Brightly Gleaming Merry Christmas

Have you noticed that I am now in full on Christmas mode?!  The past couple of weeks, I have been enjoying creating a variety of Christmas themed cards and projects.  Don’t worry though, I still have some Fall theme projects to share with you before the full force of Christmas arrives after Thanksgiving.  Today’s post, Brightly Gleaming Merry Christmas, is another make ‘n take card from Stamping Bingo.  The card elements include the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Christmas Gleaming Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog.  The elements from the Brightly Gleaming Suite are elegant and gorgeous.  It is easy to create simple but beautiful projects with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and accompanying embellishments.  That’s the case with the Brightly Gleaming Merry Christmas Card.  

Brightly Gleaming Product SuiteSuite

Card Details:
  • For the card base, cut Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4-1-4″ x 11″,  score at 5-1/2″ and fold on score line.  
  • The second layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut 4″ x 5-1/4″.  To add texture, emboss with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Attach to the card base with adhesive.
  • Cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of the stripe design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Using a strong adhesive, attach to the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock layer.
  • Then use the ornament punch to cut an ornament shape from a coordinating piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Attach to a stitched oval cut from Very Vanilla cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Layer onto a Pretty Peacock cardstock scallop oval cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.   Center onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the sentiment, stamp the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Using paper snips, cut the around the perimeter of the sentiment.  Refer to card photo for placement onto the card.  
  • To finish the card, embellish with the sprigs from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements.  For the final embellishment, add a bow using the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon. 

Also, don’t forget to embellish the card interior…

Hope you enjoyed this project.  Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more inspiration.  Happy crafting…

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A Snowman Merry Christmas

Happy Monday.  Hope your week is off to a good beginning.  Today I’m sharing the make ‘n take, A Snowman Merry Christmas, from the recent Stamping Bingo.  The Snowman Season Bundle along with the coordinating Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper pair beautifully to create the card.  The Snowman Season Bundle contains the Snowman Season Stamp Set and the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch.  Do you notice the sparkle of the snowman on the card?  It’s actually cut from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I just love it when designer series paper contains images that coordinate with a punch or die.  

Let It Snow Suite

Steps for recreating the Snowman Merry Christmas card:
  • Start with a standard card base of Coastal Cabana cardstock. 
  • Cut a 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of the striped paper from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
  • With the snowflake stamp from the Snowman Season Stamp Set, randomly stamp snowflakes on the Designer Series Paper using Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Pad.  Then, layer onto a 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Real Red cardstock. 
  • Next, wrap a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon around lower portion of card and tie a knot. 
  • Attach to the Coastal Cabana card base with adhesive. 
  • With the Snowman Builder Punch, cut the glitter snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Notice also that one of the Designer Series Papers has the hat that matches with the punch.  Also, punch the hat.  Use a scrap of Basic Black cardstock to cut the snowman arms.  Assemble the snowman using glue dots and attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the sentiment and the Coastal Cabana scalloped oval using the Layering Ovals Dies.  Adhere the sentiment to the scalloped oval and attach to the card front over the Real Red ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

See how easy it is to make a card with coordinating stamps, punches and paper!  Hope you will give it a try.  The Snowman Season Bundle and coordinating Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper is great for Christmas.  But don’t stop using it at Christmas!  It’s also great for Winter Themed cards and crafts.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting…

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Beautiful Christmas Rose

Happy Friday everyone!  Hopefully you survived Halloween.  It was a quiet evening at our house.  Our neighborhood doesn’t have trick or treaters so I got cozy and enjoyed a Hallmark Christmas movie.  Now, I’m definitely in the mood for Christmas!  In my last post, you were able to see components of the new Christmastime Is Here Product Suite.  Today my project, a beautiful Christmas Rose, uses products from the suite.  The beautiful Christmas Rose is cut  from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Best of all, no fussy cutting required as the Roses Dies match the large rose in the designer series paper.  This simple card design is to highlight the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper and show that you can create “wow” looking cards using just the paper, a stamped sentiment and a couple embellishments.  

Christmas Rose

The Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper is gorgeous with gold foil accents.  Be sure to place your order for your favorite products from the Christmastime Is Here product suite soon.  You’ll want to use the products not just for Christmas but year round.  To order this exclusive, limited-time suite, visit my store to select your products.  If you prefer, email me if you need assistance placing your order.  Just a reminder, don’t delay.  This is only available while supplies last.

Have a great weekend!  Check back on Monday for another project idea.  Until then, happy crafting…

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Still Scenes Bundle

Just when you think it can’t get any better, the Holiday Catalog continues to offer products for creating innovative projects.  One such product offering is the Still Scenes Bundle.  The Still Scenes Bundle includes the Still Scenes Cling Stamp Set and the Snow Globe Scenes Dies.  You can combine the individual images from the stamp set to create a snow globe that can be as simple or fancy as you desire. You can even create interactive shaker cards.  With the Snow Globe Scenes Dies, you can create custom winter and Christmas die cuts to create your own snow globe design.  The new Snow Globe Shaker Domes pair perfectly with the bundle enabling you to create a variety of snow globe designs. 

Still Scenes Bundle

Watch the short video below as Holly demonstrates how easy it is to use the Still Scenes Bundle to create a unique snow globe card.

My Still Scenes Bundle and the coordinating Snow Globe Shaker Domes recently arrived.  I can’t wait to start creating projects and will be sharing them with you soon.  Even better, order your set and get started making your own creations!  I have the links for ordering the products listed below in Project Materials.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check back soon for more project ideas.  Happy Crafting!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

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Free Skate

At last month’s Shoebox Swap, I was able to make this beautiful Free Skate card.  The purpose of the swap was for demonstrators to make and share projects from the Holiday Catalog.  We each brought all the precut materials to use for stamping and assembling our design. This allowed us to create a variety of cards in just a couple of hours .  Today’s card uses the Free Skate Bundle.  The bundle includes the Free Skate Cling Stamp Set and the Detailed Skate Dies. The card also showcases the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I would like to thank the card designer, Jamie Lavender, for the beautiful layout and product selection.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  

Free Skate

Card Details:
  • Card base is Pretty Peacock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″).
  • For the next layer, cut a piece of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Use the Detailed Skate Dies to cut the skate.  The skate base and ties are cut from Pretty Peacock cardstock.  The lacy pattern on the skate uses Whisper White cardstock and the skate blades are Gold Foil paper.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the layers to the skate base.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the Holly.  Color the holly leaves with the Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.  
  • Cut the sentiment piece using the Stitched Labels Dies and attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Add Red Rhinestones to the berries on the holly.
  • Finish the card by adding the skate to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thanks for stopping by…Happy Crafting!

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Come to Gather

Today, I am showcasing one of the cards from the Holiday Catalog Shoebox swap from a couple of weeks ago.  The Gather Together bundle and other products from the Come to Gather Suite create a Fall themed card.  Yes, the calendar says Fall is right around the corner but the weather here in Georgia is hanging on to Summer!  Temperatures are forecast to reach near 100 this weekend!  I hope that you’re having more moderate weather.  Now back to the card.  Notice the Cajun Craze leaves?  The dies cut and emboss!  I share a tip below on using the dies.  The Gather Together card is a simple card that is perfect to send to family and friends. 

Unfortunately, I do not have the name of the person that created the card design. We were all busy moving from station to station and neglected to gather names of each person with their creation!  Lesson learned!  We’ll put our names on our creations.

Gather Together

Card Materials:
  • Base: Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ for side fold card base)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 3″ x 3″ for large leaf, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior, 2″ x 1″ for sentiment on front of card
  • Cajun Craze cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3″ for cut & embossed leaves
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Classic Ink Pads: Cajun Craze & Pretty Peacock 
  • Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack
Details:
  • To create card base, fold the Early Espresso on the score line.
  • Adhere the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to the left side of the Early Espresso card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp the large maple leaf using Cajun Craze onto the 3″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating die.
  • Use the three embossed leaf dies to cut and emboss leaves from the strip of Cajun Craze cardstock.  TIP: spritz the paper lightly with water before using your die cutter – this helps the dies break the fibers in the paper, which gives a deeper embossed impression.  Plus the edges of the leaves curl slightly, just like a real leaf.
  • With the strip of Very Vanilla, stamp the sentiment with Pretty Peacock.  Trim to create the flag tail.
  • Using snail adhesive, attach the three Cajun Craze leaves to the card (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Add the large stamped leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Using adhesive, attach the sentiment to the lower portion of the card.  
  • With three strands of the Cajun Craze linen thread, tie a bow.  Attach to the card front above the sentiment using a mini glue dot.

See how simple it is to create a beautiful Fall card.  The embossed leaves dies add lots of dimension to projects with leaves.  Be sure to get the Gather Together Bundle – you’ll find that it’s great for more than just Fall themed projects. 

 

When ready, you can place your order here.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!