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Sunday, December 11, 2011

a themed adventure

I needed two more quick Christmas cards and I told myself I *HAD* to cut up more of the Holly Berry Bouquet specialty designer series paper.  I bought it because I *LOVE* it, but it will not be available after January 4, so if I don't show it to you, you won't know whether you love it and have to have it.  I saved myself some samples to get me going - here, here, and here - but mine came out a little different:
stamp set - Pines & Poinsettias; ink - Wild Wasabi, Real Red; card stock - Very Vanilla, Real Red, Wild Wasabi; specialty designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; punch - lace ribbon border; stamping sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals
 
stamp set - Pines & Poinsettias; ink - Real Red; Stampin' Write markers - Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; card stock - Very Vanilla, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; specialty designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; punches - 1-3/8" circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle, dotted scallop ribbon border, word window, modern label; Big Shot with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals
stamp set - Pines & Poinsettias; ink - Versamark with gold Stampin' Emboss powder; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; specialty designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; punch - 1-1/4" circle; Big Shot with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals

Are you seeing the theme here? Wouldn't they make a great gift set in a decorated folder or pizza-style box?  It's so easy to do something like that using designer series paper that coordinates with ink, card stock, and stamp sets!  That's not what I tried next, though, since I plan to mail these out to family, friends, and customers.  What I did next was grab a bite of lunch, return a superfluous purchase, put gas in my car, and browse the internet a bit, where I found Freshly Made Sketch #14 and a prompt to "Put on the Ritz" for Pals Paper Arts.  Notice that "what I did next" didn't include "clean off my stamping area"?  So, here's what happened:

stamp set - Pines & Poinsettias; ink - Versamark with gold Stampin' Emboss powder; Stampin' Write markers - Real Red, Wild Wasabi; card stock - Real Red, Brushed Gold, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; specialty designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; punches - 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle; Stampin' Dimensionals


This one doesn't have an inside yet, and it's already a lot of layers - I think 9 may be a personal record!

7 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love this DSP and you have made some lovely holiday cards with it! So pretty!

Lauri Ingram said...

Beautiful cards with the DSP and gold embossed focal image! thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Jennifer said...

What a pretty way to use that DSP! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Jen Timko

Christy Q said...

What a great way to use the DSP across your cards. Such lovely holiday cards! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nina Dee said...

great cards! I love the use of this DSP! Thanks for playing along at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Cindy said...

I love that DSP and the way you used it! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW!!! these are soooooooooo very beautiful, and glorious! AWESOME! ♥