Welcome to the blog of Jane Hignite, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Christmas Nativity Scene Punch Card

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Blog Hop – It's All About Blue!  If you are following along the blog hop, you probably came from Angela's blog – Life with a Wiener Dog.  If you want to start at the beginning, you can click HERE.

My favorite blue has to be Night of Navy.  In fact, it was one of the first Stampin' Up! inks I bought over 15 years ago.  It is just one of those go-to colors for me, especially when I'm making masculine cards.

I made this card several years ago, but updated it recently with some of our new colors and punches.

Punch Cards-Nativity Christmas Card


The Word Window punch is prominent in the stable and crib.  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede are the neutral colors I used for this part of the card.  The crib is a Round Tab punch folded in half and 2 Word Window punches cut in half and criss-crossed.  I snipped some Crumb Cake card stock for the hay.

Baby Jesus has a Brushed Gold halo with a 3/4" circle; Pink Pirouette 1/2" circle, and Small Oval in Bashful Blue.  I did put Stampin' Dimensionals on Baby Jesus' body and the crib.

The phrase is from Sincere Greetings – I like this mixture of fonts on this stamp set.  Punched out with the Large Oval and backed with Bashful Blue Scalloped Oval punch, the phrase is also popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The star is a die cut from the Big Shot Stars die in Brushed Gold (again, popped up).

I hope you like it!

If you want to continue on the blog hop, Karen's blog is next – http://www.kraftingwithkaren.blogspot.com/

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Snow Much Fun Slider Card

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from the main page www.su-stars.blogspot.com   If you ever get lost along the way during the blog hop, you should go back to this main page to find the next stop.  The theme of this blog hop is movers, shakers, and mini-catalog make and takers!! 

I can't seem to get the new Snow Much Fun stamp set off my stamping table.  I don't think my customers are too surprised about that!  I've created a fabulous moving card using the slider card technique.

Christmas Card Superstars-Card 1 Finished


Christmas Card Superstars-Card 1 Open


Here are the supplies you need:

  • Basic Black/Real Red/Whisper White card stock
  • Snow Much Fun/Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • Stazon Black/Real Red ink pads
  • Markers – I used Basic Gray, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Word Window/Modern Label Punches/Crop-A-Dile
  • Real Red Ribbon
  • Sticky Strip/2-Way Glue/Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Paper Cutter/Scoring Blade/Bone Folder/Adhesive/Scissors

Here are the directions:

  1. Score a half-sheet of Basic Black card stock at 2-1/4" and 6-1/4".
  2. Put a piece of Sticky Strip on the inside of one side.  Take off red tape and adhere to other side.
  3. Stamp images on front and inside Whisper White pieces in Stazon Black.
  4. Color in images with markers.
  5. Highlight snowman, ground, and snowball with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and 2-Way Glue.
  6. Stamp front phrase in Real Red and punch out with Word Window.  Punch out Real Red piece with Modern Label Punch. 
  7. Stamp inside phrase in Real Red. 
  8. Mount all pieces keeping the inside piece separate from the base.
  9. Make a center mark on base Whisper White piece – punch large hole through all the base layers with Crop-A-Dile.
  10. Thread ribbon through center.
  11. Push down ribbon with inside piece until invisible.  Inside piece will then rest on ribbon.
  12. Tie bow. 
  13. Pull up the inside piece using bow as the lever.

Be sure to bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog.  I've created a brand-new program called Christmas Card Masters Club!  I'll be sharing the details on Monday, but if you loved this card, you'll want to come back for sure! 

You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane!

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Charlotte Hollingsworth's blog – http://www.stampingismytherapy.blogspot.com/











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Greeting Card Kids – Paintchip Technique

Welcome to the fourth and final 2010 VC Rocks Bloghop.. you've most likely arrived here from www.beantowngrasshopper.blogspot.com.  If you want to start at the beginning of the blog hop, you can start here – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com

One of my favorite new sets in the catalog is Greeting Card Kids.  I usually prefer 2-step bold-style stamping…because well…I'm a lazy stamper somedays.  I don't like coloring in very much.  When I do purchase line stamps, I try my best to use the stamps in different ways without coloring.

I love to check out the hardware store for paint chip and counter samples.  Now, it's not that I don't want to paint the rooms of my house or change out my countertop, but my color choices would be much more mundane than the samples I take home!  Oh, the treasures you find in these places!  Here is a Christmas Card I created using a crackle paint chip:



I think that crackle paint chip looks like Jack Frost made a visit!

That little snowflake accent is actually from the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder!  I JUST LOVE THAT NEW FOLDER! 

Supplies Needed:

  • Greeting Card Kids/Word Play Stamp Sets
  • Crumb Cake/Basic Black/Bravo Burgundy Card Stock
  • Bravo Burgundy Ink/VersaMark Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder/Heat Gun/Embossing Buddy
  • Big Shot/Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
  • Circle Punches
  • Silver Brads/Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • MonoAdhesive /Stampin' Dimensionals

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it??  VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention.  If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions!  I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is –   http://www.lorimpalmer.blogspot.com/
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