Don’t get me wrong, card making is something everyone should do everyday. Except we all get busy with kids, husbands, activities, laundry and dinner. (Really, I fed them all yesterday! And did laundry 2 weeks ago! What more do they want from me!) But if there is one season a year everyone should make cards, its the Holiday Season that occurs in December.
I get so excited when the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog comes out because of all the new stamp sets that are introduced for holiday card making! (Not to mention the ideas for both card making AND gift giving!)
I used Baked Brown Sugar card stock for the card base and Cherry Cobbler card stock and ink for the Stars and Sentiment stamp. Using the Magnetic Platform, I was able to perfectly nestle a smaller sized star inside the larger star – which allows the stamped star image on the Baked Brown Sugar card stock stand out!
Finish up the card by tying some linen thread into a bow around the star, backing the sentiment with some Cherry Cobbler card stock, and some Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the star off the card base and this card is almost done!
Now, you could leave the inside blank and write your own greeting, or you can use the below sentiment stamp that comes in the Bright and Beautiful set for the inside of your card:
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As promised, here is a photo of one of the new chairs I purchased this past weekend at a Farmer’s Market …
When I saw it, I instantly fell in love. The scroll work, the color, the BURLAP! So, I asked the seller “How much?” believing that my husband would have to cut up my debit card after I bought the pair.
To my (delightful) surprise, the seller told me the chairs were $39 EACH.
As it so happens, our kitchen table used to have 6 chairs. One broke on the way to an assignment in Germany some years ago. Another was confiscated for my office – and I painted it and recovered the seat so it didn’t the remaining 4 AT ALL.
So, I needed two “new” chairs. I mean, there are 5 of us at dinner time.
Although these new chairs don’t match the other 4 – it really doesn’t matter! The pair match each other, and I placed them on the ends of the table, while putting the other 4 in the middle section. So, it looks VERY intentional and the burlap brings more texture to the space while the splash of color is a welcome addition.
Sure, I could have bought some chairs at a garage sale and redone them myself. But these were so adorable and at $39 a piece, it was totally worth just putting them in the vehicle and taking them home!
What furniture pieces do you have that you just adore?
Ok, I will admit it. I am in love with burlap. Burlap sacks, wreaths, bows – if its burlap, I probably adore it.
Tomorrow I will post some photos of my “new” dining room chairs that include Mexican Coffee Bean burlap sacks as seat coverings (you can never have enough chairs!) which sparked an inspiration for today’s card.
Burlap ribbon is the anchor of this card – and with such a bold and textured background, I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple.
You know what else I am in love with? Blackberry Bliss. It is becoming a color that I don’t think I can live without – and I love how the burlap looks next to this amazing saturated purple!
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Be still my beating heart! I am going gaga over this Mustache Party card!
The three mustache’s were perfectly cut out using the Big Shot and the Mustache Framelits. I stamped the “Party!” image on So Saffron Cardstock before I cut the Mustache – for me, it is so much easier to stamp the image first rather than after. Of course, having the Magnetic platform makes it even easier – since you can perfectly place where you want the die to cut.
A piece of Moonlight Designer Series Pack paper gives the card a little more texture with the grid pattern while a piece of black ribbon at the bottom ties the card together.
Are you into the mustache trend that’s happening now?
Who doesn’t like glitter? (Besides my mom – which, to be honest, I wouldn’t have allowed me to play with glitter as a child, either! – but now I am all grown up and I can glitter my whole house if I want!)
This card is SO SIMPLE – but the glitter makes it go bling bling!
I created the diagonal line using a score board and then filled in the space between the lines with 2 way glue and laid the glitter down – however, you could use Snail glue by applying it in a diagonal line and then applying the fairy dust – otherwise known as glitter!
Please see the supply list below for more information on the supplies used for this card.
Inspiration can come from anywhere. Sometimes it is a color scheme; sometimes it is a pattern; sometimes it is just a graphic element. But when it hits, you can’t go to sleep until you have satisfied the urge to create something beautiful.
On a recent visit to Hobby Lobby (getting some things to decorate my vendor tables for some upcoming events) I was wondering around, looking at all the pretty things – which were everywhere. I was almost overwhelmed with all the inspiration until I saw this framed art piece and knew in an instant that I wanted to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) in my card making.
Arrow Art Inspiration
I can’t explain why, but this piece “spoke” to me – and I literally could not stop thinking about it until I made my own, card-sized, version.
Since I already had all the Stampin’ Up! supplies needed, I didn’t have to wait for the awesome man in the brown truck to bring me a box to create it – (Which, incidentally, I am currently waiting on for another idea just running around in my head) – and I LOVE how it turned out!
I transferred the Dictionary Background Stamp by laying the paper on top of the stamp and then applying pressure from the middle of the paper outwards, intentionally leaving the edges without a fully stamped image. The I stamped the arrows from the Show and Tell 2 Photopolymer stamp set on top in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. Since the photopolymer stamps are clear, I was able to go back over the arrows with Metallic Gold Encore ink.
But I didn’t stop there! I took the Gold Encore ink pad and dragged it across the stamped images as well as taking a sponge dauber with a touch of the gold ink to the edges of the stamped card front.
After framing the card front with a piece of Smokey Slate cardstock and attaching it to a Basic Black Card Base, my quest to quench my inspired vision was complete!
Arrow Art Inspiration
Please see the below list for the supplies used to make this card.
Simple cards don’t have to be dull! With a splash of color, your simple cards go from drab to fab in less than 60 seconds! This card features the What’s Up? Stamp Set and the Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon backed by Coastal Cabana – a color combination that just screams summer to me!
Use your Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up your sentiment exactly where you want it over the Gorgeous Grunge ink splat
Staple the ribbon pieces together using the new hand-held stapler – which will be available in the Holiday Catalog August 28th!
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