Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Non traditional Christmas Colors Ornament cards

I do love this embossing folder by Spellbinders and yet I rarely use it 
I used small stamps on the inside of the dry embossed pattern. 

The tree ornament stamp is unknown as it was a donated image
The pearls on the side are by Want 2 Scrap 

For this pink and yellow non-traditional colored ornament, I matted the image onto Spellbinder dies. I found this huge bow that was already tied that matched. It's so thick that I had to use a glue gun to secure it.
Patterned paper by K and Co

Can you imagine getting a card so bright? I've had that tag for a while and wanted to finally use it.

The die-cut tag is from my stash.
I stamped it and heat embossed it 
I then added a crazy color combination with distress ink.

I finally matched it up but it is loud and colorful.
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View and October Afternoon

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

5 Different Snowmen Cards

This is a longer post with different snowmen images. Enjoy.

I love this snowman card. Just the stamp alone, it’s so fun and warming. The stamp is by Close to my Heart.

The green die cut is by Dreamweaver Stencils and the polka dot glitter paper is by Doodlebug.

This embossing folder is by Spellbinders and I stamped snowflakes in each square of the dry embossed

On this next card, I used a snowman stamp-
1998 Designs by Trena Hegdahl for
Westwater Enterprises
 I colored it in with chalk mixed with paint 
The sentiment is a heavy brass embellishment by The Paper Studio and is held down with brads

The die-cut is by Spellbinders.
In order to get the color around the outside of the image, I use distress ink and an ink blender on the paper when it was still inside of the die 
The patterned paper is by Bazzill

This next card’s snowman was recycled from a store bought card 
The background has a faint pattern of different snowflakes that I stamped.
The red cardstock was a square I cut into triangles.

For this next card, I used one of my Mom’s fabric squares.
Background is a recycled card.
Scalloped die cut by Spellbinders and eBay 

I found another snowman to recycle from a store-bought card.
The scalloped die cut and embossing folder is by Spellbinders 
I placed some red rick-rack down the center.

Last card is my Elsa card that I finally finished up. She doesn’t need a post of her own. 
The patterned paper is by The Paper Studio and Carter’s Bella.
Colored with Copic markers, with some white paint on her cape. 
The sentiment came with the set of images.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Manly Monday TOY Up-Cycled Card

There’s not much to this card but I think it would be perfect for a guy.

This is the store bought card I cut up to make my masculine Thinking of you card.

The only other thing that I used was a sentiment stamp by Hero Arts

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Detailed Christmas Tree Cards

Merry Christmas to all!

I have these two Christmas Tree cards situated in front of our Christmas tree. 

Why? Because it has been at least 3 years since we put a tree up and I want to document the occasion. 

The tree stamp is by PSX Petaluma, CA. (k-495)

The die-cuts by Gina Marie and Spellbinders

I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the yellow background
The embossing folder on the right is by Sizzix

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

3 of my favorite Christmas Cards from this year

These are three totally different cards but I like them more than the others I made this year.

This stamp by Close to my Heart is not that long. You have to line it up and stamp it twice. The problem is, the stamp is stained and it’s hard to see. Sometimes it takes a few tries. 

Anyway, I colored them in with some random markers on my desk. The let it snow is ribbon from the dollar store or the dollar bucket at Michael’s. The green paper is from Stampin’ Up! They make such pretty paper.

This next card, the patterned paper is by K and Co. the sentiment is by Hero Arts 

Older crafters probably have a few of those metal stencils in their stash. I think that someone showed me how you can use one of them with a stylus. 

About 5 years ago I was introduced to embossing paste but I haven’t practiced in a while. One day I sat down with embossing paste and stencils and practiced. The last ones I made were my best.

 I found this tag in my stash from that day and wanted to make it stand out. So I heavily inked just the outsides of the tag to make the tree to be the first thing your eyes see.

I stapled a piece of ribbon from my husband's Oma with Tim Holtz Attacher

And this last card,
This is an old Stampin Up Christmas tree stamp. Stamped in olive and I trimmed it closer to size. The die-cut behind the tree is unknown but I do know the paper is by Fancy Pants.
I punched out 2 squares of the silver paper by CM. They don't sell it anymore, Ugh!
Then I cut the squares in half to put on the corners. The star is a button with embroidery tread tangled inside of it.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

10 Christmas Ornament Cards

I used the ornament stamp in all of these cards.

 The stamp I used is by Paper Salon.  
I colored the bulbs in with Copic markers

Cards #1 and #2 
The sentiment stamp by Hero Arts and sticker by Echo Park

The die-cuts are by Spellbinders except there is one red rectangle that I bought off of eBay.

The die-cuts that have lighter green patterned paper are actually product packaging that had a great color and soft pattern. Check out the photo below.  The die-cut is Spellbinder's Label 20.

Card #3
The die-cut Spellbinders And Cricut 
The patterned paper is by Basic Grey 

Card #4
Patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View 
Die cut by Creative Memories 

Card #5
Corner punch by Marvy 
Patterned paper by Making Memories 
Die cut by Spellbinders 

Card #6
The border punch is unknown 
The patterned paper is by October Afternoon 
Epoxy stickers by K and Co.

Card #7
The die-cut Spellbinders And Cricut 
The patterned paper is by Making Memories and I’m not sure.
Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts 

Card #8
The die-cut Spellbinders And Cricut 
The patterned paper is by Stampin Up 
Rickrack from stash 

Card #9
The die-cut Spellbinders And Martha Stewart 
The patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye 

This one will come up again tomorrow
Patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View
Die cuts by Cricut
The sentiment is a sticker by SRM Stickers

There will be one more in tomorrow's post.

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These last two pictures are the ornament stamps on their die-cut they went to.
On the back of the red paper, the writing tells me what Copic colors I used. Some of them have directions or pressures. Things for me to look back at when the card is finished and learn from it.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Let It Snow Purple and blue

There are two things I like about these cards:

The patterned paper is by Provo Craft and it is OLD. It's great to use up these old products. Also, the same patterned paper can produce two different looks.

I used a snowflake brad, yeah! I'm still keeping to my goal in December. That's rare. But I still have so many of them that I need to keep remembering to use my brads and eyelets into the new year.

The first card uses a die-cut from the Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge size 2" for future reference.

I bought the rounded rectangle die-cut off of eBay

The next card, using the same pattern paper is using a sticker that I’ve been wanting to use. It also uses fuzzy jute by stamping up.
The white panel in the center has been dry and passed. It’s not one of my embossing folders. The image is from the back of a store-bought greeting card. I never saw or noticed it before that a lot of cards have the image on the front in a smaller portion in the back.
I did die cut and punch out some of them but ran out of time for using them all. Crazy how this card gives a totally different look than the card above.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Manly Monday Christmas Cards using Deep Red Stamps

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps

Acorn and Buck set are from the
I inked the buck stamp with distress marks before I stamped it on the paper.

The sentiment is a Rub-on by Bo Bunny  

For the 2nd card, the die-cut sentiment is by an upcycled card and Cricut 

The patterned paper is by Echo Park 

Check out this

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Same Green Patterned paper for 3 Christmas Cards

The sentiment in the first card is from a Store-bought card that I cut out with a Spellbinders die and then layered it with two other Spellbinders dies 

I used square brads

The patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye.

I used a stamp by Stampin Up and colored it in with chalk

Click HERE to see a card with the same stamp set.
Another card with the Noel Stamp (scroll down to the second card

This last picture shows a picture from yesterday's post. The same paper was used in the Mistletoe card.

Another card using a stamp from the stamp set above.
Patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Mistletoe Christmas Cards

I've talked about this before but not yet this year. Many years ago my uncle's friend's mother went into a nursing home and I was donated all of her Christmas stamps. With those stamps came images that were already stamped and colored. 

These mistletoe images were made by her and then I made them into cards

The stamp was by PSX circa 1995. lol 

She did amazing work like THIS card where she fussy cut out the Santa Clause. I would never be able to do that. Here is another Santa card she made.

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