Monday, November 29, 2010

Candy Cane House

This little house was soooo much fun to decorate once I overcame my fear. I knew I wanted to use this paper from the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper. I used Tombow™ Liquid Glue to glue the house together, to attach the DSP and to decorate the roof. The roof was made with strips of Wild Wasabi that I punched with the Scallop Border Punch. I glued the strips on the roof with a little overhang and then went back and trimmed the edges. The glittered door and shutters were made with Sticky Sheetst. The wreath was a Sticky Sheet I ran through the Big Shot with the scallop circle from the Pennant die. I made the "curtains" with retired ribbon from the Fairy Tale ribbon on the Stampin' Up!™ clearance rack. The snowflakes are also from the clearance rack.

I would have done a couple of things differently. I should have used Whisper White on the back of the Sticky Sheets for the shutters and wreaths to make them easier to handle. Also, I would have decorated the back of the roof before I glued it to the house.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Just a quick post of a quick and easy card we made at my Christmas card SAS. The Northern Flurry embossing folder makes this card super quick! I just added a little ribbon and some pearls, stamped Merry Christmas and tah dah! The card base, ink and ribbon are retired Brocade Blue. I did not put a bow on this one so it would be easy to mail!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simple Grace Christmas Card

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets. It is one of the few retired Christmas sets that I have kept. The paper is a retired Stampin' Up! paper called Christmas Cocoa. I used Soft Suede to stamp the image and the sentiment which is from the Stampin' Up! set called Rejoicing In Christmas. The ribbon is Soft Suede grosgrain.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tags Till Christmas Card

Here is another card from my Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack. The card base is the now retired color Mellow Moss. I used the lovely Vintage Wallpaper to emboss the Very Vanilla panel. The stamped ornament is from the Stampin' Up! set called Tags Till Christmas; the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used some of my stash of retired Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon.
Now that I see this card on the "big screen" I wish I had sponged around the larger panel. For SAS cards I try to keep them quick because we make 30 cards in one night. I love sponging everything but it is time consuming.
Well off to clean; my stamp club is tonight and my stamping basement needs attention!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Silver Dasher

This is one of the cards we made at the Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. See what you missed!!! And just think-you would have your Christmas cards done and it is not even Thanksgiving!

I embossed Dasher and the sentiment with silver embossing powder. When I first started making cards I was in love with embossing. Watching the embossing powder melt as I heated it was almost like magic! Yeah well, like Trisha I am "easily amused". The card base is retired Taken With Teal textured card stock. I punched the snowflake and the scallop oval out of Brushed Silver card stock.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dasher Christmas Tag

Look it's Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. Donder??? Is that correct? This little gem of a stamp is called Dasher but you could add a little red nose and call him Rudolph; he won't mind!
Dasher was stamped with Versamark™ and embossed with silver embossing powder. I added some of that lovely waffle paper and of course some of the new silver glass glitter found in the Holiday mini.
(only $3.95 a jar!)
The snowflake is the negative image from the Snowflake Punch that I simply cut around and embossed with silver embossing powder. It is actually a piece of Whisper White.
Now originally I did not plan to add the snowflake but I smeared glue on the front of my tag so the snowflake was strategically placed to hide it. I did not take a photo of the back but there is a piece of Basic Gray card stock glued on the back with "to & from" stamped. This is one of the Christmas tags we will be making on Friday!! See what you are missing???????

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inlaid Embossing Meets Northern Frost

Don't you just love the background panel? This technique is called Inlaid Embossing. You can use any die cuts or punched pieces to make this. I used the Northern Frost Sizzlet die to cut the snowflakes and glued them on a piece of Whisper White using Tombow™ Liquid Glue. I then ran it through the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler seam binding from the Holiday Mini. This is beautiful ribbon, very soft and supple! The card base is Night of Navy and the snowflakes were cut out of the now retired Brocade Blue.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stampin' Up! Gold Waffle Paper

I finally broke out my waffle paper and actually used it! It is thicker than I thought it would be and easy to work with. In order to ruffle it around the stamped image I cut it in vertical strips and used a couple of small pieces rather than trying to work with one long piece. When it is finished you cannot see the seams.
The stamped image is from the set called Tags Till Christmas found in the Holiday Mini. The glitter is the new yummy, sparkly Champagne Glass Glitter. I love this glitter (okay I love any glitter)! I used Tombow™ Liquid Glue to adhere the glitter. One really nice thing about this glitter is it will age over time giving your project a vintage look. The little branches are a Martha Stewart™ Punch. The Cherry Cobbler panel was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and spritzed with Shimmer Paint mist.
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