Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowman Card w/ Faux Mother of Pearl

I made these cards for my co-workers, aren't they cute!?  I used the adorable snowman from Snow Much Fun stamp set, and did a little colouring with my Stampin' Write Markers. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler, embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder. The strip is Baja Breeze cardstock punched with the Pinking hearts border punch. 

I did the Faux Mother of Pearl technique on the snowman. This involves some scrunched up saran wrap dipped in some Frost White Shimmer Paint and dabbed onto the image...then sponge a little Baja Breeze ink afterwards...looks amazing in person, kind of hard to catch it in a photo....

I also had to add my best friend, Dazzling Details! Gotta love glitter!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Masculine Christmas Cards

The Frostwood Lodge Designer Series paper is a great way to turn a Christmas card into a more manly one. My boyfriend asked for me to make a few for his bosses at work, so I whipped these up in no time! I was waiting for a chance to use my new paper! LOL 
Not only do they have 'lumberjack' plaids but also wood grain papers! Love it!  I paired this paper with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set. One of my faves! Then used some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz! Perfect name for this card! The base of the card is Crumb Cake, which pairs perfectly with the Crumb Cake Envelopes, which I also stamped a pine tree image on.

Oh and don't forget the 'manly' Hemp twine wrapped around the card as well! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Altered Christmas Decor

I made this for my friend's Christmas gift! I found the wooden 'Noel' sign at Home Sense and added my special Stampin' Up! touch to it!

In the 'O' I cut out the large scallop circle on the Big Shot with some Letters To Santa DSP, then the large circle out of the Wood Sheets. I stamped the cute snowman from the stamp set Snow Much Fun, and coloured him in with some Stampin' Write markers. The 'snow' is some Basic Pearls.

On the 'L' I added a bow with Old Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon, and a little Vintage Tag with 'merry' stamped on it from Tiny Tags set.  I love it, now I have to make one for myself!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

I made up these little Christmas treats for my family back home in Ontario. I dipped them in milk and white chocolate and then sprinkles! I used Stampin' Up! cello bags to wrap them. The tops are the 3"x5" bags, and the bottom is a 1"x8" bag cut in half. Then I tied them together with some Pear Pizzazz or Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon.

There's lots of wonderful uses for these cello bags!

Friday, December 16, 2011


Isn't Stampin' Up! so amazing with their coordination of products?! Love how this Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper, matches perfectly with the Merry & Type stamp set!

I used 2 techniques on this card...Faux metal and Paper Piecing. I stamped the ornament image onto 3 different papers, then cut them out and glued them onto the stamped image on the basic grey cardstock.

 I did the sentiment in the faux metal.

This involves 3 layers of gold embossing then inking your stamp with Versa Mark and stamping it into the hot embossed paper. Then I punched it out with the Word Window punch.
Lots of fun!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz!

WOW! You have to go check out the Clearance Rack now before all the great stuff is gone!!! There are tons of punches available  too! (old style)  Also lots of products from last years Holiday and Occasions Mini Catalogues!  Here's a few of my purchases and faves!
Tinsel Trim (in Clear or Silver) only $3.99 reg. $9.95
Botanical Gazette DSP  only $4.99 reg. $12.50
Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons  only $2.29 reg. $11.50

All punches are a great deal too!! All Large ones  for only $13.79 reg. $22.95 They have all of the different size circles too!

Hurry before your favourites are gone! These type of sales, especially when punches are involved, sell out fast!!!  Do a little Christmas shopping for yourself this year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pewter Embossed Doily

I just love this Hello Doily background stamp! I embossed the entire image with the new Pewter embossing powder, then added some Basic Pearls and an Antique Brad in the middle. The cardstock is Basic Grey. I decided to keep it like it is, with out a sentiment. There's just so much beauty to clutter it with more I put the sentiment inside the card. I'm proud to say my family Christmas cards went in the mail today! So much better than a couple years ago when I mailed them after the 25th....LOL.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello, Doily Embossed Christmas card

How beautiful is this background stamp...Hello, Doily!  I embossed these with Gold embossing powder onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and added a Antique Brad in the middle. The sentiment is from Merry & Type, and the ribbon is from the Holiday Mini Catalogue...Early Espresso Quilted Satin ribbon. I also used the Colour Spritzer tool with Early Espresso Marker and added some specks in the background. 

Well, Christmas is only 11 days away, and still so much to do! I'm working on alot of gifts and goodies right now, so I'll share them soon with you all!  Here's a few photos I took on a walk in the snow the other day....

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas BLING!

This card is definitely bling-tastic!

I wanted to crack open my new Pewter Embossing Powder, and thought it would look nice on Basic Grey cardstock, so I stamped Versa Mark onto my card and powdered/heat tooled it with the beautiful ornament stamp from the Merry & Type stamp set. The sentiment is also from this set, which I stamped with just plan Versa Mark. The bling continues with some Basic Rhinestones and Silver Glimmer paper, which I punched with the Pinking Heart Border punch.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer with Stocking Punch

My sincere apologies for not posting for over a week!! This time of year is super crazy busy at work, and it really leaves me very little spare time to create. Some days I just want to relax and not think about paper and stamps...LOL's a card from last month's Stamp Club at Allison's. I think it's super cute, so I had to share! The cute reindeer is made from the Stocking Punch and Snowflake punch for the antlers. Gotta love the dainty Mini Jingle bell on his collar!

I'll be back soon with more Christmas projects!!


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