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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Be Merry Designer Series Paper meets Merry Patterns Hostess set

If you have not taken advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale don't wait too long, it ends on October 31st! How can you resist buying 3 packs of DSP and getting a 4th one for FREE.

Here's a sample I made with the Be Merry DSP (144111) that you can find on page 188 of the Annual Catalogue. You will notice I have used the Hostess set - Merry Patterns - to create this fun fold card. I am not sure how to call it as it is very simple: the big tag/label on the front opens up and then you can fully open the card. (sort of a flap over?)


It is a very simple card made mainly with pieces of DSP on the front of the card base. It is then dry embossed with the Holly folder (141634) and you can add rhinestones or other elements to decorate.

Inside, the tab/label created with the Lots of Labels framelits (138281) is glued before adding the Whisper White panel (also decorated with a piece of the same DSP).
   
The sentiment on the Whisper White label in the front comes from the Hostess set currently part of the special promotion, also until the end of the month: Merry Patterns. The small branches on the inside panel also are from that same set. This is a 2-step set  (see the word "Season")

A 1/4" magnet has been added to the inside flap and the front of the card to make sure it remains closed.

So as you can see you can easily make beautiful cards with a few pieces of DSP and a little stamping.

If you are curious about how the word "Season" was coloured...... there is a class next Thursday October 26!

Let me know what you think of this card and come back as I will be featuring other cards made with the various DSP you can choose from to select 3 and get a 4th one totally FREE. There are 13 to choose from and if you go to my online store  and hit SHOP NOW you will see on the left hand side  just under HOME a heading that says: Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Sale. Click on that heading and you will see all the DSPs that are on sale....but only until October 31st...... better hurry!

Have a wonderful day. Time for a second walk and enjoy the gorgeous (but windy) day.

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thinking of You for WWC 141

I checked this week's challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday: WWC141 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge and I want to enter this card for the challenge:
 

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This is another version of a card I had made for class last week after listening to a video from Linda Cullen where she was showing embossing with a mask, tone on tone i.e. clear embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock. I wanted to experiment with other colours so I used a piece of Early Espresso and for the embossing, I tried with the Copper embossing powder. Quite pleased with the results actually. 

To me this card has a masculine feel to it with the colours and very few embellishments, leaves and wooden element. A card you would send to a male friend to let them know that you are thinking of them.

Here's a comparison with the other card I first made, which was a complete CASE of Linda's card. Love this embossing idea of using masks instead of stamps to emboss. 
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You can see Linda Cullen's original post on her blog at Crafty Stampin by clicking right here.
So hop over to the Watercooler and check what the Watercookler artists have created to inspire you!. There is plenty of time to enter your own masculine creation for the challenge so check the blog.

If you are having a look at my card and the comparison one, let me know what you think. Which one do you like best?

Stampin'Up! supplies used on this card:

Early Espresso Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Copper Embossing Powder
Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP (to die cut the leaf)
Paper Pumpkin Leaves (September 2017)
Copper Trim
Teeny Tiny Wishes

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