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Half Full meets Christmas cards

Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret made using the Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set.  I love this non-Christmas Christmas card!  I shared this card with my Stamp Club members last week and they also loved the card!

Here are the details of this card.  The card base is a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ basic black cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  The next layer is a        5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock that is stamped with the grouping of wine glasses and old olive ink.  I love this cute little background.

Next is a layer of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.  The DSP is cut to 2 1/2″ x
3 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is cut to  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″.

Next the Wine Bottle is stamped on a piece of whisper white cardstock and also on a Window Sheet.  You will need to use a Black Staz-on ink pad for the ink to dry on the window sheet.  Cut out each wine bottle.   Stamp the label for the wine bottle on a scrap of White.  Cut this out and color it with a dab of so Saffron ink.  Place over the bottle on the window sheet.  Layer label on top of plastic.  Stamp just the top of the Wine Bottle on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Cut this out and attach to the top of the wine bottle.

Next stamp the Wine Glass on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out.  Color the wine with a dab of so saffron ink and an aqua painter.

Next stamp the sentiments that you want to use on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut around these in a rectangle (approximately 3/4″ x 2 1/2″)  Layer onto a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Attach to the front of the card.


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Merry Patterns Christmas Stamp set

Today I am sharing a few cards that I made with the new Merry Patterns Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This set is a limited addition and is FREE until  October 31st with a $300 Hostess order.  So gather your friends and let’s plan a night of Stampin’ Fun! 

These are four cards that were inspired from the Stampin’ Up! website using the Merry Patterns stamp set and some of the Holiday paper.  I did modify them slightly.





This first card was made using the Christmas Around the World Designer series paper.  “Tis the Season” is embossed with gold embossing powder.  I embossed the card base with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.

This second card is made with the Reindeer Stamp using Soft Suede ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  The background paper is from the Wood Textures DSP pack.  i used a piece of the Burlap ribbon tied with a small piece of the Copper Trim.  The card base is a piece of Garden Green cardstock.

The third card is made using Real Red cardstock for the base.  I made the background on the Real Red cardstock by Stamping the Word Season in a line across the card base.   What I really like about this stamp set is the versatility of this stamp set.  The candles are a two part stamp.  That means that the outline of the candles and the patterns of the candles are two separate stamps.  This lets you use two different colors of ink to stamp the candles.  The banner in the background is cut from a piece of the Merry Music DSP.

The fourth card is also made with the candles but using the Old Olive color scheme from the Color Theory DSP stack.
The pieces under the “Merry Christmas” banner is one of the foil snowflakes from the Holiday catalog that I cut up.

I hope you have enjoyed this selection of cards today using the Merry Patterns stamp set.

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Another Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing another card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This set will be in the upcoming Stampin ‘ Up! Holiday Catalog but is available to order early – this month!

I love this set!!  It is so versatile and has a large variety of framelits to cut out a lot of Holiday images!









So the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock  scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to make the card base.  The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Then a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The corner framelits with the poinsettias is used on the 4 corners. 

Next Stamp 4 Poinsettias with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out.  You can line them up the the larger poinsettia in the middle of the die or cut them out by hand.  These are layered on top of the center corner poinsettia.  And of course I added Rhinestone Jewels to add a little bling to the poinsettias!  Every card needs a little bling.

Last Stamp the sentiment “Deck the Halls” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut this piece out with the large scalloped oval from Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Ovals framelits.  Cut a second larger oval from the Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Attach the sentiment to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp a Holly leaf using Cucumber Crush ink for the leaves and Cherry Cobbler ink for the berries.  Cut out with the Holly die.  Attach next to the sentiment with a glue dot!

This is one of 4 Cards that my Stamp Club members made yesterday at our monthly Stamp Club meeting.  Want card ideas in your inbox each month?  Join my stamp club and receive exclusive ideas in your email each month!  You can check out more information on my Stamp Club here.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Holiday card using the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  These are the products that were used to make this card.


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Happy August! Carols of Christmas stamp set

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing the new Carols of Christmas stamp set that you can now order!  This is one of the new beautiful Holiday stamp sets that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. 

My Stamping cohort Lisa from the Stamping New England Design team made this beautiful card.

The card base is Whisper White cardstock with a layer of So Saffron Cardstock.  Next is a layer of Pacific Point cardstock that has been cut with the sky thinlits that are part of this set, so the So saffron cardstock shows thru the moon and stars…

Lisa made the snow by tearing a few scraps of Whisper White cardstock and layering them to look like snow drifts.  The trees and deer are also cut using the framelits. 

Here is a short video highlighting some of the things that you can make with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


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Carols of Christmas Handmade Card

Carols of Christmas Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members made using the new Carols of Christmas stamp set which will be available in August.  How can it almost be August??

Perfect timing for my Christmas in July Class this Friday!  I love being part of a Stamping Team.  My group, Stamping New England gets together once a month to design projects for upcoming classes.  I can’t believe the variety of ideas that two different people can design using the same cardstock and stamp set.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set is beautiful and I can already envision so many beautiful cards with it.

Carols of Christmas stamp setAnd what really makes this set special is the thinlits that are also available.  They are beautiful!
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Here are the details on this card:
The card base is made with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Dapper Denim cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The first layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The outline thinlit was used around the edge of this piece of cardstock.  (You will need to run this piece of cardstock thru the Big Shot twice to outline the whole layer).  I love the detailed cuttings on this thinlit..  I see some great frames for Family Christmas pictures!  Margaret used scraps of Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer paper behind the detailed cutouts along the edge of the frame.

The next layer is the gold embossed piece of Dapper Denim Designer paper that is part of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper.  This piece is cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Next is a set of pine trees cut using the pine tree thinlit with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Last is a piece of Whisper white cardstock stamped with “Peace on Earth” and Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  This sentiment is cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits.

These are the products used for this project.  The Carols of Christmas stamp set will be available to order on
August 1st (146037).
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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.





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Use one Sketch to make two different Cards

use one sketch to make two different cardsToday I am sharing two cards that were made from the same stamp set and Designer paper using one sketch to make two different cards.

My Stamping friend Jeannie and I were working on ideas for a Christmas in July class using the new Stampin’ Up!  Be Merry Designer Series Paper and the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.

We picked a random sketch from a stack of MojoMonday sketches that I keep around for inspiration.  And as you can see our two cards are very different!

Need inspiration??  I love sketches!  I chose a sketch that has an element that matches the stamp set that I want to use.  In this case Santa’s Sleigh.  Then we selected the Be Merry Designer paper which coordinates with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstocks and inks.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! prints the colors for each designer paper on the back of the package??  I love that.  So when I am designing using a specific paper, I just pull a couple of pieces of each color of cardstock and pick out those inks.   Then it is time to design!

So the Reindeer card is made with a Cherry Cobbler Base, a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of the cute little reindeer pattern from the  Be Merry designer series paper.

The second card uses Garden Green cardstock as the base with a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock and the small triangle pattern in Garden Green that looks like trees.  I have found that if you are working with green shades, brown can be a really good color to use as a layer to set off the pattern of the designer series paper.  For this card, the design is flipped to be landscape to accommodate  the sleigh and the tree.  The Sleigh is cut from Red Glimmer paper to add a little bling to the card.  After all, what is a card without bling?

Want to make these cards?  Here are the supplies!

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Seasonal Bells Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Christmas card made with the Seasonal Bells and Christmas Pines stamp sets from
StSeasonal Bellsampin’ up!.  Today’s share is inspired by this week’s Global Design Challenge which is a sketch challenge.
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This is a quick and easy handmade Christmas card made with Mint Macaron cardstock.  both the card base and the top layer are cut from Mint Macaron cardstock. 

The pine boughs are stamped with White Craft ink and embossed with White embossing powder.  The star background is stamped with Mint Macaron ink in the background.   Next “Tis the Season” message is stamped with Emerald Envy ink and cut out using a tag die from the Project LIfe Framelits set.   Next the Bells are stamped using Real Red ink on Whisper White Cardstock and punched out with the coordinating Bell punch.  I used the 1/8″ handheld circle punch to punch a hole in the top of each of the bells.  Next a piece of Real Red Baker’s Twine to tie a bow thru the two bells. bells-cu My tip for this card is to thread the Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine thru the Real Red Baker’s Twine when you tie the knot on the bells.  Then wrap a longer piece of Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine around the top layer of the card 3 times.  Attach on the back with adhesive.  Attach the card front to the Mint Macaron card base. with dimensionals.

red-bells-cu-1Last but not least I embellished the bells with small rhinestone jewels.   a Glue Dot helps to hold the bells in place.  Last is highlighting the pattern on the bells with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  This adds a nice shimmer to the detail of the bells!

Here are the products that were used to create this card.
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Candy Cane Lane Card

Today I have a handmade Christmas card that is made using Stampin’ Up!’s Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  This card layout is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday card sketch!
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Here are the details on this card:
Card Base:  Whisper white cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Real Red Cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and then a layer of Candy Cane Lane Designer paper cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Snip the top left corner of the designer paper to add contrast to the card.

Next is a scalloped circle cut using the Layered Circle Framelits with another piece of the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.

The main element of this card is a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ layered onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock but to 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″. 

The Gingerbread house is actually not stamped but is cut from the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  I used stampin’ dimensionals to raise the cut out house.  Last I stamped the message from the Tin of Tags Stamp set with Real Red ink.

This is a great Christmas Greeting stamp set that has been designed to be part of a Project Kit.  But – you can just order the set which I did since I love this set for Greetings on my Holiday cards.

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Another Star of Light Christmas Card

I am really loving the new Star of Light Stamp set and thinlits from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  And the funny part is that this is not a set that I immediately ordered when I saw this catalog.  pink-star-of-light-2wI borrowed the set from a friend and of course have now ordered it.  Why can’t I have everything?  Oh Yeah – I don’t have enough room to store everything!  LOL

So the details on this card.  This card is stunning but a fairly quick and simple card.  The card base is a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Soft Sky Cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The swirl on the background is stamped with Blushing Bride ink and the small stars have been stamped with Soft Sky ink.  Each side of the DSP is layered with a piece of Silver Glitter ribbon from the Holiday catalog.

Next I cut a star using the Detailed Starlight Thinlits from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  Note:  the best way to cut this particular star is to cut the center pattern first and then line up the star outline around the detail design!  I used 1/2″ pieces of the new Foam Adhesive Strips to on the back of the star so that it pops from the card! 

Then the bling:  I used a couple of the Fancy Frost Sequins and Rhinestone Jewels to add some detail to the card.

Here are the supplies that were used for this card:

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Which Holiday stamp set is your favorite??  Mine is Star of LIght and Santa's Sleigh!.

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Star of Light Handmade Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Christmas card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light Stamp set and coordinating thinlits.  star-of-light-2wThis card was inspired by the week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

So the details on this card:

The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Soft Sky cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.

The panel on the right is a 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock layered on a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.

The background of this panel is a Watercolor technique on Whisper White cardstock using re-inkers and an aqua painter. Place 2 drops of Island Indigo re-inker and about 10 drops of water in the top of star-of-light2-cua button container.  Stir it up with an aqua painter and brush across the cardstock.  NOTE:  practice on a scrap of white paper first to get the level of shading that you want.  Then I repeated the process with soft sky re-inker.  Then set this piece aside to dry.

The Panel on the left is a  1 1/2″ piece of  Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper which has been lightly brayered with Soft Sky ink.  This is also layered onto a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  I added a piece of Blushing Bride and Silver Glitter ribbon.

the Snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper cut with the detailed Starlitght thinlits dies.  These are layered on my watercolored panel that has been stamped with Blushing Bride  using the swirl stamp.  The small star is a stamped with versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing powder on a scrap of whisper white.

It is hard to tell, but I used the Wink of Stella Clear Brush to add dazzle to the blushing bride swirl.  The snowflakes are attached with glue dots.  and of course the center of the snowflakes have been embellished with Rhinestone Jewels.

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Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a Christmas Card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Hang Your Stocking from the new Holiday catalog!  hang your stocking cardI have to say that I love this catalog and so many of the sets within it that I had a really hard time deciding what to buy this fall! 

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Global Design Team challenge which is a case the designer.   I choose to use the same layout that Teneale used.
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Here are the details for this card:

Cardstock base:  Real Red CS cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
The next layer is Crumb Cake cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I choose Crumb Cake to go with the pattern on the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper that I choose.  I used a 2″ x 3 7/8″ piece of the plaid pattern with a 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Whisper white CS embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  NOTE:  This folder is very thick to give a detailed impression.  So you need to adjust your platform accordingly.  I found that I only needed one plate with this embossing folder.

These two pieces were layered onto the Crumb Cake layer and I added a piece of Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape to cover the seams between the two layers. 

Onto the Stamping:  The Stockings are stamped with Garden Green ink and Real Red ink and then cut out using the coordinating thinlits.  “Merry Christmas” is also stamped with Garden Green ink and custockings-left-wt using the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered onto a scrap of Garden Green cardstock also cut using the Oval framelits.  The stockings were layered and attached with glue dots.  The “Merry Chistmas” is attached with stampin’ dimensionals.  Last but not least is a piece of Whisper White Thick Basker’s Twine.

Here is the card with the reverse layout and the supplies to make this card.

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So do you like the Hang Your Stocking card with the layout on the left or right?

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Santa’s Sleigh card

Today I have a card that I made using the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set Santa’s Sleigh from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog available on September 1st!  I am really loving this new Holiday csleigh3_watalog and couldn’t decide what to order – so actually ordered 6 new Christmas sets (usually I order 3).

Anyway – this set is really neat – it has a Sleigh with a detailed die to cut out a fancy overlay for the Sleigh.  This cards was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  I actually made the card on Tuesday but am just getting time now to post it!
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So the details on this card:

The Designer paper is the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.
The base of the Sleigh is cut from Gold Foil with the overaly cut from Red Glimmer paper.

So I am liking this Designer paper so much, I couldn’t decide which side of the paper to use…  So this is a secsleigh2-1wond card that I made using the other side of the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  So the details on these cards.

The Card bases are Real Red and Crumb Cake on the second card.  The second layer is cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The Designer paper is cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.

The second card has the Sleigh base cut from Copper Foil with an overlay of Real Red Foil, which has been discontinued, but I have a couple of pieces laying around!

The Ribbon on the first card is a piece of the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon that will be available in the Holiday catalog.

Each of the sleighs are layered on a white doily.  The “merry” is cut using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

So which Santa’s Sleigh card do you like better?  Card #1 or Card #2?



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Perfect Pines Card and Weekly Specials

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Today I have a card to share that I made with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Pines stamp set and matching Perfect Pines thinlits.  I used this card last week as inspiration for my Design your own Card Night.   So here are the details on this card:

The card base is made from Crumb Cake Cardstock with a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The designer paper is the Merry Moments Designer paper from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Cherry Cobbler designer paper is layered with a piece of Gold Foil and the plaid designer paper is layered with a piece of Red Foil.  I do love the way that the layers of foil offset the designer paper!

The pine trees are stamped with Always Artichoke ink and cut out with the thinlits.  The trees are layered onto a circle of Very Vanilla Cardstock which is layered onto a circle of Gold Foil.  The message “Tis the Season” is also stamped with Always Artichoke ink and layered onto a scallop punched with the 3/4″ scallop circle punch.  And of course you cannot forget the bling!  I used gold sequins for the tops of the Christmas trees. Here is a list of the supplies used to make this card.

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Handmade Holiday cards


Holiday Home Christmas CardThose of you that follow know that my favorite Designer paper for this year as been the All is Calm Designer paper which looks especially great with the Holiday Home stamp set.  For the past couple of days, I have been scrambling to make my personal Christmas cards for this year.  We usually send out about 80 cards and I can’t make just one design.   How can I pick just one design when there are so many that I absolutely love!  

So this is one of my designs for this year!  So over the next few days I will post pictures of the cards that I have made for this year!

This card was designed for my Stamping New England design team.  I love our design team.  We are five Demonstrators that work together each month to design a set of projects around a specific stamp set, theme or designer paper.  My favorite thing about being part of this design team is we each have our own style – so at the end of each month we each have 15 great project ideas to draw from for our workshops, classes and stamp clubs!
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Onto the details of the card:
Cardstocks:  Soft Sky cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ for the card base
Whisper white cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and layered onto the soft sky
All is Calm Designer paper cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ and layered onto the white cardstock.
Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to 3/8″ x 4 1/2″
Stamp Set:  Holiday Home
Inks:  Coastal Cabanna, Old Olive, Black Momento ink
The house is colored with the Gray, Coastal Cabanna, Cherry cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers
Accessories:
  Paper Doily, Frosted Sequins

The house is stamped with a black Momento ink pad on whisper white cardstock and colored with Blendabiltiies markers.  I do love the shading and effects that you get with the Blendabilties!  The house is cutout using the coordinating framelits.  So make sure that you order the bundle!  The trees are stamped with Old Olive ink and cut out.  Santa in his sleigh is stamped in the upper right corner with Coastal Cabanna ink.

The card is made by cutting a paper doily in half and layering it on the designer paper.  Then layer on the piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  The house and trees are attached using dimensionals to add depth to the card.  Last but not least, I added some of the Frosted Sequins to the card.  I love the combination of the snowflakes and sequins together.

This afternoon I received an email about the new SUO Challange.  Since I have been cranking out this card today, I decided that I would use this card for this week’s challenge!

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Another Christmas Star card

Do you remember the beautiful Bright & Beautiful Stars Christmas card that I made a couple of weeks ago with Blackberry Bliss cardstock and inks and the Bright & Beautiful Stars bundle?? Well I love that card and redid made it with Lost Lagoon. Not sure which one I like better!

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The details on this card:
Stamp set: Bright & Beautiful bundle with matching Framelits
Cardstocks: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Silver Foil Paper
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Lost Lagoon ribbon, Narrow Silver ribbon
Ink:  Lost Lagoon Classic Ink pad

Bright & BeautifulThe stars are stamped with Lost Lagoon classic ink and cut out using the matching framelits and my Big Shot.
I also cut a medium star from the Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.
The card base is whisper white and has been layered with a piece of lost lagoon cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The next layer is a piece of silver foil which is cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″ and embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.

I tied a piece of Lost Lagoon ribbon around these layers and attached to the white card base.  Next I built my star layering the largest star on the bottom and then the star cut from the Glimmer paper.  I then layered the stamped star at an angle to that with the glimmer paper.  I used dimensionals for each layer to give the star depth.

Here is the picture of the Blackberry Bliss card.  Which one do you like better??


Happy Stamping!


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    Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator? I would love to be your Demonstrator. If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!