I love pictures of red cardinals in the snow in the winter! It’s just something you see during the holidays…on cards and in photos. So I thought I might try to make my own red cardinal in the snow card!
To create the snow background I used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It totally looks like snow, don’t you think? And to create more of a snowy effect, I used dies from two different sets. The swirls (snow swirls!) are from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, and the large snowflakes themselves are from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies.
Now for the adorable little red (umm) cardinal. I know this bird isn’t really a cardinal, but he’s just SO cute!! And I don’t have a cardinal stamp, I have two cute birds from the Oh So Happy Stamp Set. So one of them just had to become a cardinal! I colored him with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (and his beak and feet were colored with Daffodil Delight Blends!).
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The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies were used to make the snowflakes on today’s card, and they are retiring on December 30th. They have been my favorite dies from the Holiday Catalog! Here are some projects I’ve made using these great dies:
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Thanks for stopping by today! Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear what you think of the cardinal in the snow card 🙂
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I’m back today with a video tutorial on how to make these quick and easy gift boxes! I showed you one of these darling little boxes the other day on the Pals Blog Hop HERE. I’m personally making a bunch of these for my holiday gifts and I was thinking you might like to make some too! Here’s the video:
The foil paper takes this box from ordinary to FABULOUS! Stampin’ Up! has a nice selection of foil papers (gold, silver, copper), but I personally love this Champagne Foil. And when you run the piece on the top of the box through the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, it really creates a WOW factor!
In addition to the Champagne Foil Box, I’ve also made another box using Cherry Cobbler card stock and panels made from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (4 panels 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″). The top of this box is a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ and embossed with the same embossing folder. AND, you can get this embossing folder FREE from me!
Free Embossing Folder!
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Do you want a little more bling on your cards? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you! Stampin’ Up! has just released 3 new FREE Sale-a-Bration items, and one of the items is Glimmer Paper!! Beautiful colors of 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper!
Well, of course I had to show it to you. This card has two of the new colors of Glimmer Paper, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum. Aren’t they gorgeous!
To show off these pretty papers, I’ve used a background paper from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.
The little “Thank You” is from the stamp set called Swan Lake. It’s a cute font and was just the size I needed.
So how can you get this fabulous Glimmer Paper? Well, it’s FREE with any $50 order…but…it’s only available through March 31st.
What might you order for $50? CLICK HERE to see all of the fabulous stamps and dies! Choose your items and then add this fabulous 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Item No. 143831) and you will receive it for FREE!
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Stamps: Swan Lake Ink: Sweet Sugarplum Paper: Whisper White and Mint Macaron card stock, Succulent Garden dsp, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper Tools: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine Embellishments: Metallics Enamel Shapes
This past weekend was my father-in-law’s 90th birthday! We had a special family dinner and I made him this endless (sometimes called never ending) card. Our family members signed little cropped pieces of card stock and I was able to include them all on the card. As you can see below, some of the family got quite fancy with their computers 🙂 He loved it!
The endless card keeps opening up and opening up and you end back at the beginning 🙂 The card actually opens three times. The above photo is the first opening. I put most of the family greetings here.
This photo shows the second opening of the card. You can see that I have to hold it down with my finger to give you a good view of it.
And this is the back of the card. When you open it from here (by separating it at the middle), you return to the front of the card. Isn’t this neat? Dad loved his card and I think it will be a treasure for him as he slowly reads the comments from the family.
I made a special envelope for the card using our Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board. The pretty label on the envelope uses the labels from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit. And, I stamped the letters on the label with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.
The endless cards aren’t that hard to make once you get the hang of them. I’ve made several and they get easier every time! Here’s a little video I made for you showing an endless card made with the Stampin’ Up! Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. This isn’t a tutorial, but it shows you how the card opens.
For a tutorial on how to make the card, I’ll refer you to a wonderful video by Robin Messenheimer. CLICK HERE to go right to her tutorial. Have fun!
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Stamps: Brushwork Alphabet, Stylized Birthday, Suite Sentiments, Balloon Adventures Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder Paper: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party,
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack,
2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, 2015-17 In Color Envelope Paper Tools: Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Star Blast
Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
I’m still playing around to see what I will use for my personal Christmas card. Today I used the Christmas Pines stamp set and did a bit of watercoloring…I like it!
The pine boughs were stamped on watercolor paper in Garden Green and Old Olive inks. The tiny berries were then stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I took my Aqua Pen and just started brushing over the stamped images with a bit of water until it was blended!
Pretty Pointer: Whenever you want something to stand out, layer it with a contrasting or brighter color. In this case I wanted my watercolored panel to stand out, so I put a narrow layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock behind it.
I used the softly falling embossing folder on the background panel of Blushing Bride card stock. It really carries out the little berry theme 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today! I’m getting ready to have my monthly card classes this weekend and our focus is Holiday Tags, so be watching for some pretty tags on the blog!!
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Stamps: Christmas Pines, Reason for the Season Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive Paper: Watercolor Paper, Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock Embellishment: White Doily