Merry Monday (#252)

Today I participated in another Merry Monday Challenge (#252). The following was posted as the inspiration photo.

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I was inspired by the colors and all of the evergreen pine branches and came up with this Christmas card today:IMG_2102Papers Used: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Garden Green, This Christmas DSP (retired)

Inks Used: Cherry Cobbler

Stamps Used: Christmas Pines

Other: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Cherry Cobbler ribbon

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Merry Monday: Monochromatic Blue

It is never too early to think and plan for Christmas. That is why I’m going to be playing along with the Merry Monday stamping challenges. This Monday’s challenge is to make a Christmas card that is monochromatic blue.

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Papers Used: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Inks Used: Versa Mark with Silver Emboss Powder

Stamps Used: Thoughtful Branches (retired), Christmas Pines

 

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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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