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Merry Christmas!

To all my stamping friends…A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Even though today is Christmas, it is still the start of an SUO challenge!  Robin, our challenge ‘mom’, picked a perfect challenge for today…make it blue!  I decided to do a simple card to wish everyone Merry Christmas today!

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Polka Dotted folder and added to the card front.  Next I took strip of Whisper White, embossed the tree from Lovely as a Tree in Whisper White and sponged around it using Midnight Muse.  I ripped some Whisper White and Silver Glimmer to make the ‘snow’ on the bottom, added some 1/4″ Silver Glimmer circles and a Silver Glimmer Star on the tree to finish it off.  Next I added a strip of the Silver Glimmer along the side and then a Finishing Touches edgelit in Midnight Muse.  This panel is added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the Merry Christmas in Midnight Muse, punched with the 3/4″ Circle Punch, sponged around the edges, added to a 1″ Silver Glimmer Circle, then a 1 1/4″ Midnight Must Scallop Circle.  This is added to the card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

Set(s): Lovely as a Tree, Mixed Medley
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Midnight Muse
Other: Polka Dotted Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Dimensionals


So check out the beautiful cards from the SUO Challenge Design Team.  Have yourself a merry little Christmas and until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Lovely as a Tree

Oh first…before I forget…tomorrow is TOUR DE FREAKS!  Join us as the Freaks celebrate CHRISTMAS!!!

Okay…got that done!  I honestly can say I do not remember the last time I used this set.  I like this set…FABULOUS images!  I’m truly glad SU hasn’t retired it because the trees are just wonderful!  I just haven’t used it in FOREVER!!!  But when I saw the colors for the color challenge on SCS today (Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, and White) I, for some reason, immediately thought of this tree.  Instead of Whisper White, I used shimmery white on my card…oh this is one of the those cards where the picture just does NOT do the card justice!

Quick notes…the base of the card is Shimmery White.  I took another piece of the Shimmery White, ran it through the Chevron folder and added the to the card base.  Took another piece of Shimmery White, ran it through the Apothecary Accents Framelits, embossed the tree in white and sponged around it using Perfect Plum and Night of Navy.  I cut some piece of the Shimmery White with the Apothecary Accents Framelit, ripped the edges, and added to the base using dimensionals.  I added a Silver Glimmer Star (Merry Mini’s punch pack) and 1/4″ circles to the tree to decorate it.  Then added some Silver Dazzling Details to accent the ‘snow’.  Finally for the greeting, stamped using Night of Navy and Perfect Plum, punched with the large oval punch, sponged lightly with Perfect Plum, layered onto a 1 1/4″ Silver Glimmer Scallop Circle then added a Night of Navy Modern Label (that I cut so I could make it longer) and added that using dimensionals.

Oh…I am just sooo happy with this!  But you really do need to see it in real life!

Set(s): Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages
Paper: Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Merrry Minis Punch Pack, 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Silver Dazzling Details, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals


Now don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the Tour de Freaks Blog Hop for a very freaky Christmas!  Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!