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Stampin' Up! Night In Bethlehem- Beauty in Blue

I think this just may be my favorite of all favorites, in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The more I use it, the more I love it.

The Night of Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelit dies were used for this monochromatic-ish Christmas card. I decided on all blue colors in different shades to keep it subtle and serene.

I used soft sky, marina mist and dapper denim inks from dark to light as I shadowed each set of buildings one over the next. I got this idea from the sample in the Holiday catalog, where the artist used the same shadowing, only with different colors.


I paired the blue colors with silver glimmer paper and silver foil sheets to not only, compliment, but blend with the subtle hues of blue.


I started with dapper denim, then stamped next in marina mist and finally, soft sky ink. The cut out images were attached with dimensionals.


I wanted to stamp the images on soft sky cardstock to give it a softer background and not so bold as if I were to stamp it on a whisper white background. However, I did use whisper white on the inside of the card for a nice crisp background for the inside verse.


A few sparkles were added to the sky with the rhinestone jewels and ombre glitter enamel dots. We made this card at my team meeting and a close version of this same card at my card class last week.

I think everyone enjoyed using this gorgeous stamp set as much as I did!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt tree card

I have a quick and cute card to share with you today, made with the Christmas Quilt stamp set. I've been itchin' to use the new Stitched Felt Embellishments and this was the perfect opportunity to do so.

Of course I used the coordinating Quilted Christmas Designer paper as well. I made this darling little card for my #1 Stampers Team Meeting swap.


I think the little tree stamps worked perfectly alongside the felt tree. I attached the felt tree with dimensionals.


The star on the top of the tree is from the Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishment set. I stamped another little tree on the inside too!


I wanted to try this card with a real red background in place of the garden green. I think it really pops with the red designer paper.



Both cards, side by side... I can't choose.. what do you think?


I hope the girls liked their swaps tonight!


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Pumpkins A Plenty and an Embossing Technique

Well, I mentioned that I love pumpkins, and now you know that I wasn't kidding. Here's a couple more pumpkin cards from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit dies.

One card we made at Kim's Card Class last week and the other is a variation of that. Both in similar color and design.

This one is from card class. The designer paper is from the Painted Autumn paper pack.


Notice the background? Its the Garden Trellis emboss folder. What I did here, was to stamp the pumpkin and the greeting first and then emboss over it. I kind of am in love with this technique.. and the emboss folder.


This one is a little different - no embossing but a couple more die cuts.


I've added some wooden, Hearts and Stars Elements to this cheerful pumpkin card. The colors are mostly the same, but I used soft sky as the card base instead of cajun craze.


I've attached the elements with mini glue dots and multi purpose glue. The greeting on this card is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the birthday greeting on the card above is from the Special Delivery stamp set. Don't you just love the colors of fall? Me too!

Which one is your favorite?  I can never choose - I love any kind of pumpkin card!

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Sweet and Simple Christmas Quilt

I've got a really quick and easy Christmas card to share with you today. Its made with the new Christmas Quilt stamp set and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelit dies.

I also used the Quilted Christmas designer paper which I die cut to form the quilted star on this card.


I used the "thick" whisper white cardstock as the card base. The thick whisper white is heavier and more sturdy, than the regular whisper white, which is perfect for the base of a card. The other cardstocks used are soft sky and garden green.


I used the Quilted Christmas ribbon, garden green ink and a clear faceted gem as the perfect finishing touches.

This card is simply perfect for a peaceful Christmas greeting. Hope you like it!

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Stampin Up Smitten Mittens

We used this cute stamp set at Kim's Card Class last week and I was eager to post this darling mitten card.

Its made with the Smitten Mittens stamp set and coordinating Many Mittens framelits dies. I was actually torn between two very similar designs, but the deciding factor was the ribbon. I had just enough of the new Quilted Christmas ribbon for all my stamping friends that night.

Here's a photo of the card we made at class:


I love how the real red ink "pops" on the blushing bride cardstock of the mittens. I used the pretty Quilted Christmas designer paper for an accent along the length of the card.

Here's the alternate mitten card with the powder pink ribbon and blushing bride ink.


One is bright and bold and one is soft and subtle. I like them both - I just can't decide which I like better. How about you? Are you more of the bold and bright real red kinda gal or a soft and subtle blushing bride kinda gal?


Here's a close up of the pearl jewels that embellished the cute mittens.


For me its a win/win either way. Pink and green are my favorite colors so I can't go wrong with either one.

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Stampin Up Painted Harvest, Sunny Sunflower

This is a quick and easy, sunny sunflower card that I made for a swap that I'm in.

I just can't get enough of these pretty 2 step sunflowers! I used traditional colors of daffodil delight, crushed curry, chocolate chip and pear pizzaz.

This stamp set, Painted Harvest also can be "bundled" with the Leaf punch for a 10% discount. This Leaf punch of course can be used for a multitude of other projects as well.


I also used the new Everyday Label punch. The pretty verse fits perfectly on the label.

The dots in the middle of the flower and the words were stamped in early espresso ink to give it a subtle contrast against the chocolate chip center.


A few Pearl Jewels were scattered around the card to add a bit of shimmer and dimension.

Here's the whole bunch of the sunny sunflower cards, ready to be mailed out.


I am a big fan of sunflowers and I love the design of this flower!

Hope you like it as well. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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