Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Sparkly Candy Cane Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends! Have you checked out Honey Bee Stamps gorgeous Holiday Wishes release? There are so many awesome products that I can't wait to create with! Today I'm sharing my card featuring the new Lovely Layers: Candy Canes!

I let this gorgeous patterned paper from the new Winter Wonder paper pad be my inspiration for my card's color palette. I love this shade of blue for winter/Christmas cards! I die cut two each of the Lovely Layers: Candy Canes layers from a light blue, dark blue, and white sparkle cardstock. Next I die cut the greenery in this set from two shades of green cardstock. I added shading to the greenery with blender brushes and Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress inks.  (Links for the cardstock are below.)

The berries and bow are also die cut from the same white glitter cardstock. I adhered the layers of the candy canes with Bee Creative glue.

I used the largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangles to die cut the patterned paper from the Winter Wonder paper pad and glued it to my A2 card base. Next I die cut vellum with the Decorative Star Layering Frames largest die. But don't adhere it to the card base yet!

I arranged the Lovely Layers: Candy Canes elements and then used Bee Creative glue to adhere each piece to the vellum. I only added a few dots of glue to each piece so the vellum wouldn't buckle much. I did use a few foam squares at the top of the upper candy cane to support it over the other pieces.

Of course, my wintery Christmas card had to have lots of extras! Before I adhered the vellum to the card, I splattered white paint all over. Then I added some beautiful iridescent chunky glitter to the greenery. If you don't have that glitter, Clear Rock Candy glitter would be beautiful too! 

After the glitter was dry, I added drops of glue to the back of the vellum, hiding the drops behind the elements of the card. Then I attached it to the card and let it dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Mini Messages: Holiday stamp set with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink. Using my MISTI allowed me to stamp it a few times for a good impression. After I cut it out with a die from the Mini Messages Banners Honey Cuts, I added foam tape to the back to adhere it to my card.

A few gem stickers from the Holiday Wishes stickers finished it off with a bit more sparkle!

I love all the sparkle; and if you'd like to see it even better, check out the reel I'll have posted very soon over on my Instagram! 

I hope you've found more inspiration here for the Holiday Wishes release! Thank you so much for stopping! Have a wonderful and crafty day!

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Leaf Trio Die Autumn Thank You Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a gorgeous autumn Thank You card!  My collaged background features Rubbernecker Stamps beautiful Leaf Trio Die along with some other elements from their shop.

I used a large piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended several autumn colored dye inks in a random pattern until the piece was covered.  Then I die cut the Leaf Trio Dies from the inked cardstock several times until I had die cut the entire panel.

Then I die cut three pieces of white cardstock with the Window w/Reverse Scallop die.  I glued the layers together and set it aside to dry.

Next I trimmed a piece of striped cardstock from the Harvest Time paper pad to 3-¾" x 5".  I arranged all of the die cut leaves onto the paper and adhered them with glue.  I let some overhang the edge and trimmed off the excess to use to fill in empty spots along the edge.

I die cut and adhered three of the top layer of the Thanks Word w/Shadow die.  The shadow is orange cardstock from the Harvest Time paper pad.  I used the same orange cardstock as a base layer for the collage piece.

I arranged five of the remaining leaves around the sentiment adding a double bow made with twine.

I always like a bit of sparkle so I added some pretty coordinating gem stickers near the sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Crafty Meraki New Release Blog Hop

 I am thrilled to be joining Crafty Meraki for the celebration of their awesome October release.  There is an awesome prize to be chosen from the comments left on each stop of the hop, so keep reading for the details!

You should have arrived here from Ceal's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning, head over to the Crafty Meraki blog.

🎄🎁 Introducing Crafty Meraki's #merakicraftober Christmas Extravaganza! 🎁🎄
Rediscover the joy of holiday crafting & slide effortlessly into the season with our phenomenal #merakicraftober release! Every single product in this curated collection has been passionately designed to help you create jaw-dropping Christmas cards in a flash—while making it look like you've spent days perfecting each one! From our game-changing new line of Effortless Artistry Papers (EAPs) to perfectly coordinated stamps, dies, meaningful sentiments, and hot foil plates, there's something here you won't want to miss.

For my card today I am featuring the beautiful new Blooming Noel stamp set!

This beautiful card was so easy to make!  I stamped the Blooming Noel stamp with Copic safe black ink.  It only took a handful of Copic markers to color the poinsettia.  I cut it out with the coordinating die.

Before I adhere the layers of the flower, I added white and gold splatters.  When that was dry I used thin foam tape to give dimension between each layer.

Next I used my hot foil system to foil the Gilded Holiday Greetings hot foil with gold mat foil.  It is totally awesome to have a coordinating die to cut out all of the sentiments from this hot foil plate all at once!

Before I adhered the flower and sentiment to the card base, I added more pretty gold splatters!

Check out the giveaway information!

🎉 Celebration Times Eight! 🎉
To make this season truly unforgettable, we're hosting not just one, but EIGHT fantastic hops! And guess what? We’re rolling out show-stopping prizes like MISTIs™, a MASSIVE set of Karin Markers, and even products from the new release. So come along and hop for a chance to make this crafting season the most magical yet! 

We are celebrating this gorgeous release with a FUN Blog Hop and we are giving away a regular size MISTI(TM) !! 

👉 How To Enter:
Simply Hop along to each stop on the Blog hop and leave a comment. we will pick a random winner from all the comments left on all stops.

Your next stop is: Michelle's blog

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments left across all participating designers' channels. Winners will be announced on Nov 6th. 📅 on the Crafty Meraki Blog here: 
Don't miss this chance to kickstart your festive crafting spree! 🎅

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers: Dove Christmas Card

 I'm in love with this gorgeous Lovely Layers: Dove by Honey Bee Stamps!  This is part of the new Holiday Wishes release!

I die cut the layers of the Lovely Layers: Dove from 80# Neenah.  Before I adhered the layers together, I added shading with a few gray Copic markers.  The little berry brand and tag are also included in this set!

For the background first I inked up the edges of blue cardstock with Stormy Sky Distress ink.  Then I used the Snowflakes Background stencils and added Distress Texture Paste matte through the stencil layer with the larger snowflakes.  When that was dry, I added Snowfall Grit Paste through the other stencil. 

There are many beautiful sentiments to choose from in the Heart Be Light stamp set.  I stamped it with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide and cut it out with the Heart Be Light coordinating dies.

I know this was a super short post, but it truly was that easy!  Thank you always, for stopping by!

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Sunday, October 22, 2023

Holiday Wishes Release Inspiration Week with Holly Border Stencils

 Happy Sunday crafty friends!  Today begins the first day of the Honey Bee Stamps' team's inspirations featuring the amazing new release called Holiday Wishes.

These posts will typically be brief here and a few of the days I may just be sharing over on my Instagram.  So be sure to check it out and be subscribed to both!

This card features the beautiful Holly Border stencil set used with the coordinating dies!  I used ink blending brushes to color through the stencils with Distress Inks.  I used just four ink colors to achieve this beautiful coloring: Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, and Festive Berries along with Honey Bee's white pigment ink.

Here you can really see the gorgeous new Snowy Pines 3D embossing folder on the green cardstock background!  I did use a brayer with Rustic Wilderness to roll the ink on the smoother side of the embossing folder.  This really helps the image to pop!

The sentiment is one included in the Peace, Love, Joy stamp set.  I stamped it in a coordinating red ink and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The pearls are from the new Holiday Wishes Pearl Stickers.

Be sure to check out all of the gorgeous new products in Honey Bee's Holiday Wishes release!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Sweet Holiday Christmas Wishes

 Hi friends!  I'm sharing my card featuring Picket Fence Studios beautiful new Sweet Holiday stamps and coordinating dies.  This will be a short post as I have tons to do before leaving town next Wednesday!

This set was illustrated by the so very talented Kelly Taylor!  I've had the pleasure of meeting her in real life and also being the same design team too!  She's so sweet!  There are two cupcake images in the Sweet Holiday stamp set, and I chose the one with the candy cane to color with my Copic markers.

I love having coordinating dies to cut out images to be able to pop them up on the card fronts with a stenciled background.

I spread some of Picket Fence's Christmas Cardinal Red Paper Glaze Luxe through the Inner Glow A2 stencil.  Once that was dry, I popped up the Sweet Holiday cupcake over it with foam tape.

The sentiment is one of several in the set.  I popped it up with foam tape after matting it with red cardstock.  I added lots of sparkles to the cupcake image, but the one I think shows in the photo is the iridescent chunky glitter I added to the cupcake icing!  

I hope you'll check out the entire new release over at Picket Fence!  It's filled with lots of awesome crafty goodies!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Picket Fence Studios October 2023 Release - Candy Cane Christmas

Happy Saturday friends!  I'm sharing this card that is part of the Picket Fence Studios Instagram Hop to celebrate their October release!

This card features the beautiful Candy Cane Christmas stamps with a stenciled background made with the Inner Glow A2 Stencil.

I stamped the Candy Cane Christmas image with Copic safe ink.  The Copic marker colors I used are listed below.

After I finished coloring the image, I decided to mask off the image and use glitter gel with the Inner Glow A2 stencil.  I was a little nervous about this since I didn't want to have to start all over!  After I stamped the image onto masking paper, I cut it out with my scissors and placed the mask over the image.  I used white Glitz Glitter Gel with the stencil.

I immediately removed the mask being super careful to not mush up the glitter gel.  I set it aside to dry.  I really like the subtle background this gave the image!

I hope you will join me over on Instagram for the hop!  You will see lots of beautiful inspiration for this release and find out how to win the $75 prize!  Be sure to check out all of the beautiful products in this release that you will find in Picket Fence's shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Copic markers:

  • R59, R39, R46, R35, R29
  • RV29, RV25, RV21, RV13, RV02, RV10
  • YG67, YG25, YG23, YG17, YG03
  • G29, G28, G43
  • BG49, BG09, BG07, BG15, BG11
  • W3, W1, W00
  • C3, C1, C00

Thursday, October 12, 2023

I Love Fall Gnome Matter What

 Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing my autumn card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps' adorable Autumn Gnomes Set!

I stamped the cute images from the Autumn Gnomes Set, which includes the mushroom and little leaves, with black Copic safe ink.  After I colored them with my Copics, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The card base is created from patterned paper from the new Festival of Colors paper pad (releasing this week) that I die cut with a Nested Deckle Rectangle die.  I die cut two Nested Oval Small Stitch dies from orange and white cardstock.  After I brushed on some light blue ink for the sky, I die cut some green cardstock with the oval and then with a Slimline Hills Die.  I adhered it to the oval with glue.

I used glue and foam dots to adhere the Autumn Gnomes images to create my scene.  I added thin foam tape to the back to adhere it to the orange oval.  Then I glued it to the card base.

The sentiment I chose is one of several included in the Autumn Gnomes Set.  I found that the window of the MSU Rectangle Stitch die fit the sentiment perfectly and die cut it out!

Be sure to click the link below for the Autumn Gnomes Set to check out the other adorable gnomes!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Autumn Delight Stencil Set = Two Fabulous Cards!

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing two cards I made from one stenciled panel.  I've used Honey Bee Stamps beautiful Autumn Delights stencil set.  Anytime I can easily get two cards from one stenciling session, it's a good day!

I use 80# Neenah for all of the white cardstock on these cards. I started with a 6" x 6" piece for the Autumn Delights stencils. I used Distress Inks and Detail Blender Brushes for each layer of the stencil set. I really like the regular Distress Inks for the bright and clear colors. These are the Distress Ink colors I used: Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Crackling Campfire, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, and Rustic Wilderness.

The only stencil layer that I didn't use Distress Inks with is the stencil that's labeled "small stems". I used a separate ink blending brush to add Bee Creative Metallic Gold ink through that stencil. While I had that out, I inked up a scrap piece of cardstock with more gold ink. I let the ink dry and then trimmed two narrow strips with my paper trimmer.

I wish I had remembered to take a photo of the finished piece before I cut it into two pieces! I trimmed it at an angle, then cut each of those pieces to fit my A2 card bases.  (FYI, did you know that I almost always have a reel I post on my Instagram that shows a bit of my card making process? Join me over there and you will see the full stenciled piece!)

I used the gorgeous Fall Leaves 3D embossing folder to emboss two pieces of A2 sized cardstock. Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere them to the card bases. 

Next I adhered the stenciled pieces to each card with glue. I inked up more scrap cardstock with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and trimmed off two narrow strips. As you can see in the photos, I glued the gold and purple strips next to the stenciled pieces.

Again, I inked up more scrap cardstock with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. Then I cut out the shadow layers of the Bitty Buzzwords: Fall Honey Cuts from the inked piece. I die cut the sentiment layers three times each from white cardstock and adhered the layers with glue.

The sub-sentiment of "for your friendship" from the Bitty Buzzwords: Fall stamp set is stamped with Seedless Preserves. I stamped another sentiment to go with Thankful that's in the Mini Messages stamp set. I was happy to find that both sentiments could be die cut with the Mini Messages dies! Both sentiment are popped up with foam tape. Tip: I used my scissors to trim pieces of foam tape to fit as needed. Makes it so easy to get the fun dimension!

I really do think that the Autumn Delight stencil set would look beautiful in colors of any season too! I hope you've enjoyed these cards and have found some inspiration too! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Two Adorable Birthday Cards Featuring the New It's Your Birthday Stamp Set

Hello friends!  Simon Says Stamp has a new release called Season of Wonder 2023, is available now!  And I absolutely adore the sweet images of the It's Your Birthday stamp set that I have featured in my cards for this post!

If you would like to check out the huge variety of products in this release, just click the photo!

My cards for today's post feature two of the five adorable images in the It's Your Birthday stamp set.  

I stamped each of the sweet images with Copic safe black ink onto 80# Neenah.  Both are colored it with various Copic markers.  I also stamped each image onto masking paper, cut it out, and placed the mask over the images.  Then I used an ink blending brush to add light blue ink around each image.

For this first card I created an embossed frame layer.  First I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the opening in the pink cardstock.  I did need to do some partial die cutting with the rectangle die to lengthen the rectangle opening.

Then I embossed the piece with the Floating Balloons 3D embossing folder.

The sentiments for both cards are one of several included in the It's Your Birthday stamp set.

My next card features the most adorable little unicorn ever!

I plan on giving these cards to my two young grandnieces.  I think they will really like these cards.

I used a white gel pen to add a few extra details.  Even though it doesn't show in the photos, there is some fun sparkle on the unicorn that I added with a clear glitter pen.

There are so many different styles of products in the Season of Wonder release!  Be sure to check it all out!  Thanks so very much for stopping by today!

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Fall Breeze and Autumn Leaves

Hello crafty friends! I love the colors of autumn with a few touches of gold on cards! I used both gold and the autumn colors on my card today featuring the gorgeous Honey Bee Stamps Fall Leaves 3D embossing folder.  This was a fun and easy card to make as you will see from the details below!

First I inked up a A2 sized panel of 80# Neenah with Distress Inks. With a few detail blending brushes I added Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, and Shabby Shutters Distress inks. I placed the panel into the Fall Leaves 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I trimmed the embossed panel to 4" x 5-¼" and adhered it to an A2 card base with glue.

Next I inked up a scrap piece of white cardstock with the same Distress Ink colors as above. Then I die cut the piece with one of the very first Lovely Layers sets:  Lovely Layers: Maple Leaf. This is one of my most favorites!! I die cut the outline layer from gold metallic cardstock. After I adhered the two layers together with glue, I added foam dots to the back to adhered it to the card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Hello and the Mini Messages stamp sets with clear embossing ink. I sprinkled on gold embossing powder and used my heat tool to set it. Raise your hand if you love dies that coordinate with the sentiments! I cut the sentiments with the coordinating Heartfelt Hello and Mini Messages Banners dies.

I wanted just a few more touches on the card and was so happy that I had saved some pieces leftover from a previous project using the Lovely Layers: Fall Bounty Honey Cuts. I added some gold metallic paint splatters for a bit more of that gold. I adhered them with glue under the sentiments that are popped up with foam tape strips.

I added some orange gem stickers that are in the Spooktacular Gem Stickers set.

I sure hope you found inspiration for your autumn cards today!  I love how the sentiment could be changed to suit many different occasions too!  Thank you so very much for stopping by!

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