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Yesterday was another pretty relaxing day. I got some crafting done, cleaned and organized my craft stuff. I need to make some room as yesterday started the Demonstrator Pre-Order for the 2014 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration! I can’t wait to get my new goodies and show you some of the cool new products from the upcoming catalog. If you would like a copy contact me and I’ll get one out to you! Before I get to today’s post I wanted to bring you up to speed on all of the specials that Stampin’ Up! has going on.

2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Banner

Today is the last day of the Annual Holiday Sale. You can click here to download a PDF if you need to take another peek. If you have any goodies that you want from the list of products that are up to 50% off now is the time to put those orders in. If you need some more today is also Cyber Monday and they have added the following products to the list for today only:

These items will be 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)

Pretty cool! Now, I know that you may need a little more coaxing so starting today through January 27th you can order special Valentine’s products. Who doesn’t like to celebrate love?!?! You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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I also completely forgot about the new Photopolymer Stamp Set, it’s called Eye-Catching Ikat. You can see the set below or click here to download a PDF.

Flyer_photopolymer_Nov1513_US

Finally Stampin’ Up! announced the last of the Best of 25 Stamp Sets and this one is Best of Sale-A-Bration. You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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Now, there has to be some goodies that you want! Did you do some Holiday shopping over the weekend for others? Well, today it’s time to get yourself some prezzies! LOL!

Now on to today’s post. It’s Monday and that means it’s time for the Paper Players! This week we have a fun challenge from Lovely LeAnne…

Paper Players #174

I was quite happy when I saw this because a little over a month ago I made a card that works perfectly for this challenge. I got my inspiration from Pinterest and I was saving it… just for this… yeah… that’s right! LOL! The base of my card is Gumball Green Card Stock. The little strip of paper across the bottom is from the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Pack. All of my images are stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla. The pine branches are from the “Vintage” Watercolor Winter Stamp Set and are stamped and stamped-off in Always Artichoke. My circles are from various middles of stamp sets and are stamped and stamped-off in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron and Blushing Bride. I choose my greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and it is stamped in Coastal Cabana. Finally some sequins are randomly placed in coordinating colors. I love the way the circles and sequins look like lights on a tree and the mix of colors is just fun! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Evergreen challenge from LeAnne. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 175-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Gumball Green and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter (Vintage) and More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Embellishment: Sequins (Non-Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Watercolor Winter CM

More Merry Messages CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Holiday Sale!! Save up to 50% on select item November 20th thru December 2nd! Hurry before it’s too late!! Click here for a PDF of the flyer!

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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33 responses »

  1. Hello Justin—Just as I was starting to have sequin withdrawal…this is an awesome card!! This is so clever and it does look as if the card is lit from within. Thanks for sharing your beautiful works of art with us! Make it a great Monday!!

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  2. Lovely! The circles and sequins give it a bokeh effect!

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  3. I don’t know whether to thank you or not…your cards keep blowing up my wish list! You make a card… I love it. You use a set I didn’t love, now I need it. See my dilemma? Ok thank you for the inspiration, there I said it. Now onto my wish list! 🙂 No really, I love this card!

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    • LOL! Sorry Julene! I’m really glad that you like my projects! I do see your dilemma! I’m so happy that I inspire you, thank you for letting me know! I hope that you have great Monday! 🙂

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  4. Love the watercolor winter stamp but can’t find it in the catalogue. What is the number.

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  5. Yeah! The sequins are back, the sequins are back, the sequins are back! LOL Love the card. O.K. – so the reason I get excited about ways to use the sequins is that my daughter owns a dancing school hence, Mother often worked on costumes with, you guessed it, lots of sequins. As a result, I probably own enough of the things to cover the outside of the Titanic!

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  6. Yay, I love your retro-styled card, Justin! I had to really reach back in my memory bank to recall that pine branch…..and I love how you used it! The colors are fabulous….a real treat to look at! Thanks for sharing this with us and playing with my Paper Players Evergreen challenge this week!

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  7. OH my Goodness! I love this card! I love the colors, the sequence, and Watercolor Winter is one of my favorite stamp sets! Love, love love it!!!
    Donna

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  8. Lovely Justin! Today’s card reminds me of the old vintage Christmas cards. Soft and muted looking. Really like the Watercolor Winter set. Too bad I don’t have it. I mentioned that I’m warming up to non-traditional colors for Christmas, if you check out Brian King’s blog post from Sunday, you’ll see what I mean. I sent in a card for his swap. Again very nice card today.

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    • Thank you Lisa! Yes, the colors and the Bokeh do give it a vintage feel. I’m glad that you are liking the non-traditional colors more. That’s your card on Brian’s blog?! I love that card!! It’s so bright! 🙂

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  9. I adore this card, Justin! Love the retro colors and dots, combined with the sequins and pine branches. Great take on the challenge!

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  10. Amazing awesomeness Justin!!!!!! Your card is retro and fresh, all at the same time!!!! Fantastic colors, circles, and especially sequins!!!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful, Justin! One of your best.

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  12. Fabulous, Justin. The sequins were the perfect finishing touch. So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week, always great to “see” you.
    Jaydee

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  13. This card is wonderful! I love it!
    What did you use to get the various sized circles? Can’t seem to find them in the catty.

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  14. El, a Stampin' Pretty Pal

    *Love* this card, Justin! Very artistic/creative use of the pine needle spray with the colored circles! Wonderful effect!!!

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