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This is another for today’s IC521 Challenge. I don’t make near enough tags & I was inspired by THESE cute tags Sabrina made. And since I used scraps & leftovers, they were very quick to make.

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I stamped the images on kraft after I die cut the tag shape and used a combination of Copics to color & a white Prismacolor pencil to highlight. Then I overstamped w/ Versafine before taking them out my Misti. I had the little snippets of white trim so I matched up the bottoms of the tags & cut them to insert the white trims. The twine was added along w/ a little dimensional snow type stuff on the Santa hats.

These are the Copics I used on the individual tags.
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Billboard Leonard, Christmas Leonard, Leonard’s Christmas List, Gift Tag Greetings
Paper:  white, 2 different shades of kraft
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring).
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders bracket border, scallop border & curved border dies, Misti, white Prismacolor pencil, dimensional snow paint, baker’s twine, ODBD tag die (retired)

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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC521), we are to use a forgotten favorite we have saved. I admit, I had forgotten about the favorite feature on Splitcoast, so my Favorite List is very slim. I did have THIS one from way back & I love the candles so that’s what I picked for my card. 

Instead of a stamp, I used a Christmas Candle die & attached it to a white frame w/ designer paper behind it. The center & right candles just have the dp showing thru, but since the left candle is partly on the frame, I added a piece of dp behind it. I added more of the holly on the upper left & also added some inlay pieces to all the the holly leaves. The Merry Christmas was die cut 3 times & stacked so it would sit up higher on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: ODBD – (Christmas Tunes –inside greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, bright metallic gold, dp (ODBD – Christmas Collection 2015),
Ink: (inside- Distress ink fired brick)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern,  Christmas CandlesMerry Christmas,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B

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Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US! 

This month the challenge is to make a Christmas or Holiday card! You can get all the details over on the
 Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Skating Snowman. From 11/25 thru Sunday 11/29, Free Shipping on all US orders of $20 or more! Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps & sale stamps!And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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Since my greeting is big & mentions sparkle, I made it the main focus & everything on the card is super sparkly! The greeting could really be used any time of year, but I made mine a Christmas card by adding the embossed ornament background & the ornaments & greeting on the inside. I was lucky enough to have some glittery embossing powder that matched exactly the very glittery card stock I used for the backing layers & bow on top & all the stamped images were heat embossed using it.  

Here’s the inside. These ornaments were originally intended for the front, but it started looking crowded so I put them on the inside.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Leave a Little Sparkle, Ornament Background, (inside – Have Yourself, Ornament Pops Outline, Ornament Pops Solid 
Paper: Neenah white, glitter  dp (DCWV -Christmas Glitter stack)
Ink:   Colorbox peacock pigment ink (Distress ink dusty concord on inside greeting)
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics  B, labels 28 & decorative labels 28 dies,  Cheery Lynn Pretty Bows dies, peacock glitter embossing powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle)

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs! This is so much appreciated! This month our special Guest Designer is: Hazel Hodgkins

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

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