Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Little Bit of Christmas

I just realized that you may think I'm stuck in the cute department over here at the Stampingville Studio. Which is great, of course, if you are into cute and cuddly for your projects. If your creative mind prefers a more elegant approach to crafting, fear not! Stay tuned for a few upcoming projects using a more serious approach. Can't wait? Check out this elegant card here or for a vintage approach try this card.

Meanwhile, today our card features images from the Every Little Bit stamp set - one of my favorite new stamp sets. This set is perfect for the beginning stamper as well as "seasoned veterans". With 28 images to choose from you'll have something for every occasion. Add a versatile greeting set and you are good to go. You'll have a little something for every event, season and occasion you can think of.  For a truly great all-purpose greeting set, check out Fabulous Phrases or Teeny Tiny Wishes.

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  • I love this color combination and can't wait to use it again: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake (kraft). This makes a sweet Christmas color combo!
  • The smaller size of the images in this set make it a natural to use with our punches. Here I cut 1"x1" squares then layered them onto a punched scallop square.
  • I kept the bling to a minimum, opting for just a tiny bit of glitter on the snowflake and the ornament. You could kick it up a notch by adding glitter to each of the snowflakes as well. Or anywhere else you like!
  • Coloring with markers on these small images is a snap. No worries about perfecting a technique - we're keeping this whimsical, right?
Do you find bow tying difficult? Practice, practice, practice! And choose a softer ribbon to practice with. Stay away from 1/4" and 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - they are rather stiff and take a bit more patience to work with for bow tying. Oddly enough, the wider 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain is quite soft and super easy to work with. I love that wide ribbon!

Are you new to stamping or thinking about giving it a whirl? If you've got questions, I've got answers. Leave me a comment below. And remember - there ARE no silly questions in Stampingville. Don't be shy!

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Images © Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Every Little Bit (Clear-120558, Wood-117096), Delightful Decorations (116517)
Ink: Marina Mist (119668),  Whisper White Craft Ink (101731), Jet Black StazOn (101406), Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (119679), Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker (120971)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Marina Mist (119682), Watercolor Paper (105019)
Tools: Scallop Square XL punch (119884), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425)
That Special Touch: Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023),  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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