Retirement Party Pals Blog Hop – Frosted Foliage

Pals Blog Hop December Blog Hop BadgeHi Stampers.  Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

As we get closer to Christmas and I fall further behind, I’m constantly looking for quick and easy cards that pack a WOW.  That’s why I LOVE the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper – it is so beautiful, it does most of the work for you!

Stampin' Up! Frosted Foliage stamp set with Feels Like Frost DSP fancy fold handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I cut a standard card base in Seaside Spray and added a layer of the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  Next, I cut a circle in the upper center of the card front.  I then cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from Silver Glimmer Paper and then used the same circle I used on the card front to remove the center of the scallop circle.  This left me with a frame of sorts that I then glued to the card front.

Some of you may be wondering – “why is she featuring this gorgeous paper that we can no longer get”.  Well, the good news is that it is one of the items that will be in the 2020 Holiday Catalog!  For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! will be carrying a few items from this holiday catalog to next years holiday catalog.  So, while it may not be order able until next fall – It will be back!  Check out the the closeout and carry over lists below to see which items will be discontinued and which ones are coming back. Some of those that are being discontinued have been discounted!

Stampin' Up! Frosted Foliage stamp set with Feels Like Frost DSP fancy fold handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is where the “fancy fold” part comes in.  For the inside layer I cut a piece of Whisper White CS 8″ x 5-1/4″ and scored at 4″.  After folding at the score line, (with the fold on the right side) I stamped the interior sentiment on the inside using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the snowflakes from the Frosted Foliage stamp set on the corners of the top of this Whisper White layer – as shown in photo. It was then glued to the interior of my card with the fold on the opposite side.  After the Whisper White layer was attached I stamped the sentiment – also from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Night of Navy ink – through the front circle with the card closed.  That made sure that the sentiment was fully disable with the card closed. It’s done.  How quick and easy was that?!?!?

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations   <—- You are here
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’

 

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Stampin' Up! Year-End-Closeout-Retiring-Favorites

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Make sure to shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Download / View the list in Excel format – so you can sort or in PDF format.  Keep in mind that ALL bundles will retire – even if the separate items (stamp set, punch or dies) carry over.

Year-End Closeout Items – PDF List
Year-End Closeout Items – Excel List

Items that will come back = Carryover Items

Several products in the 2019 Holiday Catalog were so popular that they have sold out for the year! Stampin’ Up! is excited to bring them back my popular demand for the next holiday season! Some items will appear in the next annual catalog and some will appear in the 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Carryover Items – PDF List
Carryover Items – Excel List

Stampin' Up! Free Shipping on December 11th, 2019 for all orders over $50

Got fun goodies on your Stampin’ Up! wish list? Then it’s time to circle Wednesday, December 11 on your calendar and get ready to shop. Why? For one day only, shipping on any qualifying product order is absolutely free. Simply spend a minimum of $50 or more (before tax). But don’t wait! This offer will be over in a flash!

 

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Dressed to Impress Mini Note Cards – Sneak Peak

Hi Stampers. Today’s post is a sneak peek of some fun new products that will be in the new 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog (formerly called the Occasions catalog). These cute little 3×3 note cards and envelopes come pre-decorated with the color.  I just stamped on them in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed to Impress 3x3 notecards with envelopes by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

These adorable little notecards are called the Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards & Envelopes.  You get 24 cards and 24 envelopes – 8 in each of the 3 colors.  The colors are Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy and Petal Pink.

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed to Impress 3x3 notecards with envelopes by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The stamp set used here is the new Dressed To Impress stamp set and has coordinating All Dressed Up Dies.  There is actually an entire suite of super cute and super girly products!  You will find them all on pages 54-56 of the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  This catalog will go live on January 3rd when we kick off Sale-A-Bration – Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year!

For now – you should check out our end of the year closeouts to see the sale prices on some of our outgoing products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Make sure to shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Download / View the list in Excel format – so you can sort or in PDF format.  Keep in mind that ALL bundles will retire – even if the separate items (stamp set, punch or dies) carry over.

Year-End Closeout Items – PDF List
Year-End Closeout Items – Excel List

Items that will come back = Carryover Items

Several products in the 2019 Holiday Catalog were so popular that they have sold out for the year! Stampin’ Up! is excited to bring them back my popular demand for the next holiday season! Some items will appear in the next annual catalog and some will appear in the 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Carryover Items – PDF List
Carryover Items – Excel List

Stampin' Up! Free Shipping on December 11th, 2019 for all orders over $50

Got fun goodies on your Stampin’ Up! wish list? Then it’s time to circle Wednesday, December 11 on your calendar and get ready to shop. Why? For one day only, shipping on any qualifying product order is absolutely free. Simply spend a minimum of $50 or more (before tax). But don’t wait! This offer will be over in a flash!

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

This month’s PDF is all about the Sip Sup Hooray Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code ZWEPTUSY, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

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  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place a $30 (or more) order and receive my FREE Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
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Fall Framed Sampler Home Decor

Hi Stampers. For my craft fairs this weekend, I made several framed samplers to sell.  Today I am sharing one of them with you.

Stampin' Up! 8" x 8" framed sampler home decor for Fall/Autumn by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This framed sampler is 8″ x 8″.  The base is Very Vanilla with Crushed Curry over that and then more Very Vanilla CS.  I used several stamp sets and dies to make this sampler.  Where I did not have coordinating dies – I used my Brother Scan and Cut machine. (I love that machine!) Most of my squares are 2″ x 2″ Crushed Curry with 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ Very Vanilla that I stamped onto with a 1/4″ border between squares.  Two of the Crushed Curry blocks are rectangles – 2″ x 4-1/4″. The 4-1/4″ was made by adding the 2″ plus 2″ plus the 1/4″ gap.  For the word “FALL”  I used my beloved (retired) Large Alphabet Dies and the Come to Gather DSP.

Stampin' Up! 8" x 8" framed sampler home decor for Fall/Autumn by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Figuring out the layout took a little bit of math.  I started with 2″ x 2″ blocks.  Since i wanted 1/4″ borders, I knew I could get three 2″ blocks each way.  The three 2″ blocks added to 6″.  The gap between blocks were two 1/4″ gaps. Which gave me 6-1/2″.  Eight inches minus 6-1/2″ left me with an extra 1-1/2″ – putting half on either side gave me 3/4″ each side.  The diagram may help explain what I am trying to say here.

I used the green squares as placeholders while I arranged the four corner squares. Then I centered the other squares between the corners.  After all my squares were attached I removed the green placeholder squares.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

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This month’s PDF is all about the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code ZWEPTUSY, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

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  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
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  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
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  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
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House Gift Bag

Hi Stampers. Christmas is coming and I have shared several cute ideas for small gifts to give people.  Today I’m sharing a gift bag designed like a house, made from some retired Designer Series Paper.  This was a great way to use up retired paper and create a super cute project to make someone smile!

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I found an idea similar to this on YouTube.  <—- click to see her video. (That crafter did not use Stampin’ Up! supplies.) To make it my own, I tweaked it a bit and here it is!  As I mentioned before, I used retired DSP while I perfected my design, but this could be adorable using the Toile Tidings DSP or the Christmastime Is Here DSP.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The base used two 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP.  Both were cut like this and then glued together by that 1/2″ strip on the right side.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The roof was made using two more pieces of DSP. To add the effect of snow and re-enforce the top where the ribbon goes through, I used some sparkle glimmer paper on top and bottom. The chimney is cut from Basic Gray CS and dry embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The front of the house is made of just DSP cut to look like a door and windows with a Garden Green wreath on the door.  The cute little Christmas bulbs I found locally, but are similar to these on Amazon. Under the house is a piece of chip board (like the backing from a pack of foil sheets or glimmer paper) covered in Whisper White CS to add some stability to the bottom of the bag.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is how the inside of the bag looks after it’s all finished.  How cute is that?!?!

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

This month’s PDF is all about the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code ZWEPTUSY, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place a $30 (or more) order and receive my FREE Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
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Plaid Christmas Joy

Hi Stampers. Happy December! Christmas is now official in season!  Today I have a quick and easy Christmas card made using the So Many Stars stamp set and the Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  This DSP is so pretty in person!  Each peach has gold foil stripes on one side that give it a very rich feel.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Plaid Joy Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard

I’ve been using this paper alot lately. It is a 6″ x 6″ paper stack, so when I cut a 4″ card front, I have a 2″ strip left over.  This layout worked perfectly to use that leftover piece.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Plaid Joy Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard

The focal point sentiment “Joy” is from the So Many Stars bundle and die cut using the layering circles dies.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Plaid Joy Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard

More stamps from the So Many Star stamp set had a variety of sentiments to choose from as well as “so many stars” to decorate with.  The stars were so pretty in the corner of the inside that I also stamped them on the envelope flap.  This was one of the cards made in one of my Christmas Card classes held here in my studio.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

This month’s Customer Appreciation PDF focuses on the Sip Sip Hooray bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code ZWEPTUSY, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place a $30 (or more) order and receive my FREE Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube paper crafting video tutorials.

 

 

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Back On Your Feet

Hi Stampers. Happy Black Friday! I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.  I’ve had a few friends lately have some challenges.  I was having trouble coming up with a card but the Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet stamp set came to my rescue.

Stampin' Up! Back on Your Feet You Got This support card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The animals in the Back On Your Feet Stamp set are just too cute and the sentiments were perfect. Before adhering the top layers, I stamped a few leaves (from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set – although any leaves would work) in Old Olive ink.

Stampin' Up! Back on Your Feet You Got This support card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The base of my card is in Old Olive and the animals were stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with the (fantastic) Stampin’ Blends!  I used a scrap of Perennial Essence DSP to add a little green to the right side of the inside layer.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

Snowman Season Customer Appreciation PDF from Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations for November 2019

This month’s PDF is all about the Snowman Season Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code WG3AJ3SN, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place a $30 (or more) order and receive my FREE Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube paper crafting video tutorials.

 

 

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