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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop

Last weekend, I held an annual Holiday Card Workshop at my home.  In total, participants created 12 cards, 3 each of the following 4 designs:

1) Snowflake Card:

Colors:  Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Jolly Bingo Bits, Greetings of the Season
Accessories: Postage Stamp Punch, 1" Square Punch, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

2) Polar Bear Card:

Colors:  Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Polar Party, Greetings of the Season
Accessories:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Black Staz-on Ink, Blender Pens, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Pool Party, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain in Real Red

3) Ornament Card:

Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season
Accessories:  Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Dazzling Details, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

4) Gingerbread Man Card:

Colors:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Scentsational Season, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Holiday Collection Framelit Dies, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Holidays,
~ Maria

New Ornamental Elegance Kit

Get the Ornamental Elegance Kit - While Supplies Last!

The ornament on the cover of Stampin' Up!'s holiday catalog is such a hit that they are making it available to you just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself!  They've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) 

Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

Take advantage of this amazing offer--just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:

  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Click here to place your order today!

Thank you,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cheers to You!

This oversized 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card was created for a colleague.  The color scheme was inspired by a bottle of champagne that we gave to her.

Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White, Champagne
Stamp Sets:  Happy Hour
Accessories:  Tasteful Trim XL Die, Labels Collection Framelits, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria