Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sparkly Crhistmas Tree Card

Here's a Christmas card that I thought I had already shared on my blog, but don't see it. 

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This is almost exactly like the one that Carol Lovenstein created for her husband. 

Here are the changes I made to her great design;
1. I didn't sponge green ink onto silver glimmer paper. Instead I used Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper circles and I like the contrast with the red and silver glimmer papers.
2. I used Shimmery White card stock behind the tree. You can see the sparkle in this photo, but in person it is more subtle and I don't know that I would use the Shimmery White on this card if I were mass producing it.
3. I used a coordinating Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper for the tree stand instead of Early Espresso, or whatever darker card stock was used in the original.

Other than that it is a copy of a winning card.

Have a blessed day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bootiful Occasions Christmas Card

Wow, what a difference a day makes! It is back up to 40°+ and the sun is shining. The wind has died down and it is trying to return to fall after venturing into a quick winter scene.

Here's another unconventional use of a stamp set. I pulled out my Bootiful Occasions stamp set and hung the boots on the mantel. The trees are from the Festival of Trees set in the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog.

Supplies I used
Brushed gold card stock
Trim the Tree DSP stack
Whisper White card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Festival of Trees stamp set
Bootiful Occasions stamp set
Hardwood stamp
Chocolate Chip ink
Encore gold ink
Jet Black Stazon
Garden Green ink 
Soft Suede ink
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Window punch
Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities

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Have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

By the Seashore Christmas Card

We actually did get some snow today! The wind didn't quit, so the snow was blowing away until the freezing rain started. It has been 30° all day.

First we got some snow...

Then we got the freezing rain!

Hope it was warmer where you are!

Here's my project to share today.

It is a Christmas Tree that I created with the  Stampin' Up! stamp set, By the Seashore. I'm usually wishing I was by the seashore! ☺ I keep looking through my stamp sets to see which ones I can use to create unconventional Christmas cards and this was one that I came up with.

Products I used
Kraft paper
Soft Sky card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Crumb Cake classic stampin' ink pad
Pearls basic jewels
By the Seashore stamp set

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Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall Pumpkin Banner

I have been waiting until November to post this and then I almost forgot! Here's my Banner for Thanksgiving. Susie and I enjoyed making these banners even though we made them on a very warm day that was not at all Fall-like.

It is definitely Fall-like today and tomorrow it is forecast to be more like Winter weather. Some forecasts say snow and others say freezing rain. Between the two, I am definitely hoping for the snow.

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Supplies I used
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Mossy Meadow card stock
Cajun Craze card stock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink
Woodgrain embossing folder
Banner Collection Framelits
Oval Collection Framelits
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon
Blackberry Bliss cotton ribbon
rhinestones basic jewels
Other- Alphabet dies, Jute Twine

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Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry Snowflake Card

I knew the beautiful leaves wouldn't last long! Today the wind has been howling and when we drove past the middle school there were heaps of leaves piled up against the chain link fence.

Today would be perfect for a leafy card, but my friend says there is a chance of snow in a couple of days. I have a snow card to share instead of a leaf card.

This card is created with the Stampin' Up! set Endless Wishes.

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Supplies I used
Soft Sky card stock
Marina Mist card stock
Silver foil paper
Whisper White card stock
Endless Wishes stamp set
Encore Silver ink pad
Night of Navy ink pad
Marina Mist ink pad
Rhinestones basic jewels

*Hint* you can color your rhinestones with blendabilities to create colored jewels with which to embellish your cards!

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The basic card idea is by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek. I added all the silver accents, lighter rhinestones and a Merry sentiment! {I
like cards with sparkle :)}

Thanks for joining me in my crafting space today!
Have a blessed day,

Monday, November 10, 2014

Snowman Flip Card

It is a lovely fall day today. The leaves are falling off the trees rather quickly though, because there is a light breeze. Soon the tree that is about a block from my house will be leafless and I will be able to see Mt. Hood again!

Here's a fun flip card that I made. I used Michelle Last's basic card idea and then added birds in the tree, a red ribbon, a sentiment on the front and snowflakes and rhinestones. 

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 Here's what the inside looks like when the card is open.

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Supplies I used
All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Soft Sky card stock
Whisper White card stock
White Christmas stamp set
Real Red cotton ribbon
Frosted Sequins
Basic rhinestones
Jet Black ink
2013-2014 In-Color marker set
Label Flip card die set

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Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a blessed day,

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Elegance Card

Well, I guess it is about time I get back to my blogging. I have been busy teaching stamping classes, teaching 2nd graders and volunteering with an after school homework club. Now it's time to share some stamping.

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I created several cards with Stampin' Up! stamps that weren't Christmas stamps. This one is not obvious because it does use Christmas stamps from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog.

I stamped the Apothecary label in gold on Cherry Cobbler card stock and then embossed it with gold. 

I also stamped the same stamp on Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out only the banner. Then I embossed the Sentiment on it again using the gold ink and the gold embossing powder. 

I Stamped the Wondrous Wreath, die cut it and layered it onto the label with dimensionals. Then I layered the sentiment, also using dimensionals.

I think it looks rather elegant and like the way it turned out.
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Brushed Gold card stock
Trim the Tree Designer Paper stack
Whisper White card stock
Cherry Cobbler Seam binding
Antique Brads
Label framelits
Gold embossing powder
Gold ink
Ornamental Pines stamp set
Apothecary Arts stamp set
Wondrous Wreath stamp set
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' ink
Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' ink
Garden Green Classic Stampin' ink

All supplies for this card can be purchased from my online store. 

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Have a blessed day!