Category Archives: Holiday Mini

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’!

Non-traditional Christmas Colors

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  And what a fun theme we have for you this week…non-traditional Christmas Colors.  I actually made this card a while back for a card class but have been saving it to share with you all until today!

Isn’t Sweet Sugarplum just a perfect Christmas color?  It’s not red and green so I think it is just right for non-traditional Christmas color card.

Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sugarplum – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out J and Y and the snowflake from Trim Your Stocking thinlet and add to card front
  • Champaign Foil – cut out heart (Trim You Stocking thinlet) and punch out four 1/4″ circles. add all to the card front

Isn’t that nice and easy?  You could easily make this in any color if you wanted a more traditional color!

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Champagne Foil, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ink: None
Other: Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Large Alphabet Thinlets, 1/4″ hole punch, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, 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’!

Seasonal Chums

What a fun color inspiration we have for you this first Thursday in December.  I will have to say since I am in the ‘holiday’ card mode right now, I had a bit of a challenge using these colors (So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide) with a holiday image.  Thank goodness for snowmen…they can be ANY color!

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Delightful Daisy dsp (Calypso Coral print) – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Calypso Coral, run through Softly Falling embossing folder, layer onto Tranquil Tide – 3 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to car dront
  • So Saffron – 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Tranquil Tide – cut out tree, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowman using Memento Black, color using So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide markers and Sahara Sand for the bunny, cut out and add using simensionals
  • Add some Star Gold Metallic Shapes to finish off.

SOOO much FUN!

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

Set(s): Seasonal Chums
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, Sahara Sand
Other: Card Builders Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tags and Trimmings

It’s time again for another SUO challenge and our first one in December!  The theme for this challenge is favorite holiday colors and I went pretty traditional with this – red and green.

To me the BEST Christmas color is Cherry Cobbler.  It is such a pretty, rich red and perfect for this time of year.

Here’s the details –

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card
  • Stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
  • Whisper White – stamp large holly leaf 8 times in Garden Green, cut out and make into a wreath on card
  • Gold Glimmer – cut out three sprigs from Pretty Pines thinlets and add to wreath
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out small bow from Pretty Pines thinlets and add to wreath
  • Perfect White Accents – color using Cherry Cobbler darker Blend and add to wreath to finish off

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

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler
Other: Pretty Pines Thinlets, Perfect White Accents

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

Tags and Trimmings

WOWZA…it’s the last day of November – WOOO HOO!!!  It’s te for all the festivities to get underway!  Don’t you just love it!

Anyway…this week we have an AWESOME sketch inspiration for you and I could wait to pull out my favorite holiday set to use with it.  I thought I had lost this greeting and was going to have to buy the set again but then it magically appeared one day on my desk…all is good and right with the world!

Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp snowflakes using Wild Wasabi
  • Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, add to card front
  • Be Merry dsp – cut two strips 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White- stamp 5 large holly leaves in Garden Green, 1 large button and 2 smaller buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and layer together
  • Silver Foil AND Silver Glimmer – cut jingle bell out of each, layer behind holly and add to card front using dimensionals.

So fun and easy!

Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Be Merry dsp, Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Other: Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Christmas Thinlet or Framelit

Did you survive Black Friday?  Now that we live by a mall, we just don’t turn left from our street toward the mall!  But we are in full holiday mode here at Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop and this week we are showing off our favorite Holiday Thinlit or Framelit.  I had several that I really like but decided to go with this one!

Isn’t this just a happy Christmas card?  I just LOVE it!  Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Real Red – 2 3/4 x 5 1/2, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and ad to card front
  • Quilted Christmas dsp – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 4 5/8, stamp dots in Real Red and Wild Wasabi, stamping full strength and stamped off once, stamp Santa Sleigh in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out row of houses, add white pieces behind each house then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Basic Black, cut out with oval then layer onto Wild Wasabi scallop oval, add to card front

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!