Pink & Main – Christmas Cookies

Welcome back! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing this fun Christmas Cookies slimline card. I decided to try stamping on kraft cardstock for my cookies and doing some coloring with colored pencils for a change of pace.

It was a fun process. One trick I use when coloring with colored pencils is to leave my stamps in my MISTI and when I’m finished coloring, I stamp the images a second time to cover up and pencil markings that cloud up the image lines. I feel like this makes a big difference in the final product.

A new toy I’ve got on my craft desk that I’m absolutely loving, but hadn’t shared yet, is this new mini die cutter called the Mini Maker from The Maker’s Movement. It’s fantastic and so convenient! I used scraps of cardstock for my images today so it was easy to pop them on the plates and run them through without even getting up. This cutter is super easy to use and cuts like butter!

Separately I die cut the scalloped panel from Sympathy Slim Line Dies and stenciled it with a diagonal stripe in red ink. I also cut the third largest Stitched Slim Line Die in a soft blue and inked the edges for a tone-on-tone effect. I arranged my cookies and glued them down. Then I popped the blue panel up with foam tape. Last, I stamped my sentiment and did partial die cutting with the smallest Stitched Slim Line Die to make a matching sentiment strip. Then I popped it up on top of my cookies with some foam strips.

I added my panels to a white card base and moved on to finishing touches. For those I added some Stickles in Sprinkled Sugar for a sugary effect on various parts of the cookies. Then I added a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in calming aqua around the background.

I love this set and had so much fun dreaming of Christmas baking while I was putting it together. But let’s be real, that will be here before we know it!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Dropping In

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today. I’ve got another fun entry into the Cat Lovers Hop today featuring a fun stamp set and goodies from Trinity Stamps.

I knew I wanted to turn this Purrachute kitty Christmas themed so I chose my colors with intention. I colored him with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut him and his sentiment out. Then I stamped Merry Christmas from the Christmas Senti-mini set and die cut them with those coordinating dies too. I didn’t like the stark white banner so I inked it up green for a little contrast.

When deciding on y background, I wanted to stay away from a cloudy sky so I pulled out the quilted coverplate and stencil set. I die cut a teal panel and stenciled green hearts on it. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to attach all of my elements. Then I decided to trim off the edges of my panel so I had a white border on my card front and popped the panel up with foam tape.

For finishing touches on this sweet card, I just added a little glossy accents to the parachute, kitty nose and toe beans.

I love this non-traditional looking Christmas card! And the fact that it’s kind of a hybrid between our two kitties is super fun too! I’m linking this up to the Cat Lovers Hop! Are you playing along too?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Reach for the Stars

Hello friends! Welcome to a new week! Today marks the start of the Cat Lover’s Hop which Newton’s Nook is a sponsor of. They’ll be showcasing some fun inspiration on Friday but I wanted to jump in early with an extra card share for you.

I started my card by inking up a panel with fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and black soot distress inks. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Then I flicked some gold watercolor on it. Next, I used the cascading stars stencil with some champagne metallix gel for my sky.

I pulled out Cosmic Newton, stamped a couple of images and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out next. I needed to create a ground for my images so I inked up a small panel with evergreen bough and twisted citron distress ink and spritzed it with water. When it was dry, I used the land borders dies to cut a grassy top and adhered it to my stenciled panel. Using the images as a guide I stamped my sentiment on the bottom right.

With my background complete, I adhered it to a white card base and then popped my images up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the planet, shooting star and glass on the telescope and of course Newton’s nose.

This is not my typical sky color combo but it was so fun to play around and I love how it turned out. What are your favorite combos for sky colors? I’d love to hear in the comments.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Believe

Welcome! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this soft and sweet Christmas card featuring a sweet angel and dove along with some fun techniques.

To make my card, I started by stamping and coloring the images from Little Angels with my copics. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next, I cut the wreath base three times – from vellum, pink cardstock and white glitter cardstock. I layered them together and adhered them with liquid glue. I placed acrylic blocks on top while I die cut and assembled the medium sized bow from the new Stitched Bow dies. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the bow to the wreath. I held it together with my tweezers while it dried.

I cut an A2 panel and, using my wreath as a guide where not to ink, I used the holly layering stencil and some pastel inks to match the feel of my angel. Once that was done I took the same pink ink and blended the center of where the wreath would be breaking up the stark white. Now, I used my MISTI and stamped the sentiment below where the wreath would be.

On to assembly now! I adhered the wreath with liquid glue and then popped the angel and dove up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added a couple of pink clay hearts and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the dove and angel’s horn.

I am very much a typical red and green Christmas girl but I am just in love with how this soft color palette turned out. What are your favorite Christmas colors?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Release Day | Merry and Bright

Hey friends!!! Today is Trinity Stamps release day for the holiday release! We’re having a hop over on Instagram, so head over there and hop along for awesome inspiration and comment for a chance to win!

Today I’m showcasing a new stamp set called Merry and Bright. I just love how happy this big tree is! I thought it would be fun to make a gatefold card and have my tree on the belly band holding it all shut. I used one of the candy cane images from the set and heat embossed it on the belly band before popping the tree up with foam squares.

I also used the slimline stripes stencil with some white pigment ink on the panels decorating the front of the card. I love how it all flows together.

For finishing touches, I added some unicorn Stickles to the tree star and ornaments. I can’t leave a card without some sort of glitter and shine!

Don’t forget to head to the Trinity shop to pick up some new goodies and also Instagram to hop along!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Ink Pink | Pink & Main – Get Through It

Hello again! I am part of a second Instagram Hop today to celebrate Think Pink – breast cancer awareness. It’s called Ink Pink! and there is a wonderful group of us so be sure to head there and hop along. Comment lots for chances to win prizes from great sponsors like Pink & Main and Twiddler’s Nook!

For my card, I stamped and heat embossed images from Sunny Greetings in black. Then I watercolored them with my Zig markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I took spun sugar and picked raspberry distress oxide inks and blended them in a panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked black paint on it. Once that was dry, I used the larger of the Beautiful Slim Line dies to cut the panel out. Then I took the largest Stitched Slim Line die and cut a black panel.

Time for assembly, the black panel was adhered to a white card base and the inked panel was popped up with foam tape. The Sunny Greetings images were adhered with liquid glue. I laid acrylic blocks on them to hold them flat while drying and heat embossed my sentiment in white on black cardstock. I used on of the sentiment strips from the Sunny Greetings coordinating dies and did partial die cutting to stretch it long enough to cut the whole thing out. Then this was popped up with foam squares on the card front.

My finishing touches were simple, just a scattering of holographic hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook shop for a little added interest. They look really cool when they’re caught in the light.

Remember, head over to Instagram and hop along. Comment for chances to win! And most importantly ladies…get those tatas checked!!! You never know and it’s been to be squished than sorry. Love you all!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Holiday Release – Day 4

I can’t believe it’s the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release! One more round of amazing goodies to share with you and tomorrow you can hop on and shop ’til you drop! I can’t wait to see what you all create with this amazing release!

Without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got today!

Christmas Roundabout

Holiday Post

I’m so excited that they’ve added yet another fun roundabout to the collection! These stamps are so versatile and fun to create with!

Today I went with bright and fun for my Christmas Roundabout creation. I colored the image with my copics and used a circle die from my stash to cut it out. I adhered it to the largest of the Circle Frames with foam tape. Then I took the sentiments from the set and randomly stamped them on a panel. I colored the outline words with copics and added a layer of vellum over the top before adhering my roundabout and trimming off the side. Then I popped the panel up with foam tape. I die cut one of the Banner Trio dies and stamped my sentiment on it. I colored the outline letters again with the colors I used before and popped it up on the bottom of my card. For finishing touches, I added some glossy accents to various things like the sentiment banner, snowglobe, holly berries, etc.

Now that I’ve shared some bright and happy, I’m going to switch gears to a more muted, vintage style for my final card share.

I colored my image with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut in out. Then I took a green panel and used glitter glitz gel with the tiny trees stencil at an angle. I trimmed it down and adhered it to a kraft card base. I added a stripe of gold washi tape as a border. I popped my images up with foam squares and used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment on the bottom right of the card. For finishing touches, I just added a little glossy accents to the pup’s scarf and mailbox bows. Then I added Stickles to the snow and snowflakes to tie it in with the glittery background.

Would you like to win the  “Holiday Post” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Roundabout” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Holiday Release – Day 3

Oh my goodness, the cuteness continues for you all today! I’m super excited to share some cuddly furries with you today!

Kitten Christmas

Christmas Puppies

I’m in love with these new critters being added to the mix. My first card was super fun to create. It was difficult to choose which images to use so I’m sure I’ll have to go back and use the one I missed.

I started this card by die cutting the scalloped panel from Slimline Frames & Portholes and masked off the edge. I used the ornaments stencil in the inside and cut a red frame from Slimline Frames & Windows and glued it on top. Then I stamped and colored my kitties, using the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and popped the images up with foam squares. Then the whole panel was added to a green card base. I added some glossy accents to the lights and ornaments and black glaze pen to the kitties’ eyes.

Moving right along, we’ve got some love for the doggy side of the family too!

I stamped and colored this cute doggo in his boot, the hat and a bundle of bones with my copics, then I cut them out with the coordinating dies and moved on to the background. I used the snowflakes stencil again with some bold blue ink. I cut the rounded rectangle from Frames & Flags from vellum, then cut another flag from black and heat embossed my sentiment. I adhered the flag to the vellum and hit the adhesive behind the flag to attach the vellum to the snowflake panel. I attached my puppy and bones with a combo of foam squares and liquid glue. The snowflake panel is popped up with foam tape too. I finished it all off with some clay snowflakes, glossy accents and black glaze pen to the puppy eyes.

Would you like to win the  “A Kitten Christmas” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Merry Christmas Snowglobe

It’s time for tea everyone! Grab a cuppa of your drink of choice because it’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today.

I had so much fun putting this silly, adorable card together with some products from Flora and Fauna, along with Newton’s Nook stencil and dies. I stamped my images from Woodland Snowglobe and colored them with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside.

I die cut a green panel with my Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies and inked it up with white pigment ink and their Tree Rings stencil. I took a white card base and inked up the edges with a blending brush and brown die ink and then popped the green panel up with foam tape.

Then I added my images with foam squares, stamped a sentiment from the same Woodland Snowglobe set, cut it out with my scissors and popped it up too. For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the house windows, squirrel’s hot cocoa mug and hat and Stickles to the snow for a little shimmer in the light.

I just picture this cute squirrel enjoying his hot cocoa while watching the snow fall in his fun snowglobe. haha. Silly critters…

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Holiday Release – Day 2

Welcome to another fabulous day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook holiday release. Today we’ve got some classic images to share and a bundle of inspiration!

Dear Santa

Nutcrackers

I had so much fun creating with these images! First I’ve got a set of Christmas tags using all of the images from Dear Santa for you.

I stamped and colored my Santas with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next, I cut my tags from the Fancy Edges Tags dies in kraft, green and white. I inked the kraft with the reindeer stencil and inked the bottom edge of the fancy top with some green for a little texture. I adhered the layers together and then stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from Dear Santa. Once those were cooled off I colored the outline word with a red copic marker. I popped my images up with foam squares and did a little glossy accents in various places for finishing touches.

This nutcracker card was a complete labor of love! It took a bit of fussing but I just love how it turned out.

I started by stamping my image, coloring him with copics and using the coordinating dies to cut him out. Then I die cut the slimline panels and stenciled the new tiny trees on the white one. The panels are adhered together and I set to die cut a bundle of the Pines and Holly dies. I adhered all the pieces together with liquid glue and let them dry while I worked on my sentiments. I stamped and heat embossed one, using the foliage as a guide so I knew it would fit. Then I used the die cut sentiment from the set and layered black and gold together to help it pop. Everything was adhered to the scalloped panel with liquid glue except the nutcracker himself which is popped up. Then the scalloped panel is popped up with foam tape on a card base. I finished it off with some glossy accents on the holly berries, bow and parts of the nutcracker too.

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox