Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

We all know how busy the holiday season can be (though I'm personally trying to simplify, slow down, and focus on the real meaning of Christmas a little more each year). At any rate, the cards I have to share today are quick and easy to put together using Graciellie's Holiday Traditions Digital Paper Pack!

It's as simple as print, cut, and mat ---  and wa-la, you have a beautiful card with very little effort!

A gentleman from church ask me to create some handmade Christmas cards for him to use this year, so I created three each of these last two will be including them as part of his holiday card package. I kept them fairly flat for easy mailing, but I did pop up the top layer with a bit of foam mounting tape.

Supplies and Tools:
Red and Green Cardstock
Foam Mounting Tape
Holiday Traditions Digital Paper Pack (Graciellie Design)
Sentiments from: 
Merry Everything (Graciellie Design)
Dreaming of Christmas (Graciellie Design)

This post linked to:
Make My Monday - Winter Foliage
Time Out - Inspiration Photo (below)
Allsorts - Poppies OR the color Red
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, November 12, 2018

Bauble Blossoms

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a card I created using some fun, new products I recently acquired from Cropstop!

Here's how I put this card together:

Now it's your turn....stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store.

This post linked to:
Little Red Wagon - Just a sentiment (focus on the sentiment)
Addicted to stamps - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Faith Cards

Today I'm sharing a couple quick and easy cards I created with Graciellie Design's new Mini Faith Bundle digital stamp kit.

I kept these two cards very clean and simple so as to showcase the verses. I also wanted to give you some ideas on how to use digital stamps when (like me) you're  not a professional at coloring!

Supplies and Tools:
Mini Faith Bundle Digital Stamp Set (Graciellie Designs)
Botanical 3D Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
Prismacolor Pencils
Tiny Pearls

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Recipe (image/embossing folder/sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Focus on the sentiment
Love To Scrap - Anything goes

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bear Hugs

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's a Designer's Choice challenge over on The House that Stamps Built.  Today Cheri has picked a the fun theme of "Bear Hugs" to inspire us! Repeat Impressions has quite a few bear themed stamps to pick from --- the one I'm showcasing today is called "Belle."

To create my card I:
  • stamped 701-K, Belle in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) and colored her in with Prismacolor Pencils
  • using the Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) I cut her out and inked around the circle with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • I matted my sweet bear on a brown scallop circle (Spellbinders nestabilities) and popped it up over my background with foam mounting tape
  • the background is two pieces of designer paper from my stash and a piece of paper lace punched with the Embroidery Deep Edge Punch from Martha Stewart
  • I inked the top edge with Ground Espresso Distress Ink (Ranger) added a die cut sentiment from Spellbinders Sentiments Five set

  •  For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy
This post linked to:
Allsorts - Pretty Papers
Word Art Wednesday  -Anything goes