Category Archives: Christmas

Stylish Christmas

WOW…September already!  Fall is in the air…well, if it wasn’t 90 degrees and extremely humid!  Looking forward to that cool fall air.  Anyway, it is Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration – this week…it’s a fun sketch!

I decided this sketch would be perfect for a Christmas card…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp snowflakes on card front in Real Red
  • Under the Mistletoe dsp (plaid) – TWO pieces 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Under the Mistletoe dsp (Shaded Spruce dotted) – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Real Red, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Real Red and leaves in Shaded Spruce – cut out, add to card front
  • Add some gold metallic pearls to center of flower to finish off

That would 1 Christmas card ready for mailing!  LOL!!!

It is time for all the Fall/Winter Holiday and we are ready with a GREAT Halloween Collection – Trick or Tweet Treat Boxes – AWESOME!   Check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Under the Mistletoe dsp
Ink: Real Red, Shaded Spruce
Other: Gold Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blue, Silver & White Christmas Card

Only two days until Christmas and here at the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop we are celebrating the holiday by sharing blue, silver and white cards.  We also have something special…so make sure you read through my post!

I made this card quite a while ago but wanted to save it until Christmas to share.

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut along bottom using the lace edge from Swirly Snowflake thinlet
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflake border and add to panel
  • Tie piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, add to cardfront
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut out using Stitched oval and add to card front using dimensionals.

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Set(s): Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Watercolor Christmas

Only 4 more days until Christmas!  Are you ready?

We have a cool color inspiration for you this week – Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand.  Trying to figure out a cool Christmas card was a little challenge but if you keep things simple…typically all things will work out!

I went with one of my ‘go to’ layouts and kept it simple using some cut out snowflakes and a simple greeting!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Fresh Fig
  • Eastern Palace dsp (Fresh Fig print) – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White panel add to card front
  • Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, cut out large and small snowflake from each color, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Watercolor Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Eastern Palace dsp
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes,

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Season Like Christmas

WOW…only 6 more days until THE BIG DAY!  I hope all of you are ready.

We always keep things pretty low-keyed during the holiday.  We decided our new house was our Christmas present to each other…it was a good one too!  LOL!!

Since it is Tuesday, it’s time for another SUO Challenge.  The theme this time is our favorite Christmas image.  For me that was an easy one…a Christmas tree!

Here’s the details…

  • Tranquil Tide – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Season of Cheer dsp – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – two pieces – one 1/4 x 4 3/4 and one 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Tranquil Tide – stamp stem using Memento Black, stamp tree using Versamark and white emboss, let cool, stamp dots using Versamark and gold emboss, cut out using Stitched Oval and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, tie piece into a bow and add to top of oval
  • Stamp greeting in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White, cut into a banner, layer onto another banner from Gold foil; add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Season Like Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Season of Cheer dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas Tag

It’s getting closer and closer…CHRISTMAS that is!  And for all that gift wrapping you are probably in the middle of doing, so the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop theme is gift tags in Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Gold.

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, cut top using Lots of Label Framelits, use corner rounder on bottom corners; stamp greeting in Versamark and gold emboss
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out J and Y and add to tag using dimensionals
  • Gold Glimmer – cut out snowflake and add using dimensionals
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out stitched heart and add to snowflake
  • Cherry Cobbler and Gold Glimmer – punch out 1/4″ dots and add to tag and a gold one to the Cherry Cobbler heart
  • Punch out a 1/4″ hole in top of tag, add piece of vanilla/gold ribbon
Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Large Alphabet Thinlets, 1/4″ hole punch, Vanilla Gold Ribbon, Lot of Labels Framelits, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Hearts Come Home

And it is getting closer and closer…Christmas that is!  This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge we have a really cool sketch inspiration for you!

I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for this one but when I flipped it, it found that it was PERFECT for the Hometime Greeting Edgelits!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 5 1/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/4 x 5 3/8, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 7/7 s 4 5/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out edgelet, add Cherry Cobber behind the church and house
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out just the trees, add the one behind the edgelit and the other on top, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Season like Christmas

Oh…I am sooooo excited!  Today I am the Guest Designer for the Casology Challenege 279 – GREY.   I was so honored when I was invited!

As soon as I saw what the cue card was, I knew I wanted to do a simple, elegant Christmas card.

I love all tree images.  If Stampin’ Up! has one, I pretty much buy it.  Christmas tree is one of my favorites and this is a really cool one with different layers that you can use if you want.  The other thing that I did with this is that there are two different layers of embossing on this – first in white and then in silver.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5 folded, stamp tree trunk using Memento Black, ground in Smoky Slate, stamp tree part using Versamark and white embossing powder, once cooled, stamp dots using Versamark and silver embossing powder, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – cut out bow from Santa Sleigh Thinlets and stars from Card Front Builder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 1 1/4 – stamp greeting using Versmark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Season Like Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Santa Sleigh Thinlits, Card Front Thinlits, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!