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Monday, November 19, 2018

Cardmaking made simple with Happiness Surrounds Stamp set!


Hello Friends!!! Today I am sharing another card using the products from the snowflake showcase promotion!! this time I am sharing a card using the happiness surrounds stamp set! This set is great and it also coordinates with the snowfall thinlits dies! 

Please remember that both the stamp set and the thinlits dies are only available in November while supply lasts! so do not wait too long as once these items are gone, are gone for good!! :)

One thing that I love about the Happines Surrounds set is that it is not a Christmas or Winter set, this one can be used for occasions thru out the whole year, so this one is very versatile! definitely one to add to your collection!

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

As you can see in my card, I stamped the background using two of the images in this set. One thing to note is that I repeated the background pattern by matching the dots on the larger image (you can see what I mean on the video tutorial below) and then added the smaller flower to the center of this image.. I looks amazing and you can do this in any color you want! I added the strips of carstock where I stamped the sentiment and then I added the die cut flowers and leaves.
Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

I absolutely love how the die cuts look with the cooper foil sheets! don't you agree??  below is a close up picture!!

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. This card was part of my facebook live where I made three cards using the Happiness Surrounds Stamp set with the Snowfall Thinlits! You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! 


Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping! 


If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the image to learn more about these classes!


Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cardmaking made easy with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies


Hello Friends, Today I am showing again another card using the Snowfall thinlits dies, this time I paired the dies with two stamp sets! My favorite Buffalo Check and the Merry Christmas to all for the sentiment! 

What I loved about this card is that it is monochromatic so you can duplicate this same card in lots of different colors and get different looks, this is one that you just need to see what colors of cardstock you have and pair it with the same ink pad and a marker.. 

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

Also did you see how beautiful the background is?? I used the Buffalo Check for the background but I added the lines to it so it looked like a plaid design! I found out that using a quilters ruler is a most for this technique, as you can see how much space to leave in between the lines, so it made it so easy to mark the lines on the background. 
Please note that you want to clean your ruler once you are done marking the lines, specially if you are using regular markers as it can smear the ink onto your project, in my case I used Stampin' blends (alcohol markers) so even though it didn't smear my project, it stained the ruler but I was able to clean it with rubbing alcohol without any problem. :) 

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

For the die cut piece I added a rhinestone to each of the snowflakes and on the larger one I actually added one of the snoflake trinkets that are as well part of the Snowflake Showcase products. This die cut piece looks amazing in person! Pictures do not show how beautiful this card is!

If you want to learn how to to make this card, watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. This card was part of my Facebook live event where I showed how to do three cards using the Snowfall Thinlits Dies pairing them with different stamp sets.
You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! 



Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping! 


If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the image to learn more about these classes!


Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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Friday, November 16, 2018

Card making made easy using Snowfall thinlits dies


Hello Friends! Here is another card using the Snowfall Thinlits Dies, and as I mentioned on an earlier post this set of thinlits are so versatile and can be paired easily with lots of stamp sets, not just the ones from the snowflake showcase promotion!! believe you want to have the Snowfall Thinlits Dies on your collection.. 

The stamp set I used on this card is the Spirited Snownen, the images on this set are super cute!! I am sure you will love them all!! and they are perfect to be stamped and colored with stampin' blends! The coloring is very simple for these images so you can make lots of cards in no time!
Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

Since these are snowmen, the snowflakes on the Snowfall Thinlits Dies go pretty well with this card, don't you think? Just sprinkle as many as you want and add a little rhinestone to the center and they look fantastic. 

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase


Here is a close up look on this card, and you can see that the coloring on this card is super easy! and surely I used wink of stella to some of the details of this image to make it pop up even more! 

One thing to note is that when you are coloring these snowmen you can outline with the light shade of the pool party stampin' blends on the areas where the snow is, for instance this is on the snowmen bodies and on the ground they are standing, this adds a little of dimension to your coloring so it does not look "too white" or "unfinished" if you know what I mean. 

Watch the video below where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. This particular card was made at one of my Facebook live events, so the video is longer as I do three cards on the same event, and in this case you will see three cards with the snowfall thinlits dies paired with different sets!
You will see that this card as well as the other tow shown on this video are very easy to duplicate!! 



Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping! 


If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the image to learn more about these classes!


Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Christmas Theme


Hello Friends! Today I am participating in the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop and the theme for this month's hop is Christmas!!! I love Christmas, so I am excited to see what everyone will be showing on this blog hop.

Make sure you visit all the participating blogs as I am sure you will find great ideas from demonstrators around the world!! also don't forget to have a pen and paper ready to write down all the items you like as you hop with us, I am sure you will want to get some of the Stampin' Up! items being showcased on this hop!! and when you purchase with me online (US) you get the monthly card kit of the month (you can read more below).

The card I am showing today is featuring the Snowflake Showcase which is only available in November, while supply lasts, so if you like any of the products on this showcase get them while you still can!.. :) You can see all the products on this promotion HERE so far the only item not longer available is the velveteen paper.. it is already gone.. so do not wait too long.  :)

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful Tag using the products from the Snowflake showcase promotion!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #snoflakeshowcase

I used the Snowfall thinlits and the Buffalo Check stamp set!
I would recommend to use the stamparatus when stamping the buffalo check stamp set to ensure you get the look you want on the background image, you can re-ink and re-stamp onto the first stamped image so you get a darker/crispier image.

Also this time I did something different with the Buffalo Check stamp set, I stamped it in Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and then I added some lines using the regular markers (Early Espresso) and the stamping blends (Cherry Cobler light shade). I did found out that it was easier to use a quilter's ruler since you can see thru and you can see how much of a distance from each line you want to mark the lines. Just remember to clean your ruler after its use as it will get stained and could potentially smear some of this color on your project :) 

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful Tag using the products from the Snowflake showcase promotion!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #snoflakeshowcase

For the snowflake, I used the snowfall thinlits and die cut them in Gold Foil paper, I also die cut a shadow snowflake in cherry cobbler to put in between the large and small snowflake and to finish it up, I added a gold faceted gem on the smaller snowflake. If you are wondering where is this sentiment, this is actually from the Christmas Pines stamp set, which is on the annual catalog, this stamp set is from last year.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please remember to continue visiting every blog participating on this hop! I am sure you will love it!! you can see the full line up below. 



If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!


Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog hop


Hello Friends!! Today I am participating on Kylie's Demonstrator training, and while there is not an specific theme for this hop, I am sure you will really enjoy hopping with us and see all the beautiful projects we are sharing on this blog hop, plus you will get to know lots of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world! how exciting is that!

The card I am featuring in my blog today is to show you how easy card making is with the Snowfall thinlits dies. This die set is part of the Snowflake Showcase promotion. 

Over the next few days I will be showing you some cards I have been making with the Snowflake showcase products!! Believe me, these products are really great for lots of type of cards, as there is a stamp set for Winter and one that is more for Spring/Summer time frame, so these can be used for lots of occasions..  you can see all the products on this promotion HERE

The snowfall thinlits dies can be paired with lots of your Christmas stamp sets, as you can see on this card! In this case I paired it with the Feathers & Frost stamp set! is this card not gorgeous?? seriously!! I love how this one looks!!

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

I used one of the cards out of the Silver Foil-Edged cards and envelopes pack. What I like about this card pack, is that I can get that elegant look that the silver foil edge gives to cards without having to use a really large piece of silver foil sheets on it, I always feel like I would waste so much of this gorgeous paper and only little show up, so most of the time I end up not adding the foil to my projects this way.    

Check out this blog post with instructions on how to make this card with Tips and Tricks for making handmade cards using Stampin Up's Snowflake showcase products!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #wintercards #brandnewproducts #snowflakeshowcase

The large snowflake was die cut with silver glimmer paper and the little snowflake was cut with velveteen paper, which sadly has already retired, it was such a great product that it sold out really fast.. so if you like any of the products from the Snowflake Showcase promotion don't wait too long as these are while supply lasts.. 

One thing to know is that when die cutting the snowflakes you want to use the precision base plate as these dies are very intricate, and you can use the big shot die brush has well to help you remove all the little pieces from the snowflake this really saves lots of time. :)  

This card was part of my Facebook live event at the beginning of November.. If you didn't know I do a Facebook live every Thursday at 7pm CST on my facebook page HERE where I show you how easy it is to make cards, I usually do three cards, and this event was no exception, so here is the video where you can see these three cards, I go over measurements and instructions on the video!



Thank you so much for stopping by, don't forget to see all the blogs participating on today's blog hop!, see the full line up below. Happy stamping!


If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!



Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



Friday, November 9, 2018

Tag made with Snowflake showcase products!


Hello Friends!! The project I am showing today is a Tag I made for the people who took my Alpine Adventure Card Class To-Go, I think it added a special touch to the packets being sent and it gave them an extra idea of a quick and easy tag that they can do for the upcoming holidays.

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful Tag using the products from the Snowflake showcase promotion!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #snoflakeshowcase

What do you think? do you like it? I think this tag would go really nice on a gift bag for the holidays for that special person.. I am sure that whoever receives a gift with this tag on it would feel extra special cause they would know that not only did you take the time to look for his/her gift but also you took the time in wrapping it on a special way! I love when I receive a gift that has been customized or wrapped in a special way, as it always made me feel as the person who gifted it to me really thought of me. 

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful Tag using the products from the Snowflake showcase promotion!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #snoflakeshowcase

As I mentioned above because I made this tag for the Alpine Adventure Card Class To-Go I wanted it to coordinate with the class, so I used the Alpine Adventure stamp set for the sentiment ans the Festive Farmhouse designer series paper. 

For this tag I die cut the snowflake with the snowfall thinlits set in Gold foil sheets.. To be able to add this tag to the gift bag you could use the Gold Library Clips.  The one I used in this projects is the Gold Binder Clip, however this item has already retired so it is not longer available, but you can substitute with the Gold Library Clip and it will look amazing as well.   


If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!



Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Handmade card featuring products from Snowflake showcase


Hello Friends! as I mentioned on my previous post, in the following days I will be showing you cards featuring the products from the Snowflake showcase!! If you have not seen these products you can CLICK HERE to learn more..

The card I am showing today uses the Snowfall thinlits and it is paired with the Buffalo Check stamp set for the background and the Ribbon of Courage stamp set for the sentiment! The color (Blushing Bride) is not my typical color for a winter card, however I think it looks pretty all together, don't you agree?

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful card using the products from the Snowflake showcase promotion!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #snoflakeshowcase

The large snowflake was cut using the White Velveteen Sheets released with this promotion and the smaller snowflake was die cut out of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. I can tell you that both of these snowflakes were easy to die cut, just remember to use the precision plate when die-cutting them as these thinlits are more detailed. You also want to use the big shot brush to remove all the little pieces from the die cut, that way you don't have to be poking out all these pieces one by one.

As for the background, because the Buffalo Check stamp set is a large stamp, you want to use the stamparatus, which is our stamp positioning tool, so that if there are areas not well covered when stamping, you can re-ink and stamp again, that way you get the look you like with this stamp set! I love using the stamparatus as it ensures that I get a crisp image transfer when stamping.

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful card using the products from the Snowflake showcase promotion!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #snoflakeshowcase

You can see a close up of the snowflake dies on this picture, and if you noticed, I also added one of the snowflake trinkets to the snowflake die cuts.

I added the snowflakes on to a large circle die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This framelits set is honestly one of my staples for dies in my crafting room, I think I used these framelits in almost all the cards I made. If you don't have these you really want to consider getting them. I love the stitches it makes on the shapes and this set has Three different shapes - Circles, Ovals and Squares, in different sizes each, also these shapes can be paired with the layering circles, layering ovals and layering squares to get an extra layer using the scalloped shapes on each of these sets! 

If you are just starting building your collection of dies and stamps, you might want to consider purchasing the starter kit, which I also call it the best bundle we have! you can pick up to $125 worth of products but only pay $99 plus taxes, there is no shipping so you save an extra 10% right there, and to sweeten the deal, you get at least a 20% discount on future purchases when you get the products from yourself. This is truly the best way to build your collection little by little and with a discount!

You would also be part of my team, so if you want to learn more about some of the perks of joining my team you can CLICK  HERE
If you have any questions, let me know I will be more than happy to help you :) 


If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!



Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Snowflake Showcase is still going on!!!


Hello Friends!! If you haven't heard yet, there are brand new products available in November while supply lasts! so make sure to check these out and if you like them make sure you get them right away!! these items have been very popular so not sure they will last for too long :) (wink - wink)

Anyway if you haven't seen them please keep reading so you can see them!! I will be showing several cards with these items in future posts so you can see how great and versatile they all are! 

Below is a video where these products are shown in more detail as well as some samples of what you can do with these brand new products.. the Happiness Surround stamp set is the one that I liked the most at the beginning, as this works really well for none holiday cards, so you can use it all year round, however I have seen so many cute ideas with the Snow is Glistening stamp set that I have caved in and also got it.. it is on its way and so soon you will see me using it in projects.. 



If you want to see a close up of the cards shown on this video here they are.. I love all of them.. aren't all great?






Be sure to check back my blog in the coming days to see more cards using the Snowflake showcase products!! 



If you like the Snowflake showcase products shown today in my blog, below is the list for all the items. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during November! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in November
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!



Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don't forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG