Saturday, September 1, 2018

"Warm Winter Wishes" - September Stamp of the Month: Just Treats

It's a new month and that means a new Stamp of the Month!  September's stamp of the month is called "Just Treats".  It's a fun set, great for multiple occasions.  

This is a card I made for a monthly swap I participate in.  I used the "Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment from the stamp set along with the striped candy images and the little berries & leaves.  The papers are from the new "Oh What Fun" paper pack.  I love the pink & green combo!  

I colored in some of the letters with our Shin Han markers, using Tender Pink & Vivid Green.  I also stamped the striped candy images in Raspberry & Willow, cut them out and popped them up for a fun dimensional element.  They're so cute!  And to finish the card off I added a white ribbon tied in a knot and a few sparkles.

There's a lot of fun to be had with this stamp set.  You can create for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas.  Wow!

"Just Treats" is available through 9/30/18.  Get it HERE while you can.  And if you'd like to order a few extra items (the new Holiday Expressions Idea Book is packed with so many fun things), you can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with an order of $50 or more.  That's a savings of $13.95.  What a deal!   

Let me know if I can answer any questions and thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, August 30, 2018

For the love of Crafting - August Stamp of the Month

Here I am, posting last minute again.  This is a card I made for a monthly card swap I participate in.  This card uses images from the AUGUST Stamp of the Month - "For the Love of Crafting".

This stamp set has many cute images.  I think it would also be fun for mini albums or little home decor items.  The blue & red papers are from the Central Park Paper Pack.  

I stamped the typewriter image, cut it out, then added a separate piece of cardstock coming out of the machine.  I popped up the top of that paper to make it seem like it was really coming out of the typewriter.  I paper pieced the little heart on the typed sentiment because I wanted it to be red.  The hearts are cut with the newer Stitched Heart Thin Cuts.  And of course I added a few sparkles.

Here are all the images in the stamp set.  Wouldn't it be fun to make something for your favorite crafter with these?

This stamp of the month is only available through 8/31.  Get it HERE while you can.  And as always, thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Big Thank You with Stitched Hearts die

Hello and a Big Thank You for stopping by (see what I did there, lol).  Here's a card I made in my last card class.

This card has no stamping.  It was made using two thin cut dies and ink.  I sponged ink in colors of Canary, Bashful, Smoothie & Glacier.  I sponged the ink on until I achieved the color saturation I wanted.  

Afterward, I got my fingers wet and kind of flicked water on the inked area (before I adhered the die cut piece).  You can see the spots the water created in both photos. 

I thought that was a fun technique.  The stitched heart was sponged with Glacier Ink and I added two sparkles to finish it off.  Gotta have sparkles.

Here are the two dies I used for this card:

And there you go, easy peasy.  You could change up the colors to any combination you like with this technique.  If you're interested in the dies you can click on the names of the dies and the link will take you to my website.  Get them while you can.  

As always, I hope you enjoyed my card.  See you soon!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Thanks Friend - Beautiful Friendship

Welcome back!  Here's a card I made in my last card class, using the "Beautiful Friendship" paper pack and "Beautiful Friendship - Cardmaking" stamp set.

I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest, HERE.

It's always nice to send a thank you to a friend and I have lots of friends that love tea, so I think I'll be making multiples of this one. 

And most have figured out that I love dimension on my cards, so these Beautiful Friendship Bows were a fun addition.  Here's a close up.  

Here's what the complete stamp set looks like.  If you're interested, it's only available until August 31st, so grab it while you can.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 27, 2018

July Stamp of the Month - Highlight Reel

Nothing like posting last minute.  This is a fun birthday card I made for a monthly card swap I participate in.  This card was made using some images from the JULY Stamp of the Month - "Highlight Reel".

I found this stamp set a little harder to use for card making.  I think it might be more useful for a scrapbooker or mini albums.  Nonetheless I made it work.

The papers are from the Central Park paper pack.  I stamped the balloons on different papers,cut them out and popped them up on a image I stamped on one of the new Stitched Circle Dies.

The White Ribbon is new as well and is think and really easy to work with.  It's cotton and it takes ink well if you want to change the color.

Here's what the entire "Highlight Reel" set looks like:
Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas in July - Merry Christmas Snowman

I love this little snowman!  This is the same snowman I used on one of my "Oh Deer" cards posted HERE.  He has a totally different look on this card with the brighter colors.

The card layout totally came from a card I found on Pinterest.  You can find my inspiration HERE. 

Once again for this card I used the now retired "City Sidewalks" papers and the stamp set, called "Cozy Christmas" with matching Thin Cuts.  I used a separate little sentiment stamp called "Mini Christmas".  I just love the font on that stamp.

Isn't he cute?  I love piecing him together with different accessories.  And of course, the sparkles and bakers twine add that finishing touch.

Thank you for following along with me during my Christmas in July posts.  I'm inspired to create more soon, just in time for the Holiday catalog release on September 1st.  Stay tuned and take care!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Christmas in July - Merry Christmas Mr & Mrs Claus

This was a fun little card made using "City Sidewalks" papers and "The North Pole" stamp set for the cute little Santa & Mrs. Claus.  They were fun to color with our markers.

I've always really liked blue & red together for Christmas.  I know it's not a traditional combination, but I really think it works.  

This card looks like an odd size, but folded it is a regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  The square on the bottom is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and the circle is placed so that the top of it sits at 5 1/2" from the bottom of the card.

For the sentiment I used a holiday digital Cricut Cartridge that Close to My Heart came out with, also called "City Sidewalks".  I love the font.  And you can never go wrong with bakers twine.  I have oodles of it in my stash.

Once again, thank you for visiting.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas in July - Merry Christmas Thin Cuts card

Another fun card using the now retired "City Sidewalks" paper pack.  I totally lifted this card design from fellow consultant Gail Gross.  Gail's card was done using the "Oh Deer" papers I used on my previous cards.  You can see Gail's card HERE.  It's super cute!

This card was mostly made using Thin Cuts that were available at the time.  Aren't those gifts cute?   I love the polka dots and The "ribbon" done with glitter paper is just adorable.

Thanks for visiting.  Stop by again soon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas in July - Merry Christmas red & white snowflake card

This card was a design from one of the card kits (Happy Holidays) offered in the catalog at the time of my workshop.  It uses one piece of paper from the now retired "City Sidewalks" paper pack.

The sentiment is from the card kit as well.  It's done with white embossing powder.  I like how it stands out on the Cranberry cardstock.  And there are more of the Thin Cut Snowflakes I love so much, cut out of White Glitter Paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Christmas in July - Be Merry

This was a fun & simple card, very much inspired by a card by Lori Symank (see her card HERE).  I love that it looks like a wrapped gift.

The papers are from the now retired "City Sidewalks" paper pack.  This was as easy as patterned paper, plus glitter tape that mimicked ribbon and a fun tag made with the now retired "Perfect Presents Holiday" stamp set.  You could easily do this with any paper pack.  The layout would work for other occasions too.

Thanks again for visiting my blog.  I appreciate you taking the time to do so.