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Throwback Thursday – Embossed Foil Card

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday for quite a while.  Today’s card features a technique from October 2011 called Embossed Metal Technique.  The older card used Jack of All Trades stamp set and the web embossing folder plus some accent images from Spooky Bits stamp set.  The metal on this card was a thick and sturdy piece of craft metal.

For my new card, I wanted to feature more of the embossed piece, but didn’t have a thick piece of craft metal at the ready so I used aluminum foil instead.  You do need to be careful to not tear the larger piece, but it is quite economical and sure to be found in your cupboard.  I went to our lovely Woodlands embossing folder for this card plus I used the Peace This Christmas stamp set.

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Snowman Framelits Card

This week was my last Technique Tuesday of the year.  The Weekly Deals featured the Snowman framelits (without the Snow Place stamp set).  I wanted to show a card using the framelits WITHOUT the stamp set so I came up with this card:

Technique Tuesday-Color Me Ink Wash Card with Snow Friends Framelits

Technique Tuesday-Color Me Ink Wash Card with Snow Friends Framelits

Ok, so the card did use the phrase from the stamp set, but that was it!  The technique was an Aquapainter wash using the Color Me Irresistible designer series paper.  We learned the technique at the OnStage Local event held in Milwaukee the previous weekend.

Color combination is Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, and Island Indigo.

Winter has finally arrived in Wisconsin…snow is lovely, but drive safe everyone!

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Merry Christmas – Elf Shoes Punch Art

Here is one of the Christmas cards I mailed out this year:

Elf Shoes Christmas Card

I really enjoyed making these!  That Top Note die is a must have for every crafter!

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Merry Christmas – Santa Punch Art

Merry Christmas to everyone!  This holiday season was quite a busy one for me, and sadly, my blog took the brunt of it.  So today, I thought I would share some of my favorite cards.

Here is a punch art Santa card that was a big hit at my classes this year:

Santa Claus Christmas Card

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For the Birds – Pink Christmas Card


Yup, and I love it.

For the Birds - Pink Christmas

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Angel Punch Art with Pennant Punch

This summer I hosted a Crazy About the Pennant Punch stamp camp.  We really were a little crazy that evening!  I wanted to bring in a Christmas card to the mix, so I shared this one with my stampers.  It really goes together quickly!

Christmas Angel Pennant Punch


Punches needed are as follows:

  • Pennant Punch for dress
  • Scallop Circle for wings
  • Owl for hair and heart
  • 1″ Circle for hair bangs and face
  • Cupcake for cheeks
  • 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circles for halo

Of course, the Scalloped Tag Punch is the backing for the angel.

Although this is a Christmas card, it could easily be transformed into a child’s birthday card, a thank you card, a baby card, or even a get well card!

In my religion, today is also All Saints Day so although it is not a traditional card-giving holiday, it does go with the theme of the day.

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Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape Card

This was one of my favorite Christmas cards I sent this year.  Lovely as a Tree – I hope by now you have purchased this versatile stamp set!

I taught my stampers the framed landscape technique a few months ago using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  All I did was switch out color schemes and stamp sets to get this simply gorgeous card.  The phrase is from More Merry Messages.

Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape


What I really liked about this card – the embossed button made with our foil sheets.  Oh so pretty, but flat and extremely lightweight.  Made it easy to be mailed!!!!

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Festive Flurry Snowflake Card

Oh, you are probably going to see this stamp set made into darling cards everywhere on Pinterest.  Here is my first card I made with this GORGEOUS snowflake stamp set:

Festive Flurry Silver Snowflake Card

Be sure to keep tabs on this blog – you’ll be seeing it here too!  This color combination is very popular right now because of the coordinating Designer Series Paper – Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Silver.

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Glitter Stripes Window Frame Mitten Card

We've certainly had some chilly days this October!  At last night's Technique Tuesday stamp class, I taught my stampers the Glitter Stripes technique.  Using Sticky Strip and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, you can create sparkly stripes on a card.  Here's the card we made:


Big Shot Window Frames Mitten Card


I love our new mitten punch – and with all our fabulous Designer Series Paper – you can find just the right combination to warm up even the coldest hands!

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