Friday, December 9, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

 
Sharing a clean and simple card
I created with one of my Christmas Word Stamps.
I love how the distressed paper edges add dimension 
and texture to the card!
I lightly spritzed the finished card in
 red to add a little depth and interest. 

Supplies and Tools: Holiday Words (Inkadinkado), Baker's Twine, 
Star Punch, Red Stickles Glitter, Button
Spritzer, Red Sharpie Marker

This card linked to:
(No Pattern Paper)



(Anything Goes)



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Crop Stop Guest Designer - Winter Sled Card


I was so honored when Karen ask me to be a 
guest designer for the Crop Stop blog for the month of December!
This is the first of three projects I'll be sharing on their blog this month. 
I embossed my Kraft cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder 
and rubbed a white pigment ink pad over it to add dimension and color.

To make this tiny sled I used these supplies:
White glue, Red Paint, Twine, Sandpaper, Hot Glue, and 4 mini craft sticks 
 Step one: Glue three mini craft sticks together with white glue
Step Two: Cut the ends off of the fourth craft stick
Step Three: Paint all pieces red
Step Four: Lightly Sand pieces for a distressed look
Step Five: Glue the cross bar to the sled and add a knotted piece of twine 


Supplies and Tools: Kraft/White Cardstock, Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), White Pigment Ink,  Popsicle Sticks, Paint, Sandpaper, Twine, Baker's Twine, Hot Glue, Petaloo Flowers, Scallop Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim, Winter Post (Stampin' Up)

Stop by the Crop Stop Store and check out all the
fabulous products they offer.
While you're at it, swing by the blog and link up to their monthly
challenge -- You just might be the next winner of
 a prize package full of
goodies!!

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

 Really Reasonable Ribbon
Winter Holiday

The Paper Players


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Love

I enjoy doing black and white cards with just a "pop" of color,
and I love how the Christmas tree and red bow stand out against
the music background of this card.
After I made the card I noticed that the little tree label
would make a great gift tag.
Here's a set I made to send a friend
going through a hard time this Christmas.
I packaged them up in a glassine bag
and added one of my handmade festive stickers.
Hope it makes her day a little 
brighter to get some happy mail!

Supplies and Tools: Music Background (Stampin' Up), Tree Punch (Martha Stewart), Red Twine, 
Word Die (Momenta), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Baker's Twine, 
Star and Heart Punch, Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Labels 1 (Spellbinders), 
Label from Kraft Outlet, Glassine Bag, Digi from Digi Web Studio


This post linked to: 
 Love and Joy
(Clean and Layered - Inspired by the colors/greenery)

Holiday Dimension

Pretty Packaging

Snowflakes

Monday, December 5, 2016

Quilled Snowflake

I recently saw a tutorial for comb quilling and decided to give it a try!
Instead of making flowers with my quilled pieces, 
I turned mine into a wintry snowflake! 
(I didn't buy the special quilling comb, 
but rather a $1 hair comb that works just as well!)
To make the background I embossed my 
white cardstock with the knitted folder 
and lightly brushed a pastel blue paint over it! 

Supplies and Tools: Comb, Quilling Tool,
 Knitted Embossing Folder (Richard Garay), Blue Paint, Square Punch,
 Sharpie Marker, Kraft/White/Blue Cardstock

This post linked to:
Holiday Dimension
Snowflakes
 
Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Quilt

I love how warm and cozy it feels to 
snuggle up under a handmade quilt come winter time.
This card reflects that feeling with some Christmas JOY thrown in!

Supplies and Tools: Star Template, Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Button, 
Baker's Twine, Sentiment (Martha Stewart), 
Square Punch, Old World Winter (The Paper Studio), Kraft/White/Green Cardstock

This post linked to:
Love and Joy
(A clean and layered card inspired by the 
warm reds and greens in this Christmas photo and the Joy sign on the wall!)

Mod Squad

Anything Goes

Giveaway Winner(s)!

Today is the day to announce the winner of this tag set!
Originally I had planned to give this set away to ONE 
lucky person, but in the spirit of Christmas giving I've decided to give it to 
EVERYONE who commented on the original giveaway post!

So the winners are:





Contact me via email to claim your prize!

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