Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Spirit

I have been infused with more Christmas Spirit than I normally have this time of year.  It is probably because I have been having fun making Christmas cards.

The first card I would like to share I am entering in The Paper Players Challenge 421.

This card is made with the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP from Stampin' Up.  I fell in love with this paper at first sight and immediately wanted to use it for unconventional Christmas Cards.

The base is Blackberry Bliss with  a layer of Silver Glitter then a layer of the Frosted Floral Dsp.  The ribbon is Berry Burst with the glittery edging.  The label is from the Stitched Label framelits.
The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and clear embossed.

The next card is also utilizing the Frosted Floral DSP and the His Light stamp set.

The Rejoice is so beautiful I was drawn to it upon first sight.  For this card I embossed it in silver and layered it with silver glitter paper. The card base and velvet ribbon is in Tranquil Tide.

Of course I had to do the Rejoice in gold also.

The background paper was in last years Sale-a-bration catalog.

Next up is a card once again using the Frosted Floral DSP. I used the white Embossing paste with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on a Night of Navy base with the Night of Navy corduroy ribbon.
I again used the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments.

Onto a more whimsical card made with the Nothing Sweeter stamp set and Sweetly Stitched framelits.  I didn't fall in love with the set immediately but after using it I have indeed fallen in love.

Here is a close up so that you can see the stitching that is added by the die when you cut it out.
It almost looks like a cookie (light bulb over my head card idea).  The sentiment is also from this set.

I also used the tree on my cute Take Out Treats boxes.

These are so super cute and relatively easy to make.  The die does a good job of scoring all the folds.

Then I had to use the tree again along with the packages from this set for this card.  Cute, huh? The sparkly paper is from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper in the Christmas Catalog. The bow is from the Blended Seasons set that was exclusive in September.  The Merry Christmas is from the Hang Your Stocking set from a couple of years ago, stamped in Shaded Spruce and cut out with the Stitched Shape framelits.

And while I had out the Hang Your Stocking set ---

Always a favorite of mine.

And speaking of Blended Seasons ---

I used the cute holly clusters from Blended Seasons and the Sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments on Very Vanilla cardstock.

If nothing else, I think this post shows you how versatile all of these sets are! Not to mention how addictive it becomes!!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you were inspired in some way.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018


 Yesterday was my turn to provide the card/project for the hands-on in my monthly stamp group.  Several members requested the "Bag-elope".  So this is what we made.

The bag-elope is an envelope converted to a small gift bag.  I got the idea and the instruction for it from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts
It seems complicated but is really quite easy.

I used a Stampin' Up set from a couple of years ago called Cookie Cutter Christmas.  The sentiment was from a set from several years ago called Embellished Ornaments (or something like that!). The class was pleased with them after they figured out how to make them!

They requested the class because I gave them one of these at one our recent meetings.


I am also going to enter the Christmas one in The Paper Players Challenge #419

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Simply Thankful

The Paper Players challenge this week is a Leaves and trees challenge.  And the Global Design Project's theme is Fall.  I loved my falling leaves card Here, but thought I would pull out another set for this challenge.

I reached back and pulled my Seasoned Layers Thinlits out.  I took a white piece of paper and layered colors to get a fall color palette.  Then I took my Thinlits and cut the leaves.  I put them on a Crushed Curry background layer and put it on an Old Olive Card Base.  

The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow and is from the Country Home stamp set. I love this sentiment.

The Paper Player Challenge is here

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.


More of Stampin' Up's Country Home

At first glance you may think there is not a lot you can do with this stamp set, but it is actually very versatile.  I had so much fun with the different looks.

Not only are the images great, the sentiments are nice too.  I colored all of these images with Stampin' Up's Stampin' Blends.  I really enjoy using them on my stamped images.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Country Home Card

I have been having a lot of fun with the Country Home bundle from Stampin' Up.

From the moment I saw this Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing folder, I wanted to use the copper foil sheets in it.  It is so pretty.  I stamped the images from the Country Home set in Memento Black and used the Stampin' Blends (which I Love) to color the image.  The only issue I have with this set is that I have to "fussy" cut the images out, as there are no framelits.  I used the dies from the Stitched Shapes that were a part of the Blended Seasons Bundle for the labels.  I cut one from the wood paper and one in Shaded Spruce.  I cut the Shaded Spruce in half and placed it behind with some showing on top and bottom of the top label.  
I made this card for the challenge on The Paper Players:  

I will share some of the other cards that I have made with the Country Home bundle in a post soon.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Falling Leaves

When I first saw Blended Seasons bundle, (Stampin' Up's exclusive set for August) I thought that I didn't really need it as I had some version of many of the images included.  Although I loved the big flower (I call it a morning glory),  I had plenty of flowers and leaves, etc.  Then I saw the Thinlits and I really liked the unique labels that are part of the set.  So I gave into temptation and bought it.
I am so glad that I did.  I received two stamp sets and the fabulous Thinlits.  When I saw all the beautiful cards people were making with it on Pinterest, I was even happier that I bought it.  But when I started playing with these leaves, I was really happy that I bought it!

These leaves were so much fun to color.  I stamped the image twice on the card and had a blast coloring them in with my Stampin' Blends.  I stamped it a third time on a scratch piece of card stock and cut some of them out  to add to the front with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is also from the set.  I used Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the base and Peekabo Peach for the layer.  
This card was so much fun to make.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.


Another challenge

Another Day, Another Challenge

This card is really pretty in person.  It is hard to get the benefit of the "shine" in a photo.

This patterned paper is from the Sweet Soiree pack and the bottom layer is Berry Burst all from Stampin' Up.  The base is a shiny silver to compliment the silver in the patterned paper.  The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink and is part of the Abstract Impressions stamp set also from Stampin' Up.  This is a great set with easy to stamp, artistic flowers and a few great sentiments.  The sentiment is placed on 3 layering ovals and popped over a slice of Berry Burst ribbon trimmed in silver,

I made the card for The Paper Players Sketch Challenge 407.

It was fun to play along today.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you were inspired.