Friday, October 14, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Hello everyone! Welcome to the annual event, The 12 Days of Christmas from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and Design Team Members.  Today, is day five (5) for The 12 Days of Christmas.  If you missed the previous days you can click HERE to visit the blog and check out all of the other beautiful Christmas cards.  
Be sure to check out all of the blogs because there is also some Blog Candy!

Here is the Christmas card I designed.  This card is full of sparkle and it came together in very quickly.  I used a piece of pattern paper from the My Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I love this wonderful winter scene on the paper and for the most part I let the paper do the work for me.  If you are using pattern paper and it has a scene like this or some other beautiful images let those image stand out and be a great focal point of your card.

Here is a close up look at the pattern paper.  I used Glossy Accents to cover the snow (dots) and then I sprinkled some Stampendous - Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter on top of the glossy accents.  I also added glitter to the snow drifts, trees, and buildings.  So this card has lots of sparkle!

The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-012 Christmas Blessings.  I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the sentiment on to a piece of ivory cardstock and then I added Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to heat set and melt the embossing powders.  I think sentiments always look so beautiful when they are embossed with metallic colors.  I used the Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Nine to die cut the sentiment.  I also used the same die set to cut another label for layering.  I used the Bazzill - Gold Mirror cardstock for the second label shape.  I layered the two labels and used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to add some dimension in between the layers.  

Here is a look at the bottom of the card with the winter scene.  Here you can see where I added more of the glitter.

I layered the pattern paper on to a piece of the Bazzill - Gold Mirror cardstock.  Than I added some  May Arts - 3/8" Metallic Velvet Gold Ribbon.  The card base is an ivory 5.5 x 5.5 top folding card.  To finish off the card I added some Prima Flowers - Lady Godivas Raspberry Ice and Kaiser Craft - Mini Paper Blooms Fuchsia.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  October is about half over and Christmas will be here before we know it so it's time to get started on the Christmas cards.

Blog Candy
*Please Read*

The 12 Days of Christmas runs for 12 consecutive days. There is a total of 6 designers participating, so each designer has 2 days.  Each designer will offer BLOG CANDY on ONE of her days, her choice.  So be sure to visit all of the blogs.  I am doing my BLOG CANDY starting today (10/14/16).  You will have until 11:59 PM (CST) Friday, October 21st, 2016 to leave a comment on this blog post and the winner will be announced Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Leave a comment and let me know if you make Christmas cards and if you do how many do you send or give to family and friends OR tell me if your family has any Christmas traditions--it's your choice.

What will you win?
Your choice of one of the NEW Christmas Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Sets.
*If you have already purchased the Christmas sets, you are then welcome to choose from ANY of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Sets.

Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies and also the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of inspiration from the design team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-012 Christmas Blessings
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Bazzill - Gold Mirror, Cardstock - Ivory
Ink:  VersaMark Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Nine
Ribbon:  May Arts - 3/8" Metallic Velvet Gold Ribbon
Accessories:  Prima Flowers - Lady Godivas Raspberry Ice, Kaiser Craft - Mini Paper Blooms Fuchsia, Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Stampendous - Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares


  1. I love this card. I have to make my very simple - I send out over 100 cards (all hand made).

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  3. As always, this is just beautiful. I make all of the Christmas cards and send those to people that I do not see regularly. I love the mixture of blue against the gold.

  4. I love the gold accents on your card! I usually make my own cards to send to family and friends. I think I have 50 people on my card list. I need to start this year's cards next week so they will be finished in time to mail!

  5. Beautiful card. I like how you dressed up this piece of paper.
    Yes, I make about 50 Christmas cards.

  6. Peaceful scene with beautiful embellishments on this lovely card!
    I make a few handmade cards to send out to special friends. This is the first year that I have been retired from work, so maybe I'll have time to do more creating!

  7. beautiful card Heidi. I make about 30 cards and also make individual "special" cards for family members. I need to get started.

  8. Hi, This is a beautiful card. Yes, I make my own cards for family and friends and usually send about 40 cards.

    Bernice P

  9. Beautiful card! Love everything about your card!

  10. Lovely card. Our family has a tradition of having a birthday cake for Jesus. It helps us keep our focus on Him at Christmas.

  11. WOW Heidi, this is one gorgeous card. A great job!

  12. A beautiful card! I like letting the paper do the work for me or at least part of it. I try to keep my cards simple, as I usually send out around 50 cards.I like the gold accents...I finally have some gold card stock so will be adding that to some of my cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Lovely card! I usually make 40 or 50 cards and try to keep them simple enough for one forever stamp!

  14. Yes, I make 50-60 cards every year for family and friends. My family has lived in so many places over the years and we've made many friends. Sending Christmas cards is a wonderful way to let them know they are remembered. And when they are handmade, sometimes they become the gift... I've had some friends tell me they've framed the card to use as Christmas decor.

  15. What a lovely, elegant pretty! I make 70 cards to send each year. Keeping them to a flat design for easier mailing is always a challenge.

  16. Tradition: we always have a big Christmas Eve dinner at my elderly parents house and one of the oldest brothers gives the prayer of "thanks" before we partake.

  17. This is another of your beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration! I never used to make too many Christmas cards (just for close family), but this year I'm making packets of Christmas cards to sell at a craft market for a church building fund project. I have no Christmas sentiment stamps and will have to print all mine on the computer, so this is a great chance to win a set. Thanks for the opportunity to win xx

  18. On Christmas Eve we always have an early dinner and then we open all our presents, except for one, which is saved for Christmas Day. My Great-Grandparents weren't able to be at both my and my cousins house on Christmas Day, so they came to our house to celebrate on Christmas Eve and my cousin got to celebrate with them on Christmas Day. It's continued on that way with our daughter (who's now 32), except for the addition of opening a gift from Santa on Christmas.

  19. Love your card. Each holiday I make about 20 cards which is Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween, thanksgiving and at Christmas I usually send about 50 cards plus the 35 anniversary/birthday/sympathy and get well cards. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win a set.

  20. Wow! What an amazing card to receive to celebrate Christmas! What an awesome honor to our Saviour!

  21. Gorgeous card, love the colors and absolutely love the stamp set. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs, Layla


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