Monday, December 6, 2021

Monday Montage

Hello stampin' friends!  What do you prefer?  Traditional Red/Green or non-traditional colors for Christmas?  I think non-traditional colors are gorgeous as they remind me of vintage mercury glass ornaments.  The kind I'd see on my grandma's tree every year when I was a child.  

This card was created using a Coastal Cabana card base.  The Basic White top layer features snowflakes in Shimmery White Embossing Paste that were created using the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  On Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper- I made a scrap of watercolor image from Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay inks.  All tree images were cut out using the Christmas Trees Dies.  

The large tree and the sentiment were stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed in white (from the Basics Stampin' Emboss Powers).  Opal Rounds and Subtle Shimmer Sequins add some bling.  The silver Simply Elegant Trim was the perfect bow to tie in the DSP (from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP).

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Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
DSP: Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP
Ink: VersaMark, Bermuda Bay Re-Inker, Melon Mambo Re-Inker
Stamps: Frosted Gingerbread, Whimsical Trees
Tools/Other supplies: Palette Knives, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Christmas Trees Dies, Opal Rounds, Simply Elegant, Layering Circles Dies, Basics Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Seal

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Creation Station: Anything But A Card

Do you like to create projects other than cards?  I know I do!  There's just something magical about making a 3D project or a home decor piece.  I love making things that make others smile.  
Today's project isn't overly difficult to create but it's super cute and I know the recipients will be happy!  Afterall- who doesn't love chocolate!

This month we are creating projects that are Anything But A Card.  It can be home decor, an ornament, a box or a bag or just about anything in between- as long as it's not a card!  Stampin' UP! makes this easy!  In the Annual Catalog I found these adorable Mini Jam Jars.  They make the cutest little treat holders!

Want to make these yourself?  Here are the BASIC instructions:
Cut a 4-3/4" square piece of card stock and score all 4 sides at 1-1/4".  Snip flaps on opposite sides and fold into a box. Secure using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Cut a 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" piece of card stock and coordinating DSP.  Adhere together and round the corners using the Detailed Trio Punch.  Attach this piece inside the box along the inner back panel and secure using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  
Wrap a 1" x 10-1/2" strip of coordinating DSP around the box to decorate.  Decorate as you like!

The above view shows both the jar and the treat holder.  I created all 4 of mine using the gorgeous Peaceful Place DSP, Wonderful Snowflakes,  Merry Snowflakes Stamp Set,  Stitched Snowflake Dies, Opal Rounds, White Glittered Organdy Ribbon, and Smoky Slate/Basic White Card Stock.  

I sure do hope the flight attendants on our trip to Florida will enjoy their treats!  I haven't filled the jars yet- but they will have Lindor Truffles in them!  

Wanna see some more fun 3D projects?  Why not follow along on our hop!  Next up is the fabulous Sara Nell Langland.