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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Poinsettia Christmas card

Hi everyone, I would like to share a CAS Christmas card that I made.  I chose the beautiful poinsettia stamp set from Sweet N Sassy stamps which is currently out of stock for my card but this image is also available as a digi so if you still need to finish some cards up, perhaps that will do the trick.


I stamped the poinsettia image twice onto Neenah white cardstock and colored them with copics.  I then fussy cut them out, omitting some of the petals and the leaves from the second image.  I popped it up with foam tape over the embossed panel and gold netting and added some gold stickles and gold pearls for a bit of glitz.  The sentiment which I stamped in black is from the Christmas Joy set.  A fairly simple card to make.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Poinsettia set and Christmas Joy
Copics- R43, R46, R39, G40, G43, G46
accessories- gold pearls, gold netting, gold stickles, foam tape, Sissix poinsettia emboss folder

I hope that you enjoyed the card I shared today.  I would like to wish each of you a very blessed Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Old Fashioned Collage Christmas

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I have a collage Christmas card to share with you today. I used the Sweet Stop sketch this week for my layout. I distressed all the edges with scissors, sponged with ink and created a tag. On the tag, I first stamped Light of Christmas bg with red ink but stamping off once before stamping on the tag. Next I used the Snowflake flourish set and stamped the flourish over the bg with red ink as well. Finally, I stamped my image from Old Fashioned Christmas with black ink.

stamps- Light of Christmas bg, Snowflake Flourish, and Old Fashioned Christmas all from SNSS 
paper- Confetti White, black, Aspen Frost dp, MME Dilly Dally dp
accessories- black twine, black pearls, seam binding, button

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:

Sweet Stop sketch
Charisma Cardz- Christmas Makes
Fussy and Fancy- Tags and Banners
Stampin for the Weekend- Let it Snow

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ornamental Christmas

Wow, have things been busy! I bet many of you have been going through the same craziness. I actually have been making cards but just have not posted them here- bad me lol. So, anyway I thought I would share one of those cards with you today.  I am going to apologize for the horrible picture.  For some reason no matter how many time I took the picture I could not get the colors to appear like they do IRL.  Anyway...


I absolutely love this Vintage Ornaments set from Sweet N Sassy stamps. The ornaments were stamped 3 times and cut out and popped up with foam tape. I used stickler, rhinestones, and silver cord to accent them. The white bg panel was embossed with a snowflakes cb folder. I layered the scalloped borders at the top which were cut with the scallop border dies from SNSS.

Supplies: Stamps: Vintage Ornaments Ink and CS: Bravo Burgundy, Celery, Baja Breeze from SU accessories: rhinestones, stardust stickles, metallic edge ribbon, Scallop edge border dies, Snowflakes embossing folder, Word Window punch, silver cord