December 23, 2014

Cheerful Christmas!

Stampin' Up! is the best company when it comes to coordinating products. All of our products coordinate, especially when it comes to colors, stamps and designer paper. Today's card demonstrates that for you. And of course I'm partial to Stampin' Up!

The top portion of my card is the Nordic Noel Designer Paper. Hey wait, what about the ornaments on the bottom portion? Aren't they the same images that you see in the designer paper?

Of course they are, that's where our coordination comes in. The stamp set Cheerful Christmas is perfect to go with the paper, isn't it? And I used the same coordinating ink colors too!

I added a few elements to split up the paper and the stamping. First I added a strip of Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon and added two branches cut from the Bird Punch. I topped the branches with a Very Vintage Designer Button that has a double-knotted Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine threaded through it:

If you look closely at the bottom-stamped portion of the card, you'll notice some little embossed bumps. I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder after everything was stamped. This was a fun card to create!
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  1. I love those bulbs stamps!!! Very cute!!!

  2. You hit the nail on the head with the word "coordination." I was introduced to Stampin Up and rubber stamping at an open house years ago. For many years I used those stamps with papers and supplies from local stores and on-line. The more my "stash" grew, the more difficult it was to coordinate and it became very time consuming. As I transition to almost exclusively Stampin Up, especially with papers and inks, I find it easier to create beautiful coordinated projects that the recipients appreciate more and more. It also gives me a greater sense of accomplishment. I sometimes pay a little more for some of the products than I might in the local store, but the quality of the end product and the time it saves me in creating are so worth it. I love the additional coordination of stamps with DSP, embossing folders, punches and dies. The icing on the cake is the Angel Policy. As of now, I only donate my creations to our local Church Fair at the Holidays. However, I like knowing that I don't have to jump through hoops to legally sell creations made with Stampin UP products.

    1. I have quite a few customers that I've turned into demo's. They also make cards for their churches, etc and I've introduced them to saving 20% on everything they order. I hope you are receiving that discount. If not, please contact me so I can give you some information!


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