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
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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – October 2021

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one features fun folds!!  Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

My card uses a fold whose name I don’t even know. Here are a few photos to help explain how I folded it though.

Start with a regular card, 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. The flip it over and score again at 2-1/8″ so that it folds in the opposite direction.

Put a liner inside if you are going to have one and then close the card and hole punch through both (or all 3 layers) using the round bit on the Trio Punch.

It will look like this – punched all the way through.

Next you want to add a piece of DSP – cut at 2″ X 5-1/4″ – right along the center fold line.

Next attach the ribbon by running it through the holes on the closed card.

Then tie the ribbon around the front and back the card – creating a bow on the right hand side.

Next, create a piece to go on the front ( whatever design you want – I used the Frosted Gingerbread bundle to create mine in Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape). The inside will look like this after you attach the front panel over top of the ribbon and DSP.

That is the finished card! Have fun making your own creations with this fold!

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Versamark Pad
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Simply Scored
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Frosted Gingerbread Challenge Card

One of my favourite parts of Christmas time is baking/decorating cookies with the kids. This Frosted Gingerbread bundle reminds me of those days and of my Nana’s Gingersnaps. I couldn’t resist creating with it when I saw this week’s colour challenge at Global Design Project (#gdp313) and the sketch challenge for TGIF Challenges (#tgifc337).

My original design used a slightly larger layer and I accented with Rhinestones. The card I created in my live video, I trimmed the Sahara Sand layer to be a bit smaller and I got bold with the Matte Black Dots. The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was used to sparkle up the card a bit on both.

The black layer behind the sentiment was placed there more for function than design. It was used to create a wider base on the sentiment so I could attach it with Dimensionals and it would stick to the card base rather than the ribbon that runs behind it.

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Paper Snips
$13.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

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Christmas Season Bundle

I love making Christmas cards and I especially LOVE this colour combo! Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana – thank you Stampin’ Fancy Friday for featuring these colours. My other inspiration for this card was the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge (#HSSSC374).

This card includes a ton of colour, techniques, and texture. A card great card really is in the small details. I blended the background and then splattered it with Coastal Cabana ink and Wink of Stella. Then I embossed the top white layer and the Coastal Cabana strip. I inked, cut and layered up the greenery, then I added sheer ribbon, opal rounds and DSP for more interest. I even stamped the envelope – I LOVE a nicely decorated envelope in the mail.

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I hope some of the tips in my video are helpful – especially on how to get great detail with this stamp set. I am happy to keep inspiring you, and if you live in Canada and need some crafting supplies visit my shop – link below 🙂

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Opal Rounds
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Bone Folder
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Love, Santa Christmas Tag Kit

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work. 

LOVE, SANTA TAG KIT     $26.00 CAD   
Available in English (158375) and French (158376)

Order yours starting October 6th – don’t wait these will go quickly!

ADD BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

To make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS 158381 $9.50 CAD

  • 12 treat bags
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4″ x 9-1/2″ (10.2 x 24.1 cm)
  • Food safe

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Peaceful Prints Noel

Today I created a card using the bold Playful Alphabet Dies and the gorgeous Peaceful Prints DSP. This is the perfect combo since the purchase of the Alphabet Dies, Black and White Gingham Ribbon, and Matte Black Dots earns you the DSP for FREE right now!

I also love a good no stamping card once in a while. These are perfect to put together in front of the TV – I don’t need to worry about dropping an ink pad.

To put this card together, I cut a piece of 4″ X 5-1/4″ DSP, then I cut it at the 2-1/4″ mark. I flipped the top half over and glued both DSP pieces to a Real Red card base (8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″). Then I die cut the letters NOEL in a piece of 1-3/4″ X 3-3/4″ Basic White cardstock. I tied a ribbon around the bottom of the white outline piece and attached it to the card front with Dimensionals. I finished off the card by embellishing with Matte Black Dots.

Quick and easy!

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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 🙂

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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.

Add one of these to your Starter Kit for FREE from Aug 3 – Sep 30, 2021!!!

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BE DAZZLING SWEET LITLLE STOCKINGS

The new July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochure are LIVE today! This card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle and some of the FREE Be Dazzling Specialty paper. If Sale-a-bration is new to you – basically for every $60cdn you purchase ( before shipping and taxes) you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item from the brochure. There are also some fancier $120 purchase items.

The shine on this Specialty Paper is unreal! It is very retro – almost like a disco ball.

To see all the details of how I created this card, check out the video below. I have also included a full supplies list below.

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Now until August 23rd I am also offering spots into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. Basically you get access to an amazing 14 projects stamp camp for FREE with the purchase of the Sweet Stocking Suite (minus the felt) or any other purchase of equal value when you shop through this link using my host code: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=7V9CMY2T

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Sweet Little Stockings Card

This sweet card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle. The layout was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge 552.

The images in this new bundle are fantastic, the dies comprehensive, and the DSP is festive. Watch the video below to see all the details on how I created this.

Do you love these images as much as me? Join me and 6 incredibly talented friends as we bring you our Sweet Stockings Weekend Stamp Camp! This will be a full weekend stamp camp, September 18-19, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PDT on both days! It will be a fabulous weekend crafting together from anywhere in Canada! (pdf and online access only is also available to those of you outside of Canada).

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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. 🙂

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