Christmas Gift Tags using the Subtle Embossing Folder

It’s time to start making Christmas stuff. I figured I’d make some tags and thought that Subtle Embossing Folder would make a good base for the tags. Can you see the texture? It gives the tag a little more interest.

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I used that cute Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set with the coordinating punch. This is in the annual catalog and I bought it last year and almost forgot I had it. Aren’t those images so darn cute?

This sweet Eskimo tag was stamped in Memento Black and then punched out with the coordinating punch. I colored her with the Light Night of Navy, Light Crumbcake and Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I then painted her fur with some Wink Of Stella for some sparkle. She was then adhered to a Stitched Oval with Dimensionals.

The tag base is a 2 x 5 piece of Rich Razzleberry that was cut with the Scalloped Tag Topper and Triple Banner Punches. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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The Rudolph tag was stamped in Early Espresso. I wiped the nose off before stamping and then colored in Real Red. I added some Wink Of Stella to the nose to make it shine. He’s adhered with Dimensionals to a Real Red Stitched Circle a little crooked to make it more fun.

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Product of the Week Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Don’t you just love how an Embossing Folder adds great texture to a card? It’s so simple but really makes a big impact. This week I’ll be using the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It doesn’t look like it does much in the catalog but it’s so pretty. It gives your cardstock a textured look; it looks like linen.

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Below are some cute cards from the catalog using this embossing folder. Look at the texture layer to see the results.

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Keep checking in to see how I use this folder. Here’s the link to purchase from my Online Store if you’d like to get one.

Cute Baby Cards - A Little Wild with Buffalo Check

Continuing with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp, I decided to make some baby cards; a cute little bear card for a boy and a sweet elephant card for a girl.

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The blue card was stamped with the Buffalo Check Stamp in Balmy Blue on Balmy Blue Cardstock and then layered on a Pacific Point card base. The pink card was stamped with the Buffalo Check Stamp in Gray Granite on Petal Pink Cardstock and then layered on a Gray Granite card base. What a great combination for baby cards!

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Take a closer look at the boy card. I stamped that cute little bear in Early Espresso and cut it out with one of the smaller Layering Squares Framelits. I chose the size after stamping him. The bees are colored with Pineapple Punch and Smokey Slate markers.

I layered him up on a Pacific Point Scalloped Square and then a square of the plaid piece. That’s all layered on another Scalloped Square and adhered to the card. (TIP: I cut the plaid square out of the plaid layer and then it’s covered by the Scalloped Square).

The strip for the sentiment is 3/4 x 4 1/4 and its layered on a Pacific Point strip that’s 1” x 4 1/4. I added some Clear Wink Of Stella to the bees and their wings.

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For the sweet little elephant, I stamped her in Smoky Slate on a piece of 2” x 3” Whisper White Cardstock. The grass was stamped in Soft Sea Foam and then the flowers and her toe-nails are colored in Petal Pink.

The Petal Pink layer is 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 an the Smoky Slate layer is 2 1/2 x 3 3/8. All of these layers are adhered to the 5 1/4 x 4 Plaid Layer using Dimensionals.

The final touch was to paint her toenails with Wink Of Stella and the flower petals as well. I added some Pearls which were also colored in the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. A girl’s gotta have some shine!!!

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Spirited Snowman with Buffalo Check

This Spirited Snowman Stamp Set is so darn cute; I love it! Today I made a card using it along with the Buffalo Check Stamp. Who would have thought that Pool Party and Coastal Cabana would make such a fun background.

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The snowman was stamped in Black Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. I added some snowflakes using Pool Party Ink. The snowman was stamped on the largest oval from the and the sentiment in the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Then I layered them on the largest and smallest scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits cut from Coastal Cabana Cardstock.

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In the video, you’ll see how I used the Stamparatus to stamp the background using the Buffalo Check Stamp. I inked it in Coastal Cabana and stamped on a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Pool Party Cardstock.

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Tip of the Week Buffalo Check with Stamparatus!

This week I’m focusing on the Buffalo Check Stamp which is a really great background stamp. I recommend you get the Clear Mount and use it with the Stamparatus.

My Tip is to put some washi tape where the edge of the cardstock would lay so you can keep its placement on the Stamparatus. See how I have it stuck on along the edge of the Pool Party Cardstock?

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Ink up the stamp. I like to put the stamp case under the plate to help keep it flat when inking it up.

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Flip the plate to stamp. Re-ink again and again if needed to get good coverage.

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This works really well and helps you get the coverage you need.

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Here are a couple of Christmas Cards I made with the Buffalo Check Stamp. Don’t you love how this plaid background looks on these cards?

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This card has a Whisper White layer with the Buffalo Check stamped in Shaded Spruce. The Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped in Real Red and is from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set. A couple of Red Rhinestones just give a little bling to the card.

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This card has a Cherry Cobble card base and a strip of Cherry Cobbler with Early Espresso stamped on it using the Buffalo Check Stamp. The sentiment and floral image was stamped in Mossy Meadow and the Deer is in Cherry Cobbler. These all came from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. I cut out a couple of flowers from the coordinating dies and colored a couple of clear rhinestones with a Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blend.

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Product of the Week Buffalo Check Stamp

The Product of the Week is the Buffalo Check Stamp. I’ve been waiting to use this stamp and I’m so happy with how it creates a great background, almost like Designer Series Paper.

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You can do so much with this stamp. Stamp on white cardstock or a light colored cardstock to get variations of colors. Below are some samples from the catalog. Stay tuned because I’ll be showing you what I make this week using this stamp.

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I like the clear mount stamp so I can use it with my Stamparatus. I’ll show you some tips tomorrow on how this. You can click on these products to order from my online store.

Holly, Jolly & Bright Christmas!

May your Christmas be Holly, Jolly & Bright! What a fun sentiment for a Christmas card. The Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper has the copper foil designs which gives it a little sparkle. There’s a piece of Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper peaking out behind it; gotta love the glimmer and shine!

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The Sahara Sand card base coordinates perfectly with the DSP. I used the sentiment from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and stamped it in Merry Merlot on a Stitched Shapes Circle. That is layered on top of a larger Scalloped Circle that was cut from the Glimmer Paper.

Paper saving tip - Cut the scalloped circle from the Glimmer Paper where the hole can be covered by the DSP Layer.

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For the berries, I colored some Clear Faceted Gems with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Marker. It matches the Cherry Cobbler nicely.

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Here’s another look….

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Joyous Noel Meets Dashing Deer

Are you loving this Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper yet? This pattern on the card I made today is my favorite in the package. The copper design is just so rich and gorgeous.

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The Deer was cut with the Detailed Deer Thinlits from the Copper Glimmer Paper. This paper is really strong and holds the glitter so it doesn’t come off.

The snowy piece was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. I used the Framelits from In The Woods to get the hill shape. You can probably just cut it out freehand if you don’t have those Framelits.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder. There’s lots of sparkle on this card.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot and then the floral image in Mossy Meadow. These are both from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set.

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Tip of the Week Coordinating Colors with DSP

Did you know that the label on the back of the Designer Series Paper package lists the colors that coordinate with the DSP? There’s usually a coordinating Cardstock pack but you can just look at the label to see what colors to use.

For the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, you’ll see that it coordinates with Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White. Stampin’ Up! took the guesswork out of it for us.

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One the the best things about Stampin’ Up! is that everything coordinates; cardstock, DSP, ribbon, ink, markers, etc.

Here’s a simple card that I made using the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP. The DSP really makes the card. A piece of the Glimmer Paper, ribbon and sentiment and its a beautiful card.

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These are the pieces along with the dimensions:

  • Tranquil Tide Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Joyous Noel DSP Layer - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Shaded Spruce Glimmer Layer - largest Scalloped Layering Square

  • Whisper White Sentiment Layer - 2nd to largest Layering Square

  • Piece of Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon

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Product of the Week Joyous Noel Specialty DSP

This week I’m featuring this gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is so rich and elegant and has designs with copper foil accents.

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Below are some samples from the 2018 Holiday Catalog on page 28. I’ll be making some cards and sharing this week here on my blog.

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You have to see it close up to really appreciate it but I took pictures of each showing the front and back. You get 12 sheets 2 of each design. Take a closer look.

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Along with this beautiful paper, you can get coordinating Glimmer Paper which comes in Coppy, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide.

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Thankful Card

Here’s another easy card I made with the Falling For Leaves Bundle. The colors are Grapefruit Grove, Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron. I love the Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron combo.

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I used the edge die to cut about a quarter inch off the side of the card. I had to do this twice to get across the length of the card. The second time, I fit the die in the grooves and then put a piece of Post-It Note to hold it in place.

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I added a 1/2 x 5 1/2 strip of the striped DSP from Nature’s Poem on the inside edge so it would show up when the card is closed.

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Next I stamped the leaf image randomly on the card front in Grapefruit Grove. I cut out the other leaf images in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide. The sentiment was stamped on a large Whisper White circle in Tranquil Tide and layered on a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle. I adhered the leaf images behind the circle and then adhered that using Dimensionals to the card front.

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Here’s a look at the inside. The Whisper White piece is cut at 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 to fit along the striped piece.

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Home Decor Project Falling For Leaves Candle

Today’s project is a little bit different. The only paper I’m using is a piece of tissue paper. I’ll show you how you can stamp on the tissue paper and then melt it onto a plain candle.

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I used the Falling For Leaves Stamp set and the Ink Pads are Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Garden Green and Crushed Curry. Perfect for fall!

First cut a piece of white tissue paper just a little shorter than the height of the candle and wrap it around to just barely have the ends meet.

Then Stamp all over the tissue paper with a random pattern starting with your largest images first and filling in with your smaller images.

Next wrap the tissue paper around the candle and heat it on the LOW setting of your heat tool. You’ll see the wax start to melt and the tissue paper adhere to the candle.

Work your way around the candle and then go back and melt any air bubbles.

Easy right! Look how beautiful the candle is. I plan on making some smaller with Christmas stamps next month. Watch the video to see how I did it.

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Tip of the Week - Extending a Die Cutout

Did you ever have a die that was too short for your card? I wanted to use the lacy piece on a card and it needed to be 5 1/2 inches but the die was too short. What to do, what to do??? I decided to cut 2 pieces and hide where they met behind an embellishment.

See how short it is?

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Cut a second one and place them with the seam where you can place an embellishment over it. Cut the excess pieces off and save them for another project.

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Adhere an embellishment over the seam and no one will ever know it’s not one long piece.

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Product of the Week - Falling For Leaves Bundle

Autumn is in full swing but here in Florida, it still feels like summer. It seems to me that its been getting hotter as the days go on. I love all things Fall though, especially the colors of the leaves back in New York. This was my favorite time of year.

The Falling For Leaves Bundle has some great images and thinlits. If you bundle it, you can save 10%

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Here are some samples from the Holiday Catalog on page 45. Aren’t they beautiful?

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I’ll be featuring this set this week so stay tuned! You can click on the product below to purchase it from my Online Store.

To Thank You For All You Do

Here’s another card using the Corrugated Embossing Folder. Adding an embossed layer gives the card some texture. The stamp set is one of my favorites, Rooted In Nature.

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Make sure you start with a piece of cardstock a little longer than needed. When you emboss it with this folder, you lose about a quarter inch.

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For the tree image I colored the trunk with Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves with Old Olive. You can use whatever brown and green water-based markers you have on hand. Breath on the stamp to moisten it and stamp on your cardstock.

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I didn’t have any Cherry Cobbler pearls so I colored them with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. These are alcohol markers which dry really fast.

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I wrapped a piece of Striped Burlap Trim around the layers and then attached the banner with the sentiment to it.

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Here’s a look at the inside.

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The Dimensions for this card are:

  • Early Espresso Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Cherry Cobbler Layer - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

  • Crumb Cake Layer (after embossed - 5 x 3 3/4

  • Banner Strip - 1/2 x 3 1/4

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Corrugated Wreath Happiest Christmas Wishes

A fun way to use the Corrugated Embossing Folder is to emboss shapes. I made this wreath using the Scalloped Layering Circle Framelits and then ran it through my Big Shot with the Corrugated Embossing Folder. I love how it came out.

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Once I had the wreath made, I decorated it with a bow made from a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cotton Twine. I wanted to add some berries to it but didn’t have anything in my stash to match so I decided to color some Pearl Basic Jewels with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and it came out great. I love that you can color the pearls with those alcohol markers and match your project perfectly.

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The sentiments came from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. I love “Happiest Christmas Wishes”….what a sweet sentiment.

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Tip of the Week - Corrugated Card Protector

My customers have given me a great tip for protecting the embellishments on cards when mailing. They place a piece of corrugated cardstock over the card front before putting it in the envelope.

With the new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, this will be very easy. Cut a piece of cardstock, something that’s old or you don’t use much at 5 1/4 x 4 and then use the Corrugated Embossing Folder to emboss it. Place it over your card and put it in an envelope.

It’s easy to do and protects all your hard work. You can make a bunch up ahead of time to have them on hand.

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Product Of The Week - Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

This week I’ll be featuring the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. I used to have one of those crimpers that you would put the cardstock through to get this look but this embossing folder is so much easier to use.

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Here’s a sample from the catalog. Embossing folders add so much dimension to your project and they are so easy to use.

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Check in tomorrow for a quick tip and the rest of the week to what I plan to make using this embossing folder.

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