Just as I promised, today continues my holiday blitz of ideas, with gift tags, envelopes and boxes in the Stampin' Pretty crystal ball. Quick reminder that my Blog Candy Giveaway ends on Nov. 5 at noon, CST. Be sure to play along! I'll announce a winner shortly thereafter.
To kick things off for today's card, Stampin' Up!'s Best Wishes & More snowflake was inked in Close to Cocoa and stamped on Very Vanilla. TIP: I felt cocoa would be a bit softer color than the "match" of Chocolate Chip and wouldn't compete as much with the Chocolate Chip Rub-Ons.
Using a 1 1/4" Circle Punch, the snowflake was transformed into an ornament and matted on a 1 3/8" Circle of Chocolate Chip. A stick-on red rhinestone sparkles at the center of each ornament and Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon adds the impression of hanging decorations. I got this fun idea from Kim, one of the Stampin' Pretty Pals, in my Stampin' Up! demonstrator group.
The 4.25 x 5.5 Riding Hood Red card base is topped with Very Vanilla. I clipped the bottom right corner using a Corner Rounder Punch. Stampin' Up!'s Word Flurries Rub-Ons shout out the names of the reindeer along the top in Chocolate Chip (also comes with an identical sheet of images in Whisper White).
Riding Hood Red card stock gets "roughed up" using Stampin' Up!'s Tearing Edge. TIP: I like things precise, so when I tear . . . I like it (boringly) consistent. The Tearing Edge is the COOL TOOL for me. It's easy to use and offers two different edge treatments. Just line up your card stock and pull along the edge of your choice. Zip zippity.
I cropped the right corner of the Riding Hood Red with a Corner Rounder Punch. The sleigh and reindeer are from Word Flurries Rub-On's. I dotted the sleigh with stick-on red rhinestones to mirror the centers of the ornaments. Razzle dazzle. A big clear button with a snippet of hemp twine jazzes up the left corner.
TIP: Promotion alert! 20% discount on all Stampin' Up! Rub-Ons, beginning Nov. 10 – Nov. 30 (with a minimum purchase of $20). Discount will be available for on-line orders, too.
Do you have a favorite Stampin' Up! Rub-On set? I'm using all the holiday selections (Word Flurries, Season of Cheer and Old Saint Nick) like mad. Leave a comment at the end of this post for all to share.
Stamp Set: Best Wishes & More (111602)
Paper: Riding Hood Red (111348), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (103139)
Cool Tools: Tearing Edge (102930), 1 1/4" (104403) and 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (111365), Word Flurries Rub-Ons (111417), Clear Button (105447), Stampin' Dimensionals 104430), Hemp Twine (100982), Stick-On Rhinestones (Non-SU)