Merry Mistletoe Christmas Card with Buffalo Check

Today’s project has been brewing in my head ever since I saw the Buffalo Check stamp, its pattern is very similar to one in the Under the Mistletoe DSP pack, so I decided to use it as a background for this simple Mistletoe card.

The Mistletoe Season stamp set is the perfect one for beginners and avid crafters alike to use as there are so many gorgeous combinations you can come up with. I’ve used the two mistletoe sprigs for the main focal point of this card. These are two-step stamps with a difference, they don’t completely line up, making them a great starting point for beginners.

Mistletoe Season Card flat

I stamped my outline mistletoe in Pear Pizzazz and then took the filler stamp, inked with Pear Pizzazz again but stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on my image. I love how the two-tone image gives the card some depth.

A simple bow stamped in Real Red finishes off the main image. As mentioned above my background was created with the Buffalo Check stamp again with Pear Pizzazz. The Merry Christmas greeting in the bottom corner adds a greeting. To finish the card I added three clusters of the white enamel dots in the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to perfectly replicate mistletoe berries.  A simple card which is quick and easy to replicate for those last minute cards you need to make.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Champagne Shimmer Snowflake Card

The pictures of today’s project don’t really do it justice as you can’t appreciate the gorgeous shimmer of the Champagne Foil layer and the stamping is done with Champagne Frost Shimmer paint.

Stamping with the Shimmer Paint is easy, just shake your bottle well then pour a little paint out onto a clear block and use  a stamping sponge or a sponge dauber to apply to your stamp and then stamp. The images I’ve gotten haven’t been as crisp as they are with our normal inks but I love the effect they create. I used very detailed stamps on this project, a better result might be gained from more solid images.

Champagne Shimmer Snowflake card flat

The combination of Night of Navy gives these cards a very majestic feel which I think is perfect for Christmas cards.  Have you had a go with stamping with the Shimmer Paint? If not I suggest you do as I love the shimmery effect it creates.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Stocking Christmas Card with Hung with Care

Have you checked out the Hostess sets in the Autumn/Winter catalogue yet, I feel these often get overlooked as they are right at the back of the catalogue. This year we have two lovely offerings, my favourite being Hung With Care which features a collection of gorgeous stockings ready to hang up and wait for Santa to fill with goodies. If you want this set then simply place an order of £150.00 or more and choose this as part of  your Stampin’ Rewards.

I’ve kept today’s card fairly simple so you can see just how cute these little stockings are. I coloured them with our Stampin’ Markers in the colours Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake and then fussy cut them out.

hanging stockings card flat

I added a little sparkle to the card with two thin strips of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Suite and guess what…no glitter fell off when making this card!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Poppy Parade Santa Christmas Card

For today’s card I’ve gone for a mainly monochromatic colour scheme using Poppy Parade, I love this colour its such a happy vibrant red and works so well as the colour for Santa’s suit.

The background was created using the Buffalo Check stamp and the greeting came from the Peaceful Poinsettia set. The big curvy sentiments were the reason I bought this set and I can’t wait to use it some more.

Poppy Parade buffalo Santa card close up

The cute little Santa comes from the Signs of Santa set and has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends, the Dark Mango Melody on his belt really stands out among all the Poppy Parade.

To add some extra interest I stamped a banner from Banners For You in tone on tone Poppy Parade and added this die cut behind my sentiment. I finished the card off with one of the Snowflake Trinkets which are available as part of the November Snowflake Showcase.

Poppy Parade buffalo Santa flat

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Merry Merlot and Copper Snow is Glistening Collection

Today I’m back to share with you a few card I made with the new Snow is Glistening stamp set and matching dies, these products are only available during November while stocks last, so if you like what you see I urge you to place your order quickly and we’ve already lost one of the products in the showcase.

This stamp set is like a dream come true for me as I’m a huge snowflake fan and have quite a collection of various snowflake sets, these is my favourite though simply for that Christmas tree stamp its stunning and could be my favourite stamp of the whole Christmas releases this year.

So obviously this stamp had to be the focus of my projects right? So here are four different ways use that gorgeous stamp.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 1

First up is a simple card using just Merry Merlot ink and the Stamp-a-ratus to create this card front, this really highlights how detailed and beautiful that stamp is. I finished the card with a simple layer of copper foil to add a more Christmassy feel.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 2

For my second card I went a little more detailed and stamped the tree in Versamark and embossed in Copper embossing powder. I added a sentiment also from the Snow is Glistening stamps set and used the Tailored Tag punch to add some copper highlights to the card. I also stamped the large snowflake in Merry Merlot on the card base to give a subtle detail to the background.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 3

For the third card I embossed the tree again in Copper but this time I stamped it was on Merry Merlot cardstock, I then roughly cut the tree out. I created the background using the falling snowflakes stamp in two rows across the middle of the cardstock, with the Stamp-a-ratus  this was easy it line up and looks great. I added a strip of Merry Merlot cardstock across the middle to ground the tree when I adhered it. To finish the card I added the greeting “Seasons Greeting” from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, which is another gorgeous snowflake set. As a final touch I added three copper snowflakes cut from the Snowfall Thinlits.

merry merlot snowflake showcase card 4

This final card is my favourite, probably because it uses the gorgeous Merry Merlot and Copper Reversible Ribbon, this is in my opinion the most gorgeous ribbon Stampin’ Up! have ever created, I’m tempted to order more and use it with my Christmas wrapping.

The background of this card was created using the tree stamp vertically, I’m impressed I was able to line this up so you couldn’t tell where the join was, thank you Stamp-a-ratus!!

The main focal point of the card is the large snowflake, this was tricky to cut out of the foil without it ripping, but I finally got it to work by placing some greaseproof paper between the foil and the die and running through the Big Shot four times.

I have loved creating all of these cards and using the Snow is Glistening stamp set, pop back later to see more projects with this gorgeous set and the other set in the Snowflake Showcase, Happiness Surrounds.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Three Card Thursday: Spirited Snowmen

So I’m back today with three cards using a limited number of products and featuring the Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. This is one of my favourite stamp sets to colour with the Stampin’ Blends as a little colour brings these cute characters to life.

Spirited snowmen Card 1

for the first card I used a Pool Party base stamped with snowflakes. The cute snowman was coloured with a mix of Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Bermuda Bay and the label is cut from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Spirited Snowmen Card 2

I used a layer of vellum stamped with Versamark to give this card some extra detail. I love how this one turned out and think I’m saving it to give to my husband for Christmas.

Spirited Snowmen Card 3

How cheeky does this little guy look? He’s guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients face I’m sure. I fussy cut some of the holly to create some added embellishments for this card.  These three cards use all the stamps in the Spirited Snowmen set which makes me happen as its something which happens so rarely, but does show what a great set this is to work with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Christmas Card featuring the Merry Christmas Thinlits

Following on from yesterday’s card I have another card to share which doesn’t use an stamping. Today its a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas Thinlits and some of the All is Bright Designer Paper.

To add some extra detail to the “Merry Christmas” greeting and the All is Bright background layer I made a layer from vellum. I used the Detailed Bauble Thinlits, first using the detailed doily image and embossing it with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and then cutting out the doily with the edging die.

Merry Christmas Thinlits Christmas Card flat

A simple card with a big impact which is fairly easy to mass produce if you don’t mind a bit of die cutting!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x