11/04/2010

Royal Blog Tour-Contempo Christmas

This was my post for the Royal Blog Tour. The links are now gone, the Blog Candy drawing is closed. You may visit the Royal Blog Tour site for one month to see the list of castles if you missed the tour!

Welcome to my Castle!! I'm so glad you accepted our invitation for this wonderful adventure! I am featuring samples using the Contempo Christmas set which is found on page 45 of the Idea Book & Catalog. I have also combined it in a few instances with the Jolly Holiday DSP. Don't forget this is one of the Bundle Specials that SU! has out right now! And, if that bundle interests you, make sure you read all the way through my post and find the Blog Candy at the bottom! Now, on to the fun!


First up is this fun Scallop Square card.The base of the card is actually a Very Vanilla square card that you can't see, it sits just inside the scallops on the back. The Old Olive square was cut with the Scallop Square die. I attached a square of the stripe print from the Jolly Holiday DSP and then attached another Scallop Square, this one cut with the new Scallop Squares Duo Die. Inside that is a Very Vanilla Square with the saying stamped at the bottom and Silver Tinsel attached across the top. The Ornament is 3D, made by punching 3 ornaments, scoring in the center and attaching together. I tied a small piece of Silver Tinsel around the top, added MANY Rhinestones and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The ornament is attached with Mini Glue Dots.


Next up is this Side-step card. I highly suggest trying one of these if you haven't! They aren't near as tricky as they look. I included two views of this one so you can see the steps on the side and how I added the extra items to them. This is regular card size when folded down so it will fit in a regular envelope. 


Card base is Cherry Cobbler, cut and scored to be a Side Step. The large panel has a Metallic Gold Layer behind Very Vanilla. The Vanilla was stamped with two Trees in Cherry Cobbler before I added a third in the center that was heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I also added Sticky Strip across the top and bottom and applied Champagne Glass Glitter. Love that stuff! The side steps have the greeting on the front, and three ornaments with lovely little Vanilla Taffeta ribbons. The center ornament was embossed, the other two are Cherry Cobbler.


Next we have a quick and easy card of Glittery trees! Card base is Old Olive. Background is the small dotted print from the Jolly Holiday DSP. I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch across the bottom. For the trees, I stamped them first on a strip of Very Vanilla, alternating Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler. Next I inked the entire strip of Very Vanilla with Versamark and applied Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Heat and you have wonderful iridescent trees! The trees are layered on Cherry Cobbler and I added a small Rhinestone to the star of each tree. That's it!


Finally, this Ornament Trimmings card. Card base is Cherry Cobbler, background is the wide stripe print from the Jolly Holiday DSP. I cut a Top Note from Very Vanilla and stamped the evergreen tree from Lovely as a Tree sideways on it, trying to just get the top, not the bottom, so that it would like like branches. Then I strung Silver Tinsel Trim across it three times. I added 3 Silver Glitter brads at the 3 top points of the Top Note. The Ornaments were stamped on Very Vanilla and punched with the Ornament Punch. I tied a small strip of Tinsel around each and attached with Dimensionals. The saying was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, punched with the Modern Label and layered onto a Modern Label Punch Window cut of Cherry Cobbler.

Whew! You made it!! Ready for your reward?? Below is the Blog Candy!! Did you guess it?? A Contempo Christmas Set (clear) and Jolly Holiday DSP! All you need to do is email me your name and address and you are entered! In case the link isn't working, the email address is jennifer@sunflowerstamper.com. Comments are welcome here at the Castle of course, but they don't qualify you for the goods! Email me!

The drawing is now closed and a winner has been contacted. Thank you!


Thanks for stopping by! I'll hope you'll visit again soon! Visitors are always welcome-it doesn't have to be a Royal Occasion! If you have any questions on the projects above, email me! Thanks again!

63 comments:

Jacque said...

I love this paper. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful. jekolar at comcast dot net.

Alisha said...

Jennifer, I love what you have made, inspiration ++ for me, your first card is my fav. Thanks for sharing

Teri said...

Great work. Love the sidestep card!

Teri
tericout@yahoo.com

nitestamper said...

Beautiful cards-love the way you used this set!!!!
great inspiration.
stamperbz at msn dot com

jean said...

Gorgeous cards and This DSP is
my favorite.

Laura said...

Nice job. I really enjoyed this stop on the Royal Blog Tour

Cynthia M. said...

I love the contempo Christmas set! And your 3D ornament is clever!
Love it!
millanclan@bell.net

A Touch of SOL said...

Jennifer...LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING...I have tried the side step but will definitely have to case yours...Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork.
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Frances said...

Love the sidestep card. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Frances said...

Love the sidestep card. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Marchant said...

I absolutely love what you have done with this stamp set! Very cute and festive!

Kathy W said...

very festive creations, love the use of bling with glass glitter and tinsel

Marina said...

Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

Anonymous said...

I loved your side step card. Lots of great ideas with the set. Thanks. - Amy

Anonymous said...

I think this is the most creative use of this set that I have seen! Thanks

Wendy Hawkinson said...

Jennifer,
I'll say it again---cute!

Wendy Hawkinson
www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com
stampiepoo@gmail.com

Rose said...

Love your fun step card, Jennifer! You've made a lot of fun projects with this stamp set :)

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, I am in awe of what you did with this set. My favorite is the side step card, but I love tham ALL!

TIONYA said...

You are royalty!!
Absolutely amazing work!!
tionya

djouellette said...

LOVE your stair card! Would love to CASE....stampindjo at hotmail dot com. TFS!

Anonymous said...

great projects love them. Dianne Bell peggydiannebell@yahoo.com

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome cards, they really put me in a Holiday mood.

Heather A said...

Lovely cards, especially the step one. TFS.

Patrice H said...

Love your projects. You really showcased the paper and the stamp set well!
Patrice H
trygod20@verizon.net

Babe O'Mara said...

Your castle really put me in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the chance at some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Yapha said...

Great cards! I really love how you used the tinsel on them!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Everything is adorable! You really showed just how cute this set is.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the great projects I've been eying that set for a few weeks!!

Kathy
kjcummings63@gmail.com

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I had no idea how to use that tinsel--such great ideas!

CaRoLyN said...

WOW! Thank you for sharing that beautiful side step card!

Carolyn
gigglegiggle 9 at att dot net

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Loved the step card. TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon@verizon.net

Patti said...

The 3-D ornament card is my favorite. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Ola said...

Your cards are beautiful... I love the sidestep card!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Wow! I just got this in the mail yesterday -- it had been backordered for a little while! Now I have inspiration too! Love them all! TFS!

Jeanne
jvn89@aol.com

Joyce K. said...

Awesome Work. lst timer to RBT and I'll be busy making stuff until Valentines :)

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful projects!

Jen Timko said...

That side-step card is wonderful. My favorite is the line of trees! Love it!

sandi maciver said...

beautiful job on your projects. The sidestep card is amazing

lisa808 said...

Thanks for sharing so much ornament inspiration!

jilliree said...

LOVE THEM!!!! Trying a side step card! Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Kathy Mc said...

Love your projects. You certainly showcased Contempo Christmas and Jolly Holiday DSP.

Creative Art By Barb said...

OMG, your work is super. I loved the side step card. If I had that set I'd make one myself.
TFS,
Barb Slaughter (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

Ilene B. said...

Gorgeous projects, thank you for sharing and the great tour!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Makes me wish I had bought that set. Love all your pretty "decorations"!

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing the great projects

Brenda Hugar said...

Jennifer, loved all of them. They are gorgeous. TFS

Anonymous said...

Your cards are stunning. I'm headed to splitcoast to find instructions for the gorgeous side step card!

Lynne G

Kristi said...

Love your projects and the paper!

Creative Apple Scrampers said...

Love your work! WOW! Awesome Job!

Kelli C said...

Your cards are beautiful. I just love this stamp set.

Kelli C
kelsie8331@comcast.net

Janet Swofford said...

Your projects are all adorable! I especially love the side step card. It looks like such a WOW card. So cool! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Inky hugs,
Janet Swofford
janet@swofford.com

Laurie Gibson said...

Absolutely love all of your projects!!! Very nice work! So glad to have you on the tour.

Connie F. said...

Love your projects, especially the first one. Thanks for sharing.

Cathleen McSorley said...

I love your work. I wait everyday for you posts to come in my email. Thank you for sharing your ideas and projects with me. Cathleen McSorley - cmcsor9101@aol.com

Marsha E said...

Love that stamp set & of course the paper used. Great job. TFS

Kathy Winter said...

Very nice projects. I especially like your side step card. tfs

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

My princess Jennifer, simply adorable. Thank you for sharing and now I need to buy this set. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez, malugomez0@gmail.com
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Boo said...

Love your blog and your ideas! Love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing how you made them. Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy!
Sue Stevens

Debbie Peterson said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing your artwork!

Judy said...

Don't have thisset, but certainly wish I did now! Great designs! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us here on the RBT!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wonderful projects Jennifer. I loved the stair step card especially - I'm addicted to those gorgous folds and make them in my dreams.

Thanks for sharing your royal talents.

Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com

Jennifer Blomquist said...

You have made me love this stamp set now. :) Great job with your projects. They really are inspiring. I especially love the last card.

Lucia Kaiser said...

Jennifer: Your projects are wonderful. My favorite it the first card! Thanks for being on the tour.