Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes - CASEs

It's easy to see the first photo is a replica of the one on the front of the 2012 Holiday Catalogue.   I used some retired silver chord instead of the linen thread and this sample used a different DSP for the rosette.  Otherwise, I think it's the same.

I did this lovely ornament as a class and to show the versatility of the stamp set and dies, I made several cards to show as samples.

The rest of these photos are cards I made using the designs of other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Thanks to the creator of each card.  I went to the Demonstrator resource Stampin' Connection for some inspiration!

I love the colours for this card.  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.  I was happy to get to use my music notes wheel which does not seem to get much love for some reason!  I found this card on Splitcoast Stampers; the poster didn't give the name of the person who designed it - she sure did a great job!

 I made a bunch of these and included them in a workshop order as my "thank you".   I think it's gorgeous!  CASE'd from Anne Laflamme.

When I saw the card I used to CASE I was so happy because I would get to use some of the retired vanilla velvety ribbon!  I really should make a bunch more so that I use it again!  I changed the ornaments so I could use the ones from Ornament Keepsakes but the ones the original designer used (Tree Trimmings - now retired) were perfect!   CASE'd from Patty Gorka.

This was actually the first card I made with this stamp set.   Cards similar to this one have become quite popular.  I can see why!  Love the new Holiday Frame Embossing Folder!  I gave one of these cards to each person who took the ornament class. CASE'd from Lee Ann Barrett.

I probably changed more on this one than the others.  I stamped the holly branch from Watercolor Winter in StazOn black and coloured them with blender pens.  The ornament was stamped and cut out with the matching die. The sentiment was from Joyous Celebrations.  The Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder is becoming a new favourite!  I used some retired 1/4" old olive grosgrain ribbon to adorn the ornament.  CASE'd from Rachel Woollard.

It has been fun delighting in the creations of other stampers!  Thank you all for sharing!  



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Word Play - Tidings of Comfort & Joy

As a trial Stampin' Up! is selling individual stamps from a selected number of stamp sets.  The set Word Play has 12 awesome stamps for various occasions.  This Christmas one can be purchased for $6.25 (#132303) until January 2, 2013.  These were my "thank you" cards to put in with my club orders this month.

I used the Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder on my image.  I love the look that a little heat embossing gives.  The white doily is the reverse side of paper from the doily sheet in the now retired Flirtatious Speciality DSP.    I ran my Gumball Green panel through the Big Shot with the gorgeous Lacey Brocade embossing folder found in the 2012 Holiday Catalolgue.

I used a sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday for my card.  I changed it up just a little.

As we head into the Christmas season I wish you "tidings of comfort & joy"!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 2, 2012

No Peeking - Paper Piecing

No Peeking is a fun little set found in the 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! catalogue.  The paper is from Snow Festival.  I love the Tiny Tags set; such an easy way to add a sentiment.

I was designing a card for the 2012 Hamilton Regionals in Aug. and this was my first sample.  I had to change it up a bit for the actual swap because I didn't have enough of the little pearls to make 25 cards!

This is the actual swap I made; much better lighting in this photo:

Here are the images you get with this set..aren't they the cutest!!

See Page 23 of the catalogue for actual image sizes.  These are a lot smaller than the actual stamp size.
126290 Wood $29.95
126292 Clear $21.95

Hope you have been busy making your Christmas cards!