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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Itty Bitty Christmas October 2019

Hello lovelies, a warm welcome to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This month's theme is Itty Bitty Christmas. The Bundle is from the Holiday Catalogue, and if you live in Australia, you can order anything you like from me.

I'm Sharni Haines from Australia you may have started here or come from our talented hostess Sara Levin either way have a look and keep on hopping around to see what fabulous Christmas creations everyone has to share with us today.

I have created a card and designed it 3 different ways....

1. The first way is designed for the Beginner, or what I like to also think of as simple & quick stamping. For those who like clean, simple and quick cards using very a little amount of product.

2. Second is designed for the Casual Stamper who has a little more time, more products and likes to try out and use some different techniques.

3. Third is for the Avid Stamper who has the time, an extensive collection of products and a little more experience or likes a challenge!

Beginner Stamper

I have cut a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 11"X 5.5" & scored at 5.5" to create a square card, something I don't often do but like a lot.

The second piece of Very Vanilla is 5 x 5" & glued onto the card base.

I have used the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set for the sentiment and because I don't own the matching dies (but now wish I did!!), I used the holly stamp from the Christmas Gleaming Cling Stamp Set & stamped on both side of the sentiment. I used Basic Grey Ink for all of it.

To get that soft bit of green, I used a dauber and Granny Apple Green.

To finish it off I tied a little bow with the Braided Linen Trim.

Casual Stamper

The second card I stamped sentiments all over the 5 x5" square with Basic Grey, and to get that lighter effect, sometimes I stamped again without re-inking my stamp.

The holly was fussy cut this time and attached with Dimensionals.

I embossed the greeting with White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Smoky Slate. This was cut using the Rectangular Stitched Framelits. i mounted this onto a piece of Vellum with Dimensionals and added a bow again.

The Vellum helps the embossed sentiment stand out a bit more by lightning the stamped background.

Avid Stamper

Third and final card is a lot busier than the first two for sure! The edges were inked with Sahara Sand & Basic Grey, the sentiments from Itty Bitty Christmas was stamped all over again, followed by some stamping with Artisan Textures Stamps.

I used a lot more holly and weaved the Braided Linen Trim throughout the composition along with some snowflakes from the Frosted Frames Dies - they were cut out from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

I also had some fun with one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and Basic Grey (the swirly patterns). You may also be able to see the Shimmery Crystal Effects I have added all over the card and onto the berries.

The colours on this card actually look better in real life, but I guess you will just have to take my word for that! LOL

Well, that's all from me today. Thank you so much for popping in.

A big thank you to the lovely Sara Levin for hosting the hop!

Ensure you keep going with the Hop to see what everyone else has created. I'm looking forward to seeing what beautiful cards & paper creations everyone else has made, especially with the matching Dies!

Just click on the links below (or the big cube) to see more. Next up is the wonderful... Martin Stone

Thank you for your comments, they always make me smile!

Loves and hugs,

Sharni. x

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Products I used today..

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Love tour cards, as always! Great step-up work..


Sharni Haines
Sharni Haines
Oct 27, 2019

Thank you Ruth and Tammy for your kind comments!❤️


Tammy Wilson
Tammy Wilson
Oct 27, 2019

Love your backgrounds! It was so clever to create the bacgound susing the sentiments from the stamp set!


Love the colour scheme and use of the sentiment stamps, so pretty.


Sharni Haines
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