Star-Spangled Christmas Card for DD#84

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Good morning! What is on your agenda for the day? I still have some decorations to put up, ha!, and I haven’t even started addressing Christmas cards. They’re all made — 88 of them — but the letter isn’t written, and the labels aren’t printed, and my hand hasn’t started cramping from all the signing. Meanwhile, we got snowed in at my MIL’s last night, because we had about 3 inches of snow in a 2-hour period and didn’t want to drive home at night in Christmas traffic in fresh snow.

This week’s challenge at Dynamic Duos is a Black Tie event — use Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler, with the dessert *option* of sparkle. Well, you know if I have an option of sparkle, I’m taking the option! I love glitter and shiny, in case that isn’t clear.

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My card base is Basic Black. I embossed the Cherry Cobbler panel with the Perfect Polka Dots folder, then punched the stars out using the Merry Minis punch pack.

For the shiny background strip, I just punched a bunch of circles out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the 3/4″, 1/2″, and 1″ Circle punches and glued them to the background using Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I stamped a ton of stars from the Simply Stars stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped some of the stars before I re-inked my pad and some after re-inking. I also sponged around the edges of each star for extra depth, and I liked the effect of that. Unfortunately, we don’t have coordinating star punches or framelits, so these are all fussy-cut. Yeah, it took a while, but it was worth it.

My sentiment is from More Merry Messages, stamped in Jet Black StazOn then cut out with a Bitty Banners framelit. I layered that on a banner of Season of Style paper, which I cut out using one of the accessory thinlits that come with the Circle Card thinlits dies.

I added a few sequins and  couple of rhinestones to finish off the card.

Head on over to the Dynamic Duos blog to see the rest of the design team’s fabulous samples. I think everyone did a fantastic job this week! And we’d love to see what you make, so please play along!

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Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

You can find all the supplies (except the sequins) to make the card in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

Supplies:
Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White cardstock; Season of Style designer series paper stack; Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Jet Black StazOn
Stamps: Simply Stars, More Merry Messages
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1″ Circle punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, Merry Minis punch pack, Circle Card thinlits, Bitty Banners framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Collectibles & Greetings of the Season - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

 

Good morning, everyone! Here’s one I made a while back but haven’t had a chance to post yet. This is a simple card to make and a great way to use up both paper and ribbon scraps. Have a great Sunday!

Supplies used:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock; Winter Frost Specialty designer series paper
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, Greetings of the Season
Tools/Accessories: Heat Tool, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Christmas Ornament Punch, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: In Color Boutique Details, Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Shiny Ornament Keepsakes

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Hi, everyone. I haven’t had any time for posting this week for a million reasons. But I will be back with another card tomorrow and will be back to regular irregular blogging next week.

Today’s ┬ácard is for Anne Marie’s fantastic sketch challenge at The Paper Players (in just under the wire!). I hope you like the card! Have a great day!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White cardstock; Season of Style designer series paper stack, Winter Frost Specialty designer series paper; Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Pool Party, Versamark
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Circles Collection framelits, Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Trimmer, 1″ Square punch
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

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A Very Merry Sparkly Christmas

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Ah, that’s more like it. The last card I made didn’t have a single Dimensional on it, and it had barely any sparkle. This is better for this sparkle-loving girl.

I used the Pals Paper Arts sketch for this card. I decided to angle a tag on the card instead of cutting angled paper. The tag is cut using one of the Chalk Talk framelits and embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.

The arrows that draw your eye to the sentiment are from the A Banner Christmas stamp set, and I fussy-cut those after I stamped them.

The two stamped ornaments are from the Christmas Collectibles set. I embossed them using Versamark ink and Silver embossing powder, then punched them out with the Christmas Ornament punch. I also punched an ornament out of Silver Glimmer paper, then layered all three ornaments with Dimensionals in between. I may have gone a weensy bit overboard on Dimensionals to make up for my last card. Haha.

The sentiment is one of my all-time favorites, from the More Merry Messages set. I cut it out using a Bitty Banners framelit.

I hope you enjoyed my card. You can buy all of the supplies you see here in my Stampin’ Up! store, 24/7! Have a great Friday!

Supplies used:
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White cardstock; Season of Style designer series paper; Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, More Merry Messages, A Banner Christmas
Tools/Accessories: Christmas Ornament punch, Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Chevron embossing folder, Bitty Banners framelits, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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