Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rocking Santa

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the last card using a wooden Christmas sticker.


The printed paper is Recollections Sugar Plums layered on a Bazzill green.  The sentiment is Bonnidee C'est Noel stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red on Recollections White.  The ribbon is Multicrafts.  The embellishment is Crafts Wooden Stickers.  The card is highlighted with Xmas Red Stickles.

I don't know how such a large scrap of holly paper ended up in the leftovers envelop!  I love the different green of this card.  This background paper doesn't really evoke Christmas but I like how it coordinated with the green of the holly and the green of Santa's saddle.  The red ribbon was a bit of an after thought, as I didn't want to CASE yesterday's cards too closely.  The Stickles add just that little bit extra without being over the top.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Starring Reindeer

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card post uses another cute wooden reindeer.


The printed paper is Recollections Merry & Bright layered on Bazzill green and Red Devil.  The sentiment is Bonnidee C'est Noël stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red on Recollections White.  The embellishment is Crafts Wooden Stickers.

I really love this cheerful diamond patterned paper.  When I found this piece in the scrap envelop, I knew I'd find a way to use it.  I thought the vertical element would foil the diamond shapes nicely.  I thought that by placing the sentiment right next to the printed paper would be more interesting than leaving a gap.  This is a really great card!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Simplement père noël

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the french version of yesterday's card.


The printed paper is American Crafts Stockings layered on Bazzill red and green.  The sentiment is Bonnidee C'est Noël stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red on Recollections White.  The embellishment is Crafts Wooden Stickers.

I figured out simple for using these wooden stickers!  The only challenge for this Santa was to hid the weird yellow bell in his hand.  I'm quite familiar with the 'cover-up' which was perfect for this application. I did add a dimensional on the left side of the sentiment but just used glue on the right side.  I love this one!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, July 24, 2017

Simply Santa

Hello everyone,

I'm back on track with the wooden Christmas stickers.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Bazzill red and green.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red on a white of unknown origin.  The embellishments is Crafts Wooden Stickers.

Sometimes the best option is to just keep it simple.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Sunday, July 23, 2017

All Santas

Hello everyone,

Today's card is a blip in the wooden sticker series.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Bazzill white.  The sentiment is Technique Tuesday Jingle All The Way stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on more Bazzill white and layered on Bazzill Red Devil.  The card is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

This card was suppose to use another sweet wooden sticker but once I got everything together, the wooden stickers just didn't work.  I thought, given how busy yesterday's background paper was, this Santa paper would work equally well.  I was wrong.  Every sticker I laid out either got lost or looked awful against the all these images.  Instead of getting frustrated by the issue, I just decided to add some Stickles and let it go.  Funnily, I really like this card!  It's as fun as yesterday's! Go figure!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas Reindeer

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas cards uses some wooden stickers I found at the local dollar store.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Bazzill white and green.  The sentiment is Annabelle Stamps Jeweled Tree stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red of more Bazzill white.  The embellishment is Crafts Wooden Stickers.

I fell in love with these wooden stickers at the dollar store, buying a few different packages.  The next few cards will use them in few different ways.  I didn't originally intend to add a sentiment as the printed paper more than covers it but as I was pulling it all together I felt the sticker needed an anchor and though I tried a ribbon, it just wasn't working.  I offset the sentiment a little to accommodate the rocking horse and I quite like the end result.  This is a really fun card!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Friday, July 21, 2017

Very Vintage Italian

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card is the last one using the Italian paper that I found in my stash.


The printed paper is Grafiche Tassotti layered on a vanilla of unknown origin and Bazzill navy.  The sentiment is Rubbernecker stamped in Stampin' Up Midnight Muse on more vanilla of unknown origin.  The embellishment is Dress It Up.

This is another very beautiful piece of Christmas paper.  Unfortunately, it's not a great scale for cards, especially smaller card bases.  I had to be very careful cutting for this layout otherwise I would have cut off some of the images.  I know I will lose a lot of this sheet because of the images but they're so lovely, I'll live with it.  I left the rest of the card very simple, again, not wanting to cover up any more of the printed images than necessary.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle