12 weeks of Christmas – Week 6

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I’m a day late with my post this week, my apologies, work got in the way of creating, how rude!!

So this week, I was inspired by the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. This comes with a matching punch which I love!! Anything that saves me cutting out, is a great idea!! Although having said that, I did do some hand cutting on this weeks’ card.

This stamp set always makes me think of snow and snowflakes, so I decided to go with Pool Party as my base card. I used the music paper from Home for Christmas DSP. If you look closely at the paper, the music and words are for Silent Night.

I stamped the largest snowflake in Pool party on the dsp and then stamped the next sized down snowflake in versamark on vellum and used a mix of white embossing powder and dazzling diamonds over the top. I put a few layers of the powder mix on to make it more sparkly. It looks very sparkly in real life. I then hand cut them out, wishing there was a matching framelit!!

I then used the same mix of embossing powder and dazzling diamonds to stamp the sentiment on pool party cardstock. I cut it out with the Project Life – paper clips thinlits.

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Here’s a close up of the sparkles.

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I added a Snowflake Element and put a pearl in the centre of the 3 snowflakes for a touch of glamour. I’m very happy with the sparkly result!! We won’t talk about the sparkly desk. hehe!!

To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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GDP#006 – All about the angles

I always look forward to seeing what challenge is up at Global Design Project each Monday. Then I spend the next few days working out what to make.

Well this week, I was making a card for my monthly stamp club class on this coming Saturday and my lovely friend, Emma at Vintage Graffiti, suggested with a few tweaks, my card would suit this week’s challenge.

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So I tweaked it and here we are!! I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest where a white gel pen was used to highlight the leaves on the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. I wanted the focus to be the Garden Green tree so I stamped the background tree on the Real Red cardstock with Real Red ink.

I then stamped the tree using the new Basic Black ink and cut out using the matching Leaflets framelits (try saying that fast!!). I then highlighted the petals using the Stampin’ Chalk marker.

I then assembled it all together and added a banner using the stamp from the Flurry of Wishes set and my favourite punch, Banner triple punch.

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I think it’s kinda cute!!

I’d love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment below.

Update – I’m excited to share that this card was chosen as a winner for this challenge!! Excited much!! Thank you so much, GDP!!!

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It’s an exciting day!!!

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Welcome to the first day of Spring!!! And the first day of the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue!!!! It’s always exciting when a new catalogue is released. And this one just has so much lovely stuff in it. I have to say I was really impressed with it when I first saw it.

To celebrate the new catalogue, I wanted to share with you my team swap that I did recently. I was inspired by a demonstration from the US Convention by Pam Morgan of the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and matching punch.

So I started with the medium sized stamp and used White Staz-on to stamp out the image. I went with Staz-on as my craft ink takes forever to dry. I then punched them out with the Flower Medallion punch. Repeat 15 times. Yay!!

I then punched out the larger flurry from the punch in Silver glimmer paper. Have I ever mentioned that I love bling and silver glimmer paper? hehe. I then stamped and punched lots of the smaller flurry in Pool Party ink. I used 4 flurries per ornament. To assemble them, I folded 3 in half, then using the fine tip glue pen, glued each side together and then glued the three to the remaining flat flurry. Once they were all done, it was just a matter of assembling the layers together.

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I used the new Softly Falling embossing folder (which is just lovely) and added more glimmer paper and a banner across the bottom. To attach the ornament, I punched two small holes using my 1/16″ hole punch and threaded through the silver cording trim and tied a bow. So once Christmas is over, the lucky recipient can take off the ornament and keep it to put on the tree next year.

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So if you would like a copy of the Holiday catalogue, let me know and I would be happy to post one out to you. Or if you neeeeed to order straight away, (like me!!), you can go to my online store.

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