Flash Sale and Last Day of Online Extravaganza Nov 30, 2015

Time is moving at the speed of light!  Thanksgiving sped by and Christmas is quickly approaching.  Are you ready?  Do you need some gifts for the crafters in your life?  Why not take advantage of the Online Extravaganza and get a sweet deal!

Stampin’ Up! is offering one more Flash Sale tomorrow, November 30th, before this Online Extravaganza is over.  More fabulous products at a great price!  Click here to take advantage of the savings!  Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

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Nov 30 24-Hour Online Extravaganza




Lighthearted Leaves Tutorials – Weekly Deals – Online Extravaganza – Retired List

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow stamping friends!  May your day be blessed with laughter among family and friends.   I want to celebrate the holiday with a couple of Thanksgiving cards.

This card features the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The Designer Series Paper is Into the Woods.  The fold for this card is the Corner Flip Fold.

Free Tutorial

I have created a full color tutorial telling you how to recreate this card.  Click here.

Lighthearted Leaves and Woodland EF

In previous posts I have shared other cards using the Lighthearted Leaves. It is a wonderful set for spring or fall.  Once I started using the set I found myself drawn to it over and over again.  To create the following card I also used the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The stamp set and EF really complement each other.


My Tanglewood Cottage Lighthearted So Grateful

Free Tutorial

Here is another full color tutorial for you featuring the card above.  Click Here

I am thankful that you had a moment to stop by today. 

Don’t forget to check out the deals below!

Weekly Deals 11-24-15 through 11-30-15

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Online Extravaganza through November 30, 2015

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Don’t forget you can save up to 50 percent on select products during the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!  Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

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2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Retiring List


2015 Holiday Catalog Retirement List (PDF)

2015 Holiday Catalog Retirement List (Sortable Excel File)

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Online Extravaganza – November 23 – 15, 2015

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November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

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  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • To receive bundle item discounts, you must use the item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!  SHOP AND SAVE TODAY!

Online Extravaganza


Reason for the Season

Well it may only be mid November, but with the temperature dropping it feels as though winter is well on its way. As you all know with winter comes Christmas, and so I’ve begun decorating my Tanglewood Cottage. A small well lit tree, and a couple snowmen grace my living room, and put me in a festive mood.

With all this early Christmas cheer I’m excited to find some fun new Christmas card ideas. Although there are no poinsettias in my home currently their shape and color has always interested me with their bright velvety leaves. Their unique texture and shape add interest to any piece which is why I chose it to be the focal point of my next card.

Because I waned to use the Reason for the Season beautiful poinsettia image I searched some of my favorite challenge sites for the perfect sketch.  The layout from MOJO #424 Challenge fit perfectly for showcasing the poinsettia image.




My Tanglewood Reason for the Season MOJO

The greeting is from Oh, What Fun and the pine bough is from Wonderland.  The DSP is from Home for Christmas.

If you’re interested in recreating this card you can do so by using the Festive Flower builder Punch and the Reason for the Season set from Stampin’ Up, and as a special perk if they are bought in a bundle you can save 15%.


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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah)


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Welcome to The December It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah) Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.   My projects center on Christmas and the Wonderland stamp set.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after visiting the marvelous Buffy Cooper’s blog.  Isn’t she incredible!

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too. Happy hopping!

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I’m going to share three projects I made using the Wonderland stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The stamp with the tree(s) image is just gorgeous and I have had a lot of fun coming up with different ways to use it.

For this first card I’ve chosen a very simple but elegant card design. It makes me think of a classic white Christmas. By using the Softly Falling EF a white textured layer creates a nice snowy background.  I added layered white banners with the tree(s) imaged stamped on the top banner with Garden Green adding a slight pop of color.  To complete the card I complemented the theme with  a wooden snowflake.  It is so easy to make and might be the card I chose to mass produce for my Christmas cards this year.


My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland White


Here’s a cute little gift bag I made with the same “White Christmas” theme.

My Tanglewood Cottage Wondeerland Gift Bag


This next card reminds me of frosted glass.  The trees are repeatedly stamped on a piece of Basic Black card stock with VersaMark and then embossed with Silver and White Embossing Powder.  To create the falling snow I rubbed VersaMark on the back side of the Softly Falling EF then placed the piece of Basic Black card stock with the tree images in the embossing folder.  I closed the folder and gently rubbed the outside of the folder to transfer the ink to the card stock.  Next I heat embossed using White Embossing Powder to create the falling snow.

The greeting is from the Reason for the Season stamp set.  Prior to stamping the greeting image I masked the word you with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp with VersaMark, then removed the tape prior to stamping on a a piece of vellum.  I used Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder to finish off the greeting. The die cut You is from the Hello You Thinlits.

To finish off the card and add some sparkle I added a piece of White Glitter Ribbon.


My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland Vellum


For this last card I was actually inspired by the Designer Series Paper Home for Christmas. The images just said use the Wonderland set!  This is truly a simple card to make and comes together quickly.

I stamped the trees on Whisper White card stock, used a VersaMark pen to add ink, sprinkled a little White Embossing Powder, heated the powder, sponged on a little Pool Party, stamped the greeting, adhered the snowflake, and I was done!  Well, I did have to cut the paper first!  I’ve created  video to share with you on how to make this card and will link it to this post once it finishes uploading!


My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland 11-15s


I’ve created  video to share with you
on how to make this Christmas card.

Home for Christmas

I hope you were inspired today and thank you for visiting.  It’s now time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Gail Allen has created for you to enjoy.  Until next time, happy stamping!








Walk in the Wild and For All Things Go Cameo

The outdoors has been a central theme in my family over the years, and recently my sons were getting prepped up for hunting.  Although I’m not a hunter in the traditional sense because I would rather take a shot with my camera instead of a gun,  I can still get hyped up with the cameo and the colors.  So for this card I’ve included cameo leaf designs using the For All Things stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The moose is from the retired set Walk in the Wild.  You could easily make this card using The Wilderness Awaits stamp set and substitute any of the images for the moose.   This card is great for all the outdoors men in your life.

Until next time, happy stamping!


My Tanglewood Cottage Walk in the Wild Easel2


My Tanglewood Cottage Walk in the Wild Easel3


My Tanglewood Cottage Walk in the Wild Easel4


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2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Retiring List

2015 Holiday Catalog Retired List

We’re getting ready to day goodbye to retiring stamps and accessories from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites.  Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to order them before they’re gone!


November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last)

2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Retiring List

2015 Holiday Catalog Retirement List (PDF)

2015 Holiday Catalog Retirement List (Sortable Excel File)

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Holiday Catalog 2015

Retiring List Q & A from Stamping Up:


Q: Will you order more retiring products if we run out before the end of the catalog sales period?

A: Our intent is always to have products for the entire sales period, though occasionally products perform better than anticipated. If seasonal products (except stamps) can be ordered and received in time for the holiday for which they were designed, we will order more. Otherwise, items on the retiring list will be sold only while supplies last. In the North American market, stamps are guaranteed to be available until one week before the catalog sales period ends. After that time, they will be available only while supplies last.

Q: Why doesn’t Stampin’ Up! just order more products when inventory is low?

A: Purchase order lead time (or the time it takes to get products from the point of ordering to the point of delivery) can take 60 days or more. Because of this, we don’t always have sufficient time to get products to our warehouse before the catalog sales period ends.

Q: When an item is listed on the Retiring List, does that automatically mean that we have low inventory of that item?

A: No.

Q: Why is the list called “Retiring List” and not “Retired List”?

A: “Retired List” suggests that the products are already retired. “Retiring List” correctly denotes that the products on the list are not yet (but are soon to be) retired and will not carry over to the next catalog.


Sheltering Tree

As autumn arrives I’m constantly amazed by the subtle weaving of colors and the array of shapes and patterns that canvas my small corner of the world. Evergreen needles fall while multicolored trees shelter my walkway. It’s the time of year for brisk walks in the woods, warm apple cider and stamping. With a cozy home and toasty color pallets has come bits of inspiration.  From that stems the idea for this card.


My Tanglewood Cottage Sheltering Tree 11-15 DSPs


The stamp set used on this card is the Sheltering Tree from Stampin’ Up!  I used Old Olive card stock for the card base. Then I placed a piece of Into the Woods DSP with a fun pattern (which reminds me of swirling leaves) on it to the left.  To create the leaf I cut a stencil using the largest leaf in the Leaflet Framelits set.  I used temporary tape to adhere the stencil to the Whisper White card stock, then I sponged three different colors of inks: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry to create the leaf image.   After removing the stencil the tree image from the Shelter Tree set was stamped on using Early Espresso.  Following this I stamped on the hill, leaves, trunk, and rake, all from the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I used the “Thankful for you” to stamp the greeting on Whisper White card stock and hand cut the banner,  The only piece missing was the small Old Olive banner to add behind the greeting which was also hand cut.  The layers of the banner then were added towards the bottom of the card, and a small twine bow to finish it off.


My Tanglewood Cottage sheltering tree 11-15s

Using the Sheltering Tree stamp set again, this card was made in the same manner as the first card, with the exception of the DSP and the vibrancy of the ink.


All around it was a simple card to make. It’s great for any fall occasion whether it be used for a simple hello or showing gratitude to a friend.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you are are inspired by the beautiful fall colors that surround you.   Until next time, happy stamping!

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Snow Place Tissue Holder

My Tanglewood Cottage Snow Place Tissue

Personal Sized Tissue Holder Tutorial FREE WITH $25 ORDER*!
Now through November 30, 2015


This month’s tutorial free with a $25 order* is this cute Personal Sized Tissue Holder. You will receive a video link emailed to you showing how to make this adorable little tissue holder. You will also receive by email a PDF providing scoring and cutting measurements and instructions for the tissue holder.

Get this tutorial free with a minimum $25 order* through me for a limited time – through November 30, 2015.

Note: The Snow Place stamp set #139738, the Snow Friends Framelits Dies #139664, the Snow Place Bundle #140844, or other stamps sets and products are not included with tutorial.

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* Qualifying minimum $25 order is before shipping and taxes. Order must be placed through Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, Marie Green, to receive the tutorial.


My Tanglewood Cottage Snow Place Tissue


With a $25 order placed through me (before taxes and shipping), you will receive an email within 48 hours containing your free PDF tutorial and video link.

Note: When placing your order, please be sure to allow me to have your contact information so I have your email address to send you your tutorials. If you do not receive this email, contact me.