Vintage Style Halloween

Hello! Today I’m sharing two “vintage” CAS Halloween cards crafted with supplies from several different manufacturers.

For the first card, I used the emboss-resist method on patterned paper in my stash.

Halloween Vintage Style

I clear heat-embossed the Hero Arts Leaf and Floral background and then applied Distress Oxide Black Soot to the paper. The areas covered by the clear embossing were not colored. It is a great way to change the look of patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Ghostly Greetings on to another piece of patterned paper, which I cut with a circle die and added die-cut bats (from a now retired Memory Box set).

The second card uses a Memory Box wood stamp sentiment with the die-cut Memory Box Meadow Bird and older patterned paper.

Halloween Vintage Style

While vintage isn’t my “usual” cardmaking style, it’s fun to dabble in it every now and again.

 

CAS Cozy Christmas

Hello! While I was playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up, I created a number of Christmas cards, so many that I didn’t get them all posted! This CAS card combines the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil, the Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodlands die set, and a Hero Arts sentiment from Winter Wishes.

CAS Cozy Christmas

I cut the tree from Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock twice (this is a new color and it is one that I really like!). For one of the die-cut trees, I knocked out the pieces I didn’t want, and the other time I left them in place (taping them securely on the back). I adhered the trees together. I applied the Embossing Paste through the stencil on to Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake cardstock. While the background dried, I stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink. I cut the sentiment strip with one of the dies in the My Favorite Things STAX Fishtail Flags set. I cut a strip of patterned paper (old Studio Calico paper pack) with a larger die in the same set.

CAS Cozy Christmas

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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with another CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil, this time used to create a scene within the Impression Obsession Round Ornament.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament SceneThe Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I began by stenciling the trees in the background with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I then inked the center tree with Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White Pigment ink using the snow portion of the stencil. Once dry, I cut the scene with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment on Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide. To finish I added snowflakes cut with the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes die.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge

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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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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Snow-Covered Evergreen Trees

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil.

Merry Monday Challenge Summer Link-Up

It took me a couple of tries to create this design. To begin, I stamped the Christmas Messages sentiment in Memento Luxe Love Letter ink on the white cardstock panel.

The Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I started with the taller tree, as it is in the background, by inking it with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and then with Unicorn White pigment ink. Once dry, I inked the two smaller trees with a combination of Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White pigment ink. To finish off the card, I added a star die-cut from Gold Leaf Cardstock to one of the trees. The card base evergreen cardstock was cut from a 12″ x 12″ Bazzill piece I had in my stash.

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge
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Merry Monday Summer Link-up – Die-cut Ornaments

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up with a CAS card using turquoise blue, green, and purple. This isn’t a color scheme I often use (perhaps one I have never used) and it took a bit to figure out what element I would make which color.

Merry Monday Christmas

I stamped the Candy Stripe Bold Prints background cardstock (Stampin’ Up) with VersaMark for a subtle pattern after trying the coordinating Stampin’ Up ink (which was too dark). To keep things clean, I heat-embossed the Christmas Messages sentiment on the die-cut ornament.

Merry Monday Christmas
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Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Summer Link-up

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up. I looked through all of their 2017 challenges, pulled out my holiday supplies, and started creating! I figure this way I’ll know the Christmas themes for which I might be missing products when the new holiday supplies are available for purchase (I’ve already started a wishlist)! This card also provided me the opportunity to figure out which green and red cardstock combinations work best for Christmas. I am on the hunt for an evergreen cardstock – if you have a favorite, I would love to hear it!

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-Up

I grabbed the Echo Park – I Love Winter Pines stencil and applied white pigment ink on a kraft background. I used the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Wreath & Bow to cut Stampin’ Up cardstock (Real Red and Garden Green) for the wreath embellishment. I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Christmas Messages set in Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink on Sugar Cube cardstock and cut the sentiment strip and underlying red strip with dies in the My Favorite Things STAX Fishtail Flags set.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-Up

I created a CAS, rustic-feeling holiday card on kraft cardstock, with a wreath as an embellishment!

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You’re Pretty Sweet!

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” card combining a Hero Arts sentiment with a basket of strawberries created with Impression Obsession dies.

Pretty Sweet

I used my MISTI to center the sentiment on the patterned paper so that it would line up with the notebook paper lines. At first I had the carton adhered to the patterned paper without foam, but it looked “flat” so I pulled apart of carton and added foam. I positioned the strawberries several times before getting the basket to look right.

Hope your week is off to a great start! Hard to believe it’s almost June!

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Celebrating Sunny Days

Today I’m sharing a spring/summer-themed card featuring the Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers stamp set.

Hero Arts Sunshine

I created a one-layer card (with the exception of the dry-embossed strip on the left) using the stamp set and a MISTI. I’m completely sold on the MISTI at this point. (Note: the sentiment is designed with that distress on some of the letters; I realized that after stamping it something like five times!)

Taylored Expressions Burlap embossing folder; Stampin’ Up cardstock; Stampin’ Up inks

A Little Birdie Told Me

Despite rain and cold here in the Pacific Northwest, the birds seem incredibly happy. This CAS spring-themed friendship card was inspired by those hearty birds!

Die-Cut Spring Friendship Card

I paired a Hero Arts sentiment (I like the typeface, the length of the sentiment in terms of placing it on an A2 card AND what it says!) with the Paper Smooches die-cut birds and branch.

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