Friday, December 13, 2019

Jolly Season

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I love the Brightly Gleaming Suite in on pages 30 through 32 of the holiday catalog. The colors are gorgeous together: Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla with Copper Foil Accents. We made this fun card at the Proverbial Stamper & Friends holiday catalog gathering. I loved it so much that I used it as one of the cards we made at my Christmas card stamp-a-stack sessions. It looks hard, but it's easy-peasy to make!
Start with a Night of Navy Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise. Score it a 5-1/2" inches, as usual, but then cut off one side so that you end up with a 2" flap. Cut a 4-1/4" by 2" piece from the remaining piece--that will be the bottom of your card front. I adhered a 1-3/4" by 4" strip of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper to the top flap of the card and onto what will be the bottom piece.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Christmas Gleaming" stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink onto the corner of a 2-3/4" by 3-1/2" Very Vanilla Card Stock panel. I adhered this to a 3" by 3-3/4" Pretty Peacock Card Stock mat. I aligned the loose piece at the bottom of the card and adhered the stamped panel to the top and bottom of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, making a "bridge."

I stamped the larger ornament from the "Christmas Gleaming" set in Pretty Peacock Ink and the smaller ornament in Night of Navy Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I punched these out with the matching Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and adhered them to the panel with Stampin' Dimensionals. I punched two Copper Foil leaves with the Leaf Punch and tucked them behind the ornaments, adhering them with a little bit of Snail Adhesive.

To finish the card, I added a 4" by 5-1/4" Very Vanilla panel inside the card, which you can see peeking out the sides, behind the sentiment "bridge."

You can get the "Christmas Gleaming" stamp set and the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack in a bundle, saving 10% off the price of purchasing them separately. Better yet, you can get everything in the Brightly Gleaming Suite with one item number (153467), and still get your 10% discount on the bundle!

Have a great weekend! I'll see you again on Monday for my final week of Christmas designs!

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Thoughts

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Have I mentioned how much I love the "Perfectly Plaid" stamp set? Well, I do! I also love the coordinating Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. But on this card. I went in a little different direction--it's still plaid, but the plaid comes from the lovely Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. Not only does this DSP have stunning toile designs in Garden Green and Real Red, but there are sheets with stripes and plaid patterns, too. Yay! Look at this sweet card!
I started with a Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock card base. I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to emboss a 4" by 5-1/4" piece of Garden Green Card Stock. I adhered a 2" by 4" piece of Garden Green plaid Toile Tidings DSP to the Garden Green piece and tied on a length of Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon. Then I adhered everything to the card base.

Next, I stamped the plaid tree from the "Perfectly Plaid" stamp set in Garden Green Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch.

I cut a Very Vanilla Label using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I stamped a sentiment from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" stamp set in Garden Green Ink onto the end of the label. I adhered the label to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I adhered the tree to the label with Stampin' Dimensionals and topped it with a Star Designer Element. 

This card is so warm and cozy, don't you think? You could whip out a stack of them in no time. To purchase your supplies, click on the thumbnails below and start shopping!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cup of Christmas Cheer

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Stampin' Up has recently started offering reversible stamps. The "Cup of Christmas" stamp set on page 34 of the Holiday catalog has a stamp with two sides--a striped mug and a polka dot mug on the reverse. So clever! And this set comes with coordinating dies that are so, so cute! Look at this card that I got in a swap from Carole Warrenfeltz. It's adorbs!
Carole stamped one of the wonderful sentiments from the "Cup of Christmas" set in Shaded Spruce Ink onto a 2-1/4" by 3-1/4" Whisper White rectangle. She adhered this to a 2-1/2" by 3-1/2" Shaded Spruce rectangle.

Next, Carole adhered a 3-1/2" by 4-1/2" piece of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper to a 3-3/4" by 4-3/4" Shaded Spruce mat and the onto a Cherry Cobbler Card Stock card base.

Now comes the fun! Carole used the Cup of Cheers Dies to cut a mug from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the mug outline/poinsettia from Whisper White Card Stock. She adhered the Whisper White detailed piece to her mug and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the mug to the card.

For a finishing touch, Carole tied a bow of Shaded Spruce Gold Striped Ribbon onto the handle of the bow.

The "Cup of Christmas" stamp set and Cup of Cheers Dies can be purchased in a bundle, saving you 10% off the price of purchasing them separately. Just click on the thumbnails below and you'll be taken to my online store where you can place your order.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Traditional Christmas

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I really like today's card--it's classic, traditional, simple, and beautiful! We made this card at the Proverbial Stampers & Friends gathering and it's one of my favorites. If you're in a crunch to get your Christmas cards made, you could crank out a bunch of these in no time!

We embossed a 4" by 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the Winter Knit Embossing Folder. We adhered a 4" by 2" strip of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper to the bottom of the panel and then wrapped a length of Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped Ribbon around before adhering the assembly to a Cherry Cobbler Card Stock card base.

Next we stamped one of the trees from the "Perfectly Plaid" stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch. You can get the stamp set and punch in a bundle and save 10% over purchasing the items separately. We stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with one of the Layering Ovals Dies. We adhered this to a scalloped Cherry Cobbler oval that we cut with another Layering Ovals Die.

We adhered the tree and the sentiment piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a finishing touch, we added two of the gorgeous Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card.

Need to make some Christmas cards in a hurry? This card would be a quick one for you. You can get everything you need by clicking on the thumbnails below and shopping in my online store.

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