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Vintage Christmas Wishes for Guests

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share some place cards I’ve made for the big holiday dinner. I’m using the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamps and they are so sweet and classic, they’re perfect for the fall and winter holidays.

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I’ve just written the names here, but of course stickers or some letter stamps would work too. I’m trying to decide if I should adhere these to a candy treat or just lay them on the plates. Either way, I think they’ll go great with the dinnerware.

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The extra little deer-in-the-woods tag will have to find his way into the table decor. I could glue him to the front of a big candle, attach him to a vase or add him to one of the bowls to decorate it. Hmmm…I still have some time to decide, but I’m thinking a vase that’s tied with some greenery and twine and filled with flowers might be just the thing.

Do you like to use your stamps for more than cards and scrapbooks? It’s one of my favorite things to do and this stamp isn’t just for Christmas. You could use the trees to create a background for a lot of different stamps. And if you use some colorful markers to make dots, you could create a fall scene easily. The script would be fabulous in some art journaling or on any kind of vintage cards.

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If you want to get some great deals for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, you can still get them this week at the store, including the $75 Surprise Box for just $25! Or you can go with the Free Domestic Shipping on $50 or more (FreeShipping16), along with a free gift for all orders $50 and over, tons of great pricing in the sale section and it turns out, you can get all these together!! Hop on by soon to fill your cart with goodies for yourself, gifts for family and friends or fun surprises for all! And don’t forget, every purchase made at a2z Scrapbooking helps fund charities close to our heart—those supporting people with celiac and Behcet’s disease. THANK YOU!!

Hope you’ll join in with our new December Anything But a Card Challenge, and hope you win the $25 gift to the store!

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Happy Friday!

chark

Vintage Christmas Wishes

Elizabeth Craft Scallop Dies

Hero Arts Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue Ink

Pine Ink 

Summer Sky Ink

Earth Layering Paper

Red Cardstock

Kelly Hybrid Ink Cubes

White Notecards/Cardstock


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1 Stamp Set, 1 Design, 2 Cards

Hello Crafty friends, it is Helen here today would love to share with you my cards using 1 stamp set and 1 design, but 2 different cards. Today, I am using the Color Layering – Deer stamp, from the new Holiday 2016 Catalogue.

On this first card, I stamped the Deer on a white cardstock with Distress Mini Ink Pad set 3, and then fussy cut it. But you always  can cut it out with the matching frame die set. Then I added it on the card with wood embossed background with 3D foam tape for some dimensional. I heat-embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I added a piece of gold glitter ribbon for extra accent on this CAS card.

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On the second card, it is simply watercolored, CAS and one layer card. For the card base, I used Canson Watercolor paper 140 lbs. And I stamped the deer with Distress Mini Ink Pad Set 3 and sprayed little bit of water on the inked stamp every time I stamped to create the faux – watercolor look on the deer.

And then I added some Broken China distress ink with wet brush to create the sky, and added some Vintage Photo distress ink with wet brush for the ground where the deer sit on. I used my craft heat gun to dry the panel completely before stamping.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and I added some leaves around the deer that I stamped with the new Hero Arts – Ombre Autum Ink Pad.

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On both cards, I only use 1 stamp set and 1 design. Also, with Color Layering stamp sets, you can create gorgeous depth of colors and dimension to the image even though it is a one-layer card.

So, check out all the Color Layering stamp sets and their matching frame die sets at a2z Scrapbooking store. You can get 15% OFF your order of $25 when you use this code Helen15 at check out.

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THANKS for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

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