Ice Skates for dueling Christmas Cards

One Holiday Design – Two Christmas Cards

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Stamps to make these cards: Figure Skates Multi-Step Clear StampsHolly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear StampsPoinsettia Multi-Step Clear StampsSnow Flurry Clear Stamps, and Big and Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Figure Skates, Holly, and Poinsettia were cut out with coordinating SVG Cut Files and then stamped. Holly and Poinsettia are attached with low profile pop dots (1mm thick) and Figure Skates are attached with regular pop dots (2mm thick).

Paper for Cards:

  • (red card – on left
    • Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest Environment Desert Storm (Kraft)
      from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Always Artichoke from Stampin’ Up!
  • (green card – on right
    • Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest Environment Desert Storm (Kraft)
      from Neenah. Fairway from Stardream.

Inks for Card: see color recipe links below

  • (red card – on left)
    • sentiment: Cherry Red from Gina K.
    • snowflakes: Frost White (Color Box) with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder (Stampendous).
  • (green card – on right)
    • sentiment: Christmas Pine from Gina K.
    • snowflakes: VersaMark with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder.

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Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Figure Skates

Holly & Mistletoe

Poinsettia

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Have a fabulous inky day and check out what KSS Design Team has cooked up this week.

Lynn  Jeanne

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Christmas Ornaments transform into Christmas Cards

Send your wood disk ornaments as Christmas cards.

By attaching the ornament with a repositionable glue dot to the front of a card is a great way of sending a handmade stamped gift and Christmas card together. BKGD-Christmas-Ornament-Card

Stamps to make this card: Big and Bold Christmas Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Inks for Card:

  • (card on left) Cherry Red, Christmas Pine, Fresh Asparagus, Grass Green, and Key Lime from Gina K.
  • (card on right) Rockin’ Red, Spruce, Grass Skirt, Eucalyptus, and Lime Rickey from Catherine Pooler.

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Remember Christmas Ornament #3 – Santa Teddy Bear ornament?

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Stamps to make this ornament: Teddy Bear Wishes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Things 4 Ducky & Teddy Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Pine Trees Multi Step Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Now the ornament is a Christmas Card … extra postage is required. 🙂

Santa-Gray-Teddy-Ornament-Card-with-bkgd-cardColor Recipes for these stamp sets:

Teddy Bear Wishes

Things 4 Ducky & Teddy

Pine Trees

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Thanks for stopping by for the third installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn  Jeanne

Christmas Ornament Series – Two 4 week 7

8 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps continues!

I have TWO ornaments for you this week.  My first ornament features Christmas Poinsettias & Candy Canes and the second is a Festive Snowman.

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Stamps to make ornament #1: Poinsettia Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Things 4 Ducky & Teddy Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Brush Clear – Wink of Stella to poinsettia flowers.
  • Adhere the large poinsettia (concentrate your adhesive in the center of the blossom leaving to sides without) on the wood disk to determine where it will look best depending on the unique shape of the wood disk. Then slide leave (with adhesive on the back) directly behind the poinsettia blossom.
  • Adhere the additional poinsettias, leaves and candy canes (see note below) with pop dots.

[Note reg. Candy Canes: I have been using black pop dots under most of my cut out images for my past ornaments, but used white for the candy canes. The white doesn’t show as much because of the candy canes being white and red. I adhered the two candy canes together first where I wanted them to cross/overlap each other. Then I added the pop dots (trimmed in stripes) to the back. You can see this a little in the angled photo below.]

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Poinsettia

Things 4 Ducky & Teddy

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Stamps to make ornament #2: Snowmen Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Snowy Cabin Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Snowman-Wood-Ornament

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
    • A small Holly with Berries from Holly & Mistletoe
    • A large Top Hat from Snowmen
    • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Brush Clear – Wink of Stella to the Holly & Berries and the Top Hat’s hatband.
  • Stamp Directly on the wood disk – using a Misty (or another stamp platform).
    • Snowman from Snowmen
      • Step #1: Frost White – 2x’s (Color Box)
      • Step #2: Summer Sky (Memento)
      • Step #3: London Fog – stamp off 1x, repeat (Memento)
      • Face & Buttons: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
      • Nose: Mandarin Orange (Catherine Pooler)
      • Twig Arms – Dark Chocolate (Gina K)
    • Snow Mounds from Snowy Cabin
      • Step #1: Frost White – 2x’s (Color Box)
      • Step #2: VersaMark and Kaleidoscope embossing powder
    • Winter Tree from Snowy Cabin
      • First stamping: Espresso Truffle (Memento)
      • Stamp again: Warm Cocoa (Gina K) 
      • Brush Clear Wink of Stella to branches
  • Add Holly & Berries and Top Hat with pop dots.

[Note reg. Snowman’s Top Hat: As you can see from the photo below, I had originally stamped the top hat directly over the snowman on the wood disk. Normally this would work on paper, but due to the many layers of white ink to build up the snowman, I did not like the end results. So, I stamped another top hat and covered it over by adding it on top with pop dots. You can only see it when looking close at an angle. It reminds me of the Holly Hobbie layered paper crafts from my childhood. Anyway, a good fix for a mistake. :)]

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Holly & Mistletoe

Snowmen

Snowman-Wood-Ornament-2

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Thanks for stopping by for the seventh installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas! Eight more ornaments to go.

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn  Jeanne

Christmas Ornament Series – week 4

11 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps continues!

A Christmas red festive cardinal is a bound to brighten up any holiday tree … or package. 🙂

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Stamps to make this ornament: Winter Cardinals Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Tiny Norway Pine (sentiment) Multi-Step Clear Stamps – both SP Edition from Junkie-Fest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Loosely position the cardinal on the wood disk to determine where the pine branch will look best.
  • Stamp the pine branch (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk.
    • Step # 4c – Burnt Umber
    • Step # 2c – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 1c – Landscape
    • Step # 3c – Burnt Sienna

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Cardinal: Adhere directly to wooden disk, over pine branch. Brush cardinal with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig). Add Ebony Black Crystal Drops ( from Nuvo) for cardinal’s eye.
  2. Holly & Berries: Adhere directly to wooden disk, over pine branch. Brush holly & berries with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
  3. Sentiment: Stamp Rocking Red ( from Catherine Pooler). With a toothpick, add small amounts of Christmas Red Stickles.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Winter Cardinals

Holly & Mistletoe

Winter-Cardinal-Wood-Disc-Ornament-clsup

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Thanks for stopping by for the fourth installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn  Jeanne

Christmas Ornament Series – week 3

12 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Ready for more HO-HO-HO Ornament fun?

This week’s ornament is Santa Teddy Bear full of Christmas Cheer!

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Stamps to make this ornament: Teddy Bear Wishes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Things 4 Ducky & Teddy Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Pine Trees Multi Step Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Loosely position the teddy bear on the wood disk to determine where the pine tree will look best.
  • Stamp the pine tree (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk.

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Santa Hat: Adhere directly to teddy bear – over the right ear. Brush white band and end of the cap with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig).
  2. Candy Cane: Adhere directly to teddy bear’s right hand and overlapping the end of the candy cane over his right leg. Brush candy cane with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
  3. Teddy: Add a skinny strip of foam adhesive tape to the back of the candy cane and pop dots to the back of teddy bear and his Santa’s hat. Adhere teddy directly to wood disk over pine tree. [NOTE: Make sure to keep the top of the candy cane fully on the wood disk.] Brush teddy’s eyes and nose with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Teddy Bear Wishes

Things 4 Ducky & Teddy

Pine Trees

  • Step #3 – Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 2 – Spruce (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 1 – Grass Green (Catherine Pooler)

Santa-Teddy-Bear-ornament

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Thanks for stopping by for the third installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn  Jeanne