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.  


Friday, December 3, 2021

Color Challenge!

A color challenge?  Yes please!  I always find them inspiring!  Today- I'm playing along with the TGIF challenges team in sharing a card that features Just Jade, Misty Moonlight and Pool Party!  This one was a toughie for me as I don't typically use these colors together but I'm happy with how my card turned out!

I love non-traditional colors at Christmas and this color combo fit that bill perfectly!  For this card- I created a very subtle Pool Party background then added a few Just Jade and Misty Moonlight Trees.  Next I added a Pool Party banner with the sentiment stamped in Just Jade ink and a super fun bow.  A few Subtle Shimmer Sequins adds the finishing touch!
Why not join in on the fun?  Simply create a card using only Pool Party, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight colors and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 12/9/2021 at 10am PST.

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC345
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/10/2021
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)