A little whimsy…

Do you prefer traditional Christmas colors, or do you like a little color mix up for your creations? I found the Whimsy & Wonder suite did not disappoint! The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder DSP were fun, subtle, metallic, and had pops of pink hues to balance out the combination!

I was trying to a simpler card layout to make it easier to re-create this for multiples. I started by stamping the small berry bunch with Misty Moonlight on Misty Moonlight cardstock. I chose a subtle piece of the Whimsy & Wonder cardstock to compliment my trees that I cut out using the coordinating Christmas Tree dies.

I had a hard time deciding which trees were my favorite! I stamped the biggest one with Mint Macaron and followed it with Polished Pink dots for the ornaments! Then, I took a piece of the 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum (Soft Succulent) and cut out one of the mid-size trees. Next, I wanted to balance the sizes and colors, so I cut out those cute little mini trees with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride!

For extra texture, I placed the piece of DSP on a scalloped die cut from the Scalloped Contour dies. I highly recommend this for you dies-they are very versatile with the scallop border, flowers, and the scalloped rectangle dies!

To finish the card, I used a small Joy sentiment from the Whimsical Trees on Blushing Bride. The Metallic Mesh has been a favorite of mine this holiday season for a quick pop of bling!

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Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Product List
Whimsical Trees Bundle (English)
Christmas Trees Dies
Whimsical Trees Cling Stamp Set (English)
Scalloped Contours Dies
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
Cute cards · Sale a Bration

Lovely Bees

Who doesn’t love bees? (well not right in my face) But they are soooo beneficial for the environment, pollination, honey, and defying physics! I love the colors of black, white, yellow, and gold together!!

We had our Team Gathering last month. I have always wanted to do a Card Gut challenge! We all got the same sized pieces of cardstock and DSP in an envelope. We all were allowed to add extra colored paper, embellishments, and stamps. We just couldn’t alter the paper included in the card guts! I posted three of our team’s cards on this post!

During Sale-a-bration, one of the FREE items choices is the Golden Honey Specialty DSP! I LOVE THIS PAPER! Playful and yet elegant patterns of black, white, and gold to make your projects gorgeous! And since it specialty paper, it’s thicker and metallic!

I started with the card guts: Thick Whisper White cardstock, Golden Honey DSP, Basic Black. I ran the Basic Black through the die cutting machine with the Hammered Metal 3-D folder. I wanted a pop of yellow, so I added a mat piece of Daffodil Delight. I ran a piece of Gold Foil through the die cutting machine with the hive die for a fun accent.

To create the bees I stamped with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with the Shimmer Black embossing powder! Have you tried it yet? It made the bees so fun and whimsical! I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the sentiment!

Now to show you the team’s creations!

Connie’s Creation using blends, gold foil, and gold edged trim ribbon
Kathy used a sponge technique to color the card base. The bees and bike were colored too!
Kelli used gold foil and the bee dies.

I hope you enjoyed the card cards we all made from the same pieces! Be sure to check out all the great new products in the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration freebies! Laura’s Stampin Up! website.

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Product List
Honey Bee Bundle
Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Detailed Bee Dies
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Gold Foil Sheets
Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
Versamark Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Christmas · Holiday

Let it Snow

Remember my last post about my new obsession with Snow Accent Puff Paint? Well, here is a whimsical snowman car we made for the World Card Making Day yesterday! It was part of a Stamp a Stack of cards! So my amazing ladies made 108 total yesterday! Whew!

Here is a close up of the puff paint as snow balls! It’s just therapeutic to watch it pop up! The background has a quick watercolor wash of Costal Cabana to make the snowballs pop even more!

To make the color combination for this card, I just picked out the snowfall piece from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP. To give the snowman image more texture, I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes dies and added a Real Red Cotton Bow to anchor the image. The girls LOVED this card yesterday!

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