Stamping in the Rain

Friday, December 25, 2015

Snow Place!

Isn't this just the cutest set ever?  I love it because it can work all winter long, not just for Christmas time!  The pretty new Striped Ribbon and the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch gives this card a cute look.  The background is embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  A swish from the Work of Art stamp set adds some ground for the snowmen to stand on.  The different parts of the Snowmen can each be stamped separately so you can use different colors!

This little guy's black hat is super sparkly thanks to some Black Glimmer Paper!  This set comes with it's own set of Snow Friends Framelit Dies, so it's easy to punch out the hat, tie, and arms.  Some Striped Ribbon accents his hat and top of the tag.  The Curvy Corner Trio Punch and some Washi Tape help add to the mood.  Finally, a background of Whisper White Craft Ink snowflakes are stamped and two of my favorite ribbons are used...Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and the lovely Burlap Ribbon!

This is an adorable 3-D card that opens up like a shadow box and can stand on it's own.  The Softly Falling Embossing Folder gives the Cherry Cobbler some texture and the cute penguins pop out on some Dimensionals.  They are stamped in Basic Black Ink, then colored with Stampin' Markers.  The penguins and their bows are punched out using the Snow Friends Framelit dies.  A tiny Rhinestone accentuates their bowties.  Completely adorable.

I've so enjoyed this month of Christmas cards and I hope you have, too.  Enjoy this day of peace and may you each be blessed with love and happiness.

Cup of Cheer

Merry Christmas, Friends!
Santa's On His Way!  The Cup of Cheer stamp set and the Lots of Labels Framelits are the perfect place for Santa to hang out!  He is hand trimmed from the Home for Christmas this paper!  Two Rhinestones (colored with a Real Red Stampin' Marker!) add some sparkle!

This pretty card is perfect for a Friendship note or even a Get Well card.  Some Dazzling Diamonds in your cup (haha!) and Glimmer Paper behind glams things up a bit.  A delicate Doily and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder create a soft background.

And it is Christmas Day!  The new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder adds a pretty texture to this card, which is blinged up a bit with some Dazzling Details around the 'wreath.'

I have one more set to share with you later today.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

All Ye Faithful

This pretty card is entirely embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, then put through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Tied together with a beautiful gold ribbon, this card is gorgeously elegant.

This card is also embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, then bordered with two strips of Gold Glimmer Paper.

Christmas Greeting to you all as you await the celebration of the birth of Jesus!

Holly Jolly Greetings!

Here are a few more cards that can be easily converted to tags for your last minute packages!  They all use the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.
This one uses that pretty Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, as well as a "Merry," punched out from Red Glimmer Paper with the Christmas Greeting Thinlits!  The background is embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

Here's a super simple tag or card.  The silver ribbon, cute Mini Metallic Clothespin and Gold Sequin Trim add some quick and festive bling to the tag, which is punched out with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  A small strip of Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum completes this easy tag/card!

Such a pretty card.  The "Peace" sentiment is cut out of Silver Glimmer Paper with the Christmas Greeting Thinlit and the background of the tag is stamped with snowflakes!  The DSP is from the Season of Cheer pack.  Simple and elegant!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Cozy Christmas!

This set of cards are simple enough to be used as tags for your Christmas gifts!  Just make them a little smaller and you're all set!

The real fun on this card comes in the form of Red Pompom festive!  The cute sentiment is stamped and punched out using the Lots of Labels Framelits, with a dab of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on each side!  The snowflakes that are stamped in Versamark on the background of Cherry Cobbler cardstock come from the A Little Something stamp set.

These pretty Silver Bells are stamped in Versamark Ink, then immediately heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  The gorgeous Red Foil Circle is punched out behind them.  The background is embossed with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and a strip of Silver Glimmer paper completes the look!  Don't forget the Rhinestones to 'ring' the bells!

This super easy Santa is hand trimmed from the pretty Home for Christmas Designer Series paper, then layered onto another strip of the same paper and cut into a tag.  The sentiment is stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink.  Quick and fun!

I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Eve morning!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Peaceful Pines

Such an easy, yet beautiful card.  The background uses the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, layered with cardstock rectangles and a punched circle from the Merry Moments DSP.  A pretty tree is stamped twice, once in Old Olive and again in White Craft Ink, then raised on Dimensionals.  Dazzling Details adds a glittery snowy look.  The sentiment is framed by the Decorative Label Punch.

This card is super simple.  Just a few strips of cardstock and paper from the Merry Moments DSP stack, add a stamped tree, cut it out with the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies, add a sentiment and a Rhinestone and you're done!

This is such a pretty technique!  Punch out a tree using the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies, then layer a sheet from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper behind it.  Punch out the tree stand from Night of Navy cardstock, stamp some snowflakes and add a Silver Foil star to the top of the tree!  Silver Cording lies behind the sentiment, which is also punched out using the Decorative Label Punch.

Peaceful Wreath

This pretty wreath is hand colored with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Markers and cut out with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  The background uses the Hardwood stamp on top of the Woodgrain Embossing Folder, one of my favorites!  I could see this card being used for a masculine Birthday or Father's Day card, if you just switched out the sentiment (which is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies)

I love this simple card!  I think if you attached the tag with a removable glue dot, it could be a Bookmark!  The pretty Holly leaves are stamped in Garden Green ink, while the berries are hand colored with a Real Red Stampin' Marker.  The background is embossed with the pretty Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Loving this color!  The Brick Wall Embossing Folder provides a pretty background for the hand colored holly and berries.  Gold Glitter Ribbon peeks out from behind the Peace sentiment, also from the Peaceful Wreath stamp set.  The edges of the Very Vanilla Paper are sponged with the same pretty Hello Honey Stampin' Ink.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Flurry of Wishes!

I love this sparkly card!  This one uses the gorgeous Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set.  The background is stamped, then embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and trimmed into long strips.  A lovely piece of the new In Color Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim spans the strips.  The snowflake is embossed with Gold Glitter, using Heat & Stick Powder, punched out with the Flower Medallion Punch, then topped with a Snowflake Wood Element and a Pearl.  So elegant!

This one showcases the same stamp set, along with a background of Stylish Stripes (Embossing Folder).  The snowflakes are stamped, then punched out with the Snow Flurry Punches and topped with Rhinestones.  One of my favorite ribbons, Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon spans the background.  
Super quick and easy!

This card uses the lovely Vellum Cardstock, stamped with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set, then embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  A Decorative Label punch (cut in half lengthwise and spread apart) lays behind a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Pretty 1/8" Silver Ribbon adds even more glam!  The Flower Medallion Punch is used behind the upper snowflake (on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper) and a Winter Wonderland Embellishment tops it off!

Very fancy and ornate for when you want to make a big impression!

To You & Yours, Too!

This stamp set has a little bit of everything!  A pretty background stamp (trees with a deer) that fits perfectly in the 'window' of the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, a couple of pretty sentiments, an ornament hanger! and a pretty tree (coming up in the next card below)

The bow is punched out of Silver Glimmer paper, using the Wonderful Wreaths Framelits Dies and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provides some texture for the background.

Here is a really easy card to make if you have the pretty Christmas Greetings Thinlit Dies...the Red Glimmer Paper really shines on this card.  Punch out the star with the star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Another quick card that uses the gorgeous Joy from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies punched out of Silver Glimmer Paper.  The Softly Falling Embossing Folder is used (upside down!) and the sentiment is stamped on cardstock, then punched out with the cute new Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  Such a fun way to use all of our new tools and supplies!

Hope you're enjoying these ideas as you are crafting your way through Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hello December!

These cards use the two Project Life Stamp Sets...Hello December and Seasonal Snapshots.  Cute and easy, when paired with punches, some Dazzling Details and Merry Moments DSP.  The Polka Dots Embossing Folder adds some pizzazz!

I like this technique, of layering your cardstock and stamping them first, then assembling them to create this cute 3-D look.  Silver Cording and Rhinestones glam this card up!

This card uses the pretty Lots of Labels framelits die to showcase the sentiment from the Seasonal Snapshot stamp set.  A couple of Home for Christmas Enamel Dots add some dimension.  The tags are stamped and hand cut and the Merry Moments Paper Stack DSP brings up the background.

These cards are all pretty quick (except for the hand cutting!), but still elegant and fun.  If you need some cards to mail or give along with your gifts, these might be just the thing!  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Your Presents

A quick and easy card that uses the Your Presents stamp set, but would be just as easy to make on your own with DSP or even solid color cardstock and some ribbon or Gold Cording.  The Brick Wall Embossing Folder provides a cute background and the Jolly framelit comes from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits collection.  Fun and quick!

Another simple card created with the Your Presents stamp set and the Red Striped ribbon, along with the Gold Cording.  A strip of Gold Foil adds elegance.  The sentiment is stamped in Gold ink and the Real Red cardstock is punched out with the Scallop Oval punch, one of my favorite punches.

Here's a way to use the same stamp set for a Thank You or Birthday card.  The gift bag uses a Doily and Gold Cording and the background is embossed with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink (give it a few hours to dry!) and hand cut.

I hope you're having fun this weekend preparing for Christmas festivities next week.  We made gingerbread houses this afternoon!  So fun.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Embellished Ornaments

Such a gorgeous set of Thinlit Dies! This Delicate Ornament Thinlit Die set comes bundled with the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.  The Silver Cording, Red and Silver Foil Sheets and Rhinestones colored with Real Red Stampin' Markers just give this card a special look.  Red Striped Ribbon and a strip of Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum finish off this beautiful card.

This simple card achieves an elegant look with the Delicate Ornament Thinlit Die and the versatile Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  Real Red Foil is punched out for an ornament hook and a rhinestone adds a touch of bling.  The DSP is from that pretty watercolor look set called Season of Cheer.

Another simple to make card using the same sets.  This one also adds White Glitter Ribbon and rhinestones (some colored with Stampin' Markers) and the 'peace' sentiment from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies.

Merry Christmas!

Jingle All the Way!

Here is a cute set of cards that uses the Jingle All the Way stamp set, which comes bundled along with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies.  These edgelits are really neat and easy to use with your Big Shot.  This card uses the Circle Framelits to create a circle behind which the town and moon can be seen.  Silver Glimmer Paper stars are punched from the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  Pretty White Glitter Ribbon and Silver Cording add extra bling!

This card uses the famous (and hard to find!) Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create beautiful birch trees.  Use a sponge with just a tad of Basic Grey Ink to lightly shade the trees after embossing.  Silver Cording is used to make a bow next to the Jingle All the Way sentiment.  The sleigh is punched out of Real Red and Basic Black cardstock, using the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies,  to create a shadow effect.

The background of this card is created with the pretty Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to give the look of snow.  All three of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits are used in this card, as they form the hills and valleys in this snowy town.  The sentiment is stamped before embossing and the sparkly Winter Wonderland Embellishment is attached with a glue dot or two.

I love using the Big Shot to create cards.  It makes a beautiful card quick and easy and it turns out looking very professional.  I hope these cards give you some inspiration this weekend!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Joyful Season!

I really love this new DSP, Season of Cheer.  It has a pretty watercolor feel to it, which goes with this stamp set, Joyful Season.  This card also has a 3-D poinsettia flower, punched out using the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  A tiny piece of Season of Cheer Washi Tape and a Pearl add some extra fun.  The Joyful sentiment is embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.

This pretty bird uses two-step stamping.  The outline is stamped first, then the color is added later.  Washi Tape and Gold Glitter ribbon blings it up, along with the Peace sentiment, which is punched out from a Gold Foil Sheet using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies.  The ribbons are Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon and thin Gold Metallic Thread.

This one is my favorite from this set.  I just love the pretty yellow flowers.  This card uses the Reason for the Season stamp set, some pretty Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and a tag made from White Vellum Cardstock.  The sentiment is framed with the Scallop Circle and Circle punches.

Well, we are 7 days away from Christmas already, so if you are behind on your cards, use this last one to make Happy New Year cards.  I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season.  My kids are making Christmas cookies today.  Yum!  

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Oh What Fun!

I just finished making my Tags from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit!  These were so much fun to make.  Everything comes in the kit except adhesives, stamps and ink.  The tags all punch out easily and everything else comes ready to put together...jingle bells, gold bows, glittery ornaments, silver doilies and stars, ribbons galore, sequins and more!  All you need is the Oh What Fun Stamp Set (or similar set) to stamp the words and three ink pads in Real Red, Mint Macaron (what a pretty color!) and Garden Green.

I hope you get a chance to try this kit.  It's even on sale right now!  I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it all went together and how professional my tags are going to look this year!  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Cuties!

I just love how creative this card is!  The Elf stamp is from the Christmas Cuties set, as is the sentiment.  The box is embossed using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  A couple of strips of Silver Glimmer Paper decorate the gift box and lid.  The bow is made using the Bow Builder Punch and a Rhinestone Jewel.  The little elf is 'painted' using the Aqua Painter and some ink off the cover of the regular Classic Stampin' Ink Pads.  Super quick and fun!

This little Angel is a bookmark, hung with Silver 1/8" ribbon and 'painted with ink and an Aqua Painter.  Some Silver Glimmer paper at the bottom and a dab or two of Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details gives her halo and wings a little shine.  The sentiment is stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink (which takes a bit of time to dry, so let it set a few hours!)

This cute little guy is from the same stamp set, Christmas Cuties, as are the 'dots' of snow falling from the sky.  The Aqua Painter gives a nice watercolor look.  The flag is a strip of cardstock wrapped around a toothpick!  Another fun and easy card!

I hope you are all enjoying preparing for Christmas.  We are having lots of rain here.  I got to play with babies in the church nursery this morning...boy was that fun!  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Huge End of Year Sale Starts Now!

Hello Friends,

Stampin' Up just announced a huge Sale starting now and while supplies last.  Tons of goodies are hugely discounted.  Take a peek and see if there's anything you need.  Just click on my Online Store button at the top of the page to grab some goodies for yourself.

And while you're there, don't forget to check the Weekly Deals...The new Precision Plate (used with those intricate dies, like the heart and doily) is marked way down, as are the Bitty Banners!

Some of the deals include Designer Series Paper, Tools, Punches, Framelits, Embossing Folders, Kits, Ribbons, Embellishments, Stamp Sets and More...all greatly discounted! 

Just click on my Online Store button at the top of my Blog to see if there's anything you want for your own stocking this year!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Poinsettias and More!

I just love this card.  Those gorgeous musical notes contrast so well with the elegant poinsettia, both from the pretty Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper collection.  The sentiment comes from Reason for the Season and the Home for Christmas red Enamel Dots are also from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

This rustic card uses the same stamp set, Reason for the Season.  The leaves are punched out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch and clipped up the sides to create a natural look.  The Note Tag Punch frames the sentiment nicely.  The versatile Woodland Embossing Folder in the background and a bow of natural Linen Thread finish it off!

This final card uses the beautiful Two-Step poinsettia in the same stamp set to create a pretty flower.  The sentiment is stamped on a sheet of White Vellum and punched out with a Circle Punch. A punched out circle from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack lies behind it.  The background is embossed with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and some curliques of the Gold Metallic Thread add a little shine behind the flower.

I hope you're all having fun preparing for Christmas.  We saw a Christmas play last night that put me in the mood!