Monday, August 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Star of Light Christmas Card #GDP100 and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Happy Monday Peaches! How was your week/weekend? We had a very busy week. My daughter just started the first grade. It's funny because apparently she's so grown up now that she desperately needed new school clothes. I mean I expected to have to buy new clothes each year, but holy cow has this kid grown! Her dresses that were once past her knees in length, are now just barely covering her undergarments, lol. This fact was abundantly clear when she came down one day with one of said "too short" dresses and bent over to pick up her shoes. That was the clear and obvious sign that it was time to get new clothes. Finally, after the stressful clothes shopping was done, we were ready for school, and she was so excited, well, "nervous-cited" she calls it (when she's both nervous and excited). She's so happy to be a first grader!

Now on to today's card. I'm super excited to share this one with you because I'm participating in the Global Design Project Page's 100th project challenge!! This is a very special event as it celebrates 100 amazing and fun design challenges. In addition, it features some brand new products that will be realeased September 1st with the new holiday catty. Now before you judge me about making holiday cards early, I will remind you that I have always been the type of person who likes to get my holiday cards started ahead of time. That way, when Christmas comes around, I'm not stressing about getting them done in time to send; I can just enjoy that wonderful time of year with my family.





For this week's design challenge, we were to chose one (or all) of gorgeous cards created by the design team this week to CASE. If you're not familiar with the term "CASE", it means to "copy and share everything ".  You can select as many elements from the original design that inspire you and apply them to your card, with your own Twist of course! You can check out all the stunning projects here. I chose to case the lovely design by Jessica Williams. What I love about Jessica's card (besides everything, lol) is the  aesthetically pleasing layout. I love the cluster of elements in the middle left of her design, with the perfect balancer-the circular element that grounds the entire design. Here's her design:


My take has been inspired by her card layout design, so I made sure to include these elements. One of the things I really love about this card is all the colors and textures. Yet, there's something simplistic about it. For the background, I used the brand new Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder, one snowflake embossed on the top left corner and one on the bottom right. Then I took the stunning new Foil Snowflakes (they come in silver and gold and plain on the backside so you can ink them in any color you like) in silver and took my Starburst punch and punched the center out of one. This created a neat new outer rim look for the snowflake. I'll use the center for another project later on.

Next, I die cut one of the stars from the Starlight Thinlits dies out of watercolor paper and used both Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise to watercolor it. I added a different star die cut from silver foil and then finished of my card with some of the gorgeous mini Silver Sequin Trim. That's today's card! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you all on Wednesday's post!



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Check out the gorgeous new holiday stamp and die set Carols of Christmas! This is a very special pre-release. Now, during the month of August, you have early access to one of top bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog which doesn't release until September! Plus, this special early release comes during our Bonus Days promotion—which means if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, then you can use them on Carols of Christmas in August!


The brand new holiday catalog is coming in September, so mark your calendars! It's packed full of beautiful and stunning products, gift ideas, and project samples, perfect to get your holidays off to a great start. For now I can only tease you with the cover of the catalog, but trust me, you are going to LOVE these great new products! Starting September 1st, you can see the whole catalog and order!



With so many amazing, beautiful  items provided for you, you'll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start-AND  spend your Starter Kit  dollars on things  like your favorite stamp sets and accessories, so there's no better time to join!  For just $99, you can select $125  of your choice of product AND  you'll be able to pre-order from the brand new Holiday Catalog as  earn a 20%  discount on your purchases from there Annual Catalog.  This is amazing deal! You  If you'd like to join my team, click here to sign up or email me @Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com


8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for playing along with GDP100 Lauren and for choosing my card to CASE! What I love about it (beside everything, lol) is that you've managed to pack so much punch into one card. Love the silver & blue, the embossing, the sparkles, and the Christmas! It's NEVER too early for Christmas!

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    1. Oh thank you, Jess! And thank you for the gorgeous inspiration! Love your designs!

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  2. Love the way you used the embossing folder. Now I have to have it. Thanks for playing along with Global Design Project.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shawn! It really is a "must have", lol!

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  3. What gorgeous layering! It's never too early for Christmas cards (well, as long as it's July or after). :) I love your CASE of Jess' card. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate the 100th challenge of the Global Design Project! I'm glad you played along.

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    1. Thank you so much, Brian, and thanks for another great challenge! Jess is truly an inspiration so it was easy! 😊

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  4. Beautiful card as always, friend. I am Casing Jessica's card too. :) I love what you created using her inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend! I loved your design as well! What a fun challenge!

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