Tag Archives: Holiday Mini

Joyous Celebrations

We have such a great sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week!  And since the sketch is perfect for small images, I decided to use my Joyous Celebrations Set!  (This is one of the sets we will be showing in the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Holiday Cards!

Okay…I just absolutely LOVE this little reindeer and if you are nuts like me, you REALLY love to cut this little bugger out along with cutting out those fun little bows!  LOL!!  Yep…I’m NUTS!!!

The base of the card is Real Red.  I too a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Snow Flurries Embossing Folder, added a piece of Real Red Polka Dotted paper and layered it onto a piece of Whisper White.  Next I cut out a Whisper White Apothecary Arts Framelit and punched 1/8″ holes on each side.  I took some Early Espresso 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon through the holes added the extra ‘loopies’ on the left side.  I added this to the panel using dimensionals on the back of the panel.  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  So those little reindeer are embossing with Early Espresso Embossing Powder and the bows are stamped in Real Red and these are added to the little framelit.  I stamped the greeting using Real Red, punched with the Word Window punch, added to an Early Espresso Modern Label Punch then added to the card front to finish it off.

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Set(s): Joyous Celebrations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, Playful Polka Dots dsp
Ink: Real Red,Versamark
Other: Snow Flurries Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Tweet Leaves

The SUO Challenge this time is to make an Elegant Autumn card.  Oooooooo…I love autumn!  But…when I sat down to work on it, somehow traditional autumn colors didn’t seem to appear on my card anywhere…LOL!!!  I wonder how THAT happened!

I do love how this turned it out though and I do love the Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand together.  The base of the card is Island Indigo.  I took a piece of Elegant Eggplant, inked the Argyle Embossing Folder with Elegant Eggplant ink and then ran my paper through that to give it more depth.  I layered this on Sahara Sand then added to the card base.  I added a piece of the newsprint then a piece of Silver Glimmer paper.  I embossed the image on Very Vanilla then sponged the three colors on it.  I curled the ends of the leaves then added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Elegant Eggplant on Sahara Sand, cut into a banner, added a ‘bow’ (click on the tutorial tab above to get to that tutorial) from Natural 7/8″ Ribbon and an incolor Printed Brad then added to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

Set(s): Tweet Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Newsprint dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Argyle Embossing Folder, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Incolor Printed Designer Brads, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Evergreen

Mary Jo has such a GREAT sketch this week…so nice and simple!  I knew as soon as I saw it that I would be using this set with it.  Just PERFECT!!!  I soooo love the Evergreen set!

This is a quick and easy card.  The base of the card is Lucky Limeade.  I took a piece of Early Espresso and added it to the card front.  I took a piece of my very favorite print from the Candlelight Christmas dsp pack, added a Very Vanilla Large Scallop edge under it then added to the card front.  Next I stamped the tree using Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, layered onto Early Espresso and added some Gold Brads.  I added this panel to the card front using dimensionals.  I punched a star from Gold Glimmer using star in the Merry Mini punch pack and added using a glue dot.  Finally I stamped the greeting in Lucky Limeade on Very Vanilla, punched with Word Window punch, layered on Early Espresso Modern Label punch then to the card front to finish it off.  Soooo elegant!

Set(s): Evergreen, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Champagne Glimmer & Candlelight Christmas dsp
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Other: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Gold Brads, Large Scallop Edgelit, Merry Mini Punch Pack, Dimensionals.

 

Look what others are doing with Mary Jo’s sketch….

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Evergreen Class

WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG!!!  I am sooooooo excited to have you all here!  Isn’t this new look WONDERFUL?  I absolutely LOVE IT!!!  And the really cool thing?  Julie (of Webics Designs) has designed 3 looks for me – one for Fall (GORGEOUS!!!) and coming soon – Winter followed by my Spring/Summer look!  I can’t wait!  Then Randy (my DH) found this cool blog template for me so…I am rocking!

To ‘kick things off’ I am going to share not only some fun cards (and a little 3D) using the Evergreen set, but also a quick and easy pdf that has ALL the instructions in there!  Now…please don’t think I’ll be doing this all the time – NOT!  These were my projects that I did for my upline’s meeting in September.  We were asked to pick a set and create 3 cards and 1 small 3D item.  Since I just {heart} this set, I couldn’t wait to use it for my mnts for her meeting.

Since I liked this sooooo much I thought I’d just hold off showing these until it was time to ‘unveil’ my new blog!  So TA-DA!!!!  New blog and fun Evergreen sampler set!

Want to see the individual pictures and download my instruction sheet?  I thought so!  Here you go…

Evergreen Class by Mary Brown

If you are looking for a new look for your blog…do contact Julie!  She was just WONDERFUL to work with and I absolutely LOVE what she designed for me!   This is just sooooooo me!

So…until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Merry Mini Favor

I hope you have enjoyed my week of the Merry Mini set.  Well since the week is not over, I still have ONE MORE for you.

This is a fun little favor that I made to go with my card set.  We did this as a mnt at my workshop in October.  I got the idea from p 10 of the Holiday Mini.  It really is such a simple favor.  The base is the Fancy Favor box.  I score down 1 1/4” from the top and cut out all but the flap.  I added a piece of Whisper White under the flap so the decoration shows.  I did the 1 1/4” Scallop Circle in Champagne Glimmer and a 1” Whisper White Circle.  I stamped merry Christmas using Early Espresso on Lucky Limeade and punched out using Word Window punch.  I stamped the tree using Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso, punched with the mini Christmas tree punch and added using dimensionals.  I used half of a Velcro tab for the closure.

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Set(s): Merry Minis, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Other: Fancy Favor, 1 1/4” Scallop Circle Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Merry Minis – Last One!

So…I did want to show each of the individual cards in my Merry Minis card set for the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Edition.  Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more!

I will have to say, of the three I made with this set, this one was my favorite!  First I LOVE Pool Party as a Christmas color and then I just LOVE the CAS (clean and simple) look of this!  The base of the card is Pool Party, I took another layer of Pool party, stamped the greeting and embossed with silver embossing powder, layered on Whisper White then used the Festive paper piercing template to pierce an ornament on there.  I added the ornament ‘string’ just be doing straight lines.  I added this panel to the card front using   I stamped the flourishy little ornament using Pool Party on Whisper White three times, punched with the ornament Merry Mini punch and then 3 Silver Glimmer ornaments too.  I made itty bitty bows from the Pool Party/Whisper White Baker’s twine and glued them on the ornament.  Okay…you wanted to know WHERE I used the SILVER GLIMMER PEN????  Well I used that to draw the ‘strings’ from the ornaments to the Merry Christmas Greeting.  Look closely!

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Set(s): Merry Minis, More Merry Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Pool Party, Versmark
Other: Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Whisper White/Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Glimmer Pen

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Evergreen – A Sketch Challenge

There is such a wonderful sketch on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  I like when we try ‘something new’ and diagonals are definitely not something we have in our sketches very often!

Didn’t this turn out pretty?  I thought so too!  The base of the card is Lucky Limeade.  I would LOVE to tell you the name of the dsp I used on this but I am writing this while I am away from home, I do not have my catalog or mini and I am tooooooo tired to look up the information.  However, it is NOT Snow Festival or the Festive paper pack.  It’s the one with the Red Flocked paper in there.  I’m SURE you can find it from THAT description!  LOL!!!  I layered an Early Espresso Ribbon Lace Strip under it and a champagne glitter strip about it.  I made a ‘bow’ (click here for my tutorial) using Very Vanilla Seam Binding and a Very Vanilla brad, added it to the diagonal panel then added this to the card front. I stamped the tree in Lucky Limeade (with a little Early Espresso for the trunk) on Very Vanilla cardstock, that gold embossed the loopy Christmas tree on top of it.  This is layered onto Early Espresso then onto the card front using dimensionals to finish it off.  The greeting is from Petite Pairs and was stamped in Early Espresso.  The star was punched from the Champagne Glimmer paper using the little start punch from the Merry Mini punch set.

Set(s): Evergreen, Petite Pairs
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Champagne Glimmer & the dsp from Holiday Mini that is NOT Snow Festival or Festive
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Ribbon Lace Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Neutral Brads, Merry Mini Punch Pack, Dimensionals.

 

JOIN US for a BRAND NEW venture with creative card ideas
using holiday and winter stamp sets from the Main and Holiday Mini catalogs!

* Over 45 EXCLUSIVE cards with 15 stamp sets featured!
* October 28 thru November 17
* Printable supply lists & measurements
* 24/7 access
* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
* Designers Elizabeth Price, Debbie Henderson and Deb Currier are joining us!

Create with Connie and Mary
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We now use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!