Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Happy Mail mailbox decorated with the Mini Wreath.

Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

Back in July, I created a warm-weather version with the mailbox and couldn’t resist dressing it for the holidays! I was delighted to find that the Mini Wreath fit.

Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

I used Memory Box paper for the envelope/bow, the solid blue background, and the mailbox, along with patterned paper from an older Lawn Fawn pad for the card base and the wreath. I stamped the die-cut envelope with an image in the Love Letters set.

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Merry Monday Challenge – CAS Ornament

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card featuring two Impression Obsession dies and a heat-embossed sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Holly Jolly stamp set for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #261 – Use an Ornament.

CAS Impression Obsession Ornament

I heat-embossed the Holly Jolly sentiment on Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock and cut it with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament die. I cut the branch with the Impression Obsession Pine Branch die from green cardstock and the additional ornament pieces from silver foil.

I assembled the pieces on a background cut from Stampin’ Up patterned paper (no longer available), which provides a neutral, holiday-themed base.

CAS Impression Obsession Ornament

Supplies: Impression Obsession Pine Branch die

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Hello! Today I’m delighted to be sharing four CAS holiday cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set as part of their Holiday release!

Let’s start with a card on which I combined several of the Stained Glass Greetings sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Mini Plaid stencil.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

I heat-embossed “Christmas” and “Joy” and added them to the panel on which I had stenciled the plaid twice with Distress Oxide Black Soot ink.

For my second card, I heat-embossed the “Peace” sentiment with gold powder and stamped the smaller sentiment in Pine Needles ink. I die-cut the Memory Box Deco Trees from the stamped panel and backed the opening with dark green cardstock. I adhered the panel to a Schoolhouse Red cardstock base.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

In a similar manner to the plaid card, I combined the “Christmas” and “Joy” sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Pines stencil and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

For my final card, I heat-embossed the set’s “Merry” sentiment with Red Geranium embossed powder on white cardstock, which I cut with the Memory Box Horse Sleigh Landscape die. The background was dry-embossed with the Tim Holtz Simple Snowflakes folder.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

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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Fresh Snow in the Woods

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter scene featuring Memory Box and Poppystamps dies.

Die-Cut Christmas Sleigh

I took some artistic license with the Reindeer Parade die-cut – I’m imagining the reindeer flying off, leaving the sleigh in the woods! The heat-embossed sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Merry Messages – one of my favorite sets of the season.

Die-Cut Christmas Sleigh

May your day be Merry & Bright!

Supplies: Memory Box, Fresh Pine Trees, Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border, Memory Box Reindeer Parade, Poppystamps Santa’s Magic Sleigh

TE Christmas Ornaments – One Design, Two Versions

Hello! Today, I’m sharing two Christmas cards, featuring Taylored Expressions stamps and dies, of the same design but with different color schemes.

For my first version, I went for drama!

TE Ornaments

I cut the Ornament Overlays and Ornament Accessories from gold cardstock. I heat-embossed the Ornamental sentiment with gold metallic powder on Oreo cardstock. I die-cut circles that were slightly larger than the overlays from Cherry Pop cardstock. The ornaments were strung with gold metallic thread.

TE Ornaments

I went with a softer color palette for my second version.

TE Ornaments

The ornaments were cut from silver cardstock. The Ornamental sentiment was heat-embossed with silver powder on a Salt Water Taffy background. I used the Ornament Accessories to create the strings and bows.

TE Ornaments

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Snow Day

Hello! Today’s I’m sharing a CAS, winter-themed card. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve just had our first significant snowfall of the season in the mountain areas.

CAS Christmas Die-Cut Card

I rummaged through my dies to find a wreath that would work with the Small Winter Sled finding the one in the Holiday Arbor Accessories set to fit well. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Snow Day with silver embossing powder and cut the white cardstock with one of the dies in the Stitched Hillside Border set. The patterned papers are from a Lawn Fawn pad purchased several Christmases ago.

CAS Christmas Die-Cut Card

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From Witch to Girl Elf!

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS holiday card featuring a female elf (who just happened to have once been a witch!). For the August Taylored Expressions release, I created this card with the Roly Poly – Witch die set. With just a few modifications, she’s an elf for Christmas.

TE Roly Poly Elf

I die cut the pieces from the Roly Poly – Witch set and used corresponding Taylored Expressions ink colors to the die-cut pieces. In addition to that set, I used the cheeks from Roly Poly – Santa. To finish, I added a frame cut from gold cardstock with the Picture Perfect – Vertical set.

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As Buddy the Elf, the inspiration for my card, says: “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”

Supplies: Background paper – Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus patterned paper

Make It Personal – Holiday Table Settings + Home Decor

Hello! It’s Day Three of the Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks. With the holidays just around the corner, this month’s release features products designed for creating handmade home decor! The November products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, November 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I’m sharing several personalized items for the home featuring the Initially dies. First up, personalized napkin rings for the holidays. I created Thanksgiving and Christmas napkin rings with our family’s initials and the Napkin Ring die set.

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For my Thanksgiving table setting, I combined papers from the Playful Patterns – Harvest collection with a woodgrain paper (Woodgrain Textured Cardstock Pack) and initials cut from matching cardstock.

TE November 2016 Release

Different holiday? No problem! For my Christmas table setting, I used papers from the Playful Patterns – Holiday collection with a white woodgrain (Woodgrain Textured Cardstock Pack) for the initials.

TE November 2016 Release

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I also used the Initially dies to create a holiday home decor piece. The Initially die sets include large uppercase, small lowercase, and small uppercase letters. I used the large uppercase for this project.

TE November 2016 Release

I cut the letters four times each and adhered them for extra depth. The letters are adhered to a piece of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper in a shadow box frame. Super easy!

TE November 2016 Release

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