Good Morning! I thought we would take a little break from Christmas projects today and share a quick and simple little all occasions card that you can create with just a few ink colors and some fun shiny paper! The Color Me Irresistible Designer Papers are a lot of fun. You can sponge, brayer, spritz, and stamp colors onto this paper! So many possibilities! let’s take a look at how to make this project.
First, choose two different colors of ink. For this project, I chose blushing bride and crumb. Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of one of the white designs in the Color me Irresistible Designer Series Paper pack. Sponge a bit of the blushing bride color all over the center of the cardstock; rub and swirl in the color with your sponge or dauber, working your way outward. Grab one of your all occasion stamp sets, I chose A Whole Lot of Lovely and Gorgeous Grunge, and randomly stamp some of the images into the background using the blushing bride and crumb cake inks. Once you have finished stamping and sponging, wipe off the excess ink with a tissue (note: the ink will not stick to the shiny embossed design on the paper). Stamp the thank you sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, using crumb cake ink, and punch it out with the 2 inch circle punch. Sponge some blushing bride ink all over the sentiment. Embellish with a bit of glimmer paper and some sequins. Enjoy!
Good Morning! Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends! It’s tradition at our home to start putting up Christmas decorations right after Thanksgiving. I also work on getting all of my Christmas cards done and ready for mailing. So I thought today I would share a beautiful Christmas card idea with all of you. This card was designed by my daughter, Tiffany.
Start with a piece of bermuda bay cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Sponge some bermuda bay ink all over the white cardstock. Tear a few pieces of some vellum and secure them to the bottom of the white cardstock to create “snow.” Be sure to overlap the pieces of vellum. Using the images in the White Christmas stamp set, stamp the trees, deer and bear using versamark. Yes, you will be embossing the images. Sprinkle some white embossing powder over the versamark and tap off the excess. Heat to set. Add a little ribbon tied into a bow off the upper left corner as shown; wrap the ends around to the back of the white cardstock and adhere to your card front. Stamp a little sentiment on a scrap piece of white paper and punch it out with the word window. For the finishing touch, outline the edges of the torn vellum with a bit of dazzling details; let dry. Embellish with some rhinestones and enjoy!
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Hello Everyone! It’s been such a busy week as we prepare for the upcoming holidays! It’s always such an exciting time of year! Today I wanted to share some of the beautiful fall-themed swaps I received at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event that I attended last weekend. At every Stampin’ Up! gathering, we always swap cards and share ideas. These are some of simply great ideas. Enjoy!
One of my favorite Christmas color combos is the use of silver, navy and white. There is just something so elegant about this particular color combination. And it is the perfect combination for Christmas cards that showcase images such as snowflakes. So if you are looking for a beautiful Christmas card that showcases some non-traditional colors, this might be the project for you.
To make this card, start with a piece of night of navy cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and emboss it with the Softly Falling textured embossing folder. Cut a 4 x 3 inch piece of the silver snowflake design from the Holiday Vellum pack. Add a bit of adhesive to the top and bottom part of the vellum and secure it to the center of your card. I recommend adding the adhesive to the vellum in areas that will be covered up with other pieces of cardstock or embellishments so that you do not see the adhesive through the vellum. Cut a 1/2 x 4 inch piece of silver glimmer paper and adhere it to the card by overlapping it a bit onto the bottom of the vellum to cover up your adhesive line. Cut a 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch piece of night of navy cardstock, snip one end into a banner, and adhere this piece to the top part of the vellum. Stamp a little Christmas sentiment on a scrap piece of paper and cut it out with your favorite punch (I used the washi label punch). Adhere the sentiment as shown with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish the banner with a wooden snowflake element and iced rhinestone. Enjoy!
Are you thinking Christmas yet? If you are following along with my posts you probably are. Today I have another fun card idea for you showcasing the embellished ornaments stamp set. This is just a beautiful set! I love all of the detail in the ornaments and they make such gorgeous embellishments on your cards.
To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Emboss the front of the crumb cake cardstock with the Boughs & Berries textured embossing folder. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink on the raised images from the embossing. Cut a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of cherry cobbler cardstock and 4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a Christmas sentiment in the lower left hand corner of the 4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp the holly berry branches on the top part of your white cardstock using old olive ink. Much like the card I shared the other day, you will be sponging a bit of pear pizzazz ink all over the branches and highlighting the holly berries with a red marker (cherry cobbler is the one I used). Optional: You can distress the edges of your white cardstock for a more vintage look; then just sponge a bit of crumb cake ink on the edges. Cut out the small ornament from red foil paper using the framelit set that coordinates with the embellished ornaments stamp set. Adhere the red foil ornament to your card with glue dots; be sure to make it look like it is hanging from one of the branches. For the finishing touch, add a little gold trim, to the top of your ornament, tied into a bow. Enjoy!
More Christmas Creativity to share! This particular project was inspired by one of the projects in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. It features a beautiful bundle of products called embellished ornaments. You can receive 15% off these products when you purchase them in a bundle: the bundle includes both the stamp set and framelits.
To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. This is the piece that you will do your stamping on. Stamp the Christmas sentiment in the upper left hand corner of your white cardstock using crumb cake ink. Stamp the holly leaf image onto the cardstock using old olive ink. Just a little tip: I actually laid the ornament framelit on the card as a guide so that I knew where to stamp the branches as you want the branches to stick out from behind the cut out ornament. Sponge a bit of pear pizzazz ink all over the branches. Color the holly berries with a red marker such as cherry cobbler or real red. Optional: Randomly stamp the small splatter image from the gorgeous grunge stamp set using crumb cake ink. For the ornament, stamp the larger ornament image on a 4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock; use pacific point ink or your favorite Christmas color. Cut out the image using the coordinating framelit. Adhere the ornament to your card with dimensionals as shown. For the finishing touch, cut out an ornament top (using the framelit) from a scrap piece of gold glimmer paper and secure it to the top of your ornament with glue dots. Enjoy!
Good morning! Today I have another Christmas card idea to share with all of you. This card was designed by my daughter, Tiffany Mundt, and it showcases the Jolly Christmas stamp set and a sentiment from the Embellished Ornaments set. But you can certainly use any one of the sentiments from the Jolly Christmas set.
Start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Stamp the snowflake image from the Jolly Christmas stamp set, on a diagonal, across your card front as shown. You can use a variety of blue colors such as night of navy, island indigo and pool party or you can stamp the images all in one color. Cut a 1/2 inch x 4 inch piece of night of navy cardstock (or any color blue cardstock scrap you have on hand) and adhere it to your card as shown (note: if you would like the night of navy piece to go all the way across your card, cut it at 4 1/4 inches instead of 4 inches). Cut out two different sized ovals with the oval framelits: cut one out of silver glimmer paper and the smaller one cut from a piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a Christmas sentiment on the white oval and adhere it to the glimmer paper oval. Add a half of a silver metallic doily behind the oval. Adhere the ovals to your card with dimensionals as shown. For the finishing touch, add a little snowflake or other embellishment as desired. Enjoy!
Happy Monday! Today I have a fun little event to share with all of you! I am offering a “To Go” version of my annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack event. What is a stamp-a-stack? Well, it’s an event that involved stamping a stack of 12 Christmas cards. You make 4 of each of the 3 different designs. I send you all of the materials such as cardstock, ribbon, embellishments, cut out shapes, designer paper, glimmer paper, etc. Plus you will receive step-by-step instructions to complete the cards. You supply your own stamps, ink and adhesive. There is a great selection of Stamp-A-Stack card kits available right now! It’s a great way to get those Christmas cards completed quickly! I do all the prep work and you do all of the fun stamping and assembling!