Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello everyone.  There are only a few more days to take advantage of the 25% your total purchase at Inspired Stamps Online Store.  Today the DT made Christmas cards that could be made in mulitples.  I came up with three quick and easy designs using three Inspired Stamps sets: Trees and Leaves, Vintage Christmas and 1 inch Snowmen.

 For this first card I used a green card base and stamped a 3 X 4 inch panel which I stamped a branch repeatedly in bamboo leaves.  I added a piece of red glitter ribbon to the panel and adheared to the base.  I stamped the sentiment on a smaller panel and added red punched corners and attached with pop dots.
For this card I used a red cardstock base that I rounded the corners.  I cut a 3 X 4 inch piece of cardstock and stamped same branch as first card in upper left hand corner and stamped a snowman on a separate piece of cardstock used a 1 inch circle punch and colored with Copic markers.  I added a small gold square to top and a piece of red floss for the hanger and pop dotted to the "tree".  I used the sentiment from the 1 inch Snowman set  and rounded the corners.  I added dotted ribbon  around the middle and punched three snowflakes from green glitter paper and attached.

For my last card I went clean and simple.  I embossed a white card base with a snowflake embossing folder (Sizzix).  I cut a 3.5 inch square and used the Martha Stewart Scallop Snowflake anywhere punch and punched four snowflakes.  The punch is great, it has grids for easy alignment.  It is a bit difficult to punch, so make sure you have a nice solid surface to push on.  I stamped the smallest snowman from the 1 inch Snowman set and punched with the 3/4 inch circle punch and attached to center of three snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from this same set and punched with a circle punch and attached to last snowflake.  I placed a piece of the green glitter paper behind the snowflakes for added interest.  All of these cards were easy to make, but with the ribbon, glitter and embossing they still have lots of impact and the recipients will love them.  Remember to head on over to the Inspired Stamps Online Store to add these beauties to your cardmaking goodies and don't forget to head over to the Inspired Stamps blog for another installment of the 12 weeks of Chirstmas gift post tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like my cards and are inspired to make some of your own.  Please make sure to check out the other DT blogs to see their wonderful creations as well.