Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Over the weekend, I made many card fronts with PinkFresh Studio's Holiday Botanical Background Layered Stencils in traditional Christmas colors. When I saw the badge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Color Challenge, I was inspired to use all blues and see how I liked it. Well, I loved it. I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Uncharted Mariner and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks. I decided to use Waffle Flower's Oversized Joy stamp and die set for my sentiment using SU Brocade Blue card stock for the shadow, and a blue-hued glitter paper from Memory Box's Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. I love the way it turned out.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Bake Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

I bought The Greetery's Bake It Merry stamps & dies last year, but did not pull them out until yesterday. I bought it with a particular dear friend in mind. She is a Christmas cookie baker extraordinaire. I had to have it to make a card for her. December 17th is cookie baking day at her house, so I popped this baby in the mail today so it gets there beforehand. I LOVE this set of stamps and dies. I paired with with a Cuttlebug EF that has been in my stash forever... I think the circles and trees look like stamped tree cookies. The sentiment is stamped, heat embossed and die cut with a sentiment strip die from Pink & Main. So fun.

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The Greetery Bake It Merry stamps & dies

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Happy Christmas


A new challenge starts today at Can You Handle The Pressure? where the theme is always Anything Goes with an Embossing Folder and an optional twist. Heat embossing is welcome, but not required. An Embossing Folder must be used. For this challenge, the twist is "Christmas".

I just love my mini slimline Christmas card. All supplies listed below.

Please head over to the Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge? blog to check out the Design Team inspiration projects. You are sure to be impressed (pun intended)! Then dive into your embossing folder collection and join us with or without the twist! Just be sure to use an embossing folder on your creation!

Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar white 80# and 110# card stock, SU Real Red, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card Stock.
Ink: Lumberjack Plaid, Candied Apple and Fired Brick Distress Oxides
Stamps: None
Other: Glimmer Hot Foil System; Spellbinders Glitter Wishes hot foil plates; Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle; Spellbinders Scenic Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder; Waffleflower Layered Poinsettia Die, Honeybee  Stamps Warm Pearl Stickers.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Merry Christmas Bauble

The other day I was leaving some love for Lisa Elton of My Paper Tales and found this fabulous card (below) looking back at me. Isn't it beautiful?? I knew I had to CASE it... well, I pretty much copied it.


My Drop Ornament Memory Box die is so similar, so I pulled it out along with a BasicGrey 6x6 Christmas themed paper pad from 2009 that I have used a lot but still have a lot to go, and I went to town cutting strips, piecing them together and die cutting. I popped the ornament up on fun foam. I heat embossed, die cut and popped up the two pieces of the sentiment (The Greetery) and placed them on the ornament. I then glued the finished ornament on a panel that I dry embossed with Spellbinders Scenic Poinsettias EF and adhered that panel to a white card base. I love the way this turned out. Thank you, Lisa, for the inspiration!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Christmas Peace


The other day I played with embossing folders and made many beautiful backgrounds. Today I began to make cards with them. I love the way this one came out. I know several people who are really suffering physically and emotionally during this time, and I wanted to find a way to send holiday greetings that would soothe the soul. It is not a very merry and jolly time for everyone. I though this was such a perfect way to convey a loving message of comfort.

The glitter paper is copper colored, and the enamel dots are red. It is hard to see the true colors in this picture. It is a very gray day where I am and photos are not easy.

Ink~SU Almost Artichoke
Paper~Gina K. Designs
Other~SSS Forest Border Embossing Folder;  - SSS CZ Design Peace Wafer Die; 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Merry & Bright


Time Out Challenge #228 begins today. This time we have a theme - Winter Holiday. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Newton's Nook Designs. Challenge winner will receive a $25.00 voucher to use at the Newton's Nook Store.

We welcome Sue Symens of Sentimentally Sue as our Guest Designer. Sue is a very talented card maker with a (most often) CAS style. Her blog and Instagram are chock full of wonderful inspiration. Treat yourself to a look and your creativity is sure to be sparked!

To create my card, I used the Holly Botanical Background Layering Stencil Set from Pinkfresh Studio and various SU inks for my border. I added the CZ Designs Merry & Bright die cut in red foil card stock backed with vellum and three SSS snowflakes cut from glitter card stock. This was an easy, quick and very festive card.

SSS Bliss Snowflake Die, SSS CZD Merry & Bright, Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Botanical Background

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Focus on the garland on the mantle

Red, Green & White