Festive Friday

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Festive Friday

Welcome to my first ever Festive Friday! It may not be every Friday that I’ll have a Christmas project but I’m aiming for at least two a month to get a head start on my Christmas preparations.

The cards I have to share today were inspired by the one in my previous post. When I find a layout I like, sometimes I like to change it up a little using different papers and embellishments to see what happens.This first one is my current favourite and it’s topping my “must make” list, but there’s a long wait ’til Christmas and it might not make the final cut but at least I’ll have one to send to someone special 🙂

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This card uses the same paper pack, embossing folder and layout as my previous one, but I changed the embellishments. I used the solid image from Wondrous Wreath in Momento Black on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. (Note: I used Momento instead of Archival Black as the snowflakes are a muted black and the Archival Black was too dark).

“Merry” was diecut from Gold Glimmer paper using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and the stars are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I haven’t really used the stars, hearts and dots from this set much until recently and I’m so glad I discovered them, they’re the perfect “little” embellishment.

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Inside is a sentiment from Wondrous Wreath with a few more of the stars scattered around, simple and sweet 🙂

When I was working on these cards it was the winter school holidays and we were quite happy to slow down and take things easy. The sentiment on this card summed up just how we were feeling and this is the card that resulted.

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It didn’t turn out quite as I’d pictured but my youngest son loved it and it’s going to be his card this year, so I guess that’s all that matters. It’s supposed to be a snowman relaxing in his hammock during a busy Christmas season and even though there’s a lot of detail I still think it’s missing something, I’m just not sure what!

The candy canes, snowman, holly and hat were diecut using the Snow Friends framelits (a carryover from last years’ holiday catalogue). The berries on the holly are the dots from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the hammock is from the Everyday Jars framelits. The sentiment is from Snow Place and the snowy hill was cut freehand.

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Inside is another sentiment from Snow Place.

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Finally, a group shot, three cards made for this Christmas = happy 🙂

The Holiday Catalogue will be coming soon and I’m looking forward to sharing ideas using some of the great new product that I know will be in it. However, there’s lots of choice in the annual catalogue if you want to start now, which is a great option for those who have a lot of seasonal lovelies to create.

I hope you enjoyed my first Festive Friday, and that you’ll come back soon.

Cheers,
Karen

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Merry Recipe

Basic Black cardstock // 121688
Gold Glimmer paper // 133719
This Christmas Specialty DSP // 141628
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Wondrous Wreath // 135047

Momento Black ink // 132708

Christmas Greetings thinlits // 139659
Mini Treat Bag thinlits // 137547
Wondrous Wreath framelits // 135851

Woodland embossing folder // 139673

Time to Chill Recipe

Cherry Cobbler cardstock (hat) // 121681
Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper (hat) // 135315
Garden Green cardstock // 108605
Pumpkin Pie cardstock (nose) // 108601
Red glimmer paper (berries) // 121970
Soft Suede cardstock (arm) // 119982
This Christmas Specialty DSP // 141628
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Snow Place // 139738

Basic Black marker // 100082
Cherry Cobbler ink // 126966
Soft Suede ink // 126978

Everyday Jars framelits // 141490
Mini Treat Bag thinlits // 137547
Snow Friends framelits // 139664

Basics Pearls // 119247
Softly Falling embossing folder // 139672

 

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