Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cheerful Tags - A Sneak Peek

It feels like Fall is just around the corner (only a month away from the Autumnal Equinox!) and so it is time to roll out more Christmas cards.  We usually give about 80 cards between friends, family and co-workers, so I always like to get an early start on making them.  The years I haven't, I've paid for it with marathon card making weekends consisting of mass production, which takes most the fun out of the process for me.

Today I am sharing two cards made with products from the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalogue.  Trust me, if you have not seen it, there are so many wonderful stamp sets and products, it's amazing!  Everyone will be able to order from it starting August 28th.

The first card uses this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, which is one with lots of options.

I substituted a tag backed by a piece of card stock for the flowers in the sketch, so I could use the new Note Tag punch and stamps from the new Cheerful Tags stamp set.

The snowflake image was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I attempted to use Heat and Stick Powder and Gold Glitter but the detail of the snowflake ends was obscured, so I switched to embossing.  I also embossed the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  The line of trees is also part of the Cheerful Tags stamp set and because it is a photopolymer set, it was very easy to stamp straight on the cotton ribbon.  I love that!

The designer paper is also a sneak peek of Under the Tree Specialty designer series paper, which has a great rustic feel to it as well as some girth, as it is a heavier kraft paper.  It will be great for making gift boxes but today it backs the focal image and is glitzed up a bit by adding Dazzling Details to the centers of the snowflakes.

The second card I would like to share was made from an old Splitcoaststampers sketch, No. 6 to be precise.

This second card uses the Cheerful Tags stamp set along with another new set, Festival of Trees.  Behind the tag is Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations paper that was embossed with the new Lucky Stars embossing folder.

The Christmas tree, from Festival of Trees, was decorated with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. The designer paper is another sheet from Under the Tree, with the kraft and white stars side the reverse of the Early Espresso stripes.

Well, that's a wrap for today.  I've been on vacation this week, so I've had lots of time to make cards, but must return to work tomorrow for a couple of days.  That's okay, it's how I fund my paper crafting obsession!

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Take care and have a great remainder of the week!



Product details:
Card One
Stamps:  Cheerful Tags
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler and Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Naturals Ivory, Mossy Meadows, Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Mossy Meadows, Versamark
Other:  7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon (ret.), Gold Elastic cord (ret.), Large Oval, Scallop Oval and Note Tag punches, Snowburst embossing folder (ret.), Dazzling Details, Stampin' Emboss Gold and Cherry Cobbler embossing folder

Card Two
Stamps:  Cheerful Tags, Festival of Trees
Paper:  Whisper White, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Gold Foil, Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Other:  Scallop Border, Tree, Scallop Tag Topper, Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Lucky Stars embossing folder, Stampin' Sanding System,  Cherry Cobbler and Gold Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details


Linda Callahan said...

Love the tags on your cards! And I love that you stamped on the ribbon.....very cool! Thanks for sharing a card at FMS!

Christine Blain said...

These cards are so cute, Stef! I love how you've used the tag punches, especially. :)

Jen Brum said...

Great cards Stef! I love the Holiday Catalogue and found too many things I "NEED"! Love the trees on the ribbon! So cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Angela said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I must get started on mine.