A Carol of Christmas

While I am a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas in the stores before we celebrate Thanksgiving, I believe one can listen to Christmas Carols All. Year. Long. It helps remind us to have goodwill toward men during every season, not just the holidays!

If you are needing a little Christmas cheer in your heart (and in your craft room), you’ll be happy to know that you can pre-order one of the best bundles in the holiday catalog a month early:

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I love the classic look of this bundle of products with Basic Black and Very Vanilla:

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Gold embossing powder and gold foil sheets really shine against the dark background for a quick and elegant card!

Next I switched the vanilla and black layers and pulled out the new Sheet Music background stamp to add the musical element. The embossed the ornaments add more pizazz on the Deck the Halls card:Watermarked2(2017-08-01-1402)

By getting an early start on your Christmas Creations, you’ll have a much merrier holiday, so visit my Stampin’ store to order using my August 2017 Host Code AVHZ6WQH ~ and remember to redeem your BONUS DAYS coupon(s) if you earned them in July!

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Classy Black & Gold Wedding Wishes

Weddings are quite personal with color themes running through the events from invitations to decorations (and even the food!) so as often as I can, I create a card to match the occasion. But sometimes they come in bunches and I just need a card NOW, so I came up with this classy black and gold version that seems to do the trick for any formal event.

You can change the words and/or colors to make it a sympathy, birthday or thank you card (all included in the Rose Wonder stamp set!). Download the tutorial and shop in my Stampin’ Store for supplies to create your own.

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Walking Through a {black & gold} Winter Wonderland

How do you feel about Christmas cards that aren’t the traditional Red & Green?

I tried a little “out of the holiday color box” card with the (sadly) soon-to-be-retiring Wonderland stamp set and I think it is quite elegant:

To create the stars on the background, I squoze 5-6 drops of multipurpose glue into an empty button or brad container and added a few drops of water, then mixed it with an Aqua Painter. Then I tapped the Aqua Painter on my hand over the top of the embossed card stock so it splattered all over it. Finally, I sprinkled gold glitter over the splatters and shook off the excess. 
On this version I used gold baker’s twine in the button, but I can tell you the gold cord trim is MUCH easier to thread through the holes. 
Thanks for ordering from my Stampin’ Store and don’t miss the Online Extravaganza going on right now through November 30, 2015: Click below to shop!

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