Sunday, November 22, 2020

Echo Park Silent Night- Blue and White Card Set

 

Hi Friends! 

I am still working on Christmas cards and this quick Clean and Simple (CAS) set of four cards was designed with the Echo Park Silent Night 6 x 6 Paper Pad, the Tim Holtz Crochet die and a few stamp sets, all from Stamp Simply.



This paper pad has so many great pages for scrapbooking, Christmas cards and other projects- there are 6 double sided designs (12 designs) and four of each page! 

There is one page in the pad that has four horizontal scenes plus several cut-a-part pages in the Silent Night 6x6 paper pad. In one afternoon, I ended up creating thirteen different cards (I will be sharing the remainder of the cards over the next few weeks) but I am sure you could create at least forty cards or more from this paper pad!

Here is my first set of four cards:

Card #1 uses the wisemen scene from the horizontal scene page and the sentiment from Jesus stamp set.  The scene was mounted onto the card with chipboard for dimension and a small rhinestone was added to the star- what an easy card!


Card #2 uses another scene from the same piece of Silent Night designer paper along with a sentiment from Merry Christmas and a silver rhinestone- so quick!


 

Card #3 uses one of the larger cut-a-parts, trimmed and mounted onto black and white cardstock.  The “lace” is white cardstock die cut using the  Tim Holtz Crochet Die and the sentiment from Jesus stamp set was heat embossed in white on black cardstock. Another silver rhinestone was added for the star. This card was easy, the die cut added just a bit of time, but I love that die, don’t you?



Card #4 uses same cut-a-part as the third card, mounted onto black cardstock along with a paper “lace” using another die cut strip from Tim Holtz Crochet Die and the sentiment from Merry Christmas stamp set, and of course, another silver rhinestone for the star.

I hope I have inspired you with this set of CAS Christmas cards- so quick and easy!


Stamp Sets:  Jesus, Merry Christmas  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper:  White and Black Cardstock; Echo Park Silent Night 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Circle Dies, 
Silver Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

I hope all of you are staying as healthy as possible during this pandemic!

 I am so thankful that you took the time to stop by- I will be sharing more Christmas cards in the next few weeks, so I would love for you to visit again soon!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Stack and Quilt Floral Cluster- Winter Poinsettia Card Set


 Hi Friends!  

I am having fun creating Christmas cards and this set of five cards was designed with Stamp Simply stamp sets, Winter Poinsettia and Christmas Peace along with the Kaisercraft Peace & Joy paper pad using the Stack and Quilt technique from Splitcoaststampers. 


I love to participate with online challenges and am linking to the Simon Says Wednesday “Christmas”Challenge, The Spot #137 “Color Challenge” and the Word Art Wednesday #466-#467“Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to check out the Stamp Simply blog yet or the challenge sites above, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!


To create this set of cards:

Pull out five pieces of 4” x 5 ¼” designer paper from the Peace & Joy paper pad and stack them together before cutting on the diagonal along with three other cuts to create five pieces for the quilt pattern from each piece of designer paper (please see the tutorial for more details). 

Layer and adhere each piece separately onto a piece of white cardstock- you will have five panels when finished. Once you have all five pieces “quilted” to the white cardstock, emboss using the Script Background embossing folder.

Lightly distress the edges of the quilted panel and add the crocheted lace. FYI- make sure you have the embossed script wording upright before adding the crochet lace. See the last card below with the lace and ribbon at the top- I originally added the lace thinking that it was at the bottom, but oops!, the embossed wording was upside down, lol!.  No worries, I removed the lace/ribbon (carefully) and turned the it around but had to keep it at the top since the adhesive tore the paper a bit :-) 

Add the green grosgrain ribbon, adhere the ribbon ends behind the panel and mount onto another piece of white cardstock. Distress the edges and adhere to a piece of black cardstock before mounting the entire panel onto the white card base.



Stamp the Christmas Peace sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock,  apply clear embossing powder applied and heat set with a heat tool.  Die cut with a circle die, mount onto another circle die cut from black cardstock and mount onto the card front with chipboard (or dimensional foam).

Stamp the Winter Poinsettia image with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock,  apply clear embossing powder applied and heat set with a heat tool.  Watercolor the image with water-based markers and die cut with the coordinating die.

Mount the poinsettia die cut onto the card front with chipboard or dimensional foam.

Use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the poinsettia petals, a white paint pen to add highlights to the berries and flower center and add a few pearls to finish off the card.

I had so much fun creating this set of cards! What a great way to use up some of your designer paper, love this stack and quilt technique!


Stamp Sets: Floral Clusters- Winter Poinsettia,  Christmas Peace (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, Water-based Markers- Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow (all Stampin’ Up!), Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker, Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper:  White and Black Cardstock; Peace & Joy 6.5 x 6.5 Paper (Kaisercraft)

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. , Floral Cluster & Sprigs Dies (part of the Floral Clusters Bundle with Die) ; Darice Embossing Folder-Script Background

,  Heat Tool, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder- Clear,  Green Grosgrain Ribbon, White Crochet Lace, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- I hope I have inspired you to create something this weekend!  

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

TCC144 Wonder of Christmas

                                  


Hi Friends!


It is time for the #144 {Holiday Home} Challenge at 
The Card Concept!

I was inspired by the white, black, buffalo plaid as well as the evergreen to create a Clean and Layered card using Stamp Simply stamps.

I am also participating with the Simon Says Monday “Happy Holidays” Challenge , the Simon Says Wednesday "Christmas" Challenge  and the Word Art Wednesday #466-#467 "Anything Goes" Challenge. 

If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all! 


I absolutely love this buck image from A Godly Man, don’t you?  Perfect for all occasion masculine cards as well as Christmas/Winter. 

The heat embossed buck image was die cut with the coordinating die and paired with a heat embossed sentiment, die-cut greenery as well as fun buffalo check designer paper and black and white gingham ribbon.

A clear glitter marker adds shimmer to the greenery and a few rhinestones finishes off the card.

Stamp Sets: A Godly Man , Wonder of Christmas Sentiment
s
  (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Wink of Stella- Clear Glitter Marker

Paper/Cardstock: White, Green, Black; Little Lumberjack by Echo Park

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- A Godly Man Buck, Floral Clusters & Sprigs, May Arts 3/8” Black Gingham Ribbon, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! 


I hope you can find the time to create a card based on our{Holiday Home } photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! 

The challenge is open until November 30th at noon EDT.


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Wreath

 

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing another Christmas card designed with stamps, dies and designer paper from  
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

 I love all of the sentiments in the new  Typewritten Year Round Sentiments stamp set - so versatile for all occasions!

I decided to use a modified version of the Splitcoaststampers SC343 (some of you are aware that I have a personal goal of creating a card for use of the 850+ sketches at SCS- over half way there! :-)).

I am also linking this card to the Tic-Tac-Toe #90 Challenge (diagonal Plaid-Holiday- Include Neutral Color) and the Word Art Wednesday #464-#465 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

The background panel strips were created with the Fishtail Sentiment Banner Dies using a plaid pattern from the Little Lumber Jack 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park and mounted onto white cardstock.

Black seam binding ribbon along with the Tim Holtz crochet die and a spare button from my stash were layered prior to adding the wreath and poinsettia from Seasonal Wreaths- Fall & Winter.

The “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Typewritten Year Round Sentiments was stamped with Versamark ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment was carefully cut apart before adding to the card front with chipboard.


To finish off the card, a clear glitter marker was used to add shimmer to the petals, an extra fine white paint pen for highlights to the flower center and few Nuvo pearl drops  were added for additional texture. .

The following Stamp Simply supplies to create this card:

Stamp Sets:  Seasonal Wreaths- Fall & WinterTypewritten Year Round Greetings

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink PadVersamark Watermark Stamp PadZig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker

Paper:  Echo Park Little Lumber Jack 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories, Misc: Fishtail Sentiment Banners DiesSizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet ,   ½” Black Seam Binding Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder- Clear,  Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder- White

Other Supplies from my stash:

·         Nuvo Crystal Drops, Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Water-based Markers, White and Black cardstock, Green Button

T    Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy during this holiday season!

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop- Taste and See


 Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a mixed media card designed with a few coffee stamp sets, dies along with other supplies from  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the 2020 Fall Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!  



Stamp Simply has the honor of being one of the Super Sponsors and we hope you can join in on the fun!  There are 72 sponsors and so much inspiration!!



The background of this card was designed using a piece of paper from the Wonderful Autumn  paper pad from Studio Light and stamping the background stamp from A Cup of Java using distress oxide inks.


The following
Stamp Simply supplies to create this card:

Stamp Sets:   A Cup of JavaCoffee or Tea?  



Other Supplies from my stash:     

Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder,  White and Espresso Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks- Fossilized Amber, Ground Espresso, Spiced Marmalade,  Nuvo Morning Dew Jewel Drops 

Again, I am so thrilled that you took the time to visit me today! I hope that I have inspired you to create a project for the 2020 Fall Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!  

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Merry Christmas and Warm Winter Wishes- Set of Four Tags


 Hi Friends! 

 

Today I am sharing a set of four tags designed with stamps, dies and designer papers from Stamp Simply.  Sharon is sharing this set of tags today on the Stamp Simply blog and she will be sharing tags from the rest of the Design Team all week!  






 I generally do not create tags (other than simple ones for presents), but I had so much fun creating this tag set- I see more tags in my future, lol! 



If you have not had a chance to check out the  Stamp Simply blog yet, we hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team! 


To create this set of tags:


Cut the four pieces 3” x 5 ½” from heavyweight white cardstock.   Create the tag top by cutting an angle on one of the rectangles, then using the piece that you cut off, flip it over and use it as a template for cutting the angle on the other side.   


Cut a 3” x 2 ½” piece of woodgrain designer paper from the Peace & Joy paper pad by Kaisercraft and mount to the lower part of each of the tags (I was able to just use one piece of the 6.5" x 6.5" paper for all four tags).


On two of the tags, add the embossed white piece of paper from the same paper pad (this is very difficult to see in the photo but shows up a bit on the top of the poinsettia wreath tag).  


Once the designer papers are applied to the tags, distress the edges of the tags with a distressing tool (or use the side of one of your scissor blades).   


For the wreaths on the tags, I pulled out the wreath page from the  Peace & Joy paper pad (this piece of paper has the wreath different wreaths on one page).  Fussy-cut each wreath for the tags (four tags from one sheet of paper).  Adhere each of the wreaths to the tags, this helps to cover the raw edge of the woodgrain paper. 


Die cut the "lace" from white cardstock using the  Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet , trim the die cut to fit the tag, and adhere to the lower part of the tag.  


Add a strip of black cardstock to cover the edge of the die cut (distressing the edges).   Using the thin border strips from another sheet of designer paper from the  Peace & Joy paper pad, trim to fit the tag and adhere to the middle of the black strip,  FYI- these thin border strips were only on one part of the paper, so there are cut-a-parts that can be used for more tags or cards- this Peace & Joy paper pad is amazing for creating quite a few cards!  


Stamp the buck image from  A Godly Man using Versafine Onyx Black Ink  onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.   Die cut the buck with the coordinating  A Godly Man’s Buck  and adhere to the tags using dimensional foam (or chipboard).   


Stamp the sentiments from Typewritten Year Round Greetings with Versamark onto black cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Cut the sentiments apart by hand, mount onto the tags using dimensional foam or chipboard.   

Use a stapler to attach the ½" black seam binding in a loop (to create the tails) and adhere the ½” black seam binding bow to cover the staple. 


 To finish off the tags, use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the wreaths and white Nuvo crystal drops to the poinsettia wreath centers.   


The following Stamp Simply supplies to create this card: 

 

Other Supplies from my stash: 

  • Heat Tool 

  • White and Black Cardstock 

  • Nuvo White Crystal Drops 

  • MISTI tool 

  • Gemini, Jr. 

 

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope I have inspired you to create something today! 

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