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Where have I been? I guess I didn't realize how behind I was in posting! oops! I usually sit down and put a few posts out there. The secret is...I can select the date that I want them to push out. Well...I didn't realize how behind I was. Life gets busy with life...just doing the every day stuff. I did have a few people email me and ask if I was going to post some more ideas. Thanks for the reminder!
I love this time of year. My house is decorated for Christmas. I have 4 different nativity sets on display...always on the look-out for another unique one.
This STOCKING PUNCH and FROSTWOOD LODGE Designer Paper has been such a hit. These 2 items are available until January 3rd. After that date I am guessing that the punch will still be available, but not the paper. Notice the tiny little brads...they are a new item as of July 1st, 2011.
Enjoy the Christmas Season! If you need any help with Christmas Ideas...I can help. If you have a wish list, please direct your loved ones to me and I will help them do the shopping for you!
Another sample with this awesome stamp set called THE SOUNDING JOY.
BASIC GRAY and REAL RED are the colors used for this card. The stamp set is so perfect for a great looking Christmas Card! The LACE RIBBON BORDER PUNCH along with the PEARLS are a great pair. Thanks to Debbie Peters for sending this card.
SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER is used on top of the star pattern. The WORD WINDOW PUNCH adds a neat accent to the whole project.
We used NOT QUITE NAVY and NIGHT OF NAVY as the main colors of the card. I took photos of both ideas and mixed them up a bit. The stamp set is THE SOUNDING JOY (p. 23 of the Holiday Mini). It comes with 4 stamps in the set. We used a little bit of BRUSHED SILVER CARDSTOCK and the SCALLOP TRIM BORDER PUNCH to add the accent piece. SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER was used for the words.
The inside of the card matches the SCALLOP TRIM BORDER PUNCH.
This card is made with the PINES & POINSETTIAS stamp set from the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG (p. 21). It is available in clear and wood mount. The colors are WILD WASABI, CHERRY COBBLER, CHOCOLATE CHIP, VERY VANILLA. Thanks to Cathy Miller for designing this card!
The PETALS-A-PLENTY EMBOSSING FOLDER is used for the beautiful poinsettia looking texture. The designer paper is from the package called HOLLY BERRY BOUQUET (p. 20 Holiday Mini) and the QUILTED SATIN RIBBON is also from the Holiday Mini catalog (p. 30).
The circle piece has 3 colors on that image...so that was done with the markers. Color on your stamp with the markers...then HUFF on it before you stamp it. Makes a beautiful piece! Notice the PEARLS added to the POINSETTIA. The SCALLOP EDGE BORDER PUNCH is used with the CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock for that edge.
Looking for a neat gift that can keep on giving? Check out the Stampin' Card Keeper.
This item is in the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG on page 35. It sells for $8.95. It is a paper-covered chipboard box (very sturdy) to organize cards by month, theme, holiday... It comes ALL WHITE and you can personalize it. The box flaps comes with adhesive making it easy to assemble. It includes the silver metal label holder and six dividers inside.
I used the pattern that comes with it to trace a piece of designer paper (SPICE CAKE...MY FAVORITE) and create a special flower arrangement on the lid. Special thanks to Wendy for bringing her creation to our last demonstrator meeting. I basically copied her idea very closely!!!
I did use a piece of FABRIC for the big brown flower. But the rest of the flower arrangement is paper from the SPICE CAKE designer paper package.
What a great gift idea....give this with some cards inside. Then you can keep giving cards throughout the year. Who wouldn't love to receive such a gift???
I can also see this as a fantastic baby shower, bridal shower, special occasion (anniversary)...birthday event. For a baby shower you could have the people write a sweet little note to the family and they could use it as a keepsake box. It could be a recipe box....or so many ideas!
If this is something that you would like to order just let me know!
Only 10 more days until that fabulous day of Thanksgiving! Bring on the turkey and the sweet potatoes...and the green bean cassserole...but most inportantly, bring on the family!
Here is a simple, classic card using a piece of cardstock vellum as the overlay. I honestly have not used vellum in any project for at least a year. Isn't that something how you forget about certain products??? Vellum has been around for a long time.
The sentiment "GIVE THANKS" is stamped in EARLY EXPRESSO ink on the CARDSTOCK VELLUM. The base of the card is VERY VANILLA. The leaf stamp is from the set called GENTLY FALLING. The leaf is stamped 3 times...in EARLY EXPRESSO, POOL PARTY and MORE MUSTARD.
The bow on the front layer is made with the awesome POOL PARTY RUFFLED RIBBON and then an ANTIQUE BRAD is added. Love it! Thanks to Ruth Bingle for making this card. Happy early Thanksgiving to you all! Let's start thinking about all the blessings we have.
There is something to using color on color (tone on tone). It is a crisp, classic look.
This is BAJA BREEZE and VERY VANILLA. There are 2 layers of the BAJA BREEZE...take a close look. The card base is a BAJA BREEZE and then there is a piece that measures 4" x 5 1/4" and run through the BIG SHOT with the SNOW BURST EMBOSSING FOLDER.
Take a piece of VERY VANILLA VELVET STITCHED RIBBON and cut the end at an angle. (Love the RIBBON SCISSORS whenever I cut my ribbon).....Think Christmas Gift!! The sentiment is from a Hostess Set. You can get that set when you have your own party.
Notice the little sparkle above and below the sentiment. That is the DAZZLING DIAMONDS GLITTER. Thanks to Rachel Yurkanin for this great sample!