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World Card Making Day Blog Hop- Stampin' Up! Global Style!


Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog - KIM WILLIAMS in the UNITED STATES and you will be visiting lots of different places around the globe in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see 20 amazing projects all up.

Here's my contribution. I was in a super sparkly mood today and it shows.


I created this dazzling card with the "Santa's Sleigh" stamp set and "Santa's Sleigh" Framelits dies.

The detail of this set is amazing to say the least.

I've used soft sky and whisper white cardstocks, along with the silver foil sheets and dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.

The ink is smoky slate, but it reminds me of silver in color.. just not as shiny.

Here's a close up of the sparkle and details. The "Santa's Sleigh" Framelits create gorgeous detail on the sleigh and runners.



Of course, I can't forget the inside of the card. I had to place a litte gift in there as well.



Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - KIM WILLIAMS, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list. If you like what you've seen on my blog today, I would love for you to click "subscribe" to the right of this post, and sign up for email notifications for blog updates and to see more inpiring projects.

Until the next time...Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

Be sure to hop along with the links below    
1.  Kylie Bertucci    
2.  Chloe Evans    
3.  Sandy Mott    
4.  Xandra van der Hoeven    
5.  Patty Chenail    
6.  Jackie Noble    
7.  Philippa Petty    
8.  Dianne Keough    
9.  Terri Takashige    
10.  Rochelle Blok    
11.  Jan Farring    
12.  Constanze Wirtz    
13.  Danielle Bennenk    
14.  Jenny Hall    
15.  Kim Williams    
16.  Amanda Rogers    
17.  Melodie Viljoen    
18.  Donna Ross    
19.  Maria Willis    
20.  Christine Dionne    
21.  Kim Williams    

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Festive Season Stamp set is Sew Pretty

I've got a "sew" pretty Christmas card to show you today.

I used the "Festive Season" stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holdiay Catalog. I really enjoy creating with this set because of the many different and fun uses of the stamp and coordinating "Festive Stitching" thinlits.

I made this particular card for a demonstrator swap. A swap is where we make several of one style of card and trade them for cards that the other demonstrators make. I get so many great ideas and samples by doing the swaps.

Here's my card. I used garden green, wild wasabi and cherry cobbler cardstocks and the same inks, in addition to the crushed curry ink.


Let's talk about the gorgeous "Cable Knit" emboss folder, shall we? It totally looks like a real sweater! If you recall, I used this on my "Holly Berry Happiness" card that I last posted. For that card, I used the gold foil and made a braid.

I used the "Festive Stitching" thinlets to design the tiny star which I sewed with the new cherry cobbler bakers twine. I sponged the whisper white background all over with crushed curry ink to give it a soft glow.


Check out the tiny little silver metallic enamel star in the middle of the stitching. It gives the card a touch of sparkle.

The sentiment is from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. Its one of my all time favorite greetings sets.


I love the look of a hand stitched card in traditional Christmas colors.


I hope my fellow "swappers" enjoyed getting this "sew" pretty card in their mailbox.

And I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by.

Until the next time...

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Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Card and a couple of Wedding Photos to share

I'm a little behind in my blogging since my trip to Florida. But, I'm ready to get caught up today.

I have a darling Christmas card to share with you. Its made with the "Holly Berry Happiness" stamp set and coordinating "Holly Berry" Punch.

I also have a few Wedding photos to share from my godson's wedding on Pensacola Beach. I'll share those at the end of my post.

We made this card at our team meeting a couple of weeks ago. Its actually pretty simple and it uses a variety of cool products.

 I used rose red and wild wasabi cardstock and inks for this card. The white embossed background of this card is actually the new "Fancy Frost Specialty Paper" from the Holiday Catalog. I also used a sheet of this specialty paper to lay the card on to photograph it. Its so, so pretty.


Check out the gold foil "braid." I made this by using a strip of the gold foil sheets and embossed it in the new "Cable Knit" embossing folder. It turned out really cool. The holly is punched out from the "Holly Berry" punch.


I hope this inspires you to make a perfectly quaint and lovely card to send to your family and friends during the Christmas season.

One more thing... I promised to share a couple of wedding photos:

Here is Zach and Emily during the ceremony, under the beautiful arbor that we made from an old ladder.


Zachs sister, Megan was one of the beautiful bridesmaids. She's the first one from the left.


Zach, anxiously awaiting his bride.


A gorgeous photo from the reception, taken in the rain, by the photographer.


Congratulations again to Zach and Emily. I was so honored to be part of this special day.

Until the next time...

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Wedding Gift Bags- for a "Picture Perfect" day.

I mentioned earlier in the week that I am in Pensacola, Florida for my godson, Zachs wedding. We are having a great time preparing for the big day.

My best friend Tracy is Zachs mom. She wanted to give some of the out of town guests a special gift bag for attending the wedding day.

She decided on a great beach bag design to put the special gifts in, which she ordered from Classic Ink. They design awesome t-shirts, bags and other specialty items. Click here to see the website.

So anyway, Tracy asked me to design a card to slide into the clear front pocket of the gift bag. It had to be "beachy" and in Zach and Emily's wedding colors.

I decided on the starfish image from the "Picture Perfect" stamp set as well as the "Labeler Alphabet" which I used to personalize the bags. The "Watercolor Wash" background stamp gives it that soft splash of color.

This is Zachs cousin, Tina. She's the gorgeous model that I "hired" for the photo shoot. (She works for cookies)


Aren't the bags ever so cute? They even have a zipper at the top. Perfect for a beach themed wedding.


I used one acrylic block to mount the stamps for the date of the wedding. This made it easy for me to stamp without having to line it up each time.


After Tina's first photo shoot, I thought, why didn't we use our beautiful ocean view as a backdrop the first time? So, I hired her again for another photo shoot. Tina makes the bag look even better and she earned more cookies. 


Tracy really made the bags special for the wedding guests. She packed them full of water, snacks, soaps, seashell shaped chocolates and personalized items like chap stick, an itineray and maps.


Here's a bunch of them...


It was a team effort, packing all these awesome gift bags. There was a few fatalities with punctured water bottles in the process. But its all good now.


 I know the wedding guests will be blown away when Tracy hands them their special gift bag. Not only will they have a great bag of goodies, but the guests will also be able to remove the card and add it to their scrapbooks to remember the special day.

Thanks for being a super great and super cute model, Tina. You've definitely earned your extra cookies!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. I'll be posting pics of the bride and groom this weekend. Stay tuned!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


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Stampin' Up! - Festive Season Stitched Star

I am having so much fun with this new stamp set and thinlits bundle. I love the look of stitched cards and this bundle makes it so easy to create a hand stitched card. I shared another card earlier that I made with this set. It was the Christmas ornament, with the small stiched star in the middle.

This time I used the large star from the "Festive Season" stamp set and the "Festive Stitching thinlits.


I used some fun and vibrant colors on this card, which I will list at the end of this post. I was happy to see that this set featured so many stars. I love Christmas stars.


The greeting is perfect for this "super star" card. Its so nice that the thinlits make the holes around the star so that I can use the new cherry cobbler bakers twine to  stitch around it and give it some beautiful texture and dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this brightly shining Christmas card.

Thanks for visiting today!

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Another Fall Card from Kim's Card Class

I wanted to share another card that we made at Card Class last week. Its a simple but charming card made with the "Everyday Occasions" stamp set. I used some great fall colors along with more gold foil paper. It really turned out cute.


We punched out all the fall images with a 1" circle punch and framed each circle with a 1 1/4" circle of early espresso cardstock.

I love embossing on the foil sheets. The gold looks like a real sheet of metal when embossed. I did some dual embossing.. using the "Petal Burst" emboss folder on both the gold foil sheet and the soft suede cardstock. Doesn't it look beautiful?


The ink colors are pumpkin pie, always artichoke, cherry cobbler and rich razzleberry with the greeting stamped in early espresso ink.

I think the ladies really enjoyed making this fun card.


Here's a close up of all the pretty colors layered on a crumb cake background. I love creating with all the warm fall colors.


This would be a super easy layout for any of the images in the "Everyday Occasions" stamp set. You should give it a try!

I'm going to try to blog all week from here in Pensacola, Florida. I flew down this morning to help with my god son's wedding.

We baked cookies most of the day today. If you are from the Pittsburgh, PA area, you know we are famous for our "cookie tables" at all our weddings.

Tomorrow, I'm hitting the beach. Maybe I will post a few photos of the scenery here and even some wedding photos later in the week.

I definitely will post the guest bags- I stamped some pretty cards for the bags that I'll be posting later.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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