Monday, December 4, 2023

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights December 2023

Is anyone else wondering where the year has gone? It's hard to believe it's December already and we are having our last International Blog Highlights for 2023. I am excited to see all the amazing projects and ideas that my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators will be sharing today with the theme "Thank You". There are so many different things in our life to be thankful for and sending a handmade card is just one small way we can show our appreciation to the people we care about.
Here in Colorado the weather is getting chilly and we have already had snow several times over the past month. So I thought I would use this as my inspiration for my Thank You card today. I chose to use one of the designs from the A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper, which is retiring soon, and combined it with the Season of Chic stamp set and coordinating Chic Dies. I love combining silver and blue to create Winter themed cards, so this was the perfect excuse to play with this combination and come up with this beautiful design. I chose Balmy Blue from the designer series paper and used the new Silver Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper (available in the Online Exclusives) to create sparkly snowflakes that coordinate with the Silver embossing for the sentiment and the Silver Trim that I used to tie a bow on the White Iridescent Ribbon. 
Products Used:
Season of Chic stamp set (item #158810)
Chic Dies (item #158815)
Tailor Made Tags Dies (item #155563)
A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper (item #162377) - Retiring
Silver & Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper (item #162288)
Thick Basic White Cardstock (item #159229)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad (item #147105)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Adhesive Backed Glitter Sequins (item #162029) - Retiring
White 1/2" Iridescent Ribbon (item #161955)
Gold & Silver 1/8" Trim (item #161633)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Thick Basic White Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock 
Sentiment Tag die cut with the Tailor Made Tags Dies
Silver Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper
2 Large and 2 Medium Snowflakes die cut with the Chic Dies
This pretty Thank You card captures the feel of a snowy Winter with the sparkly snowflake die cuts and the frosty look of Balmy Blue for the card front and background for the embossed sentiment. To create the sentiment tag, I stamped the swoosh background image with Balmy Blue Classic ink once in the center of the tag at full strength and then I did second generation stamping to stamp the same image above and below to create an almost ombre look. I then heat embossed the Thanks sentiment using Silver embossing powder over the darkest area so that it would really pop. I added a piece of White Iridescent Ribbon to the tag through the hole and then tied a piece of Silver trim around it to create a bow. To assemble the card, I attached the designer series paper card front to the card base and then added the Silver Glimmer snowflakes to card front. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I added the sentiment tag to the center of the card front, positioning it over parts of the snowflakes. To finish off the design, I added some of the White Adhesive Backed Sequins for a little more sparkle. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get create and make your own beautiful Thank You cards to send out to family and friends. Don't forget to take advantage of the Last Chance Sale and save up to 60% off retiring products from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. In addition, if you order the A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 from every pack sold to the Marine Toys For Tots as part of the Make A Difference program. 
I would love it if you would take a moment to vote for my card as part of the December International Blog Highlights by clicking the Vote button below and clicking on the small heart for my card (#15). You can vote for up to 5 cards each day over the next week, so please share some love with my fellow Demonstrators and their wonderful projects. We would also love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our cards. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. So pretty, Tricia! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. The silver and blue is a beautiful combination.

  3. Thanks for reminding me of that "arc" stamp in the Season of Chic set...I don't think I've ever used it. Great way to show it off by stamping multiple times and embossing the greeting on top.

  4. Beautiful "Thank You" card. Love the embossing.