Santa’s List with A Banner Christmas

Santa's ListHello!

With the end of October here, it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas – so breaking out the new stamp sets, Santa’s List and A Banner Christmas, were the logical choices for me.  Isn’t Santa sweet?  I love this stamp of Santa!  He conjures up lots of wonderful memories of my childhood.

I am entering this card to this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge.  It was a fun sketch and I know that you would love to use it as well.  I started this card using my Color Coach, and the suggestion of Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler was a real winner for this card.  I used the new Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Holiday Mini catalog, then started the layering process.  My favorite element on this card?  It is the CUTE banners!  I will surely be using that stamp again and again.  This card is a fast and easy card to put together.  The little bit of fussy cutting I did on the banners and the Merry stamp were straight edges so it wasn’t time consuming at all.  I really like the vintage feel of the card that the colors play into as well.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets:  Santa’s List, A Banner Christmas
  • Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
  • Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Cool Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Finishing Touch:  Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Regals Candy Dots

Tip of the Day:  Take your cards to the next level by making sure you always have a “finishing touch” – buttons, ribbons, candy dots, pearls or brads will just make your cards look more special.

I hope you liked my card today!  If you did, would you please leave me a comment?  I hope this card brought a memory or two to your mind. If so, I would love to hear them!  There is lots to do before the holidays, so get your cards started early!  If you need any help, just let me know!  I would love to help you to make your holidays less stressful.  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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Bite Me Photopolymer for Mojo Monday

Bite Me

Hello!

I just received the new Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set and couldn’t wait to break it out and show you all!  Warning! The spiders look VERY realistic! My daughter totally freaked out when she saw this card!  (She is obviously terrified of them!)  I don’t love them but really wanted that cat stamp.  Have you tried the photopolymer stamp sets yet?  I have purchased just about all of them so far and really love them.  The best part is how easy it is to layer stamps on top of other stamps, like the spider on the web in my card.  There is no need to use the stamp-a-ma-jig since the stamp is completely transparent.  You can see exactly how much ink is on your stamp and where you are stamping it.  This makes it so easy and lots of fun with no frustrations.

I am entering this card into the Mojo Monday 317 Challenge which features either a round or square card.  This card started with a card base in Pumpkin Pie, measuring 5 1/4″ square.  The 5″x 2.5″ Basic Gray and Black pieces of cardstock were laid down and Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ ribbon placed across the seam.  Halloween Bash is  great Halloween stamp set and even though it inked up unevenly, I really thought it added to the holiday feeling.  Framelits made the circles and window frame super-fast and easy. I added a little silver to make the cat’s eyes with a blender pen and Pumpkin Pie candy dots are the perfect touch!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Bite Me Photopolymer, Halloween Bash
  • Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Metallic Encore Pad
  • Cool Tools: Window Frames Collection Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Blender pen
  • Finishing Touch: Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Ribbon, Brights Candy Dots

Tip of the Day:  Photopolymer Stamp Sets are lots of fun so give them a try!  Just make sure you clean your stamps right after you use them to avoid the ink staining the stamp.

So, I hope you like my card today!  If you did, would you please leave me a comment?  I would love to know what kind of weather you are expecting on Thursday?  We are expecting rain so our little trick-or-treaters will be ringing doorbells with costumes all covered up with rain gear!  We don’t get many Halloweens with warm, dry weather so we are used to it, I think!  I hope you have a great day!  Till next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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