Thursday, December 18, 2014

DOstamper STARS Challenge #112

Happy Thursday!!  The countdown to Christmas is on.  Can you believe that Christmas is only a week away - yikes!!  This week we are featuring a Sketch Pad Challenge.

I really wanted to make my own Christmas tags this year.  This sketch challenge was just the inspiration I needed to get my tags done.

I started with a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I then added a 1/2" strip of DSP from the Trim the Tree Paper Stack.  These tags were a great way for me to use up some of my scraps.  For this tag I added the Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon tied with Linen Thread .

Here are some more of my tags.  You can use any stamps, trims, washi tape, etc. you have available.  No sense saving this stuff for next Christmas - you know there will be new stuff next year.
Here is my "Frozen" version to add to my nieces' gifts.  These don't really follow the sketch, but I like how they turned out.  I added some sequins and rhinestones to give these sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will give these tags a try.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Lotus Blossom Anniversary Card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Sketched Birthday Card
  • Sharon Bennett: Mingle All the Way Card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  You Plus Me Card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Festival of Trees, Christmas Bliss, Endless Wishes
    Paper:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Trim the Tree DSP, Whisper White, Gold Foil
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
    Other:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #111 - Color My World Christmas

    Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Thrusday Challenge.  This week we have a Color My World challenge.
    I took a very Christmas interpretation of these colors.  I couldn't seem to make the Basic Black work for me, so I used Early Espresso instead (hope that is OK).  When the Hardwood background stamp came out in the annual catalog, I couldn't get enough.  I haven't used as much lately, so it seemed like the time.  I stamped the Hardwood background in Early Espresso on Natural White cardstock.

    I stamped the wreath in three colors - Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Real Red.  Using two greens helps give some dimension to the leaves.  I then cut it out using the coordinating framelits.

    Thanks for stopping by today.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Wood You Be Mine card
  • Judy Strickling: Cheerful Tags card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Today & Everyday card
  • Sharon Bennett: Pillow Box
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Ornate Tag Punch Treat
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Good Greetings, Hardwood, Wonderous Wreath
    Paper:  Natural White, Whisper White, Early Espresso
    Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
    Other:  Wonderous Wreath Framelits

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #110

    Happy Thursday!!  Time for another DOstamper STARS challenge.  This week is a Home Sweet Home challenge. 
    If you haven't started your Christmas cards, now is the time.  I will be featuring the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and framelits for the next couple cards.  This week I used the wreath framelits and cut a wreath from Silver Foil paper.  Then I took the Decorative Dots TIEF and embossed the wreath three times.  Each time I ran it through the Big Shot I slightly moved the wreath in the embossing folder.  This embossed more of the wreath and created some cool dimension.

    I think you can see better in this photo.  The embossing folder will emboss the empty space, but it will also emboss over dots created in the last pass through the Big Shot.  I added a Night of Navy Seam Binding bow as an extra detail.  The sentiment is from a retired holiday set from last Christmas.  I love the elegance of the font with the silver and blue papers.
    Hope you liked my card this week.  Thanks for stopping by.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Holiday Home card
  • Connie Plaumann: Silver & Gold Label Love Card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Letterpress Interlocking Hearts card
  • Sharon Bennett: Lovely As a Tree Dryer Sheet card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Holiday Home card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Greetings of the Season (Retired)
    Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil Paper
    Ink:  Night of Navy
    Other:  Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon, Decorative Dots TIEF, Wonderous Wreath Framelits