Thursday, November 21, 2019


Good morning! Ardyth here with a card with all dies and no stamping! For today's card, I played a little more with the photo corner dies from the Vintage Frame background set. There are 4 of them, so it didn't take long to cut enough to play around and create a pattern. 

I inked them with ink pads direct to paper in two shades of blue and then arranged them on a white panel cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle, over two snowflakes from Delicate Snowflake that had been glued down with the Just Glue It glue.

Finally, I added JOY, cut from the Headline Type Alphabet set.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

merry kissmas...

Hello everyone!  Rosemary here today and with the holiday fast approaching I am in Christmas card making mode, lol!  So today I'm sharing a quick card that I put together using the Merry KISSmas stamp set and the Merry Mistletoe die set.

To make things super quick I decided to use patterned paper for all my die cuts.  I recently rediscovered two pads of Tim Holtz Christmas papers that I had purchased over a year ago.  I knew I had them... just couldn't figure out where they were.  Then one day as I was trying to get things a little more organized I found them... yay!    The pad I used is full of papers with muted reds and greens and lots of different kinds of plaids.  I used a green plaid for the mistletoe and a piece that had a floral type pattern on it for the bow.  To tie everything together I used a strip of patterned paper that had both colors in it.  That was adhered to white cardstock and then die cut with the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die.  I adhered the mistletoe and bow to the panel and then added a little button with some red twine threaded through it.  It was at this point I realized that I had not stamped the sentiment!  Yikes!  Thankfully I was able to stamp it without any problem using my stamp positioning tool.  I finished the panel off by adding a line of the twine to the top portion of the patterned paper strip and adhered the card to a dark red cardstsock base.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Hi there, it's Tracey back again and today. This is usually the time of year that it you do make your own Christmas cards, and haven't started yet, you are looking for ideas for quick mass producing! Today I have a really easy Christmas card that's perfect for mass producing. I covered my card front with a fun Christmas plaid paper using the Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop (on sale right now), which leaves a lovely crisp 1/4" border around it. I die cut the Delicate Snowflakes Trio in white cardstock and glued the three snowflakes to the plaid panel. The believe sentiment from the Christmas Wish Sentiments stamp set was stamped onto and trimmed from piece of white cardstock and added to the card with some foam tape.

Hope I have given you some ideas for getting those handmade cards done!
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Wishing You Peace, Love and Joy

Hello there!  Lisa here and today I've got a Frosty but cozy card for you:

I started with a panel cut with the Knit Stitch Cover Plate cut from Kraft paper over a base of Kraft.  Then I layered the Delicate Trio of Snowflakes and popped up the Instant Photo Frame and Snowman using varying thicknesses of foam tape and tucking some areas under the frame and others over.

Don't you just love that cutie pie snowman from A Cool Friend??

With so many "cool" sentiments on the A Cool Friend stamp set I had a hard time picking but decided to use the separate Peace, Love, and Joy stamps to send a simple wish to my recipient.

It was fun to add a few sequins and a wooden snowflake as embellishments.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit!  Come again soon!

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Perk up

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

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

I simply started by stamping on the coffee mug and sunflower onto a piece of kraft paper. After, I used colored pencils to color the sunflower. Easy peasy, right?!...Next, I stamped on the sentiment 'perk up' right about the coffee cup. Then added my panel to my card base and topped things off with some burlap twine. Simple, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Woven Love

Good morning! Ardyth here with a fun way to use the horizontal (or vertical, for that matter) pinstripe cover plate. 

I used the largest Stitched Heart die and then blended a rainbow of ink over it. I wove it through the stripes of the coverplate die cut. You could do this with lots of different shapes - I think it would work well with the Sentiment Strips dies, too!

For my sentiment, I used the Headline Alphabet and I cut LOVE from black cardstock and glued it over top.

For the 'is love', I masked part of a sentiment from Autumn Pumpkin and stamped it with Versafine Onyx ink.

I glued the whole thing to an oyster cardbase.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Christmas cards...

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here with a couple of Christmas cards that I made with the new Vintage Flourish cover plate die and sentiments from the Just beCLAUS stamp set.

Today's cards feature hot foiling.  Yes... hot foiling!  I have been interested in foiling, but never got around to purchasing the supplies to foil using a laminator (which I do have).  When I saw the hot foiling system I was very interested in the idea.  After watching a few videos I became even more interested when I realized that you can use a lot of cutting dies already in your stash with this system.  About a month or so ago I was able to purchase a hot foiling system and when I got the Vintage Flourish cover plate die I knew I wanted to try foiling with it.  I ruined several pieces of cardstock before I finally got the two that you see in my blog post.   The hardest part was trimming down the foil to prevent overfoiling on the cardstock.  I did get a little bit, but was able to remove it with an eraser.   After foiling each piece of cardstock I die cut the first one with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die and the second one with a plain rectangle die.  Keeping with the silver theme I die cut vellum using the banner die from the Instant Frame 2.0 die set and then embossed the sentiments with silver embossing powder.  I then added silver jingle bells tied with silver embroidery floss.  I also added a silver cardstock mat to the second card.   The foiling looks so beautiful in real life.  

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