Thursday, November 15, 2012

Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas is coming!!  And I love Christmas.  Here are some projects I have been working on and the cards are examples of what I will be sending out to those on my Christmas list.  

This adorable little purse was made with our Petite Purse Bigz L die,Snow Flurry Bigz Die,  Candleight Christmas Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Mixed Medley Stamp Set, and some discontinued cherry cobbler ribbon I had kicking around.

I love our glimmer paper,  GORGEOUS!!

A sweet but simple candy cane holder made using our Petite Pocket BigzXL die, lucky limeade cardstock, Candlellight Christmas Specialty DSP, Joyous Celebrations stamp set, Scentsational Season Stamp Set, Linen Thread, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Perfect little pockets at each person's Christmas Dinner plate.

I love the simple elegance of this card.  I inked up our Silver Glimmer Paper with our Stampin' Ink, and daubers.  It is easiest to put a few drops of ink refill in the lid of your Stampin' Pad to dip the daubers in, the new stamp pads are excellent for rich deep color, but you end up with glitter all over your pad.  I have found that the possibilities are endless with our Glimmer Paper.   Product used is Whisper White cardstock , Silver Glimmer Paper, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set , 1/8" mini brad, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin Ink Refill, Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, and Sponge Daubers

This second card was made at the CraftDBear Chrismtas retreat that I have mentioned in a couple of earlier posts.  Card base was again Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler cardstock embossed with Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Festival of Prints DSP Paper Stack, Greetings of the Season Stamp Set, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, and VersaMark.

Here is the second card in the series of cards made with Denise and Natasha at CraftdBear Christmas Retreat. Lucky Limeade Cardstock was embossed instead, and the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set was used as well.

The final card in my post today was taught to me by  fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tammie.  The wreath is made with Gumball Green, and Wild Wasabi cardstock punched out with the smallest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch.  Cardstock was Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Primrose Petals. Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Greetings of the Season Stamp Set.

If you are interested in learning to make one or more of these cards either with friends and family in a class, or privately with me, contact me today via comments below or email me at  I would love to hear from you.

And Stampin' Up! now has its own app for iPhone and iPads.  It is the Simply Sent App which can be found for free in your iTunes stores. The app allows you to make e-cards, either from a selected template, or create your own and send it to Facebook or email.  I tried it out today and I LOVE it!!  Allowed me to download a picture to the card from my phone.  I see some quick and easy birthday cards for friends and family in my future.  LOL  And don't worry if you don't have an iPhone or iPad, Stampin' Up! will be releasing the app for Android Phones soon.  Watch this blog for updates.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world.  Enjoy!!

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Gorgeous projects with just enough sparkle....gotta love glitter!