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Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Joy of Set Blog Hop - Christmas edition

Hello Friends! Today I am participating in The Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Christmas Edition!! I am so excited to see everyone's projects as Christmas if one of my favorite holidays, so I can't wait to see what everyone is sharing today!!!

The card I am sharing today is a quick and simple card as we are already in full swing of the holidays, we just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the US and with that being said the insanity has just begun!! so I wanted to share something that is quick and simple yet beautiful so that If you are crafting Christmas cards you can get to do multiples of this one in no time!!  :)

As always, I recommend to have a pen and paper with you as you are going thru this blog hop, so that your jot down the products you loved from this hop, that way you build your purchase list! IF you are in the US, I would be very thankful if you choose me as your demonstrator to place your order for Stampin' Up! products. 

So without much more due, here is the card that I am showing today!!!
Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful background for your cards using the peaceful noel suite!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

This card was so easy to make and don't you agree it looks amazing? It uses the Peaceful Noel Stamp set from Stampin' Up! believe me this is a must have set! I love everything about this card

This stamp set has lots of little images that can be used to build up a nice background, you just need to layer them however you like them. This stamp set makes it so easy to do backgrounds for your cards that it seriously makes card making a bliss as you just can get so many looks for your background with only one stamp set!   

The colors I used are based on the no-longer-available Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), yes you read this right, this gorgeous paper pack is sadly no longer available, it was so popular that it sold out by the beginning of  November! 

Anyhow as I was saying the color combo is from this paper collection.. I used tranquil tide, merry merlot, crumb cake and early espresso. I don't get tired to say this but Stampin' Up! does a fantastic job at color coordinating all their products, so the cardstock, the designer series paper (DSP), the ink, embellishments, all go perfect.

 These products truly make the design process so easy, you just look at the DSP select the colors you like, pick the embellishments and ink pads as well as card stock following these colors and everything will color coordinate perfectly!! no kidding! so you don't have to spend any time at the store trying to look for things that will coordinate with the project you have in mind, believe me this part of the designing process is so easy when you use Stampin' Up! products.. Give it a try and you will see :)

Check out this post to get some tips on how to make a  beautiful background for your cards using the peaceful noel suite!!!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #cardclassestogowithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

And you can see how great this stamp set is to decorate the inside of your cards!! I love this touch on cards!! don't you agree?? it just gives a next level of WOW factor when you open your card and see that the inside of the card is as beautiful as the outside!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please remember to visit all participants on this blog hop, I am sure you will love watching all the projects we are showing!! 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!! 


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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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Card making made easy with Happiness Surrounds Stamp set


Hello Friends !! Here I am showing how easy card making is when you use the Hapiness Surrounds stamp set and the Snowfall thinlits dies from the Snowflake showcase promotion going on in November!

Please remember these products are only available during November while supply lasts, so don't wait too long ordering them if you like these products as once they are gone, they are gone for good! so far the velveteen paper has already sold out! so make sure you don't miss any of these products and order them right away :)

For this card I used Soft Sea Foam as the card base and Petal Pink as a mat for a Very Vanilla cardstock for the card front. For the stamping I stamped the first flower in Petal Pink and the die cut flowers in Crumb Cake, I also die cut a detail flower using Petal Pink cardstock and the leaves were die cut in copper foil paper!! the cooper foil leaves look really amazing in person!! the picture does not make it any justice.. seriously! :) 

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

You can see a close up look to this card to see the details.. The sentiment was inked in Sahara Sand. Also I forgot to mention but in the center of the flower on top I added a gold faceted gem, even though the leaves are cut in copper foil, this gem coordinated pretty well!! I love it! 

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. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! Please note that on this video I show you how to make this and two other cards using the Happiness Surrounds stamp set, so the video is longer than my usual video tutorials on YouTube. :)



This video is actually from a facebook live event, which I do every Thursday at 7pm CST, on my facebook page HERE, if you like this video you can like or follow my FB page and set the notifications so you get an alert when I go live :)  I would love to see you next time on this event! 

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!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



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!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



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!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



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!!  



 Hostess Code MWHWPMYG 



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