Saturday, November 14, 2009

Berry Christmas

My next series of posts will feature the Berry Christmas Set from the Holiday Mini.  This is a very simple, elegant set that makes Christmas Card production easy.

The colors for this card are Soft Suede, Certainly Celery and Real Red.   The 1/2 inch circle punch was used to punch out the berries, which were attached to the wreath.   A 2 inch piece of Real Red Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon was attched to the card and then stapled.  Used in this way, a little ribbon goes a LONG way.  Also, you don't have to tie a bow!!  The addition of just a touch of red ribbon adds texture and coordinates with the stamped images.

Other Options:  If you want to add sparkle to this card, try the following technique:

1) Ink up your stamp. 
2) Use a sponge dauber to apply some Champagne Mist Shimmer paint to the inked stamp.
3)  Huff on the stamp to re-moisten.
4) Stamp your image.   You will notice a nice little shimmer!
5)  Clean the stamp immediately and thoroughly.

Happy Saturday,


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Joy Fold Pun Fun

This is a 4 1/4 square Joy Fold card made using the Pun Fun and
Delightful Decorations (sentiment) Stamp Sets.  I often forget Pun Fun,
which has an image for any situation. 
Merry Moments DP (page 160) and the Petals-A-Plenty Big Shot
Embossing Folder were used to accent elements of this card.


 The Chocolate Chip base measures 6 1/4 by 4 1/4 and is scored at 4 1/4.   The Real Red portion with the focal image is 3 by 6, scored at 3. 

The Merry Christmas sentiment was mounted on double stacked dimensionals, so that it could hold the card flap in place, while enabling you to open the flap to read the card contents.



Sorry that I don't have an item to post, no time.

The news... SU is announcing MORE new product lines.  It's gonna be wild!!   New punches, new stamp "line".   Look for more info as we are allowed to announce it!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Gift Jar

Sorry that I have not been blogging.  I did complete my Will, etc with my Lawyer today, so now I can stamp again!  It does feel good to have ones "affairs in order".

Let's talk Christmas Gifts.   This one is very quick and easy.  It is a canning-type jar, with the beautiful Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper (Holiday Mini) cut to fit in the lid.  I determined the desired circle size and used my Circle Scissors Plus to quickly cut out the DP.  Throw some candies inside and add a little ribbon and you can produce a bunch of pretty presents in no time!

In the second example, I added a Christmas label that was cut using the Big Shot Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die.  Any way you decide to go, I think the flocked paper simply makes this gift presentation.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ornament Punch card

This is a very simple card to put together.  It uses the ornament punch, gold embossed with the antlers from the Dasher Stamp.  The top of the ornament punch was also embossed with Gold Embossing Power.  Merry Christmas Teeny Tiny Wishes was gold embossed and then cut out with the Modern Punch.  Add gold brads and gold cord (from the Holiday Mini) and the card front is complete. Old Olive Designer Series Paper was layered on Rich Razzleberry card stock and then Whisper White. 

Have a great Monday!