Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Christmas Joy and a Design Team Call

Hi everyone!  My post today is two-fold.  First, I'd like to let you all know that there is a Design Team Call out for Christmas Card Challenges.  I have been on the Design Team for six months now and love it!  To find out more about it, just visit the Christmas Card Challenges blog.


Second, here is a very simple and easy Christmas card I made quite some time ago and never did get around to sharing it with you.  All I did was layer a piece of patterned paper onto my card base, add a strip of the same patterned paper on the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment from the Joy stamp set.  It's one of the few retired stamp sets from Stampin' Up!® that I don't plan to part with in this life time.  :-) 







Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 159

Today's card uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and some of the "scraps" that have been laying around my craft table.  I thought it was time to use some of them up and this is what happens when you use what's on hand.  The sentiment comes from the Beauty of the Season stamp set and, although it's technically it's one of our Christmas stamps, I think this sentiment is great for a non-Christmas card.  What say you?


Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Kinda Eclectic, Beauty of the Season; Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Real Red; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Pansy Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stampin' Trimmer

You can find the Freshly Made Sketches challenge HERE.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/10/freshly-made-sketches-159-sketch-by-jen.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #48

It's the last Sunday of the month and time for an Anything Goes challenge from Christmas Card Challenges.  This week my card is more whimsical since it is one I'll be sending to one of my younger grandchildren.  I was watching a PBS special about penguins the other day and it made me think of this stamp and die set I had gotten when I still worked at Archiver's.  It made for a great kid's card.


Stamp Sets:  Christmas Bliss, Penguins (Hampton Art); Inks:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, So Saffron; Chard Stock:  Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack, Champagne Glimmer Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Penguins Die (Sizzix), Gelly Roll Pen, Decorative Label Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

We'd love to have you join us for this week's challenge.  You can find all the Christmas Card Challenges details HERE.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, October 24, 2014

Silver and Gold Gentle Peace

The challenge over at The Paper Players is to use silver or gold on your project.  Since I couldn't make up my mind, I used both.  I embossed the image onto a Gold Foil sheet, using Silver Stampin' Embossing Powder.  The dotted paper is from the All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper.  So far, I've not added sentiments but I'm thinking I'll use the ones from the Gentle Peace stamp set and stamp them in Mossy Meadow.


Stamp Set:  Gentle Peace; Ink:  VersaMark; Card Stock:  Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Gold Foil Sheets, All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Silver Stampin' Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

The details for The Paper Players Clean-And-Simple Challenge can be found HERE.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2014/10/paper-players-218-sandys-clean-and.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha