Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holly-Days!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holly-Days!!!

I was so thrilled with myself, I made half as many cards as I needed to, lol.

Spellbinders Labels Nine

I hadn't realized these Stampin Up Dress Up Framelits were retired!  Wow.  First time I've used them, lol.  I've been collecting Stampin Up at our Stampin Up club each month and I'm thrilled with what I get and then on the shelf it goes.  So with our Holiday Blitz Challenge going on, I had some time to unshelf these and use them.  I had seen a similar card on Facebook and it gave me some other ideas of what I wanted to do to dress this card up.  I started with Cherry Cobbler card stock base.  I added a Very Vanilla for the next layer, stamped the greeting  with Cherry Cobbler Ink and then ran all but the words part through my big shot with an embossing folder. 
GRAND HOLIDAY GREETINGS Clear Stamp Set Lisa Johnson Designs from My Favorite Things MFT Stamps
 Next I cut out the Labels 9 twice and stacked those together.  I cut out the Dress Up Framelit in Cherry Cobbler and then cut out the bottom in Very Vanilla, then moved that cut out further down on the die and recut it.  I also used a scallop punch for the top and then recut that with the dress die.  I saw on a U-Tube video of Jennifer McGuire that she uses these microbrushes to apply adhesive.  

Eyelash Extension Lint Free Microbrush
BEST GLUE EVER from ScraPerfect
These are the perfect tools to use with my Best Glue Ever!   Not that I didn't get sticky, oh I did, but it really made the process so much easier to apply the glue and then I just had to add the shimmer flakes.  I got the shimmer flakes at the Scrap Book Expo I went to this fall.  And I used the teeny tiny postage stamp punch from Stampin Up for the belt buckle. I popped the dresses up on dementials for a better look.  Okay, don't hate me, I love this one, lol.  

MFT CS Christmas

I used Santa on a recent Design Team card and didn't get enough of him.  The little wobble butt is just too much fun!  I started out with a white card base.  I used Red Ridding Hood (SU) Red cardstock and embossed that in an S.U. Folder.  Cut out my Insert a Frames and placed a black base on the back.  I stamped up Merry Christmas very carefully because it's all in on line on the stamp and so I had to cover half of it with painters tape and ink it up, take off the painters tape and stamp the word, each time.  I cut out a small strip, I think 3/4" of black and placed another postage stamp glitter paper buckle on the center.  I also used my wink of stella silver on the Bell's so they shimmer and added shimmer flakes on Santa's Hat and Coat and Pant bottoms.  I just love these shaker sets and I need to get more wobbles! 


Now remember, once the gifts are open, the guests are fed and everyone is snoozing a bit, be sure to make something for the Loves Rubberstamps Holiday Blitz Challenge!  Anything Goes!  And there are lots of prizes to be won! 

Loves Rubberstamps - $50.00 Gift Voucher

The Paper Shelter - $20.00 Gift Voucher

Kenny K - TWO Winners for 3 Free Digis each

Meljen's Designs - 4 Free Digis

Aurora Wings - $15.00 Gift Voucher

Milk Coffee - 5 Free Digi Stamps

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 1 Free Rubber Stamp

Eureka Stamps - 5 Free Digis

QKR Stampede - 5 Free Digis

The East Wind - 5 Free Digis

A Random Fan - 3 Free Digis

Ching-Chou Kuik - 3 Free Digis

Lee's Digi Shop - 2 Free Digis

Ppinkydolls - 3 Free Digis

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holly-Days!!! 


Karen Letchworth said...

These are SO darling! I'd love to have you share them with us.
For another SUPER FUN ANYTHING GOES challenges, please join us at Word Art Wednesday. There are great prizes every week. You can find us here:

I hope you will join us!

Lin said...

Very fun designs, Holly! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Georgiana said...

Oh My! These are totally too cute. Love that little red dress. I need one!

Becca Cruger said...

Haha - that wobbly butt is great! Santa's on his own naughty list! :) And you know how much I adore that sparkly Christmas dress already. It's proudly displayed!

Doudou said...

So beautiful!!! Love love

Greta said...

Love those beautiful dresses! Great cards, Holly!

Tracy Penney said...

Wow, you kept busy creating a lot of fabulous Christmas cards. I am sure there were many happy recipients. You cards are lovely. Thanks for joining our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.