11/25/2021

Sweetest Season

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is having a delicious day!  I had a "sweet" card for you on Tuesday and today I have an even "sweeter" one.

I'm the board designer at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week and I hope I have a fun board for you.  I love all things gingerbread so I created a board that would be perfect for that theme, but also fun if you wanted to do something else.

My card fits a couple of the lines but I officially chose the right column down - gingerbread, embossing and plaid. (See also - gingerbread, holiday, sparkle)

I have a TON of gingerbread themed stamps.  So I used a set that I've had awhile but never used. I was going to color with it Copics but eventually decided to heat emboss the image in white on kraft cardstock and do minimal coloring with Prismacolor pencils.

I used plaid paper in the upper corner and some ribbon.  Not one to tie bows, I opted to scrunch up the middle of the ribbon and add a button instead.  The bottom corner looked a bit bare so I dangled a gingerbread man and holly embellishment from the corner of the house.  While I didn't give my stamped gingerbread boy gumdrop buttons I did give him rhinestone buttons!

I hope that you'll find time to join us  this week and that you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas
  • Dies: Stampin' Up! Cuckoo Clock, Stitched Triangles, Stitched with Whimsy
  • Pencils: Prismacolors - 938, 1082, 916, 923, 1005
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! White Frayed Ribbon, Gingerbread Trinkets and Red Rhinestones, unknown button
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint, Kraft
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11/23/2021

Sweet Season

This week's card came together at the last minute.  I looked at the sketch and thought I might just use a strip of patterned paper with a sentiment but then came across this stamp set as I was looking for a set for another challenge.  I love gingerbread as a Christmas theme and I have even done a whole tree in nothing but gingerbread ornaments.  And while this isn't exactly gingerbread, it fits the whole candy / cookie / sweet Christmas theme.

I stamped the strip longer than the length of the card and trimmed it to fit.  I used the red around the edges to make it stand out a bit and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  Finally I added a few red rhinestones for some sparkle.

I hope you join us this week!

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Christmas
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic White, Real Red
  • Ink: Real Red, Cucumber Crush
  • Accessories: Red Rhinestones

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11/16/2021

In Symmetry Flowers

The challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches is a color challenge.  I had thought to make a non-traditional color Christmas card but many of my Christmas stamps are put away and I was too lazy to get them out just yet.  I have a couple out that I've used already and wanted to use something different.  This card was super easy to create.

The colors are perfect for a floral.  This modern floral set is one of my favorites from the current Stampin' Up! catalog and a real sleeper in my opinion.  I wish there were dies for it but the images wouldn't be hard to fussy cut or to use with a Scan 'n Cut.  However, to keep this card simple I chose to leave it at one layer and add interest (and my silver metallic) with the silver washi tape and rhinestones.


 I hope you will find time to join us this week!

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! In Symmetry
  • Ink: Polished Pink, Mossy Meadow
  • Accessories: Washi tape, rhinestones

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11/11/2021

Be Cool, Be Chill & Be Merry

Team O has another challenge for you at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I chose the right column down - gift, non-traditional holiday colors, patterned paper.


This card is a bit of a departure for me.  I don't use patterned paper much, other than stripes or dots.  Which you would never believe if you saw the amount of patterned paper I have in my craft area!  I guess that's why I have so much.  But I do intend to use it.

I had originally picked out a different penguin paper to use with a larger pattern.  It didn't contrast as much with my cut out penguin and presents so I opted for this one.  I used the new penguin builder punch from Stampin' Up! along with some die cuts from Cottage Cutz.

I hope you'll find time to join us this week.

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Penguin Place
  • Punch: Stampin' Up! Penguin Builder
  • Dies: Cottage Cutz Jolly Penguin, Stitched Circle, Scalloped Circles
  • Paper: Poppy Parade, Basic White, Polkadoodles Winter Wonderland

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11/09/2021

More Joy!

It seems every holiday card I make this year has the sentiment "joy".  I suppose that's okay because all-in-all I think that it is an incredibly nice sentiment!

My card today is  an A7 (5 x7 inch) card because after I colored my floral spray I realized that it would be kind of big on an A2 card and ruin the sketch.  But it's all good because all I had to do was make a larger card!

I colored the image with Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils and used a blender pen.  Then I went back over the image with the pencils -pretty simple and straightforward.

I hope you will join us this week - we have a fun sketch!

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer
  • Dies: Stampin' Up! Christmas Cheer, TSOL Joy
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings DSP, Gold Foil
  • Pencils: Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils

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