September 24, 2008

OH, HOW I LOVE....

this stamp set and matching punch!!! There was no way I wasn't using this in my Christmas card class, it's a perfect set for it! It's the Curly Label punch and matching stamp set and I love it!!! We made three more cards using this punch and set plus some vivid Real Red against that awesome Bella Rose. And, I could not resist using my Big Shot again. On this first card, I used the giant Scallop circle, and just trimmed off the top so it would lay right up against the edge of the card. The sentiment was stamped twice, once in Riding Hood Red, then Kiwi Kiss, so that we could cut out the center oval and pop it up on dimensionals for a really nice look! Simple, but pretty, don't you think?
The second card also uses a die from the Big Shot - yep, I used the Top Note Die again, I couldn't help myself - and truth be told, the gals loved it! We used the same sentiment stamp on this one, but flipped the colors around, and added some brads to the ribbon just to give it some pop! Yummy!! I just love how all the greens we have can be mixed and matched together to create a beautiful look - and they look so good agains that red! The third one does not use the Big Shot but we did use the new felt flurries that are available one week from today out of the holiday mini catalog. You get a lot of them too - and they are all different, just like real snowflakes, lol! For this one, the sentiment is actually two different stamps, again using the two differing colors, and again, adding some more brads. I loved the way these three came out, these are my favorite colors together at Christmas time! So, are you sick of Christmas cards yet? I hope not although I am giving you a break since tomorrow I will be posting my sketch challenge for Tamara. Well, I am off to stamp some more projects for the craft fair this weekend - I have no idea what I am supposed to have for one of these things, so I am totally winging it - I hope it's all worth it, lol!! So, I will leave you the recipe and hope to see you all back here tomorrow - toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red classic inks
Stamps - Curly Label set
Accessories - Old Olive, Rose Red brads, Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Top Note Die, Large Scallop Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Curly Label Punch, Real Red Ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, Ticket Corner Punch, Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon

33 comments:

Diane said...

Wowza! Those are absolutely gorgeous Alex!!! That dp is awesome!

Jen Glover said...

That punch is AWESOME! It's on my wish list! Sooo adorable! And I just love those colors. Have a super great day honey!

Dottie K. said...

Those are so pretty. Love the snowflake. I'm catching up on blogs again. Emjoy all the other beautiful creations you have been working on. :)

kathleenh said...

Pretty set of cards! I really want this punch set too. But there is so much in this catalog I want that I have to pace myself somewhat.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE these, Alex...you always inspire me to create .....and BUY!!..lol...just when I thought I was finished with my catty purchases!..Best of luck with your show this weekend!...you'll do GREAT, I am sure! creative blessings, Debbie

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

They're all fantastic! I bet your class is just so excited over their creations!

Manna said...

These cards are so awesome, Alex! The punch is very cool. I may have to get it. The colours are very pretty.

Lauren said...

Gorgeous projects Alex - I really wanted that punch with the coordinating things but I have to save up for a few months. TFS these wonderful ideas.

Jen said...

These are really awesome Alex! I am loving that punch!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CUTE stuff! I love that Top Note die! What an awesome cut!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Gorgeous cards, Alex! I LOVE that punch too!

gina said...

These are gorgeous, love the punch
Gina xxx

Deborah said...

So lovely ALex! Very sweet desigsn! Love the die! UPS just pulled up-bye! Hugs, Deb

Cindy Haffner said...

Love that punch, wonderful awesome job.

Christi said...

Beautiful cards Alex!! I really need to get that punch!

LuLu said...

Love that punch - now need to find a SU demonstrator near me ! !

Great colours - soft yet striking.

lyzzydee said...

The cards are lovely,

Shannon McGann said...

WOW! I never would have thought to use the Bella Rose paper for Christmas cards, but you totally rocked it! GORGEOUS!

Joan said...

Awesome cards Alex!!! Hope you have a fantastic day. Joan

Wendy said...

Love all of your Christmas cards over your last few posts! This punch is fabulous!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Suzanne said...

More great Christmas cards you will be able to open a shop soon with all our gorgeous creations. Sue :o)

Dani said...

Awesome, awesome job! My Christmas Wheels are a turnin'!

Chris said...

these cards are fabulous, dahling!!! i do love that punch too..but i wish they sold it without the stamps...LOL

Dana said...

I love how delicate the snowflake on the last card is.. looks like it could melt..so pretty :)

christie said...

Alex,
I love these cards! So fun!

Deb said...

They are gorgeous Alex, you must be well on your way to completing all this years Christmas cards!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous christmas cards. x

Nikki Bond said...

This is fabulous Alex! Love that curly punch too...although I still need to get one! Love the card below too...I've used the snow flakes but still need to ink ukp the tree! {SMILES}d

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are all beautiful! Love the papers and the punches! :)

Beate said...

Awesome samples, Alex!
Hugs and smiles

malieta said...

Wow....All three cards are stunners Alex! That punch set is a "must have" I love all the possibilities!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...all of these are so pretty, Alex!! I love all of the papers and fun new stuff you're using on these!! Fantastic set!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

These are so cool! That dp is just gorgeous.