Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, we made a start on our Christmas Cards in Crafty Creations this arvo.  As it is purely a volunteer class, I003a---blog am able to get more use out of some of my retired stamp sets, DSP, etc.  Each week we try & do a small technique & this week it was Heat Embossing.

We created a card similar to this one in one our Technique Classes last year.  It has been changed around a little for today’s class.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Season (Retired)
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Pool Party
  • Framelits – Ovals Collection
  • Ribbon- Island Indigo (Retired)
  • Embossing Folder – Pretty Print (Retired)
  • Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Embossing Powder – Silver, Glue Dots

Measurements –

  • Base Card Pool Party         8 ¼” x 5 7/8” or 21cm x 15cm
  • Layer 1   Whisper White    3 7/8” x 5 5 5/8” or 10cm x 14.5cm
  • Layer 2   DSP                        2 ¼” x 3 7/8” or 6cm x 10cm
  • Layer 3   Pool Party            4 ¾” x 3 ¾” or 9cm  x 12cm
  • Layer 4   Whisper White    4 ¾” x 3 ¾” or 9cm  x 12cm

Tutorial –

  1. Run Layer 1 – Whisper White through BS using Pretty Print EF
  2. Adhere DSP to bottom part of embossed piece
  3. Adhere piece of Ribbon across join tucking ends & adhere to Base Card – Pool Party
  4. Stamp tree image onto Layer 4 – Whisper White with Versamark & Heat Emboss with Silver EP
  5. Cut out with Large Oval Framelits by running through BS
  6. Run Layer 3 – Pool Party through BS prior to adhering embossed tree on top
  7. Adhere to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals top part & Adhesive bottom part
  8. Tie small bow & adhere with Glue Dot
  9. Randomly adhere Rhinestones to tree

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Our current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is to create something using the fantastic “Framelits” from Stampin’ Up!

I decided to create a Christmas Card for this challenge.  I am in the process of creating these cards for my next market coming up first Sunday in November, so this was the perfect opportunity for me.

Truth be told, I didn’t really know where I was going with this card, but knew that I wanted to use the “Ornament Keepsakes” with the dotty DSP from “Season of Style” which is in the current “Holiday Catalogue“.  Of course I had to used my favourite EF – Perfect Polka Dots!

Supplies –

Stamp Set              Ornament Keepsakes – 128051, Petite Pairs – 122497
Ink                             Old Olive – 126953, Chocolate Chip – 126979,
Cherry Cobbler – 126966
Cardstock              Whisper White – 106549, Old Olive – 106576, Chocolate Chip – 108599, Cherry Cobbler – 121681
DSP                           Season of Style – 132340
Embossing Folder Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Framelits               Holiday Ornaments – 127816, Adorning Accents – 125595
Punches                 Large Oval – 119855, Scallop Oval – 119856, 1” Circle – 119868
Baker’s Twine      Cherry Cobbler – 123125
Accessories          Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247, Glue Dots – 103683

Don’t forget to head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what the other members of the Design Team have created.  We would really love for you to join us this in this challenge.  You have 2 weeks to create your project & link back with Mr Linky.

Click on the link below to get your Tutorial to create your own card
 

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  • Until next time, Happy Stampin’
     
    Vicky

    Gift Card Holder…

    One of our cards we created in Crafty Creations a couple of weeks ago was a Christmas Card  Gift Holder.  I did find this on Google which led me back to Kay Kalthoff.  Those that know me I am not one to watch videos or follow instructions.  I sort of sit down & work things out for myself.  I did watch a bit of this video, but then went off on my own & ended up with this result!

    Me being me, I did change it a little, including the papers & the design a little.  The class loved it!

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set – MDS – 132849 – No Peeking Stamp Brush Set
    Cardstock – Very Vanilla – 106550, Riding Hood Red – Retired, Old Olive – 106576
    DSP – Jolly Holiday – Retired
    Punches – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border – 119275,  Large Scallop Oval – 119855
    Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

    Front –

    Inside –

     Tutorial to create your own
     
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    Until next time, Happy Stampin’
     Vicky

    Christmas Card # 2….

    Today is the 2nd card one of the groups in my class of 20 a couple of weeks ago did.  You can view the first card one of the groups completed.  They were all very easy cards, but this time we concentrated on the Big Shot & learning out to emboss.  I especially love that I can use some of my favourite retire stamps & retired DSP.

    I originally found this on Google sometime ago.  I did go searching for it to give credit but now I can’t find it.  Please let me know if you recognise it as I would love to give you credit.  Thank you so much for the inspiration!

     
    I have since sold this card so today there is no tutorial.
     
    Until next time, Happy Stampin”
     
    Vicky

    Iris Folding…

    … & Christmas in July!


    Today’s card is the one we created in my Volunteer Class this arvo. 

    One of the ladies from the class had requested that we learn a little bit of “Iris Folding“.  I am only too happy to try & do what the class requests.  It makes it a little easier on me by trying to come up with ideas. 

    I did a little bit of research on Pinterest – very addictive site – found this simple but yet effective card.  I wanted to make a start on our Christmas Cards this month as well, so this fitted perfectly for our class & “killed 2 birds with the 1 stone“, so to speak.

    I must apologise for not knowing where this come from, but please do let me know if it is you as I would like to give you credit.  Thank you so much for the inspiration!

     

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set            Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 120024
    Ink                           Chocolate Chip – 126979
    Cardstock              Very Vanilla – 106550, Chocolate Chip – 108599
    Glimmer Paper     Champagne
    DSP                          Holiday Treasures – Retired
    EmbossingFolder Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
    Ribbon                    1/8” Taffeta – Very Vanilla
    Punches                 Small Star – Retired
    Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Rhinestones – 119246
    Non-SU!                  Sticky Tape

    For the Iris Pattern to create your own Christmas Bauble & for the instructions please click on the links below to save & print

     
    
    •   To order Stampin’ Up! products online, please Shop Here
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    Until next time, Happy Stampin’
     
    Vicky

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    It was my turn to create the challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations & thought seeing as though it is now July – a Christmas Challenge would be in order.  Along with the sketch, we had to create a card, 3-D item or scrapbook page.

    I don’t know if you have noticed in the new catalogue that there are NO Christmas/Holiday Stamp Sets or Accessories, BUT there is the Carry Over List from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  In saying that, there is no reason as to why you could not use a retired Stamp Set to create your card or even a non-traditional stamp set!!!! You may surprise yourself with what you can come up with!

    For those that know me, I tend to steer away from traditional Christmas Colours & like to go more with non-traditional colours, as in today’s card – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Pink Pirouette.  I love these colours together & not just for Christmas.  Of course, how could I not create a card without using my favourite Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots!

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set Ornament Keepsakes – 128051, Petite Pairs – 122497
    Ink  Pink Pirouette – 126956
    Cardstock  Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
    Framelits  Holiday Ornaments – 127816
    Punches  Large Oval – 119855, Scallop Oval – 119856
    Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
    Accessories  Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesives – 104332, Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246, Stampin’ Write Marker – Neutrals – Soft Suede – 131261

     

    Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what lovely cards the Design Team – Kris & Libby – have created.

    We would really love for you to join us as we love seeing what everyone creates, but more importantly love leaving you all comments.

     
    Tutorial for you to create your own card –
     
     
    Until next time, Happy Stampin’

    Cracked Glass…

    …was one of the techniques we did back in October.  I decided to do a Christmas Card along with a bit of a different spin on the Step Fold card.

    It is another non-traditional Christmas card but the ladies loved it, especially the fold.  The 2nd card we created for this class can be seen in this post.

     
     
    Until next time, Happy Stampin’

    Christmas…

    … in sort of non-traditional colours……

    Today’s card is one we created in our Crafty Creations Class early last month.  One of the ladies brought in a photo & asked if we could do something like it.  So I sat myself down & proceeded to recreate it using all Stampin’ Up! products.

    There is lots of cutting, embossing, sponging & fun.

    I am really happy with the way this card turned out & everyone was happy with their card.

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Barquoe Motifs (Both Retired)
    Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Versamark
    Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
    Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
    Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
    Sizzlits – Top Note
    Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool

     
    Until next time, Happy Stampin’

    Christmas …..

    … is over for another year!  I hope you all had a great day & enjoyed the company of your family & friends. 

    Over the next couple of days, I hope to post Christmas Cards which for some reason or other, I didn’t manage to post.  There may not be instructions or measurements as I no longer have the cards, but I would still like to share them with you.

    Today’s card is one we created way back in October.  I’ve used retired Stamps – the beauty of being able to reuse my favourite stamps in this class!

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Dasher, Medallion
    Ink – Crumb Crake, Early Expresso
    Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
    Embossing Folder – Vintage Wallpaper
    Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Very Vanilla
    Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Pearls,

    Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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    It was my turn to set the challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  This is a very easy sketch as well as the 2nd part of the challenge being non-traditional christmas.  Now this can mean non-traditional colours, stamps or both.  It is entirely up to you……  We hope you will have heaps of fun with this challenge, better still join us this week.

    Measurements –
    Base Card – Basic Gray – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15xm
    Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 7/8″ or 9.5cm x 9.7cm
    Layer 2 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 2″ or 9.5cm x 5cm
    Layer 3 – Pretty in Pink – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 6.5cm
    Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 11cm x 6cm

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree
    Ink – Basic Gray, Versamark
    Cardstock – Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
    Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots, Stripes
    Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder

    I run the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & the smaller piece of Whisper White using the Stripes Embossing Folder.  Both pieces were adhered to the Base Card – Basic Gray with Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue.

    I stamped the long piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Versamark & then Basic Gray, before embossing with Clear Embossing Powder.  The embossed piece was adhered to the piece of Pretty in Pink with Snail Adhesive.

    Thinking I didn’t have a “Merry Christmas” Stamp, I printed the greeting onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, punched with the Word Label Punch & adhered to the bottom part of the embossed piece prior to adhering to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

     
    Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris & the other entries have created.  We would love to leave you some comments.
     
    Until next time, Happy Stampin’