There’s Nothing Sweeter than Merry Monday!

It’s time for another Merry Monday project!  My project today is a set of three 3 x 3 inch mini note cards made with the Nothing Sweeter Bundle.  This new bundle includes the 17 piece Nothing Sweeter photoplymer stamp set, as well as the 10 piece Sweetly Stitched Framelits!  Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White!

Check out the complete bundle below:

The bundle can be found on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog, or click HERE to see it in the online store!  Both the stamp set and framelits can also be purchased alone, though purchasing the bundle will save you 10% off the cost of them separately!

 

Measurements for these cards are as follows: 

Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce card base:  3 x 6 inches (scored at 3 inches and folded in half)

Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce middle layer:  2-3/4 x 2-3/4 inches

Whisper White top layer: 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches

Tree, Present, and Heart:  range from 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 in length and width (approximate)

 

All of the sentiments for the cards are from the new Candy Cane Season stamp set, and the white portions of each image were stamped in White Craft ink and then heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Embellishments for this card include Whisper White 1/8 inch Sheer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes.  All were custom colored using either Stampin’ Blends or Ink Refills with Shimmer Paint.  I LOVE having the tools and products to create embellishments and accents in any color I need!

For the ribbon, I colored the white ribbon with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  For the “star” on top of the Christmas Tree, I mixed Frost White Shimmer Paint with a small drop of Crushed Curry reinker.  It produced a really pretty yellow/gold color!  I then painted it onto the embellishment with a thin paintbrush:

I really love making mini note cards!  They can be used for so many different things…send a little note to someone special, tuck into a lunch box or co-worker’s mailbox, or punch a hole in the corner, add some ribbon, and use as a gift tag!  They are perfect for the holidays!

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Merry Monday with the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

Today’s card features the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder!  This folder is actually available in the Annual Catalog, and as been available since June 1st.  This is the first time I’ve had a chance to use it though! Here’s a peek at the folder:

When using this folder, the wreath really ends up being the centerpiece of your card!  The wreath itself measures approximately 3-5/8 in diameter, so it takes up a large amount of space on the card.  It is so elegant though, and makes really beautiful cards, even completely by itself!  For my card today, I dressed up the wreath a bit by applying the NEW Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber.  After it dried, I went over some of the smaller leaves in the wreath with my Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker to add a bit of color as well!

 

I also used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker to color some Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, as well as rhinestones.  I LOVE using my Stampin’ Blends to make matching embellishments for projects!  They work great on ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, and more! 

The sentiment I used is from the new Merry Christmas to all stamp set.  This set is so versatile for the holidays!  It includes 28 photopolymer stamps that can be mixed and matched to make many, many different greetings!  The Merry and Christmas are actually two different stamps that I placed next to each other on a clear block to make one sentiment.  There are also some script sentiments as well!  Take a look at the full set below:

This set will be available on September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live.  It can be purchased alone or as part of the Merry Christmas to All Bundle.  You can find these items on page 5 of the new catalog!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Tranquil Tide card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Gold Foil Sheet middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White card stock top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

 

I hope you like my card today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  If you need a copy of the new Holiday Catalog, please let me know, and I will get one out to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle