Saturday, September 22, 2018

Detailed Poinsettia Meets Winter Woods

Heart's Delight Cards, Peaceful Poinsettia, Winter Woods, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I just love the combination of white with gold, don't you? It looks so elegant, and I thought this would be a perfect combo to use with the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies. I borrowed the greeting from Winter Woods because I thought the combination of fonts looked good with this design.

Heart's Delight Cards, Peaceful Poinsettia, Winter Woods, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

After cutting the 4" x 4-5/8" Whisper White panel with the pine/holly die, it was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic folder. The gold poinsettia was cut from the 3-3/4" x 5" foil background, taking care to place it where the cuts wouldn't show through the pine/holly cuts in the white panel.

Heart's Delight Cards, Peaceful Poinsettia, Winter Woods, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

The poinsettia was glued to the embossed die cut panel. I left the center stamen pieces in the die cut. The foil piece was adhered to the back and the whole thing then adhered to the card base.

After the greeting was heat embossed in gold, the banner end was cut with the Banner Triple Punch. There was a strip of gold foil laying on the desk and out of curiosity I held it behind the greeting banner. It looked good, so it got added as an afterthought! Then the greeting was popped up on dimensionals on the card.

Heart's Delight Cards, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

The Detailed Poinsettia dies are so easy to use, and you can cut the inner detail and the outline at the same time! I thought it would be fun to go for the glitz on the next card, so I cut the poinsettia out of Merry Merlot glimmer paper (in the Joyous Noel Glimmer pack) and used Tranquil Tide glimmer as the back drop for the pine and holly cut outs.

Heart's Delight Cards, Peaceful Poinsettia, Winter Woods, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

This time I did use a greeting from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set that coordinates with the dies. Some gold metallic pearls were added to the center because, well.... more is more, right?

Heart's Delight Cards, Peaceful Poinsettia, Winter Woods, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

So there you have two cards; one kind of classy and one kind of glitzy. Which one do you like best?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Control Freaks Holiday Catalog Fun!


This month's Tour de Freaks theme is anything in the holiday catalog, so there are sure to be some awesome projects from the Control Freaks this month! I'm the first stop on the tour, but you may have landed here from Wendy's blog Wickedly Wonderful Creations. I just love her style! To see what everyone created follow the links to take the tour....you probably know that routine by now.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog has been out for two weeks now, and we just can't get enough of the fun products. As was totally predictable, there are so many shiny squirrels that I had a hard time deciding what to make! I finally settled on the Festive Farmhouse Suite on page 13 of the Holiday catalog, since I hadn't played with it yet.

Heart's Delight Cards, Festive Farmhouse, Farmhouse Christmas, Stampin' Up!

I just love all the elements in this suite, even though I don't have them all.....yet. *grin* I do have the Farmhouse Christmas stamp and die bundle, as well as the awesome Corrugated Dynamic TIEF and the Festive Farmhouse DSP and Cotton Twine. I adore the stitched dies in the Farmhouse Framelits dies, and layered them on the card below.

Heart's Delight Cards, Festive Farmhouse, Farmhouse Christmas, Stampin' Up!

So these are the three cards I came up with, using most of the stamps in the set. Can you believe it? So often I just use one or two, but these are all so fab, I just had to show them some inky love!

Heart's Delight Cards, Festive Farmhouse, Farmhouse Christmas, Stampin' Up!

That's all I have for today, so up next is Debbie Henderson over at Debbie's Designs. Click the button to she what she has to share!

https://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/controlfreaksseptember2018.html

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew - Country Home

https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2018/09/country-home.html

Welcome to the "Country Home" edition of the Stamp Review Crew! We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who hope to inspire you by picking one stamp set and showing many ways to use it! This stamp set is part of the splendid Country Lane Suite with so many fabulous elements! If you started at the beginning of the hop, you just landed here from Heidi's blog. You can click the banner above for the entire blog roll, or just follow the links on the bottom of each blog.


The Country Home photopolymer stamp set isn't bundled with a coordinating die or punch, but the entire suite is chock full of wonderfulness! My card today uses four of the stamps in the stamp set, as well as the Chicken Wire Elements and Braided Linen Trim that are part of the suite.


Christmas has been on my mind a lot lately (100 more days, people!) so I wanted to see if I could make a Christmas-y feeling card. Of course I had to glitz it up.....sort of an elegant farmhouse chic style. (Is there such a thing? LOL) I started by sponging Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint on the back side of the chicken wire, then stamped the milk can on Gold Foil with StazOn ink. There was a little bit of fussy cutting involved, but it wasn't bad.


Since there wasn't any die or punch with this suite, I borrowed a die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits as well as the Sprig Punch from the Joyous Noel Suite. I needed some Christmas greenery, folks!


The Braided Linen Trim was colored with a dark Cherry Cobber Stampin' Blends marker to coordinate with the Merry Merlot stamped tiles and glimmer paper.


I was only able to get one project done, so up next is Dawn Tidd over at Tiddbits From Dawn.

 http://tiddbitsfromdawn.typepad.com/tiddbits-from-dawn/2018/09/the-stamp-review-crew-country-home-edition.html

https://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-stamp-review-crew-country-home.html

Blessings to You

Heart's Delight Cards, Falling for Leaves, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!

Been feeling a bit under the weather since I got a flu shot, so I'm going to make this a quick post. My friend Sherry let me borrow her Falling for Leaves bundle and this is one of the cards I made with it.

Heart's Delight Cards, Falling for Leaves, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!

It's a simple card that uses some of the Country Lane DSP that I'm hoarding saving for a rainy day. Well, since Florence finally decided to arrive here in East Tennessee, it's raining so I guess I'd better use it, right?

Heart's Delight Cards, Falling for Leaves, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!

I chose to leave the cut-outs in the large leaf, but punched out the ones in the smaller leaf used in the background. The DSP square was cut with the largest Stitched Shapes square and matted on 2-3/4" square Basic Black. The DSP background is 1-7/8" x 5-1/2", and the greeting is from the Merry Christmas to All photopolymer stamp set.

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