Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Double D, It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Good Morning!
A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Check out this Inspirational Tile!
Fa La La La La
I used several dies for this Festive card;
Die Namics, Crossed Stitched Rectangles
Paper Smooches, Foliage 2
Die Versions, Sweet Petite tree
Cheery Lynn, Holly Leaf 4
Impression Obsession, Poinsettia Set Small
I cut my 'images' in White card stock so they would POP against the Red background.


A little strip of Designer Paper in Christmas Plaid.
Red and White Gingham Ribbon.
Sentiment from Gina K Designs, Season's Greetings, stamped in Raven Black ink.
Merry Merry!
Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!  You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs!
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Happy Birthday, Hank

Hello!  Back again on the Dies R Us Blog
Today happens to be my Grand Fur Baby, Hank's 4th Birthday! 
So of course, I had to make him a birthday card.  With a new baby in the house
we don't want him to feel me, he is not!
I used the fabulous Tutti Designs Stained Glass Dog.  Isn't he just the sweetest?  I cut out the frame in Gold Foil, which I created using Toner Paper and my Mini Minc Machine.  Here's a simple tip:  I always create sheets of foil, that way I have a bunch of pretty colors to use my dies on.  I backed the Gold Foiled Frame on to Double Sided Adhesive Paper and then started to fill in the open areas with Glitter in many different colors.  Now let me tell not do it this way!  Ever!  It is labor intensive and the glitter typically does not go where you want it to go.  lol  You may want to try adding all white or clear glitter and then just coloring it with markers.  You could also add a Vellum backing and color on the backside of that to let the colors shine through.  I will definitely use these options the next time!  The Double Sided Adhesive paper really hangs on to the Glitter though, so that's a plus! 

I ended up cutting the frame 3 times to build up some dimension.  A few paw prints and a Puppy Love greeting on the inside and my card was complete. 

He is quite sparkly!
Here's what I used:
And here's a few pictures of our lovable Hank!


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

CAS JOY To The World

Back again!

I finally decided to make 20 CAS Christmas card designs.  This to me, is a mass production.  I know there are some of you who do a lot more than 20.  But I have about 30 Christmas cards made in a variety of themes and I always make 40 Beach Photo Christmas cards (which is a lot quicker than making a 'real' card).  I really would love to scale back, but I fear I may have to make even more.

These will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Star Light Star Bright, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes, and Penny Black, Clean And Simple.

Here is my CAS Christmas card collection.

I started with a design in pinks, not really what I was going for. 
Sentiments embossed in pink too.

Designer Papers by PTI

I switched over to a more rustic look.  Again, using Designer papers by PTI.
Stitched Nesting Stars by Tutti Designs
Stamped Flourish by Stamp Of Approval, Beautiful World Collection
Sentiments also by PTI; Wonderful Words Joy. Heat embossed in White.

Today's Tip:  Always make sure when using your Misti that you place the card base in the correct way, otherwise, use a handy dandy piece of Washi Tape to conceal the evidence lol.  Thankfully I only did this once, now who will be the lucky recipient of that?  HA!
Thanks for coming by.
Merry Merry!

Joy To The World

Good Morning!

I'll have a few quick posts for you today!

This first card will be entered into the Challenges at; Papertrey Ink, Love Of Layers, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes and Stamping Sensations, Winter Trees And Flowers.

I created many layers, in ink and paper. 
Papertrey Ink Products; Spruce And Sprigs stamps.
Wonderful Word Joy die. 
Designer Paper; Holiday Flourishes And Swirls.
Corner Punch.
Inks; Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo
So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Raven Black
All colored inks were layered upon each other to bring a bit more depth.
I layered the JOY die cut 3 times to add more dimension.

Eclipse JOY.

Can you see it. JOY?

7 paper layers in all.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Good Morning!
Back again for one final post on the Tutti Designs Blog.
I am so happy to have been a part of this wonderful Design Team here at Tutti Designs. 
So many wildly talented ladies!  Although I am leaving here I am always around. 
Thanks so much for everything.....especially you, Darlene! 
I am proud to call you my friend!  xoxo
This card sums up my feelings to all things Tutti Designs!
I used the fun Nesting Stitched Banners die set.  Aren't they great?!?  This set includes 7 dies.....SEVEN DIES!!!  That's amazing!  Perfect sizes for all of your card making needs!  Typically the banners are used vertically, here I have used them horizontally.  I die cut 5 and placed them on top of a piece of Teal and White Baker's Twine.  Reminds me of celebration flags you would see flapping in the breeze on a boat.
I splattered Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Mint on my White card stock panel.  Then stamping my sentiments in Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo inks.  Gina K Designs stamp sets; Let It Snow and Mistletoe Memories.  A very simple card to make, but I just loooooove it!  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink for accent.
Here's what I used:
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Thanks so much for everything!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Poinsettia Tag

Hello!  Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
It's the end of November time to get serious about finishing up some Christmas cards!
Here's what I have for you today!
I used the beautiful Memory Box Plush Poinsettia Corner die.  I cut once in White and then in Hot Pink layering the pink petals back in to the white base die.  Check out all of that texture on the pretty petals.  I decided to make a faux window by layering 2 Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags together, leaving just a border.  On the back of the cut I added a piece of Vellum and White card stock--which I also added texture to using a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.

Cut a smaller Stitched Tag for my sentiment and stamped image. 
I love these colors in Turquoise, Pink and White.  Non Traditional Christmas colors for sure, but I like their bright cheery effect!

I only adhered the very top of the sentiment tag so you could curl the end of it, this lends just a bit more dimension to the card.
Sheer Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls, which I colored with
Copic Markers to coordinate with my card stock.

Power Poppy stamps; Simple Joys and Glistening Paperwhites.

This card will also be entered into the Challenges at;  Scrapy Land, Anything Goes and Power Poppy, Portion Control
Fa La La La La
Here's what I used:
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Good Morning!

When I saw this Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Photo Ornaments, I knew I just had to play along!
I also had the most perfect subject.....any guesses?  lol 
I am also entering these in the Challenge at Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.
Here we go.........

Peaceful Penny

Sweet, sweet, sweet, Penny

Lovely Penny
Penelope Joy
Sweet Baby Dreams Penny

Isn't She Lovely Penny
These are so addictive to make and whip up in not time at all.  After picking a few of my favorite photos I began to design them all. 
Matching colors and adding just the perfect accents.  They are FUN to make!

Each ornament has 3 layers of the frame cut in colored card stock and
once in a thick chipboard material, they are nice and sturdy.
Here are the products I used:
Papertrey Ink:
Happy For You, Polka Dot Parade #4 stamps
Shakers & Sprinkles, Fun Frames, Fabulous Frames dies
Jungle Buddies , Wonderful Words Joy stamps and dies
Penny Black; Heart Strings die
EK Success; Sentiment Label Punch
Inks; Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Rhinestones, Ribbons, Baker's Twine, Thick Twine, Pearl Strand,
Ruffle Ribbon, Lace, Enamel Brads, Heart Buttons
Thanks for popping in!