Flurry of Wishes Holiday Card

Flurry of Wishes card
Today I have another Flurry of Wishes Holiday card to share with you  from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  Can you tell that I like snowflakes with blue and silver colors?flurries1-cu2

This is another card that I made using the resist technique with the snowflakes on Whisper White cardstock.  I have recorded a video that I will be posting soon for these cards with the resist technique.

Onto the details for this card:
The snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set are stamped with white ink on a piece of whisper white card stock that is cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″ and then embossed with Irredescent Ice embossing powder which really gives the card a lot of sparkle!  Next I rolled a brayer with Soft Sky ink over the piece several times.  I then used the brayer with a layer of pool party ink once.  To get the details of the snowflakes to pop – I used a sponge dauber with a lflurries1-insideittle pool party ink over the snowflakes.

The card base is an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Pool Party card stock cut in half and scored at 4 1/4″.  I then used a layer of Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper since you can never have too much bling on a card! 

Can you ever have too many embellishments on a card?I added Rhinestone jewels to the center of the snowflakes and one of the Winter Wonderland Embellishments on the bottom snowflake.  The Silver Snowflake in the center is stamped with Silver ink and embossed with Silver Embossing powder on a piece of card stock vellum.  The center of this snowflake is one of the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments. 

Last but not least I stamped the large snowflake with Soft Sky ink and the sentiment from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set in Pool Party ink.  I added a piece of white glitter ribbon to the bottom  of the piece of whisper white card stock.

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Did I add too much bling to this card?

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Weekly Specials and Reminiscing

It is already Tuesday and time for the Weekly Specials as well as updated items to the Clearance Rack including the Snowflake Thinlit Die from last year’s Holiday catalog.  

Today I  am sharing one of my favorite Holiday cards from last year!   This is one of my all time favorite Holiday Cards!  And while supplies last, you can get the Snowflake Thinlits Die from the Clearance Rack!  You can check out the Clearance Rack HERE.

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Snowflake Flip Card Detail

Snowflake Flip card

This card uses the Snowflake Card Thinlits dies to create the flip card. Cardstocks:
  • Soft Sky cardstock
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Dazzling Details Glimmer paper
  • All is Calm Designer paper (now retired)
The Card Details: The soft sky cardstock is cut at 5 3/8" x 8 1/2".  The designer paper is cut at 5 1/4" x 5 1/2" to layer over the fold of the card.  These are lightly adhered together and then run through my die cutting machine with the Snowflake Card Thinlits. 

Once I run this through the machine and fold the card, I added a little more snail to the points of the snowflake and around the snowflake to better adhere the designer paper.DSCN0440cu  Once you fold the card, the side with the snowflake with the designer paper is on back.  I carefully cut out the snowflake and cut just a snowflake from whisper white using the thinlit die. Need some help with this technique?  Check out my VIDEO HERE on how to use the thinlit die to cut the card base and a second white snowflake.  

 I used the medium snowflake die to cut 2 snowflakes from the lost lagoon designer paper and 2 small snowflakes from the Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  These are layered on each dies of the flip portion of the snowflake.  snowflake flip cardA silver sequin is added to the center of the smaller snowflake from the Frosted Sequins embellishments.  

On the inside flap of the card, I used a piece of 2 3/8" x 5 1/4" whisper white cardstock to layer on the inside flap of the card.  I added a small strip of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper along the bottom with a scrap of Lost Lagoon cardstock with a scalloped edge made with the scallop edge punch.  At the top of the piece I added the medium snowflake cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. 

The word Sparkle is stamped with Lost Lagoon ink. As an added touch, I did some faux stitching around the large snowflakes.  On the front soft sky side, I used my white pen to stitch around the edge of the snowflake.  When you flip open the card, the inside of the snowflake and the white panel are stitched with my Lost Lagoon marker. Last but not least I added some of the sequins from the Frosted Sequins embellishments randomly on the card.

DSCN0456w  Don't forget to check out the Video that I made for this card as well!

Have a great week!

Stamp with Marilyn

Christmas Cards

These are the last of the cards from my weekend retreat with my Stampion’ Team!  I love this cute 100_9937 card was designed by Laura Perriera!  This cute little elf is so sweet The elf’s legs are made with the Season of Style Designer paper.  The feet are made by cutting a top note die from Cherry cobbler card stock.   The bows on the elf shoes are two butterflies punched from gum ball green card stock.  The butterflies are cut apart and layered to look like bows.  The bows are made from the silver taffeta ribbon.   And to finish it off, the bells are punched from silver glimmer paper using the small scallop punch. 100_9930 copy This last card was designed by Deanna Czarniecki who is one of the most creative people that I know!!  This card is designed around the Festive Flurries stamp set and matching framelits. The card base is smokey slate.  This card is a gate fold card so is scored at 2 1/8″ from each end of the card base.  She layered a piece of whisper white card stock on the inside of the card and stamped the small snowflake in coastal cabana ink. Deanna stamped the small snowflake with coastal cabana ink and the medium snowflake with smokey slate ink.  She then cut these out with the framelits and also cut out a large snowflake from coastal cabana and the medium snowflake from smokey slate card stock.    She added texture to these snowflakes with the  polka dot embossing folder. 100_9941 copyTo layer the snowflakes, start with the large snowflake in coastal cabana and attach to the right half of the card.  NOTE:  Don’t add adhesive to the whole snowflake.  Just the side you are attaching to   the card!  Then layer the snowflakes stamped in smokey slate on top of the large snowflake.  Next on the left side start with the smokey slate snowflake and layer the coastal cabana stamped snowflake to the top. Deanna added a pearl jewel to the center of her top snowflake.  I used one of the frosted flurry embellishments. Simply Beautiful!!   signature line-003      

Thinlit Die Christmas card

Another card from my  Cards that Move series using the Circle thinlit Die.  This is a Christmas card that is made with the Season of Style Designer paper and the Ornament Keepsakes set which is still available. 100_9829_e1This card is actually a CASE (copy and steal everything) from one of my downlines, Michele Lacerda.  Michele is one of  several really great card designers in my downline.  i have a very talented downline and we have a great time when we all get together! In fact, our weekend retreat is coming up.  Want to join us on Cape Cod for a Girls’ weekend on October 26th?  Join my group! We meet monthly to share ideas and stamp.   I have the best team!   I have been a STampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 12 years (next week) and I am always learning something new from one of my team members.  You can watch a short video about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Dmonstrator here. So back to this card.  I used the diagonal stripe from the Season of Style designer paper in the Holiday catalog with accents using Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The ornament is stamped with Old Olive ink. and cut out using the coordinating Ornament keepsakes framelits.  Don’t forget to stamp two ornaments.  One for each side of the circle. And I really think the bling with the Champaign Glitter paper makes this card. Check out my Cards that Move Class on October 2nd at 7pm.  Cards that Move 2 is on October 22nd at 7pm.  You can Register here:
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 Not local to me??  Don’t fret.  Place an order of $35 or more from my website and receive detailed instructions and a technique video for my cards that move class. You can place an order here.  Use the hostess code SGC3GEV7 and you have a chance to be the mystery hostess this week! Happy Stampin’ signature line-003

Thinlit Card Dies – 2 Holiday samples

LPHeader_thinlits_Demo_7.19.13   Here are a couple of new cards that I made with the new Thinlit Card Dies.  These new dies are fantastic!  The dies make a flip card a quick piece of work! I made my cards with the Winter Frost designer paper in the Holiday Mini catalog.  The first stamp set is the Jewish Celebrations set that is still available from last year’s Holiday catalog.  I love the colors of blue in this designer paper. 100_9804 The card base is Island Indigo with an accent of silver glitter paper cut with the Labels collection framelits.  The images are stamped with island indigo ink. The inside of the card is layered with more Winter Frost designer paper and a piece of coastal cabana card stock.  The message shalom is stamped and added to the inside of the flip portion of the card. 100_9805     The second card uses the same format with the thinlit die to make the flip card with the same designer paper.  But the stamps are Christmas ornaments from the Christmas Collectables set.   100_9806               100_9807 I love the Winter Frost designer paper with the two sheets of metallic patterned paper.    The Shalom card uses the striped metallic designer paper on the background and going down the fold on the inside of the card.   The Christmas card uses the metallic designer paper with the mosaic pattern on the flip portion of the card.     So which metallic paper do you like better?  Let me know your vote – the metallic strip or the metallic with the mosaic pattern!  

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