Sunday, November 13, 2011

Over the Top Christmas!

Hand Stamped Sentiments is having a challenge this week to make a card that is OVER THE TOP~something beautiful with lots of detail!  I was so excited to try this with the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge (Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Black) and make a Christmas Card.
   The background was run through the Big Shot with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder then spritzed with Vanilla Smooch Spritz.
I decided to use the Blossom Petals Builder Punch to "build" Poinsettia flowers.  This is what took a while, punching out and gluing all of those petals!  I covered them in Vanilla Smooch Spritz to add glimmer and added 2 layers of petals to the large flower.  Then I added Mini Jingle Bells to the largest flower and Stampin' UP!'s Dazzling Details Glitter glue to the smaller flowers and to the sentiment. 

Check out the challenge websites to see more projects made for these challenges (I looked at the design teams and other bloggers they are beautiful so make sure you take a look!)...

My husband and I own Hartford Play N Trade Video Games and we were in the Hartford Christmas Parade this week.  Here's a photo:
 I made the signs with my cricut and  Stampin' UP's Ornament Punch:)! 

Hope you had a happy weekend!

As always, all products for the card were Stampin' UP!
Bells & Boughs Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin Pad
Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Basic Black Cardstock
Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1/2" Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack's circle, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch
Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder
Dazzling Details Glitter, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Mini Jingle Bells


  1. Love the shiny spritz all over the petals! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

  2. The black embossed panel really makes everything else pop! Great job and thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  3. Gorgeous flower and, I agree, the black background is dramatic and elegant! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

  4. Such a very sparkly card. Love your pointsetta's. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiment.

  5. Great job on the poinsettias! I love how you used the spritz! And the jingle bells are a great touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Way to jingle yourself some sparkly "over the top" glam for the holidays! Those poinsettias are stunning and a girl can never have too much Smooch! Thanks for sharing with us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  7. What wonderful poinsettias! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us on Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  8. oooh, very pretty! Thanks for playing with Create with Connie and Mary :)

  9. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the poinsettias and the smooching! Wonderful over the top card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  10. I love how you added the little touches of More Mustard in here! Great Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  11. Pretty poinsettias! Love all the SHIMMER! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!


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