Snow is Glistening on the Farmhouse Christmas in the Winter Woods for the Sisterhood

Wow, Sistah followers, you all really ROCKED my “Stitched Dies” challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters! AH-MAZ-ING!!! Thank you so much for playing and please know that we loved looking at all of them! Now, we are on to the next – and last – challenge of 2018. Vickie is our host for the “Create a Winter Scene” challenge. I had just seen my first U Fold card a couple of weeks ago and was itching to try one. Once I made the card base, it seems perfect for the great Farmhouse Christmas stamp set. Of course – you know me – why use one stamp set when you can use three! I added the tree from Winter Woods (I love tree stamps!) and a sentiment from Snow is Glistening.

BIG NEWS! We have a new “Sistah” on the design team, Katy McGloin, and not only is she a sister on the design team, she’s also my sister IRL! I hope you will go visit her blog, Just Fun Stamping, because her talent in papercrafting is amazing and her cards as well as 3D creations are very inspiring!

 

U Fun Fold Holiday Card Featuring #FarmhouseChristmas, #WinterWoods, #SnowIsGlistening, #UFoldCard, #Holiday, #Christmas, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

U Fun Fold Holiday Card Featuring #FarmhouseChristmas, #WinterWoods, #SnowIsGlistening, #UFoldCard, #Holiday, #Christmas, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp U Fun Fold Holiday Card Featuring #FarmhouseChristmas, #WinterWoods, #SnowIsGlistening, #Holiday, #Christmas, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

 

My Secrets to Making This Farmhouse Christmas Project

  • Farmhouse Christmas is very on trend, you cannot deny that! Everywhere I go, I see red pickup trucks with a Christmas tree in the back. Here are just a couple of photos I took when it started to dawn on me:

 

  • The U Fold card base is VERY simple! Mine is a 5″ x 8″ then scored at 1.25″ and 2 1/2″ from both ends of the 8″ side. The piece that goes over the front is whatever width you want and cut to 5″. Once you decorate the panels, simply add liquid glue (or whatever your favorite adhesive is) and attach to the end flaps. EASY!
  • The retired Candy Cane Lane DSP was perfect for the snowy scene I wanted for the tree background. I cut the DSP (4.75″x4.75″), stamped the tree onto both sides, then trimmed it to fit the inside panels. The center tree was stamped onto WW thick cardstock and cut with its coordinating framelit. I distressed the edges with Mossy Meadow and popped it up with dimensionals.
  • The other trees from Farmhouse Christmas were stamped and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, then the truck was colored with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. After finishing, I cut them all with their coordinating framelit dies.
  • Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Snow is Glistening to WW thick cardstock that was cut to 3″x5″. It was cut with a stitched edgelit die, then adhered together and onto the card base. Once ready, the two trees were attached to the card and the truck was adhered with dimensionals.

 

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Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%. FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET Create your own festive farmhouse scenes, for your neighbours, loved ones or just for yourself. Quantity: 11 photopolymer stamps FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES Create a die-cut farmhouse scene in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. * 11 dies * Largest die: 4-3/8″ x 1-1/8″ (11.1 x 2.9 cm)

 

 

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Snowflake Sentiments Says Seasons Greetings for the Alphabet Challenge

We are ready for another challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge. Our prompt was “S is for Seasons Greetings.” I wanted to use a stamp set that is in the Annual Catalog, Snowflake Sentiments, with the new Snow is Glistening promotional bundle. I absolutely love large sentiments and Snowflake Sentiments have three! In addition, it has two sentiments that are perfect for the inside of your card, a To: and From:, three snowflakes, and a flourish. That is everything you need for fun and fast holiday cards this season!

 

Fun Holiday Card Featuring #SnowflakeSentiments, #SnowIsGlistening, #SnowfallThinlits, #Christmas, #Holiday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUpFun Holiday Card Featuring #SnowflakeSentiments, #SnowIsGlistening, #SnowfallThinlits, #Christmas, #Holiday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Project

  • Using the Hinge Method on my Stamparatus, I very quickly added the snowflakes at the top edge of my background cardstock. Done!
  • I took a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, tore it in half to make the snow banks (sorry, they don’t show up too well in the photos!) I sponged a light amount of Sahara Sand onto the torn edges for some definition.
  • The tree stamp was inked up and then trimmed as close to the stamped image as possible.
  • The sentiment was inked and cropped then layered onto Tranquil Tide cardstock.
  • Lastly, the snowflakes were cut from Copper Foil paper. To keep the foil from getting marked up (my Big Shot plates are well used!), I cover the foil with wax paper. Works great!

 

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I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

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I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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Merry Christmas to All Holiday Card for Cardz 4 Galz

Are you ready for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz? We sure have a good one for you – “Nontraditional Christmas Colors” hosted by Tammy. I absolutely love seeing holiday cards in different colors so let’s see what all of you creative artists come up with! My card went neutral with lots of bling! Using one of the newest (and prettiest) specialty designer papers in the Holiday Catalog, the thinlits were used to cut copper paper for the sentiment, then adhered to the stitched tags. I really love the Merry Christmas to All bundle! There are so many options with them – just use the thinlits, or just use the stamps or a combination of both!!

 

Nontraditional Holiday Card Featuring #WinterWoods, #MerryChristmasToAll, #Christmas, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Nontraditional Holiday Card Featuring #WinterWoods, #MerryChristmasToAll, #Christmas, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Merry Christmas Project

My secret to Holiday Cards is to make them LOOK like they took a lot of time, but really don’t. This card has bling and layers but it took no time to put them together!

 

 

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I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

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I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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It’s a Winter Wonderland with Spirited Snowmen for Stinkin’ Inkers

It’s time to make a “Winter Wonderland” card for Stinkin’ Inkers‘ last challenge of 2018. This card is something I don’t do much but I really enjoyed making it – inky fingers and all! Spirited Snowmen is one of the cutest new stamp sets – I just love snowmen, don’t you?

 

Winter Wonderland Card Featuring #Spirited Snowmen, #Winter Woods, #InTheWoodsThinlits, #holiday, #Christmas, #Winter, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Winter Wonderland Card Featuring #Spirited Snowmen, #Winter Woods, #InTheWoodsThinlits, #holiday, #Christmas, #Winter, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

 

My Secrets to Making This Spirited Snowmen Project

  • Making this winter wonderland scene was fun and quite easy. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the background trees twice across the Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • After the embossing powder was completely cool, I began to add Blueberry Bushel and Merry Merlot inks lightly with my sponges over the piece of cardstock. Once the inks were well blended, I took a clean sponge and really rubbed across the embossed trees to take off all of the ink that had accumulated on them. It really brought out their sparkle!
  • The snowmen image was stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends and watercolor pencils, then fussy cut.
  • I decided to try out the brand new White Velvet paper sheets to make the snow banks and liked them so much that I also used it to make the trees in the foreground from In the Woods Thinlits. The second photo does a pretty good job showing the texture it gives.

 

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Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

 

 

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I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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