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Friday, August 30, 2019

Rustic Retreat Country Christmas

The days have been cooler here in upstate New York and it makes me realize fall is just around the corner. Then comes winter and Christmas which is my favorite holiday to craft for. The Rustic Retreat stamp set is in the Annual catalog and is quite versatile, but I bought it to make cozy winter cabin scenes. I featured this set a few weeks ago in blue, but today I have a card with more traditional Christmas colors.

I love this card, but it does take a little bit of time to put it all together. I also used Stampin' Blend markers and Stampin' Write Markers. There is fussy cutting, Wink of Stella, and glitter!! Oh my! A card for the more avid crafter, no doubt. My card has an Early Espresso base, a layer of Whisper White, followed by Cherry Cobbler which has been stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp using Early Espresso ink. 

The cabin has been colored with the following Stampin' Blends: Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Bronze, Light and Dark Mossy Meadow, Light Seaside Spray, Color Lifter. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add Stampin' Glitter to the cabin scene. Stitched Layering Dies were used to create the Mossy Meadow frame around the scene. I did use a generic glitter for the shaker part, but there is glitter available in the new Holiday catalog that would be perfect!

For the greeting I used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers along with my Stamparatus for the two toned greeting. The evergreen was stamped in Mossy Meadow then the Wink of Stella pen was used to spread the ink. I fussy cut the evergreen boughs to add to the card front. 

This is a very fun card to make and well worth the time and effort. It will definitely be among those I will be making multiple of to send out to my friends and family.

Happy Stamping!


Rustic Retreat
Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Stamp Set
Buffalo Check Background
Stitched Shapes
window sheets
Window Sheets
glitter paper
Gold Glimmer Paper
cute scallop label punch
Pretty Label Punch
sparkle glitter
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
glitter pen
Wink of Stella
glue pen
Fine Tip Glue Pen
deep brown paper
Early Espresso 
watermelon pink    
Cherry Cobbler

Friday, August 23, 2019

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak #2

Another Friday closer to the Holiday catalog going live for customers. This week I bring you another look at a stamp set available in the Holiday catalog. This stamp set comes as a bundle with two punches. Yes, TWO punches. The card I am highlighting today showcases the gorgeous paper also available with the entire suite of products. The Designer Series Paper coordinates with Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, and Very Vanilla along with highlights of copper.

I used the Mossy Meadow paper along with the lovely mix of stripes on this card that has a Night of Navy base.  I colored the berry and leaves with Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends. These markers color well on Very Vanilla and make it very easy to have a great looking image. I also used the Color Lifter to give the image some highlighting, then fussy cut the image and added to the card front.

Card Dimensions:

Striped DSP - 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Mossy Meadow DSP - 2 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Night of Navy Strip - 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Stitched Rectangles - the second to smallest for the Very Vanilla and one size larger for Night of Navy

The stamp set is called Christmas Gleaming and the DSP is Brightly Gleaming. Watch for these items when the new catalog goes live on September 4, 2019.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak - Not Just for the Holidays

As I am working on card designs for my August card class, I remembered I was asked to have a wedding card in the set for this month. I wanted the card to be elegant, but also quick to put together. I also recently received my Holiday Catalog pre-order and it came to mind that I could showcase a new stamp and die set from the catalog and make a wedding card. I can not show you the new bundle, but I can show you a sample card using it. Actually, the card does not use the stamp set, just the matching die cuts.

The bells will be found in the new Holiday Catalog when it goes live on September 4. The bells are very elegant and can certainly be used outside of the Christmas holiday. The set will feature several style of bells and a few different sizes. The card I designed uses the largest bell in silver foil in the background and a cut design in Whisper White over the top. This card also uses a stamp from Meant to Be and the Stitched Nested Label dies. Basic pearl jewels and silver trimmed ribbon were added as accents. I also used the Subtle 3D embossing folder on the background Whisper White Layer to give the card more texture.


valentine making stamp set STITCHED NESTED LABELS DIES adhesive-backed pearl embellishments silver and white 3/8 ribbon SUBTLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER