For something a little different at a workshop last month, as the hostess had requested something for Christmas but didn’t actually specified a CARD, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do!
The Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853 – $40.50) cut out in White Vellum Cardstock; then heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder; then finished off with Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim. All this was then completed with a battery operated tea-light candle placed inside!
The lantern on the right I didn’t turn on, wanting to highlight how fabulous it looks if you wanted to use this Curvy Keepsake Box for something other than a lantern!
The Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (135818 – $9.95) on page 15 of the Holiday Catty is one of my favorites. It creates such a quick yet elegant finish to any card.
For this card today I’ve combined it with the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set (135143 – $31.95) on page 21 of the Holiday Catty. A stamp set which I’ve had a LOT of fun with plus it co-ordinates with the Snowflake Cart Thinlets Dies (135855 – $40.50) on page 22 of the Holiday Catty.
The Basic Rhinestones I’ve simply colored with a Blendabilities Light Crumb Cake Pen to give them a gold hue rather than the silver that they are.
I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this Filigree Frame is carried over into the Occasions Catty which is to be released January 6th, we shall see. Now don’t forget, last order of the year by me is going in Tuesday 9th December but there will still be 24 hour shopping on my website.
The Letterpress Winter Stamp Set coordinates with the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die but for today’s 2-4-Tuesday I’ve used it as a stand alone stamp set. And what’s more, I’ve used designs straight from the Holiday Catty but have changed them up slightly. Well, this first one I did!
Naturals Vanilla Cardstock and Very Vanilla Cardstock was used as my base with Gold Heat Embossing, Gold Foil Paper, Gold Sequins and Gold Ribbon.
For the second card there’s no denying I pretty much did what was in the catalog with the beautiful All Is Calm Specialty DSP as my background with Soft Sky Cardstock being the center-piece of the card with White Heat Embossing.
CARD RECIPE Cardstock: Naturals Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Whisper White,
Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter Classic Ink: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler Framelits: Snowflakes Card Thinlits Dies Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Gold Foil DSP: All Is Calm Specialty Heat Embossing: Gold & White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun Ribbon: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin, 1/8″ Gold Punch: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Washi Tape: All Is Clam Designer Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 2013-15 In-Color Sequin Assortment Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin Scrub and Mist
By now it’s NO secret that my go-to stamp set is the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. Then when I came across a design by the very talented Andrea Walford, I knew just how I could adapt it so I could achieve a very Grunge Christmas! 🙂
The Gold Glimmer Paper as the border against the White Whisper Cardstock was the final sparkle this Christmas card needed to match the Gold Metallic Ink, Gold Heat Embossing and Gold Foil Framelit!
CARD RECIPE Cardstock: Whisper White, Meadow Moss, Real Red Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Letterpress Winter Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil Punch: 1″ Circle Framelits: Bitty Banners Heat Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist
This was love at first-sight, the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies, it is SO gorgeous PLUS it co-ordinates with the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set as well as the Circles Collection Framelits!
For my first card with this Snowflake Card I also used some of the beautiful All is Calm Specialty DSP, All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, as well as some of the beautiful new Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper from the Annual Catalog.
These snowflakes also gave me the opportunity to try out the new Transfer Adhesive Sheets. Adhesive Sheets whereby you lay down on the wrong-side what you wish to adhere, rub over the item thus creating your own “sticker” as such. Too easy!
CARD RECIPE Cardstock: Whisper White Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter DSP: All is Calm Specialty Glimmer Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Embossing: Pool Party Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun Washi Tape: All is Calm Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Transfer Adhesive Sheet