Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deck the Halls

Stampin' Up! made a superb business decision when it offered the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (DSP) (item 120810).  I am so in love with the quality and beauty of this paper, and so many other products featured in the Holiday Mini.  I have so enjoyed making cards with this DSP.

The following card features the Deck the Halls DSP on Always Artichoke (item 105119) and Cherry Cobbler (item 119685) cardstock (love, love Cherry Cobbler).  The mat behind the sentiment from the Peaceful Season Hostess stamp set (item 121124) and the corners were dry embossed with the Stampin' Up! Petals-A-Plenty textured embossing folder (item 116824).  The "cannot live without" Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (item 113439) was used in the embossing process.  For embellishments, I used the Silver (item 120994)  and Clear (item 120993) Tinsel, and the Stampin' Up! rhinestones (item 119246).  What a beautiful card with so little product. 

The card below, featuring another design in the Deck the Halls DSP, is beautiful also.  I am enjoying working with the Stampin' Up! Waffle Paper (item 120985), which is the "mat" behind the bells stamp from the gorgeous Bells and Boughs stamp set (item 121142).  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  This card is embellished with the bling-bling of the Real Red Glimmer Brads (item 121006).   The Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler cardstock was used, as well as the Stampin' Up! Champagne Glitter Glass (item 120997).

The following beauty features yet another design of the Deck the Halls DSP.  I embossed the paper using the Embossing Buddy (item 103083), VersaMark (item 102283) and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (item 109130).  The Tags til Christmas stamp set (item 121169) was used for the ornament, which is embossed with the Iridecent Ice Emboss Powder (item 101930).  The Basic Gray cardstock (item 121044) was cut with the Big Shot and Top Note Bigz Die (item 113463), modified, and embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  The embellishments are 5/16" Silver Brads (item 112534), Silver Tinsel, Silver Glass Glitter (item 120995), and 5/8" Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (item 117666) that is painted partially with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806).   

I think pairing the Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler is quite striking.  Hope you enjoy!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL, the wonderful sunshine state!



craftystamper said...

What beautiful cards. They are all wonderful - and I agree with you about the designer paper.

Melissa said...

I'm thinking I want one for Christmas, LOL! ;) They are all so beautiful! You are so creative!!