Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card Share

I'm a little (OK, a lot!) late in the promised card shares, so here are a couple of the cards I received in a card swap.  The first is from Kim Schultz, and the second is from a long time acquaintance, Lori Helvick.  Both are fellow demonstrators in an upline group.  We sure do have a lot of talented demonstrators around here!  Both cards feature new Christmas Designer Series Papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the Big Idea Book & Catalog.

Just a little side note that if you are interested in anything in the Holiday Mini Catalog, there is less than 2 weeks, then these items will be gone!  So give me a call if you need anything at (309) 221-0978.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tag! You're it!

Tag group 
     I recently joined a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators in a Tag group.  We send 'tags' to each other with the intent to share design ideas.  These are the cards I designed as our family Christmas cards, with the alternate color for the tag group.  I'd love to know what you think about the different color combination.  It's definitely not a traditional  Christmas color, but I like the way it turned out.
Family Christmas card
     The stamp set used is 'Come to Bethlehem' and is heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and  layered on brushed silver card stock.  The front of the card is also embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  (Have I told you lately that I love using my Big Shot?)  The inside is stamped with the verse using Platinum shimmer paint.  As a final touch, I spritzed the whole front of the card with Champagne Shimmer Paint.  This is done by mixing the paint with alcohol in a small spray bottle.  You can't see the shimmer here, but in real life, it's beautiful.
     I've got some more Christmas cards to share with you during the next couple of weeks from a card swap, so stay tuned and,

Happy Stamping,

Twila