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Color Challenge- TGIF #32

Color Challenge- TGIF #32

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Happy TGIF friends. Happy Color Challenge day!

 

It’s a GREAT day for a fun new challenge from the TGIF blog.  Yay! Yay!  This one is awesome and my kind of Christmas colors.  These remind me of a very vintage Christmas.  Pool Party and Real Red… what do you think? I’m pretty sure it’s one of the reasons I fell in love with the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper this year as well.

 

For this challenge I decided to bring out one of my favorite sets- Snow Place.  A set that can make you feel like a kid again because you can dress up these great snowmen.  Also, you will see a helpful picture tutorial below when creating this card using the Little Letter Framelits making this card easy to create.

 

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The Little Letters Thinlits are perfection when it comes to using them on cards or smaller projects.  Each letter is only 3/4″ high and the framelits come with all of the letters.

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Behind the letters you will notice a piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper that is the same size as the Whisper White cardstock and sponged with Pool Party ink.  The snowflake from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set was White Embossed onto the Typeset Designer Series Paper.  I love how you can see the snowflake peeking through the letters.  Especially with Mr. Dapper Dan Snowman sitting next to it.

 

 

Quick Tips & Tricks

When I started creating this card one of the hardest things was getting the letters lined up each time onto the Big Shot and the letters not moving around.  Just so happened I had Washi Tape sitting right next to my Big Shot.

 

 

Once I lined up each of the letters I placed a strip of Washi Tape across the letters to keep them in place.  Occasionally you will notice when using the Magnetic Plate for your Big Shot that the Framelits might shift upon placing them down.  This happens over time and usage.  By taping the letters together you will decrease the chances of any shifting.

 

 

Why Washi Tape? It’s very forgiving. You can peel the Washi Tape up and your cardstock will not tear.  Please note, I first tried this technique using the Thick Whisper White cardstock.  This cardstock is not as smooth as our regular Whisper White.  The Washi Tape was not as forgiving with the Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

 

See photos below:

Washi Tape Technique

 

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By placing the Real Red cardstock behind the letters diagonally it made the word SNOW stand out even more.

 

I may not be seeing snow here in Florida however I’m lucky I get to play with the Snow Place stamp set and make my own snow using the Little Letter Framelits.

Now… are you up for this weeks color challenge? See what the other TGIF designers have created.  Click HERE to see their projects and participate in this weeks challenge.

Snow Place Kits Available!

Looking for Quick Cards using the Snow Place Stamp set? I have 4 kits available for purchase from my November Stamps in the mail. This kit includes:

  • Materials to create 8 cards using the Snow Place stamp set.
  • 9 Page PDF with high quality photos and 8 video tutorials showing you how to create each card. Click HERE to see a peek of the cards and others I’ve created using this set.
  • Snow Place stamp set & Snow Friends Framelits Dies

Kit is $65.00

Email me today (stampinbythesea@me.com) to claim one of these kits as YOURS. Act fast- These kits will go QUICKLY.

Special Gift for Online Orders

While my card might have been a design flop, what I’m about to share isn’t.

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Thank you as always for stopping by!!!

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

Price: $110.00

Snow Place- Stamps in the Mail

Snow Place- Stamps in the Mail

 

Snow Place- Stamps in the Mail

 

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It’s time to register for the last month of the Stamps in the Mail Christmas Series.  It’s been an amazing 2 months working with Christmas stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog and I’m super excited to bring one last month of Christmas cards using a fun and happy stamp set- Snow Place.

 

When choosing cards that I want to use for Stamps in the Mail, I look for a stamp set that has LOTS of versatility and has the capability of using it with out of the box ideas.  Snow Place fits the bill because you can use this stamp set past the Christmas holidays.

I’ve already created lots of fun cards with this stamp set.  Here are a few just to share.

*Note: None of the cards below will be used in Stamps in the Mail.  There are 8 NEW cards you will be creating, plus bonus cards and projects to help inspire you.

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

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Are you READY??

Are you ready to register for Stamps in the Mail? Registration opens today.  Click HERE for more detailed information and Registration.