Stampin' Up! Christmas Card,Christmas Pines Bundle,Holly Embossing Folder,Delicate Ornaments,Step It Up! Sunday,Susan Itell - simplestampin

Hello…hello – I am super excited to get your feedback as to which one you like better – I know that many of you enjoy the 2 day posts where I take a card on Saturday and then on Sunday make some changes and then get GREAT feedback from you guys….I have my pick but I am not going to tell you….(until tomorrow)

I know that I shared with you earlier this week that it seemed to be hard to get int he swing of creating a Christmas Card when it is soooo darn hot out…but I decided to give it a “scout’s try” and play with some of the new kids on the block!

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card,Christmas Pines Bundle,Holly Embossing Folder,Delicate Ornaments,Holly Embossing Folder,Regals DSP Stack,Step It Up! Sunday,Susan Itell - simplestampin

 

Not many changes but you can see that there is a totally different “feel” to the card1 The white is so clean and crisp and then the Crumb Cake is so warm and homey.

Yesterday I did some simple scoring on the sides of the panel and today I used the Holly Embossing folder (remember, all of the products are always listed at the bottom of the post)

Yesterday I did not add the “berries” from the Christmas Pines Bundle and today I did, I think that extra POP is key!

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card,Christmas Pines Bundle,Holly Embossing Folder,Delicate Ornaments,Clean and SImple,Banners Framelits,Regals DSP Stack,Step It Up! Sunday,Susan Itell - simplestampin

 

I loved and appreciated the comments yesterday…This “pine” bundle is a TOTAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC. I am the very first to realize that purchasing framelits and dies can get expensive but I ask you….what is more classic than fresh greens at the holidays!

I encourage you to add all sorts of different shades of green (even it you think they look strange together) because in the end…it all works out! Isn’t nature wonderful – please do not get stressed with getting the colors and placement perfect – let it roll!!!

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card,Christmas Pines Bundle,Holly Embossing Folder,Delicate Ornaments,Clean and SImple,Regals DSP Stack,Step It Up! Sunday,Susan Itell - simplestampin

 

Embossing folders add a super fast WOW and this one, Holly is beautiful. I like the fact that the holly has swirls all around to continue a clean, crisp and classic feel! One think I discovered when I made this was when you look at the flip side, it is a fun pattern and actually it is hard to tell that it is holly~ I am going to play around it for a future post!

One thing that I wanted to share is how I adhered the pine…Believe it or not, I used glue dots!!!! They were right there in front of me so I thought, why not? Fast and DONE! I did add dimensionals behind the ornament!

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card,Christmas Pines Bundle,Holly Embossing Folder,Delicate Ornaments,Regals DSP Stack,Step It Up! Sunday,Susan Itell - simplestampin

 

Before you get to your last photo I want to give you the dimensions and a GREAT TIP!!!! This is SOOOOOO SILLY as the dimensions are a no brainer….just an A-2 card, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ and then the Mat is the good old 1/4″ smaller, 5 1/4″ X 4″ and then run through the Big Shot.

NOW HERE IS YOUR TIP: The Big Shot and the precision plate…YOU NEED IT…it is like “peanut butter and jelly” – they just go together! These pines are soooooo detailed and beautiful. Trust me, you will loose your crackers if do not use the precision plate.

I will also share with you…at first I was even frustrated in the fact the the pines were not coming out easily but after I cut about (3) of them….it was MUCH BETTER. This might be crazy but I think that there are times that our “tools” need to get “conditioned”…anyway – I ADORE this die and it is one for eternity as it is truly timeless!

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card,Christmas Pines Bundle,Holly Embossing Folder,Delicate Ornaments,Susan Itell - simplestampin

 

Remember, shopping in your jammies is in style!!!

Here is a BIG PAW PRINT for you to hit and go to my online store! Rememeber to check out my Paw Prints Program where I reward you with free stamps but shopping with me! I know that there are sooooo many AMAZING SUD’s out there and WOW – so much talent but I thank you for your support, your time and your feedback!

Please keep my friends son in your prayers, his surgery is tomorrow at 7:00. This is such a wonderful family.I took them dinner on Friday night and they are all so positive. It was hard not to shed a tear, I am just so sorry that they are going through this but we all know how blessed we are with medicine and technology today!

For you animal lovers out there…..the Dad is a Medevac Paramedic for the State and they just added another dog to their great home. The dog was a bomb search dog that needed to go out of service and talk about AMAZING….their other rescue dog loves to jump on a trampoline – I should take a video of it as it is a hoot – if you even say the “trampoline word” in front of him….he goes bonkers!!!

Thanks all…I know that most of the times I get off topic but…that’s just me! I truly love what I do and I love helping you reach your goals!

 

dog shop now

 

 

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