Saturday, December 1, 2018

We Create Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome! Can you believe it's already December?! This year has really gone by fast. I think it is because I'm older and busier. Yeah, that's it.  I'm feeling a bit festive this year so the decorations are out and 1/2 way up. I will most likely be finishing that up quick as it has just started to snow.

My card came together quick! There are a few things going on here that I really like. First, I wanted the softly falling background but it was just too simple with the dear right on it. Still a nice card but not what I was after. Then the deer on the Crumb Cake by itself was too plain so I added the DSP... and then the twine and ... perfection!  You also might see that I used the DSP on the envelope flap. Something I think I will start doing.

I tried the floral line above and below the phrase but that was too much. The deer you see is on the outside front lower left of the envelope. 

Thank you so much for visiting! Up next is Tanya! She will be using Making Christmas Bright. Click on the image below to see what she has to share.

Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Dashing Deer
  • Ink/Cardstock: Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • DSP: Festive Farmhouse
  • Embellishments: Twine from Pkg
  • Big Shot: Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Crumb Cake Layer: 2-3/4" x 4-1/4"
  • DSP Layer:  3/8" x 4-1/4" showing. Cut wider and adhere behind Crumb Cake
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Etsy Store: Holiday Tags

Did you know that I have an Etsy store? I started it back in 2013 and I wasn't very active but more recently I have decided to fill it up. It contains retired stamps and hand made items. 

 I have recently been working on holiday tags. These are all hand made by yours truly.

I do my best to stamp in a clean environment and use only Stampin' Up! products. If not, I identify that I have not. For instance, the baker's twine is generic.

Embellished Scalloped Snowflake Tags

The Dasher Wine Tag as featured on Pinterest a lot at one time. I had to change from ribbon to Linen Thread but otherwise the same.

Check out my store and be sure to favorite it and share it with friends.

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Paper Pumpkin: To You and Yours

November Paper Pumpkin: To You and Yours

This one made it out of the box and I made them all over a short time. On the way I learned a few things that I would like to share. See Below:

1. Don't get ahead of yourself. I immediately mounted the plaid backgrounds to the card bases and found out later that this was a mistake. If you notice above, the red card in particular has the ribbon wrapping around the plaid layer. 

Quick fix: I cut to fit and put a glue dot on the ribbon and tucked it in between the layers. This worked because I didn't glue too closely to the edges. Whew!


 2. Count out your accessories before you begin. This will tell you how many you have for each card. There are three sprigs each on the red card and nine sprigs on each wreath. I did the same thing with the gold sequins.

Tip: Since 9 divides into 3 evenly I placed three evenly and then three more and then three more to get an even wreath. See pics above.

Thank you for visiting! I hope these tips helped you out.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Simple Stamping: Lemon Zest

I know I say this all the time but I really do have intentions of sharing more here on the blog. I hope to show you how to "squeeze" stamping into your life.

For this card all I did was grab a pre-folded card base and the pre-stamped square you see above. I had stamped it a while ago and it didn't get used. I simply trimmed it down, mounted it on some Basic Black and layered it on Granny Apple Green.

The inside of the card was freshly stamped. Doesn't the lemon slice look great over the words?! I think so. Be sure to stamp the inside of your cards. 

Supply List: 

  • Stamp Set: Lemon Zest
  • Ink/Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Basic Black
Card Measurements: 

  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Layer: 2-5/8" x 2-5/8"
  • Basic Black Layer: 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Granny Apple Green Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

We Create Gratitude Blog Hop

Welcome! This month we are celebrating gratitude and we hope you do too. Thank you for visiting! We appreciate it! 

I fell in love with this stamp set after I saw someone make a pink flower with it. After playing with it I found that it works with just about any color combo. Give it a try!

The leaves were punched and snipped apart. I placed them strategically on top and behind the raised layer. To get the look you see here the flowers were stamped directly onto the Designer Series Paper.

This inside of the card. 

Again, we are grateful for your visit. Up next is Tanya! She will be using Winter Woods. Click on the image below to see what she has to share.

Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Painted Harvest
  • Ink/Cardstock: Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Whisper White
  • DSP: Festive Farmhouse
  • Punch: Leaf
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Gray Granite Layer: 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
  • DSP Layer:  3-1/8" x 4-3/8" 
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"