Thursday, October 9, 2014

Winter Holidays, Remarkable Blog Tour

 I was pretty excited that the Remarkables Blog Hop theme was winter holidays this month, as I was preparing for some of my Manassas stampin' friends to come up to my new place in Frederick to make Christmas cards.  I am so happy they made the drive as I haven't quite gotten things going here with classes yet.

Now I can share with you the cards we made.  Most were inspired by things I saw on Pinterest and the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog.  This catalog, I can say it no other way is Amazing!  So here we go!

I saw lots of variations on this one, but I was mostly inspired by Michelle Suit's version.  This set, White Christmas is all kinds of fun and can let you color your little heart out.

This one is one of my favorites.  The stamp set is called Ornamental Pine.  Here I went with Lost Lagoon and Cherry Cobbler.  The key I found was to stamp off the pine bough once before stamping it on the card stock in Lost Lagoon ink, which helped when you got to the versmark and the embossing.  For the snow, I used one of the very versatile stamps from Gorgeous Grunge!

 Card number three also has white embossing.  It features the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.

 But I want to showcase how it was very sweet and simple and then I stepped it up a notch.  As you can see above, some Crumb Cake card stock, three stamped and embossed stars cut out with our stars framelits (attached with dimensionals) and some pretty real red ribbon.  The greeting is from the Good Greetings hostess set,(available free with a $300 purchase until 10/31).  I really liked the card, but then my creative juices started flowing...
 Look what a little dry embossing to the background layer can do!!  And look even closer, do you see glitter?

Here's a closer look.
This set is called Festival of Trees and there is a tree punch available to make it easy to cut out the trees.  I used some gold encore ink to enhance the super awesome gold satin ribbon.

And finally, a very quick and simple take on the amazing stamp set called Wondrous Wreath, there are coordinating framelits with this set and wow have I seen some amazing ideas, but I wanted to keep this last card super easy.

So, I hope that I have inspired you.  Any questions, let me know!  For more inspiration, click here: Maria Pane's Blog 

Or use the links below.  Happy Stampin'

Nancy Amato -

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Tamra Davis - pinworthy-blog-tour-winter-holiday-decor-team-fun/
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Maria Pane -

Andi Potler -

Michele Reynolds -

Pam Staples -

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