Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Peaceful Woodlands


It's That Time of Year

We awoke to snow on the ground on Saturday morning in Green Bay, and I must say, I'm not really ready for it. On Friday it was in the 60's, on Saturday - only in the 30's!

Photo of Gold embossed Stampin' Up! Woodlands embossing folder with Christmas Greetings Thinlits

Photo 2 of Stampin' Up! gold-embossed Woodlands embossing folder and Christmas Greetings Thinlits

To create this woodlands scene, apply Versamark ink to the Stampin' Up! Woodland embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. Then apply gold embossing powder and heat it with the heat tool until the powder melts. Decorate as desired with glimmer paper, sequins or other embellishments.

Use the Christmas Greetings thinlits dies and fine tip glue pen to add a sentiment.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Thankful

Thankful for You

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there's no better time than now to think about the people in your life that you're grateful for, and let them know what they mean to you. This easy card we created in class this month can be sent for Thanksgiving, or really any time of year!

Photo of Thankful for You card with Stampin' Up! Blooms and Bliss paper and Sheltering Tree greeting

Card Base: Rich Razzleberry Card Stock,  cut to 5-1/2” x  8-1/2”

Flower Layer:  Blooms & Bliss DSP, cut to 3” x 5-1/2”.

Larger Rectangle: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to ¾” x  3”.

Smaller Rectangle: Whisper White ½” wide scrap, long enough for sentiment, ~2-3/4”. TIP: use a longer scrap, then trim after stamping the sentiment.

Sentiment:   Stamp ‘Thankful for You’ from the ShelteringTree stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink

Optional: Add a layer of Whisper White card stock, 5-1/4” x 4” on the inside to have a lighter area to write on.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hugs to You

Bear Hugs This Christmas

Today's card is one we made at card class last week and features the Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the baby bear from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set. Isn't he cute in his Christmas pajamas? 

Photo of Baby Bear Christmas card with Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones paper & Fa-La-La-La Friends stamps

Details:

Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and folded in half

DSP: 2 pieces of Presents & Pinecones paper:

  1. Cut one piece 3" x 4".
  2. Cut the second piece 2" x 3".
Oval: Emerald Envy card stock, die cut with the 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" oval from the Layering Ovals framelits.

Sentiment: Use a 1/2" wide scrap of Whisper White card stock, long enough to stamp the sentiment, ~4".
  1. Stamp the Bear Hugs greeting from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on the white scrap.
  2. Trim the length of the sentiment so there's equal white space on each end.
  3. Sponge the edges of the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge dauber.
Bear: 
  1. Stamp the bear from Fa-La-La-La Friends in Mint Macaron ink on another scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  2. Die cut the bear with the Big Shot and the Bear Hugs framelits.
  3. Color the bear with Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write markers, or other colors, as desired. NOTE: There are several sets of just two markers available in the Holiday catalog: Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, Real Red and Crumb Cake, or Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie, and they're also available in color family sets, like the Brights.
  4. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the bear to the Emerald Envy scalloped oval.
Embellishments: Add a Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes Heart to the bear's pjs.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the pretty designer paper to the card base, with the smaller rectangle in the upper right corner and the larger rectangle in the lower left corner.
  2. Add the sentiment across the two layers of pretty paper.
  3. Use Snail or other adhesive to attach the scalloped oval with the attached bear to the larger rectangle.
Grab yourself a treat and congratulate yourself for adding one more card to your Christmas stash!