Category Archives: Holiday Mini

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’!

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

 

 

 

 

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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’!