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Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Stampin' Up inspiration moment

One of the advantages of not crafting a lot for a while is that I have had time to blog hop and look at things. A downside of that is I find myself looking at something and saying "I want that!" and spending money on on-line shopping!

However, this instance is an upside - I got to look at lots of inspiration and so have been able to come up a couple of cards for my SU friends.

Firstly, I made all these using the paper pad Trim the Tree, and inks Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Pistachio. The first card used the stamp set Wonderous Wreath, and its companion die  set,  and the second one was made with  Festival of Trees  with it's accompanying punch. Unless stated, all materials were from SU, including the gold glitter card used here.

Now my wreath stamping and die cutting is appalling - I didn't line anything up at all and suffered the consequence. The acetate strip is from the stamp set itself - waste not!

Just measuring up and removing a piece of the white commercial blank card from the front, and putting the piece of acetate behind gives you a window card. I though of putting some wording behind the window but decided not to in the end. You could add bling to the wreath also if you wanted.

I will probably put a white folded insert inside to disguise the sentiment but haven't got that far yet. i promise to line things up next time!

I will enter this in the following:

The second on is a gift pack - a card and 4 tags. I created a pocket at the front and made 4 tags to fit inside this, and followed the style of these on the outside of the card. I was pleased with the effect.

The snowflake is also SU - diecut on white card and then embossed with gold. Could have just cut them out of sparkly card but this looks rich and subtle. These trees are not embossed but that would improve the overall impression. They are lifted up - the circle is from a SU Starburst die and I have inked the edges of both this and the sentiment. 

Should have embossed the sentiment.....

 Once the tags are removed.

Four tags using the Tag top punch and SU satin ribbon.

Embossed dots and swags

The back of each tag has a place to write names off giver and receiver.

Both projects were inspired from Pinterest.

I will enter this in the following:
Alphabet Challenge: R for round and rectangles
Card Making Mama's: Mini cards and tags - entering the tags


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow these are just such fun Christmas creations. Love the window effect on the first and the fun tags on the second.
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Sammy said...

Oh these are fab Susan, and I love those papers! x

Ema M said...

These are both fab but I really like the first one you entered in our challenge. The possibilities are endless! I just love the whole window idea behind the wreath. It's fabulous! The added gold touch is divine. Thanks for joining us for our current AG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
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Anonymous said...

Very creative. Love the idea of the tags in the pocket of the card. And to reuse the acetate great idea.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Your tag card is delightful, what a clever idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas, Susan x

Meggi Bischoff said...

Thanks for playing with us the challenge of Inspiration Destination!

Good Luck and I hope see you again!

Gr. Meggi DT.

Kim Kelley said...

Fantastic projects! Thank you for joining us this week at Card Makin Mamas! HUGS


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Susan! LOVE your wonderful Christmas cards and the magical designs you have created. Reusing the acetate from the set was a fab idea - I cannot see anything wrong with the die cutting and stamping, and I looked for it! LOL Beautiful cards. Your pocket card stuffed with tags is so merry and joyful! Great design! hugs, de