Saturday, September 1, 2018



Welcome back to my blog!  Since the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalog is available for product purchases as of Sept. 5, I decided I'd take a couple of the pre-ordered stamp sets I have to make a couple of Christmas Greeting Cards.  This card is made with the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer framelits.

I used Whisper White as the card stock for the card base which measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. after folding.  I lined the card base with Smoky Slate card stock that measures 4 x 5 1/4 in.  On top of the Smoky Slate, I added a silver foil card stock that was embossed with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.  I chose another piece of Smoky Slate card stock to make the oval that the deer is on and cut that out using the Big Shot and the Oval Stitched Framelit.  I took the deer stamp and added Versamark ink and heat embossed the deer in silver embossing powder which really brought out the design pattern on the deer body  I added the deer after placing him on dimensionals to the oval card stock.  In the background I added some trees in Whisper White Card stock from a framelit set that I do not have the name of.  Tried to make this card more monochromatic by using just the silver, white, and gray combination of colors.  The greeting "Happiest Christmas Wishes" is from the Dashing Deer stamp set which was heat embossed in silver embossing powder.   It's still not finished as I would like to add some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the trees.  Hope you like the design and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog!

A Christmas Card...In Early Fall...Peaceful Noel

The Peaceful Noel Stamp set from Stampin' Up! brings you this beautiful Christmas card.  I chose the card stock of Old Olive as the card base and fitted it in a Real Red liner.  I used Designer Series Paper from Under The Mistletoe to line each of the squares of Real Red.  Here are the card dimensions:

Card base = 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Liner (Real Red) = 4 x 5 1/4
Rectangle Squares = 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 in.
DSP Liners = 1 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.  

I used the Stitched Circle framelit to make the Christmas ornament background and added a Whisper White Stitched Circle framelit for the inside of the ornament.  Between each circle, I added a 1/4 strip of gold foil paper to add some texture and interest.  The greeting, " Fill The Season With Happiness" is stamped in Old Olive ink.  I added some additional paper decorations to the top of the ornament..evergreen sprigs from the Pretty Pines Thinlit collection in Mossy Meadow card stock and also added some mistletoe sprigs in Very Vanilla paper.  I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the sprigs to liven the ornament's appearance and added a satin ribbon bow in Whisper White. I think it makes a very pretty presentation and I hope you like it as well.  Let me know your thoughts and thanks for taking a peek at my blog. 

First Frost


Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog!

Made this card to make with my classes on Tuesday.  This card is stamped with the new First Frost stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The cardstock I used is Highland Heather for the card base and the liner is Soft Sea Foam.
Sizes for this card are the standard A7 card sizes (base=4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and the liner is 4 x 5 1/4..  I chose to stamp some of the greenery in two colors...Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.  The thistle is done in Pear Pizzazz but no matter what color you select, this stamp set makes any choice beautiful.  
The colors of the roses are Gorgeous Grape and they become even more beautiful when I added Dazzling Diamond glitter on the lighter and shaded portions of the flower.  Wow!  Even though you aren't able to see it clearly, the glitter really makes a big difference.  I used a birthday greeting for the inside of the card and it is a beautiful way to wish your family member or friend  a happy birthday greeting.