Saturday, January 23, 2021

A Bucket of Hearts

 It's time to start working on the Valentines for the 4 grand nieces and nephews.  I pulled out some older Papertrey Ink stamp and die sets that I purchased on sale but have only used once - and made these cute little buckets of hearts.

I made the white ones for the girls and the brown ones for the boys - just so they'd be different.  There's one girl and one boy in each family.
I added little heart stickers to the sentiment and a glitter puffy heart over the biggest stamped heart for a little sparkle!
I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by the woodgrain background the rustic look and the hearts!

Now onto making a few Valentines for friends!

Stamps:  Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch, Tag Creations: Delightful Hearts - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Obsidian - Altenew
Paper:  White, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Weathervane - PTI
Accessories:  Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch Dies, Tag Creations: Delightful Hearts Dies - PTI, foam dots, heart stickers - Michaels.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mid-month reminder - CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Silhouettes

I'm here today with my reminder card for the January CAS Christmas Card Challenge - of which I am the host!   My challenge is to use a silhouette -  either a solid stamp or a solid die cut!

This time I used a tree die cut for my silhouette from Poppy Stamps.  I layered it over a circle of patterned paper and layered a circle die cut from Penny Black over it with foam dots.  I stamped this simple sentiment from Stained Glass by PTI above the trees.  The card itself is cut with Noted: Scalloped A2 die from PTI. I added some tiny silver stars for sparkle.
I first made this card on a smaller card base seen below - using  Noted Scalloped Square Die from PTI, but felt there might not be quite enough open white space on the smaller format - but I do like this - it measures 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".   
So I made 4 of the smaller version and and 1 of the larger version of this card. 
Five more cards into the Christmas 2021 box! 

You have until Jan 24th to link up your own  silhouette CAS Christmas card!   You'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our creative January Guest Designer Pat over at the CAS Christmas Card Challenge blog!  Hope to see you and your card there!!

Stamps: Stained Glass - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white, True Black - PTI, DP North Wind - Craft and You.
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: Tree Line Hill Die - Poppy Stamps, Stitched Square Circles - Penny Black, Noted: Scalloped A2 Die, Noted: Scalloped Square Die - PapertreyInk, foam dots, tiny silver stars - HoneyBee Stamps.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Blessed are the Curious

Yesterday, I  had a crafty Zoom meeting with several friends and one of the techniques we learned about was Geometric Sponging.  Eileen Godwin did a wonderful YouTube video on it here.  

Here is one of the cards I made using her technique.  I chose the colors from the Paper Players Challenge -  Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves.

The stamps are from a set I recently purchased - Theories from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.  I added three enamel dots along the tight rope.

I'm linking my card to:

Stamps:  Theories - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves.
Accessories:  plastic sheet for edge to ink off of, enamel dots - Altenew

Monday, January 11, 2021

January Inspiration Team - Using Eileen Hull's Sizzix dies on Card Designs

 This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration and Educator Teams are creating cards using her Sizzix Dies.  You'll find them gathered every Wednesday on Eileen's blog.

I made two cards for my post today.

A Valentine using Eileen's Mitten Box Die.

(See the mitten box I made on my previous post here.)

A new home card using the smaller tag house die from her House Ornament  Die.

(See how I used this little house tag on a summer card on my previous post here.)

It's always fun to figure out how to use the dies you purchase in perhaps unthought of ways!
Please check out Eileen's blog every Wednesday in January to see how her Teams use her dies for cards.

I'm linking my mitten card to:

My card is clean and layered

Mitten Valentine
Stamps:  Happy Valentine's Day from Perfect Match - Papertrey Ink, Sending Warm Fuzzies from Hero Arts set CL342.
Paper: White - PTI, DP Sweet as Sugar - Reverse Confetti.
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  Mitten Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Skinny Strips Dies - Neat and Tangled, Nested: Pinked A2 die - PTI, foam dots.

New Home
Stamps:  A Cottage Home - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White, True Black - Papertrey Ink, DP Farmstead Harvest Mat Stack - DCWV, Kraft Stack Classic - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  House Ornament Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Noted: Scalloped Square Die - PTI, foam dots, Oval Punch - SU, Clay hearts - The Greetery