Thursday, December 15, 2011

Textured Snowflake


     I did not immediately fall in love with this particular card.  I ran the Cherry Cobbler card base, three strips of Frostwood DSP and the large die cut Snowflake #2, all adhered together, through the Big Shot using the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It came out all textured and stuck together…duh!  What 100_4045was I thinking?  I hated it!  I tried to lift the snowflake off to no avail.  I only managed to pull up the edges…it was stuck good!  Oh well.  I tossed it aside, still in sight, move on (I was designing for my One Sheet Wonder Card Class).  I stared at that card, all stuck together, for four days…what to do?  Well, it grew on me and I began to actually like the look.  Then it hit me…add a punched snowflake, un-embossed (is that a word?), set on a Dimensional.  Tie a bit of Linen Thread and some mini jingle bells to the center and wah-lah!  I don’t just like the look…I love it!  This card REALLY grew on me!  I guess I’m trying to say that, even though it isn’t what you had pictured originally, don’t give up.  It will either grow on you or you’ll figure out just what it is missing…or both!

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give your “what-was-I-thinking” pile of card parts a second look.  You never know what beauty may be lurking in the shadows.



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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Frosty Thank You’s

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     I enjoy throwing a little something in with customer orders.  Just a small “thank you”.  These cuties have found their way into several Stampin’ Up! bags in the past month.  So easy to make…and easy is exactly what I need with the busy season that is upon us ;) 

     Made with the Big Shot and Top Note die (head and hat).  A 1” x 5” strip of Basic Black with the corners rounded (Corner Rounder punch) for the hat brim.  Real Red grosgrain ribbon for the hat band.  The holly leaves are from the new Stocking Accents die.  I used my stylus to add some veining.  The Red Glimmer Paper berries and the eyes are a 1/2” circle punch.  His nose if a petal cute from the 5-Petal Flower punch.  The mouth is a handheld hole punch.  I simply wrote my note of thanks on the back…postcard style.  However, you could easily cut your Whisper White to have a fold in it and create a card or even a gift card holder :)  However you make him, have some frosty fun!!



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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cannot Resist the Flakes :)


     I love snowflakes!  It doesn’t snow too much here in southeast Virginia.  We might get one, maybe two good snowfalls a year.  I’m from up north though and snowfalls, snowflakes and snowmen will always hold a special place in my heart :)  So, if I can’t get the real thing, I’ll just have to create me some snowy crafts!  This card is perfect and makes me very happy! 


     I used the emboss resist technique for this.  On Naturals White card stock, I stamped the snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set in various blues (Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point) and utilized the generation stamping technique as well.  I stamped the large Medallion in VersaMark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then started sponging on Bashful Blue, starting in the center of the medallion and working my way outwards changing blue inks, getting darker as I go.  I sponged some Marina Mist onto the punched snowflake to make it stand out on top of the medallion.  I love the mini jingle bells hanging from the White Baker’s Twine :)  A leftover strip of punched Lace Ribbon Border is tucked behind the image panel and layered onto a layer of Naturals White.  A gathered piece of White Taffeta Ribbon hides the seam of the punched border.  I think that the Pacific Point base really makes the image pop!  I love this card!  Easy to do, fun and gorgeous to look at :)

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to create a little snow in your neck of the woods or, at very least, give the emboss technique a try.



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Monday, December 12, 2011

Center Step Card CASE

100_4035      This is one of the projects that we completed at my monthly Stamp Club.  It looks intimidating but it really is quite simple.  You can find easy-to-follow directions at SplitCoast at this link, Center Step Card.  I actually cased this card right out of our monthly demonstrator’s magazine, Stampin’ Success (November 2011 issue).  Created by the fabulous Becky Roberts (Inking Idaho), I just had to give it a try for myself.  I changed up the DSP and the stamp sets as I don’t have exactly what Becky used.  I used the lovely Frostwood Lodge DSP and the Snow Swirled stamp set for the tree.  The Jewel Basic – Pearls were colored using various permanent markers.  The oval frame from the 100_4042Designer Frames Textured Impressions folders set is the perfect backdrop for the tree.  The wide oval punch fits right inside the frame :)  Gotta love coordination!!  Of course, I had to make the inside of this gorgeous card as lovely as the outside! :) 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  If you’ve never tried a center step card, I highly recommend you do so.  The end result is stunning!  I hope you’ve been inspired.



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Stamps: Snow Swirled, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Frostwood Lodge DSP, Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green

Accessories:  Jewel Basic – Pearls, Designer Frames Textured Impressions folders set, Modern Label punch, Wide Oval punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Simple Stocking


100_3974     I realize this project isn’t anything new or out of the ordinary but it’s just too darn cute not to post it up.  I’ve used this for Make-N-Takes and Stamp Club projects.  Everyone loves it.  We added a little sponging to the heel, toe and cuff (looks dirty just like my son’s socks) :-)  It has a back on it that was adhered with sticky strip to create the pocket to hold goodies or even a gift card.  Sweet, quick project to mass produce for classroom parties too :)

     Thanks for taking a peek today.  I hope you’ve found some inspiration and encouragement.



Stamp Sets:  Christmas Greetings

Paper:  Real Red, Garden Green, Naturals White, Red Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Big Shot, Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die, Stocking Accents Originals Die, 1/2” circle punch, sponge, sticky strip

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Quick Quartet

100_3973     This is a quick quartet of cards I created for a recent presentation.  It uses only two sheets of 8.5 x 11 Whisper White and one sheet of Cherry Cobbler and one 6 x 6 piece of Designer Series Paper.  The point of the presentation was to show just how quickly you can create a complete set of cards using minimal supplies.  The ladies seemed to enjoy the presentation.  They were amazed at the different looks that can be achieved with all the same elements.  Kind of like mass production without the duplication!  The embellishments are different on each…ribbon on one, brads on the next and bling on another.  Fun presentation!


      Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired mass production with no duplication a try :)



Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Paisley Petals DSP

Inks: Old Olive, Basic Black Classic, Rich Razzleberry Marker, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Regals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Regals Brads, Rhinestone Jewels, Modern Label punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, sponge, Dimensionals

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sympathy Resist


     Unfortunately, I was in need of a sympathy card.  This went together very easily.  It uses the emboss resist technique.  I started by stamping the lone tree from the Lovely As A Tree set in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped the large Medallion stamp in VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I love the way the tree image pops from behind the embossed image.  I finished by sponging on some Marina Mist and Soft Suede…just until I achieved the look I wanted.  I added a layer of Early Espresso and mounted it onto a Marina Mist card base.  I used the Decorative Label punch and punched it down to a smaller width.

   Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give a new technique a try :)



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Friday, December 2, 2011

Peekaboo Frames Advent

      As soon as I saw the project on page 36 of the Holiday Mini catalog, I knew I had to make one…uh…four!  You see, Jesse (my oldest) and his grandmother (my mom) started this tradition years ago.  I think Jess was about 4 when it began.  Each has his/her own advent calendar and, starting on December 1st, each will begin the count down to Christmas by lifting one window each day.  The boys will call their grandmother and each will tell what picture is revealed.  It has become a ‘game’ to see if they get the same picture.  My parents live hundreds of miles away and we don’t get to see each other often enough.  It’s been a great way for the boys to keep in touch and they ALL look forward to the morning reveal and phone call!  Especially my mom! 


100_3983     The advents turned out even more beautiful than I had imagined!  They went together quite easily too.  It was just as easy to do four at once as it would have been to do just one.  I pretty much cased the project in the mini catalog.  However, I don’t have all the supplies they used and I wanted ALL my windows to lift.  The Peekaboo Frames die is awesome for this!  I used the new 25 & Counting stamp set on the outside of the windows and the Jolly Bingo Bits are on the inside waiting to be revealed.  I used several other punches and lots of little embellishments for details.  I used some of the Frostwood Lodge DSP and coordinating card stocks.  My Big Shot got tons of use with this project!  I found the 12” x 12” frames at my local craft store and put the glass behind the advent.  Love, love, love it!  And lots of love went into the making of each one of these advents! 


100_4005     The boys each wanted their calendar arranged so that they would have to search for the next number.  Turns out, I could do that! :)  Such a great feeling to be able to make it yourself…and the end result is heart-warming satisfaction!!  Love that I can contribute to this fun family tradition!

     This year, we included my sister who lives in yet another state.  However, the boys will have to call her after school as she is two hours behind us.  I don’t think she will want a daily 5AM phone call…I know I wouldn’t :)

     Grandma loved her advent!  We surprised her with it and she received it a couple of days ago.  Auntie hasn’t received hers yet.  It is due to arrive later today.  I’m sure she will love it too! 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to start new family traditions…or simply keep the old ones alive :)  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas season!



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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rock Star

     Ahh…it’s good to be back!  Life has been super busy as of late!  A good busy :)  but I have missed my blogging.  The blog posting is the first I have to let slide when life gets busy.  I do enjoy sharing what I’ve been up to with you all.  I have been stamping and crafting so I have plenty to share…just need to find the time to post them up.  So, bear with me.  Posts may be short, sweet and to the point.  Like today’s…

100_3879100_3882      I was in need of a super quick birthday card for a young man.  My go-to set, Extreme Elements, and the retired Extreme Guitar did the trick.  A Pacific Point card base, Pacific Point & VersaMark inks, some sponging and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz made for quick work of this card.  I did want to100_3884 mention that, in my haste, my guitarist image was less than perfect.  I must have missed several spots in the inking process.  No problem…Basic Black marker to the rescue.  I simply filled in the missing spots.  You’d never have known if I hadn’t told you now, would you? 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  Don’t forget to stamp a coordinating envie :)



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Monday, November 14, 2011

All*Star Birthday


     This is a super quick and easy one-layer card for a sporty young friend of my son’s.  Of course, I waited until the last minute to create the card.  Literally 5 minutes to be out the door!  Yikes!  I’m amazed that I even remembered to get a quick photo before I shoved it into an envelope (and thank goodness for gift cards along the way).  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around the Holston household.  Knock on wood…I haven’t slipped up and missed anything yet!

     The star punch has been retired :(  So has the sporty stamp set called Sporting.  I did manage to sneak in a couple of the Extreme Elements on there.  The panel was sponged in Sahara Sand on a Very Vanilla base.  Again, I have to thank my dear friend Paula for her sponged panel idea :)  It truly was a lifesaver!

     I hope you’ve been inspired to create that card…ahead of time! (smile)  Thanks for stopping in today.



Friday, November 11, 2011

Quick Tags

100_3923     I used up some of the scraps, bits and pieces laying about on my desk (you all know how I LOVE to do that) and made up these cute tags to go along with orders last month.  I stamped my customer’s name on the back…just to make it more personalized :)  The flourish, from Elements of Style, was stamped in VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I added a little highlights by using my White Gel Pen.  I have a difficult time using this Whisper White Organza Ribbon on cards but it is lovely on these tags!  You could also use this as a bookmark :)  (and you know how I LOVE double duty items)! 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to create a little something different with your bits and pieces.  Have fun!



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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #12


     This is the twelfth and final card of the One Sheet Wonder class.  Love the snowman from the Snow Much Fun set.  He’s just so happy!  I love the clean and simple look of this card.  It makes me happy!  The snowflake in Cherry Cobbler with the Mini Silver Brad is happy.  It’s just an all around happy card :D 

100_3855     It’s a bit difficult to see but I spritzed on more happy with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  It certainly is an easy way to add some sparkle to your cards and projects. 

     I so hope you have enjoyed all the OSW cards.  I hope you’ve found something to be inspired by.  It has inspired me to do another OSW card class in November.  This time, it’s all about Snowmen & Snowflakes…because they make me happy!  If you need more information about any of the OSW cards or think you would like the template or to join me at the next OSW class, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy hugs to you,


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Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #11

100_3845     I love the darling Dasher!  It’s such an easy set to use.  I love to bling his swirly antlers.  On this card, I’ve used the Dazzling Details Glitter Glue to add that sparkling touch.  I have threaded a length of White Baker’s Twine through the punched Lattice Ribbon Border, placing Mini Jingle Bells at equal intervals.  This is probably my least favorite card of the OSW set.  I think it just needs a sentiment to complete it.  I’ll throw one on before I send it off :)100_3847


     Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ve been inspired to use the fun Mini Jingle Bells on your next project :)



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Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #10



     This is a super quick card to create and a great one to mass produce.  Perfect for a handmade holiday greeting card.

     I won’t bore you with every detail.  I will say that I stamped the sentiment (from Hand-Penned Holidays) before I ran the Whisper White card base through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  If you try to stamp it after adding the texture, you won’t get a good, clean image.  I’ve added Jewel Basic Rhinestones to the snowflakes.  Such a nice touch. 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to add blinged up snowflakes to your next project.  :)



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Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #9


     This is another of my favorite cards.  There really are so many of them. (smile)  It is that scrappy look that I really enjoy doing.  Everything coordinates and is arranged in a way that is pleasing to the eye.  The Ornament punch is perfect!  The ornament images were from Delightful Decorations and Tags til Christmas.  I love 100_3837that there are so many different sets that coordinate with the one punch.  The Garden Green ornament has a Jewel Basic Rhinestone in the center while the Cherry Cobbler ornament has the Jewel Basic Pearls.  It’s a really classy way to dress up the card.  The sentiment is from Word Play.  I lightly sponged the edge of the Whisper White layer with Garden Green just to set it apart a bit better.  Sometimes, it’s the smallest of details that packs a huge punch! 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been enjoying the OSW cards.  They really were such fun to make!



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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #8


     For this OSW card, I used an Early Espresso base.  I had a difficult time working in the Espresso but this seemed to fit.  The DSP was textured with the Square Lattice Texture Folder and the Big Shot.  It gives a whole new look to the DSP!  Very cool effect!  The sentiment is from the beautiful new Hand-Penned Holidays found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  You can find the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set in there too.  I stamped the pinecones in Early Espresso and then added White Gel Pen to highlight them.

     I hope you’ve been inspired to texture your DSP for an all new look!  You’ll like it!  Thanks for stopping in today.



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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Masked Foliage


     This card was inspired by my good friend Paula.  Here is her beautiful card that inspired me, Keeping It Simple.  I thought that the not scary Masking Technique would be great to show for my October Stamp Club meeting.  Get it?  Masking…ghosting…the October club theme?  Okay…I know it’s a ghastly stretch but it really was a great club meeting!  :)  

     We started with a Very Vanilla card base and masked off everything but the image panel.  Sponged on some Sahara Sand to define our panel.  Lifted the mask on one side and stamped the large oak leaf from French Foliage.  Masked the leaf and replaced the side mask and continued stamping the image panel until the desired look was achieved.  We removed all the masking and stamped our sentiment.  I chose the ‘Happy Birthday’ from Bring On The Cake simply because I needed a birthday card but any sentiment would work.  It’s a fast and easy one layer card. 

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give a masked panel a try.  Stop by Paula’s blog, Stampinantics, for some more inspiration and beautiful projects :)  Leave her some love while you’re there.



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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!


100_3904     We made this card at our October Stamp Club meeting.  It was a huge hit with the ladies.  This technique has lots of WOW factor to it.  It’s called the Ghosting Technique or VersaMark Resist.  We called it ghosting in honor of Halloween :) 

     The technique is simple.  Start with a piece of Glossy White card stock.  Stamp your image to be ghosted in VersaMark ink.  In this case, the sentiment from the House of Haunts set.  Let it dry just a bit then sponge on your color of choice.  You could brayer on your color too.  I’ve used Concord Crush on this card.  The versamark will resist the ink, leaving it uncolored.  That’s right…ew-ah!  Cool!  I sponged on some Basic Black ink around the edges to give my image a bit more depth.  I finished the image panel with the tree (also from House of Haunts), stamped in 100_3906Jet Black StazOn.  The card base is Basic Gray.  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and highlighted it with Concord Crush ink using the flat stamp in the Distressing Essentials Kit.  Of course, I had to finish the inside with this cute little bat from the Every Little Bit set.

     I don’t make a lot of Halloween cards to send but I couldn’t ‘resist’ making this one :)   100_3912

     We also made this Pillow Box Mummy Treat Holder.  Again, it’s super simple.  Run the Naturals Ivory card stock through the Big Shot on the Pillow Box die.  Using the leftover card stock, tear strips, sponge the edges with Sahara Sand and adhere to the box using Sticky Strip.  I used a 3/4” circle with a little googlie eye for the eyes.  Too cute!

     It was a super fun stamp club meeting.  I’ll show the last card we made at the meeting in tomorrow’s post.  I’ll pick up with the OSW cards after that :)  I hope you’ve been inspired to give this ghosting technique a try…if you haven’t already :)  Have a Happy Halloween!



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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Treats Only

100_3938 I figured that I ought to post up these Halloween goodies before the All Hallowed Eve actually gets here :) I do love to spoil the children. Adam’s classroom had a little “End of a Unit Celebration” ;) I couldn’t resist making up a bunch of these treats 100_3930for the kids!

I used the long retired but never out of style, Booglie Eyes set to create the cute little toppers. Stamped them in Jet Black StazOn on Whisper White card stock. I colored them in using my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Super easy…I did them at one of Jesse’s soccer practices :) A 1-3/4” Scallop Circle and 1-3/8” Circle punched in various colors of scraps. I stapled the scallop circle to the fun 1” x 8” Cello Bags which I had stuffed with a festive pencil and two Pixie Stixs. Everyone loves a Pixie :) I then adhered the layered circles on top of the staple with a Dimensional.

Fun, quick and very cute project! I’m loving these 100_3936little cello treat bags! At only $2.50 for a package of 50…you can’t help but look for cool little goodies to fill them with. I can’t wait to try a chocolate dipped holiday pretzel in these bags!

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you’ve been inspired to do a little something fun while crafting your projects today :)



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #7


100_3827     This is another of my favorites from the OSW cards.  I LOVE snowflakes!  So I layered up this flake with the large Snowflake #2 and a small Sizzlits Die – Snowflakes Set #2.  This color combo is perfect for the Serene Snowflakes stamped randomly on the Marina Mist card base.  I used both VersaMark ink and Marina Mist ink.  The button is tied on with a bit of White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings set.  What’s not to love?  Super simple…done!!  I may just make up a bunch of these for my greeting cards this year :)

     Thanks for slipping by today.  This one is for my sis.  The season’s first snowfall in Denver, CO has her snowed in today.  Just Monday, she had temps in the high 70’s.  Now, she has 8 inches of heavy, wet snow.  001cMy son, Adam, called her with this…what do you call the last snowflake to hit the ground?  Give up?  A slow flake!  Hehe haha!  I hope you enjoy your day…no matter what it’s looking like outside your window :)



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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #6

     Well, here were are half way through the OSW cards.  If you haven’t figured it out by now, all these cards are super easy to make.  Each one would be great to mass produce as well.  Once you have your design, cutting and prepping won’t take long at all.  Creating twelve cards in one sitting doesn’t have to be a terrible chore.  My OSW Card Class had four ladies in 100_3815attendance.  It took us only three hours to complete the entire set…and that included sharing supplies and lots of laughs!  It really was a super fun time! 

     For card #6, we start with a Cherry Cobbler base.  Adhere a piece of DSP with edge torn for visual texture.  The Early Espresso layer was run through the Big Shot using the new Snow Burst Textured folder.  The tree from Snow Much Fun was stamped onto the Whisper White panel with Jet Black StazOn ink.  We colored it in using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  A bit of Dazzling Details Glitter Glue adds just the right amount of sparkle to this image.  It’s difficult to see in this photo but, trust me, it’s there :)  The sentiment is from my favorite, Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  Again, this card leaves lots of room for adding more layers or embellishments.

     Thanks for popping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to make a bunch of cards today :)



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #5

      I am so sorry for the long break between posts.  My ‘other’ life has been extremely demanding of me…leaving no time for any stamp related activities.  Funny thing is, stamping is my only form of stress relief.  I should know by now that a ‘stamping break’ is just what I needed!

     So, here I am with card #5 on the OSW set.100_3820

     I promised my son, Jesse, that I would give him all credit for this card.  He thought up the overall card design.  I put it together.  It really doesn’t get 100_3822much easier than this.  The poinsettia is created entirely of 5-Petal Flower punch outs.  The ‘veins’ were ‘drawn’ on with a stylusBasic Jewel – Pearls are perfect in the flower center.  The tag is from the Tags Til Christmas set.  The lovely Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon is wrapped around the DSP corners and then the DSP is adhered to the Cherry Cobbler card base. 

     Very simple and elegant.  Wouldn’t this make a cute gift card holder?  Card and present all in one! 

     Thanks Jesse for the design.  You Rock Kiddo!  :)  And thank you for stopping in today.  I’m going to try to post a bunch up before my ‘other’ life gets too hectic again.  I think I might slip some non-OSW cards in here and there too :)  Thanks for hangin’ in there with me. 



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Monday, October 17, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #4


     I have a real love for snowmen and snowflakes.  How can one go wrong putting the two together.  After all, snowflakes are merely unassembled snowmen…right? 

100_3814     This card is, again, too simple!  Piece #4 from the Frostwood Lodge DSP template adhered to the left side of a Marina Mist card base.  Run it all through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Texture folder.  The tall snowman is from the Snow Much Fun set and colored in with classic inks and a Blender Pen.  Distress the edges of the Whisper White image panel with the distressing tool on the Cutter Kit and adhere to card base with Dimensionals

     Very quick, very cute card.  By leaving any sentiment off the front of the card, this card could be used for a variety of occasions.  Simply stamp a sentiment on the inside.  I love creating versatile cards like this.  It can quickly become a birthday, thank you or thinking of you card. :)

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to stock your stash with cards for all occasions :)



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Friday, October 14, 2011

2011 Holiday OSW Card #3


100_3809     This is one of my favorites from the One Sheet Wonder class.  It features the beautiful Dasher image stamped in Early Espresso ink.  I love to add the Rhinestone Jewels to this image.  The sentiment is found in the Delightful Decorations set.  I ran the Cherry Cobbler layer through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice folder.  You could omit this step but the added texture really adds just the right touch to the card.  A triple wrap with the Cherry Cobbler & White Baker’s Twine anchors the image to the layers.

     Speaking of the Big Shot…through the month of October, you can receive the Big Shot Die Cutting machine for FREE when you sign your Demonstrator Agreement with Stampin’ Up!  If you are ready to become part of my creative team, call me or check out all the details on my website’s Promotions Page.

     What do you think?  You can do this too.  Simple…right?  You betcha!  I love this card!  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to add a little texture to your project today!



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