Friday, November 25, 2011

Jolly Bingo Bits Merry Christmas

I recently made some tags with these Jolly Bingo Bits, and now a Jolly card.  These are some great little stamps!

Do I dare admit that I have never been a real Red Christmas person?  My tree has never seen a red ornament.  Maybe it's because I don't look good in red.  I do, however, like the crisp red accent in this card, and the red ribbon is so sweet.

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits (120857 [W]; 121187 [C]), Many Merry Messages (116586)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Suede
Paper:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories:  1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096), 1" Square Punch (124094), Square Scallop Punch (119884), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Northern Flurry Christmas - PP73

The rain is really coming down today, so I am more than content to stay in my cozy office and get creative while nature is doing its thing.

This week's challenge at The Paper Players is a Clean & Simple color challenge.

I think I really succeeded this time in creating a "clean & simple" card.  Usually I just can't resist adding layers, and ribbon or brads or pearls and such, but with this card, the simplicity is what makes it beautiful.

First I ran Whisper White through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  Then I used a dauber to daub Platinum Shimmer Paint on the embossed snowflakes.  After stamping the sentiment in Night of Navy, I added a frosty glow with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Rhinestones add the finishing touch.

Stamps:  The Sounding Joy (121967 [W]; 121979 [C])
Ink:  Night of Navy, Platinum Shimmer Paint (116807)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)
Tools:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902), Sponge Dauber (102892)

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Take time for yourself today and create something fun!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Welcome Baby Booties

Aren't these the sweetest 'lil booties?  I made this card for a special mother-to-be to celebrate her first baby.

I just love a stamp set that can go the distance!  From Christmas stockings, to baby booties, and I know there are more fun ideas out there too.  The booties were first stamped in Pink Pirouette using a stocking from the Stitched Stocking stamp set, then punched with the coordinating Stocking Builder Punch (Both from the Holiday Mini).  I just needed to cut the stocking to make it shorter, and then I cut around the scallops on the cuff and reattached it.

Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (123782 [W]; 123784 [C]), Something to Celebrate (retired Hostess set Occasions Mini 2011)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  White Baker's Twine (124262), Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 3" Circle Die (122125), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Stocking Builder Punch (124095), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Peekaboo Christmas Tags

More Christmas tags! These tags were so fun to make using the new Peekaboo Frames Die for the Big Shot.  It is available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (124587).

Any image from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set coordinate with the 1" square punch, and together they are the perfect size for the peekaboo frames.

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits (120857 [W]; 121187 [C]), Word Play (120308 [W]; 120651 [C])
Ink:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue
Paper:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories:  White Baker's Twine (124262), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Peekaboo Frames Die (124587), 1" Square Punch (124094), Scallop Square Punch (119884), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1/2" Circle Punch (119873), Corner Punch (119871), Curly Label Punch (119851)

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Take time for yourself today and create something fun!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias Christmas Tag

I've been making my Christmas tags for several years.  Even before I started stamping, I made Christmas tags.  I love making each present look special with a big ribbon bow and coordinating wrapping paper with a matching tag.

The idea for my tag came from the top of a Christmas Box designed by Stampin' Up!  The lollies are fun to make using Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Scoring Tool.  For this size, I cut a 1-1/4" strip and scored every 1/4".  I punched a 1-1/4" circle as the anchor and used a glue gun to secure the lollie.

Stamps:  Pines & Poinsettias (123762 [W]; 123764 [C])
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi Marker, Real Red Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker
Paper:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, First Edition DSP
Accessories:  Glass Stampin' Glitter Champagne (120997), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (120999), Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Top Note (113463), Big Shot (113439), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Corner Punch (119871), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Crop-a-Dial (108362)

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Taffeta Hydrangea Pin

Don't you just love the colors in this hydrangea pin?  To me, it looks like a blue bloom that has been left on the bush and starting to dry.  I have been making flowers for my neighbor friend as accessories for the beautiful scarfs she makes.  She was involved in a craft boutique this weekend, so I have been making quite a few flowers.

To make this, I used several of the 5 petal flowers from the Island Floral Die (118871).  I melted the edges, folded them in fourths, and sewed the florets in place on one flat flower as the base.  On the back I tacked on a circle of taffeta cut from the second smallest circle on the Circles #2 Die (114526) before stitching on a pin.

This is another style that I have been making for awhile.  The Antique Brads make a quick and easy center, but I sometimes use tiny beads instead.  Some are pins and some are clips.  The circles are cut out using the Circles #2 Die, and all four sizes are used in each flower.

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Take time for yourself today and create something fun!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Stitched Stocking Christmas - Mojo 213

I immediately knew what I wanted to do when I saw this Mojo Monday sketch.   My Stitched Stockings stamp set has been calling to me to break it in.  Sweet set!

Lots of fun things going on with this card.  First, it is 4-1/4" square, not my usual shape, and then there is the sparkle from the Silver Glimmer Paper (found in the Holiday Mini Catalog).  So easy to put the stocking  together with the help of the new Stocking Builder Punch.  Let's not forget the Mini Jingle Bell attached to the stocking with a bit of Baker's Twine, and the whole card is layered on a background of white snow flurry thanks to my favorite new embossing folder Snow Burst.  Can you tell how much I love it?  I have used it on several projects now.

Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (123782 [W]; 123784 [C]), Season of Joy (110384)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer (Holiday Mini 124005)
Accessories:  Mini Jingle Bells (Holiday Mini 124116), Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Stocking Builder Punch (124095), Ex-Large Oval Punch (119859), Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096), 3-1/2" Circle Die, Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (120901), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)

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