Merry Christmas / Guest Stamper: Sandy B.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a beautiful card created by one of my Holiday Stamping Retreat guests for the attendee swap.  Let me say … there was some real talent on that swap board, these girls can stamp! My special guest today is Sandy Becker and her card featuring the Perfectly Plaid Bundle …

Sandy pulled in the holiday colors; Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler from the Wrapped in Plaid designer paper … those two colors really bring the rich color of the holidays to life.  The Cherry Cobbler was embossed with the Hammered Metal embossing folder which gives a lovely texture to the card.

The pretty little tree Sandy made was created with 3 separate punched trees … one I believe had to be punched the reverse way (other side of the designer paper) so all the tree edges would line up.  She then adorned them with the gold pearls which really makes the tree so festive!

The tree was mounted on the piece of Whisper White Cardstock which was cut from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and then stamped in Cherry Cobbler with the sweet Merry Christmas stamp that is included in the stamp set from our bundle.

I am so glad that I don’t have to vote for the attendee swap … so, so many good ones each and every retreat! I will share more of the swap cards in upcoming posts.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, I’ll see you tomorrow!

Enjoy the day … it’s supposed to warm up to 37º!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you


Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card II

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a card that I created using up some of my larger pieces of scraps from the Holiday Retreat cutting … now I have a leftover gold Christmas tree!  So what else would I do but use it on my next card!! Today I have that card for you …

Besides my Christmas tree, I had the squares left over as well which I layered onto a gold background to pull the gold out of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper.  Since I wanted the tree to be my focal point of my card, I added a piece of Vellum Cardstock cut from the Stitched Framelits Dies. I then embossed my Christmas tree with the Country Floral embossing folder.

The base of my card is Shaded Spruce which coordinates with the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper, to create a dramatic contrast I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler behind the gold. I embossed the ends of the Cherry Cobbler with the Country Floral embossing folder as well to add some texture and to coordinate with my tree.

The greeting comes from the beautiful Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set from the Brightly Gleaming Suite in the Holiday Catalog.

A simple card really … just some layers to create an elegant look and feel.  I love the way it turned out.  Hmmm … who would know this card was created from scraps!! The secrets our stamp rooms keep. lol

Thank you for joining me today!

I hope you take a moment to enjoy this beautiful fall day.

Today’s Stamping Supply List … Click on any of the items for more information or to begin your shopping.  Thank you.


Wrap Me in Plaid this Christmas!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute little card that I created out of some of the scraps I have left over from cutting my retreat cards / projects.  One of the suites we will be using at the Holiday Stamping Retreat is the Wrapped in Plaid product suite, so on today’s card I grabbed the Tree punch and that awesome Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series paper.

I needed a base for my card so what is quicker than the using the Gold Edged-Foil and Envelopes … and the gold trim is already on there to enhance the gold strips in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series paper so it’s the perfect choice.  Once the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper was attached, I die cut a circle and punched the tree into it.

Can I give you a tip? … Punch the tree first and then die cut the circle around the tree … MUCH easier (just saying). lol

I wanted to carry out the gold into the greeting so I found a scrap piece of gold foil, then stamped on a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  I used Shady Spruce ink and the beautiful “Hostess” stamp set … Greatest Part of Christmas.  I really love this beautiful set of words and verses.  It is a Hostess set so you will need to make a purchase to qualify for rewards or host a stampin’ show.  We could do one, in home, my home, on-line or a book party.

This quick -n- cute card will share your feelings of “thinking of them” at Christmas time.  Hope you enjoyed the card.

Thank you and have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …  I have shared the link that includes the entire product suite and each item individually. Thank you!


Simply Sunday: Itty Bitty Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, it’s a bit chilly here … I don’t think any of us are used to that!!  I think it’s the perfect weather to stamp!! Today I have a simply but pretty card I’d like to share. I have used the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle.  I think it’s one of those “overlooked” bundles in the catalog … I love it! So many greetings and some amazing die cuts.  Let me show you …

Just starting to create my Christmas showcase of cards and I started began with the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle and paired it with the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also used the Gold Foil paper to pull out the gold from the designer paper.

The Gold Foil was cut 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ which makes it large enough to place the die onto it and cut out your design … your plaid paper will cover it nicely.  You get the beautiful gold trim around your designer paper and your design cut out.

I used Whisper White cardstock for my inside and for the greeting which is stamped in the Shaded Spruce ink, then punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch.  To highlight the red in the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper … I added the Red Rhinestones.  A few Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the greeting and then the designer piece and our card is complete.

This card would look pretty without our die cuts for those of you who are new to stamping and may not have a die cutting machine yet, but the sure do add a nice touch!

I hope you enjoyed todays card … I will be sharing more of the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle the next few days.

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today. I hope you have a warm and peaceful day.