“On Dasher, on Dancer on Prancer and Vixen. On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen!” The jolly man in red is busy this time of year making toys for all of the good girls and boys and he’s taking the Santa Express and headed your way soon! A penguin and one of Santa’s reindeer came along for the ride…I think it’s Blitzen, or is it Donnor or Cupid?
The Santa’s Delivery Stamp Set, Santa’s Train Dies, and the Santa Express 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper are so much fun! These are must-have items if you have small children, grandchildren or if you know any “adult” children that still love Santa! And this slimline easel card really shows off Santa’s train. The card fold is a CAS from my team member, Mary. Thanks, Mary!
I started with a card base in Granny Apple Green which is one of the coordinating colors in the Santa Express Designer Series Paper. I used a piece of paper from the pack to provide the background for Santa’s train and this was adhered to a mat in Poppy Parade (another coordinating color). Another piece of paper from the pack was used to die cut the train engine and train cars! You heard correctly! There are coordinating dies in the Santa’s Train Dies set that cut out the train pieces from the designer series paper! How cool is that! I love when Stampin’ Up! gives us these options!
I die cut the train track using Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and adhered the track to the background panel. Santa’s train was die cut and adhered to the background panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped a penguin, steam clouds, and the sign in Memento ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends. These pieces were die cut using coordinating dies and adhered to the background. The background panel was then adhered to the card front and I made sure to only adhere this panel to the easel portion of the card front.
For the inside of the card, I stamped “Merry Christmas” on a white panel in Poppy Parade ink, then stamped “Ho ho ho” in Granny Apple Green ink on either side of the sentiment. The panel was adhered to a mat in Poppy Parade and this unit was then adhered to the inside of the card base.
On a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “Special Delivery just for you” in VersaMark ink then sprinkled white embossing powder over the sentiment and heat set using my heat tool. The sentiment label was die cut using the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered to the inside of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and acts as the “stop” for the easel portion of the card.
The slimline envelope front was decorated with the image of the penguin and sign and the envelope flap was decorated with a piece of coordinating designer series paper. Such fun!
Easel cards make great “display” cards and I know a few youngsters who would be thrilled to receive this card at Christmas time!
You can view the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.
Join Us for an All-Day Event – This Saturday, October 1 for World Card Making Day!
Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st!
Everyone is invited!
Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! Yours truly – Inky Bee Stampers (this is me) – will be presenting a card demo at 1 pm Eastern. I hope you tune in! Attend all or a portion of the day as your schedule permits. Our team will be doing presentations before and after the Stampin’ Up! event which is scheduled between 4-7 pm Eastern. Below is the schedule:
Inkin’ Krew Event Facebook Page Link:
Use the link below to join the Inkin’ Krew Facebook Page for the October 1 event. Please note that you can begin joining the group today! Me and my team will be doing Facebook Live card demos throughout the day, and we will also be sharing card projects with you throughout the day via links. The group link will remain active for one month following the event so you’ll be able to re-watch presentations or watch presentations you might have missed during the event. And we will be adding links to our projects a few days after October 1st so that you can grab instructions! Cool, huh?
Stampin’ Up! Event:
Stampin’ Up! will be communicating their event info very soon so be sure to keep an eye on the www.stampinup.com website!
In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you. Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required. Mark your calendars now!
Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:
Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) – that’s 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time
Price of Event: Free
Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.
Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.
Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event! There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along. If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway! It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.
Product Ordering Details:
World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters. You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!
To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)! The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!
As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.)
Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD). You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles!
If you’re interested in ordering any of the focus bundles for the event on October 1, you may be able to receive them in time if you select expedited shipping – there is an added cost, though. The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st! And the Warm Welcome bundle is available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!
I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!