Pink & Main – Season’s Greetings

Can you believe it’s the last weekend before Christmas? I’m totally stunned at how fast this crazy year has gone. I’m making the most of this time and crafting Christmas right up until it’s here. So I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today squeezing in another beautiful Christmas card to share with you.

I recently got a whole new rainbow of ink pads and was super excited to try them out on this Mistletoe set because the images are pretty solid and can be difficult to get a good impression with. I’m just in love with these and how beautifully they turned out.

To create this card, I cut some strips of cardstock to 3 inches wide and stamped my images on them. When I have a die cut heavy card, it’s nice to do this and sit at my desk using my Mini Maker to cut everything out instead of my big die cut machine which can be daunting. I used the coordinating Mistletoe dies and cut all the images out.

After everything was die cut, I trimmed a piece of light blue cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches and ran it through my die cut machine with the embossing sandwich and the new houdstooth embossing folder. Then I moved on to assembling my flower cluster down the left side of that panel. Because of the texture I went with liquid glue on the whole thing to make sure things stayed in place. I added a couple of clear blocks on top and left it over night to dry.

For the sentiment, I decided to stamp Season’s Greetings from the same stamp set and die cut it with the smallest Layered Slimline die to create a sentiment strip. I popped it up with some foam squares and moved over to finishing touches.

For those, I decided to keep it simple and used Nuvo Crystal Drops in bright gold on the poinsettia centers and glued a few red jelly drop hearts from Trinity Stamps around my sentiment.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Tea Day

Hey everyone! It’s a super special day because, not only is it Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook, but it’s actually National Tea day and we’re going to celebrate with a whole lot of fun! I’ve got a card share for you and then Amy will pop in with some information about a guest designer opportunity and link up at the bottom. Let’s get started with today’s card share!

Today I decided to pull out a fantastic set by The Cat’s Pajamas called Make Tea. I absolutely LOVE the critters in this set and had so much fun coloring them up. For this card, I stamped and colored them with my copics, then used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. Next, I pulled out some Lawn Fawn snow day remix paper and the reverse stitched scalloped circle window dies to set my mini scene. 

After die cutting and assembling my papers, I used my MISTI to stamp a sentiment over this very chill tea party that’s going on. Since I chose to make this a last minute Christmas card with the patterned paper used, I pulled out the Trinity Stamps Merry Christmas Senti-mini set and stamped a quick Merry Christmas banner which is popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches on my card, I added some glossy accents to the critter eyes and noses and their mugs. Then I used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the steam coming from the cups. Last, I glued a scattering of Trinity Stamps Cinnamon Red Hots Jelly Drop Hearts across the design.

AND THEN, on a whim, I decided to stamp on the inside of my card today too. I never do this but I have a couple of crafty friends who do and I always think it’s super cute. So I grabbed a bunny that I didn’t use on the front and another sentiment from Make Tea and stamped it in red ink to coordinate with the colors on the front. 

Now, it’s your turn to play! Head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for information on a chance to become a guest designer with us!

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

Trinity Stamps – Critter Christmas Tree

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve got a really fun, adorable card to share with you today. Sometimes the simplest change, like a fold, can take a card from simple to the next level. Today I’ve made a gate-fold card to share with you.

I started by stamping and coloring the adorable Tree-mendous Christmas images and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside. Next, I created my gate-fold card by cut some green panels to decorate the front. I used some white pigment ink with the first layer of the slimline snowfall stencil, then I went over the second layer with white glitter glitz gel for a little texture. Once those were dry I adhered them to my card front.

Next, I took the slimline stitched strips and cut one from red cardstock a couple of times. I wrapped it around the card front and glued my images to it creating a sort of belly band to keep the card shut. I cut a skinnier strip and stamped the sentiment from Tree-mendous Christmas on it and adhered it down on the top strip.

I did add a few finishing touches like glossy accents to things like noses and antlers, berries and the star on top and also black glaze pen to the critter’s eyes. These little things add so much to the final card and I just love it!

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

Trinity Stamps – 12 Days of Christmas

Trinity Stamps is celebrating the holidays with a 12 Days of Christmas Event.  Come visit us each day from Dec. 1st – 14th (excluding Sundays) for special posts each day on our Video Chanel and our Blog.  

We will give away two $75 gift certificates AND two $50 gift certificates for a total of $250 in GIVEAWAYS!  It is our way of saying Happy Holidays to you and sharing our appreciation to our wonderful customers!  

Winners will be chosen using from those who comment throughout.  The more comments you leave, the better your chances to win!  They will be announced between 12/15 and 12/20 on the blog and YT channel.

Oh my goodness, did I have fun creating this great little scene for my snowglobe shaker tag to share with you today! I pulled out Mouse House to pair with the new Winter Burrow set along with the tall shaker dome die set for my snowglobe.

To create my tag, I die cut the main snowglobe shape from white cardstock and laid out my stamps to see what I could fit inside and what I wanted on the outside. I stamped them all and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside to create my shaker.

I cut the frame 7 times from white cardstock and then I cut an additional full panel out of acetate for the shaker window. I glued 6 of the frames together and glued the acetate to the back of the final frame, after coloring it with my copic markers. Using distress oxides I inked up the background panel with blueprint sketch and tumbled glass. I spritzed it with water and then decided that I wanted snowy hills for my scene so I went back, die cut another panel and then used the hill dies to cut that down.

I adhered all of my pieces and trimmed off anything hanging over the edge. Then I glued the snowglobe frame down and poured in some shaker bits and sealed it up.

I really wanted to decorate the front of the snowglobe so I stamped a sentiment from Merry Christmas Senti-mini on the plaque die cut and glued it down. Then I added some more images and put clear blocks on top to let it all dry over night.

Isn’t this just so fun?!? I had a blast creating it and can’t wait to attach it to a special gift for Christmas.

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

Newton’s Nook – Destination Christmas

Hey friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with my last post of the year for them. This year has flown by and been an absolute blast being a part of that team too! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the creations and found a little inspiration along the way.

For today’s card I pulled out the recently released Destination Christmas set and colored up a few of the cars with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside. I die cut the slimline frames and windows frame from white cardstock, then I used the snowfall roundabout and heat embossed it on the squares that came from the window panel. I inked them up with distress oxides in tumbled glass and blueprint sketch. Using my frame as a guide I adhered the squares down to a panel I die cut with the slimline frames and portholes scalloped rectangle.

I decided to make this a shaker card so I trimmed down a piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the window frame and lined it with foam tape. I sprinkled some snow queen shaker bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop and sealed it all up. Using liquid glue I adhered the cars down next and decided on a sentiment.

I cut out a banner from the banner trio set and stamped my sentiment on that. Then I trimmed the edge off and used liquid glue to adhere it down. Finally, I didn’t like the plain card base so I used the Trinity Stamps stripes stencil on a white card base and then popped my scalloped panel up with foam tape.

There’s a lot going on here so I kept finishing touches to just glossy accents to the package bows and accents on the cars like lights, wheels and door handles.

This card is so much fun and I had a blast putting it all together!

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

My Favorite Things – Rudolph Wishes

Hey friends! I just had to pop in and share this adorably cute card with you today. The second I saw this reveal from My Favorite Things, I knew I had to have this stamp. There were no if ands or buts, seriously. I was that smitten. Sadly, it took me forever to ink it up and play but I finally did!

When I ordered this great Reindeer Games set, I also picked up the Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas sentiment and Very Merry paper pad too. I couldn’t resist. So naturally I put it all together for my first card.

I don’t use patterned paper very often but this was so much fun to mix and match and play with the different ones to create a vibrant and fun background while still showcasing that great sentiment and adorable little girl.

After adding all my layers with liquid glue and foam squares, I did have to add a few finishing touches like glossy accents to that nose and the lights too. They were calling for it.

Then I finished things off with some Trinity Stamps peppermint candy clay embellishments scattered about too.

Do you ever have a stamp set that comes out and you absolutely have to have it? My favorite reindeer colored copic markers were low and I had to wait for refills in the mail but I will be coloring a bundle of this one up and making more cards and a few tags because I love it so much!

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

Trinity Stamps – Slimline Slider Tree Farm

Hey friends!!! I’m soooo excited to share today’s card with you! It was so much fun to create and I absolutely cannot wait to give it to the recipient! It’s a slimline pop up slider that will hold a gift card. Everything I used today is from Trinity Stamps – an excellent source of slimline products! Let’s have a look!

I had so much fun die cutting all of the pieces from Happy Snowman and Happy Little Tree Farm out of white cardstock and coloring them with my copic markers! Then I used distress oxide inks to create a beautiful blue winter scene and used glitter glitz gel over the slimline snowfall stencil. I did the same panel twice but the second time I just used Hero Arts Unicorn white ink on the stencil so it didn’t have any dimension to get in the way of the mechanism moving up and down.

I used the new slimline surprises die set to create my interactive mechanism and liquid glue to adhere all my pieces. I carefully used the Merry Christmas Senti-mini set to stamp a sentiment on the inside. I plan to attach the gift card to tab that gets pulled out of the top for a double surprise!

Here’s a closer look at the inside of the slider surprise portion. Isn’t this just so much fun!?!?! I love it way too much!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – A Forest Christmas

Hey friends! It’s Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and I am thrilled to share a fun card featuring my prize from the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop from Flora and Fauna! As soon as it came in the mail this weekend I pulled out all of my sets to see how I could mix and match.

I stamped images from Outline Deer Wonderland, which was my prize and added others from Mini Sloth (we’re pretending he’s a sasquatch this time though) and Woodland Snowglobe and colored it all with my copic markers. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I cut an oversized panel and stamped some of the tree trunks from Outline Deer Wonderland and used my copics to color them in. Then I used my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brush to ink up the sky just a bit with a light blue ink. I cut it out with a Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped Panel die, along with a couple of white panels too. Then I used the Slimline Scenic Borders and Slimline Great Outdoors Borders to cut some snowy hills.

I used liquid glue to adhere my layers together and used my images as a guide to stamp the sentiment I chose from the Woodland Snowglobe set. Then using a combo of liquid glue and foam squares I attached all of my critters.

I cut a cardbase from green cardstock that matched my penguin’s scarf for festive fun and attached my whole scene panel down. Moving on to finishing touches, I added Unicorn Stickles to the Santa hat and reindeer scarves. Then I added glossy accents to things like noses and eyes and beaks. My card is all finished and ready to go.

I had so much fun mixing and matching so many products together for this whimsical scene! I hope you enjoyed it too!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Peace and Joy

Welcome back everyone! I’m stopping in to share a beautiful slimline scene card featuring some new and older Miss Ink Stamps products. This card was so relaxing to create and I just love how it turned out.

I started this card by laying out all my stamps to see if I wanted to create a more full A2 scene or stretch things out for a slimline. Really, this design would have been great either way but I really like the elongated canvas I chose to work with. After stamping and coloring my images from Oh, Deer!, I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I took the new Mountainside stamp and stamped it on an oversized panel. I colored it with my copics and brought in the Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Panels die to cut it down.

I stamped some stars in the sky from the Mountainside set and heat embossed them in gold. Then I took chipped sapphire distress oxide ink and inked up the sky a little. I used a dry cloth to buff away ink from the stars and adhered my images. The cardinal is adhered directly to the card with liquid glue and the rest of the images are popped up with foam squares.

I put my panel in my MISTI and decided to stamp some of the plant sprouts at the same time I stamped my sentiment. This sentiment is from the new Little Angel set. I die cut one size bigger panel from red cardstock and popped my colored panel up with foam tape. Using liquid glue I adhered the whole thing to a white card base and moved on to finishing touches.

For those, I added glossy accents to the deer noses and bird beaks. I wanted a little shimmer for the snow but nothing super overpowering because the scene is so soft and quiet looking. Instead of my usual Stickles, I went with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the mountain tops and snow lines all the way down the card front. It’s hard to photograph but in person, the glitter just shimmers wonderfully!

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

Trinity Stamps – Thankful For You

Happy Thanksgiving friends!!! I truly am so thankful for each and every one of you! I appreciate the comments and messages and our ability to lift each other up and share our awesome creations!

Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog and was super excited to take that opportunity to create a special Thanksgiving card to share with you all.

I had an idea in my head so I started by die cutting the a variety of colors of the middle size in the Slimline Stitched Strips set. I used tape runner to adhere them to a kraft cardstock panel and then used largest Slimline Modern Embossed Panels die to cut that whole thing out. That way the embossed edge goes all the way around. I just love this finished look. Then I cut out the Scripty Thankful and it’s shadow and adhered them together. At this point I thought I would use a different image but it didn’t fill the card like I wanted. So I kept looking and found my SUPER FAVORITE mice from House Mouse and their buddies in Bunny Burrow!

So, after laying my images out to get an idea how many I could fit, I stamped everything and colored them all with my copic markers. I used the coordinating Mouse House and Bunny Burrow die sets to cut the images out and began adhering them. I used a combo of foam squares and liquid glue.

I also adhered the die cut sentiment and decided it would be fun to finish it off so I pulled out the Thankful For You stamp set and stamped the “for you” portion from there. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and adhered it as well.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches, which were pretty simple. I used black glaze pen on all the eyes and mouse noses, then glossy accents on the other critter noses. Last but not least, I added some clay cheese embellishments to the mouse standing on the mouse house.

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