Clearly Besotted – Snow Day

Hello again! I’m having fun making Christmas cards lately and wanted to share this fun shaker with you featuring the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collab with Clearly Besotted.

I had so much fun stamping and coloring these images out! I used the coordinating dies to cut the critters out. Then I used my Newton’s Nook circle frames to create my shaker mechanism and frame.

I filled my shaker with some foam snow balls I’ve been hoarding from the Dollar Tree and some Pixie Dust micro beads in Silvermist from my Etsy shop. Once the shaker was created, I adhered it to a kraft card base and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment.

I adhered the critters and snowballs with liquid glue and moved on to finishing touches. I added unicorn Stickles to the snowballs for a little glittery shine and some Frosty Flakes embellishments scattered across the card front.

Such a silly, fun card. I love how it turned out and can’t wait to play some more with this set.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day WINNER

Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to pop in and announce the winner for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day Hop!

Drum roll please….

Congratulations to BrandyAnn!!! You’ve won our coffee mug magnetic die stand, donut embellishment tray and a bundle of embellishments too!

Please email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone who hopped and left such fun comments. I appreciated each one!

Take a moment to check out the shop HERE if you weren’t the winner and wanted to snag one of those awesome products!

Birch Press Designs – Christmas Shaker Cards

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with a photo tutorial how to put together these awesome Christmas shaker cards. They were actually pretty quick and would be fun to make in larger batches to mail to friends and family this year.

I think these are so pretty and fun at the same time with the shaker mechanism adding a little whimsy to a more fancy stamp set.

I added a combination of snow queen embellishments and pixie dust micro beads in the Silvermist color – both of which are from my Etsy shop. The microbeads are so great in shaker cards, helping move things around more fluidly and they’re just cool looking on their own too.

Have you started making Christmas cards yet? With these 3 finished, I think my total is at about 12 and since it’s still October I’m feeling pretty good about that.

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

Pink & Main – Merry Christmas

What are you hoping to find in your stocking this Christmas??? Maybe one of these fun filled stockings would suit you. 😉 I’m over on the Pink & Main blog with this adorable slimline stocking card featuring new goodies from the October release.

To create my card, I stamped and colored the images from Stocking Stuffers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I used liquid glue to attach the stuffing to the stockings and set them aside.

Then I die cut a green panel from the Stitched Slim Line dies and used the 2 floral images from Stocking Stuffers to create my own patterned paper. I cut a white scalloped panel from the Sympathy Slim Line dies and adhered the 2 together. I cut a red panel with the Layered Slim Line dies and popped the scalloped panel up with foam tape.

I popped my stockings up with foam squares and moved on to my sentiment. For that, I stamped it in green on a white piece of cardstock and die cut it with a smaller Layered Slim Line die, shifted the die down and cut it a second time to shorten the length. It’s like making your own custom sentiment strips. I attached it with liquid glue and moved on to finishing touches.

For those, I added glossy accents to the puppy’s nose and tongue, all the mistletoe berries and poinsettia center. Last, I glued a couple of wintermint candy embellishments from my shop to the sentiment strip.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Hellooooooo everyone! I’m soooooo excited to be a part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day blog hop today, not only as a design team member but as a Super Sponsor because Twiddler’s Nook is releasing a new die stand and coordinating embellishment tray today!

Is that mug die stand not the cutest thing your craft desk has ever seen? And really…a donut embellishment tray?!? So much fun!

SALE!!!
Today through, Tuesday, October 6, we are running a special: Order the coffee mug magnetic die stand and get the donut embellishment tray free. ***Be sure to note the color of embellishment tray you would like in the comments of your order or you’ll get one that matches your die stand.***
Head to the Twiddler’s Nook Shop to order yours today and check out everything else we have to offer!

GIVEAWAY!!!
We’re giving away a coffee mug die stand, donut embellishment tray and a collection of super fun embellishments to one commenter. Commenting closes Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11:59 p.m. Winner announced here on the blog and also over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Lawn Fawn – Birthday Gnomes – AND A SALE

Happy Friday everyone!!! I want to hijack the beginning of my own blog post to let you know that we’re running a SALE through the Labor Day weekend over at the Twiddler’s Nook shop! So be sure to head there and treat yourself!

Now, let’s get on with today’s super special card share! Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and since I gave her her card already, I get to share it with all of you today!

To create my card I pulled out a couple of great sets from Lawn Fawn – Oh, Gnome and Gleeful Gardens, stamped some images and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them all out. Next, I took an A2 panel and inked it up with mowed lawn and twisted citron distress oxide inks. I spritzed it with water and used the stitched hillside borders to cut some ground.

Next, I took my card base and lightly inked the edges with broken china distress oxide and the center with squeezed lemonade to look like the sun peeking over the horizon. Then I began to place my images and adhere them down with liquid glue. The gnomes and their accessories are popped up with foam squares for a little dimension.

My sentiment is from wavy sayings and it’s stamped on a wavy banner with a yellow border layered over the top of the stitched banner. This is adhered with liquid glue as well since it falls a little behind the standing gnome. The second part of my sentiment is stamped directly on the grass with Versafine onyx black ink.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches. For those I added some white gel pen accents to the images and then glossy accents to the mushroom dots, gnome buckles, flower centers and the ribbon on the gift.

My mom really likes garden gnomes and has plenty around the yard so I thought this card was just perfect for her. I think she really liked it which, of course, made me happy.

Don’t forget to stop by the SHOP and pick up some goodies over the weekend. The sale runs today through Monday.

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

Newton’s Nook – Happy Halloween

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today. I’m super excited to share today’s card with you. I just love how it turned out and it’s got so many fun things to talk about!

I knew straight off that I wanted to play with Batty Newton and a fun green sky. So I set to work stamping him out and coloring him with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and moved over to my sky panel. I had an over-sized white panel that I used distress inks and the clouds stencil with. I used mowed lawn toward the bottom and twisted citron on the top.

Then I die cut the inked panel and an extra black piece with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die. Then I used the Land Borders to cut some grass from the black one. I pulled out the Forest Scene Builder dies and cut some trees in black for a silhouetted ground. I used liquid adhesive to adhere all of my pieces together. The sentiment I chose is from Batty Newton and I stamped it with black ink at the top of my panel. Then I popped up my Batty Newton with foam squares.

I adhered my panel to a purple card base that measures 3.5×8.5 inches with foam tape and moved on to finishing touches. For those I added some new Gone Batty embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop, white gel pen accents to the image and glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans.

This card was so fun to create! I hope you enjoyed it! It’s finally feeling like fall around here and my heart is so happy. What’s your favorite season?

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

Trinity Stamps + Pink & Main – Hello Beautiful

Hi everyone! Today I’ve got an extra special card to share with you. I had so much fun mixing the colors and companies to create this beauty! The whole idea came about from the beautiful Metallic Poppies embellishments that are going live in the shop tomorrow! Everything just fell into place perfectly and I love it.

To create my card, I blended distress oxides on a 3.5×8.5 inch panel in ripened perssimon and mermaid lagoon. It took a little work but they blended beautifully! Then I spritzed it with water and set it aside. Next, I die cut the Trinity Stamps foliage frame from black cardstock and vellum. I flipped them opposite so the leaves didn’t match up and glued them together with liquid glue. Then I glued that to the inked panel.

Next, I pulled out the Hello Beautiful sentiment dies from Pink & Main’s recently released Beautiful Slim Line Dies. I cut the words from black cardstock 3 times and the shadow from vellum once. These are all adhered with liquid glue as well. Then I tucked it under the foliage frame and glued it to the inked panel as well.

To finish this gorgeous card off I glued a few of the new Metallic Poppies among the foliage and one on the dot for the “i” to finish things off. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew to the centers of all the flowers and popped my panel on a white card base.

These beautiful embellishments and 25 others will be available in the shop starting tomorrow! I hope you’ll stop by and take a look.

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

Trinity Stamps – Congratulations Wedding Card

Hi there! Just popping in today to share a wedding card I made last week featuring the Trinity Stamps foliage frame and some fun embellishments from my shop.

My parents were going to a wedding and needed a card. I don’t really have wedding stamps, or a talent for fancy looking cards but the foliage frame popped in my head. I took a little inspiration from a crafty friend and created this beautiful shaker card.

I started this card by die cutting the foliage frame from white cardstock and iridescent vellum and layered them together. Then I lined the back with scrappy tape and adhered a sheet of acetate to it. Next, I added a layer of foam tape and created a 3.5×8.5 card base to stick it to.

I added a pile of holographic hearts and snow queen embellishments from my Etsy shop along with a few clear microbeads and then adhered the frame to my card base, sealing all the shaker bits inside.

I didn’t have a large congratulations sentiment so I got my Cricut out and made a custom one just the size I wanted and glued it to the acetate window with liquid glue.

I think this card turned out really pretty and was very simple to come together. It would also be simple to customize with wedding colors or holiday colors and a new sentiment across the front as well.

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