Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing two CAS cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Secret Penguin die as part of their DieCember release!

My first card features a trio of penguins in a winter scene.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

I cut the penguins from black, white and orange cardstock. I added embossing paste to the sky with the Falling Snow stencil. While that dried, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the On A String stamp set with silver embossing powder on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I used the other die in the Drifting Stitches Borders set to cut a hill from medium-blue cardstock.

I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine’s Day card with the Picture Book Secret Penguin.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

As I did with the winter-themed card, I cut the penguin from black, white and orange cardstock. I also created snow hills with the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die and tucked it between the snow banks. Finally, I cut the hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background, adding red cardstock behind.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

 

 

Taylored Expressions – Christmas Forest + Sale

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card created with the Taylored Expressions Christmas Tree Stacklets.

Before I share details about the card, Taylored Expressions is having their biggest sale of the year right now! The sale ends at 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 26. Shop early for the best selection! 30% off everything (excludes gift cards and class registrations).

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Sale

Back to the card – I cut Playful Patterns – Holiday paper with the three triangle dies in the Christmas Tree Stacklets set and arranged them so that there would be a variety of colors and patterns.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

I staggered the trees, to create different heights, and used the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills to cover the tree bases. I stamped and heat-embossed a Campy Christmas sentiment and added Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti to fill the Salt Water Taffy sky.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

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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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CAS Winter Wishes

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card created with a variety of supplies from my stash.

CAS Winter Wishes

I began by applying embossing paste to the Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock panel through the Plaid stencil, which is included in the Tim Holtz Mini Stencils, Set 32 . While the embossing paste dried, I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Hero Arts Winter Wishes set on Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock. To finish off the card, I added the die-cut Taylored Expressions Little Bits – Reindeer.

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Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263

Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card inspired by the image shown for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263.

I really like this image and would love to set up this hot cocoa bar in my home! The cards from the team are fantastic! My card was most inspired by the one shown by Kelly Lunceford.

Merry Monday Challenge #263

I went through my patterned paper and pulled out the woodgrain and the peppermint. I still have A LOT of patterned paper purchased in past years! The What’s in Your Cup? mug is from Penny Black. The candy cane is from the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. The sentiment – Subway Series: Holidays – is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps (now retired).

Merry Monday Challenge #263

Yesterday my husband and I went to a local nursery to see their festive holiday décor. They have an assortment of themed trees including this one featuring kitchen items, candy canes, and gingerbread men.

Lawn Fawn Holiday JOY

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows stamp set. It has been drizzling here all day and it is dark outside – a little color was in order!

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows

I have had this stamp for a couple of years and never used it (looks like it was released in 2013!). I colored the birds with Copic markers and cut the images with their corresponding dies. The branches are stamped with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink.

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows

I used the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop for the card base and for the circle in the center. The bokeh/snow patterned paper is from an older Lawn Fawn pad. I die-cut the sentiment with Cole’s ABCs from Taylored Expressions Watermelon cardstock. (I tried a more traditional red cardstock but it just didn’t work with the brightly-colored birds.)

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From the North Pole – Taylored Expressions Tags

Hello! Today, I am sharing two bold Christmas tags featuring the Taylored Expressions From the North Pole stamp set and Flap Stacks – Half Circle.

From the North Pole - TE Tags

I stamped the front of tag with one of the From the North Pole sentiments. I created the tag with the Tag Stacklets 3 cut with a Flap Stacks – Half Circle. I decorated the tag front with die-cuts using the Sitting Pretty Holiday Accessories set, Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti, and Little Bits – Mittens.

From the North Pole - TE Tags

Inside, the tag is stamped with another of the set’s sentiments!

I created a similar tag using a smaller Tag Stacklets 3 shape and the other Flap Stacks – Half Circle along with two other From the North Pole sentiments.

From the North Pole - TE Tags

From the North Pole - TE Tags

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From the North Pole
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Tag Stacklets 3
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Flap Stacks – Half Circle
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Stitched Circle Stacklets
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Sitting Pretty Holiday Accessories
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Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti
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Little Bits – Mittens
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
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TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
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TE Premium Cardstock – Watermelon
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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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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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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TE Ghost Town Border – Christmas Edition

Hello! Today, I am showing how to use the Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border on a Christmas card!

The spookiest building in the border is on the right-hand side – you can see it on this Halloween card. To eliminate that building from my card, I created a vertical card and simply cut it out of the picture!

Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border Christmas Card

I cut the Ghost Town Border out of Sugar Cube cardstock and backed the windows with Cherry Pop and Lemon Meringue cardstock. I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Ornamental set on Blue Corn cardstock. I used the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? die to create the scene in the foreground of the girls making a snowman. I also added a hill cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills set and snowflakes cut with the Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti set to reinforce the winter/Christmas theme.

Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border Christmas Card

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