Friday, December 9, 2016

Stamp Off Sneak Peak Lift Me Up

Hey stampin friends.  It's another Stamp Off challenge
with Buffy, Susan and Jackie.
Today, we are doing a sketch challenge.  I recently received
a collection of new product that will be available
in January, so this is a sneak peak!
   My hands-down favorite set out of the upcoming
Occasions catalog is the Lift Me Up set with coordinating
Up and Away Thinlits Dies on page 10.  The resulting
hot air balloons work for vintage or CAS (Clean And Simple)
styles.  With 3 sizes to pick from, you can combine
these balloons, or use them individually.  
For this project, I used a Watermelon Wonder card base, 
with strips from the upcoming FREE SAB Carried Away 
Designer Series Paper.  This DSP has balloons on one side,
patterns on the other, so that it works perfectly with the
Lift Me Up set, as well as others.
It's hard to see, but I added Wink of Stella to the balloons
and clouds, so that they sparkle!  It makes for a happy card!
So now hop on over to check out what Buffy and Susan
have done with this sketch challenge.  Their cards
are delightful!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cookie Cutter Eskimo

On page 6 of the Holiday Mini, you will find the
most enjoyable Christmas bundle; Cookie Cutter
Christmas, with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. 
They are such a warm and wonderful collection of products.
In the card above, I simply stamped and punched out the
Eskimo, and then colored him with my aqua painter.

He was popped up on two die cuts from the Lots of Labels
Framelits on page 193 of the main catty, used as a sandwich to form a Night of Navy frame.  The sentiment
comes from the Snow Place set on page 30 of the main catty. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

The Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies on page 24 (with coordinating
Santa's Sleigh set) is an incredibly elegant set of dies.
They enable many techniques, as well as 3-d Christmas
projects.  This is a very quick and straightforward card,
in which I layered die elements made out of  
Gold Foild Sheets and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Paper.  The card base is embossed with the
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.