Wednesday, November 30, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #25*

I love it when cards in your head turn out when you finally get around to playing!

I saw this great Simon Says Stamp stamp and I *had* to have it....  so very very pretty!

For this card, I used some assorted snowflake stamps from my stash to create the background on Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake cardstock using white craft ink.  I set it aside for a day to dry fully before finishing the card.  I used my Mini Misti for the Simon Says Stamp greeting to ensure I got a good deep and solid red impression of the greeting on top of the snowflakes using Red Brilliance ink.  I layered a piece of Real Red Stampin' Up cardstock behind the panel and put it all on to a side fold Crumb Cake card.

And of course, I had to add some sparkle to the card... I added some bling to the centres of some of the snowflakes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #24*

This card came to me one night as I was falling asleep...  I wanted to run down and put it together before I forgot it, but I knew that was crazy (right?  it was crazy, right?).  Thankfully I was able to get to my creative space the next day and it only took a couple of minutes for me to remember this idea....

I used a scrollwork frame Cuttlebug folder to emboss the background on a dark blue shimmer cardstock.  I cut the Memory Box hanging snowflake from white shimmer cardstock and glued it to the framed piece.  I put it all on a white top fold card and finally added a little gem to the centre of the snowflake.

Quick.  Easy.

And for the first time in forever, an idea I had in my head worked when I put it on paper!

Monday, November 28, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #23*

I'm not sure about this card yet.... I saw one like it on Pinterest and I wanted to try it.  I cut out two of the Impression Obsession snowflakes in white and glued them on the bottom right of a white card.  I cut the word "greetings" out of silver paper using the Tim Holtz script holiday set.  I then used my Mini Misti to perfectly place (and mask) the word Holiday... it was part of a saying from a Lawn Fawn set so I had to remove the "S" at the end of the word as well as the rest of the greeting.

Now, I will admit I fudged up a bit....  when I went to stamp the word Holiday, I started to put the lid of the Mini Misti down and realized just a tad too late that I forgot to remove the tape masks I put on while inking... so that gem on the left side is to try to hid a little black ink that got on the card.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #22*

When I first saw this Stampin' Up Stamp Set and tree punch, I thought "why bother?"....  but then I started seeing cards done with it and I *had* to have it.  And I truly do love that it is so versatile!  You can use the stamps without the punch, the punch without the stamps... and if you google it or search on Pinterest, there are SO many ideas!

For this card, I used a piece of red on red patterned paper from an old 6X6 pad I had laying around.  I used my Mini Misti to help me not only place the red baubles on the trees perfectly, but to stamp and restamp the green tree to ensure I got a good inking each time.  I added the Lawn Fawn greeting from Scrap'n Stamp in Rocket Red Brilliance ink.  The tree in the front is popped out with pop dots for some dimension.

Friday, November 25, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #21*

More white space on today's card....  lots and lots of white.

I love this set of Impression Obsession snowflake dies....  There are three different sized ones in the set and not only are they beautiful, they cut so nicely!

I added two strips of patterned paper to a piece of silver cardstock and stamped the Honey Bee greeting and embossed it in silver.  The snowflake is attached to the front of the card with tiny little pop dots.

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Head on over and do some shopping!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #20*

I can't believe we're a month from Christmas Eve!  I have no idea where 2016 went!

We had a big year...  we did major renovations to our house from May to mid-July, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in June and then did a 17 day trip to Europe to take a Viking River Cruise as an anniversary present to each other, we threw a big party to reveal our renovations to friends and family, I took a trip to visit my sister in October....  and POOF, it's almost 2017!

Another quick card for you today... I used a scrap of patterned paper from my days at the Scrapbook Pantry, layered it on a piece of red cardstock (have I told you lately how much I LOVE my Perfect Layers Tools to create even borders on layers??!!??) and put that panel on a white top fold card.  I used the Stampin' Up! tree punch on green cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder for interest.  I then cut the word believe using the Tim Holtz dies I bought from Scrap'n Stamp out of the same green cardstock and attached it to the card.

I'm trying hard to not be afraid of the white space LOL!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #19*

I was on a roll on the day I made this card and the card I posted yesterday.  I love both of them.  We won't talk about the first card I attempted that ended up in the garbage....

Anyway... when I made the card I posted yesterday, I managed to cut the Telluride Snowflake out of plain white cardstock when I wanted it out of shimmer cardstock.  I love this snowflake... you can use it as it comes or use it as I did here... and cut off the line of dots that connects to the snowflake.

I took a piece of snowflake washi tape and put it on to a strip of white cardstock and cut it out to size.  I then put that on to a piece of patterned paper from a 6X6 stack I've had for a few years and used my Perfect Layers Tool to create a matte.  I added the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Merry Messages stamped in black Versafine ink and put the snowflake on the card with a pop dot.  I added a white pebble to the front of the snowflake.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #18*

I am so thrilled with how this card turned out!!

I started with the strip... it was white.  I used a sponge dauber with whatever blue ink was left on it and sponged up the front a little.  I then sprinkled this thick embossing powder (by thick, I mean the grains are different sizes, and some of them are large) that I think is by Stampenous on the front and heated it from the back to create the look of snow falling.  I used my Perfect Layers Tool to create the black Matte and attached it all to the card from.  I used my Mini Misti to ensure I got the placement of the Lawn Fawn sentiment.  I cut the Telluride Snowflake from white glimmer cardstock and attached it to the front with a pop dot.

Monday, November 21, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #17*

I bought this Memory Box die last year and never got around to using it.  And now that I have, I'm not sure I love it.

I cut it out of a red glitter paper and layered it on top of a white card with a silver glitter strip.

I'm not sure I love this card....

Sunday, November 20, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #16*

I love the sentiment stamp on this card... just can't remember who it's by!

I cut the Impression Obsession snowflakes out of silver glitter cardstock and layered them on to the centre of a piece of glittered patterned paper.  I stamped the greeting in VersaFine black and then created a thin matte on black using my Perfect Layers Tool. before putting it all on to a green card.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #15*

I just love love love this Sue Wilson die that I purchased last year.  I ran it through once with a dark blue shimmer cardstock and again with a great silver glitter paper.  I cut out the Let It Snow in the silver and layered it on top of the dark blue.  I added some Stickles to the centres of the snowflakes and a sheer white ribbon with a silver accent to finish off the card.

Friday, November 18, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #14*

Such an easy card to put together.  I did two, using up the last of this beautiful patterned paper I had in my stash.  I used a great metallic red cardstock to cut the Telluride Snowflake from Memory Box.  Once again I used my Perfect Layers Tool to create a thin green border before putting it all on a white card base.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #13*

So quick and easy... and I even used a patterned paper that I thought I didn't like.  This was a green and silver glitter paper from a stack I bought at Michaels last year... and as a whole sheet, I truly dislike it a lot.  But as a little accent as a matte (using my Perfect Layers Tool of course), I love it!

I also used the Mini Misti again... I used masking and the tool to create the multi-coloured sentiment.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

*2016 Christmas Cards #12*

I played again!  I had fun with this stamp and die set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I also used a Lawn Fawn stamp set and a die from the Tim Holtz Holiday Words set.  Once again, I used the Mini Misti to get exact placement of the stamp on the die cut piece.