A Starry Christmas

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card featuring stars. I decided to make a garland of stars. As an added facet, I embossed the large Old Olive stars. In essence, this is a simple design, but the play of color, pattern, and textures make is a great card!

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  • Stamps: Six Sayings
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Stripes Embossing Folder; Stars Framelits

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SSINKCS28: Gold Tree

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Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features a fun card sketch challenge today.

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I turned the sketch on its side and featured a pretty embossed Christmas tree. You can’t tell very well, but the ornaments and the base of the tree is embossed in gold. Very pretty and shiny! And this gives me an excuse to use my pretty Winter Wonderland Vellum stack.

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  • Stamps: Festival of Trees
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow; Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Winter Wonderland Vellum; Mossy Meadow; Whisper White
  • Accessories: 1/8″ Gold Ribbon
  • Tools:

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A Dotty Christmas

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Christmas card. Another card featuring the Merry Moments DSP pack. Can’t you tell I love it! I again went simple with my design. I focused on the polka dot print and repeated the circles with the embossing folder and sentiment. Another simple yet cute Christmas card.

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  • Stamps: Seasonal Snapshot 2015
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Old Olive; Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
  • Tools: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder; 3/4″ Circle Punch; Circles Framelits

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SSINKCC28: Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso, Real Red

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Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features a fun color challenge:

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I somehow ran out of Tip Top Taupe cardstock in my crazy Christmas card frenzy. No worries, I still have the ink! And my Real Red ink just went dry and I don’t have a handy reinker. Never fear, I have Cherry Cobbler! Close enough.

For the actual card, I went with this cute reindeer tag that I saw online. Yep, that’s my fingerprint. From there, I added a simple sentiment and some dsp. As a final touch, I added a strip of washi tape (couldn’t resist the contrasting green).

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  • Stamps: Seasonal Snapshot 2015
  • Inks: Tip Top Taupe; Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Early Espresso; Whisper White
  • Accessories: 2014-2016 In Color Washi Tape; Home for Christmas Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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A Red and Green Christmas

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a red and green card. This year I decided on various shades of red and green for my Christmas cards. For this card, I wanted to feature the Merry Moments DSP pack. I love the big polka dot print.

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  • Stamps: Cup of Cheer
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Mossy Meadow; Real Red; Garden Green; Gold Paper; Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Festival of Prints DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Season of Cheer Washi tape
  • Tools: Tree Punch; Star Punch; Ornament Punch; Labels Dies

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A Sparkly Tree Christmas

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Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features another great Christmas card. I love the idea of the embossed piece peeking through on the tag. In person this card shines and sparkles. I am a huge fan of this one.

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  • Stamps: Sparkly Seasons
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Old Olive; Mossy Meadow; Gold Paper; Whisper White
  • Accessories: 1/8″ Gold Ribbon
  • Tools: Tree Punch; Scallop Tag Punch; Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

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A Classic Christmas

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Christmas card. I’ve loved using the Merry Moments DSP pack. This card and it’s variation were a way to highlight the paper. It’s a clean card, but I love it.

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  • Stamps: Cup of Cheer
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive
  • Accessories: Regals Candy Dots; Tea Doilies; Rhinestones
  • Tools: Circles Framelits

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 28

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Today’s card is actually a trio of cards. After almost a month of making cards, I have a ton of scraps laying around the desk. I hate to throw them away, but what to make with them? Of course, a banner card! I jazzed this one up a bit by embossing the vanilla piece and adding a simple sentiment on the bottom. The inside includes a little Christmas quote. IMG_5916

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  • Stamps: Retired SU Sentiment
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler; Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Festival of Prints DSP (retired); Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler; Midnight Muse (retired)
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  • Tools: Stars Embossing Folder; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

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Nutcracker GC Holders

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Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features a Christmas card challenge. This month I also joined Punk Projects for their 30 Days of Christmas Cards challenge.

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For today’s project, I decided to move beyond a greeting a card and made a few gift card holders. These are incredibly easy to make. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 2″ and 6″. Fold. Glue down the bottom flap. Add some patterned paper and a belly band and voila! Instant gift card holder! For these ones, I added a cute little nutcracker embellishment to help finish off the look!

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I did a few more GC holders of different looks, colors, and papers.

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  • Stamps: Sparkly Seasons
  • Inks: Real Red; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Cherry Cobbler; Craft White; Cucumber Crush
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Cherry Cobbler; Real Red
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Seasonal Frames Framelits

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 21

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Another fun card featuring Festival of Trees and Seasonal Snapshot 2015. I was just about to glue this card down but realized I was missing a few elements. I quickly embossed the strip of Mossy Meadow to give the card some texture. Lastly, I added the tree silhouettes to the circle sentiment to help fill the white space. Perfect!

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  • Stamps: Seasonal Snapshot 2015; Festival of Trees
  • Inks: Real Red; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Tree Punch; Stripes Embossing Folder; Circles Framelits

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