Winter is Coming – Really!

Do you remember the game, Tic – Tac – Toe? Well, over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, we are doing a card making version, Tic – Tac – Tuesday. I made this Winter card as a sample for this challenge.

Winter, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Softly Falling TIEF, Large Letter Framelits, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the banner for the challenge, I did the vertical – Foil, Winter, and Plaid.Go on over to the site later today (yes, Monday) and see all the other designer samples.

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Design Notes for Winter Card:

It all started with plaid. I knew I had some of one of the plaid papers from Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper package. Winter? BRRR just came to my mind. I love using the Large Letter Framelits, so it all just fell together.

With this picture you can see the sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set on the inside.

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And can you ever go wrong with a z- fold card? This is actually a double z fold. I guess I just needed more room for all the r’s! I used the Softly Falling embossing folder on the Garden Green Card Stock to add a little texture. After the embossing, I added just a hint of white with a dauber and some Craft White ink. A few Silver Glimmer snow flakes finished off the card.

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It’s All A-Glitter for Christmas

Today I’m showing a card I might never have made. But, I had to. I am part of the Design Team for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This month the technique challenge is to make a card with a glitter background! Wow! Talk about challenge for the Design Team! I just don’t do glitter! But, I did what I needed to do and I think the card came out pretty nicely and with minimum amount of glitter in my craft room (and face, and hands, etc.)

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Go over to Try Stampin’ on Tuesday to see the tutorial and lots of great samples of the technique.

Design Notes for Glitter Christmas Card:

Well, I pretty much followed the tutorial. I tried to get the green ‘shapes’ to be Christmas tree shapes. Pretty close, right? I used the Sweetly Stitched Framelits to cut out some trees with little white garland. Not sure why I thought it needed more gold but I really like the look of the Gold Mini Sequin  Trim!

Glitter card, Nothng Sweeter stamp set, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Nothing Sweeter for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

It’s Tuesday. Try Stampin’ on Tuesday has a new challenge today. I created one of the samples for the challenge using the Nothing Sweeter stamp set. I used some of my favorite Designer Paper, Under the Mistletoe! (Oh, please scroll to the end to find out all about today’s big sale!)

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. You should try it!

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Design Notes for Nothing Sweeter Christmas Card:

What a fun card this was to create. I’ve been itching to use my new Nothing Sweeter stamp set so this was the perfect opportunity. Stamp first with the Old Olive ink, then decorate with Real Red. Could it be any easier?

Cutting out the trees was easy with the Sweetly Stitched Framelits Dies. The strip along the side was just a plain strip of card stock transformed by one of the Sweetly Stitched Framelits. Can’t you imagine using it for lots of great projects?

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, Under the Mistletow Designer Series Paper, Twinkle Builder Punch, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Two scraps of the Under The Mistletoe paper were left on my craft table but found a purpose. Well, two purposes!

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I can’t bear to waste any of that great paper!

 

Supply List for Nothing Sweeter Christmas Card:

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Dianne

 

Timeless Tidings for Try Stampin’

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.

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Here’s the sketch I was working with.

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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.

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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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Treat Time for a Special Birthday

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.

Treat Time stamp set, Birthday, TSOT Technique challenge stitching, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Lables Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescaards.com

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?

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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.

Treat Time stamp set, Birthday, TSOT Technique challenge stitching, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Lables Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescaards.com

 

Never one to leave well enough alone, I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower on the front of the card.

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Dianne