Simplicity is Golden

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Monday to you all.  Today’s card share began with a just a thought …. something simple.

So many of us have busy, busy lives, yet we still want to show how much we care by sending hand-stamped cards, right?  So here’s my simple solution ….

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I used the beautiful Gold “Foil Sheets” and simply rolled them through the Sizzix BigShot with the “Petals-a-Plenty” embossing folder.  The foil sheets are single sided and come 2 – 12 x 12 sheets for only $3.95!  You can do 12 cards with just 1 package!

The base for the card is “Very Vanilla” … and to give it that truly “Old Fashioned” look, I tied a pretty “Victorian – 5/8″ Crochet Trim” bow.  I thought it helped to tone down the gold just a bit, and maintain the beauty of the card.

The greeting “Deck the Halls” comes from the stamp set “Christmas Messages” which is found in the Holiday catalog and is ON SALE!  It was heat embossed in Gold, but if you wanted a quicker method … just stamp the greeting using the “Gold Metallic Encore Pad” found in the Holiday catalog.

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Finally, I simply punched out the greeting with the 2  1/2″ Circle punch.  I know many of you have this punch after we created our “flip cards” in class.

Remember, by clicking on any of the highlighted items, you can see what they look like.  Thank you.

Have a wonderful week …

and as Johnny said to PonyBoy … “Stay Gold”.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Foil Sheets – GOLD

 131790

$28.95

 Christmas Messages – WOOD

 131793

$20.95

 Christmas Messages – CLEAR

 120906

$16.95

2 ½” Circle Punch

 106824

$7.95

Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

 108481

$4.95

 5/8” Crochet Trim – Victorian

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Quick & Easy Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends …

and a Happy Saturday to you!  It’s a little gloomy outside today, that’s OK … makes for a great stampin’ day!

This afternoon I’ll be setting up my Stampin’ Studio for my “Christmas Stamp Camp” tomorrow.  So today I thought I would share with you a little inspiration for card ideas.

I began with some left over designer series paper from my last stamp camp, and came up with this quick and cute card.  My paper is the “Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper” located on page 29 of the Holiday catalog.

Because our designer paper is designed to coordinate so nicely, the core colors I am using are the Pool Party and Island Indigo.

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Next I decided to use the “Deck the Halls” stamp from the “Christmas Messages” stamp set on page 34 of the Holiday catalog.  I love when Stampin’ Up! puts the inner verses for our cards along with the greetings…. makes life so much easier!

I wanted to jazz it up a bit more, so I added one of those cute new ornaments from the “Christmas Collectibles” stamp set.  And talk about making life easier … Stampin’ Up! has a coordinating punch, the “Christmas Ornament” punch so we don’t have to cut these out!  Both of these items can be found on page 35 of the Holiday catalog.

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To finish off the card, I added a little bling!  First as sliver of the Silver Glimmer paper, and then a rhinestone in the center of my ornament.

Wow … wasn’t that easy!  And quick!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration for Christmas …. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have an awesome Saturday!

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