Happy Thanksgiving to all of us in the U.S.

Thanksgiving-Day-Photo-2015As we celebrate Thanksgiving day today, let us be thankful for all our family and friends who are here with us and also already gone. It’s a day of peaceful celebration for the wonderful life we share with each other. Enjoy your day with your family and friends.

 

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Every good wish during December needs a “Be Merry”

Back to traditional Christmas colors for my card today. I love the way the negative stamped greetings look on a card. And you don’t have to stamp it perfect for it to look fabulous, so that’s an added bonus. Especially when you are doing a stack of them all at once. The greetings that are included in the new Every Good Wish stamp set are perfect for this card. Did you see my card that used the “peace, love and joy” from this set? See it here.

I chose a simple layout letting the greeting, the stitched felt star and the DSP make it a WOW card (for me).

The card base is Whisper White with a strip of the Christmas trees DSP. I added the strip of Gold Glimmer paper for sparkle. I die cut the squares with the Layering Squares framelits and added one of the adorable stitched felt stars from the Christmas Quilt suite of Stampin’ Up! products. Of course, I had to also add the gold sequin trim to go with the glimmer paper. This is #3 for my traditional cards for my upcoming annual Stamp a Stack Christmas card event. Why don’t you join me for one of these events?

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend stamping! Lots of holidays fast approaching – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the other December holidays!

Don’t forget – only 4 more days for the DSP sale!

 

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‘Tis the season, another snowflake

Well it’s definitely not snowing in south Texas, although we are finally getting cooler weather! I wanted create a card to remind me of Christmas and snow. I started out with my new Swirly Snowflakes thinlits dies to create a card. I tried die cutting silver foil paper, white, and even the Night of Navy cardstock, but no matter what I tried, it wasn’t working. So I set those pieces aside (for more ideas to percolate) and pulled out the Winter Wonder TIEF again for today’s card. If you missed yesterday’s card made with this TIEF, see it here.

I started out this time by embossing the snowflake directly onto the Night of Navy card base. I stamped the “’tis the season” greeting from the Merry Patterns hostess set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with White Stampin’ embossing powder. It looked a little too plain for me, so I die cut two snowflakes using the Starlight thinlits from the Silver Foil paper. I added a rhinestone gem that I painted with a Sharpie pen. Hmm…still missing something and the snowflake doesn’t stand out on the Night of Navy cardbase. So out came my sponge daubers and my Craft Whisper White ink pad. I added the white to the embossed snowflake. Here’s that card version – what do you think?

I decided it needed more white and here’s the result. Still not grabbing me, what about you?

So I pulled off the bottom silver snowflake and added one cut out of the Gold Foil paper…okay, that’s better. But now the sponged on white looks messy to me. So I’m still playing and tweaking the technique. I’ll post the final card when I get it to a point that it grabs me! Once I’m pleased with the results, this will be the final card in my 4-card set of Blue, Silver and white Holiday card series for my upcoming Stamp a Stack event.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know which version you like best or tell me how you make this card better!

Don’t forget – only 5 more days for the DSP sale!

 

 

 

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Snowflakes, white on white with sparkles of gold!

As you know, I love colorful cards! But today’s card is a white on white with a touch of gold, very elegant and continues my non-traditional holiday color cards. I was inspired by last week’s FMS#309 sketch and used it as a starting point for this card. I’ve also been anxious to try out the new Winter Wonder TIEF one a Christmas card. And this is my result:

I went with white on white so that you focused on the embossed snowflake and the Christmas greeting. I embossed the snowflake on a Whisper White thick cardstock piece and popped it up with dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from Snowflake Sentiments in Night of Navy ink and die cut it with the Layering Oval framelits. I added two small metallic doilies, one silver, one gold and some of the metallic gold thread. Another simple, quick yet elegant card for my upcoming my non-traditional Holiday stamp a stack.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Were you surprised by my “non-bright color” card? I was! But I absolutely love it. I’m going to have to try more of these! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping, and think about joining us for for one of my Holiday Stamp A Stack events!

 

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