It’s never too early to make Holiday Cards

There are so many great new products in the new Holiday Catalog (on sale Sept 1) that it can be overwhelming on what to purchase and then what to make with them.  I decided with my holiday catalog pre-order hat I would use the samples in the catalog as my first go with the new products.  Demonstrators are allowed to purchase from the new catalogs one month ahead of the general public and apply a 20% or 25% discount. That way I would get a feel for how they all worked together.  You’ll see other post here soon with other products, with my own take on the samples.

The inspiration for my card today can be found on page 35.  If you have ordered from me in the last year, you will be receiving your catalog in the mail shortly.  If you would like a catalog, please drop me an email.  If you can’t wait until the paper copy comes, click here for an electronic version. 

THE PARTICULARS

First thing I noticed was that I did not have the designer series paper used on the card.  Hmm what to do, what to do.  I know, I’ll make my own.

I gathered my supplies, ink, mask and stencil brushes.  I could have also used sponges or daubers, or blender pen, or aqua painter…..etc.

I used the stencil first with Garden Green, the shifted it over so the green was covered up and did the same with Real Red.  Shift again, so all those colors are covered and hit it again with Crushed Curry.  The result is this super cool basket weave looking pattern. I cut the inked paper down to the size I wanted, 3.75 x 4.

ASSEMBLY

I cut a piece of whisper white to go behind it at 4.25 x 4 and used the Swirly Snowflakes dies to add the holes on the sides. How about those snowflakes!!.  There is a ribbon trim die that cuts three of these snowflakes.  I trimmed it down to separate them.

I love the new Everyday Label punch.  It will be a new staple in my punch cupboard.  These greetings are sized to fit it perfectly. The small folded tag is also cut from the die set.  I cut it twice, once in Basic Black and again in some left over piece of my homemade dsp.

If you have ordered from me in the last year, you will be receiving your catalog in the mail shortly.  If you would like a catalog, please drop me an email.  If you can’t wait until the paper copy comes, click here for an electronic version. 

Thanks for visiting today and stop back soon.

Lynn

About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

3 Comments

  1. I love this card. But your homemade DSP is a star!!

  2. Wow! That stenciling is amazing!!! Wonderful card today

  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! I love how you’ve used this mask! Such an incredible background, Lynn!

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