Cards - Christmas & Winter Feed

The Swirls of Christmas with Stylish Christmas

Are you in the heart of your Christmas festivities?  I sure am.  Did a lot of shopping this weekend and the community concert band I play in had another concert tonight.  A local church was gracious to give us a rehearsal space this year as our former location went under renovation.  We decided to stay at the church so we offered their congregation a free concert to say thank you.  Actually, we did a summer fanfare and now Christmas.  It is nice to play for a larger audience.  Our mission is playing for rehab and assisted living facilities in the area and sometimes there are only 10 people listening. 

Today's card features the stamp set, Stylish Christmas.  I am in love with the swirls that come in the set.  It is in the Annual Catalog so you will be able to get this one for at least six more months. Which I like because poinsettias can be for general winter themed cards, not just for the holidays.

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Make sure to check out the following pictures to see close up details.  Those swirls are embossed in silver and the mat paper is Silver Foil.  We stamped the poinsettia in Pool Party on Whisper White then on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  The poinsettia on scrap white was fussy cut with Stampin' Up! Paper Snips scissors (the best!) and adhered with Dimensions.  

I've included a photo of the stamped inside so you have a complete card sample.

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One Sheet Wonder - Peaceful Noel

Here is a sneak peak at my 9 cards but keep reading to see them all!

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A couple of weeks ago, I adventured off to Lake Chautauqua, New York for a small retreat weekend with a group of ladies.  I believe there was 21 of us in total and we are all crafters.  Most make scrapbooks, but a lot make cards too, so it is a nice mix and we get to see what everyone is working on.  The retreat center overlooks Lake Chautauqua and is so beautiful and peaceful.  The area had their first major snow storm early in the morning before I arrived.  Looked to be abut 5 or 6 inches of snow so the scenery was extra beautiful.  But I do have to say, it was a good weekend to stay indoors and enjoy the fireplace. 

One of my downline, Jeanne, has hosted this retreat for many years.  I met her through other means, and as we got to know each other better, she said "hey... would you like to come to this crop weekend?".  And that is how I started going.  And it is how she came to sign up to be a Demonstrator.  Now she does a couple of card classes while we are there and decided to participate this time and I had soooo much fun being the 'student' instead of the 'teacher'.  

Our project was an 8-1/2" x 11" One Sheet Wonder.  But I loved her twist... we embossed one of the images!  What a great idea.  Here's a close up so you can see the branch from Peaceful Noel stamp set embossed in Copper Embossing Powder

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In case you do not know, a One Sheet Wonder is stamping images all over a single piece of card stock and then cutting the card stock up to make multiple cards.  You can use an size paper, several images and inks, or just one.  It is completely up to you.  Here is my One Sheet Wonder all stamped and embossed. 

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It makes it look like Designer Series Paper, doesn't it?  

After cutting the stamped and embossing card stock, I played with my arrangement of pieces and my embellishments!  I love how these turned out. (you should be able to tap on any of my photos and they will open larger). 

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And if I had to pick favorites, I think I would choose these, probably because of the wire embellishments, which I am so sad to say are already sold out for the season. I have listed all my supplies below (if sold out, I still listed for reference).  

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I hope you enjoyed these cards!  Any questions on what I used, send me a note. 

 

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Shimmer Paint & Shimmer Paste Come Together!

Hello!  It has been cold and snowy this week in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  So I think this card is appropriate, especially, we also have a lot of deer around.

I enjoy doing cards like this; it has a little texture but not overwhelming.  Most of all, you can create for several occasions such as birthday, Christmas, thinking of you, just because, and more.  It does not have to be just for the holidays!

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Don't you just love these trees?  They are from the In the Woods Framelit dies and I used Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam card stock.  (In the Woods framelits bundle with Winter Woods stamp set.  I have linked both in my product list below).

Tip:  these trees are great to use your Fine Tip Glue Pen or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

So, are you asking how I did my winter background?

Do you see that shimmer in the upper left-hand corner?  I tried to get the light to reflect as much as possible while photographing the card so you could see the shine.  It is made with Frost White Shimmer Paint and cellophane (or Saran Wrap as I call it).  I took a small piece of Saran Wrap and loosely balled it up, poured a droplet of shimmer paint on my Silicone Craft sheet, and dabbed into the paint.  I spread the shimmer paint around my silicone mat a little so when I dab onto my Whisper White card stock, it is nice and light instead of 'clumps' of paint.

Tip:  you can dab the Shimmer Paint on your trees too!

My 'snowy ground' is  Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  Perfect application!  I spread the Shimmer Paste across the bottom of the Whisper White card stock with my Palette knives.  Then, bounced the Palette knife over it to give it tiny peaks and an uneven surface. 

Lastly, my deer is from the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies and cut out using Early Espresso card stock.  (Detailed Deer dies bundle with Dashing Deer stamp set.  Again, I have linked both below as you save 10% with bundles). 

Here is a list of supplies I used.  Be sure to shop at stampwithlisabrown.stampinup.net or click on any of the images below to go straight to my store. 

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Using Designer Series Paper

Using Designer Series Paper (DSP) is a great way to dress up a card and to use up scrap pieces, like I did for the reindeer card.  

All Is Bright DSP is so beautiful with life-like images on some of the sheets, like these ornaments.  The card is also featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle.  The leaping deer is cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  Have you tried our New Glimmer Papers that came out in the June Annual Catalog?  It is the best out there... no glitter everywhere when you cut, die cut or punch out! 

Dashing Deer Creative Fold:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base Score at 1" and 4-1/4"

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 Next, the Frosted Florals DSP is absolutely gorgeous!  The paper is frosted with shimmer (hard to capture in a photo).  I coordinated with the First Frost Bundle (stamp set & thinlit dies) to create a little bouquet of flowers and leaves (done in Pear Pizzazz, Vellum, & Galvanized Foil papers).  The main colors are Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz with a Frosted Epoxy Droplet.  

 Creative Fold:  card base is 11" x 4-1/4"  and scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" (mats are 2-1/2" x 4" and 5-1/4" x 4")

Inner folded case stock:  3" x 9" and scored at 3" and 6" (mats 2-3/4" squares)

Remember:    when adhering down the top square of inner front piece (front with flowers), make sure to only put adhesive on the top half. 

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Harvest or Christmas... why not Both?

Here are a couple of cards featuring the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and Making Christmas Bright Bundle. 

I like when you can use something for different occasions.  Who doesn't like getting more for their money. 

The background is stamped with the new Buffalo Check background stamp.  Joyous Noel Glimmer paper stack (comes with three different color 6x6 glimmer sheets - Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Copper) was punched with the Leaf Punch.  I'll give ya' one guess which color I used.  Ha! Ha!
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Card base is Soft Suede along with the sunflower center, punched with the 1/2" Circle Punch.  Can you guess how I made the flower center lines?   Leave me a comment if you have a guess.

Christmas Version

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Does this one look familiar?  Well, it may because it was featured on page 6 of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday catalog.  I just made a few little changes.  Why did I copy this card?  First, it was highlighted in a sneak peak video by Stampin' Up! and is what made me love the bundle.  And secondly, we use the word CASE.... Copy And Share Everything.

Highlight tip:  take a sponge dauber dipped in coordinating bulb ink color and create a highlight shadow behind the bulb.  Not too much ink now.  A little ink on the dauber will go a long way. 

Pines tip:  using the Peaceful Pines Bundle.  You can keep it a little simpler as I did and just stamp the pine branches.  Or you can do what SU! did and stamp and die cut the branches for added dimension.   

 

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