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October 2017

Another Color Lifting Technique Card to Share

I promised to share another card that I used the Color Lifting technique on. So, today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and coordinating Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.

I used Shimmery White cardstock because, first off all its pretty and has a shimmery shine to it and secondly it holds up to water well. I also used whisper white and night of navy cardstock as well as night of navy, marina mist and dapper denim ink.


You can view the instructions for the Color Lifting technique on my last post here.


The star is made with the gold glimmer paper and Mary and Joseph are die cut from gold foil paper.

A few dimensionals pop the images up off of the card to give it more interest.


The Color Lifting Technique creates a beautiful and mystic, midnight sky.


Its a simply beautiful technique and I hope you'll give it a try with your own favorite color combinations.

Thanks for looking!

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Stampin Up Vintage Leaves with a Cool Ink Technique

Fall is definitely in the air this week. We've had pretty nice weather until just recently, and now its been rainy, chilly and yucky for the last few days.

I would rather have the cool, crisp, colorful days of fall instead of this gloomy stuff. So, the card that I made today, reflects the beautiful days of autumn- warm, crisp and colorful.


I used the Vintage Leave stamp set, stamped in basic black archival ink. The background is brayered in melon mambo, pumpkin pie and lemon lime twist inks. The technique on this card, I learned from Carolynn Sander from Canada. She does beautiful work and I loved her fun idea with this technique.


The technique is called Color Lifting. Its pretty simple. I used a Stampin Spritzer filled with water, to lightly spray the background, after I brayered it. I held the spritzer about 12" from the cardstock. Then I used a paper towel to blot the extra water off of the cardstock. Next, I used a Stampin Up Aquapainter and splattered bigger drops of water on the background and used a paper towel to blot it up. Be sure to let the cardstock dry completely before stamping the leaves. You may use a heat tool to speed up the process. I used shimmery white cardstock, as it holds up to water very well. ( in the product list, I have whisper white- this is incorrect)


I added the beautiful lemon lime twist ribbon and a few Glitter Dots to compliment the colors in the background.


I have another beautiful card to share with this technique. I'll post it sometime this week.

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A Cute Gift Idea using the Smitten Mitten Bundle

I've got a super cute little favor or gift idea to share with you today. We made these adorable jars, filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows, at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class.

I used the Quilted Christmas designer paper to decorate the lid. The 2 1/4" circle punch, was the perfect size for the top.

The tiny little mittens were stamped on blushing bride cardstock with real red ink. We die cut them with the coordinating Many Mittens Framelits.


These are little jelly jars that I purchased at Wal Mart. Perfect for 2 heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate and a bunch of marshmallows on top. I also used the 1" and the 1 1/4" circle punches for the greeting on the top of the lid.


I die cut 2 sets of mittens and glued them front and back. Some white bakers twine is attached between the two mittens with tear tape, so that the mittens dangle off of the jar.


I also used a strip of tear tape around the outside of the lid, then attached the powder pink ribbon the whole way around the lid and tied it in a knot.


Super simple and very festive for the holidays. I hope you'll give it a try!

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Stampin Up Clear Tiny Gift Boxes

Another one of the projects we did at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class is a cute 2x2 acetate gift box.

We made two different ones actually, but I am going to share one of the boxes with you today.

The box was filled with Ghirardelli Chocolates wrapped in 3" x 1 1/2" strips of Quilted Christmas designer paper.


I used the Bow Builder Punch for the sparkly red glimmer paper ribbon on top.


All the chocolates wrapped in pretty designer paper.


A sweet little gift to use as a favor on Christmas, or give as a small gift to co-workers, neighbors, classmates and friends.


So cute, I love it!

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Stampin' Up - Ready for Christmas Bundle

I was happy to finally get my hands on this set and get some stamping time in. I've had this set since it was given to us on the Thailand Incentive Trip and I'm just now getting to use it!

Oh, the possibilities with this bundle- Ready for Christmas comes with 20 stamps and the coordinating Christmas Staircase thinlits have 20 dies. So many choices and so much fun to create different Christmas scenes with the huge variety of images.

I decided on a pink and green color scheme, since those are my most favorite colors. I used a combination of dies and stamps for this darling Christmas tree and packages scene.


The lighting wasn't the best, but the colors were lemon lime twist, pink pirouette, silver foil sheets, melon mambo, flirty flamingo and wild wasabi. I love all the dimension of the pines and bulbs. A mini dimensional holds the silver glimmer paper star on the top of the tree.


Can you see the gloss on the bulbs and packages? I used the fine tip glue pen to add dimension and shine. It dries clear and shiny and not sticky!


A peek at the cute little gift on the inside...


Here's another view of the dimension of the pines, bulbs and packages.


I colored the gifts an bulbs with the Stampin' Write Markers. They give the images a more saturated color.  An Aquapainter dipped in smoky slate re-inker, makes a nice splattered backdrop for my Christmas tree.




The melon mambo and lemon lime twist just tickle me pink! I love these two colors together. Kind of an off spring of real red and old olive traditional Christmas colors.


Lots of sparkle and lots of fun bubble gum colors for the holidays. I hope you enjoyed my fun and glimmery Christmas card.

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Stampin Up Gift Class- A fall project to share

Do you need a fall gift idea to hand out to friends and family at Halloween or even Thanksgiving? I have the perfect treat.

It was one of the favorite projects at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

Tracy and Lori just finished their fall treat package and are on to the next fun project of the night. There were 10 in all, so everyone was able to relax and enjoy a fun girls night of stamping, chatting and eating chocolate.


The fall treat was made with the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating dies. I especialy LOVE the Year of Cheer designer paper and Copper Foil Sheets that we used to make this stunning package. The insert was a 2x5 piece of Copper Foil Sheet scored at 1/4" in on each side.


We wrapped the Year of Cheer paper around little Hershey Nuggets. They fit perfectly in our 2x8 Cellophane Bags.


The ladies had a choice of a Halloween or a Thanksgiving greeting. This one was for Trick or Treat, but I think its actually more perfect for Thanksgiving.


Sue enjoyed making a set of Christmas cards and envelopes that fit inside the new acetate card boxes, that we decorated with snowflakes and ribbons.


Here's Sandy, finishing up her last projects of the day... reindeer and pumpkin treat tubes and a fluffy snowman popcorn treat!  She was my fun stamping partner during the morning session.


All in all it was a great class and the ladies left with a basketfull of beautiful holiday gifts to hand out to the special people in their lives. 

Thank you for stopping by today.

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