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Winter Wishes

If you haven’t had the chance to see the biggest ever new release from Create a Smile Stamps, it is available for you starting today!  It is full of winter and Christmas themes galore!

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I used a lot of the new release products for this card:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which will fit into your standard size envelopes or size 9A envelopes.

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For the background, I inked the snowflakes with spun sugar on cream cardstock and then lightly inked over the whole piece again with spun sugar.  I then filled in the dots on the end with black nuvo drops.

Next, I die cut the snowflake from silver foil paper and pop dotted over the center of the stenciled snowflake and trimmed off the end.

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I then die cut the Dec 25 from the new Cherry alphabet and numbers dies, once from the silver foil paper and once from black foil paper and inset them onto the card.  I am so in love with this new alphabet set, it gives you three different styles to use! WOW!

To finish it off, I added the adorable mice colored with copics to the sides of the card along with the sentiment on the stitched banner.  I added a few clear domes as my accents.

I cannot tell you how cute this huge new release is, you have to go check it out yourself!

Thank you!



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Christmas Madness!

Are you getting ready for the Christmas madness that will be coming so soon?!

This not so ready Santa is a sneak peek from the new release at Create a Smile Stamps with some other goodies available Friday, November 8th!

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I used lots of the new release from Create a Smile Stamps (and a few older ones!):

The links will work for the new release on 11/08!

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I began my background by first heat embossing the presents in white using the Pretty Presents stencil (available 11/08) and inking with festive berries, worn lipstick & spun sugar.

I then layered the new Christmas x3 cool cuts (available 11/08) in white and green cardstock and added the vellum postage circle over the center one.  I stamped the two sentiments, the top one from the Small Christmas Sentiments stamp set and the bottom one from the No Presents stamp set (both available 11/08).  I wrapped them in the stitched frames cut from the green.

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Next, I stamped the Santa from the new No Presents stamp set (available 11/08) and the present from the Santa Clumsy stamp set, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut out.

For my little embellishments, I added some cute peppermint sequins.

Keep checking out the sneak peeks for Create a Smile November release on Instagram from the amazing Design Team!

Thank you for visiting!


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Blown Away

I have fallen completely in love with this new sweater weather stamp set by Create a Smile Stamps!  The critters are just too adorable and for this card I went with softer tones.

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The awesome Create a Smile products I used:

I created a 5 x 6 1/2 card base to fit my design evenly on and by going a little smaller I can fit it easily into the size A7 envelopes.

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I first created the background by inking with evergreen bough, abandoned coral & dried marigold over the polka dot stencil.  I then die cut the piece to create the scalloped border and adhered to the center of the card.

Next, I die cut the three stitched frames setting them aside with the inside and then cut multiples of white scraps to layer the frames for depth.

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On the inside of each frame, I heat embossed the sentiment & wind in white and inked them with the coordinating color to the polka dots.

I then stamped the cuties, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I added a few white accents using a white gel pen.

I love that this set can be used with soft and bright colors to make such different style cards!  Easily becoming one of my favorite stamp sets!

Thank you for visiting with me!