The embossed Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes add such a sparkle feel to the projects. The strip makes 8 snowflakes at once so I thought I’d use it on another project from yesterday’s left overs. I used the marker to for the “to” and “from” words. I also sponged the edges of all the circles. Although after I put in on the bottle, I realized that it was a bit long so I would shorten the ribbon a little with the next one that I make.
Stamps: Word Play (#120308), Tags til Christmas (#120847), Serene Snowflakes (#115438)
Ink: Bashful Blue (#105209)
Marker: Basic Gray (#120966)
Paper: Bashful Blue (#105120), Whisper White (#100730)
Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle (#119850)
Big Shot: Norther Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#120902), Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip (#120901)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (#114616), Stamping Sponge (#101610)
Entry for Challenges: SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100, Pals Paper Arts 125
Here is another basket to fill goodies for a warm gift for friends and family. The snowflakes were first cut and then embossed with a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Clear Embossing Powder. It was a little tricky to lower the front of the basket so that the sentiment would be fully visible. I only glued down the centre of the snow flakes and gently lifted the edges to give it some dimension. Hint: to secure the shape of the ribbon handle, add a piece of cardstock beneath it.
Stamps: Tags til Christmas (#120847)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (#119681), Early Espresso (#119680)
Paper: Bashful Blue (#105120), Crumb Cake (#120953), Whisper White (#100730)
Punches: Scallop Square (#119884), 1-1/4″ Square (#119865), Scallop Trim Border (#118402)
Big Shot: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976), Norther Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#120902), Mini Milk Carton (#117310), Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip (#120901)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Library Clips (retired), 1″ Baja Breeze 1″ Double Stictched Ribbon (retired & on clearance), Silver Circle Brads (retired)
Entry for Challenges: SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100
This trio came to my mind when I thought “what if I don’t have any Christmas pattern paper? How would I make Christmas cards?” Here is your answer: one colour cardstock, one stamp set, one ink pad, and maybe other little accessories of your choice to add some bling and sparkle. I chose crumb cake for this trio but you can experiment with others. I also sponged different elements of the cards to bring out either the sentiment or the background. (I need a new camera! These pictures don’t do them justice!) Because these are so simple, they only take minutes to get done.
Stamps: Bright Hopes (#122692)
Ink: Crumb Cake (#121030)
Paper: Crumb Cake (#120953)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Stamping Sponges (#101610)
Entry for Challenges: SU Only 34,
I made this card two weeks ago and when I saw the Just Add Ink challenge this week, I thought it was perfect. I saw this idea from another demonstrator (I’m so sorry I lost the page and couldn’t remember her name) but she made this very simple card with only Whisper White cardstock with the different border punched strips for background. I took that idea and added on Dazzling Diamonds and instead of a flower, I used a butterfly. The dazzle of the diamonds on the white is just spectacular! The pearls were painted with the Platinum Shimmer Paint and finished with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds as well. When I finished this card, the dazzling diamonds were everywhere. :p
Stamps: (I found this “for you” sentiment in my Teeny Tiny Words SS but I looked in the catalogue and it’s actually not from this set. Anyone know which set this actually belongs to?)
Ink: Night of Navy (#102977)
Paper: Night of Navy (#100867), Whisper White (#100730), Vellum (#101839)
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (#119275), Scallop Trim Border (#118402), Scallop Edge Border (#119882)
Big Shot: Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119277), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (#114507)
Accessories: Basic Pearls (#119247), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116807), 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425)
Entry for Challenges: Just Add Ink 98
Wines are one of the favourites as gifts. Here is one little project that will add a nice touch to your gift. The 3-d ornament is inspired by the pumpkin that Marlene Peters made for her Halloween project.
Stamps: Tiny Tags (#118592), Delightful Decorations (#116517), Every Little Bit (#117096)
Ink: Real Red (#103133), Old Olive (#102277)
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Punches: Round Tab (#119864), Ornament (#119847), 1-1/4″ Circle (for inside the ornament), 3/16″ Corner (#119871), Jewelry Tag (#117190)
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116807), 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (#109025), 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones (#119246)
Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 102, SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100, Pals Paper Arts 125
The new Stocking Builder Punch makes these cute little stockings and they’re a snap to put together. It’s great for using up those old scraps. This layout can be used with any image of your choice. For example, instead of 3 stockings,you can use stars, ornaments, trees, flowers, butterflies, etc… The sentiment at the bottom can also be changed depending on what your theme is. I sponged the background a bit so that the white doesn’t contrast so much. Sponging adds a nice touch to almost any color theme.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (#119669), Chocolate Chip (#100908)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Punches: Modern Label (#119849), Word Window (#119857), Scallop Trim Border (#118402), Stocking Builder (#124095)
Big Shot: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976)
Accessories: Early Espresso/White Baker’s Twine (#123124)
Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 102
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Go and see these Red Hot Deals! Stampin’ Up has just updated the stock on the Clearance rack. There are lots of punches, DSP and accessories on this list.