Friday, December 24, 2010

White Christmas Tree

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? It looks like we won't be having one here in Metro Vancouver, but that doesn't mean I can't make it a white Christmas on paper, right? I used the same technique with the scallop circle punch (see my previous post) to make this snowy tree. I just sponged the edges of the scallops a bit with Old Olive ink.

May your Christmas be filled with joy and peace!

Stamps: none
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Frost embossing folder, Basic Jewels, Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Star Punch (retired)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Scallop Circle Christmas Tree Card

Hi Stampers! Sorry for my prolonged absence from blogging recently; as you know, this time of year can get crazy. I do love the Christmas season, and have been enjoying time spent with family and friends, as well as some relaxing time off. We went to check out the Vancouver German Christmas Market this evening; the sights, sounds and smells of this traditional German-style market were lovely. It's definitely a must-do if you're in the Vancouver area.

The card I'm sharing with you today has an awesome 3-D effect, and actually comes together pretty quickly and easily. I first saw this idea for a scallop circle tree on Dawn's blog. She has a great video on how to make it. These trees are a lot of fun to make, and a bit addictive once you get going. Check back tomorrow to see a "snowier" version of this tree.

Stamps: Christmas Collage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Star Punch (retired), Crop-a-Dile, Dazzling Diamonds

Monday, December 6, 2010

Door with Wreath Card

I thought this idea of card that looks like a door with a wreath was too cute and clever when I saw it on LeeAnn Greff's blog and had to give it a go. LeeAnn's door was white, but I thought I would make mine from Crumb Cake cardstock so I could use my Woodgrain background stamp. The wreath image is from Northern Hearts, a level one hostess set available until December 31 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Northern Hearts, Tiny Tags
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Jewelry Tag Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4'' Circle Punch, silver brad

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Got Merry? Gingerbread Man

Here's another quick and simple card to share with you today. This little gingerbread man from the Got Treats? stamp set just puts a smile on my face. The Got Treats set was designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up's mini milk carton die, but the images can certainly be used on cards as well. I coloured in his buttons at first, but I wasn't happy with how it looked, so I added some bling. Much better! To get the smaller size punched with the Word Window, I stamped the sentiment, punched it out with the Word Window punch, then put the end with the excess cardstock in one side of the punch again and punched that side only. Hope that makes sense!

Have a great day!

Stamps: Got Treats?, Punch Pals
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Accessories: 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder


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