Hero Arts – CAS Winter Trees

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created with an older Hero Arts rubber stamp – Winter Trees. I bought the stamp five years ago and had only used it once.

Hero Arts Winter TreesI stamped the Hero Arts Winter Trees image with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on my MISTI. (I think it would be fun to stamp in a number of different Distress Oxide ink colors.) I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment (my most used this season) with silver embossing powder.

 

 

Merry Monday #270 – Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello. Today, I am sharing a card created for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #270 – Tic-Tac-Toe.

Merry Monday #270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-ToeI used the first column – stamping, die cut and red on my CAS holiday/winter card. I am transitioning from Christmas-specific cards to winter cards (still snow, snow people and the like!).

Merry Monday 270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

I cut the MFT Cocoa Cup from TE Cherry Pop cardstock and added a snowflake, from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set, and a peppermint stick, from the  CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts sentiment on Stampin’ Up  Marina Mist strip. The background panel was dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up  folder.

Merry Monday 270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

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Lawn Fawn – Die-Cut Christmas Village Scene

Hello. Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday scene created with Lawn Fawn supplies. I had in mind a town in the American Southwest (think Taos or Santa Fe) while making my card, hence the mountain background.

Lawn Fawn - Die-Cut Christmas Village Scene

All of the colored cardstock is from Memory Box. I used the last of my red for the Village Border. I cut the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape  before stamping it with one of the sentiments in Merry Messages on the MISTI. I added a snowbank on the left-hand side to cover up the section of the Village Border, which would have been exposed.

Lawn Fawn - Die-Cut Christmas Village Scene

I haven’t participated in a Lawn Fawn challenge in a long time, but checked out the one which just started and decided to join in!

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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorillas Valentine

Hello! I am sharing a second CAS Valentine card created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorilla die as part of their Friends release!

SSS Picture Book Gorillas

I had used imaginary colors for the gorilla on my first card. This time I tried to be more realistic. I cut a number of cardstock colors, including black and a range of grays, before deciding on this combination of a light gray and dark gray. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the All My Love set and cut the red cardstock panel with an arch die. I was inspired by the way Laura Bassen added the sentiment to her adorable card. I finished the card with Lawn Fawn twine for a little color and texture.

I can’t wait to use this Gorilla on a birthday card!

 

SSS Friends Release – Picture Book Gorilla

Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing a CAS card created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorilla die as part of their Friends release!

SSS Friends ReleaseSSS Picture Book Gorilla

I paired the gorilla, which was cut from cardstock colored with Distress Inks, with a sentiment from the All My Love set. For the background, I added embossing paste to Fog cardstock with the Large Falling Hearts stencil.

I finished the card with twine for a little color and texture.

SSS Picture Book Gorilla

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 {Color Challenge}

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 – a color challenge.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I created the background from Stampin Up Gumball Green (retired) cardstock, stamped with the Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints stamp in VersaMark ink. I used a Lil’ Inker square die set to cut it. I stamped the Hero Arts Winter Wishes sentiment on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the My Favorite Things Snow Drifts dies and a circle die.

I stamped Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo cardstock with a now retired Hero Arts background stamp (whose name I have searched for and been unable to find) in Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube ink, and cut it with the mitten dies from the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy set. The background circle was cut from SU Soft Sky. To finish the scene, I added one of the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I like color challenges a lot. I would have never combined these colors otherwise.

Merry Monday #269

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Taylored Expressions – Santa’s On His Way

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Taylored Expressions Sky High – Airplane die set. I am envisioning Santa using modern technology to deliver his packages!

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His Way

I used the Santa’s hat from the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate and added it to the aviator’s head. The evergreen trees and snow bank in the background are cut with the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate from glitter cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the From the North Pole set. The die-cut packages were created with the All Wrapped Up set.

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His WayI have already started to envision using the airplane someway in a Valentine’s Day card.

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Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

Hello! Today, I am sharing two versions of the same masculine CAS design using positive and negative die cuts.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the We R Memory Keepers – Antlers die (retired) to cut red cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts Tartan background stamp (retired). I recently rediscovered these items in my stash while brainstorming card designs.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

For the card using the antler positive die-cut, the base is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Cheerful Tags (retired) set.

I originally had no plans for using the antler negative. After several days, I realized I could make a similar card, just varying the supplies a bit.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop behind the die-cut antler shape. I used one of the My Favorite Things Snow Globe Sentiments, which was cut with a die in the Hero Arts Frame Cuts F (retired) set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I have two more CAS Valentines to share!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet inks and cut the colored cardstock with the Little Bits – Hearts die several times. Next, I stamped a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with the How Sweet It Is sentiment. I created a mask from masking paper, cut with a die in the Heart Stacklets set, positioning it above the stamped sentiment. I used one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes to apply the Tumbled Glass ink on the outside of the mask. I then removed the mask and added the die-cut hearts. To finish the sentiment, I added the die-cut Loved sentiment.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second projects showcases the Mandala Background 2 stamp paired with one of the sentiments in the Simply Said – Valentine stamp set on a CAS Valentine’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I stamped the Simply Said – Valentine sentiment in Oreo ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I then stamped the Mandala Background 2 stamp by coloring it with ink markers in two of the corners, varying how much of the stamp I showed. I colored sections of the background stamp one at a time with ink markers in yellow, orange, red and purple.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of the participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Day 3 Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The release products will be released tomorrow – December 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the Mandala Background 1 stamp (there is another stunning Mandala Background as part of the release as well!).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the Mandala Background 1 stamp on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with gold embossing powder, rotating the cardstock so that I could have half of the image on top and on bottom. I added Lollipop, Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue ink to the image with the Clarity Stencil Brushes. The Thanks Script sentiment was cut from Gold Foil cardstock.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories die set paired with the By the Fireside die set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I cut and assembled the fireplace and then decorated it! I knew I wanted to use the Playful Patterns – Valentine paper for the base and that I would be using pink. I added Lollipop and Strawberry Milkshake inks to Sugar Cube cardstock with the Clarity Stencil Brushes before cutting the items with the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories set. I cut a few of the accessories from Gold Foil cardstock and also used it to back the die-cut LOVE letters.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!