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Nov 14, 2010

November Annabelle Release

Hello! - Wow has time flown by this past month. Today is the first day of the Previews for the November Release at Annabelle Stamps.

The DT will be showing cards/projects using, Christmas Wish - Isn't this an elgant looking stamp set.

As always we'll be doing a Blog Hop where you can win the stamp set being released. It's easy...just start at the Annabelle Blog and follow the links to the the next blog, leave a comment on EVERY DT members blog, head back to the Annabelle Blog and answer a simple question in the comment section. That's it, easy peasy.

You should have arrived on my blog from Sue's Blog
Your next stop on the hop will be Rene's Blog

So for today I have 2 cards to share using this set.
First up is one that uses the large frame image.  For this card I stamped the frame image with Melon Mambo ink and cut it out and mounted it onto Always Artichoke cs.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Artichoke ink and cut it out with a Nestabilitie Die brushed Melon Mambo ink around the edges, then stamped the snowflakes with Cool Caribbean ink and added a tiny jewel to the center of the middle snow flake.
Next I embossed a white panel with the Swiss Dot embossing folder, added designer paper (Basic Grey), some ribbon (May Arts) and 2 snowflake brads that I added glitter to.

My second card is really a different design for me but I like it.  A big shout out to Michelle Woerner for the wonderful layout idea.  She has a set of cards here using this layout.  I love how fun and easy this was to make (except for losing my circle die and taking an hour before I found it).

Card Base, Whisper White.  All Designer paper from Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding lines from 2 different years.)
I stamped the Scroll image with Bravo Burgundy ink and the sentiment and snowflakes with Cool Caribbean ink.  Other colors of card stock used: Pear Pizzaz, Basic Gray.  Other items used: Silver Sprinkles and Tiny jewels on the snowflakes and silver cording.

So if you like this set and want a chance to win it, start hopping!
See you back in a couple of days for another sneak peak.


  1. Oh these are lovely Ida!
    I love that you stamped the sentiment over the snowflakes (have to do that!) and the added gems just gorgeous!!!!

  2. Ida, your cards are amazing! I love the papers that you have chosen to accent this set. Great job!!

  3. Wonderful combination of colours here. Great cards.

  4. Wonderful cards Ida, very unusual!! LOVE your new blog banner, how stunning are those trees!!!

  5. Both cars are amazing! Love the design on the second one! Nice to see someone from here in the northwest!

  6. Both cards are beautiful. Love the second one with the colors you use and DP too.

  7. beautiful elegant cards - I love the first card and how you have stamped merry christmas over the snowflakes - great idea!

  8. ♥ these so much! And how could I not with that Basic Grey? These are really striking designs...you get better all the time!

  9. two totally different cards and BOTH are amazing love them TFS.

  10. Lovely cards, Ida. Love this set...so versatile. Don't you hate it when you lose one of those dies and waste time finding it?

  11. Love both cards, the dp's are awesome. Beautiful work.

  12. Wow! Both of the cards are gorgeous, Ida! Love how stamped the whole panel on the first card; it matches perfectly to BG DP!
    And what a wonderful layout for the second card! Love the snowflakes in the square; great way to add sentiment in a beautifuly designed label stamp!

  13. 2 great chistmas cards wanda-I always love the dp you use-i usually have the same paper so it gives me ideas as well-gret layout on your 2nd card

  14. Both of your cards are stunning, Ida!
    Love the snowflakes on your first card and the way you stamped your sentiment over them and your added sparkly snowflakes!
    LOVE the colours and design of your second card, STUNNING!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  15. Beautiful cards! Great case of Michelle's layout!

  16. Really like both cards and the way you used the stamp set. Christmas is almost here! Gotta get busy!

  17. Yes, it is a very elegant set. And, I love the beautiful cards that you created with it.

  18. Love your color choices! And the added layers! You are so creative! Loved everything! TFS!