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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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 30

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For the last day of 30 Days of Christmas Cards, I went a bit crazy with my gold embossing powder. I actually embossed about 10 different images. I’ll be using those on other cards or in my December Daily. IMG_5979

Today’s card features one of my favorite retired SU stamps: Star Tree. I love the simplicity of this stamp. And yet, I always forget I own it until I start digging in my Christmas supply box As this embossed image is so striking in person, I decided to do a simple pattern paper background and some layering cardstock. The card was still missing something. Thankfully I finally found my misplaced Home for Christmas Enamel Dots. Perfect finish!
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  • Stamps: Star Tree
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  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP; Garden Green; Real Red; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots; Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tools:

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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)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Stars Embossing Folder; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 22

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Today’s set of cards was an easy way to use up scraps and random retired papers. Plus I wanted to use my new Cup of Cheer stamp set. I love that you can color the letters to customize the stamp. IMG_5857 Here’s the whole set:IMG_5854

  • Stamps: Cup of Cheer
  • Inks: Garden Green; Real Red; Old Olive; Riding Hood Red; Gumball Green (retired); Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White; random papers; Festival of Prints DSP (retired); Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Snowflakes; Holly stickers
  • Tools:

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 18

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Today’s card looks really cool, but was such a pain to make! I ended up making four of these cards (like I’ve done with all of the 30 Days cards), but seriously thought about scrapping it about 1/3 of the way through. Each card has 16 punched out shapes! Imagine having to keep track of all those shapes and make sure you get the right numbers of the right shapes and paper patterns. Yeah! It was a chore. But somehow I finished four of these cards. I really do like the look. Veyr cute and inventive. IMG_5691

  • Stamps: Six Sayings
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green; Whisper White; Gold Foil
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Star Punch; Tree Punch; Ornament Punch

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 14

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Want a way to highlight your favorite patterned paper? Punch out some pieces and create a christmas tree! I’m loving this idea. Simple and clean but it makes such a statement.

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  • Stamps: Six Sayings (inside)
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler (inside)
  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP; Old Olive; Kraft
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch; Star Punch

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 11

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Here’s a great way to use up those scraps of patterned paper. Fill a card with circles! I added the bits of burlap at the end to help fill the card.

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  • Stamps: Christmas Bliss
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Early Espresso; Pistachio Pudding (retired); Whisper White
  • Accessories: Burlap
  • Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 8

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I bought these Christmas tags last year from the clearance rack and promptly forgot about them in the Christmas supply box. Thank goodness I rediscovered them! These are perfect use as layering pieces on greeting cards. I added some other DSP and afew punched circles. As final touches, I added some washi tape and my favorite accessory: candy dots!

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  • Stamps: Retired SU sentiment; random starburst stamp
  • Inks: Real Red; Calypso Coral
  • Cardstock: Snow Festival Tags (retired); Nordic Noel DSP (retired); Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Cucumber Crush; Real Red; Kraft
  • Accessories: Brights Candy Dots; Washi Tape
  • Tools: 1″ Circle Punch; 3/4″ Circle Punch

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 7

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A fun tree-filled card for today. (Yeah I’m still using the Festival of Trees stamp set!) I stacked a few trees to one side and a large sentiment on the right side. This really is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made this month. Country is not a style that I gravitate towards, but I’m loving it for this card!

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A couple of variations for the stack.

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  • Stamps: Six Sayings; Festival of Trees
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Cherry Cobbler; Pear Pizzaz
  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Doilies
  • Tools: Tree Punch; Star Punch

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October Card Swap

For October’s swap, we were to make a tag and an embellishment.  I decided that I just couldn’t do two Christmas items, so I made a birthday tag and a Christmas embellishment.

Card #1

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I wanted to have a good layered tag with some of that great Moonlight DSP.

  • Stamps: Perfect Penants
  • Inks: Blackberry Bliss
  • Cardstock: Moonlight DSP
  • Accessories: Gold Metallic Buttons; Gray Twine; Purple Ribbon (not SU)
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Card #2

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This simple star is not really a star at all.  Its five Christmas trees arranged in a star.

  • Stamps: 25 Days
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Trim the Tree DSP
  • Accessories: Silver Glitter
  • Tools: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch; Christmas Tree Punch

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