Christmas in July card

shaker ornament Christmas cardToday I am sharing a Shaker Card that I made using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set from Stampin’ Up for my upcoming Christmas in July Class!  Since Stampin’ Up! has come out with the new Foam Adhesive Strips (141825).

This card was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of a shaker card!mojo456  When I saw this sketch I thought of two potential shaker cards.  One with a Christmas ornament and another with a large flower such as a Dahlia.  If I have time I will make the Dahlia card later this week.

Anyway – the details for this card:
Card base:  Whisper White cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  The background layer is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 5 3/8″ x
4 1/8″.  I embossed this layer with the Softly Falling embossing folder.   Attach this layer to the top of the whisper white card base.

Next I used a piece of the This Christmas Designer Series paper for this Christmas project.  I choose the garden green plaid paper cut to 3 1/4″ x 4″.  I used the long thin ornament from the Delicate Ornaments thinlits that match the Embellished Ornaments stamp set to cut an ornament shape out of the designer paper.  I used my handy Fast Fuse Adhesive to attach a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of a window sheet to the back of the ornament.  This is what will hold in your shaker items.

Next I used the new Foam Adhesive Strips to outline the ornament on the back of the piece over the window sheet. I used sequins that I pulled off of the Stampin’ Up! sequin pieces.  I used a mix of Blushing Bride, Silver and Gold Sequins.  I used several dimensionals on each corner of the square to hold the edges of the piece down.  This piece is applied to the front of the card on a diagonal.  Next I cut a small poinsettia and an ornament topper from a scrap of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  I tied a small piece of the 3/8″ silver ribbon thru the ornament topper and used a dimensional to attach it to the top of the ornament and the fine tip glue pen to glue the poinsettia on the front of the ornament. ornament cu

Next I cut a 1″ x 3″ piece of t he diagonal stripped designer paper.  I stamped the message “Thinking of you at Christmas” with Cherry Cobbler ink and embossed it with Clear embossing powder.

Last but not least is the bling!  I randomly added sets of 3 Rhinestone jewels around the edge of the card to look like snow.

Here is a video that I made showing how I made this Shaker Card:

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Did I mention that pink and green is my favorite non-traditional Christmas Color combination.  What is yours?

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Handmade Valentine’s Cards

Today I am sharing Hello Life Valentine one of the cards that I designed for our January Valentine’s Theme for the Stamping New England design team.  This is a shaker card that is made with the Hello Life stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  It uses Going gray, Melon Mambo and Pink pirouette cardstocks with the Stacked with Love Designer paper.

The stamped heart, the “love” sentitment and “the little things” sentiment are from the Hello Life Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The pink pirouette heart that the stamped heart is mounted on, is punched using the Sweetheart Punch.  The card is embellished with glittering hearts that were punched from Glitter Paper with the Confetti Heart Border punch. 

So one of the things that I love about working with my Stamper’s club members is the variety and interpretation of ideas that my SC members design.  We are all using the same set of products:  Going gray, Pink pirouette, Melon mambo, Real Red and Black cardstocks with melon mambo ink, but our projects all came out very different and uniquely our own!  One of the things that I love about STampin’ Up!’s Designer paper is that all the colors that coordinate with that paper are listed on the package!
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So for a rundown of the night.  I precut the cardstocks to card base size (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″)  and card front size (5 1/4″ x 4″).  Then everyone chooses a piece of the Stacked with love DSP for their front layer and cuts that to 5″ x 3 3/4″.  Based on the piece of DSP that they chose, they can select the colors that they want for the card base and second layer that highlights the designer paper.  As you can see several different patterns were chosen.

Here are closeups of a couple of the cards.
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This card uses the small dots pattern that is in the Stacked with Love DSP stack.  I had two stacks of the designer paper with me, but there are only 4 sheets of each pattern in each stack.

Card 2  uses the DSP with the small red hearts,  so this person used a Real red layer of cardstock with a gray base.
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This 3rd card uses the pink diagonal stripped piece of DSP with a layer of Melon mambo and a white card base.  This lady used DSP to punch the hearts as well!

So 7 very different cards all made with the same layout, technique and supplies!

Interested in joining my Stamper’s Club?  For a commitment of just $35 per month for 6 months, you will receive a set of 5 to 6 projects each months focusing on the theme of the month.  If you are local to me, you are welcome to join me and the other Stamper’s Club members to make the cards for the month.  I always include a new technique as well (ex – this month was shaker cards).  If you aren’t local to me, you will have access to the projects and a You Tube video for that technique.  Check out more about my Stamper’s Club HERE.

Have a great Valentine’s Day!
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