I hope you have been enjoying the holiday cards I’ve been sharing here on my blog. I have some more inspiration for you today, but before we get to that I want to remind you that Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza begins today. It’s a great opportunity to snag some deals on Stampin’ Up! products. I’ll have a link at the end of this post for a list of all the great deals.
One of the extravaganza product deals is the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. During the sale you can get it for 30% off regular price. That was the embossing folder used on the first two cards I’m sharing today.
Here’s the first card I’m sharing. I made this one.
- I love the white on white look of the card base and textured card stock piece. The pine branches were made with the Pine Boughs Textured Impression Embossing Folder (141831).
- The sparkly ornament was cut with the Big Shot and Merry Tags Framelits Dies (141835). It might be hard to tell from the photo, but the ornament is actually made of three different foil papers: gold (132622), silver (132178) and copper (142020). You cut the ornament out three times, once from each paper. Snip off the silver deer and copper trees (by the ground) and then attach to over the gold deer and gold trees. If you cut a second gold ornament, you can make a second three color ornament, this time with a copper deer and silver trees.
- The foil paper piece is then glued onto a 2″ circle punched from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper (135315). Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Tie bow using a piece of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon (134583).
Here’s a similar card I received in a recent card swap. It was made by Sandy Stellenberg.
- The same ornament die from the Merry Tags Framelits was used on this card. However, it was attached to a Night of Navy circle piece that was heat embossed with gold embossing powder to make it look like snow. The dotted stamp image from the coordinating Merriest Wishes stamp set (Wood 142063, Clear 142066) was used to make the “snow”. NOTE: The stamp set and die are also sold together in a bundle (Wood 143519, Clear 143520).
- Sentiment is from the Merriest Wishes stamp set and is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
- The Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim Ribbon (141484) was used to create the hanger.
I searched for quite awhile to discover the stamp set that my next card came from. The card was one I received in a recent swap…it was made by Denise Wilson.
- The stamped images used to make this card came from the Twinkle Trees stamp set (142173) found on page 28 of the Holiday catalog. I have to admit, I was puzzled as to which stamp set was used. Guess that this was one that I just skipped over in the catalog.
- Love the clean and simple look of this card. This would be a great layout to use for ANY card project!!
- Layering Ovals Framelits (141706) were used to create the focal image.
- Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape (141659) was used behind the oval.
Here’s my final card for today. Also another received in a swap and made by Cheryl Lee.
Isn’t this Santa Bear the cutest thing you have ever seen?!!
- The Baby Bear stamp set (141859) from the Annual Catalog is the focal point of this card. (This stamp set is on sale for $19.50 through November 30.)
- The bow image (in the Baby Bear stamp set) was punched using the Holly Berry Builder Punch (141843). Did you know that the bow image on the punch coordinates perfectly with the bow in this stamp set?? The good news is that this punch will be carried over for purchase after January 4. Yea!!
- The santa hat was made with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch (141847). The hat tassel is an actual pom-pom glued onto the card.
- Background of the card was made using the Gently Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139672).
Well, that’s it for today’s projects. One last note about the Pine Bough embossing folder…it is on the “retiring” list for holiday catalog products, so is available only while supplies last.
Make sure to check out all the great deals during Stampin’ Up’s! Online Extravaganza. They can be found here. Then, head on over to my online store to do your shopping.