Playful Alphabet Christmas Card Sketch

You all know I LOVE a good Card Sketch – so I had to play along with Freshly Made sketches today.

I wanted to create a blue and silver Christmas card – but couldn’t find a blue DSP in my stash that felt like Christmas. So I created my own using the Festive Foliage stamp set. I embossed it with white and then dipped the whole piece in watered down blue reinker. Once that dried I created a silver mat by inking the edges of a slightly larger piece of cardstock with Versamark and then dipping in Silver embossing powder. Heat it up and voila! Silver border without using a whole piece of Silver Foil.

The rest of the card came together quickly as I cut out my sentiment from the Playful Alphabet dies ( this time I did use Silver Foil – with adhesive sheet on the back to make sticking down the letters a breeze). The tag is from the Tasteful Label Dies cut out of Misty Moonlight. I added the slits for the amazing Glittered Organdy ribbon using the Label Me Fancy Punch. A few Opal Rounds and the card was complete.

Here is a full list of supplies used. I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canada – so if you’d like to place an order for any of these supplies – just click the images below or contact me directly. Also, please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

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Versamark Pad
$13.00
Opal Rounds
$10.25

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Sunny Sentiments Hello card

I have enjoyed creating with this Sunny Sentiments stamp set all week long. The fonts make these sentiments stand on their own – no images needed. Today’s layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch challenge #510

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Be Jolly – Freshly Made Sketch

This Santa set is so cute! I love the little extras that come with him – like this sweet Christmas tree.

I designed this card using the Freshly Made Sketch #508.

I fussy cut Santa so that I could pop him up in front of the tree. I also added some Wink of Stella to the trim of his hat and cuffs so that it would look a bit different than his beard.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Frosted Gingerbread- Another Sketch Challenge

I adore Sketch Challenges and this one from Freshly Made Sketches (#FMS507) is so cute! I actually created two cards – but one of them is also a fun fold.

The first card I created using this sketch uses a super fun colour combo – the snowflakes are Balmy Blue with Misty Moonlight sponged on the edges. The sentiment is heat embossed onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and the background DSP is from the host reward – Pattern Party DSP. This card just seems so happy!

The second card I created is a fun fold card you can actually see all the details on yesterdays blog post.

For a full list of supplies to create the snowflake card see below – each item is even clickable if you live in Canada and want to pick up some new stamping supplies.

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Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Counting Sheep Shimmer Card

I created a fun Counting Sheep card tonight using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketchs (#FMS502). These adorable sheep and the dies are both FREE Sale-a-bration items. For every $60 cdn order placed you can earn a fabulous reward.

I created a nearly identical card, using Poppy Parade Blends instead of Magenta Madness. I can’t decide which I prefer.

The shimmery clouds and balloons are a special touch to the card.

The look was created by using the scraps from my Wonderful Snowflakes to die cut the clouds and balloons. I can’t stand wasting such pretty paper – not even a scrap. The spaces left would also make great flowers or snowflakes.

You can see all the details in my video below. Make sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

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Sheep Dies
$0.00

Right now – until September 30th, 2021 every $60 (before shipping and taxes) order placed with me earns you Sale-a-bration rewards AND an entry into my Birthday Giveaway draw for a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Go grab your wishlist!

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Be Dazzling Snowflakes

The FREE Be Dazzling Specialty Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure adds a sparkle to any project! I used it today on this Sketch Challenge card inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

The Be dazzling Specialty Paper is a bit thicker so you may want to run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine a few times to ensure it cuts all the way through. Especially with more detailed dies like these.

Here is a full list of supplies I used to create this quick card. Don’t forget that for every $60cdn you spend before taxes and shipping, you earn a FREE sale-a-bration item! Time to start shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

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If you find your order is over $135 (before or after shipping and taxes) then you may want to consider grabbing a starter kit. It is $135 (FREE SHIPPING, no GST) to receive $165 in product, a FREE past Paper Pumpkin AND a FREE Bundle from the selection below.

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Penguin Playmates DSP

Today’s card was created using some FREE Sale-a-bration DSP and a Freshly Made Sketch. YOU can earn this DSP for free as well by placing an order of $60+ between Aug 3 – Sep 30. This is my FAVOURITE time of the year!

The only part that is stamped is the sentiment from one of the soon to released stamp sets – Christmas To Remember. The rest is DSP that is cut into rectangles and the bear was fussy cut.

I used Opal Rounds as an accent, the fabulous Glittered Organdy Ribbon, and some Wink of Stella on the tummy, paws and ears of the polar bear. A little bit of sparkle always perks up a card.

Contact me if you have any questions about Sale-a-bration, and get your wishlist ready so you can start ordering on Aug 3rd. ๐Ÿ™‚

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3X3 Strawberry Gift Card

Before the pandemic, I loved to keep small gift cards on hand to pop into a bouquet of flowers or on top of a box of chocolates. Now that restrictions are lifting here in BC I am hoping to do a lot of visiting with friends this summer – which means I’ll need these little cards again. Yay!!

If you know my stamping, you’ll know I always look for inspiration around me, today I found it on these two blogs:

Some times I’ll even make a stack of 3X3 cards and package them up with the small square envelopes and give that as a gift to the hosts. These are quick and simple to make. If you want to make some yourself – check out the full supplies list below.

Product List
Blender Pens
$16.25
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Simply Scored
$41.00

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Have A Peachy Day

The weather here in BC feels like summer and these peaches transport me to my childhood, summer days in Penticton. I created today’s card specifically for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. If you haven’t tried your hand at a sketch challenge you really should. Such a great way to design cards and sometimes really stretches your creative thinking.

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I have been enjoying playing with the Sweet As A Peach bundle. I am getting ready for a Sweet As A Peach stamp camp being put on by myself and 6 other demos. There will be 14 projects total!! Registration has ended; however I still have two spots remaining for Option 2 and unlimited spots for people in the U.S. to order the PDF and attend the online portion. Click the image below for all the details.

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Here is a full listing of the products I used to create today’s card.

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New Catalogue Launch

I am SOOO excited about the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! Last night I launched the catalogue on my FB Page. I walked everyone through the new catalogue – showing amazing samples along the way (created by myself and other people in a team swap I participated in). I also created 3 cards live. You can see the full video below.

The first card I created featured the Party Puffins. I shared some tips on how to get a great image when stamping the puffins.

Next up I created a lovely card using the Color & Contour stamp set and dies. This card was inspired by a sketch on Freshly made Sketches (FMS484 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #641.

After creating with the Color & Contours I also couldn’t resist sharing a sample using the Party Puffins again. Can you tell I LOVE the Puffins?

Finally I created a card using the Ombre Specialty Paper, one of the fabulous dies from the Basic Border Dies and a soon to be retiring from the Mini Catalogue – Pretty Perennials stamp set. Watch the video below to see how I created the fun rainbow look on the word ‘happy’.

Live in Canada? You can get a make’n’take pack (which includes the cardstock and specialty paper bits as well as the embellishments needed to make the three cards I made in the video) plus a mystery embellishment as a little thank you from me if you place a $60+ order using my host code: BWWEEQGM before Sunday night.

You can also enter to win the three cards by filling in my Door Prize draw form.

Here are some quick links to all the events I have coming up. You definitely don’t want to miss ANY of them!!

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