Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

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Humble and Kind

Humble and Kind

You guys, this showed up in my mailbox today! I had a super busy day between minimum school day, parent-teacher conferences, dentist cleaning for the Littles and a trip to my favorite Target – but, I could not wait to create with the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration set with WPlus9! Ahh, I’m obsessed with these darling tulips!

The STAMPtember releases tend to be super hot commodities so if you are interested in any you see throughout the month, I recommended popping them in your cart and checking out right away. I’ve missed out on a few in the past and have been super disappointed!

Here is a similar card I watercolored with an exclusive WPlus9 set just for those that attended Simon Says Stamp Create in April 2017.  So many folks messaged me on how they could get it, but it just wasn’t available outside of Create. I am so happy to see that Dawn designed more gorgeous tulips so that everyone can oooo and ahhh over them in their own hot little hands! Remember, you won’t find these anywhere but Simon Says Stamp. They are a STAMPtember exclusive. There are limited supplies. When they are gone, they’re gone.

I created this card by heat embossing with Ranger Copper powder onto Canson Montval watercolor paper. I then colored with my Zigs, heat embossed the sentiment in Ranger White and added a few matte Little Things by Lucy Champagne sequins onto SSS black cardstock which was framed with SSS Butterscotch Glimmery cardstock. Delicious!

Make time to squeeze in your Creative Bliss today. It’s a decision you won’t regret!

xo, Janette

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WPlus9 HUMBLE AND KIND Stamps and...
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WPlus9 HUMBLE AND KIND Dies...
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WPlus9 HUMBLE AND KIND Clear Stamps...
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 24 SET Real Brush...
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush...
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush...
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush...
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad...
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#...
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY...
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
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Little Things From Lucy's Cards...
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Star Trails for Him and Her

Star Trails for Him and Her

I rarely make masculine cards. I don’t need them too often and there are even less stamp sets that suit men. The Ton Stamps new release has a set perfect for them, Star Trails. Today, I am sharing Star Trails for Him and Her.

Head on over to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season here, for all of the creative details!

 

First up, the ladies, of course! Holiday Ballet, Christmas Tree and Star Trails are the featured stamps sets on this Tombow Dual Brush marker colored A2 card. The products are linked below and the instructions can be found here.

Masculine and Milky Way go hand in hand, right? At least I think they can! This A2 card features Star Trails and a deep space galaxy background with Distress Oxide inks. The products are linked below and the details can be found here.

Thank you so much for taking a peek today. I appreciate your patronage and hope that my Creative Bliss has inspired you!

xo, Janette

Supply List

Holiday Ballet
[ TON ]
Holiday Ballet Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Christmas Tree
[ TON ]
Star Trails
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Silver
[ TON ]
New Year Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers,96...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Black...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Micro...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
[ TON | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Black Sparkle
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Silver Pearl
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Blog Hop

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Blog Hop

Yay, it’s the finally blog hop. It has been such a fantastic week. I hope you have enjoyed all the offerings this week as much as Effie, the design team and I have enjoyed creating it for you. Today, we have several special (and supremely talented) guests joining us for the hop. The first card I am sharing with you today is my favorite design of the whole week!

The Ton Stamps Fall 2017 Release is available now!

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

View the entire blog hop lineup, including special guests, by following the links at the bottom of this post!

1. Stamp Holiday Love in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock.

2. Watercolor with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used a red, blue, green and an orange. I added a drop or two of clear water at the tip of each poinsettia petal for effect. Set aside to dry.

3. Cut a circle inside of a circle using The Ton’s Stitched Circle dies in small and large on white cardstock.

4. Die cut Geometric Lattice cover plate into The Ton’s Smooth Gold Adhesive Glitter paper and snip strategically to your liking.

5. Adhere lattice work and circle onto A2 folded card base going over and under each other.

6. Die cut Holiday love and pop with dimensional adhesive onto card base.

7. Stamp sentiment in Caviar Hybrid ink.

8. Adhere Sugar Cookie gift with purchase sequins for that extra oomph of sparkle.

All 3 of these cards are virtually the same. There are a few small details in difference, but I adored them all – so here they are! And in order to have any ready in time for Christmas, I best get crackin’!

1. Stamp Poinsettia Close Up onto Bristol Smooth paper for Zigs and watercolor paper for more standard watercolors with Versamark ink.

2. Heat emboss in Wow Iridium embossing powder (gorgeous, I say!).

3. Watercolor in your choice of medium. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on the first, Daniel Smith Watercolors on the second and Colorburst watercolor powders on the third.

4. I misted the first card with clear water once it was dry, let it dry and repeated several times to achieve a mottled look.

5. The second card has Honey Gold Nuvo dots at it center. For this look, place a few liquid Nuvo dots in center that do not touch. Once they are dry, add a few more. Repeat until the space is filled. Stack a few on top for added dimension.

6. The first two cards were completed with The Ton’s Crystal Pewter Couture color ink and The Ton’s Freestyle Stripes as accent paper. They are mounted and bannered with Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock. Banner tails were created with the corners of The Ton’s Large Double Stitched Square dies and Holiday Love sentiments stamped in Delicate Golden Glitz. Deck the Halls sequins add a touch more sparkle.

7. The third, and more traditionally colored card, is mounted on The Ton’s Smooth Glitter paper in gold. It is accented with a vellum Holiday Love sentiment strip stamped in black Stazon ink.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from days 1 – 4, you may click their photos below to take you to them.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.
Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton, its talented designers and our special guests have to share with you.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. If you’ve been with us the whole week, a bonus thanks to you. I hope that you have seen many cards and stamp sets that spark inspiration in you. Now, hop along, maybe place and order, and then create! See you soon!

xo, Janette

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Extended Supply List

Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Crystal Pewter Dye
[ TON ]
Freestyle Stripes Cling Background
[ TON ]
Double Stitched Circle Dies (Large)
[ TON ]
Double Stitched Circle Dies (Small)
[ TON ]
Double Stitched Square Dies (Small)
[ TON ]
Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
Aquash Water Brush 3 Pack
[ TON | AMZUS | BLIC | SSS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn 100lb Cardstock LF1121...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Wow Embossing Powder WS124R Embossing...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops Honey Gold
[ 3DC | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed...
[ SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA...
[ SSS ]

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C9 Happy, Happy Birthday!

C9 Happy, Happy Birthday!

Now that school is back in session we are up to our eyeballs in birthday parties! This set from Concord & 9th is perfect for the young or the young at heart. Who doesn’t love rainbows and shakers?!?!

I’m sharing all the details over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog where the shipping is fast and the service is second to none!

 

Thank you so much for giving me your time today.

Butterfly Reflection’s, Ink blog is here. You can shop for the goodies here!

Hope you have the opportunity to enjoy your state Creative Bliss today, whatever that may be!

xo, Janette

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 4

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 4

Day 4 is the final day of new product reveal by The Ton Stamps for the Fall 2017 Release. I’ve created a cozy card combining multiple stamp sets with the Scenes: Fireplace backdrop and another blended card with City Girls: Winter Edition. Don’t think the fun stops here though. Tomorrow brings a spectacular blog hop with Tons of talent!

The Ton Stamps Fall 2017 Release is available now!

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

Masking, masking, masking is what I have to say about this! Fortunately, that is easy to do by stamping the images onto full stick post paper or Eclipse masking paper and fussy cutting them. I like to store my masks with my stamp set for later use. (There are dies available that you can use to create a similar look by having multiple layers, but you will have a small border around each image)

1. Plan scene out by stamping elements onto scrap paper with no masks. I used Fireplace Holiday Accessories, City Girls: Snow Day, Fireplace Accessories and Scenes: Fireplace.

2. Stamp final images onto Neenah 110# solar white Classic Crest cardstock in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink. Stamp pine bough mantle piece in The Ton’s Everglade Moss ink. Use masks as necessary. Remember to stamp the image you want to appear to be in front FIRST and work toward the back.

3. Stamp the final backdrop scene in Memento London Fog, a grey tone, to give the appearance of depth

4. Color scene with Copic markers.

5. To create the stone look I used the tip to tip technique. I held a light-ish grey in my hand and touched the tip to a similarly valued brown tip. Say a C3 and an E53. Don’t get to hung up on the actual color numbers. So many Copics will give you the same look. It isn’t about using exactly what someone else used, but using what you have to create a similar look or feel. When you go to color on your paper the marker will drop the brown first and blend into the grey. It is super fun and gives great effects!

6. Stamp Christmas on the mantle in Versamark and emboss in Gold.

7. Trim card and mount to 4.5″ x 5.5″ folded heavyweight cardstock.

8. Adhere Deck the Halls Couture Color sequins to tree.

1. Stamp City GIrls: Winter Edition onto Bristol Smooth paper in Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink.

2. Color with Copic markers and die cut.

3. Heat emboss gold sentiments onto thin black cardstock strips.

4. Using Mini Ink Blending tool, start at top and blend down to white with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink.

5. Adhere sentiment strips to blended panel.

6. Pop Copic-ed girl with dimensional adhesive and apply over strips.

7. Adhere panel to A2 folded card base.

8. Adhere Deck the Halls Couture Color sequins.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from days 1, 2, or 3 you may click their photos below to take you to them.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.
Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton and its talented designers have to share with you. Be sure to check back each day this week!

Thank you so much for hopping along today. I hope to see you again tomorrow for the mega hop!

xo, Janette

Remember to comment to have a chance to win some of the generous bounty The Ton Stamps is offering!

The Ton
Mayline
Eunji
Vera
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Brenda
Lisa
Janette <— You Are Here
Anna
Olga

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Extended Supply List

Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Everglade Moss Dye
[ TON ]
Better Crafts INK PAD MEMENTO DYE...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic...
[ ELH ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Cover Solar...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
[ AMZUS ]
Judikins 15.2-Centimeter by 10-Meter...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
[ ELH | AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 3

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 3

Day 3 of The Ton Stamps new Fall 2017 Release just might be my favorite! If you know me well, you know I am a red girl. Red office supplies, red luggage, red, red, red… Given that, red poinsettias are perfection. Other colors are fun too, but oh red, I love you so! My projects today are in red, aqua and silver ( <3 ). I’m featuring the Poinsettia Banner and Cozy Poinsettia stamp sets.

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

  • Stamp Poinsettia Banner in Versamark on smooth bristol paper and white heat emboss.
  • Color image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I only used 5 Zigs total. A pinky-red, an olive green, a brown, an aqua and a dark grey. Place color direct from Zig where you want the darkest color to be and then blend toward lightest area with water brush.
  • For background, color zig onto craft mat. Add several drops of water, pick up with water brush and blend onto paper.
  • Once dry, stamp sentiment in Golden Glitz Delicata ink.
  • Adhere The Ton’s Adhesive Silver Glitter paper onto A2 folded card base.
  • Adhere dry poinsettia panel to card base.
  • Adhere Blue Ice Couture Color Sequins.
  • Stamp Cozy Poinsettia in Versamark on smooth bristol paper and white heat emboss.
  • Color image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. For this card I only used 3 Zigs total. A pinky-red, an olive green, and an aqua. Place color direct from Zig where you want the darkest color to be and then blend toward lightest area with water brush.
  • For background, color zig onto craft mat. Add several drops of water, pick up with water brush and blend onto paper.
  • Use fuse tool and a fuse sleeve to create a pocket that will finish at 3″ x 5.5″. Leave a long side open, fill with Sugar Cookie Couture Color Sequins and fuse close the open side.
  • Cut a 6″ x 5.5″ card base from Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock. Score at 1.75″ and fold card to create a base that is 5.5″ wide with a 1.75″ flap.
  • Trim around bottom edge of Cozy Poinsettia so that the trimmed panel measure about 3.75ish” x 5.5″.
  • Stamp sentiment in Golden Glitz Delicata ink on poinsettia panel (before or after trimming is fine, I prefer after just so that I don’t smudge it).
  • Adhere sealed edge of shaker pocket to front side of card base.
  • Adhere Cozy Poinsettia panel over sealed edge of shaker, matching the top to the top of the folded card base.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from day 1or 2, you may click on the photo below to take you to them.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton and its talented designers have to share with you. Be sure to check back each day this week!

Thank you so much for hopping along today. I hope to see you again tomorrow!

xo, Janette

Remember to comment to have a chance to win some of the generous bounty The Ton Stamps is offering!

The Ton
Mayline
Eunji
Vera
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Brenda
Lisa
Janette <— You Are Here
Anna
Olga

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Extended Supply List

Adhesive Glitter Paper - Silver
[ TON ]
American Crafts We R Memory Keepers...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC ]
We R Memory Keepers Fuse 4x6...
[ ELH | MCH | SBC ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
Aquash Water Brush 3 Pack
[ TON | AMZUS | BLIC | SSS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn 100lb Cardstock LF1121...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]

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