Friday, December 6, 2019


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

I'm swinging in to share a simple Christmas card.

I started by heat embossing the poinsettias in white embossing powder on a piece of watercolor paper. After, I did some simple watercoloring with the embossed image using some watercolor pens. (Which I need more practice with. lol But I had fun with them.) Once done with my watercoloring and things were dry, I then heat embossed the sentiment using a gold embossing powder. And that's it. Simple, right?!...

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Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mistletoe Noel

Good morning! Ardyth here with a Christmas card inspired by one of my pins on my Christmas Card Inspiration Pinterest board.

I stuck very closely to my inspiration, except for brightening it up a bit by using a navy background rather than black.

I coloured a panel of white cardstock with green inks before cutting as many Merry Mistletoes as I could from it. Then I used up some scraps of white cardstock for my berries and my letters. To add more sizes of berries, I used the period from the Headline Type set.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Hello!  Hope your week is going well.  Rosemary here with a tag to share today.  I don't often make tags, but I saw a tag that featured a red nosed reindeer and it made me think of the AJVD Stately Stag die set.  So I created a rustic looking Rudolph tag using that die and a few others.

I started by die cutting the smallest mistletoe die from the Merry Mistletoe die set from olive green polka dot paper five times.  I then die cut the stag from the red and cream patterned paper several times and adhered them together with Just Glue It adhesive.  The Minnie Pearl tag was die cut from kraft cardstock and I arranged the mistletoe is the shape of a wreath on the tag adhering everything with Just Glue It adhesive.  The stag head was adhered on top with Just Glue It as well and a red enamel dot added to his nose.  I used the small tag from the Minnie Pearl Bookmark die set to die cut another kraft tag that I stamped with the word merry (from the Merry Kissmas stamp set) using Fired Brick distress ink.  Some rustic twine was looped through the two tags and then the twine was tied with additional twine in a dark green.  I added a little bit of very old Christmas washi tape in the one corner.  

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Rainbow & Snowflakes

Hi there, it's Tracey here today with another card using the fabulous Delicate Snowflake Trio dies!
I love the patterns of these pretty snowflakes. For today's card I used a pretty rainbow plaid paper to back my design. I cut the Quatrefoil Cover Plate die in white and trimmed it down to 4" x 3 7/8" and then I cut off the bottom 1/8" border from the die cut and set it aside. I glued the quatrefoil to the top of the patterned paper and then I glued the bottom piece 1/8" border to the bottom to make my quatrefoil piece a perfect square covering the patterned paper. I stamped the 'merry and bright' sentiment from the Merry Kissmas stamp set onto the bottom of the card base.

I die the three snowflakes from white cardstock and then adhered over the quatrefoil piece using tiny pieces of foam tape for dimension. To finish it off I added a few Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops onto the snowflakes for interest.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday

Lisa here!  Today I'm sharing a card with lots of layers using a few different products from the shop!

I started this one by using the Knit Stitch Cover Plate to create a stencil.  I cut it from some very light cardboard.  Then I applied some Therm O Web Transfer Gel through it to a panel cut with the Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop Die in a diagonal pattern.  Once it was dry, I ran it through my Minc with some foil.

 While the stenciled piece was drying, I stamped the cup from the Hug In A Mug stamp set onto some Copic friendly paper and then stamped the top of the snowman from the A Cool Friend stamp set over it.  I colored it all in and you can ever so lightly see some snowflakes stamped in Metallic Gold ink.

I pulled out a pretty gold doily from my stash to use as a backdrop for the cup.

I cut some pine sprigs from the Fresh Cut Pine Die Set from two different greens and the pinecones from some brown cardstock.  I added the lacy pinecones to some lighter brown cardstock and then fussy cut around.  I wanted them to be a little heavier since I would have so many layers going on.

Finally I added everything to my base with various thicknesses of foam tape including a sentiment from the Hug In A Mug set.   I used the Just Glue It Adhesive from the shop to attach the sequins.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

'Tis the Season

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

I'm swinging in today to share a simple Christmas card with you!

Fun, yeah?!...This card was so simple to make, which makes it nice if you wanted to do a mass production of them. ;) I started by using the Vertical Pinstripe cover plate with white cardstock. Then I added a piece of red carstock underneath and then added it to my card base. Simple, right?!...Next I used some gold glitter cardstock with the Headline Type Alphabet dies to spell 'Tis the Season. After, I simply adhered the letters to my card panel. To finish things off, a nice red bow using the bow die from the Merry Mistletoe die set. Easy peasy, right?!...

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day today, with great food, friends, family and FUN! Since I'm in Canada, I'll just be celebrating 'Thursday', but that's ok! lol!

I've got a colourful holiday card that was inspired by a technique my friend Jessica showed last month

I cut the Checkerboard Cover Plate from white cardstock, and then I cut 7 of the 1/2 inch Sentiment Strip before colouring them with ink pads, direct to paper.

I chose a 'Christmas Rainbow' of inks, moving from red through yellow to green, to keep it festive. Then I carefully glued them behind each strip on the Checkerboard panel.

To finish the card, I stamped Happy Holidays from Big Christmas Greetings on white cardstock trimmed with the widest Sentiment Strip die and it kind of got lost on that busy, colourful background.

So I cut a black circle and the largest snowflake from Delicate Snowflake Trio to help make the sentiment pop a bit more.

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