My card needs to be on a DIET!

Oh Boy! This card could potentially weigh 5lbs with all the goodies I laid on top of it.  Whoever receives this card, it may cost you SERIOUSLY.

Sometimes I just get crazy urges and cannot stop the insanity of adding products.  JEESH!! My goal tonight was to be in bed before midnight.  Umm… that didn't really work! It's now WAY after midnight and I just finished this card.  I just got involved and that is my final answer! This card is all about the Holiday Mini as we count down to one of the BEST Mini Catalogs that's about to debut.  The paper, the stamps and the accessories are just fantastic!  The project ideas that I keep thinking about are non stop.  My only problem is TIME.  UGH!

Anyways, let me share this crazy card and explain some of the fun stuff.

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



ndependent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



ndependent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



ndependent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



Are you as excited about Baja Breeze coming back as I am?  What a fun color.  I think it has a vintage feel to it and this snowman is my favorite image in this stamp set called Jolly Old Saint Nick. 

I started the card with Baja Breeze and stamped a snowflake image from a new set called Jolly Bingo Bits-another Holiday Mini fav of mine.  I added the Candy Cane Christmas DSP.  This DSP just makes me happy.  Maybe it's all about those cute birds or the vintage feel of the ornaments!  I dunno, but I do know I LoVe it!  Now, this is where the card building went haywire.  You see the Crumb Cake Scallop thing that is underneath the snowman?  That is actually a Mini Lunch Sack that I cut to fit my 3 x 3 card.  These will be available in the Holiday Mini.  I love them because they are already scalloped.  Basically this is a card with a card.  Almost a little surprise for the recipient. On top of the trimmed lunch sack I stamped my snowman in Basic Black ink and colored the image in using my Stampin' Pastels.  Again, a product that I see NOT used enough.  Love having Whisper White chalk and Very Vanilla chalk.  If you haven't tried Stampin' Up!'s pastels, you really should.  Every color at your fingertips for only 24.95 (#120962).  Or you can just get the New Color Kit with all the new colors we've added this year for only 14.95! STEAL! (#120963).  I added some button brads on the snowman's belly using the Vintage Trinkets.  I also added a banner and used a Safety Pin from the Trinkets to hold it in place.  There are a few layers of ribbon added…. I got a little carried away.  My
 3×3 card is pretty simple.  I only added more of the DSP and a beautiful BIG button. 

I think I can officially go to bed feeling satisfied.  Could be a different story when those sweet gems of mine wake me up bright and early.  Whoopsie! I can only blame myself for this crazy stamp addiction!

Have a GREAT Day!

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9 thoughts on “My card needs to be on a DIET!”

  1. OMG, this card is over the top!! Wow, is all I have to say about it! I totally love how you used the scalloped bag to create a pocket for a mini card. LOVE IT!! Whoever gets this card is one lucky person!!!!
    Keep those idea's coming…can't wait to see what you have in store for us. By the way, I agree with you…best holiday mini ever!!!
    Have a super day my friend!!!!
    P.S Can you tell me where you got your tree stand that you show us in your video. It the one with Halloween samples on it?

  2. I think you should do a regular auction on some of these "over the top" creations and at the end of a given time period take the proceeds and donate it to something.

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