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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas Greetings


Home For Christmas DSP
Another Christmas card for you today. Don't you love the cute Santa paper. It's one of the patterns in the Stampin' Up! Home For Christmas Designer Paper Pack. One of my all time favorite Christmas papers. So sweet and nostalgic!

Item #139592  - Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper

Holly Jolly Greeting
The Sentiment for this card is from the Holly Jolly Greeting Bundle. The stamp set and dies in this bundle work perfectly together.


Design Tips:

  • Add a Home For Christmas Enamal Dot to the center of a Very Vintage button.
  • A Strip of Gold Glimmer paper behind the sentiment panel adds just the right amount of bling.
  • Add a little texture with a piece of Metallic Gold Baker's Twine.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project.
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Price: $5.25
Price: $110.00
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Happy Crafting!
Diana

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scalloped Tag Merry Christmas Card

Getting Sketchy
Today's card is inspired by the MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge. Love this layout with the angled tag!

Scalloped Tag
I made my tag with the Stampin' Up! Scallop Tag Topper punch. It turns any 2" strip of paper into a tag of any length. And it's not just for tags — I've seen it used to make bookmarks, boxes, and candy wrappers too.


Creating the Tag:

  • Punch a 2" x 3" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.
  • Use the Project Life corner punch to round the bottom corners.
  • Stamp the background with the snow stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. 
  • Stamp the pine tree from Festival of Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. 
  • Stamp "Christmas" from Holly Jolly Greetings in Mossy Meadow.
  • Embellished the tree with the green sequins using glue dots.
  • Add the red ribbon and a button laced with metallic gold baker's twine



Depth and Dimension
I love using Stampin' Dimensionals on my cards. In fact, I rarely make a project that doesn't use Stampin' Dimensionals. It's such an easy way to add depth and dimension which (pardon the pun) really will elevate your cards to the next level.

Today, I mounted my tag with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then, I double stacked them under the Merry and gold glitter scallop embellishments to give them even more height.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card:
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Price: $110.00
Price: $5.25
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Happy Crafting!
Diana

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hope & Breast Cancer Awareness with Stampin' Up!


Going Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so today's card is going pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer and to remind women to take steps to detect breast cancer early. I had my mammogram — did you?

And it seems I'm not the only one going pink — check out this week's ColourQ Challenge for more pink inspiration.


Hope
Along with raising awareness of the disease, this month is a celebration of survivors. Brave women who have gone through treatment and emerged with hope for a bright future. 

With this in mind, the "hope" stamp from Stampin' Up Watercolor Words is perfect for creating cards for breast cancer patients, survivors, and to raise awareness. 

Pink Ribbon
To create my pink awareness ribbon I cut a piece of ribbon approximately 5" long. A glue dot placed about 1" from the end secures my loop and another glue dot affixes it to the card.

I used some retired Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, but I've listed some current alternatives in my supply list below.

Background Paper
I couldn't find any pink paper in my stash that I liked for this card so I created my own with the Dots for Days Background stamp. I inked it up with Melon Mambo ink and stamped the background on Pink Pirouette cardstock.

TIP: Place the Stampin' Up! piercing mat under your paper when stamping large images. It provides a slight "cush" and makes for better coverage and a more even stamped image.


Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card.
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Price: $5.25
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog



Happy Crafting!
Diana