Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas card inspiration, part two

As promised, I have some more holiday cards! Today I'm sharing two more cards from my stamp-a-stack this weekend.

It's a little hard to tell in the photo but this card is so sparkly! Instead of coloring in the letters, we used a glue pen and dazzling diamonds. And instead of coloring in the Christmas tree, we stamped the image on designer series paper, cut it out and placed it over the stamped panel. Fun, huh??

The second card is pretty rare for me - a one-layer card! I just never get tired of the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set and it was perfect for this one. The wide striped grosgrain ribbon is so elegant, although it's a bit bulky so this is better as a hand-delivered card vs. one that is mailed.

I still have more Christmas cards to share so check back soon.

Thanks for stopping by!


{{happy holidays}}
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Jolly Holiday designer series paper, dotted scallop ribbon punch, glue pen, dazzling diamonds

{{peace on earth}}

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Four the Holidays
Cardstock: Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas card inspiration

It's been a busy weekend...stamp-a-stack class on Friday night and this afternoon and a big group stamp camp yesterday. Lots of Christmas cards have been made over the last few days! I'll be sharing some of the cards over the next few days, so sit back and enjoy. I hope you're inspired!

Today's first card is from my stamp-a-stack and features a non-traditional Christmas color combination - Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery and Early Espresso. I've noticed a lot of brightly colored Christmas decorations hitting the store shelves and thought I'd give it a try for a fun, whimsical holiday card.

My second stamp-a-stack card is pretty basic and very easy for mass production. Dasher is one of Stampin' Up!'s most popular sellers. Part of the ala carte line, this single stamp is quite a deal at only $8.95!

Thanks for stopping by!


{{ornament christmas}}
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays, Very Vintage jumbo wheel
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso
Accessories: ornament punch, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, jumbo handle, stampin' dimensionals

Stamps: Dasher, Four the Holidays
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: stampin' dimensionals

Monday, October 18, 2010

Faux paper tearing

For stamp club this month, my customers learned some "faux" techniques. Today's card is an example of faux paper tearing. To start, we stamped the sentiment on a piece of copy paper. Then you tear around the sentiment and use that piece as a mask. Use some temporary adhesive to attach it to your cardstock. We used a sponge and ink to distress the cardstock and then stamped leaf images. When you remove the mask, you're left with what looks like
custom-made designer series paper that's torn. Finally, stamp the sentiment again and finish the card. How easy is that?!

I'll have another "faux" technique tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Autumn Splendor
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke
Accessories: copy paper, sponges, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Faux Fabric

Yes, I'm still here and kicking...I just haven't had time for blogging. I've been so busy lately and have lots of projects to share. So I'll start out with a fun card from a workshop on Friday night. It's a CASE of one I found on By stamping first and then running the cardstock through the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder, it looks like fabric!

I have some other cards with "faux" techniques to share so be sure to check back tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Falling Leaves
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, modern label punch, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Embossed Snowflakes

I'm back with another holiday card! I've said before how much I love Stampin' Up!'s embossing folders and the new Holiday Mini Catalog has a new one that features beautiful, delicate snowflakes.

I paired Bashful Blue with Night of Navy for this holiday card. A few of Stampin' Up!'s new self-adhesive rhinestone jewels in the snowflake centers and some gorgeous satin ribbon add another splash of elegance.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Whisper White satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestone jewels, stampin' dimensionals


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