Monday, November 29, 2010

A Sweet Thank You

One of my girlfriends was hosting her first Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I know how that're nervous, excited and frantic all at the same time. I've hosted plenty of my own dinners and I feel this way every time.

Imagine how surprised I was, when I answered the phone on Saturday to my friend's husband. Unlike my husband, he is not accustomed to making his own cards, so he wanted me to make one for her.

I just happened to be perusing the new mini (which we demos get an early peek at) and saw this card. I love Black & White. I've done it quite a few times here on my blog. It's classic, it's's perfect. I sure hope she liked it ;)

Stamps: Pedaling Past
Paper: Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock; Night & Day DSP (Retired)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Black Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones and Sponges

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Real Baja Christmas

Here's another card featuring the Baja Breeze/Real Red color combo. The star of this card is the fun polka dot paper from the Candy Cane Christmas DSP. You can't see it in this photo, but the polka dots are shimmering with glitter.

As if a little glitter wasn't enough, I added some Rhinestones, some Satin Ribbon and just a little paper piercing. It all just works perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations & All Holidays
Paper: Baja Breeze, Real Red & Whisper White Cardstock; Candy Cane Christmas DSP
Ink: Real Red Classic Pad
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, Rhinestones and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland

These are not your traditional Holiday colors, but with the new Candy Cane Christmas DSP, it works. I love the Baja Breeze and Real Red together...I would have never paired these up on my own!

Believe it or not, these images come from the same two stamp sets I used on my last card: Jolly Old Saint Nick and Bright Christmas. Talk about getting two sets that perfectly coordinate and are so versatile.

I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo or not, but this card has a lot of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to create a true Winter Wonderland. I used two-way glue to dot each snowflake and to edge the banner, then I let the glitter flow. We were laughing at my last workshop about how long your glitter lasts. You think you're using a lot, but in reality, this glitter will last a lifetime. It adds the perfect finishing touch. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick & Bright Christmas
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze and Whisper White Cardstock; Candy Cane Christmas DSP
Ink: Basic Gray and Basic Black Classic Pads, Black Stazon
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scalloped Edge Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Baja Breeze Satin Ribbon (Retired), Blender Pen, Real Red Stampin Marker and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Holly Jolly Saint Nick

I have to be honest...I had not even noticed these two stamps sets in the Holiday Mini any of the times that I perused it (which was quite a few ;) I just started seeing cards pop up online with this cute little fella.

I was inspired to buy these two sets by Rose's card here. These two stamps were made for each other. Add some of the New Tinsel Trim and you have the perfect throw-back Christmas card.

Here's a big *Wink* to you for stopping by!

Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick & Bright Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla & Real Red Cardstock; Merry Moments DSP (Retired)
Ink: Real Red Classic Pad & Black Stazon
Accessories: Silver Tinsel Trim, Top Note Die, Scalloped Circle & Circle Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Very Merry Snowflakes

This card is a CASE of Jenn Sannes' card seen here. Her gorgeous card is a much simpler version in blues. I've been playing with a lot of non-traditional holiday colors, so I wanted something a bit more traditional with this one: Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive.

This whimsical little snowflake is one of the stamps in the Serene Snowflake set. I blinged up the centers with Rhinestones to finish them off.

This card could very easily become a one layer card that could be duplicated to make quite a few Holiday Cards quickly. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes and Short & Sweet
Paper: Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive Classic Pads
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer & Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Monday, November 1, 2010

Give Thanks

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? I'm trying to get a few more Fall cards posted before I move on to Christmas, but I'm not sure that will happen. So, you may see a mixture of the two in the coming weeks.

This card mixes the Falling Leaves & Holiday Best stamp sets. The Holiday Best stamp set was a Hostess set in last year's catalog. If you have it, pull it out. I love this Give Thanks stamp and it works perfectly with the leaves.

The DSP on this card is Autumn Spice. I paired it up with Early Espresso and sponged the edges to soften it a little bit. The tag is from the Lots of Tags Die Cut. This one is my favorite design in the set. I added some Old Olive Satin Ribbon to give it a pop of color. I think I got the job done ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Falling Leaves & Holiday Best (Retired)
Paper: Early Espresso & So Saffron Cardstock; Autumn Spice DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Pad
Accessories: Lots of Tags Die, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Brown Brads and Dimensionals/Pop Dots