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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

Stampin' Up! Ornament Keepsakes and Teeny Tiny Wishes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

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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Stampin' Up! Ornament KeepsakesStampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes

Festive Flurry in a Daydream

I love Christmas. Love it. I love everything about it, especially now that my daughter is old enough to get the fun parts (and she is the BEST at opening presents — gets excited about everything, even wants to wear all the new clothes at once). Last year we made cookies for Santa in our Christmas Eve jammies, and she got money and an M&M from her grandmother’s advent calendar every time she was over there. This year, I am determined to make a gingerbread house with her. No one seems to make a gluten-free gingerbread house kit, so ours will have to be from scratch. So it will have lots of flawscharacter.

I love making Christmas cards almost as much as I love Christmas.

Festive Flurry in Daydream Medallion
I can’t take a straight picture.

I’ve been itching to use the Festive Flurry stamp set, and the matching framelits, of course. Last night, I was torn between making a card using Daydream Medallions, which I’ve been neglecting lately, and making a card using the Festive Flurry set. So I grabbed both to see if any of the snowflakes would fit inside the big medallion. And then I had visions of that big medallion being embossed in silver or gold, and I got excited, and embossing powder was flying everywhere. Then I just couldn’t stop embossing, as you can see. I embossed the big medallion in silver on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating Floral Frames framelit, then embossed the medium-sized snowflake in white on Coastal Cabana, then the small one in silver on Whisper White again. And then it looked a little unfinished, so I had to add one of the Frosted Finishes embellishments. But it looked a little funky since the snowflake has a 6-point center, and the Frosted Finishes are 5-point… So I added a little 7/8″ scalloped circle. Then I was happy.

Shiny!
Shiny!

I added a strip of Winter Frost designer series paper to my card, embossed the sentiment and underlined it with a strip of rhinestones, and attached my big decoration.

The big decoration, by the way, would make a fun Christmas ornament. Make two of them and glue them together back-to-back with a loop of the 1/8″ silver ribbon between the layers, and you have an easy decoration with a lot of wow.

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Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White cardstock; Winter Frost Specialty designer series paper
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Festive Flurry, Petite Pairs
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Floral Frames framelits, Festive Flurry framelits, 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, White embossing powder, Silver embossing powder, Heat Tool
Embellishments/Adhesives: Frosted Finishes, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Frosted Christmas

Frosted Christmas

I grabbed the sketch for this card from somewhere on the internet (that’s like saying, “I found this credit card on the floor somewhere in Walmart), but for the life of me, I can’t find it! If you recognize it, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

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Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler are probably my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors. Seeing them together makes my little stampin’ heart happy. So when I decided to make my first Christmas card of the season (I made this before the Santa card and before Convention), I knew they needed to go together.

The JOY banner and the little Christmas word window are from A Banner Christmas, one of the new stamp sets coming out in the Holiday catalog — this set has a lot of excellent stamps for both cards and scrapbooks. I love the Island Indigo Candy Dots. Perfect to fill that little bit of white space below each flag.

And do you spot that wonderful little silver snowflake? That is one of the Frosted Finishes embellishments from the Holiday catalog. They are even prettier in person! So much fun to use.

And that’s it. Simple card with a little flash.

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, and Whisper White cardstock; Winter Frost Specialty DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets: A Banner Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments: Regals Candy Dots, Frosted Finishes

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