Saturday, September 24, 2011

Numbers for Our Creative Corner

Hi there! It's Saturday and that means it is time for another fun challenge at Our Creative Corner! This week Sharon is our hostess and it's all about 'Numbers':  
"Everyone has a favorite number, or a number they will always remember.  So, for this challenge, include a number on your paper craft item.   Your paper craft item can be a card, tag, 3-D item, or scrapbook page.  Be creative on how you incorporate your 'number'.  This challenge is pretty straight forward, without a lot of specific guidelines or requirements.  And don't forget to have FUN!
I dug into some new stamping supplies once again and focused my project around the number of a pretty special holiday in December. :)  All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post, if you are interested...including the new super-adorable Mini Jingle Bells from the Holiday Mini Catalog!! I also Sponged Early Espresso ink around all of the DSP edges along with the Silver Glimmer Paper accents. 
I received quite a few emails from my last card where I mentioned that you could color the new Silver Glimmer Paper using Classic Ink and a sponge. I wanted to post a side-by-side photo to show what that looks like. The circle on the left is the original Silver Glimmer Paper. The circle on the right is sponged with Early Espresso Classic Ink. The only tip I have is to make sure the ink dries completely (or give it a blast with the Heat Tool) so that you don't smudge the ink on your I did the first time I tried it. Oops! 
 Finally, here is the inside of the card, using up some scraps from the front: 
Thanks for visiting today! I sure hope you will join us this week at Our Creative Corner. Please stop by the site to see what the rest of the gals on the Design Team created using the numbers-theme. 

Have a HAPPY day! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Tags 'til Christmas and Contempo Christmas (inside sentiment)
Paper: Letters to Santa DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Early Espresso and Marina Mist Classic Ink
Accessories: Stocking Builder punch, Small Oval punch (ret.), Large Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine, Stamping Sponges and Stampin' dimensionals


  1. So pretty with the little stockings and the punched out Dec. 25 in the middle. Love the jingle bells too!
    Perfect card for the holidays.

  2. Very nice! Love the Dec. 25th stamp and the layering of it. Great idea too for sponging the glimmer paper.

  3. Good morning your fabulous project, that glimmer paper gets to my house tomorrow! Yeah! Love the DSP and the little baker twine cute with the bells.

  4. Wow - love the panel where you put the dec.25 - stands out perfectly! that day is going to be upon us in NO TIME! Yikes!!!!

    Have a great day!

  5. This is fantastic, Anne Marie! Love the sweet vintage feel of that paper and I thought your glimmer paper was German glass glitter - what a cool product and thanks for the tip about coloring it. Super take on this week's challenge!

    Have a great weekend!


  6. This is a gorgeous card! I LOVE the glittery touches! :) Thanks for popping by my blog, Anne Marie:)

  7. Looks terrific! I really like the way you've tied the twine around the card, making it like a Christmas present all wrapped up and ready to go. And love the repetition of the 25s inside. Great card!

  8. Anne Marie, what a creative and simply gorgeous holiday card! I think you did a fabulous job at including a 'number'! and I just love what you did! Even the inside is pretty!

  9. Ann Marie how cute is that! I just made a card with the stocking punch this weekend and i also tied on a jingle Bell!!! too funny. Love the 25th too. Hugs.

  10. A beautiful card, inside and out! I'm definitely looking forward to Christmas! Hope you have a great week :)

  11. Oh how super gorgeous Anne Maree ... looove the glitter paper and the twine and baby bells are so stinkin cute ... love it!!!
    I also the the inside - that paper is perfect for our numbers challenge.
    Awesome work ...

  12. Wow, this is just delightful.

  13. Oh the things you do with the glittery paper! This has such a wonderful vintage feel to it!! TFS the tip on inking the glimmer paper!

  14. This card is fabulous, Anne. I love the sparkle! Great tip on sponging the glimmer paper - thanks so much for sharing the details, and for your inspiring work!

  15. Love the stockings and what a clever idea with dying the glitter paper. I tried this a few weeks ago, but I must of not let it dry long enough. TFS


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Anne Marie