Although I’ve had new products for a while, I’ve been holding off showing any sneak peeks until today. That’s because I hate to get you all excited about something you can’t yet buy. But now it’s only 2 weeks until the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue goes live, and I think you can cope. So for my first sneak peek I’ve created a fun gift tag with a “no peeking” sentiment.
NO PEEKING ELFIE
#Elfie is the name of the new stamp set, and in my studio it’s also the name of this guy. I began by inking up the elf image using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I put some sellotape over the sentiment so I could stamp just him onto Very Vanilla Card.
Next I removed the sellotape and reinked the bottom section of the stamp. This time I put sellotape over the top part of the image so I could stamp just the “no peeking” sentiment onto a separate strip of Very Vanilla Card.
All the stamping was done and I then set to work colouring Elfie using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. First I chose Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green light and dark combos for Elfie’s clothes. Then I coloured his hair and face using Mango Melody and Petal Pink light and dark combos.
For the gift tag I turned to the Layering Ovals Dies. Counting from the smallest up I used the #4 plain-edged die to cut out Elfie. Then I used the #6 plain-edged die to cut some Gold Foil Sheet and Very Vanilla Card.
I set the Very Vanilla Card aside while I used the #4 die again, this time to cut a hole in the gold oval. Finally I cut some Cherry Cobbler Card with the #7 plain-edged die.
In no time at all I was ready to put it all together.
First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the gold frame onto the Cherry Cobbler piece. Then I glued Elfie inside the frame.
Turning the tag over I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive to attach the ends of some new Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon to the back. Then the curly ribbon was sandwiched between the Cherry Cobbler tag and the Very Vanilla oval using liquid glue.
That just left the sentiment and I used Paper Snips to cut a small V at each end of the strip. Next I added a curve to the strip by gently pulling it between my thumb and a Bone Folder. I made it so the ends of the strip curved up while the middle curved in the opposite direction. Then I placed a Stampin’ Dimensional in the centre and a little liquid glue at the ends and attached the sentiment to the tag.
As Elfie had been really good with the no peeking rule, I rewarded him with a large Pearl Basic Jewel on the end of his hat.
2019 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE
If you’ve shopped with me over the past year I have ordered the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue for you. I’ll be hand delivering them to my local customers as I love to see your immediate reactions. If you live further away your catalogue is in the mail, and if it’s not already arrived, should be with you shortly.
If you’d like a Holiday Catalogue and don’t already have a Demonstrator, contact me and I’ll be happy to mail one to you. There will also be a PDF version that you’ll be able to download starting September 4th.
If you simply can’t wait to start ordering, join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team. You’ll be able to include Holiday Catalogue products in your starter kit, get extra products for free, and pay no shipping. In most provinces you’ll pay no tax on your starter kit either. Check out my Join Stampin’ Up! page for all the details, and answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Everything I used for today’s project can be purchased from my online store today using the links below.