Category Archives: Holiday Mini

Favorite New DSP

Can you believe it…it’s already Saturday again!  I don’t know about you but I just LOVE dsp!  And this week, we are going to use our favorite new dsp.  This was actually kind of tough since there are so many yummy new dsps.  I decided though that since I do LOVE fall, I would use the wonderful new fall dsp – Painted Autumn.

Here’s the details…

  • Garden Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Diagonal Stripe dsp (Painted Autumn) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Early Espresso dsp (Painted Autumn) – 1/2 x 5 1/4, cut end on a slant and add to card front
  • Leaf Print dsp (Painted Autumn) – 1 x 4 3/4, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – Stamp bottom of sunflower in So Saffron, top in Crushed Curry and center in Soft Suede. Cut out.  Stamp solid leaf in Lemon Lime Twist and top in Garden Green.  Punch out using Leaf Punch, add behind sunflower and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Very Vanilla – 5/8 x 5, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals.

I just LOVE sunflowers and this one is just so pretty!

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Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Other: Leaf Punch, Dimensionals

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Star of Light

star-of-lightIf you are stopping by to see the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop, we are taking the week off to give our wonderful design team members a break.

This is the last of the cards I designed for my Holiday Card classes.  It’s another quick and easy card perfect for the holiday season!

I love the look of red, gold and white together and it makes such a festive card for Christmas.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp swirl using Versamrk and gold emboss, stamp greeting using Real Red
  • Gold/White diagonal strip – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Real Red – cut out solid star, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out small detailed star, add to red star to finish off
 Set(s): Star of Light
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Neutral dsp Paper Stack, Gold Foil
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Other: Star of Light Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’ and Merry Night Before Christmas!

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Merriest Wishes

merriest-wishesThere is no Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week…we are giving our design team the week off but you can still join our challenge!

Blue, silver and white is such a pretty combination for a Christmas card.  This is a card that I did with one of my Holiday Card Classes and wanted to save it to show to all of you close to Christmas.

The little ornaments in the in the Merriest Tag Thinlits set are just so cute and perfect for quick and easy cards!

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 5/8 x 5 1/2 add to card card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Pine Bough Embossing Folder, stamp greeting in Night of Navy ink
  • Night of Navy – punch out 2″ Circle
  • Silver Foil – cut out the tag, layer onto the 2″ Night of Navy circle, add piece of Silver Glitter 3/8″ Ribbon to tag, add tag using dimensionals and wrap ribbon to back of panel and fasten behind the panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
 Set(s): Merriest Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Merriest Tags Framelits, 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo, Pine Bough Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Jolly Friends

merrychristmasThis is Jolly Friends meets Hang Your Stocking.  And this one is another ‘reject’ card.  I had actually made this for the SUO challenge earlier this month and decided that it was not elegant enough for the challenge but I did really like it and wanted to share it with all of you!

I really LOVE the look of the Merry Christmas from the Hang Your Stocking set and I wanted to also use the Stitched Shapes framelits – LOVE these!  So this is really a nice easy card!  Oh…it’s hard to see from the photo but the hat is all gold embossed pieces!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched oval, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp hat, trim and pompom using Versamark, gold emboss and punch out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp holly using Garden Green and Holly using Cherry Cobbler, cut out with matching framelits, layer and add to hat to finish off
 Set(s): Jolly Friends, Hang Your Stocking
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Christmas Stocking Framelits, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

merrychristmas

Hang Your Stocking

stocking1Here’s another card that I did for one of my Holiday Card Classes.

I just LOVE this pretty color combination – it is so soft and non-traditional and I LOVE non-traditional colors on my Christmas cards!

This really is a pretty simple card to do although there are a couple of little tiny pieces in there with the holly, berry and stocking hanger!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Sweet Sugarplum print – 1 1/2 x 4, add to panel
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Stamp some of the snowflakes using Sweet Sugarplum
  • Stamp snowflake stocking using Pool Party and cut out using matching framelit, cut out stocking top from Whisper White, cut out stocking hanger from Silver Foil, add hanger and stocking top to  stamped stocking, tread piece of Silver 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon through Stocking hanger and add to panel wrapping ends of ribbon behind back of panel, add panel to card front
  • Stamp holly using Versamark and silver emboss, stamp berries using Sweet Sugarplum, cut out holly and berries with matching framelits, layer and add to stocking to finish off.
 Set(s): Hang Your Stocking
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Other: Christmas Stocking Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Cookie Cutter Christmas

cookiecutterxmas2Okay…almost caught up on the Christmas cards I have made!  DANG…I made a bunch of cards this year!

One of the funny things about making cards for classes and my group is that by the time I do all of these, I have enough Christmas cards to send out.  Now that isn’t funny but what is funny is that no two people get the same card!  I just have to figure out who gets which card…LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Cable Embossing folder and add to card front
  • Real Red – 3 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, add to card front
  • Candy  Cane Lane dsp – Peppermint print 3 5/8 x 3/4, cut into banner and add to card front, red multi-color print – 3 1/4 x 1/2, cut into banner and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp gingerbread man using Soft Suede, punch out and add to card front using dimensionals, stamp bow using Real Red, punch out and add to gingerbread man
 Set(s): Coolie Cutter Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Candy Cane Lane dsp
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
Other: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Cable Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

All That Glitters

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WOW…Christmas is now right around the corner.  Because next Saturday is Christmas Eve, we are taking the week off from the hop so that the design team can enjoy Christmas with the family and friends!  So this week our theme is All That Glitters and I have a sparkly card for you!

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This just turned out sooooo pretty!  I just LOVE the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Gently Falling Embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front
  • Gold foil – cut out tree, sleigh runner, bow, and three stars, add tree to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper white – cut out top (solid) part of sleigh, layer onto sleigh runner
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out filigree part of sleigh, add to sleigh and then add gold bow; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add the 3 gold stars to finish off.
Set(s): Santa’s Sleigh
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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