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Snowflakes make a Festive Flurry

The next Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a sketch challenge.  I loved how this sketch challenged me think outside my comfort zone.  I used the Festive Flurry Bundle and the Northern Flurry Textured Embossing folder to create the card below.  I stamped the snowflake with Versamark and Indigo Blue on Vellum card stock then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder for shimmer and die cut it.  The snowflake is adhered to another layer of Vellum I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

To add extra sparkle to the background I used Silver Dazzling Details on the embossed snowflakes.

Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry Christmas card

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Festive Flurry Christmas Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Vintage Faceted Designer buttons, Whisper White 5/8 Inch Organza Ribbon, Silver Dazzling Details, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Special Season Christmas Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge – Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Baked Brown Sugar.  When I saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas!  I know it’s a bit early to think about this holiday but I was so excited to use my new stamp set Special Season.  I was also inspired by a Christmas card created with this stamp set in the holiday catalog.

This Christmas Tree card was very easy to make.  I embossed the Baked Brown Sugar card base with the Northern Flurry embossing folder then added Dazzling Details to add sparkle.  I also added rhinestones for more bling.  I cut the Whisper White layer as a banner, stamped the Christmas tree image and sentiment.  To dress up the  Whisper White layer I made a bow with the Raspberry Ripple satin stitched ribbon and added a Frosted Finishes snowflake embellishment.  I colored the rhinestones for the tree with a Sharpie very similar to the Raspberry Ripple.  I’ve included a close-up photo of the Whisper White layer.  Super easy card!

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Special Season Christmas Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Special Season

Paper:  Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Ink:  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple

Acessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Rasperry Ripple ribbon, Dazzling Details, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon

Dreaming of a White Christmas with a Fancy Fold Christmas Tree Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is fancy fold cards.  I’ve been wanting to make the Christmas tree card featured on page 181 of the Stampin’ Up! Idea book and Catalog.  I made the card in Whisper White and the sentiments stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I also used the Snowflake Soiree stamp set.  The snowflake are stamped with versamark, heat and stick powder and glittered with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also used the Dazzling Details on the edges of the tree.  I wish you could see the card in person.  So much sparkle!

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Christmas tree Card

Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Snowflake Soiree

Paper:  Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

Embellishments:  Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Dazzling Details, White Organza ribbon, dimensionals, Circle from Punch Pack

Winter Wonderland Snowflake Wreath

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a Winter Wonderland inspiration challenge.  When I saw the inspiration photo it made me think immediately of snowflakes so I created this snowflake wreath card.

I’ve been stuck on wreath cards because of the simplicity and elegance.  I used my Northern Frost Snowflake strip and Snow burst embossing folder along with silver glimmer paper for the snowflake theme. The sentiment is stamped with Island Indigo and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing powder.

Snowflake wreath card

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Let’s see what inspires you in the photo below.  Go to HSS for more inspiration from our talented design team.

Wnter Wonderland Inspiration photo

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Snowflake Wreath Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Base:  Shimmer White; Card Stock:  Shimmer White; Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Island Indigo, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Northern Frost strip, 1-1/4″ square punch, basic rhinestones, White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone brad

Christmas Stocking Greeting

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge – Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Wasabi Green and Very Vanilla.  I immediately thought Christmas and I can use my new Stocking die!  I was so excited because I knew a stocking shaped card would be so cute.  The stocking is Cherry Cobbler and the snowflakes are Real Red.  I wasn’t sure how these two colors would look like together but I after I assembled my card the different reds look fabulous!  I textured the stocking with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  Using the stocking die made this card fast and easy!

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I used more Real Red and Very Vanilla snowflakes on the inside and the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.  I used the Pinking Hearts Corner punch on the corners of the sentiment layer.

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I hope your inspired to join us at HSS.  We’d love to see your projects.

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Stocking Shape Christmas Card

Size:  6.25”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Delightful Dozen, Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Very Vanilla

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die, Ornament Punch, Northern Frost Sizzlits Strip, Basic Rhinestones (colored with red Sharpie), Real Red Glitter Brad, Pinking Hearts Corner Punch

Snowflakes in San Antonio

I hope all of you have mailed your Christmas cards and have your shopping done.  As for me all my cards are done.  I’m just in the process of addressing.  I hope to get these in the mail by Wednesday.  Finally the weather here has turned cold.  It’s not so motivating to get Christmas activities completed when it’s warm outside.  Now it feels like Christmas.  Although it doesn’t normally snow here in San Antonio I can still wish for a white Christmas or at least on my Christmas cards.  So here at my craft table there are snowflakes in San Antonio.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a snowflake theme challenge.  Create any project with snowflakes.  You’re welcome to use any brand products.  I look forward to seeing your projects.  So hop on over to HSS and take the challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use the Shimmery White paper from SU and my snowflake die and this challenge was perfect.  I love the elegance of the Shimmery White paper.  So beautiful!  I hope you can see how the paper shimmers in my card below.  This card was very easy to create.  I embossed the front of my card with the Northern Flurry embossing folder and used SU Dazzling Diamonds on the embossed and the die cut snowflakes.  I also embellished them with the self-adhesive Basic Pearls.   These are the perfect embellishment for your Christmas cards.  I adhered the die cut snowflake with Dimensionals and added a Very Vanilla satin bow.  The embellishment is from the Snow Swirled stamp set and is embossed in silver.  I hope your inspired to create your snowflake project.   See you at HSS.

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HSS Snowflake Theme Challenge #46

snowflake theme card

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Snowflake card

Finished Size: 5.25″ w x 5.25″ h

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled (sentiment)

Paper: Card stock:  Shimmery White

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Snowflake #2 Original Die, 1-1/4 square punch for ends of banner, Silver embossing powder, Heat tool, Basic Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing

Hand Stamped Sentiments From Simple to Wow Challenge #43

Sorry for the late post but this week as for many of you is a busy one.  With family staying with us and trying to be a good hostess sometimes some things fall a bit behind.  So on with this post.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we were to take a simple card from our gallery and Wow it up!  I selected a card I created last Christmas with the Snow Swirled stamp set.  Now that my card-making skills have improved I knew I could wow up this card.

The card on the left is my simple card from last year.  The second card is my wow card.  I added the Real Red layer then stamped the red Swirl Tree and on the Very Vanilla layer and ran it through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Embossing folder, stamped a couple of red snowflakes, added the Dazzling Diamonds to the embossed snowflakes. Punched the corners with the ticket punch and embellished the tree with pearls.  I adhered the ribbon to the Very Vanilla layer before adhering it to the Real Red layer.  The sentiment is from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  I punched the Very Vanilla oval with the large punch and punched Real Red cardstock with the Scallop punch and adhered with glue dots to the Real Red grosgrain ribbon.


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From Simple to Wow Snow Swirled

Finished size: 5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, Short & Sweet (simple card sentiment from A Cardinal Christmas)

Paper: Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Real Red 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Self Adhesive Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

A Snow Swirled Christmas

Well as usual I am behind on my Christmas cards.  But with the Snow Swirled stamp set I was able to make some elegant Christmas cards very quickly.  I used the SU kraft brown paper and made each card with one ink color .  Super simple!  I hope you’ve already mailed your cards for the holidays and not doing it at the last minute like me.

Snow Swirld Christmas cards

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Stamp Sets:  Snow Swirled, retired So Swirly jumbo wheel (a good substitute would be the Whimsy wheel)

Paper: SU cardstock kraft brown, SU Old Olive , SU Very Vanilla and SU Ruby Red texture

Ink:  SU classic ink pads Real Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive

Accessories:  SU wide oval punch, SU scallop edge  punch, SU dimensionals, SU 1/4″ real red grosgrain ribbon, SU jumbo wheel, green and gold ribbon, green and red self-adhesive gems

Techniques: stamping, tearing edge

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