A little Christmas and a contest…

Good morning…. Christmas is finally here in my stamp room… I had my first Holiday Card Class last week and have two more coming up (Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 30). This is a preview of one of the cards we made at my first class (the cards will be different at each class). This little cutie girl was my favorite card of the last class. It’s always funny because my favorite card is never the class favorite. In fact, the class favorite from the last round almost got cut from the line-up because I wasn’t really a big fan. I decided to keep it in though because it was a different style (really bright and festive). I’ve been more into the vintage style lately. I’ll show you that card later this week. The card I’m featuring today uses Greeting Card Kids, our Newsprint Designer Series Paper, our big designer buttons from the mini catalog, our Victoria crochet ribbon, the Bold Brights Patterned Paper Stack, and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (with the Big Shot). Here is the full card: What do you think? I’ll show you the other cards from my first holiday card class for the rest

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Vintage Vibe…

I’m loving the vintage trend that is popular in the papercrafting industry right now. The lace, the subtle colors and old school feel of the products are fabulous. I made this card using the new Greeting Card Kids stamp set from the 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalog. It’s the same set I used to make a Halloween card recently as well. For those of you on my e-newsletter list, you saw the Halloween card in the newsletter. On this card I used my blender pens and ink from my ink pad cover (squeeze the ink pad while it is closed and it will leave a little “puddle” of ink you can pick up with the blender pens). I love how it gave the card a softer look than using straight markers. I also love the new paper ribbon punch (the scallop edge under the torn piece of crumb cake cardstock). It is so fun — You can use it as a tiny scallop underneath another piece of cardstock or use it as a strip of “ribbon”…. so fun. Well that is all for now… I’ve got LOTS of stuff going on in the coming months so be sure

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