Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SSCB#38 Sparkle & Shine

The holidays are creeping up fast on me again.  The kids are finishing up at school this week so I know they'll be keeping me busy until they go back, and there is still oh so much to get done. I haven't baked one single cookie yet!  Gasp!    

We're at the half way point of the Serendipity Stamps Challenge.  A new challenge begins on the first Wednesday of every month.  On the 3rd Wednesday of the month the DT provides another sample and tries to get you motivated to join us!!   (Pretty Please!!! Come and Play!!!)  The challenge this month is Sparkle and Shine.  You don't have to make a holiday card - you can make anything you like as long as you include one Serendipity Stamps image and something that sparkles.  I added lots of sequins to my projects today.

Poinsettia and Leaf SolidI hadn't had much time to play with the new Solid Poinsettia & Leaf and wanted to get some cards made before it's too late!! This is such a pretty poinsettia with lots of detail.  It comes as an outline stamp that you can color up or as a solid like I'm using today.  The stamp comes as one piece, that you can easily cut apart to place the leaf wherever you like.  And it's really a steal at only $7.13.   It's a red rubber stamp so it inks up perfectly every time and has a deep impression for great results.    I made three cards today, two of them a little fussy and the last one really clean and simple for making multiple cards that are post office friendly super quick. 

I'm smitten with blue and red this year!  I stamped three of the poinsettias with a scattering of leaves on white paper and then just fussy cut them.

I used the same paper collection for this one but used a sentiment as the focus of my design with the fussy cut poinsettias as embellishments
And this is my clean and simple version.  It still has a few layers, a fancy die cut edge,  and a sprinkle of sequins for some sparkle and shine!
Want to see more cards from the design team with a bit of sparkle and shine?  Just click on their names below.  We've got a special guest this month too - Nancy Penir!!!  I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi!  This lady knows how to add the sparkle!

If your holiday cards are already made this year you might want to think about picking it up at our after Christmas sale when you'll find all the Christmas stamps and dies 20% off and free shipping on orders over $15 (continental US only). 

Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Poinsettia & Leaf Solid, Happy Holidays
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park "Keepin Cozy" 6x6"
Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One, MFT Fishtail Flags
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Card Stock:  PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Ink:  Memento, Versafine Onyx Black

Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Poinsettia & Leaf Solid, Happy Christmas
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park "Keepin Cozy" 6x6"
Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One, Spellbinder Petite Scalloped Ovals, Petite Ovals
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Card Stock:  PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Ink:  Memento, Versafine Onyx Black
Twinery Maraschino Twine

CAS:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Poinsettia & Leaf Solid, Seasons Greetings
Die:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border
Ink:  Memento, Versafine Onyx Black
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh
Pattern Paper:  Carat Bella "It's a Celebration" 6x6
Card Stock PTI White, Pure Poppy


Anonymous said...

Beautiful and colorful!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your cards Jeanne! They are all awesome! Such a great way to showcase three similar, but different cards! Definitely a must do! Thanks again for sharing your super talent! Joleen

Joyce said...

All three of these are so gorgeous. Love them all.

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful trio of cards Jeanne! love the colors and patterns - so fun and festive - That 3rd one looks SO familiar (I think it's at my house now!!) thank you!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous girl!!! Totally jealous at the time you have had to stamp but.....come the 26th I'm hoping for a long we of craftiness!!

Marybeth said...

These are all beautiful Jeanne! Love your mix of patterned paper and the beautiful poinsettia stamps!

Nancy Penir said...

Absolute beauties, each one. Love the reds and blues, bright, happy action you've got going on! Animated! Your cards have taken on a life of their own! Have to say, fusses are my favs!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Both cards are really FANTASTIC. The top card is so full of color!!! I just LOVE it!!

Thanks for sharing your talents!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Your paper combinations are always so PHENOMENAL!!!!!

Patti said...

Beautiful cards!! I really love red and blue together as well!! Your last card with the striped background just makes me wanna sing a Christmas Carol! giggles!!


Robin said...

Beautiful designs Jeanne! Love all three cards!