Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Goodies!

Yay!  My box of new goodies arrived and I couldn't wait to tear into my new DSP!  When I placed the order, all I really NEEDED was some envelopes.  Well, we all know you can't send in an order for just envelopes. :)  So I added on some more goodies from the Holiday Catalog.  This is definitely my favorite mini (or not-so-mini!) catalog that we have ever had.  The Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP is even better in person!  The colors are so rich and yummy.  I decided to use this cute sketch that Mindy came up with for the challenge at Fab Friday for my first card:
Isn't this so cute?  I just love Mindy's designs.  They are so clean and simple.  All her work is fabulous.  You can check out her blog at  Her blog is the first I check when I wake up in the morning!  I promise you will love it!  Okay, onto my card...
This is the first I have done one of these 3D ornaments and they are so much fun!  I just stamped the ornament three times, die cut them and glued them together.  This could easily go into an envelope flat because it would just pop-up when it is opened!
The back piece of cardstock is the Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations.  I embossed it with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and sanded it.  The inside is a lighter shade of red...really pretty and almost antique-looking when it is embossed.  I did the same thing for the Early Espresso banner.  Another new toy for me was the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack so I pierced the circle with one of the shapes from that for some added texture.  The sentiment is from More Merry messages.  I didn't want to take away from the design of the card, so I added it as part of the ornament.  The edges are glued ever so slightly to the ornament, with a little bit of wiggle room so the card can be pushed down into an envelope.  I usually have a hard time cutting into my DSP because I don't want to "waste" it, but you will definitely be seeing more of this is gorgeous!
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, sanding block, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool
Accessories: Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, Basic Rhinestone


  1. Love the 3D ornament! That will be a nice surprise for who ever gets this card! I really like your different layers of texture as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. This is terrific Shana! I ove your 3D ornament and all the different textures!