Friday, September 23, 2016

Snowflake Notecards

Do you even find a stamping supply laying on your desk and it suddenly inspires you to create a card?  That's what happened to me with the projects in this post.  

I have been trying to reorganize my craft room.  I have lots of retired stamping supplies laying around.  Instead of just saying, "Oh this is old.  Let me just shove this away in a corner", I have decided to pair the old with the new.  

The old supply I am using is the beautiful Something Borrowed embellishments.  These lovely silver tone and rhinestone embellishments have been sitting on my desk forever.  They were definitely a case of a product being too pretty to use.  I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's true!  I could not bring myself to use them because I thought that they were just too pretty.  Well now, I need to get them used up. 

These embellishments were originally geared towards wedding projects, but I think that they are fabulous when paired with snowflakes!  


Flurry of Wishes is my favorite snowflake stamp set!  (And with a coordinating punch, it is super easy to make great projects.)  To me, snowflakes sparkle just like these embellishments.


For some more stash busting, I made a matching envelope from some retired paper.  That's a great way to use up some DSP if you have a bit piled up and you want to make room for the latest and greatest paper.  Just use it to create beautiful envelopes.  


I couldn't resist making another card with a different color scheme. Can you tell that I love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards???  Love it!


Yeah, I made another matching envie with my envelope punch board. 


Check out these beauties together!


You could make several of these in different colors and bundle them up as a set!  What a nice gift to give someone to prepare for the holidays.


Cardstock Measurements:

Card base: 4" x 8"
First mat: 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"
Whisper White stamped panel: 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
Ribbon: 5"


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hello, Autumn!


It's officially Autumn!  There is just something about this season that warms my heart.  I love snuggly sweaters, riding boots, and the warm, earthy colors of the season.  Those elements of fall style that I love transfer over into my card making.  I am in love with the new Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The warm rich colors of Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon play off of the cooler tones in the Mint Macaron papers.  It's just so, so gorgeous - you have to see it for yourself.


One of my favorite items from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog is the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder.  It adds a subtle bit of metallic that gives your cards just that little something special that will make the recipient be really, really impressed.  (Only you and I will know how easy heat embossing is.)


The Acorny Thank You stamp set coordinates with the Acorn Builder punch for easy stamping.  No fussy cutting for us!  Well, I lied.  I did fussy cut the Thankful banner.  That's an easy one for fussy cutting though!  I layered all of the elements on top of each other with dimensionals to really give a more three dimensional look to the card. 


Thanks for looking at my card today!  I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section.  Please contact me if you have any questions about how to make this card!

Cardstock Measurements:

Soft Suede: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Delightful Dijon: 5-3/8" x 4-1/8", 3-3/8" x 2-3/4"
Mint Macaron: 3-1/4" x 2-5/8"
Very Vanilla: 3-1/8" x 2-1/2", scraps for punching/fussy cutting
Petals & Paisleys DSP: 5-1/8" x 3-7/8"

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Flurry of Wishes Shaker Card

It's never too early to get a start on your holiday cards.  Today I have a fun, interactive card to share with you.  It will have you thinking cool thoughts during these hot, humid days.

Shaker cards are so much fun and they are super easy to make.  Everyone who receives a shaker card is immediately WOW'd by it!  They will think that you spent hours making the card, but the truth is that you can create this card in under an hour.  Just let everyone think you spent hours making it.  


I love using the thick Whisper White card stock for a nice, clean card base.  It makes the Dapper Denim on this card pop.


Inside of the shaker portion of the card, I stamped the snowflakes in Smoky Slate.  If you wanted a more subtle effect, you could stamp them off first before making your final stamped image.  That would make a very light shade of Smoky Slate and will bring even more attention to your sentiment.


To create the "confetti" for inside of the shaker, I used the star confetti punch and some silver glimmer paper.  The stars are the perfect size for a shaker card, and the glimmer paper adds sparkle!  Then I quickly added another sentiment and some additional snowflakes to decorate the interior of the card.

TIP: Do your interior stamping first.  That way if you make a mistake, you can just stamp an new card base rather than having to take the shaker element off and transferring it to a new card.




Click HERE to see another shaker card I have created.


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