Sleigh Bells Ring Day 29 – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Oh how I wish I had the Christmas Barn bundle for this challenge. The sleigh would have worked perfectly but I only purchased it last week and it’s on it’s way to me. So I’ve sourced the only bells I had in my current stash for the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge.

I had no idea where I was going with this card so I started off by stamping a piece of Basic White Cardstock with some poinsettias and leaves from the Ringed with Nature stamp set.

I was inspired by the colours on the challenge at Sunday Stamps. My eye was drawn to the Mint Macaron and I made this more prominent on my card.

Fussy cutting an additional poinsettia and making it a focal point, draws the background in and blends the elements together.

Two Jingle Bell Trinkets add a pretty detail to the ribbon knot.

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Sweet Songbirds for Sunday Stamps ssc286

I’ve got a sweet card for you today with the Sweet Songbirds bundle. I used both sets of Stampin’ Up! watercolours to colour the Perfectly Penciled DSP and blended them with the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter. The colours I used were Granny Apple Green, Old Olive Garden Green, Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray and White.

I’ve been creating quite a few of these bird cards for a team challenge so I wanted to try a different look and went with a Kraft bird. The natural tone looks nice against the Balmy Blue from the Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper. Some fussy cut leaves were added for the bird to perch on.

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aWow Blog Hop – Changing Seasons

Hello and welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne where we have had a beautiful sunny day. We are experience some lovely spring weather right now. For our Around the World on Wednesday blog hop this month we are sharing projects around changing seasons, whether it is nature inspired or centred around events in our lives.

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Our Around the World on Wednesday Design Team is made of up a very beautiful, talented group of ladies who love to create with Stampin’ Up! products. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we join together to bring you creative inspiration from our corner of the world.

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I have been immersed in the Harvest Meadow suite this week and can’t stop creating with it. It is so beautiful.

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Inspired by this suite and also by the challenge at Sunday Stamps SSC265, I have picked the colours of Autumn for my card today. My chosen colour palette is Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Succulent and Very Vanilla.

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I watercoloured the flowers with a combination of colours using
Water Painters. The sprigs were die cut from Very Vanilla Cardstock and sponged with Cinnamon Cider and Pumpkin Pie inks.

On the card base, I added a panel of cardstock which was embossed with the Timeworn Embossing Folder. This folder gives such a beautiful texture and if you love that vintage look, you need this. (just saying!!)

I followed a video by our Artisan Design Team member, Tammy Wilson, to create the bow. I’ve still got some practicing to do but oh, it it is lots of fun to make. Click here to view the bow making video.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

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Danielle Kassing – NL

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Teri West – US

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SSC208 Sketch Challenge Christmas Wishes

I’m getting ready for Christmas with my first Christmas card for the year. It’s Christmas in July. I’ve chosen a soft colour scheme of Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. 

Although not your traditional Christmas colours, it works beautifully together and creates this wintry Christmas card. I started off with the beautiful gingham Designer Series Paper in Mint Macaron. The gingham pattern comes in every colour of the Stampin’ Up! range. You can purchase each colour range ie: Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and In-Colour packs.

Isn’t it beautiful in Mint Macaron? But then again, I just love gingham. 

Winter woods Christmas card, handmade

Then I added a border on the left with a lace border from the Delicate Lace dies. The die cut tree has been stamped in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla cardstock and the edges sponged with Shaded Spruce. This has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto a panel stamped with the trees in Crumb Cake. This entire panel has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base. 

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The sentiment has been stamped in Early Espresso onto Mint Macaron cardstock and then punched out with the Story Label punch. I re-inserted the label into the punch to create a smaller label. This has been layered with a section of the Kraft Pillow Box which I cut out (aaah – I know I did struggle with cutting it apart but it was worth it!).

I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps to create this card. Once I created this card and looked at the others, I realized that my lace border, gingham and Christmas theme was a bit like Amy Koenders’ card (it was not intentional I promise!). Check out Amy’s card. It’s very cute. To be inspired by more ideas with this sketch, please click on the link below. 

Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge, Handmade card

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Thank You So Much from A Good Day Stamp Set

Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride is my chosen colour combination for this sweet, feminine, thank you card. I have drawn inspiration from a couple of challenges. 

SIP-Challenge-194-Tic-Tac-Toe-NEW-800-791x1024, A Good Day stamp set, Thank youThe first is this Tic-Tac-Toe challenge by Stamp Ink Paper and I chose the top line of Subtles, Circle and Ribbon. So off I went to my Subtles collection and came up with a pretty colour combo.

The next challenge was this lovely sketch from Sunday Stamps.

I layered a panel of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper 10.1×14.4 cm on a Mint Macaron card base. The 3 Whisper White panels were cut at 9.3 x 4cm. Then I embossed each of these separately.  To get this look, take your Mint Macaron ink pad direct to the embossing folder and ink the raised side. Then run it through the Big Shot. This embosses with the colour showing in the indents. I love this method of quickly adding colour to projects. 


Clean the embossing folder prior to running through each time so the ink doesn’t transfer onto the next strip of cardstock.  Also use Thick Whisper White cardstock as it doesn’t crease. 

I stamped the sentiment and coloured in the leaves with a Mint Macaron marker. The ribbon has been layered using double sided tape. 

The leaves from the Framed Elements were embossed with White embossing powder. Then I coloured them in with the Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend. Doing this allows you to use it on so many projects by just colouring it to tie in with your colour scheme. 

For more inspiration using this sketch and to see what others have picked for their tic-tac-toe option hop onto Sunday Stamps and Stamps Ink Paper.


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