Monday, August 17, 2009

Sneak Peek! Delightful Decorations

One of the fun pre-convention events we attended in Salt Lake City was an evening of salad dinner and stamping held by my roommate's upline. We made six different projects that evening and had a great time! These additional stamping events are so much fun and you get to meet lots of other demonstrators from all over!

Below is a sneak peek of a new set in the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog! You'll definitely want to get a copy of this from your demonstrator because it is forty pages of cool! Lots of lovely and fun new stamps and products, some that will be a totally new direction for Stampin' Up! and perhaps you! Curious yet? You should be! : )

I made this card at the Stampin' Paradise event; it uses the new Delightful Decorations set and a brand-new coordinating Ornament Punch! How suh-weet is that! The Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (DSP) is in the 2009-10 Catalog on pg. 160 and will be beautiful for all kinds of Christmas projects. The DSP strip on the front is longer than the height of the card front and is folded over so the opposite side of the DSP can also be seen and enjoyed.

The big snowflake on the front is also a new punch in the big catalog called Jumbo Snowflake and there is a matching single stamp, Simple Snowflake, on pg. 208 (not used on this card).

I stamped the ornament on white cardstock and punched it out with the new Ornament Punch. Then I also used it to punch the ornament shape out of the front of my card and attached the previously stamped ornament through the hole so that when the card is opened (see picture) the stamped ornament remains on the inside. We didn't stamp a greeting on the inside but that will be simple enough to do later.

The Chocolate Chip grosgrain was tied through the ornament opening and around to the top of the card for the ornament to "hang" on.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Ink: Real Red Classic
Paper: Merry Moments DSP; Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip card stock
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, silver mini brad

I hope you enjoy the card; it was fun to make and I know I will be using this set and punches a lot more in the future! Ornate-looking Christmas cards just got easier! Woohoo!

Thanks for coming by today! You are always welcome!



rozie640 said...

Beautiful card, love the reds and browns and the snowflake embellishment. Great job!

Nikki Bond said...

This is fabulous Margaret! Love how you did the ornament...such a nice suprise when you open it up! {SMILES}

Claudia said...

I just LOVE this card! Great way to use it sideways and add the ribbon. Have to keep that in mind for sure!

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