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Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards from last month's metallic-themed Too Cool Team swap.   

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  • December 5-30 Reservation Window will continue to take reservation throughout the ENTIRE window and allow as many orders as they receive right up until December 30!
  • Beginning March 19, they will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in their warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
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Debbie - Musical Season InstrumentsCASEd from Sandi MacIver at Stampin' With Sandi.

Debbie's Musical Season Gold Instruments Card

Debbie Groulik created this simple and elegant holiday card with the Musical Season stamp set.  I love when a card this lovely also comes together so quickly!  

Background Basics—Debbie began with a vertically folded 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card stock for a sturdy card base.  She stamped the Musical Season sentiment along the bottom with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  She also added a strip of the the Year of Cheer copper washi tape across the middle of the card for a pop of shine!

Debbie - Musical Season Instruments 2

Embossed Instruments—Debbie stamped the border from Musical Season in Memento Black ink across the bottom of a Whisper White 2-5/8" square die-cut with the Layering Squares Framelits.  Then, she stamped the harp in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.  She also stamped and embossed the guitar on Basic Black card stock, then die-cut it with the Musical Instruments Framelits. That instrument is popped up with Dimensionals.  The whole square is matted onto a 2-3/4" Gold Foil square and popped up with more Dimensionals.  Beautiful!

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Janet - Merry Music Caroling Reindeer

Janet's Cute Caroling Reindeer Card

Janet Shinn brought back a "punch art" card design that had been floating around years ago when Stampin' Up! offered many more punches. She updated the look using several of our dies and I LOVE the results! 

Background Basics—It's a music-themed card, so it's fitting that the background of Janet's card starts with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It's matted onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Copper Foil, then mounted onto a Thick Whisper White card base.

Janet - Merry Music Caroling Reindeer 2

Caroling Reindeer—Janet used several die-cut pieces to create this cute caroler!  

  • Head—Layering Ovals Framelits 2-3/4" long oval in Crumb Cake.
  • Mouth—Layering Ovals Framelits 1-3/4" long oval in Early Espresso.
  • Nose—1/2" Circle Punch in Real Red.
  • Antlers—Pretty Pines Thinlits in Copper Foil.
  • Body—Layering Ovals Framelits oval in Crumb Cake.
  • Chest—Layering Ovals Framelits oval in Whisper White.
  • Hooves—1/2" strips cut from a 2" Circle Punch in Crumb Cake.
  • Book—2-1/2" x 3/4" Real Red card stock, scored at 1-1/4" and bent up in the center.  It's stamped with a sentiment from Flurry of Wishes in Memento Black ink.

All of the pieces are layered together on the card base with SNAIL, except the head and nose are popped up with Dimensionals.  Janet finished the reindeer with a Quilted Christmas Ribbon bow, attached with a Glue Dot. 

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 Thanks to Debbie Groulik and Janet Shinn for sharing their awesome musical projects!


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