Monday, November 19, 2012

Snow Flurry Garland

 I saw this garland on Bekka Prideaux's blog and just had to recreate it. It uses the new Snow Flurry Bigz Big Shot die (127813) from the Holiday catalogue and the Glimmer paper.

I did two versions..... with the new Champagne color (127885) and Gold Brads (119741)

And one with the Silver Glimmer  paper(124005) and Silver brads (119741)
They are joined with brads to make a single garland or you can also create patterns by joining them in different places.
This is a very simple but effective project!
Thanks, Bekka!

I hope your holiday projects are coming along well.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Angry Birds' Birthday Card

A cute card for our nephew's birthday. This was a case of Mercedes Weber. It uses several Stampin' Up! punches.

Paper: Bashful Blue(105120), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045),  Garden Green (102584) Daffodil Delight (119683).

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners (w-126255 and c-126257)

Ink: Basic Black( 126980)

Accessories: Big Shot ( 113439), Bitty Banners Framelits(129267), Cup Cake Builder (121807, 1 3/4" Circle (119850), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Boho Blossoms ( 119858), Blossom Petals Builder (121808), 1/16th " Handheld circle (101227), 1/4" Handheld circle (retired), Star(retired)punches.

It worked up quickly and was fun to create!

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Curled DSP Wreath

 I came across this wreath on a YouTube video by Chris Twing. I decided I was going to make one and I am so glad I did! I love love love this wreath.

 I used 6 sheets of Snow Festival DSP (126908), these were cut in 1/2 inch strips and curled with my bone folder(102300). I curled them from the center to each end.

These strips were then randomly pinned at the center to a solid foam 12" wreath form with cheap straight pins, filling in the front, center and sides of the wreath form.

I created a large bow with a doubled length of  Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon(127841).

This was attached to the wreath and secured with more straight pins.

A close-up of the curled paper.

The colors are very traditional but fun! you could easily do one of these for any occasion using co-ordinating DSP.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tri-Shutter Be of Good Cheer

I saw this card created by Cathrine Pooler and knew I had to case it. It is so festive! 

Stamp Sets: Chock full of Cheer(w-126715 or c-126717)and More Merry Messages(w-126400 or c-126402)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler(126966) and Gumball Green(126861), Gumball Green Stampin' Write marker(123002)
 Papers: Very Vanilla 12"x12"(124301), Gumball Green(126840), Cherry Cobbler(119685) and Be of Good Cheer DSP(126896)

Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch(118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch(119850), Paper-Piercing tool(126199), Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine(125572), Mitten Builder Punch (127824)
 I have only ever made one other of these cards as they can be tricky with measurement but this one was actually quite simple and fun to do.
I hope your holiday cards and preparations are well underway. I will be working on mine right up to the wire, but for me that is part of the fun.

Have a great day!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Triple Time Snowflakes

  Once again SnowFlake Soiree(w-127922 or c-127925) is the stamp set.
I cased this card from Selene Kempton, a fellow demo.

I used two color combos here.

Blue Inks: Midnight Muse(126860), Island Indigo(126986) and Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad(126857)

Blue Papers: Midnight Muse(126843), SIlver Glimmer Paper( and Whisper White(100730)

Brown Inks: Early Espresso(126974), Soft Suede(126978) and Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad(126857)

Brown Papers: Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla(101650) and Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)
Accessories: Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126847), Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon(126871), Blossom Punch (125603), Big Shot(113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits(127003)

So simple but so pretty!

I hope we can keep the real thing away until December but I have my doubts.

Happy Stamping! Sharri

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Metallic Snow Flakes

These two cards are a direct case of Angie Leach and Mary Fish. They are so pretty in person. We will be seeing these is real life sooner than later.
Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree(w-127922 or c-127925)

Paper: Brushed Silver(100712)and Brushed Gold (102935), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: VersaMark(102283)

Accessories: Embossing Buddy(103083), Heat Tool(129053), Stampin' Emboss Gold(109129) and Silver(109131), 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon(114319) and Pearl Basic Jewels

 These cards are so shiny and pretty in real life
Close-up of ribbon bow.

Have a great day!