Golden Light Over Bethlehem

Each year I hold a couple card making classes at my church. We take a couple hours out of our hectic schedules and enjoy making two cards. This year’s Christmas card class took place this past Saturday. To get them warmed up, I started with a simple yet stunning card that I’m sharing with you today. Tomorrow you’ll get to see their stepped-up card that features more techniques. I just love the stunning star on this one!

Golden Light Over Bethlehem
Stamp Set:  Star of Light
Cardstock:  Cucumber Crush*, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Home For Christmas*
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil
Ink:  Cucumber Crush*
Tools:  Bethlehem Edgelits Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

FUN FACT: Today is my 5 year Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Anniversay! Yay!

#staroflight #homeforchristmas #stampinup #bethlehemedgelits #christmascard

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Dapper Bethlehem

I am trusting I’m not the only person that had completely forgotten to get any Christmas Designer Series Paper yet, so here’s a fun alternative – I searched through all my DSP and knew as soon as I saw the black and white sheet in Whole Lot of Lovely, I would sponge it with Dapper Denim to make it match! Remember that any DSP that has white or light areas can be sponged to match your project!

Dapper Bethlehem Front

Here’s a side angle to see that I glued the background die flat to the card and popped the front die cut up with Dimensionals to give it a little pop:
Dapper Bethlehem Side
Now get busy making your Christmas cards – it’ll be here before you know it!

Stamp Set: Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock: Basic Black, Dapper Denim
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink: Dapper Denim, VersaMark
Lovelies: 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools: Stampin’ Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Banner Triple Punch, Bethlehem Edgelit Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Happy Acorns

I have had a whirlwind October. I was able to visit my niece and her family in Pennsylvania. From there, we went to upstate New York to visit my son. We decided to add in a day trip to Vermont and Massachusetts. It was a much needed vacation. The one thing I forgot, though, is that I always sneak and leave a card for my son to find after we’ve said our goodbyes. There were some items I needed to mail to him after we got back home, though, so I made sure to make him one. First I made the top card with So Saffron. Hunter advised me that it was a little too feminine and that I needed to make it with a shade of blue instead. Hence, the two cards you see. I love this DSP…it’s too bad it’s retired and I’m almost out of it. Those super cute little acorns crack me up!

Happy Acorns

Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You*
Cardstock: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Into the Woods*
Ink:  Early Espresso
Lovelies:  Subtles and Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot

*Retired Products

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You’re the Best Butterfly

I am continuing on with my personal pledge to #cutitdonthoardit with my Designer Series Paper. Here we have a sweet card that uses a small flower print from Whole Lot of Lovely DSP with the bold statement from the You’re Delightful Hostess set. It strikes a perfect balance! And we have an adorable butterfly looking over it all.

Youre the best butterfly

Stamp Set:  You’re Delightful (Hostess)
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pool Party
Lovelies: Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Butterflies Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!
Holiday Catalog

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Birthday Frenzy Twist

The minute I saw the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in the newest Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The shiny foil accents were all the incentive I needed to hoard it. Well, I say, “No more!” Why keep all this gorgeous paper to myself?  It needs to be shared to bring smiles to others.  I have made a personal pledge to #cutitdonthoardit with all my DSP…join me!

Birthday Frenzy Twist

Stamp Set:  Balloon Celebration
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Foil Frenzy Specialty
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist
Lovelies: Black Metallic Thread
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!
Holiday Catalog

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Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Hers and His Baptism Cards

Two very special people at my church committed their lives to Christ and no card can ever express the joy we all feel, but I wanted them to know I love them and I’m so happy for them! Both cards use the Blessed by God stamp set*, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and Lots of Labels Framelits.  Below are the lists of colors and lovelies used for each card. (P.S. Sorry about the fuzzy photo!)

Baptism Cards
Her Card
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon*, 2016-2018 Enamel Shapes*

His Card
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Lovelies:  Basic Gray Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon*, Neutrals Candy Dots*

*Retired Product

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!
Holiday Catalog

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