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Holiday Greetings

August 20th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Holiday Greetings

Have you started thinking about cards for the holiday season yet? I sure have! The wonderful Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper makes creating beautiful creations so easy. This particular paper has a very nice metallic sheen to it that I wasn’t able to capture in my picture. Also barely visible in the photo is the shimmer paint I sponged on top of the Soft Suede ink when I inked up the Dasher image (if you click on the picture you may be able to see it better).

The Sahara Sand Top Note die-cut was run through the Big Shot a second time to create this elegant square. I used it as the “tent topper” on my 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card, making sure the overall height of the card stayed at 5-1/2″ so it still fits inside a regular envelope.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Dasher, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Wide Oval Punch, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Metallic Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: fun & frolicky

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie Modrowsky // Aug 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Love this card…simple and elegant.

  • 2 Gina Lindsay // Aug 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Very nice, I love the color and that ribbon is great. Yea for you getting started on your Christmas cards!

  • 3 Heather P. // Aug 20, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I have one of these cards in my hot little hands, and the first thing I thought when I looked at it was, oooooo, shiny! Loved this!

  • 4 Marie (aka Card Shark) // Aug 21, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Beautifully clean and simple card and great to demonstrate. Vera, I have just given you for a Kreativ Blog Award. Check out my site for more info! Your blog is great!

  • 5 Pat (mspfd) // Aug 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Love this! Sure hope you share how you turned the top note die into a square!

  • 6 Connie // Aug 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Great job! Hope this is a class project!

  • 7 Kristin Moore // Aug 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Oh Vera, you have outdone yourself- and for a swap no less! How superbly creative that you thought to turn that Top Note and cut it again!! Boy am I so glad I stuck that Dasher stamp on my order yesterday- although sadly I don’t have that ribbon. I’ll have to actually change something when I case this I guess. Just LOVELY!!

  • 8 michelle // Aug 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    vera… this card is absolutely gorgeous..and so is the card below with the beautiful autumn leaves. they are both magnificent… TFS!

  • 9 Judi Carpenter // Aug 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    What a pretty card! And I love that it will be easy to make, perfect for a workshop or for mass production of Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing!
    Judi Carpenter

  • 10 denise:) // Aug 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I love this one sooo much!

  • 11 Cindy Beach // Aug 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Oh, this is one stunning card, Vera! Love it!

  • 12 ChristineCreations // Aug 23, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Love how you’ve altered the Top Note, what a great idea that I’m going to have to try!

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