Christmas Card Camp Sneak Peak #3

Christmas Card Camp: Card #3

Today is Christmas Card Camp Sneak Peek #3 and we are sticking with the clean and simple, red and green with a touch of bling theme.

Today’s card features one of the Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments stamps. This set includes 5 ornament stamps each with a different sentiment that can be used interchangeably with this card design. I stamped the ornament in Stampin’ Up! Emerald Envy and cut it out with the coordinating Vintage Ornament die.

TIP:  To get a nice clean, clear image with a solid stamp: Before inking the stamp up with colored ink, ink it up with Versa Ink and then stamp it off a few times on a piece of scrap paper to remove most of the Versa Ink. You will get a nice clean image every time.

I also find it helpful to stamp on a foam piercing mat like the Sizzix Stampers Secret Weapon. It provides a little bit of cush that helps avoid those little empty sections that can sometimes happen.

Add a little Sparkle:

To add a little sparkle, I’ve added some glittery gold garland. I cut the garland out of gold glitter cardstock using the Reverse Confetti Circle Garland die. I also cut the top of the ornament from the glitter cardstock.

Sneak Peak Line-Up:

Here are the Christmas Card Camp cards I’ve revealed so far. Check back tomorrow for the final card. (We will be making 5 each of 4 designs for a total of 20 cards.) On Friday I will post a PDF with complete instructions and measurements for all 4 cards along with a supply list.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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Sneak Peek #2 (and Mini Cardstock Review)

Christmas Card: My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Christmas, Reverse Confetti Cuts Holly

Hey Guys! It’s getting closer! 11 more days until Christmas Card Camp. Today I am ordering the cardstock and sharing Sneak Peek #2 with you!

Simple but Blingy:

To create today’s card, I combined the Reverse Confetti Cuts Holly dies with My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Christmas stamp set. I’m still trying to keep it relatively simple but adding some glittery bling — I found some gold glittered sequins at Michael’s this weekend and knew I would have to add them to this card!

Holly Confetti Cuts:

The Holly Confetti Cuts die set is great! It comes with two different sized leaves that are stitched down the middle — love it!  But what’s really awesome are the berry dies.

There is one die with all three berries merged together that you use as a background. Then there are 2 individual berry dies (one with a highlight cut out and one solid) that you layer on top of the background. I love this! It adds so much dimension! I used red cardstock for the background of my berries and then I added my individual berries in red glitter. You could also use white cardstock for the background and layer it with red berries for a nice contrast.

Hand Lettered Christmas:

My sentiment is from My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Christmas – I love the font as well as the size of the sentiments. The sentiments are big enough to act as the centerpiece of the card which can make things so easy. For a quick card, just stamp your sentiment, add a little decoration and you’re good to go!

To dress my card up a little, I stamped the sentiment on a stitched oval that I cut out with My Favorite Things Inside Out Oval Die-namics. It’s subtle but it adds detail.

MFT Stamps Hand Lettered Christmas Card

Stay Tuned!

Tune in tomorrow for Sneak Peak #3, Thursday for Sneak Peak #4, and on Friday I will have a pdf with all of the cutting measurements and a complete supply list.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

NOTE: (a mini cardstock review)

Today I am ordering my red cardstock from Paper and More. They have great quality 100lb cardstock in colors that are very similar to My Favorite Things, the prices are really good and the shipping is super cheap!

Many of the colors are available in multiple sizes: 4 bar, 5 x 7, 8 1/2 x 11, 12 x 12, 11 x 17.  The 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock comes in packages of 100, which for Christmas Card camp is perfect since I need so much.  The 12 x 12 comes in packs of 50.

Note on the Red Cardstock:  Paper and More Cherry Red and MFT Stamps Wild Cherry are virtually identical. The color is also almost identical to Stampin’ Up! Real Red although Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock is not as thick.

Note on the White Cardstock: Paper and More 100lb Classic White cardstock is the same color as Stampin’ Up! Whisper White and MFT Stamps Smooth White. Both Paper and More and MFT Stamps are 100lb — much sturdier than SU — making them better for card bases.  SU Whisper White and MFT Stamps Smooth White seemed a bit smoother and slightly better to stamp on although all three gave a very clear stamped image. (I will post pictures in a week or so with a complete review of these 3 cardstocks)



Happy Crafting!
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Christmas Card Camp – Sneak Peek #1

Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments Christmas and Wreath Die Card

It’s hard to believe that there are less than two weeks until our 7th Annual Christmas Card Camp and Pot Luck Dinner — so much fun! Can’t wait to see what everyone brings to eat. YUM!

Sneak Peak #1

I’m so excited about our camp that I’ve decided to give you all some sneak peeks of the cards we will be making. Today’s card is peek number one.

Since we usually have trouble finishing our cards, I tried to keep this year’s cards simple to make while still offering a WOW factor. Hopefully I’ve accomplished that. 🙂 Our first card features the Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments stamps, the coordinating dies and the Reverse Confetti Wreath dies. I love this wreath! So lacy and elegant.

TIP: Use a fine tip glue pen to attach the wreath to the card. I just dotted the pen on the thickest part of the wreath where the loops meet up.

Adding Some Bling:

I wanted to add a little bling to the card — you have to have some bling! So, I used gold glitter cardstock instead of the stamped images for my bow and ornament top.

That wraps up sneak peek number 1. Be sure to check back tomorrow for sneak peek number 2!

Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments and Wreath Dies Christmas Card

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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Don’t Forget to Play the Tag You’re It Challenge

Stampin' Up! Build A Birthday Tag for Tag You're It Challenge

Hey Guys! Just a reminder to hop over to the Tag You’re It Challenge blog and play along. The linky for this round closes at 9:00am on Wednesday, Nov 9th.

As guest designer, I’ve made a second tag for this challenge inspired by Featured Artist Rubeena Naz‘s gorgeous birthday tag.

My Take on the Challenge:

In keeping with the birthday theme, I stamped by tag with Stampin’ Up! Build a Birthday stamp. To give it a little bling I added some rhinestones to the cake stand and a few more scattered about. Then, just like Rubeena, I backed my tag with some glitzy cardstock.

The pom pom trim on my tag was from Stampin’ Up! and retired a while ago but just in case you really love it, I found some trim that looks very similar on Amazon (see supply list).

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!

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Here Comes Santa – Hope He Spoils You Rotten

SugarPea Designs Here Comes Santa Claus

Today my card is inspired by two challenges: The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (so fun!) and the Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge. Can you guess which Tic-Tac-Toe I picked? It shouldn’t be too hard — check out my red, diecut, Santa. 🙂

Here comes Santa:

My Santa image is from SugarPea Designs Here Comes Santa stamp set. This set is so cute! It comes with 3 different Santa stamps and 7 different sentiment stamps. I love it! I stamped my Santa in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him in with Copics. Then I used the coordinating die to cut him out.

Sentiment Circle

For the layered sentiment circle, I cut the white circle using Stampin’ Up! Circle dies and then layered it over a red circle cut with an Avery Elle Pierced circle die. The Avery Elle pierced circles are just slightly larger than the Stampin’ Up! circles, making a nice mat.

NOTE: The Stampin’ Up! circle dies are no longer available but I’ve added a set from Simon Says Stamp to my supply list — they appear to be the same size as the ones from SU.

SugarPea Designs Here Comes Santa Claus

Sequins and Rhinestones:

Once I had my card put together, I thought it need a little something, so I added some star glitter and rhinestones. I like the ones on the sentiment circle but I’m not too sure about the ones down the side. I think it might have been better without them, but I’d already glued them down before I made that decision — oh well.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!


Happy Crafting!

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