October Fancy Friday

Fancy Friday Button-Sleepless Stamper


Welcome back again to another edition of Fancy Friday! The weeks slip away on me in between our posts and I sadly neglect coming back to post in between these days so I am thrilled to have our Fancy Friday posts to gather with my ADT sisters to come back to to share with you all.

We’ve been running with a challenge for each post and this month is no exception.  The challenge this month was to use DSP.  .. and as a bonus, you’ll have a chance to win some DSP of your own! At some of the blogs you’ll have a chance to win so be sure to hop on through each blog, have a read and share some love!  Stay tuned for details on how to win some DSP here at my blog. First, here’s my take on the challenge.


October Fancy Friday ~ Sleepless Stamper


I used one of my favorite products in the Holiday Catalogue, the tree punch that co-ordinates with the Festival of Trees stamp set.. who am I kidding, pretty much the whole Holiday Catalogue is my favorite! .. how about you? Don’t you love it this year too?!  I did a couple of different things to create the forest of trees on this card. I  punched two of each of the patterns shown and scored the top layer down the middle and folded it forward for some extra dimension. The On Point embossing folder is only embossed about 2/3 of the way down the piece of cardstock.   The top portion lends to the feel of the forest of trees and with the bottom portion not embossed it left space for my greeting and a little extra embellishment.


If you’d like to win some of your own DSP from the Under the Tree Specialty Collection, leave a comment below for a chance to win a sampler set.  The winner will receive a 4×6 piece of each DSP from this collection.  The contest will close on November 6th and I’ll announce the winner on Nov. 10t.  Be sure to stop back to see if you have won. You’ll have to contact me with your information so that I can mail your DSP off to you! We are looking forward to having you play along with us!


I do have a bonus project to share with you today!  It’s a another take on the punched tree and instead of DSP I used specialty paper and added some bling! I love that glimmer paper! Especially the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!


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Once I punched out the tree from Kraft Specialty paper, I tucked it into the Star border punch at an angle to punch a scattering of stars out of the tree. After I punched a few out of one side, I flipped the tree over and punched a few out of the opposite side of the tree as well to carry the swag of stars right across the tree. I punched a 2nd Kraft tree and glued the starry tree to the full tree so that there was a solid layer underneath. Then,  I punched a set of stars out of Champagne Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Early Espresso cardstock and glued a variety of stars into the star openings in the tree.  The naturals Ivory layer is popped up with dimensionals and the Champagne Glimmer layer is set behind the circle opening onto the Early Espresso cardstock. The greeting is stamped with versamark and then heat set with Early Espresso powder.  I almost wish I hadn’t bothered with the linen thread.. it kinda looks out of place now that I see this on the computer screen. If you were to re-create this one, you could easily leave it without that extra touch! Have fun cutting into that DSP, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Oh, if you’d like to join me in making some of your very own, I’ll be offering these in a class very soon. I did have one class of these cards today but will offer them up again as well!



Thanks for stopping in today and for letting us share with you!  I linked you up to Cathy earlier by mistake so huge apologies to Becky for mistakenly thinking she was unable to do the hop this month! Please do take a hop over to her blog to see her adorable cards! I definitely must case them! And since I had you linked to Cathy’s project before I do know that her card is super cute too! You really can’t go wrong with DSP and there’s plenty of inspiration at each of the stops along the hop!

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Posted on : Oct 31 2014
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10 People have left comments on this post

Oct 31, 2014 - 06:10:28
Rachel said:

Both cards are beautiful! I love using glimmer paper too!

Oct 31, 2014 - 07:10:15
Tammy Adcock said:

Love your cards!

Oct 31, 2014 - 11:10:14
Kris K. said:

These are both great! I really like what you did with the glimmer paper!

Nov 1, 2014 - 03:11:56
Barbara V said:

Love the rustic look you achieved with the trees. I think the linen thread looks good on the glimmery card.

Nov 1, 2014 - 08:11:52
~amy~ said:

Both are lovely!

Nov 1, 2014 - 12:11:33
Karen Carvell said:

As usual love your cards! I like the glimmery card and the linen thread. I will have to watch for details on a class!

Nov 1, 2014 - 02:11:27
Becky said:

Love both of these! So cute!

Nov 1, 2014 - 08:11:05
Dawn Hoffman said:

Love the country feel of the Under the Tree paper–and the tree punch makes it oh so easy! Thanks for sharing!

Nov 3, 2014 - 12:11:07
rosemarie calpin said:

such different cards from one punch! thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Nov 4, 2014 - 12:11:40
Lauren said:

I really liked that the white on these cards popped against the warm tones of the dsp. Very effective design choice!