Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Most Popular Blog Post of 2015

Although I haven't posted as much as I should have this year I thought I would look back over the year and see what posts got the most attention.
The most popular has been a post from February with the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
See original post HERE
Coming in second was a post from September with cards and tags made with the Home for Christmas designer series paper.
Love that paper!
See original post HERE
Thanks for looking!
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord.
-Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas-

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sleigh Ride and Wonderland

I still have many pictures of Christmas cards that I have not yet shared so I am planning on doing that over the next couple of days.
This was the first card I made with the Sleigh Ride edgelits dies.
I love the white, black and grey with some silver glimmer paper added in.

These two cards were copied from someone else's idea.
I am going to miss the trees stamp in the Wonderland stamp set.
Why do things have to retire?
Colors used on this card are Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake and Whisper white.
Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Silent Night

I love the simplicity of the Navy and White on this card.
I used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies and coordinating Jingle All the Way stamp set.
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tempting Turquoise Sky

For both of these cards I used the Tempting Turquoise ink pad and the Woodland Textured Impressions folder.  I rubbed the ink pad on one side of the folder and then ran it through the Big Shot with Whisper White card stock.
For the little scene in the circle I used the Happy Scenes and White Christmas stamp sets.
The little red bird is made with the Tree Builder punch.

Here I used the Joyful Season stamp set on a strip of paper stamping the branch, bird feet and greeting. Then I stamped the bird on another piece and cut it out and added on.
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Snowman Gift Tag

I just love it when the crafting juices are flowing and one project leads to ideas for another...

It all started with this little snowman that I made and then I had some left over of the quilted muslin that I had tea stained and I needed a gift tag...not that I didn't have plenty but just not the right one.

I had this cute wrapping paper and got an idea...

...a wonderful idea...
I cut out some of the snowmen from the paper leaving some paper around them and then used a Stampin' Glue Stick to adhere them to Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut them out.
I had some shipping label tags that I sewed scraps of quilted muslin onto and then sewed on my cut out snowman and a strip of paper from the Home for Christmas designer series paper (red and white stripe).  The greeting on the back of the tag is from the Reason for the Season stamp set.

Using the glue stick I applied glue in places on the tag and sprinkled some chunky clear glitter that I had over it.  After that was dry I sprayed it with a clear sealer.

Aren't they so cute?
Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

I made this card way back in September.  I got this idea from someone else.
Love the look of the sky.
For the background on this card I sponged Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then I added some drops of water.
The snowflakes are stamped with Whisper White craft ink and the snowflake stamp from the Wonderland stamp set.
I used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits dies for the horse and sleigh and the words are from the stamp set Happy how you can bend photopolymer stamps.

We finally got a little snow today and the kids built a how he is peeking in my window!

Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Delicate Ornaments

Here is another card featuring the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies.
I backed the gold foil ornaments with Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, and Pool Party cardstock.
Embossed the Crumb Cake card base with the Softly Falling embossing folder.

Happy Stampin'-

Friday, December 11, 2015

Inlaid Delicate Ornament Card

To make the ornaments inlaid I first used the Delicate Ornament thinlits dies in the two ornament shapes I was using to cut out the white cardstock and then ran the cardstock through the Elegant dots embossing folder.
Next cut out the ornament with the gold foil paper and the hangers from the silver foil paper.
I cut a piece of red cardstock to fit behind the middle of the ornament section using some dots of glue to hold in place and trimmed the edges.
Adhere the white cardstock to the green and place the ornaments in the cutouts using some adhesive to hold in place.

Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year-End Sale

Don't miss out on Stampin' Up!'s year-end sale.
Check it out HERE .

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November Stamp Club Cards

This card features the stamp set Jolly Christmas.  This stamp set was a late purchase for me as I decided I couldn't live without the reindeer stamp in the set.  Love it!
Here it is embossed with silver. 

 The Dove a Peace if a fun stamp to color in but also looks great simply in black and white.
Wonderland has been a well loved stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.
This simple card is based on the sample in the catalog.

I have not used the Reason for the Season stamp set enough.
 It is a lovely stamp set.
Be sure and check out the retiring Holiday Catalog products and get your favorites before they are gone.  The Woodland embossing folder is already gone! 
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Online Extravaganza

November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Catalog Retiring List

See what products will be retiring from the Holiday Catalog HERE
Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Festive Flower Builder Punch

Thought it was about time I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch.
I made these three cards all with the Reason for the Season stamp set with the "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock with VersaMark ink for the background paper.

The flower on this first card is made with paper from the Home for Christmas designer series paper.

Here the flower is made with vellum from the Winter Wonderland designer series vellum stack.  I sponged Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow ink onto the back of the paper to add color.

Here I used the Merry Moments designer series paper stack to create the plaid flower for this card.

Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Home for Christmas

These projects are from a class I did last month featuring the Home for Christmas designer series paper found on page 9 of the Holiday Catalog.

I love these little houses and adding Dazzling Detail glitter glue to the roofs really makes them.
Here I added a little stamping with the Cozy Christmas stamp set.

Using various sizes of circle punches and a couple sizes of the circles collection framelits I cut out several circles of the Home for Christmas paper.  Some of the circles were used on the card above and the left overs were used on the larger tag below.

The larger tag is made with the Curvy Corner Trio punch and Project Life Corner punch. The two smaller ones feature the Scallop Tag Topper punch.

The Square Pillow Box thinlits dies is found on page 41 of the Holiday catalog and it can be purchased in a bundle with the stamp set A Little Something.
I am having fun trying to use up all my Home for Christmas designer series if I would only stop buying more!
Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, November 1, 2015

October Card Club

These are the cards we made in the October Card Clubs.
I used 2 different card sketches as inspiration for the layouts and did 2 cards of each.
You can see the similarities but they have there own unique look.

Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Merry Everything Matchbook Treats

Trying to use up the last of my Happy Haunting designer series paper and made these cute little matchbook style treat holders.
For the tags I used the Merry Everything stamp set and coordinating Note Tag Punch.

I made these to specifically fit the snack size Hershey bars.
cut a piece of dsp 2" x 7-1/2" and score at 4" and 4-1/4".
for the flap cut a piece of dsp 2" x 2" and score at 1/2".
Fold on score lines.
Add adhesive onto the 1/2" side of the flap piece and attach to the back of the 4" end of the long piece.

Then fold flap over and insert candy bar (sealed edge) and hold tag in place and staple all together.

Then fold over the front and tuck under tag and flap.

Here you can see a side view and a back view of the matchbook.
Happy Stampin'-