A Winter’s Night Christmas Card – Video Tutorial

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - 4 Ways to Distress Cardstock - Achieve different styles of distress using any of these different tools (and you probably already own them) - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the November 29, 2016 blog post

Yesterday I shared a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video about different ways to create a distressed look and many of you wanted to know how I created the card I used as a sample.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - 4 Ways to Distress Cardstock - Achieve different styles of distress using any of these different tools (and you probably already own them) - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the November 29, 2016 blog post

This card has a couple of fun techniques in it and I hope that you enjoy the video for this lovely Winter’s Night Christmas Card.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - 4 Ways to Distress Cardstock - Achieve different styles of distress using any of these different tools (and you probably already own them) - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the November 29, 2016 blog post

Let me share today’s video…

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 10 ½”, scored at 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 ½” x 4″
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

I hope that you enjoyed today’s video!  It really is a pretty card, isn’t it?
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Want to order any of the supplies I used to create today’s card?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

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Can’t believe today is the last day of November.  What happened to the month???  The holiday season is always a hectic one, especially for crafters.  We have lots of project we want to get done, handmade gifts we want to complete.  That’s my life right now!  So many fun things waiting for me to make.  I am one of those people who is easily distracted and I stop one project when I get an idea for another.  My stamp room is an absolute disaster right now…piles of paper, stamp sets, and ink pads everywhere.  So, I think I had better do some cleaning today so I can get back to the fun part….creativity!

Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone!  See ya right back here tomorrow!  Well, unless I get buried under the mess in my stamp room.  It might be awhile before Mr. Awesome finds me.

LAST DAY to use the NOVEMBER HOST CODE 6RHNU3QJ on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous collection of 25 Christmas Card tutorials. Simple cards, detailed cards, you have so many to choose from! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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Happy Black Friday!  Typically today is a day for crazy people all over the USA to get up at 3am to hit the stores for unbelievable bargains.  Are you one of those?  You do know that I mean “crazy” in the best sense of the word.  🙂  Getting up at 3am is not something this stamper can do.  I like my sleep too much.  Eat, sleep, stamp….that’s what I like.

I’m still full from dinner yesterday…and I got a good night sleep….so let’s stamp!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 25, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Let’s talk about this weekend’s sketch challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing – you can use Designer Paper, a stamped background, or a Texture Embossing Folder!
  • The shapes can be anything.  Get Creative!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,500 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

Let me share a couple of fun ideas with you using the sketch for this weekend….

Isn’t this card so pretty?  The Flurry of Wishes stamp set and matching Slow Flurry punch are a favorite of mine.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 25, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I love this stamp set with the Dapper Denim color too.  It’s so wintery!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 25, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Layering the snowflakes on circle framelits really make them pop.  Such a stunning card!

Want to create the Be Filled with Wonder Card?  Just Click a pic!

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How about another quick and easy card…. The Pop of Pink Designer Paper adds a great layer to this card.  I am obsessed with this paper!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 25, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Those hearts are just the perfect addition to this card too.  I love the font on the sentiment too!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 25, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create this Heartfelt Thank You Card?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now it’s time for a fun and fabulous weekend!  Do yourself and favor and find some time to stamp.  Maybe get started on those Christmas cards?  I will see you on Monday for a Monday Make-It project!

 

Use the NOVEMBER HOST CODE 6RHNU3QJ on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous collection of 25 Christmas Card tutorials. Simple cards, detailed cards, you have so many to choose from! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

 Congratulations!  You survived another week.  Reward yourself with some stamping time JUST FOR YOU.  I have a simple sketch to help you get the weekend going.  So, grab the stamps, ink, and paper and let’s go!

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  • The colors mean nothing – you can use Designer Paper, a stamped background, or a Texture Embossing Folder!
  • The circles can be any shape.  Get Creative!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,500 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

Let me share a couple of fun ideas with you using the sketch for this weekend….

Isn’t this card stunning?  The Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Paper adds so much to this card.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 18, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

The Paisleys & Posies bundle is a BIG favorite of mine.  Those framelits are just amazing!  Such detail!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 18, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I don’t know if there is anything more stunning than the copper foil paper.  It is SO shiny and really looks like metal on a card.Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for November 18, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the Thankful*Grateful*Blessed Card?  Just Click a pic!

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Another quick and easy card.  The Pop of Pink Designer Paper adds a great layer to this card.  Just a quick addition of Melon Mambo ribbon and that fabulous sentiment.

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That tiny heart is just the perfect addition to this card too.  I love this sentiment!

Want to create this Friendship Card?  Just click a pic to order!


*Also available in Wood Mount

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Wow!  Friday sure came fast!  Tomorrow we have to face the sad fact that camping season is over. <sigh>  I am so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love my camper!!!!!  But the temps are getting dangerously close to freezing and we have to winterize it and prepare it for the cold weather.  I hope Spring comes fast, that’s all I’ve got to say.  It was a great camping season though — lots of fun times, s’mores, and campfires.  Until next year, my sweet camper!

My 2007 Rockwood Camper

Hope you all have a fun and fabulous weekend!  Do yourself and favor and find some time to stamp.  Maybe get started on those Christmas cards?  I will see you on Monday for a Monday Make-It project!

Use the NOVEMBER HOST CODE 6RHNU3QJ on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous collection of 25 Christmas Card tutorials. Simple cards, detailed cards, you have so many to choose from! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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ONLINE EXTRAVAGANA COMING SOON!!!!!!

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Make It in Minutes – Acorny Grateful 2 for 1 Card – Video No. 7

 MAKE IT IN MINUTES - Create this Acorny Grateful card in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the November 2, 2016 blog postMAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES card is one that I really enjoyed creating.  And, get this… it’s a “2 for 1” card!  When you cut the Designer Paper, you have pieces to make 2 cards.  Love that!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - Create this Acorny Grateful card in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the November 2, 2016 blog post

I love the fall colors and those acorns are totally adorable.  This is a great card for the guys too! 

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - Create this Acorny Grateful card in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the November 2, 2016 blog post

You will really love learning how to use that background layer to punch out the acorns.  I love to save paper and I know you guys do to.

 

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  • Delightful Dijon – (2) 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”
  • Designer Series Paper – 6″ x 6″ (see cutting below)
  • Gold Twine – (2) 32″

To cut the Designer Series Paper:

  1. Cut 1″ off (leaving 6″ x 5″)
  2. Cut 1″ off (leaving 6″ x 4″)
  3. Rotate and cut at 3″ (you will have 2 pieces 3″ x 4″)
  4. Cut the 1″ x 6″ pieces to 1″ x 5 ½”

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Here are the items you will need to create my Acorny Grateful 2 for 1 card.  To order, just click the pic!

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I’m having a great visit with my friends.  Don’t you love it when you get together with a friend you haven’t seen in months and months and you STILL have lots to talk about?  We did a little Christmas shopping yesterday at an amazing place called North Pole City.  Christmas exploded in this store!  It’s beautiful and we had fun just oohing and ahhing over all the gorgeous displays.  We laughed way too much (and I’m kinda surprised they didn’t kick us out – lol)

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It sure has me excited to put up my Christmas tree!!!  Anyone else ready?  C’mon, Halloween is over.  We can put up the tree now, right?

Well, that is all for me today.  Hope everyone is having a great week!  I have another Make It in Minutes video for you tomorrow so I hope you’ll come back!

Have a great day!!!

Use the NOVEMBER HOST CODE 6RHNU3QJ on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous collection of 25 Christmas Card tutorials. Simple cards, detailed cards, you have so many to choose from! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

Make It Monday – Vintage Leaves Notebook

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s Make It Monday is a fabulous little project.  Shakin’ things up around here and today’s Make It Monday isn’t a card but a great little notebook.
http://simplysimplestamping.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VintageLeavesNotebook.pdf

A fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Loni, designed this notebook and I thought it was just so fun!

I know you’ve seen me use Vintage Leaves a lot this season but I just can’t brag on this set enough.  It’s a MUST HAVE stamp set!

http://simplysimplestamping.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VintageLeavesNotebook.pdf

I also loved that this project could easily be made with any stamp set.  These might be fun as a stocking stuffer this Christmas.  Just change the stamp set and sentiment.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

Make It Monday - Vintage Leaves Notebook - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 31, 2016 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free VINTAGE LEAVES NOTEBOOK tutorial HERE

 

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Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the VINTAGE LEAVES NOTEBOOK.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!


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I told you last week that my BFF Brenda and her hubby Mark were coming in town.  We had a nice quiet weekend just catching up on life, family, and friends.  Brenda and I are going to do some stamping today and I am REALLY looking forward to that.  

Hope everyone has a FUN and SAFE Halloween tonight!  See ya tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video!

 

 October 2016 Host Code

Today is the FINAL DAY to use the OCTOBER HOST CODE 6QGZYQFR on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous Designer Series Paper ONE SHEET WONDER.  You will learn to create 16 cards with just one sheet of Designer Paper!  Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY!!  

Buy 3 Designer Series Paper*, Get 1 Free!  

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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

TGIF!!!!!  Yes, it’s FRIDAY!  Wahoo!  I am SOOOO excited for this weekend!!!!  My best friend in the whole wide room is coming to visit!!!!  I absolutely LOVE spending time with Brenda and her hubby, Mark.  I only get to see Brenda a couple times a year and so when we get a week together, it’s pure joy!  Oh, and lots of coffee.

I have a great sketch to help you get the weekend off to a great start.  Grab the stamps, ink, and paper and let’s go!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for October 28, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

 

  • The colors mean nothing – get creative!
  • The Scallop can be anything – a flower, a leaf, a sentiment, anything!
  • The scallop can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,500 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

Let me share a couple of fun ideas with you using the sketch for this weekend….

What do you think of this card?  It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for October 28, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

The color combination is so “fall-ish”.  I love the sponge dauber technique on those leaves too.  So pretty!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for October 28, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the Fall Leaves Thank You Card?  Just click a pic to order!

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You going to need your sunglasses on for this card.  Are those colors just amazing or what?

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for October 28, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for October 28, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

The Festive Birthday Designer Paper gives this card the BIG pop of color it needs but without any work.  A card like this comes together fast!  And hey, did you know that this Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE deal?  Check it out below!

Want to create the You are Too Kind Thank You Card?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

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Well, I had better wrap things up.  I have a lot to do before Brenda and Mark arrive for a week of FUN! WAHOO!  Did I mention I was REALLY excited?

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend an that you carve out a little time to stamp!  I will see you on Monday for a Monday Make-It project!

 

October 2016 Host Code

Use the OCTOBER HOST CODE 6QGZYQFR on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous Designer Series Paper ONE SHEET WONDER. You will learn to create 16 cards with just one sheet of Designer Paper! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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On Sale NOW!

Buy 3 Designer Series Paper*, Get 1 Free!

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper! Check out the amazing deal in October on Designer Series Paper! A Great time to Stock Up! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

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