Celebrate With Tags

Stampin Up Celebrate With Tags

One thing I love about the cardmaking world is everyone is so willing to share their ideas.  You can get so many ideas from Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, blogs and other online platforms.  Some people watermark their images and others do not.  If I can figure out who gave me the ideas, I always give them credit but if they don’t then there is no way to know.  It is called CASEing which means Copy And Share Everything.   I was watching a video on the technique I used on this card and then my internet went out so I lost who was doing this particular video.

In any case, the video showed different ways to add color to your embossing.   For my card, I took a piece of Blushing Bride ink and embossed it using one of the Wintry 3D embossing folders.  There are two to the pack and I used the snowflake one.  After I embossed it, I took a retired Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink pad and rubbed it lightly over the embossed areas.  It made all the snowflakes silver which added some sparkle to the card.   You could do this with any ink pad you have.  Just use a light touch so you only get ink on the raised sections.   I adhered a small piece of Silver Foil to one side and glued it to a Basic White card base.

Then, I stamped the mitten using the stamp set called Celebrate With Tags in Blushing Bride ink and cut it out using one of the coordinating dies from the Celebrations Tags.  This bundle is in the July – December Mini Catalog.  The stamp set is being carried over but for some unknown reason, the dies are not.  You still have a couple more weeks to order them before they sell out or get retired.  After cutting it out, I decided to add a little shimmer to the mitten so I used a Clear Wink Of Stella pen to add some sparkle.

Next, I made a bow using the Simply Elegant Trim in silver and attached that to my card using a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

It was a fairly simple card to make and did not take a lot of time but I love how it came out.  There is nothing better than a little sparkle added to your Holiday cards.

If you like the Celebrate With Tags bundle, be sure to order it soon because once it is gone or retired, it is gone for good.

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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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