Merry Monday Christmas Color Challenge – Blue, Green, Silver and White

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees die created for Merry Monday Challenge #267.

At first I was going to pass on the challenge because all I could think of was a card with glass ornaments in the challenge colors of green, blue, and white/silver/vellum (and was getting nowhere). I finally freed myself of that specific idea!

Merry Monday #267

I die-cut a cardstock panel with the Deco Trees die and heat-embossed a Hero Arts sentiment from the “Spread Joy” set (now retired) on the panel. I colored cardstock with three Distress Oxide inks – Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean. I trimmed the colored cardstock to fit behind the openings of the three trees.

Merry Monday #267

Merry Monday #267

Supplies: Memory Box Deco Trees die, Hero Arts Spread Joy stamp set

Peace & Love to You and Yours

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees; I used the die to create a stencil.

Glitter Trees

To begin, I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Christmas Messages with Red Geranium embossing powder. I  cut triangles the size of the trees in the die set from Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper. I covered the heat-embossed panel, where I wanted to add the trees, with the masks, and I applied ink using the My Favorite Things Drifts & Hill stencil.

 The die cuts all of the trees at the same time, (I used the Memory Box Deco Trees die in the second card in this post), but I wanted to place the trees apart from one another. To create the stencil, I cut the Memory Box Deco Trees die from several Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Blank Stencil Sheets. I applied Translucent Embossing Paste through the stencil. As the paste was applied, I shook on the  Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I had to wait for the tree closer to the center, on the right-hand side, to dry before adding the tree on the far right.

Glitter Trees

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Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 264 – Kraft and Red

Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card created for this week’s Merry Monday Christmas Challenge to use Kraft and Red. This happens to be one of my favorite holiday color combinations.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #264

I created a card featuring two Memory Box poinsettia die sets – Small Blooming Poinsettia and Blooming Poinsettia. I connected the blooms with a die-cut sprig (it is cut in two underneath the large poinsettia), which was cut with the Memory Box Holiday Vine die from gold foil cardstock. I used Memory Box green paper for the leaves (no longer available) and Stampin’ Up Real Red for the poinsettias. The gold, heat-embossed sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Embellished Ornaments set. After I had everything adhered, I took a look and felt  the card looked a little blank. If I were a braver person, I might have sprinkled on Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray in a few places! Fearing that would cause a mess, I added Neat and Tangled sequins. This particular mix includes three different sequin sizes.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #264

One of the things I particularly like about these challenges is that it provides an opportunity to revisit supplies I already own! These Memory Box dies are several years old.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #264

Die-Cut Reindeer Parade

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Memory Box Reindeer Parade die.

Reindeer Parade

I played around with this design for awhile, and in the end, I partially embossed the Tim Holtz trees stencil (included in the Mini Stencils Set 32). Other ideas included stenciling a die-cut circle or rectangle, but I wanted the trees to be more organic. To simplify the construction of the card, I separately heat-embossed the Christmas Messages sentiment on a die-cut rectangle.

Reindeer Parade
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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

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.

 

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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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

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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Magical Holiday Season

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a CAS holiday card featuring Memory Box dies.

Magical Holiday

This card was easy to put together! I cut a dark blue cardstock panel with the Memory Box Snowdrift Breeze die to create the background. I used the same die to cut white cardstock snowflakes that I placed back into the dark blue panel. I cut the front part of the scene with the Memory Box Horse Sleigh Landscape die. The houses and trees were cut with the Memory Box Country Landscape die from matte silver cardstock. The entire scene was adhered together and taped on to a white cardstock base.

I heat-embossed the Lawn Fawn Merry Messages sentiment (this is a set I’ll be reaching for a lot this season!) on red cardstock to add a little punch to the scene. I used the Lawn Cuts Everyday Sentiment Banners die set to cut the sentiment (trimming off the ends).

Magical Holiday
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