It’s Time to Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas for Crafters Cafe

By Debbie Mageed, Carols of Christmas, Holiday, Stampin Up

 

Our last challenge of the year at Crafters Café and it’s all about Christmas or using red, green and white on your card. If you are still making holiday cards, then this is the card to CASE! It really doesn’t get easier than this one, folks. I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment so this card is as “clean as simple” as I get. I absolutely love this large sentiment from Carols of Christmas (and comes with coordinating thinlits that you don’t want to miss out on). The Candy Frame digital image from Eureka was the perfect border for it!

 

THEME:  ANYTHING CHRISTMAS/ OR USE RED GREEN AND WHITE

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Prize: $10 digital images
 Prize – 3 images
It’s All in the Details
  • Card Base: Old Olive – cut at 6″ x 9″, scored at 4 1/2″
  • The digital image was sized and printed onto Shimmery White cardstock (sure wish you could see it sparkle!)
  • I colored the candy in Real Red and Old Olive watercolor pencils. The red didn’t really come through and looked more like Calypso Coral so I just went with that. Not a true red but I like it!
  • Once I was satisfied with coloring the candy, I covered the peppermints with Fine Tip Glue to give them a glossy look and feel. I set it aside to dry.
  • After it was completely dry, I cut it to 4″ x 5 1/4″, then cut Calypso Coral cardstock to layer behind it.
  • Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon was wrapped and secured to the back, then a triple loop bow was made. After securing to the card base, a couple of snowflake embellishments from my stash were glued down with glue dots.
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! ProductsBy Debbie Mageed, Carols of Christmas, Holiday, Stampin Up
  • Stamp Sets: Carols of Christmas
  • Paper: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Shimmery White
  • Ink: Old Olive
  • SU Tools: Watercolor Pencils, Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Finishing Touch: Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, Snowflake Embellishments (retired)

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Crafters Café  and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.
Crafters Café Guidelines:
  • Our challenges run bi-monthly – 1st and 15th of each month
  • Follow the Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog
  • Your creation must be new – no back-linking to previous posts
  • Please adhere to the theme. If the theme is not recognizable, you won’t be included in the prizes or top 3
  • You MUST link your entry to your blog post or gallery (not your entire blog) AND link your post to our blog
  • You can enter up to three (3) cards for each challenge
  • You may enter up to 10 challenges including ours, so that is 9 + us

Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

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Snowflake Sentiments Makes a Brightly Lit Christmas Gift

By Debbie Mageed, Snowflake Sentiments, Brightly Lit Christmas, Holiday, Canvas, Winter, Stampin Up

 

We had some wonderful entries into our “Thanks” challenge! I really believe in sending thank you cards, so a handmade one is the ultimate thank you in my opinion. We are onto the last challenge of the year at the Sisterhood of Crafters so of course, we want to see what you are doing for the Holidays! Mine is a canvas that I am giving to my father. He’s 88 years old so his needs are very little. I made this quite easily with one of my favorite of the new stamp sets, Snowflake Sentiments, along with a wonderful bundle, Brightly Lit Christmas.

 

It’s All in the Details
  •  This project started out with making the background layers of Basic Black, Real Red, and Basic Grey. The layer of Basic Grey was run through the Big Shot in the Softly Falling Embossing Folder before adhering all of the layers together.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink, cut out with Layering Circle Framelits and a layer of Real Red was made with a scallop circle framelit.
  • Next, Brightly Lit Christmas framelits were used to cut out the lamppost and the stamp set inked up to make the sign.
  • I wanted a little snow on the ground so I used my die cuts to make some snow drifts out of Whisper White paper. I lined them up onto the background layers and adhered them and the lamppost with sign down.
  • Finishing Touch: A double bow made from Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon and a small piece of Basic Black Mini Sequin Trim was adhered to the sentiment.
  • The entire panel was adhered to a 6″ x 6″ white canvas, which makes it a wonderful piece of home decor but it would also make a great card.

 

 Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Snowflake Sentiments, Brightly Lit Christmas
  • Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron
  • Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
  • SU Tools: Christmas Lamppost Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, non-SU: Gina Marie Designs Die Cuts
  • Finishing Touch: Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Basic Black Mini Sequin Trim

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Sisterhood of Crafters then get your favorite stamps out and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.

 

Rules for the Sisterhood Challenges
  • No back-linking … only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • You can share with as many other challenges as you’d like.
  • Must follow the challenge theme to qualify for the prize (when one is available).
  • Direct link to your challenge entry … not your entire blog.
  • Link back to our challenge in your blog post.
  • We would really appreciate it if you would turn OFF the word verification. Most of all … HAVE FUN!!

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products