Cards - Christmas

Night Divine and the Fractured Technique

I'm sharing my last Christmas card of the season.  The Night Divine stamp set is so wonderful.  As of this writing the stamp set, dies, and bundle are available in the US market.  The Shining Brightly Designer Series Paper that I used is no longer available for you.

Night Divine bundle  Simply Elegant Trim  Fractured Technique  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create


The base of this card is Thick Very Vanilla 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4.  Burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.  

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Snowflake Sky EF.  This folder was not available at the writing of this post but is projected to be in December 11th.  Glue this layer to the card front.

Cut a piece of designer paper.  The Shining Brightly paper is no longer there, but you have so many other choices from our beautiful papers.  This is a square 2 x 2.  Glue this paper in the top center of the card at an angle.

Cut strips of our Gold Foil at 1/4 inch.  Place a strip at one corner of the square butted up next to the side of the designer paper.  This strip should go off the end of the card.  Work around the square clock wise and add another strip.  The end of this one butts next to the strip added before and still lays along the next side of the square.  It should extend over the edge of the card.  Repeat until the paper is surrounded with the strips.  Trim the strips along the edge of the card.  I'm sure you can search YouTube for videos on this fractured technique.  I don't have one.

Night Divine bundle  Simply Elegant Trim  Fractured Technique  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add a shepherd and lamb.  The shepherd is part of the total nativity of the Night Divine dies.  Just trim him off.  Use Night of Navy scraps.

The saying is from the Night Divine stamp set.  Use an embossing buddy on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp the saying with Versamark.  Add the gold powder from the Metallics Embossing Powders and use a Heat Tool to melt the powder.  This goes so pretty with the gold in the DSP.  Fussy cut around the saying.

The Simply Elegant Trim is not available as of now.  The projected time of arrival is January 1.  Add a little strip of Seal behind where the saying will be and add the gold trim.  I just did a few circles and pushed it into the Seal.  Hint:  add some of the Mini Dimensionals directly to the card front under where the saying will go.  That way you can avoil having a dimensional over any of the ribbon.  It will help the saying lie flatter.

Add some of the Neutral Adhesive-Backed Sequins as an embellishment.  

Night Divine bundle  Simply Elegant Trim  Fractured Technique    Jo Anne Hewins  Inside of Card  Luv 2 Create

This is the inside of my card.  The cut out is part of the entire piece of the nativity from Night Divine dies.  Just trim away the extra.  Save it because you might just need it.  I did on the front of the card.  The saying is from Night Divine.

I still need to make Christmas cards but the end is in sight.  I hope that you are almost done as well!  I have so enjoyed the Christmas items in the September-December Mini catalog.  It will be completely gone in a few weeks.  Some items are already gone.  I encourage you to go have a look.  You could find some good deals.  As of this writing the Night Divine dies are on sale for for $24.30 in the US.

Night Divine bundle  Simply Elegant Trim  Fractured Technique  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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So Very Merry, An Online Exclusive

Good morning!  I have a cute card today using the So Very Merry stamp set.  If you haven't been to the Stampin' Up! Online Store lately, I urge you to do so.  Our catalogs are fantastic.  Right now we have the 2023-2034 Annual Catalog and the September-December Mini.  That mini will be going away soon.  In fact the retiring and carry over lists have already been published.  Some items are already no longer available.  There are some sale prices.  There are also products in the Online Store that can not be found in a catalog.  Go to https://www.stampinup.com/ and check out the menu.  Look at the Online Exclusives and the Kits Collection.  Check out What's New.  Search Paper Pumpkin for refills or add-ons that are available.  I digress.  Please take a look if you are interested in the So Very Merry stamp set.

So Very Merry  Merry Melody EF  One Horse Open Sleigh DSP  Christmas Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create


This card has a base of Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  There is a layer of Pool Party measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The Basic White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.

The paper is the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper.  This is another Online Exclusive.  The Real Red pattern is 1 x 3 1/2.  The bluish paper is cut 3/4 x 3 1/2.  Use the Basic Borders dies to cut one side of this paper.  Glue the two papers together so that the zig-zag sticks out a little.  Hint:  Pay attention to the zig and zag and try to make each end look the same.

Stamp the Santa with Memento Black ink on Basic White.  Color with blends.  These are the colors that I used:  Pool Party Combo, Read Red Combo, Crumb Cake Combo, and SU800.  Punch with the 2 3/8 Circle Punch.

So Very Merry Card  Merry Melody EF  One Horse Open Sleigh DSP  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The ribbon is another Online Exclusive.  It's called Real Red and Gold 3/8 Dotted Ribbon.  Cut two pieces to add under Santa.  Angle the ends.

Add the Santa with dimensionals.

The saying is from the So Very Merry set.  Stamp in Memento on a piece of Basic White.  Cut this out with the Stylish Shapes dies.  Add with dimensionals.  Cut the end over to the Pool Party.

Embellish with the Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

So Very Merry Card  Merry Melody EF  One Horse Open Sleigh DSP  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I chose a simple inside using a strip of the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP and a saying from Brightest Glow.

That's it!  I love how this card turned out!  I still have Christmas cards to make, but I probably only have about 30 left to make.  I've made about 100.

So Very Merry  Merry Melody EF  One Horse Open Sleigh DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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During December I'm going to try to post 3 times a week.  I've been able to make some cards using the new products from the Jan-April Mini and from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I'll be sharing them before long.

 

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NC Demo Blog Hop - I'll Have a Pink Christmas

Welcome to the NC Stampin' Up! Demo Blog Hop for November.  Our theme is I'll Have a Pink Christmas.  I can't wait to take the hop myself.  I think this is such and interesting topic.  I'll admit.  I do not like pink!  But for some odd reason, I got excited.  I predict that great projects are there just for the clicking!  Please take the entire hop!

I'll have a Pink Christmas

We were also encouraged not to use a Christmas stamp set.  I did use Brightest Glow, a set carried over from last year's mini.  Other than that, I don't have Christmas supplies.

NC Demo November Hop  Card in Pink  Grove dies  Brightest Glow  Natural Prints dies  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Bubble Bath Blends  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Merry Melody EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I had a hard time with my pictures this time.  The pink does not show well.  I'm using Bubble Bath.  The base is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a panel of Bubble Bath that is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.  Glue this panel to the front of the card.

Maybe you could say I cheated a bit by using the Natural Prints dies.  They do have a wreath.  I cut two wreaths, one from the Berry Burst Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack and one from Bubble Bath shimmer from the same pack.  Put the Berry Burst on the bottom.  Play around with the wreaths and pull a little of the berry to the front where possible.  I didn't want the Berry Burst to be hidden.  Put the two together with glue dots here and there.   Add the two wreaths with Mini Dimensionals.

Use the Silver & White Sheer Ribbon from the mini catalog.  I colored the ribbon with a Dark Bubble Bath Blend and let it dry just a little.  Tie a bow and add with a glue dot to the bottom right of the wreath.  It looks so pretty in real life!  

Cut a deer from Thick Basic White card stock using the Grove dies.  Add over the knot of the ribbon with Mini Dimensionals.  Do not place directly over the knot.

Stamp the sentiment on Basic White in Berry Burst using Brightest Glow.  Fussy cut and add to the upper left of the wreath.

Finish with lots of the 2023-2025 In Color Dots.

NC Demo November Hop  Grove dies  Brightest Glow  Natural Prints dies  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Bubble Bath Blends  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Merry Melody EF  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I usually add a layer of Basic White on the inside of the card.  Today I decided to leave the pink.  The saying here is also from Brightest Glow and stamped in Berry Burst.

Add another white deer.

That's it.  I thank you for your visit and I hope you found a little inspiration.  For even more inspiration, is up next.

NC Demo November Hop  Grove dies  Brightest Glow  Natural Prints dies  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Bubble Bath Blends  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Merry Melody EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper

 

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Snow Toboggan Hat Treat Holder Using the Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper

Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm so thankful for all of you.  Without you I wouldn't have a Stampin' Up! business.  It gives me joy and also helps me to afford new supplies.  I love new things and I love sharing them with all of you.  It really doesn't matter to me if you buy supplies or not.  My joy is sharing my creations and hopefully spreading a little joy to you.

Happy Thanksgiving

I have a treat for you today.  I'm sharing my Snow Toboggan Treat Holder that holds three Hershey Nuggets.  It uses the Glorious Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  In fact I have a tutotial that you can download for free!  There is a video as well!

Snow Toboggan Treat Holder  Glorious Gingham DSP  So Sincere  Sparkling Snowflakes  Adhesive-Backed Snowflake Assortment  Deckled Circle dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I have most of the pictures in Berry Burst and the video showing Pretty Peacock.  I hope that's alright.  The link for the video is on the PDF, but I'll also add the video below.

For the PDF, Download Snow Toboggan Hat Treat Holder Using the Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper

Snow Toboggan Treat Holder  Glorious Gingham DSP  So Sincere  Sparkling Snowflakes  Adhesive-Backed Snowflake Assortment  Simply Elegant Trim  Deckled Circle dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the video!  I hope you enjoy it! 

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop November 2023 - Embossing

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!
 
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This month’s theme is Embossing.  
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There are several types of embossing.  So you might see embossing folders, embossing paste, and powder embossing on this hop.  I'll be showing some powder embossing today.
 
Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Embossing Card  Pic White Background  Snowflake Magic Specialty  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Joseph's Coat Technique  Sparkling Snowflakes  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
The technique I'll be sharing is called Joseph's Coat Technique.  It's been around for a long time, but I haven't used it in a while.  I do have a video on this post.
 
My base is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4 and use a Bone Folder to get a good crisp fold.
 
For the background of the card, I used the Snowflake Magic Specialty Paper.  Cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Glue to the card front.
 
You'll also need a piece of the Bubble Bath from the Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack.  This piece measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
Wait to add this piece to the card because we'll be adding a ribbon around it later.
 
We'll  be making the focal layer on a piece of Basic White 3 x 4 1/4.
 
I used Pool Party and Fresh Freesia ink for this project.  Add color over the white cardstock piece with Blending Brushes.  Add the color  in spaces here and there.  It's ok to leave a little white, but you'll want to cover most of the surface.  Start with a little color and build on it until you get the color you want.  If you have time, it might help to let this ink dry a little or run your heat tool over it.  I did not show doing that, but when I make the card again, I will.
 
Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Embossing  Snowflake Magic Specialty  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Joseph's Coat Technique  Sparkling Snowflakes  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
 
Place all of the snowflakes from the Sparkling Snowflakes on a large clear block together.  Place them close to each other.  This picture is not that clear, but hopefully you can see on the video if you wish.  Stamp with Versamark ink.  Turn the pad upside down and stamp on the block as you see it.
Make sure to use an embossing buddy over the entire piece of paper first.  This also helps make sure the ink is dry.  Stamp the block of snowflakes over the paper.
Add clear embossing powder, from the Basics Embossing Powder pack, over the paper.  Flick off the extra powder and heat with your heat tool.  This is all a little hard to see since everything is clear, but it's so worth it.
 
Now comes that part that makes the show stopper.  Take a Boho Blue ink pad and run it over the embossed paper until the entire surface is covered.  This is a ink resist technique.  The clear embossing will not accept the ink.  Take a paper towel and wipe off the excess ink on the snowflakes.  It's magic!  I have mostly seen this technique using black or navy or espresso.  I think the Boho ink works well.
 
Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Embossing  Close Up of Ribbon and Tag  Snowflake Magic Specialty  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Joseph's Coat Technique  Sparkling Snowflakes  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Glue the panel to the Bubble Bath Soft Shimmer paper.
 
Run Silver & White Sheer Ribbon around this layer and tie into a bow.  This ribbon looks so pretty with the silver in the Snowflake Magic Specialty Paper.
 
For the tag, I used the Tailor Made Tags dies.  First rub your white scrap with the embossing buddy.  Stamp the saying from So Sincere in Versamark.  Add silver embossing powder from the Metallics Embossing Powders.  Heat with a Heat Tool.  Cut out using one of the smallest tags centering around the saying.  I made the tag shorter.  Simply add the die about an inch or so above the bottom.  You can feel the tie kind of pop into place into the dots already there.  Tape if you wish to hold it all in place and cut again.  This is in the video.  Tie on the tag with silver trim from the Simply Elegant Trims.
 
Glue the panel to the center of the card.
 
Complete the card with embellishments.  I used Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems on one of the cards and Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins on the other.  Both look great!
 
Here's the video!
 


 
Thanks so much for joining me on the hop today.  I know you will be inspired by all of the stops on our hop.  I hope you enjoy!
 
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Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Embossing Card  Snowflake Magic Specialty  Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack  Joseph's Coat Technique  Sparkling Snowflakes  Silver and White Sheer Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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