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Christmas Stockings by the Hearth Card

Hello!

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from Raissa's blog www.raissastamps.com or 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 Holiday Hoopla!

Today I am sharing one of my cards from this week's Holiday Cards Stamp Camp.  My customers loved making this card.  Colors used are Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.  The phrase is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.

Stocking Punch Heart

 

The strips of the hearth were distressed with one of the inks from the distressing kit. Then the top piece was punched with the scallop border punch. Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon is on the top of the hearth. The phrase from Delightful Dozen was inked in Garden Green.

The stockings are incredibly easy with our new stocking punch. The bows were made out of the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and attached with mini glue dots. Instead of threading the twine through the holes of the bells, the bells were also attached with a mini glue dot. The stockings were attached to the hearth with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To make the fire in the fireplace, all you need is the Stocking Punch and Early Espresso and More Mustard card stock.  Punch with Early Espresso once (the top of the stocking) and More Mustard three times (the heel portion).  You will cut the Early Espresso punch piece in half.  Now just place the pieces as shown above.

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop on the blog hop is Denise Foor's blog http://www.denisefoor.blogspot.com/

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Punch Bunch Shaving Cream Valentine

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop.. you've most likely arrived here from http://www.raissastamps.com . 

 

If you want to start at the beginning, the home page is http://su-stars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sustars-hop-201101.html .

 

One of the most requested techniques from my customers is the shaving cream technique.  I taught my new recruits this technique last night.  It is always a crowd pleaser!  Here is the finished card:

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The Crumb Cake piece is actually attached to the front of the card so when you flip it open you can write on the inside. 

The Punch Bunch stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can pick out this year.  The Owl stamp and the True Friend stamp are from Punch Bunch; the Heart stamp is from the current special stamp set – Filled with Love (check it out on the top right side of my blog); and the Happy Valentine's Day stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  You could easily change this card to an anniversary, friendship, thank you, or birthday card by just changing that last stamp!  This color combination is perfect for masculine cards.

SALE-A-BRATION starts on January 25th!  Contact me if you want to place an order, host a workshop, or sign up to be a demonstrator!

Supplies Needed

  • Punch Bunch/Teeny Tiny Wishes/Filled with Love Stamp Sets
  • Whisper White/Early Espresso/Real Red/Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Early Espresso/Real Red Ink
  • Real Red/Crumb Cake Dye Ink Refills
  • Shaving Cream/Plate/Spreader/Toothpick/Scrap Paper
  • 2-3/8" Scall Circle/2-1/2" Circle/Heart to Heart/1" Circle Punches
  • Word Window/Modern Label Punches
  • Vintage Trinkets/Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
  • MonoAdhesive /Stampin' Dimensionals
 In case you have never tried the Shaving Cream Technique, here are some quick directions:
 
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On a disposable plate, spread some some shaving cream out.  I use a disposable plate for quick and easy clean up!
 
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 Put 3-4 drops of each ink color refill (I used Crumb Cake and Real Red on my card).
 
 
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With a few toothpicks, swirl the drops of ink refills – don't mix too much or you'll muddy the colors.
 
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Lay your cardstock on top of the swirled shaving cream.  Let it sit for about 15 seconds or so.  I find that Whisper White and Very Vanilla work best.  You can use the Naturals or Confettis and even Crumb Cake and glossy card stock. 
 
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Remove the cardstock from the shaving cream pile.  Scrape off as much of the shaving cream mixture as you can with your spreader.
 
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Wipe off the lingering excess shaving cream from the cardstock with a tissue or paper towel.  Set aside to let dry for a few mintues.  (I made two pieces!) 
 
If you want more effect, you can dip it back into the shaving cream and repeat the process.
 
You can stamp right on top of it or use it as a background.  You will notice the cardstock will be smoother and will smell nice too!

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Autumn Spice Forest Tree

Welcome!  You may have found me today if you are following the SU Stars Blog Hop from the previous stop – Creative Designs by Jackie

http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com

The Autumn Spice DSP is thick and wonderful to use in your crafting!  I created this card for my Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp last September:

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Don't you love the Hodgepodge Hardware accent piece?  We used a sponge to create the ground and and fill in the leaf section.

The next stop on the blog tour is Denise Foor's blog – http://denisefoor.blogspot.com/

Want to start at the top of the blog tour?  You can begin again here – http://www.su-stars.blogspot.com/

 

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