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Friday Focal ~ Toile Christmas & Cardinals

Welcome back…. Today I have a fun focal image to inspire you with your next card design. I am using the Toile Christmas Stamp set and the coordinating Die Set by Stampin ‘ Up!

When I saw this photo I was amazed at how many colors of cardinals there are. I’ve always believed that if you spot a cardinal it is someone from heaven smiling down on you. Since I lost my mom recently when I saw this photo I knew I must design using it as inspiration. So I grabbed my Stamparatus and I stamped out numerous cardinals along with my Stampin’ Blends and I began coloring. Here is my result…

  As you can see I got carried away with my stamping and coloring, coloring is my all time favorite skill…. haha!!! I have used Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Based Markers. Stampin’ Blends are so easy to use and are perfect for beginners who want to learn to color with light source. I have a few YouTube Videos sharing my love of coloring and I plan more in the future so please consider following my YouTube channel.

I spent a second night designing my cards using 4 of my colored images.

I have used the Stitched Rectangle dies got my layers with this card and the branches behind the cardinal along with the label dies are from the Beautiful Boughs die set.




This second sample uses the Feels Like Frost 6×6″ Paper  along with some Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon for a super quick card.

With this sample I used a really beautiful embossing folder named Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder along with 3/8″ metallic Edge Ribbon.

The die used for the opening came from the Birds & Branches Bundle

Last but not least is another quick and simple design. I have just used a piece of the stunning Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

along with some twine and the Layering Ovals Die Set.


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Product List

Toile Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)


Christmas Cardinal Dies


Stitched Rectangles Dies


Stitched So Sweetly Dies


Layering Ovals Dies


Beautiful Boughs Dies


Birds & Branches Bundle


Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Feels Like Frost Specialty 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper


Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad


Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad


Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack


Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends


Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack


Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends


Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon


Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems


Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon


Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder


Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon




Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine


Stampin' Dimensionals


Stampin' Seal


Paper Snips


Paper Trimmer


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