Saturday, October 31, 2015

All is calm, all is bright......

The holidays are upon us...traffic is picking up,
the store shelves are full of wonderment and excitement as we stuff our purchases in our cars and plan holiday meals, decorations for the inside and outside of our homes and start getting ready to do up some one-of-a-kind handmade holiday cards for loved ones and friends.

Below are a few samples of the cards I will be sending out this year that I made with the items in our new 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Need to get your mojo going and start your own holiday cards for friends and family?  Browse my online store at www.donnademko.stampinup.net and get your supplies!



This Snowflake Popup Card was a fun one to make.  I use Night of Navy and Marina Mist card stock and some of the new holiday DSP paper on this one.  I also used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set #139732 and the Snow Flurry Punch # 139680.  Buy them in a bundle and save 15%.  Once you get the concept of how to build the box you can have anything pop out of it - from balloons, to flowers, gift boxes to snowflakes.  This card folds flat and is mailed in a 4.25 x 5.5 envelope!  Now THAT is a WOW card!
 
This holiday card is for all of those down to earth nature loving friends and family.  The embossing folder is Woodland Textured embossing folder # 139673 and the stamp set is The Wilderness Awaits #138962 (wood) or # 139365
 and has beautifully detailed stamps that are sure make up the best masculine cards out there!  It features a fox, duck, elk (shown here) and pointing hunting dog.  Really beautiful stamp set!

 
These cards feature the Sleigh Ride thinlets #139670 and the Jingle All The Way stamp set #139907.  Buy them as a bundled set and save 15%!!  The first one is done on watercolor paper and was made by stamping color on a stamping block, spritzing it with water and putting it onto the paper.  Then you sprinkle salt over it and watch as the salt makes a snowstorm of wonderful texture on your card.  Add the Sleigh ride cutouts and  WALLA!!  you have a stunning holiday card.

This card combines the Sleigh Ride thinlets above and the Delicate Ornaments Thinlets #139667.  I think they pair well together.


This card is made with the holiday DSP paper and the Delicate Ornament thinlit die # 139667, the black glitter paper and fold foil paper. It has to be one of the most classy bundles in the new holiday catalog and a must have if you are making your holiday cards.  The Falala is part of the Seasonal Frame Thinlit Die Set # 139658.  It comes with 4 words to cut out - falala, grateful, snow and spooky.  Pair it with Sparkly Seasons and save 15% on the bundle!
 
Have you seen the 2015 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Holiday Catalog yet?  They are full of wonderful products to get you started on your next project!  Don't miss out on the fun!  Click on either of the online catalogs to the left of my blog page to see any of these stamp sets and bundles and shop all the amazing products Stampin Up has to offer.  Or just stop by my online store at www.donnademko.stampinup.net.  I would love to earn your business!