Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Cute Stamps - Merry Wishes!


Today's my day to share some fun, fun My Cute Stamps projects with you - and offer you the chance to win this set, too!  Let's get to it!

I've got three projects for you today - and let me tell you, I am over the top IN LOVE with this stamp set. 

As soon as it arrived in my mail box, I was creating my little brains out!  The set is called Merry Wishes, and it can be yours if you're the lucky random commenter on THIS post.  Each day this week, one of the ABC Toys & Crafts design team members will be sharing a new My Cute Stamps set, and each day you have the chance to win their set if you comment on their personal blogs.  On Wednesday, you have the chance to win the GRAND PRIZE if you leave a comment on the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Blog.

My first project is a Split Step Card.  I was inspired by THIS post that I found during one of my blurfing sessions.  Love funky folds, and this one was super fun to do.  I used quite a few of the images from the Merry Wishes set - the main tree image was stamped on three different Pebbles, Inc. DP's.  The packages were done the same way, I also stamped the two snowflake images using Versamark, and the sentiment is also from the set.  I made some snow drifts out of vellum, and added some glitter with my Quickie Glue Pen. I will so be doing another one of these Split Step Cards.

Products Used:
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Paper:  Pebbles, Inc. DP, Spring Rain CS (PTI), Sour Apple CS (Poptone), Enchanted Evening CS (PTI), Linen Vellum (PTI)
Accessories:  3-D Dots Squares (EK Success), Xyron Create A Sticker, Petite Oval Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Elastic Cord (SU), Self-Adhesive Light Blue Gem Stones (Hero Arts)

I love, love, love my second project.  If it wasn't so tedious punching out all those leaves and branches, I'd use this one for my personal Christmas cards.  I picked up the window cards at a stamp show that I went to in October.  I cut out a scalloped circle (using my circle classic and scalloped Nestabilities) to use as a base for the wreath, then punched out some maple leaves and branches using my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and Maple Leaf Punch.  I covered some of the branches and leaves with some Martha Stewart chunky glitter that I picked up at Michael's.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it with red embossing powder, then filling the letters with my Quickie Glue Pen and adding the same chunky glitter that I used on the wreath.  The holly image is also from the Merry Wishes set.

Products Used:
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Window Card Base, Kraft CS (PTI), Paper Loft DP, Jelly Bean Green CS (Poptone), White CS (Neenah)
Accessories:  Red Buttons, Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Hemp, 3-D Dots Squares (EK Success), Red Self-Adhesive Gems (Jolee), Copic Markers, Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Maple Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Red Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Chunky Glitter (Martha Stewart), Quickie Glue Pen, Circle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities

My third project uses the sentiment and the ornament from the Merry Wishes set.  I stamped the ornament three times on a white panel, and then onto three different card stocks.  I then cut them out and popped them up on dimensional squares.  I added some glitter with my Quickie Glue Pen, and "hung" the ornaments using some silver elastic cord.  Fun, huh?  The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

Products Used:
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark, Sea Breeze Chalk Ink (VersaMagic)

Paper:  Merry Mint DP (American Crafts), Cranberry Crisp CS (SU), Sno Cone CS (Poptone), White CS (Neenah), Jelly Bean Green CS (Poptone)
Accessories:  Silver Elastic Cord (SU), Piercing Tool, Square Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), White Taffeta Ribbon (SU), Scalloped Border Punch (SU), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), 3-D Dots Squares (EK Success)

I'm not exaggerating when I tell you how inspiring this stamp set was for me.  If I didn't have to leave town, I'd still be creating with these images!  I'd love for you to win it - all you have to do is leave me a comment here on this blog post and Justine will draw a random number and announce the winner of the set this Saturday on the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Blog.  Please leave me a comment - I can't wait to see who wins!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please join us tomorrow at the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Blog for a chance to win a very special prize package.


Anne said...

What a lovely set of projects! That step card is great and I really like the ornament card,

Pat (mspfd) said...

Karolyn, these are all outstanding creations. Love each and every one! Your mojo is in overdrive... these are 3 of the best Christmas cards I've seen this season!

Terri said...

Ummmmm, WOW!!! These cards are ALL amazing, girlie! You must have been working like a little elf to get all these made! All are darling, but my absolute fav is that top blue one...off the chart cuteness, seriously!

Got snow?!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Your cards are just stunning and so inspiring. I just love your creative style. This stamp set is awesome and would love to be the lucky stamper to find this in her mailbox. Thanks for a chance.

Cheryl Walker said...

Karolyn love the cards youve made with this set!! Very pretty hun!!!!


Kelly said...

I really love how you used this set! I especially love how you colored in the Christmas tree and the stair step card is great! I can certainly see how versatile this set must be. Thanks for sharing!

Golden said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your projects are adorable. I love the Noel card. You have so much talent. Happy Holidays, Linda

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Great creations as always and I love this set so cute!!!

Christine said...

Wow, these are so cute!!! What a versitle set. You made such lovely cards!!!


Georgia said...

Love your cards, as always! The stamp set is great. I've been wanting to try the split step card. It's on my list. Cheers.

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Karolyn, these are all fabulous! You really did enjoy this set and it shows! great job!
Love that wreath window card!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Danni said...

You've been busy!! Great projects!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

these cards are amazing! I love the first one with the blues and the tree. Great work, friend!

Erin Smetak said...

Holy Moly!!!! Your cards are absolutely FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!
Can I have one?! Pretty please w/ sugar on top?! ;)

SemSee said...

Hi again Karolyn! I've already left you a comment on the ABC blog, but I just wanted to pop on here and say your card are AWESOME!! Hugs, Sem x

jude said...

Your cards are stunning and compliments the images.Thanks for the chance to win this cute set
hugs judex

Jacilynn said...

I can't believe your projects! These are amazing!!!! I'd love to win this set. fingers crossed.

Justine said...

These are Amazing, super WOWTASTIC Karolyn!!!!!! You have blown my little crafty socks right off!

Trine Anette said...

Fabulous cards!

Jodi said...

Wow ~ these three cards are absolutely beautiful! What a great way to showcase different images from this set.

Connie said...

VERY cute, Karolyn! Love the Split Step card! Thanks for linking back to my blog for the inspiration.

inbar said...

what a nice cards.
thanks for sharing them with us!

craft_princess said...

All these are just wonderful!! I especially love the wreath!

Piali said...

Wow!! fabulous projects..you have used the stamp set in so many ways..love each of your creations..the wreath is just awesome.
Thanks for visiting my blog..I'm honored to be in a team with you.. we will have fun time .

zuila said...

The stamp set is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous step card, thought I'd already left a comment,thanks for sharing your creation!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Karo, I really like this set the best (that's why I didn't comment on some of the other blogs although I visited them). Thanks for making me interrupt my housecleaning to take a look (it was really hard to put the dustrag down--LOL!) Enjoyed seeing the new releases.