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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

Very Merry Mosaics

Hello, and welcome to Prepare to Dye! This is my first post as part of the new Dynamic Duos Design Team, and I’m excited to share a fun, bright card with you! I’m sure many of you are here for the first time, so thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll come back.

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This week’s challenge colors are Real Red and Bermuda Bay. I’m a Brights Color Collection lover, so this is my kind of color combination.

Dynamic Duos #77 - DD#77 - Real Red & Bermuda Bay color challenge - Stampin' Up! Very Merry Tags with Mosaic punch and lots of shiny - Sarah Fleming

I actually started with the embellishments on this card. When I saw Real Red and Bermuda Bay, I went looking through my ribbon, and I had the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in both colors. Which meant that I had to use that ribbon. And, oh, I also have it in silver, so I figured I should throw that in there, too. And the colors are Christmasy, so tiny ribbons scream tiny ornaments. And that’s how I decided on the Mosaic Punch and the ornament from the Very Merry Tags stamp set.

While I think there can never be enough red (my favorite color), I think there is a limit to the amount of Bermuda Bay you should see in one sitting, or you can burn your pupils. ;-)  So I added the white panel (for this, I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ mat and then cut it in half on the diagonal with my Stampin’ Trimmer) and embossed it with the Modern Mosaic folder.

I love shiny things on my cards and can’t really get enough of the Glimmer Paper, so I added a strip of that and then two tiny strips of the Silver Foil paper.

The sentiment is also from Very Merry Tags. I punched it out with the 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch and popped it up on a Mosaic and added the silver ribbon to tie everything together.

I hope you like the card. I’d love to see what you do with the challenge, so head on over and play, and see what the other amazing designers did with this challenge!

Here are quick links to the other design team members’ blogs as well:

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

Supplies used:
Paper: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer paper; Silver Foil Sheets
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Versamark
Stamps: Very Merry Tags
Tools/Accessories: Mosaic punch, 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, Modern Mosaics embossing folder, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Pistachio Pirouette Festive Flurry

Subtle Christmas card - Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry and More Merry Messages - handmade cards - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I love Pistachio Pudding as a Christmas color this year, and I decided to try pairing it with Pink Pirouette for a subtle Christmas card. I loved the outcome! With the silver the two colors make such a lovely card. What do you think?

I embossed the Pistachio Pudding cardstock with the Argyle folder; I love this folder for Christmas cards, because both Christmas and argyle make me think of sweaters and socks. And if I’d written “My Favorite Things”, soft, warm sweaters and toasty, fuzzy socks would have made the cut. The Ruffle Stretch Trim ribbon at the bottom is yummy, right? I love that it can be used for elegant, homey, cutesy, or grungy cards — you can use it for anything. Such a beautiful ribbon, and it comes in all of the new 2013-2015 In Colors.

The layered snowflakes are from the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelits. My favorite stamps are those that have either a matching punch or a matching set of framelits. The Festive Flurry stamps and framelits can even be bundled for 15% off! It’s a pretty sweet deal.

Stampin Up! Festive Flurry and More Merry Messages - handmade Christmas cards - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

That beautiful piece in the center is one of the Frosted Finishes. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’ve seen other people embossing them in gold, so if gold is your Christmas accent of choice (in case you can’t tell, I’m partial to silver), these doo-dads would still work for you.

Stampin' Up! 1/8" Silver Ribbon

The silver ribbon gave me fits when I made this card last night! It’s easy to work with, but I had a kink in my ribbon, because I’d been playing with it earlier for another card. The kink was still a little noticeable after I had the ribbon glue-dotted onto the card, so I started trying to fix it. And that ended with the left side in that adorable little curl. But then it took a lot of convincing with the edge of my scissors to get the right side to curl the same way. Two tips for curling this ribbon: 1) Use an outside edge of your scissors and not a blade. When I’ve tried curling it with a blade, the ribbon has frayed too much at the ends. 2) Cut the ribbon a little longer than you need it. Even using the outside edge of the scissors, it will fray a little, and you can just snip off the fray.

After I embossed “Merry Christmas” in Silver, I just colored around the sentiment with the brush end of my Pink Pirouette marker and then snipped it out and flagged the ends with scissors.

I hope you like the card. This is one of my favorites that I’ve made this year. You can buy all of the products I used in my Stampin’ Up! online store , 24/7.

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What an amazing sale! Stampin’ Up! has 25 stamp sets on sale for 25% off, in keeping with their 25th anniversary theme! Some of my favorite sets are in there, including Zoo Babies, Snowflake Soiree, A Dozen Thoughts, Cuddles & Kisses, Gorgeous Grunge, Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners, and Ornament Keepsakes! Okay, can you tell I have a lot of favorites? The sale only goes through Monday, so make sure you pick up your favorites. See the full selection here, and don’t forget to select me (Sarah Fleming) as your demonstrator.

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Stampin’ Up! has extended the deal to sign up as a demonstrator for $25 for one more day! So now today is the last day for this amazing deal. Email me if you have questions, or just go sign up at the link. (A nice bonus if you sign up today is that you get the 20% discount off of any sale prices, including all of those 25%-off stamp sets. Woo!)

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Supplies used:
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Versamark, Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker
Stamps: Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder, Festive Flurry framelits, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Frosted Finishes, Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry

Stampin' Up! More Merry Messages

A Very Merry Sparkly Christmas

Very Merry Sparkly Christmas - Stampin' Up! Christmas Collectibles and More Merry Messages - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

 

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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Monday is the deadline to join as a demonstrator for only $25! This is the lowest that price has ever been, so take advantage before it goes away! Email me for additional details, or go sign up at this link.

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Monday is also the deadline to sign up for my October Stamp-of-the-Month Club. Details at the link.

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Make sure to check out the Weekly Deals section of my Stampin’ Up! store (new every Tuesday)!

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