Feeling of Christmas

It’s November already!  That means Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas will be here before you know it! So I have been busy making Christmas cards with my stampin’ friends. I usually send out around 200 Christmas cards each year so I am always trying to come up with a few different quick and simple card ideas. Like this one.

I love the elegance and simplicity of this card. It features a stamp set called the Feeling of Christmas. Such beautiful images in this set and it’s so simple to use.  I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of the card. I scored it about a 1/4 inch all the way around the card front. I stamped the beautiful wreath image in the center of the card using old olive ink, then I stamped an overlay image, sort of a watercolored image, on the wreath using pear pizzazz ink. This overlay image helps fill in the green color on the wreath. I stamped a few berries using real red ink and the sentiment is stamped in black. For the finishing touch, I embellished it with a little bow and some rhinestones. Super simple yet elegant! I hope you enjoyed it!

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English Garden

english gardenGood Morning!  I am going to switch gears a bit today and share a little all occasions project with all of you. If you need cards in a hurry, this is a quick and simple little card to create!  The card showcases one of the beautiful flower patterns found in the English Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack!  I simply just cut up one of the 12 x 12 sheets of the pretty pink flowery pattern, added a bit of lace trim and a little sentiment.  The best part about this card is that you can change out the sentiment and the DSP to fit any occasion!  Let’s take a look at how to make this pretty little card.

Start with a piece of sahara sand cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a little sentiment in the lower right hand corner of the white cardstock using sahara sand ink. Cut a 2 1/2 x 4 inch piece of the pretty pink flowery pattern from the English Garden DSP pack. Adhere the DSP to the upper part of your white cardstock but be sure that you have enough space for some of the lace trim above and below the DSP.  Cut 2 pieces of the sahara sand lace trim (cut them a little longer than the 4 inch width of the white cardstock) and adhere them to the top and bottom of the DSP.  Line up the edge of the trim with the edge of the DSP.  I added a bit of adhesive under the trim and taped the ends of the trim on the back side of the white cardstock. Then simply adhere the entire piece to your sahara sand card base. That’s it! Enjoy!

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Summer Silhouettes

Good Morning! Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that involves just pure, good ole fashioned stamping. It’s what we would call a clean and simple design. There are no layers on this card and no embellishments; yet it is so pretty! summersilhouettesTo make this card, start with a piece of pink pirouette cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Start by stamping a little sentiment in the upper right hand corner of the white cardstock using sahara sand ink. Grab the beautiful images from the summer silhouettes stamp set. Start on the left hand side of the white cardstock and stamp the lattice image using sahara sand ink. Next, take the leaf image and stamp it in between the lattice and the edge of the card using the sahara sand ink. Without re-inking your stamp, stamp the leaf image to the left of the darker colored one you just stamped (this is called the stamp off technique). Re-ink the leaf image, stamp off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamp the leaf to the right of the darker one. Now randomly stamp some other fun images on your card using the following ink colors:  sahara sand, pink pirouette and so saffron. Enjoy!

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