Sharing the Joy: A Square Card for Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #353

Sharing the Joy of the Christmas Season with this handcrafted card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Dashing Deer Die and the beautiful new Tin TIle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Both of these new products are in the New Holiday Catalog. If you would like a new catalog contact me at SunnyLuCards@Gmail.com This card was made for a Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #353

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Hi Friends

How are you this beautiful day? I am doing pretty great! I am excited that the new Holiday Catalog is available for everyone now! I have so many wonderful cards to share with you from the new catalog.

I have a great Christmas card for you today. My color combination for the day is Very Vanilla (card stock 101650), Balmy BLue (Ink147105), COASTAL CABANA (ink 147097), BLUEBERRY BUSHEL (INK147138), AND EARLY EXPRESSO (CARD STOCK 119686).

This card was made for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #353. Sharing the Joy of the Christmas Season with this handcrafted card is made with the new Stampin’ Up! Dashing Deer Die (147915) and the beautiful new Tin TIle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147906). Both of these new products are in the New Holiday Catalog.

If you would like a new catalog contact me at SunnyLuCards@Gmail.com with your mailing address and I will send one out!

I started my card by cutting a 5 1/2″ X 11″ rectangle of Very Vanilla card stock (101650). I scored and Folded the card stock at 5 1/2″.  I cut a 5 1/2″ square of Very Vanilla (101650) card stock. I ran this piece of card stock through my Big Shot (143263) Using the new Tin TIle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147906). This is a gorgeous Embossing fold that I recommend highly. With this type of embossing folder you use only one standard cutting mat because this folder is so much thicker than the regular folders. i misted the paper before placing the paper in the folder. This makes the pattern of the indentations more pronounced. try it with dry paper and misted paper and see for yourself. The difference is very noticeable!

Using Balmy Blue ink (147105) I lightly sponged the surface of the embossed square. I did the upper left and lower right corners with Balmy Blue (147105). Then I used Coastal Cabana ink (147097) to sponge the middle portion of the square. Then I Sponged the edges of the square with Blueberry Bushel ink (147138). This made the embossing pop!

The sponges I recommend are the Stampin’ Up! Stamping Sponges (141337). I cut these sponges in 4 pieces. The package comes with 3 Sponges so you will have 12 different sponges to work with which makes it very economical. I use one sponge for each color I am working with then I wash the sponges to reuse them again. I know some people keep a sponge to reuse with the matching ink.  I have not found a great way to store the sponge and ink together yet so  if you have an idea for me that would be awesome. this may change in the future if I find something that works for me.

I attached the embossed square to my card base with Snail Adhesive (104332) being very generous with the double sided tape. I die cut a circle of Sparkle Shimmer Paper (146957) using a medium sized Layering Circles Framelits (141705) and attached the circle to the square with Snail Adhesive (104332).

My deer was die cut using the Dashing Deer Die Framelits (147915) and my trusty Big Shot (143263). I used my new “Take Your Pick” Tool (144107) to remove the deer from the die. This new tool is a ‘gotta Have it’ tool. the tool is 6 1/2″ long. There are 5 different tips. A Tacky Putty side is great for picking up sequins.  The tacky putty side twists to dispense more tacky putty. There are tacky putty refills (150006) available too!  The other side has two changeable double ended tips. The tips include a paper piercer, a mini spatula, a small stylus and a large stylus. The tool includes special protective caps for each tool too.

I applied Clear Wink Of Stella (141897) to the deer to add some sheen. I attached the deer with stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) and Mini stampin’ Dimensionals (144108). I stamped my sentiment “Sharing the Joy” from the stamp set “Ready for Christmas” (144823) on to a 3/4″ X 5″ strip. I attached the strip with Snail Adhesive (104332). This stamp set has a Staircase and Christmas tree you can stamp and die cut with the coordinating Christmas Staircase Thinlits set (144679). There is an awesome swag and bows for the staircase and a cute little Dachshund dog wearing a sweater. A very fun set to get for Christmas cards but the staircase, tree, Dog and other details can be changed up for other times of year too. I bet it would look nice with small colored leaves for an Autumn card too.

Hope you like the card and that you are excited about the new products like I am! 

Have a great day and Happy Stampin’

LuAnn

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

Author: LuAnn

I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

4 thoughts on “Sharing the Joy: A Square Card for Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #353”

    1. Thanks! I really like the new reindeer die and embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! and have been using them a bunch in my cards! I love joining FMS and love the challenge of the new sketches!

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