Christmas Cheer …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Wow … It’s cold outside today!  We’ve got -4 degree windchills …. burr!

Today I want to share another Silver and Gold card, simple and pretty.  Just a few steps to create…

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I taped together (on the back) the silver and gold blocks to create the background.  I then stamped the snowflake from “Festive Flurry” and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I embossed a separate snowflake and cut it out with the coordinating Framelits.

My “christmas cheer” greeting comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials”.

Now to finish off the card I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine and a “Frosted Finishes Embellishment”.

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Enjoy your day and stay warm …

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – CLEAR

 126457

$14.95

 Sweet Essentials Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132150

$6.95

 Frosted Finishes Embellishments

 132178

$3.95

 Silver Foil Sheets

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

White Christmas …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

OK … it is officially winter here!  Snow, slippery roads, and cold … I’m ready for spring!  However, I do love Thanksgiving and Christmas so I’ll hold out for those.

My card share today is a beautiful card that we made at our Holiday Retreat this year.   I think it’s my favorite of all the cards and projects we did (I love the look and the bling).

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As you can see there are many layers here, but all done in Whisper White, which gives it that special look.  We used the “Beautifully Baroque” embossing folder to create some texture.

The “silver” embossed snowflake comes from the “Festive Flurry” stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog and can also be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating framelits.  The snowflake was centered on the stunning “Silver Glimmer” Paper which in now on sale!  Click on any of the highlighted items to see what is included in that stamp set.

Our greeting “Christmas Cheer” comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials” found on page 41 of our catalog.  I decides to create a banner for the greeting so it would stand out more.

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Quite simple and very elegant with some holiday bling, you can see why I love this card.  Hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm.

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131778

$39.95

 Festive Flurry – WOOD

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry – CLEAR

 132085

$19.95

 Sweet Essentials – WOOD

 126457

$14.95

 Sweet Essentials – CLEAR

 130917

$7.95

 Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder

 119246

$4.95

 Rhinestones (Basic) Jewels

 129053

$29.95

 Heat Tool (Embossing Gun)

 109131

$4.75

 Silver Embossing Powder

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

Birthday Fishes (Wishes)…

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you a card that we did at a past stamp camp.  Masculine cards are always a hit and much needed.

The stamp set I used is “By the Tide” (Wood – 131910 / Clear – 129120).  When I saw this stamp set in the Spring Catalog I knew I had to have it.   Imagine the possibilities … I think this stamp set is so versatile.

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I will admit, it was the fish that attracted me to the “By the Tide” stamp set, as I used to fish with my grandpa, my dad, and even with my mom.  Fishing was always something I did as a kid (unfortunately, not much anymore).

You will be using the “power of the VersaMark” (102283) on this card… watermarks and heat embossing are two techniques used to create the depth of underwater life!

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We begin with our heat embossing … I inked up the first (what I call sea weed for this card) with VersaMark™ and the fish in Chocolate Chip – then use clear emboss powder and heat.

You will also ink the birthday greeting (From the stamp set “Blue Ribbon” (Wood – 131964 / Clear – 125981)) in Chocolate Chip and emboss.  The new formula ink pads work great for embossing!

Now that your embossing is done, you will stamp (with VersaMark) the remaining sea weed… this will create the illusion of the sea weed being “behind” the fish!  We also stamped it on the base of the card, just for fun!

Once you have completed your stamping… you can color in your fish and sponge the edges for just a bit more depth and color.

So…  I mentioned how versatile this stamp set is, and I think you can create any style of card with this set.  From manly to whimsical (I would use the seahorse for that) to anything in between.  Here is another sample …

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I love the clean and simple look of this card, and so totally different from the fish card.  The greeting comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials” (Wood – 132085 / Clear – 126457) found on page 41 of the catalog.

I believe both of these cards were done at the same stamp camp… to show the versatility of this stamp set.

Speaking of stamp camps … I have my “Christmas in July … Oops August” Stamp Camp on Monday the 26th.  There is still time to RSVP.  You will be making 10 fabulous Christmas Cards (with envelopes) that will showcase our Holiday Mini Catalog.  You won’t want to miss this … it’s a great way to get a “hands-on ” approach to your Christmas cards!

Remember… if you see a word or phrase highlighted, it will take you to that link when you click on it.  For example … the Christmas in July will take you to my calendar of events.

Thank you for stopping by today!  And a “Thank You” to Ann-Marie for her comment yesterday and many other posts … I will be sending you a package of our beautiful “Rhinestones” for being an active participant to my blog!

I have all sorts of surprises coming, both here on by blog and for my club and class members!

Have an awesome day!!

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