Monday, September 19, 2011

CAS 2 Cards One Stamp Set for Christmas

Merry WINTER is a small, and very inexpensive stamp set in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog which I was drawn to immediately.  The simple snowmen are just too cute, and the sled and greetings just as cute too!

Today, I’m sharing two very clean and simple (CAS) designs featuring the Merry and Bright stamp set, which were part of last weekend’s Christmas Card Class.  Hope you like them”CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_store

The background embossing was done using a new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder “Snow Burst” with my Big Shot Machine.  Initially, I hesitated on ordering this embossing folder… LOL, not sure why… I am enjoying it far more than I would have anticipated!CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeLOL… totally forgot to color my snowman noses… but my stampers colored theirs orange using a pumpkin pie stampin’ write marker!CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeThe images are truncated intentionally and stamped on 1-1/4” punched squares, as if they were peering out a window, focusing on a jointly shared message (in the middle).  Every other line of dots and/or stripes was colored on their caps and scarf (if applicable) using a baja breeze stampin’ write marker.CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeThe sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock, punched with another new product featured in the holiday mini catalog:  a new 1” square punch!  Talk about making your “inchies” easy to do!!!  Finally, a 1” square punch to the rescueCAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeBaja Breeze Seam Binding was tied in a double loop bow on my fingers, and attached to the card front with three mini glue dots ensuring that it is staying right where it was put!!

CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeSince we were making 6 cards in a very quick 2 hour class, three tables were set up using two cards per table.  Using the same stamp set and ink on both cards really helped with the set up too!CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeThe ovals die and big shot machine were used to cut the early espresso card stock layer, and the wide oval punch was used to punch out the stamped snowman image.  After attaching the two layers, they were attached to the snow burst layer with stampin’ dimensionals.CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeUsing the snow burst textured embossing folder again… the tiny snow flake design seemed to mimic the simplicity of the snowman!CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeYummy early espresso quilted satin ribbon was tied in a knot and attached to the whisper white embossed layer too…

CAS, Merry_and_bright, Christmas, Clean_and_simple, Sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Double_loop_bow, seam_binding, markers, snow_burst, textured_impressions, embossing, embossing_folder, big_shot, postage_Stamp_punch, one_inch_Square_punch, baja_breeze, Pear_pizzazz, Stampin_up, shop_online, online_storeScallop oval and large oval punches were used to enhance the simple sentiment from the short and sweet stamp set.  Couldn’t resist adding just one tiny rhinestone jewel to the greeting as well…  Don’t you love those rhinestone jewels?

Don’t forget… all the supplies for today’s card share are available at my online stampin’ up Store for delivery right to your door!!

Stamps and Supplies used for today’s…

CAS 2 Cards ONE Stamp set for Christmas!

Stamps:

Short and Sweet Merry Winter

Card Stock:

Whisper White Very Vanilla
Baja Breeze Early Espresso

Classic Ink:  Early Espresso

Big Shot Machine and Accessories:

  • Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Ovals Bigz Die

Other Accessories:

1” square punch postage stamp punch
1-1/4” square punch Wide Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch Scallop Oval Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals Baja Breeze Seam Binding
Basic Rhinestone Jewels Early Espr. Quilted Satin Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots Stampin’ Write Markers

Really crazy color challenge for UDI tomorrow… it will be interesting to read your comments and reviews, LOL… I heard the same comment from my friend Eva and DD when they first gazed upon the card!

I look forward to reading your comments, and hope you’ll come back tomorrow too, maybe even join in on the challenge! 

BTW.. (by the way)… have you submitted and entry for yesterday’s Blog Candy yet?  Make sure you do… there’s more than one way to enter!  Scroll down to the next post to review the criteria, or simply click HERE to see what I’m giving away!

Hugs,

Sharon

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7 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Those are so cute! Love the Espresso ribbon too!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

I love them both!
So simple!

Patti said...

Adorable cards. This was one of the first stamp sets I purchased from the new catty; just had to have those snowmen.

Donna said...

awww, you say very merry, and I say very sweet! wonderful cards!

Fabiola said...

oh elles sont adorables! biz

Patrice H said...

They all look so great! Love the color combo too!

nana_cindy42 said...

I loved making these at your class! My DD liked them the most of all the ones I made that day! I can't pick faves because each has something special in a different way.

I've had computer trouble so am way behind viewing your blog.