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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 8


Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Wow there are only 2o Wednesdays including today until the last week of November.  I have been really busy this week and when you think that there are only 20 weeks left until December you just wonder where the year is going so it is fantastic that we get to make Christmas cards together each week.

Make sure you hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog to see the list of the rest of the team that has played along this week to inspire your Christmas creations.

Well this week I have been busy making candles and cards. I organise a social get together for the ladies at my church once a month and in July we do Christmas in July. So my card from 2 weeks ago inspired my candle creation.
 

I always like to give the ladies a little gift for Christmas in July and this year I chose candles. I had 22 ladies come to the dinner and I don’t suggest you try and adhere all 22 stamped images to the candles at once.

You might want to pace yourself.  Do 3 or 4 for a table setting for your Christmas dinner!
For more product information check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Nature Sings, Sheet Music
Card Stock and Papers
Tissue Paper
Ink
Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Acecessories / Embellishments

Tools
Paper Snips, heat tool

Well I didn’t want to miss out on making a card as well this week so I have done that as well as the candles. This weeks inspiration came from one of our lovely team members Kathryn Ruddick who had her team around for a 1 page wonder night. Where they made a number of cards using 1 sheet of 12x12 Designer Series paper (DSP). I had never done this and I wanted to give it a try. I have looked on line for a few different templates and I have modified a few out there and this is what I have ended up with. Plus being interrupted by the kids a couple of times so when I was cutting, a couple of the cuts were not what I was planning. But hey lets see what we make with them over the coming weeks.


This is the sheet of DSP from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper pack.
When cutting with a pattern on one side of the sheet make sure you turn it up the right way when you cut your DSP.


This is the other side.

For the first card I used Nature Sings, what a lovely stamp set this is, I am really loving this stamp set.

I have cut out each image using the stitched shapes famelits and layered them with garden green which I cut using the layering squares framelits. The sentiment I have cut out again with the stitched shapes framelit, backed with garden green cardstock, cut out with the layering circles framelits.  The little saying at the bottom of the card was punched out perfectly with the classic label punch. The piece of DSP I used 5 ½” x3” backed by garden green card stock is adhered to the cherry cobbler card stock  then every layer is popped up on Stampin dimensionals except the trees and little deer.


Inside I have stamped the trees and deer  along with the little verse from the stamp set in smokey slate.
For more product information check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Nature Sings
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
Ink
Old Olive, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Smokey slate
Acecessories / Embellishments

Tools
Big Shot,  Stitched shaped framelits, Layering Square  Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Classic Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Trimmer, Snail, bone folder

Well I think we are going to be able to make a lot of cards out of this one piece of DSP so I made another one while I was at it. I wanted to make one with the other side of the DSP showing.

I have the Nature Sings stamps set paired back up with Sheet Music

I have stayed with the same colours of cherry cobbler and garden green which is what is in the Be Merry DSP and this time added some gold bling with the gold foil paper and gold metallic thread. How gorgeous is the Old Olive Stitched-Edge Ribbon which is new this year? The DSP is 2 ½ “ x 5 ¼ “ piece and the sheet music is stamped on whisper white and has been cut to the same size and then stuck to the gold foil paper before adding the gorgeous old olive stitched-edge ribbon.  This time I have used the oval shape in the stitched shaped framelts and used the oval layering framelits in garden green. I have added some bling with the gold metallic thread with little loops off the edge of the deer cards. I have popped them ovals up on dimensionals and stamped out the sentiment and cut out in the oval the same as the deer.  The Classic label punch works beautifully for “…and heaven and nature sings”

In the Center of the card I have stamped the deer and the trees and the verse in smokey slate.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Sheet Music, Nature Sings
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold Foil, Be Merry DSP
Ink
Old Olive, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Smokey Slate
Acecessories / Embellishments
Gold Metallic Thread
Tools
Big Shot,  Stitched shaped framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Trimmer, Snail, fast fuse, bone folder

Don’t forget to pop over to our team leader’s blog Claire Daly for some more Christmas inspiration.
Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.


Take Care

8 comments:

  1. Wow Sharon, your candles are stunning and thank you so much for posting the instructions for the one sheet wonder.

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  2. WOW!!! Sharon yes, your candles are absolutely gorgeous!! you have put so much work into them I'm sure everyone would have loved them. Your cards are just as beautiful, thank you for sharing your layout, so many cards out of one sheet must try that. xx

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  3. WOW, you certainly have been busy! I hope your ladies appreciate the work in the candles - I'm sure they will. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for the OSW template - always a handy resource.

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  4. Wow Sharon, how busy have you been! What an absolutely beautiful gift for your ladies. Thanks for sharing the card layout too, that's awesome.

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  5. Sharon, your candles are so lovely! I'm sure your ladies would have been wowed by them and all your work. And beautiful cards again this week. :) x

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  6. You have been amazingly busy Sharon, you are so wonderful making all those gifts. I must try stamping a candle.

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  7. Great job with the candles, Sharon and a such a lovely gift. Lovely cards with that stamp set, too. Must try a one sheet wonder sometime.

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  8. Oh wow Sharon, you have been super busy this week. Love all those candles and the OSW is great for making a bulk lot of cards to coordinate!

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