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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Stampin' Up! Winter Post for Christmas Card Club

I joined the Christmas Card Club for a fortnightly challenge and to get better organised with making my Christmas cards.  I never dreamt it would challenge me quite so hard!  The first week was a card using more than 2 folds.  You can see my card here.  I thought that was a tough one to start on, but Sally has set the challenge of winter sports this time and as I'm committed to using Stampin' Up! products I found I didn't have a single winter sport set, so thanks to my fellow demonstrator Bekka I had some stamped skaters to play with.  Here's my first card which I wasn't really happy with, but my daughter ooh'd and ahh'd so I've decided to share it with you. 

The early espresso background has clear embossed snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set and the sentiment is from Pines and Poinsettias.  Brushed gold and real red cardstock frame the image having been cut out using the Big Shot and the Petal Cone die.  Real red striped grosgrain and victoria lace ribbon are gorgeous accessories.

My second version is more pleasing to me.  It features the lush, luxurious Stampin' Up! Mocha Morning Designer Series Papers, along with glimmer brads, gold glitter adhered with heat and stick powder and versamark ink and also the very versatile oblong frame from the Designer Frames embossing folder.  A sentiment from new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and the finishing touch is vanilla velvet ribbon from the Stampin Up spring Mini 2012.  Also featured is the eyelet border punch which I used to trim the bottom edge of the card and then reinstated it with chocolate chip cardstock.


Don't forget to look around the other blogs in Christmas Card Club to draw lots of great inspiration.  You can find their blogs in my sidebar.

Happy Stampin'
Zoë x

Supplies
Stamps - Winter Post, Serene Snowflakes, Pines and Poinsettias, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - brushed gold, crumb cake, real red, early espresso, chocolate chip, very vanilla, Mocha Morning Specialty Papers
Inks - versamark, real red, chocolate chip, early espresso
Tools - Big Shot, designer frames embossing folders, 11/4" circle punch, 23/8" scallop circle punch, modern label punch, paper piercer and matt pack, heat gun
accessories - velvet designer ribbon, victoria lace ribbon, real red grosgrain ribbon, glimmer brads, fine galaxy glitter, clear embossing powder

Challenges
Love to create - monochromatic
Sweet Stamps - monochromatic
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Glam it up with glitter

15 comments:

  1. Love both of the Zoe, the lace on the first is absolutely gorgeous and it's a great colour scheme on the second. Carol x

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  2. Hi Zoe,
    Two fabulous cards hunni but I would have to say the second one is my favourite. I just love the colours and the layout and I think the image stands out more. Both fab though.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  3. I love both of your cards here Zoe, & love your lace & layering on your first card & adore the papers of your second card so much...gorgeous image of our skaters too.
    Hugs xxx

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  4. I really like both of these, but the second one is more my style. If you like stampin' up products and challenges you should check out the Simply Stampin challenge, plus at the mo we have a DT call.
    Kelly xx

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  5. Hi hun
    wow two cards, well done, both fabulous cards,luv the mono tones on the 2nd one, sue,x

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  6. They are both gorgeous cards (your daughter was right to encourage you to show the first one as well). You've included glitter, so I would love to see you link your cards for my CHNC challenge 63 which is 'glam it up with glitter'. x

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  7. Hi Zoe, wow, these are two beautiful cards that image and the design have a vintage look to them which I so love, the colours and design are fantastic. I got the packet you sent me I am still trying to make my mind up and the list seems to be getting longer, lol. I will have it ready for you by the date you mentioned.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. Thanks for linking for CHNC 63 x

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  9. Both of your cards are Great! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  10. Hello Zoe,

    It must be sooo hard keeping within one makers products to make each card, I know I would never be able to do it so well done to you, I take my hat off as it is quite a task!

    However, youve succeeded so well! Its just personal preference which card appeals more but my one is the second one, the colours are stunning!

    Keryn x

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  11. I'm with you Zoe, the second one is just gorgeous! It's one of those that just makes you smile looking at it, well it does me anyway! Good on Olivia for making you show the other one too though xx

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  12. Love the gold and brown tones! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

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  13. Hi Zoe
    Two gorjeos cards...... Love The image fabulous Zoe .....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

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  14. Aww love them !! love the image !! hugs
    liz xx

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  15. Fantastic cards Zoe, love them both. So sorry I have not been around lately but I know Keryn filled you girls in. Big hugs Clare xxx

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