2021 July-Dec mini

Gingerbread & Peppermint Week: Cute Little Bags

The Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP is super cute and 6" x 6" .  This started me thinking about what I could make with 6" x 6" paper.  Here's one of the ideas.

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This was made using 2 sheets of 6" x 6" DSP.  This is an easy bag to make and you can follow the same basic idea using other sizes of paper.  The tag is one of the ornaments cut from the DSP using the coordinating die.  The tag  portion was cut using the process described HERE

 

Halloween is coming so  I made another bag using the Cute Halloween DSP, also a 6" x 6" paper pack.  

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I love the bats!  These were cut using the Seasonal Swirls dies.  More about those dies will be coming next week.    You can see that I have attached the bats to a strip of Window Sheet.  I love the illusion of them flying!

Today is the last day of Gingerbread & Peppermint Week.  So far I have enjoyed focusing on and featuring one stamp set/bundle/suite.  I hope you have enjoyed it  too.  The only problem is that I have more ideas/projects to share using this suite of products so I may have to figure out a way to sneak them in somewhere else.  Will let you know where once I figure it out but I am thinking it will be in a Facebook group.

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Gingerbread & Peppermint Week: Stars and Snowflakes

Today's cards show the more elegant side of the Frosted Gingerbread bundle.

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I die cut about 8 Basic White snowflakes using the detailed snowflake die.  The snowflakes were randomly glued on a Basic White layer.  The layer between the snowflakes and the card base is Gold Foil.   The sentiment was heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. The label was cut using a die from the Pierced Blooms dies and attached using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I added some gold Metallic Pearls

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I love the white and gold palette and how simple and elegant this looks.  

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I liked the look so much I decided to try it using the detailed star die.  Instead of Gold foil I decided to use Real Red cardstock.  The same die from the Pierced Blooms dies was used for the sentiment with White embossing powderRed Rhinestones were added for a little bit of shine.

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Do you like the Real Red and white or the gold and white?  I am leaning towards the gold and white.  I think this bundle is a lot more versatile than I originally thought.  Don't you agree?

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Thanks for stopping by.   Let me know which one you like best.

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Cute Halloween

It is Friday and time for a new Festive Friday Challenge!

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Not familiar with the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge.  Every challenge has an Inspo list which is inspired by a festivity.  To play along with the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo List and post your creation in the Festive Friday gallery.  The list of all the rules can be found here.  

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I used cat, orange, heart, and texture from the Inspo List on my card.  The cat was punched out of Basic Black CS and textured using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.   The orange can be found in the Cute Halloween DSP, the cat's rhinestone eyes, and the orange glitter heart on the cat's collar.  The eyes are rhinestones colored using a Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blend.  The orange glitter paper is a coveted scrap of retired Glitter Paper.  I miss the days when we had more colors of Glitter paper.  The "boo" is from the Banner Year stamp set stamped on a label from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The bat and sparkly, swirly wreath are from the Seasonal Swirls Dies.

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The Black Glittered ribbon unties to show 3 panels.  It opens and sort of twists and swings out to reveal the rest of the card,

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This is the middle panel and also the section you would use to write out your message.  The sentiment and the bats are from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.

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Here you can see how the card twists and fold out.  

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - you are here!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans

Joanne James

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see your project in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Delicate Baubles Gift Tags

Have you checked out the Delicate Baubles dies?  I ask this because I totally overlooked them until a team member shared some photos with me of cards she made.  Once I saw the cards she made I knew I needed to get them too!

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I have been playing with the dies and realized they would make lovely tags.

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On this tag I cut the intricate die in Black Glitter paper and the solid ornament die in Snowy White Velvet paper.  The ornament is topped with the White Glittered Organdy ribbon.  All  of these products can be found in the 2021 July-December Mini catalog.  Isn't this an elegant tag?  

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To make the actual tag/card portion, I cut a piece of Basic White CS using the dies.   You need a piece of Basic White that is as wide as the ornament and twice as long.  I folded the Basic White CS in half and placed the die so the portion of the die that has a hole is above the fold.  The yellow paper shown below is a post it note to secure the die in place.

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I used glue to adhere the decorative tag to the tag base and also added the ribbon.  

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For this tag I cut the solid base out of Black Glitter Paper and the intricate ornament from the Snowy White Velvet sheets, the opposite of what was done for the first tag.  Which do you like better?

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Here you can see the inside.  The to and from can be found in the Be Jolly stamp set.  

If you are looking for another idea on how to use the Delicate Baubles dies check out this post.  Next week I have another card using the Delicate Baubles die so look for it soon.  

Thanks for stopping by and  be sure to take a look at the Delicate Baubles die on page 69 of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog.  If you don't have a catalog please let me know and I can send one to you.  

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October Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

The October stamp of the month is Merriest Moments  (pg 43 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder aka the bundle (156783).  Having the bundle will make it easier to complete the projects but is not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards).  You will also need the Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Bumblebee, and a Cherry Cobbler ink pads.  These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code D7SSYY6Y on my online store- sharonstamps.stampinup.net before the15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.  

 

 


Be Jolly

Do you like to color?  I do and usually have a few images colored and waiting to be added to a project.  All three of the images in today's card were sitting in the Be Jolly stamp case patiently waiting for me to use them.  

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All of the images were colored using Stampin' Blends. I used Real Red, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Smoky Slate.  The card base is 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4".  The Real Red CS layer is 4" x 5-1/4".  The Basic White layer is 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and embossed using the Wintry 3D Embossing folder.  The Wintry 3D folder is not as wide as the card front and conveniently leaves a sentiment sized unembossed area.

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The sentiment I used is from the beautiful Heartfelt Wishes stamp set.  This is a sentiment only set and is gorgeous.  I would love to have handwriting this beautiful.   The sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for the upcoming holidays and beyond.  The final addition were a few small sequins from the Subtle Shimmer Sequins.  The best way to adhere sequins is to use a tiny drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and pick up and place the sequin using  the Take Your Pick tool.

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October Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

The October stamp of the month is Merriest Moments  (pg 43 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder aka the bundle (156783).  Having the bundle will make it easier to complete the projects but is not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards).  You will also need the Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Bumblebee, and a Cherry Cobbler ink pads.  These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code D7SSYY6Y on my online store- sharonstamps.stampinup.net before the15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.  

 


Nature's Harvest

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

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I used the lovely floral image from the Nature's Harvest stamp set.  This flower is one of my favorites and it is quick and easy to color.

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The flower was stamped on a Basic White label cut using the Seasonal Label Dies.  The image was stamped in Early Espresso ink and colored using the Watercolor Pencils Asst 1.  I started to do some shading around the flowers using a Pool Party Stampin' Blends and got a little carried away, so I ended up coloring the whole label.  I also added a few Brush Metallic Dots to the label.  

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To create the diagonal stripes I used the White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  I took some creative license and added the bow.  Inside of the card I added a strip of the Harvest Meadow DSP and the small flower from the set.  

I have used this stamp set a lot and you can see some additional samples HERE, HEREHEREHERE, and HERE.  I guess you can tell that I really like this bundle of products.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for the challenge.

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October Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

The October stamp of the month is Merriest Moments  (pg 43 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder aka the bundle (156783).  Having the bundle will make it easier to complete the projects but is not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards).  You will also need the Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Bumblebee, and a Cherry Cobbler ink pads.  These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code D7SSYY6Y on my online store- sharonstamps.stampinup.net before the15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.  

 


Frosted Gingerbread Ornaments

I was having a play with the Frosted Gingerbread bundle.  I love how the Gingerbread dies cut out some of the designs in the the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP, so cute!  The dies are beautiful and I thought they would also be beautiful cut out of different papers.

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Isn't it amazing how a change of paper creates a totally different look?  Here I cut the intricate ornament die out of Basic White CS and layered it over  Rainbow Glimmer Paper cut using the solid ornament die.  I cut the solid die out of different sections of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper to capture the different colors.  Unfortunately I was not able to capture the sparkle of the Glimmer Paper.  

The Wintry 3D folder was used to add the pine texture to the Basic White panel that the ornaments are attached to.  The Wintry 3D includes two  3-3/8" x 6-1/4" folders, one in pine and the other snowflakes and swirls.  On the sides of the embossed folder I added that beautiful edging which is also a part of the Gingerbread dies.  

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The sentiment can be found in the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set.  I heat embossed it in white embossing powder on the Basic Black CS.  The sentiment was cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I used Basic Black CS since I used the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon for the ornaments.  Inside I also added another sentiment from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set.

You can see another sample using the Frosted Gingerbread bundle here.   

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October Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

The October stamp of the month is Merriest Moments  (pg 43 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder aka the bundle (156783).  Having the bundle will make it easier to complete the projects but is not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards).  You will also need the Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Bumblebee, and a Cherry Cobbler ink pads.  These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code D7SSYY6Y on my online store before the 15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.   

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Merriest Moments Wreath

When I started playing with the Merriest Moments bundle I noticed the spray of leaves had a slight bend to them.  This made me think that they might make a nice wreath and so I started stamping and die cutting to try and create one.  Once the card was completed I realized it would work for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0094.

What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge has an Inspo List that is inspired by a festivity.  #FF0094 was inspired by Apple Day.  To play along with the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo List on your project.  You do not have follow the  Apple Day theme  but you can if you would like to.  Here's a link to all the details on how to play along with the challenge.

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I chose red, green, circles (this wreath is a circle, right?) and sequins.

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I stamped 8 Soft Succulent leaves and die cut them using the coordinating dies.  I used the Layering Circles die #6 and #7 (1 being the smallest die) and created a wreath ring.  This helped me to arrange the leaves.  The leaves were attached to the ring using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped some holly leaves in Evening Evergreen ink and some berries and a flower in Cherry Cobbler ink and  die cut them using the coordinating dies.  I added a few small sequins to add a little sparkle to the card.

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The card base is Sahara Sand CS with a Cherry Cobbler CS layer.  The pretty, snowy  patterned paper is from the Tidings of Christmas DSP.  

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Inside I stamped some leaves in Evening Evergreen ink and the lovely sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I do love a sentiment that pairs 2 fonts together.  

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert You are here!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans 

Joanne James

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you will join in the challenge.  I would love to see what you create in the Festive Friday gallery.

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October Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

The October stamp of the month is Merriest Moments  (pg 43 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder aka the bundle (156783).  Having the bundle will make it easier to complete the projects but is not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards).  You will also need the Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Bumblebee, and a Cherry Cobbler ink pads.  These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code D7SSYY6Y on my online store- sharonstamps.stampinup.net before the15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.   

 

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Delicate Baubles

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge. This was a fun one.  

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I had planned to make. a card for each possible color combination for the challenge but sadly I ran out of time.  It is still something that I hope to do soon.  I chose to use Evening Evergreen to go with the Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

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I used the Delicate Baubles Dies and cut out the ornament on the Basic White CS layer.   I embossed the Basic White layer using the Merry Melody 3D folder and layered it on to the Crumb Cake layer. I cut the ornament in Early Espresso and Evening Evergreen CS and inlaid the Early Espresso ornament on to the Basic White CS.  The rest of the pieces were attached and put together like a puzzle.  Sounds a little tedious but I like puzzles so to me it is very satisfying.  

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The sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season set stamped in Early Espresso ink on a Crumb Cake Stitched Rectangle.  A few 2021-23 In Color Jewels were attached to the card to add a little sparkle.  The top of the ornament is a bow tied using the Evening Evergreen 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created for this challenge.  

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Peaceful Prints Christmas

It is Thursday which means it is time to show you what I made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge and one I thought would be perfect to use the Peaceful Prints DSP.  The Peaceful Prints DSP is a  Sale-A-Bration choice which  means it is free with a qualifying order ( in the US that is a purchase of $50 before shipping & tax).  There are more choices that can be seen here.  The Peaceful Prints DSP is a lovely pack of paper and a great accompaniment  if you have the Peaceful Deer bundle (J-D catalog).  

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Here's what I made using the sketch.

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The diagonal stripe paper is  from the Peaceful Prints DSP.  Sahara Sand is one of the colors I do not use very much and I always wonder why I don't.  It is kind of a chameleon of a color and I need to use it more.  Do you use Sahara Sand and what are your favorite color combinations using it?

I used one of the Wintry 3D embossing folders to emboss the Basie White piece.  There are 2 folders, one a snowflake design and the other a pine branch both are lovely.  

The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember set.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed using white embossing powder on Sahara Sand CS.  

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To finish off the front of the card I added Red Rhinestones for a little shine and sparkle. If I use a patterned paper on the front of the card, I like to add a strip to the inside.  I also stamped another sentiment from the Christmas to Remember set. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this sketch.

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Whimsy & Wonder Easel Card

This past weekend I participated in the Creativity Abounds Whimsy & Wonder stamp camp and oh was it fun!  So many great ideas and projects.  All I can say is the next time the  Creativity Abounds Design Team does a stamp camp you will need to join in the fun!  The Creativity Abounds Design Team has a blog hop on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  We also create a tutorial bundle monthly.

Today's card was a sample I made using the products in the Whimsy & Wonder Suite.  Love the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, it features great designs, foiling, and a fun and fresh color combination for Christmas.

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I used Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Basic White and of course the Whimsy & Wonder DSP.  The lovely ornaments were fussy cut from the DSP and I love these ornaments.   The scalloped frame is from the Scalloped Contours Dies. 

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The cute little holly acts as a stopper to hold up the easel.  

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Card Base: Blushing Bride CS 4-1/4" x11" scored at 2-3/4", Scalloped  layer 4-1/2" x 3-1/4"

Mossy Meadow CS: 5-1/4" x 4", 2-5/8" x  3-7/8"

Basic White: 3-3/4" x 2-1/2"

Whimsy & Wonder DSP: 5" x 3-3/4"

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