Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Merry Little Christmas

I am getting so excited about my upcoming Christmas card buffets this week!  It is going to be a full house each night as we get busy creating cards to send to those we love this season.  Here is another of the projects that will be on offer:

Christmas card featuring the Home for Christmas DSP and Cozy Christmas stamp set.
The inspiration for this one came from a sample I found on Pinterest by the ever-so-talented Mercedes Weber. I layered several different patterns from the Home for Christmas DSP pack to create a collage effect. I used the Angled and Ornate Tag Topper punches to create the two larger tags and the Tags and Labels Framelits for the stamped one. The sentiment, from the Cozy Christmas set, is stamped in Basic Black ink. That sweet little deer is fussy-cut from the Home for Christmas DSP...I just love his sweet little face and jolly red bow!

I also layered a Tea Lace Doily,  a gold foil poinsettia, cut with the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits and a Home for Christmas Designer button, tied with gold baker's twine. I built the card front on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock which I sponged around the edges with Whisper White craft ink. I layered that on a piece of Real Red card stock before mounting it on a Mossy Meadow card base.

On the inside I stamped another of the sentiments from the Cozy Christmas stamp set in Basic Black ink and then the bell image, also from the Cozy Christmas set, in Crumb Cake behind it.

I think this is my favourite of all ten cards I'm offering at this event. I'm sure it will be a popular one!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Merry Monday

I am generally not a fan of Mondays, but this week will be a festive one, as I host my second round of Christmas card buffets. We'll be rockin' the Christmas music this Halloween!  Here is another of the projects we'll be making:

Christmas card featuring the Snow Place stamp set
This one is a CASE of a card in the Holiday catalogue. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay on a piece of Home for Christmas DSP. To create the "snow" I tore the edge of a piece of white corrugated paper...I love the look of that stuff.  The snowmen are stamped in Basic Gray ink and then die-cut using the Snow Friends Framelits. All of their accessories are also die-cut using the same set.

The only embellishments on this card are the little red rhinestones on the larger snowman's hat, which I coloured with a red Sharpie, and some Bermuda Bay thick Baker's Twine.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment , which is also from the Snow Place set, in Bermuda Bay, and the snowflakes in Basic Gray, stamped off once.

I have to say, dressing up these little fellows reminded me of playing paper dolls when I was little...such fun!  I may just have to make some more ;)

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Cozy Christmas

Time is running out!  Today is the final day to take advantage of the 15% off stamps sale.


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Today's project is another one I designed for my November Christmas Card buffets.

Christmas card featuring the Cozy Christmas and Flurry of Wishes stamp sets
I really love the vintage images in the Cozy Christmas stamp set.  Here I used two images to create the scene inside my ornament cut-out. I stamped them in Night of Navy ink. I used the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits to cut the window in my card front and the Softly Falling TIEF to add some texture. The little ornament hanger is also die-cut using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits from silver foil sheets.

I used a silver metallic doily to accent the sentiment, along with a snowflake stamped in Night of Navy ink using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. The snowflake is punched using the Snow Flurry punch.  The sentiment is from the Cozy Christmas set and is heat embossed in silver.  By way of embellishment I added a Winter Wonderland Embellishment and some silver Cording Trim. The card is built on a Smoky Slate card base.

Inside view with sentiment from the Six Sayings host set.
On the inside I stamped Santa's sleigh again in Night of Navy ink and then heat embossed the sentiment, from the Six Sayings host set, in silver.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend...don't forget to stamp!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Christmas Dove

Today I have another of the projects I designed for my Handmade for the Holidays card buffet next week.  It is promising to be a busy one!  Just a few seats remaining. This one uses the gorgeous Dove of Peace stamp.

Christmas card featuring the Dove of Peace stamp with sentiment from Greetings of the Season (retired).
Here I used something old, new and blue ;)  The Dove of Peace image is heat embossed in silver on Night of Navy card stock...so pretty! To create the stars I stamped the smaller spatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge set using silver Encore Metallic ink (retired).  The sentiment, which is from the retired Greetings of the Season set, is also heat embossed in silver.

I matted the front panel on a piece of Whisper White card stock before mounting it on a Night of Navy card base. The only embellishments are some silver cording trim and a few rhinestones for added sparkle.

On the inside I added a panel of Whisper White card stock on which I stamped a sentiment from the Peaceful Pines set in Night of Navy ink. I added the dove image in the lower corner, also in Night of Navy ink.

Don't forget about the big stamp sale this week!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

It's a Stamp Sale!


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Starting today until Friday stamps are on sale for 15% off! The sale includes all regular-priced stamp sets, but does not include bundles, rotary stamps, hostess sets or clearance items. This is the time to get those stamp sets on your Wish List! Deals like this don't come along very often, so don't miss out.  Place your order today by visiting my online store using the Hostess Code KUSUV9QE, or email me directly with your order.

Now for some stamping! Here is a project I designed for my November Christmas card buffet...

Christmas card featuring the Peaceful Wreath stamp set and Christmas Greetings Thinlits
Lately I am loving the combination of Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe and gold. Here I heat embossed the wreath from the Peaceful Wreath stamp set in gold on Very Vanilla card stock. I die-cut it using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. The die-cut sentiment was cut from gold foil sheets the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. 

 The background panel is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF. I added a strip of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum behind the wreath, which adds just a bit more gold shimmer. The sentiment banner is stamped in Tip Top Taupe ink using one of the stamps in the Peaceful Wreath set. The only embellishment here is some 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Crumb Cake. The card is built on a Tip Top Taupe card base.



On the inside I heat embossed the pine bough image from the Peaceful Wreath set in gold and stamped a sentiment from the (retired) More Merry Messages stamp set in Tip Top Taupe ink.

Be sure to add the Peaceful Wreath set to your Wish List...it is gorgeous!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

It's Coming...

It's a Stamp Sale!!

Starting this Monday,  October 19 until Friday, October 23rd, all stamps will be discounted 15% off the retail price! 

 This sale will only be around for a few days , so don't miss out! 

It's a great time to pick up those stamp sets on your wish list, or to get started on Christmas shopping for the crafter in your life. 

Be sure to check in on Monday for all of the details...in the meantime, get busy putting together your Wishlist!  Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Flurry of Christmas Cards

Happy Hump Day!  It's already Wednesday :) The best thing about a long weekend is the short work-week that follows it! I spent some time on the weekend working on projects for my November classes and events. This is one I designed for an upcoming Christmas Card buffet:

Christmas card featuring the Flurry of Wishes stamp set
I absolutely love the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  The snowflake images are beautiful and the fact that they have coordinating punches makes them even better! Did you know that this set is available in a bundle with the coordinating Snow Flurry punch for a 15% discount? It also coordinates with the Flower Medallion punch in the Annual Catalouge.  Can you see why I love it so much??

To create this card I stamped the snowflake images several times on Pool Party card stock using ink of the same colour. I then heat embossed the medium and two small snowflakes in white on Vellum. I used the Flower Medallion and Snow Flurry punches to punch them out.

The sentiment is also from the Flurry of Wishes set and is stamped in Smoky Slate ink and then die-cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits. I added lots of sparkle with some silver metallic thread, rhinestones and metallic white sequins. The beautiful silver embellishment is long-retired, but the new Winter Wonderland Embellishments or Iced Rhinestones would also work well. The whole card is built on a Smoky Slate card base.

On the inside I stamped more snowflakes in Pool Party ink, as well as a sentiment from the Oh, What Fun stamp set in Smoky Slate ink.

I am thrilled with the way this project evolved...it looks nothing like what I had originally pictured in my mind when I started.  Gotta love the creative process!!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Anchor

Last Friday my hubby and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. It was the first time in three years I haven't had to work on our big day. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate and spend some quality time together...it seems to be in short supply these days!  Here is the card I made for him:

Masculine card featuring the Guy Greetings and Work of Art stamp sets.
Since we had an October wedding, I chose a Fall-inspired colour palette. I used one of the brush-stroke images from the Work of Art set and stamped it in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler inks. Then I stamped the anchor image from the Guy Greetings set over top using Early Espresso ink and die-cut it using the Lots of Labels Framelits.

The background panel is a piece of Kraft card stock that I embossed using the Woodgrain TIEF and then layered on a slightly larger piece of gold foil sheets. I added some subtle sparkle with single strands of gold metallic thread. The sentiment is also from the Guy Greetings set and is stamped in Early Espresso ink. I die-cut it using the Banners Framelits. The only additional embellishment is a bow made from gold Baker's twine. The card is built on an Early Espresso card base.

On the inside I stamped the heart from the Work of Art stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink and added a sentiment from the (retired) Good Greeting set in Early Espresso ink.

My hubby loved the simplicity of this project...try it for the man in your life!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I hope you are having a wonderful celebration with those you love!  We had our feast yesterday...and now leftovers for the rest of the week, which is OK with me...it means I don't have to cook :)

Today I want to show you a project I designed way back in the summer. I photographed it before I got my new backdrop ;)

Thanksgiving card featuring the Wondrous Wreath stamp set with sentiment from Merry Everything
To stamp the wreath I began by inking it with Crushed Curry ink and them I added Cajun Craze around the outside edge using a sponge dauber. The accent leaves were heat embossed in gold and the berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The wreath is die-cut using the coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

The sentiment, from the Merry Everything stamp set, is heat embossed in gold and punched using the Note Tag punch. The background panel is Kraft card stock that is embossed using the Woodgrain TIEF and then layered on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock. The card is built on a Kraft card base. By way of embellishment I used a bit of gold Baker's twine, a few gold sequins and a bit of Burlap ribbon.

On the inside I stamped the accent leaves again, randomly, using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler inks.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

'Tis the Season

Today I have another project I designed for my upcoming Handmade for the Holidays Christmas Card buffet.

Christmas card featuring the Peaceful Pine stamp set and coordination Perfect Pines Framelits.
Lots of sparkle on this one!  The tree and sentiment are both heat embossed in gold. The tree is die-cut using the Perfect Pines Framelits. The sentiment panel is matted on gold foil sheets.



The background panel is embossed using the Softly Falling TIEF. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper that I punched using the Confetti Stars punch. The only embellishment is a bit of gold cording trim and a little punched gold glimmer star. The entire card is built on a thick Whisper White card base.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Peaceful Pines set in Soft Suede ink and added another little glimmer star for some sparkle.

This is a really quick and easy card.  Here are the products I used to create it:



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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sheltering Sympathy for Sunday Stamps


Happy Sunday! I hope the weather where you are is nice than it is here.  It is a cold, wet, blustery weekend here in Southern Ontario!  Perfect weather for comfort food and stamping :)

Today marks the beginning of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps.  Check it out:



Now, I'll admit, this one is a tough one! It took me a while and some playing with colour combinations and images to come up with my project for the Design Team:


Sympathy card featuring the Sheltering Tree stamp set
I'm actually fairly happy with the way this one turned out. I really like the serene neutral pallette, which is perfect for a sympathy card.  I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the tree from the Sheltering Tree set on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I matted the stamped layer with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake card stock and then adhered it to another piece of Smoky Slate card stock that I had embossed using the Woodland TIEF. The card is built on a Crumb Cake card base.

I brought in the lightest shade in the challenge with some 7/16" Natural Trim (retired) and a couple of leaves from the Into The Wood Elements. I like the texture they add while also adding the lighter neutral shade.

Inside view with sentiment from Petite Pairs
On the inside I stamped the tree again in Crumb Cake ink and then added a sentiment from the Petite Pairs set in Smoky Slate ink.

If you are looking for a way to stretch your creativity, be sure to give this challenge a try.  Check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and then give it a go.  We'd love to see your work!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Joy to the World

Happy October and happy Friday! Are you sick of Christmas cards yet?  I sure hope not, because I still have lots to share with you :) So many amazing ideas swimming around in my brain and so little time to bring them to life.  I can't wait for the weekend when I'll have time to spend in my studio again.

Today I have a rather elegant, yet simple project for you:

Christmas card featuring the Jolly Christmas stamp set.
I don't think I could have used more new Holiday Catalogue products on this project if I tried!  The stamped images are from the Jolly Christmas set and are heat embossed in gold. The thick Whisper White card base is embossed using the Woodland TIEF. The strip of DSP is from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP pack.

I used some gold Cording Trim and a wooden Snowflake Element by way of embellishment.  I love the way that combination of embellishments works on both rustic and more elegant ones just as easily.  Such fabulous products!

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Jolly Christmas set in Soft Suede ink and the antlers from the Wonderland set in the same ink, but stamped off once before stamping inside the card, resulting in a lighter shade.

This is another one of the projects that will be part of the offerings at my Handmade for the Holidays Christmas card buffets at the end of this month. If you're local to Cambridge I'd love for you to join us!  Click HERE for more information.

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