Candy Cane Season Cute Gift Cards

Candy Cane Season Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Today's project is super  cute and super quick to make.  They are sweet 3" x 3" Gift Cards and matching envelopes stamped with the Candy Cane Season stamps and Candy Cane Builder Punch.  It's getting to be that time of year.  Doesn't the green mixed with the red candy canes remind you of the Grinch?  It's Granny Apple Green and Real Red.  They look fabulous together.


Candy Cane Season Stampin' Up!

The Candy Cane Builder punch punches both the candy cane and the sweet bow.  There is a stamp to ink in the bow outline, but I really enjoyed coloring my bow with my Light Granny Green Stampin' Blend.  Wow, I love to color with my Blends!  When I was a little girls it thrilled me to color with those fantastic big boxes of Crayola Crayons.   Do you remember the thrill of a new big, big box of crayons and its build in crayon sharpener?   I get the same thrill as an adult coloring with my Stampin' Blends.  I guess some things never change.

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This is my second time using the Candy Cane Season stamps.  Here's my first project. 

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Have a fabulous weekend,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 


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Mixing & Matching Craft Room Supplies

Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Sometimes when you have a craft room full of wonderful supplies, it's fun to start mixing and matching.  That's what I did today making a Get Well Card for my son, Bryan.  He's my baby boy and he has really been hurting with back pain that goes clear down into his legs.  Granted my baby boy is 28, but still it hurts knowing that he is in so much pain.


Mixing & Matching Craft Room Supplies

But ...let's get real.  When you mix & match so many Craft Room supplies,  your work area will probably look something like this.  You know what I mean.  The space where you're working gets smaller and smaller and yet you keep creating until you simply have to tidy up.


Autumn Get Well Card

How many stamping and crafting supplies can you identify on today's Card?  Hint:  All supplies are from Stampin' Up!.  I even used a stamp set that would normally be considered Christmas, but not today.

Card Supply List

Stamps:  Rooted in Nature, Healing Hugs, Christmas Pines

Dies:  Nature's Roots, Pretty Pines, Seasonal Layers

Inks: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzaz, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Balmy Blue

Stampin' Blends:  Mango Melody (Dark), Cajun Craze (light), Old Olive (light), Daffodil Delight (light), Crumb Cake (light)

Card Stock:  Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White (Regular and Thick for the Card Base)

Tools: Big Shot, Take a Pick, Snips, Stampin' Sponge

Accessories: Braided Linen Trim, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Metallics Sequin Assortment


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To color the trio of leaves, I first stamped with Cajun Craze ink, then I colored and blended Mango Melody and Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends.

To make the green and yellow leaves, I first stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink, then I colored and blended with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.

My card base was sponged with Balmy Blue ink, before laying down my pieces and parts.

Hint:  Layer and arrange everything on your card before you actually begin glueing and taping.  This allows you to wiggle things around until you are pleased with the results.

My tree ring was stamped with Crumb Cake ink, fussy cut and edged with Soft Suede ink.

I separated the ends of my Braided Linen Trim for a pretty effect.  The Take a Pick Tool saved lots of time a frustration in picking up tiny sequins.  I added a tiny dab of glue to my bow tails to keep them in place and to prevent them from obscuring my sentiment.


Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up!

Here's another tip.  When a card front is loaded with this many elements, it's a good idea to to keep the inside simple to prevent an overwhelming, crowded look and to give the eye a break.


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Have a fabulous weekend,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 


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Hometown Greetings Sparkling Christmas Card


Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies

 Hello Friends,

There's a new toy in my Craft Room and I simply had to play with it.  So, of course, I made a card.  For today's card I decided to pair the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies and the Illuminated Christmas stamps.  These little dies offer so many possibilities.  I feel a Bridge Card Tutorial coming in the near future.

 


Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies

 What's That Sparkle?

  1. Shimmery White Embossing Paste-Doesn't it look like snow shimmering in the moonlight?
  2. Gold Foil Sheets-I placed bits and pieces of Gold Foil Sheets behind my building and houses for extra pop.
  3. Gold Heat Embossing-Continuing with my Gold and White theme, I Heat Embossed my sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder.  All the sentiments for today's Card come from the Illuminated Christmas stamps.


Embossing Paste

 Now about that embossing paste.  It's super easy to use.  Simply spread on a layer of paste and allow to dry.  It's a lot like frosting a cookie or cake.  I used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste to look like glistening snow.



Illuminated Christmas Stampin' Up!

I carried the Wise Men still seek him theme through to the inside of my card.  The gold embossing on the Night of Navy card stock is really striking.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by Stamping Country.

  

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 
Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies Stampin' Up!

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