinestones to the card front for a little added "brightness" and sparkle.  I also added some Just Jade In Color Ribbon around the card front just under the word die cut and tied it into a flat knot.  

My 15 Days of Christmas promotion kicked off today with my Merry & Bright In Color Christmas Card!  Click here to learn more!

Rick's 15 Days of Christmas Ordering Special Day 1 Offer: 

As I mentioned above I do have a 24 Hour Ordering Special to go along with today's Merry & Bright 24 Hour Sale!  I want to share the love of handmade cards with you and hopefully inspire you to give card making a try this Holiday Season.  So, as an extra little bonus I have a little ordering special for you using my host code!  This offer is only good today (Tuesday, November 24, 2020) and with me only!  You will need to use the host code listed below in order to receive the free goodies based on your order!  You will receive your free goodies from me after I close the host code out on December 9th.  It usually takes about a week for me to get the free gifts once the host code has been closed.  Once I get them I will pop then in the mail to you along with a hand made Thank You Card.  


You can order more than one day and qualify for the free gift that I offer each day!  So, based on how many days during this special you place a qualifying order you could end up with a lot of great freebies!  Thanks for dropping by you will find a full list of the supplies I used for today card in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.   
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Make sure that you take advantage of today's Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!   


The best deal in any of the catalogs is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!  It's always On Sale!  And you get to pick $125 worth of products of your choice for only $99 with free shipping.  Plus you get at least 20% off all your future orders while you are a Demonstrator!  You can read more about the Stampin' Up! and my Kinsmon Crafters Team benefits on my Benefits page as well as sign up here



New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  

You will Still qualify for my Crafty Corner Reward Points during this Promotion!  You will do so by using the assigned Host Code to the Promotion!  
You get one point for every $25 (before shipping and taxes) you spend!  


If you place any size order with me during the month of November you will receive the November Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle  features 12 projects Holiday/Christmas Themed Projects.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.

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Rick