Believe in This Christmas

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It’s already the 25th of the month and that means it’s time for a Christmas post. It is only September and I have most of my Christmas cards done for 2016 because I committed to making some each month and at least one per card workshop and that has really paid off.  This card features the This Christmas Specialty DSP #141628 in the Stampin Up annual catalog.  The main focal panel is stamped using the tree from the Thoughtful Branches #144328 stamp set .  The cardinals were also stamped using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and cut out using the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits#143538.  For the sentiment banner , I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set #141614 and punched it out using the coordinating Duet Banner Punch #141483.  The sentinment is from the now retired Good Greetings stamp set.  Before adding the banner, I added wisps of Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy Metallic Thread #142003.

 

 

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Halloween Night

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I wanted to get in the Halloween spirit so I decided to create a card with a whole lotta new Stampin Up product.  I started by layering 2 pieces of Halloween Night #142022 DSP. I created the spooky fence using the Classic Label Punch #141491. The Tree is cut from the Beautiful Branches #143538 Thinlits.  I added the skulls from the Mr. Funny Bones #142245 stamp set and then handcut and placed on the fence posts.  The moon is punched from a piece of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper #142029 and added a bat punched from the retired Stampin Up bat punch.

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Peaceful Night

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Today’s post is a real beauty and believe it or not Cammie used the retired Stampin Up Joyful Season stamp set to create this beautiful all occasions card.  The Joyful Season stamp set is a Christmas stamp set that Cammie chose to use in a non traditional way.

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The hills are alive

2016_09_22img_0206When I saw this beautiful card that Cammie created I immediatly thought of the Alps and broke out in soung singing tunes from the Sound of Music.  To create this scence Cammie used the In the Meadow #140751 stamp set to bring the tranquility of the great outdoors and added color to make this card come to life with her brayering and sponging skills.

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Bling it on

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Bling, sparkle, and shine—the July 2016 What a Gem kit was filled with fancy fun! It included eight pretty and polished treat boxes in two sizes that you can personalize with gem-toned tassels and mini cards but what I really loved was the stamp set that came with the What a Gem kit.  I went to town randomly stamping the gems on whisper white cardstock.  I added a half of a silver metallic foil doily the sentiment and basic rhinestone bling to create this seriously cute card.  Is there ever too much bling?

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Fiesta dress

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Today’s post is a fancy party dress that Cammie made using the now retired Stampin Up Dress Up Framelit for the dress bodice.  For the skirt portion she used the Stampin Up Festive Birthday DSP #141630 from a folded circle punch and the slip is a  doily. The dress was added to a coordinating patterned background from the Festive Birthday DSP. The party banners were cut from the Fiesta Time Framelits #141475 and the sentiment was stamped from the Birthday Fiesta #141500 stamp set. Ole!

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Oh Crap

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Today’s post features the Just Stinkin Cute stamp set from the Unity Stamp company.  I usually try and keep my stamps to Stampin Up but when I saw this one I knew I had to have it!  I made the card for my son to send intentionally late to my father in law for his birthday.  My son and my father in law have a long lasting joke about toilet paper so the card was perfect.  If you look closely, you will see that I stamped the toilet paper image on an actual piece of toilet paper and then cut it out.

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