Friday, November 29, 2013

Joyful Christmas on Vellum - Stampin' Up!

The Joyful Christmas stamp set creates such wonderful cards.  Often cutting is involved but is so worth the effort.

You can save 30% off this stamp set during the 2013 Holiday Sale.    Order by Dec 2, 2013.  Regular price is $20.95 (clear) Sale price is $14.67.  That's a savings of $6.28!!

The flower image was embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on Stampin' Up!'s vellum card stock.  Colour was applied to the back of the vellum with a sponge dauber.   There are two layers of the flower.  I used the full image and also created a second layer by cutting the inside of the flower image and used dimensionals to pop it up on the main flower.  It's quite easy to cut out the flower pieces once embossed as the embossing gives a nice cutting edge to follow.

The 1/8" silver taffeta ribbon adds a touch of bling and of course the Frosted Finishes - embellishments adds a whole lot of bling!

I made a few of these to send out this year!  It was also a class card back in August! time flies!

Have fun creating your Christmas projects.

Happy Stamping!



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Chalkboard Technique - Seasonal Sayings - Washi Tape - Stampin' Up!

The chalkboard technique is not only fun to do but also creates a unique and fun card.  This card uses great Stampin' Up! products and a great technique!

My banner was made with the Season of Style Washi Tape collection and a piece of floral wire.  The wire made it easy to wrap the tape around and move along for easy placement.  Just snip the pennant ends after all the pieces are on.  A glue dot at each end of the pennant held it in place.

The Christmas stamp from Seasonal Sayings was embossed in white embossing powder.  Chalk lines were made with the chalk marker from the 2013 Holiday catalogue and white craft inked was lightly sponged on for the chalkboard look.

The chalkboard technique has been floating around for a bit now and I'm so happy that I finally gave it a try!

Hope you are busy stamping your Christmas creations!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 15, 2013

Noel Christmas - November - My Paper Pumpkin

My Paper Pumpkin....a monthly paper crafting subscription available at

If you'd like more info on this subscription, please let me know!  

It's a surprise each month and I LOVE this month's surprise!!  The first sample card is pretty much how they have it explained.  The second one I changed up by cutting the card base to a 5.25 X 4 inch piece and adhering it to a real red card base.  I used the 1/4 inch strip I cut off to add to the inside of the can see a "titch" of it in the photo below.

The card bases in the kit are white on the inside; whereas the front was designed in Very Vanilla. So on the second card I could make the inside co-ordinate with the front. 

Either way I think they are both super cute!

I used less of the garland than stipulated, so I will have lots left over for other projects!  It is so adorable I'm sure I'll have no problem coming up with ways to use it!

Hope you are busy getting creative during your Christmas preparations!

Happy Stamping!