Thursday, September 12, 2013

Grand Ampersand & Holiday Cheer Day Three

Hi there! Just popping in quickly for day three of the Papertrey Ink countdown to share a few more samples using the latest addition to my Stamping Simply lineup... Holiday Cheer and Grand Ampersand.  

So, let me get right to it...
I've combined both sets to come up with a simple one-layer card set.  This simple design could easily be mass produced in a short amount of time, making them ideal for this years Christmas cards.
The wreath from the Holiday Cheer stamp set takes center stage.  I simply stamped it in a soft gray color, layered a red ampersand and then completed the card with the sentiments.
The second card features an aqua wreath. Keep in mind that this design could easily be stamped in any color combo your little heart desires! 
Now, to step it up a notch.  This final card features the same images and design as above, but this time includes a bit more detail, dimension and embellishment.  Yet it's still pretty easy to recreate.
It all begins with the die cut wreath.  Just A Note: Two dies coordinate with this one image, one includes the bow and the other does not.  It's a quick way to achieve a two toned look with out the need to cut anything by hand.  Simply die cut both shapes, stamp in desired colors, layer one on top of the other and embellish. 
Here I've used about four different sized clear rhinestones to embellish with, they fit perfectly within the circles.  I then finished the card off with an ampersand, "Merry" and "Bright", all from the Grand Ampersand stamp set.

Well, that concludes today's look at Holiday Cheer and Grand Ampersand. Just remember... these stamp sets and coordinating dies will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 15th. In the mean time, I'd love to know what you think, so please feel free to share!

Now, be sure to visit Nichole Heady and Danielle Flanders for new peeksAlso, Heather NicholsDawn McVeyMelissa BickfordErin LincolnLexi Daly and Lizzie Jones have peeks to share with you of their newest sets for the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. I love the simplicity of the first card and it looks like it would be a great stamp for producing many cards and yet look fabulous!

  2. Just beautiful. So much impact with so few steps!

  3. Been waiting for these! Love the possibilities. Great impact to any card!

  4. Love that wreath die!

  5. I love this card and I just thought about using this idea in a window card, hmmm

  6. Love these! I really enjoy seeing the simple and stepped-up versions.

  7. Love these cards. I like the simplicity of these cards. They are so lovely.

  8. This would be a wonderful set to make this year's Christmas cards out of.

  9. Can't wait for the Grand Ampersand set!