Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Tree Die-namic

Last Christmas cards before Christmas Day where I got 2 cards using the Christmas Tree Cutout. One came out traditional and the other one more of a vintage look with the sheet music background. 

First I stamped a background using the Sheet Music Background stamp onto Primitive Cream card stock and used Walnut Stain distress around the edges and did my first cut which is the card below. 

Since I had the reminder of the music sheet, I didn't want it to go to waste so I made another one Christmas card but forgot to distress around it before layering it in which is pictured above. Added 5/8" Gold Satin Ribbon and snowflake sequins to finish it off.

This card uses Primitive Cream, Berrylicious cardstock, Silver paper, and lots of sequins. Added a nice size green bow 5/8" Satin Green to finish it off. I'm going to try and take a picture of this card outside during the day to see if it comes out better since it's hard to photograph the silver. 

These are for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge of Winter Inspiration and Love Rubberstamps Challenge with "Anything Goes" this week, LRSBC131.  Check them out if you haven't already.        

Happy Holidays!!

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Sheet Music (MFT)
Cardstock: Primitive Cream (MFT), Berrylicious (MFT), Silver (SU), Jellybean (MFT), Electric Red (MFT)  
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black Licorice, Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Blueprints 13 (MFT), Christmas Tree Cut Out (MFT), 5/8" Green Ribbon (JoAnn's), 5/8" Gold Satin Ribbon (SU), Sequins (Verve), Snowflake Sequins (SS)

MOJO376 - Christmas and Peace on Earth

One more Christmas card, but this time, I went with traditional colors as I used the photo inspiration of the winter scene from the Simon Says Wed challenge. With Christmas just a few days away, I decided to keep going since I need a few more cards and my family loves to receive different versions. This is also for the Loves Rubberstamps challenge which is "Anything Goes" LRSBC131 week.

I used the Mojo Monday 376 Sketch as I thought it was so cute and I used one of my favorite stamp sets called: Peach On Earth by Verve. Here I started with the Blueprint 20 for the scallop base using Crumb Cake card stock. Used the Snowflake Swirl embossing folder for the top portion.

To get the double stitched look of the circle, I used the MFT Blueprint 12. Again, I love this reindeer as I find it a perfect size to add onto cards and so cute! Added four little tiny white pearls on each corner just to add a little extra touch to this card and foam mount under the reindeer and under the 3"inch square.

Happy Holidays!!!

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Peace On Earth (Verve), Unto Us (Verve)
Paper: Snow Festival (SU)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Whisper White (SU), Crumb Cake (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Inks: Soft Suede (SU), 
Accessories: Blueprints 20 & 12 (MFT), Reindeer Fun Die Set (Verve), Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder (Ranger), Snowflake Swirl Embossing Folder (Darice), Foam Mount.

MFTWSC207 - Cool Day with Christmas

What a fun sketch over at My Favorite Things with MFTWSC207 so went back to my crafting table to get another Christmas card done as well as a Winter Inspiration for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  and over at the Sugar Pea Design they have their monthly challenge with "Anything Goes" SPD12 and Loves Rubberstamps challenge which is"Anything Goes" LRSBC131 week also.

Here is my card
Got to play again with this cute stamp set from MFT called: Cool Day and used Berrylicious card stock to get me started. Than I pulled out the Horizontal Stitched Strips for the bottom portion where I stamped it using the Nordic Knit set and Berrylicious ink. 

Since I wanted the top portion also stitched, I used my Blueprint 13 and modified the cut to be shorter which I embossed using the Star Stencil. Next, I went and pulled out the Pierced Fishtail Flags and went on to color this cute Polar Bear and North Pole using my Copic markers. Added some star enamel dots in the end and added foam mount under the Bear to add a little dimension.

Happy Holidays!!

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Cool Day (MFT), Nordic Knits (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White, Berrylicious, X Press It Blending (Copic coloring)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black Licorice, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT), Blueprints 13 (MFT), Pierced Fishtail Flags (MFT), Star Stencil (MFT), Yellow Star Enamel Dots, and Foam Mount

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas with Snow and Reindeers

This photo is such an inspiration and as I mentioned in my last post many things came to mind for this, so I got working again on more Christmas cards. This is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge with a Winter Inspiration week.

Here is my card:
Loving these snowflakes by Simon Says which are called: Rylynn and Abby along with the cute Holiday frame which already has Merry Christmas on it. Easy to make several Christmas cards with just a few dies.  I used foam mount under the frame to pop it up a little and added some Stitched Snow drift behind it for more snow.

The snowflakes were die cut using SU Silver Glitter Paper and I used Texture Paste along with Snowfall background Stencil (SS) which is my favorite right now. It doesn't take very long to dry, but if you wanted it instance than you can use a heat gun. 

Card stock is a new color from MFT called Blueberry and love the blue on it. Colored in the "MERRY" with Silver pen and added some Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze to add some sparkle to the word.

Last but not least added some cute little Reindeers from the stamp set called: Unto Us by Verve and used the matching die to cut it out. I love using them on Christmas cards along with one of my favorite brown inks which is SU Soft Suede. Finished it off by added some red hearts enamel dots.

Again, Happy Holidays! 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Unto Us (Verve),
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), 
Inks: Soft Suede (SU), Silver Pen 
Accessories: Blueprints 13 (MFT), Reindeer Die (Verve), Holiday Frame (SS), Snowflake Dies (SS), Stitched Snow Drifts (MFT), Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze (MFT), Snowflake Stencil (SS), Texture Paste (Ranger), Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Foam Mount.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Monday 139 & SS - Christmas with Polar Bear

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge has this adorable winter pictures and so many things came to my mind. Also, with Christmas around the corner, I needed to work on more cards. This week's challenge is: Winter Inspiration

Plus Merry Monday Challenge 139 also has a winter theme this week and it was a perfect opportunity to play with a new stamp set called: Cool Day with Polar Bears and snow.

Here is my card:
Isn't this polar bear cute? I love it and I had fun coloring with my copics. I only wish I could re-wind this week since I have this awful cold and now rushing to get Christmas cards done. This one is for my girls. I still need to make one more.

This is perfect for gift cards and or a special love one and was so happy to play with more stuff as well. Only wish I was 100 percent, but it appears everyone I see has this awful cold. So pushing through it especially since this is their Christmas present now that they are older and may not have enough time within these days.

Here is the inside using: CS Christmas (MFT) and the little mittens are from the same stamp set as the Polar Bears called: Cool Day.

Easy to make this gift card using the Gift Card Grooves Die-namics from MFT along with the Pierced Rectangle Stax set. Even my husband loved it and thought it was a perfect slot for money or gift cards. The sentiment for this side of the card is from the stamp set: Gifting Fun which has such cute sayings.

Here I used the Blueprints 17 using Night shift Blue card stock and Berrylicious card stock for the center. Added some background using Snow Fall and white embossed. To create some dimensions for the word sentiment instead of using foam mount, I cut the sentiment 4 times and layered them on top of one another. 

Actually, 3 looks good using the Smooth White Heavyweight paper but in the end, I added a fourth layer. Almost forgot, there is a little tiny snowflake in the Cool Day stamp set that I stamped around the border using Sweet Tooth pigment ink. Enamel dots where added at the end for final touch.

Sorry for the long post, but wanted to show off the inside as well and since there was a lot of different supplies used, I thought it would be easier to break it down.

Happy Holidays! Don't forget to check out the challenge sites. Now I'm going back to work on more Christmas cards.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Cool Day (MFT), CS Christmas (MFT), Gifting Fun (MFT), Snowfall background (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Nightshift Blue (MFT), Berrylicious, X Press It Blending Card stock
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprints 17 (MFT), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Christmas Greetings (MFT), White Embossing Powder Super Fine Detail (Ranger), Enamel Dots (MME), Foam Mount.

MOJO Monday 376 - Sparkle & Shine

It's been a while and I have missed playing Mojo Monday so to get back into the swing with this week sketch MOJO 376 designed by Julee Tilman. Also, another card for Simon Monday Challenge with "Anything Goes".

Here is my card:
Here I used my Simon Says December card kit using the stamp set called: Sparkle and Shine and tried to focus on only using the supplies from the kit, except I did add some ribbon and sparkle enamel dot, but other than that all is from the kit including the embossing powder.

Also, the dies I used for this card were not from the kit, but instead from my large collection of dies I have. Here I used MFT Blueprints 13 to cut the Silver card stock and for the circle, I used Blueprints 12 which leaves stitches on the inside and outside of the circle.

Love this sentiment and had lots of fun embossing. The kit came with 2 embossing powders and I choose to use the Ranger liquid platinum for this card. In the end, I added some ribbon and little silver enamel dot and kept it clean and simple.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Sparkle & Shine (SS)
Cardstock: Simon Says December Kit
Accessories: Blueprints 12 & 13 (MFT), Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder (Ranger), Ribbon, Enamel Dot (MME), Foam Mount.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jingle All The Way with Stencils

Simon Monday Challenge this week has "Anything Goes" so I figured to make more Christmas Cards and use stencils to help me.  They have wonderful inspiration from the design team so make sure to check it out over here.

Here is my cards:
Stencil used here is: Spring Flowers (MFT)

Stencil for this one is: Diagonal Stripes (MFT)

Stencil for this one is: Concentric Circles (MFT)

One more card with the Spring Flowers Stencil (MFT)

Love this stamp set from My Favorite Things called: Jingle All the Way so pulled out some Copic markers and colored away. 

To get this red texture, I used Texture Paste and mixed it with Electric Red re-inker (MFT) and than sprinkled on some Ranger Holographic embossing powder to give it a little sparkle which is hard to see in the photo but it's there. 

Sentiment for these came from the stamp set Merry Messages (MFT) along with Wild Cherry card stock and Sour Apple under the Santa.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Jingle All the Way (MFT), Merry Messages (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Wild Cherry (MFT), Sour Apple, X Press It Blending Card stock
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Spring Flower Stencil (MFT), Diagonal Stripes (MFT), Concentric Circles (MFT), Stitched Circle Stax (MFT), Texture Paste (Ranger), Electric Red re-inker (MFT), Holographic Embossing Powder (Ranger), Foam Mount.