Thank You Card

Today I was inspired by the Global Design Project theme challenge: trees.

Here is the card I came up with – perfect in time for Christmas thank you cards. I love the new big Thank You stamp set which will be available for free with a $50 purchase from January 4 – March 31, 2017 as part of Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration 2017 promotion. To purchase any of the supplies I used to make today’s card, visit this link.

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Tag Tuesday

Today I wanted to share some Christmas tags I’ve been working on. I’m putting together a collection of gift tags to give as a gift. You’ll see some of the tags have ribbon on them and can be tied to ribbons on the gifts. Those without ribbon have tear & tape adhesive on the back of  the tag in case the person wrapping gifts isn’t using ribbon to decorate the package.

For the tags, I used a combination of punches, washi tape, stamps, thinlit dies, Designer Series Paper, and ribbon. To shop for any of the items I used today, click here.

 

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Holiday/New Year Card

Today, I was inspired by the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Here is the sketch layout:

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And here is the card I came up with:

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I like that the sentiment isn’t specific – it can be used for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or even a winter birthday! I stuck to only using the two colors (Whisper White and Soft Sky) since the snowflake packs such a powerful punch and I wanted that to be the star of the card. To purchase any of the supplies I used to make today’s card, visit this link.

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Variations on a Theme – Paper Pumpkin

I finally had a chance to play with my November Paper Pumpkin kit. If you haven’t heard of Paper Pumpkin, it is a great Stampin’ Up! kit where each month you subscribe, you get a full kit mailed to you to make a set of cards or projects. To order Paper Pumpkin or any other supplies I used, click here.

While Stampin’ Up! provides great instructions for a kit to make, my first three are variations on the sample card provided.

This first one is a smaller card (3×3) which is perfect to attach to a gift.

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Second, I brought out the glitter (Dazzling Diamonds) to mimic freshly fallen snow.

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Third, I used the velum provided along with adding some texture with an embossing folder and die cut.

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Christmas, continued

Although some of the radio stations started playing Christmas music a few weeks ago, I am holding out until Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to start tuning in myself. I made this card to get me even more excited for all of the great Christmas songs I will listen and sing along to through the season. To purchase any of the stamps, papers or supplies I used, click here.

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I am currently working on building my Christmas shopping list for friends and family. I’m also preparing myself for writing Thank You cards for gifts I receive so I’ve started working on some Christmas-themed Thank You cards as well.

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More Christmas cards

As promised, my first few blog posts will picture some of the Christmas cards I’ve made this year.

Merry wreath: Similar to the Joy Christmas tree, this card features embossed paper meant to resemble snow. I love that the simple layout and design come together for a festive card.

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Cozy card: The cable knit embossed paper and plaid paper come together to give me a warm, cozy feeling.

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Hand stitched: These cards are my first attempt at hand stitching cards. They are available to purchase as a kit to assemble and were much easier than I expected! To purchase this kit or other Stampin Up! products, click here.

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Christmas Cards

Christmas is my favorite holiday; combine that with my love for crafting and making cards, my first few blog posts will feature lots of Christmas cards I designed this year.

Joy Christmas tree: I love the embossed paper that looks like snow falling around the Christmas tree.

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Mittens: for this card, I wanted to give a nod to the mittens that many of us wore as kids with the string that kept them as a pair.

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Gingerbread Houses: If you look closely, you can see the pearls and rhinestones that are used as smoke coming from the top of the chimney.

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