I love the sassy girl images in the Hey Girlfriend stamp set, I think will make great cards for girls of any age to recieve. I know my seven year old has loved stamping with these more than me so far.
Today I’ve kept the cards fairly simple by just colouring with Stampin’ Blends and adding so of the Oh So Ombre 6 x 6 dsp pack as a background. This paper pack is availbale during Sale-A-Bration and is proving very popular.
I’ve used the largest scalloped square frame from the Stitched So Sweetly die set on this first card. I also had to add in the little dog as it reminds me of the one from Bella & Friends a couple of years ago, so cute!
For this card I stamped the sentiment using the Many Messages stamp and die set. This combo is great because with one stamp you get 19 messages and then simply place the die over and they all cut out in one go, so a great addition if you need a lot of sentiments quickly.
This is another quick card using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, unlike my post last week this card doesn’t use the matching punches its just focuses on the Holly stamp.
I used the second largest Stitched Rectangle in Whisper white for my stampinglayer. On this I randomly stamped the holly and berries stamp all over in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. To fill in the gaps I used Real Red ink and the speckle of dots stamp to create a background.
I coloured the leaves with Mossy Meadow and the berries with Real Red Stampin’ Blends.
I used one of the patterns from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP as my background, matted onto a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock.
My greeting was stamped on the middle circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies, with the corresponding scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies in Mossy Meadow behind it.
This was a quick card to pull together and so perfect if you still have a lot of cards to make.
I love the cuteness of all the characters in the Warm & Toasty stamp set and today I’m taking the skating Polar Bear and showing how you can take a simple design and give it some wow factor.
For all three cards I’ve used a colour combination of Pretty Peacock, Pool Party and Whisper White for a frosty feel to all the cards.
On this first card I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 14.4cm x 10cm and stamped my Polar Bear and the greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I then added some colour to the bear with a Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. I added some of the Adhesive Snowflakes to embellish the card.
To step up my second card I added a layer of Pool Party cardstock as a layer behind my white layer. I again stamped my Polar Bear with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink but when colouring him in I added in some Pool Party for some shadows in the ground and the Poler Bears bum.
For my greeting on this card I stamped it on some seperate Pool Party cardstock and die cut with one of the Tasteful Labels dies. I used Stampin’ Dimensions to adhere the label and add some height to the card. Again I used the Adhesive Snowflake Sequins as an embellishment.
The main wow factor of this card is the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I again stamped my Polar Bear on Whisper White cardstock and added the Pool Party shadow at the base. I then ran this through the Winter SnowEmbossing folder, yes this makes the Polar Bear covered in snowflakes.
I then stamped the Polar Bear again on some spare Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut him out, you don’t need to cut round the skates as these are already on the background. Once he’s cut out add some colour the Polar Bear and then adhere him over the background bear.
To add an extra layer of dimension I cut and coloured another scarf for the bear and used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card.
I again used the Tasteful Labels for my greeting and to embellish the card I added some ruffles of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon behind the label before I adhered it to the card.
Which is your favourite? I love the Winter Snow Embossing folder so the third card is my favourite, but I do love all the cards as they have the cute Polar Bear.
I don’t think you can make Christmas cards without having a few that feature Santa himself. The Don’t Stop Believin’ stamp set has the perfect Santa image to create a focal point for your cards.
Here I’ve coloured him with Real Red Stampin’ Blends for his jacket and hat and Clear Wink of Stella to add a glittery touch to his furry trim. Now he’s all ready to deliver those presents.
The background paper comes from the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series pack. This pack is full of a variety of Christmas themed imagary, if you only pick one paper pack this Christmas this would be my first choice. Until October 31st you can also recieve 15% when you purchase selected designer papers and this one is included, perfect!