Joyful Flurry

Stampin Up Joyful Flurry

It is hard to think about and make Christmas cards when it is 75 degrees outside.  I am not complaining.  I love the warm weather.  It is one of the reasons (besides grandchildren) that we moved to Tennessee.  The only thing is, it is the end of October.  That means I have one month (or so) to make all my Christmas cards and send them out.  I probably should close the blinds and pretend it is freezing cold and miserable outside.

I made this card using the Stampin’ Up!®  bundle called Joyful Flurry.  This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Frosted Flurry die set.   It is a pretty stamp set that includes a variety of snowflakes and some lovely Christmasy sentiments.  The dies cut out the snowflakes, plus they make more snowflakes and they have two stitched dies to cut out the sentiments.

To make this card I first stamped a few different snowflakes and the sentiment in Versamark Ink, sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set them with my Heat Tool.  Then I cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I used Starry Sky and Balmy Blue card stock,   Next, I took a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock and embossed it using the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder.  I had to do this twice since the folder is only 3.25″ wide.  I layered everything on top of a Basis White card base using Multipurpose Glue and Dimensionals.  Lastly, I added some Elegant Faceted Gems to the center of the larger snowflakes.

Remember, there is not much time left for you to make your Christmas cards so you need to get thinking about it.

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Artistic Mix Decorative Masks

Stampin Up Artistic Mix

Stampin’ Up! has made some really nice Decorative Masks over the years.  For those who do not know, Decorative Masks are the same thing as stencils.  They are a lightweight plastic that you can lay on top of a piece of card stock to add designs to the background of your cards using ink.  The newest Decorative Masks they offer are called Artistic Mix.  There are five masks in the pack that can work together to make beautiful backgrounds.

To make this card I took two of the masks and layered them together.  I held them down with a piece of retired Washi Tape so they would not move when I was applying the ink.  I used Basic White card stock and Bermuda Bay ink using Blending Brushes.  By the way, if you buy multiple Blending Brushes you can have one for each color family.  I labeled the back of mine saying “blue”, “green”, “yellow”, etc so I don’t mix them up.

Here is a photo of what it looked like after I added the ink.

Stampin Up Artistic Mix

Next, I took off the masks and added some removal medical tape over the sections that had the Bermuda Bay ink and added some Orchid Oasis ink where the thicker lines were.

Stampin Up Artistic Mix

I turned the mask and repeated this step to finish the background.

Next, I used some stamps from the Framed Occasions stamp set.  I stamped the hexagon outline in Bermuda Bay ink and the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink.  Then I cut it out using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.  After that, I cut out a piece of Basic White and Orchid Oasis card stock using two dies from the Frosted Flurry die set.  I cut them in half because they were not quite as long as I wanted them to be.  I layered one on top of the other and adhered it to the background.  Lastly, I added the hexagon with the sentiment on top using Dimensionals.

Isn’t that a fun background?


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Another Joyful Flurry Card

Stampin Up Joyful Flurry

I figured while I had all the supplies out from the card I showed you on Monday, I would make another card using the traditional stamps and dies from the Joyful Flurry stamp set and the Frosted Flurry Dies bundle.  By the way, you can save 10% by using the bundle item number.

To make this card, I first stamped a few of the snowflake stamps and the sentiment onto a large piece of Basic White card stock using Versamark Ink.  Then I sprinkled some Copper Embossing Powder over the top and heat set them with my Heat Tool. Making them all at once enabled me to cut them all out using the coordinating dies at the same which saved a lot of time. I used a piece of Washi Tape to keep all the dies in place while cutting out more than one,   By the way, I love the stitched around the sentiment strip.  Both the small and the large strips have this stitching.

Next, I ran a 4″ x 5.25″ of Basic White cardstock through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and layered that on a Basic White card base.  I cut out three other snowflakes using Copper Foil and arranged all the different snowflakes on top of the card.  The best way to adhere Copper Foil is to use Multipurpose Glue.  Lastly, I layered the sentiment strip using Dimensionals.

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Joyful Flurry

Stampin Up Joyful Flurry

It is always hard for me to make Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards in the summertime.  The weather is warm and the sun is shining and no one wants to think about snow and cold weather.  I know it is the last thing I want to think about but the 2022 July – December Mini Catalog is out and it is full of fall products that are just so amazing that I had to get some of them out to play with.

I know a lot of people looked at the new 2022 July – December Mini Catalog, saw the Joyful Flurry stamp set and the Frosted Flurry Dies and thought “Oh no!  More snowflakes!” but you need to take a closer look at them.  Yes, they are normal snowflakes but look at the coordinating dies!  Yes, they cut out the snowflake stamps but there are also dies that only partially cut out the card stock and make great backgrounds.  I just love that!

This card was super easy to make.  I first cut out the snowflake using one of the Frosted Flurry Dies in Blamy Blue card stock.  Then I used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut around that.  Next I stamped the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink.  I layered this piece on top of a slightly larger piece of Night Of Navy card stock. Next I stamped the background snowflakes on a piece 4″ x 5.25″ of Balmy Blue cardstock with Night Of Navy ink and layered that on top of a Night Of Navy card base.  When I was done putting everything together, I added a drop of Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics in White.  When that was dry I lifted up the cut out piece of the snowflakes to make it look 3D.  Isn’t that snowflake so pretty?

On a side note, you can make the dots using the Pearlized Enamel Effects ahead of time and let them dry so they are ready to use whenever you want them to be.  Just use your Silicone Mat or a piece of Window Sheets and make a bunch of dots in different sizes and let them dry.  You can also make hearts and stars by first putting a drop of it on the sheet and then taking something sharp and dragging it down.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get the Making Plans Collection for free!  Your kit will come with all the business supplies you will need to get started and the shipping is free!

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