Friday, November 17, 2017

Day 7 of the 12 Days of November....

Have I inspired you yet with any of the cards from the 12 Days of November?  Day 7 is a card I was inspired by which was made by Bonnie O'Neill.  Bonnie's card using one of the holiday designer series papers but I wanted to show that you don't have to use only the items from the holiday catalog to create a beautiful Christmas card.  Here, I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper for this card.  What other papers can you use on your holiday cards that were not intended for Christmas?


Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Day 6 of the 12 Days of November....

 When this Gate die came out in the Holiday Catalog did you see a Halloween card?  Not me!  This is what I saw - a snow covered gate as part of a winter scene.  The Ready for Christmas stamp set offered up the perfect pine boughs to add to the scene.   Oh and when I saw the embossing paste, I knew this was going to work!  To make this card, you will have to grab several stamp sets though - a tree from Lovely as a Tree, a Christmas banner from Seasonal Bells, Christmas Pines for the inside sentiment and the pine boughs from Ready for Christmas. 

To make the card, I first took a Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5" piece of paper and sponged it with Pool Party ink.  I then added a small amount of color using Marina Mist.  I then took a spritzer and created a snowy scene when the water smeared the ink a bit.  Once it was dry, I stamped the two trees using Garden Green ink and placed some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper along the bottom.  I then placed the gate on the card (which had the multipurpose adhesive sheets on the back).  I stamped the pine boughs using Garden Green ink on Old Olive card stock and cut them out using the coordinating die.  I attached them to the gate on either side - trimming off the excess.  I then got one of the spatulas and put a small amount on embossing paste on the tip and gently tapped along the top edges of the horizontal parts of the gate and also the trees.  While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  A red ribbon in the center finished it off.


Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  If today's post includes a project, you can see or order any of the items used in the project by clicking on the items below to see them in my Online Store.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Day 5 of the 12 Days of November....

 I love that the holidays represent bright, shiny and sparkly!  This card is a great representation of that.  When creating cards with these intricate dies, make sure to put your adhesive sheets on the back prior to running through the Big Shot.  They are definitely easier to attach to your projects this way.  Even if not all of the little pieces come out right away with your die brush, it certainly beats using a fine tip glue pen and trying not to have any glue show on the front of your project!  After stamping the "Seasons Greetings" on the Whisper White strip, I embossed a couple of snowflakes using silver embossing powder.

On the inside of the card, I added a sentiment and used Versamark ink on a Tempting Turquoise piece to place on the bottom.  A Silver foil star and some Pacific Point ribbon finished it off.

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  If today's post includes a project, you can see or order any of the items used in the project by clicking on the items below to see them in my Online Store.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Note - Stamp sets and bundles noted below may be available in other mount options - wood, clear or photopolymer.  I have listed the option that I used.  Please check my Online Store if your preference is different.

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Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
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