Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Ornament Cards

Hi Stampers! Again, I am getting a jump on my holiday cards for this season. The stamp sets found in the Holiday Mini catalog make card making for the holidays so easy. I knew the moment I saw the stamp set Delightful Decorations I had to have it. It coordinates so well with the new ornament punch. The first card I made is pretty simple so I decided that I also need to make a "kicked-up" card. I wanted to show that simple cards car great, but you can always doctor them up a bit to make them even more elegant.

I kept the layout the same for the second card and just added some embellishments and I also used my big shot to emboss the piece of Soft Suede card stock found on the base of the card. This embossing is hard to see in the photo but it adds so much to the texture of the card and really makes it a "Wow" card. I finished off the ornaments in this card with a red rhinestone brad. I love how BOTH of these cards turned out and would be happy to receive either one of them this holiday season.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Delightful Decorations (116517), Four the Holidays (116921)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)
Card stock: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318), Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper (116770)
Other: Ornament Punch (116794), Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty (116824), Dimensionals (104430),Paper -Piercing Tool (116631), Mat pack (105826), White Gel Pen (105021), Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Ribbon (115612), Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110), Big Shot Machine (113439)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Jump on Christmas

Hi Stampers! I am trying to get an early start on my Christmas cards this year. I love the new colors, stamps and papers in the catalog and Holiday Mini catalog this year. The fact that most of the card stock, designer papers, ribbon, ink and stamps all coordinate when you purchase them through Stampin' Up! makes holiday card making quick and easy.

The background paper of this card is die for. I just love it! It is the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper found on page 21 in the Holiday Mini catalog. I love the colors, the designs and the texture of these papers. They make any card look so elegant. I paired up the paper with the Dasher single stamp found on page 208 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. I am so happy that Stampin' Up! now features some single stamps. These are great stamps for the paper crafters just starting out.
I stamped the reindeer image in Soft Suede, one of the new in-colors this year onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. I then sponged Soft Suede along all the edges before adhering it to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock. This piece was then layered onto a piece of Soft Suede. I think Rich Razzleberry is my new favorite color this year. It is so rich and warm.

I finished off the inside of the card with a scrap piece of Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper and the sentiment from Four the Holidays stamp set (page 19 of the Holiday Mini) in whisper white craft ink. Have you started making your holiday cards yet?
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Dasher, Four the Holidays (117637)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Whisper White Craft Ink (101780)
Card stock: Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Christmas Cocoa Specialty (116770)
Other: White gel pen (105021), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), dimensionals (104430), Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Ribbon (115612), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Stamping Sponges (101610)

Monday, November 2, 2009

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