Nov 27 2014

CCMC331 Many Merry Stars

I know…it’s Thanksgiving!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone!  I hope that you saw my Banner Blessings card that posted yesterday.  Today for our Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge, I went with a Christmas card, mainly because after today everyone’s thoughts will be more firmly focused on Christmas!  Have fun playing with this sketch, lots of great ideas from our Challenge Team this week!  I originally said this was Festival of Trees, but actually it is the tree image in Many Merry Stars stamp set in the Holiday Supplement catalog!

 

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Here’s my take on the sketch:

CCMC332 Many Merry Stars

 

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Sahara Sand, I added a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of Nordic Noel Designer Paper.
  • I covered the seam with a 1/4″ strip of Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • The Many Merry Stars tree image was stamped with Silver Ink on Real Red, Whisper White and Pacific Point, then used the Tree Punch to punch the images out.  I lined them up in a row above the Glimmer Paper.
  • In the center of each tree, I added a Rhinestone Jewel.
  • Finally, I stamped Tis the Season with Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut with the Project Life Framelits.

Every year, I always love doing a patriotic Christmas card.  I really like how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the fabulous Challenge Team designs this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!  Enjoy your Turkey Day!

 

 


Nov 26 2014

Banner Blessings

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

I have many things to be grateful for…pictures of two of them are at the bottom of this post!  My grandchildren and family are a blessing beyond measure!  Both sets of our parents have good health and we’re able to host Thanksgiving for our family tomorrow!  When I saw the Freshly Made Sketch 164 sketch for today, I knew I wanted to use the brand new Banner Blessings Photopolymer set from Stampin’ Up!  It was released last week and I love all the greetings in it…they are large enough to be the focal element on the card, but small enough to be the accent, too.  A great new set!

 

Banner Blessings
 

FMS164
I combined Banner Blessings with Color Me Autumn Designer paper for my card:

 

Banner Blessings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze, folded in half.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and placed on top.
  • I cut two pieces of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper (in my favorite pattern!) 1 1/2 x 4 and adhered at top and bottom of the Very Vanilla.
  • Two 1/4 x 4 strips of Mossy Meadow hide the seams.
  • I stamped Banner Blessings with Mossy Meadow ink in the center panel of Very Vanilla and used the Cajun Craze Marker to color in the letters.
  • I cut a small piece of Burlap Ribbon and tied Linen Thread around it with a bow, adding the Autumn Wooden Element to it.
  • I added Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze and Hello Honey leaves cut with the Fun Fall Framelits and embossed with the Woodgrain Folder to the Burlap Ribbon and below the greeting for accents.

OK…new photos of the grandkids.  I know it has been a while!  Carter is 17 months and Quinn is 6 weeks!

 

Quinn Nov 24 small

First Snow 2014 small

Very, very blessed!  I wish you and yours a very Happy Thankgiving and safe travels!

 


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Nov 23 2014

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I need to send a card to someone who needs a little sunshine in their life!  Of course, I pulled out my trusty Beautiful Bunch stamp set and favorite background set, Kinda Eclectic.  With as many Christmas and Fall cards that I’ve made lately, it felt good to use a flower set again!

Beautiful Bunch 3

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Old Olive, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I stamped the polka dot background stamp in Stampin’ Up!’s Kinda Eclectic with Calypso Coral ink.  Over that I stamped the sunburst with Hello Honey Ink.  The greeting was stamped with Old Olive ink.
  • I used my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers to color the Beautiful Bunch flower, then punched with the Fun Flower punch.  I colored the center with the Old Olive Blendabilities and punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, then used a Dimensional to pop it up in the center of the flower.
  • I tied a double bow with the Old Olive Bakers Twine and added it with a Mini Glue dot to my flower.

Very simple, but love the coloring with Blendabilities on the CAS background!  Don’t forget…today’s the last day of my 40% Adhesive Sale!  Don’t miss out!


Nov 22 2014

Mingle All the Way Snowman

Stamp Club members this month enjoyed making this punch art Snowman for the front of their Gift Card Holder.  I wanted to share a coordinating card I made at the Retreat last month using the same snowman!  I know I’ll be making a bunch of them for my Christmas gift tags this year!  I’d better get working on them!

 

Mingle all the Way Snowman

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Marina Mist was embossed with the Northern Flurries folder.
  • The greeting from Mingle All The Way was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White and punched with the 1 3/4″ Circle.  A few Rhinestones were added for some special sparkle.
  • I made the snowman out of Whisper White and Basic Black circles and ovals and added the scarf cut from Trim The Tree Designer Paper Pack.
  • I cut off the loop on the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment and adhered it to the scarf with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Two large Rhinestones were colored with a Black Sharpie for “coal” and added to his belly.
  • A little triangle of Pumpkin Pie makes his nose and the eyes and mouth were hand drawn with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • I tore a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Whisper White to make the snow ground and tucked the snowman down inside the snow bank!  I added some Dazzling Details sparkle to the top edge of the snow.

Too, too, cute, if I must say so myself!!!  I love snowman cards!

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Nov 20 2014

CCMC330 Santa Stache

We have a wonderful color combination challenge this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Although the colors are very “fall” looking, I wanted to use a Christmas image.  I decided they would be great with the nutcracker image in Santa Stache!

 

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And…here’s my card!

CCMC330 Santa Stache

Here’s how to make it.

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Blackberry Bliss folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I added 3/4″ strips of the In Color Pattern Designer Papers in Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist.
  • The nutcracker image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Blendabilities…although they technically aren’t the colors, they are SO close I thought they passed!  I just like coloring with them more than I do the regular markers!  I added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I cut the mustache from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper with the framelit and added it to the nutcracker.
  • The greeting was stamped on the right side with Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • For a little more bling, I punched 3 stars from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added them on top of the DSP strips.

Lots of fun, huh?  OK…now make sure to go check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Nov 19 2014

Wondrous Wreath is Tickled Pink

How do you like that title?  What are you thinking right now?  I made this Wondrous Wreath card last month for a friend going thru chemo again for breast cancer.  But, I didn’t want to make a serious card.  I knew she’d love the bling of the Silver Glimmer Paper and shiny Silver Vellum and the bright pink colors on the wreath.  Plus I added the fun greeting from the stamp set, Flamingo Tango.  I must admit, one of the BIG reasons in getting that set (other than the donation Stampin’ Up! makes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities), was this greeting.

 

Wondrous Wreath

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate.
  • I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White and one from Silver Vellum Paper.  I adhered the Silver Vellum Paper to the Whisper White by placing Mini Glue dots behind a few of the silver dots in the corners.  They are hidden that way!
  • I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Silver Glimmer and cut a flag end, then added it to the front of the base card.
  • The wreath from Stampin’ Up!’s Wondrous Wreath was stamped with Pink Pirouette, then the Strawberry Slush and finally with Silver Ink Berries, then cut out with the matching Wreath framelits.
  • I popped it up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Flamingo Lingo was stamped with Strawberry Slush, then cut out with the Bitty Banner frametlits and added to the front with a dimensional.
  • I tied a bow in the Strawberry Slush Thick Twine and added it with a Mini Glue Dot!

Do you love it?  I do!  I think this would be so fun to receive in the mail!  I think it would make a great non-traditional Christmas Card with a different greeting, too!

 

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Nov 18 2014

SUO110 Endless Wishes

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…this time our theme is Marker Fun!  The Design Team came up with lots of different ideas for using markers.  We could use Stampin’ Up! regular markers, Blendabilities, make backgrounds or whatever!  I chose to use my regular Stampin’ Write Markers and make up a fun background using Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette and my acrylic blocks!

 

SUOC110 Endless Wishes

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White, I used Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette Markers and my Acrylic Blocks misted with water to create the background (sorry, the pink is hard to see online.)
  • On top I used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Silver Ink pads to stamp the Endless Wishes snowflakes randomly on the background.
  • I layered this Whisper White on a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
  • The Silver Satin Ribbon is wrapped to the back and adhered, then adhered to the front of the Pink Pirouette base.
  • I cut the Snowflake from the Snowflake Card Thinlet from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper.  In the center is a Wisteria Wonder Candy Dot.  I adhere it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Finally, I stamped the Christmas greeting from Endless Wishes with Tuxedo Black ink in the lower right corner.

This card is so shimmery in real life!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges, then grab your markers and play along!

 

 


Nov 15 2014

Holiday Home

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Home is just one of those stamp sets that I had to have the minute I saw it.  I loved how it had different elements for decorating them…kind of like the Cat’s Meow buildings I used to collect (and still have in my basement somewhere!)  I also loved the little Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer and thought it could be used in so many different ways!  When I was working on my Flat, Fast and Fabulous Class last week, this idea came to me.  I discarded it for the class because it took longer than the requirement for mass producing, but it still was pretty quick to come together!

 

Holiday Home

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Bermuda Bay was added on top.
  • Another 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White was added.
  • I cut a 2 x 3 1/2 piece of All Is Calm Designer Paper in the snowflake print, and stamped Santa’s sleigh and reindeer with Tuxedo Black Ink on it in the upper left corner.  (It does lighten quite a bit stamping it on the DSP.)
  • I added it to a 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and placed it on the Whisper White layer.
  • I stamped the Holiday Home house with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and colored it with Crumb Cake, So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers.  The wreath was stamped with Garden Green above the door.
  • I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black towards the bottom of the Whisper White, then added the House above it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t that a fun way to use that set?  I really liked how it turned out.

 

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