Showing posts with label Merry Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Merry Monday. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2018

That First Silent Night

Today I have another Christmas card to share. 
I just got this lovely sentiment from Impression Obsession and thought it went well with the majestic mountain stampings.  I added a little barnyard scene at the base of the mountain using stamps and dies from Petite Places: Barnyard from PTI.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired), Petite Places: Barnyard, sentiment from Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Soft Stone - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Petite Places: Barnyard dies - PTI, foam dots.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I Heard the Bells

Yes - another Christmas card -  for this week's Merry Monday challenge!

I used a piece of Luxe Foil DP (PapertreyInk - no longer available) for the background.  
(I thought the swirly circles looked like the reverberations of the bell ringing!) 
 I die cut the bell out of gold metalic paper, stamped it using Versamark and gold embossed it.  Stamps and die from Folk Art Christmas (retired by Waltzingmouse)
I added a piece of holly cut from a Layered Accent from K&CO 
(it was an ornament with a sprig of holly on top.) 
 Then I adhered one red rhinestone.
The bell is adhered to the base with thick foam dots in the center so the bell curves.
Here's what I gold embossed on the inside of my card - from Inside and Out Holiday by PTI.
I made a second card with a different background panel from the same paper pack.

Stamps:  Fold Art Christmas Additions - Waltzingmouse (retired), Inside and Out Holiday - PTI
Paper:  White, Luxe Foil DP - PTI, Kraft Stock Metallic Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, red rhinestone, Folk Art Christmas Die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Tombow Glue, thick foam dots, Ornament Layered Accents - K&Co.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Rustic Nativity

Another Christmas card for the box!
I die cut the stable and Holy Family out of Birch Bark Wrapping paper that I bought last Christmas season at Pier 1 Imports (LOVE THIS PAPER!!).  I embossed the images in black and layered them onto a cream Bazzill card base using foam dots.  I die cut the big star our of gold paper and added 3 little wooden stars.  The Nativity stamps and  Holy Couple, barn and star dies are from Simon Says Stamp.

I'm linking my card to:
and I made it rustic for the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers where we were to be inspired by the Vineyard Market web site - I was inspired by this Nativity.
Stamps:  Nativity - Simon Says Stamp, For Unto You - Wordsworth
Paper:  Cream Bazzill, Gold - DCWV Paper Pad, Birch Bark Wrapping Paper - Pier 1
Ink: Versamark, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Wow Black Embossing Powder, Holy Couple and Barn Dies - Simon Says Stamp, wood veneer stars - The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Simple Snowman

On this hot and humid day in Massachusetts - what better card to make than one with a snowman on a snowy field?! 
In the never ending quest to get all of my Christmas cards done before the season, I'm joining in on two  Christmas blog challenges linked below with my Simple Snowman Christmas design!
I used several dies on my card today -  the scalloped landscape edge is a die from Ali Express, the snowman (with Tiny Twinkle eyes and buttons) is from PTI In the Meadow die set, the tree is from Tiny Town Holiday Yard Die set also from PTI, and the red Merry Christmas is actually from a Christmas Tag die set from Impression Obsession (I cut the top part off!)  The hillside is popped up on foam dots over the tree.  Everything on the scene is cut out of watercolor paper to give a little texture - adhered to a white cardstock base.

Here are the challenges I'm linking my card to that inspired my design:
No stamps allowed!

Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Water color paper - Canson.
Accessories:  Scalloped edge die - Ali Express (China), tree die - Tiny Town Holiday Yard Die Set - PTI, snowman die - In the Meadow Die set - PTI, Merry Christmas Tag dies - Impression Obsession, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam dots, glue pen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


I've got 4 more Christmas cards to share today -  I used ornaments for one challenge and ribbons for another challenge that you will find linked to below.

I used Distress Ink dyed crinkle ribbons on each ornament and chose my colors based on the ribbon.  
I received the already-died ribbons from Funky Junkie Boutique, who always sends a little envelope of treats (die cuts, charms, buttons) tied with a ribbon, in every order!

This first card is the most CAS of the four.    I love the rustic look of the brown and green over the vintage cream card base.  I used a simple stitched edge die for the panel. The branch is die cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holly Branch Die.
I brushed Clear Glitter Wink of Stella on the colored parts of all the ornaments as well.
Close up of the Wink of Stella Glitter
For my 2nd and 3rd cards, I used the Papertrey Ink's Mix and Mat Plaid Die for my panels layered onto a coordinated color panel.
close up of Wink of Stella

Close up of Wink of Stella
And for my 4th card I die cut the panel out of birchwood wrapping paper that I got from Pier One Imports last Christmas season.
Close up Wink of Stella
 (I just have to keep showing you because it's SO sparkly IRL!)
I'm linking my first CAS card to:
I'm linking my 4th  Birchbark card to:

Stamps:  Ornate Ornaments - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, White, Spring Rain, Cocoa Bean, Raspberry Fizz - PTI, Color Core Coredinations,  Birch Wrapping Paper - Pier One Imports.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Canyon Clay, Spring Rain - PTI
Accessories:  2011 Heirloom Ornament Dies - Nestabilities, Holly Branch die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil Inkers Design, Crinkle Ribbon - Idea-ology, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ornamental Christmas

I'm charging forward in the quest to fill my Christmas card box for next year!
I've got 4 cards to share today using pretty much the same design but with some color and ornament stamp changes.
The pretty ornament stamps are from the retired Waltzingmouse set - 2011 Holiday Ornaments. The ornament die is from 2011 Heirloom Ornaments Nestability set.
The Merry Christmas stamping on all of them is from Inside and Out Holiday by PTI. 
The embossing folder is Beaded Garland from Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, a new acquisition!  
I used Ranger Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Barn Door, and Evergreen Bough on the ornaments.
The sentiment strip is from Wonky Stitches Die set from Avery Elle.
I brushed Clear Glitter Wink of Stella over all of the ornaments but it never shows up in photos!
There is a lovely shine to them in the light - hopefully you can see it in the close ups below.

I had the perfect sentiment for the inside of my ornament cards
also from the Inside and Out Holiday set from PTI -   
Like ornaments, 
thoughts of special people 
and warm our hearts.

I'm linking my red ornament card to:
I'm linking my purple ornament card to:

Stamps:  2011 Holiday Ornaments - Waltzingmouse (retired), Inside and Out Holiday - PTI.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Her Arts Black, Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Barn Door and Evergreen Bough.
Accessories:  2011 Ornament Dies - Nestabilities, Wonky Stitches Die - Avery Elle, Beaded Garland Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush, foam dots.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Stars are Brightly Shining

Today I have a Christmas Card to share (yes - I work on them year round so I'm done by December!) And I'm so glad there are lots of challenges out there to inspire my designs!
I used Multi Step Ornament and Stars stamps from Kitchen Sink to stamp the star in my sky and the sentiment is from Peace on Earth by Verve.

My card was inspired by:
I was inspired by the stars and the dark night outside the windows

Happy weekend everyone!
Stamps:  Multi Step Ornament and Stars - Kitchen Sink, Peace on Earth - Verve.
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU, star patterned paper from stash.
Ink:  Hero Arts Black, Brilliance Starlite Silver, Brilliance Starlite Black.
Accessories:  Star and rectangle dies - Nestabilities, foam dots.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Tag for Christmas

I have a tag to share today that I made for 3 challenges!
The Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers is Balsam Hill this week and I was inspired by  this lovely table top tree.
  I created a Christmas tag with a wrinkled seam tape ribbon looped through the top that is long enough to tie around a bottle of bubbly if that's the gift I decide to put it on!
I stamped the tree (this set is on sale now!) in two greens (two stamps), then I silver embossed the garland and cranberry embossed the berry/ornaments. I embossed the urn in Ranger Pumice Stone Emb Powder and it really feels like stone when you touch it - Distress Emb Powder leaves a texture. 
I die cut my tag out of white card and patterned paper and adhered them together. I layered the Arch die cut over the tag and then layered the tree over the arch with foam dots. The sentiment is stamped on a piece left from the arch die cut that I cut the tip off of!
I'm also linking my tag to Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge going on now through Nov 17th.  She's got prizes to be won so check it out and link up your mixed media tag soon!

And linking just under the wire to:

Stamps:Water Color Trees - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:white - PTI, Mixed Media Paper - Ranger, DP Tidings Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ink:Ranger Distress Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke, Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Small Gothic Arch Die - Poppy Stamps, Tag Sale #2 die - PTI, silver embossing powder - PTI, Cranberry Emb Powder - Adirondack, Pumice Stone Distress Emb Powder - Ranger, foam dots, wrinkled seam tape

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Brown Paper Packages

I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge today!
I just bought this cute box die from Ali Express (a craft website in China - look for the dealers that don't charge any postage! yes, it's true!)  and knew it would be perfect for this challenge!  Here's my card:
I also had the perfect sentiment from a newly purchased set from Papertrey Ink - Quoted: Favorite Things. (this mini set only costs $5.00!).  I cut a little square of green tissue paper, folded it up a bit and slipped it into the top piece of the box and tied a piece of Peppermint Twine around the bottom section.  I grounded the box on a strip of washi tape and added 3 clear rhinestones to 3 snowflakes on the DP.

And now, I'm singing the song -  are you??!!  The rest of the line is stamped on the inside of my card!

Have you got all your Christmas cards done yet?  Check out Merry Monday!
Stamps:  Quoted: Favorite Things Set - PTI
Papers:  White, Pure Poppy, Kraft - PTI, DP - PaperStash/Tidings - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, green tissue paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  washi tape - Lawn Fawn, peppermint twine - The Cat's Pajamas, foam dots, clear rhinestones - JoAnn.