Saturday, December 3, 2016

Creation Station: Wraps It Up!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #creationstation   Wow! Can it be December already?! I honestly almost missed Thanksgiving and now I need to get my mind around Christmas. SMH! Time is really flying. I guess I must be having fun!

Our Creation Station theme for December is:  Wrap it Up! Our design team will be featuring Stampin' Up's wonderful Gift Packaging.

Unfortunately I don't have a project for you. My full and hectic life just got in the way this month. I'll be back in January. In the meantime, use the "back" and "next" buttons to see what the other members of the design team have for you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bright Christmas Pines

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations  I've got another beautiful card to share with you that uses the "Christmas Pines" stamp set and Pretty Pines Framelits bundle.  I also received this card at a swap at my upline's Holiday Catalog gathering.  It was made by Kathy Johnson.

You'll need a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise; a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Real Red Card Stock mat; and a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel.  You'll also need a bit of Real Red and Crumb Cake scraps.  I always save my scraps for these little elements.

Here's how Kathy J. put this card together.  She started by stamping the "tidings of comfort and joy" sentiment in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom corner of the Whisper White panel. Next, she added two sprigs of pine boughs at the top corner in Emerald Envy Ink.  She added some randomly placed holly berries in Real Read Ink.

Then Kathy J. stamped three pine cones in Early Espresso onto her Crumb Cake scrap and cut them out with one of the Pretty Pines Framelits.  She also cut a Real Red bow using one of the same framelits.  Kathy J. adhered two of the pine cones to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and the other with Snail Adhesive.  She adhered the bow with a Glue Dot.

I love the clean and simple design of this card--the colors just pop!! And bonus:  You could make a stack of these in no time! Click on the link below to order your "Christmas Pines" bundle today!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Textured Pines

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I received this awesome card in a swap at my upline's Holiday Catalog gathering.  It was made by Davona Palmer.  It's stunning--and there is NO stamping.  It uses a textured embossing folder and several thinlits/framelits.  Let's see how Davona made this beauty!

Davona started with a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.  She added a 5-1/2" by 3-3/4" strip of Early Espresso Card Stock.  Next, she embossed a 5-1/2" by 3" strip of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock with the Holly Embossing Folder and adhered that to the card.

Then Davona cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with one of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  She sponged the edges of this piece with Early Espresso Ink to give it some "age."  She used the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to cut the three pine needle sprays from Emerald Envy Card stock and the three pine cones from the gorgeous Copper Foil Sheets.  Davona used the Flourish Framelits to cut the flower from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits to cut the word "peace" from Early Espresso Card Stock.  She arranged all the elements and adhered them to the top of the Very Vanilla label.  For a final bit of bling, Davona added a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape to the center of the flower.

Isn't this just gorgeous with all the layers and textures?! I'm so glad to have received this card in the swap!!

I have one more card to share tomorrow that uses the "Peaceful Pines" and Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle. Come back and see what I have in store for you!


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Yesterday I shared my amazing BFF's card made with Stampin' Up's "Christmas Pines" stamp set.  I don't have this set myself, so I borrowed my BFF's set to make my own card.  Mine is based on one made by Connie Stewart--but mine is even simpler because I didn't borrow the matching Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, so my card is DTP--direct to paper.  I also wanted to use the sheet music from the This Is Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card.

This card is super easy to make and I made a stack of 10 in about 30 minutes!  You'll need a Cherry Cobbler card base, cut lengthwise; a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Old Olive mat; a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of the This Is Christmas DSP; and a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock (for the inside).

I stamped the "tidings of comfort and joy" sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink directly onto the DSP and then stamped the thicker pine bough image, twice, in Old Olive.  I adhered the DSP to the Old Olive mat and then onto the card base using Snail Adhesive.  I cut 8" of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon (NEW in the upcoming Occasions catalog!) and tied it into a bow.  I adhered this to the card with a Glue Dot. 

This card was so easy-peasy to make that I actually stamped inside the card--I hardly ever do that!  I stamped the pine bough in Old Olive on the corner of the Very Vanilla panel and added the "Christmas Blessings" sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  I adhered this to the card with Snail Adhesive, too!
I recommend purchasing the "Christmas Pines" stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies in the bundle (142496) because you will save money that way and because the thinlits are AWESOME.  Click on any item below to go directly to my online store to make your purchase.  And stay tuned until tomorrow where I'll share another card with NO stamping, using only the Pretty Pines Thinlits!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Pines in Blushing Bride

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   My sweet BFF, Lynn, is super creative. She's the person who got me into stamping in the first place! She really has an eye for color and composition. She created today's card and it's too fabulous to keep it to myself!

Lynn stamped the thicker pine bough from the "Christmas Pines" stamp set onto a Whisper White panel cut at 2-5/8" by 2" (just smaller than ATC size). Then she stamped the sentiment in Blushing Bride. That's a pure genius color combination!! Lynn adhered the stamped panel onto an ATC sized Emerald Envy mat. ATC size is exactly 1/8 of an 8-1/2" by 11" sheet of card stock.

Next, Lynn embossed a quarter sheet of Whisper White Card Stock with the beautiful Pine Bough Textured Embossing Folder. She adhered the stamped piece to the embossed panel with Stampin' Dimensionals and then adhered the whole assembled to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.

For her finishing touches, Lynn used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere three of the gorgeous Fancy Frost Sequins to the stamped pine bough. Finally, she tied a sweet Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon bow and adhered that to the card with a Glue Dot.

Clean and simple and simply stunning!!

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