WDW #2 – Stylish Stripes Christmas Card

Oooh!  I’m so late with this week’s Weekly Deals Wednesday project – apologies.  My daughter Sam had her high school graduation this week and boy has it been heckers!  But I’m sure you’ll agree today’s project is rather stunning and quite worth waiting for!



It uses four of the five products on offer this week – the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and Brights Sequin Assortment.  You can check them all out here.


I chose to use Pacific Point cardstock because that was the colour of Sam’s formal gown.  A Christmas card with non-traditional colours is a refreshing change every now and then and I love the combination of blue and gold.

This card was relatively quick to make, although I did take the time to add some special little touches like the piercing around the sentiment (from the Cup of Cheer Stamp Set – I LOVE IT!) and the gold embossing on the little banner part of the sentiment.  What do you think?  I hope you like it.

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Red Foil Christmas Card for GDP010

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This week’s Global Design Project challenge has been a fun one.  A simple sketch = a simple card, and I loved making this one.  Here’s the sketch – very simple and elegant.


I love pairing rustic with glam and this card certainly does that!  A Kraft card base allows the embossed red foil panel to shine.  This is repeated with the Noel sentiment, cut using the Little Letter Thinlit dies, perched atop 1″ squares of Kraft card stock.


The red foil layer was embossed with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, adding gorgeous texture reminiscent of hanging Christmas baubles.  Lifting the squares up on dimensionals and adding a petite bow made from Gold Cording Trim adds texture and depth.



I hope you like today’s project.  Please leave me a comment if you do.  I’d love to read what you think.  Why not have a look at what the design team have done with this sketch and check out all the other entries in this fun challenge?  Just click on the sketch image above to go straight to the page.  Thanks for stopping by today.





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WDW #1 – Circle Flip Card & Banner Punch

Oooh!!! I’m so excited about today’s circle flip card project.  As you know, Stampin’ Up! offers a selection of products from the current catalogues at 25% off the normal retail price, and these change each Wednesday.  This in itself is fabulous – but it just got better – because each Wednesday I’ll be bringing you a project using some or all of those products!  Woohoo!!  Today’s project is the first of what I’m calling the “Weekly Deals Wednesday” (WDW) series. I’ve combined four of the five products included in this week’s weekly deals – the Circle Card Thinlits Dies, the Banner Punch, and Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pads to stamp the tiny hanging stars on the banner belly band.

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There’s a space inside to add a personal message (which I’ve noticed isn’t available on some designs), and also, http://www.besttramadolonlinestore.com because I’ve modified and extended the card itself from the original die design, there’s also room to include a gift card or cash!

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The DSP from the Merry Moments stack goes well with the accent colours and the gold embossed sentiments from the Cup of Cheer stamp set (front) and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set (inside) add a bit of luxury, as do the gold Glimmer Paper accents.

WDW 20151111-3 The gold glimmer circles were punched with the 2½” circle punch and the Mossy Meadow circles (which I lifted up with dimensionals) were cut using the fifth smallest die from the Circles Collection Framelits dies.

WDW1 Project Measurements Table

I hope you like today’s project and that you’ll give it a try.  Be sure to check out all of the Weekly Deals on offer this week.  Thanks for stopping by.



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