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June 21, 2014

In joyous celebration of Rudolph …

Hmmm – this week’s challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown had me a little stumped.  It wasn’t for lack of ideas, just lack of stamps (can you believe it?!)  The theme challenge this week is Rudolph and to make this the focus of your card. Of all the current Christmas stamp sets I own from Stampin’ Up, none have a reindeer image – sigh. So instead, I turned to my (rather large) library of Stampin’ Up stamp sets, old and new, to find this cute little reindeer silhouette and oval frame, from a set I’m ashamed to say I had not even inked up before today! It was still sitting in the box, brand new and waiting to be put together! How did that happen?!  Retired before its time, me thinks …

Joyous celebrations card by Stampin Up

I started by punching a 2” piece of very vanilla cardstock with the tag topper punch, and corner rounding the bottom corners.  Next, I used my stamp-a-majig to stamp the oval frame in the centre of the tag, which was to be a perfect place for my little reindeer … 

Joyous celebrations by Stampin Up right

I inked up this little guy in chocolate chip ink and then used a blender pen to remove the ink from his nose, before adding real red ink to it with a marker pen, huffing on the stamp and plotting it dead centre of the frame.  I could not have achieved this without my handy-dandy stamp-a-majig – would be totally lost without this fantastic tool! 

Joyous celebrations by Stampin Up left

Next came the layering, and I just had fun – furtling in my scraps box to find a piece of tartan-looking dsp.  I die cut this using the top note die, trimmed off around the stitching line and adhered it to the base card made from two  pieces of naturals white cardstock cut with the same die.  Next came a doily die cut from old olive cardstock – it took a bit of poking out, all those little die cut pieces, but worth it in the end – green confetti anyone?  …

Joyous celebrations by Stampin Up close up

Finally, I adhered all the layers together and added a hand-tied organza bow, and a tiny rhinestone for a little Christmas bling. 

I hope you like my card this week, and if you’ve been inspired, please pop along to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and join in the challenge – we would love to see what you make.  

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: naturals white, chocolate chip, old olive, very vanilla;

stamp sets: joyous celebrations;

inks: chocolate chip, real red;

punches & dies: tag topper, corner rounder, 1” circle, doily, top note;

accessories: dsp, stampin’ dimensionals, whisper white organza ribbon, mini glue dots, stamp-a-majig.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up.  

I will be linking my card to these challenges:

Sparkles Christmas

Jingle Belles

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long

Completely Christmas

CHNC Challenge Extra

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August 12, 2012

Top note 30th birthday wishes …

One of my favourite designer series paper from this year’s main catalogue from Stampin’ Up! has to be “beyond the garden”.  The colours are so bright and cheerful, and the floral patterns are so pretty.  So, when I needed a 30th birthday card I just had to use some of this gorgeous designer paper.

I adhered the designer paper onto a confetti white cardstock base and wrapped a length of marina mist grosgrain ribbon (retired) around it. I used the new framelit dies from the summer mini catalogue to cut an aperture in the centre of a top note die cut in crumb cake.  I popped this up on stampin’ dimensionals and used it to frame the number and birthday greeting.  For that touch of luxury, I finished off with some adhesive pearls.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: cardstock: confetti white, very vanilla, crumb cake, bashful blue, marina mist, whisper white; stamp sets: happiest birthday wishes hostess set; ink: marina mist; punches: square, itty bitty shapes; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, adhesive pearls, marina mist grosgrain ribbon (retired), top note die, labels framelet dies, timeless type junior alphabet & numbers dies, big shot die cutting machine.

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