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NaBloPoMo Day 28: Old Christmas Vintage Card (AW05 Challenge)

I’ve decided to participate in the “Old Christmas” Theme Challenge Around the World.  If you like my card, you can vote  (“like”) for it right here.

Just a little update on this challenge: I was chosen in the top 3!!!

I was going for a very vintage look and I’m pretty happy with the results! Here’s my card:

ornament keepsake vintage

Ornament Keepsakes vintage2

I used the ornament from “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (still available if you want it) stamped in Pool Party ink and sponged with Crumb Cake on the edges. The ornament was cut with the matching  Holiday Ornament Framelits Die (on sale until December 2nd for $23.21 Reg. $30.95) If you want to order it before it’s too late, click here now!

Then I used 2 Label Collections Framelits dies. the smaller is stamped with writings from “By the Tides” stamp set and snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree. I used the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack to make a series of little holes around it and I also aged the edges by sponging Crumb cake ink. The second Label is cut from Winter Frost DSP stack and also aged.  The background is embossed with Northern Flurry embossing folder, sponged with Crumb Cake ink.


Stamp set: Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs, Snowflake Soiree, By the Tides

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Winter Frost DSP stack

Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake.

Tools: Big Shot, Label Collection Framelits Dies, Holiday Ornament Framelits die, Modern Label punch, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Festive Paper-Piercing pack

Accessories: Pool Party Seam binding ribbon, Crochet Trim, Vintage Faceted Designer button, Linen thread


NaBloPoMo Day 24: More Mini-Cards

I promised you some more mini-cards (3″ x3″) based on my Christmas Collage. So here you go! A short and sweet post for today!


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Stamp set: Ornament Keepsakes, Mosaic Madness

CS and paper: textured Smoky Slate card stock, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Winter Frost DSP

Ink: Silver ink, Coastal Cabana

Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Mosaic punch, Ornament framelits,

Accessories: White Taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitters, rhinestone

NaBloPoMo Day 7: “Stained Glass” Ornament Card

Here’s a third card with the Stained Glass technique. (Go back to yesterday’s post and the day before if you haven’t seen the 2 others!)

I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (still available!!!) to stamp my Christmas ornament (in Cherry Cobbler) and I cut it with the coordinating Ornament framelits. To create this unique look of a stained glass part in the center, I stamped the “inside circle” in Versamark on Vellum card stock and heat embossed with Pewter embossing powder. I then color the back of the Vellum with Stampin’ markers (Real Red and Garden Green).  I punched a 1″ Circle in the ornament and placed on top of the Vellum.

ornament keepsake stained glass center

Close-up details:

ornament keepsake stained glass 2

To finish the card, I stamped the Swirly green “branches” from the Everything Eleanor stamp set in Garden Green, on Crumb Cake card stock that I had cut with the Top Note Bigz die. The greeting is stamped in Early Espresso with a stamp from the “Special Season” set.


Stamp set: Ornament Keepsakes, Everything Eleanor, Special Season,

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Core’dination Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum card stock.

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark, Pewter emboss powder, Real Red and Garden Green Stampin’ markers.

Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, Ornament Collection Framelits, 1″ Circle punch

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon

Ornament Keepsakes and Vellum

Have you check the 25 stamp sets on sale right now, each 25% off until October 28, 2013?  The beautiful Christmas set “Ornament Keepsakes” is one of them! This one was my favorite set from last year Holiday catalogue! To see more cards made with that set, click here.

See all stamp sets on sale here.

For this card, I stamped the ornaments in White Craft ink. (Make sure to let dry before doing the rest.)  Then, from behind, I traced with a stylus some parts that I wanted to highlight. (Trick: place your vellum on a soft surface such as the piercing mat). When you trace the vellum, it becomes white.  I also used the paper piercer to make little holes, to add some detailing. (No so obvious on the picture, can you see them?) I finished by adding small rhinestones. I attached the vellum on my card base with brads and glue it at the bottom. I stamp “Joyeux Noël” (“Merry Christmas”) on a piece of White cardstock and adhere it on top. When you adhere your vellum with Snail adhesive, you see it through, so by adding a piece over, you hide it. That’s my little trick!

If you want to learn more about Vellum, sign up for my class on Tuesday November 5, at 7:00. (Limited space available.) The class is free with a minimum $30 order.

Vellum Noel


Stamp set: Ornament Keepsakes, Voeux indémodables

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink: Midnight Muse, White craft ink

Tools: Stylus, paper piercer and piercing mat

Accessories: Rhinestones, rhinestone brads

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12: Last Minute Treat “pocket”

To all of my friends and customers, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Holiday Season!

This week’s project is the last project of the 12 Days of Christmas! I hope you have enjoyed all the projects!

Email me if you need supplies to complete some projects!

This project is a little “treat  pocket” for a last minute gift! Very easy and fast to make, it’s perfect to give as a little “thank you”, a hostess gift or to a co-worker.

Top Note pockets

List of supplies

  • Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock
  • Be of Good Cheer designer series paper
  • Ornament Keepsakes and/or Chock-Full of Cheer stamp sets
  • Voeux Mignons (or Teeny Tiny Wishes) stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler ink pad * Word Window punch
  • Big Shot and Top Note Bigz die
  • Ornaments Collection Framelits dies
  • Baker’s Twine (Cherry Cobbler and white)
  • Dimensional, Snail adhesive, liquid glue, glue dot
  • Chocolate or another treat


Step 1:

Cut 2 “Top Note” shapes in Old Olive card stock with the Big Shot the Top Note Bigz die.
On one of the Top Note, fold over about 1-1/2″ . Use a dimensional to hold down the “flap”.
Apply Multi-purpose liquid glue all around the edges on the “folded Top Note”. Glue on top of the second one to form like a “pocket”.
Add a strip of “Be of Good Cheer” designer series paper. Adhere with Snail adhesive.

Top Note pocket1

Step 2:

Stamp the ornament in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla card stock and cut with the Ornament Framelits and Big Shot.
Stamp”Joyeux Noël” (or “Merry Christmas”) in Cherry Cobbler on Very Venilla card stock. Cut with “Word Window” punch. Adhere with snail adhesive on the ornament.
Make a little bow with the Baker’s Twine and use a glue dot to hold in place on your ornament.  Use dimensionals to adhere the ornament on the “pocket”.
Insert a chocolate or another candy in your pocket.

Top Note pocket2

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7: Window Shaker Frame card

Today’s project is a Christmas Card with a Window Shaker Frame.  The glitters inside the ornament move around as you shake the card.  Sure to bring back the inner child in you!

It uses the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and coordinated Framelits dies.

ornament shaker


  • Gumball Green, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Card sotck
  • Ornament Keepsakes stamp set
  • Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set
  • Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler ink pad
  • Big Shot and Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies
  • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Extra-Large Oval punch
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Shaker Frames
  • Window Sheet
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitters
  • Snail adhesive
  • Dimensionals


Step 1:

Stamp your 3 ornaments with Gumball Green ink and Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock (from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set.) Use the Big Shot and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies to cut the ornaments. In the bigger ornament punch a 1″ circle. Cut a rectangle in Whisper White Card stock 2-1/4″ by 4-3/4″. Stamp in the center of that rectangle the “circle” image (from Ornament Keepsakes set) in Gumball Green ink. Adhere a shaker frame around the image. Do not uncover the self-adhesive backing yet (on the top of the frame.)

ornament shaker 1

Step 2:

Add some dazzling diamond glitters in the center of the frame. Remove the white backing (to reveal the self adhesive side) and adhere a Window sheet (cut just a little bit bigger than the shaker frame) on the shaker frame.

ornament shaker 2

Step 3:

Cut a 2-1/2″ by 5″ rectangle in Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Adhere your Whisper White card stock over with Snail adhesive.  Stack two dimensionals on top of each other and adhere on the back of your biggest ornament. Glue in place over the shaker frame. Adhere the two other ornaments in place. Stamp “Merry Christmas” (from Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set) in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut with the Extra-Large Oval punch. Run your card base through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Adhere the rectangle and oval in place.

Shake your card to see all the gliltters move!

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6: Ornament Keepsakes Card

Today’s project is a Christmas Card made with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and coordinated Framelits dies.

Ornament Keepsakes espresso


  • Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Card sotck
  • Ornament Keepsakes stamp set
  • Voeux Mignons stamp set
  • Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler ink pad
  • Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Big Shot and Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies
  • Word Window punch
  • Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper-piercing tool and Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 1/2″ Seam Binding ribbon (Very Vanilla)
  • 1/2″ Scallop Dots ribbon )Cherry Cobbler)
  • Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
  • Snail adhesive, Glue dots
  • Dimensionals


Step 1:

Stamp your 3 ornaments with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake card stock (from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set.) Use the Big Shot and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies to cut the ornaments.

Ornament Keepsakes espresso1

Step 2:

Cut a rectangle of Early Espresso card stock 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. With the Paper-Piercing tool and the stencil from the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack make 3 rows of little holes just above where your ornaments will be placed.

Ornament Keepsakes espresso2

Step 3: 

Cut a strip in the designer paper of 1″ by 3-1/2″. Adhere in place on the Early Espresso card stock with Snail adhesive. Cut your Scallop Dot ribbon about 5″ long. Wrap aroung the Early Espresso card stock. Adhere with Snail adhesive. Using dimensionals, adhere your ornaments on the card stock. Cut a Very Vanilla rectangle 3-7/8″ by 4-1/2″.  Adhere your Early Espresso card stock on top of it and then adhere to the card base. On Very Vanilla card stock, stamp your greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink. Use the Word Window punch to cut it. Adhere on the ornament.

Step 4: Add the finishing touches 

Make a knot with the Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon and add it on the ornament with a glue dot. Add some pearls and a little Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.