Mini Tinsel Trim Reindeer Card

Mini Tinsel Trim Reindeer Card

Isn’t this fun? This is a Mini Tinsel Trim Reindeer Card – one of the projects from the last Christmas Card Class. There’s a lot of components to this card, even though it’s not overly complicated, and it all adds up to fun, The reindeer is from Stampin’ Up!’s Cookie Cutter Christmas and punched out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. He’s stamped in Soft Suede and then mounted onto a Cherry Cobbler Stitched Shape Framelits square, which, if you know me, you’ll know that the square was cut from the backing layer of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – because it never hurts to be a little thrifty! The Soft Suede cardstock is embossed with the Woodlands Embossing Folder, and the Pretty Label features a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set (available in wood mount, clear mount or bundled with coordinating Framelits wood bundle / clear mount bundle). I normally try not to mix & match too many stamp sets, but couldn’t resist how the Merry & Bright sentiment tied in so well with the Rudolph theme. The red Mini Tinsel Trim is featured on this card – holding the label in place, and on the reindeer’s nose! For the nose, I applied some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the nose and then worked over top of the area and snipped bits of the red tinsel trim – to create red, sparkly shavings that stuck in place.

I love the versatility of the Cookie Cutter set – and this was the most popular make & take that we did at the YamStamps booth at the recent Scrapfest / CreativFest. Attendees who stopped by got to choose either a reindeer or a gingerbread man tag – both from the same set and using the same punch! We did different make & takes each day of the event, so those who were attending the crop could stop by each day to make a different mini project. If you are still looking for inspiration, I hope that you are on my mailing list! We are in the final stretch of the Twelve Weeks of Christmas – each week featuring a different holiday project. We are focusing the last few weeks on tags, bags and wrapping ideas. You won’t see this Mini Tinsel Trim Reindeer Card in there, since we’re already past the card section, and since the ideas shared in the Twelve Weeks emails are ONLY in the emails – not on the YamStamps blog nor any of the social media feeds.

December means we are getting into the busier time of the season! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking at a calendar full of Christmas concerts, gatherings and events. If you need a little creative “time out”, the Monthly Card Class is still happening – December’s class is this upcoming Wednesday, December 6th, at 1pm or 7pm. If you’d like to join us, please contact me to register. Please note, that looking ahead, January’s Card Class will be the SECOND Wednesday of the month, not the first.

I hope that you’ll come back tomorrow – because there’s going to be more details about a SALE happening during the month of December! Plus I’ll update in the next few days about the next Stamparatus Reservation window. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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Wallpaper Craft – Use Those Remnants!

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I was recently asked to participate in a fun project for the Wayfair blog – making a wallpaper craft! The idea was to showcase how to use leftover remnants of wallpaper. I got to pick whatever wallpaper I liked from the online store (that was a chore in itself, narrowing it down!) and then use it to create or re-create a craft project.

This is the project that was shared on the Wayfair blog. – I did a version of the metallic birthday card with remnants of the wallpaper, plus made an envelope. I was pleased at how easy the wallpaper was to work with – I was worried it either wouldn’t cooperate or would crack or not fold as I wanted, but it is wallPAPER after all…. The wallpaper featured in this is Silver Shimmer – it’s a heavier, almost fabric-like feel. Okay, maybe not fabric. Lightweight pleather?? Anyway – it cut and scored easily enough for me to use the Envelope Punch Board to create the envelope. I added portions of it behind the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper rather than the Silver Foil I used on the original card. The one caution – it will add some heft to your project, so you may end up paying a bit more postage to send it – depending on how much wallpaper you use. The Silver Shimmer wallpaper is as advertised – it has silver tones and it does shimmer, so the whole package together is WOW. This is a wallpaper craft project that will have you wanting to have surplus wallpaper so you can make multiples!

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This is a variation on the theme – showing off the wallpaper a bit more. Love the texture it gives. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the wallpaper to the project (and to adhere the other layers to the wallpaper) – just to ensure it was really “stuck”. I find the Tear & Tape very good for 3D projects or things with a bit more texture or heft. The Multipurpose Liquid Glue would likely work well for a wallpaper craft….but I don’t always work well with liquid adhesives, being the slightly messy crafter that I am….

Here’s a better look at the wallpaper envelope.

You can see the score line, and the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board worked with the wallpaper as well!

So thank you to Sarah at Wayfair for inviting me to participate in this really fun project. I still have some wallpaper here….so you may very well see it pop up again in future projects. Or maybe I’ll actually use some on a wall…..(who am I kidding….wallpaper crafting for the win!). What’s the most recent non-crafting item that you’ve used in your crafts lately?? My enquiring mind wants to know…

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free shipping

Monday, November 27th, 12am til 1159pm Mountain Time, get free shipping on your Stampin’ Up! Canada order! While the Online Extravaganza special pricing will end Sunday, November 26th, for “Cyber Monday” you can order anything from the current catalogue and pay no shipping costs! PLUS if you shop through the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada Store and use the host code JCHBY73X, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a brand new Merry Patterns stamp set! If your order is less than $200, use the host code when shopping online with me and you’ll be entered in the draw. If your order is $200 or more, DO NOT use the host code. You’ll get Stampin’ Rewards (read: free product of your choice) AND you will be entered to win the draw.

Merry Patterns is the stamp set that was available for free a little while ago with a qualifying workshop order – and I happen to have an extra one on hand, so I’m sharing the wealth. Plus of course, free shipping – what’s not to like?

Don’t forget, though – the Online Extravaganza special pricing will END November 25th so if you want to take advantage of those discounts, you’ll need to shop before that part of the sale ends.

If you need assistance placing your order, please feel free to contact me. Otherwise – get your wish list ready, and get set to shop!


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Online Extravaganza – Save For A Limited Time!

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Starting Monday – Stampin’ Up! Canada’s Online Extravaganza sale is BACK! November 20 – 26th – save 10-50% on selected Stampin’ Up! products! It starts off with a bang – selected stamp sets are on sale for 20% off on Monday ONLY, and ends with a flash – a flash sale (more info to follow) on November 27th.

Here’s the list of stamps on sale Monday – from 12AM to 1159PM Mountain Time:

Item # Description Discount Price
139891 Remarkable You Wood $47.20 CAD
139894 Remarkable You Clear $35.20 CAD
140643 Bloomin Love $16.80 CAD
141054 Éclosion d’amour $16.80 CAD
143775 Celebrate You Wood $26.40 CAD
143778 Celebrate You Clear $19.20 CAD
142982 Cool Treats $26.40 CAD
143440 Souhaits frais $26.40 CAD
138682 You’re so Sweet Wood $28.00 CAD
139440 You’re so Sweet Clear $20.00 CAD
140180 Juste comme ça $20.00 CAD
143949 Garden Girl Wood $28.00 CAD
143952 Garden Girl Clear $20.00 CAD
143740 Good Vibes Wood $28.00 CAD
145080 Good Vibes Clear $20.00 CAD
142871 Super Duper Wood $28.80 CAD
142874 Super Duper Clear $20.00 CAD
138764 Heartfelt Sympathy $16.80 CAD
140098 Des adieux du fond du cœur $16.80 CAD
144865 Every Good Wish Clear $19.20 CAD
144862 Every Good Wish $26.40 CAD
145103 Que de bons vœux $19.20 CAD
144870 Good Tidings $20.80 CAD
145124 Bouquet de houx $20.80 CAD
142954 Milestone Moments $20.80 CAD
143426 À souligner $20.80 CAD
143689 More than Chocolate $16.80 CAD
140653 Number of Years $26.40 CAD
141091 Au fil des ans $26.40 CAD
140386 Oh What Fun $20.80 CAD
140469 Hourra pour Noel $20.80 CAD
141934 Touches of Texture Wood $55.20 CAD
143251 Touches of Texture Clear $35.20 CAD

You can download the full list of sales items here. A lot of the stamp sets on sale on Monday coordinate with other items on sale the full week – for example, Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits which coordinates with the Bloomin’ Love set; plus Watercolour Pencils are on sale which are great for sets like Garden Girl.

Any Paper Pumpkin Items on the sale list are while supplies last. Your best bet to make sure you don’t miss out on anything is to place your order online at the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada Store. If you have any questions or need assistance placing your order, please feel free to contact me. I will have an order or two going in this week, but if you’re going for a limited supply item (e.g. Paper Pumpkin kit or refill) just know that I can’t guarantee it will be available until the order is finalized.


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Get Your Stamparatus!


Stampin’ Up! is introducing the Stamparatus – a new stamp positioner/tool! Demonstrators at last week’s On Stage event got their first look at this new tool in action – and there was a lot of “oohing and ahhing” happening in the crowd! See the animated gif above for a quick peek at how it works – or watch the video on the YamStamps Facebook page. You can get your Stamparatus by reserving one starting TODAY – Thursday 16 November, at 2pm Mountain Time (that’s 4 pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific).

Stampin’ Up! is trying a reservation system for this launch. There will be a number of periods that you can reserve a Stamparatus. Each window has a set number of Stamparatii (that’s the plural, right?!), so once that number’s exhausted, you won’t be able to reserve one until the next reservation window.

Reservation Windows Available to Ship
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

How to reserve

1) Have an online account set up for the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada Store – you can do this ahead of time so that you’ll be ready to go right off the mark! In the top left corner of the page, you’ll see a link to create your account if you don’t already have one.
2) When the time hits, visit the store, and there will be a link to the Stamparatus Reservation Page. Complete the page (you’ll need to enter your credit card payment information). Your credit card will NOT be charged until your Stamparatus is shipped, but you will need one to complete your reservation. If the supply is exhausted, you will not be able to reserve one, and will get a message indicating that there are no products available to reserve. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen to you!!
3) When your Stamparatus is ready to ship, you will get an email, and you can go into your online store account where it will be in your shopping bag. At that time, you can add other items to your bag (you’ll qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item if you get in on the first two reservation windows). You can also update your address & credit card information before you finalize your order. Once the Stamparatus is in your shopping bag, DO NOT DELETE IT – we are being told that if that should happen, Stampin’ Up! can’t add it back to your bag and you will lose your reservation 🙁

This is going to be a HOT item, so be ready to reserve! Limited to one per customer….but if you miss out on the first reservation window, there’s 2 more chances….and this tool WILL be available in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, so don’t despair! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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