cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

2 cards for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Party Today…

Welcome to the party! I have two cards to share with you today. I have some new Simon Says Stamp Christmas dies and a few older  that I decided to use for this post. yay!

As I’m typing this, it’s rainy and cold!  Feels a bit like Winter! April Fools! haha

I made this card with the Winter Foliage Frame die cut in green and parts in red and inlaid. The Winter Wishes die cut in red and white. Circle Basics die set for the brown center circle. The May Christmas sentiment is from the Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set.

I cut a green panel ⅛ inch smaller than the A2 white cardbase.  I adhered the frame with glue in the center, then mounting tape to adhere the Winter Wishes circle.  A little white pen for the berries.

I like it!  Festive and bright!

More Christmas cheer on this card! I used the Holly and Berries Tag die, cut in greens and red but I tried to put a big eyelet in the hole and messed it up so now it’s not a tag!  I trimmed that part off.  I didn’t want to start over!  😀

I die cut three RyLynn Snowflakes in my A2 kraft card panel, then die cut three white ones and inlaid them in the kraft panel, taping them ‘in’ on the back.

I stamped the sentiment from the Fa La La stamp set in the bottom corner.

Die cut the Fa La La die in red and white cardstock and adhere together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

That’s it!  It was fun to get back into some Christmas colors and now I have two cards ready to send! Win!

The list of party participants is on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE.  So glad you stopped by my blog!

ttul, ❤

Products I used from Simon Says Stamp on my cards today… thank you for shopping through my affiliate links.  I appreciate it so much!

Simon Says Stamp WINTER FOLIAGE FRAME…
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Birthday · cards · Impression Obsession · Snowman · Winter · Zigs

Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
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Poppystamps – CL451 Sentiments of…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss Simply White
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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cards · Oxide Inks · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie Release…

Hi everyone!  Busy week here on the blog and it’s just working out that I’m finally getting to wish you a Happy New Year!  Another year for happy cardmaking and papercrafting!

It’s NEW release time of the month at Simon Says Stamp.  I received this NEW background stamp called Etched Snowflake to show and tell!

 


I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Did some Oxide inking/blending/spattering over the top, die cut a snowflake in glitter paper, silver embossed a sentiment… just enough to combine the subtle with some pizzazz!  Oh, I did give it a couple spritzes of Sparkle spray.

It was fun just playing around and using different colors than I would normally pick.  This card ended up 5 ¼ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by yet another day this week! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…and here’s a code to use at SSS when you shop.  There’s also a code to get a free die with a $50 order… use BFF489!


Simon Says Cling Stamp ETCHED…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Tonic SILVER SCREEN 8.5 x 11 Glitter…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Tonic EASY CLEAN MAT 1514E
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Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Hanging Lantern and Holly Double Arch Card…

Hi everyone!  and on the inside it says “Celebrate the Season”  from the same stamp set by poppystamps, Art Deco Celebrate Christmas.  I hope you’ve been doing just that!

We have been here!  Our family is having so much fun this Christmas.  It was so nice last week I took grandkids shopping every afternoon except for one and that one I went with one of our daughters.  Then Monday we braved the bitter wind and cold temps to drive 25 miles to Hobby Lobby for the last 4.  We have a wonderful lot of grands!  😀

Now, I’m working on my spreadsheet of who gets what for presents and stocking stuffers. :O lol

I wanted to show you this card I made for the stamp club gals I meet with once a month here.

I used the Memory Box Hanging Lantern die from last year… the new Holly Double Arch die from this year and the smallest snowflake from the poppystamps 2016 Ava Snowflakes set.

Some Distress Oxide inking on the circle…three bluish ones… spatter with white acrylic paint of white liquid watercolor.

Here’s 3 pictures of how I did the Holly Double Arches…

I die cut in red and green…

Then I clipped off the green berries…

I glued the green cut on top of the red cut being sure to line everything up…

and there you have it!  So easy when you’re making multiples!

I used mounting tape under the circle and the top and bottom of the lantern but everything else is glued flat.

So happy to share a card with you again… I’m sure I’ll be back with more… so much I still want to do! eek! Not sure it’s humanly possible! ha!

Thank you for stopping by!

Some shopping info!

There’s NEW Memory Box products at Starlit Studio!!! Always on special! Click STR link below

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Birthday · cards · Christmas · copics · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Winter

Cottage Cutz Peeker Snowmen Birthday Card…

Cute card warning….and these snowmen fit the part! It’s a dreary windy, rainy day here. A little blog cheer is called for!

My white pen was acting up…grrr.  The cardinals have a dot of black enamel accents on their eyes.

I die cut the snowmen in white and colored all the parts with Copic Sketch Markers.

I die cut the music in black and left it complete…die cut it again in white and cut out the snowflakes and glued them over the black ones.

The background is Distress Oxide inks and the mini ink blending tools…Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

This is for our oldest daughter that was born on Christmas Day!

I was inspired by Leslie Miller’s 2nd card HERE.  It’s funny the twists and turns a card takes as it comes to life!  Kinda like Frosty! lol

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun shopping weekend!  Here’s the stores I link to as an affiliate.  Thank you so much for clicking through my blog when you can!

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Shopping links for what I used…

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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Cottage Window Scene Card…


Hi cardmakers and friends…welcome to my Country Winter Wonderland on a card post today!

I pulled out some scene dies from last year to use with this NEW poppystamps Cottage Window die. The house is from the NEW poppystamps Village Houses die and I embellished the card with the NEW poppystamps Holly Outline die.

This could easy be a Winter thank you card or any occasion card for after Christmas!

I left the holly cut in the die, turned it over and inked it through the holes in the die, similar to stenciling… pouncing and adding color with the mini ink blending tools. Fun to do something a little different.

I stamped the sentiments from the Memory Box Mistletoe Swag stamp set using the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool.

For the scene behind the window I used poppystamps Open Hillside and Sloping Hillside dies.  There are so many Memory Box or poppystamps dies that would work though. YES!

The two tree pieces are glued together flat and the house is glued together and then glued to the scene flat.  Then using mounting tape around the window frame I adhered the scene pieces to the window, then I added another layer of mounting tape to the frame to stick it to the A2 cardbase.  It will still go through the mail for one stamp, it’s not to thick. 😀

I added the Holly Outline die cut with mounting tape also, just one layer though.   That’s it!  I really love this! I didn’t spray it all sparkly or frosty but you sure could!  I debated whether to or not! lol  I wish you could see it in person!

Thank you all for stopping by today!  It’s so fun to show and tell!  I hope it inspires you and if you ever want to send me pictures of what you make or link me up if you’re posting, I love to see other’s show and tell too!  I love inspiration!

Take care and have a beautiful, thankful week! I am thankful for you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2238 Cottage Window…
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Poppystamps – 2272 Village Houses…
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Poppystamps – 2258 Holly Outline…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps O Holy Night and Holly Frame and Stencil Card…

Are you singing yet? I’m not out-loud at the moment but I am inside! lol

I started this card by die cutting the NEW poppystamps Holly Frame die in white cardstock and using the stencil that came with the die to color the holly leaves.

I’m really happy with this green!  I used the mini ink blending tools and 3 Distress Ink pads in Evergreen Bough first, Pine Needles second and the last one over the top is Mowed Lawn.  I love this combo and it’s even prettier IRL!  I colored the berries with R27 Copic Sketch marker, then laid the stencil back on and spattered with Heidi Swapp’s Gold spray.

The circle of white cardstock you get when you diecut the frame, I colored with Red Distress ink pads and mini ink blending tools.  I started with Worn Lipstick, then Candy Apple, then Festive Berries, then a little Aged Mahogany around the edges. I love how this combo worked up too!  I spattered it with gold ink also.  I use a dropper to get the gold out of the spray bottle and put a little out on a clear block and brush it off the edge of the block with a paintbrush to spatter the cardstock.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps O Holy Night Flourish die in metallic gold cardstock, just one layer this time.  I did put little pieces of mounting tape under some of the letters though so it wouldn’t fall in.

A pretty card but not real labor intensive either!  YAY!  I just love how it turned out!

I used mounting tape under the holly leaves and cut strips of mounting tape to go around the outside rectangle part of the frame. Then on to the cardbase.  I glued the red piece directly onto the cardbase, it’s not mounted up.

An A2 size card and it should go through the mail great, I like using a larger envelope such as an A6 or 7 to protect the corners.  Still the same price. I love the presentation of it being in the right size envelope though and if I remember, I put it in an A2 envelope first then into the larger one.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have another Winter scene card going up tomorrow.  Then it’s Thanksgiving with the family and then some Christmas decorating around the house, which I’m sure most of you will be doing too!  YAY!  See you tomorrow!

Links to what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2283 Holly Frame and…
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Poppystamps – 2270 O Holy Night…
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Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
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