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Merry Christmas

Hello all, a second post for me today! Trying to get all these Christmas cards photographed and posted before Christmas comes and goes!

This pair are from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday card class that I attended a couple of weeks ago.  They both use glossy cardstock as the dry embossed background and I really love the look! I will be doing more of that in the future!


Here’s a closer look at one of them where you can see how pretty the embossing is on the glossy cardstock.


About these cards: Everything is from Stampin’ Up! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits die.  I curled it with my fingers and adhered it with dimensional adhesive under one side to maintain the curled look.  The ornaments are from the Ornament Keepsakes set and are stamped in Gumball Green (left) and Real Red (right).  I added some adhesive rhinestones to the red ornament, and both ornaments are die cut with their coordinating Framelit die then mounted on dimensional adhesives.  The glossy white cardstock is dry embossed on my Big Shot with the Holiday Frame embossing folder.  The mats for both cards are Gumball Green cardstock.

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Merry Christmas

It’s time to make Christmas cards for OWH, which is great because I get the chance to try out a few things and decide what I want to do for my own Christmas cards this fall.

Right now I’m really loving today’s card which is a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest, this beautiful card from Snowy Moose Creations.  I really like the Peace on Earth sentiment for it, I need to find or create one I think.  In the meantime I also like the classic Merry Christmas!  We’ll be making this card at my upcoming OWH Cardmaking party!


About this card:  The sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in SU! Basic Gray on white cardstock and punched with the Word Window punch.  I matted it with a piece of SU! Basic Black cardstock punched with the Modern Label punch.   The main panel is white Hammermill cardstock, stamped with trees from SU! Lovely as a Tree in SU! Basic Gray ink and a bird from SU! Elementary Elegance in SU! Real Red ink.   I dry embossed this panel on my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, then matted it with SU! Basic Black and mounted it on dimensional adhesives.  The background is brushed silver cardstock from Worldwin that is dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder, and matted with more Basic Black. 

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Thinking of You

Hi friends! Remember last week when I posted this sketch card and asked for ideas to finish it off? I got several good ideas both here and on Pinterest, including adding more color, bling, a sentiment, etc.

I definitely agreed the card needed a sentiment! So I added one of those, and then I combined two ideas and ended up adding some pearl pen to the flower centers.  What do you think? I like it a whole lot better now!  This will be a great card to add to my OWH box.


Here’s a detail shot of the changes…


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About this card:  The designer paper was received in a swap.  The ivory cardstock is Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla.  The main panel is adhered with dimensional adhesives.  The sheer ivory ribbon is from the Paper Studio. The sentiment is from SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in SU! Baja Breeze ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and hand cut into the pennant shape.   I accented the flowers with a Viva Pearl Pen in Pearl.

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Happy Birthday

Popping up with a rare Saturday post today! This afternoon I had the pleasure of doing a cardmaking demonstration for a bunch of scrapbookers in part of my ongoing attempts to convert all scrapbookers to cardmakers (hahaha).  Seriously, it was at a crafting-for-a-cause event to raise funds to help the homeless in our area, and it was a honor to contribute to such a great cause.  I used this week’s OWH sketch (#118) to talk about how to make cards using scrapbooking leftovers…


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About this card:  The sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in SU! True Thyme ink on white cardstock.  I punched it with a 1 1/4″ circle punch.  I punched a scalloped circle from some SU! Early Espresso cardstock to mat it.  I used a notebook hole punch to turn the sentiment into a ribbon slide and wove pink baker’s twine through it (from Reasonable Ribbon).   The designer papers are all from BasicGrey’s Sweet Threads 6 x 6 paper pad, the central panel is matted with more Early Espresso.  The scalloped border is 1″ circles adhered behind the central panel.  I curled them up a bit with my finger for a ruffled look.


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Thank You

A simple and easy thank you card share today, designed to show off this beautiful Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper.  A little ribbon, a sentiment tag, and voila!


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About this card: The sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in Stazon Jet Black on vellum and cut into a tag shape.  I set in a copper eyelet from my stash and tied on some jute twine from Reasonable Ribbon.   The blue ribbon is SU! Bashful Blue taffetta.  The background paper is Bo Bunny Gabrielle line and is matted with SU! Early Espresso.  The cardbase is generic ivory from my stash.

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Four Seasons

One of the things I like to do at an OWH cardmaking party is give away a few door prizes.  Everyone loves to win something! I was fortunate enough this time around to have several great prizes donated (thanks, ladies!) so I decided to create one prize myself, which was a flexible card set.

I used sponging and direct-to-paper inking to create backgrounds, and stamping to finish out the scene of four different designs based on the four seasons on a total of eight cards.  Then I created pennants with a variety of sentiments and small embellishments.  The pennants have peel-and-stick adhesive on the backs.  I kept the cards clean and simple to let the stamping shine.

My mom ended up winning this prize! Yay, mom!


I included one card with the sentiment already attached as a suggestion on how to place the sentiments.


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About these cards:  All products are from Stampin’ Up! except a couple of the sentiments.  The cardstocks are Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Basic Black.  The inks are a large variety of SU inks!  The stamp set is SU! Branch Out for the scene and Teeny Tiny Wishes and Something to Celebrate for the sentiments.  Two of the sentiments are from Hampton Arts stamps.

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Happy Birthday

I had two friends with birthdays this week.  I showed you the first card on Tuesday, and today’s card is the second.  This one is also an SU Catalog case, but it is from an older catalog – I’m not sure which one.  I had this pretty floral designer paper from Making Memories that I wanted to use, so I pulled the rest of the cardstock colors based on that. I think it’s pretty and the recipient loved it.


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About this card:  The sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in SU! Buckaroo Blue on SU! Very Vanilla cardstock.  I hand cut the pennant shape.  The flower was cut on my Silhouette cutter with designer paper from Making Memories.  I layered four flowers on top of each other and curled the top ones a little with my finger.   The large rhinestone is also from Making Memories.   I punched a piece of SU! Apricot Appeal cardstock with the designer label punch, then used a paper piercer to add the pierced border detail.  The large pennant is more Making Memories paper, and behind that is SU! Groovy Guava cardstock punched with the scallop trim border punch.   My card base is SU! Buckaroo Blue cardstock that has been dry embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder on my Big Shot.

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CASE the Catalog

As promised, here is yesterday’s CASE the catalog post!

I needed to make a birthday card for a coworker and since I knew the card wasn’t going through the mail, I took the opportunity to make something nice and lumpy!  I found this card on page 126 of the current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog and knew it would be a perfect card to CASE.


I wanted a more dramatic look so I embossed the doily in white onto a dark brown cardstock.  I also made a bigger rosette since I left out the die cut layer in the original.  And my button in the center is a beautiful rhinestone button that is very dramatic!


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About this card:  The button is one that I received in a swap.  The rosette is made with paper from the Stampin’ Up! designer series Spice Cake.  The sentiment from SU!  Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in SU! Early Espresso ink on SU! Very Vanilla cardstock which I then hand cut into a pennant shape.   I stamped the SU! Hello, Doily stamp in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Ranger white detail embossing powder on SU! Early Espresso cardstock.  The mat is SU! More Mustard.

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CASE the Catalog Monday!

Happy Monday, everyone! Since it is Thanksgiving week I thought a thank you card would be an appropriate choice for this week’s CASE.  I found a lovely one on page 13 of the current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog and recreated it for you to see.

First, the original, which features a stamp set called Faith in Nature.  Very nice but unfortunately I do not own that set :)


For my version I selected a stamp that would support a similar color palette, the sunflower from Stamper’s Best.  I love the fall colors in the original card so I kept mine very similar.  I also liked the layout so I kept that although I eliminated one layer and some of the dimensionals to make my version flatter and easier to mail.

The original card’s stamp has text built into the stamp, so to interpret that I stamped on an old book page (Faulkner!) and cut it out.  I used an aquabrush to watercolor my image and then mounted it up similarly to the original.

(Here is a tip if you want to try stamping on old book pages: read the page before you stamp and be careful of your placement.  My first try on this ended up with the word ‘vomit’ right at the top center of the flower.  Not cute!)


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About this card: The sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in SU! Basic Brown ink on generic ivory cardstock and cut out.  I glued an old book page to some scrap cardstock, then stamped on the sunflower from Stamper’s Best in more SU! Basic Brown ink.  I watercolored it with an aquabrush and SU! inks in Summer Sun, Marigold Morning, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive, then cut it out.  I layered the image on two pieces of generic ivory cardstock, the top one is mounted on dimensional adhesive.  I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch to punch six SU! Pumpkin Pie cardstock circles and adhered them to the back of the ivory cardstock to create a large scalloped border.  I adhered that to my generic dark kraft cardstock base card and used Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Pearl to accent.

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Christmas Card Evolution

I fell in love with this card design that I learned in the Holiday Card Boot Camp, so much so that I think this is going to be my Official Christmas Card 2011.   It took a bit of experimenting to come up with the final design, and I thought I’d share a little about my process.

I’m using the Hero Arts Holly Stamp and Emboss set, which is beautiful, but I had a bit of a learning curve on getting it lined up and inked well. Here’s the first draft…


I inked the holly stamp with a green Colorbox pigment ink, and then I inked the embossing folder with Colorbox Silver.  I like the way it came out but I decided that I didn’t want to ink that embossing folder a hundred times to make my Christmas cards.  I also thought the design lent itself to a more vintage look, so I decided to switch from white to kraft cardstock.

I also decided to change the sentiment to something smaller, even though I love the font on the original sentiment (Stampin’ Up! Warmest Regards stamp set).  I’m still not sure the sentiment I ended up with is my final choice, but I do like the size of it better.  I also changed that strip from white to ivory cardstock.

Here’s what the final version ended up looking like:


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For the kraft version, I inked the stamp with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, and I didn’t ink the embossing folder at all.  I sponged on some Distress Ink in Tea Dye after embossing to raise the pattern a bit.   You may also notice the window is further down.  For the original I used a 2.5″ punch from Marvy/Uchida, but I didn’t like how high up it made the window.  For the kraft version I created a 2.5″ circle cutting file on my Silhouette SD to make the window.

I covered the berries on this version with Viva Pearl Pen, which I only have in white, and I wanted red berries so after it dried I came back and colored them with a red Copic marker.   For my official card I’m just going to buy some red pearl pen, because that took way too long to color all those berries.

I also changed the direction my bird was facing.  For some reason I like my critters to face the opening of the card whenever possible.  In addition, I added an eye with a black glimmer pen, and I sponged a little dark red ink on the bird’s belly and the bottom of his wing for added dimension.

Supplies:  Bird Builder Punch, Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, SU! Black metallic gel pen, Sakura.  Cherry Cobbler ink, SU! Very Vanilla cardstock, SU! Chocolate Chip ink, SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, SU! Gold brads, Making Memories.   Kraft cardstock, Bazzill.  Holly stamp and embossing folder set, Hero Arts.  Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Tim Holtz.  Tea Dye Distress Ink, Tim Holtz.  Pearl Pen, Viva Decor.  Red Marker, Copic R29.

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