Christmas cards 2012 Vintage

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These cards use Stampin Up daydream Medallion stamp set, and I think I used every stamp in the set on these two christmas cards!Inks used were stampin Up cherry cobbler, wild wasabi and certainly celery, and I stamped and fussy cut some of the medallions out and layered them on top of each other. The paper is Stampin Up Be Of Good Cheer, and the greeting is a stamp from the Welcome Christmas stampin up set. embellishments used were – bling strips,craftworks candi ( gold), Rouge perfect pearls,lace and ribbon. Looking forward to spending a couple of hours in the craft room unwinding tonight – Til tomorrow….

Daydream Medallions – christmas card 2012

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I took the idea from yesterdays card and stepped it up a bit on this one – still using the Daydream medallions stamp set I stamped a couple of medallions in shades of green, and fussy cut them out, layering the on top of each other, The image on the top of the stampin up craumbcake cardstock is from my stampin up Welcome christmas stamp set as is the greeting. Inks used were stampin up cherry cobbler, wild wasabi, certainly celery and crumbcake. The paper is Stampin up designer paper – Be of good cheer, and even the ribbon is stampin up!Not often I make a card that is all from one company!Til tomorrow….

Daydream Medallions and Christmas…

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I found a way to use my new stamp set from Stampin Up – Daydream Medallions – on a christmas card. I love it when I can adapt everyday papers and stamps for christmas – it saves a bit of money to then spend on other crafty things! I embossed a cuttlebug folder using a Tim Holtz set 1 diffuser, which leaves that lovely flat surface in the centre for stampin on, which I did with Stampin Up wild wasabi ink and one of the medallion stamps from the above mentioned set. I inked around the edges of my card, and wrapped a little wild wasabi ribbon, and added holly  with Rouge perfect pearls. I am looking forward to spending an hour or two in the craft room tonight unwinding … til tomorrow…

Daydream Medallions

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When I went to Canberra with Kay one of the stamp sets we received was Daydream Medallions. When I saw it, I didn’t think it would be one that I would use. A very good friend used it and I was hooked! This is my first card using it, but I have since made many more and  alot of them are christmas themed, so they will be up here at some stage. For this one though, I used early espresso cardstock, as the base and Very Vanilla. The base card is stamped with a little flower stamp from the Bliss set, as is the butterfly, sadly not available any more.I stamped the daydream dedallions in early espresso and soft suede ink, and fussy cut around both, and layered them on top of each other. I then stamped another stamp of the set in the centre.Another stamp set we received was Memorable Moments, and it is great – a couple of sentiment stamps, but more importantly numbers! I am now making lots of age themed cards. I don’t have to rely on stickers any more! I stuck some kaisercraft pearls around the medallion and that part was finished. I then ran some Very Vanilla cardstock through my cuttlebug using the Stampin Up vintage wallpaper folder, which I had inked over with early esprsso ink – on reflection next time I would use the lighter ink. A bit of lace trim and done! I went up to  Paper Flourish today and stocked up on all the new kaisercraft christmas paper, and tonight I will be preparing some lessons for October using some of it – lovely vintage style paper it is too, just my thing!I also bought some new spellbinder dies, so can’t wait to have a play with them as well. Til tomorrow….

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