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12 days of Christmas: Day 11 - Solemn Stillness & Day 12 - Season of Joy

Here we are with day 11 after a couple of days of time standing still to focus on some things for the the family (more about that is some scrapbooking coming soon). Just wanted to finish up my 12 days of Christmas cards first, so here's day 11 and 12.

This one is suer easy and quick - just a bit of Silver embossing and some adhesive rhinestones. The Christmas tree set is from Stampin' Up!'s Solemn Stillness set. Sorry about the dodgy pic, the card is actually straight IRL!

Silver Solemn 

Here's the recipe:

  • Stampin' Up! Stamps: Solemn Stillness, Season of Joy
  • Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones

Finally, here's day 12 - another Dashing Designing Series Paper creation. One of the ways I like to use patterned paper is the emboss resist technique. In this card I have clear embossed the patterned paper with the Christmas tree from Stampin' Up!'s Season of Joy. I then brayered Old Olive ink over the top to highlight the swirls on the tree. It was then just cut out and popped on the card with the matching paper and cardstock colours.

Season Dots 

Here's the recipe for this one:

  • Stampin' Up! Season of Joy and Party Punch
  • Cardstock: Real Red and Old Olive
  • Paper: Dashing Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Old Olive and Versamark
  • Accessories: Rhinestones

There you go, my 12 days of Christmas which I hope have inspired you in some way. See you back here soon with some scrapbooking and other goodies from the new Summer Mini Catalogue!

Claire xx


12 days of Christmas: Day 10 - All About Christmas Wheel and Merry Merry

How about a bit of bling for day 10? Today's card features one of the Stampin' Up! Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheels called All About Christmas. I have also used the greeting from Merry Merry. This would be another good card forthe girls in the family. Lots of pink and lots of bling!

Day 10 Bling Pomegranate 

For the middle panel featuring the wheel, I have clear embossed it. You can easily do this on a card by just rolling the wheel into your Versamark stamp pad (make sure you use your embossing buddy first!). Then just sprinkle over the clear embossing powder and heat emboss.

Here's today's recipe:

  • Stampin' Up! Stamps: Merry Merry, All About Christmas, Snow Flurries
  • Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Pixie Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink: Versamark, Pixie Pink, Purely Pomegranate
  • Paper: Old Olive Prints Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Brad (from Pretties Kit), adhesive rhinestones (Kaiser), Scallop Punch, 1 3.8 and 1 1/4 circle punch.

See you back soon for day 11 and 12.

Claire xx


12 Days of Christmas: Day 9 - Dashing Designer Series Paper

Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Dashing Designer Series Paper in the lovely tones of Very Vanilla, River Rock, Old Olive and Real Red.

Dashing 1 

The layout was inspires by this weeks sketch by Beate, WSC67.

Wsc67

I added the strip of paper and the red ribbon. The circular embellishment is made up of some cute Poinsettia embellishments and a metal tag by Making Memories. Poinsettias always remind me of my Grandmother. She loved them and I often bought them for her as a Christmas present. Here's the recipe:

  • Stamps: Linen Background
  • Ink and Cardstock: Old Olive
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Dashing & Brocade Background Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Poinsettia's and metal tag by Making Memories.

I like the freshness of these colours, so I might see if I can do a catchup card tonight with another take on them. Until then, have a great night,

Claire xx


12 Days of Christmas Day 8: Season of Joy and Baroque Motifs

Today's card used the lovely Season of Joy again ( you had better get in quick if you like this one - it can only be ordered up until Sunday).

Day 8 Christmas

I have used the lovely colour combination from my Wintergreen Bundle. This can be ordered right up until Christmas. You could even purchase the three individual markers I have used (Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow and Always Artichoke) individually for $4.95 each until Sunday. Just email me if you are interested in ordering these or any products from the Spring Mini. I can accept credit card orders up until Sunday afternoon. Here's the recipe for the card:

  • Stamps: Season of Joy, Baroque Motifs, The Snowflake Spot
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Always Artichoke
  • Accessories: Bashful Blue Brads, Stampin' Write Markers (Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery), Ribbon (Soft Sky Double Stitched, Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain), Crystal Effects

See you again tomorrow,

Claire xx


12 days of Christmas: Day 7 - Party Punch

OK, so technically it's just past day 7, but what's 52 minutes between friends. Had such a relaxing day today - slept in, helped Paul and the boys with the major project of the box car rally for school this week (they are building a HSV out of a box complete with paintwork!), had a nap and then watched 4 in a row reruns of Sex and the City. Cool day! Somewhere among that I managed to make a quick card. This one was REALLY quick, with the main feature being the greeting stamp from the Stampin' Up! hostess set Party Punch.

Designer Label Punch card 

There's 3 layers for the greeting - the first layer is a 1 3/8 circle of Purely Pomegranate, next layer is Always Artcihoke Ink on River Rock and punched out with the Designer Label Punch. Third layer is the circle part of the stamp in Purely Pomegranate on Very Vanilla. Last layer is 1/2" circle of Always Artichoke on River Rock. This is a great example of how perfectly the Stampin' Up! stamps are designed to fit the punches.

Here's the recipe:

  • Stamps: Party Punch and Solemn Stillness (the star on the background)
  • Cardstock: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Always Artichoke
  • Paper: Holiday Harmony (only available until the 30th of this month!)
  • Accessories: 1 3/8" circle, 1/2"circle, Designer Label, 1" circle punches; metal brad and Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon (also only available until 30th November)

See you back here tomorrow with day 8,

Claire xx