Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day 8 of 20 Days/ 20 Cards and Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

I hope everyone is resting and enjoying the extra long week end. I did shop online yesterday. I enjoyed not having to battle the crowds. Today, I finished making ornaments for our Christmas tree. I found tinsel like we used to have when I was a child in a catalog called Vermont Country Store. The order came on Wednesday and I am thrill with the tinsel. To go along with a old tradition of decorating our tree with old and homemade decorations, I made 52 new ornaments this year. When we finish decorating our tree, I will post pictures so you can see how the decorations look once they are on the tree. 

 Day Eight

Another Joyful Christmas card...I can't stop making them. This stamp set is very versatile. Change the colors or the placement and you have a new look.

Products used to make this card
Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Champagne, and Red Glimmer Paper
Red and Green Metal Sheets
Gold Encore Ink
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold Embossing Powder 
Modern Label Punch
Window Punch
Owl Builder Punch (for the circle punches)
Paper Snips
 Snail Adhesive
Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals

Christmas Ornaments/Decorations
I used Glass slides I bought in a Bulk Buy last year. 
I used Glue Dots to adhere the Silver Buttons and Silver Glimmer Punches
I wanted a lot of sparkle and Glimmer on the tree, I think these ornament will do the job
All the ornaments excluding  the glass slides I used a variety of Stampin' Up! paper and Products
I can almost see the light reflecting on the metal ornaments once they are on the tree
The center ornament was made using Circle Treat Cup froud in the Big Catalog I added some Mica Flakes to the treat cup to look like snow
The ornament on the lower right side is made using a stamp called Wonderful Wreath from the Holiday Catalog
Coastal Cabana card stock and Classic Stampin' Pad compliments the Peacock Blue Metal Sheets
I added some Champagne Glimmer Paper to contrast the Blue and Silver

I used Silver Glimmer Paper and the Mini Christmas Tree Punch. The slides on the left and right of the trees were stamped with Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool.
These three are stamped and heat embossed

I know that is a lot of ornaments to look at. But I just had to show them to you. I actually made doubles of some so there aren't 52 shown.

Products Used in the Ornaments
Whisper White card stock
Sliver and Champagne Glimmer Paper
Silver Metal Sheets from the Holiday Catalog
Peacock Blue Metal Sheets from (Add a Little Dazzle )
Coastal Cabana, Silver Encore and White ink
Silver and White Embossing Powder
Festive Flurry Clear Stamps and Framelits Dies
Variety of Stampin' Up! Punches
Basic Rhinstones
Basic Pearls
Retired Silver Buttons (Still on Clearance Rack)
Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Window Sheets; The Window Sheets were perfect to use to attach to the glass slide and other ornaments. I cut them to 1/8" x 6" and using Glue Dots adhered them to the ornaments. To cover up the sticky of the dots, I added a Basic Pearl, Basic Rhinestone of punched out shape using Silver Glimmer Paper.
In some of the photos you can see the strips of pieces of thin Window Sheets. The ornaments are light in weight so the Glue Dots will be just what I was looking for.

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Tomorrow in addition to my Day 9 card, I will be sharing a Baby Jesus Wreath. Be sure to check back...the wreath turned out better than I expected!

Until next time...Happy Stampin!

Friday, November 29, 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We enjoyed spending the day with our children and grandchildren.

Today I have card 6 and 7 to share with you. The first card is called White on White. A very simple, fresh look with just a touch of silver ribbon and Basic Rhinestones.

 The card, base and card front are Whisper White. I stamped the poinsettia in Versa Mark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Velum card stock. I cut the flower out and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flower to the card. I cut the circle out of the top layer by using a circle from the Circle Collection and ran it through the Big Shot. I then ran the card stock through the Big Shot again using the Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder.
The silver ribbon is from the Holiday Catalog.

The second card has a beautiful sentiment adhered to a doily and Lavender Lace card stock; now retired. I have a good friend that loves anything in the purple family so I save all my purple card stock and designer Series Papers cards for her.

This stamp is O Holy Night from the Holiday catalog. I love it because it says it all. I used Silver Sparkle on the card base to look like twinkling stars. I chose the Tea Lace Paper Doily because is is delicate and dainty and adds so much to the over all look of the card. The card base if Whisper White card stock.

Until next time...Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Day 5 of 20 days/20 cards

Happy Thanksgiving Eve. I think you are really going to love this's so cute. I used the Best of Snow one of the Best Stamp set  from 25 Years of  Stampin.' Up!

Little Hedgehog making friends with his snowman. I used Winter Frost Designer Series Paper for the background of the Framelits.The colors are Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo. 
The card base in made from Whisper White card stock as well as the sentiment with "Very Merry" stamped on the Window Punch. Silver Glimmer Paper is punched with the Modern Label Punch. I used the Label Collections Framelits  and ran them through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine using Whisper White card stock. The background ink is Soft Sky. 

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                Wishing all of you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
Until next time...Happy Stampin!
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Day 4 of 20 Days/20 Cards.. and Gift Tags For Your Little Ones

Today has been especial y busy. I'm getting ready to make side dishes for our Thanksgiving dinner at our daughter, Mary's home. This year I'm taking a relish tray, Cranberry Relish (homemade kind) Deviled Eggs, and corn. My relish trays are known far and wide for being more like a feast than a veggie tray. My husband goes nuts wanting to add this and that until we end up with three trays full of all kinds of veggies, dips, cheeses, and this year he added dates. I've never seen dates on a relish tray but we might be breaking new ground here. 

 A little change of pace today...Not a fancy card but I love the stamp set.

This little bird is so precious! We have a lot of birds at our house because we live in the country and we have many pine trees. Wood Peckers especially love to visit our bird feeders.

This stamp set is called Beautiful Season. It's retired from Stampin' Up! but I kept it and use it often.

Products Used to Make This Card

Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler card stock
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Gumball Green, Stampin' Write Markers 
Black Stazon Ink
Oval Collection Framelit Dies
Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Gift Tags for the little ones in your life.

 These tags are made using the Best of 25 Years December Stamp Set. Each month Stampin' Up! issues a stamp set featuring the best stamps from sometime over the past 25 years.
Of course...I love this...Not surprised? You don't have to have little ones to use these tags or use the set for cards or scrap book pages.
See my two little helpers at the top of my stamping area?
They were my stamping help as I made these tags. I love hedgehogs and this set was given to me by one of  my sister in-laws. So as you can imagine I was so tickled that this Best of 25 Years Set was made available.

Products used to make the tags
Whisper White, Real Red, and Gumball Green card stock
Black Stazon Ink 
Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Gumball Green, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin' Up! Write Markers
Bakers Twine
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Labels Collection Framelits

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Until next time...Happy Stampin'!
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Monday, November 25, 2013

100th Post Winner Announced and a Christmas Card and Picture Frame

I had 30 comments to enter in the drawing for this beautiful Christmas Ornament. Blog Candy. Thank you to everyone! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know what you will be having for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey wins hands down. Mash potatoes, dressing, gravy, cranberries and pumpkin pie were the favorites.

The winner is "Lisa"! Lisa email me your full name and mailing address and I will get your ornament in the mail to you. Congratulations Lisa!
Watch out for more Blog Candy in the future. Next month I have a great idea for Blog Candy for the winner.

Yesterday I made a WOW Christmas card and today I made another WOW card and put it in a old frame I recycled. The frame has been in my craft closet for about three years. I would get it out and try to find a way to use it. Then I would put it back. Well today, I think I found a way to recycle the frame and make it the focus of one of my WOW cards.

When I was making this card I thought of the Christmas Carol Silver and Gold. That was my inspiration.

Here is the finished card in the recycled frame. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

 I covered the old dark frame with Gold Encore Ink, sprinkled Stampin' Up! Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat gun. To apply the ink I used a Sponge Dauber. I worked a small section at a time and allow the embossing to dry before continuing. Some of the dark of the frame shows through and I like that.

Because the card in under the glass I didn't use Stampin' Dimensionals like I did on the card to raise the wreath. Otherwise the cards are the same.

Products Used for the cards and Frame

Wonderful Wreath Single Stamp
Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Silver Glimmer Paper
Encore Gold Ink
Stampin' Up! Gold Embossing Powder
1/8" Silver Ribbon
Basic Rhinestones
Snail Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Apothecary Accents Framelit
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Non Stampin' Up!
4" x 6" Picture Frame

 Be sure to check back tomorrow for the 5th day for my 20 Days/20 cards post.
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Until tomorrow...Happy Stampin'!
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Day 4 of 20 Days/20 Cards

Good Morning! I will be posting twice today so I can announce the winner of my homemade Christmas Ornament. As I mention yesterday, I have been working on many different projects and cards to share with you. I wish I could post them all at once, I'm so excited to share them.

 This card was so much fun to make. I really like the Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and the Brushed Gold card stocks together. I used White Vellum card stock with White Embossing Powder for the Poinsettia. I chose Gold Encore Ink for all the inked areas on the card.  I used Rhinestone Basics and punched small circles out of the Brushed Gold card stock at accents. I thought the Apothecary Accent Framelit Die was perfect to adhere the Poinsettia stamped image. The large Oval was used for the background for "Merry Christmas" from  the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. A non traditional look but I think the Poinsettia pulls everything together to please the eye.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be posting again after 6:00 p.m. EST to announce the winner of my Christmas Ornament.
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Until next time...Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day 3 20 Days...20 Cards

Today I want to share one of my Thanksgiving cards I sent out to family and friends. Although we have gone through a lot of changes in our country lately, we still have so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful that my parents raised me in a Christian home. They taught me good manner, morals and values. I'm thankful for my wonderful husband of 48 years. Three years ago in October he had two heart attacks in one day and ended up have Double By-Pass Heart Surgery. He returned to work three months later and has been working full time ever since. Thank The Lord!

I'm thankful for our wonderful children; Dan Giggy, Pam Sward, and Mary Fee. I'm so thankful for the greatest in-law children anyone could ask for Maria Giggy and Brian Fee.
I'm thankful for our precious grandchildren. Paige, 20; Anna, 18; Sarah, 16; Rebekah, 14; Hannah,14; Christian, 13; and Olivia, 12. That old Sunday School Hymn Jesus Loves the Little Children comes to mind. All children in the world are precious in his site.
 And thanks to the advancement of technology, I have made so many online friends over the past few years. You all are great and I appreciate the nice comments you leave on my blog or email to me. I'm thankful for you.

I'm so grateful for so many things it could fill a book. I tried to get this thought across in my Thanksgiving card.

Here is my third card in 20 Days...20 Cards to share with you today. With the temperature in the low 30's and a couple of inches of snow on the ground, I'm in the Christmas Spirit.
I love this card. I used Tim Holt's die, Poinsettia, chose Real Red and Whisper White card stock. I ran the Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot embossing with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder and used a Sponge Dauber inked with Gold Encore Ink to add interest to the background. I stamped the sentiment using Gold Encore Ink. The center of the Poinsettia are Rhinestones Basics.
The card base is Whisper White card stock.

All afternoon I have been creating more cards and several 3-D projects. I'm really excited to share them with you. I wanted to have a 3-D project for you today but it needs a little more tweaking before I post it.

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It's still time to leave me a comment and have your name in the drawing for this beautiful homemade Christmas I made for the lucky persons name I draw tomorrow!

I will announce the winner tomorrow here on my blog. Be sure to check in to see if your name was drawn!
Until next time...Happy Stampin!
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Day 2 of 20 Days...20 Cards

Welcome to day 2 of 20 Days..20 Cards!

Today is another layout using the same idea as yesterday's card. This time I used the Big Shot and cut out the Top Note and then embossed it with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. I heat embossed the angel using Gold Encore Ink and sprinkled Stampin' Up! Gold embossing powder and tapped the excess off. I then heat set it with my heat tool.  The base of the card is Soft Sky card stock. The Sentiment is from a retired set.
I used Stampin' Up! Dimenstionals bring the Top Note off the card base to give the card a 3-D effect.
 This would be a good card to make if you had to mass produce your Christmas cards. It looks like you spent a lot of time on the card but actually it is easy and the process goes quickly.

Today I have a 3-D project for you. I had strips of 12" x 1/2" of Designer Series Paper left over from making my Curly Paper Wreaths and didn't want to throw them away. I cut the strips in half, making 6" x 1/2" and curled them just like I did for the wreaths. Using straight pins I decorated a 3" Styrofoam ball. I added Cherry Clobber Seam Binding bow and White Bakers Twine to hang the ornament. This would look great in a smaller spot or if you had a large tree, it would look nice hanging on the tree. My photos leave a lot to be desired. I just got my photo tent and I am experimenting on the best way to use it.

 This close up shows how pretty the papers look together.
Making the curly wreaths and ornaments are addicting. I never get tired of curling the ribbon or making the wreaths.

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If you haven't left me a comment to be put in my drawing to celebrating my 100th have until Monday. Just leave me a comment telling me what you are having for Thanksgiving dinner. You will have to chance to win this beautiful handmade Christmas ornament.
 Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see another Christmas card and a 3-D project! 
Until next time...Happy Stampin'
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Today is the First Day of 20 Days...20 Cards

Christmas will be here soon. Hopefully you will get some ideas to make your own homemade cards. Here and there I will add a 3-D Christmas project. Be sure to check back each day so you won't miss out on great card and projects for Christmas.

Day 1. Heat embossing and Dry embossing

I used Calm Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog along with Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  I ran the Northern Flurry Folder through the Big Shot using Whisper White card stock. I used a Sponge Dauber to add the Gold Encore Ink on the snow flakes, cut out the angel and used Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the aangel off from the card to give depth to the image. I used Whisper White card stock for the card base and the card front.

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