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Slide Back Saturday - Jingle All The Way

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This was a very simple stamp set which included 4 sentiments and a handful of small images such as a snowman, fox, tree etc but it was the matching 'Sleigh Ride Edgelits' die that really gave this set the wow factor.
The paper used in this card was from my non Stampin Up stash - it's a bluey kind of grey but any colour would work great with this design. I combined it with 'Whisper White'.
It is basically layers of paper / cardstock with a different edgelit run along the top to create the sleigh, houses and trees. 'Jingle all the way' inked in 'Smokey Slate' and a gold star add the finishing touches. 

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Peace on Earth

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The 'Be Merry Designer' series paper was the inspiration for this card. I love the 'Cherry Cobbler' and 'Whisper White' combination.
Taking a sheet of 'Whisper White' cardstock 12 x 6 inches i folded in half to give my 6x6 base. Layer with a sheet of dsp cut a smidgen smaller to give just a hint of the white around the edges. 
The sentiment comes from the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set, stamped in 'Cherry Cobbler' and cut out using the 'Stitched Framelits' A simple silhouette in 'Whisper White' of the trees and deer is made using the 'Card Front Builder' die. If you purchase both the stamp set and die together as a bundle you can save yourself 10%
A length of ribbon placed behind the sentiment adds a little more depth and texture to the card. 

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Glittery Mitten

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Super quick and easy card today. Perfect for beginners with no experience in crafting.
I've chosen a piece of dsp from the gorgeous 'Year Of Cheer' and the stamp set 'Smitten Mitten' 
Stamping one mitten in gold ink i then cut it out using my 'Big Shot' and the matching framelits dies. The second mitten was cut from our fabulous , sparkling gold 'Glimmer Paper'
A small length of ribbon to join the mittens together and pop on your card base and you are done! Of course if you wanted to step up the card you could use mounts or add gold embossing powder to the stamped image, trim on the mittens etc but i wanted to show a card that anyone can make but still catches the eye and looks great for the festive season. 

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Rachael x

Slide Back Saturday - Wildflower Fields

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'Wildflower Fields' was such a pretty combination of designs, from really full on floral to more simple and subtle patterns.  The paper chosen here was one of the more decorated pieces so it really didn't need much else to go with it.
I took the sentiment from the 'Thankful Thoughts' stamp set and stamped it in the lovely, vibrant 'Calypso Coral' ink. Using cardstock of the same colour i made a little flag using the 'Triple Banner Punch' and simply added it to the lower half of the card. 

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Rachael x

Snowflake embossing folder

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At Christmas if you are making your own cards and have LOTS to make like i do, then you really know how hard it is to find the time to get them all made. Sometimes keeping things classy and simple is the key.
The lovely 'Winter Wonderland Textured Impressions Folder' from the 'Year of Cheer' suite is perfect for adding interest quickly and easily.  Simply running it thought your big shot with your chosen colour of card stock and add small lengths of ribbons and a scattering of 'Rhinestone basic jewels' and you're just about done! Layer onto coordinating cardstock. Finally add your chosen sentiment over the ribbon, i chose this one from the 'Cheers to the Year' stamp set. 

Super simple, quick but still lovely. 
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Rachael x

Slide Back Saturday - Jolly Friends

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Slide back Saturday today uses some lovely papers from 'Warmth and Cheer' . The knitted look on some of them gives a really cosy, Winter feel.
The big sentiment comes from the stamp set 'Oh What Fun' and i've kept it simple apart from adding a scattering of sequins. 
'Jolly Friends' is where the moose comes from, he is fussy cut but his lovely hat, in more paper from the 'Warmth and Cheer' is simply punched out with the punch made to go with the 'Jolly Friends' stamp set. 
This card measures 4 x 4 inches, a lovely size if you have lots to make for friends and family as it doesn't use up all of your dsp. The 2 inch strips you get left over from the 6 x 6 paper stacks are great for using on matching gift tags!

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Rachael x

Happy Birthday - DAD

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I finally ordered the 'large letter' framelits and i am not disappointed!
I will apologise in advance as i can see a lot of cards being made using these in the near future. 
For this card i chose the 'Vintage Leaves' stamp set and the colours from the Regals inks, 'Night of Navy', 'Crushed Curry' and 'Cherry Cobbler'. Randomly stamping over some whisper white card stock with 3 of the leaves from the stamp set i then used the large letter framelits to cut out the word 'DAD' Next i mounted the stamped card onto some 'Night of Navy' to give a nice border. Once mounted onto my base card i then put back the letters i had cut out using dimensionals to lift the letters away from the background. 
I really love the effect this gives and it's so versatile you can create any wording you wish along with any stamped images. 
I'd love to see your cards if you give it a try.

Rachael x