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Gingerbread & Peppermint Messy Fun!

We are continuing to play with the products from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. And today is the day we are going to get messy! Just a little bit though. 🙂

Today’s Video

I had so much fun on Friday creating with the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories and More cards! If you missed that video, here is a link: https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/gingerbread-peppermint-memories-more/

Now it is time to play with the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste. The masks feature 4 different designs. I used the snowflake pattern in today’s video. However, the remaining 3 designs could be used year-round on your cards. Our Embossing Paste comes in both matte and shimmer finishes. You will also want to have a set of our Palette Knives to spread your Embossing Paste.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Cards

You will notice that my original card design was vertical. But, I glued the layer in my video in the wrong direction! So my design in the video became a landscape card. Happy accident!

Let’s not forget about adding the Shimmery Crystal Effects to our cards! I think that adding this to the little peppermint shapes took my card from nice to WOW. Sometimes it is all in the details.

Thank you so much for watching my video today! I hope that you learned something new right along with me. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut down to 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP: cut out a row of peppermints, plus another design measuring 1″ x 5 1/4″

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Pretty Perennials And The Slimline Card

The Pretty Perennials stamp set is right in my wheelhouse. This set has many different parts and pieces. There are flowers, leaves, and additional types of plants included. Additionally, depending on the colors that you choose, you can totally change the feel of a card. There is a coordinating die set as well.

Today’s Video

More Cards Featuring Pretty Perennials

Making a slimline card was a totally new thing for me! To begin with, changing things up a bit for me “sparked joy”! I was kind of in a designing slump and simply changing the layout opened my mind. Additionally, just having a wider canvas made me feel a little bit more open to playing with my stamps. I enjoyed my design process today. The mistakes and all! Please don’t ever give up if you make a mistake. Sometimes our mistakes can open up an entirely different path for us. This is true in both cards and life.

I love how this card turned out! This card is very happy. yet, very subdued. I feel it would make a great card for both men or women. The Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee work so nicely together. I stamped the images and then ran this layer through the embossing machine. The embossing folder I used was the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder. It gives you such a wonderful textured piece of art!

This color combination makes me very happy! I think these colors just play so nicely together. Just Jade is becoming my new favorite green.

I hope that you enjoyed the embossing technique that I shared with you today. It was just one of those ideas that came into my head one night in bed and I had to get it out! Don’t forget that these cards require a #10 Envelope.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

Today’s Featured Card

  • Basic White Cardstock: 7 1/2″ x 9″, scored at 3 3/4″
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Magenta Madness Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: Scrap for label and banner

Measurements For the Other Cards Shown

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 7 1/2″ x 9″, scored at 3 3/4″
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Bumblebee Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

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