Woodland Critter Gift Tags

Happy Tuesday!  I have some gift card holders for you today using the Woodland Critters dies from Lawn Fawn. These dies are fun and can make a wide variety of cute critters.

I made the fox for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The penguin was made by cutting off the ears of the critter.  I used the earmuffs to cover my slightly uneven cuts around the ears. The accessories in the Winter Add-on set can cover many boo-boos.

These are gift card holders that I will make into gift tags by punching a hole in the top and adding a ribbon.

And finally a picture of Buffy enjoying the koi pond near our house!

Products used:

  • Dies: Lawn Fawn Woodland Critter Huggers, Winter Add-ons, Spring Critter Huggers
  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings

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Dancin' Gingerbread Girl

Happy Thursday! I'm the board creator this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I tried to give you options for creating a holiday (any fall holiday) card. Since I LOVE a gingerbread theme for Christmas I created a Christmas card.

I used the girl from the Dancin' Gingerbread die set from Spellbinders for the middle row across - Lace, Gingerbread and Gingham. Her body and legs swing back and forth creating a fun interactive card!

This is a layout I've used before with the lace edge created using a die from the Darling Details die set. It creates a very charming card perfect for themes like gingerbread, cooking/baking and florals.

I hope you will join us this week!

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Dancin' Gingerbread, Stampin' Up! Darling Details
  • Stamps: Dancin' Christmas Sentiments
  • Cardstock/Paper: Crumb Cake, White, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Red Velvet Flocked, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
  • Ink: Versafine Black, Chocolate Chip, Vintage Photo
  • Accessories: White Enamel Dots

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Ho Ho Ho Slimline Card

Happy Tuesday! My card today is for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. Lucy chose a slimline design.

I used to LOVE slimline designs because they give a lot of space for your images. Now I'm not so enamored of them. I still enjoy working with them but it really depends on the images/design I want to use. For this the Ho Ho Ho worked perfectly as it can fill the space nicely.

One thing I discovered early on in making slimlines cards is that the inside has a lot of space to fill for messages and I'm not one to write lengthy messages in my card.  (That's why I MAKE cards! LOL!)

All that said, this card was easy to create using nothing but die cuts and an embossing folder. It would be very simple to recreate in quantity for the holidays. The die set comes with a small tree and snowflake for the ornament center so you can vary your cards. I can see using a green foil for the tree and a blue and silver foil for the snowflake.

I'm trying to make quicker cards now as my card making is down to a minimum due to the twins. I really didn't expect two puppies to be this much work! I've had a puppy before but just one at a time. It seems two are never on the same schedule and they are very impatient when you are handling the other one. I keep telling myself "this too shall pass" and I'll have two very fun dogs.

Their first walk outside the backyard. My husband and I each take one but he got to wrangle both while I took a photo. Duke is heading for a pine cone! He loves to pick them up and carry them around. 

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Jolly Ho Ho Ho
  • Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Scattered Christmas
  • Cardstock: White, Gold and Red Foil

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Hiking though the Meadows Color Challenge Card

My post is going to be short tonight. I had this card made Saturday but couldn't do anything until now.

I made this for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week. Chris picked Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat and Lost Lagoon. They had me stumped at first but then I realized this new die from Spellbinders would be perfect for the colors.

I'm really getting into these dies with the floral sprays - perhaps I've always wanted to be a floral designer! I used the challenge colors and added some neutrals.

This is also for the October challenge at Triple B - Birds, Butterflies and Blooms.

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Hiking through the Meadow Thanks Enclosed Sentiments, Stampin' Up! Deckled Rectangles
  • Cardstock: Pebbled path, Lost Lagoon, Wild Wheat, Very Vanilla, White, Black, Mossy Meadow, Gray Granite, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Timeworn Type EF, Brass Butterflies

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Witch on a Swing

The board this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge offers lots of fun possibilities for the fall holidays. I chose the right column down - Holiday, Sparkle and Stencil.

Originally I was going to make a Christmas card but switched to a Halloween card after being inspired by a card I saw on Facebook.

I love when I can use stamps and dies for purposes other than intended. This Spellbinders Breezy Swing die is definitely a summer set. However by adding a few accessories and a night sky background I have a spooky(ish) card.

The moon is stenciled and the sky is ink blended using Distress Oxide inks. Tiny rhinestones are my sparkly stars.

I hope you will join us in the fun this week - Team O has a wonderful board!

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Breezy Swing; Boo-Licious Fall Cupcake; Sweet Birds on a Branch
  • Stencil: Lawn Fawn Nighttime Sky
  • Ink: Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Soot, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo; Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate

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Another Yellow Dress

A couple years ago I posted a card featuring a yellow dress; tonight I have another. I guess I must like them although I can't remember owning one!

This card is for the color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. It ended up being a yellow dress because I was organizing my Spellbinders dies and thinking about what I could do with these colors when I came upon this die. Well heck, a dress can be ANY color so there you have it. And then I found this fun sentiment from Funny Bones. I have a ton of Funny Bones stamps and need to use them more. I really do love punny or funny cards.

This card would have gone a lot faster except for two (actually three things). First I lost one of the larger dies under my glass mat.  It slipped off the mat and slid under; it took at least half an hour to find it. It was too big to miss on the floor so I finally removed everything from my desk and found it underneath the mat. Note to self - look there first.

And these two - The Twins, Duke and Buffy - are making things go very slowly when card making. I had forgotten about having two toddlers but it's all coming back to me now. Showering while they're napping; napping while they're napping; doing anything while they're napping. Sigh. I know they won't be this little forever but it does seem like it.

I hope you will find time to join us this week. The colors are beautiful!

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Paper Couture, MFT Stitched Rectangles
  • Stamps: Funny Bones RWD-509
  • Cardstock: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia, Blueberry Bushel
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel

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Happy Mail Birthday

My card for this week's color challenge at Splitcoaststampers really says Happy Mail!

Karen's bright colors - Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana are perfect for a birthday. Her dessert is Anything Goes so I added Bermuda Bay (IMO a dark Coastal Cabana) and some Poppy Parade for a bit of an extra punch.

I've been organizing my Spellbinders dies so expect to see more tin the future.  This mailbox set is so pretty for birthdays and I have the accessory dies to change it up for a few holidays.

To add to the postage theme I used the Postage Stamp Fold-It from The Stamps of Life and made it into an easel card.  This card is going to the mother of my sister-in-law for her 80th birthday!

This color combination is one of my all time favorites. I had lots of fun creating this and hope you will join us.

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Parcel Post Mailbox, Layered Mix & Match Sentiments; The Stamps of Life Postage Stamp Fold-It
  • Stamps: Spellbinders Parcel Post Sentiments

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