As you may recall, I am a Design Team member for a challenge site called, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This week we have a great challenge going. As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I would make a Christmas card and use the Timeless Tidings stamp set.
Here’s the sketch I was working with.
Design Notes for Timeless Tidings:
I have to admit, usually I am pretty traditional with colors for Christmas cards. But, I think the touch of Night of Navy in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper is just prefect so I decided to use some of that in my card. The background mat, and the piece behind the sentiment are both Night of Navy. Just to finish it off, I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut one of the navy ornaments.
Do you have the Darling Label Punch? To get that punch just purchase the Darling Label Punch Box kit. It contains the punch, a stamp set and two ink spots. Quite the deal. I used the punch for the sentiment then punched another one from Night of Navy, cut it in half and mounted it behind the sentiment to set it off.
Finally, I used some Silver Glimmer paper to set off the middle of the card and some of the new Frosted and Clear Expoxy Droplets. What fun embellishments they are.
Notice the envelope. I just used a scrap from one of the pieces in the same package of Designer Paper. I think that decorating the envelope gives a little fun preview of the card inside.
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Do you ever have trouble getting cards out for birthdays at the beginning of the month? I confess, sometimes, I do. My dear friend Rose is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. We went to both high school and college together. I didn’t want to miss her special day. I used the Treat Time stamp set to make something special for her over the weekend and, I hope, got it in the mail in time.
This card was my card for this month’s technique challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This month the challenge is to use stitching on your project. There are so many ways you can do this. I used a die that mimicked stitching. Go on over to the challenge site to see the great tutorial about stitching.
Design Notes for Treat Time Card:
The Stitched Label Framelits are like a hidden treasure. I used one of the dies for the Petal Pink circle. I like it because it has the openings all around the edgeand I knew I could lace some ribbon through the holes – almost like stitching, right? But the winner piece for this card was the die that cut the stitched line along the other piece of Petal Pink card stock. Doesn’t it look just like I used my sewing machine to make a row of tiny stitches?
Of course, the Share What You Love Designer Series paper is so beautiful. You can’t make a bad card with it! I used it on the bottom and cut a few flowers out of some scraps. One is one the front and one on the inside. There was one extra for the envelope.
Never one to leave well enough alone, I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower on the front of the card.
Supply List for Treat Time Card:
This and That:
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Have you seen the new Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper? It is so beautiful! I used some of it for today’s card and paired it with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.
The colors are so beautiful together. I really like the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow together.
Today is the beginning of a new sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. Here’s the sketch I used as my inspiration. Click on the sketch to go to the website.
Design Notes for Frosted Floral Card:
I think this paper was one of the first things that I ordered from the new Holiday catalog! I knew i would love it. Here’s a closer look at the papers.
Hard to choose which one to use. They are all so elegant with a pearly look. I think the card is a bit more elegant with the Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon under the flower. The flower background was stamped with Blushing Bride ink. Then I stamped the detail of the flower with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock. Next, I took my Wink of Stella and painted all around the flower. The liquid caused the colors to run a bit, which I wanted! A little snipping with Paper Snips and it was done.
I did add a sentiment on the inside, but this card would be great for lots of different occasions. I also stamped the flower detail on the inside and on the envelope.
Supply List for Frost Floral Card:
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My card from a week or so ago, featuring Bella, was named as one of the “Favorite of the Week” cards over at Splitcoaststampers. Click here to see the original post.
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Our part time neighbor, Sue, is retiring at the end of this school year. I wanted to create something special to help her keep track of the days remaining in her outstanding career. The numerals from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper offered a perfect assist.
I’d guess that any teacher in America has a special relationship with the number 180. Generally, that’s the number of student days in a school year. A teacher, or in this case, a school nurse, staring work today and retiring at the end of this school year knows that there are 180 days left in her career.
I also made this card for this week’s sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.
They’ve also added a theme challenge.
Design Notes for Broadway Bound Card:
Well, you’ve probably figured out that I turned the sketch on it’s side so that my stripes are from right to left rather than top to bottom. The red and white paper is from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper package while the Blueberry Bushel paper is from the In-Color Paper Pack. I made little pocket from some Lovely Lipstick card stock. The top of each pocket was created with Everyday Label Punch. By the way, I used some Tear & Tape to adhere the little pockets to the front of the card. It’s good to use that on areas that you think will have some stress placed on them.
The numeral cards were really easy. I just cut out the numerals I needed from one of the sheets of the Broadway Bound Paper and then mounted them on Whisper White Card stock,
Here’s a look at the Broadway Bound Designer Paper.
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Today there is a color challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use some Stampin’ Blends with the Blended Seasons stamp set.
And here is the logo and link for the challenge.
Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:
I’m a little sad this this stamp set won’t be available soon. I’ve had so much fun using it for variety of different cards. See some of them here and here. This time I opted to use the flowers from the set. Of course, the stamps call out for coloring. Water Color Pencils, markers, or, as I did with this card, Stampin Blends.
I first stamped the image with Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It made it so easy to color in. It’s almost impossible to go outside the lines with the heat embossing!
The stamped piece was cut out with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Because the die adds a stitched pattern on both the paper that is cut out and the one remaining, It’s nice to use both pieces. For this card I cut out a background piece from Daffodil Delight. I added a few little leaf curls to finish the front of the card and the envelope.
Supply List for Blended Seasons Card:
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