I used the Whimsy and Wonder suite of products for my card. This is actually a special-order card for a friend at work. She wanted to really personalize the card, so I used a stamp I’ve had for quite a while with the Bible verse on it. After using VersaMark to stamp on a piece of white cardstock. Next, I covered it in silver embossing powder and heat set it. I know it’s difficult to see in the pictures, but it is embossed and it’s gorgeous in person.
This Love, Santa Tag Kit is adorable and an easy way to make your own gift tags! Take a look at this video!
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It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that I was finishing grading exams and entering final grades. I started preplanning on Monday, and so it all begins again. During the summer, I was in my happy place, aka Blue Room, aka craft room, every day. Blogging occurred multiple times a week. My goal for the schoolyear is to post at least 3 times a week. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that by posting my goal publicly I will keep working towards my goal.
In the meantime, I finally finished my card for the Global Design Project #201 challenge. The colors are individually gorgeous, and together they make my non-traditional Christmas colors heart sing.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Here’s the front of my card:
Short and Sweet
The Making Christmas Bright stamp set is a carryover from last year’s holiday catalog, and it is definitely a keeper.
The inside of the card was a snap; the lights on the bottom, sentiment in the middle. I used Pretty Peacock for the card base. Since I don’t have the Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow blends, yet (!) I used the Stamping Write Markers. Wink of Stella is difficult to photograph, but after I colored the lights, I added a layer of Wink of Stella on the lights.
The front of the card required more thought. I knew I was going to use the “May Your Christmas Be” sentiment with the “merry and bright” bulbs. I also knew I would be using the string of lights on the top. Once again, I used Wink of Stella on the little bulbs. Even though I stamped the large bulbs directly on the card, I restamped them on Whisper White in Pretty Peacock. I punched out the bulbs and added a layer of Wink of Stella clear.
I stamped the tops of the bulbs in Basic Black, punched them out, then added a layer of gold Wink of Stella. Dimensionals added the pop-up dimension I needed for the center focal elements.
After I finished those parts of the card, I hit a creativity wall and left the card for the next night. That’s when I added the 6 stars; three in each of the Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot. I thought I really needed to add a little something else, but didn’t know what to do. After using the Merry Merlot marker to outline the edges, I was still at a loss. Finally I noticed the Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and ta-da (!) I finally felt finished.
Every card needs a coordinating envelope, at least in my mind most of the time. I used the Pretty Peacock In-Color DSP for the envelope flap. In addition, I stamped half of a string of lights on the bottom, left front of the envelope and colored them in.
Now, my set finally felt complete.
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Welcome to Just Peachy Stamping by Sue Jackson: an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator.
Through Stampin' Up!, I happily share my love of papercrafting through sales, classes, small stamping group meet-ups and workshops. I think that being a teacher in my "real life", I have a unique approach to sharing my fantastic hobby. I look forward to connecting with you!