A From The Heart Welcome

Jodi Brown, Mitra Prat and Dolly VanSickle all recently joined my From The Heart Stampers Team, and I made this card especially to welcome these wonderful women.  The card began with Whisper White card stock, with a layer of Pretty In Pink card stock next.  Then I used Basic Black card stock embellished with the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the bottom edge.  I'm finding the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks to be so useful – here I've used a Basic Gray and Whisper White polka dot piece from the Neutrals pack.  A sliver of Pretty in Pink card stock run through the Big Shot using the Top Note Bigz Die decorates the edge.  This is our most popular selling die, and you'll get more mileage with it if you think about using bits and pieces of it as well as the whole image.  I've added a little sophistication with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  The Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart stamp is the sentiment.

Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 117157 Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack $19.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 113463 Top Note Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 119246 Basic Rhinestone Jewels (150) $4.95
Item No. 117285 Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95

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Team Time Project and Ribbon Roses

I shared a couple of my projects using ribbon roses HERE and HERE and was asked to teach my team mates how to make them.  Because we have a short amount of time and the rose itself takes a bit of time, I wanted to keep the stamping to a minimum.  I grabbed the chance to use Watercolor Trio again to coordinate with the flower theme.  The background–again–is the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I'll try to stop–really I will!) and on Pink Pirouette card stock!  Yes, Pink Pirouette is making its return (round of applause, please!) on July 1st to join the new Color Collection called the Subtles Collection.  I love it paired with Real Red and Old Olive here.  The main image is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut with the Top Note Die and Big Shot, but I trimmed away about 1" off one side.  I stamped each image once then moved the stamp slightly to one side without reinking it and stamped again.  This creates depth for the flower scene.

Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount  $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 117285 Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 117292 Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113463 Top Note Bigz Die $21.95

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Christmas Cards

I'm beginning to receive such terrific hand-stamped Christmas cards in the mail!  It's so much fun to see what my friends have created!  Here's one using A Cardinal Christmas stamp set, along with the Top Note Die for the Big Shot, as well as the Scallop Oval Punch.  This  beauty was designed and created by Jeanne Gage of Naples, NY.

This next card is from Fern Legters of Bloomfield, NY.  Fern used the wonderful stamp set, Winter Post, to create her card.  I love the vintage feel of this card, and the color scheme is just perfect for that look.

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Stampin’ For Christmas Card Class Projects

While everyone else in the world was at New Moon Friday night, 15 dedicated stampers signed up for my Stampin' For Christmas Card class.  We had such a fun time making the 5 cards below.  Thought you might like to see what we created.

The first card I CASED from my 3rd level upline Missy Shipman, our Glad Heart team leader.  She created this card for our team swap, and I love the simplicity yet interest. 

I got the idea for the card below from one shown on the Stampin' Up! website.  I changed it a bit to make it my own.  The girls loved seeing that you could use the stamp set Always to create a Christmas Card.

I created the card below because I needed a swap and didn't have much time.  It went together so easily with the help of the Big Shot and the Top Note Die.

The card below is a combination of two separate ideas from the Stampin' Up! home office.  I loved the idea of using our Ornament Punch and Clear Window Sheets to create a stencil, then sponge inside to make this darling ornament.  I wanted the scallop on the edge of the main image to have a finer scallop than the Scallop Edge Punch, so I punched Ruby Red card stock with the Square Scallop Punch, cut that square in half, then overlapped the last scallop on one piece with the first scallop of the second piece.  You can't even tell where I seamed them together! 

This card was lovingly CASED from Heartfelt Stamper team member Jen Rios-Raner who did this beauty for a team swap.  Jen's designs are always a big hit!  After seeing this card the Snowflake Punch was a must-have!

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And the Christmas Card Ideas Keep Coming!


Here we go with some more terrific Christmas Card ideas!  This post will wrap up all the great Christmas card ideas from The Heartfelt Stampers team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  I feel l like I should say "and let's give these ladies a hand"!  Didn't they do a great job?

The first is from Debbie Rought of Middlesex, NY.  Debbie paired the Level 1 hostess stamp set Holiday Best with the trio of snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes stamp set for a great look.  The Big Shot and the Top Note Die made short work of creating this card, and Debbie did a wonderful job adding interest with the different layers, sponging, cotton ribbon and beads from the Red Bead Duo.


This card comes from Jacki Wrubel and uses the Sweet Treat Cups to make a "wow" statement!  Jacki stamped the Christmas image from the Level 1 hostess stamp set Holiday Best behind the cup, then filled it with artificial snow!  How fun is that?  Jacki's tree image is from Lovely as a Tree, still a fabulous stamp set after being in the Stampin' Up! catalog for years.  She stamped the tree with VersaMark added Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.


Next up is a card with a lot of interest!  Melissa created this fabulous card using Cold & Cuddly stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I love her unusual color scheme; this card wouldn't be strictly for Christmas, but would work for any winter occasion.  Melissa took lots of time stamping then cutting out each individual component.  One of the "coolest" (no pun intended) ideas with this card is stamping the pieces of ice onto glossy card stock — what a great look!

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