Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree with Woodland Embossing Folder

Thank you, Josie Schneider, for generously sharing your creations on our private Stamping to Share Downline Group page on Facebook. She perfected this technique a few weeks ago and shared it on our group page. All of us were so impressed that she was using her Woodland Embossing Folder in this way.

What she does is stamp leaves from Sheltering Tree onto the de-bossed side of the embossed paper panel. The next thing you know, you have a card that celebrates the wonderful season of fall! But it could just as easily be spring or summer with a change of ink color.  Josie totally inspired me to give this technique a try and I have all the information in the video below so that you can give it try, too.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sept Stamping to Share Downline Swap Part Two

This is the second half of the Stamping to Share Downline Swaps with the Holiday 2015 Mini Catalog as its theme. Enjoy!!

Cindy's card features the stamp set Every Blessing (which is actually in the Annual Catalog) and it make a lovely religious card to send out at Christmas. I love the stars in the background which are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set (also in the Annual Catalog).

Susan's card combines the Woodland Embossing Folder with the Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies for a great fall card that transitions into Thanksgiving. I love the way she used a sponge dauber to highlight the trees and added just a scattering of colorful leaves.

Dawn's card takes the sentiment from Your Presents and pairs it up with die cuts from our Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies. Cut from our Silver Glimmer and Red Foil papers, the detailed ornaments truly create a striking Christmas card. The candy cane paper on the left is from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum pack.

Katherine's card is created from the Winter Wishes stamp set. It's a clean and simple card with a bright pop of color from the branch that was stamped in Cucumber Crush. I love the double layer of ribbon at the bottom of the sentiment panel . . . Early Espresso Seam Binding makes the base with a nice gleam from the 1/8" silver ribbon that she layered over the top of it.

Sharon's card is the perfect card for a grand kid that might be a bit too far to go trick or treating at Grandma's house. Grandmas could send this card in the mail along with a few treats and I think it would make for smiles all around! It's the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp set paired up with the Boo to You Framelits set and the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper pack.

Laura's card features the Embellished Ornaments set bundled with the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies. Stamped in Tempting Turquoise on a Whisper White background with some glimmer paper for accents, you can hardly wait to open this card!

The inside is just as much fun as the outside as the ornament swings through the front panel into the inside panel.

And finally, my card for this swap which features the Winter Wishes stamp set. I was also the card that I swapped at Founder's Circle. You can see the blog post for this card along with the how to video by clicking on Winter Wishes.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Sept Stamping to Share Downline Swap Part One

Our theme for our Stamping to Share Downline Swap in September was "Anything Goes . . . as Long as it's the Holiday Catalog!" See the lovely creations below and I know that you, too, will be as inspired as I am by my Stamping to Share Downline group. Have a great day and a great weekend. I'll schedule part two to post tomorrow so stay tuned!!

Faith's card features the bundle that includes the Reason for the Season photopolymer stamp set with the coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch. The white Poinsettia flowers lightly stamped with soft sky contrast beautifully with the leaves and the red background. The small pearls added an elegant touch.

Sue's card has a snowy background and a drift of snow at the base of trees that appears to sparkle in the moonlight. (Thank you glimmer paper!) She used the stamp set called Sheltering Tree by brought "in the new" with the sentiment from Wonderland.

Do you plan to be "Home for Christmas"? Who would want to be any where else, right? Linda's card has some fun with the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. Love the skating Santa on the right! And who can resist the Snow Place photopolymer stamp set? Cute snowmen abound with some great sentiments that will work well into January.

Mary Alice's card had us all oohing and ahhhing in amazement. YES it is all heat embossed. YES is is all cut out with the coordinating Leaflets framelit set. And YES, it is a work of art! Lighthearted Leaves do evoke a feeling of gratefulness . . . and I am so grateful that others have the patience I lack!! lol! A feast for the eyes for sure!

Mary's card also used the Lighthearted Leaves but in a more lighthearted way than Mary's card. Yes, Mary also heat embossed an yes, she also used the coordinating Leaflets die to cut out the leaves. But, the lighthearted feel comes from the stamping on the base card multiple times without reinking. I love the way it goes from strong to light . . . a beautiful whimsical touch. And of course the dots!! Just delightful . . . some of the dots are even glittered! Don't you love it?

Marlys created a tri-fold card that features an ornament from created with the Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies. I love the glimmery details she added like the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and the shiny silver ribbon. The card is accented with the ornament paper that you can find in the Holiday Mini called Season of Cheer. It's a set of paper that will surly make you smile with bright colors and beautiful watercolor images.

Mychelle's card has all the things that make you shiver in the dark . . . bones and spiders and cobwebs!! Oh my, oh my! But how easily this all comes together when you use the bundle that features the stamp set called Howl-o-ween Treat with the coordinating framelits called Boo to You.

Dorene created a cute little favor . . . perfect to freshen your breath after that second cup of coffee! She created a tag with the stamp set called Oh, What Fun and then wrapped up a roll of mints with the Season of Cheer paper. Such a simple and thoughtful way to bring a little holiday cheer to your friends, or co-workers or family. I love this idea and all of the ideas my downline share so generously.

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