A Holly Jolly Christmas — FMS 117

Oh, my!  We’re getting close to Christmas!  Just one week away!  And I get to be the hostess this week over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here’s the sketch:

This sketch has lots of “white” space, and gives you the chance to use up some of those pretty paper scraps you’ve been hoarding.  I made another Christmas card with the sketch, and kept it very clean and simple with a couple of extra details — some stitching, glitter and gold foil paper, and a button.

Corner BannersI hope you can take a little break from your Christmas shopping, baking, wrapping, etc…and make a card using the sketch.  I’d love to see what you make!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the rest of the design team made.  I already took a peek, and they have all done an outstanding job!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Joy — FMS116

It’s Wednesday again already!  Can you believe it?  It’s time for another sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our fabulously talented Australian team member, Narelle Farrugia has a great sketch for us:

I love this sketch!  It’s nice and simple, and it has such fun banners on it.  I really stuck to the sketch this time, and pulled out my A Banner Christmas set.

Christmas JoyYou can check out the rest of the design team’s fantastic creations at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And then we hope you’ll join us and post your own creation in the gallery so we can see your work.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Versamark
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Season of Style dsp
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Golden Joy

Here’s a simple Christmas card for you today.

Golden Joy

 

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Season of Style dsp
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Sequins (non SU)

Chevrons and Banners

Burlap and ChevronsHere’s a Christmas card for you today.  I decided to have some fun with chevrons and banners on this one.  I really love the different elements in the A Banner Christmas set.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gold Metallic Encore Pad
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White, Season of Style dsp
Embellishments:  Chevron Border punch, 1-1/4″Burlap Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Brights Designer Buttons, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder

 

Gold Snowflake Joy

I wanted to play with the Festive Flurry bundle, and I really wanted to use the color combination of red, white and gold, but I couldn’t decide whether I should use the gold embossing powder on the snowflakes or the pretty gold glitter.  So I used both.

Gold Snowflake JoyI added a little strip of the gold foil sheets under the dsp.  I love the effect that adds.  I also dipped the Frosted Finishes Embellishment in Versamark and then embossed it with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.  That was easy and it gave the embellishment such a different look.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas, Festive Flurry
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Season of Style DSP stack
Embellishments:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Gold Stampin’ Glitter, Pearl Basic Jewels, Festive Flurry framelits

 

Ho Cubed — FMS109

It’s Wednesday, and that means a new sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches! And this week, Jen Mitchell, who makes such beautiful CAS cards has a fun one for us:

I almost feel like I cheated on this challenge.  Stampin’ Up! has these cute little tags in the Holiday catalog called the Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags.  I think they’re really made for scrapbooking, but they look so cute on cards too.  I stamped the Ho cubed and punched it out with a circle punch, and that was all of the stamping on this card.  See what I mean about cheating?

Ho Cubed FinalYou can check out what the other designers made for this challenge over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  I hope you’ll be able to find the time to join us and share your creation in the gallery!  We’d love to see it.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Season of Style DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer paper, Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags
Embellishments:  1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Christmas in July — A Sneak Peek

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we not only get to see the new products in upcoming catalogs early, but we also get to order them early and play with them early.

So when I saw that the Paper Players had this challenge this week, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

One of the sets at the top of my list in the upcoming Holidays catalog is the A Banner Christmas set.  It has such fun images.  I used two of them on my card.

Christmas in July

The card size is 6-1/2″ X 3-1/4″.  It fits in the Open End envelopes that Stampin’ Up! used to sell.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas
Ink:  Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels