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Simon Says Stamp October Release!


NEW! NEW! NEW!  Welcome to my blog post today introducing a new stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Cozy Hugs Release.

When this stamp came in the mail… I was stunned with the size but loved the bold print of it and challenged with what I would do!

So I put it in the MISTI and started inking with Lawn Fawn Ink Cubes, Lobster and Artichoke.  I tore some scrap paper squares to kinda mask off but finally just ended up wiping off if I got ink where I didn’t want it.  

I LOVE it! ❤

Fortunately I thought to snap a phone picture before I chopped it in half! (sorry it’s blurry, ugh, I only took one)

It’s just everything traditional Christmas to me! lol

I used a wide ruler to try to decide WHERE to cut it in half…finally realized there was no rhyme nor reason to where!

I ended up with two Mini Slimline size cards.

This one I just stamped a sentiment right over the design. Happy Christmas from the SSS Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set.

The second I tried gold heat embossing directly on the design but it didn’t show up as well as I thought it would.

I heat embossed a piece of vellum and positioned it directly over the direct to card embossed sentiment.

Now I wonder if I shouldn’t have added some gems or something but you know me… I err on the side of clean and simple!

Are you looking forward to Christmas creating or have you already started?  This release has some wonderful things in it!

Tired to catch the gold embossing in the picture a little better.

I had fun making these!

I hope you’ll check out the new release.  Thank you for clicking from my blog…if you click from somewhere else but want me to get credit, be sure to come back to my blog and click again.  I appreciate it so much and thank you from the bottom of my cardmaking loving heart! ❤

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…click on the letters SSS in the grid below…use code ‘cozy’ to get a free die with a $75 order!

Simon Says Cling Stamps PAINTED…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn CANDY STORE Premium Dye Ink…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SUNDAY BRUNCH Ink Cube Pack…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn VELLUM 8.5 x 11 Translucent…
[ SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100#…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Techniques · Wreath Building

Merry Christmas in July, Holly Wreath Card and Tutorial

Salutations of the season to all!  And just like that, it’s the end of July!  Let’s get a head start on Christmas cards! 

My card today is from the NEW Birch Press Design Festive Floral release!

I’m using the NEW Holly Wreath Plate die set. Keep reading for a tutorial how I made the wreath without layering!  First the finished card pictures…

 

Close up showing the NEW Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline die set… so beautiful! I love how he included the dot of the ‘i’ onto the ‘t’!  No gluing tiny dots this time!  (well except on the wreath hohoho)

A shot from the side…

Sentiment from Birch Press Design Kind Hearts clear stamp set. (gorgeous sentiments in this one)

Here’s how I made this card in pictures…hope it works!  Let me know what you think!  Was it worth it?

I started by die cutting Layer C in Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover cardstock.  Keep both pieces.

Now, using Layer A (the plate with all the detail), lay the plain wreath you die cut with Layer C into layer A die, right side into the die.

Next we are going to emboss the plain wreath die cut by running it through the die cut machine. From the bottom up you’ll need the standard platform, clear cutting plate, tan (squishy) mat, die cut in the die with cutting blades facing into the mat and on top a clear cutting plate.

(If you have the older multi purpose platform, use it like you would a regular embossing folder. Fold the top layer back.)

Look how cool this is… it’s embossed!

Now we’re going to ink the wreath with Distress ink.  In my picture I grabbed regular Distress ink but when I was making my card, I used Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness.  ugh.  My regular are out in plain view and my oxide are in a drawer now. Change is hard! lol  I used my oxide brush with regular ink.  There go my eyes rolling at myself again!

Back to layer C – die cut scraps of red cardstock for the berries.

Here you see the back of the inked, embossed wreath…I placed pieces of thin mounting tape over the berry holes.  Link below… I love this mounting tape!

Then turn the wreath over and using a pickup tool of your choice add the berries to the holes and they will stick in place!  Easy!

Ink scraps of white cardstock with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, cut into pieces to lay over the holly leaves on layer A and run it through the machine.

Turn wreath back over and line it up to layer A to match up your Holly. Then turn it right side up and glue on the Holly.

Remember it’s opposite…

No earthly idea why in this picture the green is a funky color! lol

I wanted to show that the wreath is super fun just inking the solid wreath without embossing too.  At the last minute I thought to splatter it with some white spray ink.  I didn’t go back and splatter my card though.

So I’m showing three variations using these dies differently than they were intended!  Let’s make Christmas cardmaking fun! lol

Holler if you have any questions.  I have some old videos showing how to do embossing with dies too.

Linking to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for NEW,  O is for OLD (mine is new)

Addicted to Stamps and More – any occasion

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas in July #233

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57478…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57450 Holly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Gingham Red 3/8″
[ RSN ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Spring · Thinking of You · Watercolor · Wreath Building · Zigs

Memory Box NEW Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch Card…

Hello friends!  So thankful for all my cardmaker friends everywhere! You make me smile a lot!

Simple card today….I die cut this new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die from watercolor paper and colored with the new Zig Clean Color Brush markers.  They are so pretty!

I used three arches for this card, three of the medium size flower and three of the small size flower.

I used watercolor paper for the A2 size panel that I inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool. I stamped a couple sentiments around with the same ink from the NEW Memory Box Friends and Family stamp set. The center sentiment is stamped with Ranger Black Archival ink.

I used liquid glue to attach the three arches together and just on the circle to glue to the panel.  Then the flowers are glued just in the center to the wreath so I could ‘fluff’ the petals and leaves.

I added Memory Box small clear Fairy Drops, some Mayarts twine and glued the panel to a kraft color cardbase.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Holler if you have any questions!

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94666 Paisley Bloom Leaf…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5276 Friends and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Canson XL Watercolor Pad – 9″ x 12″,…
[ BLIC | ACH ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Wreath Building

Memory Box Magnolia Wreath and Magnolia Double Arch

Hi everyone! I used two NEW dies on my card today, the Magnolia Wreath and the Magnolia Double Arch dies.

It’s super simple but that color combo that I love so much! I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it! lol

I stamped the Hello from the new poppystamps Friendship and Kindness clear stamp set. Lots of really nice sentiments and messages for the inside too! I will stamp one of them on the inside. I’m really bad about not finishing the inside until I’m ready to send. ugh

Taylored Expressions cardstock… I die cut each die one time but cut the flowers from the Wreath set multiple times. The A2 cardbase is Toffee, the green is Granny Smith and the blue is Confetti Cake.

I used some black nuvo drops for the flower centers. I like it and hope you do too!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week making cards…looks like a busy week here. I need to make a boy birthday card…a grandson turning six today! They grow up so fast! 😀 ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

 
Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94421 Magnolia Double…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94419 Magnolia Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
[ SBC | SZZ | BLIC ]
 

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Wreath Building

Memory Box Small Cosmos and Jovial Wreath CAS Card…

Hi everyone!  A clean and simple card to share with you today with a wish for you to enjoy your day!

I almost got away with a completely die cut card. There is something about stamping a sentiment simply in black though! ❤

I die cut three of the Jovial Wreath in TE Granny Smith cardstock and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I die cut two of the Small Cosmos, popped the pieces out of the top one but left them in the bottom one and added just a touch of coloring!  I only glued them together around the very center and then glued the flower to the wreath and the wreath to the die cut in TE Confetti Cake and sentiment stamped panel using one of the sentiments from the Birthday Blowout stamp set.

I used mounting tape to adhere the panel to the A2 TE Toffee cardbase.  I make my cardbases top folding because it’s easier to take pictures of them. Book fold cards are so nice and traditional though.  I miss that sometimes!  😀

I imagine a lot of you already have flowers in your yards.  Our temps are still too low in Iowa but it won’t be long!  In the meantime, I’ll enjoy my day and my paper flowers!

I don’t have any of the new Memory Box/poppystamps release but Cindy @starlitstudio.net has all the NEW stuff and is shipping like normal!  YAY!  Simon Says Stamp has the new also but shipping is slower right now. Links below…

Linking to some challenges…

The Paper Players – tic tac toe/die cut, Spring, Birthday

Thank you for clicking over! ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94265 Small Cosmos craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS | BLIC | TE ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS | SZZ | BLIC ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Reverse Confetti · Thinking of You · Wreath Building

Wreath Building, You’ve Been On My Mind Card…

Hi everyone! Today is my last post as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti.  It’s been fun creating with their January release for two months! I hope you’ve enjoyed it. ❤

I decided to use the new Butterfly Wreath stamp and dies set but just the three smaller images to make a wreath using the wreath builder technique and the MISTI.

I love the simplicity of it and that the message is what you see first. It’s not always possible to be with people in person but if you’re like me, we are thinking of them!

I stamped in green ink but just die cut the three little floral images and butterfly. I colored in the flowers and butterfly with Copic Sketch Markers.

For the card base, I ran the new Stitched Scallops cover plate die through the Big Shot with the embossing set up instead of die cutting it.  I really like the soft feel of this look for this card and message.

My other cards I made with these sets and dies are HERE and HERE.

So glad to have you visit today!  Thank you so much for stopping by! ❤

Reverse Confetti BUTTERFLY WREATH…
[ SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Cuts BUTTERFLY…
[ SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Cuts STITCHED…
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
W-023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Techniques · Watercolor · Wreath Building

Memory Box Harvest Double Arch Card and Winter Greenery Wreath Card…

Hi cardmaking friends!  Have you tried Dave’s Die Cutting with Napkins Technique yet? I want to see what you make!  Watch it HERE, you’re gonna love it! I’ve been playing with it the last few days and it’s so much fun!

I die cut two of each arch from the NEW Harvest Double Arch die, like Dave explains in the video. Painted them and arranged them into a wreath.  It’s very easy to do because of the curve of the die cuts.

I painted with Gansai Tambi watercolors and Champagne Gold from Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.

I adhered the diecut  NEW Joy Airy Script die from Gold Mirror Cardstock and using mounting tape cut in narrow strips I stuck it to the inside of the wreath.

I stamped to the world from the NEW Merry and Bright Mistletoe clear stamp set in Coffee Archival ink.

Then I glued everything to a Taylored Expressions Toffee Cardstock A2 size top folding cardbase that I cut and scored.

My next card is another wreath.  Yes I love them I guess!  They keep making appearances on my cards! lol

Here I used my homemade 4 ¼ inch template for stamping wreaths. It’s similar to Gina K’s but her’s are different sizes.  I’m sure her 4 inch or 4 ½ inch template would work too!  I made mine by die cutting two 4 ¼ inch squares in a heavyweight cardstock.  I have a Big Shot Plus which helps because you need the width when you have to cut on the diagonal to make the template this size.

I used the NEW Winter Greenery stamp set again… that smaller branch in the set… I will use the other branches soon too!  lol Scroll down or click HERE for another version of this wreath…

The berries are from the NEW Mistletoe Swag stamp set…scroll down my blog to see a card made with it or click HERE  and another card with this stamp set HERE.

I put the berries stamp on an acrylic block and just stamped them in pretty much the same place all around the wreath… you don’t really need the stamp platform or template for them.  Anyway, I didn’t use one.

The black and red cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions, Cherry Pop and Oreo…link below. I can’t remember what inks I used to stamp the greenery and berries though! ugh  Too many days since I made it.

I love the beautiful scripty font sentiments in this Winter Greenery set too… so pretty!

That’s it from me today!  Thank you for stopping by! Oh, I’m still playing with the napkin technique…I have another card but I didn’t get a frame cut just right so I think I’m going to make it over. ugh.  😀

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94304 Harvest Double…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94297 Simple Poinsettia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94325 Joy Airy Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5235 Winter Greenery…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box WINTER GREENERY Clear…
[ SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS | BLT ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Winter · Wreath Building

Memory Box Winter Greenery Meets Wreath builder and Snowflake Marquee Cards…

A little more festive to share with you today! One of the smaller branches in the NEW Winter Greenery stamp set was calling my name, wanting to become a wreath! I love how it worked out!

Using the MISTI and the Wreath builder template this is what I came up with.

I stamped the branch around with Taylored Expressions Peapod Premium Ink Pad on Neenah 110# Solar White Cardstock.

Then I stamped with an acrylic block, the set of three circles from the NEW Mistletoe Swag stamp set, with Versamark ink and Judikins gold embossing powder.

The sentiments I stamped in the MISTI and gold embossed also.  I really like this card…my first try, I made the circles red and that’s pretty too! lol  Me and red berries lately! lol  I love that it’s festive and flat for mailing!

 

This glittery, festive card is flat also!  Great for mailing! I tried to capture the sparkle of the glitter cardstock but even though it’s sparkly here, it is so much more sparkly in real life!

I die cut the NEW Marquee Snowflake die in both colors, inlaid the pieces, taped it on the back, die cut the panel with the Memory Box postage rectangle frame and glued it to the red glitter A2 size panel.

The word die Peace Cheshire Script is layered three times and I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the NEW Tidings Wreath stamp set on a strip of vellum.

I love this NEW Snowflake Marquee die…gotta see what else I can come up with using it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Links below to what I used for these two cards…

Memory Box – 94286 Snowflake Marquee…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94017 Peace Cheshire…
[ STR ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
[ STR ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5235 Winter Greenery…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box WINTER GREENERY Clear…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Penny Black · Winter · Wreath Building

Penny Black Nature’s Gifts Joyful Wreath Card…

How’s it going out there in cardmaker land?  I keep seeing the piles of Christmas stuff I want to use and trying not to panic!  I’ve been playing with this stamp set off and on, trying the pine branch in the set with my homemade wreath builder template.

I was SO excited when I landed on the placement that resulted in this! I took a picture to show you how I placed it. This is the stamp I used from a Penny Black stamp set, I’ll link it up at the bottom of my post. Isn’t that crazy! Love it! (I think I might make the wreath a smidge larger next try)

I used Lawn Fawn’s Noble Fir ink pad to ink it up each turn.  So simple!

Then I die cut the holly in white cardstock and colored it with Copics and the centers with sparkle red Nuvo drops.

I die cut the word JOYful from gold glitter card-stock and glued it flat to the card.

The white panel I stamped the wreath on is 4 ¼ inch square.  I matted it with a dark green cardstock and then onto a 4 ¾ inch red glitter cardstock square. It will fit into an A7 envelope for sure, so no extra postage. The holly is glued in the center so the leaves still are up a little but they lay completely flat.

Now to try to incorporate the pine cone from the stamp set on to a wreath!  😀

I’m linking my card to some challenges…

Penny Black and More – Traditional Christmas Colors  (my wreath, main image, is stamped)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge – Winter or Christmas

Crazy 4 Challenges – It’s a Tree-mendous Time of Year  (pine branches)

As You See It Challenge  – Wreath

Stamping Sensations – Winter Sparkle (wreath is stamped)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re making festive cards or crafting away at something! Have fun!

Save with this code at Simon Says Stamp YAY225  AND there’s this promotion going on right now!  How fun is this?!  *** While Supplies Last though…

Here’s what I used to make this…

Penny Black Clear Stamps NATURE’S…
[ SSS ]
Penny Black CHRISTMAS BOW Thin Metal…
[ SSS | STR | SBC ]
Penny Black JOYFUL WINTER Thin Metal…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers
[ STR | SBC ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
[ STR ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM Big Shot…
[ SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · Hello Bluebird · Lawn Fawn · Winter · Wreath Building

Wreath Builder Card and New on my For Sale Page…

Hi everyone… the wreath building craze!  Do you love it?!  I don’t have the Gina K set but I have the Big Shot Plus die cutting machine so when she came out with the templates I pulled out my squares and die cut some of my own! I know, I know, but hey, that’s what creative people do, right?!  So I’ve messed around with it off and on since…tried circles even… I posted one of those some time back.

Anyway, it is a play when you have to figure out what works and what doesn’t work.  If you buy her sets… you get immediate satisfaction without all the messing around! lol  I linked up to her sets below…

There’s some greenery and fun small pieces in this Hello Bluebird Quiet Christmas stamp set, so I decided that this card hopefully is blog worthy!  eek! lol

You have to love the sentiment from the set for sure!  I hear you all singing out there…this one goes right a long with our fave brown paper packages tied up with string!

I stamped and die cut three snowflakes and popped them up with mounting tape.

I used Lawn Fawn ink pads again… I really love the colors!  This card ended up 4 ⅝ inches square.

 

I wanted to tell you I added some stamps to my for sale page HERE… Holler if you’re interested in any of them.  I have more to sell too, just slow getting them all listed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Back to some die cards now and coloring… I have two poinsettia colored cards started… now why do I do that?! lol I need to finish them and get them out of the way so I can start more! lol

ttul!

Here’s what I used and what is available as kits…

Hello Bluebird QUIET CHRISTMAS Clear…
[ SSS ]
Hello Bluebird QUIET CHRISTMAS Die…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30088 Square…
[ STR ]
Gina K Designs WREATH BUILDER Clear…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs AUTUMN WREATH BUILDER…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs HOLIDAY WREATH BUILDER…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs WREATH BUILDER…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn MERMAN Premium Dye Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Lawn Fawn CELERY STICK Premium Dye…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Lawn Fawn ARTICHOKE Ink Pad LF1808
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
Lawn Fawn NOBLE FIR Premium Dye Ink…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM | JGG ]
Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM | JGG ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]