Oh Christmas Tree

Casing the Holiday Catty When you’re looking for stamping inspiration, start with the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! They’re full of ideas for color combinations, card layouts, gift packaging and more. Last week we were inspired by this simple and elegant Christmas card on page 48 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog: Of course, we changed it up just a bit, and this is our version: How to Make It: Cut a Whisper White thick card stock base to 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2″ and fold.** Rub the Embossing buddy over the front of the card to remove static and prevent stray embossing…

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With Sympathy

Lotus Blossom Sympathy Unfortunately, we often have a need to send Sympathy cards. It seems that the older I get, the more often I need them. This one uses the Lotus Blossom stamp again with a simple sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Supplies Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock (retired) Perfect Plum Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock Sweet Sorbet DSP scrap (retired) Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe ink (retired) Old Olive Ink – dark stem color Pear Pizzazz Ink – light stem color Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – sentiment Lotus Blossom stamp set (retired) Tools: Balloon Framelits Dies – for the bow Adhesives: Stampin ‘Dimensionals Snail Permanent…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 5

If you’ve just joined this series of Everyday Occasions cards, you can see the 16 cards created from this kit in my previous four posts, beginning Monday, August 18th. Wow! 16 cards PLUS the 10 cards made in the workshop, for 26 cards total, and I STILL have stuff left. If you’re ready for more, I have the last four cards for you! Card #17: Since I send a lot of birthday cards, I was inspired to make one using the Gumball Green, Pool Party, and Whisper White color scheme from the sample brochure. The Whisper White card stock measures 3”…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 3

Wednesday I shared the second set of samples using the Eveyday Occasions card kit. Today I have four little Thank you cards for samples #9-12. You can see my previous 2 posts for the first eight cards in this series. Card #9: Someone used the scalloped kraft tag in the kit (who could it be??), so I substituted a white one and changed the ink color from Basic Gray to Island Indigo.   Card #10: Here I stamped the Thank you sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on a banner from the kit, because the Thank You sentiment in the kit…

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