Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Getting Ready for Winter!

Building Your Own Banner
I had a lot of fun creating this winter banner at a downline meeting.  Many different embellishments are included in the kit to provide a few different possibilies of options of how to create the banner to fit your own taste. 
Using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (#133507) and the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (#132697), you can create a lovely banner for Christmas or winter, too.  You can use the letter stencils and canvas banners to create any word you choose.  When creating the design and letters, I chose to sponge on the canvas instead of using the spritzer to put the ink on.  You can use Basic Gray, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay to coordinate with colors of the Christmas Banner Kit. 
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit     Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
The rosettes that are included in the Christmas Banner Kit makes 4 of them and since I needed a 5th one, I used the coordinating Winter Frost DSP (#132341).  I cut and scored a strip.  I also used hot glue to adhere the rosettes onto the banner. 
Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Enjoy the many possibilities you can create with this banner!  Have fun stamping!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ready for Snow?

Festive Flurries File Folder Card

Well, with snow possible tonight, what a better way to end the evening but with a lovely Christmas card using the Winter Frost DSP.
File Folder Card Idea Inspired by Patty (Patty's Stamping Spot)
I saw the style and video of how to create a file folder card, which uses the Envelope Punch Board, on Patty's Stamping Spot blog and then changed the design of it.
Envelope Punch Board
I used the Pool Party and Smoky Slate papers to coordinate with the colors in the Winter Frost DSP Stack (#132183).  I also used the corner rounder that is on the envelope punch board to round the top to corners of the DSP.  I stamped and cut out with the framelits (Festive Flurry Bundle W#133284, C#133285 different sized snowflakes for the inside and outside of the card, layering them with dimensionals .  I also used the Illuminate Glimmer Ink (#126857) to stamp snowflakes on the inside. 
 Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle
I then placed rhinestones (#119246) in the middle of the snowflakes.  On the front of the card, you will also see the beautiful Silver Ribbon (#132137) and the Frosted Finishes Embellishment (#132150) to complete the look. 
Frosted Finishes Embellishments
On the right side of the front, where the tab is, I stamped Merry Christmas using the Petite Pairs Stamp Set (W#128706, C#122497).  For the greeting on the inside, I used one of the single stamps from the holiday collection Magical Season (#134777)
Have fun stamping, and stay warm!