Dec 23 2016

Snow Friends & Tin of Tags

Merry Christmas!

 

Here’s my Christmas card for this year, I made about 60 of them!  Again, I went with a Crumb Cake and Real Red combination…it just goes so well with the white Snowman!  And I always do a snowman or snowflake theme every year!  I wanted a more modern, stylized snowman look for my card this year and I think I accomplished that!  I had about 4 versions before I settled on this one.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Stamp the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock with the greeting from Tin of Tags with Real Red Ink, and then emboss with the Snow Flurry Embossing Folder.
  • Cut a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half lengthwise with a curvy pattern so you get two pieces approx 3/4 x 4.  Adhere one to the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Cut the Snow Friends Framelit from Whisper White, the hat from Basic Black and adhere to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Punch the heart with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from Red Glimmer Paper and adhere on snowman.
  • Cut a 1/8″ strip of Red Glimmer Paper, add to hat and trim off excess.

 

I love how this turned out!  You can duplicate this card by purchasing the Stampin’ Up! products at my online store…just click on the photos below!  Thanks!

 

 

 

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Dec 14 2016

Tin of Tags Snowflake

You may recall that I’ve shown several different looks with the Tin of Tags Snowflake over the past couple months.  Some times I just like to sit down with a set and play with several colors and layouts!  Here’s the last of that series that I’ve made.  (You can see the others HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!)  With the fun ribbon on this one, it reminds me of a big present all wrapped up and ready to give away!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2 and folded to form base card.
  • The Warm Wishes greeting from Tin of Tags stamp set is stamped in Real Red Ink at the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky.
  • The 3/4″ Real Red Stitched Ribbon is wrapped around the Soft Sky layer and tied with a knot in the center.  The layer was adhered to the base card.
  • The snowflake from Tin of Tags stamp set is stamped with Real Red Ink on scrap Whisper White, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch (don’t you love when you find out something works with a punch you already have?  I love that the snowflake fits in the punch…Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have it listed that it does!)
  • In the center of the snowflake is a Silver Metallic Sequin.  The snowflake is popped up on the front of the card.

 

That’s it!  Pretty CAS design and probably one that you wouldn’t mail because of the bulky ribbon, but I’d tuck this card into a hand-delivered gift bag for the recipient to enjoy!

 

Need the supplies?  Several items are on sale during our CLOSEOUT SALE!  Please feel free to order from my online store…click on the photos below to take you there!  Thanks!

 

 

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Dec 06 2016

SUOC163 Tin of Tags

On a personal note:  Prayer warriors…please say a prayer for my dad, Jerry, today as he undergoes open heart bypass surgery.  Pray for the skill of the physicians and the staff caring for him and for his recovery and continued health!  Thank you!

 

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is Holiday Elegance!  Oh so many ways you could go with this theme!  I chose to continue with my love of embossing and picked the snowflake from Tin of Tags as the focal images on my card!  It is SO pretty in real life!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Silver Glimmer Paper.  (To save this beautiful paper, I did cut a big rectangle out of the center!)
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White cardstock has been randomly stamped with the Snowflake from Tin of Tags stamp set with Versamark Ink, then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • Joy to the Word from the same Tin of Tags stamp set is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the circle Stitched Shape Framelit.  Then layered on the Layering Scallop Circle Framelit cut from Silver Metallic Cardstock.

As I said, lots of shimmer and shine on this card…which truly represents Holiday Elegance for me!  Check out what the others on the SUO Challenge Design Team came up with this time!  I’m sure there will be some BEAUTIFUL cards as this group is SO talented!

 

 

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Nov 19 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Non-Traditional Colors

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This week’s Saturday Blog Hop over on Create with Connie and Mary features non-traditional Christmas colors!  Any more, though, anything goes and there is so much variety!  So, I had a hard time thinking of something that was really “non-traditional”!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo, scored at 5-1/2 and folded to make the base card.
  • Merry Medley Background stamp was inked with Smoky Slate, then stamped on the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate.  White Craft Ink was sponged along the edges to soften it a little.
  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of Flirty Flamingo Designer Paper was added across the front.
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • The snowflake from Tin of Tags was stamped with White Craft Ink on Flirty Flamingo, then embossed with White Embossing Powder and punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • The punches were adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Large Rhinestone was added to the center and a few scattered in the background for a little bling!

 

OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our November 2016 Mini Session that opened last week! PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that! Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs! WOOHOO!

 

 

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Nov 10 2016

CCMC432 Twinkle Tree

It’s time for another challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary and it’s a beautiful color combination!

 

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Copper is really BIG right now in decorating.  I knew I could go with a fall type card, but decided to go with Christmas for a little change!  Both the greeting and the swirls on the tree are embossed with copper, along with the star on top.  It goes along perfectly with the Copper Embossed Designer Paper in Petals & Paisleys DSP package!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mint Macaron, folded in half.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Petals & Paisleys DSP was added to the left side of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White.
  • On the right side, the tree from Twinkle Tree was stamped with Night of Navy, then the small bokeh circles for that stamp set stamped inside the tree with Mint Macaron Ink.  The swirls and dots image was stamped with Versamark over top and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
  • An AquaPainter and Mint Macaron Ink added grounding under the tree.
  • The star from the same set was stamped with Versamark on Mint Macaron cardstock, them embossed with Copper Embossing powder and cut out.
  • The Mint Macaron Ribbon was wrapped to the back of the Whisper White and hides the seam.
  • Making Spirits Bright from Tin of Tags was stamped with Versamark on Mint Macaron and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder, then punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team has done over on Create with Connie and Mary with this fun color combination!

november-2016-collageOur latest Create with Connie and Mary November 2016 Mini Session OPENS TOMORROW!  We know you’ll be excited about the projects this month!  Great ideas for gift cards, tags, and bags…along with cards!  You’ll be all set for the holidays!

PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!  Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs!  WOOHOO!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!  Perfectly priced at only $8.95 per month!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

 

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Nov 06 2016

Tin of Tags Snowflake

I must admit that I’m missing a new snowman or snowflake set in the Holiday Catalog.  I know…we’ve had several sets over the past few years, but I love them for the holidays!  However, there are a few individual ones scattered among the stamp sets, and I love the shape of the snowflake in Tin of Tags Stamp Set.  AND…this set is ON SALE for 25% off this month!  PLUS…I discovered that it fits the Flower Medallion Punch that is in the Annual Catalog…SCORE!

 

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Here are the details!

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the snowflake was stamped randomly along the left side with Soft Sky Ink four times….then once in the upper right corner.
  • Making Spirits Bright was stamped with Memento Black Ink and then adhered to the base card.
  • Another snowflake was stamped on scrap Whisper White with Soft Sky Ink and punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.  Another Flower Medallion was punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The two were adhered together with Monoadhesive Glue (that works best when adhering to Glimmer Paper!).  Then the snowflake element was added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of silver Glimmer Ribbon was tied in a knot, then adhered to the center of the snowflake…a little different look than using a Rhinestone!

 

Love how this turned out!  Below are the items I used on this card…feel free to order from my online store by clicking on one of the photos!

november-2016-collageAND…check out our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our brand new November 2016 Mini Session that will be opening soon!  PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!  Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs!  WOOHOO!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!  Perfectly priced at only $8.95 per month!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

 

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Sep 13 2016

SUOC157 Tin of Tags

This week’s SUO Challenge theme is “All Kinds of Weather”.  Although I’m not looking forward to it, I do like the look of snowy weather!  And, as long as I don’t have to drive in it!  lol!  So, I used the pretty snowflake in Tin of Tags for this week’s Design Team card!  I went with some non-traditional colors of Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate…love that combination!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • The top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Along the bottom, I stamped the snowflake randomly with Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Inks.
  • The Silver Glitter Ribbon goes across the center and is adhered behind the Whisper White layer.
  • Warm Wishes was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Layering Circles Thinlets, then layered on the larger Scallop Layering Circle of Smoky Slate.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some of the pink Fancy Frost Sequins were glued on the front for a little extra bling!

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week with the “All Kinds of Weather” challenge over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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