Friday, December 2, 2016

Tupelo Designs LLC - Merry!

Happy Friday!  We made it through the week!  I hope you have some fun planned for the weekend!  There's nothing on my list to do.  If the weather is fine I think I'll talk Mr. J. into a trip to the zoo - if it's cold and rainy I'm staying put! 

Friday is my day to post for Tupelo Designs, LLC.  This is my favorite place to shop.  They carry lots of  my favorite brands and shipping is free every day - no coupon code required.   I  like that I can mix my basket with different brands - no minimum order to meet for free shipping, and I even get reward points. These are points that add up and can be turned into dollars off my next purchase.
Today I'm playing with some WPlus9 I got with my last order.   Whenever I get a new set I always cut and stamp a bunch.  Usually about 10  of each.  I can stamp them in different colors and play around with lining up the stamp and die.  Even though this set has window dies that are perfect for stamping and then cutting, I usually do the opposite..  cut the dies and then stamp on them.
I can play around with different arrangements - deciding what to put where before I commit to stamping. 
For this one the only elements that will be applied as cut dies are the Merry label and three large poinsettia flowers.  I stamped all the other images on the panel that will cover the card base.

Here's a close up so you can see the flowers adhered after I stamped the base panel.
Here's the finished card...
Want to see what I purchased for that great Black Friday sale that Tupelo Designs LLC had?  I just got my package yesterday - December 1!  That was quick! 
My order came by Federal Express.  It was quadruple wrapped!  First layer was the Federal Express bag, then another waterproof bag, the next layer was a nice printed bag, and inside that my package was gift wrapped like this..
My packing list is easy to see, and tucked in there was a little gift for me!  Some pretty buttons and a card with the original Tupelo - the Greyhound the store is named for. 
 Ok now for the things I ordered.. 
Some Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp set and Happy Card Frame die set!   These flowers are so pretty and I can't wait to make some layers with that frame!

Some cute Lavinia Stamps Fairy Chain Large, and Tree Goddess "Luna".
I've been wanting this Altenew Oriental Orchid set forever! 
 Can you tell I'm hooked on Altenew lately?  This is the Botanical Garden stamp set and Thank You Die.
And finally .. I have the matching dies for my Vintage Flowers stamp set and some word dies too for Christmas!

I'd love to hear what you bought!

Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps |  Be Merry Florals, Be Merry Sentiments
Dies |  Be Merry Florals, Be Merry Sentiments | Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

Thursday, December 1, 2016

RCSFYTT # 43 - Every Heart

It's my favorite day of the month!  It's the day we turn over the calendar page and see what's ahead for the month.  It's also the day lots of great challenges begin in Blogland!  I read somewhere that the most popular card people send is for birthday... but I'm guessing that Christmas has to be way up there too.  Maybe you have some cards to make to send out yourself?   What a great excuse to play along with our challenge at Reverse Confetti.  Every month we have a new SFYTT - Sketch for You to Try!   It's a great way to win some free  products and see different ways to use the stamps you have. You can always find the challenge on the Reverse Confetti Blog by clicking on the challenge badge in the right column.  I love a sketch challenge - it takes lots of guess work out of making - sort of like following a recipe.  

I have lots of cards to make for the holiday so one more down makes me happy! 

I love the religious sentiments in the Christmas Blessings stamp set  and it's also got me singing Let Heaven and Nature Sing!  
 I thought it would be fun to put a heart Hang Ups Too to play on words in the sentiment "Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room". 
The pretty papers are from the Very merry paper pad.  Don't you love the holly berries in pink and red?  Told you pink was my favorite color for Christmas this year! 

Won't you join me at Reverse Confetti's Sketch for You to Try?  You can get all the details and see more samples from the design team here on the Reverse Confetti Blog! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Christmas Blessings
Dies | Reverse confetti Holly, Hang Ups, Too, Top O'The Tag, Topped Off Tag
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Very Merry 6" Paper Pad

Fusion Card Challenge - Seasons Greetings Stag

What a busy day!  I've got three posts for today - lots of new challenges beginning.  This one is for Fusion Card Challenge.  This one doesn't normally start on the 1st of the month.. it's every other Thursday, and the 1st just happens to be on Thursday this month! 

Here's the inspiration photo / sketch this time.  Remember it's Fusion so you can work with the inspiration photo OR the sketch.... if you're feeling clever you can fuse them together.   I usually love a sketch, but this time I was inspired by the photo.  I zoomed in on that Reindeer surrounded by candles, greenery and pine cones.
I started by cutting a frame and roughly drew the shape of it on a panel of white card stock.  Next I added very soft Tumbled Glass distress ink using a Clarity Stencil Brush so it peeks out from behind the frame.  

Next I added lots of foliage on the frame - these pretty flowers, pine and pine cones are from WPlus9's Merry & Bright.

Then I added this wonderful stag in aqua.  I'm still loving aqua and red side by side!
Of course we need to have a little gold for Christmas - so the inner frame is gold glitter paper, and I added some gold sequins for more shine! 

Now it's your turn! Need a little more inspiration? Check out more projects from our design team!

To play along and get all the details visit Fusion Card Challenge!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | WPlus9 Merry & Bright
Dies | WPlus9  Merry & Bright, Stag Trio, Anastasia Tag Die
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Gold 4 mm