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Friday, December 8, 2017

December Class Projects

What fun we had making Christmas gift tags and designer mugs and little lanterns that hold tea lights! More details in a future post.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Blooms & Bliss Quilt

Today I am posting my final quilt card using the Blooms & Bliss designer series paper that retired with last year's catalog. At least, it's the final card for now. I've had so much fun using that dsp with these framelits that I'm sure I'll be using it again. I used the stitch stamp from the Christmas Quilt stamp set on the top and bottom of the card but I fear I diidn't do so very well at lining them up with each other. I added a little bling to this card with the new Glitter Enamel Dots, which come in shades so that they actually coordinate with more colors than those that were designed for.

Monday, December 4, 2017

More Quilt Cards

The Christmas Quilt bundle has so much versatility! I'm still using the Blooms & Bliss designer paper from last year's catalog as I design these cards. Today's post uses different designs from the pack from Saturday's post. Once again you can see the variety acquired using the same papers.

The greetings on both these cards, as on so many others, come from the Best Birds stamp set. I love the fonts and arrangements of the word stamps in that set. 

Products Used: 
Best Birds photopolymer stamp set (13), 141525, $21.00
Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (15), 144673, $30.00
Quilt Top 6" x 6" Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 144687, $8.50
Blooms & Bliss 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, discontinued
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" x 11" card stock, discontinued
Island Indigo 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 122923, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Island Indigo Baker's Twine, discontinued
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad, 126986, $6.50

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Quilt for Everyday

The first thing I did when I received my Christmas Quilt bundle was experiment with discontinued designer paper (Blooms & Bliss, last year's catalog. Obviously, I've had these cards completed and scanned for awhile but haven't shared them before this.

These two cards utilize the same papers but are so very different just because of the way the papers are cut and placed.  The Sweet Sugarplum card stock is still current, although on its final year as an In Color. The Rich Razzleberry remains.

The Christmas Quilt Bundle includes both the framelits and the stamp set. Order both for $45.75 (order # 146026).

And don't forget the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, used in the top card: 144687, $8.50.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Night In Bethlehem Bundle

I'm always on the hunt for Christmas cards that reflect the real meaning of Christmas and the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and edgelits bundle fits the bill perfectly! This card incorporates stamping, edgelits, designer series paper, and dimensionals. The buildings are cut from our old brushed silver card stock, which I wish had never been discontinued. I guess the foils are preferable today, but for these buildings I wanted something more sturdy.

The background is from that incredible "Year of Cheer" Specialty Designer Series Paper. All the silver and gold used on these sheets make them real stand-outs. I chose this piece because it made me think of stars exploding in splendor and seemed the perfect backdrop for the city of Bethlehem. Looking at it now, I almost wish I had chosen the shepherd with his lamb in the foreground because the Baby Jesus would have been born already, giving the stars reason to "explode".

Products Used:
Night in Bethlehem rubber stamp set (8), W 144809, $29.00; C 145282, $21.00
Bethlehem Edgelits Dies (5), 144676, $32.00
    Bundle of stamps and edgelits: W 146043, $54.75; C 146044, $47.50
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (12)  144640, $13.00
Night of Navy 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 100867, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, 126970, $6.50
Banner Triple Punch, 138292, $23.00

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Quilt Builder Framelits Dies

I have to admit, the Christmas Quilt bundle is a new favorite. I truly hope this set is carried over into next year's core catalog. Every card I made using this set sold at the Holiday Bazaar last weekend, so I need to start making more. This one is the result of finding an easier way to use the framelits for a card. I merely cut out the shape (you need to put the square with the star framelit inside the square to cut this) and laid it over a piece of designer paper from the Quilted Christmas Cardstock Pack. I love the fact the Stampin' Up! is no longer binding the paper stacks! The gingham is a leftover strip from a previously made card and just added that "something else" above the bottom strip. I think this fairly simple card is one of my favorites! I have a friend who is known for her quilts and I just might convert this card to an anniversary card in December. At this point, however, there is absoluely no stamping on this card.

Products Used:
Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (15), 144673, $30.00
Garden Green 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 102584, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (48), 144617, $9.00

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Wintry Sheltering Tree

As I was working through all the pre-cut pieces of card stock in my stamp room, I discovered a lot of Smoky Slate and Midnight Muse. So I decided to combine those two colors and make a masculine card for those winter birthdays (we have two in December and one in January, not counting the female birthdays in January—a busy season for us on top of Christmas). The tree itself is stamped in Basic Gray, but everything else is Smoky Slate and Midnight Muse. All stamping is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set except the greeting, which comes from the Birthday Blossoms set. If you wish to duplicate this card, Dapper Denim is similar to the Midnight Muse. [Sorry this card was placed in the scanner rather crookedly.]

Products Used:
Sheltering Tree photopolymer stamp set (14), 137163, $25.00
Birthday Blossoms rubber stamp set (8), W 139167, $27.00; C 139471, $19.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 131202, $8.00
Midnight Muse 8-1/2" x 11" card stock, discontinued
Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad, 140932, $7.00
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad, discontinued