The sentiment for today’s card is “Ho Ho Ho.” Can you see why?
Yep, it goes together with the Santa hat, decorating the top of the Christmas tree. The hat is from the Playful Penguins Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and fussy cut. Thank you, Penguins, for letting us borrow Santa’s hat.
“Ho Ho Ho” is from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.
This tree is from the new, Majestic Mountain Die Set, cut from Garden Green Cardstock. This die set is pictured in My Product List. It comes in a bundle with a fabulous stamp set. Message me if you’d like to know how you can order it today.
For the background, I gave the Very Vanilla Cardstock some texture with the backside of the Basket Weave Embossing Folder, and layered it on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.
The 1 inch, checked strip is from Toile Tidings Designer Paper.
Can you see how the Freshly Made Sketch was my inspiration?
Thank you for stopping by today! Maybe the Penguins would let you borrow Santa’s hat too?
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I was excited to make a Christmas card, as soon as I returned from Thanksgiving vacation.
The new Majestic Mountain Dies were begging to be used, so I cut a tree from Garden Green Cardstock. Then, I wrapped the word “Merry” around the tree. “Merry” is from the Merry Christmas Die Set, cut from Real Red Cardstock.
The background is Crumb Cake Cardstock that I stenciled with Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP and Crumb Cake Ink, using a Sponge Dauber. I layered this on Garden Green Cardstock, on a Crumb Cake card base.
“Christmas” is from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.
My inspiration for today’s card was Freshly Made Sketches. Linda and I had the same idea; the scribble looking like “Merry.”
You’ll find the supplies in my Product List, except for the tree. It can be ordered Jan. 3rd, so put Majestic Mountain Dies #151608, on your “want list.”
Thank you for stopping by today!
Painted Poppies was the theme of the Stampin’ Up! Convention last week, and I was lucky enough to come home with the stamp set! I ordered the coordinating dies, but until they arrive, I will use my Paper Snips for fussy cutting.
I began by stamping the outline of two flowers in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. And, guess what color I used to fill in the outline ………Poppy Parade! Perfect, huh? This was really simple, because there is a stamp in the set that does this in one, easy motion. There’s also a “splash” stamp, which I used on top of the flowers. Can you see it?
My poppies are on a “platform” made of Mossy Meadow Cardstock and Whisper White Cardstock, raised on Foam Adhesive Strips. I stamped a single leaf, randomly, from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink, and colored with Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Then, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut two leaves, which I glued to the poppies.
Before gluing the “platform” together, I stamped “Thank You” in Memento Black Ink. This font is fantastic, isn’t it? It’s from the new Peaceful Moments Stamp Set that was specifically made to coordinate with Painted Poppies. It also comes with dies, and, yes, I ordered the dies also.
The background is Whisper White Cardstock, with randomly stamped leaves in Memento Black Ink, and placed on a Mossy Meadow card base.
My layout for today’s design is from Freshly Made Sketches.
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Thank you for visiting my Painted Poppies sneak peek. Isn’t peeking fun? Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments will be available Dec. 3 for Demonstrators, and Jan. 3 for customers. The other supplies are in my Product List today, but you’ll need to come back to find the new sets in my store. Put the numbers on your “want list.” Have a great day!
Painted Poppies Bundle #153827
Peaceful Moments Bundle #153824
Everyone needs poinsettias for the holidays. Right? I made a similar card last year, but used some new ingredients for today’s poinsettia card.
I began with the same leaf from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, stamping in Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Shaded Spruce Inks.
Then I used its Nature’s Roots Die for cutting the six bracts and three leaves.
Next, I distressed the leaves by embossing them with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, wetting them with my Aqua Painter, and crimping with my stylus.
Before assembling the poinsettia, I prepared the Thick Whisper White card base, attaching a 4 1/4″ X 2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
Then, I placed the leaves on Dimensionals, arranging them in a circle.
The center was made with Iridescent Sequins.
“Happy Christmas” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.
Thank you for checking out my poinsettia. You’ll find my Product List below, where you can click on the pictures to shop at my store. Have a great day!
Today’s holiday card began with Feels Like Frost Designer Paper. I chose the neutral color of Gray Granite for the card base to go with the subtle lavender.
Frost & Warmth
Using a Layering Squares Die, I cut a scallop edged square in the DSP, and stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite Ink. “Here’s to a season filled with warmth, comfort, and good cheer!” is from the First Frost Stamp Set.
Then, I used the plain edged square to cut two squares; one from Gray Granite Cardstock, and one from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.
Next, I layered the sentiment on the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, and glued a bough made with a Beautiful Bough Die cut from more Sparkle Glimmer Paper.
Finally, this was glued to the Gray Granite Cardstock, and all was placed in the hole on the card front on Dimensionals.
To complete the design, I cut five , little, do-dads with a die from the Detailed Deer Die Set, and placed them across the bottom. And, a few Woven Threads Sequins were the final touch.
My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.
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Nearly all the cards I make are 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, but this one is square, 4 1/4″ X 4 1/4″.
I began with a 4″ X 4″ square of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper. Then, I gave it some texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder to make it look even more like fabric.
Gold Tree on Plaid
Before adhering the square, “fabric” to the Crumb Cake card base, I used a Be Mine Stitched Die to give a scalloped edge to all four sides. And, I tied some Linen Thread around it, shredding the ends
TIP: I backed it with Crumb Cake Cardstock to give it thickness, cut I/8″ smaller, so it wouldn’t be visible.
Next, I used the Pine Tree Punch to cut a Gold Foil Christmas tree, and gave it the Subtle Textured treatment also.
Last, but not least, the sentiment. “Very Merry!” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
I was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
I’m excited to report that Stampin’ Up’s new, improved Paper Trimmer is now available! I love the clean cut it gives, and makes measuring, and scoring, a breeze. It’s the starting point for every card I make.
Click on the picture in my Product List for more details.
Thank you for stopping by on this first day of November!