Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's Here!!!

The Spring/Summer Collection has arrived and the catalog is just beautiful! The pages are filled with great samples and project ideas and of course brand new stamps and accessories! I can't wait for you to see it for yourself! If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact me.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Finally Friday Challenge

Happy Friday!!!

I was just visiting Erin's blog and saw that she has a new post for her "It's Finally Friday Challenge!" This week, Erin is challenging everyone to make a project about celebrating or being happy. She got her new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Collection catalog and feels like celebrating. I wish I had mine, should be here today though! Then I'll be celebrating too!

Although I don't have time to stamp today, way too busy with the Christmas crunch, I do have a card that I made recently that fits the rules of this challenge, so I thought I would share. Hope this inspires you to take on the "It's Finally Friday Challenge" too! Have fun!

This card is a gel card, it's suppose to give the illusion of the stamped image being in water. Not sure if you are able to see the bubbles from the gel, but there is gel over the jelly fish. For a good tutorial on how to make these cards visit SCS.

For the paper colors I used Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Black, and White cardstock. I used the Fishy Wheel to create a background on the Brocade. I cut two ovals, using my Coluzzle cutter, one on the Brocade and one on the Black. I then put them together to create a matte effect. Next, I stamped and colored the jelly fish image (this stamp is from the retired set Fishy Friends from Stampin' Up!) on the White.

Now for the fun part... I used a tiny ziplock baggie (the size you might use to store jewelry) that I found in the craft section at Wal-Mart to hold the gel. Fill the baggie with a small amount of hair gel, about the size of a nickel or quarter, seal the baggie and smooth out the gel to fill the bag to the edges.

Next, glue the filled gel baggie to the back of the Black oval and then adhere the White stamped image piece over the baggie. Now you should have the image showing through the ovals, like a window or framed piece of art. Hope that makes sense.

I attached some ribbon in black and blues and then mounted my finished matte piece to the Night of Navy card base. Lastly, I stamped Happy Birthday at the top of my card. This stamp is from stamp set Happy Everything from Stampin' Up! Hope you like it. Give the gel (water) card a try! Happy Holidays Everyone! :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - Week 2

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

Hope this last week before the holidays is going well for all of you. I just finished up some last minute shopping this morning so forgive me for not getting my Challenge posted earlier. I think I'm finally completely done shopping!

This week I was inspired to create a criss cross card after seeing the beautiful card Erin made and posted on her blog. It's a great card with an easy to follow "how-to" posted as well. Check it out!

For my attempt at the criss cross card, I used some Wintergreen and Bali Breeze DSP from Stampin' Up!. Bali Breeze will be available in the new Spring Summer Catalog that comes out in January.

The base of my card is Certainly Celery. I cut 2 pieces, both 5 1/2 inches X 4 1/4 inches. I used one as the card base and then cut the other piece diagonally to use as the criss cross front pieces.

I also cut 2 pieces of DSP. Each piece is 5 inches X 3 3/4 inches. After cutting to that size, I cut each piece diagonally. Because I chose to use two different Designer Prints, I have the 2 left over diagonal pieces to use at a later time. If you choose to use only one double sided piece of DSP, you can just cut one piece to size and then cut it diagonally.

Next, I cut a Whisper White piece of cardstock 5 inches X 3 1/2 inches for the card insert.

Once all my pieces were cut, I glued the DSP to the diagonal criss cross front pieces and then glued the criss cross pieces to the card base and set aside.

For the card front, I used the hippo stamp from Bundled in Love. I used Purely Pomegranate ink and an Aquapainter to color in the hippo. I added a little rhinestone brad to the bow and some glitter to her feet. I think it adds a touch of whimsy!

I attached some ribbon and then glued the hippo image to the card front. Lastly, I embellished with some glitter on the Wintergreen side of the criss cross. I layered the hippo on Celery and Pomegranate cardstock.

For the insert, I added a tab and rhinestone brad and a little stamp "for baby" also from the Bundled in Love stamp set.

Now it's your turn to give this week's challenge a try. Use a different color combo or try a new technique, just put aside some time for yourself and do something you enjoy. Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekly Tutorial - Nugget Tins

This week's tutorial is putting together a simple candy gift idea using Hershey Nuggets Candies and metal tins. I found a great tutorial on SCS, here's the link, if you don't have or can't get the tins in time for the holidays. The SCS tutorial shows you how to make your boxes.

My tutorial will be a quick "how to" using the tins I found at These tins are size code THN8. They cost me approximately $1.35 each with the shipping charges.

Hinged cover metal tin, Hershey Nuggets Candy, printed/designer paper, cutter, adhesive, ribbon, embellishments

How To:
1. Cut your printed paper (for mine I used Dashing DSP from Stampin' Up!) into strips. Each strip will need to be 1 inch X 3 1/4 inches. You will need 12 strips to complete this project.

2. Adhere one strip to each nugget, creating a new sleeve or cover for each piece of candy. You will need 12 nuggets to fill each tin.

3. Once your candies are covered, put them into the metal tin.

4. Wrap the tin with ribbons and add some embellishments. I used a tag with a stamped image and a little hemp twine to attach the tag.

It's really that simple! I plan to leave one for my postman and some for the UPS delivery guys. Just a little something to wish them a Merry Christmas! Quick and easy and very inexpensive!

Friday, December 14, 2007

December Stamp Club Projects


I held my monthly stamp club meeting last night and wanted to share a couple of the projects that we made. These projects would make great holiday gifts and are simple and inexpensive to create. By the way, club was a blast! Thanks to the girls who attended, it's always fun to stamp with you guys! :)

The first project is an acetate treat box filled with candy. After cutting and scoring the acetate, I stamped snowflakes in white StazOn ink and then put the boxes together. I made a topper from a scrap piece of paper, then filled the boxes with candy, closed it up and punched holes using the cropadile, and finally, tied ribbon to hold it closed.

I made one with Peppermint Patties covered with a scalloped punch circles and stamped images and the other treat box is filled with Nuggets wrapped in Dashing Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!. For more ideas for using the nugget candies, visit this link on SCS. You could use pretty much any kind of candy you like to fill these boxes.

I found the idea for the acetate boxes on Lauren's blog. She has a great pattern and instructions for making these treat boxes. She also has some beautiful examples posted on her blog. If you don't have acetate you can also use cardstock.

The other project I wanted to share is a stamped candle and matching tile coaster. For a tutorial on stamped tiles, check out my Tutorial posted this past Monday on my blog and for instructions on stamping on candles visit this link at SCS. This project is super easy!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - Week 1

Good Morning,

I just finished my first Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! I chose to make a card using some of my new goodies that came yesterday. So exciting, I love getting new stuff!

I made this card a bit different though. Lately, I've been playing around with different folds trying to get some ideas for wedding invitations. I'm going to be making some for my brother. He's getting married next summer, so I have time, but creating something as special as a wedding invite is huge for me. I've never done anything like that!

This card is 5"x11", scored on 3" and 8" to make a tri-fold design. The color combo here is Black, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum, inspired by the colors for my brother's wedding. This is a color combo I haven't tried before. I really like it and may use it again sometime!

I just received Embrace Life, a new Spring/Summer Collection stamp set, yesterday with the rest of my new Stampin' Up! goodies. So this is also a little Sneak Peak for you! I love the set, it's so pretty and I think I'll be able to find a lot of uses for it too. I stamped the images in Black and used Plum and an aquapainter to fill in the flowers. I added a little Wild Wasabi to the stems to make them pop a bit. I cut out the bigger flowers and folded the edges up slightly to give them more of a 3D effect.

When I was finished the stamping and assembly, I then added a few rhinestone brads, some glitter touches, and ribbon in Eggplant Grosgrain and White Organdy. I do hope that Stampin' Up! will bring back the organdy ribbon!

For the inside of the card I used the same color combo as the outside, but also added a piece of Cardstock Vellum. Cardstock Vellum is a bit sturdier than the regular Vellum.
I stamped the flowers and colored them in just as I did on the front. Then added the Vellum over the White and Plum layers and attached with Silver Eyelets and White Organdy ribbon.
I added a Your Invited stamp on the Vellum. This stamp is a Stampin' Up! stamp from the set Hugs and Wishes.
So that's it! Now it's your turn to try this week's challenge. Remember to post your creations on your blog or another gallery and then post the link on my blog so we can all take a look at what you came up with. Have fun and happy stamping! :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I've been tagged...

I've been tagged by Katie, so here goes...7 interesting things about me, hummmm....

1. I live in very chilly (right now, anyway) New Hampshire! I love it here, except during this time of the year. I really hate the cold, but still couldn't imagine living anywhere else! I lived in NH all my life.
2. I have two kids, Connor and Emma. They keep me on my toes all day everyday! I'm a stay at home mom and in my free time, I'm a Stampin' Up! demo, thanks to my upline and good friend Erin who got me hooked on stampin'.
3. We have 2 Golden Retrievers, Indy and Tana, and 2 cats, Tigger and Nike. Tigger is a Maine Coon and recently had to be shaved down because he had mats that we couldn't brush. Needless to say, he's not looking all that pretty right now!
4. I'm almost finished all my holiday shopping and for me, that's huge! We are the ones who are usually at the stores a few days before Christmas to find those last minute gifts. It feels great to be almost done! I think I only have a Yankee Swap gift left...what to get?
5. I used to be an elementary school title one teacher before I left to have kids. I do miss working with the kids, but I wouldn't trade my "new" job for anything. I'm very lucky to stay home with my kids everyday! Some days I do need to remind myself of that fact though! :)
6. I like to "stalk" SCS and now my new blogging sisters for new ideas and inspiration. I may even try to get some stamping in today. We shall see...
7. I'm waiting for my new Stampin' Up! pre order to arrive. It should be here today!! Yeah!!! Can't wait to see all my new goodies! Yes, I'm an addict! :)

Now, it's my turn to tag...
Lynn W
And YOU too, if you want. Let me know your blog address and I'll visit you.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Weekly Tutorial - Stamped Tile Coasters

This week's tutorial will involve stamping on tile to create a set of Tile Coasters. You will only need a few supplies to complete this simple project.

Supplies: Stamps, tile (natural stone works best), StazOn Ink and StazOn Cleaner, ribbon.

I purchased my tile at Home Depot. This tile is available in a box of 9 for about $6 or separately for less than $1. The tiles used here are 4x4 Travertine tiles. When used as coasters, these natural stone tiles will absorb water from glasses without needing to be sealed.

1. Clean all tiles with a damp cloth and set aside to dry for a few minutes. This will help to remove some of the dry dusty grit that coats the tiles.

2. Using your StazOn ink (this is a permanent ink that will not need to be sealed), ink your stamp image and then stamp the tile. Repeat for the desired look. StazOn ink can be found at your local craft store in a variety of colors. Currently, Stampin' Up! only carries Jet Black, Timber Brown and White.

3. Stamp excess ink on a piece of scrap paper and then clean with your StazOn cleaner. The quicker you clean this ink, the easier it is to remove from the stamp. Some staining will occur.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to make a complete set of Tile Coasters. I would stamp at least 2 or 4 tiles per set.

5. Stack your tiles and wrap in ribbon to complete this project. This simple, inexpensive project makes a great gift.

For more information or project ideas with stamped tiles, visit this link.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Whimsical Wednesday Challenges

I’ve decided to add a weekly challenge to my blog in an effort to get others and myself stamping more often. We’re all so busy sometimes that we forget about taking time out for ourselves. Time to do the things we love and enjoy.

Each weekly challenge will be about thinking outside the box and letting loose a little bit and not worrying too much if things aren’t totally perfect. For some of us, ummm ME, this is often very hard to do! So, I’m challenging myself (and you too, if you’re willing) to use a stamp set or tool or color combo or even an embellishment that you’ve never used or haven’t used in a while to create something fun and maybe, if the spirit moves you, even something whimsical!

The best part of a handmade card or other craft project is the freedom the creator has to make it her own. We all have differing tastes, so share yours with us. We can all use a little inspiration. Join me each week for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge and let those creative juices flow!

I’ll try to post my project on Wednesday mornings. Just don’t hold me to that each week; sometimes my kids dictate my schedule! Please post your creations on your blog or on another public gallery, such as SCS. Then post a comment on my blog with a link to where your challenge project can be viewed so that we may all take a look. Good luck and thanks for participating in the challenge! And remember, have FUN!

Stay tuned for the first Whimsical Wednesday Challenge, posting on December 12th!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Here it is....

So, I finally finished my holiday cards! YEAH! I'm so exciting to be able to cross that off my to do list! Thanks to all who posted comments, it was really great to get your feedback. Here is my finished card. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I just hope all the piece stay glued together!

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Little Help Please

I was out cruisin' the blog scene this morning looking for some inspiration and I came across a card layout that I liked on Beate's blog from an old sketch challenge she did. She has some really beautiful cards, check out her site sometime!
Anyway, I decided to see what I do with the layout design to make my holiday cards for this year. I've been procrastinating quite a bit and need to get going!
I just got my order of Wintergreen DSP and wanted to be able to use it to avoid having to do a lot of stamping. I need to make about 40 cards and with 2 small children, there's not always a lot of time to get things done!

So, this is what I came up with. I think I might make some minor changes, like adding more Blue Bayou CS and layering the ovals, but other that I'm not sure what else to do or if I should just leave it alone.
I'd love to hear what you all think. Any suggestions or comments would be great! :)

Another Gift Idea

Good Monday Morning,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We tried to get some shopping done. Not finished yet of course! It's snowing here now, about 5 or 6 inches so far! I guess I won't be venturing out today. Maybe we'll have a white Christmas this year.

I have another gift idea to share with all of you. We have a family friend that recently had a baby and I wanted to send a little something to them. I had one of Stampin' Up!'s 9x9 clipboards in my stash along with new Designer Paper that I just got last week. So I pulled out everything I needed and got to work.

This is my finished project! I think it came out cute. I was stuck for a while wondering if it needed anything else, but in the end I decided to leave it as is. Every time I added something, I just wasn't sure. When in doubt, stop!

All our friend needs to do now is add a picture and the display is done!

For supplies you will need:
Clipboard, paper, craft glue, and embellishments. Here I used the circle punches, ribbons, hodgepodge hardware, cropadile, and chipboard.

Have fun creating your own custom picture display!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-3

I just joined a blog group, Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-3. It's a group of creative stampers and scrappers. I'm looking forward to having a "stamping sisterhood" of creative minds to bounce ideas off of and share resources with. And it will be nice to make some new friends in this vast cyber world!
A little about me for other group members....I'm a SAHM of 2 children and part time I'm a Stampin' Up! demo. I've been stamping for a few years, but have only been a demo for 9 or so months. When I have free time, I love to stamp. I've done some scrap booking, but mostly I'm addicted to all things stamping. I like to "stalk" SCS and read blogs for creative ideas. Stamping has given me a chance to meet new people and connect in a creative way.

Look forward to meeting all the group members and getting to talk stampin'!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Fall/Winter Collection Retirement List

Happy Saturday Morning!

Stampin' Up! has just released the retiring stamp set list for the Fall/Winter Collection. These sets will be available through the end of the month. Once the new Spring/Summer Collection arrives, these retiring sets will NO longer be available to purchase. They will be gone forever!

You can view the retirement list online at this link.

Stampin' Up! has also revamped their customer website, check out the new look. Be sure to view the website often for updates and details about specials and promotions!

Contact me if you would like to purchase retiring products before they're gone! For delivery in time for the holidays, please have orders placed on of before December 14th.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Gift Idea

This week I wanted to share a quick and easy holiday gift idea with you. I was at Target a while back and found some lotions and soaps in the dollar spot along with some baskets. I decided to grab a couple of each and see what I could do with them once I got home. Well needless to say, they sat in the closet for a while until I came across them the other day.
I grabbed a few supplies that I had on hand, like scissors and adhesive and some ribbon. Then, I rummaged through my pile of designer papers and came across some that matched the color of the lotion itself. I covered the bottles with the paper to create my own labels. Finally, I added some ribbon and tags and viola...a handcrafted and unique gift basket. All created using left over supplies and some inexpensive bottles of lotions. Now it's your turn!

Although, I don't think Target currently has these items in the dollar spot anymore, I'm sure you could find inexpensive soaps and lotions somewhere else that would work great for this project. Please note that the designer paper I used for this project is retired from the last Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, it is no longer available for purchase. If you would like to order another designer print, the November Paper Party Promo is still going on for the next couple days. Check out Stampin' Up! for more details about this promo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Orders

Please be sure to place all your Stampin' Up! orders before December 14th to ensure delivery in time for the holidays. Check out the Official Stampin' Up! website for information about current specials and promotions as well as the online catalogs.

Holiday gift certificates are also available for purchase. Available in any denomination to suit your needs. Be sure to give your Stampin' Up! wish list to your friends and family members!

Wrapping Up The Holidays

November 23-December 15, 2007

Stampin' Up! is wrapping up the year with great holiday wrapping projects! These projects are the perfect way to give your gifts a one-of-a kind look and style. The spirit of the season isn't just about the gift-it's also the care that goes into the wrapping of it!

Check out Stampin' Up!'s new holiday promotion, Wrapping Up The Holidays. Contact me today to place your orders!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Black Friday Specials

This Friday, November 23rd, is Black Friday and in honor of this busy holiday shopping day, I will be running a few ONE DAY ONLY specials on all Stampin Up! orders.

Place a product order of $25 to $49 and receive an item of your choice valued at $5 or less for FREE.
Place a product order of $50 to $74 and receive an item of your choice valued at $10 or less for FREE.
Place a product order of $75 to $99 and receive an item of your choice valued at $15 or less for FREE.
Place a product order of $100 or more and receive an item of your choice valued at $20 or less for FREE.

This is a great opportunity to buy gifts for others or to treat yourself! I must receive all orders by 8pm on Friday for them to be eligible for these specials.
Don’t forget to visit for all Stampin’ Up! company specials.

Contact me via email or phone to place your order. Orders will be placed Friday evening and will be delivered during the week of December 3 through the 7.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Holiday Gift Certificates

Do you love stamping and/or scrap booking? Do you know someone who does? This year make shopping easy, purchase a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate.

Gift certificates are available in the denomination of your choice. Each gift certificate purchased through me will also receive a FREE hand stamped by stamp to use on all your handcrafted projects.

If you are interested in a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate, please contact me. And don’t forget to give your friends and loved ones your Stampin’ Up! wish list!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Microscope Slide Ornaments

I thought I would go with a project idea other than a card for this week's tutorial. I hope you like it!

You will need microscope slides for this project. I purchased mine online at They were about $4.00 plus S/H for 36 slides. I mistakenly bought ground edges instead of all clear. They work good, but I think next time I would go with the totally clear ones. I've heard you can also get slides at craft stores, but I haven't ventured out to see if this is true.


Acetate (you can also use cardstock if you don't have the acetate), 2 microscope slides, sticky strip tape (super sticky tape), embossing powder (here I used Iridescent Ice), versamark, ink, glitter, heat tool, ribbon, and stamps.


Cut 2 pieces of acetate the same size or a little smaller than your slides. Stamp images on one sheet. Heat with your heat tool to set the ink. Stamp versamark covering the other sheet of acetate and sprinkle with embossing powder. Then emboss with your heat tool.

Next, sandwich your acetate pieces between the slides.

Cut a piece of ribbon for the hanger and sandwich that as well.

Cut your sticky strip to go around the outside of the slides. This will adhere the slides together. Running it along the slides and pinching it over the edges.

Next, roll the edges in glitter to cover the sticky strip.

Have fun, these are super easy and pretty. They would make a nice inexpensive gift.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Winter Joy Shaker Card

This card used acetate, glitter, and foam tape to create a 3D window.

1. Cut a piece of cardstock for your card base, here white was used.

2. Cut a piece of cardstock for the background, here I use Soft Sky, then stamp a background of images onto this cardstock.

3. Cut another piece of cardstock (here I used Soft Sky again) for the window piece, cut a piece of acetate and a piece of neutral cardstock ( here I used white) slightly smaller than the window piece.

4. Then punch out a "window" in the colored cardstock, and adhere the acetate with glue or tape.

5. Cut pieces of foam tape, adhere to back side of window/acetate cardstock, be sure that all foam tape edges touch each other. You don't want the glitter to leak out when you shake the card.

6. Sprinkle glitter onto the acetate and set aside. (When placed on the finished card it will look like snow inside the window)

7. Stamp an image on the neutral cardstock so that it will show through the window. Adhere this piece of the cardstock to the foam tape to complete the "shaker window".

8. Adhere the window cardstock to the back ground cardstock.

9. Add ribbon to the completed background piece and then adhere to the cardstock card base.

10. If desired, add glitter embellishments to the finished card. I added icicles under my window and trimmed JOY in glitter.

Supplies needeed for this card...

Cardstock: White, Soft Sky, Acetate

Ink: Soft Sky

Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter for window, Foam Tape, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamond Dust, square or circle punch for making the window

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Holiday Card Making Event

Today was my first holiday card making event of the season. It was a stormy afternoon, great for stamping! Thanks to the girls who came, it was a lot of fun!
We created five different holiday/winter cards. These are just a couple of the ones we did. If you would like more information on how to make them, please contact me.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

November Stampin' Up! Specials

Now through the end of November, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special on all the Designer Series Papers. Purchase 3 packs and get the 4th one FREE. That's a $9.95 value for free.

Also, help Stampin' Up! honour dear friend and Australia General Manager, Dave Abbott. Dave passed away from a rare blood disease, and during November they're donating 100 percent of the sales worldwide from the All in the Family stamp set to the Dave Abbott Family Fund. This set can be viewed online or on page 83 in the catalog. If you've been wanting this set, now is the time to order.

For more information about Stampin' Up! promotions, please contact me.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Acetate Card

In honor of Halloween, this week's card tutorial uses the stamp set Haunting Halloween and for a neat effect, I used acetate as the card base.

1. Cut acetate for card base and stamp with permanent ink, such as Stazon. This ink will dry quick and not smudge or run.

2. Cut 2 squares of cardstock for the front, and back of your acetate card. For best results, this cardstock should be colored.

3. Cut 3 smaller squares of neutral cardstock to fit over your colored squares. Stamp images on 1 for the front of your card, then 1 for the inside left and leave the inside right blank for you to write your personal message.

4. Adhere front neutral cardstock to the colored cardstock and adhere to front of card base. Then adhere next neutral cardstock to the inside left of cardstock base over the colored cardstock, this will hide any glue from the other side.

5. Close your card and adhere other colored cardstock square to back of card base, be sure to line it up over the front piece. When you look at the front of your card, you should not be able to see the back piece.

6. Open card again and adhere last neutral square to the inside right over the colored cardstock that you glued to the back. This again will hide the glue from the back piece.

7. As a finishing touch, you can tie on ribbon or add another embellishment to jazz up the front of your card.

Now it's your turn to try an acetate card! Make one for Halloween or another event, just give it a try. Have fun, Happy Halloween!

Supplies used for this card example:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, and acetate (overhead projector transparency)
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: ribbon, tag punch, markers

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Holiday Card Making Event

Please join me Saturday, November 3rd from 1pm until 4pm for an afternoon of Holiday card making at my home. There will be refreshments, holiday gift ideas, and card samples. Everyone will get the opportunity to make a few cards to take home with them. Bring a friend, get a free gift! Please RSVP by November 1st. Hope to see you then. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Santa Holiday Card

To make this holiday card:
1. Fold a half sheet of cardstock for your card base and stamp with a background.
2. Cut two layers of cardstock to desired size. Use different colors with one being neutral.
3. Stamp image on neutral cardstock and then color it in. Use corner tool to make decorative edges, here the ticket corner punch was used, adhere to colored cardstock.
4. Use slit punch or corner rounder punch to make a scalloped edge for a decorative accent piece and then stamp.
5. Adhere under the colored cardstock.
6. Adhere finished colored cardstock to the base card.
7. Use a bead of glue and glitter to add some dazzle to your card. Here it was used on the trim of the Santa suit.
The stamp set used here is retired, but the card idea can be used with any other holiday stamp set. One suggestion would be It's Snow Time (page 37, Fall/Winter Collection catalog).
Cardstock: River Rock, Bravo Burgandy, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla.
Accessories: glitter, slit punch, ticket corner punch, and crystal effects.