Well today is the official release of the Summer Mini Catalogue. In addition, Stampin' Up! has a fantastic December Frenzy promotion, with select products up to 50% off!

  • Click HERE to view the December Frenzy Promotion flyer (208 KB PDF).
  • Click HERE to contact me to take advantage of these never-before-seen prices!

But back to the Summer Mini. In the mini is the lovely Square Lattice embossing folder, which I wanted to use to create a Christmas card. I happened to be browsing the Just Add Ink site and their clean and simple sketch inspired me...

Just Add Ink #45 Sketch

So here is the card that I created for Just Add Ink #45...

Embossed Christmas Card

Stamps: Delightful Decorations (wood: 121502), Baroque Motifs (wood: 116340), God's Blessings (wood: 116364). Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Bashful Blue (106565), Whisper White (106549). Ink: Crumb Cake (121030), Bashful Blue (105209), Real Red (103133). Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (November Promotion Ribbon), Basic Pearl Jewels (119247). Tools: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Sizzix Big Shot (113439), Ornament Punch (119847), Sponge Daubers (102892), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

For the background embossing on the Christmas card, I wanted definition and the illusion of more depth and texture. So I inked up the embossing folder in Crumb Cake before adding the card stock and putting it through the Big Shot. I love the result!

  • Check out the new Big Shot accessories on page 17 of the Summer Mini.

Now that the Summer Mini is "out there" I can also show you the December workshop project - a Smooch Spritz'ed Luminary...

Smooch Spritz'ed Luminary

The design of this luminary was inspired by my good friend Bev Poultney. Isn't it gorgeous! However, I hear a couple of questions about the statement "Smooch Spritz'ed Luminary"...

What is a luminary? A luminary is a small festive box with "windows" that you put a candle in. This one has a battery-powered tealight candle in it, but if you want to use a real candle, put it in a small glass before putting it inside the luminary.

What is Smooch Spritz? Smooch Spritz is a pearlised spray that you can add to your projects and is newly available in the Summer Mini. See page 10 of the Summer Mini Catalogue. For the luminary we will be using the Silver Foil Smooch Spritz on Night of Navy card stock to give a lovely sparkle.

December Workshop Sneak Peak

The other colour that is in the Summer Mini is called Gold Glow. Here is Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on Soft Suede and Sahara Sand...

Smooch Spritz'ed Mini Tags

Smooch Spritz'ed Mini Tags

Stamps: To & From Tag (wood: 121598). Card/Paper: Marina Mist (121682), Soft Suede (119982), Sahara Sand (121695), Whisper White (106549). Ink: Marina Mist (119668). Accessories: Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (118770), Linen Thread (104199), Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (120973). Tools: Extra-Large Tag Punch (119866), Large Tag Punch (119876), 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (101227), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Mini Glue Dots (103683).

These pretty little tags were made for the Summer Mini Catalogues that I gave to each person who have a 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue from me.

  • Click HERE to find out more about the December workshop projects.
  • Click HERE to contact me to get your free copy of the Summer Mini by placing an order during December or by purchasing a 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (RRP $15.95).