Crystalline Trees Card

Crystalline Trees card front

Stampin’ Up!’s Pennant Parade stamp set is such a versatile set it can be used for anything from birthdays to Christmas creations to party invitations.  For this holiday card I stamped two of the pennant images and punched those images using the coordinating Petite Pennants Builder Punch.  Dazzling Diamonds glitter gives the trees and the background snowflakes sparkle.  A simple Christmas message and shiny rhinestones offer the finishing touch.

CARD COMPONENTS

  • Cardstock:
  • Paper:
    • Snow Festival Designer Series Paper  #126908  (from the Holiday Catalog, available thru Jan 2, 2013)

     

  • Stamps:
  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Baja Breeze  #126960
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Not Quite Navy  #126971
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Gumball Green  #126861  (2012-14 In-color)
  • Punches:
    • Petite Pennants Builder Punch  #122361
  • Adhesives, dots:
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter #102023
    • Dazzling Details Glitter Glue  #124117
    • Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents  #119246
    • Silver Rhinestones
Crystalline Trees card front

A forest of modern trees glittering below a sparkly snowfall background.  I glittered various background snowflakes with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a 2-Way Glue Pen.  This gives the sky a twinkling effect.

Crystalline Tree Card tree detail

A 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter were used on the diamond patterns of the trees, while Dazzling Details glitter glue was used to create the dotted garland pattern on the trees.

Crystalline Trees Card sentiment detail

The sentiment (from the More Merry Messages stamp set) is stamped in Not Quite Navy ink. I cut the sentiment tag to mimic the modern shape of the trees — a simple square shape would not have had the same effect.

Crystalline Trees Card sideview (one)

A side view of the popped up trees and sentiment.

Crystalline Trees Card sideview (two)

Another side view of the trees… notice how the Dimensionals foam dots are placed only on the tops of the trees, while the bottoms of the trees are adhered directly to the paper. This gives a different dimensional effect, causing the trees to stand upright when the card is propped on the table.

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Snow Swirled Tree Card

Snow Swirled card frontOne thing I love doing is creating my own background for a card.  For this card I used Stampin’ Up!’s Snow Swirled stamp set and Baja Breeze & Not Quite Navy inks to create a flurry of snowflake images across plain Whisper White cardstock.  The faint snowflakes (made with the Baja Breeze color) were stamped first, and the bolder Not Quite Navy snowflakes were added on top, the light and dark tones producing a depth to the background surface.  The Modern Label Punch, used to make the label, and silver brads are the finishing touches to this monotone card.

CARD COMPONENTS

  • Cardstock:
  • Stamps:
  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Baja Breeze  #126960
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Not Quite Navy  #126971
  • Punches:
  • Adhesives, dots:
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Silver Brads
Snow Swirled card front large

I feel monotone cards carry a certain amount of sophistication, more so than multicolored cards. When the focus of the work is taken away from the color content, our attention is steered toward the patterns and the textures, and drama is easily created.

Snow Swirled card tree detail

A close-up view of the tree.

Snow Swirled card sentiment zoom

The sentiment was stamped with the Merry Christmas stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The Modern Label Punch created the cute shape around the lettering.

Snow Swirled Tree card's sideview

The focal point, the tree, and the sentiment were both raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)

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Merry Christmas Lights Card

Merry Christmas Lights card frontOne of my favorite pastimes during the holidays is just simply sipping on a cup of eggnog while staring at our family Christmas tree — I especially love doing this at night with the lights low and the tree lights twinkling.  I reminisce for a while, recalling Christmases from my childhood.  In between memories I focus on an ornament on the tree, and inevitably, I squint my eyes so the brilliant colors of the tree turn to a kaleidoscope haze like a shimmery rainbow.  Am I the only one who does that?

This Merry Christmas Lights card I made reminds me of the colorful Christmas lights from my childhood — you know, the big, colorful lights usually reserved for outdoors on bushes and trees.

The stamp sets used for this card are the Merry Minis stamp set, which has an accompanying punch set, and the Sassy Salutations stamp set, which has the most fun lettering!  The light bulb images on the card are actually Christmas bulbs from the Merry Minis stamp set.  I just drew a wire between them and voila! — they turn into Christmas lights!

 

CARD COMPONENTS
(All products used are Stampin’ Up! products)

  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Pacific Point  #126951
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Real Red  #126949
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Summer Starfruit  #126991, (a 2012-14 In-Color)
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Gumball Green  #126861, (a 2012-14 In-Color)
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Regal Rose  #126947
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Basic Black  #126980
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Basic Black  #100082
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Bashful Blue (part of the Subtles Collection)  #119700
  • Miscellaneous:
Merry Christmas Lights card front large

A colorful Christmas card with a busy display of holiday lights surrounding a fun stamped sentiment.  I used a Stampin’ Write marker in Basic Black to hand draw asterisks and a tri-dot pattern to add whimsy and movement.

Merry Christmas Light card detail

I used a Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write marker to lightly shade the wire and the bulbs; a Blender Pen helped to keep the shading soft.

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Merry Skating Card

Merry Skating card frontWhat a fun stamp set — Wonderful Winterland!!!  This Stampin’ Up! stamp set contains the cutest images of children skating, snow tubing, and even making snow angels.  I adore this set!

The focus of this card is the adorable tiny skater skating a merry message.  The “merry” skated message was created with Stampin’ Write markers and a Uni-Ball Signo Pen.  I made the pond, sky, and snowbanks using a Stamping Sponge.  Then I stamped the trees after masking off the lower areas.  The result is a charming, little Christmas card that radiates the feel of winter with a bit of whimsy and a sweet, merry message.

CARD COMPONENTS
(All products used are Stampin’ Up! products)

  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Baja Breeze  #126960
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Basic Black  #100082
    • Stampin’ Write marker –  Cherry Cobbler  #119681
    • Stampin’ Write marker –  Gumball Green from the 2012-14 In-color set  #126856
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Blush Blossom  #100037
    • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (white)  #105021
Merry Skating card front

Merry Skating Christmas Card

Merry Skating ice detail

Stampin’ Write Black marker and Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (white) were used to create the iced lettering.

Merry Skating detail of skater

Stampin’ Write markers in Blossom Blush, Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green were used on the tiny skater. A Blender Pen was used for blending.

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Sugar & Spice Christmas Card

Sugar & Spice Card FrontOf all the Christmas stamp sets I own, Stampin’ Up!’s Jolly Bingo Bits is one of my favorites.  In that set there are 24 stamps which can be used, not only in conjunction with the Bingo Card stamp, but also make wonderful additions to other stamp sets to create beautiful, festive backgrounds.

In this card creation I chose the candy cane, the peppermint twist, and the gingerbread man from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set to make the background for this fun Christmas card.  The sweet sentiment is from the More Merry Messages stamp set.  A bow made with the 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler adds the final touch!

CARD COMPONENTS
(All products used are Stampin’ Up! products)

  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Crumb Cake  #126975
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Cherry Cobbler  #126966
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Early Espresso  #126974
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Gumball Green  #126861  (2012-14 In-color)
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Espresso Brown  #119680
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Cherry Cobbler  #119681
  • Ribbon:
    • 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon — Cherry Cobbler  #120992
  • Adhesives, dots:
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Sponge Daubers — Pool Party #102892
Sugar & Spice Card Front

Jolly Bingo Bits images are sprinkled along the background. I added bows using the Early Espresso marker. Shading along the sides was accomplished with Crumb Cake ink pad and Sponge Daubers.

Sugar & Spice Christmas card detail

The sentiment is from the More Merry Messages stamp set — a great set to have for many stamped Christmas wishes. I shadowed the edges with Crumb Cake ink and Sponge Daubers.

Sugar & Spice zoomed image of holly

The holly image is also from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set. I used the Gumball Green to stamp the initial image and then colored the berries with a Cherry Cobbler marker. Then I cut out the image, curled the leaves a bit by rolling each leaf along the edge of the marker, and added the cutout to the edge of the sentiment using Mini Glue Dots. The sentiment was lifted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Noel Ornament Card

Teal Christmas cardWhat warm weather we’ve been having!  It’s strange making Christmas cards when the temperature is 70 degrees!!!  I live in Ohio, and December is usually cold here.  I’m one of those few people who love winter — especially big snowfalls!  So, I’m hoping the weather turns chilly and we have a white Christmas.  :-)

Today’s Christmas card is a Noel-Ornament card.  I used the Delightful Decorations stamp set from the 2012-13 catalog.  What made the card unique was the Noel strip created by stamping the individual letters.  The Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set was used for the lettering.  The background snowflake stamps are from the Make A Mitten stamp set from the holiday catalog.  The paper is from the Festival Of Prints Designer Series paper stack — that paper stack has turned out to be so handy!  The paper size is perfect (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″), and there are 48 sheets in the stack — definitely handy & lovely!

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CARD COMPONENTS
(All products used are Stampin’ Up! products)

  • Cardstock:
    Very Vanilla #101650
  • Paper:
    From the Festival of Prints Designer Series paper stack (from the Holiday Catalog, available thru Dec 2012)  #126904
  • Stamps:
  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Tempting Turquoise #126952
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Island Indigo #126986
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad —  Early Espresso #126974
  • Punches:
  • Adhesives, dots:
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Baker’s Twine — Pool Party #125574
Teal Christmas card

A Christmas card made in the non-traditional colors of dark teal, coffee brown, and turquoise.

Teal Christmas card side

Stampin’ Dimensionals were used in the layering. The ornament loops were left loose for a whimsical effect.

Teal Christmas card detail

The snowflakes were made using the Make A Mitten stamp set from the holiday catalog (available thru Dec, 2012). Broadsheet Alphabet stamps were used to make the letters — an excellent, unique alphabet stamp set!

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Make-A-Mitten Snowball Card

Mitten Snowball card

Mitten Snowball Card — A cute winter holiday card using Stampin’ Up! products.

It’s hard to believe December is finally here.  I remember suffering through the steamy, hot summer days and wondering when autumn would bring its welcomed relief.  Now, here it is December, and soon winter will be knocking on our door!  Christmas, folks, is just around the corner!!!

Since I’m having such a hankering for snow, I thought I’d make a cute mitten & snowball card featuring the Make A Mitten stamp set and the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, both from 2012 Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Catalog.  Items from the Holiday Catalog are available through the month of December — So, don’t delay!  Get your Stampin’ Up holiday items while they’re still around!!!

To order any of the products used to make this card, click HERE.

CARD COMPONENTS
(All products used are Stampin’ Up! products)

  • Cardstock:
    Very Vanilla  #101650
  • Paper:
    From the Festival of Prints Designer Series paper stack (from the Holiday Catalog, available thru December, 2012)  #126904
  • Stamps:
  • Inks: 
    • Classic Stampin’ Pad — Tempting Turquoise #126952
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Tempting Turquoise, from the Brights collection #119702
    • Stampin’ Write marker — Primrose Petals, from the 2012-14 In-color set #126856
  • Punches:
    • 1″ Circle Punch #119868
    • Mitten Builder Punch  (from Holiday Catalog, available thru Dec 2012) #127824
    • Corner Rounding Punch #119871
  • Adhesives, dots:
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter #102023
    • Baker’s Twine — Pool Party #125574

The sentiment is colored using Primrose Petals and Tempting Turquoise markers. The border mittens were connected in pairs using the Primrose Petals marker.

The snowball was made using the 1″ circle punch on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then crumpling the circle several times to give it that weathered, craggy look.  Then, I applied glue to the entire surface and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Mitten Snowball Card

The mittens, sentiment, & snowball are raised using the Stampin’ Dimensionals foam dots.

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I Love Paper Crafting!

Hi!  My name is Lora, and I am addicted to paper crafting!  Because of my love for this craft I am also an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  (My Stampin’ Up website is:  Lora.StampinUp.net.)

My favorite pastime is card making, but I also love to create calendars, mobiles, albums, invitations, ornaments, and wall art.  My loving, patient husband tolerates my ever-expanding crafting corner of our home, as I can rarely resist the frequent sales at the local craft stores.  Often the inspiration for my many paper crafting projects is my kitties, the lights of my life.   I am fortunate my dearest friends share my love for papercrafting, and we can often be heard laughing, chatting, and creating together.  It’s wonderful to be able to talk about my favorite hobby with those who also enjoy this social craft — that is the reason for this website….

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