Snowflake Triple Stamping with MDS

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Triple Stamping-snowI decided to try creating the appearance of Triple Stamping with MDS, and here’s the result. I used grouped photos and a two-color DSP to create the look.

Supply List

  • Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Christmas Cheer – snowflake 6
  • Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon – knot
  • Winter Wonders – hello snow stamp
  • Get It Done – punch 3
  • Christmas Cocoa II – designer series paper, pattern 3

Christmas Doorbell Sign

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Christmas doorbell installed!Here is the little sign that I made to go with Mom’s Christmas doorbell, which plays Christmas carols when you press the big red button.

It’s essentially the same as last year’s sign, but with MDS2 I was able to color in Santa’s boots, make his eyes blue, make his gloves Gumball Green, and color in his belt Basic Black. The Santa is 24 from 25 & Counting stamp brush set. I colored the number 24 with Whisper White so that it wasn’t visible, though the Presents (an embellishment from Candy Cane Lane) hide it fairly well without that.

The card is ever so slightly hybrid. I colored in Santa’s face and ears with a Pink Pirouette marker. That was so much easier than piecing punches behind his face and ears.

I slipped the card into a clear envelope to protect it from the weather, and put it up on the door frame with some Command Strips. Now we’re ready for those holiday deliveries and visitors!

Very Thankful for You

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I’m participating in the MDS 30 Days of Christmas Class being taught this month by Heather Summers and Martha Inchley. My Thanksgiving card is for their Bonus Sketch 1 Challenge. Yes, I know, I should probably do a Christmas card since it’s a Christmas class, but falling leaves and Thanksgiving were on my mind.

Thankful for You Card

The stamp that I used for the sentiment is actually much larger than what appears on the card:

Very Thankful Stamp

I added this stamp six times and then cropped it to get just the portion I needed:

  1. The word “Very”
  2. The word “Thankful”
  3. The word “For”
  4. The letter “Y”
  5. The letter “O”
  6. The letter “U”

Here is the supply list for the card:

  • Background: Very Vanilla
  • Stamps:
  • Embellishments:
  • Colors:
    • Background Punches: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
    • Leaf Backgrounds: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Cherry Cobbler
    • Leaf Overlay Stamps & Sentiment: Early Espresso


Happy BOO to You!

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Happy BOO to YouThis card uses the Monster Munchies Ensemble Kit. It was designed for the MDS Challenge: September 2012 Download.

Here is the supply list for the card:

Merry and Bright Christmas Card

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Merry & Bright Christmas CardWhile I love my Winter Photo Booth swaps, I realized that people might want a simpler option. For my second swap for the Chattanooga Regional, I decided to create an MDS card that was easy to make and that could easily be made as a non-digital card. I CASEd this design from Julie Leblanc of Kewlstamps. I used the Coloring Tool in MDS2 to make each letter in the sentiment a different color.

To make the card a hybrid, I printed out the Whisper White layer only, rounded the corners with a Circle Punch, and then mounted the layer on either Gumball Green (as shown), Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, or Primrose Petals. I also accented the images with Dazzling Details to add a bit of shine.

Here is the supply list for the card:

  • Cardstock Back: Gumball Green (as shown), Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, or Primrose Petals
  • Background: Whisper White, with rounded corners
  • Stamps:
  • Punches
    • Scallop Square Punch (included in the original MDS install)
    • Postage Stamp Punch
    • Square Punch (included in the original MDS install)


Winter Photo Booth Card

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I-am-snowmanMy Winter Photo Booth swaps for the Chattanooga 2012 Regional are based on the same idea as my Halloween Convention swaps. To upgrade the design to a hybrid card, I printed the image out and mounted it on a piece of cardstock (either Pool Party or Island Indigo). I sprayed the cards (before they were mounted) with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Finally, I added Basic Rhinestones to the center of the two snowflakes on the bottom right.

Here is the supply list for the card:

  • Cardstock Back (not shown): Pool Party or Island Indigo
  • Background:
  • Photo Booth Backgrounds:
  • Stamps:
    • Snow Flurries – snowflake 3, in Island Indigo (lower right)
    • Snow Flurries – snowflake 4, in Island Indigo (lower right)
    • Day in the Life – 4 frame, in Basic Black (photo booth frames)
    • Snow Flurries – snowflake 1, in Pool Party (with "I Am")
    • Jolly Bingo Bits – snowman, in Basic Black and colored with Island Indigo and Pool Party
  • Punches:
    • Square Punch (photobooth backgrounds)
    • Oval Punch ("I Am" header)
    • Petite Pennant Punch, filled with Calypso Coral (snowman noses)
    • Check This Out – photo box 16
    • Check This Out – photo box 1
  • Embellishments:
    • Brads, in Basic Black (snowman faces)
    • Get It Done – notepaper 2 (ruled paper on right)