This week's Paper Craft Crew card map challenge was quite difficult for me. There were elements that on it that I didn't know what to do with:
So I left this image open on my desktop and cruised through my stamp set collection looking for inspiration. Nothing. After leaving it for a while I decided I wanted to use the reindeer in the Merry Mistletoe stamp and diecut it out in a large circle.
But what to do with the smaller circles? I finally decided to use designer series paper and my card started to come together nicely! The background was tough to decide too until I remembered I had the Holly embossing folder! After that it was easy to add two fun embellishments and my card was done!
Here's what I used - you can click on any of these images to order Stampin' Up! products at my online store:
It is so much fun creating Christmas cards every year but don't stop there - use those same products to create fabulous gift tags too!
Today I have a Sunday Crafternoon class with a focus on gift tags and this Hang Your Stocking tag is one of the five that my group will create. Read on for a list of products used and a video tutorial too!
Here are the products we are using - click on any of these product photos to place an order at my online store:
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Color Me Happy is a hostess stamp set - you can earn it for FREE with a qualifying order. Here's how to make this cute card:
Stamp Sets: Color Me Happy (144069)
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White (140272), Bermuda Bay (131197), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White card stock (100730)
Stamp Pads: Memento Ink Pad (132708)
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Light Stampin’ Blends marker (144580), Bermuda Bay Dark Stampin’ Blends marker (144579), White Perfect Accents (138416), Black Permanent Marker, Black Shimmer Ribbon (144129), Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (141493), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thick Whisper White (base): 5 ½” X 8 ½”; score and fold in the middle
Bermuda Bay: 5 ¼” X 4”
Basic Black: 4 ¼” X 3 1/8”
Whisper White: 4 1/8” X 3”
Emboss the piece of Bermuda Bay card stock using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Adhere to the front of the card.
Stamp the “thank you” sentiment in Memento ink onto the Whisper White piece towards the top.
Color in part of the image with the Bermuda Bay light marker and part of the image with the Bermuda Bay Dark image. Adhere this piece to the Basic Black card stock.
Wrap the ends of the Black Shimmer Ribbon to the back of the black card stock piece and adhere the ends down on the back with adhesive. Add Dimensionals and then adhere to the Bermuda Bay piece on the front of the card.
Tie a separate small piece of ribbon onto the ribbon on the card.
Using a black permanent marker, color three of the white accents. Allow to dry for a few seconds and then stick onto the front of the card.
If you are looking for the perfect idea to help you keep organized every day of the year, then I'd like to introduce you to the Love Today Planner Kit
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* No dates are printed, so you can start when you want. * Write, stamp, or draw your own. * Printed Night of Navy/gold foil binder with gold metal corner accents. * Binder size: 7-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" (19.7 x 22.2 x 5.1cm). * Includes Night of Navy 2-ring binder; 12 divider pages; calendar pages; 4 photo protector pages (hold six photos each), 5"" x 7""( 12.7 x 17.8 cm); page lifter, 3"" x 8-1/4"" (7.6 x 21 cm); printed and gold foil accent stickers; sticky notes. * Refill kit available (sold separately). * Colors: Gold, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red.
To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we are offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. I will provide more information on this flash sale later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!
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Stamp set: Tags & Trimmings (bundle and save 10%: 146062)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper and cutting dimensions: Whisper White: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (card base); four pieces: 1 1/4" x 1" (holly); 3 3/4" x 5"' 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" (phrase) Garden Green: 4" x 5 1/4"; 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" Cherry Cobbler: 1" x 3" (berries) Be Merry (144111): 5" x 1 1/4"
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic platform, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), SNAIL adhesive
Here's a video showing you how to make this beautiful card - thanks for watching!
We are so lucky. We have so many opportunities at our fingertips, crafting being just one of them.
For the past week I was in Cambodia on my first solo tour ever - and this was one experience I will never forget. I hired a young female guide to spend three day with me, to take me to her favorite temples and to share the history of Cambodia with me. How little I knew. And how fortunate I really feel.
Here are a few photos of my temples experience:
While I was away I promised myself that I would take up memory keeping once more because I know that as I travel some more and other life events happen, memories fade away. I used to scrapbook all the time but at one point I lost interest. It's back!
As soon as I get my photos printed and have designed my page layouts I will share them in a future post. So come on back soon!
This set is my #2 recommendation in my Top Ten stamp set series! I love Teeny Tiny Wishes set because of it's versatility. It pairs well with the Classic Labl punch and Layering Ovals framelits.
It is my to go set when I want a phrase that is small and won't compete with larger elements on a card. Which brings us to my card today! Here's what I used to make this birthday card - you can click here to order these or any other products at my online store:
I have a secret and I am happy to share it with you! This secret helped me to create this beautiful Merry Mistletoe card below. I also posted a complete list of products I used to make my card and a video that shows you all the steps involved. (My secret is unveiled in my video)
Here are the main products used to make my card. Click here to order these or other Stampin' Up! products.
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