Festive Foliage Quick and Easy

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FAB Stampers Festive Foliage

For today’s FAB Stampers project, I’ve chosen a card that is quick and easy to make. I’ll be using the Festive Foliage background stamp. If you need a lot of holiday cards, this is a perfect one to mass produce.

It also requires very few supplies – one ink color, two colors of cardstock (in addition to your white card base), circle dies and ribbon.

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Festive Foliage and Christmas to Remember

I’ve used the Festive Foliage background stamp in Evening Evergreen on a Soft Succulent panel (3 3/4″ x 5″). These two colors are FABulous together! And, the Stamparatus is the BOMB for stamping backgrounds.

The Soft Succulent Panel is layered onto a Real Red panel (4″ x 5 1/4″) and then onto a Basic White card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, folded in half). Before you add that Real Red panel, be sure to read my paper saving tip in the Details below!

Details

I stamped the greeting from Christmas To Remember in Evening Evergreen, and cut it out with one of the smooth dies from the Layering Circles Dies.

Before I added the red panel to the card, I cut a scalloped circle from the center (slightly larger than my white circle greeting) using the same Layering Circles Dies. As long as you stay at least 1/4″ away from the edges of the panel, you’ll cover up the hole when you add the Soft Succulent panel on top. This is a great paper saving tip and NO ONE will ever know!!

Next, I layered the white circle onto the scalloped Real Red circle, and added Dimensionals to the back. I folded an 8″ piece of the Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon and attached it to the card using glue dots. I added the layered greeting on top of the ribbon.

Of course, no project is complete without a little bling, so I had to add a few of the Red Rhinestones to finish this card.

Inside

I kept the inside of the card simple, adding another sentiment from the Christmas to Remember set, and stamping just the corner of the Festive Foliage in the bottom right corner.

The fixin’s

Thanks for visiting!

I hope you enjoyed this project. I’d love to answer any questions you may have, or read your comments.

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Blackberry Beauty Thanks

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Welcome Back, Connie!

Just in time for Thanksgiving (here in the USA), we have another project from Connie Douglas, my friend in Canada! Without further ado, here’s Connie!

Let’s Get Started

Hello, I’m Connie, and today I have another FAB Stampers card to share with you. Who are FAB Stampers you ask? Friends Across Borders – FAB Stampers is the name of our group that shares creative ideas with you so you can enjoy different stamping styles and projects. Let’s get started.

Have you played with the Blackberry Beauty 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper? It is a stunning collection of elegant pages to make any project extra special.

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It’s a Beauty

This SDSP is part of the Blackberry Beauty Suite, which includes the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set. The card today though uses the Artistically Inked stamp set. I felt the elegant font on the ‘thanks’ was the perfect match for the beauty of the paper. I love how Stampin’ Up! products mix and match so beautifully, for the ultimate coordination and versatility.

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I started with a Blackberry Bliss standard card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4). I followed with a layer of Cinnamon Cider cut to 5 1/4 x 4. The sentiment is stamped directly on this layer with Blackberry Bliss ink.

I often stamp my sentiment on another layer of cardstock, and even pop it up with Dimensionals. But for this card I wanted to let the gorgeous paper be the star, so kept the sentiment more subtle.

Don’t worry though, I DID use Dimensionals on this card (because I always have them somewhere!). I adhered the Cinnamon Cider layer to the card base using Dimensionals, so there is still some ‘pop’ on this card!

The SDSP is 5 1/4 x 2, and layered on a piece of Gold Foil cut 5 1/4 x 2 1/4. I tied a bow around this section using Gold 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon because you can’t have too much shine!

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Inside

I also stamped some flowers on the inside piece to make it special as well.

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I love how elegant this card is, and hope it will make the recipient know how special they are, and how thankful I am.

I’d love for you to visit my blog at GreatStampingWithConnie to see more of my projects. And, if you’re in Canada, I’d be honoured to have your business. You can find my store at my link above.

The fixin’s:

Thanks for joining us!

Thanks for joining us today. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this project in the comments below.

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Stars Are Shining

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FAB Stampers – Stars Are Shining

Today is the first post I will be sharing as part of a collaboration with my friend Connie Douglas in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

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Stars Are Shining Bundle

Today I’ve used the Stars Are Shining Bundle, which includes the stamp set and the Starlit Punch to create this easy, but pretty Christmas card.

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Watercolor Shapes

Today’s card doesn’t require any difficult folds, but it does add an additional element using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set.

The card base is 5 1/5″ x 8 1/2″ (half sheet of CS) folded to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The Night of Navy layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″, and the vanilla stamped layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″. You’ll also need a scrap of vanilla large enough to stamp the stars.

I inked one of the rectangle shapes with Sahara Sand ink. Before stamping on the vanilla panel, I stamped it off once on scrap paper to lighten the image. I stamped the center rectangle first. Then, I repeated the process to add a rectangle on either side of the center one.

I used Night of Navy ink to add the strings to hang the baubles. Then, I stamped the baubles in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce. I added the greeting at the bottom right in Night of Navy.

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The Details:

I stamped the stars on a scrap of Vanilla and punched them with the Starlit Punch. The stars were adhered randomly using Dimensionals, and I embellished with the navy rhinestones from the Holiday Jewels pack.

I also added Wink of Stella to the stars, although it’s hard to see in the photos.

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The Fixin’s:

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