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Step Cards for Christmas!

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I have been playing around with variations of the step cards I have seen on Pinterest.  I just love all the different things you can do and the dimensionality (is that really a word?) of the cards.

My first attempt uses my much loved Tim Holtz snowman blueprint stamp and die set.    The width of the unfolded side can change depending on what you want to place there.  My folded steps can be embellished with patterned or embossed paper and words that hang over the top of the steps.  For this card I cut the word Believe and the snowflake from my Cricut .


For the next step card I put the unfolded part of the card in the center with narrow steps on either side.  The center holds the main focus which is a Stampin' Up sentiment.  The paper is from Teresa Collins' "Santa's List". The snowflakes and star are chipboard from Little Yellow Bicycle.


On the last step card, I cut the word "Joy" from Stampin' Up's Wonderous Wreath set, out of metallic paper.  …

Variations of Sheltering Tree Card

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I love the Stampin' Up stamps "Sheltering Tree"  It's such a versatile set, I decided to make 2 cards in the same color scheme with Sheltering Tree.  I could spend weeks making different cards with these stamps.

For the first card I used a separate Thank You stamp. Then I masked it off and stamped the Sheltering Tree over top of the thank you.  Once all the layers of the tree  were stamped, I removed the mask. You can change the shape of the mask to create whatever design you want in the tree.




The next card contains a shaker in the middle of the tree.  For this design I stamped all the layers of the tree onto the card front.  Then cut  a donut out of the tree.  I cut a second circle the same size as the outter circle.  The center of the donut has to be put back into the card by placing it onto the second circle, and then backing it with another piece of white (lining up the tree).

Once that is done place strips of foam adhesive (snipped so it curves) onto the white …

Circle of Spring Wreath

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I just love the new Circle of Spring wreath stamp from Stampin' Up.  I'm so happy they made it compatible with the Wondrous Wreath die.  I wish more dies had multiple stamps that would work with them.

I know it's a little early ( or late depending on your outlook)  for an Easter card, but I just couldn't resist creating an Easter card with this set.  I colored the wreath and the extra flowers with water based markers.

Both the wreath and the flowers are popped up with foam dots.

Happy Scrapping!

Wedding Card

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Today I wanted to share a wedding card that I made for a recent wedding I attended.  I felt that it should be something simple yet sophisticated.  I love the gold embossing on white. 
Materials Used:
White cardstock Gold foil paper Stampin Up "Congratulations" Tiffany cake die white ribbon dot embossing folder Gold embossing powder

Easter Eggs Scrapping Style

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Coloring Easter eggs has always been a family event,  but this year only 1 of my children was home for Easter.  That left us 18 eggs and not very much time to get them all colored. - Scrapbook supplies to the rescue!  We finished some before going to Easter Vigil Mass, but still had 6 left to color and it was after midnight Saturday night.

For these eggs, after adding some color I used some of my Want 2 Scrap bling on some of the eggs. Just a little piece of bling really really makes the eggs look elegant.  This also allowed me to use up leftover pieces of bling so that nothing goes to waste.



For the next set of eggs we stamped on them using Momento ink and Mama Elephant "Honey Bunny" stamps. Again we colored the eggs first and let them dry a few minutes.  Then, to stamp on the eggs, the clear stamps worked the best without an acrylic block.  This allowed us to bend the stamp to meet the contour of the egg.  The clear stamp also let us realign the stamp if we missed a part.…

Valentine's Day Card

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I received a Cricut Expression 2 from my wonderful husband for Christmas,  so I have been slowly learning to use Cricut Craft Room (CCR).   I find it somewhat easier to use than my Gypsy, at least as far as welding goes.

Here is my first attempt at designing an overlay.

I used a variety of hearts from different cartridges.  The flourishes are from the Home Accents Cartridge. The hugs & kisses stamp is from Stampin Up Good Greetings Stamp set.  Want2Scrap pearls finish off the card.
Happy scrapping! (and card making)