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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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.”
This is the newly released list of items retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The popular items will go quickly, and they are only as supplies last.
Click here to see pictures of all the retiring items:
The Sip Sip Hooray Stamp Set and Sip & Celebrate Dies are retiring, page 59. Get them both as a Bundle, and save 10%. I predict this will go fast.
Thank you for shopping with me! I appreciate you!
Stampin’ Up!’s annual Year-End Closeout event kicks off tomorrow, December 3!
This year besides retiring and surplus items, you can also choose from a selection of 2019 Paper Pumpkin kits at 25% off.
In addition, the Gift of Fall Add-On is being offered at 50% off.
The Year-End Closeout ends January 2, get ready to shop. Popular items will move fast!
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!
Snowmen are wonderful, and I love them as the theme on Christmas cards.
This snowman is from the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. There’s a touch of shading with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend, and Dark Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose.
I kept his Whisper White background simple, with a layer of Wrapped In Plaid DSP, cut with Stitched Nested Labels Dies.
The Thick Whisper White card base has a layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.
“Merry Christmas” is from the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and fussy cut. Do you think this snowman will melt in sunny San Diego? Nope, he has those Snowflake Sequins to keep him chilled.
The bow is from last year’s 2018 Holiday catalog, adding a touch of red. I used Tear & Tape to attach it securely.
The Paper Players Design Team is excited to share their “Frosty the Snowman” projects with you, so just click on the names below.
Don’t forget, you are able to purchase supplies at my store by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.
If you want some of this retired ribbon, email me, and I’ll send you some.
Thanks for stopping by!
I think of water lilies as floating on lily pads, but so much is going on beneath the surface, like stems!
Here is a “sneak peek” at my first card made with the Sale-A-Bration Lily Pad Dies and Lily Impressions Designer Paper.
Paper-Pieced Lily Pad
I love this Lily Impressions Designer Paper in its vibrant colors. Using three of the Lily Pad Dies, I cut into the DSP as the picture shows. This is when I decided to use the “paper-piecing” technique for my lily.
Using the lily die a second time, I cut a Whisper White Cardstock frame. Paper-piecing can be tedious, but it’s great fun, if you like this sort of thing.
The Take Your Pick tool made it much easier to pick up each of the 10, small, petals, and glue them in place. You can click on this tool in my Product List to read more about it, and put it in your shopping cart!
Prior to the paper-piecing, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die with Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the lily’s background. And, I added a fancy strip along the bottom, made with a border die, also from the Lily Pad Die Set. Isn’t it great?
I glued the green leaves and stem in place, and looked for a sentiment. I remembered the tiny tag in the Bouquet Bunch Die Set with “hello” from its coordinating stamp set, Beautiful Bouquet.
The Corrugated Embossing Folder provided a nice amount of texture.
There was the perfect size of DSP for decorating the envelope flap, 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″, so I did, which is in the first photo. This paper was probably designed with brushstrokes, but it reminds me of finger painting, and I love it!
What is Sale-A-Bration anyway? It’s Stampin’ Up’s “sale” and “celebration” when you can earn FREE product for qualifying orders.
The Lily Pad Dies and Lily Impressions DSP will be available Dec. 3 for Demonstrators, and Jan. 3 for customers, FREE with qualifying orders of $50 or $100. Anything you order from the new Mini Catalog, or Annual Catalog, qualifies.
Thank you for visiting my blog. The other supplies are in my Product List today, but you’ll need to come back Dec. 3 to find the new sets in my store. For now, put the numbers on your “want list.” Have a wonderful day!
Lily Pad Dies #152315
Lily Impressions DSP #152284
Lovely Lil Pad Stamp Set #152288