Sunday, August 26, 2012


Well, now that Regionals is behind us :( and the fun is but a memory, I can post the swap I did! Our theme was "Fall & Bling"!!!! Focus on Holiday Mini.

Here's what I came up with!

I ordered this single stamp Tweet Leaves because I loved the sample in the catalog! I wanted to try my own version of it!!! It's a very cool looking card!!! I used markers (Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy) to color on the stamp. Then "huffed" a bit, & stamped on the Very Vanilla! Not tough at all, but doing 20 of them became a bit time consuming! lol!!!

I cut the image and the matte out with the new Window Frames Framelits! I love the way they look on a card! Makes a nice presentation!

The background is the Woodgrain Testured Impressions Embossing Folder! I used the new Coordinations paper in Early Espresso with it. Them used the new Stampin' Sanding System to bring out the "core" color in the cardstock.  It looks so cool up close!!! The texture is amazing!

For the bling, I used some Dazzling Details on the leaves, and the Rhinestone Jewels for the little birds eye! But the big bling is the champagne Glimmer Paper used for the sentiment!!!!

It is SOOOOOO sparkly!!! I highly recommend this glimmer paper!!!! It's sooo much prettier in person than you can imagine!!! So pretty!!! The "For You" sentiment comes from the Mixed Medley hostess set.  I used Dimensionals to "puff" it up a bit for added dimension & interest! 

The ribbon is Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon.  Very forgiving ribbon!!! Easy to use & very versatile!!!!

So the other gals in "Donna's Daubers" seemed to enjoy it ok!  I'll be posting some of their amazing creations this week!!! You'll get so many great ideas on using all the beautiful stamp sets & tools in the Holiday Mini to create super neat fall creations!!!

While cards is the way we go for swaps, why not try some of these amazing layouts on scrapbook pages! You can either enlarge the design to fit the paper, or use the card as an embellishment on your page!!! Either way, it's a great idea!!!!

And of course, just a reminder that all the products you see above can be purchased from either the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog or the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! Click the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to order now!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

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