Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hybrid Anniversary Card

Today I've veered away from Christmas to share this hybrid card I made several months ago. I  CASE'd this card from Connie Collins as my anniversary card for my husband. After a summer of no stamping due to my broken arm, her card got my creative juices going again.
This was actually a fun card to copy using My Digital Studio's digital stamps and Comfort Cafe designer paper. My "love" sentiment and flourish background are both digital stamps which I printed out on Crumb Cake card stock.
CS: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Comfort Cafe DSP
INK: MDS Early Espresso, Soft Suede for sponging

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Hope that you have a wonderful day :-)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Three Gumball Green Trees

I love the Gumball Green as a Christmas color. The new Gumball Green stamp pad did a great job of inking up the solid stamp tree images for this card, which happens to be the last of the three cards we made in last month's Christmas trio class. I used the Pennant Parade stamp set for these cute trees along with the Pennant punch.
The cute Gumball Green polka dot paper strip is from the fun Be of Good Cheer DSP.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Merry Gift Card Ornament

Today I'm sharing this fun ornament along with a FREE TUTORIAL, if you'd like to make them for yourself. I got the idea for these cute ornaments from another blogger, who got her idea from Martha Stewart. From there I thought that if they were redesigned, they would make great gift card holders that you could hang on your tree. I went ahead and remade them to hold a gift card, but they could be used as a money holder, or what we're actually going to be using them for...our "wishlists". We're using the gift card holder inserts to write our wishlists on and tucking them back into the Ornament. Each Ornament has the name of one member of the family which has their wishlist. It puts a fun little spin on Christmas this year.
I made simple embellishments for the ornaments using stamping and My Digital Studio, but they could be made up as extravagant and as fun as you like. All supplies, cutting and assembly information can be found in the tutorial.

I saw another really cute idea today for a 25 Days of Christmas garland. If I find time to make one up before December 1, I'll post it on my blog for you.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Layered Christmas Noel

Layers, layers, layers! This card is one of the cards we made in my Christmas trio class, and it has lots of layers along with a gold embossed ornament, textured embossed Labels framelit and the rich Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
I used the Joyous Celebrations stamp set for the ornament, ribbon, holly and sentiment.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Punched Poinsetta

My inspiration for this card came from Nancy Littrell's punched poinsetta. I used the Blossom Petals punch to create the three layers of the Cherry Cobbler poinsetta.
This was one of three cards we made in last month's Christmas Card Trio class. We all had plenty of sticky fingers after this card was finished, but the end result 
was well worth it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Stamping Newsletter

My November Stamping Newsletter has been posted. You can view it HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter link on the right side bar. I've got a bunch of this month's Stampin' Up! news and specials, with FREE digital downloads, 1/2-price digital downloads, Single Stamps offer and more. Plus I've included a fun Craftroom Tip inside the newsletter, which shows how I made this fun fall leaves.