Delightful Decorations Goes Retro

I love how this card turned out! The bright color combo of Crushed Curry and Real Red is so eye-catching and festive! I used the Delightful Decorations stamp set, several punches, and…my Top Notz Die with my Big Shot! There are a couple of different ways to use the Top Notz Die for a different look. I’ll try to get them shown to you eventually! Meanwhile…I have a little photo tutorial (below) for you so you can get busy using your Top Note Die for this cool look!

Isn’t that super easy!!! It’s two steps…but oh so worth it!

Ornament Punch Featured

Ornament Punch
Price: $15.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. Our Ornament punch coordinates with the Delightful Decorations set and Merry & Bright Rub-Ons. It’s slightly smaller than the ornament in the Holiday Windows die, making for flawless layering.■ Adds interest to scrapbook pages and cards ■ Has an easy-to-use thumb lever

This punch and it’s coordinating stamp set Delightful Decorations are awesome! Scroll down to see 4 cards made using these items! Both of them are in the Holiday Mini – which means that you only have until January 4th to add them to your paper crafting collection!

Saturday Sketch

I haven’t thrown a scrapbooking sketch at you for awhile…so here is a nice one for all those Thanksgiving photos that you took! It will make quick work of getting them scrapped so you can get some Christmas preparations done this weekend! Have a great one! (Actually – this would make a nice layout for a square card if you were so inclined!)

Delightful Decorations Elegantly Done

Okay…this is a complete Darla card! LOL! Simple – with elegant touches that do not overpower! I used Delightful Decorations and Four the Holidays stamp sets. My “tree” is the Elegant Boquet embossing folder highlighted with a little bit of glitter. My ornament is embellished with a crystal brad and hanging from the tree with some silver cord (secured in place with a Stampin’ Dimensional). The Eyelet Border punch adds to the elegance without being too busy. The rich color of, what else? Elegant Eggplant! It completes the elegant look of this card like no other color can! Sigh…I am in love!

Delightful Decorations Bring Joy

I love the elements of this card! I layered a piece of the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper on a Real Red background. Then the focal point of the card is a piece of Whisper White that has been anchored with the Scallop Edge punch and red grosgrain ribbon. The ornament is from the Delightful Decorations stamp set and has been stamped in Real Red and then punched out with the Ornament Punch. To give the ornament a little more pop a “hanger” has been added using gold cord and a glue dot. Plus a gold brad was placed in the ‘o’ in Joy. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to place it on the card. I wanted a sentiment that would fit with the scrolls on the ornament and the word joy. The best fit that I could find in the catalog was in Christmas Punch. It is a level 2 hostess set. This is an awesome set and hosting a workshop gets you this set for FREE! I didn’t want the border around the sentiment – so I used a marker to ink up just the greeting. We made this card at my Delightful Decorations card making class!

Delightful Decorations Hanging

I just love the simplicity of this card! I’ve done similiar cards in the past using an older stamp set and stamping the ornaments – but if you have a lot of Christmas cards to make…this is definitely the way to go! I punched the ornaments out of our Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper using our Ornament Punch (which coordinates with the Delightful Decorations stamp set). They are adhered to the card above the Merry Christmas sentiment which is from the Four the Holidays stamp set. A red grosgrain ribbon bow is put on the center ornament with a glue dot, and the hangers are drawn in with a Stampin’ Write and ruler! I used Ruby Red ink as it coordinates with this paper really well. This card goes together in a snap and if you order your supplies today you will have no trouble getting all your Christmas cards done and in the mail before Christmas! We made this card at my Delightful Decorations card making class.

Delightful Decorations in the Window

Delightful Decorations is a great stamp set for the “window” layout! I chose the traditional color of Real Red. The windows are stepped up with the small dots Texturz plate (which is hard to see in my photo). The dots texture goes really well with the ornament and pulls it all together. The sentiment is from Four the Holidays stamp set. We made this card in my Delightful Decorations card making class!

Color Spritzer Featured

Color Spritzer Tool
Price: $12.95
The Color Spritzer tool can turn a Stampin’ Up! marker into an airbrush. Use this technique to create beautiful airbrushed effects. It’s great for card making, scrapbooking, and all types of paper crafting. This is a must for your creative “tool belt!”■ PVC bulb with an insert for placing a marker with adjusting screw nozzle■ Black with matte finish■ Easy to use■ Marker not included
This is an awesome tool! Stampin’ Up! took it out of the catalog for a couple of years…and I missed it so much! Especially this time of year…I really loved using it for fall cards and even some holiday cards! So…I am elated that it is back in the catalog! To see a card that has been air brushed with the Color Spritzer click on the title to this post.

Saturday Sketch

I am so excited! I created this Saturday Sketch for you in My Digital Studio! It even has the color combo built right into it! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Old Olive, and Kraft! Take this to your stamp room this weekend and create some cards! Have a great one!