Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Sentiment with The Stamps of Life

SSS Monday Challenge : Christmas/Winter HolidaysHi there!

I wanted to share a card today featuring a beautiful scripty sentiment:

I made the background using an older stamp -  Santa Claus is coming to town -  and stamping it all over light green card stock.

I used the holly leaves and berries from the Sizzix Stocking Fold It Set next. The berries were cut from red Glitter Paper. It is amazing paper - no loose glitter but give you a beautiful look. 

You can see the shimmer below:

I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper to the bottom and mounted it all on a Gingersnap card stock base.

The final step was to color the holly leaves with green Wink of stella for the perfect shine!

I am entering this card in the challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays
WAW #312-313 Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Santa2stamp with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I wanted to share a card featuring Santa Claus!

I stamped Santa in black archival ink and stamped his hat in red dye ink. I thought he was too plain so I added some green and white Nuvo for texture and interest. I like how he turned out.

The ornament was cut in a lighter green and embossed with gold. I added it to patterned paper and finished it with some twine.

All supplies from The Stamps of Life.

I am entering this card in the WAW #312-313 Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let it Snow with The Stamps of Life


Today I have winter on my mind (as we are currently experiencing 70 degree weather!).

I began by embossing the sentiment, Let it Snow, in gold on watercolor paper. The Tim Holtz stamp platform made this job much easier and straighter!!! 

This stamp came from a previous card kit from The Stamps of Life.

I added 5 shades of blue watercolor and let it dry. During that time, I die cut a circle tag and stamped Warm Wishes in Midnight ink. I added gold Nuvo to the wooden stars and tied it on with a navy ribbon.

The watercolor panel was added onto a piece of gold glitter paper from DCWV

The card base is Midnight card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Blessings with The Stamps of Life


I have been working on this cute squirrel card and today I got it finished!

I did some Copic Coloring on the squirrel and after die cutting him out, I filled his cart with presents! 
The Santa hat was stamped with Strawberry ink and die cut. I added some sparkle to the packages and his hat with a Clear Wink of Stella Marker.

The sentiment comes from the Christmas Sentiment Dies set. I absolutely love these dies, the script is so beautiful and bold!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Anything Goes and 4 Crafts Chicks #379 Anything Goes challenge.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ho Ho Ho Box card with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I created a Box card today for the blog. I used the new Sizzix Box Die set designed by Stephanie Barnard.

This is a fun set! You can design what edge type you want (scalloped, straight, etc) so there is a lot of flexibility. 

The stamp and die set in the box are from a retired stamp set but I really wanted to use some winter themes in the warm, red Christmas color box to create some interest. 

The best part is this card will fold flat for mailing!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Make It Monday #304: Photo Ornaments


I created this ornament for the Make It Monday #304 Photo Ornaments challenge by Lexi over at Papertrey Ink.

Here is the front:

I didn't think I would have time to participate this week, but today the girls dressed up in their new reindeer onesies and I snapped a photo (with our cat Hobbs, of course!).

I printed the picture on photo paper sizing it to 3 inches x 3 inches. I die cut the card stock and the picture and then embossed Pure Poppy using the branch from the What the Doodle Ornament Mini set as well as the Believe sentiment from Dash Away All.

I wanted to use the reindeer die cut on the back. There isn't a lot of room to stamp so I hand wrote their names, age and the year.

This new ornament die made this so simple!!!

Thanks Lexi for the inspiration.

Supplies Used:
Pure Poppy and Kraft Card Stock
Tag Sale #12
Green String from the Make It Mini Tag Along Set
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving today. I wanted to share a card I made today. These pilgrims are from The Stamps of Life and just ridiculously cute.

We are getting ready to stuff ourselves full of turkey and dressing and yummy pie!

I am so grateful for all the many blessings in my life.

I am so grateful to have this beautiful red maple in my yard today. It that has been sharing with me this gorgeous show of color this year.

Some cheerful pumpkins on my porch:

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the WAW #310-311 Anything Goes Challenge and SSS Wednesday Food an/or Drink challenge.