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Monday, November 17, 2014

Festival of Trees Sketch Challenge


Happy Monday! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:



Check out this week's sketch:


I have been totally in the Christmas mood the last few weeks as I have been finishing up my projects I created for a craft fair I had on Saturday. Festival of Trees stamp set was an immediate love for me as soon as I saw it and I didn't wait to order it or the coordinating tree punch. Even better - it's photopolymer!!! Using photopolymer stamps is great when 2-step stamping is involved.



Pistachio Pudding is not a color I would have thought about using on a Christmas card but it was a color on the paper I used from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. 


 Here are the card details:

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding followed by a pattern from Trim the Tree DSP Stack
  • I cut a strip of Early Espresso card stock and added Venetian Crochet Trim above and below the card stock as indicated in the sketch
  • I stamped a tree with Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock and stamped a Real Red tree base (love those photopolymers!) and cut out image with Oval Framelits. Then  I cut a larger oval from the Red Glimmer Paper for matting and mounted with dimensionals
  • I made a banner from Pistachio Pudding card stock and stamped a message from the Festival of Trees stamp set and used dimensionals only at ends of banner
  • I stamped the tree with Garden Green ink and punched out using the Tree Punch. I cut off the trunk and mounted the tree with dimensionals and punched a star from Silver Glimmer Paper and attached with Green Glue to top of tree.

Something about Christmas cards makes me want to "go all out" and decorate the inside too - something I wish I always did more often!


What do you think? Nothing fancy but that little touch can really make the difference!



We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me
Mary Brown - Stamper Camper's Corner


Product List
118309s
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack
Product List
Stamp :
Festival Of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set [135059]
Ink :
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad [126973] , Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad [126974] , Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad [126949]
Card Stock :
Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [131294] , Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack [135824] , Red Glimmer Paper [121790] , Silver Glimmer Paper [135314] , Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [100730] , Early Espresso 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [119686]
Punch :
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack(retired) [118309] , Tree Punch [135859]
Ribbon & Trim :
Venetian Crochet Trim [134581]

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bright and Beautiful Christmas



Happy Monday! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:





Here is this week's sketch:





If you have been following my blog you might know that I LOVE non-traditional colors for Christmas which is why I chose Island Indigo as my base color. I also loved the sheen in the pattern from All is Calm DSP. Here is a little better picture showing the silver sheen reflecting light.




There are 2 patterns in this paper that will reflect the light (the 1st two in the picture below):




Check out the Bright and Beautiful stamp set:



Here are some card details:
  • Card base is Island Indigo with a layer of All is Calm Designer Series Paper
  • Greeting from Bright and Beautiful  is stamped with Island Indigo ink onto Whisper White card stock and adhered to Island Indigo card stock
  • I cut a strip of Island Indigo card stock and used the Confetti Stars punch in the center of strip
  • Star embellishment was made with Star Framelits and Silver Foil Sheets as well as a stamped image from Bright and Beautiful also cut with the Star Framelits
  • Silver Ribbon wrapped around end of center strip and a bow attached with glue dots


Your Turn! We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me



Supply List (tams# 1725)



Supply List
Stamp :
Bright Beautiful Wood-Mount Stamp Set [135026] , Bright Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set [135029]
Ink :
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad [126986]
Card Stock :
Island Indigo 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock [122923] , Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [100730] , All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper [135823] , Silver Foil Sheets [132178]
Tools & Adhesive :
Mini Glue Dots [103683] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]
Punch :
Confetti Stars Punch [135861]
Ribbon & Trim :
Silver 1/8" Ribbon [132137]
Big Shot :
Stars Framelits Die [133723]

Friday, November 7, 2014

Project Life GIVEAWAY


Win every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line!
FIRST PLACE PRIZE: ONE HUNDRED (100) first place winners will receive their choice of any single Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and coordinating accessory pack. (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $24.90 USD.)
GRAND PRIZE: ONE (1) grand prize winner will receive every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line! (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $475.00 USD. Subject to item availability.


What is Project Life by Stampin' Up? Check out this video or contact me for more information.


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