Oct 31, 2008

Gift Candle Jar and Place Cards

Hello and Happy Fright Night !!!

This is a late post for me since I had a very busy
night with the goblins and the ghoulies, he ! he !
But I had this sitting in my stamp room waiting
to be posted.
The candle jar is simply decorated with this set
Storage Units, Ink & More. I used the Die Cut
Top Note and cutting it just right to fit in the jar.
I will be using the place cards fro Thanksgiving
dinner. The names will fit nicely on the oval paper.


RECIPE:

Stamps: Giving Thanks

Paper: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Very
Vanilla
Ink: Basic Brown, More Mustard, Summer Sun
Accessories: brads, Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Oval punches, Big Shot, Die Cut Top Note











These are so easy to make it.
I stamped the image and colored it with markers
Summer Sun and More Mustard and added the grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 30, 2008

Snowy Glaze

Ways to Use It #190
Happy Thursday !!!
I have done the cracked glass technique, so I
chose to do it for the SCS challenge-using
cracking in your designs. I did the alcohol
technique first then did the cracking to achieve
this background for my card. I used Glossy White
paper to help bring out the shine on my cracked
glass.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze DSP, Pink
Pirouette, Glossy White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Accessories: dew drops, striped Very Vanilla/Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Heat Gun, Glassy Glaze EP, dimensionals.
1/4" punch



I used 3 ink colors-Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette. The tree was stamped in Riding Hood Red using Gloosy White paper.
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Oct 29, 2008

Santa's Reindeers

Sketch Card Challenge #200

Happy Wednesday!!!




Here is a card that I did for today's SCS sketch.
The set I used is a Sneak Peak from Storage Units, Ink & More. Aren' t they cute reindeers ? I had fun using this set with my squares and coloring them. I added glitter to their antlers for absolute "cuteness", he!he !
RECIPE:
Stamps: Deer Ol Santa, Winter Thoughts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, white gel pen
Accessories: doub;e stitched grosgrain Chocolate ribbon, pink brads
Tools: Square scallop punch, circle punches
Make sure to check out the rest of the sneak peeks! Below is a list of who will be showcasing the other sneak peeks each day!
Tuesday, Oct. 28-------- Jen Ofiana, Susan, Mary Jo
Wednesday, Oct. 29------Carolina, Suzanne
Thursday, Oct. 30-------Jen del Muro, Leigh, Debbie
Friday, Oct. 31---------Dawn, Kathie, Tori
These sets are available for purchase Novemebr 1st.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Oct 28, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes

Color Challenge #190
Good morning to you all !!!
I saw today's colors on SCS and these are the very first 2 stamp sets that came to mind-my two new sets. My main image and circle image were colored with markers and blender pen. It needed something in the background, so I used the stamp from the Big Bold Birthday. The DSP is the Sweet Always paper. I added a touch of stickles to each cupcake and the circle image.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Time to Party, Big Bold Bithday
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pixie Pink
Watercolor paper, DSP Sweet Always
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pixie pink, Tangerine tango, Rose Red, White Craft
Accessories: brads, striped grosgrain Pixie Pink ribbon, stickles
Tools: Circle punches, blender pen, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

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Oct 27, 2008

From This to This (A Second Look at ATC)

Artist Trading Card
Happy Monday to all !!!
I had a nice weekend getaway with my DH which explains
the "No Post: last weekend. It was something that we both needed before the busy holiday season. Needless to say,
we had a wonderful time. Have you plan your weekend
getaway yet?

I did this ATC on one of my classes and I just now got the
time to post it. It is so simple, you might want to try it.
It has that monochromatic look that I am looking for when I combined these colors together.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Organic Outlines
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Kraft
Ink: Pacific Point. Versamark
Accessories: dew drops, striped grosgrain Pacific Point ribbon
Tools: piercing tool, Circle Cutter, Window punch, glue dots


Pacific Blue

Here is the finished card using the same ATC.

I stamped the background using Versamark ink. I used a Circle Cutter for the half round circle, laid the ribbon and
spice it up with the piercing tool.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Oct 24, 2008

Season of Thanks

Limited Supply Challenge #191
Happy Friday and Good morning !!!
I finally put together this new set and was able to used the leaf for today's LSC-
Create a card with some sort of leaf image and to incorporate pink in the card. The leaves were stamped in Basic Gray and used Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss for colors with a blender pen. I did the white dots all around the image and sentiment.I finished it off with tafetta ribbon and dew drops.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Harvest Home
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Kraft, watercolor paper, DSP Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Basic Gray, White gel pen
Accessories: dew drops, tafetta pink ribbon
Tools: Scallop edge punch, 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, CE, glue dots

Thanks for stopping by.

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Oct 23, 2008

Sunflower Happiness

Ways to Use It #189
Card Sketch Challenge #199
Good Morning !!!
This card has very little stamping in it. As a matter of fact the challenge is to use one word sentiment in your card and that is basically what I did. I used the Die Cut envelope and tucked in the sentiment. These colros I used- Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip were the popular colors in my recent poll for the Favorite In Colors/48 Stampin' UP colors. I must agree; these colors are great together. I also used the sketch from yesterday.


RECIPE:
Stamps: Happiness Always
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine tango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, DSP Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Charm, brads, striped grosgrain kiwi kiss ribbon
Tools: Scallop Circle punch, Small Oval punch, 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals. Big Shot, Die Cut Envelope, sticky strip



How to make the Sunflower with Scallop Circle Punch
The sunflower was done using the Scallop Circle punch. I learned this at a recent group meeting we had.
Just snip in the beginning, middle, and end of scallop.
I sponged it after using Chocolate Chip, and culred some of the snips to make that sunflower look. Decorate your center as desired.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Oct 22, 2008

Nature's Abundance

Sketch Card Challenge #199
Hello everyone !!!
A little late posting today but I was wiped out this morning.
I was able to stamp but I did not get the chance to post it. My brain cells were too sleepy. Anyway, I got the chance to play again with this set from Storage Units, Ink & More.
My main image was stamped in Chocolate Chip. I kept the image plain since I have a lot of colors around.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Giving Thanks
Paper: Always Artichoke, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dew drops, Tafetta Kraft ribbon
Tools: Scallop edge punch, Wide Oval punch

Thanks for stopping by.
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Oct 21, 2008

Think Pink

Color Challenge #189
Good morning !!!
Pink Piroueete is on my mind today, and it also happened to be one of the colors on SCS color challenge. I love how this set fits perfectly on Jel del Muro's Sketch for You to Try.
I had fun creating this ribbon flower that I learned at convention. All you need is a needle and thread to put this together. I used the CB folder for the Kiwi Kiss background, the Pink Pirouette DSP for the strip and then used the wheel to stamp the image. I went a little crazy with my brads but I think it needed it.

RECIPE:

Stamps: Together Forever, Best Yet

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette,

Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP

Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Striped grosgrain Pink Pirouette ribbon, brads

Tools: Scallop edge punch, Large Oval punch, 5/8" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch

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Oct 20, 2008

BLOG CANDY Winners !!!

One Year Blogger-Anniversary


It's been a year of bloggin' for me, WOW!!! . Here's how I felt when I first started.

It's a whole new bloggin world...
...for me! I contemplated...a lot whether I wanted to start a blog. I know the why but the how came to me later. In the end I did what a normal (middle-aged, pre-menopausal) woman does-acted on impulse and created a blog. I do believe I missed the fine print somewhere when they said it is as easy as 1-2-3 to do this. But on a serious note, I am motivated, excited and eager to get started. I am thrilled to be a part of stamping related blogs; and like others before me, I love what I do and it is natural to share what you love.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please take time to stop by.




It has been a smooth ride for me. It was fun and it was all too wonderful !!!!

I have quite a bit of accomplishments that I am proud of . In the last year :


  • I have received awesome awards from fellow bloggers

  • I have received an Inspirational Award

  • Proud member of a group of talented stampers (Controlfreaks and Great Swaps)

  • Feautured Stamper on SCS #38

  • Design Team Member (Pink Poison Stamps and Storage Units, Ink and More)

  • and for thousands of other reasons that I am still here because you all continually inspire me.

BLOG CANDY WINNERS

Thank you all so much for playing and I am sure you wanted to hear the 2 Lucky Winners of the Blog Candy.

Congratulations !!!!!!

#60 Marie ( Here is Marie's Blog. Aloha and Mabuhay)

# 49 Betty Button

Please e-mail me with your address and I will sent you your Card Kits. I will also sent 100 eyelets every month.

Color Combos

I can't believe how many Color Combinations each and everyone of you came up with.

I am posting them in case you might want to try some of them with your card making and other creations. Thanks a bunch for those who played along.

Here are some of the Color Combinations (In Colors and 48 Stampin'UP colors/Neutrals)


  1. Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, So Saffron

  2. Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip

  3. Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip

  4. Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip

  5. Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango

  6. Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand

  7. Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip

  8. Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze

  9. Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Barely Banana

  10. Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal

  11. Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss

  12. Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip

  13. Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel

  14. Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

  15. Basic Black, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss

  16. Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip

  17. Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

  18. Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip

  19. Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red

  20. Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla/Kraft

  21. Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou

  22. Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip

  23. Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black

  24. Tangerine Tango, Old Olive

  25. So Saffron, Chcolate Chip, Tangerine Tango

  26. Baja Breeze, Kraft, Very Vanilla

  27. Riding Hood Red, Basic Balck, Going Gray

  28. Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White

  29. Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss

  30. Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss

  31. Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette

  32. Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand

  33. Baja Breeze, Vintage Violet

  34. Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip
  35. 35. Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
  36. 36. Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Ruby Red
  37. 37. Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft/Vanilla
  38. 38. Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
  39. 39. Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
  40. 40. Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Thanks for stopping by.

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Oct 18, 2008

Happy for You

Inspiration Challenge #150
Happy Saturday to you all. I missed doing the inspiration
challenge. I am so excited that I get to play today. Here is the inspiration piece for this card. The background was done using the Organic Outlines set and stamping in White Craft ink. The main flower was done using the circle scallop with a Bella Rose DSP. I fold it in half and started to create a funnel shape. I added the pearl for the center. I love using the scallop edge punch on just about anything-in this case a nice cute border.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Organic Outlines
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: pearl, pink tafetta ribbon
Tools: Circle scallop punch, scallop edge punch, piercing tool


Thanks for stopping by.

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Oct 17, 2008

A Day of Wishes

Limited Supply Challenge #190
Happy Friday to you all. I have been playing with this stamp set for a while now and I just love the black design. I was originally going to use basic gray paper but the challenge is to used some blue into your card. The Baja Breeze has some bluish tinge to it (hope you agree), so it went perfect with these colors. The main flower was stamped and was stamped in a scrap again, cut and pop in dimensionals.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Together Forever, Wow Flowers
Paper: Baja Breeze DSP, Whisper Whitem Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Eyelets, satin ribbon
Tools: Crop-a-dile, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and

Please do play my Blog Candy !!!!!!!!!!

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Oct 16, 2008

BLOG CANDY !!!!

One Year Blog Anniversary !!!

I know a I have a few more days
before my blog anniversary but I wanted to
announce the winners on my anniversary day,
so I am getting a head start.

PLAY MY BLOG CANDY:
I am offering a 3- month Card Kit for 2 Lucky Winners.
Each winner will receive 100 eyelets (random pick) every month for the next 3 months.


Card Kit contains 5 full card projects every month for the next 3 months with all the supplies. The cards will be posted on my blog so it will be easy for you to assemble and complete the cards.

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY:
Share with me your favorite IN-Colors- Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red and what colors they will coordinate with Stampin'UP! 48 colors including the neutrals.
1. One color combo only per entry.
2. If you mention my blog candy in your blog, this qualifies you for another separate entry.
3. This blog candy is open to US and Canada only.
4. I will pick the winners on Sunday using the Random Integer.
5. I will announce the winners on Monday.
6. Please put your comment on this post.

ARE YOU READY TO PLAY?

Plaid Christmas

ways to Use It #188
Good morning to all !!!
I have this Homespun background stamp that I used for today's WT challenge-using plaid in your projects. The flower is stamped in two colors (white craft and riding hood red ink) in whisper white and riding hood red paper. I used the 5- petal punch to punched the flowers. I just love the Spotlight on Christmas set because of the different punches you can use. I kept the red going by adding the ribbon and red dew drops.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas. Season of Joy
Homespun Plaid BG
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood red, Kiwi Kiss, White Craft
Accessories: dew drops, riding hood red striped gorgrain ribbon
Tools: 5-petal flower punch, 5/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch

Oct 15, 2008

Snowflake

Sketch Challenge #198
Good Morning to all !!!
I wasn't quite sure what stamp set to used this
morning but I am preparing for a swap next week and wanted to play with some Christmas set. The snowflake from the Snow Swirled make an excellent focal point for the SCS sketch, so I decided to play with it. I had fun with the circles and I even did the two tone colors for the circle.
The scallop circle is from the Nesties and I decided to keep it as is without dots or punches.
The saying was done using a marker since I have to split it.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Swirled, All Year Cheer 3
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Not Quite navy, White Craft, White gel pen
Accessories: Double Stitch Grograin Baja Breeze ribbon, dew drops
Tools: Circle Cutter, Nesties, glue dots, CE

Thanks for stopping by.
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Oct 14, 2008

To My Friend

Color Challenge #188
Here is another color challenge I did today using the Pink Poison Stamp set-A Cup of Stuff . Here is the link to see Pink Poison Stamps. I was going to used Beate's WSC61, but it did not quite work out the way I planned it. Oh well, I still hope you liked it.
Here is the sketch.

RECIPE:
Stamps: A Cup of Stuff
Paper: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Basic Balck, Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, White Gel pen
Accessories: Polka dot ribbon, dew drops
Tools: Circle Cutter, Nesties, Glue dots, CE, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

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Pink Toile

Color Challenge #188
Featured Stamper #88
Happy Tuesday to all!!!
I know I have not posted for a few days, and have some making up to do.
I am starting with today's CC on SCS-Pink Pirouette, Basci Balck, and Whisper White. I also cased Anne Ryan who happened to be the FS last Sunday. Here is the card I cased with some minor alterations. If you have not visited Anne's gallery, now is the time. Shhe will delight you with her awesome style. I muted the Bella Toile BG by adding white gel pen. I used piercing all around instead of stitching. I added the butterfly to this sketch using the circle punches, stamped in
Basic Black colored with Pink Pirouette and
Blender pen. I added stickles shortly after.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Bella Toile BG
Paper: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Balck, Basic Gray
Accessories: bling, striped grosgrain pink pirouette ribbon, narrow satin ribbon
Tools: Circle punches piercing tool

Oct 10, 2008

Birthday Blooms

Limited Supply Challenge #189
Thank goodness it's Friday !!! It's wonderful to have days off again, which means I can work on some challenges. Here is today's LSC on SCS-only metals, rhinestones, pearls for embellishments, any paper will do, and only deco scissors. I also used Sketch for You to Try on Jen's blog. The colors are from the Wicked Demo Challenges hosted by Jackie (hpyscrpr2). Here is the link if you wanted to play.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Happy Everything
Paper: Always Artichoke, Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, DSP Riding Hood Red
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, White Craft
Accessories: Rhinestones
Tools: piercing tool, dimensionals

Thanks for stoppy by.
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Oct 9, 2008

Monogram

Ways to use It #187
I did a very simple design for today's challenge-using Monogram. This would have look better if I took the time to find the alphabet that I wanted but could not locate it. Don't you just love that?
I finally gave up looking, so I used the simple type alphabet.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Together Forever
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray
Accessories: dew drops, ribbons
Tools: Circle cutter, Scallop nesties

Thanks for stopping by.
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Oct 8, 2008

Butterflies in Flight

Sketch Card Challenge #197
Color Challenge #187
I decided to work on another card- the sketch for today on SCS. I saw this top note that would make a perfect addition to this sketch plus I am really getting tired (worked last night) so I am doing some time management here. I popped the butterflies and worked on the sentiment and finished it off with a ribbon. What do you think?

RECIPE:
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Heard from the Heart, Inspired by nature, Canvas BG
Paper: Tangerine Tango DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Craft
Accessories: striped grosgrain ribbon, brads
Tools: Big Shot machine, Top Note die Cut,1/2" circle punch,dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
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Thanksgiving Turkey

Color Challenge #187
Good morning to you all !!!
This card is yesterday' color challenge on SCS-Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango. The set I used is from Storage Units, Inks & More called Giving Thanks. I stamped the pumpkins in the bottoms and popped 2 images in dimensionals. I used the Kiwi Kiss DSP and did the sentiment using circle punches.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Giving Thanks
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss DSP and Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: grtosgrain ribbon, brads
Tools: circle punches, dimensionals, Aqua painter

Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 7, 2008

Fall Card

WCMD Card #1
Here are some cards that I did for the World Card Making Day. We had 5 holiday projects. I came up with 3 cards and my friend Jean did the other two cards.

Here is a nice fall card using fall colros and the Autumn Vine DSP. The leaves were stamped in More Mustard and Really Rust. The Sage Shadow paper made a really nice background, don't you think?

RECIPE:
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust
Accessories: grosgrain chocolate ribbon, brads
Tools: piercing tool, dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by.

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Season's Greetings

WCMD Card #2
This is my favorite. I just love the ribbon that compliments this card. The Very Vanilla is your main card and the Baja Breeze is the background paper.

The snowflake was stamped off on the corners. The main image was stamped in Riding Hood Red and added dew drops on the side for accents.


RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze. Very Vanilla, DSP
Riding Hood Red
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Very Vanilla, Rding Hood ribbon, dew drops
Tools: horizontal punch, CE, glue dots
Thanks for stopping by.
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Season's Greetings

WCMD Card #3

This is the third card I made which has a very simple layout and design. I used snowflake image for the background using Versamark. The main image was stamped in Basic Gray. The piercing and scallop edge design was added to the main image. The sentiment was stamped on Bashful Blue paper and different sizes of circle punches were used.

RECIPE:
Stamps: To You and Yours
Paper: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray, versamark
Accessories: striped grosgrain Riding Hood ribbon, white brads.
Tools: 1",1-1/4",1-3/8", 1/2" Circle punches, scallop edge punch, piercing tool

Thanks for stopping by.

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