Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas Flap cards and a SALE at Sweet Stamps


  This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Christmas Flap  Cards.

 The tutorial for Flap cards is HERE in the resources section of Splitcoaststampers.
Here is a close up of the flower:
  I added just a 'smidge' of Creative Inspirations Fairy Dist paint and water to the distress ink when painting the flowers.

Here are the Sweet Sweet Supplies I used to make my card:
Image:
Poinsettia Bold HERE
Holly Leaf Bold HERE
Merry Christmas Sentiment HERE
Ranger Distress Clear Embossing Ink HERE
Black Embossing Powder HERE
Ranger Distress Inks- HERE. I used Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed 
Coordinations cardstock- Poinsettia- in the Classy Reds HERE
Embossing Folder Damask HERE (can you see where I sanded the coordinations on the panel behind the flowers?)
Nellie Snellen Multi Fram Oval 007 HERE
Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 Paper stack HERE
Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust Paint HERE
Clear Glass micro-beads HERE - for the flower centers


I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema Calypso"                                            
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

***Don't miss the sale at Sweet Stamps- right now all Christmas Items are 25% off! You can find them HERE
and use the code JULY25 at the checkout.
 The rest of the store is on sale too- everything is 20% off - use sale code BUMMER (the bus broke down on the road).  Out of stock items will not be re-ordered, so order early for the best selection. (Check out the Parchment crafting kit HERE- that is a great deal!).***

Challenges:
Crazy4Challenges- Sewing
Speedy and Friends- Christmas in July
Bloggers Challenge- Use Die Cuts (my oval)
Simply Create Too-Use something two or more times
Paper Play Challenges- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

17 comments:

TesaB said...

What a gorgeous card, Shelly! Wonderful stamps and I love the shape of the !

Penny said...

This card is beautiful, Shelly! Love all the details on it--and yes, I can see the sanding of the embossing behind the flowers--nice touch! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

MaxineD said...

love this Shelly - the colours are great and the flowers fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is so pretty. Love the poinsettias and the touch of fairy dust you added to them. Need to check out this tutorial.

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Lovely card! I love the sparkly poinsettias on the distressed flap and the holly & berry accents by the sentiment!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Shelly: Your card is beautiful--love the colors and the oval cutout--great job. Glad you joined us for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"


Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Bonnie Brown said...

Shelly I love your Poinsettias!! How beautiful they are and wonderfully colored! Beautiful card!!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card for the holidays! Know it shimmers and shines too. So pretty.
Lynn

Linda said...

Wow Beautiful card. Love the detailed work on the flowers!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful!!! Love it sweetie

Joan Ervin said...

Your Christmas card is sooo pretty, Shelly...the sparkly poinsettias are absolutely stunning!!!!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

This is so pretty. Love the shape, image and the shimmer of the paints.

~ Kendra ~ said...

STUNNING! Love your beautiful flap card!! Love what you did with the poinsettia stamps, so pretty!!

Lisa Somerville said...

BeautifulChristmas card, love the added Fairy Dust! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Jacki Randolph said...

Shelly your card is Gorgeous!! Love your gorgeous flowers and all your details!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love how you used the poinsettias on the flap of your card. Love added embossing on the oval and the stitching at the bottom of the card. Very pretty.

Juliet A said...

Very cool, how you made you flap an oval, and popped poinsettias are perfect! this is almost too nice to send!