Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sweet Stamps December Guest Designer ~Sparkle

Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
 I have been a busy, busy with getting things ready for Christmas as most of you are. I have just a few little things left to do and then I can focus on baking. I don't know if you know, but baking is another one of my passions, especially holiday baking! I love to make up goody trays for work, neighbors, Christmas parties, etc! How about you, do you do a lot of baking for Christmas?

Today is one of my Guest Design days over at Sweet Stamps and I have a couple fun projects to share with you for their weekly challenge.

This weeks challenge is: Sparkle
Doesn't that sound like fun? Come on and join in...would love to see your creations!

For my project, I decided to make a few gift card holders~they are sure to come in handy soon with the Holidays right around the corner, right?
I found this gift card holder at the Silhouette Store, Design #50748 and cut it on my cameo. I used SU cherry cobbler and crumb cake card stock. I embossed the holder with the snowflake folder from Darice and added fun little sparkly gems from Recollections. The snowflake border is created using the EK snowflake border punch and glittered with Sparkling Ice glitter.
The tree also has a sparkly edge which again, I used Sparkling Ice glitter. I stamped the sentiment with  8025 Christmas Greetings stamp set from Sweet Stamps.  I finished by tying on some pretty gingham ribbon, jute and a pretty embellishment from my stash.
I also made a pretty sparkly Christmas card~
I started with SU Squares framelits die for the base of my card. The next layers are cut and distressed with the zutter DIA. The pattern papers is from Recollections~All is Calm collection.
 I used the IME026 Snow Covered Tree metal die for the tree's. I inked around the edges with walnut stain,  glittered the edges using the Wink of Stella pen for a sparkly effect and with foam dots, put them place. Pretty, ha?
The scallop is from a SU punch which layered a 1" circle from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I then topped it off with this pretty 2019 Ice Crystal Snowflake metal die and glittered it with Sparkling Ice for a nice sparkle.
The tag is stamped with the 8028 Happy Winter sentiment which I fussy cut around it, added some doodling and then adhered down. I finished my card by tying on a pretty satin double bow, jute string and little red bell.
You can find the sentiments and metal dies I have used today here at the
 Sweet Stamps STORE.
Be sure to stop by Sweet Stamps to check out the amazing DT projects and be sure to come back and join us in the challenge! We would love to see your sparkly creations :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Pumpkin Spice Challenge #95 Anything Holiday
2.) My Sheri Crafts Challenge #147 Oh Christmas Tree
3.) December Linky~Anything Goes
4.) Silhouette Challenges ~Anything Goes
5.) Little Scrap Pieces Show it off Linky Party
6.) Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party #45~Christmas



  1. These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors and love love love love the trees!!!!!!

  2. Two beautiful cards and tags. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim x

  3. Tags are too cute. love the colors and cute tree.The card is stunning. The trees are fabulous and lovin the snowflake. You rock my friend.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  4. This is just beautiful! Love the paper, and those trees are wonderful! The torn edge gave it the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri crafts! "_

  5. so beautiful my friend love the tags the paper and everything. hugs

  6. Love the tags and the Christmas tree card... Gorgeous!

  7. Your tags are so beautiful, Sherrie!! I love the sparkly snowflake border and the pretty ribbon!! The card is absolutely gorgeous!! Those trees are fabulous!! That die is on my wish list!! All of the details you added are perfect!! Awesome job on everything my friend!!

    The only baking I do is some Christmas cookies. It feels like there is so much to get done before Christmas and the time is flying by. Every year I say I'm going to start earlier so I don't stress and every year I don't. You would think I would learn :) I hope you are having a wonderful December so far my sweet friend!! Happy Monday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Congrats on you gast DT spot!!! Your card and tags are beautiful!!! Love the pretty paper you used!! Have a great day.

  9. Oh gosh, Sherrie! You have been such a fantastic, guest at Sweet Stamps..I'm loving yet another of your creations! Your tags are so pretty and your card is amazing. Love the trees, your snowflake and that pretty bow. Fabulous way to show your holiday spirit.

  10. Both projects are just fabulous, but I especially love those trees on your card.

  11. Both of these projects are just gorgeous my friend! I absolutely love your gift card holders, they are small, cute and definitely fit for the Holiday! Your card on the other hand, just LOVE it! Love those trees and that pretty font in that sentiment!

  12. wow love those tags and the card is amazing..those trees are awesome.. great designing..

  13. Your gift card holders are absolutely adorable, great idea to make a couple of them to have around! I also love your Christmas card, those trees are just fabulous! Love the dimension to them and the touch of sparkle is just perfect! I do love to bake during the holidays and hope to get some baking time in over the next couple of weeks!

  14. Love the gift card holders and that card is just beautiful!!! Love all of the papers, colors and glittery goodness!!! :)

  15. Sherrie, your projects are sparkly happiness! :o) The gift card holders are stunning... I love the embossed background and the tree is just adorable! The sparkling snowflake border is so pretty and the banner is perfect across the tree. :o) And your card! Oh my! It is stunning! The trees are so beautiful and the snowflake is exquisite. Lovely work, my dear friend! SweetStamps must be so tickled to have you. :o) Enjoy the baking festivities, Sherrie! You know how much my heart loves it, too. I didn't get to bake last year, but I am hopeful I can squeeze some in this time. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  16. Sherrie, I'm in love with your projects!! Your tags are so sweet! I love the Cherry Cobbler/Crumb Cake combination. Your ribbon/string combination is fabulous! And your sweet little cards are amazing!! I LOVE those trees!!

    As for baking... I do far too much!! I'm like you and love holiday baking. Everybody has their favourites and I can't disappoint, can I?! I enjoy putting trays of goodies together to share. Even though I give so much away, we're usually still enjoying treats well into the new year too! Happy baking to you!!

  17. Both your projects are precious. Loving the trees on the card...neat looking die cut.

  18. Wonderful creative projects. Love the combination of silhouette cut tag, punches, lots of glitter and fun Christmas creations! So glad to have you here as GDT at Sweet Stamps!

  19. Well hello Miss Sherrie! Your gift card holders and sweet sparkly card are just FABULOUS! Perfect colors for the tag - love the gingham ribbon and the trees on the card are SUPER!!!

    I hope you had a WONDERFUL time with your family! I'm so sorry I haven't been by. The day after Thanksgiving we left for our family girls trip and then Monday I traveled for work all week. My laptop was so slow and finally gave up :) so I only had my phone and boy it's hard to keep up with that small screen :) I'm slowly catching up decorating and cleaning. I hope you are doing well and getting some decent weather. I'm off to check out what you've been up to :)
    Take care my friend!

  20. These are all beautiful but I especially love the card! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  21. I love the giftcard holder tags. Those sparkly gems are really pretty.

  22. These are so AWESOME!!!! LOVE those fun tags and your card is AMAZING!!
    Congrats on your Guest Designer spot!!!!

  23. Oh WOW! Those tags are wonderful & that card looks amazing! LOVE the sparkle & the trees... Awesome projects yet again! ;) I too LOVE baking.... And this time of year is super crazy! I spend a week baking all kinds of goodies for friends, neighbors, even the people at the Post Office would get something from me.. And I ALWAYS OVER DO IT! That's just my way! HA But this year since I just barely moved and don't know anyone yet... I'll be cutting the bake time down a ton! It's ok... but my boys will be here for Christmas too so I do need to bake a little! :)

  24. Gorgeous tags and a BEAUTIFUL card my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  25. These are sooo pretty !!!! I love both of your creations !!!!

  26. Love the tags and the card - great creations!! Thanks for linking them up with us at Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" linky party!
    CDD dt

  27. Wonderful work as always my friend! I love the sweet tags with the pretty gingham ribbon. And, your card is beautiful, I love the layers on the trees. You've added the perfect accents and embellishments to bring it all together!