Hand Made Cards

Red & Gray Star of Wonder

Here's another beautiful card using the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits.  This time I added a piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and what a beautiful addition it was.
Star of Wonder Red

As I'm prepping this post I am putting the finishing touches on items for my Fall Fest Retreat.  In just a few short hours I'll be spending the whole day with 24 wonderful woman making lots of projects.  I can wait to open the doors and share what we did with all of them.  I hope you come back tomorrow to see what we did.  Here's a little sneak peek of some of the prep work we did tonight.
Katie packing boxes

Star of Light Double Z-Fold

I love cards with different folds.  I have done the double z-fold before but when I saw BJ Peters card I knew that I had to try this one too.  The Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits are perfect for this card.

Double Z Fold
This card has lots of bling but is so elegant looking.  Check out the inside too.
Double Z Fold Inside
Card Directions:
1.  Card Base -- 4 1/4" x 11" -- score 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
2.  Silver Foil Sheet -- 1" x 11" -- score 2 3/4" and 5 1 /2"
3.  Night of Navy -- 3/4" x 5 1/4"
     Stamp Merry Christmas and Star with VersaMark and heat emboss with Silver embossing powder.
4.  Left Panel -- Night of Navy -- 2 1/2" x 4"
5.  Marina Mist -- 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
     Cut out small elegant star
6.  Silver Glimmer Paper -- cut out the same small elegant star
7.  Middle Panel -- Marina Mist -- 2 1/2" x 4"
8.  Night of Navy -- 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
     Cut out star with dots forming star
9.  Stamp swirling star with Marina Mist ink on right panel
10. Stamp greeting and stars


Star of Light

Have you played with the Star of Light stamp set yet?  I LOVE this stamp set.  Last night was my Stamp of the Month Class -- everyone received the Star of Light Bundle which includes the Star of Light stamp set and the coordinating Thinlits -- Starlight.  I had so much fun designing these cards -- I ran out of time but it's a stamp set that I really want to play with some more.  The cards are beautiful yet pretty simple.

The first card I want to share is a great combination of Dapper Denim and the Copper Foil Sheets.  I did "CASE" this card from Pinterest with a couple small "Peggy tweaks". 
Dapper & Copper
Isn't it fabulous.  I love the soft romantic look of the star swirl and love the copper and dapper denim color combo.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I added the star swirl again and stamped "Became the Light of the World".

If you haven't ordered this bundle yet it is a MUST HAVE!!

Holly Christmas Wishes

I love when Stampin' Up! has BUNDLES -- you know -- a stamp set and then a coordinating punch or framelit set!!!  It makes everything so much easier when we are creating and bundles save us money too -- 10% off when you purchase both items together. 

Today's card features the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch -- it makes those little holly leaves and berries so easy to make.

Holly Christmas
Card Directions:  
1. Card Base -- Wild Wasabi -- 4 1/4" x 11" -- score at 5 1/2"
2. Whisper White -- 3 3/4" x 5"
3. Flirty Flamingo -- 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
4. Whisper White -- 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
5. Stamp Christmas Wishes with Flirty Flamingo ink
6. Wild Wasabi scrap -- stamp two larger holly leaves with Wild Wasabi ink.
7. Flirty Flamingo scrap -- stamp holly berries with Flirty Flamingo ink
8. Punch out leaves and berries with Holly Berry Builder Punch
9. Attach leaves and berries with dimensionals

Isn't this a great card for those far away family and friends.  It is pretty quick to make so you have plenty of time to get started.

Copper & Paisleys

I've already told you how much I like the
Petals & Paisleys designer paper.
Today I have a card made by my friend and
team member, Gail Diss.  This was Gail's
swap card at our last team meeting.

Copper & PaisleysShe started with a Night of Navy base.
A layer of the fabulous Copper Foil Sheets.
Then she added rectangles of the Petals & Paisleys designer paper
over the Copper Foil.
She stamped the greeting with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with the Copper embossing powder.
She cut the flower out of Copper Foil sheet using the
Paisleys thinlits and then added a small piece of Rich Razzlberry cardstock and a tiny piece of Mint Macaron.

What a beautiful card this is -- great job Gail!!

Scarecrow Season

As I am visiting Door County, Wisconsin this
weekend and it's Fall Fest weekend, I thought this
would be the perfect card to share today.

It features the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.

Card Directions:
1.  Card Base -- So Saffron -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Banners -- Crushed Curry, Basic Gray & Warmth & Cheer designer paper
3.  Whisper White -- stamp scarecrow with Black ink
use Blender Pen or Aqua Painter to color scarecrow
Basic Gray, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze stamp pads
4.  Kraft Rope Trim - separate strands to look like straw
attach behind scarecrow

Christmas Cards made FAST!!

Do you send out a lot of Christmas cards?
I have the perfect solution for you.
All you need is ONE package of the
This Christmas specialty designer paper
(found on page 172 of the Annual Catalog),
one package of the This Christmas cardstock pack
(Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Very Vanilla),
Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green stamp pads,
and the Tin of Tags stamp set.
Really -- that's it and you can whip out a BUNCH of cards.
Here's what we did with these products:
Joy to the World
Warm Wishes
Spread Some Cheer
Making Spirits Bright
Aren't these great -- quick & easy cards.
In an evening you could have all your cards cut,
stamped and assembled.
Then all you have left is to address them and be
ready to take to the post off right after Thanksgiving.
Surprise everyone this year and be the first to
put your cards in the mail.
Don't you get excited waiting to see who that first
Christmas card is from -- mine is always my
Uncle Bob & Aunt Faith!!!

Floral Boutique Designer Paper is on Sale!!!


DSP Sale Logo

The designer paper sale is almost half over already. 
Have you placed your order yet?

Here is a card class I did back in August that used the
Floral Boutique designer paper.  I added a cabinet door handle
to one of our Wood Mount Stamp Cases.
I added one of the beautiful designer paper prints inside
the case along with a cute stamped image.

Floral Boutique Card Box
This pretty box held six cards with a quick greeting
stamped and each of the Floral Boutique designer paper.

This class was loved by everyone that attended.
Imagine how pretty it would be using any of the other
designer papers that are on sale -- adorable
Christmas cards using the Presents & Pinecones paper
or the Candy Cane Lane paper.  Just add words from
the Tin of Tags stamp set.
Through in a few tags and you have a wonderful gift.

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