Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stampin Queens Holiday Mini Sneak Peek

Today’s the day… I have two very special announcements!

First, it’s opening day for a brand new Design Team “Stampin’ Queens!”  I’ve already had an opportunity to work on a few of the sketches designed by our team leader Cristena Bagne.  I think you are really going to enjoy them, and hope you’ll play along too! 

Second announcement A NEW BLOG CANDY WINNER!!

LISA808!!

Please contact me using the tab at the top of this page, be sure to include your mailing address… and I’ll pop your Blog Candy Prize in the mail to you!

For today’s opening day Stampin’ Queens post, I used a LOT of new Holiday Mini Catalog Products… it’s a MAJOR Sneak Peek of what’s to come on September 1!  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like to receive a New Holiday Mini Catalog, be sure to Contact Me using the tab at the top of this page!holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsLOL.. I LOVE layers… and the sketches you’ll see from Stampin’ Queens will have plenty!  Today’s card features SIX new products… can you pick them out?holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsA stitched felt “Winter Wishes” collection wreath, one of four felt designs in the 16 piece package… isn’t it fun?  Behind it you may notice another new product, the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I ran some card stock vellum through my Big Shot machine using the new folder… isn’t it fabulous?

The Christmas banner is from a new stamp set:  Pines & Poinsettias.  I cut out the banner using my paper snips, attached it to the stitched felt with Multipurpose Adhesive, and then ‘blinged’ it up with a few tiny basic jewel rhinestones.holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsFabulous Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper… WOW!  I love the tree bark and plaid patterned papers, they’re great for Christmas Cards of course, but also make fabulous masculine cards as well!

Did you happen to notice that pretty new Quilted Satin Ribbon?  It will be available in two colors:  Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  The new Mini Jingle Bells were threaded onto Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, and tied to the quilted satin ribbon. 

I wanted this little accent to resemble a door pull or bell pull.  It looked a little void between the bells, so basic jewel rhinestones were added too!holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsA double loop bow tied on my fingers using cherry cobbler scallop dots ribbon… LOL, I blinged that up with a rhinestone too!holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsThe stamped image here is from the Occasions Alphabet set, which was new to the Idea Book and Catalog issued this month.  Stamped with Garden Green Classic Ink, it was punched with a 1” circle punch, and then backed with a cherry cobbler scallop trim cut from a scallop oval punch.  The Marina Mist card stock punched layer is from the Triple Doily Punch… it resembles a snowflake, don’t you think?holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsThis will probably be a hand-delivered card, LOL overall it measures 5.25” x 5.25” and has lots of dimension.holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_ImpressionsOf course, it could be mailed with a nice Christmas Gift too, hmm…!holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_Impressions

LOL, I had to step away from this card and stop working on it… it was so much fun to add a faux stitched zig-zag border and all the other elements, it just kept evolving… and evolving… and… I guess you could say I got a little carried away.  holiday_mini_catalog, frostwood_lodge, stampin_queens, sketch_challenge, stitched_felt, Pines_and_poinsettias, design_team, Sharon_field, Christmas, Occasions_alphabet, quilted_Satin_ribbon, Createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, Snow_burst, Textured_Impressions

We’d love to have you join us this week at Stampin’ Queens.  Simply create a card using the sketch shown above.  It doesn’t have to be a Christmas Card… it can be anything you heart desires… even a scrapbook page!

Take a nice photo or scan of your card, and then upload it to your blog or an online forum or gallery (Splitcoaststampers, Stampin’ AddictsPhotobucket, etcetera) using the keyword SQSC1.  Then, visit the Stampin’ Queens Blog to upload the url of your creation! 

You can leave a comment with the url of your creation here on Created By You too… I’d love to see your creative sample too!

Stamps and Supplies for Today’s…

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek Christmas Card

Stamps: 

  • Pines and Poinsettias
  • Occasions Alphabet

Card Stock: 

  • Marina Mist
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Whisper White
  • Garden Green
  • Vellum Card Stock

Designer Series Paper:  Frostwood Lodge

Classic Ink:  Garden Green

Big Shot Machine and Accessories:

  • 3” Circle Die
  • 3.5” Circle Die
  • Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Punches:

  • 1” Circle Punch
  • Scallop Oval Punch
  • Triple Doily Punch

Accessories: 

  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt
  • Mini Jingle Bells
  • Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
  • Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon
  • Basic Jewel Rhinestones
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler)
  • White Gel Pen
  • Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool
  • Snips
  • Multipurpose Adhesive

See you tomorrow with a new fun card from the Creative-Sketches Design Team!

Hugs,

Sharon

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12 comments:

Donna said...

this is gorgeous, Sharon! The details are never ending - my eye just kept discovering new things to see, new pretties everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Matthews said...

This is more than a card - it's a whole present!! So beautiful! TFS

Fabiola said...

oh elle est fabuleuse! j'adore ce look et ce style...biz

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Great card Sharon!!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon!

Love the paper, how you used the jingle bells, and the stitching...just to name a few details on this stunner!

I'm off to check out the new challenge blog and to E-mail you.

Lisa

craftystamper said...

Wow!! What can I say. There are so many wonderful elements and creative touches - so much to look at. A work of art.

Barbara Furlong said...

thanks for posting again...I love all your cards....I will try the new challenge blog later as today it is physical therapy and then geocaching with Scott...the last days of summer...thanks again

Angel Hawks said...

That is an awesome work of art! You've outdone yourself.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Such a gorgeous, regal-looking card! Just perfect for a Stampin' Queens design team challenge! TFS!

Patrice H said...

Sharon this card is stunning! WOW! Stunning. Your attention to detail is astounding.

Patrice H said...

OMGoodness !!! Congratulations on the new Design Team I wish you all a long and successful endevor.

Sharon said...

Wow Sharon, your card is stunning! I love all the little touches and attention to detail! those little jingle bells are the icing on the cake! LOVE IT!