Holiday Collection Gift Card

Holiday Collection Gift Card

Holiday Collection Gift Card

When I finished the Glittery Paper Christmas Tree Card I had these scraps left over to make this little gift card that measures 3″ square.  All I had to make was the Gumball Green 3″ square card base and adhere the pieces.  The tree was cut out from the tree ‘window’ I created for the Christmas tree card with the paper I embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder and then heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.  So it’s shimmery!

Holiday Collection Gift Card glitter tree

I took a square of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper and created a matching square envelope with my Diagonal Scoring Plate.  With that scoring tool it literally takes seconds to make a matching envelope.

Holiday Collection Gift Card with envelope

And the cool thing is the stripes of that paper are on a diagonal so when I folded up the envelope the stripes were straight across and created a great place to add the recipient’s name.  I used the card yesterday when I delivered some Stampin’ Up! product to a friend.

Holiday Collection Gift Card envelope front

The links to the products I used in this card are below.

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Enjoy! Julie

Holiday Collection Gift Card in envelope

Card Recipe:
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Gumball Green cardstock #126840, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Extras: Holiday Collection Framelit Dies #127814, Petals-a-Plenty of Embossing Folder #116824, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Bakers Twine #123125, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930, Brayer #102395, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card

Glittery Paper Christmas Tree Card

Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card

I’m always experimenting so I can bring you more ideas to spark your creativity.  This was fun to make with designer paper, framelit dies, an embossing folder and iridescent ice embossing powder.  As soon as I saw this green polka dot paper in the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper pack, I knew is was perfect for a Christmas tree. I wanted to do something more interesting than simply die-cutting the shape from the paper so I used it to show case the die-cut Christmas Tree through the coordinating paper.

I started with Very Vanilla cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, then layered green polka dot paper over that measuring 4″ x 10-3/4″.  When I adhered the pattern paper I only glued down to the top of the Very Vanilla on the front and the back.  I wanted the layers to be separate so they would really stand out.  Here’s some pictures so you can see the layers better.

Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card side

Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card layers

Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card layers

I ran a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the red and green snowflake paper through the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine in the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing folder.  Then I ran it through again with the Christmas tree framelet die from the Holiday Collection dies.  Finally I brayered Versamark lighly over the paper and add Iridescent Ice embossing powder to the raised pattern for a glittery effect.  Then I adhered this piece to the front at the top.  Can you see the texture and the glimmer of the embossing in this photo?

Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card tree detail

Finally, I added the Red Glimmer Paper star, also cut out from the Holiday Collection framelit dies, and tied the baker twine around the top.

The links to the products I used in this card are below.

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Enjoy! Julie

Holiday Collection Christmas Tree Card Tree

Card Recipe:
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Very Vanilla cardstock #101650, Red Glimmer Paper #101790
Extras: Holiday Collection Framelit Dies #127814, Petals-a-Plenty of Embossing Folder #116824, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Bakers Twine #123125, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930

Last Day for 20%-50% Off on Stampin’ Up! Goodies!!

Today is the very last day to take advantage of this great Stampin’ Up! sale!  Buy a Christmas present for yourself or your friends! 

On sale today only –

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Item

Description

Retail Price

24-Hour Sale Price

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118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)

$66.95

$53.56

7

120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy

$16.95

$13.56

175

109127 Stack & Store Caddy

$34.95

$27.96

Here are some of my sale favorites:

Best deal of the week!  MDS 2+, #130646, for only $39.98 and the software includes $500 in digital downloads!   I love this quote from Karen yesterday, “I can’t live without MDS.  I can personalize so many things and people think I’m talented.  gotta luv it!”

My Digital Studio 2+ sale Smooch Spritz Bundle, #132703, 30% off.  Lots of glimmer and glitz for your holiday projects!

smooch spritz bundle

Cupcake Punch, #121807, 30% off.  Several punches on sale!  Love the punches!

cupcake punch

Snow Much Fun Stamp Set wood-mount #122560 or clear-mount #122562, 50% off.  The clear-mount set is less than $10!  Other great holiday sets on sale 50% also.

snow much fun stamp set

Button Buddies Stamp Set wood-mount #122735 or clear-mount #122737, 50% off.   Such a versatile set and the Brights Designer Buttons (#119747) are on sale too.  A perfect combination.

Button Buddies stamp set

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Enjoy!  Julie

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

I have loved this pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set since I first got this set years ago.  Can’t believe it’s still available in this year’s Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I used it as a silhouette on this simple Christmas card.  I saw a challenge on splitcoast stampers to be inspired by this quote, “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” from Galileo.  That was the challenge and this is the card that it inspired me to make.

I started with the large ‘E’ acrylic block, smudged it with Midnight Muse, Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy stamp pads, spritzed it with water and stamped with the block.  You need a good but of spritzed water on the block in order for the colors to blend together so you get good coverage.  I used my heat tool to dry the paper after stamping. 

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas detail

I used some paper and post-it notes to mask the bottom and side edges, stamped the tree in Black Craft Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I really wanted the shimmer of the Iridescent Ice embossing powder, but the tree wasn’t very visible, so I stamped it again with the Black Craft Ink and embossed again with black embossing powder.  That did the trick.  I got the shimmer and enough black silhouette so it would show up on the dark blue background. 

I used the small starburst stamp from the Summer Silhouette stamp set to stamp stars in the sky with VersaMark and the White Stamp Pad and embossed the stars with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Then I add the Merry Christmas sentiment with Black Craft Ink and the black embossing powder.  (I wanted a script Merry Christmas so I used this retired stamp, but any of the stamps from the Greetings of the Season stamp set would have been perfect and beautiful!)

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Merry Christmas

With the water-spritzed-block stamping and heat embossing, the paper became quite warped, so I layered it on a Natural White cardstock base to smooth it out and added the black ribbon which really added just the right amount of contrast, texture and interest.

Online Extravaganza Sale ends Wednesday, November 28th 20%-50% off of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Click here now to view everything that’s on sale.

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Enjoy!  Julie

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas close up

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree w-#115026 c-#127793, Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860, Night of Navy #126970, Not Quite Navy #126971, Black Craft #102192, White Craft #101731, VersaMark #102283
Paper:  Whisper White cardstock #100730, Natural White cardstock #102316
Extras: Acrylic Block #118484, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930, Black Embossing Powder #109133, Black Taffeta Ribbon #119261, Heat Tool #129053

My Digital Studio – Digital Designing 50% Off

stampin' up! on sale

Digital designing with My Digital Studio is now 50% off with Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza.   The full program with $500 in digital downloads is only $39.98! And the latest digital downloads released today includes a FREE download.    The sale ends tomorrow, so act fast!

 Click here to view the software options.  (The sale price is on the product description page and does not show up on this main page.)  Click here to view MDS samples.

My Digital Studio 2+ sale   Click here to view the complete list of Stampin’ Up! Sale Items. Stampin' Up! Sale

This weeks digital download release:  (Click on the image to view the details.)

FREE For You From Us, #132810

digital download christmas tag

Jingle & Joy Kit #132793

jingle and joy digital kit

Ornamental Christmas Postcard #132794

ornamental Christmas digital postcard

Reindeer Games Designer Template #132683

reindeer games designer template

To You From Me Digital Template #132811

to you from me designer template

Online Extravaganza Sale ends tomorrow!    20%-50% off of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Click here now to view everything that’s on sale.

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Enjoy!  Julie