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Merry and Bright Christmas!

Christmas is around the corner and I’m still in the process of making Christmas cards.   I’m using the Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer Bundle and All is Bright DSP to make cards from these products.  One of the cards I created is based on the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The bundle comes with the stamp set and coordinating bulb punch which makes is super easy to create very merry Christmas cards.

I used the lattice from the Petals and More thinlits and the circle from the Layering Circles thinlits sets.  I used gold fold for the latice to give a rich look.  The cording is from the holiday catalog.  The sentiment is stamped on Crumb Cake with Call me Clover ink.  The end were punched using retired ticket corner punch.  The cute light bulb were stamped then die cut with the Christmas bulb builder punch then used the gold cording to string them.

I will post more of my Christmas cards over then next couple of weeks.

Stampin' UpMerry and Bright Christmas card

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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May your Christmas be Merry and Bright Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Making Christmas Bright

Paper:  Card Stock; Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake; All is Bright DSP

Ink: Call me Clover, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Christmas bulb builder, Petals and More thinlits, Layering Circles thinlits, dimensionals, Gold 1/8″ cord, TomBow Glue

 

 

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A Winter Woods Christmas Card

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is and inspiration challenge.  The Christmas images inspired me to use the Winter Woods stamp set which is in the  Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set coordinates with the In the Woods Framelits dies which makes it easy to die cut the trees.  I wanted to create a simple card I could easily duplicate and came up with this snowy scene.

Stampin Up Winter Woods Christmas cardI die cut the trees from Sparkle Glimmer paper along with the snow drift.  The sentiment is from Timeless Tidings and die cut with the 1-3/4″ circle punch and the red frame was die cut using the 2″ circle punch.  The background is embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Embossing folder.  I finished the card with the 3/8″ Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon and basic rhinestones.

To see more inspiration projects go to  Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge .

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

A Winter Woods Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Winter Woods, Timeless Tidings

Paper:  Card Stock; Whisper White, Real Red; Glimmer Paper; Sparkle

Ink: Real Red

Accessories:  In the Woods Framelits Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, 3/8″ Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon, TomBow Glue

A Fox Falling for Leaves

It’s fall and there is so many beautiful colors in the trees and leaves.  Where I live there is also wildlife life deer, bunnies, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, opossum and foxes.  Almost every night I see deer and a fox in our neighborhood.  Leaves, fox and Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie were my inspiration for my card.

I used the Foxy Friends and Falling for Leaves stamp sets for creating my card.  The coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies and Fox Builder punch makes it so easy to die cut the leaves and fox.

The Very Vanilla card base was embossed with the Woodland embossing folder..  The leaves were die cut and embellished with retired burlap ribbon.  I also used gold foil for some of the accent leaves and the trim underneath the ribbon which was die cut from the Detailed Leaves Thinleis Dies.

Stampin Up Falling for Leaves and Foxy Friends card

For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team has created with the colors of Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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A Fox Falling for Leaves Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Foxy Friends, Falling for Leaves

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Gold foil paper

Ink: Merry Merlot, StayzOn Black

Accessories:  Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, Fox Builder Punch, retired Burlap ribbon, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, dimensionals, TomBow Glue

 

Painted Harvest Sunflowers

Fall is a great time of year !  The weather is cooler and the colors are warm.  This time of year and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to create a card with the Painted Harvest stamp set.

I stamped the sunflowers and foliage at the corner on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.  I also stamped the leaves around the sunflowers and die cut with the Leaf punch. The sentiment is also from the stamp set and the banner end is die cut with the Banner Triple punch.  The DSP layer is from the Painted Autumn Design retired collection.

For added sparkle I used Clear Wink of Stella on the sunflowers, basic rhinestones on the background and gold metallic thread behind the sunflowers.

Stampin Up Thankful card made with Painted Harvest stamp set

Stop by Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Painted Harvest Sunflowers Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight; retired DSP Painted Autumn Design

Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Leaf Punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, TomBow Glue

 


Still Night Owl Sending Warm Wishes

I love owls so I was super excited to see the Still Night bundle in the new Stampin’ Up  holiday catalog.  The bundle includes a stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  The card I created is also for the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

With this bundle you can create Halloween or Christmas cards.  For my card I created a Christmas card.  I used the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder for the background.  I die cut the owl and branch with Whisper White and Early Espresso.  I used the Early Espresso die cut to create a shadow behind the white.  The leaves were die cut from Garden Green card stock.  The sentiment was stamped with Garden Green ink then die cut with the oval from the set.  To add to the snow background I colored the background with Clear Wink of Stella.  I included a close up photo with different light so you could see the Clear Wink of Stella.

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Still Night Christmas Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Still Night

Paper:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green

Ink: Garden Green

Accessories:  Still Night Thinlits, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella

Wild For You

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the inspiration challenge is WILD!  The images bring to mind an African safari.  So I dusted off one of my favorite stamp sets which is retired In the Wild.  I love the images because they look like drawings you’d find pained on a cave wall but with more detail.

I stamped the cheetah image with Versamark on Very Vanilla then heat embossed with copper embossing powder.  The circle layers I die cut from the Circle framelits then used shredder scissors to cut the edges.  I also put Burlap threads I frayed from the Burlap ribbon along with Copper Metallic Thread.  The background I dried embossed with the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder.  I also used retired 1-14″ Burlap ribbon and layered the lace die cut from the Petals & More Thinlits.  For the sentiment I used retired Alphabet Rotary stamp then heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

Cheetah card made with Stampin Up In the Wild stamp setFor more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more cards created by the design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be order ed from my website or email me to place your order.

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Wild For You Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  retired In the Wild

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green

Ink: Versamark

Accessories:  retired Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Copper Metallic Thread, retired Shredder Scissors, Petals & More Thinlits, retired 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Seaside Textured Embossing Folder

 

You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green.  I hadn’t used the Sheltering Tree stamp set since last December and wanted to use it after I saw these colors in the foliage in my back yard.  The Japanese maple trees in our backyard have the yellow and green color which you can kind of see on the upper right side of the photo below,  The Blueberry Bushel is inspired by the Blue Plumbago flowers.  I love these colors together and invite you to create a project for this color challenge.  I first stamped the trunks with Early Espresso then stamped the foliage using my Stamparatus.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green and punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  I sponged some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Daffodil Delight and used some linen twine for underneath the sentiment.

Stampin Up card made with Sheltering tree stampset with You're the best sentimentVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration form the design team.

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You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Label me Pretty

Paper:  Whisper White card stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 1-1/4″ circle punch, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots

 

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