Whew! The Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza Sale (now over) was a huge hit but a wild ride. I'm glad to be back to stamping and blogging–my ultimate therapy.
I'm still plugging away at my Christmas cards and pulled out Season of Friendship (Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini). The tree is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White card stock. The snowflakes were dipped in VersaMark, stamped on Baja Breeze and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder for shine and sparkle.
TIP: My favorite thing about this set is that each of the small images (tree, flower, snowflake and leaves) fits nicely in a 3/4" Circle Punch. Simply popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals, the stamped circles look very stylish. Here's a peek at this set using the leaves.
The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red ink. TIP: I snipped out "sparkle" from the Riding Hood Red version and pieced it into the Chocolate Chip for a cool two color effect. The sentiment was shaped up with a Designer Label Punch, custom fit for the Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder (Styled Silver–but check out the new Styled Vanilla Hardware (112454), too).
I zipped Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon through the label holder and wrapped it around the Whisper White panel. Using a Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit) I accented the edges of the Baja Breeze mat and finished up with a Riding Hood Red card base (4.25 x 5.5, scored on the side).
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Stamp Set: Season of Friendship (111776), Sweet Serendipity (113626)
Paper: Riding Hood Red (111348), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Riding Hood Red (111836), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Designer Tag Punch (107590), Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit, (104310), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (109065), White Embossing Powder (109132), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)