13. November 2017 · Comments Off on Vintage Bethlehem · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

IN this card, I sponged soft suede ink and distressed the card stock to appear vintage style.  The Stamp set, Night in Bethlehem was from the HC, page 26.  I used clear embossing powder on the very vanilla card stock creating a emboss resist affect.  I used the Metallic sequin Assortment, pg 197 AC.  In addition, I used the background stamp, Sheet music, page 165 in the AC.

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12. November 2017 · Comments Off on Music, music, music · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I created this card using the DSP, Merry Music found on page 13 on the HC.  The sentiment is from Labels to love, pg 45 along with the matching Every day label punch, pg 12, HC.  The Sleigh from Santa’s Sleigh, page 119 in the AC.  I used our Cooper foil paper for the sleigh cut out with the Thinlits dies from Santa’s Sleigh, page 214 AC.

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12. August 2017 · Comments Off on Ok! This is the last Christmas card for a while. · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I love our new embossing paste and I wanted to show you another card used with it.  This set is also from the Holiday catalog, promise this is the last one for a while. It is called “Night in Bethlehem.”  This is a dynamic set and cannot wait to use it with different foils.  I also used the stitched shaped framelits for the sentiment.

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16. November 2016 · Comments Off on Santa’s here! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

This set you can bundle and save 10% on the cost.  It is called Santa’s Sleigh and Thinlits Dies, page 24 of the HC.  There are actually 15 stamps and 12 different thinlits in this bundle so it is certainly worth the money.  You will enjoy using this for your holiday cards.  I also used the Washi tape Warmth and Cheer, page 13.  The sentiment if from Oh, What Fun, page 31 of the AC.
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15. November 2016 · Comments Off on Cookie Cutter Christmas · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

Another card created with this set found on page 6 of the HC.  I used the stamp set, Goulish Grunge, page 52 of the HC, to make the Igloo and cut it out with our oval layered dies, page 193 of the AC.  I used our Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the snow and the background is with our DSP Subtles collection, page 171 of the AC.

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06. October 2016 · Comments Off on The North Pole! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This card we made at our Wednesday morning club.  The set, Christmas Magic, is the perfect set to add to your collection.  It has beautiful images and wonderful sentiments.  If you have been keeping track, I have used it several times in my blog.  I think I will certainly get my money’s worth on this one.

I did the sky on Whisper White card stock, in Dapper Denin, and splattered white craft ink refill, page 180 of the AC, mixed with a little water using a paint brush.  The sentiment is a banner cut out and held with our Bow Paper Clip embellishments found on page 177 in the AC.  I used Marina Mist to highlight the snow drifts, and used a blender pen, to color the images with our classic inks.
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28. September 2016 · Comments Off on Ho Ho Ho · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , , ,

I painted this tree, from Santa’s Sleigh, on water color paper and then cut it out with the matching Thinlits dies, page 24 of the HC.  Tha Santa was stamped from the set Cookie Cutter Christmas, also on water color paper, and cut out with the matching punch, page 6 of the HC.

I used the negative piece of the cut out tree as a stencil, and sponged the tree on the card front.  I then, popped up with dimensionals, the cut tree and laid it on top of the stenciled image.  The sentiment is from the set Reason for the season, page 34 of the AC.   I thought it needed a little something so I added the Brights Sequins, page 177 in the AC.  It sounds like a lot of work but it was pretty simple.  What do you think?
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27. September 2016 · Comments Off on Another Merry Mouse · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I created this card from the set Merry Mice, page 23 of the HC.  The DSP is This Christmas Specialty paper, page 172 of the AC.  The gold twine is from the Baker’s Twine Trio, page 16 of the HC.  I water colored the image on water color paper and stamped it in Black Archival ink.  I used our classic inks and an aqua painter to color the image.
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26. September 2016 · Comments Off on Candy Lane Christmas · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

Don’t you just love this DSP, Candy Cane Lane, page 5 of the HC?  I love the colors red, white and brown together.  It is so country.  You can do so much with this DSP, like cutting the images out and using them separately on a card or a gingerbread house.  The trees are from a set that we carried over from last year, Peaceful Pines, page 28 of the AC with the matching dies, Perfect Pines, page 192, same catalog.  I white embossed the trees on Early Espresso Card Stock.  Fun card.
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25. September 2016 · Comments Off on Santa’s Sleigh · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , , ,

If you rec’d your Holiday catalog, you can find this set on page 24.  If you do not have a holiday catalog, please contact me and I will get one to you.  It has the matching thinlit dies where you can get a bundle price and save 10%.  Fantastic deal and such a wonderful set.  Has great images and also nice sentiments.  The bell is from the set Christmas Magic, page 22 and the sentiment is from the set Reason for the Season, page 34 in the Annual Catalog.  I used Crystal Effects on the bell and water colored the deer.
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23. September 2016 · Comments Off on Merry Mice · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I love this set, Merry Mice, page 23 of the HC.  I used the DSP from the AC, This  Christmas Specialty paper, page 172. I stamped the images on water color paper and colored them with the aqua painter, page 180 in the AC.  I used the top of our classic ink pads as a palette.  Sentiment is from the set, Embellished Ornaments, page 33 of the AC.  Card stock used for base card is Cherry Cobbler.
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20. September 2016 · Comments Off on Polar Express? · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

Well maybe not, but this is sure an old fashion train decorated for the Holidays.  The stamp set used on this card is from the Holiday catalog.    Christmas Wishes on page 22 is so versatile.  What’s great about this set is all the lovely images and great sentiments.  I will get a lot of different cards out of this set.

I stamped the train with black archival ink on watercolor paper. I made a palette with our inks and used the aqua painter to color it.  Although, the North Pole sign is not on watercolor paper, I did the same here trying not to wet the whisper white paper very much.

I cut out the window with Lots of Labels Framelits, page 193 of the AC and added our foam adhesive strips, page 182, to pop up the window.  In addition, I used Soft Sky on the front of the card.
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06. September 2016 · Comments Off on Santa’s Sleigh · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

When I saw this set, page 24 in the HC, and the matching Thinlits, I knew I had to have it.  You can get this bundle with a 10% discount.  Both the set and the Thinlits are very versatile.  I embossed the top of the sleigh with Copper EP.  I used the Snowman from Christmas Magic, page 22.  The background paper is from the DSP Fruit Stand, page 172, in the AC.
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02. September 2016 · Comments Off on Wonder of Christmas · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This set, Wonder of Christmas can be found in the HC on page 14.  We have so many beautiful embossing folders this year and this one is called Holly, page 195 in the AC.  The colors I used are Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Soft Sky and Cucumber Crush.  Image was stamped in Black Archival ink.
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30. August 2016 · Comments Off on Punch Bundle · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

These little guys are so darn cute.  They are from the stamp set, Cookie Cutter Christmas in the HC and so is the sentiment.  The DSP is Candy Lane Christmas and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I cut these guys out with the matching Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder, also in the HC.  You can buy both the stamp set and the punch as a bundle and get a 10% discount.  Great deal!
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28. August 2016 · Comments Off on Mix and Match · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

This card was created from both the annual catalog and the Holiday catalog.  The set Joyful Navity can be found in the AC on page 35 and the Copper Tree was made with the Merry Tags Framelits in the HC.  I used the copper foil paper and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  The DSP is from the collection, This is Christmas Specialty paper, page 172 and the card base is Kraft Cardstock, page 175.
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26. August 2016 · Comments Off on Home is where you park it! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This is a card created with the set, Glamper Greetings from the HC.  The DSP is also from the HC and is called Candy Cane Lane.  I used a mask on the camper to create the water and sand.  The card base is our Kraft Cardstock from the AC, page 175.  What I like about this set is all the sentiments that come with it.  Lots of versatility.
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22. August 2016 · Comments Off on Father Christmas · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

Okay this is my kinda stamp set.  I love it because it is so Vintage looking with the old time Santa Claus.  The images in this set are wonderful and so versatile.  Many ideas you can get from using this set.

Here I used Archival Black ink for the background and the Santa.  I then tinted it with our inks and blender pens.  What I like about the blender pens is that you do not have to put the ink on full strength, like you do with a marker.  Just start a little palette in the top of the ink pad container and use that.  You can make it as dark or light as you wish, which is what I did with this card.
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20. August 2016 · Comments Off on Another sneak peek · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

Here I used our DSP, Playful Palette, page 174 and the sentiment, Reason for the Season, page 34.
The pine cones and the pine branches are created with a set of Thinlits call Pretty Pines from the HC. I used Vary Vanilla Lace trim, page 179 and Sweet Sugarplum Ruched ribbon to embellish, along with a Mini Copper Pine cone attached.  The sequins are the new Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum.  You are going to love the new embellishments in the new HC.
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19. August 2016 · Comments Off on SUO Challenge 155 · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

Another sneak peek.  This is the card I created for the Cute & Cuddly challenge for SUO.  I used the stamp sets Merry Mice and Father Christmas.  I just love using our inks to watercolor.  Here I used watercolor paper and stamped with our archival black ink.  The inks I used are Perfect Plum, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette and Delightful Dijon.  Both of these sets are in the new Holiday catalog and will be available for sale on the 1st of September.  In addition, I used the gorgeous perfect plum Halloween Night Enamel Dots.  I am so happy with this new catalog.  It is, IMO, the best ever Holiday catty we have ever come out with.

For the background, I used, This is Christmas Specialty DSP and the Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP, both found on page 172 in the annual catalog.
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14. August 2016 · Comments Off on Sneak Peek of Christmas package · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , ,

This is a stamp from the new Holiday Catalog (HC).  Y’all are going to love this new catty.  It is better than ever.  If you thought that nothing could be better than the last one, think again.  You should be getting yours by September.  I will be posting samples of new sets until it comes out on September 1st.  That way you will have a good idea of what interests you.  Now, you know, I am not going to have all the sets and embellishments but enough to keep you going.  This little moose is from the set is Cookie Cutter Christmas.  The DSP is from the AC, This is Christmas Specialty on page 172.
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25. December 2015 · Comments Off on Merry Christmas Y’all! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

We rec’d this card in the mail and it was from our Daughter Mo.  We were so blown away by it I thought I would use it for my Christmas Post today.  I think she did an incredible job with the coloring and I love the sky and the black glimmer paper really sets it off.  This set you can still get, maybe not for this year but you can always save it for next year.  All Ye Faithful on page 20 in the HC.
From our family to yours, hope y’all have a blessed Christmas!
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23. December 2015 · Comments Off on Good to Gold · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I love this little guy from the DSP Home for Christmas, page 9 of the HC.  Our SU artists really did a fantastic job designing our Holiday Designer Paper.  The wreath, embossed in gold, is from the set Peaceful Wreath, page 21.  The Gold Vellum paper is from the AC, page 149.  The gold Sequins are from the Metallics Sequins, page 160 of the AC.
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19. December 2015 · Comments Off on Peaceful Wreath · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

So sad that this set, page 21, will be retiring at the end of this Holiday catty.  I ebossed the wreath with gold embossing powder and fussy cut the reindeer from the DSP, Home for Christmas.  The Fancy Foil vellum paper can be found on page 149 of the AC.  The sentiment is from the set Sparkly Seasons, page 40 HC.
PS: The die cut banner is from the NEW Occasions catty coming soon.
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18. December 2015 · Comments Off on Home for Christmas! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I am so going to miss this DSP (page 9) when the Holiday catty retires.  I have had so much fun cutting out these images.  On the pointsettia I added Crystal Effects to really get it to pop off the page.  What do you think?  Just another couple weeks and this will be gone so get yours now.
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