Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Creative Stampers November Blog Hop - Christmas/Holiday


Christmas and the Holiday Season is upon us, after along hard day here in the States having an election yesterday, and everything going on in the World we can still enjoy the Holidays but they just may be a little different this year.  But, with a little planning and help you can still share the joy of the season with some handmade projects.  

Each month the Creative Stampers (a group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators across the US, Canada, and the UK create a project and tutorial each month that's combined into a tutorial bundle that we share with our customers free with an any size order, our team members as a perk for being on our team and to anyone else that would like to purchase it.  During the blog hop we share a sneak peek of our project from the tutorial bundle as well as more inspiration using the products that we used that month.  

This month our theme was Christmas/Holidays.  We picked from three different Holiday Suites from the August-December Mini Catalog to create a project from one of them.  I picked the Poinsettia Place Suite of Products to focus on this time.  Because it's one of my favorites.  Here's a look at my alternative project for this month's Tutorial Bundle.  

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop Sneak Peek November 2020 Click to learn more.

For my alternative project this month I turned my tutorial project into a card.  Well, sort of any way.  I used my alternative project as inspiration to make this holiday themed thank you card.  Because we all need different types of cards during the holidays not just Holiday Cards.   So, I thought it would be perfect to make a thank you card with.   And, the sentiment came from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set which was great as well.  

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop Sneak Peek November 2020 Click to learn more.

I started out with a Soft Suede card base cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card.  I then used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut my Real Red Cardstock and the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.  I love the stitching detail that the dies give and it just adds that little extra touch without having to do a lot of work.  

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop Sneak Peek November 2020 Click to learn more.

Next I cut out the holly leaves from some Old Olive Cardstock scraps that I had in my scrap bin.  While running the cardstock through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine I placed the two embossing dies for the Holly Leaves inside the dies also.  This saved me time while working.  Next I stamped the inside of the leaves with the watercolor wash image in the stamp set to add more color and since I embossed before hand it gave the impression of real shadows.  

Next I die cut the poinsettia flowers from the die set and used the embossing dies on them as well.  But, instead of Real Red Cardstock for this I used the Red Velvet Paper in the catalog.  And OMG how it changed the look of the poinsettia once it was put all together.  

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop Sneak Peek November 2020 Click to learn more.

Here's a sneak peek of my project for this month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  I can not show you the entire project but I can show you the sneak peek.  

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop Sneak Peek November 2020 Click to learn more.

Blog Roll: 

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the images in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Poinsettia Petals Holiday Treat Packaging Class To Go! 
 Registration ends November 20th  Details Here

Most Wonderful Time Holiday Card Class To Go! 
 Registration ends November 20th Details Here

Santa's Workshop Holiday Stamp Camp To Go!
  Registration Ends November 21st.  Details Here

Out with the Old and In with the New!

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.  

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.  \

Ordering Special: 

I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
Included in the Bundle is a Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Seal Refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Order my Adhesive Bundle for only $41.00 which includes all shipping and taxes 

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  1. Awesome cards! Love the poinsettia in the velvet paper!

  2. Beautiful card, Rick! I just love the colours and the beautiful poinsettia.


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