Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas lovely are they branches

Christmas....61 day away!  Sorry about the lop-sided picture!  Remember, I never professed to be a great photographer...I only know how to stamp.  :D   Here are some tips to creating this card.  1) Don't underestimate the power of glitter!  Here I used Dazzling Diamonds on the "ornaments" of the tree to give this card a little sparkle. 2) Layering your punches is a great way to play up your sentiment.  I wasn't sure if the scallop oval worked with the XL large oval punch because it doesn't mimic the scallop but it does.  Try layering two different shapes.  A few other great punch combinations are:
  • Decorative Label & 1 3/8" circle 
  • Curly Label & 1" square
  • XL Oval & 1" circle
  • Modern Label & Blossom (punch 3 Modern Labels and fit them inside the Blossom punch)
  • Ticket Builder & 1" square
....I think you get the idea!

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled (111690 wood, 127799 wood)
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Ink Pads: Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Gumball Green
Punches: 1/2" circle (119869), Scallop Oval (119856), XL Oval (119859)
Big Shot: Lacy Brocade embossing folder (127819)
Accessories: Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (102023), 2 Way Glue Pen ( 100425), Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive

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