The Dashing Deer stamp set was my “must have” when I first saw the Holiday catalog. Sure enough, I’ve used this stamp set, along with the Detailed Deer dies, more than any other Bundle. Here is Tappy, the tapestry reindeer, stamped in Soft Seafoam ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Dashing Deer in Soft Sea Foam
Today’s project was inspired by the Global Design project. The challenge was to CASE the designer, Louise Sharp. Her soft colors are so pretty, and her Buffalo Check background looks fabulous.
Working on Christmas cards remains a priority for me, so I found the lightest “Christmas” green I have, Soft Sea Foam, and inked up my Buffalo Check background stamp. The Stamparatus insured a good coverage of ink, because it enabled me to stamp several times. I layered the Buffalo Check on a Sahara Sand card base, which I layered with a 3″ X 4″ piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to approximate Louise’s card. To add dimension to this top layer, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder.
Tappy was anxiously waiting on the sideline for his turn to be inked up with Soft Sea Foam. I used his Detailed Deer die for cutting, and he was ready to be glued to his corrugated background. Before gluing his background to the Buffalo Check layer, I tied some Braided Linen Trim around the bottom.
I apologize for using a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings die set, because it has retired. But, isn’t “merry” beautiful in Sparkle Glimmer Paper?
I couldn’t keep from using “merry,” because I’ve been thinking about the die set that’s in the new Occasions catalog, It’s named, “Well Said,” and has 24 dies, mostly words. Demonstrators will be able and to order it December 5th, and customers in January. WHOOPEE!!!
I’ll also use the excuse that Tappy was encouraging me by saying he wanted a word that sparkled to match his neckwear. We both thought a sprinkling of Iridescent Sequins would look nice, and hope you agree.
That’s it for today. But, I already know that Tappy will be making another appearance on Monday, November 19th. If you want your own Tappy, just click on his picture in my Product List below. Thanks for shopping at my store!
Today’s project is a Christmas card featuring a poinsettia in the colors of Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate and So Saffron.
I wanted to use these colors, because of this week’s challenge at Paper Players.
While making my card, I learned an interesting tidbit about poinsettias:
“Did you know that the poinsettia’s main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center (termed “cyathia”). The colored leafy parts are actually bracts or modified leaves, that turn color in response to the plant forming flowers.”
No wonder the “leaf” from the Rooted in Nature Bundle makes a perfect poinsettia! The So Saffron, “flower” in the center, is from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, and cut with its Eclectic Layers die.
For the Paper Player’s color scheme, I chose Smoky Slate for the card base, layered with Poppy Parade, and topped with Whisper White. I embossed the top layer with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Then, I used Tear & Tape to attach a piece of Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon around the middle. (This color has retired, but Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon is available). Next, I stamped three leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Smoky Slate on Whisper White cardstock, and glued them in place.
Next, I stamped six Leaves in Poppy Parade on Whisper White cardstock. But, this time I stamped on a foam mat; the one that comes with the die brush. You can see the white spaces on the leaves, which is the look I wanted.
I used a stylus on the back of the leaves to give a rounded shape, before placing them on dimensionals in a circle. This created the spot for the So Saffron “flower.”
“Merry Christmas,” from the Star of Light stamp set, is stamped in Smoky Slate on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut with a Bunch of Banners die.
Today’s card is a CASE of a card I designed a while ago. And, the person with the original idea to use the leaf from Rooted in Nature is credited in my first post.
3-D Pink Poinsettia Christmas Card
I appreciate you stopping by today. I hope you have fun making poinsettias!
Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
I have to admit that among my favorite gifts to receive is a gift card. It’s so much fun to go shopping, and not spend any money. Right? So, today, I’m sharing my favorite gift card holder.
Gift Card Holders
I began by selecting three patterns of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, and three pieces of 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock in the coordinating colors of Real Red, Old Olive, and Shaded Spruce. One piece of cardstock makes two gift card holders.
Cut the 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock into two pieces that are 7 3/4″ X 5″. Score at 6″ and 2 1/2″.
Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper: The bottom front is 4 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. The top front is 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″.
Cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment on the inside, 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″.
Use a circle punch to make a finger slot in the middle of the bottom front.
Attach a piece of Tear & Tape to each side of the bottom inside, and close, sealing your pocket.
Cut a 1″ X 8″ strip for the band. Score at 6 1/8″ and 2 1/2″. It’s important to have that extra 1/8″ so the band will move freely. Glue together, having the raw edge in front, which will be covered by the deer. This keeps the back looking smooth and pretty.
Decorating the band is the most fun part! I love our “camouflaged” Dashing Deer, and stamped him in Shaded Spruce, Old Olive and Early Espresso. Then, I used his Detailed Deer die for cutting. I used Thick Whisper White cardstock, so the part that isn’t glued to the band would be sturdy. Before gluing, I marked the back of the deer with a pencil, so I could see where to place the glue.
I hope you have fun making my favorite gift card holder. This is my third year for making these, so if you’d like more pictures and instructions, you can follow the links:
Last Minute Christmas Gift Card Holder
Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Harper-Burnet
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose