Christmas

Quick Curvy Christmas in a Snap!

I will admit-when I first saw this Curvy Celebrations bundle as a pre-order last month, I figured I could wait until January to buy the bundle. After seeing sooo many sweet, elegant, eclectic, and creative uses for this bundle, I had to have it! Then I noticed that the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas 6×6 paper are available only now through January 4, 2021! I bought the whole kit and caboodle!

Everyone can purchase this bundle or the individual items-grab them today to make your quick Christmas cards! This card was inspired by Dawn Olchefske’s creation that I found on Pinterest. I changed the bow to the Metallic Mesh ribbon and then used the more ornate curvy die.

Here is what I used to create this card: Curvy Christmas and Curvy dies ; Just Jade card base (8 1/2 “ x 5 ½”); DSP (1”x5 ¼”); Cherry Cobbler (5 ¼” x 3 1/2 “); Whisper White (4”x 5 1/4 “); Metallic Mesh Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones; Just Jade ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink; Basic Gray ink.

Cut a strip of the Classic Christmas DSP to 1″x 5 1/4″ to place at the bottom.

Use the curvy die of your choice and place it about at the half way point of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and run through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing machine. (SCEM) Next, I stamped the pine boughs with Just Jade-but to make the curves, I only inked up half of the stamp. Then you flip the stamp the other direction to follow the curve on the other side. Cut a strip of the Classic Christmas DSP to 1″x 5 1/4″ to place at the bottom.

Stamp the berries with Cherry Cobbler ink and the sentiment with Basic Gray. Then I tied the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in a knot and finished the card with some Basic Rhinestone jewels.

Stay tuned this week for the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!!! Most of the 2020-2021 Catalog items are on sale at 10% off! Here is the list of exclusions for the sale. Everything else in the Annual catalog is on sale!

I send out monthly thank you gifts to those who choose me as their demonstrator! It means a lot and helps this stay at home mom a bunch!

Check back to get your sale items!!!!

Hugs-Laura

Product List
Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Classic Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Quite Curvy Bundle (English)
$41.25
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)
$70.50
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Christmas

Dainty Christmas Wreath

I don’t know how I passed up this gem in the Holiday Catalog!! The Ornamental Envelopes bundle has some many options you can use! I have used this on at least 4 card designs and I am still coming up with great ideas! I haven’t really used the Envelope Dies that much! I will now that the holidays are coming up! Think of all the fun and ornate envelopes you can create with the dies!!

Take a peek at the dies and stamp set!

I love the lines that you can stamp on the front of your envelope to put your recipients address on for that extra touch! I have used the ornament bunch stamp set and dies to make a fun fold card for our monthly Mystery Zoom class.

I used the card sample in the top right of the picture as an inspiration for my card. I just loved the dainty size of the greenery! First, I took a piece of Mossy Meadow (4″ x 5 1/4″) and punched a 2″ circle out of it. I used this as the mat piece for this card as well to paper save. Next, I placed it where I wanted the wreath and it served as a guide to stamp the 2 greenery stamps and the berry stamp.

I started with the darkest ink color first so I could line up the other two stamps easily. I used Mossy Meadow for the thin greenery stamp using the circle as my guide. You can also arc the photopolymer stamp to a more circular shape as well. I did overlap the ends a bit. Then I used Old Olive ink for the thicker greenery stamp using the previous stamp as my guide. The last stamp was the berries which I used Real Red ink.

To help disguise the more sparse areas, I used the flower trio stamp twice with Real Red and cut out with the coordinating die. I used Mini Dimensionals to pop some up and some I used Glue Dots. To make the flowers pop, I then added the Red Rhinestones and a Real Red Braided Trim bow. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas! Very versatile for all your holiday cards!

Do you see the the specks?? I used the flicking technique with Wink of Stella. You take the brush tip and squeeze a little of the wink to the brush tip. Then, you take the brush and flick it towards your paper from the cap.

Be sure to add this to your wish list!!! You will love all the elegant creations you can use the bundle for this holiday! If you want to order a little, use the host code below:

I will mail you a gift from me for any order over $50! If your order is $150 or more, you shouldn’t use this code. Start your own order and you will earn host dollars for FREE product for you!

Thank you for stopping by! Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Ornamental Envelopes Bundle
$47.50
Envelopes  Dies
$36.00
Ornamental Envelopes Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$7.00
Real Red 3/16" (4.8 Mm) Braided Linen Trim
$7.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Sweet & Simple Christmas Coffee Card

I am a Starbucks addict-and I mean to the point that I’m friends with my baristas on Facebook! So you can imagine my excitement when I saw the new Press On stamp set in the Holiday Catalog! To add to this adorable set, there is also the Heartwarming Hugs suite! This suite has mini coffee cups & carriers, sweet adornments, gorgeous DSP, 2 stamp sets, and coordinating dies! The Warm Wraps dies help you create a variety of coffee cup wraps! I have seen some cute cups and cards embellishments created with the Festive Felt Sheets that are in the Holiday Catalog! (Sorry, this is my favorite season and I get a little giddy seeing all bright shinny things!)

So to create this card, I used a layout in the Holiday catalog and changed up the paper, stamp set, and colors. It’s a great way to get out of a creator’s block! I used a Crumb Cake card base and then ran a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Real Red through the Stamp-Cut-Emboss Machine with the Wrapped In Texture Embossing folders. The patterned paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and is cut a to 3″ x 4 1/2″. I then cut a banner edge to create some visual interest.

I stamped the coffee cups on a 1 1/2″ x 4″ Whisper White piece with Memento Black and used my Blends to color in the cups. There is a Red Rhinestone in the center of the heart on the center cup. (Blends used: Real Red combo, Old Olive combo, and Crumb Cake combo) I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Hugs stamp set on a scrap of Crumb Cake and used the Classic Label punch to create the shape. I loved the stitching from the ribbon that is from the Playful Pets Trim combo.

There is still time left to use this month’s host code to grab some goodies to create with! Shop now by clicking the button below!

Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by!

Laura

Product List
Press On Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Warm Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
$7.50
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$7.00
Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders
$8.00
Classic Label Punch
$18.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Christmas · Holiday

Beautiful Baubles

The Brightly Gleaming Suite is just gorgeous! There are so many possiblitites using this suite to make cards, pages, framed art, and even ornaments for your tree! This card was made for our first of two Stamp a Stack of cards! It was so much fun to create and the results are so elegant!

I stamped the holly berry bunch randomly on the Pretty Peacock base using matching ink. Next, I used the Copper Delicata Metallic Ink to stamp the smaller ornaments and then punch them out with coordinating punch. Then, I used the bigger ornament punch to cut out an ornament with no fuss! I ran Copper Foil through the die cutting machine using the Hammered Metal 3-D folder. I adhered it to the base and then layered a piece of Very Vanilla to create a focal point for the ornaments. To make the ornaments seem more realistic, I cut out just the tops and adhered them to create the metal tops on the ornaments.

To create the Pretty Peacock bow, I used a Pretty Peacock Blends to color White Baker’s Twine. There is this elegant Classic Weave Ribbon that has copper “Merry Christmas” written on it. I cut a small piece and stabilized it on a Very Vanilla strip of paper.

I love how the card came out and how the colors just compliment one another!

Stay tuned for more fun cards!