Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bells and Holly Christmas Card


I made this gorgeous Christmas card with my Stampin' Up! Bells & Boughs stamp set. It's one of my favorite Christmas sets because it's elegant and just screams Christmas. I really like how this turned out. The colors look great together and what says Christmas more than bells, holly and big red ribbons? LOL! Here's how to make it:

First cut a 4 1/2" x 9" piece of green card stock and fold it in half for the base, a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of burgundy for the front, a 1 5/8" x 4" piece of green for the large rectangle background, a 1 1/2" x 3 7/8" piece  of patterned paper for the large rectangle, a 1" x 4" piece of green card stock for the small rectangle background, a 7/8" x 3 7/8" piece of patterned paper for the small rectangle, a 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" piece of burgundy for the bells background and a 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" piece of white for the bells. Then dry emboss the front layer with a Stampin' Up! Petals A Plenty embossing folder and set it aside. Next using a Stamp a ma jig stamp the bells on the white square in Stazon Jet Black ink then color it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The attach it to it's burgundy background. Next cut out the sentiment with a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die and stamp the sentiment with a stamp from a Stampin' Up! Great Friend set in Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler ink. Next tie the ribbon around the two patterned paper strips, attach the sentiment behind the smaller one and attach them to the front layer. Then attach the bells and self-adhesive pearls and the front layer to the base and enjoy!

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com


Beautiful Swallowtail Birthday Card


I made this gorgeous card with my Stampin' Up! Swallowtail stamp. I absolutely LOVE this stamp and have made several cards with it using many different techniques. I really like how this turned out. The color's awesome and I love the attached butterflies. Here's how to make it:

First cut a 5 1/2" x 9"  piece of Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant card stock and fold it in half for the base and a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of white for the front layer. Next heat emboss the swallowtail on the front layer with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. Then sponge the entire image with Elegant Eggplant ink and use a paper towel or rag to buff ink off the embossed images. The embossed images will resist the sponged ink. Then using a Stamp a ma jig stamp the sentiment with a stamp from a Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations set in Elegant Eggplant ink. Next cut the butterflies out of Stampin' Up! Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper (retired) with a Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit, attach them to the front layer with mini pop dots, attach the front layer to the base and enjoy!

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com

Beautiful Deer Birthday Card


I made this card several years ago for a male friend's birthday and he loved it. I used my Stampin' Up! Noble Deer and Lovely as a Tree stamp sets. I love how it turned out. The deer's so realistic and I love the monochromatic look. Here's how to make it:

First cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of black card stock and fold it in half for the base, a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of tan for the first layer, a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of brown for the second layer and a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of white for the front layer. Next sponge the front layer's edges with Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip ink. Then using a Stamp a ma jig stamp the back treeline then the deer, the grass in the lower left corner and the pine trees in Chocolate Chip ink. Next stamp the sentiment, attach the front layer to the brown layer then to the tan layer then to the base and enjoy!

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com

A Merry Little Wish Festival of Trees Card


I made this cute card with my Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees stamp set. I love this set because it's so darn much fun to use and you can make so many different designs with it. I really like how this turned out, the trees are cute and I love the glitter paper. Here's how to make it:

First cut a 4" x 8" piece of red card stock and fold it in half for the base, a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of gold glitter paper for the middle layer, and a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of white for the front layer. Next dry emboss the front layer with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and set it aside.Then heat emboss the trees on white card stock with Versamark ink and Recollections Red Tinsel and Stampendous Gold Tinsel embossing powders and punch them out with a Stampin' Up! Tree Punch. Next stamp the sentiment on a piece of white card stock in Stampin' Up! Real Red ink, cut it out with a Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners Framelits die and sponge the edges. Then cut a 1/2" x 3" strip of gold glitter paper and cut the end with a Bitty Banners die and attach it to the front layer with regular adhesive. Next cut the stars out of white glitter paper with a Stampin' Up! Holiday Collection Framelits Die then attach the sentiment, trees and stars to the front layer with mini pop dots. Then attach the front layer to the middle layer then to the base and enjoy!

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com