Christmas

Hearts Come Home Quick and Easy

This week I am working on quick and easy Christmas cards.  I need to get my cards made and sent.  

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The only stamping on this card are the sentiments.  This sentiment on the front is  from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  Don't you just love the font?  One day I hope to be able to letter this beautifully.  The greenery was cut using the Pretty Pines thinlits.  I used 2 different thinlits so the cutting went quickly.  The red glimmer berries were cut using the row of dots from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.  I can cut 12 berries at one time so that was definitely fast and easy.  The background was embossed using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  

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Card Base:  Thick Whisper White 4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2"

Real Red: 4" x 5-1/4"

Thick Whisper White:  3-7/8" x  5-1/8"

Banner: 3/4" x 4" 

Hope you liked this quick and easy card.  I will be back tomorrow with another card idea for you.  Remember Free Shipping is only for 24 hours and ends Monday, December 11 at 11:59 pm(MT).  Please shop at my online store and remember to use the hostess code if your order is less than $150.

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Watercolor Christmas Card Kit, Free Shipping & a Giveaway!

Are you like me and scrambling to get your Christmas cards and shopping done?  I am here to offer you a little help.  First off here's a little help with your Christmas cards.

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These 2 cards are from the Watercolor Christmas project kit.  I added a few extra sequins and a layer of Emerald Envy card stock around the season of cheer layer but that is it.  These cards are quick to make and look fabulous.  Everything comes in the kit to make 20 cards except for the stamp set, black ink pad and adhesives.  The watercolored pieces are all pre-done and look great.  You also get envelopes with gold foil liners. 

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Here are the other 2 designs that come in the kit.  I added some enamel dots and rhinestones but they are totally not necessary.  

Now for a little help with your shopping.   Ready?

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Surprise!  Stampin' Up! is offering 24 hours of FREE SHIPPING on Monday, December 11!  I am excited and thinking about all the ways I can send  some crafting cheer!   For my crafty peeps who live close by I will have the goodies sent to me so I can wrap and deliver them.  For those crafty friends who live too far away, I can send them some them some SU! fun direct to them.  I will warn them not to open the box until Christmas.  This one move will also save me lots of time spent waiting at the Post Office.  

I have another extra little bonus for you. I was cleaning up my stamp room and  found a brand new Merry Patterns  Hostess stamp set.  When you place an order with me on December 11 and use the Hostess Code UZYE42HY, I will enter your name in a drawing to win this set.  On Tuesday, December 12 I will draw one lucky winner and I will send that person the stamp set.  Free Shipping and a chance to win the Merry Patterns stamp set, pretty sweet deal!

I am off to work on my Christmas Gift list and more cards.  I will be sharing my quick and easy cards here on the blog and also on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/astheinkdries/).  

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Snowflakes and the Color Theory DSP Stack

Today's card is another quick and simple Christmas card.  

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I cut out the snowflakes using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlit dies.  To make the cutting easier peel away the backing of the Glimmer paper and place the die against the back of the paper.  Each snowflake was backed by a stitched circle that was cut from the Color Theory DSP.  A Glimmer Enamel Dot was placed in the center of each snowflake and also around the sentiment.

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The Color Theory DSP Stack is one of the choices for the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Paper DSP Deal.   You can see all the papers that are a part of the deal HERE.   Don't wait too long to get your DSP, the deal ends soon.

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Jar of Love and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #480

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  I  am excited to show you the card I made.  First things first, here is the sketch for this week.

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Here's what I made for this week's sketch challenge.

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What do you think?  Don't you love the little deer?  I stamped her using the Carols of Christmas stamp set and then cut her out using the Card Front Builder Thinlit dies.   The tree is also from the Card Front Builder Thinlit dies.  I smooshed some Embossing Paste on the tree to mimic snow, then poured on some Dazzling Diamond Glitter, and set it aside to dry.  Really fun way to use the Embossing Paste.   Those itty bitty stars are also from the Card Front Builder dies.  

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I stamped the medium jar from the Jar of Love stamp set on Vellum card stock and cut it out using the Everyday Jar Framelits.  I layered the stars, tree, and deer on the vellum and then layered a window sheet that I cut using the jar framelits over it.  I partially embossed the Winter Wonder Embossing folder and then layered the "snow globe" on it.  The sentiment is from the Season to Sparkle stamp set.  

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this sketch.  I think you will be inspired by all the ideas.  I hope you too will join in the challenge.  

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Festive Phrases...I Couldn't Resist!

Yes, I said I wasn't going to purchase anymore from the Holiday Catalog BUT I just could no longer resist the call of the Festive Phrases stamp set.  

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This little elf just makes me smile.  It is quick and easy to get him colored and a few enamel shapes on his hat and shoes ramps up the cute factor in a snap.   It has been a while since I have used the Bow Builder punch. Making this bow just reminded me of how cute they are and how quick they are to make.  Definitely a good punch to have on hand.

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What do you think of the color combination?  I don't usually equate Bermuda Bay with Christmas but I do like how everything looks together.  If you need any supplies, you can just click on the pictures  and you will be taken to my online store.  

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Hearts Come Home

Here's another way to use the Striped Treat Bags.

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I cut the sides and bottom of the bag off and used the front of the bag as patterned paper.   I love the wide gold and white stripes. 

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If you are thinking that the Foil Snowflake looks very un-snowflake like, you are right.  The snowflake was a little too big for the space so I used one of the circle dies and cut it down.  I love how that totally changed the look of it.   I also created a washi tape border with the 2 different washi tapes.

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Need something?  Just click on any of the supplies above and you will be taken to my online store.  

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Mini Pizza Box and Notes

I am getting this post done with just a few hours to spare.  One of the fun new accessories in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog is the Mini Pizza Box. These little boxes are perfect for holding a cookie or a few note cards.    They are easy to assemble so you can get to the fun part of decorating them quickly.  

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Want to see what I put inside?   I made 3 little note cards that measure 3" x 3" and the best part is that we can now purchase little envelopes for the cards.  The envelopes are on page 44 of the Holiday Catalog.  

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Yes, I used my favorite washi tape! I used every single roll on this project.  It is another quick and easy idea to help you with your holiday crafting.

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Year of Cheer Washi tape and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #474.  This week it is a sketch challenge.  

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I had an idea on what I wanted to make but needed to turn the sketch in order to make it work.  

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Lots of fun metallics were used to make this card.  First off I used the Year of Cheer Washi tape.  I buy a lot of washi tape but honestly I don't often use it. That has changed and I have been using this new washi tape a lot.  The Year of Cheer Washi tape is so pretty and just a little strip of it adds a lot of shine and interest.  I also used the new Champagne Foil on the larger snowflake.  It is hard to describe the color except that it is beautiful.  

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie and Mary Design team made for this challenge.   

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Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop...Knotty Ways

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring ribbon ( get it knotty ways?!) and Christmas projects.  I have 2 cards to share with you both featuring the Carols of Christmas stamp set , Card Front Builder Thinlit dies and the Metallic Edge ribbon.   The Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder thinlits are now available for purchase.  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order stamp set and dies in July and it is a bundle that has a lot of potential.  The bundle is part of  the Merry Little Christmas suite of products and oh what a fabulous suite of products it is!

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Aren't those trees gorgeous?  They were cut using the Card Front Builder dies.  I cut the trees in both Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I love the mix of textures and shine.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set and I thought it fit the card so well.  The ribbon is the Silver 3/8" Metalllic-Edge Ribbon.  The edging on this ribbon is beautiful and because it is a satin ribbon it is soft and ties easily.  I created the edge using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  For more information on how to create this edge, go to this post for all the details.

Since I shared with you the Silver 3/8" Metallic -Edge Ribbon I thought I should also show you the Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  

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This card uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder thinlit dies.  The Card Front Builder dies made the great cut out detail around the edge of the card.  The sentiment I heat embossed with a custom embossing powder mix that I made.  I mixed Gold Embossing powder and Gold Glitter together and created the sparkly sentiment.  I used the Thick Very Vanilla card stock for the base of the card.  I just love all the gold on this card with just pops of Real Red.  

Now it is time to head on over to see what Cheryl has created for you!  I know she has some beautiful knotty ideas for you!

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Carols of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Carols of Christmas blog hop!  We are all showcasing the beautiful Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder thinlit dies.  These two products were available as pre-order item for Stampin' Up! demonstrators in July.  Yes,  it is just one of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  This lovely stamp set and thinlits will be available for everyone to order on August 1.  

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Don't you love all the gold? I didn't have any black and gold paper patterned paper so I layered the Basic Black card stock card base with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, creating my own designer paper.  The Carols of Christmas stamp set has a couple of bold sentiments.  I wanted to highlight the sentiment so I mixed some gold embossing powder with gold glitter to create a gold sparkly embossing powder.  I heat embossed the sentiment using this glittery gold mix and created the sparkly sentiment.  The trees are dies in the Card Front Builder thinlits and they were cut in the Gold Glimmer paper and the Gold Foil paper. I like that the trees have different textures.

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 I added a strip of the polka dot Fabulous Foil acetate over a strip of black card stock to finish the inside of the card.  Don't you love the ribbon?  This is the Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge ribbon.  It is a vanilla satin ribbon trimmed with a gold edge.   This is a luxurious ribbon that is easy to tie and definitely adds a beautiful finishing touch.  

 

Remember you have just one day left (both of these promotions end July 31) to take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion and the Christmas in July (ultimate stamping kit) promotion.  If you have any questions please contact me and I would be happy to assist you.  

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