Saturday, November 29, 2008

Spotlight on Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone! I have been home from work for the holiday and have spent most of my time running errands for which I have little to no time for during the regular work week. I am now working at cleaning the house which leads me here to talk about stamping instead. :)

This is the fourth card in the Riding Hood Red(RHR) and Kiwi Kiss Christmas card series. Click on the image to see the card up close.
This card is a Kiwi Kiss card base with a layer of Whisper White and the Kiwi print from the Bella Rose DSP pack. I think I could easily use paper from that pack for every project. The rectangle layers are RHR cardstock and RHR Designer Series Paper. There is a line of small holes pierced around the entire edge of the card for added texture and a slip of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon was added to the front of the card before adhering the matted papers to the card base.
The focal image is quite fun for this card. Stamp the poinsettia from the Spotlight on Christmas stamp set twice - once in RHR and once in Kiwi Kiss. Use the 5-Petal Punch to punch out the flowers. Stampin' Up punches fit many of our stamp sets so we don't have to hand trim everything. Anyway, clip off two petals from the Kiwi flower to use as leaves. Adhere these to the back of the RHR poinsettia with mini glue dots or your other favorite adhesive. Add brads to the center of the flower for embellishment. Pop up the finished flower on two circles punched from RHR and Kiwi Kiss cardstock using the 1-3/4 inch and 1-3/8 inch Circle Punches.
Stamp your favorite Christmas sentiment inside the card and your name on the back and you are finished. Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Punches Three Merry Christmas

I am so happy Wednesday is here! I am very much looking forward to the Thanksgiving Holiday and the two extra days added to our weekend. I know that Jim, Roscoe and I will have a wonderful day together and enjoy our meal. I plan to do more Christmas stamping too. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday as well.

Most exciting is the Holiday Extravaganza sale starts today. This sale is for a very limited time only. Today through Monday, December 1, you can purchase one of 14 bundles from 20% off up to 50% off the regular catalog prices. You can check out everything on sale and shop right at my web site here.

As for today, I would like to share with you the third card in a quartet of Kiwi Kiss & Riding Hood Red Christmas cards I stamped. This card is a Kiwi Kiss card base stamped with the Twill Background stamp in Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink. The layers are Whisper White punched with the Scallop Edge Punch, Riding Hood Red Designer Paper and Kiwi Kiss cardstock to which I added a double-row of holes punched using the paper piercer from the Stampers Tool Kit and mat pack. The paper is further embellished with Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon. The Merry Christmas focal image is from the hostess set, Punches Three, and is stamped in Riding Hood Red Classic Ink. I punched holes on either side of the focal image with the 1/16 Handheld punch and added two gold brads to complete the look. Email me at if you would like to know how you can earn the Punches Three stamp set for FREE.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday & Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cute & Curly Chistmas

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I did not. I was busy around the house and I stamped 60 baby shower favors. Phew! No, really, I had a fun weekend stamping and feel that I accomplished a lot of work around the house.

Anyway, the favors turned out really nice. I took pictures and will post at a later date. For now, I would like to continue on with Christmas cards since it is right before the big holiday season. I hope that my cards will provide some inspiration for you and you will stamp your own this year for sending to friends, loved ones and, most importantly, your mechanic. Please feel free to email me with questions on this or any other project you are working on.

This next Christmas card that I would like to share with you is a Kiwi Kiss card base stamped with the Twill Background stamp in Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink. There are layers of Whisper White and Riding Hood Red DSP embellished with Whisper White and Kiwi Kiss photo corners using the Photo Corner Punch. If you double-click the image, you can get a closer look at the card and see the holes pierced through the Kiwi Kiss photo corners. To get this look, use the paper piercer from the Stampers' Tool Kit and the Mat Pack template as a guide. The piercing gives the card a bit more texture and interest.

The focal image is from the Cute & Curly Stamp set and was punched out using the Curly Label Punch. The Kiwi layer is punched using the Oval Punch and is embellished with gold brads. The center is stamped in Riding Hood Red on Whisper White and is hand trimmed. The layers of the focal image are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, again to provide dimension and texture to the card.

Finally the card is embellished with Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon tied around the top fold. To hold the ribbon in place, punch notches at either side of the card front using the Slot Punch. Just push the Slot Punch halfway into the cardstock and punch half a "slot" to form a "notch" :)))

Thank you for visiting and please email me at with all of your stamping questions. Have a great Monday! EdieB

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Holiday Blitz

Hi Stampers! We are having quite a winter storm here in Erie, PA, the heart of the snowbelt. Yeah!What better time to enjoy your family, home and stamp the day away. I plan to put a kettle of chili on later so we have a warm pot of soup to enjoy during stamping breaks. :)))

I will be posting a series of four Christmas cards over the next several days. All the cards are Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red (RHR) so they make for a nice gift set as well if you are looking for a hand-crafted hostess gift to give to the cook over the Thanksgiving holiday. Click on the photo to see a bigger picture and check out the detail.

This little ditty is stamped using the Holiday Blitz stamp set. I think this stamp set is so under the radar and it is just too bad since it is not only cute but practical as well. You can make so many fun cards using this 28 piece set and it is great for scrapbooking, making calendars or just adding a hand-stamped image to a note etc. Check it out here.

To make this card, start with a Kiwi Kiss card base and add layers of Whisper White and Riding Hood Red DSP. The band is a layer of Kiwi Kiss punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and topped with RHR strip of cardstock which has holes poked along both edges using the paper piercer from the Stampers Tool Kit and the Mat Pack. This adds texture to the card. The three images are stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 inch Circle Punch and layered on circles of RHR and Kiwis Kiss punched using the 1-1/4 inch and 1-3/8 inch Circle Punches. I used Stampin' Dimensionals between the circles and added a gold brad to each circle just for a bit more holiday flash. The images were then mounted across a strip of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon.

I hope you enjoy this card and please feel free to email me with questions at

Happy Stampin' and keep warm! EdieB

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Season of Friendship

Hi Stampers! I am back from an invigorating demonstrator get-together that I attended with my good friend Jen Bell. We traveled to Cambridge, Ontario and enjoyed the company of our northern Canadian neighbors. The event was hosted by Andrea Walford and Donna Henley who did a fabulous job providing great stamping projects and two inspirational speakers, Glenda Travelstead and Kim Van Diepen. I am creatively rejuvenated. You can see all the projects here at Andrea's blog

Anyway, I would like to share this fun Thanksgiving card with you. The idea for this card is from this spectacular sample from Aubrie. I was not ambitious enough to cut out all of the leaves and you can see that I changed up the tag element a bit.


Stamp Sets: Season of Friendship & Seeing Spots
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White, Autumn Vine DSP
Inks: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust
Other: Designer Label Punch, 1-1/4 inch and 3/4 inch Circle Punches, 1/16 Handheld Punch, Gold Brads, Chocolate Chip 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a great day and Happy Stampin'! EdieB
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Autumn Harvest

Don't put away your Halloween sets quite yet. Pumpkins, moons, and scarecrows are great for the Thanksgiving holiday as well. These seasonal icons
work nicely for birthday cards, thank-you notes, congratulations or just simple stationery.
Here is the pumpkin from the Autumn Harvest stamp set used to make a Thanksgiving card. The pumpkin is Tangerine Tango with a Garden Green stem. Since we don't have Tangerine Tango markers, I used a blender pen to apply Tangerine Tango ink directly to the rubber. Use ink from a Re-Inker or squeeze an ink pad while closed to press a bit of ink into the lid of the case then pick the ink up with a blender pen to apply to the rubber stamp.
The colors of this card are a bit non-traditional but they work for me. The card base is Baja Breeze. The printed paper is from the Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Papers and is Tangerine Tango & white. The DSP is accented by Chocolate Chip cardstock and a knot of Chocolate Chip 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon.
Stamp Sets: Autumn Harvest, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Hawaii Papaya
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Other: Gold Brads, 1/16 Handheld Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pens
Thank you visiting my blog. Happy Stampin'! EdieB