Winter Wonderland

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a holiday card which showcases the Elizabeth Craft Designs Build a Snowman die set.

Winter Wonderland

I applied embossing paste to the background ( Stampin’ Up Dapper Denim) through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil (I use this stencil so often during the holidays that I just leave it out). I placed the snowman and broom against a landscape cut with the Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border to which I added a few Memory Box Fresh Pine Trees. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Two Feet Deep set.

Winter Wonderland

 

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Let It Snow – Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up

Hello! I’m still playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS snow/ski-themed card featuring the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set.

Merry Monday Christmas Summer Link-up

I began by die-cutting and assembling the skis and poles. I added Vintage Photo Distress ink to the skis for a little bit more color. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on white cardstock, which I die-cut with the mountain die in the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set. I dry-embossed the MFT Stamps Timber Green cardstock base with the Taylored Expressions Cable Knit embossing folder for texture.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

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Deck the Halls!

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter Christmas scene featuring the Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House.

Elizabeth Crafts Holiday House

I placed the house in a forest scene (trees created with the Memory Box Fresh Pine Forest die). I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the snow. I added Liquid Applique to the house trim to simulate snow, although I considered creating those pieces either from glitter paper or using Elizabeth Crafts microfine glitter. I used Elizabeth Crafts microfine glitter on the wreath. There are so many ways to cut out these pieces, and I can’t wait to try some more variations.

Elizabeth Crafts Holiday House

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Christmas Mice

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring the Elizabeth Craft Designs  Jolly the Mouse die set.

Christmas Mice

I die cut and assembled three mice, decorating them with items from the Props 5 set (Santa hat, candy cane, beard, moustache, glasses). For the pink used on their feet, hands, ears and noses, I colored cardstock with Taylored Expressions Cupcake ink to get just the right shade.

I used the Stitched Hillside Border set to create layers and kept building until all three mice had a place on the card. The card is just a little bit taller than 5 1/2 inches. The patterned paper background is from American Crafts.

Christmas Mice

I added a long sentiment from the Merry Messages set.

Holiday Die-Cut Birds

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Elizabeth Crafts Birds set for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #219.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Birds

Holiday Die-Cut Birds

I cut the birds from Memory Box cardstock in my stash (the cardstock is vibrant and easy to cut). The birds were easy to assemble. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Christmas Messages onto blue cardstock and cut it with a Spellbinders oval die. I added the birds to the oval with foam adhesive. I used two different stitched square die sets from Lil’ Inker Designs to cut the background (patterned paper in my stash) and the card base. One of the sets includes a die that cuts a stitched square 4.25″ x 4.25″. The square cards size works great for these smaller images.

Holiday Die-Cut Birds

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CAS Mixed Media Friendship card

Today I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring an umbrella die cut against a background created with a raindrop stencil and embossing paste.

Jean Manis Life Is GoodAfter stamping the card base, I applied embossing paste, which I colored with Salty Ocean Distress Ink, through the Raindrops stencil (I selectively masked off portions of the stencil so that the umbrella would appear to be keeping the sentiment dry. Once the embossing paste dried, I adhered the umbrella die cut. The canopy of the umbrella was cut from cardstock which I had colored with a combination of Distress Inks (reds and a little yellow) for a different project.

Supplies: Hero Arts “Heyday Sentiments” stamp set

Dream Big

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” summer-themed CAS card.

DreamBig

I haven’t seen a lady bug in years, but fondly remember seeing them as a child! I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts “Heyday Sentiments” set on the rectangular cardstock panel and then adhered the die cut leaves and lady bugs.

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ColourQ Challenge #279

I’m playing along with ColourQ Challenge #279 – red, black, newsprint and a neutral. While my card isn’t specifically Valentine’s Day themed, it works well as a friendship card and could still work as a Valentine.

colourq279

I wanted to add a border around the newsprint so that the off-white of the newsprint wouldn’t rest directly against the white card base. The black border also ties in the umbrella handle and the boots.

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