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Dasher - Red and White

HI Everyone.  Happy Saturday!

I found another new sketch team yesterday 2sketches4you.  Click the link and go check out what the teams and players have put together as inspiration for you.  I loved the sketch and will definitely play again.

I decided that Stampin' Up!'s Dasher needed to come out of my "Christmas Stamp drawer" again...and combined him with the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper and, of course, my Big Shot texturz plate.


This particular sheet from the Christmas Cocoa paper has very subtle detail and the detailing on the texturz plate didn't show up that well in the shots - so I've done a detail for you so that you can get a better idea.

I actually love this paper as you can use it not just for Christmas.  Dasher has certainly turned into one of my favorite stamps..... and it cost under $10.  You can see the many ways that I've used Dasher under the categories here.   One stamp can give you many different uses - always a good thing in my stamp collection.

I also wanted to do a crisp clean red and white, as I hadn't done a red and white Christmas card yet. 

I loved the layout - I thought it was very flexible.

Card recipe:
Card Stock:

Real Red, Shimmery White (my absolute favorite for Christmas)


Dasher, Short and Sweet (sentiment)


Real Red


White Embossing Powder

Designer Series Paper: 

Christmas Cocoa Powder


Ribbon:  Whisper White
Rhinestones:  Jaydee Tip 1:  I didn't want to use the full brad - I just wanted to use the Rhinestone from the brads from the pretties kit.  All you need to do is turn them over and using your rubber and paper scissors - or other sharp tool and you can lift the clips that hold the rhinestone in the brad.  I flipped them back and then pulled apart the housing for the brad.  Voila....  rhinestones without the whole brad.  I decided to highlight the circle theme and placed them in a circle above Dasher
Jaydee tip 2:  when using your texturz plate - you can get a deeper impression by placing a couple of scrap pieces of card stock underneath the card stock you are using when running it through your big shot.


Big Shot, Circle Scissors Plus. Jaydee tip 3: The CSP, is the one way that I can guarantee the exact size of circle I want.  I used it to not only cut out the Dasher, but also the matts and just one dial twist on the CSP, got me the exact size circles I needed.  The key to success with the CSP is either lots of Dotto on the glass matt, or a low tack spray like Krylon sprayed onto the glass matt.  This helps keep the card stock in place until you want to remove it - and you get a nice clean circle and no paper slippage. 

On a personal note:  I spent a great night on the deck with my friends Brenda and Cherie.  It was a fabulous evening under the stars sharing great food, great wine and great conversation.  My only regret is that the usual array of "critters" didn't visit.  However, the Hummingbirds kept us entertained for a while.  They are amazingly territorial and behave like Kamikaze pilots when a rival comes anywhere near their food sources.  It was a great evening, even though it was windy - so thank you to Brenda and Cherie for taking time out to spend the evening with me.  Lova ya, girls!  I met both of them thru Stampin' Up.... It's amazing some of the great people I have met face to face - and also through the virtual world of the www.

As always, thank you for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visit is always appreciated.  Your questions and comments are always welcome.

Have a fabulous Saturday doing the things you love - with those you love.  Whether it's enjoying a great cup of coffee, reading a book, walking your dog, cuddling your cat, hearing the laugh of your child... have fun!

Peace and hugs
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Kim Sonksen

Thanks for playing with us at

Laura Davis

This card is simply beautiful! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

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