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A Banner Christmas

AngelJoyBannerWelcome to the second day of my Christmas angels.  Today I’m sharing a project from my hostess appreciation event that held in the beginning of this month.

In case you missed it, check our my JOY 8 x 8 picture frame that I posted on Thursday.  this was for the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary.  so if you missed it, click here to check it out.

This is such a nice little project to give to someone.  they are quick and easy to make and uses the Build a Banner canvas bases.  Oh…I just LOVE these and will really miss them!  They are great for full banners and terrific for this little single banner.

Here’s some quick details:

  • Make the angel using the Gift Bow die (you can find the directions all over Pinterest) and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  We ran the bottom of the angel dress through the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  Head and hands are Blushing Bride, halo and stars are Champagne Glimmer.
  • Stamp JOY in Versamark and Gold Emboss, cut out and add to angel using double stack of dimensionals.
  • Add little tiny bows from the NEW gold/cream Baker’s Twine.
  • Use Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon as the hanger and tie the ends with the gold/cream Baker’s Twine.
Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Banner Kit, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Die, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Mini Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Gold/Cream Baker’s Twine, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Joy

JoyFrame2Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is the last Thursday before Christmas so a Merry Christmas to all of the wonderful people who join us every week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This is also the start of a little different week for me…a week of JOY.  Back in November I was working on presents for some colleagues and my hostess appreciation event and some other things and just had a ball using the Gift Bow Angel and using it with the word Joy so I thought this week would be a great ‘week of Joy’ as we lead up to Christmas!  So this is my first one.  This is an insert for an 8 x 8 frame.  I did shoot it without the glass so I could get a good picture of it.

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler 8 x 8 for base
  • Whisper White Core-dinations (wanted some texture) 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Silver Glimmer 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 (did cut out the middle as it would have been a lot of wasted glimmer!), layer Whisper White piece on it.
  • Add two pieces of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Okay…you can find a million tutorials on how to make the Gift Bow Angel so I won’t go into that but I used Cherry Cobbler (bottom of dress through the Delicate Designs embossing folder), Blushing Bride (arms and face), Silver Glimmer (halo), Whisper White (collar).
  • Add angel using DOUBLE layer of dimensionals
  • Stamp JOY banner in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, layer and add to angel using TRIPLE layer of dimensionals.
  • Add little Silver 1/8″ bows to ends of banner and add rhinestones to collar to finish it off.

I really wanted to keep this simple but for it to still be very striking.  I do just LOVE the way this turned out!  Please come back this week to see my other JOY Angels!

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Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White Core-dinations, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Check out what the rest of the design team has done with this fun sketch!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Banner Christmas

SUO83So the SUO Challenge this time is favorite Sentiment Stamp and I sort of just went with favorite sentiment which, since Christmas is on my mind, my sentiment would be Merry Christmas!   Once I figured out what I wanted to do, this really came together quickly!  I do love these new expression thinlits!  There is nothing like fun polka dots to really make this card feel ‘merry’!

So…here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 layer on Cherry Cobbler 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Add to card base.
  • Punch out Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Silver Glimmer dots using the Bitty Circle Punch from the Bitty Punch Pack.
  • Cherry Cobbler 1 3/4 x 4 1/4.  Add to card.
  • Add adhesive backing to back of Silver Glimmer paper.  Run through Big Shot.  I add a shim under the bottom acrylic plate and a double layer of wax paper.  Add Merry to Cherry Cobbler piece.
  • Stamp CHRISTMAS using Early Espresso on Old Olive, cut into a banner, add White Button using Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine.  Add banner to card.

Check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did, get inspired and join the fun!

Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Bitty Punch Pack, Expression Thinlits, Sheet Adhesive, Neutral Button, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

 

Peace on Earth

CAS245PeaceI am so excited to be one of the alumni designers for the CAS challenge on SCS today!  Our theme is ‘stitching or faux stitching’.  As you can see…I decided to go with the stitching theme so I pulled out my little sewing machine, added some gold thread and got down to business!  This is also for the CAS-ual Friday challenge to use embossing.

Super simple card…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Another piece of Whisper white 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stitched with gold thread, emboss Peace on Earth (Calm Christmas) in gold.
  • Gold Foil – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  NOTE:  I cut out the center of this as this is more expensive paper and I can use the cut out piece for other things.
  • Layer Whisper White piece on Gold Foil piece and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Star Merry Mini Punch – 2 gold foil, 1 champagne glimmer and add to card front to finish off!

CAS245JoyWell…since I had my sewing machine out anyway, I decided to go ahead and make another card…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Another piece of Whisper white 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stitched with gold thread, emboss Peace on Earth (Calm Christmas) in gold.
  • Gold Foil – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  NOTE:  I cut out the center of this as this is more expensive paper and I can use the cut out piece for other things.
  • Layer Whisper White piece on Gold Foil piece and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp JOY in versamark, gold emboss, cut out and layer using glue dots.  Add to card front using dimensionals.  Tie bows out of white baker’s twine and add to each side.
  • Punch out a BUNCH of 1/8″ gold foil circles and add to card front using glue.

Not sure how SIMPLE this second was is but still a clean look!

WinterBadgeWe are just starting Week 3 of Create with Connie and Mary Winter collection 2013.  The Christmas/Winter FUN is everywhere!  We do not show our projects (except Preview Week and Saturday Challenges) anywhere on the Internet.  Although Early Bird pricing is over…IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SUBSCRIBE!  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Calm Christmas, A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Merry Mini Punch Pack, 1/8″ Hole Punch, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Wonderful Wreath

DSC00953Oh…it’s Saturday again and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection Challenge!  We spent the week having fun with Christmas and today the design team is sharing their cards that go along with our color challenge.  Saturday is the only day the the design team shares their cards.  Everything else is only for our subscribers!

Okay…this was a bit fussy to make but I do like how it turned out!  Here’s the details!

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Take another piece Old Olive, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, add to card front.
  • Season of Style dsp small polka dotted print 3/4 x 5 1/2…add to base
  • Cherry Cobbler 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, layer on Crumb Cake 3 3/8 x 4 3/8.
  • Tie Crumb Cake Seam Binding around it and add to card base.
  • Stamp wreath using Old Olive on Whisper White and cut out.
  • Okay…here’s ‘fussy’ part I did…stamp wreath again using Pear Pizzazz, cut out the leaves that have the lines in the, bend up the tips and add to Old Olive wreath.
  • Incase that wasn’t fussy enough, punch out a punch of Red Glimmer 1/8″ circles and add to wreath.
  • Add wreath to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp holly jolly using Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White, cut out, add to wreath using dimensionals to finish it off.

WinterBadgeIt’s not too late to join Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013!  We just finished Week 2 and if you join now, you will have access to all the projects we shared these last two weeks and for the next two weeks to come!

Although Early Bird pricing is over…IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SUBSCRIBE!  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Wonderful Wreath, A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style dsp, Red Glimmer
Ink: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Snow Day

TSSC286Happy Monday!  And as you know with Monday comes a NEW Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  Mary Jo has such a cool one for us to day!

I just think this little snowman is soooo cute!  And speaking of CUTE…the EXTREMELY talented Michelle Zindorf had used the snowman in the CUTEST way and I just stole her snowman looking up approach to the snowman and thought the look on his face was pure JOY!

So here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Stamp snowflake in Illuminate ink
  • Season of Style dsp dotted print:  4 1/4 x 4
  • Gumball Green 4 1/4 x 3/4, use Scallop Edge punch on it, add behind the dotted print then add to the card front
  • Crumb Cake tag – 2 1/4 x 4.  Run top through the one Apothecary Accents framelit, corner round the bottom, sponge in Crumb Cake,  add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon into a bow and ad to tag using glue dot.
  • Stamp snowman in Smoky Slate (stamp off once), stamped arms in Early Espresso, stamp ‘mouth’ in Basic Black and nose in Pumpkin pie.  Cut out the snowman and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp JOY in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.  Tie two bows out of Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine and add to banner using glue.

TSSC286See…isn’t this just a GREAT sketch?  I just LOVED it and LOVE it with a snowman on it!  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

WinterBadgePreview Week has begun and I have such a cool project for you!  Connie and I are starting the Early Bird signups for our Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Snow Day, A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Season of Style dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Illuminate
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall