December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Beautiful Season (122682) is one of those sets, a great bird set.  I CASEd this card from a swap at convention, no label on the back.  I enjoyed making a few card sets with this stamp set.  The DSP is in the Holiday Mini Catalog, Frostwood Lodge (124002).  There are only a few more days that this DSP is available.  The Holiday Mini catalog ends, January 3.  Happy New Year everyone!  Have a safe holiday!  Sera

December 30, 2011

Christmas Lodge 2

 Here are a few more cards with this great set!  I was able to mass produce with this set, Christmas Lodge one afternoon and loved it!  The middle card is actually a card for winter and I made a bunch of those for the many winter birthdays that will be celebrated this year, if winter ever comes.  I used some of the Dazzling Details (124117) on the snow.  The liquid glue is easy to use and I was able to place the gitter perfectly.  I just needed to make sure I gave it ample time to dry.  Very fun!  Sera

December 29, 2011

Christmas Lodge

This set, Christmas Lodge (123767) was my favorite this year.  I made a whole bunch of these cards with the cheery cobbler and crumb cake that you see above.  This is one of my favorite color combos.  If you take a closer look at the second photo, you'll notice that the front of the card is only half there so-to-speak and that the cabin opens the card.  The mini vintage tags (118763) are so fun!  I was able to stamp the bird right onto the tag, love it!

December 28, 2011

Closing out Christmas

I have been going through all of my Christmas card photos and realized there are bunch that were never posted.  So, if you are still in the spirit, enjoy!  The above set is Merry and Type (122550), with DSP, Letters to Santa (122349).  In confessing a bit, I am still sending out Holiday cards. Hee Hee!  I'll share more cards this week.  Enjoy the remaining days of December!  Sera

December 22, 2011

Non-Christmas Not So Seriously

Here is a non Christmas post in the midst of all our last minute Christmas preparations. This card was made at our December club meeting. My hostess requested something with this set as she wanted some non-Christmas/Winter cards to have on hand.

This is a card front that doesn't open, but the scallop circle piece rotates out of place to reveal the message underneath.  The main focal images are stamped first and then the Clear Circle Bigz die is centered over the image and run through the BigShot.  This is layered on the Scallop Circle Bigz die in Early Espresso.

The dress is paper pieced from the Just Add Cake Designer Series paper and her earrings are the small Basic Pearls - LOVE that detail :)  The base is So Saffron and Tangarine Tango - the dress is Poppy Parade - love how those colors work together.

Hope we can all remember in these last few days of rush to not take anything "So Seriously"!  ~Heidi

December 12, 2011

Last minute... holiday mini cards

I heard someone on the radio today mention that this Monday marks the date of the "last minute holiday shopping time."  Really?  Today?  I didn't believe it at all until the next two radio commercials both stated, "You can't miss out on these last minute deals."  Sheesh!  I've hardly started!  I need to keep stamping and ignore all of that!  The cards above were made with stamp sets in the Holiday mini catalog.  You've seen that stocking builder punch many times before with that Frostwood Lodge DSP, so awesome!  The card on the right was created with the Christmas Lodge stamp set (123767), my favorite Christmas set to date.  These cards are Tasha's creations that she shared with us at our Christmas party.  Love them!  Sera

December 11, 2011

Holiday Button Buddies

If you have some buttons laying around, this is the stamp set for you!  There are a bunch of great images with this set.  Check them out on page 71 of the current idea book and catalog!  They go perfectly with SU!'s button, but you may have a button jar of your own laying around (or your grandmother does), have at it!  Sera

December 10, 2011

More Christmas ideas

 Here are more great cards that were shared at the sista meeting last week!  We have some super-talented stampers in our group!  Thanks to Mary and Lee Ann! Enjoy these great Christmas ideas!  Sera

December 9, 2011

Holiday gifts & decor

I've been thinking about some different types of gifts this year.  I took this picture so I wouldn't forget all of the great elements in this ensemble.  I love red, every shade, even the shade of the lamp shade!  This pictured inspired me to try something new this year, how about you?  Sera

December Club Gift Tags

Tis the season for Gift Tags!!  We made these tags as one of our Stamp Club projects this week.  The top used that great snowman image from Tags til Christmas.  Stamped in Baja Breeze and layer on a Baja Breeze scalloped circle.  A little night of navy colored onto his scarf and some white bakers twine finish it off - can't get any easier than that!!

The bottom one starts with a tag cut out of Crumb Cake carkstock using the Two Tags die.  It's folded up in front so the little flap (hidden behind the focal point) holds it shut.  We stamped one of the greetings from Beautiful Season inside.  The focal image of course is from Beautiful Season too.  The stamp is colored with markers (Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke) then stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Curly Label punch coordinates with this image perfectly and we punched out two more shapes from Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the layered shadow behind.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding and bakers twine finish it off.

This has inspired me to start wrapping my own gifts at home. No time like the present - tee hee!  ~Heidi

December 7, 2011

Great Christmas Ideas!

I realize that I've mentioned this before, but the displays at convention are outstanding.  It's such a treat to see all of these great ideas first hand.  Above, you can see everything from the stocking builder punch to the Holiday Stocking Bigz die.  I love that die!  Check out all of the creative uses for the DSP as well.  Both Frostwood Lodge and Holly Berry Bouquet are featured.  See if you can find them both... a Where's Waldo, the SU! version!  Hee hee! Sera

December 6, 2011

Bright Hopes

You may have overlooked this stamp set, Bright Hopes in the Holiday mini catalog, it's a gem!  The card above was created by Carmen (I believe) and she used Marina Mist.  A popular Christmas alternative blue versus the Night of Navy.  What a beautiful tree!  Thanks for sharing, Carmen!  If you like this set, there is a personalized stamp that matches perfectly on page 33 of the Holiday mini catalog.  Just think, cards and envelopes perfectly coordinated, I love it!  Sera

December 5, 2011

Love that stocking builder punch!

At our demonstrator Christmas party we shared all sorts of awesome Christmas ideas.  Above are three super ideas highlighting the Stocking Builder punch  (124095).  I apologize for not knowing who created what, but thank you sistas!  Sera