Monday, 24 December 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Here are a few different colour combos on some of the cards I sent out this year using the Ornament keepsakes stamps and the Holiday Ornament die set. I did use some Wow powder on the first one as I dont have many SU embossing powders. The other colours on the top one are Basic Grey and Cherry Cobbler, on the second one Lucky Limeade and the third one Pool Party, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse. I just added some elastic and various ribbons from my stash. Some have gems and glitter glue ans the third one has added dimension with some of the other stamps in the set.

I hope you have a wonderful christmas and I leave you with a little video from everyone at Stampin'Up
Merry Christmas

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Another Holiday Frame card

This card is the more clean and simple version of the Holiday frame card I featured in my last post. Not the best photo but you get the idea. The cardstock and embossing powder is Cherry Cobbler, the "Noel" is from the Joyous celebrations stamp set. The oval is the extra large punch and the embossed shape behind is one of the labels framelits cut in Cherry card and then embossed with the oval embossing folder from the Designer Frames Folder set. Some white ribbon and some gem stones in each corner to finish. I have also spritzed it with some of the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, but unfortunately its not showing in the photo.

Back tomorrow with different versions of my main Christmas card I made this year, featuring the Ornament stamp set and dies.

I hope you are safe and warm at home and not out and about in the christmas maddness!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Holiday Frame Christmas card

Cards are all done and posted so hopefully I will now have more time for blogging. This is another card I made for a class recently. I used the Holiday frame embossing folder with the new Coredinations cardstock in Early Espresso. This comes in 12x12 sheets and Stampin'Up have a sanding block and cleaner to remove the dust. The stamps come from the Joyus Celebrations set and the frame is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and the reindeer in the Early Espresso ink. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and the cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green. Punches used are the new extra larger oval punch and the Modern Label punch. Finished off with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Back next time with the same embossing folder but a completely different look.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

I had a class with a lovely craft group the other week and we did 3 Christmas cards, heres the first one. The set is probably the most popular stamp set ever, gorgeous baubles with co-ordinating dies. I went with a slightly diferent colour combo that the usual Early Espresso, Pool Party and Island Indigo. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set. The main baubles were stamped and then die cut on White cardstock. The centres were stamped and the circle punched with a circle punch, the oval one was cut with scissors. The small brown bauble was stamped onto the cardstock directly and the centre stamped and punched out again and attached with foam pads.

There is alot happening within Stampin'Up at the moment and the new year will see lots of exciting things coming but one of the most eagerly awaiting is the Stampin'Up trimmer. I have a basket full of trimmers from several companies I have collected over the years but they all have the same fault....the extension hinge folds between the 5" and 6" marks. so cutting to any increments inbetween is difficult. The SU one has a larger cutting area and is £22.95 and is available to buy now, if anyone is interested heres a little video.

Back tomorrow with an embossed card