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Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Christmas Cardinal-Christmas 2019

Let's start off the Christmas greeting card season with an iconic symbol...the beautiful cardinal.  Associated with the winter season, this card will be an easy one if you want to make many of the same card for giving this season.

This card used the "Toile Christmas" stamp and die collection.  Stamped the cardinal in black ink and cut it out with the cardinal die.  The branch that the cardinal is sitting on was stamped in black and cut out with the appropriate die and colored with Stampin' Up Blends Alcohol Pens.  The Blend colors I used were Dark and Light Real Red for the bird and Old Olive and Soft Suede for the branch and leaves and berries.  The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the die.  I also used a branch die and cut it out from Vellum paper to add a little "winter" to the scene.  It all rests on Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the "Tin Tile" embossing folder.  I added a Cherry Cobbler liner on Whisper White card base...and there you have it...the Christmas Cardinal card, ready to send.

Christmas Card 2019

This is a very pretty greeting card to send to start off the 2019 Christmas season. I used the “Memories Of Home” stamp set and punch bundle by Stampin’ Up to create the embossed ornaments and the greeting.  I used the dies from “In The Woods” to create the greenery branches from where the ornaments hang. When you use those tree dies, you can turn them sideways and their branches become the greenery branches from which the ornaments hang. Add a bow and a few dimensional and you have a beautiful card front. Card stock used...Pear Pizzazz, Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam, Old Olive and Silver Foil. 

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Spooktacular Fun!

How about a little howling Halloween fun??  Here is a card just begging you to make it for someone special!! This is being made right before your eyes this Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 PM ET, during my Facebook Live !

Here's the link:

Here's how to put this one together:

Card Front:

  • Card Base is Basic Black cardstock -  5 1/2 x 8 1/2..score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Next layer is Basic Gray cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Designer Series Paper - Monster Bash 3 x 3 3/4 inches,  2 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Ornate Frame - Basic Black card stock 
  • Monster image stamped on Whisper White cardstock scrap and cut out with Ornate Frame die using the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.
  • 3/8 " Organdy Glittered Ribbon
  • Basic Black cardstock -die cut background die
  • Basic Gray Stamped with Versamark and Heat Embossed with Silver embossing powder.
  • Add the two DSP pieces of paper selected to Basic Gray cardstock
  • Wrap length of ribbon around to backside of the card where the two pieces of DSP meet and adhere in place with snail.  Add a double bow with glue dots.
  • Adhere Basic Gray liner to Basic Black card base using snail adhesive.
  • Take frame cut out and adhere to DSP with dimensionals.
  • Take monster image and adhere to frame as shown.  Use Shimmery Crystal Effects to "shine" the monster cape.  Allow to dry before adhering to card front.
  • Adhere background Basic Black die cuts to  back of Basic Gray embossed label.  Place all on dimensionals and adhere to card front.  An adorable Halloween card for anyone!