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Still Scenes with Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Still Scenes with Snow Globe Scenes Dies
Snow globes often bring back fond childhood memories and for me, making this card did much the same. Stampin' Up has made it very easy to make this card and while it might look a little intimidating, it's really not too difficult. 
I began with Thick Whisper White as my card base. The first mat is Silver Foil and I used an old tip, cut out the center of the mat to use for another project since only the edges of the Silver Foil mat will show - great tip! Saving all those expensive materials helps! In fact, I used the inside cut out piece for the decorative piece of the snow globe base and for a mat to the greeting. 
Seaside Spray is the color I chose for the cardstock as well as the bulk of the coloring of the house with Stampin' Blends. I also used Seaside Spray for the greeting. My house growing up was blue, so this color called to me. 
I stamped the scene from Still Scenes using Memento so I could color with my alcohol based Stam…
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Kindness and Compassion

Kindness and Compassion
We recently lost my father-in-law to a combination of old age, dialysis complications, and sadly a state of dementia that had set in. The outpouring of love and kindness to us has been incredible and such a source of comfort to us. I wanted to send hand-made cards to those who traveled significantly to be with us or who had provided dinners for us. His flowers at the funeral home were spectacular - fall colors which he loved and given his death at the end of October, were perfect. So I wanted my card to reflect that. 


Stampin' Up's Kindness and Compassion is a fitting set for thanking the people in your life who helped you through a difficult time. I started with a card base of Soft Suede with the first layer in Crumb Cake.  I stamped leaves from Colorful Seasons in Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, and Mango Melody on the Crumb Cake Piece. 
I stamped the sympathy thank you message on Very Vanilla using Cajun Craze. The frame is from Heirloom …
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Light and Peace

Light & Peace
This angel inspired me to create a card that was simple, yet elegant. With cards and all the card making products getting more and more intricate, detailed, and time consuming to make, it was refreshing to make a card that brought me "back to the basics". 

The card base uses Thick Whisper White. I matted the card using Gold Foil and then the top layer is Whisper White. First I generously covered the card panel front with Stampin' Up's Embossing Buddy so it was as static free as possible. I stamped the angel and greeting in Versa Mark and generously applied gold embossing powder over the area and heat embossed. 
Next I masked an oval shape by die cutting an oval shape into the masking paper and then discarding the cut out piece and adhering the masked panel to the card front exposing only the oval portion.  I used So Saffron and a blender brush (there are many blender brushes on the market and many people use cosmetic blender brushes - I used a Life…
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Holly Jolly Meets Cup of Cheer

Holly Jolly Meets Cup of Cheer
I absolutely love the country, somewhat "retro" look of the Night Before Christmas Designer Series and when I saw one of the designs had plates of cookies with mugs of hot chocolate, I knew that would go so well with Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and Cup of Cheers Dies. 
The card base is Really Red. The first layer is Very Vanilla which I ran through the Subtle Embossing Folder - one of my favorite embossing folders. I used Stitched Rectangles to create a frame behind and around the Night Before Christmas DSP. 
I stamped Santa in Memento ink so I could use Real Red Dark, Black Dark, Petal Pink Light, Rococo Rose Light, and Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends to color in Santa. To lighten his beard, I used Stampin' Blends Color Lifter marker.
The cup was stamped and die cut using Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and Cup of Cheers dies. While there were many adorable greetings in the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set, I found "Oh what yum" in It…
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