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  • Joy Bells

    A die cut Christmas card w/ metallic gold bells, pierced background & a pretty designer paper strip. Add a die cut word & a pierced background to finish it. Change out the designer paper & make a lot of same but different Christmas cards. Great way to use up leftover strips or bands of pretty paper.

    A big congrats to Brenda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS864)! She has a sweet gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & Christmas theme, put I used different dies, paper strip instead of ribbon & pierced bg instead of embossed.

    My card was entirely die cut. The bells were cut out of 3 shades of brushed metallic gold & the clappers are brushed metallic bronze. I used a resized slimline die to cut the strip of designer paper, added narrow gold strips down the side, then die cut the green scallop edges w/ a mini slimline die & used just the 2 long edges.

    The holly, greenery & shadow for Joy were cut out of 2 different shades of dk green & the Joy was the lightest of the brushed gold. I used a diamond piercing die for the white panel & added some red gems instead of holly berries. I used the back of a small teaspoon on the back of the bells to push out the shape & make them appear more 3D.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: none
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, 2 shades of pine green, 2 shades of red, 3 shades of brushed gold, brushed bronze, Rubbernecker Stamps: Country Christmas paper pad
    Ink: none
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline w/Scallop Stitch, Slimline Stitch, Circle,  Holly #1, Bells & Bow, Diamond Pierced Background Cover, Greenery #3 dies, Crossover II, red gems

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  • Christmas Bells

    Almost entirely die cut Christmas card (one word of greeting was stamped), w/ a lovely pierced herringbone pattern background & brushed gold Christmas bells. I used a couple of techniques when die cutting the designer paper that are worth checking out (links provided).

    A big congrats to Mimi, the newest Featured Stamper (FS862)! She has such a gorgeous gallery & while I adore watercolor, since her gallery is all beautiful watercolors, I went w/ an entirely die cut card. THIS is Mimi’s card I chose to case. I kept the Christmas theme & colors, but used die cuts & a pierced background instead of watercolor. The layout was kept similar, w/ most of the detail down the left side, but I used designer paper for my left side strip instead of pine boughs.

    After I die cut the bells, bow & Merry part of the greeting, I used a circle die to cut the pearl shimmer paper behind the bells then put them together. The Christmas word was stamped onto a flag w/ the Merry attached above it. The white background was die cut w/ a stitched rectangle, then I used a background cover piercing die that reminds me of herringbone. For the side strip I used just a section of designer paper w/ a mini slimline die & used my out of the box method to cut the part w/ just the bells. I also resized this die to make it narrower. I used the same die to cut the pine green layer behind it.

    Since the bells were die cut out of brushed gold, I used that & a light gold for some of the holly leaves. A darker gold & 2 shades of pine green were used for the topmost holly leaves.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Magic of Chrismtas 
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, 2 shades of pine green, 2 shades of red, 2 shades of brushed gold, Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowflake Fun Slimline paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Mini Slimline w/ Stitch, Rectangle Stitch, Circle,  Holly #2, Off Set Tags, Bells & Bow, Background Cover #1, Small Classic Alphabet dies, Crossover II, MISTI


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  • Snowflake Joy

    An A2 sized Christmas card made using one of a mini slimline set of dies. Add some lovely paper, some die cut snowflakes & Joy on a fancy oval & you have a beautiful card!

    A big congrats to Jennifer, the newest Featured Stamper (FS860)! She’s a scrapper w/ a lot of beautiful pages. After much browsing, I chose THIS page to case. I kept the Christmas theme & most of the layout, but changed it to an A2 card, used different paper & dies & simplified it to fit the space.

    For my card, I used a mini slimline die to cut the lovely holly paper and also the wine red piece. On the red, I stamped some holly berries w/ Brilliance moonlight white ink. I used this ink because it dries faster than my pigment ink & it’s also not quite as bright. I really didn’t want the berries to stand out that much. A leftover diagonal strip along w/ 2 white glitter strips were added in between the red & the holly paper. A fancy oval die was used on the sea green & I fussy cut a red layer to go behind it. The Joy was die cut out of white glitter paper as were the 3 snowflakes.

    The Joy was popped up as were the snowflakes to give them a little dimension.

    Thanks so
     much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Wonderland set
     Paper: Staples 110# white, wine red, sea green, pine green, white glitter,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowflake Fun paper pad
    Ink: Brillance moonlight white
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Mini Slimline, Snowflakes, Joy w/ Shadow, Decorative Rectangle #2. Winter Wonderland dies,  Crossover II

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