Friday, December 14, 2018

Cross Stitched Christmas


Today I have an extra special card to share with you -- it's a cross stitched Christmas card.  Obviously these kinds of cards take a bit of time to create, but what better way to spend the hours of travel (over Thanksgiving) than cross-stitching? To read about how I create these card fronts from free cross stitching patterns visit THIS POST.

Supplies and Tools:
  • 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • These colors of Distress Ink (Ranger)
    • Ground Espresso
    • Walnut Stain
    • Fired Brick
    • Pine Needles
  •  Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Love This Die (Echo Park)
  • Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Cosmic Shimmer)

This post linked to:
Simon Says It's Christmas Card Day
Shopping Our Stash - Tis The Season  
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Simon Says - Christmas 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Inspiration Photo (colors, greenery, Christmas) 
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dangling Ornaments


For today's card I used a Unity stamp that came in my grab bag last year. It's from the October 2017 Kit of the Month called Conspiracy of Love


To create my card I:
  • stamped the Miracle of Nature (Brutus Monroe - Unity) in Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • dies cut some branches using the Mini Holiday Greens dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • splattered on some diluted white paint
  • stamped the ornaments from Conspiracy of Love on kraft card stock in Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
    • added some highlights with red/green Touch five Markers  and fussy cut
    • stamped my Versamark Watermark pad over them and added Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel before heat setting
    •  added three tiny Baker's twine bows to the top
  • matted my card front on black card stock and added three red sequins
  • embossed my card front with the 3D Lumber embossing folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz), inked it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink (Ranger), spritzed with water, and heat set

This post linked to:
Simon Says -- It's Christmas Card Day
Visions of Sugarplums - Home For Christmas 
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season 
City Crafter - Snowflakes
Dies R Us - Snowflakes (sizzix dies)
Simon Says - Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Little Red Truck


It's time for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built.  You know the drill...Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up! I chose the top row across --  Sparkle, Red, Winter Holidays.......and I guess it also fits the middle row down --- Snow, Red, and Embossing!



One of my friends recently purchased a pack of these holiday truck ornaments at Wal-mart and we decided to try and make cards with them. I also used the puffy snow tutorial from THIS POST. 


Supplies and Tools
Embossing: Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)
Ink: Pine Needles/Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Misc. Glitter
Repeat Impressions Stamps:
6806-U, Sheet Music
2220-G, All Is Calm 
 

  • 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: 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Happy Holidays


I was so excited so see the three free printables that Stamplorations posted on their blog last week! Aren't they just gorgeous?!?!?! I actually think they look pretty awesome in just black and white, but I went ahead and colored this one up with Touch five markers and added some glitter highlights



Supplies and Tools:
  • Touchfive markers
  • Glitter
  • Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Ground Espresso/Brushed Corduroy Distress ink (Ranger)


 This post linked to:
Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes
Simon Says -- It's Christmas Card Day
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Stamplorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps and Big Words
Simon Says - Warm Winter Wishes
Visions of Sugarplums - Home For Christmas 
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season




Monday, December 10, 2018

Frosty


Today I have a fun Frosty the Snowman card to share with you. This card features a wintry background created with Color burst powders and Inka Gold.


Supplies and Tools used on this card:
Sentiment from Martha Stewart set
Holiday Words Stamp Set (Inkadinkado)
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger)


This post linked to:
PINspirational Challenge - Inspiration Photo below (colors, winter)
Simon Says - It's Christmas Card Day
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Winter Wishes


Today I'm sharing a square Christmas card that features Gracillie's new "Winter Wishes" digital stamp set.




Supplies and Tools: 
Dies: Tear Drop Circle (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Prismacolor Pencils, Touch Five markers, Glitter pens
Misc. Seam Binding, Scoring Board (Martha Stewart)
Paper: Holiday Traditions digital paper (Graciellie Design)
Stamps: Winter Wishes digital (Graciellie Design), Music Background (Stampin' Up)


To make the design in the background paper into a small motif I:
  • started with a plain white square 
  • added a piece of Graciellie's Holiday Traditions paper to the top corner and resized it
  • added a second, third, and fourth lining them up as I went
  • saved the new piece of digital paper to my file


This post linked to:
The Paper Players - Red, Green and one other color (brown for me)
Simon Says - It's Christmas Card Day
Allsorts - Christmas Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Ribbons and bows


Friday, December 7, 2018

May Peace Be Your Gift


I have one last coffee themed card to share with you on this, the last day of the Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. This one features Graciellie Design's new Rustic Winter Wishes Digital Paper Pack. I had a lot of fun dressing up my cropped wreath with a ribbon and some teeny tiny beads!


Supplies and Tools:


This post linked to:
Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
4 Crafty Chicks - Ribbons and Bows
The Paper Players - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Mix it up - Anything goes - optional no stamping

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cup of Joy


I had a lot of fun creating the background for this coffee card using two papers from Graciellie's Coffee Lover's Digital Paper Pack and some digital stamps from Verve. It has three layers to it - 1. plaid on the bottom 2.coffee cups next and 3. text over that!


Supplies and Tools:
  • My Cup to Yours Digital Stamps (Verve)
  • Coffee Lover's Digital Paper Pack (Graciellie Design)
  • Circle/Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Plaid Background Stamp (Impression Obsession)
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Zig Zag Washi tape
  • Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
  • Red Pearls (Darice)



This post linked to:
Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Visions of Sugarplums Link Party - Christmas/winter
Simon Says "B" is for - Black
A to Z Scrapbooking - Winter Wonderland
Time Out - Joyful

Warm Winter Wishes


Today's fun winter card features Graciellie's new paper pack called Coffee Lover's.  In case you haven't guessed by now -- I really like this fun new set of papers!!



Supplies and tools:
  • Coffee Lover's Digital Paper Pack (Graciellie Design)
  • Wonderful Winter (Graciellie Design)
  • (Graciellie Design)
  • Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) 
  • Distress Ink (Ranger) --- Walnut Stain/Peacock Feathers
  • Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Rhinestones
  • Glitter

This post linked to:
Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Simon Says "B" is for ---- Blue
Dies R Us - Snowflakes (Spellbinders die)
Love To Scrap - Season's Greetings

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Good Cheer


Today's coffee themed card features the Verve Stamps set called Good Cheer and incorporates the current Mojo Monday Sketch!


Supplies and Tools:
  • Good Cheer (Verve Stamps)
  • Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Tear Drop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Mowed Lawn/Pine Needles Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Touch Five Markers
  • Glitter
  • Coffee Lovers Digital Paper Pack (Graciellie Designs)
  • Red, Green, Black card stock

This post linked to:
Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Visions of Sugarplums Link Party - Christmas/winter
Mojo Monday 504 - Sketch
Simon Says "B" is for --- Bird, Black
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Winter Sparkle



Gift Bag - Tag


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 Donna picked the theme "Anything But a Card." I decided to make a little bag/tag ensemble.


Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Mini Holiday Greens (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
Embossing: Circular Grid Embossing Folder (Anna Griffin - Cuttlebug)
Ink: Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Misc. Baker's Twine, Clothespin, Red/White Paint, Glitter
Repeat Impressions Stamps:
6806-U, Sheet Music
2220-G, All Is Calm
2709-I, Large Pine Forest


  •  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:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
The Paper Players - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Wrap It Up

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Cup for the Holidays


Today's card features a beautiful FREE digital stamp (A Cup for the Holidays) from Stamplorations!



Supplies and Tools:
  • A Cup for the Holidays (Stamplorations
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Touch Five Markers
  • Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Dotted Ovals Dies (Sizzix)
  • Snowflake Stickers (Dollar Tree)
  • Mini Holiday Greens Dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Roses Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)

This post linked to:
Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge - Use Stamplorations products
Make My Monday - Non-Traditional Christmas colors (pink)
Addicted to stamps - Christmas non-traditional colors (pink)
Dies R Us - Snowflakes (Sizzix Dies)
Stamplorations Cutplorations Challenge - Inspiration photo (pine, flowers, white "snowflake")