Saturday, November 1, 2014

Stories of stamps, paper and... ★★Christmas is Coming★★



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(Stories of stamps, paper and...)

★★Christmas is Coming★★












For this challenge we will have Valentina's Creations as our sponsor!!!  The prize is a digital kit that the winner will choose in her shop!!!

I did some quick stamping/embossing for a clean and crisp set of Christmas Cards.

paper:  sei chalet  stamps:  impress/snowfall border, neat & tangled/simple christmas & winter wishes  ink:  zing white  other:  divine twine/red solid, coral solid, deep pink, green solid & solid teal

I picked up the Snow Fall Border stamp at Impress last year.  Love the fine detail that good old fashion red rubber stamps give you:


The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled's Simple Christmas:


I like how the different colored Divine Twine gives each card a different look:


The remainder of the cards use the new Neat & Tangled Winter Wishes for the sentiment:


The SEI paper looks like woodgrain paper, don't you think?


I think the Solid Teal is my favorite, how about yours?


Coral Solid is another one of my favorites: 


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The Design Team has more inspiration for you!

My card set was very much inspired by the current challenge over at Muse!

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The very sweet & funny Michele Ferguson is the Guest and she's challenging us to use a sheet of paper and make 3 cards:





















I used her same concept but cranked out 5 cards...call me an over-achiever, but really if I don't design the cards with the extra 2 panels now, they will get lost in the shuffle.

I love the uniformity of the design but with a smidge of differences.  Thanks Michele for that challenge, I can now add 5 cards to my holiday card stash!

28 comments:

  1. Amy, this is such a great set! Love the different colors of twine. The green is my favorite! :)

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  2. So gorgeous! I love love love those snowflakes!!!!!!!

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  3. Fabulous cards! The colored string is the perfect touch.

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  4. sooo pretty LOVE the snowflakes!!!!

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  5. YAY for making 5 cards, lovely snowflakes!!! I dont have that one...I am surprised!!! Still lOVE the N&T new ones... HUG!

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  6. Great cards! I love all the stamps you used and the snowy soft feel to them!

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  7. Oh amy!! Each and every card is a delight... you are the best - five cards!!
    =] Michele

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  8. Oh, these are darling. Love snowflakes in every size and shape, and I love how you placed yours.

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  9. What a great set of cards! All so beautiful!

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  10. Coolest set of cards, ever! I love all the layered stamping and the yummy colored twine! The coral is my fave. ;)

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  11. My word, you are going to have a fabulous stash of Christmas cards. Gorgeous designs and truly unique.

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  12. Awesome cards Amy really love the white embossed!!!

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love the subtle background with the bold snowflakes!!

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  14. These are so unique and so very creative !! Love the white n Kraft :)

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  15. These are super cool - I love the layered look! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Amy!

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  16. Wow!! These are gorgeous Amy!! Love them!

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  17. Beautiful cards, Amy, love the touch of color from the twine!

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  18. These are uh-dorable! Love the clean design and LOVE what you did with that fun snowflake stamp! Just doing the corners is such a fun idea! LOVE that you stamped right on the patterned paper, too!

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  19. oh my swoony xmas goodness!!!!!!!!!!! holy wow, i *LOVE* absolutely every single one of these!!! but the idea of using one stamp as a background AND THEN using a big background stamp on opposing corners has pretty much blown my mind! YOWZA!!! gotta save that pic to the inspiration file b/c you've made even ME want to stamp and emboss! (in white!!!) <3 <3 <3

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  20. WOW! All of your cards are amazing!

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  21. such cute cards, amy! love the stamps from neat and tangled!

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  22. Crushing all over this marvelous set (five is good!). Kraft, white, snowflakes...yummy!
    Hugs!c

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Cheers,
~amy~