Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Carols of Christmas

Hello, my stamping friend!
Carols of Christmas bundle is available for ordering as of today. This set is from upcoming Holiday catalog. I just love the bold greetings in the stamp set and the intricate details dies. Check the video from Stampin Up! showcasing this bundle with few ideas:
Here is a relatively  simple - but absolutely gorgeous  card featuring this bundle:

  • Smokey Slate card stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half 
  • Night of Navy card stock: 3 3/4” x 5” 
  • Very Vanilla: 3”x3” 
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: 3” x 2 1/2” 
  • Silver Natural Trim Ribbon: 16” 
How Tos:
  1. Using the tree framelits from the Carols of Christmas bundle and the BigShot, cut out the single tree and the double tree. 
  2. Using Night of Navy ink, stamp “Peace on Earth” from Carols of Christmas. Cut out using the Layering Circle framelits 
  3. Wrap the Silver Natural Trim Ribbon around the Night of Navy card stock and tie. 
  4. Adhere “Peace on Earth” circle to the Night of navy card stock.
  5. Using dimensionals, adhere trees to bottom of Night of Navy card stock. 
  6. Adhere three Metallic Enamel stars to Night of Navy card stock. 
  7. Adhere Night of Navy card stock to Smoky Slate card base. 
If you want to head start on your Christmas cards - this set will be perfect.  
Happy Stamping!
Big Shot

Monday, July 31, 2017

Case Monday - Daisy Delight

Hello, my stamping friend.
From time to time I like to CASE a card and create many variations of it. I also like to find a card template to follow. This one can be used in so many different ways, many occasions, with just stamping or designer paper. The idea is to use blocks of paper as a focal point on you card with the greeting as a middle block. Check those 2 cards - they are using absolutely same template.
Designer Paper:
 Stamped blocks:

Here is measurements:
  • Card base - 4 1/4 x 11 ( I used whisper white) 
  • Colored mat - 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 (crushed curry in samples) 
  • Color Blocks - they are all 3 1/2 wide. Top piece 2 x 3 1/2, middle - 1 x 3 1/2 (for greetings), bottom - 1 1/4 x 3 1/2. 
Stamp greetings in the middle. If you use designer paper for 2 other blocks - just adhere your blocks to the colored mat, wrap a ribbon and add to card front with dimensinals. If you are stamping - put all pieces on top of each other (top, sentiment, bottom) and stamp over desired images. Adhere to the colored mat in the same order you had it. Add ribbon and adhere to card front.
Use your Designer paper for quick set of cards.
I could not stop and created in many colors. Here is Lemon Lime Twist:
Berry Burst:
 Wisteria Wonder:
Super quick set of cards. Give it a try:
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hello, my stamping friend.
Thank you for stopping by. Today I am participating in blog hop  - Christmas in July. What is your thought about Christmas in July concept? To be honest I am not sure... Part of me is asking - Christmas in the middle of summer? ( in very skeptical voice). Another part saying - "you know when school starts, everything going too fast and you will not have much time for Christmas projects". With those 2 sides of me talking - I decided to give it a try. I put aside my daisy punch and startrd thinking. Hmm, where to start? I wanted to use brand new stamp - Carols of Christmas that I preordred (it will be available online starting August 1st). I quickly discovered that I do not have any holiday designer paper or any other accessories. So I pulled my stack of paper to see what will work. Eastern Palace was the only one I thought might work for me. I also decided to use new In-Colors, as I just can not get enough of them and did not want to use traditional color combo.
Here is what i came up with. Cards 1 - Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Gold:

I added new gold ribbon, gold stickers from Eastern Palace Suite. For centers of the flowers I used green glue and sprinkle it with gold glitter, let it dry - and you have nice flowers:)
 Card 2 - Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Gold:

Same template, but gold designer paper is the main gold there. I also used Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.
What do you think? Which one you like more? This card for sure can be created in traditional color combination. a lot of possibilities for sure.

Leave me a comment for a chance to win a prize (and to let me know if you like my attempt).

Continue the Hop for more Christmas Ideas:
I am back to my daisy punch, haha:)
Happy Stamping!