Greetings Around the World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A bit chilly here is Wisconsin this morning, but fall is approaching so we were expecting it.  I love the cool nights and warm days… it makes for great bonfire weather!

Well enough of that, time to move on to my last card in the series of cards I created with the “I Am Me” Designer Series Paper.  I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have shared so far…  I would love to hear your thoughts on them.

Today’s card will take you around the world with a very special fellow … Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle.

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I have teamed up my designer paper with the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set “Tag It”.  Please note, that with each purchase of the “Tag It” stamp set … $3 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

* If you click on the RMHC name, it will take you to their website, where you can find out more about this wonderful charity.  Here are the stamps included in the stamp set.

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To create the look on the tag, I first stamped the image in Real Red, and cut it out using the “Chalk Talk Framelit Dies which coordinate with the Tag It stamp set.

Next, I stamped the image Wild Wasabi and cut out the area I wanted to highlight.  I then used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to “pop” it up.

I did add a pearl to finish off Santa’s hat … then just add a ribbon, and your done!

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I thought this was a fun way to showcase the designer paper with the world map.  I think it was also make a good scrapbook page to those of you who travel… hmmm, there’s an idea!

Again, I would love to hear your thoughts on my series of cards done with the “I Am Me” designer series paper.

To view any of the products highlighted today … just click on the “highlighted” words.

Stop back tomorrow as I will share a bit of my Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to San Diego.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Love & Laughter …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend, or had a great time if you were out and about!  I stayed in my stampin’ room and created some neat projects to share this week.

Yesterday… I said I would be featuring the “I AM ME” designer series paper all this week, so, today is day number one.

As I looked at each pattern, I began to come up with some ideas of what I wanted to do, based on the stamp sets I have.  The paper pattern I used today has simple scallops of white on pool party.  With that …

I chose the “Love and Laughter” stamp set (If you click on the title, you can view the stamp set).  Another set that I had to have, but did not get the chance until now.  I think we all do that, and I hope that I can inspire you to break out those stamp sets you have not used yet.

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This stamp set is so dainty and beautiful, that I decided to use the “Shimmery White” paper … It has a beautiful shimmer to it, without over powering your images.

Next, I embossed the lower part of the cardstock with the “Delicate Designs” embossing folder.  I thought it added a beautiful touch of texture, and just felt that it belonged on the card.

The Delicate Designs folder comes in a set of 2 … the lace border I used and snowflakes (at least that what I thought they were) and the coordinate with the Large Scallop Edgelits Die on page 188.

I wanted to add a ribbon but it seemed a bit heavy, so I pulled out my “Pool Party Bakers Twine” … just enough to add a pop of color and to draw attention to the embossing.  My apologies … the “Pool Party” is discontinued.

To complete the card, I wanted to add a little “bling” and immediately thought of the gorgeous “Frosted Finishes” Embellishments!  Who said you had to use them just for Christmas cards!  I love it on this card.

Hmmm… we may need a bit more postage for this card, but well worth it!  The bride is going to love it, and I’m sure you’ll impress many in the room.

Here is a list of the ingredients for today’s card ….

 ITEM

PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

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$22.95

Love & Laughter – WOOD

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$17.95

Love & Laughter – CLEAR

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$10.95

I Am Me Designer Series Paper

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$7.95

Shimmery White Paper

 132150

$6.95

Frosted Finishes Embellishments

If you do not have a demonstrator, and live in the United States … you can shop at my on-line store 24-7.  Clicking on the item number will take you to my store, and show you a picture of the product and give you a description of the item.  I would be honored to be your demonstrator.

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Let me know if you like today’s card … I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tomorrow I’ll share a “wheely” fun card, so be sure to stop back for day 2 of the I Am Me – featured Designer Series Paper showcase.

Have a great day!

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