Christmas Warmth

I have another Christmas card today.  This one is a square card and clean / simple type.  I paired the Timeless Tidings with Many Blessings.

Stampin' Up!, Timeless Tidings, Many Blessings, Jackie Beers

Timeless Tidings, 148936

 

I can envision this card made even smaller and used as a gift card or a RAK card.  For this one I used Thick Whisper White as the base and then just layered a piece from Under The Mistletoe DSP.

The stamped wreath image is from Many Blessings.  It is stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink and colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink as well.  It s punched with the Tailored Tag Punch.  The only extra step was rounding the corners of the wreath layer with the Detailed Trio Punch.

As I said, this is just a quick and easy card.  I appreciate you visiting today and hope you will return.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 4 1/4 X 8 1/2
  • 4 X 4
  • 3 1/4 X 3

 

 


 


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Friends Shine

For today’s card I have made one with the sweetest sentiment!  Not candy cane sweet like Wednesday’s card.  This one has a very nice and loving type sentiment.  This sentiment is what originally sold me on the set.  That and the wreath.  I love wreaths!!

 

Making Christmas Bright Bundle, 149947

 

 

Did you read the sentiment?  I am totally in love with this one.  I have for many years considered several long time friends as family.  So to me this sentiment is especially true!  Friends make every season shine.

Once again I have a funky layout and bright designer series paper.  I am a creature of habit.  The designer series paper is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 X 6 paper stack.  It is Call Me Clover.  I have paired it with one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody.  I can almost see you shaking your heads because I use it fairly often!  LOL !!

To add a touch of “shine” to the card, I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper in Copper.  It was the closest to the colors I used.  This pack of Glimmer paper also is a 6 X 6 stack.  I like to add anywhere from 1/4″ to 1″ of the glimmer paper to a card to just add a touch of sparkle.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate it and love to read your comments.  The supplies I used are all listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have an awesome day!


 


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Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals September, 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My Favorite Holiday is Christmas!  I love the spirit of the season with happiness, gifts, and spending time with family and friends.  What is not to love?  For me, I love the giving part.  And I like to make things, wether it be paper crafted or baked.  With that in mind, I came up with this card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Candy Cane Season, Festive Farmhouse, Banner Triple Punch, Jackie Beers

Candy Cane Season Bundle, 149927

 

Aren’t those candy canes the cutest?    The candy cane banner could easily be a tag attached to a gift or better yet, some sweet baked goods!  I had that in mind when I first created the card.  I shared it with my Stamp Club on Sunday with a different look to the tag.  Here is that card.

 

 

This banner is much brighter!  Because of the business of the banner, I used a brighter green for the bow and sentiment.  This version uses Shaded Spruce where the first version uses Mossy Meadow.  My Stamp Club loved the beautiful Designer Series Paper.  As do I !  However, I think the solid background on the banner makes the candy canes, and the sweet sentiment, really pop.  I love both though!

I have the measurements listed for you below, as well as the supplies I used.  A little TIP for the candy canes:  I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock 3 X 6.  Stamp three of the candy cane outlines beginning from left to right, and then stamp the bow on the far right end.  When you punch, because the bow and candy cane are both on the punch, start with the far left candy cane and move to the right.  Punch the bow last.  That way the bow is punching nothing for the first candy cane and then scraps after that.  It really is pretty impossible to line up the bow and candy cane to work in one punch.  I hope that helps you.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I very  much appreciate it and I love to read your comments.  Please continue on and see all of the great projects my fellow Pals have created..

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The Cherry Cobbler base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded in half
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • The DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • The tag base layer of Cherry Cobbler is 2 X 5
  • The Mossy Meadow layer is 1 7/8 X 4 7/8

 

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

 


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Sugar & Spice

My card today began as an for a tag to go with some Christmas baking.  Yes, I am actually trying to plan ahead a little bit.  However, it quickly morphed into a card.  I will try again another time for the tag, but it did make a really cute card.

 

So Santa, 147821

 

I am so in LOVE with these little Santas in this So Santa stamp set.  They are just precious.  Can you see why I thought this would make a great tag for some baked goods?   The doily was the reason a tag became a card.  I liked it but it was too large for the tag.  So I continued playing around and ended up with this odd layout.

The gorgeous DSP is the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  And the doily is one of the Pearlized Doilies, although I used the reverse side which is simply white.  The green I chose to marry with the bright Red is the Call Me Clover.  I did not envision it as a Christmas Green.  Now I do!

To tie the two layers together, the sentiment and the Santa, I used one of the Tinted Faceted Buttons.  I have not used buttons in quite some time.  They really are a great way to add just a bit to a card.  And they are somewhat different as well.

Thank you for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it and hope you will come back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  They are a lot of very talented folks in this group.  I have included all of the measurements from today as well as the supplies I used.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 base of Call Me Clover
  • 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 Whisper White
  • 5 1/4 X 4 DSP
  • 2 5/8 X 2 7/8 Call Me Clover behind Santa
  • 2 1/2 X 2 3/4 Whisper White for Santa
  • 1 X 2 5/8 Call Me Clover behind Sentiment
  • 7/8 X 2 1/2 Whisper White for sentiment

 

 


 


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Just Scooting By

Are you in Love with the Holiday Catalog already?  I want it all!  I have made a fair dent in that list already.  I like “Cute” and the stamp set So Santa definitely fits that bill.  The Santas are so cute and there is one for almost any one on your Christmas card list.  Even a beachy Santa!  Here is the first of my Santa cards.

 

So Santa, 147821

 

My Santa is a little wacky!  But I wanted him to be that way.  Did you notice the DSP?  It is from the Best Route Designer Series Paper and is a close up of a street grid.  How appropriate for a Santa that is delivering presents on his scooter!!  I would never have thought of that as a background for a Christmas card but I discovered it as I was searching for DSP with blue in it.  I think it is just perfect.

I broke out my Watercolor Pencils for this card.  I have been coloring mostly with Stampin’ Blends lately so decided to use a different technique on this one.  My preference is watercolor pencils and the blender pen.  I feel like I have more control than with the aqua painter.  We each have our preferences so you use whichever is most comfortable to you!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I very much appreciate it.  I have listed all of the supplies I used at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a great rest of your day!

 


 


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Peaceful Noel

I have showcased the Joyous Noel Suite today!  And it is an awesome Suite of products.  The colors are traditional with a bit of a twist.  Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide are the main two I focused on.  They are more of a jewel tone than a bright Red and Green of traditional Christmas Colors.  After seeing these on today’s card though, I believe I will be using them for non-holiday cards as well.

 

 

Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Noel, Joyous Noel DSP, Jackie Beers

Peaceful Noel, 147694

 

To go with the Merry Merlot and TranquilTide, I added Sahara Sand as a soft blending color.  The DSP includes Sahara Sand and Gray Granite as the soft colors.  Either would be perfect and are equally gorgeous.

 

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The Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper has copper foil details on one side and more traditional paper on the other.  For this card I went with the not coppered side.  I love the softness of the colors on this particular sheet.

When I noticed the different shades of green in the evergreen sprigs of the paper, I wanted to mimic that as a detail on the focal layer.  I inked the stamp with Tranquil Tide, stamped in the corner, then stamped again on each side without re-inking the stamp. I repeated this on opposite corners.  I stamped the star design on the opposing corners.   I thought it was very cool the dramatically different shades of green from doing that technique.  I hope you will give it a try.  A note though….it requires a darker color to be able to stamp three times without reinking.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I very much appreciate you visiting my blog.  And if you do not have a current demonstrator, I would love to assist you.  Also, please let me know if you need a new catalog.  I have listed the measurements and the supplies I used on this card for you.  Please stop back tomorrow for a new card.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base layer of Merry Merlot is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Sahara Sand layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Center Sahara Sand layer is 2 3/4 X 4
  • Center Whisper White layer is 2 5/8 X 3 7/8

 


 


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Price: $110.00