Friday, December 8, 2017

1st Birthday Card

I took a break in the holiday card/project making to create this pink and green birthday card.  I received a text on Thursday from my future DIL, who needed it on Saturday.  Normally that would be ok, but I had a prior engagement on Friday so I had to think fast.

When I think of girl colors I automatically go to pink, but I wanted another color to compliment.  In a rush I picked out Lemon Lime Twist.

It needed to be sparkly as well, don't all girls love all things sparkly.


I used a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, and my Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Marker to create a pink 1. 


Card Recipe:

Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White cardstock
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Layer Circles Framelits
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
Dimensionals
Pink Pirouette Light Stampin' Blends Marker
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool

If you would like to purchase any of the items used today, please head over to my online store, don't forget to use this months Hostess Code.  And if you spend over $50, you will receive the Gold Striped Bag package, which is this months, Customer Monthly Coupon.





Enjoy, Merry Christmas and Hugs from the Bug,
Denise xxx





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Memories & More...Not Just for Scrapbooks

This is day 7 of my 31 for December, and I wanted to show how you could make a couple of quick cards using the Memories & More card packs.  Specifically the Merry Little Christmas M&M card pack set, currently in the Holiday catalog.

I made two simple but cute Christmas cards, and if you are short on time or just want to make something quick, this is a great way to achieve that.

The only extra supplies I used was cardstock for the bases, and mat.  Dimensionals, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, and Carols of Christmas stamp set.


I cut down the red/white striped card from the M&M set, to 4 x 5 1/4.  Cut the sentiment from another card, added some dimensionals for height and a little bakers twine. Placed on top of a Whisper White card base.  Finished!!! Now wasn't that quick and easy peasy?


For this one, I used some of the cardstock stickers from the pack and added to the already stamped ornament images.  Stamped the "Deck the Halls" sentiment from Carols of Christmas, placed on top of a Lemon Lime Twist mat, and Cherry Cobbler card base.

             

There are many possibilities using this Memories & More card pack, plus you can use them for your scrapbooks as well.

If you would like to purchase, head over to my online store, don't forget to use this months Hostess Code.  And if you spend over $50, you will receive the Gold Striped Bag package, which is this months, Customer Monthly Coupon.




Enjoy, Merry Christmas and Hugs from the Bug,
Denise xxx



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quilted Christmas Star

I am sad that this bundle will be retiring at the end of the 2017 Holiday catalog, it's such a versatile set.  Get yours before they are gone, as I suspect this will be high on eBay in the years to come.

The Christmas Quilt Bundle is a stamp and die set, that will make not just lovely Christmas cards, but I see Birthday, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Thank You and Just Because.

The dies alone in this set could make so many cards, Google quilts!!!


When I decided to add a sentiment, I really had to think what did I want.  As I wanted to use the dies in some way.  So I cut the star die twice, stamped one and embossed the other.



Than I added a little holly and berry decoration for a Christmas card.
 

I cut pieces, just in a real quilt to make the mat that the star would be placed on.  I wanted to have you look at it and want to cover up with it on a cold winter's night.

I made blocks for each corner, and then strips in between them using the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Which is also retiring, and I did purchase more of.

Card Recipe:

Real Red Cardstock - card base
Garden Green - 1st Mat
Whisper White - 2nd Mat, Mat for quilted pieces, and die cut stars.
Quilted Christmas DSP - Quilted pieces, the holly and berry are cut from scraps of the DSP. Just like a real quilt.
Real Red Stampin' Classic Pad - sentiment
Multipurpose Glue - this worked best in order to place DSP pieces. 
Dimensionals to lift up the Star
Stampin' Trimmer

Don't forget about the Year-End Sales Event and the Holiday Catalog Retiring List,
get your favorites before they are gone.



And this months Hostess Code and Customer Monthly Coupon.

               


Enjoy, Merry Christmas and Hugs from the Bug,
Denise xxx