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December 2019

Happy 2020-In the Woods Mercury Acetate Blends Background

Mercury Acetate background

Best Wishes for Peace, Health, and Happiness in the New Year!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Cajun Craze

Stampin' Blends: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Cajun Craze, Light and Dark Poppy Parade

Paper: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Silver Glimmer, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Deer and In the Woods Dies, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Last Christmas Cards of the Season-Cards for the Grandkids

Ryan and Madysen Christmas 2019Here are the last of the Christmas cards I created this season.

I made these for our 4 month old grandson Ryan, and our 3 year old granddaughter Madysen.

The mittens were punched out of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper using a retired mitten punch I had in my stash.

It has been retired for many years, but I'm glad I kept it!

The cat was also punched out of Wrapped in Plaid DSP using the current cat punch.

Our granddaughter loves cats, or as she calls them, "Ma's."

The greeting comes from Christmas Gleaming.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Christmas Gleaming, Still Scenes (snow flakes stamped in Night of Navy), Christmas Gleaming (greeting)

Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: mitten and cat punches, heat tool, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, red rhinestones, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

Tri-Fold Snow Globe Card

Tri fold snow globe closedTri-Fold Snow Globe Card Closed

Tri fold snow globe openTri-Fold Snow Globe Card Opened

Tri fold snow globe insideTri-Fold Snow Globe Card Inside

Recently, I saw this idea online to create a tri-fold card using the Still Scenes stamp set and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die.

Unfortunately, I don't remember who I got the idea from.

As things usually happen, I see an idea, then try to recreate it from memory.

Sometimes that doesn't work, but in this case, it did!

It was actually pretty simple once I figured out how I was going to make the tri-fold.

I simply cut 2 card bases.  The first is a regular-sized card base measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

The second measures 5 1/4" x 4".

Once all the stamping and decorating were done, I simply glued the smaller base inside the larger base.

Easy, Easy!

For the inside of the snow globe, I stamped the outline image from Still Scenes on the starry designed piece of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper using Night of Navy ink.  Then, I cut it out using the coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die.

The deer and the snow globe base overlay were cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  The trees were cut out of Pretty Peacock Foil paper.

All images except for the snow flakes were stamped using the Stamparatus.

Still Scenes/Snow Globe Scenes Dies

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Still Scenes

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, Pretty Peacock Foil, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stamparatus, ribbon out of my stash

 

Happy Stampin'!

Seaside Spray Buffalo Check Snow Front

Blue gingham

Here's another card I created using Snow Front, one of my favorite stamp sets found in the Holiday Catalog.

This scene was inspired by the North Hardscrabble Creek that runs through the front of our property.

I think the birds in the set are meant to be Cardinals, and therefore should be stamped in red.

But, we do not have Cardinals here in the mountains of southern Colorado.

But, we do have Stellar Blue Jays!

And of course, we have deer!

The Buffalo Check background was stamped using Seaside Spray.

I stamped all images using the Stamparatus.

The greeting comes from Itty Bitty Greetings.

Snow Front is the featured product in my December newsletter.

To see more ideas using Snow Front, please be sure to add your name to my mailing list.

The sign up box is located on the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Snow Front

Snow front

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Snow Front, Buffalo Check, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Seaside, Night of Navy

Paper: Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Shimmery White

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Snow Front in Purple

Purple reflectionsSnow Front Purple Reflections

Purple winter sceneSnow Front in Purple

One of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog is Snow Front.

With the mountains, pine trees, snow, and even the cute little country cabin, it is the perfect set for my surroundings here in the mountains of southern Colorado.

I played around with the set to create some different watercolor landscapes.

For both cards, I started by creating a mask for the moon cut out of a post-it-note using my 1 3/4" circle punch.

I laid the stencil on my watercolor paper card front and sponged on metallic silver ink.

For the first card, I placed the punched circle over the sponged moon, and added Pacific Point and Highland Heather inks to create the sky.

Next, I stamped the trees and landscape using Highland Heather ink and the water using Seaside Spray and Balmy Blue inks.

To create the reflection, I stamped the trees on my Silicone Craft Mat in Highland Heather ink.  Then, I turned the mat so the image would be upside down.  I placed it on the bottom section of the card front and gently rubbed the backside of the mat with my fingers, transferring the ink to the paper.

For the second card, after sponging the moon, I stamped the mountains using Soft Suede ink.  I tapped Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock, and Highland Heather inks on the tree stamp to get the three-tone coloring.  A simple watercolor wash using an aqua painter was done to create the water.

Snow Front is the featured product in my December Newsletter.

For more Snow Front Ideas, please be sure to add your name to my mailing list.

The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand side of this page.

Snow Front

Snow front

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Snow Front, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink:

Card #1: Highland Heather, Pacific Point, Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue, silver metallic

Card #2: Highland Heather,  Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, silver metallic

Paper:

Card 1: Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry, watercolor

Card 2: Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, watercolor

Accessories: post-it-note, 1 3/4" circle punch, sponge, Silicone Craft mat, aqua painter, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

December Fresh Ideas-Faux Mosaic Technique

Faux mosiac

Faux mosaic

The Faux Mosaic Technique is a great way to use up those paper scraps!
 
The pieces can be any shape or size.
 
The Faux Mosaic Technique possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Mosaic Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on December 17, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on December 17 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

Merry Christmas-Tri-Fold Snow Front Card

Snow front tri foldTri-Fold Snow Front Card Closed

Snow Front tri fold openedTri-Fold Snow Front Card Opened

Snow Front Tri fold insideTri-Fold Snow Front Card Inside

This card was inspired by an idea I saw from Michelle Last.

It is an easy tri-fold card using Snow Front, one of my favorite stamp sets found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This stamp set is perfect for my surrounding in the mountains of southern Colorado.

The mountains, trees, creek, and deer. 

Plus the little cabin which reminds me of our little house in the big forest.

This stamp set has it all!

Card measures 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" and was scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2".

I stamped the mountains using a combination of Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray inks.

Once stamped, I trimmed around them using a pair of scissors.

The cabin, deer, snowman, and greeting were stamped using the Stamparatus.

The mountains, trees, water, and landscape were stamped free hand.

It came together pretty easily.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Thanks Michelle for your inspiration!

Snow Front will be the featured product in my December newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes today,  December 10th.

Please add your name to my mailing list to get your own copy.

The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

It will also be featured in upcoming blogs posts during December, so stay tuned!

Snow Front

Snow frontSupplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Snow Front, Still Scenes (greeting)

Ink: Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Mason jar ornaments 1

Every month, a group of ladies from Wetmore and surrounding areas get together at local restaurants for lunch.

In December, my neighbor Carol and I are the co-hosts.

We got together one afternoon to create these mason jar lid ornaments to give out as favors.

We used a collection of designer papers, ribbons and embellishments, plus the Big Shot and  Snow Globe Scene Dies to create different scenes.

The circles were punched using my 2 1/2" circle punch.  We used Tombow Multi-purpose Glue as our glue along the inside edges of the rings.

And the best part is I let the double-sided designer series paper do the work for the back side of the ornamenst!

Here's the front of one of the ornaments:

Deer mason jar ornament front

And here's the back side of that ornament:

Deer mason jar ornament 1 back

Easy, Easy!

We know our guests will have fun picking out the one they want!

Mason jar bearsSnow Globe Scenes Bears

Mason jar snowflakeFeels Like Frost Snowflake

Mason jar purpleFeels Like Frost in Purple

 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Feels Like Frost and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer

Accessories: mason jar lids in assorted colors, 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Dies, assorted ribbons and embellishments from my stash, Stampin' Blends to color rhinestones and pearls, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Mini Dimesionals

Happy Stampin'!

Snow Front-Sign Up For my December Newsletter

Dec 19 sampler

Snow Front

Create tranquil scenes with the Snow Front Stamp Set, whether it's cozy cabins with dainty deer or playful cardinals in a winter forest.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.

Projects using Snow Front featured in my December 2019 newsletter.

You still have time to create those holiday cards!

Want to learn more?

My December 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 11:00 am (MST) today, December, 3, 2019.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in December, 2019.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Snow Front

Snow front

Happy Stampin'!