Simple Touch of Sympathy

Unfortunately, there are times in our lives that we need to make sympathy cards. I prefer floral cards with a small spot of color. I enjoy sponging color onto the wooden Touches of Nature Elements. Just make sure you protect your table. Use a scrap of paper and sponge onto the wooden piece while it’s laying on it. If you try to hold it while sponging, the ink will not cover it completely. This card also uses a couple retired products, but you can always substitute similar ribbon and Designer Series Paper.

Simple Touch of Sympathy

Stamp Set:  Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms*
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies: Touches of Nature Elements, Whisper White Organza Ribbon*, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Sponges
*Retired Product

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Triple Time Wreath

I have been intrigued by the Triple Time stamping technique for several years now. For some reason or another, I never got around to trying it. I am so in love with the Painted Harvest stamp set and started seeing wreaths made with it everywhere online. I thought it would be a perfect technique to allow for the focus to be on the wreaths. I doubled the linen thread to make the cutest little bow. Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler are beautiful classic Christmas colors. I am so happy with how it turned out!

Triple Time Wreath
Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest, Star of Light
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Lovelies: Linen Thread

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Cool Treats Birthday Frenzy

I am continuing on with my #cutitdonthoardit pledge with another card using the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. This time, I made several Birthday cards to send out, continuing with another pledge that #imbringingbirthdaysback! The only ink on the front is the ice cream. I decided that it made the Soft Sky a little creamier by stamping it onto Whisper White and die cutting it instead of just simply die cutting Soft Sky cardstock. This turned out to be such a fun card – from the little lattice style embossing on the cone to using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a couple lines to the top and bottom of the 2 ¼” strip of Whisper White. Hunter suggested angling the Happy Birthday die and cone and I must say it turned out great! I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for added sparkle and they are ready to be dropped in the mail!

Cool Treats Birthday Frenzy
Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Foil Frenzy Specialty
Ink:  Soft Sky
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlit, Frozen Treats Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

#stampinup #birthdaycard #foilfrenzy #cooltreats #frozentreatsframelits #happybirthdaythinlit

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Golden Night in Bethlehem

As promised, here is the second card from last Saturday’s card making class at my church.  It is a stepped-up card that features more techniques. The ladies got a kick out of the candy cane style stripes embossed onto Always Artichoke cardstock.

Golden Night in Bethlehem
Stamp Set:  Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Lovelies: Metallics Glitter Tape*, 1/8” Gold Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

*Retired Product

#stampinup #nightinbethlehem #christmascard

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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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