Christmas Card Class #2

In an earlier post, I showed you one of our cards from the Christmas Card classes, using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  Today, I have another one using the Lots of Joy stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  I originally made this card at a Stamp Across America class at the Stampin’ Up! Convention last summer.

Lots of Joy

Here’s the fixin’s!

This card is made with the new Whisper White Thick CS as the base.  The thick CS is much sturdier than the original Whisper White CS, and is perfect for card bases.  There is a layer of Crumb Cake CS, then a layer of Old Olive CS, which has been embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF.

I’m frugal when it comes to saving card stock, so the Crumb Cake tree on the front is actually punched from the bottom Crumb Cake layer.  I do this so much in classes, that my stampers have come to expect it.  Before they put their cards together, they now ask “do we need to punch anything from this layer?”  LOL  You only see an 1/8′ of this layer, so why not use the center that is covered by the next layer?!

Next, a strip of DSP from the Merry Moments pack is adhered across the front about an inch from the bottom of the card.

The plaid tree and greeting from the Lots of Joy set are stamped in Crumb Cake on a scrap of white and punched using the Tree punch and the Label Bracket punch.  The tree is layered with the Crumb Cake punched tree, linen thread is adhered to the back, and they are adhered with dimensionals.  I added a few gold sequins to give it a little sparkle.

All of the supplies for this project can be purchased by clicking the shopping basket.  I’d also love to be your demonstrator, if you don’t have one.  And, if you think you’d like to become a demonstrator, I can help with that, too!

Until next time………stay inky, my friends!

Too Cute Turkey

I know Thanksgiving is past, but my friend, Janet Demonbreun gave me this cute little turkey and I had to share!

Janet made these for her mother’s 95th Birthday Party.  She made 16 of these……that’s a lot of feathers!

janet's turkey

I don’t have the fixin’s for you this time, but it’s made with the Curvy Keepsake Box die.  If you haven’t seen it, there are SO many adorable ideas using this box.  Just search for Curvy Keepsake Box on Pinterest, and you’ll find a ton of ideas.

You can purchase this die by clicking on my shopping basket.

Until next time………stay inky, my friends!

November Stamp Club Tag

In my last post, I showed you a card we made at Stamp Club using the Delicate Ornament Framelit.  On that card, we cut an Ornament from our layer and filled the negative space with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.

Instead of tossing the ornament we cut out, we used it to make this tag, using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.

Flurry of Wishes Ornament

Here’s the fixin’s!

We randomly stamped the ornament with the smallest snowflake from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set in Soft Sky ink.  We stamped the next size snowflake in Lost Lagoon on a Whisper White scrap and punched it with the coordinating punch.

We used the Banner Punch to trim the ends of a strip of silver glimmer paper.  (you’ll feed it through the back of the punch to trim only the ends).  We used one of these pieces that was punched from the strip at the top of the ornament.  All of these pieces are adhered with dimensionals.  Before adding the ornament top, punch a hole and add bakers twine.  The glimmer “top” will cover this hole.

Add a rhinestone to the center of the central snowflake, and you’re finished!

You can purchase any of the products used to make this project by clicking on the shopping basket.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to be your demo.  Or, if you’d like to be your own demonstrator, I’d love to have you on my team!

Until next time………stay inky, my friends!