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 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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XOXO – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS winter-themed, Valentine’s Day card created with Penny Black dies.

Penny Black Simplicity Valentine's Day MugsI used the 51-281 What’s in Your Cup? die set to cut the mugs, tea bag, steam and foam, and colored the pieces with Distress Inks. I added a sentiment cut with 51-284 Filled With Love. I cut the sentiment twice for extra depth. The mugs were added to the background with foam adhesive.

Penny Black Simplicity Valentine's Day Mugs

Lawn Fawn – Snow Day

Hello from the cold Pacific Northwest! I’m sharing a CAS winter-themed Valentine created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Snow Day

I stamped and colored the adorable bunnies from Snow Day and paired them with a snowy tree-lined hill cut with the Forest Border die. The background patterned paper from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas is intended for the Christmas holiday but still works for Valentine’s Day!

Lawn Fawn Snow Day
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PB Simplicity – Let It Snow

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS winter card created with Penny Black supplies. Even though these products were intended for holiday card making, I’m enjoying creating winter-themed cards that aren’t specifically Christmas-y.

PB Simplicity Snow Mice

I stamped the sledding mice image from 30-385 Santa’s Helpers on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor pencils and watercolor paint. For the sentiment, I used the 51-082 Snow Wishes die to cut watercolor paper twice. I trimmed the top part of the sentiment (which says “Let it” away on both die cuts and glued them together for extra depth.

PB Simplicity Snow Mice

I hope you’ll head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog where I have another winter-themed card also using the 51-082 Snow Wishes die.

Avery Elle – Winter Hello

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter-themed hello created with Avery Elle supplies.

AE Winter Hello

I’m still embracing my seasonal supplies, such as the Falling Snow die and Penguin Greetings stamp set, and trying to find ways to use them for non-Christmas projects. I stamped the penguins and paper-pieced their clothing. I chose bright colors for their sweaters in colors other than green and red!

AE Winter Hello

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Cozy Winter Scene – Taylored Expressions

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a cozy fireplace scene. I’m not quite ready to say “good bye” to the holidays. This card is seasonal without being Christmas-y.

TE By the Fireside

As I created the card, I thought about the fireplace mantel once the stockings are down. I cut the By the Fireside mantel from patterned paper, as well as the strip simulating the rug and the card background. I framed a piece of patterned paper for the artwork above the mantel. To keep it cozy, I added candles (By the Fireside – Holidays) and a coffee mug (Build a Scene – Bistro) to the scene!

TE By the Fireside

Hope your last week of December is filled with special moments!

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Penny Black Simplicity – Christmas Birds

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies.

Penny Black Simplicity Winter Birds

I colored the watercolor paper background with inks and watercolor paint using the smooshing technique. Separately, I colored watercolor paper with red watercolor, from which I cut the birds using the 51-206 The Sweetest Sound II die. Once the background was dry, I stamped the 30-382 Yuletide Wishes sentiment. For texture and visual interest, I added snowflakes cut with the 51-268 A Blizzard die set.

Penny Black Simplicity Winter Birds

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

Penny Black Simplicity – Be Filled of Wonder

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card created with Penny Black supplies. I chose a sentiment from 30-382 Yuletide Wishes as my starting point. I wanted to create a serene winter scene.

PB Simplicity CAS Christmas card

I stamped the bottom of the card base with silver ink using one of the stamps in the 30-258 Prancers set. I cut 51-264 Conifer twice and adhered the trees together, fluffing up the top tree for dimension. The star die in the 51-088 Tiny Tree set was used to cut a silver foil star for the top of the tree. I cut the deer from silver foil with  one of the dies in the 51-069 Together set and added it to the scene with foam adhesive.

PB Simplicity CAS Christmas card