Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Floral Phrases

The Detailed Floral Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Stitched Ribbon. Beautiful!  I am experiencing a bit of trouble with getting the pieces out after running the thinlits through my Big Shot. Maybe I just need a shim (extra piece of paper in my sandwich before running it through the Big Shot). =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone, glue dot

Snow Place Buddies


I'm in LOVE with the Snow Place stamp set... it offers so many options. Also, pairing it with the Snow Friends Framelits makes creating cards a breeze. 
Now, I do have to say that I copied Mary Fish's card... with a little tweek. Thanks so much for your inspiration Mary! I can see many possibilities using this set. Here is Mary's card:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Ink - Memento, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits, glue dots, Banners Framelits


MeltingMan



I've seen so many melting snowmen on Pinterest using the 'Sprinkles of Life' cloud stamp ... I just had to create one of my own. Now I did copy Melissa Davies' card, but tweeked it to make it my own. Thanks so much for your inspiration! Here is Melissa's card:

The way the sentiment came out was a mistake, but I think it made the card that much more appropriate, as it looks like it's fading/melting, like the snowman. The look was achieved by using the Basic Black marker on the stamp (so I could only get the words "Snow Way!")... I guess I should have stamped it on scrap paper and re-ink. As I said... I think it's perfect for the card.

Supplies Used:Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Snow Place
Ink - Smoky Slate, Memento, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Brushed Silver
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, dimensionals, glue dots


Snow Friend


Starting to create some Christmas cards for this year. I knew I wanted to use the Snow Place stamp set, but wasn't sure what to place in the background. Well, I remembered that I purchased the 'This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)... so I found one that worked well with my snowman.
It's really fun putting all the Snow Place items together with the Snow Friends Framelits... so easy to cut out!
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Ink - Memento, Garden Green Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Specialty
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits

Elegant Wreaths


I've used the Wondrous Wreath before using traditional colors for Christmas (green and red) and Fall (orange, yellow), so I wanted to create some classy wreaths with white and gold.  I saw Cat Craig's card on Pinterest and thought I'd dress mine up a bit using the gold foil paper.  Here's Cat's card:

As you can see I made a few changes from Cat's card, but kept the general layout the same.  Thanks so much Cat for your inspiration!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Wondrous Wreath
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Accessories - Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath, Gold Emboss Powder, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Monday, December 26, 2016

Silver and Gold Stars

 


Creating more Christmas cards for the season. I used the Star of Light stamp set and the coordinating Starlight thinlits. I love the versatility of this stamp set too... although, you can't see it here, as I used the same stamps and thinlits on both cards. The stamp set has many Christmas messages to choose from as well as different star stamps too. I hope to create a few more cards using the other stamps, so check back with my blog soon.

On the Gold Star card, I used Gold Foil paper and Very Vanilla cardstock with Gold Emboss Powder. On the Silver Star card, I used Silver Foil paper and Night of Navy cardstock with Silver Emboss Powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Star of Light
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets, Night of Navy, Silver Foil Sheets
Accessories - Big Shot, Starlight thinlits, Heat Tool, Gold Emboss Powder, Silver Emboss Powder, rhinestones, pearls, dimensionals

Pretty Christmas


Creating some more Christmas cards... this time using the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits. I also used This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) on both of these cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Christmas Pines
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Die Brush, glue dots, dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Star Banner

I decided to copy one of the layouts on the cover of the Holiday Catalog 2016.... making it my own with different papers and sentiment stamps. Great layout!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Good Greetings, Birthday Banners
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stars Framelits, dimensionals

Better Friends

Such a cute reindeer! The Foxy Friends stamp set offers many different animals to create with it... I knew I had to make a reindeer card for Christmas for my nephew.

I think the Candy Cane Lane DSP worked perfectly with this stamp too!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Better Together
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Memento, Early Espresso
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Linen Thread, glue dot

Pine Accents


So many cards to make for Christmas.... it's so easy to create different cards for people when you have some beautiful inspiration on Pinterest.  I was excited when I saw Elizabeth Price's card, and thought I could do something similar with the framelits and papers that I had.  Thanks Elizabeth for your inspiration!  Here is her card for reference:

See.... different yet very similar to mine!  I used 2 different Designer Series Paper on my card... one from Candy Cane Lane and the other from This Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Christmas Pines
Ink - Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Sprinkled Trees

It's really kinda amazing how this card evolved from what I had originally planned when I first started took this stamp set out.

My original color choice was to use gray/white with a touch of red for the bird. Instead I ended up using black/vanilla with the touch of red...not really traditional Christmas colors, but I believe the end result is pretty amazing!

I wanted to utilize the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper...and the colors on this particular sheet was black and vanilla. So, I adjusted my thinking and I'm so happy I did!

Thanks for checking!



Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Totally Trees, Christmas Pines
Ink - Versamark, Memento
Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Stars Framelits, scissors, dimensionals, Tree Builder Punch, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Black Solid Baker's Twine

Star Tree

What's Christmas without the Christmas Tree? Such a wonderful stamp set from Stampin' Up (Totally Trees)! You can use this set for all the seasons... and I hope to do this when I get the chance.

I stamped the green part in Cucumber Crush instead of Garden Green as when inked it didn't match the green in the stripe and/or cardstock

Thanks so much for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Totally Trees, Star of Light
Ink- Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Garden Green, Very Vanilla, This Christmas Specialty DSP

Starlight Navy


I cannot take the credit for this lovely layout using the Star of Light stamp set from Stampin' Up! I found Holly Stene's card on Pinterest... and fell in love with the layout.  Here is her card here:
Thanks s much for your inspiration Holly!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see mine too!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Star of Light
Ink - Night of Navy
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Starlight Thinlits, glue dots, rhinestone

Friday, December 23, 2016

Letter Year


Christmas Joy! Another Christmas card complete!
Thanks for taking the time to look closer!

I used the Large Letter Framelits on the Candy Cane Lane DSP and adhered (the negative piece) to white cardstock, so that there was a white in mat as well.  I used the 'Christmas' stamp from the 'Time of Year' hostess set to complete the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Time of Year
Ink - Real Red
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Swirly Sea



I find much inspiration from Pinterest, so goes it with this card. I saw something similar using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits and the 'From Land to Sea' stamp set. 
Here is the card Joanne James created which inspired by card! Thanks so much Joanne!!

On my card, I used the 'H' clear block to create the background water rectangle...and topped it with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits to create an ocean. 

The turtle is colored in using AquaPainters with Old Olive ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - From Land to Sea, Birthday Banners
Ink - Soft Sky, Old Olive
Paper - Old Olive, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, scissors, dimensionals, H Clear Block

Musical


For the music lover I came up with a simple card utilizing my digital software.

I printed the music (Notes) DSP with my digital software and printed it out on Whisper White cardstock. From there.... I finished the card the traditional way by attaching the piece onto black cardstock and added a piece of white cardstock to the top. I attached the ribbon to cover the seam from the white and music papers.

I stamped the sentiment (Watercolor Wishes) above the ribbon and then adhered the whole thing to the card bases.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used
Stamp sets - Watercolor Wishes, Notes (Music DSP from digital software)
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - My Memories (digital software), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Taffeta Ribbon, glue dots


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Birthday Time

Using the Hostess set from Stampin' Up! to create a masculine card for my Uncle. I used the 'It's My Party' DSP on the bottom portion of this card.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Time of Year
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Bunch of Banners, Big Shot, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, glue dots.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Flourishing Birthday

I used the color combo - Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper White. I wanted something feminine yet something that said December... which I think the color Pool Party is a frosty flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Flourishing Phrases, Birthday Banners
Ink - Memento
Paper - Whisper White(thick), Basic Black
Accessories - Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush, Precision Plate, glue dots. rhinestones

Friday, December 2, 2016

Snowmen Nuggets Holder

These are so darn cute! I saw Donna Kish's on Pinterest (she got her inspiration from France Martin (Frenchie). Thanks so much ladies for creating something so cute!

If you'd like to see the instructions, you can head on over to Donna's page and view her instructions for the box. http://donnas-stampswellwithothers.blogspot.com/2015/11/snow-place-nugget-snowman.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+StampsWellWithOthers+(Stamps+Well+With+Others)

I started with a 6 1/4" x 3" piece of Real Red cardstock. Then, I scored it 1/2" and 1" on all sides. I cut the piece as shown below:


Now, I used Whisper White cardstock for the snowmen bodies. I cut my strips 1" x 3"... and used double-sided sticky tape first. It didn't hold to well together, so I switched to using glue dots to keep them on the chocolate nuggets.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Paper - Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Memento, Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Snow Friends Framelits, Simply Scored Tool, Scoring Tool, glue dots
Blogging tips