Monday, December 29, 2014

More Xmas Cheer

Shelagh S.
Shelagh's card was triple embossed! Once with the filigree frame TIEF.  Second the sentiment was heat embossed in gold.   Third she used the versamarker to go over the dots and heat embossed them with red ep.
Kathy M.
 I don't know what all Kathy did to make her card, but she always puts in a lot of effort and it shows!
Gayle L.
Gayle's card is fun and full of whimsy with the bird house dsp and the birds on the snowman.

Happy Stamping!  Mary 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Muhlenkamps!

2014 Christmas Card, front

2014 Christmas Card, inside
I thought it would take me awhile to make this year's  card, but it went fairly quickly!  Of course, I didn't want to have 120 Smokey Slate ovals, so I incorporated them into the design.  It also covered up where the cardinal, which I had colored with blendabilities, bled through.

The card colors were inspired pair of flannel pj's I own.  The pj's are white with gray branches and red cardinals printed on them.

sets - Beauty of the Season, Delightful Dozen
cs - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" whisper white card base,  5-1/4" x 4" smokey slate
ink - tuxedo black momento ink pad, cherry cobbler pad, marker and blendabilities, summer starfruit marker
access - big shot, filigree frame TIEF, ovals collection framelits, dimensionals

Happy Stamping! and Merry Christmas!  Mary

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thank You Card?

Cheryl's Card

Cheryl's Card

Cheryl's Card, inside
Cheryl's birthday is in Nov.  I've seen all her thank you cards, so she gave me this card instead!  She wrote her note on a separate piece of paper.  She knew that I would enjoy the sample; she's a demo, too.  I love this elegant, yet simple, card!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, December 22, 2014

More Christmas Cheer!

Peggy M

Lynne D

Billie T
Noah's Card

Noah's Card, back

St. Dennis Family

These are some more of the hand stamped  cards I received.  I love getting Christmas cards, and especially hand made ones!

The last one was made by my great nephew, Noah.  He even signed the back!  My niece is teaching him well.  He will be 7 yrs old at the end of this month.  In the photo, he's the front left little boy.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Cheer

Pat S.

Susie H.

Cathy H.

Linda A.
Here are a few of the hand made cards I have received so far.  Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I got this beautiful card from my upline, Tami Waddell.  She used a sponge dauber to burnish gold ink onto the filigree frame to really make it stand out.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dec Club and SUO Challenge

Project #1 Mini Box with Gift Tag
This first project also counts for the SUO Challenge #111 "Tag, you're it".  We made a simple tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch using the gold foil sheets.  The greeting was stamped on the backside.  Gold Glimmer stars were added to the front with mini glue dots.
Mini Box with Gift Tag, flat
The Tiny Treat box item #135829 (what a steal, only $6.95 for 25 die cut boxes!) was run through the Big Shot (no tabs) with the Lucky Stars TIEF before assembly.

sets - Teeny Tiny Wishes
cs - 2" x 3" gold foil sheets, champagne glimmer paper scraps
ink - chocolate chip pad
access -  tiny treat boxes, Big Shot & Lucky Stars TIEF, gold bakers twine, 12" burlap ribbon, mini stapler, mini glue dots
Mini Box, up close embossed
Project #2 Mini Magazine File TIEF Holder
sets - none
cs - 12" x 12" rasberry ripple or primrose petals, 1-1/2" x 12" rasberry ripple dsp or primrose petals dsp
ink - none
access - Simply Scored tool, sticky strip, snail, scissors or paper cutter, bone folder
Project #2 Mini Magazine File TIEF Holder, unassembled inside
I adopted a template I had for a mini magazine file card and envelope holder to make it a little larger to hold my textured impressions embossing folders  (TIEF).  You can email me ( if you would like the template/directions.
Project #2 Mini Magazine File TIEF Holder, unassembled outside
Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cheryl's Holiday Cards

Side Step Card - Christmas

Shaker Card

Lovely Snow Card

Star Card
Cheryl's birthday was Nov 14th.  When we got together to celebrate she shared these beautiful cards with me.  I especially like her side step card.  It's stunning.  The dazzling diamonds glimmer paper makes excellent snow!

Happy Stamping!  Mary