Many Metallics Make it Merry & Bright

I never thought of myself as someone who loved metallic’s, but I tell you, the variety of metallic products we have has certainly made me change my tune.

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set, Stampin' Studio

I started out with a Thick Whisper White Card  Stock base and added some of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper plaid print.  This has delicious shades of gold.  On top of the plaid print I added a strip of the Silver Foil Paper.  I know… how rebellious of me to combine silver and gold together, but doesn’t it look fabulous.  Next I added one of the Silver Foil Snowflakes.  You could do silver or gold as the package of Foil Snowflakes comes with 12 silver and 12 gold.  I stamped the sentiment from Festive Phrases in Versamark ink on Whisper White card stock and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.  After punching it out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, I layered it on a Gold Foil circle cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits.  It’s quite Merry & Bright with the combination of Silver & Gold don’t you think?

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Stampin' Studio Signature

Merry Christmas from our Family to yours

Have you mailed out your Christmas cards yet?  I’ve got stacks and stacks of finished cards and I’m just now finding a few minutes here and there to get them signed, addressed and stamped so they can go in the mail this week.  This is one of the cards I’ll be putting in the mail.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, Stampin' Studio

I love the color combination of  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Basic Black.  It reminds me of an old time vintage Christmas. For this card I started out with a card base of Thick Whisper White and added a piece of Cherry Cobbler followed by a layer of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Next I added a couple of banners in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, then wrapped a piece of the 7/8″ Striped Ribbon around these layers.  Now, time for the focal point, which starts out with the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set which I colored directly on the rubber with Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  This was then attached to three layers of circles cut out using the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Framelits.

Stampin' Studio Signature

Good Tidings of Great Joy

Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring the classic red and green color combinations and featuring some iconic holly leaves and berries.  It uses the retiring stamp set called Good Tidings.

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings stamp set, Stampin' Studio

One of the biggest new trends this year has been the “Eclipse” technique which I have featured on this card.  I started out with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped the leaves in Garden Green ink and the berries in Real Red ink.  The Good Tidings stamp set is a 2-step stamping set which means you stamp the image with two different images to get shadows and depth to the image.  The sentiment also comes from the Good Tiding set, but instead of stamping it with ink, I colored a Real Red Marker directly on to the stamp making sure not to color in the word “joy” on the stamp.  I figured if I stamped the word :joy” my card would end up saying “Good Tidings of Great Joy Joy”.

Are you wondering how I got the popped up word “Joy” on the card?  It’s super simple; after stamping the leaves and berries on the white cardstock, I used the “J”, “O”, and “Y” from the Large Letters Framelits and die cut them directly from my stamped card stock.  I took what was left of the white cardstock and attached it to the Real Red card base with Snail Adhesive.  I then used each of the cut out letters and put them back on the card popping them up with Foam Adhesive Strips.

Great news!

For one day only – Monday, December 11 – Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders. It doesn’t matter how big or how small – shipping is FREE. That’s a saving of 10% or more!  The more you spend, the more you save on shipping costs
Since the times for the sale run on Stampin’ Up!’s time zone, here’s a schedule of how free shipping runs in the Continental U.S.:

EST – 2:00 AM (12/11) –  1:59 AM (12/12)
CST – 1:00 AM (12/11) – 12:59 AM (12/12)
MT – 12:00 AM (12/11) – 11:59 PM (12/11)
PST – 11:00 PM (12/10) – 10:59 PM (12/11)

This is a great time to pick up some of the bundles you’ve been eyeing from the Annual Catalog.  Or how about some cardstock or Designer Series Paper you need to stock up on? Perhaps THIS is the time you want to pick up some of the Stampin’ Blends to start building your collection?

So…make your list all the awesome items you’ve wanted (and held off on), check it twice and then be ready to place an order on Monday. I can’t wait to see what you pick up!  If your order more than $150 please enjoy the hostess benefits!  If your order is less than $150 Please use HOSTESS CODE 9NVJPYSB

Supply list for today’s card:  just click the photos to order the product.Large Letter Framelits