Gold Glitter Ornament Card

When I first sat down with the Holiday Catalog in July, it was love at first sight for me with the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and coordinating Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies. Today I’d like to share with you the second card in a series of cards that I am making with my stamp club.

Gold Glitter Pix Finished

Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • Layered Ornament – The Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies include elegant detailed dies as used in the Gold part of the ornament on this card and solid dies as shown in the red background. I found that the best way to adhere the two is a two-way glue pen. Although the Fine-tip Glue Pen is great for small spaces; these spaces are a little too small if you have a heavy hand when applying glue, like I do 😉

    Gold Glitter Pix 3

  • Working with Detailed Dies – There are many small holes in this ornament die. Neither you nor I have time to punch out each hole. There’s a secret ingredient that does this for you, dryer sheets. After die cutting the card stock, in this case the Gold Glimmer Paper, place the cut out die on top of a few layered dryer sheets. Place these on top of the Magnetic Platform and Cutting Pad. Place the die back in place on top of the cut out ornament. Top with another Cutting Pad to make a sandwich and run the ornament back through the Big Shot. Once finished, remove the cutting pad and die and gently peel the ornament off the dryer sheets. The little holes remain on the dryer sheet.
    Gold Glitter Pix 1
  • Sentiments for the Inside – Although not pictured on this card, the Versatile Christmas stamp set makes a wonderful stamp set to use on the inside. I did use one of the sentiments on the inside.
    Versatile Christmas
  • Bundle and Save – Save 15% when you purchase both the stamp set and the Thinlits dies.
    Embellished Ornaments

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

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Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store, or clicking on any of the images below to add them to your shopping cart. You can also print a supply list by clicking on the supply list link beneath the images shown below.

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  • Stamp Sets: Embellished Ornaments, Versatile Christmas
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Tip Top Taupe
  • Card Stock / Paper: Gold Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies, Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 3/8” Gold Glitter Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dryer Sheets

 

A Wedding Toast

Hello! It’s been several months since I’ve written a blog post. My work-life has been extremely busy and Stamping took a place on the back-burner, focusing only on my monthly clubs and classes. Well, I’m attempting to get back to blogging 🙂  While work isn’t as crazy as it has been, it’s still busy. Therefore, I’ll post as frequently as I am able. I hope you don’t mind that I took a bit of a break.

Today’s card features a twist on using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies, which coordinates with the new Embellished Ornaments stamp set. Both are from Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday catalog.

Wedding Toast Finished

Today’s card was inspired by Candy Ford during a recent Inking Royalty Blog Hop. I am always impressed by crafters when they can see one image as something completely different. That is the case with Candy’s awesomely creative Christmas card in which she converted the ornament dies into wine glasses. You can see her card here.

Tips, Tricks and Insights:

  • Making Wine Glasses – Take the hollow tall, thin die from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies and only cut out the top portion of a piece of vellum, positioning it on the Big Shot as shown below. Do the same with the Blackberry Bliss “wine”.
    Wedding Toast 2
  • Work with Gravity – When you tilt a glass full of liquid the liquid always remains level horizontally. Such needed to be the case with the wine in these velum glasses. Before adhering the wine and glasses down, I positioned them where I wanted them and used a ruler to draw a straight horizontal line for how the wine would level out when the glasses were tilted during the toast.
    Wedding Toast 6
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tags –  The smallest Framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies was the perfect size to trim the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” tags which were stamped from the For the New Two stamp set.
  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock – Thick Whisper White Card stock served as the perfect base for this card.

Wedding Toast Finished Flat

Today’s card is one of three cards that my stamp club will be making this month featuring the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies. I’ll be sharing the other two cards in upcoming blog posts, both of which are Holiday cards.

A big shout out goes to Candy Ford for inspiring this card.

Blessings,

Kelly

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Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store, or clicking on any of the images below to add them to your shopping cart. You can also print a supply list by clicking on the supply list link beneath the images shown below.

Ingredients:

  • Stamp Sets: For the New Two
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Card Stock / Paper: Whisper White 80 Lb. Card Stock, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Vellum
  • Accessories: Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies, Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, 3/8” Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon (Retired), Glue Dots

My Favorite Christmas Card

I received so many nice Christmas cards this year. But one of them stood out from the rest. I received the most beautiful Christmas card from one of my downline members and friend, Robin Myren. I believe that my jaw literally dropped when I opened the envelope. It captures the true meaning of Christmas with the Gentle Peace stamp set.

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Three Things I Like:

  • Beautiful Blending – When Robin and I attended convention together, we tried to learn all that we could about coloring with Blendabilities Markers. By the looks of this card I believe that she has mastered the art of blending. The stained glass window caught my attention immediately. I was very impressed with how she didn’t complicate the stained glass with multiple colors; rather, Robin used varying shades of the same color on different panes of glass. It’s so elegant and helps the Holy Family to stand out so nicely.
  • Gold Accents – Robin used gold accents in two places. First, she embossed the stained glass image with gold embossing powder, mimicking the look of real stained glass. Second, she used Brushed Gold card stock as a frame for the focal point.
  • Dimension – Jesus is the reason for the season, and He takes center stage with his parents on Robin’s card. Robin stamped the Gentle Peace image twice on two separate pieces of Whisper White card stock. The first image was colored with Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, snipped around the edges and framed with another piece of Whisper White card stock. The second image focused on the Holy Family for which she hand snipped and popped them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’m not sure if the picture captures how beautiful this little piece of detail makes to the card, but it really makes a difference.
    RobinFamily

What is your favorite part of Robin’s Christmas card? If you leave me a comment, I’ll be sure to share all of them with Robin.

Robin3

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store.

  • Stamps:  Gentle Peace
  • Inks: Memento Ink, VersaMark
  • Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
  • Accessories: Blendabilities Markers (Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Skin Tones, Rich Razzleberry), Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Reminders:

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

White Christmas for Retro Rubber

My card today was created for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, RRBC04. This week we have a color challenge for you. We encourage you to dig out your older stamps and breath new life into them. Therefore, run straight to your stash of misfit Christmas stamps and help them feel loved again! The challenge that our design team is introducing today is to use any color of blue, silver and white.

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Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • White Christmas – It’s not typical of designers to downplay most colors in a color challenge. In fact, that wasn’t my original idea nor intention. Yet, as my card was coming together I noticed how nice it looked predominantly in Whisper White.
  • Thin Frames – In sticking with the “White Christmas” theme, I decided the thin frames of Brushed Silver Card stock plus a thin silver (Smoky Slate) ribbon was all that was needed to accent the Snow Swirled Christmas tree.
  • Hint of Blue – To be sure that I included blue into the color scheme, I decided to color Pearls with the medium shade of the Night of Navy Blendabilities marker.
  • Textured Background – Not only did I pull supplies from my misfit stamp collection (aka: retired stamps) I also pulled an embossing plate from my misfit Big Shot collection. I found a “swirly” Flourish embossing plate that complemented the Snow Swirled Christmas Tree.

Why don’t you consider pulling out one of your older Christmas stamps and join us for the Retro Rubber color challenge. You have 10 days to enter your card into our challenge; I hope you’ll join us. You can click here to play along and see the projects from the Design Team.

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store.

  • Stamps:  Snow Swirled (Retired)
  • Inks: Silver Encore Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
  • Accessories: 5/8″ Whisper White Satin Ribbon, 1/8″ Smoky Slate Taffeta Ribbon, Jewels Basic Pearl, Night of Navy Blendabilities, Flourish Textured Impressions Embossing Plate (retired)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

 

Trimming the Tree with a Magic Slider Card

Last week I posted a magic slider card for a 6-year old girl named Addie whose last Christmas wish is to receive nothing but Christmas cards. You can see that post here if you’d like. The article that describes Addie’s medical condition and her wish also mentions her two sisters, Shayley, 10, and Audree, 7. I didn’t want her sisters to feel left out, so I made them cards as well. Today’s card features another Magic Slider card using the Festival of Trees stamp set. 

Tag Inserted:

Magic Slider

Tag Pulled Out:

Magic Slider Open

Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • A New Take on the Magic Slider Card – Magic Slider cards pack a lot of “wow” because they turn a black and white card into a colored card by pulling the image out of a pocket. I put a new twist on today’s card by decorating the tree. However, when you stamp on window sheets you need to use permanent ink. To give this card the appearance of the tree being decorated when you pull the image out of the pocket I stamped a basic image onto a piece of card stock within the pocket and also embossed the tree with clear embossing powder on the window sheet.
  • Festival of Trees – The “Festival of Trees” stamp set is so versatile with several ways to decorate the tree in a single layer or multiple layers.  The stamp set comes with 5 different trees, 4 accent elements and 3 greetings. This is a versatile set that you may want to add to your own wish list.
  • Making the Pocket – The pocket is the key to the magic in a magic slider card. To see my picture tutorial on how to make the pocket, click here. Be sure to use sticky strip to adhere the pocket to the card.

It’s not too late to send Addie and her sisters a Christmas card. If you’d like to send then a card you can mail your card here:

Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store.

  • Stamps: Festival of Trees
  • Inks: Garden Green, Early Espresso (Marker), Cherry Cobbler, Silver Encore Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Window Sheets, 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Eyelits (retired)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

 

A Little Christmas Magic for the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge 03

I have been anxious to show you my card for 2 weeks now. Why? Because I think it’s so cool, if I do say so myself 😉 Today’s card uses my first Stampin’ Up! Christmas stamp set called Old Fashioned Christmas and was inspired by the RRBC03 sketch challenge. Here is the sketch.

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And this is where the Christmas magic comes in. Here is my card; it’s a magic slider card.

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I know that on the surface it doesn’t look all that cool, but you have to see the magic behind this card.

Wait for it…

KellyDeTommasoChallenge3 - Magic Half

Wait for it…

Magic

 

Want to see that again?

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I could play with this card all day long. I love to show it to everyone who comes into my house. They are so impressed by the magic!

Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • Making a Magic Slider Card – Magic slider cards are made with two layers, the front layer featuring the stamped image on a window sheet and the back layer featuring the same image only colored in. When inserted into the pocket, the two layers are separated by a piece of card stock which hides the colored image. For more details you can click here to see a post in which I provided a detailed picture tutorial of a Magic Slider Card.
  • Working with the Sketch – My initial thought was to make the focal point element on the left side of the card a mini envelope which holds a gift card; yet, that all changed when I found this Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set. Once I found this in my storage area where I store most of my stamps I realized it would be fun to turn this stamp set into a magic slider card.
  • Endless Wishes – When I decided not to make a mini envelope, I didn’t know what I would do for the extra accent piece on the side of the focal point. I thought a scalloped edge of some sort might be nice. Then I saw the Endless Wishes stamp set. This stamp set allows you to make “Endless Wishes” by combining multiple greetings together. That said, I decided to put the first part of the greeting on it’s side next to the focal point and the second part of the greeting on a banner keeping my card consistent with the sketch. Possibilities for Endless Wishes include (and may not be all inclusive):
    • Season of Joy
    • Celebrate the Season
    • A little dash of Cheer
    • Merry & bright
    • Sending you Joy
    • Merry Christmas to you
    • Be of good Cheer
    • Merry Christmas
  • Cutting Corners – You’d never know it, but I didn’t have enough of the Crumb Cake snow flake DSP for the card front. I really wanted to use this pattern so I took the 4″ square piece that I had left over from another project and cut it into 2 pieces: 1″ and 3″. There is a 1-1/2 inch gap behind the focal point, but you’d never know it 🙂
  • Accent – The accent on the side of the focal point was created using the two largest Framelits from the Deco Labels collection.
    KellyDeTommasoChallenge3 - In Color - flat

I hope that you’ll play along with us for our 3rd Retro Rubber Challenge. You have until Friday to submit your entries. For inspiration, click here to see the design team submissions.

A Special Note about the recipient of this card: Did you see my post on Saturday? I came across an article on Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator website that asks for our help [your’s and mine] to help fulfill a 6-year young girls Christmas wish. The only thing she wants this Christmas are Christmas cards; this will be her last Christmas. To read more about Addie and to send her a card, please click here to read my original blog post.

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store.

  • Stamps: Old Fashioned Christmas, Endless Wishes
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Memento, Black Stazon Ink (for use on the window sheet)
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Trim the Tree DSP, 2014-2016 In Color DSP
  • Accessories: Window Sheet, 1″ Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Deco Labels Framelits Collectiion, White Satin Ribbon, Blendabilities

 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

 

Help fulfill a Christmas Wish

I read an article on Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator website this morning asking us all to respond to a call of action. The request is to send a Christmas card to a 6 year-old girl who has less than a year to live. As soon as I read the article I knew exactly which card I would send; it’s a card that I made for the current Retro Rubber challenge. While I can’t show you that card until Tuesday, I’d like to share with you the information about Addie so that you can also send her and her sisters a Christmas card.

The article below is legitimate. If you click on the link to “Today.com” below, you’ll be able to read more about Addie and her sisters’ tragic story. You can also click on a link to donate money to a charity supporting Addie to help pay for her medical bills.

Here is the article on Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator website:

The only thing six-year-old Addie Fausett has on her last Christmas list is cards–preferably the handmade kind. Addie, who has a condition called diffuse atrophy, and her family were told by doctors that this Christmas would probably be her last. So when we saw the article on Today.com describing this family’s wish for their little girl’s last Christmas, we thought, who better to make this gift happen than amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and their customers? 

If you would like to participate and support this family during a difficult time, please take a few minutes to tell all of your cardmaking friends, and then send handmade cards to 

Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632

Will you join me in sending Addie her last Christmas card? I’ll show you my card on Tuesday when it’s my team’s turn to display our Retro Rubber Challenge cards. For now, here is a sneak peak.

 Sneak PeekThank you so much for your consideration in fulfilling Addie’s Christmas wish and the family’s needs.

Blessings, Kelly

Christmas Wishes for the Pals Paper Arts

When I saw the PPA229 Sketch Challenge from the Pals Paper arts, an idea immediately came to mind… which doesn’t happen often 😉 I saw this sketch and immediately saw Christmas balls in a Christmas tree. Below is the sketch and my card.

PPA229

Card Completed

Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! – My original vision for this card was to use the emboss resist technique, first stamping and embossing the ornaments then stamping the pine needles on top of them. However, when I wiped the Mossy Meadow ink off of the stamped image, it smeared everywhere and also added a green smear to the white part of my ornaments. It was too pitiful to show you a picture 😦
  • PPA229, Take 2! – I didn’t want to give up on the idea of using Christmas balls in a tree for this sketch challenge. So for my second attempt I stamped the pine needles onto the Whisper White card stock, then stamped and embossed each image on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock. I snipped and punched each out and glued them in place. This turned out much better.
  • Finishing Touches – My own Christmas tree is full of Red and Ivory Christmas balls and red bows. I decided to model my card after my own tree by adding bows to each ornament. I chose the Smoky Slate ribbon to introduce another color to quiet down the Mossy Meadow pine in the background. One more touch was needed so I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the two smaller ornaments and the border, both from Mosaic Madness.
    Card Bows and Rhinestones
  • Interpreting the Sketch – I obviously didn’t stick to various sized circles. Yet, to honor the sketch, I added two pinecones stamped and embossed with Early Espresso to two of the ornaments located where the sketch called for larger images.
    Card Pinecone
  • A Picture is Worth…  In this case, not a thousand words, but a great big “uh-oh”! I took several pictures of my completed card, uploaded them to my computer and opened them in Photoshop for final cropping and editing. Look what I saw when I uploaded the photos!
    Bad JewelA rhinestone was horribly out of place. I can’t put that on my blog! Oh dear, back to the “photo booth” for a quick fix and a retake! 🙂

Card Completed Flat

I hope that you’ll hop on over to the Pals Paper Arts Challenge to see all of the amazing submissions from the design team and other participants.

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make this card through my online store.

  • Stamps:  Ornamental Pine, Mosaic Madness
  • Inks: VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Silver Encore
  • Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: 1/8″ Smoky Slate Ribbon, Glue Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Banners Framelits Die, Magnetic Platform, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mosaic Punch

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

Reminders: Check the latest specials Stampin’ Up! is offering:

  • Sales Promotion – Just a few more days left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza. This promotion is so big that I created a page on my blog just to describe the details (click on the photo below). Don’t forget to shop for your crafty friends and family.
    Online Extravaganza
  • Join Promotion – Did you know that on Monday the Blendabilities go on sale for $100 for all of the colors? Why not consider getting them through a starter kit for only $74.25, allowing you to add $25.75 more in product merchandise? Through Tuesday, December 2nd you can get $125 in Stampin’ Up! product when you join Stampin’ UP! for just $74.25 (which includes shipping). Now that’s a win-win! There’s no obligation to purchase anything else after you join. I welcome hobby and business demonstrators. If you choose to stay active you will enjoy these benefits as well:
    • Earn an extra 5% cash back on any December sales and Purchases
    • As a new demonstrator you can save 30% on NEW products only demonstrators can buy from the Spring Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration product in December
    • Discounts on all of your purchases
    • Become a part of the Ink Big, Stampin’ Pretty Pals and InKing Royalty teams and receive all of the support that I do from our uplines

E-mail me if you have questions: Stamp2day@yahoo.com. Or to join my team without delay click on the picture of me opening my starter kit after rejoining Stampin’ Up! last year.Box

  • New Arrivals – Check out these new arrivals available for a limited time.

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

I needed a quick and easy Christmas card for my Stamp-a-Stack this past weekend so that guests could make stacks of the same card without spending a lot of time creating a Merry Masterpiece. Here is what I came up with.

Christmas Card

Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • A Cased Layout – I turned to the Holiday Catalog for inspiration on the layout and liked the “Joy” card on page 9, made with the Wondrous Wreath bundle. Although I wasn’t using that stamp set, I thought that the layout was neat and would lend itself nicely to my card. Thanks Stampin’ Up! artists!
  • Creating the Banner – I used two different techniques to make the Cherry Cobbler banner.
    1. Extended Banner: I created a longer banner by extending the top portion of the Cherry Cobbler strip of paper out of the top of the Banners Framelits Die. While I could have pieced the banner together behind the label, I wanted to show my guests how to create a longer banner without using a wider framelit.
      Banner - extendBanner trimmed
    2. Matching Angles: The Stylish Stripes embossing folder gives a nice crisp and clean impression. As I placed the trimmed banner into the embossing folder I realized that the angle on the banner was oriented a little differently than the angel on the folder. No biggy… I turned the banner slightly inside the embossing folder so that the angles matched.
      1. Wrong Angle
        Folder - Straight
      2. Right Angle
        Folder - right
  • From Plain to Appealing – My first attempt at this card looked a little plain. I remade the card by stamping the snowflake images in a triangle pattern with Lost Lagoon ink on the Lost Lagoon card base. I like the card much better! What do you think?
    1. Original Card:1-Christmas Card
    2. Revised Card:
      Christmas Card
  • Label – Earlier this week I mentioned that I love when dies from multiple Framelits complement one another. Today I used the Deco Labels on the Brushed Silver card stock and layered it with two Framelits from the Labels Collection.
    Label

The next time you need a quick and easy layout, turn to one of Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs for a little inspiration! And, if you find anything you’d like, of course you can order any of the supplies through my online store 😉

  • Stamps:  Letterpress Winter
  • Inks: Lost Lagoon
  • Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver
  • Accessories: Framelits (Labels Collection, Deco Labels), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Blessings, Kelly

Something Old, Something New for Retro Rubber

Retro Rubber Badge

A few weeks ago I announced a brand new challenge blog titled Retro Rubber. I’m elated to be one of the designers for the Retro Rubber challenges. Our inagural challenge involves dusting off our first or oldest stamp set.

Challenge 1

In preparing for this challenge, I found my very first Stampin’ Up! Stamp, “Button Bear”! Those of you who have been Stampin’ Up! customers or demonstrators since 1995 may remember this cute classic. I’m happy to share with you a Christmas card that I made for our very first challenge.

Introducing, or reintroducing, Button Bear:

Button Bear Card

Tips, Tricks, and Insights:

  • Something Old, Something New – Button Bear moves into the 21st Century adorned in beautiful vibrant colors compliments of Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities Markers. I found a combination of several skin tones were the perfect color combination for his fur, paws, ears, and nose. Cherry Cobbler is such a nice rich red and I used that on his hat, bow and candy cane.
    Button Bear Blendabilities
  • Complimentary Patterns – The patterns in the Trim the Tree DSP complimented Button Bear’s bow tie. This patterned paper is still available in the Holiday catalog. It’s full of wonderful patterns.
  • Tag – I used the Hexagon Punch to create the pennant shape on the tag. Two Cherry Cobbler Candy dots anchor the tag on the card.
    Button Bear Cand Dots

There are still a few more days to play along with us at Retro Rubber. Click here to see the projects from all of the design team members and/or to upload your own project using your oldest stamp set. We’d love to have you play along with us 🙂  Good luck if you do!

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the current supplies used to make this card through my online store.

  • Stamps:  Button Bear (Retired)
  • Inks: Memento Ink, Garden Green Ink and Marker, Blendabilities (Bronze, Mocha & Natural Skin Tones, Cherry Cobbler)
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim The Tree DSP
  • Accessories: Regals Candy Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon Punch

How I got started: I’d like to take a moment to share with you how I got started stamping, as each member of the Retro Rubber Design Team is doing. My friend and former colleague, Bridget, was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. She would occasionally send me hand stamped cards. She knew how much I loved her cards and therefore she brought a Stampin’ Up! catalog to work one day. Let’s just say that “the catalog had me at hello”. After being her best customer for about three months straight, I decided that it would be best for me to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator to get the discount. I’m so happy that I did. Eleven years later I remain a demonstrator, although my original upline is no longer active. That said, I decided to join a new team about a year ago. Now I am a member of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals and Brian King’s InKing Royalty team. If you’d like to join Stampin’ Up! as a hobbyist or business builder, would you consider being a part of my team? The support that you’ll receive as being a part of my team is phenomenal. Contact me if you are interested in joining: stamp2day@yahoo.com.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you join us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and play along with us. I’d love to see your first or oldest stamp set.

Blessings, Kelly