Artic Circle Love for Christmas!

Hello Folks!

I was out at a store here named ‘Ollie’s”.

It is a store similar to ‘Big Lots’.

They are a type of Merchandise Liquidator store.

They had a metal stool for sale that I wanted to get Mr. Hubster.

As I was strolling through the store…I spied some stickers that

just called out to me, “Buy Me!” (that is what they said!)

Just too cute not to buy them!

I did use them to make up some Christmas Cards!

Here are the Cards!

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I made 2 of each of these Cards with only two tiny stickers left!

I used the Tree Punch to punch out the Gold Foil Christmas Trees!

Card #1

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These are 2 of the large Penguins. The sparkle is that laser look on the stickers.

I used one of the shells for a tree topper and the other style shell, for a gift!

The tree, tree topper, and gift shell are bejeweled with the

Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Pretty Peacock!

Card # 2

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The Bears! There are 2 Cards with them!

Night of Navy card base, Whisper White background.

On all Cards, the bottom half of the cards are layered with wavy cut strips,

after the front panel was run through the Big Shot to emboss with the

Softly Falling Embossing Folder! You have to look hard to see it in the pictures.

Card #3

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This one shows the falling snow look and wavy background, that is on all the cards!

The smaller of the 2 Penguins.

The bears, also had 2 smaller bears.

The Inside of all the Cards!

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Kept his real simple.

I have some people that will be sent these cards!

I normally don’t use stickers at all! But, these

 stickers just called out to me to make some cards with them!

Unexpected Fun with a Cool Find!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Cool Finds’ to you ALL!

October Christmas Card Kit!

Hello Friends!

I have Fallen behind this year on getting

my Christmas Cards made for the Holiday’s!

I signed up with another Demonstrator,

to receive monthly kits of 8 Cards!

This is the second kit I received!

I pay and Debbie sends all 8 Cards, pre-cut and ready

to stamp, to follow her visual aid, which Debbie emails to me.

This month featured the new ‘Elfie’ Stamp Set in the

Annual Holiday Catalog!

I didn’t get the ‘Elfie’ stamp set, because I had some die cuts left over

from last year, to use on my Cards!

I will show Debbie’s Lovely Cards

and then my take on her Cards!

Here are the Cards!

Card #1

Debbie’s Card (I had to print them all, off the email!)

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So Cute!

My take on Card #1

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I took my die cut Santa in Sleigh and cut a piece of the White Bakers Twine to make

reins for the Reindeer pulling his Sleigh! I used the same layout, just different items!

Inside Card #1

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I really liked these items from last year! Glad I saved them!

Card #2

Debbie’s Card!

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I saw the snowflakes and thought of something different!

My Take on Card #2

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I die cut the ‘snowflakes’ from last year’s White Velvet DSP!

I had some left over, just for ‘snowflakes’!

The inside of my Card #2!

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A small leftover piece for the inside!

 

Card #3

Debbie’s Card!

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I did like the ‘Elfie’ stamp, but I opted not to get that one, this year.

If it is carried over to the New Annual Catalog in June…then I’ll get it!

My take on Card #3

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I chose to center the circles instead of off to the left.

I also chose not to use the ‘yarn like’ ribbon.

It is surely preferential, but I didn’t like the ‘yarn’.

Inside Card #3

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   I love this die cut!

Card #4

Debbie’s Card #4

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I totally revamped this cardfront to suit my die-cut!

Although I really liked this one!

My take on Card #4!

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So glad I got to use this cute Santa!

Inside Card #4

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Loved these little Elves!

I have a few more left to use up.

I will use Debbie’s layouts to use them up, to make more Cards!

If you would like to sign up and get Debbie’s Christmas Card Kits…

go to:     http://www.debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com

Click on this link…if you can’t then copy and paste into your browser!

I am awaiting the November Kit, she will email me to do PayPal.

Then, she will get the kits prepped to mail out to us

(on a sneak preview, it looks like a couple of the Cards will be made

with the NEW Christmas Rose Suite!)

So, excited!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Christmas Card Making to you ALL!

A Different Color Combo for Fall Cards!

Hello Friends!

As I was going through Pinterest and across the different websites out in Blogland…

…I happen to notice many Cards for Fall/Thanksgiving being made from one of the

pages from Stampin’Up! Fall DSP Come to Gather.

This page has a combination of Soft Seafoam, Pretty Peacock, and Mint Macaron

all on a paper printed with pumpkins, and not orange! So Pretty!

One particular Card I liked was another from fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

Rosanne Mulhern.

Do you remember my Card Class Card? It was based of one of Rosanne’s Cards too!

Here is Rosanne’s Card!

Rosannes Fall Card

 

Here is my take on Rosanne’s Card!

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To make the Card mine…

I used a full cover of the card front with the DSP, my frame is Soft Sea Foam and

sponged with the same color ink, my greeting tag is wider and a different greeting, and I

used Linen Thread in a multi-loop bow instead of White Baker’s Twine!

I also used Pretty Peacock DSP for 2 of the leaves instead of Mint Macaron!

And last but not least, I used the Pretty Peacock Rhinestones in the Pretty Peacock!

 

Here is the completed inside of my Card!

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Bringing all the colors together!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Soft Sea Foam- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score@ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

a large scrap piece to cut out the frame, and a small piece of scrap for 2 leaves

Very Vanilla- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″           1 3/8″ Circle, as a base to adhere leaves

Pretty Peacock- 2 leaves

Mossy Meadow- 1 larger leaf

DSP:

Come to Gather- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

INKS:

Pretty Peacock- greeting and inside sentiment, a few wheat bunches on inside of card and on the envelope

Soft Sea Foam- wheat bunches,  inside and on envelope…to sponge the front frame

STAMP SETS:

Verve-Coffee Helps- greeting

Gather Together- inside sentiment, wheat bunches

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and embossing machine

Rectangle Stitched Dies- frame on front (a larger and one size smaller rectangles, to make the frame)

Gathered Leaves Dies- all the leaves on front

1 3/8″ Circle Punch-  punched a circle to glue leaves down onto, and then to the card!

ACCESSORIES:

Noble Peacock Rhinestones- in Pretty Peacock- 3 on front

Linen Thread- multi looped bow

Foam Adhesive Strips- to pop up the frame on front

Stampin’ Dimensionals- 2 stacked together to get height under greeting banner under the leaves,  and to anchor the bottom of the leaves, to the card.

Mini Glue Dots- one under the greeting banner on the frame, one under the top leaf at the frame to hold in place, and several more used under the various leaves to secure together!

Here is my Card with it’s stamped envelope!

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Here are the Cards side by side!

                                             My Card!                                   Rosanne’s Card!

Although they are very similar, you can see the differences!

This is what you do when you CASE a Card…change it up a bit, to make it your own!

Again Thanks to Rosanne Mulhern for another Inspiration!

Rosanne’s Blog is”

heartfeltstamping.com

Go take a peek!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Unconventional Wishes to you ALL!

A Colorful Pumpkin Patch for SSC215 and HSS325…!

Hello!

Thank you and welcome back for Today’s Card!

Our Challenge is a combo

Inspirational Photo and Color Challenges!

Here are the Challengers!

Sunday Stamps Challenge #215  (SSC215)

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You must use at least 3 of the Challenge Colors!

and

Hand Stamped Sentiments #325  (HSS325)

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Man! I Love Fall!!!!

 

Here is my Card!

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I really liked the Colorful Pumpkins and tried to replicate them!

A lot of sponging around the edges of the ovals for all of these pumpkins!

 

Here is the simple inside!

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This pumpkin was a last minute add on to the interior.

his sponging was minimal!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

TOOLS:

Small Oval Punch- retired, all ovals to make the pumpkins!

CARDSTOCK:

For the Pumpkins: Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Grapefruit Grove

Early Espresso- hand snipped stems for the pumpkins

Very Vanilla- front panel, 2″ x 4.25″     Inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Pear Pizzazz- mat for front panel,  2.25″ x 4.5″

INKS:

Cajun Craze- greeting, inside sentiment

Inks for sponging all ovals for pumpkins: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Mango Melody, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze

STAMP SETS:

Verve’s Coffee Helps- greeting

Painted Harvest- inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Small Oval Punch- retired, for all ovals to make pumpkins

ACCESSORIES:

Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Old Olive on card front

 

Here is my Card, Again!

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I like the Pumpkin Patch!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Autumn Blessings to you ALL!

 

Well Wishes for Fusion…!

Hello All!

Thanks for letting me show you my fun craft!

Today’s Card is for an either/or Challenge!

To explain…here’s the Challenge!

Fusion-Dragonfly

Use the Sketch, or Use the Photo, or both…I did BOTH!

 

Here is my Card!

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I used the colors from the photo for this card and the dragonfly!

Here is the close up of the dragonfly with a gem!

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I like how the gems make this look magical!

 

Here is the inside of the card!

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I brought the dragonfly’s inside AND their gems!

 

Here is a close up of the dragonfly with his gem!

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I used the Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Old Olive for this Card!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Pacific Point- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″       pieces for circles on front

STAMP SETS:

Lilypad Lake- water, sailboats, sun, lilypad flowers

Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Special Celebrations- retired, inside sentiment

Soft Spring- dragonfly

INKS:

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiment, dragonflies

Pacific Point- water

Blueberry Bushel- sailboats

Mango Melody- sun, lilypad flowers

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

Mango Melody- sun and lilypad flowers

Dark Soft Sea Foam- all dragonflies

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- 2 circles on card front

ACCESSORIES:

Noble Peacock Rhinestones- in Old Olive on the dragonflies and card front

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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Have to build up the Get Well Stash!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Dragonfly Dreams to you ALL!

 

My Card Class Card Revamp for FMS406…!

Hello Friends!

Thank you for allowing me to Grace your mailbox again!

Today’s Card is a Re-Vamp of the Card that was made

at the Card Class on the 2nd of this month!

I will show that Card at the end of this Post!

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge!

From Freshly Made Sketches #406  (FMS406)

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I actually pictured this card from this sketch!

Here is my Card!

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Here is the inside of the Card!

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I had this inside pre-stamped from the Card Class Sample.

When I made the sample,

I stamp the inside in this portrait orientation,

instead of landscape orientation!

We Card Makers never waste!!!!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Cajun Craze- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

a small piece to die cut leaf

Very Vanilla- front panel, 3.25″ x 4″        inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Pumpkin Pie- leaf

Mango Melody- leaf

Crumb Cake- sprigs

STAMP SET:

Day of Thanks- greeting and inside sentiment

Rooted in Nature- stamped leaves, inside

INK:

Cajun Craze- greeting, the larger leaf inside

Mango Melody- small leaf inside

Memento Tuxedo Black- inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Gathered Leaves Dies- 3 leaves on front

Bouquet Bunch Dies- 2 sprigs

ACCESSORIES:

Braided Linen Trim- bow

Here are the 2 Cards!

                               Card Class Card!                                     Today’s Card!

I had 4 Cards left over from the Class, I made them following this

this sketch Challenge…kind of the same, but different!!!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Fun ‘Reno’s’ to you ALL!

Blue Pumpkin Love for TSOT428 and CCSC342…!

Hello All!

Today’s Card is for 2 Combined Challenges!

They both are for the Sketch Challenge!

One of the Challengers is also an inspiration Challenge!

Here are the Challengers!

 

 

First up, Try Stamping On (Or not) Tuesday #428  (TSOT428)

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I used the Sketch Challenge and picked up the mums and blue pumpkins!

 

This Challenge also qualifies for the Sketch Challenge from…

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I do like the column look both Challenges gave!

 

Here is my Card!

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I used the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint from Stampin’Up!

I sponged onto each oval and then Heat set, to get the look

of the pumpkins, in the Inspirational picture!

 

Here is the simple inside!

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I originally was going to use 3 pumpkins on the front.

I changed my mind…to bring in the Mums!

I used the third pumpkin inside!

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASUREMENTS:

CARDSTOCK:

Soft Suede- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel. 4″ x 5.25″

scrap pieces to stamp and punch daisies, and a scrap piece .50″ x 2″ for greeting banner

Blueberry Bushel- ovals for pumpkins

Early Espresso- scrap piece to snip and make stems for the pumpkins

Vellum Sheet- punched leaves (I wanted to mimic the leaves around the pumpkin, that is in the Inspirational Picture)

STAMP SETS:

Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Daisy Lane- daisies

Party With Cake- retired set, inside sentiment

INKS:

Cajun Craze- greeting, inside sentiment, and daisies on front

TOOLS:

Small Oval Punch- retired, to make pumpkins

Medium Daisy Punch- for the daisies

Leaf Punch- for the Vellum leaves

ACCESSORIES:

Snowfall Accents Puff Paint- to make the blue pumpkins look rustic like in the picture. You daub the paint onto the ovals and the heat set, like heat embossing.

Heat Tool- to heat set the puff paint

Perennial Essence Floral Centers- daisy center

 

Here is the Card once more!

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I used the ‘leather look’ technique from Dawn Griffith!

Over at Dawns Stamping Thoughts!

 

Here’s the link to the ‘Faux Leather Technique’ I used for the Pumpkins!

 

Two for Thursday~ Faux Leather Technique with Puff Paint video

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Pumpkin Love to you ALL!