Merry Music Swap Card

This is the second of my 4 Holiday Swap cards.  I love how this card turned out!  Christmas carols are my favorite music so using the new Merry Music Designer Paper was just perfect!




The sentiment is from the new Night in Bethlehem stamp set and is heat embossed by stamping in Basic Black archival ink and immediately covering with clear embossing powder and then heat set.


I just love the look of heat embossing!

You can get all the details and printable instructions here


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Year of Cheer/Swirly Snowflake Swap Card

I am involved in several swaps featuring the new Holiday Catalog.  For one, I chose to make this card



I love snowflakes!  At first I wasn't sure about combining the gold and silver but the paper made that decision for me!  The paper in this Year of Cheer Designer Paper is gorgous!  The dies in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies are beautiful and create some stunning die cuts!  The Foil Snowflakes come in both gold and silver and I first tried using the silver one with silver foil but thought the gold was a better fit.  

The sentiment is heat-embossed in silver (I was hooked on Stampin' Up! by attending a party where we did heat embossing--it was magic!)

Don't neglect the inside either!  I heat embossed the snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set


I did not add a sentiment to the inside but will do so before I mail them out.  For swaps, I left them plain.

Details and printable instructions can be found here.  At first glance they seem really time-consuming but they really go together pretty fast.  And although this card uses a lot of different products, you can experiment with what you have to create your own special card!

Happy Stamping!  If you are placing an order under $150, please use my Host Code SMXTKF9W  good until September 21 and you'll be entered to win extra goodies!  

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New Host Code

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Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive the August kit.  Here is a sneak peek at the inspiration for the kit.  Isn't this fabulous???



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Birthday Memories Birthday Card

My granddaughter just turned 5 and I made her a card using the Birthday Memories Suite.


This was such a fun card to make!  A lot of fussy-cutting but dies also cut out some of the figures on the front of the card and the gifts on the inside of the card.


Wink of Stella makes it all shine!  This is such a wonderful suite for birthdays and for other events!  You can bundle the paper, stamps, and dies and save 10%!  

Details and printable instructions are available here

I hope she liked her card!  She is my only granddaughter and such a sweet doll--just growing up too fast!

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