Friday, December 23, 2011

Tidings of Joy

Here's the final card from my Christmas Card Buffet.  It's pretty simple, just some stamps, ribbon, paper, and Stampin' Pastels (to color in the image).  The white layer was done with the Top Note die on my Big Shot.  This is from the Tidings of Joy stamp set, which is a great reminder for all of us this Christmas Season. May the peace and love from that special night fill our hearts this season.  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Textured Ornament

I LOVE the textured impressions folders for the Big Shot.  I'd say they are my favorite thing to use in the Big Shot.  I only wish they made more of them.  This card uses the Delightful Decorations stamp set with the coordinating ornament punch.  The colors are Real Red and Garden Green.  The greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and is punched with the word window and modern label punches.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Poppy Pear Stockings

Here's another card using the Stitched Stocking stamp set and the coordinating punch.  I stamped them in Poppy Parade and Pear Pizazz and layered them on some designer series paper and card stock.  The last layer was cut out with the Top Note die for the Big Shot.  The greeting is from Sincere Salutations and is punched with the wide oval punch.  If you look back in my blog, you may recognize this card--I've done it a few times with different stamps.  I love how the same layout can be used with different stamps for a whole new card!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

In Color Stitched Stockings

Here's an nontraditional combination of colors for Christmas, but I love it!  I found a card similar to this online (sorry, can't remember where so I don't know who to give credit to) and I just had to make one and share it.  We made this card at my Christmas Card Buffet back in October and it was a hit!

Colors used are Melon Mambo and Pear Pizazz (Pear Pizazz is a current In Color).  I used the Stitched Stockings stamp set that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog with the coordinating punch--LOVE how punches coordinate with stamp sets!  The "Very Merry" is from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  Dimensionals, a border punch, some Designer Series Paper, and a bit of white grosgrain finish off the card.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

5x7 Folded Card

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Muffin Tin Advent

Here is one of the advent calendars that I offered at my Super Christmas Stamp class last week.  The circles magnet onto the muffin tin to hide the countdown surprise.  Since the magnets aren't super strong, I just put slips of paper behind each number, with activities or scriptures to read each day until Christmas.  These are pretty simple advent calendars to make--just punch some fun Designer Series Paper and layer onto scallop punched card stock.  I had my husband drill holes in the top of the muffin tins so that I could thread some striped ribbon through it.  The colors on my calendar are Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.