More “Christmas Cheer” for today’s card, featuring reindeer.
I began by stamping the deer from the Dashing Deer Stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used their Detailed Deer dies for cutting.
TIP: I used the Stamparatus, stamping the deer a couple times, to give them nice, smooth, fur.
The frames were made with the Ornate Frames Die Set, Shaded Spruce Cardstock, and holly from Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper. The 1/2″ strip behind the frames is also Wrapped In Plaid DSP. Doesn’t it look like ribbon?
“Christmas Cheer” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
I used the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder with the Whisper White layer that is on a Shaded Spruce card base.
Global Design Project was my inspiration.
It was such a nice surprise, and an honor to have the GDP designers choose my card as a winner last week. Thank you!
Thank you for visiting today. Keep scrolling to see my Product List, where you can click on the pictures to go to my store for purchasing. Thanks!
The Ornate Frames Dies are available now, and wait ’til you see the new sentiment stamp set that was designed to coordinate with the dies! It’s Perfectly Framed, #151668, for your “want list.”
I’m trying to get ready for Thanksgiving, but had to sneak into my craft room for “just one more” card. How would I use the yummy colors; Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, and Flirty Flamingo?
I began with a Crumb Cake card base, topped with a layer of Mossy Mossy, then Whisper White. The two layers were given rounded corners by using the handy dandy Detailed Trio Punch. And, I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder for texture. You can read more about these items by clicking on their pictures in my Product List below.
Next, I used a Beautiful Boughs Die to cut the bough from Whisper White Cardstock that I had “painted” with Light and Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. This gives a nice variation in shade. And, I cut a second bough from Crumb Cake Cardstock to act as a shadow, giving depth.
TIP: Hold the Stampin’ Blend loosely, at an angle, to protect the tip of the brush.
I used two more dies from the Beautiful Boughs Die Set to cut pinecones from Crumb Cake Cardstock, with a Flirty Flamingo backing. I used a Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend for the pinecone backing, the same way I “painted” the bough.
You probably noticed how the bough is sparkling. Before gluing everything together, I applied Shimmery Crystal Effects to the bough, which is a strong adhesive for the Ice Stampin’ Glitter that I sprinkled on afterwards. It’s great, because it stays in place, unlike other glitter.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. This wonderful label die is also a Beautiful Boughs Die, and it comes with the two holes that I used for tying it with Linen Thread. I also tied a Linen Thread bow at the top of the pinecones, as a finishing touch.
I love the color combination in Global Design Project’s challenge, so I HAD to participate.
It was a wonderful experience at Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Las Vegas, and I couldn’t wait to get home, and start sharing with you! Everyone attending received this Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, and who doesn’t like tulips? Southern states need to plant the bulbs in November and December, so it’s the perfect time to think about these gorgeous flowers.
The Timeless Tulips Set comes with a coordinating Punch, which I will have to order, so I used my Paper Snips for today’s card. I stamped the tulip in Calypso Coral Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and fussy cut the flower. Since I was already fussy cutting, I stamped a second flower, and cut three petals, raising them on Mini-Dimensionals.
TIP: Trim the petals smaller in the center, so a separation will show.
Next, I stamped four leaves and the stem in Old Olive Ink, and fussy cut along the lines, so there wasn’t a white border. Flowers and plants are very forgiving, so the cutting doesn’t have to be exact. Yay!
The background is a Thick Whisper White card base, with rounded corners, and Stylish Scroll embossing. I used the Detailed Trio Punch for rounding the corners, which you can see in my Product List below. It’s a very handy tool!
I wanted to place my tulip on a rectangle, because I was using Global Design Project’s CASE the designer, Sarah Berry.
My rectangle is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, which I cut with an Ornate Frames Die. I used the 1/16th Inch Handheld Hole Punch, so my tulip could grow through it, by placing the stem through the hole.
“Hello” is from the Timeless Tulips Stamps Set, which I stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink.
The Timeless Tulip Stamp Set is #151534, which Demonstrators can pre- order Dec. 3. Customers can order the set Jan 3, so start making your “want lists.”
Ask me how to become a demonstrator. Believe it or not, it’s simple, and most customers become demonstrators just for the discount. Plus, you can order a month earlier. There’s no obligation, and the Starter Kit is a GREAT deal!
My blog post tomorrow is all about the Stampin’ Up! three day sale, Nov. 20-22, so be sure to come back tomorrow and check it out. I will post the entire list, plus pictures of the Bundles.
Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch
Stampin’ Up’s! Sip Sip Hooray Stamp Set is perfect for saying, “congratulations on a job well done.”
I began by stamping three glasses in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Then, using the coordinating Sip & Celebrate Dies, the glasses were easy to crop.
The lime, strawberry, and mint, were stamped and cropped the same way, and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The colors are in my Product List below.
TIP: I cut the slice on the lime a bit deeper with Paper Snips, so it would fit snugly on the glass.
For the background, I “stamped off” four glasses on Whisper White Cardstock, and gave it a 1/16″ border of Basic Black Cardstock.
TIP: “Stamped off” means, after stamping in the ink, I stamped on scratch paper first, then on my project. This makes the image a lighter shade.
The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder. It’s easy to overlook this new folder in the Holiday catalog, page 31.
“Hooray!” is in the Sip Sip Hooray! Stamp Set, fitting within a Merry Christmas Die just right.
My inspiration for today’s card was the theme at Global Design Project.
Thank you for stopping by. Now go out and celebrate!
I’ll be celebrating at Stampin’ Up’s convention in Las Vegas, but I’m working ahead, so the cards will keep coming. I appreciate your orders, which keep me creating. Thank you!
I began today’s Christmas card with a Thick Very Vanilla card base, and a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I embossed the layer with the Scripty Embossing Folder at an angle.
Holly & Berries
The Toile Tidings Designer Paper has a Very Vanilla background, so a perfect choice to complete my design.
I used a Beautiful Boughs Die to cut a fancy rectangle from a piece of the DSP with Garden Green branches and berries.
To add some colorful berries, I used a Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend. I layered the rectangle for thickness, and threaded some Braided Linen Trim through its cute, little, holes.
Can you see the branch I fussy cut from the DSP?
After placing the rectangle on Dimensionals, I taped the ends of the trim to the back of the Scripty embossed layer, tied a knot at the top, and fringed the ends.
“Christmas Cheer” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in cherry Cobbler ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
The layout for my card is from the Global Design Project.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day!
It’s time for a Frosted Bouquet to get extra frosty! Keep reading to see how I frosted the leaves.
I used the largest, plain, Layering Circles Die to cut the circle from Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used the largest, scalloped, Layering Circles Die to cut the border from Smoky Slate Cardstock.
Next, I embossed the Whisper White circle with the Subtle Textured Embossing folder, and glued the two together.
“Merry Christmas” is from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set. I stamped it in Smoky Slate Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting.
The flowers, leaves and sprigs were made with the First Frost Stamp Set, and Frosted Bouquet Die Set. I stamped the flowers in Lovely Lipstick Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used the two dies for cutting. The leaves were cut from Old Olive Cardstock, and the sprigs from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.
For the background, I embossed Whisper White Cardstock with the Scripty Embossing Folder, and layered this on a Thick Whisper White card base.
Before gluing the bouquet together, I gave the leaves extra sparkle, using two, new products from the Holiday Catalog. First, I spread Shimmery Crystal Effects over the leaves, followed by a sprinkling of Ice Stampin’ Glitter.
You can see details of the products by clicking on the pictures in my Product List below.
Today’s card was inspired by two challenges. The colors are from Global Design Project.
And, my layout is from Fab Friday.
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