Christmas Ideas

September Fresh Ideas-Snow Front Bay Window Card

Bay Window CardSnow Front Bay Window Card

Bay Window Card openSnow Front Bay Window Card Open

Create fun 3-D cards using the Bay Window Technique.

This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

For this winter wonderland card, I used the stamp set Snow Front.

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.

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bay Window Card Technique using the stamp set Snow Front.

Also featured, will be a Bay Window Halloween card featuring the stamp set Festive Post.

You can view the Hallowen Bay Window Card HERE.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on September 22, 2020.

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Happy Stampin'!

Bleach Technique-Snowflake Wishes

Bleach snowflakes

Here in the mountains of southern Colorado,  on Labor Day, we had temps in the 90's. 

The following day, our temps dived to a high of 30 degrees, and we received 14" of snow!

Today, the high is supposed to be back up in the 80's.

Crazy weather!

To celebrate our early season snow, I created this card using the Bleach Technique paired with the stamp set Snowflake Wishes on Blueberry Crisp card stock.

The Bleach Technique is fun because each item will turn out differently depending on which color of card stock you use and how the bleach reacts to it.

Here is a sampling of different colors of card stock.

Bleached snowflakes

Top L to R: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler

Bottom L to R: Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Early Espresso

See how each one is different?

The technique is easy to do:

  1. When working with bleach, always cover your work surface and wear old clothing.  Remember, you are working with bleach, and accidents can happen!
  2. Make a palette. Fold a paper towel into fourths and place in a powder pal or similar. Pour a small amount of bleach onto the paper towel, letting it soak in.
  3. Ink up snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes and stamp on Blueberry Crisp card stock. Set aside and let the bleach do its thing. It will change the color of the paper, continuing to do so even up to an hour after stamping.

TIP:  To protect your stamp (especially the photopolymer), ink the stamp in Versamark first.  Always wash the bleach off immediately after use.

I hope you'll give this fun technique a try.  Let me know how your creations turn out!

Supplies Used:

Bleach Snowflake Wishes

Stamp Set: Snowflake Wishes

Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Crisp

Accessories: Bleach, powder pal, paper towel, Bermuda Bay ribbon, hexagon punch, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

August Fresh Ideas-So Many Snowflakes Tepee Card

Snowflakes

Snowflakes side back and open views

Create fun 3-D cards using the Tepee Card Technique.


This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

It can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope.

There is some bulk because of the folds, so extra postage might be needed if mailing.

(Be sure to check my Happy Halloween Tepee Card Found Here)

For this Snowflake Tepee Card, I used items found in the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

This Suite includes the Snowflake Wishes Bundle (Snowflake Wishes stamp set and coordination So Many Snowflakes Dies), Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, and Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.

Of course, all items can be purchased separately. 

Perfect for those winter wishes and Christmas cards.

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tepee  Card Technique using the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on August, 18, 2020.

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Snowflake Splendor Suite

Snowflake splendor

Happy Stampin'!

Posted for You-Sign Up for my July Newsletter

Sampler

The 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the Posted for You Bundle, which includes the Posted for You stamp set and coordinating Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

This bundle will be featured in my July 2020 Newsletter.

Techniques will include a quick and easy faux postage card, 2 CASE'd (copy and share with everyone) cards from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and my first Christmas card of the season using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.

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Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Happy Stampin'!

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.

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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.

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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'!

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.

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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'!

Merry Christmas Mercury Glass Acetate Background

Acetate

Have you seen the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog?

I overlooked it a few times as it really isn't prominent in the samples.

But, it is really cool stuff!

I provides easy backgrounds that add that WOW factor!

So, what is it?

According to Wikipedia, "Mercury glass (or silvered glass) is glass that was blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution, and sealed. Although mercury was originally used to provide the reflective coating for mirrors, elemental mercury was never used to create tableware."

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Designer Acetate features a faux mercury glass look on translucent paper.

To get different effects, place it over different colored card stock. 

For this card, I placed it over Basic Black card stock.

You can also color the back of the paper using Blends.  The color will show through the clear parts of the acetate. 

The possibilities are endless!

Just a note, there is a clear film covering the back side of the acetate that should be removed in order to get the full effect.

It is a little hard to get started.  I slightly bent one of the corners of the acetate, then used my Take Your Pick Tool to work the film free. 

Then, you can peel it away. 

I  peeled just enough away to cut my 3" x 3" piece needed for this card.  Then, I moved the film back over the rest of the sheet until I need it for another project.

The Designer Acetate comes in a pack of 4- 12" x 12" sheets, 2 each of 2 designs.

Fun!

Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Mercury glass designer acetate

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Gleaming Ornaments

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Embossed Trees

Embosed trees

Recently, one of my Wetmore Ladies asked if we could do a project using the Embossing Mats at our next class.

These are the mats that allow you to emboss using a die rather than cutting. 

This is no longer available through Stampin' Up!, but since all the class attendees purchased the mats when they were available, I decided it would be a good idea to have a refresher course.

The mats are very easy to use.  You just need to make sure you have the correct sandwich so you don't cut the blue mat when you run it through the Big Shot.

Here's a photo of the post-it-note I taped to the Big Shot as a reminder to the class attendees what the sandwich should be:

3d embossing mat instructions

And here is a photo of the sandwich.  Of course, the white pad will cover the top of the sandwich when it is run through the Big Shot.

3D Embossing mat sandwich

For this project, we used the tree and landscape dies in the In the Woods Dies.

 

Here's How:

  1. Emboss copper foil card front using the In the Woods Dies, Big Shot, and Embossing Mats. Use this sandwich: platform on Tab 1, blue mat, card stock, die, white mat.  Emboss the landscape first.  Add 2 trees and emboss, Add the final 2 trees and emboss.
  2. Stamp greeting from Christmas Deer on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Sponge Metallic Copper ink along the edges.  Attach to Noble Peacock Foil mat.
  3. Attach Copper Foil to Night of Navy mat. Attach to Very Vanilla card base.  Attach greeting using Mini Dimensinals to pop it up.  Color pearls using the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend.  Attach to front of card to complete.

In the Woods Dies

In the Woods Die

Stamp Set: Christmas Deer

Ink: Night of Navy, Metallic Copper (Delecata Metallic ink in Holiday Catalog), Night of Navy Stampin’Blend

Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper  and Noble Peacock Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Mats, In the Woods, and Stitched Rectangle Dies, pearls, sponge, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

November Fresh Ideas-Retiform or Grid Technique

 

Retifrom

Sponge a grid pattern onto your card stock, then stamp images inside the grid sections.
 
The grid pattern doesn't need to be straight lines, so try creating different angles.
 
That's it!
 
The grid pattern possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Retiform or Grid Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 26, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 26 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Anne

Retiform in purple

Geared Up Garage retiform

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Feels Like Frost 5 Minute Christmas Cards

Feels Like Frost 5 minute Christmas Card

5 minute Christmas Card

Just like I did with the 5 Minute Thank You Cards HERE, I let the pretty Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper do the heavy lifting with these quick and easy Christmas cards.

Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Feels Like Frost 6x6 DSP

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Still Scenes

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Rococco Rose (card 1), Night of Navy, Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Card Making Ideas-Four Seasons of a Tree

4 seasons of trees

Add great texture to your projects by applying Embossing Paste over a Decorative Mask!

Embossing Paste is easy to use.  Color can easily be added to the mix for an endless supply of possibilities!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks made to create Four Seasons of a Tree cards.

Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer-a forest filled with changing colors!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 22, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 22 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Shimmery White Embossing Paste

Shimmer embossing paste

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Christmas Pocketful of Happiness

Paper towel background christmas

I always try to recycle and reuse my crafting tools.

This includes the paper towels that I use to wipe off stamps, the Stamparatus plates, or to dab my watercolor projects.

This was the case with this piece of paper towel. 

I can't remember what project I was using it for, but it obviously had shades of green.  I usually save the paper towels, and have a big stack of them to use in future projects.

I decided to use it to make a Christmas pocket full of snowflakes using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Pocket Die.

(To see more of my recycle and reuse projects, please visit my Recycle and Reuse Page HERE.)

Here's how:

  1. If the paper towel you are going to use has plys, separate them so you are only using 1 ply.  Save the remaining plys for other projects.  You'll need to place the paper towel on a sturdy background so you will be able to cut it down to the size you want, plus cut it with the die and die-cut machine.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Adhesive Sheet.  If you don't have Adhesive Sheets, you could use a glue stick or xyron machine.  You just need the card stock base to have some sticky so the paper towel will adhere to it.
  2. Stamp the image from Pocketful of Happiness using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.  The paper towel has texture, so you'll probably need to stamp it a couple times to get a complete image.
  3.  Cut the pocket out using the Pocket Die and die-cut machine.
  4. Fold the tabs along the score lines and apply Tear and Tape Adhesive.  Peel the backing off the Tear and Tape and place on Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series paper card front.  Attach to Gold Foil mat.  Attach to Night of Navy card base.
  5.  Cut snowflakes out of Gold Foil paper using a die-cut machine and Frosted Frames Die.  Slip snowflakes behind the  pocket, using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  6. Stamp greeting from Christmas Deer on scrap piece of Gold Foil paper using Night of Navy ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Add Metallic Pearls to complete.

Pocketful of Happiness

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Pocket Dies

Pocket dies

Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper


Wrapped in plaid

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Happiness, Christmas Deer

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil

Accessories: paper towel,  Adhesive Sheet, Stamparatus,  Big Shot, Pocket and Frosted Frames Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive,  Mini Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Leaf and Sprig Punches Christmas Wreath

Leaf punch christmas wreathHere's the companion wreath to my punched fall wreath

This one is just in time for Christmas!

Just change the colors, and you have an easy to create Christmas wreath.

Here's how!

  1. Create base for wreath by nesting 2 circle dies on Shaded Spruce card stock and cut out using the Big Shot to create a ring.
  2. Punch 10 Shaded Spruce and 10 Garden Green leaves using the Leaf punch. Cut 5 gold foil and 5 Cherry Cobbler springs using the Sprig Punch.
  3. Emboss the punched leaves using the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder for added texture.
  4. Apply SNAIL Adhesive on Shaded Spruce ring. Attach leaves around the ring, alternating colors.  Slip the springs in between the leaves using SNAIL Adhesive on the stems.
  5. Attach a piece of Wrapped in Plaid 6" x6 " Designer Series Paper to Gold Foil mat.  Attach to Shaded Spruce card base
  6. Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.  For the sample, I used a piece of Shimmer Gold ribbon from my stash.
  7. Attach wreath to card front using Mini Dimensionals placed around the ring.
  8. Swipe Embossing Buddy over a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. Stamp greeting from Christmas Quilt (retired)  using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Banner cut the ends using the Hexagon punch.   Curl ends using a pair of scissors. Attach to wreath using Mini Dimensionals.

Leaf Punch

Leaf punch

Sprig Punch

Sprig punch

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil Sheets, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Leaf and Spring Punches, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear embossing powder, ribbon from my stash, Mini Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot.

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Shaker Card-My First Christmas Card of the Season

Shaker cardWinter Woods Shaker Card

It's time to get started on your holiday cards!

It's time for me to get started on MY holiday cards as well.

This shaker card is the first one for me for the season.

It was fairly quick and easy to put together.

I used the new Heirloom Frames Die and Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder to create the frame for the shaker part.

The tree was cut out of Silver Glimmer using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die.

To make the frame shimmer to match the tree, I used a sponge dauber to add Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Here's how:

  1. Cut frame out of Seaside Spray card stock using the Big Shot and Heirloom Frames Die.
  2. Emboss Frame using Heirloom Frames embossing folder and the 3D Embossing Folder Plate as part of the sandwich.
  3. Place frame over Shimmery White card front. With a pencil, lightly mark the inside 4 corners of the frame so you know where to stamp your greeting.  Remember to leave room for the tree. Stamp greeting from Winter Woods using Pretty Peacock ink.  Use the Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.
  4. Attach window sheet to back of cut and embossed Seaside Spray frame. Attach Foam Adhesive Strips along the 4 edges, close to the opening.
  5. Lay stamped card front on your work surface. Place sequins in the center.
  6. Peel the backing off the Foam Adhesive Strips and carefully place the frame over the card front.
  7. Attach to Seaside Spray card base.
  8. Apply a coating of Frost White Shimmer Paint over the frame using a Sponge Dauber.
  9. Cut tree out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die. Pop out the boughs of the tree using your fingers or a paper piercing tool.  Attach to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders

Heirloom frames die and embossing folder

Winter Woods and In the Woods Dies

Winter Woods

 

Stamp Set: Winter Woods

Ink: Pretty Peacock

Paper: Seaside Spray, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer

Accessories: Big Shot, Heirloom Frames Die and Embossing Folder, In the Woods Die, 3D Embossing Folder Plate, window sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, sequins, Frost White Shimmer paint, Sponge Dauber, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!