Sep 08 2010

Bells and Boughs

I love the old fashioned look of this set!  Poinsettias and holly are just favorites of mine during the Christmas season.  I always hate putting them away, although I'm always ready for less "clutter" when I finally do put away all the decorations.


This is my Control Freaks Swap card for the Holiday Mini!  



I started by using Always Artichoke for the base.  I layered on Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I cut a piece of Deck the Halls Designer Paper (my FAVORITE design in that package!) and angled the bottom edge.  I adhered it to Very Vanilla, then ran it thru the Big Shot with the Top Note die.  I used the Scallop Edge punch on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered that to the bottom of the Designer Paper.  I stamped A Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!'s Bells & Boughs stamp set in Cherry Cobbler.  I added a strip of Sticky Strip, then the WONDERFUL Champagne Glass Glitter!  Wow…I seriously LOVE this stuff!  So easy to work with, doesn't make a mess, but adds a lot of sparkle to your project!


Finally, I stamped the bells from Bells & Boughs on Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon and used my AquaPainter along with Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers to watercolor it.  Then it was cut out and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals (30 of them in total!!!)  I was happy with how they turned out!


New Designer Paper and Ribbon Shares going on now!  Find more information HERE!

With the new catalog, Stampin' Up! has introduced a lot of new ribbon colors!  So, I thought it was time for more Ribbon Shares.  Each Group of Ribbon will be wrapped around 1-2 pieces of cardstock so your ribbon arrives wrinkle-free and organized.

4 People have left comments on this post

Sep 8, 2010 - 10:09:21

What a beautiful card!!  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 8, 2010 - 11:09:31

I love that set and the paper too.  This is a lovely card – those bells just set it off perfectly!  30 of them??  Wow!

Sep 9, 2010 - 12:09:50
Cookie said:

love this card Connie….  I just got this set today and the paper so I might give it a go…. thanks for sharing your creativity