Thursday, December 11, 2008

Shelli's Holiday Challenge

Wow! 2 posts in 1 day! Maybe I'll get Kristina's challenge done tomorrow and then we'll really be impressed with the resurrection of my blog! :)

Anyway, I made this box out of 4 scallop envelop dies for the Big Shot. You may have seen it before, but I decided to take it on with transparencies or acetate! Tricky tricky! Let me tell you these things are slippery. Anyway I embellished it with the snowflake from Season of Joy stamped in White Staz-On and the Christmas image from the Hostess Level 1 Set: Punches Three (retiring January 18th, see below for more details). The Christmas sentiment was stamped in Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then punched out. Then I stamped it again on Whisper White with Read Red ink and cut out the middle portion. I popped it up on dimensionals, and adhesed (SU!'s Jaron Winder's word for adhering anything to something else) it onto another scallop square punch that I had rotated 90 degrees. Instead of folding the small flaps inside the box, I kept them outside and used the 1/8" Crop-a-Dile punch to punch 2 holes about 1" apart then threaded Narrow Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon through and tied knots at each of the four corners. I am showing a picture with candy (Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses are my favorite) and without, so you can get a better idea of what the box looks like. Even though I didn't use a flash, I know the pics look a little glare-y but without angling the camera, you couldn't even tell it was the scallop envie die! This is so much cuter in person! Give it a try and let me know if you have trouble/need clarification! I'll try to be better about posting but if not, have a very happy holiday season!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stampin' Up! Retired List Discount & FREE Shipping!

Hi everyone! I am so sorry I have been absent for so long. I am just posting this special right now but when I get home I plan to post some new items as well!!!

Yesterday the retired list came out from Stampin' Up! These are products that after January 18th will no longer be available so you have to get what you want before that date! :)

The special discount and shipping apply from December 7-23. The discount is 10% off all RETIRING stamp sets and FREE shipping (I've been told SU! has never done this before) is only on orders of $70 and above. You can order directly through my website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can access the retiring stamps by clicking on "Shop Now" at my website and then the box at the bottom center of the screen that says "Time to Retire". Below is a list of the sets and the 10% off price to assist you in making your selections (click on it to enlarge)!

Also, I haven't yet posted the information on the Catalog Sampler discount which began December 1st. You receive 20% off any stamp set in that Sampler when you order just $20 worth of merchandise. To find these stamp sets, go to my website, click "Shop Now", then in the left hand menu click "Specials" and then "Sampler Stamp Promo".

I apologize about the abundance of information but I'll be back later with some projects. :) Hopefully I can churn out a Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge card tonight...I'd better run so I can get my papers graded and supper made so I'll have time to stamp later. Take care!!!