Friday, December 29, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Snow makes me think of new beginnings, so as we prepare to close the chapter on 2017 and open a new one for 2018, I challenged the SIS designers to create projects using winter or snow as their inspiration.  Let's dive right in and see what they've created.

First up is Karla Anders with her snowflake card which is definitely a Work of Heart!  Head over to Karla's blog here for more of her heartfelt projects. 

Then we have Rachel Yurkanin's winter wonderland card full of snowflakes. Perfect little notecard. Head over to her blog for more details.

And finally, here is my favor/gift box.  I filled an Acetate Card Box with enough supplies for two cups of hot chocolate and created a decorative belly band with products from the soon to end Holiday Catalog.  Get all the details here on my blog.

Thank you so much for joining us today!  Please be sure to subscribe to the Sisters in Stamping blog so that you get instant updates on our posts.  
You don't want to miss all that we have in store for you in 2018!

** Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, Rachel **

Friday, December 22, 2017

Quick & Easy last-minute Christmas ideas

  Happy Friday to you!  Can you believe Christmas is just 3 short days away?  For that reason we wanted to share some quick & easy last-minute card and gift ideas with you.  Thanks and enjoy!

  Up first we have this great little altered stamp case created by guest designer Cindy Blekas.  Be sure to visit her blog post here so you can see what is on the inside - what a great gift idea that can be enjoyed all year long.

  And next is this fun snowflake card idea from Rachel Yurkanin.  It would be great to have a few extras on hand to give out and if you have any left over they're perfect for January birthdays!  Please check out Rachel's  blog post here for more details.

  Finally, here is my super simple last-minute gift idea - it's a DSP wrapped large candy bar.  I embellished it with some ribbon and a tag.  For more information, please hop over to my blog post here.

From all of us here at the Sisters in Stamping, we hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas!!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, December 15, 2017

Ornaments to Share

Well, hello there and welcome to our Fabulous Friday post on Christmas ornaments! The Sisters have put together a wide variety of ornament options for your viewing pleasure, let's get started!
 First up, we have Jennifer's Bethlehem diorama scene. I really like the way she added depth to her scene with the colored card stock. Here is a link to her blog for you to go check out.

Next up is Rachel with her sparkly Eskimo. She stamped other ornaments and shared them in her post today, click here to read up on how she did it.
 This is Karla's ornament for this week's post, she decorated a Gold Foil Snowflake from the Holiday Mini Catalog. She posted a unique way to wrap it too, on her blog here.

Ho Ho Ho! Here's Debbie's project, she has included all of the details on how you too can create an ornament just like it in her post today.

That's it for our line up of Christmas ornaments today. We hope that you have been inspired by our offerings!

The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Karla, Rachel, Cindy and Jennifer

Monday, December 11, 2017

Quick & Easy

Hello all,

This week we are sharing some quick and easy party favors for your upcoming holiday parties. These will be great for all those last minute people that forgot they want to give something small and cute to their guests or to take with them to the party. 

This is a cute little gift bag and tag made by Karla Anders. Head over to her blog to see what she has inside. 

Next up, we have a fun, circular gift box made by our guest designer, Cindy Blekas. Want all the details? Check out her blog

And finally, we have a classic treat container that will sure to wow all your guests, the sour cream container from Debbie Naylor. Hop on over to her blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.
Debbie, Jennifer, Karla & Rachel

Friday, December 1, 2017

Gift Card Holders

Welcome back friends, and welcome to DECEMBER!  That's right...can you believe this year is nearly over already?!  Over the next 24 days folks will finish up their Christmas shopping and preparations, so the Sisters In Stamping designers wanted to give you some great ideas for gift card giving.  As paper crafters, we don't like to just throw a gift card in an envelope (although we'll admit that it has happened a time or two in the past...).  Even gift cards deserve some pretty packaging!

First up is this festive gift card holder by guest designer Cindy Blekas.  Her little reindeer stocking is totally adorable!  Is this a card or something else.?  Just head on over to Cindy's blog here to find out and get all the details. 

Debbie Naylor's gift card holder also features a reindeer and mistletoe.  I love her use of embellishments.  Have you seen this ribbon in the Holiday Catalog?  Hop on over to Debbie's blog here for more on this great card!

Next up is Jennifer Rawling's gift card holder that will certainly warm any coffee lovers heart, even when the snow and ice comes to visit!  Stop by Jennifer blog here to see what you need to know about recreating this project yourself.  

Lastly, we have Karla's gift card holder go to her blog to see the inside of her gift card holder.

Well, that's all for us today.  We hope these projects have inspired you to WOW your friends, family, classmates, or coworkers with some amazing gift card holders.  Have a fabulous weekend and join us again next week! 

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel *

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday color inspiration

  Hello and Happy Black Friday!!  Did you get all of your Christmas shopping done yet?  Don't forget to treat yourself by shopping the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!  

  This week I have tasked the Sisters with creating a project inspired by the colors in the photo above - black, white and yellow go so well together and it is a bright and cheerful color combination.  Let's see how we can inspire you this week...

  First up is guest designer Cindy Blekas who created this gorgeous card featuring the intricate Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Please be sure to visit her blog post here to get more information about this card.

  Next we have A Very Special Day card from Jennifer Rawlings.  She is using the all black and white Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Learn more at Jennifer's blog here.

  And last up is my celebration card featuring the Flourish thinlits.  Please hop over to my blog post here to get all the details about this card.

  We hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with loved ones and that your weekend is great!  Thanks so much for visiting us... be sure to check back next week when we share gift card holder ideas.

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thankful Thoughts

That's right Thankful Thoughts this week here on the Sister's blog, we are showcasing cards and projects perfect for this time of year.
 Debbie is up first and she is doing double duty for her thank-you card this week. Her bag of kisses and card would be a nice addition to a Thanksgiving table. Be sure to hop on over to her blog for more information on her card.

 This is Cindy's Thankful card, using that awesome stamp set Lovely as a Tree. You can learn how she colored the oak tree with Fall leaves by checking out her post for today.

  Jennifer's card uses that cute new little pig set called This Little Piggy.  Click here to go to her blog and read up on how she created it.

Next up is Rachel, her thank-you card includes a fun pocket fold using the stamp set Designer Daisy. Check out her blog post for details.
Here is Karla's card for this week's Thankful Sisters in Stamping post. She used the Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set and leaf punch), here is a link to her blog.

We have a full Sister compliment, it is a good week!
And most importantly we are thankful for you!
The Sister's in Stamping
Karla, Debbie, Rachel, Jennifer & Cindy

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Personalized Gift Ideas

  Happy Friday Saturday!  With the excitement of Stampin' Up! On Stage in Salt Lake City, UT this week we are just a bit late getting this posted and hope you understand.  This week we decided to focus on personalized gifts.  Please read on for your weekly Fabulous Friday inspiration...

  First up is Guest Designer Cindy Blekas who designed this gorgeous set of personalized note cards.  You'll want to check out here blog post here to get a view of the entire set.

  And next we have this super-cute embellished mini pizza box project from Karla Anders.  Please be sure to visit her blog post here to get a peek at the personalized note cards inside.

  And last up is this personalized gift set that Debbie Naylor created for a friend.  Be sure to hop over to her blog post here to check out more information about it.

  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check back next week when we share thankful gifts and cards in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Happy Stamping!!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 3, 2017

Holiday Banners

There is nothing like a good banner to really elevate a celebration.  Whether it's a birthday party, or decorating for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday, banners become the focal point and set the mood for the room.

First up is guest designer, Cindy Blekas.  She created this beautiful JOY banner.  Head over to her blog here for all the details.

Next is this adorable mini-banner from Debbie Naylor.  This is a great way to spruce up a small area, add to a wreath, or even the back of your computer!  Hop over to Debbie's blog for more information.

Christmas banner / Seasonal Chums stamp set / Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies / Foil Snowflakes / Mini Tinsel Trim / Mini Sequin Trim / Stampin' Up! /

Jennifer Rawlings created this quick-and-easy Christmas banner.  Stop by her blog here for more pictures of the full project and to see just how simple this banner can be!

Thank you so much for joining us today!  We look forward to getting a bit more personal when you visit next week.  Have a fabulous weekend!

~ Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel ~

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Celebrating Navy Day

Due to some technical difficulties we are a little late posting - sorry for the delay!  

  Hello and thank you so much for visiting us!  Did you know that October 27th is Navy Day?  It is a day to salute all the women and men who have served, both past and present, in the United States Navy.  In honor of this day, I asked the designers to create projects featuring Night of Navy.

  First up is guest designer Cindy Blekas with this beautiful all-occasion card featuring the Detailed Floral thinlits from the Annual catalog.  It would be perfect for a wedding or birthday.  Please visit her blog post here for more information about this project.

  Next up we have this gorgeous card from Jennifer Rawlings featuring the foil snowflakes from the Holiday catalog.  Please be sure to check out her blog to get all the details.

  Karla designed this fabulous Christmas card featuring the Musical Season bundle from the Holiday catalog.  You can find more information about this card on her blog post here.

  And here is my card featuring the Bold Butterfly thinlits.  It's CASE'd from a card in the Annual catalog - can you figure out which one?  Please hop over to my blog post here to get the answer.

  Thank you for checking out our Navy projects - we hope we have inspired you to stamp this weekend!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 20, 2017

Color Combo Challenge

Well, we are here today to challenge the Sisters in Stamping with a little bit of color!

Here are our challenge colors for today's post: Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, and Powder Pink.

First up is Karla with her Happy Birthday card. Here is a link to her blog for you to go take a look.

Our guest designer Cindy is up next with her card for the color challenge. Visit Cindy's blog for more complete details.

Debbie gave us a double duo with her card for today. Be sure to click here for more details on
 her cards.

This pretty watercolor flower was created by Jennifer.  Stop by her blog to learn all about the different techniques used on her card.

Thank-you for stopping by today hope you have a great week-end!
The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Karla, Rachel, Cindy and Jennifer

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fun, Unique Folds with the Sisters


Welcome to another great week with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing with you some fun, unique folds cards. Check them out, you're going to love them. Everyone loves a hand stamped card but imagine their surprise when it's a little more interactive than just a simple fold in the middle card.


This first card is made by Jennifer Rawlings. The metallic paper makes this card just pop. Check out Jennifer's blog to see just what this fun fold is.

This "boo" card is made by Debbie Naylor. Imagine changing the greeting and using this card for so many other occasions. Hop on over to her blog for all the details. 

And finally we have a fun, unique fold from Rachel Yurkanin that looks way more difficult to make than it really is. Check out her blog for more details.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Mad Hatter Day

National Mad Hatter Day October 6

October 6 is a day set aside each year to bring out your silly side, so it only seemed appropriate to take this moment and get a little silly with our projects today.

Believe it or not, even silly cards are challenging!  Let's see what our designers created.

Debbie is up first with her card with a silly face.  Can you figure out what stamp set she used?  Hop over to her blog here to get all the details.

Next is Jennifer's UN-birthday card.  Very Mad Hatter-esk, don't you think?  Learn more about this card and her Cheshire cat by visiting Jennifer's blog here.

Thanks so much for stopping in and checking out our silly post.  We look forward to your visit again next week, and feel free to bring a friend too!

Y  Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel  Y