Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Bright Clean & Simple Card

As colorful and layered up as my cards can be sometimes…

I really do enjoy and appreciate simplicity.

White, vanilla, and touches of silver.  All clean.  All simple.

Today’s card highlights the simplicity of winter white colors for Christmas

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the circle from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set in Versamark ink.

I sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I then matted it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then again on Silver Foil.

Next I adhered down three lines of Silver Baker’s Twine.  I punched out lights using the Christmas Bulb Punch – the light is Very Vanilla and the top Silver Foil.  I adhered the lights down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I adhered it down using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


My card today was inspired by challenges this week at TGIF Challenges and Freshly Made Sketches.


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Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Christmas Card

Notice anything a little different around here?!

I got new graphics!

This is something I’ve been working on for a while and finally was able to switch things over.  Slowly but surely everything will look just a little different.

Different look, but same blog 🙂

My card today starts off with Old Olive cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock which eventually gets matted on Crumb Cake cardstock.

I used the Stamparatus and the Winter Woods Stamp Set to create my trees.  I first stamped the trees in Old Olive ink on the top.  I then came back and stamped the trunks in Crumb Cake ink and added some Poppy Parade and Blackberry Bliss ink to highlight the trees.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Vellum.  I sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Finally I used the In The Woods Framelits to cut out two trees from Gold Foil and I added two Gold Sequins to finish it off.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! First Frost Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a joint hop with the Happy Stampers.  We could choose from either of the challenges below, and I thought I could easily work them together.

My card starts off with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  Over that I adhered a pattern from the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the First Frost Stamp Set to stamp the large flower in Merry Merlot ink around the outside.  I matted this on Copper Foil.

Before adhering this down, I wound underneath a piece of Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon and then tied a bow to go next to the sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment from the First Frost Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I wound some Copper Thread underneath it and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

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  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Julie Johnston
  8. Sandi MacIver
  9. Eva Dobilas

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Stampin’ Up! Falling for Leaves/Many Blessings Card

Today’s card was one I made last week for my Facebook Live Tutorial.

This is a weekly video that I do at 7:30 pm EST.  I have a sweet snowflake card for you tonight so I hope you’ll join me!

If you catch it live and leave some sort of a comment, at the end I draw a name for someone to receive that night’s card!

If you ever miss any of the tutorials, you can check them out on my YouTube Channel.

This card was CASEd (copy and selectively edit) from one of my upline’s cards a few years back.  You can see her card here.

Check out the video below to see how I made this card:


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Stampin’ Up! – So Santa Scooting By

Yay for it being Friday!!!

Any fun plans this weekend?

The leaves are gorgeous in Upstate New York right now so I think we might go for a hike.  I just love the fall!!

Now on to today’s card…

My card starts off with Call Me Clover cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock (to be matted on Poppy Parade cardstock) and stamped the Santa from the So Santa Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.

I colored Santa in using Poppy Parade (hat, outfit, & presents), Call Me Clover (wheels & bag), Basic Black (belt & glasses), Smoky Slate (scooter), Ivory (face), Mint Macaron (gifts), Crumb Cake (teddy bear & dirt) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment from the So Santa Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on Call Me Clover cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Lastly I wound around some Poppy Parade Ribbon in a ribbon.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Baubles Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card starts off with Real Red cardstock which I embossed using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.

I then cut a piece of Real Red Ribbon and layered over that a pattern from the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper.

Next I cut out a square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits on which I stamped the ornament image from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set in Real Red ink.

I stamped the same image on a piece of Real Red cardstock in Versamark ink which I sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat set.  I cut the ornaments out using the coordinating Detailed Baubles Thinlits and adhered them using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink.

Enjoy!


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  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston

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Stampin’ Up! Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card

Today’s card is one that I made last week for my Facebook Live Video Tutorial.

Ironically enough, I struggled a bit with my original card and it was thanks to the ladies who watched live that I came up with this final card which I absolutely love.

This is a weekly Facebook Live Tutorial that I do every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm EST.

If you catch the video live and leave a comment, at the end I draw a name for someone to receive that night’s card!  So be sure to join me tonight!

If you ever miss a video, you can always watch the videos on my YouTube channel.

Check out last week’s video to see how I made this traditional Christmas card:


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Stampin’ Up! Give Thanks Blog Hop

Today marks a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  Be sure to play along this week!

This is a beautiful fall theme challenge and I thought it worked perfectly with this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme which is “Giving Thanks.”

My card starts off with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I then took a panel of Mango Melody cardstock and embossed it using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

Using the Layering Circles Framelits I cut out a circle first from the Mango Melody cardstock.  I traced the cut circle on a panel of Whisper White cardstock and on the Pumpkin Pie card front.  I then lined up the circle framelit over and cut them out.

I stamped the sunflower image from the Many Blessings stamp set on a panel of Whisper White cardstock to be adhered inside the card.  I also stamped the wreath on a separate panel of Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.

I used Dark Mango Melody (inside of sunflower and highlight on leaf), Light Daffodil Delight (edge of sunflower), Dark & Light Granny Apple Green (leaves), Smokey Slate (jar), Light Pumpkin Pie (highlight on leaf), and Light Crumb Cake (inside of sunflower) Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the images in.

I used the wreath from the Many Blessings Stamp Set, but made it a complete circle by using the masking technique.  I stamped the wreath first in Memento Black ink.  I then covered the two ends with a piece of scrap paper.  I very carefully only inked up a bit of the wreath again and stamped the image, connecting the two ends.

I then fussy cut the wreath out and adhered it over the cicle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Blessings Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to cut the ends and the hole for the tag.  I wove through some Linen Thread and tied a Braided Linen ribbon over it.

Enjoy!


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  1. Julie Johnston
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic
  4. Jaimie Babarczy  <– You Are Here
  5. Linda Richenberg
  6. Connie Troyer
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Mary Deatherage
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Aurora Lopez
  11. Amy Koenders

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Stampin’ Up! Joyous Noel Card

Happy Columbus Day!

Do you have any fun plans for today?

I’m heading to a farm that has lots of fun fall activities for the kids to do and pumpkin picking – one of our favorite places to go in the fall.  I’ll post pictures on my Facebook page.

And while we’re enjoying fall – snow isn’t too far behind.  Sorry folks, I know I’m the rare one – I LOVE snow!!  Bring it on – nothing like crafting during a snow storm.

So my card today starts off with Gray Granite cardstock.  I then layered a panel of Whisper White cardstock on Gold Foil.

On the right side of the Whisper White I adhered a pattern from the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper.   I covered the seam with a thin piece of Gold Foil.

I then used the Lined Alphabet to stamp the letters of “snow” in Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it.

Lastly I tied a Merry Merlot ribbon around a Snowflake Wire Element and adhered it over the Designer Series Paper.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet Halloween Card

Happy Friday everyone!

Have any fun fall plans this weekend?

I just signed up for my very first craft fair and I’ll be crafting up a storm this weekend in preparation – so exciting!!

For my card today, I’m sharing a super cute Halloween card.  It starts off with Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  I then matted a pattern from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper on some Basic Black cardstock.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and using a sponge and Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks, I created a purple gradient color (see video below).  I mounted this on Basic Black cardstock and added two enamel circles from the Best Route Enamel Shapes in the corner.

I stamped the sentiment from the Trick or Tweet Stamp Set in Versamark ink on a bit of Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat set it.

Lastly, I stamped the elephant in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored him in using Smoky Slate, Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut him out using Paper Snips and adhered him down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Check out the video below to see exactly how this card was made:


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps Challenge.


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Sign up to participate and before October 26th I’ll send you the makings for two cards using product from the Holiday Catalog. That night we’ll put the cards together.

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