I hope you’re in the mood for Santa, because he is the focal point of today’s project. I love this stamp of Santa and his reindeer from the Hearts Come Home stamp set
Santa Flies Over the Moon
The dark, starry sky was made with a piece of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. I rounded two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. The Night of Navy card base was layered with Whisper White, embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
I used Layering Circle dies to make the moon, coloring it with Pineapple Punch ink and a Sponge Dauber. “Merry Christmas” is from the Star of Light stamp set, and cut with a die from Bunch of Banners.
My inspiration for the design is from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:
The Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon was the final touch. It was calling out to me, and I couldn’t help myself!
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Winter Woods was in my pre-order for the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday Catalog. I was excited to start experimenting with this gorgeous bundle, so here’s a sneak peek using my first idea.
There’s nothing like a good sketch to get my creative juices flowing, and CAS(E) this sketch is the one I saw first thing this morning.
I decided to go with shades of green, and chose Pear Pizzazz for the card base. The top layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I ran it through the Big Shot in both directions, as Mary Fish suggested, to give it a real linen paper look. I made a note to include a pack of Soft Sea Foam cardstock in my next order, because it is becoming one of my favorite colors.
The vertical tree trunk stamp was used to make the top rectangle. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink, and (without re-inking) stamped four times across Thick Whisper White cardstock. It is bordered with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, trimmed 1/8″ larger, so the border would be 1/16″ larger.
The bottom square is a piece of the fabulous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. I bordered it with Thick Whisper White cardstock to balance the white in the top rectangle.
The middle rectangle was cut from Soft Sea Foam and bordered with Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the sentiment from Winter Woods, “Thinking Of You This Season,” in Mossy Meadow ink. The branch is cut from Pear Pizzazz with a die from In the Woods, and layered on Thick Whisper White cardstock for sturdiness.
For a touch of color and sparkle, I added three, tiny, Iridescent Sequins.
I barely touched the surface of this fantastic bundle, Winter Woods, and you’ll be seeing it many times throughout the season.
Thank you for checking out my sneak peek. September 5th, order time, will be here before we know it! The supplies for today’s card are listed below. I invite you to purchase from my store, and become a member of my team.
The Sunshine Wishes die set has been a favorite of mine. The dies are, well, “to die for.” The die I’m using today is a butterfly, at least, that’s what it looks like to me. Or, do you think it’s a flower? Either way, I like it in these sunshiny colors.
Sunshine Wishes Butterflies
The three colors are Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, and Lemon Lime Twist. I used the die to cut the butterflies from cardstock in these colors.
To add a bit more color, I snipped pieces of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP, and used Sponge Daubers with ink pads for coloring. These were lined up on Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes embossing folder.
My inspiration for the lay-out is this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
To complete the card front, I stamped “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. And, I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to the butterflies, making them extra happy.
Sunshine Wishes Butterfly
For the inside, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Better Together stamp set. The rainbow effect was achieved by applying the three ink colors to the stamp before stamping. The cute do-dad is also from Better Together.
You can see the supplies I used for today’s card by continuing to scroll. It’s a bit difficult to read the words backwards in the Sunshine Wishes die set, but you get the idea.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m sending you sunshine wishes!
The challenge at CAS(E) this sketch is my inspiration for today’s project. The jet plane is an eye-catcher. Right?
I’m choosing another flying object; my new, favorite bird from the Serene Garden stamp set.
Serene Garden Bird
Deciding on colors is my biggest hurdle. I land on a Very Vanilla card base with layers of Crumb Cake and Petal Pink, using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the pieces according to the sketch.
I stamp the Serene Garden bird in Basic Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and pick out five Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory, Light Pumpkin Pie, and Light Calypso Coral.
I’m so happy my bird has a die for cutting. But, I want to have some 3D fun, so I stamp a second bird, and fussy cut her right wing. Then, I color it, and place it on dimensionals over her original wing.
To add a little more interest, I emboss the Petal Pink layer with the Subtle embossing folder.
As I’m gluing things together, I’m thinking it’s very “serene,” and will be a good sympathy card. The Rooted in Nature stamp set has the perfect sentiment, “words are never enough.”
I’m also linking my card to the Stamps Paper Ink challenge. It’s card maker’s choice, and this turned out to be among my favorite things.
Having the July 4th holiday in the middle of the week has me confused. But, I’m ready for another weekend. How about you? If you’re needing craft supplies, check out my store. I pictured the ones I used for today’s card. Enjoy!
All I have to do is dream, and this card just makes itself. I love it when that happens! It was “quick & easy” with minimal supplies, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post.
Chase Your Dreams
Not to deviate from the subject, but I have to tell you, I was singing “dream, dream, dream,” while making this card. Do you remember the Everly Brothers’ song, “All I Have To Do Is Dream?” It was recorded in 1958. Thanks to U-Tube, here they are singing their hit song, and you too can sing along.
Back to card making. I began by looking through my new Stampin’ Up sets for a circle. Suddenly, the detailed circle in the Chase Your Dreams die set jumped out at me. So, I cut three of these beautiful circles down the middle of Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Next, a selection of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (the lightest one) was adhered to the back, so it’s peeking through the cut-outs in the circles. Then, I adhered this to a Thick Whisper White card base.
Are you wondering how I got the idea of three, dreamy, circles? Check out this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
The word “dream” is another die in the Chase Your Dreams die set. Wanting it to blend, and be dream-like, I used the same Wood Textures DSP. The word has three layers of cardstock for thickness, giving dimension. And, that’s it for the card.
I decorated the envelope flap with the Simple Stripes embossing folder, so it’s ready to send.
Thanks for stopping by, and allowing me to reminisce a bit. Now, get your supplies to make this easy, dreamy card!
Boy, am I having fun with the Chase Your Dreams feathers! I had this idea to cut them from Vellum cardstock, and here they are:
Chase Your Dreams Feathers
After die cutting five of them, I chose five different Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Bermuda Bay, and Dark Pool Party. Can’t you imagine the beautiful bird that belonged to these feathers?
Deciding how to arrange the feathers was fairly simple, because I’m using this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
I decided to hang my feathers from a strip of Graceful Glass vellum, 4″ X 1/2″. It is backed with Whisper White cardstock for a bit of dimension. My feathers have lots of dimension, because they are flying free, solely attached with Glitter Enamel Dots.
Surprisingly, they seem secure. All I needed to complete this “Clean and Simple card was a sentiment. I found, “Hello, let’s talk soon,” in the Better Together stamp set.
This was such a fun project! Thank you, CAS(E) this sketch team, for the CAS (clean and simple) layout.