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Dec 17, 2021

Rustic Poinsettia Christmas

 Hello & Welcome!

Today I'm featuring a card which was sent to a blogging friend and now that I know she has received it I'm going to show the rest of you.

Now I must confess this card is a "case" of a card I saw in an old stamping magazine. - I kept a lot of the Paper Crafts magazines (how I miss them) and from time to time I get them out for inspiration.  Here is a picture of the card from the magazine:

Kimberly Crawford use to have a stamping blog (https://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/) but is no longer posting cards as she has now become a surface pattern designer.  I wanted to give her credit though for the card idea.

So for my card I used the following:
Poinsettia Die - Waffle Flower
Holly Leaf Die - Momenta
White, Green and Red felt
Background Stamp: Retired SU Plaid
Burlap Card Stock: DCWV (Die Cuts With a View)
Card Stock: Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: Real Red - SU
Sentiment: Amuse Studio - Essential Sentiments

This was a fun card to create but I will say that in order to get the felt to cut I had to use a shim and run it through the machine and back several times before it cut completely through the felt.

Have a great day & Happy Stamping!

Dec 15, 2021

Non-Traditional Christmas

 Hello and Welcome. 

I made a bunch of Christmas cards that weren't for any particular challenge so I'm going to share one of those with you today.

For this card I went with the colors of, Black, Gold & White.  

Once again I used the Poinsettia Die from (Waffle Flower) and cut out the flowers in Basic Black, Basic White, and Gold (SU)
I also used a wreath die that I purchased from Sizzix (Mixed Media Motifs).  The berries are from another die set that I have.

I embossed the sentiment with Versamark Ink and Black embossing powder.  The sentiment is from, Hero Arts.

The designer paper is from, Paper Studio.
I added black drops to the center of the flowers.  They were from a now non-existent company called, Annabelle Stamps.

I really like how, "modern" this one looks.

Dec 11, 2021

Christmas is almost here

 Good Day! - Thanks for stopping by. I haven't posted in awhile as I've been busy trying to finish up my Christmas cards.  Today I'm going to share one of them.

Do you remember this card?  Today's card features the reverse side of that designer paper.

So for this card my card base was, Real Red cs that I layered the reverse piece of designer paper on top of it.  I added the little white centers from the flowers that had been punched out from the first card.

Next I used my Poinsettia Die (Waffle Flower) and the leaves/berries from another die set.  I added some lime green glitter to the center of the flowers berries.  The Merry + Bright sentiment is from an awesome new set by Tim Holtz that I've used a lot this year.
I stamped it on Granny Apple Green card stock, added some washi tape and 3 small white circles to complete the card.

More cards to come soon.  Just trying to get them all off in the mail.

Dec 3, 2021

Paper Players Sketch Challenge569

 Talk about "under the wire"  - Today I decided to do a card for the Paper Players sketch challenge and it was one thing after another and I'm super late getting my card up and posted.

Hope you aren't tired of this color combo as the last 2 cards I've posted have been done using it.


For this card  used the sentiment from: Star Studded Season.

Card Base: Basic Black, Second layer blue card stock from paper studio, designer paper from paper studio, brushed silver cs *retired su, Whisper White. Edited to add that the star is white cs with silver glitter in it.

Swiss Embossing Folder, Star Dies, Memento Tuxedo black ink and a blue gem.  Foam mounting tape.

If you have any questions about how the card was made just email me and I'd be happy to answer them.