Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Jingle All the Way

 Maybe the last Christmas card posting from me?  

I just had to try out this new 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder recently purchased.   I rubbed Ranger Distress Forest Moss Ink along the inside of the top panel, spritzed with water and embossed on a white card panel.   LOVE how it came out.  I took the panel out of the folder and then rubbed across the raised branches with the Forest Moss ink to highlight it a bit.
I die cut the sled out of red card and stamped the details over it  (PTI retired), punched holes and tied on the twine handle, added a bell and sentiment and adhered it over the panel with foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:
Clean and layered
Inspired by greenery, the red door and the sled
first time using the embossing folder

Stamps: Two Feet Deep - PTI, Simple Strips: Christmas - Taylored Expressions

Paper: Red Hots - Bazzill, white - PTI

Ink: Fire Brick Red - Altenew, Forest Moss Ranger Distress, Nocturne - Versafine Clair

Accessories: Pine Branches 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - TH/Sizzix, Two Feet Deep Die - PTI, Simple Strips Die - Taylored Expressions, hole punch, Tiny Bells - TH/Idea-ology, twine. foam dots.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Floral Net Birthday

 Stepping away from the Christmas card making and creating a Birthday card today!

I embossed my background panel and die cut it with a frame die. I adhered the panel to a white card base. I die cut the net and sentiment and layered them over the panel.  I added Prima flowers to the net area.

I'm linking my card to:
my background is embossed with an embossing folder

Paper:  white, True Black - PTI, Robins Egg - Bazzill.
Accessories:  Tufted Dynamics Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up, Fish Net Die- Impression Obsession, Happy Birthday Poe Script - Poppy, Border Bling: Embossed Skinny Frame - Papertrey Ink, Prima Flowers.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Buffalo Plaid Peace

 One more Christmas Card!  I just love Buffalo Plaid and tried to create that look on this card.

I stenciled the plaid over red card with Black Soot Dox ink using a Mini Plaid Stencil from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous. I stamped the bear, tree and sentiment from Great Outdoors set, also from Tim and SA, in black on white card, fussy cut the images and punched the sentiment, layering them over the plaid with foam dots.

I made dots of snow with snowy white Nuvo.

I'm linking my card to:

 Stencil Fun Challenge

Anything Christmas

Snow/Ice - Layers - Celebration

Stamps: Great Outdoors - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Paper: white - PTI, Red Hots - Bazzill

Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Black Soot

Accessories: Mini Plaid Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Word Window Punch - SU, foam dots, blender brush, Gloss Simply White - Nuvo Crystal Drops

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Snowy Dream Catcher

 I've been wanting to use these wonderful dies from The Greetery that I purchased over a year ago - and today is the day.   

I die cut the hoop from Hoop and Fringe die set, the snowflake net from Catching Snowflake die, and the feathers from Curio Spring Findings all from The Greetery.

I cut a second ring and set of feathers out of white card and layered them to the first die cuts.  The hoop and feathers are up on foam dots.  I added some clear gems for a little sparkle.

I'm linking my card to:

Split Coast Stampers Inspiration Challenge 

Sketch - I used a circle instead of a rectangle, and feathers instead of the strip

First time using all of the dies

Wrapping Up Christmas anything Christmas

Anything Goes

Paper: white, kraft - PTI, DP North Wind - Craft and You, Frozen Roses (on feathers) Ciao Bella

Accessories: Catching Snow Flakes die, Hoop and Fringe Dies, Curio Spring Findings (feathers) dies - The Greetery, foam dots, Just Married Gems - Buttons Galore and More, Small Talk Stickers: Occasions - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology

Friday, December 2, 2022

November Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 Today is the November reveal over at The Card Chain Challenge when they show all the cards sent and received around the world.  

I sent my card to Tina in Slovenia and I received a card from Suze in New Zealand!

Each month we sign up to participate and are given a person to send to and a person we receive from based on the order of when we sign up.  We are also given suggested colors, sketch, theme options, product/technique options.  We just need to pick one.

This month I used the Product - Stencils for my card to Tina.

 This is the first time I've used this fun Rolling Hills stencils set from The Greetery and I love the look of the bright colorful rolling hills!  I stamped one of the Small Trees from Lavina three times on the landscape and the sentiment from Thankful for Fall from Papertrey Ink.  I colored the sky with a light blue Copic.

You'll find all the cards exchanged this month as well as information on how to join in this fun monthly challenge at The Card Chain Challenge!

Also linking my card to:
 first time using the stencils and tree

must use a stamp

Stamps Small Trees - Lavinia, Thankful for Fall Sentiments - PTI
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Wild Honey, Rushy Hinge, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany - Ranger Distress, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Versafine Archival Vintage Sepia.
Accessories: Rolling Hills Stencils - The Greetery, blender Brushes. BOO Copic.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter Village Snow Globe

Another Christmas card - simple to put together if you're trying to make multiples!

I die cut a flat bottom circle out of a white panel (to look like a snow globe!).  I die cut the Country Landscape from Memory box and adhered it behind the circle.  I put foam dots on the back of the white panel and layered the patterned paper behind the cut out then adhered it all to a white card base.  I added 3 tiny clear gems to 3 snowflakes.  The base of the snow globe (with the sentiment on it) is a die from Snowglobe #2 set from Sizzix and up on foam dots.  The sentiment is from PTI.

I'm linking my card to:

Time Out Challenge

Sketch on side!    
So Sorry to hear this challenge is closing

Stamps: Inside and Out Holiday - Papertrey Ink.
Paper: White - PTI, DP Northern Lights Paperpad - Recollections (Michaels)
Ink: Ultramarine - Altenew
Accessories: Flat Bottom Circle Die - Amazon, Country Landscape Die - Memory Box, Snowglobe #2 (base) - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Like a Hug in a Mug

After an unusually warm fall here in New England, it's finally turning colder (I'm happy! some people aren't?!)  and our minds are turning to warm winter beverages!

I pulled out the wonderful Cozy Cup stamps and dies  as well as the Coaster die for my card today - all from the Greetery!

I stamped and die cut the images and die cut the coaster - then I sponged over all the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I layered all the images over a panel of Wood Panel designer paper, stamped the sentiment from Hug in a Mug set from SU and added red acrylic hearts.  The saucer and foamed cocoa are up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:

Stamps:  Cozy Cup - The Greetery, Hug in a Mug - SU.

Paper:  Water color paper - Canson Cold Press, DP Wood Textures - Craft Consortium.

Ink:  Archival Distress Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans - Ranger, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Versafine Clair Nocturne.

Accessories:  Cozy Cup and Coaster dies - The Greetery, finger dauber, acrylic red hearts - Honey Bee Stamps, foam dots.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Home is Where.....

 I have a lot of friends with dogs (and cats) and so I like to have pet cards on hand.  This card was so easy to put together - I just used papers from My Dog paper pad from Echo Park.  It has lots of  different dog images pages, and coordinating plaids, dots and solid color pages.  There are also pages of coordinating image/sentiments like the one I used on my card today.

I used two different papers from the paper pad as well as the sentiment piece which is framed in brown card and popped up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by all the dogs on the top piece of the bag in the photo.

The winner of this challenge will receive the lovely bag shown as the photo Inspiration - made by DT member Kim!

Paper:  White, Cocoa Bean - PTI, DP My Dog 6"x6" paper pad - Echo Park
Accessories: foam dots.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Blue Santa

 I recently started playing with the wonderful Tartan Builder Stencil Set from the Greetery and decided to pair the plaid background with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Santa Die I recently purchased.

I just used one color on the 4 plaid stencils that I used - Ranger Distress Candied Apple.  I applied the ink with a blender brush.  And I gave Santa a blue suit for contrast.   The sentiment was made using Penned Elegance stamps and dies from PTI which may not be available now.  The sentiment is up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by the red striped towel and the blue dishes

this is the first time I'm using the Santa die.

My background is stenciled.

Stamps:  Penned Elegance: Christmas - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White - PTI, blue - Park Lane (JoAnn)
Ink:  Ranger Distress Candied Apple, Versafine Clair Nocturne.
Accessories:  Retro Santa Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Penned Elegance: Christmas dies - PTI, Tartan Builder Stencil Set - The Greetery, blender brush, foam dots

Monday, November 14, 2022

Bake it Merry!

 My card today is celebrating all of the wonderful baking that will be going on in November and December for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Gingerbread men (and women!) are my very favorite to bake during the season and remind me of my childhood the most, as my mother always made them for Christmas!

The cookie pan, spatula and pot holder are stamps and dies from Bake It Merry from The Greetery.  The gingerbread boy, girl, and sentiment stamps and dies are from Gingerbread Joy - retired from Waltzingmouse.

I'm linking my card to:

Fusion Challenge

I was inspired by the gingerbread cookies on the tray inside the mug as well as those standing outside the mug


First time using the Bake it Merry Stamps and dies

Stamps:  Bake It Merry - The Greetery, Gingerbread Joy - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU, Water color paper - Canson Cold Press, DP - Wood Textures - Craft Consortium.
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne, Caramel Toffee, Ruby Red - Altenew
Accessories:  Bake it Merry Dies - The Greetery, Gingerbread Family Dies - Waltzingmouse (retired), Copics E37, R29, foam strips and dots.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Snowman Snow Globe

I just love snow globes - I have a small collection of real ones, and several stamp/dies of them!

 I used an older set from Papertrey Ink called Winter Snow Globe with a sentiment from Flurries - a retired set from Waltzingmouse.  The snowflake was cut with Snowflake 3D Impresslits from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. 

I embossed the snowflakes in the globe with white embossing powder and the base with silver embossing powder.

The die cut snowflake and snow globe are both up on foam dots.

I layered a piece of clear acetate over the  snow globe but it doesn't really show in the photo! 

I'm linking my card to:



Stamps: Winter Snowglobe - Papertrey Ink, Flurries - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Ink: True Black - PTI, Versamark
Paper: White, True Black, Clear Acetate - PTI
Accessories: Winter Snowglobe dies - PTI, Snowflake 3D Impresslits - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, orange Copic, foam dots, white and silver embossing powders, heat tool.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

From Our Gnome to Yours

 Working on the Christmas cards now.  Although I already have enough made for this year I keep buying new things and want to use them!

For this card I used some purchases from Charlie and Paulchen, a company in Germany that I found through Chrissie Stokes' posts.

I die cut the gnomes, colored the pieces with Copics and die cut the hats again in patterned paper.  I die cut the cart out of woodgrain paper and inked over it with Dox Frayed Burlap.  I layered the cart over the patterned paper on foam strips and layered the gnomes onto the card with foam dots.  I added a Holiday Talk Sticker for the sentiment.

I love how fun these guys are!

I'm linking my card to:

first time I've used the hand cart die

Wood Red Animal/Elf


Paper:  Water Color - Canson Cold Press, Distress Woodgrain Card - Tim Holtz/Ranger, DP - Paper Stash-Tidings - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Frozen Roses - Ciao Bella.

Ink:  Ranger Dox - Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint

Accessories:  Big and Small Wights, Hand Cart dies - Charlie and Paulchen, Copics N10, W2, R20, R00, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.