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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas

 Welcome to Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas!! 

Today's project uses the Suite of Products called Merriest Moments.  It includes a stamp set, hybrid embossing folder and dies.  It's very cool, as you emboss and die cut at the same time!!  The technique is called sanding embossed dsp.  This is a  great technique and if your cardstock has a white core, then when you emboss and use a sanding block on the raised image, it takes the top layer of colour off revealing the white core.


Stamps:  Merriest Moments 
Card: Basic White, Pattern Party Hostess DSP
Ink:  Night of Navy
Accessories:  Pastel Pearls, sanding blocks (retired)




Live in Australia?  Shop with me at:-  https://s.tamp.in/KYSAm0

  • MERRIEST MOMENTS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

    $94.50



  • PATTERN PARTY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) HOST DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

    $31.00

  • BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK

    $17.00

  • PASTEL PEARLS

    $11.25

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Week 9 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Eden's Garden meets Gingerbread Dies

Welcome to Week 9 of 12 Weeks of Christmas!!  

This card was inspired by my dear friend and team member, Lyn.  



Today's project uses the Gingerbread dies from the Gingerbread and Peppermint suite of products featured in the July-December mini catalogue and I have paired it with the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper from The Eden's Garden suite and is an early release from the upcoming January-June mini. These papers are only available as part of the early release and when they have sold out, they won't be available after that.  




Shop for the products to make these cards here.


  • GINGERBREAD DIES

    $57.00

  • EVER EDEN 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

    $26.00

  • SCALLOPED CONTOURS DIES

    $61.00

  • STITCHED SO SWEETLY DIES

    $56.00

  • CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT (ENGLISH)

    $33.00


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Double Diagonal Fold Card using Heartwarming Hugs DSP

Welcome to Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas.  This post is a mini bloghop with Sue Allen, a demonstrator friend on The Central Coast.  You will find the link to her blog further down in my post.

Today's card is a fun fold called Double Diagonal Fold Card and I saw this on fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Brenda Quintana's website. It was her Christmas in July post.  You can see her post here.




For this card, you need a square with a diagonal of 27cm (easily divided into thirds) which gives a square measuring 19.12cm.  With the card on the diagonal, line the corner of your card up on the 15cm line and score at 19.5cm and then at 24cm.  Rotate and score on all 4 sides.


To decorate:  
Crease all folds with a bone folder.
Cut 4 rectangles measuring 8.5cm x 4cm from the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper.  
Cut 2 squares measuring 5.5cm in a contrasting colour from the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper.  Cut these 2 squares in half on the diagonal.
Cut 1 square of basic white measuring 8.5cm.  Stamp a sentiment and tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red.


Using the detailed trio punch, punch a ribbon hole on 2 sides.


Fold as above and below.



Thread the ribbon through, and wrap around the back and out the other side and tie a bow.


Now for more inspiration, visit my friend Sue Allen and see her amazing project here.  



Friday, November 19, 2021

Pyramid Card meets Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper

This coming Sunday At Belair Creative Cards we will be making a Pyramid or Teepee card.  This is a fun easy fold and looks fabulous!  Come and join us, we would love to have you!!



Stamp set:  Tidings & Trimmings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Basic White, Painted Christmas designer series paper, Cherry Cobbler
Technique:  Pyramid Card, Teepee Card
Accessories:  bone scorer, painted labels dies, give it a whirl dies, paper trimmer, adhesive-backed velcro dots

You will need:
Cut 3 squares of basic white 10.5cm x 10.5cm - score on the diagonal on all three squares.
Cut 2 squares of Painted Christmas designer series paper 10cm x 10cm - cut both squares in half on the diagonal.
Die cut the swirl die from the Painted Labels dies out of an 8cm x 8cm piece of cherry cobbler
Die Cut the scalloped circle die from the Give It a Whirl out of a 7cm x 7cm piece of Basic White.  This will give you a circle and a scalloped ring.  Stamp your sentiment on the circle.  

Assembly instructions can be found in the video below.


You can shop for these products in my online shop here.

  • BASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK

    $14.25

  • PAINTED CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

    $20.00

  • TIDINGS & TRIMMINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

    $31.00

  • BONE FOLDER

    $12.00

  • PAINTED LABELS DIES

    $61.00

  • GIVE IT A WHIRL DIES

    $68.00

  • CHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCK

    $15.25

  • CHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

    $13.00

  • PAPER TRIMMER

    $44.00



Sunday, November 14, 2021

Week 7 of 12 weeks of Christmas - Great Tidings meets smooching technique

Welcome to Week 7 of my 12 weeks of Christmas Cards.  This week's card is one of the cards that we made at Belair Creative Cards in October.


This project was so fun to make!!  The base is basic white and has a layer of misty moonlight.  It has a "window" cut out of the top using the Wise Men Tidings".  It's such a beautiful, eyecatching window which is useful for lots of different techniques.  The layer behind it is a piece of vellum and is inked using the smooching technique.  Use a new acrylic cutting plate from the Cut and Emboss die machine.  You can also use a glass cutting mat, a large clear block (which is larger than your piece of card) or a plate from your Stamparatus.  Use your stamp pad and ink directly to the plate.  I have used misty moonlight, Bermuda Bay, pacific point, pool party and gorgeous grape.  Spray with water using a Stampin' Spritzer.  Spray until the colours blend and lines disappear.  Now spray with some Isocol and the colour will bead.  Place your vellum on top of the colour, making sure that the entire piece is inked.  The vellum will curl, Dry with a heat gun, this will help straighten it out.  Attach to the back of the "window" and this gives you a pretty evening sky.  Die cut the Wise Men and colour with blends.  The sentiment is stamped in watermark and embossed with white embossing powder.  

Stamp set:  Great Tidings
Card:  basic white, misty moonlight, be dazzling (retired SAB), vellum
Ink:  misty moonlight, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Gorgeous Grape, versamark
Accessories:  blends, white embossing powder, Wise Men Tidings dies

Shop for products to make this card here: -  https://s.tamp.in/V0Ns2D 

  • GREAT TIDINGS BUNDLE

    $75.50

  • MISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

    $13.00

  • MISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCK

    $15.25

  • VELLUM A4 CARDSTOCK

    $17.50

  • VERSAMARK PAD

    $16.50

  • PACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

    $13.00

  • BERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

    $13.00

  • POOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

    $13.00

  • GORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

    $13.00

  • BASICS EMBOSSING POWDERS

    $31.00

Sunday, November 7, 2021

12 weeks of Christmas Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of my 12 weeks of Christmas!!  Today's card features the Stitched Triangle Dies.  I am really drawn to geometrical shapes and just love how 2 different sized triangles can nestle together to form a great focal point.  

Stamps:  Merriest Moments stamp set, Perfectly Plaid stamp set
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card:  Basic White, tidings of Christmas designer series paper
Tools:  stitched triangle dies, pine tree punch, tasteful label dies


Sunday, October 31, 2021

Week 5 of 12 weeks of Christmas and a Sketch Challenge

 Welcome to week 5 of my 12 weeks of Christmas posts.  Today's card uses the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and is paired with the Freshly Made Sketches FMS509.




Stamp set:  Stars are Shining

Ink: Real Red

Card:  Pear Pizzazz, Basic White, Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper

Accessories:  rectangle postage stamp punch, starlit punch


Friday, October 29, 2021

Tidings of Christmas and a Sketch Challenge from the Paper Players PP564

My card today uses a Sketch Challenge from The Paper Players.  




Stamp set:  Stars are Shining
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card:  whisper White, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Tidings of Christmas DSP
Accessories:  Christmas Trimmings Dies




Sweet Stockings dsp meets Sketch Saturday Challenge 683

 


I am playing along with a sketch from Sketch Saturday today.  I have teamed it up with the Sweet Stockings dsp.  

Stamp set:  Stars are shining

Ink:  Bumblebee

Paper:  Basic White, Sweet Stocking DSP, Pool Party

Accessories:  Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, stitched stars dies



  • STARS ARE SHINING BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

    $53.00

  • SWEET STOCKINGS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

    $20.00

  • TASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

    $15.75

  • BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK

    $17.00

  • STITCHED RECTANGLE DIES

    $61.00