Frugal Friday: Featuring a last few Christmas sets

Hi All,

Keeping it short & sweet today my friends so I can mosey on back to bed and catch up on my rest.

Here’s the last (I think) of the frugally priced Christmas sets and one almost ran.   For a full listing of all Under $20 in the IBC and Holiday Mini see the SCRIBD documents in the sidebar for download, printing or viewing. 

Big on Christmas – #116578, $19.95, pg. 40 IBC

Works well with the previously featured Christmas Chatter wheel (11/13 post)

Make your Christmas greetings big and bold with the Big on Christmas set. These line-art images are fun to watercolor using our watercolor products—or color them using Stampin’ Write markers for a bolder stroke. Make your holiday greetings playful and fun with this set!

Set Quantity: 3

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=10558  – 819 entries!

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=912

http://stampingjo.com/christmas-ideas-2008/stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-13-big-on-christmas/

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/2009/11/noel-big-on-christmas.html

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/2009/09/big-on-christmas-snow.html

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/2009/12/happy-holidays-big-on-christmas.html

http://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/2008/10/big-on-christmas.html

http://www.stampandscrapwithkim.com/2009/09/big-on-christmas-wine-bottle-tag.html

http://www.sunflowerstamper.com/2009/09/big-on-christmas-mojo-monday-103.html

http://ustamp4fun.com/ProjectGallery/moneygiftholder.htm

http://www.granitestatestamper.com/2008/11/sas-sneak-peak-using-big-on-christmas.html

http://www.justalittleink.com/2009/12/day-3-christmas-post.html

http://trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com/2009/11/let-it-snow-in-bermuda.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1535390?&cat=10558

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1533334?&cat=10558

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1514530?&cat=10558

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1512230?&cat=10558

http://amethystsundays.blogspot.com/2009/09/ppa-6-challenge.html

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Sparkly & Bright – #115346, $17.95, pg.41 IBC

A new addition to the Christmas section of this years catalog this is a fun and quirky retro set with lots of possibilities.  From fun 3×3 single image cards to creative collections there are lots of options.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17526

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3204

http://stamps-n-inks.blogspot.com/2009/11/santa-is-coming-to-town.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1542432?&cat=17526

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/11/club-card-spoiler.html

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/11/on-twelfth-day-of-christmas.html

http://christinepyrch.blogspot.com/2009/08/sparkly-and-bright.html

http://www.mychicnscratch.com/2009/07/sparkly-bright-fancy-favor-box.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSb5RINQmZo – waterfall card video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIJrQBsUmks – Treat Tent video

http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/stamp_with_heather/2009/07/becoming-a-stampin-up-demonstrator.html

http://www.seasonsofstamping.com/2009/11/stampinups-sparkly-bright-bringing.html – Tea bag treat holder

http://inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/sparkly-and-bright/

http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2009/07/sparkly-bright-.html

http://www.sassystampchick.com/stamping_with_the_sassy_s/2009/11/more-sparkly-and-bright.html

http://thequeensscene.blogspot.com/2009/11/wsc106-mojo112-sparkly-bright.html

http://inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/sparkly-and-bright-accordian-card/

http://sandieskorner.com/2009/11/24/mojo114-sparkly-bright

http://www.stampandscrapwithkim.com/2009/11/magic-reindeer-food.html

http://stampersplus.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/sparkly-bright-notecard/

http://dreamingaboutrubberstamps.com/?p=2169

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1527585?&cat=17526

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1525615?&cat=17526

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Extreme Snowboard – #115177, $8.95, pg.80 IBC

A single stamp in the teen sports and interests collection this is the most frugally priced of today’s selections with a high coolness factor.  Combines well with Extreme Elements and others.   And paired with sets like Lovely as a Tree you can create realistic backgrounds.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17805

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3147

http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/2009/12/extreme-snowboard.html

http://www.kreativejewels.com/my_weblog/2009/10/snowboarder-happy-holiday-greetings.html

http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/07/30/oh-yea-snowboarding-tutorial-242/

http://lahinks.blogspot.com/2009/07/think-about-color-thursday-old-olive.html

http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/07/extreme-congratulations.html

http://creationgege.blogspot.com/2009/11/carte-de-noel-pour-sportif.html

http://kraftinwithkathy.blogspot.com/2009/09/extreme-birthday.html

Coordinating Product

Sporty Snowboarder  Décor Elements

Available in various sizes and colors.  See the Definitely Decorative Catalog (can be downloaded from my sidebar) or the online store for all selections of size and color.

Here’s what SU says about them:

Shred your way down the hill and get some big air with the Sporty Snowboarder. This dude has some serious skill, and he’s sure to inspire your favorite snowboarder to hit the slopes.

• Dimensions: 11-7/8″ x 9-7/8″ (medium size)
• Dimensions (HxW) are approximate and are taken from the largest letter or image in the set unless noted otherwise
• Available in a variety of exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors
• This product may affect the paint on some surfaces and wall coverings

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Christmas Punch – Hostess Level 2 – #115366, free with order/workshop of $300, pg.14 IBC

7 images in set.

Also available in French and Spanish editions.

Used to create tags, focal images or even Advent Calendars and other 3D projects this set has a lot of versatility.  Coordinates with multiple punches including:

Boho Flower, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval, Square and Scallop Square, Curly Label, Large Tag and quite a few others.   From vintage to retro to classic every style is represented here.

 

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17302

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3119

http://www.stampinchic.com/2009/07/snowmen-trio-from-christmas-punch.html

http://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/2009/08/christmas-punch.html

http://stampingtoshare.blogspot.com/2009/11/1121-holly-jolly-christmas-punch.html

http://stampingtoshare.blogspot.com/2009/11/1120-easy-christmas-present.html

http://www.mylovelyinspirations.com/harper-designs/2009/11/a-little-christmas-cheer-ppa17.html

http://stampingtoshare.blogspot.com/2009/11/1117-snowflake-santa.html

http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2009/11/a-christmas-punch-tag.html

http://stampspaperandink.typepad.com/stamps_paper_and_ink/2009/11/christmas-punch-1.html

http://stampwithtami.com/blog/2009/11/video-stampinup-sculptured-box/

http://www.kreativejewels.com/my_weblog/2009/09/have-a-holly-jolly-christmas.html

http://stampspaperandink.typepad.com/stamps_paper_and_ink/2009/11/more-christmas-punch.html

http://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/bah-humbug/

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/christmas-punch-and-swirled-easel-card.html

http://blog.inkheaven.com/2009/12/christmas-punch.html

http://www.creationsceecee.com/2009/11/un-joyeux-no%C3%ABl-pour-toi.html – French Version

http://www.creationsceecee.com/2009/11/un-no%C3%ABl-blanc-vert-olive-et-sarcelle.html – French Version

http://www.creationsceecee.com/2009/10/happy-holidays-snowman.html

http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/09/23/tutorial-on-scs-pillow-box-bucket/

http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2009/11/big-shot-latice-table-setting-die.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1540243?&cat=17302

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1530119?&cat=17302

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1523445?&cat=17302

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1514942?&cat=17302

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Tip:  For those interested in replicating the catalog sample on page 14 here are a few box tutorial links:

Several tag Box tutorials (SU also has a template available you can get from any demo):

http://bevvictory.blogspot.com/2009/08/tutorial-for-gift-tag-box-lid.html – Gift Tag Box

http://valeriestangle.blogspot.com/2009/07/whispy-blooms-tag-box.html – Tag Box Tutorial

http://stampinwithbecca.blogspot.com/2009/06/christmas-tags.html

http://kjskorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/tag-box-tutorials.html – Tag Box  (6 and 4 section)

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Jolliest Time of the Year – #116584, $20.95, pg.42 IBC

A fun sketch based set of images perfect for watercoloring or chalk techniques or just using plain markers.  Also looks cute and retro in black and white or red and white contrast images.  With the lines showing movement you get the idea these guys are shaking and shimmying with joy and jolliness.  Santa even looks like he’s juggling the snow!

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=10642

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=928

http://jnielsen.typepad.com/stampin-sunset-to-sunrise/2009/11/more-stepbystep-directions-to-the-hot-cocoa-packet.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1554660?&cat=10642

http://stampingleeyours.blogspot.com/2009/12/jolliest-time-of-year.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1554368?&cat=10642 – If you have leftover paper from the Country Living BBQ promo you could use that for background too.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1539455?&cat=10642

http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2009/11/jolliest-time-of-year.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1530670?&cat=10642

http://www.stampinfabulous.com/2009/10/jolly-tree.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1421981?&cat=10642

http://inkingidaho.blogspot.com/2008/11/jolliest-time-of-year.html

http://tangerinesdreamcreations.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-gift-card-holder.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1168405?&cat=10642

http://stampmonkeys.typepad.com/gallery/set—jolliest-time-of-the-year/

http://www.seasonsofstamping.com/2009/11/stampinups-jolliest-time-of-year-at.html

http://stampinupwithwilma.typepad.com/stamping_fun_with_wilma/2009/11/jolliest-time-of-the-year.html

http://www.letsgetstampin.com/2009/11/sweet-treet-snow-globe.html

http://www.patriciastamps.com/2009/11/color-throwdown-november-11-2009.html

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Well that ‘s  pretty much it for the Christmas and Fall holiday focus.   Next week we’ll be looking at other aspects of frugal and tightwad stamping that may or may not always focus on price before jumping back into the rest of the Under $20 stamp sets and wheels waiting patiently (or not :D) for their turn in the spotlight.   And before you know it we’ll be looking at the Occasions mini’s list and boy is that going to take awhile.  With the new clear stamp option every set in the book has an Under $20 version available!!  Whoo-hoo more stamps for the same amount of money!!   Including 2 sets that give you 4 stamps for $9.95  Wow!  Such deals it will take till June to get through the whole list!!  And that doesn’t even include the SAB sets that are free!!  Well okay you’ll have to make a purchase to get them for free but hey use those clear set savings dollars and you’ll be home free with boxes and boxes of stamps (pun intended :D).

Take care my friends and if you have a moment keep those in need in prayer.  And if possible pass along the frugal savings to local food banks and energy assistance programs.  As winter settles in despair grows as people struggle to heat and eat to stay alive.   Joy is possible even in the tough times but it takes a bit of energy to find it.   The warmth of others kindness provides some of that energy.

Hugs and blessings to you all and now that it’s December….Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a festive Kwanzaa and whatever else you might be celebrating.  – Jean

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