Curtain Call – Candy Cane

I’m playing along with the Curtain Call Candy Cane Challenge.

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With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, I”m finding myself creating quick cards using my on-hand supplies.


I die cut white cardstock with the Lifestyle Crafts Antlers die allowing room below for a heat embossed Stampin’ Up sentiment. After adding the sentiment, I adhered the panel, cut with a rectangle die, over Candy Cane striped patterned paper. I then added the panel to a red cardstock base.

I also put together another quick card using a positive Antlers die cut. I cut some patterned paper for the background and added a square frame, cut with the largest die in the MFT Die-namics Square Frames set.


Off to do some last minute holiday shopping!

Reverse Confetti – Holiday Scrapbook Layout

Today, I’m sharing a layout for which I created my own embellishments with Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, our family took a quick excursion to Victoria, BC. We’d traveled there twelve years ago at Thanksgiving time and had been wanting to return for quite a while. My husband and son were good sports and let me snap some photos for an 8 1/2″ x 11″ layout.


I used a sketch from Pagemaps for my layout. The free monthly inspiration and sketches at Pagemaps are fantastic!


I cut the white snowflakes with the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts and added them to patterned paper circles. I cut the evergreen and limbs with the Branch Out Confetti Cuts, also adding those to a patterned paper circle. I cut the Circle Garland three times, out of red patterned paper for some color. I cut the sentiment flag with the Tag Me banner and heat embossed it with one of the Seasonal Sentiments.


By using a coordinated set of patterned paper (Pebbles “Home for Christmas” collection) with the Reverse Confetti products, this layout came together quite quickly!







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Have you seen this month’s Sketch for You to Try at Reverse Confetti?


I’m playing along with a stamped sentiment and snowflakes from the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts set.



To create the inlaid snowflake circles, I ran the snowflake die (from the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts set) placed inside a circle die through my Big Shot. I repeated for each of the five colors. I then cut the snowflakes again out of silver foil paper. I removed the snowflakes from the colored circles, put some Scotch tape on the back and placed the silver foil snowflakes inside. I added a silver glitter strip to the card base to tie in the silver-and-sparkle theme. I also heat embossed the sentiment, from the Tinsel ‘N Trim set, with silver powder, and cut it with the Tag Me banner.

Head on over to link up your card on the Reverse Confetti Blog for your chance to win a $20 Reverse Confetti gift certificate and the title of ‘Fetti Fave!






Penny Black CAS Holiday Card with Partial Die Cutting

Today I’m sharing another CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies. And again the Branching Out die cut takes center stage.


To begin, I stamped the background with 40-350 Tree-Lined on green cardstock in a green ink. The panel was trimmed and attached to a white cardstock panel.

By placing my acrylic plates and die on the cardstock to create a partial cut, I cut out the tree with the 51-081 Branching Out die. I then cut the sides of the snowbanks from the remaining cardstock. It took a couple of times to get this right!

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from the Penny Black 30-257 Joy Filled set).

Hope your week is off to a terrific start!

Super Simple MFT Sweater Holiday Tag

Today, I’m sharing a super simple tag idea using partial die cutting with the MFT Comfy Sweater die.


To create the tag, I used the larger sweater die, in the My Favorite Things Comfy Sweater set, to cut a 7″ x 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock (scored and folded to create a 3 1/2″ square).

I extended just a bit of the sweater over the top of the folded edge and ran the die through my Big Shot.



I die cut the cuffs, collar and sweater bottom out of white cardstock and glued those to the tag front.

I heat embossed the inside of the tag with a sentiment from the MFT Cozy Christmas set.


It’s easy to match the sweater tags to your gift wrap!


Ho ho ho!

Today I’m sharing a “no sentiment’ holiday card featuring die cuts depicting Santa over the rooftops on Christmas Eve. I chose a “homey” color scheme – kraft, red, white and a touch of chocolate.

SantaRoofTopI cut the Impression Obsession Santa and reindeer three times for extra depth. The Poppystamps Cute Cottage was cut in the patterned paper and chocolate cardstock (for the window). I trimmed off the bottom since I only wanted the top half of the cottage for my scene. I cut a vellum rectangle and attached it behind the window. The roof and chimney icicle cap were cut out of glitter paper with the Poppystamps Frosted Roof and Ledges die. I used the same die to cut out the heart. The house was attached to the card base (some Stampin’ Up cardstock) with dimensional adhesive to sit higher than the Santa die cut.

I tried a sentiment in the top left corner, but after going back and forth, I decided that the sentiment was cluttering the scene.

Penny Black CAS Holiday Card

Today I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black Creative Dies.


I cut the tree with 51-081 Branching Out die twice. I placed the tree on a grid of squares using a color combination featured on the Penny Black blog last year. (The combinations from the Color Christmas series are ones I will use again and again as they aren’t ones I would have come up with on my own.) I added a sentiment, which was cut with the Peace die, from in the 51-021 Love & Joy set, three times for extra depth.

Hoping your holiday season is filled with Peace!


Reverse Confetti Pretty Packaging Blog Hop

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti Pretty Packaging Blog Hop! The Reverse Confetti designers are sharing a whole range of packaging ideas.


For the hop, I created glitter-stenciled muslin treat bags using the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts. Let’s take a look at the process.

To begin, cut a 4″ x 5″ piece of freezer paper (cut to the size of the muslin bag front) with the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts. I ran the freezer paper through the Big Shot first with all three snowflakes and again with the two smaller snowflakes.

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Remove the cut out snowflakes from the panel. Iron the freezer paper panel (shiny side down) onto the muslin bag. The iron should be set on medium heat.


Apply glue to the open snowflake areas. I spread Aleene’s Jewel-It Embellishing Glue with a foam brush.

Shake glitter onto the open areas, covering generously. I used Martha Stewart blue iridescent glitter. Allow the glitter to dry, shake off excess and remove stencil.


To create matching gift tags:  Make a tag base with a circle die. Cover the tag front with a scallop piece cut from silver foil, using a die in the Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts set. Attach a blue cardstock circle embellished with a glitter snowflake, cut with the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts.

Stamp and heat emboss (using silver embossing powder) the inside of the tag with a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments. Punch the finished tag and string with metallic twine.



Fill treat bags with whatever your heart desires – chocolates, caramels, small toys, nail polish, soaps, …

Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.




Reverse Confetti: Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

I’m playing along in the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Clearly Christmas with a card created with some newly released Reverse Confetti supplies.

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For my card, I was inspired by the colors of blue, green, white and silver. And of course the Christmas theme.

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I cut the chevrons with the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts die and adhered them to a white base. I did this three times and then cut the panels into strips. When I attached the strips to the card base, I rotated the one in the middle 180 degrees so that there would be a zig zag pattern. I cut the snowflakes with the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts dies. I cut each size twice and adhered them for extra depth. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments in silver.





12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for Day Six of 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist to see my tag featuring Taylored Expressions dies and stamps. I’ve included a step-by-step tutorial in the post.